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3 Ring Binders are NOT Books!

[quote]nephorm wrote:

And yes, I am a crazy nerd. I can keep my entire collection of undergraduate EE/CS books stored a flashdrive and carry them around with me.
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You are definitely a crazy nerd. I assume this was just an example and you haven’t actually scanned your entire collection of undergraduate EE/CS books?

We need to find you a woman so you have better uses for your time… and I don’t mean just a bunch of pictures of naked women scanned to a flashdrive that you can carry around with you, either.

[quote]texasguy wrote:
i think at least 65% of your posts are super whiney rants. what gives? it’s ok to be happy c-law. hit the gym! that puts everyone in a good mood. [/quote]

In another thread you posted about a) submission grappling and b) special forces. You were exposed as someone who knew nothing about either.

Even if I am “whiney,” I’m not an ignorant fool - which is more than you can say for yourself.

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:
You are definitely a crazy nerd. I assume this was just an example and you haven’t actually scanned your entire collection of undergraduate EE/CS books?
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Of course not! I found places I could download them from.

Now you’ve got me thinking…

portable porn…mmmm

[quote]swivel wrote:

last time i got a 3-ring was with a “book” that’s fairly well known to this site. i won’t name it either though. caveat emptor.

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Name it. Hiding this information is a disservice to everyone else. Now every author is suspect instead of the one that used the 3 ring binder.

[quote]nephorm wrote:

Now you’ve got me thinking…

portable porn…mmmm[/quote]

And then you could print them out, put them in three-ring binders and sell them for profit.

Step 1) Steal underpants.

Step 2)

Step 3) Profit.

If we are talking about what I think we are, I couldn’t recall when I got it whether it was labeled as a book. So I searched the author’s page and the only picture of it clearly shows a binder. So unless we are talking about different products then I don’t see the problem.

I am talking about Precision Nutrition by Berardi. Which binder or not(which to me wasn’t hidden) is certainely a good investment.

[quote]CaliforniaLaw wrote:
jjoseph_x wrote:
Like I said, it’s a cost issue. If you don’t have a publisher, it’s much more expensive to produce a decent quality book… and we aren’t taking about a pocket paperback, but a large (like 8x10 at least) book.

Then they could sell it as an e-book. But then, it’s hard to charge a C-Note for an e-book. So there is a profit motive to market something as a real-life book.

And I’ll say it one more time (making this the fourth time I’ve said this): Authors can bind their writings in lamb skin for all I care. I simply have a right as a consumer to know, in advance, whether I’m getting a “book” or not.

It’s about ethics - plain and simple.
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They could charge whatever they like for an e-book. If you want it badly enough, you’ll pay it. However, they’re also much easier to pirate… which means lost revenue.

That’s not ethics, btw, that’s personal perference and annoyance (giving you a binder is hardly unethical… hell some even prefer it).

Are you basically arguing symantics.

You can say it 15 times if you like, but how exactly is that going to change anything? You’re ranting in a forum… in case you haven’t noticed (bitching about something is fine, but that doesn’t mean that it’ll get anything done).

Email the author in question and suggest that they should include that information on their site. They might actually go do it (it might simply not have occured to them to mention that it was in a binder format).

[quote]scottiscool wrote:
If we are talking about what I think we are, I couldn’t recall when I got it whether it was labeled as a book. So I searched the author’s page and the only picture of it clearly shows a binder. So unless we are talking about different products then I don’t see the problem.

I am talking about Precision Nutrition by Berardi. Which binder or not(which to me wasn’t hidden) is certainely a good investment.
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Acutally, I also checked Mike Robertson and Eric Cressey’s pages… they don’t label their products as “Books” they call them “Manuals”.

A manual could be a pamphlet. So that’s hardly false advertising.

Also I’ve bought a few of their products and just ordered Bullet-Proof Knees… personally, they could have been written on papyrus for all I care, they had great information.

[quote]scottiscool wrote:
If we are talking about what I think we are, I couldn’t recall when I got it whether it was labeled as a book. So I searched the author’s page and the only picture of it clearly shows a binder. So unless we are talking about different products then I don’t see the problem.

I am talking about Precision Nutrition by Berardi. Which binder or not(which to me wasn’t hidden) is certainely a good investment.
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I actually assumed that it would be in binder form when I saw the word manual. Besides, you get the dvds too. I didn’t see a problem with it.