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  • #31
    DM

    Neil, Jeff, Nick, Weston, Fred, Orest, Peter,Mathew, and Ray.
    Thanks guys. Nice issue, do it again.

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    • #32
      Wow....I wasn't aware the magazine pay scale was that low per page. I wrote a 5 page article for a sailing magazine about 6 years ago and was paid $500...which sounds better I guess but the 5 pages were based on my own research that took almost a year !

      Of course in the professional magazines (with advertising) the outside authors are often not paid anything, but just happen to be representing a company whose products just happen to align perfectly with the article....i.e. they get paid with free advertising mascurading as an article...although sometimes quite informative and balanced, nontheless, as long as read with eyes wide open.

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      • #33
        DM

        I received my issue today and had a chance to browse through it. I do like the issue and thank the VP staff for putting it out. Although the articles may not appeal to all there are things to be learned.

        I'm a late bloomer in the world of CNC, only dealing with Sherline/Microkinetics set ups but hopefully someday to get to the larger equipment. 73 and learning something new everyday.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Evan
          Your copyright notice is unnecessary. Copyright subsists with the author unless otherwise intentionally assigned, sold or disclaimed. Copyright under current law is automatic on creation of a work including your posts here.
          Hi Evan,

          I know that, but I expect most readers of the board don't. I'm pretty well versed in copyright law. Thanks.
          Leigh
          The entire content of this post is copyright by, and is the sole property of, the author. No assignment
          of title nor right of publication shall ensue from presentation of this material on any computer site.

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          • #35
            The Digital issue is more what I am looking for in a magazine. I have recently ended my subscription to SERVO because the articles have gotten too much into hobby and toy robots and little info on CNC and industrial robots. I'm not saying they haven't had any just not enough for me to warrant subscribing to four magazines...HMS, Projects, N&V, Servo. I would like to see a magazine that focuses on the electronics for motion control and programming as it relates specifically to CNC and Industrial robots. I enjoyed most of the articles in the Special edition. I did enjoy the little AL Bot, however I would have rather seen the author use a production board and controller (AKA Basic Stamp/BasicX...) that could be salvaged to do other project when Al got boring to play with. Also, as far as I could see the author didn't offer a place to buy his board, although he said it was available from him. I can't say that I would like the expense of subscribing to another magazine, but I did enjoy the content in the S/E more than most of the issues of HSM andProjects in the last few years. If a Digital Machinist stand alone is in the future, I would likely drop HSM with a slight tear in my eye because I've been a loyal subscriber since about 1982. I still love the manual machining stuff, but I've built two CNC machines, and I'm ready to make some chips with them now!

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            • #36
              HSM Spl edition

              It would have been nice if the editors would provide a web site to down load
              pubished programs so that those of us that still type with one finger can utilize them. Either that or print them with better contrast!

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              • #37
                If it's called Digital Machinist and aims at bringing the HSM's who are interested in this technology screaming and kicking into the 21st Century then why isn't it a Digital Download.

                I think someone is missing the point here especially as the first is a freebie and so anyone could d/load it and get hooked, subscriptions and passwords could follow later if the pilot is a success.

                This way only the subscription users of HSM get a copy and as we have seen here not all are in favor. Open it up to the whole of the net and you will trawl in far more
                .

                Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                • #38
                  Sorry if I am missing the point,But Then they couldn't get 50 % adverts,Perhaps I am wrong but 35(mostly partial pages)of actual articles out of 66 pages.

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                  • #39
                    Yes they could, you download the exact electronic version of the paper copy, adverts and all. That way it bypasses any copyright laws in force today but as it's a new publication the contract can be written to cover electronic publication.

                    It's already happening with other mags, Evan has listed sources. It will happen one day with these mags given publishing costs etc, etc so why not start now with a new mag thats slanted to users of this technology


                    .
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                    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                    • #40
                      Lil Al Robot

                      The lilAl robot was designed just for the article. It would have been much easier to use a Basic Stamp, but the Basic Stamp is just a CPU. A robot needs at a minimum a CPU, sensors, motor drivers and encoders. I was able to integrate all these on one small board. The idea I had was the machinist would not have to touch a soldering iron; they could buy the electric assembly and screw it on their robot. If someone is really interesting in experimenting with robotics, I would suggest one of the Parallax or other robots that can be assembled with just a few simple tools.
                      It was hard writing the article knowing that most of the audience would not have any knowledge of electronics or programming. And the worst part is I haven’t got my edition of the magazine yet! Wait, wait…

                      Buy the board: WWW.WiresAndThreads.com
                      Isn't this address in the article? I am hoping to sell enough boards to break even on all the supplies and materials I had to buy to design and make LilAl.

                      Originally posted by Techtchr
                      The Digital issue is more what I am looking for in a magazine. I have recently ended my subscription to SERVO because the articles have gotten too much into hobby and toy robots and little info on CNC and industrial robots. I'm not saying they haven't had any just not enough for me to warrant subscribing to four magazines...HMS, Projects, N&V, Servo. I would like to see a magazine that focuses on the electronics for motion control and programming as it relates specifically to CNC and Industrial robots. I enjoyed most of the articles in the Special edition. I did enjoy the little AL Bot, however I would have rather seen the author use a production board and controller (AKA Basic Stamp/BasicX...) that could be salvaged to do other project when Al got boring to play with. Also, as far as I could see the author didn't offer a place to buy his board, although he said it was available from him. I can't say that I would like the expense of subscribing to another magazine, but I did enjoy the content in the S/E more than most of the issues of HSM andProjects in the last few years. If a Digital Machinist stand alone is in the future, I would likely drop HSM with a slight tear in my eye because I've been a loyal subscriber since about 1982. I still love the manual machining stuff, but I've built two CNC machines, and I'm ready to make some chips with them now!

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                      • #41
                        Hmmm got my copy of the regular mag, but no digital edition or whatever.....


                        As far as copyright.......

                        It rests with the author, OR WHOEVER CAN "PROVE" THEY ARE THE AUTHOR.

                        In other words it is possible to steal the work and confuse the issue so much as to render any attempt at copyright defense not worth the effort. A good one is to sue the (actual) author for copyright infringement.

                        On the other hand, if you CAN prove it, you may be OK. BTW, mailing it to yourself as proof is an urban legend. But notarized copies are usually good as gold.

                        Don't forget that in europe (and soon to come here too), if you can get ahold of the idea, and run to the patent office, you get to hold a patent in defiance of the actual inventor, who gets absolutely nothing for his efforts.

                        At present, here you get to spend lots of money to try to prove you were the inventor. And maybe lose if you don't have dated, witnessed, documents, or if the other folks' document forger is better.

                        Writing pays somewhat less than picking strawberries as an illegal alien, on a per hour basis. Other magazines pay once, lump sum, and ask you to sign away all rights of any sort forever in any medium. If you don't like it, you are free to "starve".

                        The HSM deal is pretty good. Let's hope they don't wise up.
                        1601

                        Keep eye on ball.
                        Hashim Khan

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by J Tiers
                          ...At present, here you get to spend lots of money to try to prove you were the inventor. And maybe lose if you don't have dated, witnessed, documents, or if the other folks' document forger is better.
                          This is just a huge wellfare system for the scumbag attorneys, like every other governmental program in this country.
                          Leigh
                          The entire content of this post is copyright by, and is the sole property of, the author. No assignment
                          of title nor right of publication shall ensue from presentation of this material on any computer site.

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