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Topic: In search of Jinx.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Dec 30, 2007 04:35PM)
In search of Jinx.

Jinx, highly recommend reading by many
here at the Café.

Normally just written as “Jinx”or “The Jinx”.
it took a bit of thread searching and reading to find:

1.It was a magazine named “Jinx Magazine”
2.This was written/edited by Ted Annermann.
3.It was later released as a set of (3) Volumes.

Volumes 1-50
Volumes 51-100
Volumes 101-151
(often mistakenly listed as 101-150)

4.It seems at least 2 if not all 3 volumes are now again out of print.
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So the questions are:

1.Is the ebook version of this legal?

2.Is the only way of getting all “Jinx” volumes
by buying the ebook, or finding used volumes?

3.Anything else I need to know about “Jinx”?
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Dec 30, 2007 05:24PM)
You can get The Jinx in CD-ROM format at the following link at a great price.

http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php?productid=6152

Enjoy! Mark.
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Dec 30, 2007 07:29PM)
The advantage to getting this particular CD version of the Jinx is that it is fully searchable (unlike the one from Learned Pig).
Message: Posted by: Chad Barnard (Dec 30, 2007 07:59PM)
Or you can join the Conjuring Arts and get access to this and most of all the other magazines since the turn of the century.

http://www.conjuringarts.org
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Dec 30, 2007 08:00PM)
Mrunge:
Thanks I’ll give em a try.

Hank Lee worries me sometimes as their
site shows items that haven’t been made
for several years.

I never know what they really have in stock.

Spellbinder:
You save me some potential problems.
I ran across the Learned Pig links. As their
version seem different than others it led me
to ask if the eBook version was legal.

But I had no idea that some versions were not
searchable. (I just incorrectly assumed that all
eBook/PDF versions would be.)

It would have been very disappointing to have
over 800 pages of text that could not be searched.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Dec 30, 2007 08:48PM)
[quote]
On 2007-12-30 20:59, Chad Barnard wrote:
Or you can join the Conjuring Arts and get access to this and most of all the other magazines since the turn of the century.

http://www.conjuringarts.org
[/quote]

Looks like your post occurred just a
minute before my previous one.

Thanks for link, looking into this now.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Dec 31, 2007 09:03PM)
I cannot recommend the Houdini's Magic Shop version of the Jinx for a few reasons- bad indexing, copyright stamps covering over magazine material, and a "locked" .pdf that doesn't allow one to make screen shots or cut and paste text, and also, the old format of .pdf (version 4.0 ?) sometimes causes Adobe acrobat 7.0 to crash.

I do not know about the "learned pig" version, but I am overall disappointed ion the technical aspects of the Houdini's version...

Of course having the JINX at all is/has been a blessing... but it could be much better here in the 21st century.
Message: Posted by: Chad Barnard (Jan 1, 2008 12:57AM)
Gaddy,

The conjuring arts has none of those problems and is fully searchable.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 1, 2008 04:48AM)
Gaddy: Thanks. Disappointing to hear. I agree no reason for these
type of bugs. But if I don't hear of anything better this may have
to do.

Chad Barnard: I did a brief overview of "conjuring arts" is was not
obvious, maybe I missed it, how much I can "download". If I can print
out pages and so on.

I know at least one other place like this does not allow large downloads
as they will keep your money and ban you from the site.
(I need to do more research as far as conjuring arts goes.)
Message: Posted by: Chad Barnard (Jan 1, 2008 08:30AM)
Yeah they don't allow that either.

I mean you can print out/download a page here and there, but if you are trying to download complete magazines or tons of material, you will be banned.
Message: Posted by: disneywld (Jan 1, 2008 01:22PM)
I have the Houdini version - I do get frustrated with the "locked" files, and the limited search abilities. I do like the fact that I don't have to store dusty, musty copies of this magnificent work.
Message: Posted by: Chad Barnard (Jan 1, 2008 04:03PM)
Mr. Ree, just to be clear, you can view and research everything.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 1, 2008 06:41PM)
Any more comments about Learned Pig version?

Or some other yet unmentioned version of Jinx?
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Maybe between Houdini’s version and Learned Pig version
you get a “full” use version. (Around $50 for both.)

Do a search using Houdini version.

Use this to then find the “un-stamped” / clear
page in the Learned Pig version.

Just a thought.
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Chad Barnard, also thanks for clarification
on “conjuring arts”.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jan 1, 2008 06:56PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-01 19:41, Mr. Ree wrote:
Any more comments about Learned Pig version?

Or some other yet unmentioned version of Jinx?
===================================
Maybe between Houdini’s version and Learned Pig version
you get a “full” use version. (Around $50 for both.)

Do a search using Houdini version.

Use this to then find the “un-stamped” / clear
page in the Learned Pig version.

Just a thought.
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Chad Barnard, also thanks for clarification
on “conjuring arts”.
[/quote]

meh... you can use basic search functions on almost any document these days. Houdini's version has a (pretty crummy, IMHO) hypertext mark-up of Skinner's Index, that's all...
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 2, 2008 03:30PM)
Gaddy Thanks for clarification.

I thought the worst.

The worst I’ve see in the PDF world is scanned sheets of text that were never converted to text. (Basically stored pics.) Of course you can’t do much searching on these, not really PDF, PDF files.

Good to hear this is not the case.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jan 2, 2008 06:22PM)
[quote]
On 2007-12-30 20:59, Chad Barnard wrote:
Or you can join the Conjuring Arts and get access to this and most of all the other magazines since the turn of the century.

http://www.conjuringarts.org
[/quote]

I really, really want to join. The "ask alexander" thingie seems really neato... But that 95$ a year is staring me in the face as if it's a lot of money or something!
Message: Posted by: Mark Williams (Jan 6, 2008 08:21PM)
Richard Kaufman is reprinting "The New Jinx", which is a sequel to the original Annemann magazine. If interested, check that out here:
http://geniimagazine.com/kaufman/store/html/72.html
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 6, 2008 08:58PM)
Mark,

Thanks for the information and the link.

This is the first I have heard of "The New Jinx".
Message: Posted by: Chad Barnard (Jan 9, 2008 11:38AM)
Just saw this in the for sale section:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=240692&forum=78&0
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 9, 2008 03:43PM)
Chad Barnard:

Thanks for help.

I will be getting some type
of membership in Conjuring Arts in
the next couple of days.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 17, 2008 02:28PM)
[quote]
On 2008-01-09 12:38, Chad Barnard wrote:
Just saw this in the for sale section:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=240692&forum=78&0
[/quote]

I paypal-ed for this on Jan 9th haven’t heard
a peep from HypnotizeAmerica.

Don’t know if Jinx has been mailed or not.
No response to my PMs so far.

Interesting the link seems to have disappeared as well.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ree (Jan 23, 2008 04:53AM)
Seems all is well.
It is the season for flu and colds.

I am looking forward to actually getting
my hands on this set of books.