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snack wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted8445 in by !deleted8445

yeah, true. or that there is only one form of intelligence, or a somehow superior way to be intelligent

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snack wrote

Reply to comment by potatoes in by !deleted8445

crack it open like a coco-nut? something tells me that's not the kind of cracking we're talking about here

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snack wrote

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i just read something on children's media consumption - the text argued that media consumption is dependent on different things, like age, time of day, environment etc - and one of those categories was the parents level education

and i mean why? i know you read that kind of thing often, but in this case especially it seemed almost non-nonsensical to me. because what does it suggest? that a parent without a certain educational degree doesn't know that reading to the child before bed might be better that random youtube videos? bullshit. that is one class shit-talking another class, mostly in texts, which the latter has no access to (because i mostly read about such things for college or work related stuff), and therefore is never gonna read.

why not look at it from a different angle, like the parents working conditions? say that it's dependent on how much the parents are being exploited to afford to live. how tired they are, when they get home from work and how much energy they have left to be patient with their kids, or whether one parent earns enough so that the other can look after the child's media consumption. end of rant i guess

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snack wrote

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i got myself an e-reader, it's an old kobo, and it does everything it should so i'm happy with it. thanks again to all the lovelies who shared their insights!

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snack wrote

Reply to comment by bloodrose in by !deleted8445

Wow, that sucks.

I think it admirable though, how you talked it through with your daughter, it sounds like you have a good foundation for communication. Even if she doesn't get the whole picture yet, she'll remember you teaching her stuff and taking the time to explain.

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snack OP wrote

thanks for the informative reply! i already use calibre, albeit not for conversion purposes, but it's good to know i can use it for that should i get a kindle.

i'll buy second hand cause i'm both cheap and poor, so you know. i wouldn't mind it if it were small, the easier it's transportable the better. Reading PDFs would be neat, but it's not a necessity. From what you said i take it you can't zoom in in a PDF then? Backlights are a good idea!

would you say it doesn't matter what version of a kobo/kindle i get? i can't tell the differnence

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snack wrote

Reply to comment by snack in Less Nuns More Lesbians by gone_to_croatan

especially historically speaking - joining a covent was the only respectable way for aristocratic women to not marry. which is why i assumed many of those who did were gay or asexual or queer in whatever way.

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snack wrote

Reply to comment by subrosa in Free talk friday by potatoes

sweet dreams is also one of my most frequent earworms!

sometimes it gets mixed up with another song, maybe because i don't actually listen to it very often and i don't know the whole lyrics or melody.

then it goes something like this:

sweet dreams are made of this

who am i to disagree

uh huh

must be the reason why i'm king of my castle

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