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  1. Very cool video. I think there was even a shot that panned past some of the old GamePros I sold you several years ago. I'm really glad there are people that are preserving the magazines because there is no way I could Are the magazines insured? Do you ever worry about fires consuming the entire collection?
  2. I wish I had enough facial hair to even grow a beard! I'm 31 and shave about twice a week. I could probably go a week before anyone would say anything. The good news is that there is an inverse relationship between hair growth and facial hair growth so I will probably be buried with a full head of hair. All the guys who could grow fantastic beards and goatees in high school have lost most of their hair while I still look like I'm about 23. However, just for a week or even a month I'd like to be able to rock a beard.
  3. I'm kinda late to this party, but I thought I would add that if you want to download a magazine from Usenet every once in a while, purchasing a flat GB plan is the way to go. I currently have a 1TB plan which I purchased for $50 and should last me at least a year. I was using $11/month for unlimited but realized I wasn't downloading very much lately. Astraweb currently has a 25GB (~250 magazines) for $10. If you download once or twice a month, that should last you forever http://www.news.astraweb.com/plans.html I will also add that this is the best decision by far for hosting the magazines.
  4. I've been so busy over the last few with my new baby that I didn't even realize that GamePro never sent me an October 2011 issue. I'm a little bummed about this because it's the last monthly issue, but I'm not sure there is anyone I can complain to. I've read on the web about other people having their subscription cancelled and converted into a PC Gamer subscription. I'm sure glad my subscription was until Jan 2012 and not October 2012.
  5. I actually got pretty lucky and was one of the 10% of OnSale orders that went through and wasn't cancelled. Funny thing is that I had no idea about it until my friend was tweeting about it on the Sunday after the price drop. I thought about it and asked him why get a TouchPad if he already had an Ipad 2. He replied with "Because they are only $100". At that point I immediately went on Amazon.com and placed an order. The first one didn't go through but the 2nd did and I received my TouchPad last week. I've been very happy with it and probably would have paid $200 for it. I also have an order with HP for 2 32GB models for friends that are now on back-order and won't be shipped out (according to HP) for at least 6-8 weeks.
  6. Since the run is over, what are your thoughts on opening up scanning to include all issues? Also, I have 95% of the issues from 2000 on up, so if you need a large chunk, we might be able to work out something
  7. I downloaded and installed ComicShelf HD and am surprised how good it is. Granted, I didn't have high expectations, but the image quality is really good. This might also be due to the high quality of our scans. I loaded up a GamePro from the mid-90s and I had no problem reading all text, without needing to zoom in. The only downside I see so far is not being able to see 2 pages when rotating the screen into landscape mode. This doesn't both me too much as I like to just focus on a single page at a time when reading. There is a fairly active thread here (http://forums.precentral.net/canuck-coding/287405-comicshelf-hd-now-app-catalog.html) about the development of the app and showing 2 screens was one thing that several users brought up to the developer. My guess is that it'll become a feature sometime this year. All in all, I think $1.99 was a good price for the app.
  8. I have a TouchPad and it's nearly 10 inches diagonally, with 1024x768 screen, so 4x3. I have been reading photography magazines on it this week as a test (in PDF format using the built-in Adobe Reader) and I must say it's pretty good. I am downloading the ComicShelf HD program and will test it with a GamePro CBR in an hour or so.
  9. I just read about this today and am not surprised either. The magazines are about 80 pages nowadays and the content feels more and more like a webpage and less like a magazine. Any ideas if they plan on going digital, like EGM? I recently picked up a TouchPad and am thoroughly enjoying reading magazines on it
  10. I think I was mistaken. I didn't realize this was for the UK version. I was referring to the US version.
  11. I'm pretty sure PC Games went for more than 13 issues because I subscribed for several years. The last issue was sometime around 1998 because after that my subscription was converted into PC Gamer, which I received for about a year.
  12. Yep, weekly is what I meant. Nice catch! Although I'd be willing to exercise 3x daily if I was rich enough to not need to work
  13. Yep, the key is making lifestyle changes you can maintain in the long run. Losing lots of weight quickly is a sure-fire way to fail. Losing 3-4lbs a month is really the key because you aren't making drastic changes. Making exercise a priority is also important. If you can't find the time to exercise 3-4 times weekly for an hour or so, you'll never be fit.
  14. As long as you eat breakfast first thing the morning, your body will be fine. The secret is 4-6 small meals (200-300 calories) all day. Keep that metabolism burning all day
  15. If you don't care about the caffeine and simply want something flavored with carbonation, I like 0 calorie drinks like this: The black cherry one actually tasted better than cherry coke
  16. http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html As long as they are diet sodas, it really doesn't matter all that much. I have a Diet Coke M-F (they are free at work). If you have iphone or ipod touch, download the Lose It app. It's free and it helps track daily calories and how many you have remaining.
  17. I agree with this approach. Special diets only really work as long as you are on them. They can also be very expensive. If I had to lose weight, I would do it by counting calories. That way you can eat whatever you want, but when you hit the limit, you are done for the day, unless you exercise.
  18. Another good way to exercise with little room is to get an exercise bike. They are around $100, but can fit in very little space. Ride it for 1 hour a day and you are guaranteed to lose weight. Just put on a movie and watch half one day and finish it the next. I'd like to lose about 5 lbs myself but if I told you how much I weigh now, I might receive a few dirty looks
  19. I know not everyone is comfortable with this idea, but also taking pictures of your body (with or without head cut out) can be motivating.
  20. Remember that video game magazine is a hobby and not a profession. Take some time to enjoy your summer
  21. I agree with Eday. If you run out of free time or lose the desire, then you should stop. I enjoyed scanning magazines for a few years because it allowed me to reread lots of content from my past. However, I became too busy and knew that I would never finish everything I wanted to scan. In addition, everything is becoming digital nowadays (google docs, etc.) and I believe that eventually that most magazines will be released in a digital format. Even if I have to pay $100 for all past issues of GamePro in a digital format, I'd do it in an instant because time is much more valuable.
  22. Still alive, busier than ever. I'm happy to see magazines are still being scanned, even if I can't be helping anymore.
  23. Puerto Rico is part of the US. Also, I shipped a box of stuff to Junez and didn't have any issues. In fact, it arrived there in a few days and I'm in CA
  24. I sell everything through Craigslist, even though it usually takes months to find buyers. I toyed with the idea of selling individual magazines through Ebay, but quickly decided that the $100 was not worth spending 20-30 hours in maintenance and preparation. Better off just getting a weekend job if you can find one. Heck mowing lawns would be easier than selling most things on Ebay.
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