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briankelly321's Avatar Comment 1 by briankelly321

I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:35:00 UTC | #426993

Planetary Paul's Avatar Comment 2 by Planetary Paul

Not outside the US and Canada? Weird....

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:59:00 UTC | #426997

Polaris29's Avatar Comment 3 by Polaris29

Since my collection of National Geographic magazines painted more than one bookshelf into solid yellow I'm probably going to buy this.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:06:00 UTC | #427001

edu hierofante's Avatar Comment 4 by edu hierofante

Hi Richard Dawkins,
At first, I want to say that you are my inspiration, I really like the way you think about the world, evolution, creationism, etc. I am a Brazilian student (I saw you conference in Paraty!) and I am about to go to University, Im study biology. Anyway, I want to say that see you videos (on RDF TV, Ytube, etc.) its very very complicated for me, because I dont understand English, and many times I have to find with subtitles or the Transcripts on the web.But its a hard work and I cannot understand a lot of videos just because they dont have subtitles or the Transcripts. Example: Ive been very happy when I found the transcripts of the video The Iguanas of Galapagos. I already had the video but I just understood a little bit of it. Now I put the subtitles and create my video, a video that I can understand whats going on the screen. So if you put MORE subtitles or the transcripts on your videos I am gonna be very very happy. This is a way to spread your ideas to the world.

Thank you for reading this.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:11:00 UTC | #427002

vega's Avatar Comment 5 by vega

This reminds me of when MS Encarta used to come on a CD...pre-internet!

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:17:00 UTC | #427003

Misc's Avatar Comment 6 by Misc

not shippable outside of the U.S. and Canada

Legally, that is. The irony of copyright...

Btw, there is also a $60 DVD version available.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:41:00 UTC | #427004

Joel Jacobson's Avatar Comment 7 by Joel Jacobson

"not shippable outside of the U.S. and Canada ..."

I took that to mean that National Geographic themselves won't ship it, but there are no constraints on forwarding overseas.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:58:00 UTC | #427012

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 8 by Cook@Tahiti

Last I heard, the DVD edition wasn't installable to your own hard drive. They promised a fix for this, but didn't deliver.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 02:00:00 UTC | #427014

DocWebster's Avatar Comment 9 by DocWebster

As cheap as those plug in drives are getting I look for everything that comes in DVD sets to get marketed this way sooner or later.I bought a 500 gigabyte external drive a 3 months ago at Walmart for the same price my mom paid for an 8 megabyte ram stick for her first computer, 70$. Now there's a Terabyte drives going for that price and the 1.5 Tb drive is only 15 dollars more. This is indeed a good time to be alive because it's never been so cheap to learn.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 02:26:00 UTC | #427021

mmurray's Avatar Comment 10 by mmurray

Kind of ironic. They spend decades building a business out of wandering around the world photographing things and then they won't sell us our own photographs.


Thu, 31 Dec 2009 03:26:00 UTC | #427030

quantum_flux's Avatar Comment 11 by quantum_flux

I never cared for reading The National Geographic, too much fluff for my tastes, about 160 GB worth.

lol...just joking, actually that is very neat :)

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 03:49:00 UTC | #427036

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 12 by Cook@Tahiti

>We’ve left plenty of hard disk space to accommodate future upgrades. We’ve also allocated approximately 100GB of hard disk space for your own personal use.

Great use of spin to make a virtue out of a necessity. It's not even half full. Why not just use a smaller drive and make it cheaper?

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:02:00 UTC | #427038

prettygoodformonkeys's Avatar Comment 13 by prettygoodformonkeys

Not outside the US and Canada? Weird....

Canada calling: suck it, bitches!

(seriously, though - hope y'all get it soon)

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:13:00 UTC | #427040

j.mills's Avatar Comment 14 by j.mills

120 years? Monthly? So, 1440 issues. 100GB free and still room for expansion, so say 50GB in use. So around 35MB per issue. If it's 100 pages, that's 350k per page - which I suppose is a pretty decent JPG.

When would you ever find the time, though? You could google as quickly and find a wider variety of resources. Just as soon as we have the ability to do this kind of thing, it becomes obsolete!

(EDIT: I wonder if the shipping restriction is anything to do with the US's paranoid ban on exporting encryption software?)

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:13:00 UTC | #427041

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 15 by Cook@Tahiti

It would have just fit onto one 50GB Blu-Ray disc - much cheaper and more convenient.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:24:00 UTC | #427045

Acitta's Avatar Comment 16 by Acitta

Unfortunately, it requires the use of proprietary, non-free operating systems. Disappointing.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:37:00 UTC | #427047

mmurray's Avatar Comment 17 by mmurray

Great use of spin to make a virtue out of a necessity. It's not even half full. Why not just use a smaller drive and make it cheaper?

Can you get smaller than 160GB these days? USB memory sticks go up to 64GB but maybe they are more expensive.


Thu, 31 Dec 2009 04:58:00 UTC | #427050

Rodger T's Avatar Comment 18 by Rodger T

The Complete National Geographic on 160-GB Hard Drive is not shippable outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Why not? What kind of copyright insanity is this,when you can buy the the magazine at any supermarket/bookstore?

How is this collection any different to any other?

Great use of spin to make a virtue out of a necessity. It's not even half full. Why not just use a smaller drive and make it cheaper?

It can be updated in the future ,apparently.

Edit,16. Comment #445670 by Acitta. I see ,ok thanks.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:23:00 UTC | #427059

mmurray's Avatar Comment 19 by mmurray

The DVD's seem to be available from Amazon and ship overseas. Someone in Korea and also France wrote reviews


Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:29:00 UTC | #427060

A's Avatar Comment 20 by A

not shippable outside of the U.S. and Canada. Please also allow an additional 1-2 weeks for delivery.

: (

Can someone send me the whole lot as one Quicktime movie please.

(Try and keep it below 10Mb if you can, Hotmail doesn't allow attachments larger than 10Mb)

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:08:00 UTC | #427168

Topher's Avatar Comment 21 by Topher

I bought the 1888-2000 version on 32 CDs a while ago, and it was some of the best money I ever spent. (The maps were a separate purchase and an additional 16 CDs--I think, but I also grabbed them.) I find myself using it as a reference quite regularly.


Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:21:00 UTC | #427173

a non e-moose's Avatar Comment 22 by a non e-moose

...or you can just download the torrent. It's all here, though you'd have to piece it together yourself: geographic&uid=0&sort=

I don't really care for it though. you can also grab 106 GB of science magazine here:[PDF]

edit: mods, if these links violate some policy, please delete them. spare me the sermon though.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 21:51:00 UTC | #427251

Alternative Carpark's Avatar Comment 23 by Alternative Carpark

This should really be on an SSD, even a slow one.

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 04:08:00 UTC | #427308

Logician's Avatar Comment 24 by Logician

I would recommend this.
I use my CD set as a great reference point. On my Mac the print, pictures, illustrations and maps are all crystal clear and it even has a little, moveable magnifying glass to get even more detail.
I love this set and use it all the time. No matter what subject I'm studying at the time, sure enough, NG has something to say about it and it's usually something I've never seen.
All in less space than one year's worth of the original magazines. And yeah, I still can't bear to get rid of the old ones. They look so nice on the shelves between my library table's legs. They just add a touch of class.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:08:00 UTC | #427840

pintoxxx's Avatar Comment 25 by pintoxxx

Well i think NGC is one of the best channels in its clss,i often found people comparing NGC and Discovery ,but i think both had a diffrent array of viewrs,Discovery is more foccused on the expert class of knowledgeable viewsrs where as NGC had more younger and more fun loving audiences ,but i love to had national geographic watch online with live streaming,so get connected with the world of fantasy.

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 05:36:19 UTC | #475973