I’ve seen several people run into problems when using the Overdrive Media Console on the Nook HD to borrow eBooks from the library. They download the book fine read the first page and then when they go to advance the book automatically skips to the next chapter. The problem only happens when Overdrive is downloaded from the Nook Store. The solution is to delete Overdrive, download Google Play from either the Nook Store (if still available) or a browser. Download Overdrive from the Google Play. Set up as before and should work fine.
Some applications just work differently from Nook Store vs Google Play. Twitter on the Nook HD needs to be the Nook version. I will update if/when I learn more.
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Heroic rebels for the modern age. Insolent jerks with too much time abusing the technology and advantages given to them. Neither and all of the above.
What the advancement of the internet represents is really information and communication. This is for better and worse sure but so is every technological advance. To sit down and read every tweet from 2014 would take more than one human being’s lifetime and frankly why would you want to? Communication does not always equal concrete information.
Watching the human race learn, adapt and evolve to this is fascinating. On the forefront of this are our First World expendables (and I mean that in the nicest way) the over-intelligent and underutilized who were never given the direction and motivation that their privilege could have. Surrounding them are their mates the internet masses who are striving to create a digital culture with all the foibles, beauty and savagery the human race can offer. What a virtual petri dish of human potential.
I loved this book and you should read it.
Recently a woman bragged to me about her daughter. The daughter had been fascinated by computers since childhood. She ended up going into internet security and the Department of Homeland Security paid for her education. The young child who would admonish her parents for not having strong enough passwords now puts her whole life on Social Media with her omnipresent smartphone. Wasn’t she concerned about privacy, her mother had asked. It sounded like the daughter shared with her mother the idea of the Singularity, explaining that once the technology was possible, having as much of her personality as possible on the Web was paramount.
We will deal with the idea of the Singularity later. For some reason, the conversation reminded me of this book, published 1993. The premise of the books involve genetic engineering where some children of the rich are made Sleepless, genetically modified so they can go without sleep. While the rest of us waste 8 or more hours a day, the Sleepless are learning and evolving past us.
The subject of Objectivism is a main theme in this book. When human beings are not born equal should they be treated equally? Should the superior (Sleepless) be held back by the um, Sleepful?
Frankly Objectivism tends to be just another excuse for discrimination and false superiority. As if class, race, wealth, language, creed, religion, gender, sexuality and, lets be honest, facial symmetry have been enough ways for humans to judge each other not-worthy.
The Sleepless and the Sleepers is an interesting concept, especially when used an analogy for the technologically advanced and the technophobic. As usual it is important not to let the analogy collapse into Bigotry.
For a while I was having a problem with my Chrome Browser. Whenever I opened it, I was told it hadn’t shut down correctly and would I like to restore. I traced this back to the day I downloaded and installed Audible Manager to take advantage of a free audiobook offer. Research showed I was far from the only person that this had happened to.
In order to fix this I had to uninstall Audible completely and completely uninstall Chrome before reinstalling. Merely resetting Chrome did not work.