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 Post subject: Official July 2010 Magazine Feedback Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:26 am 
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Here's a thread for you all to talk to editors about the July 2010 issue of Maximum PC!

Please don't post "Mine hasn't arrived yet" type comments in here. Likewise "there's a typo on page 25, you guys are soooo stupid" posts. Please feel free to start another thread for those issues.

Also, please try to limit "I haven't gotten my issue yet" posts to a dull roar.

We're really interested in your feelings about the actual editorial content of the mag (please note, ads are not editorial content)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:04 am 
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I take it the picture of the Radeon 4850 for the Radeon 5850 upgrade article was purely an accident?

Otherwise great issue. It was nice to read about the Gigabyte plant.

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n0b0dykn0ws wrote:
I take it the picture of the Radeon 4850 for the Radeon 5850 upgrade article was purely an accident?

Otherwise great issue. It was nice to read about the Gigabyte plant.

n0b0dykn0ws


I was wondering when they introduced the single-slot 5850





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 Post subject: The List of Geek items has very wrong pricing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Hi guys,
The Xten pininfarina chair is only $1700 with free shipping, even to Canada, it was developed for 1.5 mil...and I doubt the transmission audio wave is really 2 mil. unless you buy the really long 100 meter black granite custom built wet dream, ...maybe.

What I am trying to say is that I trust you guys and I don't want to double check your facts, even when they smell wrong. Please be careful.

Thanks,


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:27 am 
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I enjoyed the 'tour' of the Gigabyte plant as well. Model Railroader magazine does this on occasion. I think this is a good idea occasionally.


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Personally I think this is one of the better issues I've seen in a while. I like the fact that you guys focused more on different things rather than product reviews/benchmarks. I know several people will disagree with me, but I would rather see more information on the underlying technology (tour of Gigabyte, explanation of the monitor stuff, etc) details rather than product reviews. I can get product reviews almost anywhere at the click of a button.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:59 pm 
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So, I take it that the eVGA SR-2 and Danger Den's June visit will be in August's issue?

http://www.dangerden.com/Latest/latest- ... r-den.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Chumly wrote:
So, I take it that the eVGA SR-2 and Danger Den's June visit will be in August's issue?

http://www.dangerden.com/Latest/latest- ... r-den.html


Oh, they'll be in an upcoming issue for sure :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:55 pm 
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So, since an AMD chip has finally cracked the Best of the Best list, does this mean we can expect an AM3 motherboard recommendation soon? Maybe a roundup of the available options?


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 Post subject: Re: Official July 2010 Magazine Feedback Thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:19 pm 
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In the Comments section on page 95, Jon Phillips answered a reader's question about an iPad subscription plan by saying "As for your request, we're not convinced that enough Maximum PC readers own (or plan to buy) iPads to warrant an iPad-specific version. The iPad is a great tablet, but I'm not convinced it's going to dominate the tablet universe (as the iPhone dominates smartphones), let alone ebook devices." He goes on to talk nonsense about how he's a firm believer people would rather do their "long-form, leisurely reading" on printed paper or electronic paper.

This is the shortest-sighted writing by any tech magazine writer I have ever read. People are ALREADY reading your PDF archives on iPads... It doesn't have to be iPad specific so even if your predictions are correct you don't have to limit a digital version to iPads alone. (By the way, I'd love to know which tablet you think is going to dominate. I've had my iPad since April and haven't seen a serious competitor brought to market yet.)

In the "Ed Word" section on page 7, George Jones writes "I'm happy to be back at a magazine that not only "gets" these things, but embraces them" after he said he had been "contemplating the rapid technological evolution of the last six years" and wondering if the futurists have it right.

Do you two work for the same company? Clearly Jon Phillips thinks the way of the future is printed press. Good luck with that.

I converted my last print subscription to digital today. I'm sorry to say I did not renew my Maximum PC subscription last month after many years of faithful subscribing. It's a bit hard for me to understand how even the non-technical publishers see that printed press is moving towards digital and so many have already made the move possible yet a magazine about cutting-edge PC technology thinks paper is the best medium.

I'll be back - as soon as I can read new issues on my futuristic tablet universe dominating iPad. Or whatever tablet I own when you guys wake up.


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 Post subject: Re: Official July 2010 Magazine Feedback Thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:16 pm 
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Shut...your...hole...

Is it July? Is it June? I'll give you August...and you still lose.

Sept, 13...get a current magazine or think quicker. Today is Sept 20th for me. JULY!?

(If this were edited and cut by mods/admin, please say so. I may not pull off a Bob Newhart Joke cleanly, but this is nuts. You don't have to be 16 to know this is out of whack. You can kill the JULY THREAD any time now MR. Sticky. Kill Aug too. It's gone too. It's the interweb...it's easy to stay up to date here!

We're up to date on our podcast, which is #1 and 4 on iTunes. How's the MPC cast doing? Moderation is not control, it's direction. Bank-it. Should have listened.


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 Post subject: Re: Official July 2010 Magazine Feedback Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:41 pm 
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I didn't realize there was a statute of limitations. Please forgive me for forcing you to waste your time (although judging by your post count you have plenty of it) by posting such a thoughtful comment.


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 Post subject: Re: Official July 2010 Magazine Feedback Thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Chumly, people do read older magazines you know, I don't see a problem with feedback on older issues.


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