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(Huffington Post)   Hackers hit 63 bookstores, steal credit card info. In other news, people still shop at these strange places called "book stores" which apparently are like much better-smelling libraries   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2012-10-24 09:04:30 AM
Yeah, sometimes people like to leave their houses, get fresh air, socialize, browse. It's part of what makes us human and not cave trolls.
 
2012-10-24 09:07:08 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Yeah, sometimes people like to leave their houses, get fresh air, socialize, browse. It's part of what makes us human and not cave trolls.


BUT AMAZON MEANS I CAN SIT IN THE DARK IN MY UNDERPANTS AND LONELINESS.
 
2012-10-24 09:15:17 AM
I like how libraries smell :(
 
2012-10-24 09:22:37 AM

MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(


Yes, the pungent mix of hobo semen, urine and fecal matter make for an unforgettable smell.
 
2012-10-24 09:24:55 AM
I've never been in a library that had the "Eau de Vagabond" smell. Just the scent of books.

And people who don't go to bookstores aren't worth associating with.
 
2012-10-24 09:25:07 AM

Molavian: MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(

Yes, the pungent mix of hobo semen, urine and fecal matter make for an unforgettable smell.


You must go to the pubic library.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-24 09:25:50 AM
For those of you unfamiliar with the term "book store", it's the part of the room with books that you walk through on your way to the coffee bar in back.
 
2012-10-24 09:27:54 AM
I use my Kindle for almost all my reading but I like to stop by the used stores and browse around. I will often find things I would not have come across while browsing the kindle store.
 
2012-10-24 09:29:32 AM

shanrick: Molavian: MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(

Yes, the pungent mix of hobo semen, urine and fecal matter make for an unforgettable smell.

You must go to the pubic library.


I love the way libraries smell too. but, I've never seen hobos in my libraries. just old books and older books
 
2012-10-24 09:30:19 AM
Luckily for me, somebody else stole the info for the credit card I last used at B&N between the last time I used it there and today. Woohoo!
 
2012-10-24 09:30:43 AM
What's a library?
 
2012-10-24 09:37:15 AM

pute kisses like a man: shanrick: Molavian: MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(

Yes, the pungent mix of hobo semen, urine and fecal matter make for an unforgettable smell.

You must go to the pubic library.

I love the way libraries smell too. but, I've never seen hobos in my libraries. just old books and older books


It is very dependant on the location. One by me usually has a few rapes a year and is basically a homeless shelter. I ran in to pee one time (i had to go very badly) and a dude was giving himself a spunge bath in the sink. Another one i go to is sometimes is cleaner than most bookstores.
 
2012-10-24 09:42:58 AM

MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(


The smell of the library makes me have to poop.
 
2012-10-24 09:44:04 AM

katerbug72: MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(

The smell of the library makes me have to poop.


They call that Redrot Gut in the library world.
 
2012-10-24 09:44:12 AM
A lot of the bookstores I've been in smell of things other than library. Pot, sure. Sometimes incense. Frequently plastic. Often, odd undefinable scents in the background carried over from previous tenents. If it's late at night, frequently cheap alcohol from the patrons.
 
2012-10-24 09:46:53 AM

Gunny Highway: katerbug72: MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(

The smell of the library makes me have to poop.

They call that Redrot Gut in the library world.


LOL I used to think I was some kind of freak because libraries and bookstores make me have to GO NOW! Apparently I'm not the only one.

Bookstores: the natural laxative?
 
2012-10-24 09:47:47 AM
Well isn't subby just the cutest little douche.
WHO'S A CUTEY LITTLE DOUCHY?
ARE YOU A CUTEY LITTLE DOUCHEY!?
yesyouare! yesyouare! yesyouare!

(eyeroll) One day the internet will go silent, pray that you haven't killed print when it occurs.
 
2012-10-24 09:48:13 AM
people still shop at these strange places called "book stores"

Yes, if you want to avoid one-sided DRM agreements.
 
2012-10-24 09:49:30 AM
Sounds like the same thing that happened at Michaels a few years ago. A couple of guys walk into the store and tell the cashiers they are here to fix or upgrade the credit card machines. And the morons in the store never bother to call corporate to confirm the service. I'm quite amazed at the scale at which these schemes operate. To hit that many stores concurrently throughout the country, pretty impressive when you think about it.
 
2012-10-24 09:49:44 AM

give me doughnuts: I've never been in a library that had the "Eau de Vagabond" smell. Just the scent of books.

And people who don't go to bookstores aren't worth associating with.


Instant favorite. Wisdom there.

My stepfather has a library of first editions. I think I'll get them when he dies because neither of my sisters read. I've torn through every King, Patterson, Koontz, Grisham, Brooks and Feist he's got and asked for more recommendations.

My paperback collection is too heavy for my bookshelves. I have a kindle for books I can't find hardcover copies of, or if I want a bunch of books on a plane without the bulk, but I love my physical copies.

Bookstores ROCK- especially used bookstores. Lots of hidden gems in there.
 
2012-10-24 09:53:42 AM

kiwimoogle84: give me doughnuts: I've never been in a library that had the "Eau de Vagabond" smell. Just the scent of books.

And people who don't go to bookstores aren't worth associating with.

Instant favorite. Wisdom there.

My stepfather has a library of first editions. I think I'll get them when he dies because neither of my sisters read. I've torn through every King, Patterson, Koontz, Grisham, Brooks and Feist he's got and asked for more recommendations.

My paperback collection is too heavy for my bookshelves. I have a kindle for books I can't find hardcover copies of, or if I want a bunch of books on a plane without the bulk, but I love my physical copies.

Bookstores ROCK- especially used bookstores. Lots of hidden gems in there.


My wife worked at a book store when we first started dating.

I hung out in the Philosophy section so she'd think I was smart. Talking Sartre and Nietzsche was pretty slick.

/married 2 years yesterday.
 
2012-10-24 09:59:42 AM

Bobby_and_The_Gorilla: Well isn't subby just the cutest little douche.
WHO'S A CUTEY LITTLE DOUCHY?
ARE YOU A CUTEY LITTLE DOUCHEY!?
yesyouare! yesyouare! yesyouare!

(eyeroll) One day the internet will go silent, pray that you haven't killed print when it occurs.


WILL YOU STO..... oh.

My local library is pretty awesome. Too bad our only bookstore options are Barns and Noble and Books a Million. They're Ok, but not great. The local used bookstore is meh.

I never thought I'd get a Kindle, as I like checking things out for free way to much. Then I found out my local library lets you check out ebooks. Since Amazon is basically giving away the basic kindle now, I figured it was worth a try. Now I'm totally hooked on it.
 
2012-10-24 10:00:58 AM

Ruffian: A couple of guys walk into the store and tell the cashiers they are here to fix or upgrade the credit card machines. And the morons in the store never bother to call corporate to confirm the service.


Why should they feel loyalty to a company that obviously has no loyalty to them?
 
2012-10-24 10:02:53 AM
So the authorities told them to NOT report which is in direct violation of the PCI-DSS. Does the PCI Security Council fine B&N or the authorities for that?
 
2012-10-24 10:04:21 AM
Yes, it's true, there are still people that go to bookstores. Read this book to find out more on these creatures

www.audioeditions.com

They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees.

They believe they're unique, yet somehow they're all exactly the same, talking about how they "get" Sarah Silverman's "subversive" comedy and Wes Anderson's "droll" films. They're also down with diversity and up on all the best microbrews, breakfast spots, foreign cinema, and authentic sushi. They're organic, ironic, and do not own TVs.

You know who they are: They're white people. And they're here, and you're gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here's a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. So kick back on your IKEA couch and lose yourself in the ultimate guide to the unbearable whiteness of being.
 
2012-10-24 10:04:46 AM

Dynascape: kiwimoogle84: give me doughnuts: I've never been in a library that had the "Eau de Vagabond" smell. Just the scent of books.

And people who don't go to bookstores aren't worth associating with.

Instant favorite. Wisdom there.

My stepfather has a library of first editions. I think I'll get them when he dies because neither of my sisters read. I've torn through every King, Patterson, Koontz, Grisham, Brooks and Feist he's got and asked for more recommendations.

My paperback collection is too heavy for my bookshelves. I have a kindle for books I can't find hardcover copies of, or if I want a bunch of books on a plane without the bulk, but I love my physical copies.

Bookstores ROCK- especially used bookstores. Lots of hidden gems in there.

My wife worked at a book store when we first started dating.

I hung out in the Philosophy section so she'd think I was smart. Talking Sartre and Nietzsche was pretty slick.

/married 2 years yesterday.


Congratulations! Yeah, books are what make the world go 'round.

I think my English is so well developed because my mother recommended I keep a dictionary by my side when I read, to look up any words I didn't know. Smart Mom.
 
2012-10-24 10:19:37 AM

Faps_in_the_kitchen: I use my Kindle for almost all my reading but I like to stop by the used stores and browse around. I will often find things I would not have come across while browsing the kindle store.


This. Same reason I wander the stacks at my local library. Amazon still hasn't gotten the wandering browsing thing down yet.
 
2012-10-24 10:19:59 AM
Well well well...

Looks like we got ourselves a buncha readers in this here thread.
 
2012-10-24 10:29:41 AM

hbk72777: Wes Anderson's "droll" films.


Hey now! The rest of your schtick was funny. But leave Wes alone. He's a brilliant story teller. Far FAR better than anyone else directing right now. Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all time favorite movies.
 
2012-10-24 10:33:33 AM
So, um...during *what period of time* did this systematic breach occur? It'd be kinda helpful info...
 
2012-10-24 10:40:33 AM

Molavian: MissFeasance: I like how libraries smell :(

Yes, the pungent mix of hobo semen, urine and fecal matter make for an unforgettable smell.


not exactly sure what library you goto, but I'm pretty sure it's not one, i've ever visited. I have never been in a library that "smells" of anything foul. And I was in a bookstore 2 weeks ago, picking up a programming guide for XML, Not something i'd care to buy on amazon randomly. I want to flip through a dozen of them before making my choice. And no the 1 free chapter you get with amazon isnt enough.
 
2012-10-24 10:41:19 AM

TomD9938: Well well well...

Looks like we got ourselves a buncha readers in this here thread.


...you say that like its an insult.


"Know what I'm doing? I'm reading a book! Yeah, we're THINKING back east! We're EVOLVING!"

-Bill Hicks
 
2012-10-24 10:48:27 AM
I'll still be enjoying my paper books when Amazon deletes your entire library from your device by remote control.
 
2012-10-24 10:55:12 AM
Browsing used books stores can be fun, but if you find something you like, please buy it in a format that actually provides money to the author.

kiwimoogle84: I think my English is so well developed because my mother recommended I keep a dictionary by my side when I read, to look up any words I didn't know. Smart Mom.


One of my favorite features of the Kindle is the built-in dictionary.

James F. Campbell: Ruffian: A couple of guys walk into the store and tell the cashiers they are here to fix or upgrade the credit card machines. And the morons in the store never bother to call corporate to confirm the service.

Why should they feel loyalty to a company that obviously has no loyalty to them?


Because they're getting paid by said company to at least fake it.
 
2012-10-24 10:57:08 AM
Barnes and Nobles are increasingly becoming high-end general-purpose stores. They have fewer books and more games and toys and knickknacks than before.
 
2012-10-24 11:22:58 AM
I love my local Barnes and Noble. I don't know why people always feel the need to rag on them. I can spend hours in there browsing, reading etc and they never give you any attitude for it. I buy a lot of books and magazines too.They are always busy and I see a lot of people buying stuff too not just loitering around. And if your looking to meet someone, I would rather meet someone in a Barnes and Noble than a bar. It means they are probably intelligent, have a job, are well dressed etc..It's easy to strike up a conversation with someone in a bookstore. .I hope they never go away. It would be a sad day for our society if real bookstores went away and we all just sit around on our computers, buying stuff online giving our opinions to anonymous strangers that I would never ever associate with in real life...like I'm doing now...but I digress...
 
2012-10-24 11:25:56 AM

kiwimoogle84: TomD9938: Well well well...

Looks like we got ourselves a buncha readers in this here thread.

...you say that like its an insult.


"Know what I'm doing? I'm reading a book! Yeah, we're THINKING back east! We're EVOLVING!"

-Bill Hicks


Come ere!
 
2012-10-24 11:29:24 AM

TomD9938: Well well well...

Looks like we got ourselves a buncha readers in this here thread.


Watcha readin' for?
 
2012-10-24 11:33:30 AM

Honest Bender: hbk72777: Wes Anderson's "droll" films.

Hey now! The rest of your schtick was funny. But leave Wes alone. He's a brilliant story teller. Far FAR better than anyone else directing right now. Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all time favorite movies.


oh dear god. I guess The Big Lebowski is second?
 
2012-10-24 11:34:31 AM

beachboy: I love my local Barnes and Noble. I don't know why people always feel the need to rag on them. I can spend hours in there browsing, reading etc and they never give you any attitude for it. I buy a lot of books and magazines too.They are always busy and I see a lot of people buying stuff too not just loitering around. And if your looking to meet someone, I would rather meet someone in a Barnes and Noble than a bar. It means they are probably intelligent, have a job, are well dressed etc..It's easy to strike up a conversation with someone in a bookstore. .I hope they never go away. It would be a sad day for our society if real bookstores went away and we all just sit around on our computers, buying stuff online giving our opinions to anonymous strangers that I would never ever associate with in real life...like I'm doing now...but I digress...


teenagers working part time jobs don't give a shiat what you do.
 
2012-10-24 11:36:47 AM

frepnog: oh dear god. I guess The Big Lebowski is second?


Big Lebowski is over rated. It's a decent enough movie but the only thing to really like in that movie is the character of The Dude.

I'd say my 1st and 2nd favorite movies are a toss-up between Royal Tenenbaums and Aliens. Aliens is just the most perfectly balanced action movie of all time. It's got great special effects, solid story, solid acting...

What about royal tenenbaums didn't you like? Specifically. The plot? The characters? I refuse to believe it was the acting because every actor in that movie is an A list celebrity...
 
2012-10-24 11:48:12 AM
Honest Bender 2012-10-24 11:36:47 AM


frepnog: oh dear god. I guess The Big Lebowski is second?

Big Lebowski is over rated. It's a decent enough movie but the only thing to really like in that movie is the character of The Dude.

I'd say my 1st and 2nd favorite movies are a toss-up between Royal Tenenbaums and Aliens. Aliens is just the most perfectly balanced action movie of all time. It's got great special effects, solid story, solid acting...

What about royal tenenbaums didn't you like? Specifically. The plot? The characters? I refuse to believe it was the acting because every actor in that movie is an A list celebrity...



le GASP?

The Big Lebowski is AMAZING, as is everything the Cohen brothers do. The Royal Tenenbaums was really boring. The preview made it look funny, but I was bored out of my skull.

Big Lebowski is a great example of farce style scriptwriting brought out of theater and into movie form. And it is hilarious to boot.

/the kiwi abides.
 
2012-10-24 11:52:45 AM

Faps_in_the_kitchen: I use my Kindle for almost all my reading but I like to stop by the used stores and browse around. I will often find things I would not have come across while browsing the kindle store.


Exactly. I never would've found the book I re-read every few years if it wasn't for the Half Priced Books clearance section. (Guillermo Cabrena Infante's Three Trapped Tigers, if anyone cares.) The wordplay, jokes, and (sometimes) obscure literary references make it the MST3K of books.
 
2012-10-24 12:25:04 PM
Since HuffPo couldn't be bothered to dump the crappy word document into an HTML file (seriously couldn't someone have hit "Save As"?), I did it for them

List in nice text format (pops)
 
2012-10-24 01:12:49 PM
I still like to go to my library, where I can avoid being trolled by websites constantly.
 
2012-10-24 01:38:27 PM
They're punishing the Luddites.
 
2012-10-24 01:38:48 PM
People actually buy books in Barnes and Noble? I thought they just sat in the chairs read the books and put them back.
 
2012-10-24 01:44:02 PM

TomD9938: Well well well...

Looks like we got ourselves a buncha readers in this here thread.


52tiger.net
 
2012-10-24 04:14:00 PM
Someone should post john waters' opinion on this.. at least before the mods get to it.
 
2012-10-24 06:40:11 PM

Huck Chaser: Browsing used books stores can be fun, but if you find something you like, please buy it in a format that actually provides money to the author.


The author got paid when the book was originally sold. Buying a used book is no worse than being given a book by a friend. The author is not entitled to a second payment if the original buyer no longer owns the book.

It's working, people. The shift to a completely license-based economy is working. And it's terrifying.
 
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