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posted by martyb on Sunday May 18 2014, @07:55AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the print-does-not-mean-the-opposite-of-cursive dept.

I have loved the /. community for its articles and cynicism since the early 2000's, and now my favorite community is you soylentils. But let's say I want to read these full stories in print. What magazines or journals are out there? I'd like to see something with stories within the scope of SoylentNews or Vice's Motherboard, but with a more critical (as in deep-thinking, not just the pessimism and ideological fighting) exploration of today's issues.

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  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Sunday May 18 2014, @08:53AM

    by Bot (3902) on Sunday May 18 2014, @08:53AM (#44812) Journal

    I have another question, if such a magazine exists, who sponsors it?

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Buck Feta on Sunday May 18 2014, @09:54AM

    by Buck Feta (958) on Sunday May 18 2014, @09:54AM (#44817) Journal
    MIT Technology Review [technologyreview.com] is excellent and comes in a dead tree version.
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    • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Sunday May 18 2014, @07:29PM

      by HiThere (866) on Sunday May 18 2014, @07:29PM (#44974) Journal

      When I subscribed it was less technical than the Scientific American, never covered programming, and vigorously supported the USPTO. (It was the last that caused me to refrain from renewing, but I didn't miss it.)

      Perhaps they are better now, as that was over a decade ago, but without actually seeing so I'm not likely to invest in another subscription.

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      • (Score: 1) by Buck Feta on Sunday May 18 2014, @08:07PM

        by Buck Feta (958) on Sunday May 18 2014, @08:07PM (#44986) Journal

        I always thought that Sci Am turned into mind candy when Rupert Murdock bought them.

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        • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Monday May 19 2014, @05:43PM

          by HiThere (866) on Monday May 19 2014, @05:43PM (#45304) Journal

          Did he? To an extent it's mind candy. It depends on the area of specialization. The point I was making was that it's NOT a technology journal, more popular science. It never tells you how to do anything, or compares products. At most it tells you, in popular terms, what some extreme specialists have done using really difficult and expensive tools...leaving out most of the technical details. If you want to understand a ribosome, you can sometimes get more details than you would find in a high school textbook. It shows fancy pictures from the work of astronomers. But it doesn't interpret them well enough that another astronomer could use them. Etc.

          Please note: This is not to slam the Scientific American. It fills an important niche. But it's not a technical magazine. I don't know of anything even on the level of Byte these days. Even DDJ has become less technical, despite source code being a lot more available.

          It is an unfortunate truth that magazines tend to expand in the direction of a larger audience. This means that specialized magazines tend to become less specialist. (An exception may be magazines published by professional societies, but even those have this tendency. They don't want to repeat themselves, even though many of their subscribers don't have the older issues. Just TRY to find a magazine article on, say, B+Tree optimization these days. You *may* find it via a web search, but you won't find it via a magazine article. Once you could have.)

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by VLM on Sunday May 18 2014, @11:35AM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Sunday May 18 2014, @11:35AM (#44833)

    I don't think your ideal exists. I think you're asking for a love child of "Philosophy Now" and "2600"?

    Steampunk Magazine without the steam?

  • (Score: 1) by Aiwendil on Sunday May 18 2014, @02:15PM

    by Aiwendil (531) on Sunday May 18 2014, @02:15PM (#44871) Journal

    As someone already has stated technology review [techreview.com] is excellent. But if you speak german you have access to lots of good stuff, starting with Chip [chip.de] for easier articles on everyday technology.

    • (Score: 2) by omoc on Sunday May 18 2014, @03:29PM

      by omoc (39) on Sunday May 18 2014, @03:29PM (#44888)

      Chip is bullshit, if you speak German you'll want to read c't magazine from http://heise.de/ [heise.de]

      • (Score: 1) by Aiwendil on Sunday May 18 2014, @03:54PM

        by Aiwendil (531) on Sunday May 18 2014, @03:54PM (#44904) Journal

        Be prepared to be depressed, but chip is far ahead of pretty much any swedish magazine these days :/

  • (Score: 2) by Angry Jesus on Sunday May 18 2014, @05:56PM

    by Angry Jesus (182) on Sunday May 18 2014, @05:56PM (#44946)

    Try IEEE Spectrum [ieee.org] it is kind of like a "Popular Science" magazine for actual engineers. I've been reading it since I was a kid because my father had a subscription. You might need to be an IEEE member to subscribe to the print edition, but I have seen it in the public library too.

  • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday May 18 2014, @06:20PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday May 18 2014, @06:20PM (#44953) Homepage

    Yeah, I know I'll get a lot of hate for suggesting this, but Wired [wired.com] magazine deals with a lot of issues facing tech today. I actually got a yearly subscription as a Christmas present, so I always have a fresh top-of-the-shitter read to keep me regular until Christmas time.

    Common complaints are that it's the "MTV of the tech world" and one of my own complaints is that there are far more ads that there used to be, as well as excessive product placement in some of their articles (which may themselves be ads masquerading as articles). I also haven't seen a poorly-rated product in their reviews, they'll say things like "least featured and lowest cost" but they won't say "piece of shit."

    • (Score: 2) by sjames on Monday May 19 2014, @06:43PM

      by sjames (2882) on Monday May 19 2014, @06:43PM (#45326) Journal

      If someone comes out with a magazine called "Wired Ducks" I'd have to buy an issue just to see what it was about :-)

  • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Monday May 19 2014, @09:23PM

    by Open4D (371) Subscriber Badge on Monday May 19 2014, @09:23PM (#45381) Journal