Rekka has been turning our Pacific passage into a book using pandoc, tested the resulting epub and it looks great :D

@neauoire what tablet is that? I've been meaning to get myself an eink tablet for ebooks and notes and such...

@neauoire @nebunez "With provided ads"


Maybe I'll try to see for the reMarkable or an old kindle

@Arteneko @nebunez there's a pile of second hand kindle at the second hand store, try there before getting a new one. They're pretty much indestructible.

@neauoire where? Is that an online shop?
Cuz we've got no second hand store here :c

@Arteneko Oh, no that's just a place where people get rid of old stuff. They're everywhere in Canada.

@Arteneko I can send you my old non-backlit kindle if you like. May take a little bit since it has to cross from the UK to France but it's free if you want it.

@neauoire @Arteneko This is what I'm looking for now. It appears the 5th gen Kindles are the way to go if you would like to be able to hack it and install an alternate OS at some point.

@nebunez @neauoire @Arteneko you could also grab something from Kobo. It's really easy to install KOReader and just get rid of Nickel entirely. Much more expensive than a used Kindle would be though

@amolith @neauoire @Arteneko Price is definitely a consideration, but Kobo looks decent too.

@nebunez @amolith @neauoire ye, but as a student, price is usually the deal killer...

@nebunez @neauoire @Arteneko I've been really happy with my limited edition Aura ONE but I don't think they sell it or the regular version any more. I've heard good things about all their other eReaders though.

@nebunez what other OS can you install on it? because I have an even older one (I think) that could use some action, other then books

@kezvh The only one I saw was Hope XII, which may not be available? At the very least you can jailbreak the 5th gen. Here's some more info:

@neauoire wow is it how Kindle renders your epub? I thought it's only good at mobi

@gleb that's a mobi, pandoc exports to epub, calibre uploads a mobi.

@neauoire is nm still in use for nautical miles? I read nanometers at first

@neauoire @rdg ya, I only just realized that the abbreviation for nautical miles is actually nmi XD, I've always written it as nm.

@mrus @rek @rdg the correct answer is that we should probably be using metric.


@rek @neauoire @rdg don鈥檛 forget that knots then become unhandy as well, since then they鈥檙e not 1:1 any longer.. hm.

@mrus @neauoire @rdg Not too many mentions of knots at least, easy enough to correct.
I forget what's metric and what isn't, I blame Canada's proximity to the US and former historical ties to the UK. Grew up with the two systems, and used em interchangeably all my life. Ugh, brain scramblies.

@rek @mrus @neauoire @rdg Well, it might be a special case. I've been learning to sail in France, which is a decidedly metric country, but sailing is still done in nautical miles and knots. I'd say most sailors have a better intuition of what knots and nautical miles means on the water than with km(/h)

@aearil @rdg @mrus @neauoire Solution may be to include both? I do that when I write recipes.

@aearil Was afraid it would add too much clutter, but it's fine :>.

@rek Definitely :)

(I'd personaly would've put the metric version in parentheses, bust that's just a matter of taste ^^)

@rek @aearil I can now easily compare the distances between two cities I now, and about the Earth radius :-)

@rek @mrus @neauoire a nautical mile is approximately the length of a 1鈥 arc of latitude over the sea, so I presume that this relation may be useful for navigation. Also if your speed is shown in knots, is easy to do the math in nmi. But I really dislike that two units of length share the same symbol, nm.

@neauoire @mrus @rek @rdg At least that's a unit that makes a lot of sense, especially when a lot of marine positional computing relies on angles
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