The Link 15 Editorial
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welcome to this,the 15th issue of our mag THE LINK. we wish to thank all our readers,who have spoken highly of our efforts in keeping you,the readers up-to date with everything,that is happening here and overseas. there has been,quiet a few changes over here,since the last issue of the link, more about these later. i have a big favour to ask of everyone, can you tell me what has happened to TBB and ARGOS,are they still around. i have sent many packs to them and they have not sent back to me as yet. also we would like someone to send over a book from germany containing all the new post codes,so we can keep our files up-to date. you will find in this issue we have 2 chart sections. we have gone back to having the monthly charts,as well as the progressive charts. the monthly charts will not contain and i repeat,will not contain any tsr member votes,we will see if this stops all you whinges out there,you know who i mean. the progressive charts will be kept up- to date as usual. we hope this meets with everyone's approval. hopefully with this issue you will be able to type 16 characters in for your music. you will also find some new tunes,that you can use. we will also have the date of the party in 1994. i would like to know if anybody out there has a working copy of zac macraken as mine is errored,also would like to find a tune from the mission impossible series. that's about all from me,i will hand you over to my very good friend and sidekick GIORGIO ARMANI. i would like to thank all those that helped in any way shape or form. we thank you very much. see you all next issue.UPTONOGOOD-EDITOR another exciting month for the c64 and the scene. first, SHAZAM is born after REBELS australia left from the euro division. it'll be interesting to see how LITHIUM survives with CRUZE left the group. MSR is almost unheard of but i think they'll live if things goes well. so the oz scene is much in need of new blood to fill the unchallenged position and competition is getting less and less. no doubt, TSR continues to strive to produce best that we can to satisfy all or readers. we'll be the last to go as we hope. marching towards 1994, TSR will be a stronger group. we have planned for the next party where others are still so uncertain about their own party. guys, is the christmas party going ahead or is TSR gonna beat you again with our second party? no offence to anyone just some encouragements. onto another subject, looks like the scene is smaller everyday. and at the end of the day, the group that will survive are those who stick together as a real team. i can proudly say that TSR has a good team of talents. not just the commitments and the skills that's needed to be a great group, but also the loyalty members have shown despite all the outside influences. we have let our true spirit play the game and not worrying about our EGO every minute. i truely want to thank UPTONOGOOD for showing outstanding leadership ability in leading TSR to a new era as we move beyond 1993. no doubt, from the proud contributions of all members, and i mean all members, we'll continue to be a top group in australia. we known deep under that we are and we will continue to be so. it has come to my attention that there has been some rather critical comments made directly to me from CRUZE/EX-LITHIUM over the incident that link#13 was packed with the expert cartridge instead of a cruncher as such. the same comment was repeated in form#6 three times: in the editorial, the news, and the messages section. the same comment asking WHY I DID IT? was sent to me, the link and i presumed other votesheets to other mags. i have decided to exercise my right to reply. what i want to draw to your attention is the fact that: 1. CRUZE knew of the reason why but he persisted the attack against me over such a petty thing as packing? the question of WHY? was asked many times even after honest answer was given? 2. CRUZE worried so much about packing that he made not one comment, but multiple comments in one issue of his own mag. 3. CRUZE, from i gathered, is seeking to print his comment in many mags over this small incident. my reply to his abusive comment: 1. i consider the look and feel, the code, and the substance of the mag more a priority than how the finish product was packed. 2. your continual attack is unjust, out of proportion, and overblown. the language was abusive and rude. i resent your rudeness and consider that your own jealousy. 3. tsr communicated the reason to you 2 days after the link was released. your mag was released six weeks after our explanation and you still decided to print such rude comments. either you are jealous or you want to start a war. 4. you may know a bit about packing (and who doesn't?)but you don't know enough about coding to code your own mag. then what gives you the right to criticise me of how i coded my mag? 5. as much as i wanted to criticise you back, i resisted because i don't want to bring myself down to your level! 6. i have never even made one comment about you before then why are you so keen on attacking me? afterall you almost blew your top off with those discourteous and savage comments. 7. watch your manners, CRUZE. even though you can exercise your freedom of speech, don't abuse it. especially over something so minor. that's all i wanted to say about this incident. CRUZE has taken many hours of his time to engineer this attack. and to my mind, is it worth it? who is to benefit? does this make him sleep better? i do however, think this kind of attack is meaningless and degrading the australian scene, won't you agree? onto another topic - we'll talk about networking. recently, i have discovered a whole new world called the INTERNET. internet is one big network which links universities, nasa, governments, research centres, technological frontier of this world (this globe)! no kidding the size is absolutely enormous. to give you some ideas, there's an option called the IRC stands for INTERNET RELAY CHAT which you can chat with all users on line in varies channels. a channel is basically defined as a topic of conversation. there are channels such as #C-64, #AMIGA, #TEENSEX ETC. each channel can have varies amount of people logged on to it. on average there would probably be about 5 logged onto each channel. and on average, about 700 channels is available for irc. another aspect is the EMAIL ability to write mails on-line or off-line. on-line mails are put into NEWSGROUPS for example ALT.JFK,AUS.BICYCLE ETC. and there are at least 20,000 newsgroups online. people can post messages and bulletins for others. off-line you can write private mails to certain people you desired. the destination is defined by addresses. for example my address is DPPOON ACACIA.ITD.UTS.EDU.AU which the address is basically a mail box. mails sent are delivered into addresses like real life mails. of course the biggest benefit is privacy. the FTP module allows you to sent files to addresses like mails. but you ask, where do i get hot stuff from? two ways my friend: 1) via INTERNET boards 2) between addresses. you see, you can also call varies other institutions like a bulletin board. for example there are several military base of nasa you can hook up to; or; compuserve if you are registered and many others. the other way is to sent your files like messages to another destination. the choice is yours. what's more, as a matter of interest, internet is how some of the elite dudes hack into NASA for secrets and other major corporations. fun fun fun. i'm sure you are a bit more interested with INTERNET by now. but of course only elite dudes like me have access! only kidding. if you belong to any universities in australia, chances are that you'll have no problem of getting into INTERNET. otherwise, there maybe bbs which have gateways into internet. as i've heard from logic/tsr, his bbs space-station has an echo with internet so that email can be sent thru. but since it is not 100% internet, IRC is not available to them. and mails usually took longer to sent. and file transfer ability may also be limited. oh well, that's all for this month of editorial. i'll see you in the next issue. have fun! GIORGIO ARMANI/TSR internet address: DPPOON ACACIA.ITD.UTS.EDU.AU contact me now!