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Guess I was wrong. Some books have it and some don't. 


Edited by EMartNJ - 4/26/14 at 2:03pm
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When I purchase e-books from Google Books, I get the page numbers that correspond to the print book. Maybe I should just try to purchase from Google Books when that is possible.
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Edit: This post was about how I wasn't aware of how to make the pages correspond, but after thinking about it for a minute I realized Kindle does this by default. I guess I just never cared enough to use it.

All you do is tap the screen, and the details that come up include the corresponding page number in the paper edition. At least that's how it works on the Android app (and Google seems to confirm that it works on the Kindle).
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Sup L'Incandescent



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This is probably a dumb question, but c'est la vie. I read Kindle books on my Mac, but one big disadvantage is that I don't have any page numbers. Since I'm an academic and need to cite passages to page numbers, this is a big pain in the ass. There must be some way to make the pages on Kindle correspond to the print book, right?

(Off topic post, but was reminded by MrG's post. Also, I am reading a Kindle book now and running into the problem.)

I think kindle editions report some sort of a "Location #" which I have seen several prominent academics make use of (although since we had PDFs instead of kindle versions, I had to identify a page in the PDF and convert the citations to page #s...). If you are actually using the kindle version, I might think this is preferred to some automatic page number conversion. Technically they are not the same edition, and for all you know, the text is not identical between editions (especially for translated works or working papers). Just like you can't just cite page #231 of a book without mentioning which publisher/edition/paperback vs hardcover/etc. I don't think it really makes sense to cite a "page" when you are really looking at a "location #" of an ebook.
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Amazon is currently doing $75 off Kindle. I just got a Paperwhite for $44. I've wanted one forever, but could never rationalize spending $119 on one when I have a pretty big stack of print books in my collection waiting to be read. For less than $50, however, I couldn't say "no!"

WTF!? Looks like it was a targeted offer (probably to people who don't already own a kindle) and is not available to everyone. Too bad...the paperwhite is really cool, but I couldn't justify paying over a hundred bucks to upgrade from my kindle 4. For $44, I would totally shell out for that awesome screen.
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Even the regular price for that Cracklin' Oat Bran is a great deal compared to what I pay here in the STL. That sale price is crazy!
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Edit: This post was about how I wasn't aware of how to make the pages correspond, but after thinking about it for a minute I realized Kindle does this by default. I guess I just never cared enough to use it.

All you do is tap the screen, and the details that come up include the corresponding page number in the paper edition. At least that's how it works on the Android app (and Google seems to confirm that it works on the Kindle).

Unfortunately, I can't find a way to make this work on my Mac. It's not a huge problem, as I can find the page numbers by other means. Still, it is annoying. As I said, I'll probably just make a point to purchase them from Google if I can.
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Even the regular price for that Cracklin' Oat Bran is a great deal compared to what I pay here in the STL. That sale price is crazy!

Yeah, when target has it in stock, they have it cheap...which makes it even more surprising that they would place it further on sale.
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Got upgraded. Just saw my bag get loaded. Klitschko landed 174 punches. Leapai only ten. Teddy atlas wondered if leapais number might have been high. There arent many fights you can win like that.
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Interesting, the MLA and Chicago both discourage citing the kindle location numbers because they "vary across devices".

I find this very odd...since they are clearly mistaken. The numbers are in fact designed to remain consistent across devices and zoom sizes (partially because they are used explicitly to save your position so you can find it later on *any* device). I wonder if some of the other half assed ebook systems that existed before kindles (I remember some sony e-reader things from 10-15 years ago) didn't have this technique figured out...because the kindle location numbers are ideal for citations.

They will take you exactly to a specific paragraph or sentence no matter how you are viewing the file.
The only problem I realistically see with citing kindle texts is that you often have a hard time identifying what edition you are viewing. Particularly with public domain works of fiction, when you browse to the "Penguin Classics" version translated by "So and So" and then see that you can get the kindle version for free...often you discover that the kindle version is not actually the same translation or publisher. This is very frustrating with books that have some poor translations floating around.
I would be hesitant to buy a copy of Knut Hamsun's "Hunger" on the kindle unless someone could verify the translator...the "George Egerton" version is god awful, but its public domain and the temptation to just resell it without having to pay anything is very high.
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We used to play a game, based on Steve Martin's Leap of Faith, where you picked a word or short phrase for someone else to say in an answer to a Prof's question and if he/she said it you'd owe em a beer. I was very successful.

I also quoted Tango & Cash once in closing arguments of a rape trial.

Not on the same level, but I quoted Men in Black in a first year English paper on whether the Bible and evolutionary theory were, of necessity, mutually exclusive entities.

 

As part of my job, I create software demonstration "templates" that our sales people use to demonstrate our products to customers.

 

For a while now I've been hiding H.P. Lovecraft references in these demo templates.

post #42071 of 46095
was in Williamsburg today and ate at El Almacen (Argentinian food). I had the Churrasco rare and was happy that they actually did serve it rare. We were seated in the outside tables in the back, it was perfect weather to eat outside and we left before it started to rain.
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was in Williamsburg today and ate at El Almacen (Argentinian food). I had the Churrasco rare and was happy that they actually did serve it rare. We were seated in the outside tables in the back, it was perfect weather to eat outside and we left before it started to rain.
I love that place and that dish. Their Syrah is awesome with it.
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Lovely day on the dock

And great drinks to start the night
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One of my fb friends made a post "Hey y'all don't get your buns in a Munster but I'm about to cull bunch of fb friends got too many." But after the cut was made, I was still listed as friend. I've been unfriended a few times as of late, so I thought I was done for.
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This vehicle's owner lives down the street from me. I love it because it is just a huge middle finger to the world.
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