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Offline NJM Reading Advances in Digital Camera Technology by Phil Donald
26 Sep 2010, 05:56 PM | Post: #11

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Is it just me or is anyone else totally confused by this "screensaver" thing?

Firstly, without there being any reference to keeping the machine switched on in the manual, we get the nod from Amazon that it is better to keep it on rather than keep switching on and off - then we get some people saying that they have had some "ghosting" on the screen that needed the Alt-g buttons (or whatever combination it was) pressing to clear it???

But.........I just don't get it!!! A screensaver is a randomly moving or animated piece of software that does what it does precisely to stop having a static picture on the screen that will eventually burn into the screen - so what on earth is the point of the kindle changing from a static on screen page of text to a static on screen picture!!!!

It doesn't make sense - and it sure won't save any screens doing that!!

Or, as I opened with, is it just me missing something here!!!
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Offline jenk1947 Reading Against all things Ending
26 Sep 2010, 06:17 PM | Post: #12

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(26 Sep 2010 05:56 PM)NJM Wrote:  Is it just me or is anyone else totally confused by this "screensaver" thing?


But.........I just don't get it!!! A screensaver is a randomly moving or animated piece of software that does what it does precisely to stop having a static picture on the screen that will eventually burn into the screen - so what on earth is the point of the kindle changing from a static on screen page of text to a static on screen picture!!!!

It doesn't make sense - and it sure won't save any screens doing that!!

Or, as I opened with, is it just me missing something here!!!
Hi NJM, My understanding is that with e-ink you don't get 'screen burn' like a normal computer screen. The screensavers are therefore decoration rather than functional.
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Offline NJM Reading Advances in Digital Camera Technology by Phil Donald
26 Sep 2010, 06:28 PM | Post: #13

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(26 Sep 2010 06:17 PM)jenk1947 Wrote:  
(26 Sep 2010 05:56 PM)NJM Wrote:  Is it just me or is anyone else totally confused by this "screensaver" thing?


But.........I just don't get it!!! A screensaver is a randomly moving or animated piece of software that does what it does precisely to stop having a static picture on the screen that will eventually burn into the screen - so what on earth is the point of the kindle changing from a static on screen page of text to a static on screen picture!!!!

It doesn't make sense - and it sure won't save any screens doing that!!

Or, as I opened with, is it just me missing something here!!!
Hi NJM, My understanding is that with e-ink you don't get 'screen burn' like a normal computer screen. The screensavers are therefore decoration rather than functional.

Well, that makes sense...........but why advertise it as a screen saver? nice pictures that pop up when you don't input for X minutes yes!!
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Offline Bruce Hall
27 Sep 2010, 08:29 AM | Post: #14

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(25 Sep 2010 08:16 PM)Jaxom Wrote:  Here is what I have managed to track down so far.
Anyone who can add to this info please?

Kindle definition
Birds: Lazuli Finch, Crimson-Necked Bull-Finch, Grey-Crowned Linnet, Cow-Pen Bird, Evening Grosbeak, Brown Longspur by John James Audubon
Virginia Woolf
Jules Verne
Illustrated manuscript of a page of Lindisfarne’s Gospels: It’s on page 30 of the British Library’s online edition
Jane Austen
Ralph Ellison
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Emily Dickinson
Ophiuchus (constellation)
Sextant: 17th-century Polish astronomers Johannes and Elisabetha Hevelius using a six-foot brass sextant
Mark Twain
Woman with book, The Samian Sybil, inscribed lower left: Salve Casta / Syon Permv- / Ltaqve Passa / Pvella / Sybilla Samia
Fish
John Steinbeck
Man writing with quill is Desiderius Erasmus by Hans Holbein, the younger…
Man at table with lion is St. Jerome in His Study by Albrecht Dürer
Albertus Medi
Charlotte Bronte
Cathedral floorplan of Palladio’s plan of Villa La Rotonda.
Agatha Christie
Alexandre Dumas
Feedback and calculating machine
Wow! That's a very comprehensive list. Congratulations!

Bruce
Offline Jaxom Reading 33AD, The Time Hunters and Immortal
27 Sep 2010, 02:39 PM | Post: #15

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Desiderius Erasmus and Polish astronomers Johannes and Elisabetha Hevelius were stinkers to find out. But not as hard as the Cathedral floor plan of Palladio’s plan of Villa La Rotunda was to find.
The Sybil was easier to find but I had never heard of them before now. At first I thought Ophiuchus was Hercules but to see Hercules head turn your kindle upside down and his head is butting against Ophiuchus's head.
Offline Alan Reading The Hanging Shed (Gordon Ferris)
27 Sep 2010, 03:32 PM | Post: #16

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(26 Sep 2010 06:28 PM)NJM Wrote:  Well, that makes sense...........but why advertise it as a screen saver?

nice pictures that pop up when you don't input for X minutes yes!!

Three syllables versus fifteen, I suppose. Today's world is all about speed.

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