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about all those books you put on your iPad

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by CATO, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    This is interesting:


    Perhaps a little on the tin-foil-hat side: Just for the sake of argument (and disregard pdfs that you have put on there...I'm talking Apple Store/Amazon/Audible purchases), what happens "event" happens where how-to/self-sufficiency books are "re-called" back to the owner for "national security" reasons, given the fact that you're only borrowing them?

    Just a thought....[tinfoil101]
  2. sludgefactory

    sludgefactory On Hiatus Banned

    I prefer paper over digital any day and I'm a tech nerd. There's something to having the book and a collection idea behind it to me. And i know it's kind of off the idea that you were putting out but i don't think my grandma could give me a first edition copy of the godfather on iTunes.
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  3. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Agreed, Sludge. I only have paper books.
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I have a considerable library on my Kindle. The way I understand it, and I'm not a techno wiz at all, but once you download it to your device it is stored in the internal memory of the device. The only way it could be "recalled" would be to connect to the internet. As long as you have the WiFi turned off your data is safe. So buy the one with the largest internal memory possible and buy, don't rent or borrow the books and store them on the device itself not in "cloud".
  5. sludgefactory

    sludgefactory On Hiatus Banned

    Well first off dump the iPod/iPad. Apple is just way too privacy invasive. Not to mention how they suppress innovation, but that's for another forum. Anyhow, you could probably back up all you ebooks to hard copy on your pc and or burn them to dvd. It doesn't matter how recalled they get if you put them somewhere that's impossible for them to recall them. If anyone wants instructions on how to do this let me know and I'll do the research.

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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I'm non kindle enabled, much more interested in how to download to a PC. Haven't even started research on that.
  7. sludgefactory

    sludgefactory On Hiatus Banned

    You mean like a pc based ereader?

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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Ghrit, Just get the Kindle App for your OS, on your PC, and you can download the Kindle files directy to your PC. I have tha App on both my iMac, and my iTouch, as well as my iPad2...
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Kindle has a limited amout of space on the device and cannot be expanded... they use the "Cloud" to store some of your books so you do not have access if you can't reach the cloud... the nook can be expanded and will store all of your books on the device if you have a large enough sd card... the card can be removed and uploaded to a nook reader on a computer or other conpatiable device... i have both the nook color and the kindle fire but tend to use the nook more...

  10. Jeff Brackett

    Jeff Brackett Monkey+ Site Supporter

    I have absolutely hundreds of Kindle books stored on four kindles, one tablet, and three pcs. However, I am in the process of moving all my "survival" titles onto a new toughbook I got. There is also a free program called "Calibre" that I believe will allow you to convert the Kindle .mobi or .azw files to standard .rtf docs so you can read them with Word, Open Office, or just about any other word processor. I plan to start that little project this weekend, so I'll let you know how it works.
  11. sludgefactory

    sludgefactory On Hiatus Banned

    I don't trust anything where my files are not stored directly on my system/device and that can be recalled at any moment. Store back ups on a non network connected device like a usb hard drive. It s stated covert them to a different format that can't be recalled. Although it never hurts to have back ups. Believe me, i accidentally deleted my whole mp3 collection more than once.

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  12. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    It sucks that you don't really"own" the book after you pay them. You can't loan it out or give it away.
  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Actyually you can loan books from a Nook to another nook user... but it's for a limited time...
  14. Jeff Brackett

    Jeff Brackett Monkey+ Site Supporter

    You can loan books on Kindle or Nook (with certain limitations such as length of loan, and number of times) - assuming the author and/or publisher allows it. Most indie and small press authors allow it- most traditional publishing houses don't.
  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I moved out of the country a few years ago and when we moved I had a Kindle and the wife bought a Nook. The Kindle can access the online store through it's 3G network anywhere I have been. The Nook can't. You can only use it if you have internet access to the B&N site. Something to keep in mind if you plan any international travel. Or even if you plan on being in remote areas without internet service. I have bought and downloaded books to my Kindle in the middle of the desert, miles from any civilization. And even accessed the Monkey, but the dial up service is torture to use for surfing.
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