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 Post subject: Re: Paper versus digital
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:55 pm 
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"Thermageddon."

I gotta write that one down. Hilarious. =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Paper versus digital
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Milton Banana wrote:
"Thermageddon."

I gotta write that one down. Hilarious. =D>

If that term, which was the title of a 1996 book, is hilarious to you, you have serious mental health issues and a very profound lack of knowledge.
I guess you are more like the North Carolina guy here;
http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 38704.html
Maybe you should spend a few days here, studying;
http://www.skepticalscience.com/2013-Sk ... p_51A.html

Thermageddon is another name for Anthropocene Epoch Thermal Maximum. It includes the finish of the Sixth Great Extinction with an ELE of 85-90%. Similar to PETM but at a rate over ten times faster and more ending CO2, so a much higher temperature(+29 to 32*F from 20th century norm), longer resequestration of CO2 (230 K years), and
longer to get back eco-systems and new species to be equivalent to what it was at the time of the beginning of this interglacial epoch. The ice age cycle, of course, will be disrupted for two cycles.

I have many links in other threads, both about overpopulation and AGW. Try to learn, kid, instead of spouting garbage. :razz: :lol: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Paper versus digital
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Wayne Stollings wrote:
The e-reader requires batteries and energy to be added on a constant basis, while a book does not. One major glitch and the contents of an e-reader can be lost but books are not so easily lost or damaged.


I would argue that both an e-reader and a book could both easily lose their contents:

Water (electrical damage or bleeding through pages)
Fire (will destroy either)
Sunlight (will fade a book)
Pages can be torn
E-readers can be dropped


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 Post subject: Re: Paper versus digital
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:46 pm 
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I did say books were not as easily damaged, not they were impervious to damage. Anything that will destroy a book will also harm an e-reader, but everything that will destroy an e-reader will not destroy a book. Since I have seen many forms of stroage media come and go, the only constant has been printed media. Tape drives, huge floppy discs, smaller floppy discs, etc. have come and gone. The electronic documents I wrote decades ago in Word will still open, however, there are small changes especially in the special fonts etc. which may eventually render them useless documents.

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