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Spammy

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where is august issue feedback thread.

nothing changed in the mag except a holier-than-thou executive editor. he had me splitting with his phony replies in letters section.

in the editorial they were harpping on ancient bio-metrics and all those security measures. reminded me of decade old hollywwod movies with wesley snipes gauging the eyeballs of a guard and getting access with the retina-scan. fingerprints are so easy to fake and so is tampering with the voice.

with the conventional passwords, if you ask me how many times did i change it i will tell how many times did my data have been compromised. not once and not once respectively. i just got this from a newsmagazine in the context of rapes a few weeks ago and i guess is relevant here too - while you should be cautious, dont live in fear.

fast track series is not worth the paper it get printed on. just the rehashed content with hardly anything new.

in linux distributions comparision, you said even microsoft should learn a thing or two from xandros partitioning system. you didnt even give a snapshot or cared to elaborate on it. so you write articles and we are simply supposed to take your word for it.

articles by robert smith is more of a comedy than anything else.

there must be something wrong with me why i buy this mag without even gaining much. maybe i have got way useless cash to spare and time to boot.
 

~Phenom~

The No.1 Stupid
@spammy, do u really think digit is so bad?
i had gone through the aug issue and i had found it quite good.
and the fast track on internet was also a real help to me and i think it will be the same with many others.

i think the case is either you are too advanced and big tech geek than people like me or digit is not meant for people like you.

please no hard feelings but just wanna say that we all here on digit forum love digit and you are saying all bad of digit right in your first post.


BTW , can anyone post the controls of EA Cricket 2005 , i coudnt find them in the manual and they are just flashed once in the game and that too just for 0.009856345 seconds :lol:
 

navneeth_snr

Journeyman
Wow, I also got the digit mag, But this time the mag contents have gone low (not that its bad). I hope September Edition will be very good one.
 

narangz

Web developer
Spammy said:
where is august issue feedback thread.

nothing changed in the mag except a holier-than-thou executive editor. he had me splitting with his phony replies in letters section.

in the editorial they were harpping on ancient bio-metrics and all those security measures. reminded me of decade old hollywwod movies with wesley snipes gauging the eyeballs of a guard and getting access with the retina-scan. fingerprints are so easy to fake and so is tampering with the voice.

with the conventional passwords, if you ask me how many times did i change it i will tell how many times did my data have been compromised. not once and not once respectively. i just got this from a newsmagazine in the context of rapes a few weeks ago and i guess is relevant here too - while you should be cautious, dont live in fear.

fast track series is not worth the paper it get printed on. just the rehashed content with hardly anything new.

in linux distributions comparision, you said even microsoft should learn a thing or two from xandros partitioning system. you didnt even give a snapshot or cared to elaborate on it. so you write articles and we are simply supposed to take your word for it.

articles by robert smith is more of a comedy than anything else.

there must be something wrong with me why i buy this mag without even gaining much. maybe i have got way useless cash to spare and time to boot.

Completely Agree
 

Thor

Ambassador of Buzz
@QwertyManiac : I vote u to to be the next Captain at Criket Worldcup 2007 [by EA Sports] [ ;) :D ]
----------------------------------------------------------
Yepp Received Mine today.
Looks Cool!
Hv to check out tha Crime section and Biometrics.
 

QwertyManiac

Commander in Chief
Thor said:
@QwertyManiac : I vote u to to be the next Captain at Criket Worldcup 2007 [by EA Sports] [ ;) :D ]
----------------------------------------------------------
Yepp Received Mine today.
Looks Cool!
Hv to check out tha Crime section and Biometrics.

Thnx for the sarcasm.. :D
Never mind it,
I'll atleast bat well than gangu baba - the hairy monster :p
 

QwertyManiac

Commander in Chief
Watch out, this is a big one !

Here are some errrors in this month's digit :

Pg no.1 - Editorial, line 6 on 2nd paragraph - flier and not flyer.
Pg no.10 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Tools - Internet - there are 2 bullets for one program - IE 6 cumulative & vulnerablity patch for windows XP.
Pg no.10 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Buisness, the descriptions of the 1st 2 e-bookshave been interchanged.
Pg no 10 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Leisure - Ebooks - The Joke E-book is corrupted.
Pg no.11 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Passion, the photo under the 1st product 'AppletFile 5.0' looks unrelative as theres no symblo related to the name of the product...
Pg no.12 - The AD of Digit Forum - The Page has been modified and isnt the actual page we see online.
Pg no.12 - The poll doesnt contain all the options that are online.
Pg no.20 - In 'BEAT THAT !' - the name of the company which publishes the prize has 'pte' instead of 'pvt' for the word private.
Pg no.42 - In Clusty's Picture, we can see the DOB of Britney within below the ellipse drawn on the side clusters.
Pg no.48-49 - Under Visual Explaination, We press the '+' key between the nos. we type but in the 'How' section it is being pressed after we type both nos, That is, its explained that we are entering 34+ instead of 3+4 as usual we type in our calculators. (Read the article step by step and u will understand).
Pg no.80-81 - I congratulate DIGIT for at last publishing an error free article on 'A-list'.
Pg no.133 - In the 4th Question, the correct option 'Vista' isnt given...

In General :
Digit has become a soft po*n mag.
Seeing its 'Tabloid Tech' one can prove it...

Bout the 'Fast Track'
(I never scanned it for Errors yet)
Digit's pic for spam mails is a very bad one as one can read the words 'Impress your girl with a huge Cu*shot'.
Digit's pics for p*rn on the net has been manually blurred and censored, I wonder who did that ?
Also, was it neccesary to introduce what p*rn is ?
People will now have an idea bout its existance and will be tempted to visit them...

CD :
I didnt check much for Errors yet, but I found 2 :
The link for Winamp and Quicktime, both dont work !

Srry for any inconvinence caused by this post.

Yrs Always,
QM - The Typokiller
(Qwerty Maniac) - 8/8/05
 
vignesh said:
In the autorun interface the software list is empty in both cd and dvd
first disable the autorun,then go to cd \dvd folder,double click on index.exe
it workedwith me .i hope it work with you too!!
 

Raaabo

Emperor
Staff member
Admin
Re: Watch out, this is a big one !

Spammy said:
where is august issue feedback thread.

nothing changed in the mag except a holier-than-thou executive editor. he had me splitting with his phony replies in letters section.

I'll post the August Feedback and preview thread later. our new editor too "nice" for you?

Spammy said:
in the editorial they were harpping on ancient bio-metrics and all those security measures. reminded me of decade old hollywwod movies with wesley snipes gauging the eyeballs of a guard and getting access with the retina-scan. fingerprints are so easy to fake and so is tampering with the voice.

Ancient? In movies it was Sci-Fi. Today it's "becoming" a reality!

Spammy said:
with the conventional passwords, if you ask me how many times did i change it i will tell how many times did my data have been compromised. not once and not once respectively. i just got this from a newsmagazine in the context of rapes a few weeks ago and i guess is relevant here too - while you should be cautious, dont live in fear.

Someday you will grow up and get a job! Then your security will dictate the security of your company. Try explaining to your boss how company secrets were leaked from you because you weren't careful, by saying "But it never happened before :( !"

Spammy said:
fast track series is not worth the paper it get printed on. just the rehashed content with hardly anything new.

We can't please the world, but there are thousands who will disagree with you. Of course hopefully we can release a book that will interest you every now and then too!

Spammy said:
in linux distributions comparision, you said even microsoft should learn a thing or two from xandros partitioning system. you didnt even give a snapshot or cared to elaborate on it. so you write articles and we are simply supposed to take your word for it.

Totally valid point and it was already pointed out to the concerned writer, copy editor and designer!

Spammy said:
articles by robert smith is more of a comedy than anything else.

I'll assume that you mean that I'm funny. Thanks :).


Spammy said:
there must be something wrong with me why i buy this mag without even gaining much. maybe i have got way useless cash to spare and time to boot.

Perhaps. Or, then again, perhaps you still like more of the magazine than you are willing to admit to.



QwertyManiac said:
Here are some errrors in this month's digit :

Pg no.1 - Editorial, line 6 on 2nd paragraph - flier and not flyer.
Pg no.10 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Tools - Internet - there are 2 bullets for one program - IE 6 cumulative & vulnerablity patch for windows XP.
Pg no.10 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Buisness, the descriptions of the 1st 2 e-bookshave been interchanged.
Pg no 10 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Leisure - Ebooks - The Joke E-book is corrupted.
Pg no.11 - Contents Interactive - Under Digital Passion, the photo under the 1st product 'AppletFile 5.0' looks unrelative as theres no symblo related to the name of the product...
Pg no.12 - The AD of Digit Forum - The Page has been modified and isnt the actual page we see online.
Pg no.12 - The poll doesnt contain all the options that are online.
Pg no.20 - In 'BEAT THAT !' - the name of the company which publishes the prize has 'pte' instead of 'pvt' for the word private.
Pg no.42 - In Clusty's Picture, we can see the DOB of Britney within below the ellipse drawn on the side clusters.
Pg no.48-49 - Under Visual Explaination, We press the '+' key between the nos. we type but in the 'How' section it is being pressed after we type both nos, That is, its explained that we are entering 34+ instead of 3+4 as usual we type in our calculators. (Read the article step by step and u will understand).
Pg no.80-81 - I congratulate DIGIT for at last publishing an error free article on 'A-list'.
Pg no.133 - In the 4th Question, the correct option 'Vista' isnt given...

In General :
Digit has become a soft po*n mag.
Seeing its 'Tabloid Tech' one can prove it...

Bout the 'Fast Track'
(I never scanned it for Errors yet)
Digit's pic for spam mails is a very bad one as one can read the words 'Impress your girl with a huge Cu*shot'.
Digit's pics for p*rn on the net has been manually blurred and censored, I wonder who did that ?
Also, was it neccesary to introduce what p*rn is ?
People will now have an idea bout its existance and will be tempted to visit them...

CD :
I didnt check much for Errors yet, but I found 2 :
The link for Winamp and Quicktime, both dont work !

Srry for any inconvinence caused by this post.

Yrs Always,
QM - The Typokiller
(Qwerty Maniac) - 8/8/05

It's Frequent Flyer, not flier. Flier is American English, and as you will see in the rest of the magazine, we use British English.

The joke Ebook works fine here. Try it again.

The Applet file 5.0 logo is on that image, but agreed it's too small. I guess you don't like pretty girls, and our designer does :)

Seriously though, we'll change that from here on! Point accepted!

The forum page was modified very recently due to member demands. unfortunately the magazine went to print much before.

I updated the poll online, and I guess I screwed up. Apologies! Since so many have already voted, let's leave it the way it is. I guess you don't like my sense of humour with the addition of the additional option. :(

In India the abbreviation is Pvt. In Singapore it is Pte. There's nothing we can do, as we are not allowed to change what companies decide to call themselves across the world. Perhaps you should write to the Singapore government!

The Clusty screenshot has a caption below that says: "Clusty's clusters—on the left—are often useful, but when we asked it when Britney was born, Born to make you happy DOMINATED the results"

In the Visual Explanation, the leader to the story says, "Here we illustrate a simple addition of two numbers, 3 and 4. The visual depicts functioning of a microprocessor during the addition process, irrespective of the data entry sequence

Thanks for the A-list :D

Thanks for pointing out the Longhorn/Vista mistake. Apologies!

As for the soft porn, I suggest you go out and buy a soft porn mag and then perhaps you will be able to tell the difference.

Have you never seen a spam mail with an indecent header? My 7 year old neighbour gets such e-mails in his account, and though he may not know the meaning of half the words, he sure has learnt to delete spam without batting an eyelid!

Porn accounts for almost half the surfing that the Indian online community does. I think perhaps you are slightly more conservative than you should be. not talking about it will not make it go away. It's like saying "Shhhh... NEVER say AIDS! Let's not talk about AIDS and P*rnography, or for that matter Sex. (OMG I used the S** word!)

Who are we kidding? At least Digit is being straight with you...


Anyway, I think you're trying to nit-pick!

Raaabo
 

QwertyManiac

Commander in Chief
More :

pg no.24 - Speeding up - optic...

PCB is mentioned as Printed Circuit 'Borad' instead of board.

Pg.32-33 - The 2 Infogram's database items are all same, i wonder that is there only one criminal in this world ?

Pg . 8-9 - No fullstops in titles of pg no. 25, 30, 62, 78, 77, 110, 94, 91, 112, 131, 152, 134.(i.e. no fullies after description)

Also, in the title cafe for blind, the icon denoting the pic. is not in place (should be jus 'bove da pic...).

Pg. 138 - the publisher of the boot again (my desktop) has pte instead of pvt. ????

In General ...

Mr.Raabo - I dont think thats 9,826,283,745 th but 9.826283745 th time of ur halflife 2 completion, ur no. requires a lifetime....

In bluffies - U havent mentioned the usage of GNU, GPL, Console...

Whew ! - i hope there arent any more errors...

Also - for Odyssey - a better caption is 'Go Red, Get into Danger'

Signed :
Qwerty Maniac - The Typokiller (9-8-05) :Wink

Bout the pte, u mentioned the indian division in some page didnt u ?
 

moshel

Padawan
hi guys i got 2 cds and 1 dvd with my issue......... 8) although the content of both the cds is the same :(

this times mag is good. but the contents are not good. man only 2 games. both of them i played already. and no other gr8 software, atleast for me.

there are good softwares like "the bat" but that will work for 30 days only(i think)
 

premsharma

In the zone
I do agree fast track books are useless. They are bits and pieces of information and that too not organised properly. Hardly any useful software on it for window users. There are many flaws, to point at but who wants to take pain knowing that these people do not listen.
 

Alanis

Right off the assembly line
QwertyManiac said:
pg no.24 - Speeding up - optic... PCB is mentioned as Printed Circuit 'Borad' instead of board.

It's a typo. Try finding a mag that doesn't have one! Stop being such a silly nilly! Everyone makes typos, see below:

QwertyManiac said:
Pg. 138 - the publisher of the boot again (my desktop) has pte instead of pvt. ????

QwertyManiac said:
Pg.32-33 - The 2 Infogram's database items are all same, i wonder that is there only one criminal in this world ?

That is supposed to indicate very minor differences, and if you measure them with an electron microscope i am sure you will see that they are different!

QwertyManiac said:
Pg . 8-9 - No fullstops in titles of pg no. 25, 30, 62, 78, 77, 110, 94, 91, 112, 131, 152, 134.(i.e. no fullies after description)

It's called a magazine's style. If you bother to go through the rest of the magazine, you will find that ALL captions do not have fullstops. It is also true for any issue of Digit, not just the current one, and next time it will not have fullstops as well. Wanna bet?

QwertyManiac said:
Also, in the title cafe for blind, the icon denoting the pic. is not in place (should be jus 'bove da pic...).

OMG! I want my Rs 125 back. How dare they shift an icon that no one notices by 1.4 inches!

ps: Wanna bet qwerty measures it and says "Alanis you are wrong it is 1.39 inches?"

QwertyManiac said:
Pg. 138 - the publisher of the boot again (my desktop) has pte instead of pvt. ????
Yes that's so irritating of Singapore to not follow us Indians! Let's write to the respective government trade ministry and complain!
Their site is http://www.mti.gov.sg/public/Home/frm_MTI_default.asp

QwertyManiac said:
Mr.Raabo - I dont think thats 9,826,283,745 th but 9.826283745 th time of ur halflife 2 completion, ur no. requires a lifetime....

First of all it's Raaabo — he's touchy about those 3 stupid a's. Now, perhaps you need to visit a few links to better understand what he writes the way he does:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humour
http://anitraweb.org/write/exercises/exaggeration.html

ps: I loved the article. I have no intention of playing stupid games, but for some reason the article i liked.

QwertyManiac said:
In bluffies - U havent mentioned the usage of GNU, GPL, Console...

The usage fo GNU and GPL is covered by the usage of open Source. The use of Console is made up for by the use of BASH.

The one they did miss, however, was Daemon! And honestly I didn't notice... bluff your way through is a waste of space anyway as far as i'm concerned!

QwertyManiac said:
Whew ! - i hope there arent any more errors...

I'm sure you will find hundreds... you seem to be especially good at finding hypothetical needles in haystacks!

QwertyManiac said:
Also - for Odyssey - a better caption is 'Go Red, Get into Danger'
Huh? Like what does that mean?

QwertyManiac said:
Bout the pte, u mentioned the indian division in some page didnt u ?

You have obviously totally not understood the whole pte / pvt thing... I hope someone on this forum will be able to explain it to you, or ban you!

You seem schizophrenic, apologise in one post and then start the same nonsense in another... What's with this "be nice to every idiot" thing with you guys at digit... I say ban him... all he did was make me waste my precious Indian bandwidth!

Stop nit-picking about nonsensical things and offer some real criticism. Were you paid by C**p to come here and cause trouble on the Digit forum? If that's the case, I see they are as useless at picking flamers as they are writers!

@ Raaabo: I apologise for losing my cool, flaming and mentioning c**p, but come on, this was getting too much! One can only read such nonsense in silence for so long.
 
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