Book / Literature Recommendations

Keith Medcalf kmedcalf at
Wed Sep 17 04:07:27 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, 16 September, 2014, 19:28, Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at> said:
>On Sep 17, 2014, at 8:06 AM, Larry Sheldon <larrysheldon at> wrote:

>> I think of this "paperless" idiocy every time I write "20 reams of
>>rinter paper" on the grocery list.

>While it should be mandatory that things like operational
>plans/procedures and contact lists should be printed out Just In Case,
>the ability to have a near-infinite number of books and other references
>in my mobile phone, which has a 9,000mAh battery which doesn't need to be
>charged more than once every 3 or 4 days (as well as a spare battery of
>the same capacity), makes it a lot easier to a) have ready access to
>reference materials I know in advance I need and b) quickly locate and
>download any additional references I may need, but hadn't anticipated
>needing ahead of time.
>This capability has been of great utility on several occasions involving
>significant sturm und drang.

I bought super extended batteries for my Galaxy III and its great -- lasts about 84 hours with all functions turned on.  Most phones these days, however, ship with teeny weenie batteries that can barely keep the device working for a few hours at a time, let alone be actually useful for anything (unless you carry four or five fully charges spares with you at all times).  The manufacturer provided battery would last about 6 hours with all functions turned on, provided you never used the phone or turned on the display.  Some manufacturers even specialize in manufacturing non-serviceable devices in which you cannot put a real battery if you wanted.

Now if only there was a way to get them to not use that bloody awful super-glare glass (or get it replaced with a matte non-glare glass) so that you didn't have to go stand in a dark closet to use the phone ...

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