New York Public Library puts 300,000 titles online with new e-book app

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E-book nerds, rejoice! More than 300,000 titles are now available for download on your smartphone, for free if you have a New York Public Library card. 

The Big Apple’s biggest book lender released a new app this summer, SimplyE, that has everything from the classics to A Song of Ice and Fire and even titles in Latin (and most modern languages, too). While many libraries have offered e-books for years, most of them don’t have collections quite as sizable in a single app. 

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7 ancient strategies for winning online arguments: Sun Tzu and the art of comment wars

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If you write anything on the internet, from tweets and Facebook status update to the hundreds of words I publish every week, you’re going to encounter some very assertive/aggressive comments and – to put it mildly – some chuntering idiots. An actual email I received this week. I’ve developed lots of strategies to deal with the slurry of dumb negativity, while also trying to sieve out the genuine criticisms and valid arguments. Recently, I’ve gone old school and turned to Sun Tzu. The Chinese military strategist, philosopher and warrior died centuries before the Web came online, but the ideas outlined in his classic…

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Am I paranoid if i do not trust cloud computing stuff, and online data storage?

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by Carlos de Miguel

Question by Veni, vici, Vetinari: Am I paranoid if i do not trust cloud computing stuff, and online data storage?
i don’t trust even the simplest online document translators (pdf->doc et), let alone storing my sensitive data somewhere online, while my notebook’s bundled software insists on doing so.

Best answer:

Answer by Jake Jones
Buy an external hard-drive. Store it yourself.

What do you think? Answer below!

What is the best online back up service for 1Tb of data?

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Question by James W: What is the best online back up service for 1Tb of data?
I have a network where students backup their data onto a server. We normally have a local computer company come in to backup the data on the server to external hard drives. I would like to know if it is cost effective to backup our data to the cloud instead?

Can anyone recommend a site or service? We need 1Tb of space, and I would imagine about 25% is changed on a weekly basis.

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by Joseph
I don’t know what you’re paying now. Amazon offers such services and you can price it out using your estimates with their fee structure:

http://aws.amazon.com/backup-storage/

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What is this online stick figure game called?

Question by teeny-chan <3: What is this online stick figure game called?
You have to draw a stick figure first. The commands after that are like, draw a balloon, draw some rain clouds and draw a sword (not sure of order). The really cool thing about it was that they actually animated (albeit crudely) your drawings to make them move. Also, the game was hosted on it’s own website.

Best answer:

Answer by Matt
This is it:
http://www.drawastickman.com/index.htm?o=66-101-110-107-97s116-104-117-109-98-32-117-112-32-58-41

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

why cant you play graphic intensive games online?

Question by abhinav: why cant you play graphic intensive games online?
Games like Crysis, Call Of Duty require powerful graphics, why cant they be hosted online with users connecting to play from anywhere. Isn’t it a logical extension of cloud computing, or are internet connections not fast enough yet?

Best answer:

Answer by David D
The video data would have to be sent to the computer displaying the game (and for video games, 1080p (Blu-Ray quality) is considered pretty low). This requires an enormous amount of bandwidth (both for the client, and for the server (except the server has to multiple it by the number of clients).

Then you introduce lag by having to send all keystrokes and mouse movements all the way across the network rather then just to the local computer. This doesn’t help for games that require rapid reactions.

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