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Hacks Default Kindle Screensavers?
#1  cush 08-20-2008, 02:38 PM
Has anyone seen a listing of what the interesting machines shown in the default screensavers are?

Most look like mechanical computing machines or cryptographic devices.
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#2  cush 08-21-2008, 07:07 PM
I heard today from Kindle Support. They don't know either but are going to ask Engineering to see if they do. I'll post what, if anything, they are able to find out. Kindle Support- the way customer support is supposed to work.
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#3  BookishDreamer 08-21-2008, 07:35 PM
Can you post the pictures? I don't have a Kindle and you've piqued my curiosity.

Dreamer
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#4  igorsk 08-21-2008, 08:15 PM
Here they are.
[zip] kindle screen savers.zip (3.14 MB, 5897 views)
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#5  daffy4u 08-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Quote igorsk
Here they are.
How do you do that!? I've long replaced the orgininals but wished I could pick and choose certain ones to add back. Now, I can. Thanks!
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#6  BookishDreamer 08-21-2008, 08:45 PM
Found one. I thought it looked familiar. Did a quick search for Charles Babbage and there it was.

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In 1821 Babbage invented an Engine to manufacture error-free mathematical tables, Difference Engine No.1, the world's first programmable automatic digital calculating machine, in which the only human intervention was the setting of the machine at the start of the production of a table and the turning of its handle. It was a machine embodying the mathematical principles of the Method of Differences using only mechanisms for addition repeated many times over.
Dreamer
BabbageDifferenceEngine.png 
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#7  BookishDreamer 08-21-2008, 08:54 PM
And found the other one too. It's one of George Grant's calculating machine from the 1870's.

Dreamer
DrumCalculator.png 
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#8  cush 08-21-2008, 11:01 PM
Thank you BookishDreamer and Igorsk. Now to find out how Igor extracted the pictures to post!
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#9  Leep 08-22-2008, 01:36 PM
Quote igorsk
Here they are.
You are a clever fellow! Thanks
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#10  etitameh 08-24-2008, 11:20 AM
thanks for the file of kindle screen saver pics!! i did notice, however, that there were a few in there (e.g. the omphaloskepsis definition) that i'd never seen on mine, and a few i'd seen on mine (e.g. illuminated capital B) that weren't in that bunch... anyone else have a slightly different mix?
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