Free Computer Magazines Offer

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#1
I received a special offer for NeoSmart Technologies from some of the big names in the tech magazine industry, and we're pleased to announce that our members can subscribe to a wide range of tech and computer-related print magazines for free.

NeoSmart Technologies Magazine Center

Most magazines are available for free to US & Canada residents, some are also available with free international shipping.

There are also a number of eBooks, research papers, and other articles available at the above link..
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
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#2
Sweet. I will be getting a few of these. Thanks Mahmoud!
 

Ex_Brit

If you're going through hell, keep going
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#3
Thanks Mahmoud. I ordered a couple of travel mags that I used to get at work.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#4
Yeah, I neglected to mention that there are other categories than tech magazines - there's actually a wide range of topics and titles.

Glad you guys found something you liked in there... any particular recommendations?
 

Ex_Brit

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#5
Not so far, at least not that I think you'd like. The ones I ordered are travel industry news-related, hardly interesting to anyone not in that line, or, like me, who used to be in that line.
 

JustinW

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#6
I'm sorry... when you say order do you mean you get the hard copies? Here I was thinking it was all online, but that's great :smile:
 

Ex_Brit

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#7
Some are ebooks etc, but some are also print.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#8
Yep - print. The print ones are mostly very technical (laser engineering, microwave RFDs, oil pipelines!!!!) but there are some nice titles in the mix.
 

Ex_Brit

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#9
Well I feel like a 2nd-class citizen. Both the travel magazines I asked for have refused my subscription saying that it isn't available to retired people, only those currently active in the travel industry.....boo to them.
 

mqudsi

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#10
Wow, that's messed-up!

You'd think they'd show a little more thoughtfulnes than that.... it's rather stupid since it's the experience and advice of the people now retired that others count on most - you'd think they'd share some of that love around. :frowning:
 

Ex_Brit

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#11
Exactly. I've reapplied for one and this time lied a bit so we'll see. It's crazy considering they sent it to me at work for free for 30+ years.
 

mqudsi

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#12
Don't tell them - they'll make you pay for 30 years' worth of magazines :lol:
 

Ex_Brit

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#13
LOL. Well I do pay for some. One of them I've been getting since January 1952 - National Geographic Magazine. I still have them all too.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
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#14
By my reckoning that's about 2 cubic yards of NG Peter. I hope they're not all stacked in the loft !
I don't wan't to read the headline, "Geordie Boy ex-Pat crushed in Canadian House Collapse" any time soon.

No, NG's smallish format isn't it ? - One cubic yard perhaps - maybe you'll be safe.
 
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Ex_Brit

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#15
Don't worry Terry, I live in a concrete and steel highhrise apartment building. I have them boxed in 6 month batches complete with indexes etc in a bookcase.
I hardly ever refer to any old ones, but I couldn't bring myself to part with them.
It's quite nostalgic to go back to the really old ones, especially to see the old car ads.
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
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#16
You could be 200 years old and still have the desire to travel... what a bunch of idiots. Any excuse not to give away something for free I guess. I'm sure they wouldn't mind giving you a subscription in exchange of your money.
 

Ex_Brit

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#17
Well it is an internal Travel Trade magazine and I suppose they don't like sending it to just anyone. It's been so long since I used to get it that their computer obviously doesn't remember me.
 

mqudsi

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#18
Perhaps it was from before they had computers to keep track of such things, Peter :tongueout:

I used to have a good collection of NGs back in Chicago - perhaps all the issue from 1991 to 1999 or so?

I got them for free on Community Recycle Day, they were just so beautiful...
 

Ex_Brit

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#19
Yes, NGM is a wonderful magazine and well worth the money. I watch a lot of their TV shows too.
 
#20
lol
don't they realize that people save there money until they retire so they can roam the world

speaking of NG in 6th grade one of my teachers was offering a +2 bonus to whoever donates a magazine or book.... etc. to the class library, i happened to have a double copy of a NG magazine so i gave it in expecting lots of bonus points considering the fact that it was shiny and a special edition instead i got a -3 bonus and detention plus a long talk with the teacher becasue the magazine had a special report about african tribes which apparently inclucluded material unappropriate to children..........lol