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Beerbaron
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I have been thinking about ideas for my final year dissertation. Is there much in the way of eReader forensics (Amazon Kindle etc) ?

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Posted : 27/09/2010 1:25 am
keydet89
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What does Google show you?

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Posted : 27/09/2010 3:13 am
Beerbaron
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What does Google show you?

It doesn't show me what I want to know. It was as helpful as your post wink

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Posted : 27/09/2010 3:37 am
Jamie
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LOL lol

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Posted : 27/09/2010 4:52 am
keydet89
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It would appear, then, that your posts are revealing…in several ways. One is that perhaps there just isn't any/much information out there on Kindle forensics.

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Posted : 27/09/2010 5:05 am
keydet89
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It doesn't show me what I want to know. It was as helpful as your post wink

And I gave you as much help as your request warranted.

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Posted : 27/09/2010 5:18 am
Jamie
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And I gave you as much help as your request warranted.

Far from it IMHO. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you've missed the earlier discussions where I've tried to make it clear that replies directing OPs to Google are both unhelpful and unwelcome (from the point of view of someone trying to maintain/build a community).

That being the case, let me make it crystal clear now - please don't do it. Thanks.

Jamie

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Posted : 27/09/2010 5:23 am
keydet89
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"…replies directing OPs to Google are both unhelpful and unwelcome…"

I didn't direct anyone to anything. I asked what it showed the OP. I had assumed (incorrectly, it seems) that the OP would have taken some actions for themselves, prior to posting.

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Posted : 27/09/2010 5:39 am
Jamie
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You know, Harlan, it crossed my mind while I was composing my earlier reply that you might say exactly that - but I hoped you wouldn't. Perhaps I should have known better.

Let's not beat about the bush here, the bottom line is I'm not prepared to allow people to be criticised for posting pefectly valid questions. Anyone who continues to do so will no longer be welcome in these forums.

Jamie

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Posted : 27/09/2010 6:05 am
keydet89
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Jamie,

I understand that. But I didn't criticize the OP with my original response. I simply asked what had been found via a search.

How is that criticizing anyone? The OP could have responded, "I didn't find anything", or "I hadn't thought to do that, thanks."

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Posted : 27/09/2010 6:50 am
Jamie
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Harlan,

Far be it from me to offer life lessons to those wiser than myself, but I think it's a universal truth that our actions are always perceived through the filter of past experience.

If you're asking me to believe that your post was intended to remind someone about Google rather than to take a potshot at them for not having Googled in the first place I'd have to say your past usage of these forums doesn't support that assumption.

Jamie

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Posted : 27/09/2010 7:07 am
keydet89
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Jamie,

Are you saying that no one can grow beyond their past actions and attempt to find new ways to approach something?

You've just told me that regardless of the intent of my post, or future posts, you will always view them through the lens of my past posts.

Excellent.

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Posted : 27/09/2010 7:10 am
Jamie
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Au contraire my feisty friend, I'm more than happy to give someone a second chance.

However, as we both know, you've had more than your fair share of second chances over the years and if current actions simply mirror those of the past, what possible reason would someone have for ascribing them a more favourable motive?

Jamie

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Posted : 27/09/2010 7:47 am
CdtDelta
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Getting back to the topic at hand…..

I've been (albeit slowly) doing some research over the year on my own Kindle. I have a few images I've made of it (different firmware versions, different things I've done on it) that I've started to look at. I also had a chance to image a Nook but I haven't looked at that at all.

Eric Huber did a write up maybe 6 months ago (Eric you'll have to correct me on that one) on his Kindle experience. That kick started me again but lately work/real life has kept me from getting back to it.

Lance Mueller did the first write up that I've ever seen, and I believe it's about a year old.

So if you have the time and are looking to do some research into it, I'd start with Lance and Eric's posts and go from there…..

Tom

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Posted : 27/09/2010 9:28 am
athulin
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I have been thinking about ideas for my final year dissertation. Is there much in the way of eReader forensics (Amazon Kindle etc) ?

There's some information in the technical groups. I've mostly been interested in iRex's iLiad reader – their forum group for technical discussions contained a lot of interest, as does the corresponding groups on MobileRead Networks and similar places. Knowledge about embedded Linux helps, of course.

However, it's not 'forensics' – it's 'innards'. Most discussion is about how to get a X terminal window to the underlying operating system, or how to install some particular software, and such.

The main challenge is probably to acquire the boot drive.

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Posted : 27/09/2010 12:21 pm
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