Anti-Social Magazine , the only magazine to support all underground scenes.
Based in the U.K.!
Including: Hacking, Phreaking, Anarchy, Carding, Pirate radio, drugs, Cults, Secret technology, UFO's and the search to find the truth behind government cover-ups, plus just about anything else that is in the same class as any of the above.
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ABOUT ANTI-SOCIAL MAGAZINE.....
A-S Magazine, set-up in April 1998 and released it's first issue on the 26th of that same month. Bringing a revolution to the "Ezine" community : A magazine that covered ALL underground topics, not just specialising in any one field. Within a month we had our first 40 subscribers and to our initial amazement signed on HNC as a major distributor site.......they went on to become our sponsor site and Armageddon later become staff with the group.
As the name sugests, our objective is to cover topics that the general public see as largely "Anti-Social." Such topics include, but are not limited to : System Security, Phreaking, demo coding, rave music, hacking, games/music piracy, News from all arenas of the underground, Pirate radio and lots more!
We aim to be a magazine, instead of a technical journal, though we do cover many technical articles in each issue. For it is our belief that it's not just the hardcore-members of the underground scenes that want to keep up to speed with news in their scenes and what other groups are up to, but also many others around the world who are interested to whatever level in learning about things which relate to the underground. Again it's worth noting that we are NOT a magazine that bases it's efforts on showing its readers how to break the law, but more aimed at explaining the technology that relates to scenes in the underground - if individuals wish to exploit that knowledge, that is their own responsibility, we simply show them how it works and how to make things work differently.
Unlike with commercial Magazines, A-S offers its readers the chance to get their name/handle in the lime light by publishing any articles sent in (assuming they live up to our quality and subject matter standards). As a magazine, we are also willing to publish articles that seem more to do with someones opinion, then fact. We do this because it is this sort of article that allows other scene members to keep in touch with what the rest of the scene is thinking about certain things.
Today Anti-Social is read by approx. 35,000 readers every month. Via a network of over 30 web sites, plus a number of BBS around the world. From Harvard University, to the tax office(s) in Austraila. Anti-Social is enjoyed by a vast community.....
ANTI-SOCIAL MAGAZINE : PRESS PACKAs we continue to grow, more and more organisations have been requesting press packs so that they can quickly get access to all the information about A-S that media organisations require, to name just one reason. So in order to make life easier, we now offer this online press pack, which you can download and read using any web browser, offline, if you want a more perminant copy. The Introduction :
Anti-Social have been in existance for over a 1.5 years and in that time have taken the magazine from its birth, back in April 1998. To it's current existance as one of the most read underground magazines in the world.
Distributed from over 30 Web sites/BBS/FTP around the globe and carrying several thousand subscribers. Anti-Social estimates that the magazine is read by 35,000 people per month (allowing for a month delay for each new issue due to the time it actually takes to get uploaded to the distributor sites etc.). From just two of its major distribution sites alone, it's logged to recieve over 700 downloads a day.
As the magazine moves on to ever larger things, we've found ourselves getting offers from organisations with vast financial backing, to take the magazine hard copy and sell it around the world. Not to mention selected as the official magazine of Data-Con 2000. Quite clearly, we've made a big impact on the underground community.
The Anti-Social Philosophy :
Our objective is to present the underground community at large with a magazine that covers ALL the scenes of the underground - and if we don't already cover it, to support anything sent in or requested for the scene in question. From system security/hacking --> Aliens, we cover it all!
It is because of our diversaty that we can not go into any scene in immense detail, so those who are looking for a "Technical Journal" simply won't find one here. We're happy to publish anything, as technical as it can get, but this is not our main objective with the magazine. Our mission statement is to produce a magazine that those who are already involved in an underground scene will enjoy and those who want to get into a scene or are just interested in a scene will fall in love with, while at the same time maximising our distribution/number of readers.
The number of sites and BBS that already host A-S Mag and the number of downloads those sites record, seems to suggest that we're doing our job correctly. As we're a completly free magazine, we depend on articles from our readers to continue production, if we weren't doing our job - there wouldn't be a magazine to release.
The Interface :
Anti-Social is almost unique in that, instead of using the very common "Text files grouped by compression". Each issue we release comes in the format of a zipped .DAT file, readable by using the A-S viewing files.
This approach to the magazine's interface allows readers to have a very functional menu system to access articles that interest them, but also means that the "lost file" effect never occurs on your hard drive. No longer will you be left with Issue No. X Articles 1-10, 12-20 but no idea where article 11 is or whether it's been deleted. Such a method also offers authors, limited copyright potection. As the .DAT is not as simple to tamper with as a standard .TXT file. However, although it is possible for the magazine to have it's files tampered with to some degree. What does make it tedious to someone wanting to change credits or similar, is the ability to change the text and then extract the entire article from the magazine to distribute seperatily (claiming they wrote it or other things to similar effect). Thus writers have better assurance that they won't see their work ripped of in other publications or on web sites with no changes to the file other than the auther's handle.
The Future of A-S :
A-S Magazine staff made their first group apperance in public at DNS-CON #2 (August 1999), where Armageddon was staff. We plan to be at Catastraphy later this year and then we should be back again in the summer of 2000 at DNS-CON #3. However, we have A LOT planned between now and then.
For starters as soon as the person responsible for recording the lectures at DNS-CON #2 can be tracked down, we plan to release our first CD, "A-S Mag LIVE @ DNS-CON". Which will include interviews, lectures and numerous other things that will give a real feel as to what the convention was like and hopefully convince more people to show up for number 3. With any luck, this CD should be released around December and is already in such demand that we've had to start a "Reserve yours" mailing list so we can inform everyone who wants it as soon as it's released.
So keep your eyes peeled for this release around December/Early New Year.
We have numerous readers who use Linux as their main OS. However, it is some what tedious for them to keep using an emulator every time they want to read A-S Mag. For this reason, we'll soon be releaseing a whole new viewer, just for them!
As well as all this, Anti-Social are the official UK promoters for the system security confrence DATA-CON. Which will be held mid-summer next year.
So it's been a pretty packed out year for us so far, and it doesn't look like the espansion will ever stop with Anti-Social as we're still in talks with other convention/confrence organisers about becoming an official promoter for their event. As we can offer such large scale distribution, it is almost certain that we'll be promoteing at least two more confrences next year.
CONTACT THE STAFF.
Geddon got into the world of computing at a very young age, starting with
the oh-so-unpowerful, Spectrum ZX. He got into the world of system security
in late 1993 and is now baseing his efforts towards moving deeper into
If you have any theories that involve Physics, especially FTL related, then Neuro is the
person you want to talk to. Currently studying Physics at Manchester University, the man
is quite simply obsessed with the subject!
In the early days of A-S he was also responsible for makeing sure subscribers all arrived
on our mailing lists, a task that might seem simple but when you consider we were getting
around 20+ subscribers every week, you can imagine what it was like trying to keep it all
Loki joined the team around issue 10, shortly after the magazine had declared itself "Established".
Taken on after sending in several good articles and showing that he had dedication towards what
Anti-Social were trying to create. He proved that although A-S almost exclusivly works on an "invite
only" system, anyone could get in if they put in the time and dedication.
we were getting
around 20+ subscribers every week, you can imagine what it was like trying to keep it all
problems being a socially
retarded person, wasting his life away on IRC, watching
4Later and obscure animations. You will probably find him idling
away on IRC saying heh or bah. Don't expect inteligeble
typing or answers from him.
He joined the team after sending us a vast amount of top
quality samples of his work and is now involved in createing many of the graphics that our readers will
spend a lot of their time looking at while reading through the pages of Anti-Social. In the near future
we'll have some samples of Croc's work up on the site, but until then you'll have to just wait until issue
19 of A-S Magazine is released!
Anti-Social Magazine Viewer
DOS executables which are required to view the magazine's DAT files to enjoy the magazine. Use DOSBox on a Linux system.
You need to download the correct viewer for the issue you've downloaded, Issues 1-18 use the DOS viewer, found on our web site as as-view.zip. Issues 19+ will use the new Win32 viewer which is available from our web site as asviewX.zip [X = the number of the version for the Win32, starting with as-view4.zip. Later versions might be released in the months to come.]
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|Issue 1||April 26, 1998 (DAT)||Issue 2||May 31, 1998 (DAT)||Issue 3||June 30, 1998 (DAT)||Issue 4||July 31, 1998[MISSING]|
|Issue 5||August 31, 1998[MISSING]||Issue 6||September 30, 1998[MISSING]||Issue 7||October 31, 1998[MISSING]||Issue 8||November 30, 1998[MISSING]|
|Issue 9||December 31, 1998[MISSING]||Issue 10||January 31, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 11||February 28, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 12||March 31, 1999 (DAT)|
|Issue 13||April 30, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 14||May 31, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 15||June 30, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 16||July 31, 1999[MISSING]|
|Issue 17||August 31, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 18||October 31, 1999[MISSING]||Issue 19||January 1, 2000[MISSING]||Issue 20||February 1, 2000 (DAT)|
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