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I want to learn to use an oscilloscope. What book should I buy?

I recently started working part-time as a tester at a small start up and quite enjoy it. I am about to go full-time over the summer and will, for at least a short time, be the only tester at the company. I am trying to learn as much as I can to do the job well. [more inside]
posted by wansac on May 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Is upgrading from a Kindle Keyboard to a Paperwhite worth it?

I've had a Kindle Keyboard with lighted case that I've been pretty happy with for a couple of years. However, I'm thinking of upgrading to the Paperwhite for the improved display. Is it worth the price, and is there any trade-off in battery life? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Kindle Screen DIY Fix

I was wondering if there's a DIY fix for a kindle screen (e-ink, not touchscreen). Mine's broken and out of warranty.
posted by outlandishmarxist on Apr 27, 2013 - 5 answers

How to best repair a cracked kindle casing

Like many people with a kindle keyboard, my casing is cracked at the lower corners of the screen. I would like to fix these cracks. By 'fix' I mean make them structurally better at the expense of aesthetics. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Apr 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Gramma's got a brand new tablet.

The family got my grandma a Kindle Fire HD for her birthday, and I have the weekend to load it up with apps before mailing it off to her. I know positively zip about the Kindle, and I'm looking for recommendations and tips. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 11, 2013 - 9 answers

True Author Revenue Share on Amazon

I recently read a blog post / article written by a best-selling Amazon author who noted that after all of Amazon's small print, he was only getting about 20% revenue share on the sale of his work (comparable to the traditional publishing industry) rather than Amazon's frequently lauded 70%. Can anyone find the post / article in question?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Kindle for the iPad - something's been bugging me for years...

Why hasn't Amazon implemented "collections" or "folders" in the kindle for the ipad application? [more inside]
posted by mscottveach on Mar 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Looking for free Kindle books

Which websites list Kindle-compatible books which are free for a limited time? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Where can I buy the Practical Nomad eBook?

I'm looking to purchase The Practical Nomad as an e-book for my Kindle. It seems like it was previously available, but all the Amazon links are dead and I can't find any other e-book store where it can be purchased. I have a physical copy of the book already, but would like an e-book to travel with.
posted by smitt on Mar 17, 2013 - 1 answer

Would Amazon Let Me Publish Semi-True Erotic Fiction?

I want to anonymously publish sometimes-true Kindle singles of hookup stories. Some will be true, some will be fiction. But I want to use a real name for each, a la Marie Calloway's Adrien Brody piece. Are there legal repercussions? Would Amazon take my single down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Have you ever danced with the Kindle in the pale Moonlight?

I recently bought a Kindle Fire and want to use Silverlight on it (or some analogue, such as Moonlight). All my google searching indicates that there are a whole host of technical difficulties involved, and there is all sorts of unconfirmed speculation like "Well, maybe if you sideloaded Firefox and then installed Moonlight... that might work... possibly." I don't like messing around with new device software based on random people's hypotheses. Has anybody successfully managed some way to do this which you can personally confirm worked on your Kindle device?
posted by wolfdreams01 on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Book on Papal History (on Kindle)

Can you recommend a good book on papal history that is solid on facts and theology, honest about blemishes, but doesn't revel in scandal? Oh, and I hope I can find it in a Kindle version. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me find a word in Infinite Jest

While reading Infinite Jest, I looked up a word in the dictionary only to discover that the example sentence in the definition on my Kindle was exactly the same sentence I had just read in the book. [more inside]
posted by :-) on Feb 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Broken Screen, Broken Heart

Cracked screen on a Kindle Fire HD. Can it be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Make Me A God Of Fire!

Can you help me make more of my Kindle Fire? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Feb 11, 2013 - 4 answers

What can I/should I do with my new-to-me used Kindle DX?

I've had an e-reader, but never a Kindle and never one with 3G. I understand the reading PDFs and mobi file part, but what else should I know about: what the 3G is good for; apps; hacks; subscribable Kindle-optimized content; the Kindle ecosystem? Besides Instapaper, are there other convert-stuff-to-read-on-your-ereader things I should know about? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Feb 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Kindle Owner's Lending Library - Any gems?

Kindle owners: Amongst all the bodice-rippers and self-published junk, have you found any gems within the Kindle Owner's Lending Library? [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Jan 13, 2013 - 12 answers

I want to read public domain books on an Android smartphone

I want to read public domain books (especially Shakespeare) on my Galaxy S3. But all of the apps I can find are giving me trouble. What's the best-designed and most convenient solution? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jan 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Best On The Road Tablet For Grandma?

I need to find a tablet and a good mobile data plan for my road-trippin' grandmother. [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Jan 5, 2013 - 8 answers

International eReader Dilemma

Which is the best eReader for a Canadian who wants access to lots of free reading material? [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Jan 1, 2013 - 16 answers

love/hate delicate machinery

How fragile are kindles nowadays? I had a kindle keyboard and... it died. [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Dec 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Good inexpensive keyboard for Kindle 8.9 tablet?

Looking for recommendations on a low end keyboard for the Kindle Fire 8.9 HD model. Hoping to get something on sale $30-40 (and i do realize this limits quality a bit...). I need to order it today if possible. Again, not expecting any whiz-bang but something rather basic and simply functional.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Please point me to free books on Marxism for my Kindle please. Any era, any author, English only.

Please point me to free books on Marxism for my Kindle please. Any era, any author, English only. That is all. Thank you.
posted by beshtya on Dec 13, 2012 - 3 answers

E-readers for the visually-impaired

Please help me pick the right e-reader for my visually-impaired boyfriend! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Vegan Cream Cheese Doesn't Start Out Expired

Adding recipes from a digital cookbook to a digital recipe universe: how to? (iOS 10 filter) [more inside]
posted by tigerjade on Dec 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Which tablet for my mom?

Should my mom buy a Kindle Fire HD or an iPad mini? International edition. [more inside]
posted by Joh on Nov 8, 2012 - 18 answers

What and how to learn on a commute?

What is a good skill to learn on a commute? 90-120 mins each day, subway/bus, mostly sitting without a table. Kindle/IPod/iPad available. Preferably looking for NON-language suggestions. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Nov 7, 2012 - 16 answers

How to Batch Process PDFs

How can one batch modify pdfs that are from scanned books / magazines for easier reading on Kindle? Specifically a) minimize the margins. b) repaginate when they are 2 pages to a page scans. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Nov 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Yeah it's new, but is it good?

I'm looking for an e-book reader. I've been pretty wow-ed by the Kindle Paperwhite, but I have some reservations as to whether I should get that (or even get an e-book reader at all) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me read PDFs in the palm of my hand

Best tablet or e-reader for reading PDFs? Difficulty: must be lightweight, with a smaller screen than an iPad, and preferably less than $250. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Articles into Kindles

Any experience with selling an article, as opposed to a book, for Kindle on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Kindle

Kindle fire -- I'd like to listen to stitcher for a half hour until I fall asleep. I'd like the app to stop and the kindle turn off.
posted by notned on Oct 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Emergency Kindle rations needed, stat!

Need sub $15 Kindle book recommendation to weather the Big Storm. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Oct 29, 2012 - 12 answers

WATCH ALL THE MOVIES (on a kindle)

Can I hook up a Kindle Fire to an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by nushustu on Sep 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Can my Kindle Be Saved? If not what do I buy?

Can my Kindle second generation be resuscitated? If not, do I take the offer of a discounted discontinued Kindle or wait and buy the Kindle Paperwhite on October 1? [more inside]
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons on Sep 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Cheap, 3G, or readable: pick two

What kind of tablet/reader is best for me? I want something with built-in 3G, but I'd rather not pay an arm and a leg for a contract. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Feed my Kindle

What are your favorite reads from, say, the last 30 years? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Sep 21, 2012 - 60 answers

Do used Kindles with cell modems still get service?

Do used Kindles with cell modems still get service? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Sep 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Serif or Sans Serif on Ebook Readers?

Is there any consensus as to whether serif on sans-serif fonts are easier on the eyes when using e-ink based readers?
posted by Yakuman on Sep 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Can We Move Kindle Content to a New Account?

My wife would like to de-register her Kindle from my account and move it to her own Amazon account that she has sole control of. Is it possible for us to move some (but not all) of the digital content to her new account? [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Aug 30, 2012 - 8 answers

True North Ereader

Canadians who own Kindle or Kobo, opinions please [more inside]
posted by canoehead on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

How to get Amazon to think I'm in France?

How do I get Amazon to think I'm in France? Amazon-filter: I live in the U.S. and would like buy Kindle-books from the Amazon.fr (France) store. How do I get Amazon to think I'm in France? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Aug 20, 2012 - 11 answers

What with, brass buttons?

Is it worth having a Kindle when I have no money? [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Aug 20, 2012 - 33 answers

Charging and loading a Kindle abroad

US Kindle usable in UK/Europe? How to charge and how to load books? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Aug 19, 2012 - 10 answers

To Buy or Not to Buy; That is the question

What is a good mini tablet to gift an 8-yr old? External Storage is critical as this will be used primarily as a wi-fi device and on long drives. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Aug 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Which e-reader or tablet is best for, you know, e-reading?

In terms of readability and eye comfort, which of the following devices is best-suited for reading basic e-books with black text: a dedicated e-reader like a Kindle Keyboard, or a backlit tablet like an iPad 3, Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 8, 2012 - 27 answers

Which Kindle Amazon store - UK or Australian/US?

I live in Australia. My new Kindle is hooked up to the Amazon.co.uk store for legacy reasons. Should I bother trying to change it to amazon.com like most Kindles in Australia do? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jul 30, 2012 - 3 answers

How did you go from not liking reading books on your iPad to enjoying the experience?

How did you go from not liking reading books on your iPad to enjoying the experience? And how do you negotiate the morass that is the self-published ebook section of Amazon? [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Jul 29, 2012 - 32 answers

Kindle is dead, long live... nope, just dead.

Kindle keyboard w/ lines on screen... Amazon does NOT seem interested in replacing (this time). Any options on repair? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Jul 25, 2012 - 6 answers

A one-handed read

Can you read books on an iPad one-handed? How about while nursing a baby? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jul 13, 2012 - 46 answers

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