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  1. Regarding the gibberish on the Dreamcast magazine, in the UK we have a clothing brand Superdry (no relation to the Asahi beer) who have a string of gibberish Japanese under their logotype.
  2. Offering my services to scan in the UK.
  3. Related: Yuzo Koshiro talks about the importance of Micom Basic
  4. I've played it! I own a few versions of it, WonderSwan and PlayStation. So thank you. It's no Tetris but it's a fun, well-received game released after Gunpei Yokoi left Nintendo and also after he was tragically killed in a road traffic accident. The game was named in his honour.
  5. @kitsunebi77 See my earlier comment about it being difficult to download them from the original site due to encountering frequent bandwidth outages. @godane well, "thanks", I guess!?
  6. Have you tried contacting with your issues/complaints? That's how I've received fixes for all the bugs I've encountered over the last year. I mean, it's crazy they don't have a public facing support forum or bug tracker, but that's what we are dealing with here. The organisation is a great endeavour, but it's somewhat antiquated in its approach to many things in this day and age.
  7. 1989&1990 issues have been added at the source. Bonus being that is no longer my job to upload to archive! Result.
  8. What about half of every article in a magazine? I jest.
  9. Interesting news regarding online download copyright in Japan. I'll await a more thorough translation and analysis, but it seems to me that: - screenshots: OK without permission - downloads: OK without permission (limited to several of ten pages) - photos and illustrations: NOT OK without permission - more than half of one episode of comic, books, magazines, and originally free magazines, comics, and online articles: NOT OK ...but what if person A uploads the first half of a magazine and person B uploads the second half?
  10. We could put together a corpus of pages of varying styles, layouts, sources and run them through all the available software and then date and grade the results? Just thinking out loud here.
  11. The only reason I uploaded the 343 issues of Game Machine to archive is because whilst I was downloading some of them myself the original site was inaccessible (error 504) time after time. So I don't think their hosting is prepared for ongoing access to that 2.4GB of PDFs, never mind all their wildly popular HSP stuff. With the "what if it went away?" question... what if RetroMags went away. Would all the scans be safe? I'm not saying they should be uploaded where else, I just hope there's a good off-site backup system in place.
  12. You're really saying all this to the wrong person. I can understand your issue, and I'm happy you can vent it here. I don't have time for drama or whatever, so I'm OK with somebody else coming along and saying "I'll help you with that" and then go off and spend time on it that I was never going to do. Yes, he could have asked nicely, but there you go. We know what that means.
  13. I also have ABBYY, both a version bundled with my Fujitsu scanner and another FineReader standalone. And I have Acrobat (very good), Prizmo, OCRKit, fScanX, ExactScan, VueScan and iText. Happy to take part in an organised test.
  14. I agree, this stuff needs to be largely automated to be useful.
  15. I see where you're both coming from but... none of us are the rightly owner of any of this stuff.