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scudderfish

posted on 27/7/22 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
PPC is no more

I got a notification today that my subscription payment had been cancelled, the website was down and then it was confirmed by them in a Facebook post that the current August issue is the last one. A great loss of a really good magazine.
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wonderfulweasel

posted on 27/7/22 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
Yes, sad news indeed.
It has been getting harder and harder to come by in the shops.
I’ll certainly miss reading it. Don’t think there’s anything else out there that I’d fancy moving to.

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ianhurley20

posted on 27/7/22 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym





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posted on 27/7/22 at 09:59 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym


If you know, you know.

That's the magic of an acronym!





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loggyboy

posted on 27/7/22 at 11:22 PM Reply With Quote
Unsurprising really, mainstream print media is dying, niche print media is dead





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Mr Whippy

posted on 28/7/22 at 05:37 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
Unsurprising really, mainstream print media is dying, niche print media is dead


Very true. Why buy a magazine when YouTube and Google have better info for free. I used to buy loads of car mags but they were mostly just full of reviews of cars I could never afford. Really I just look back at them being a huge waste of money. Same with the science mags I get, I'd know all about their contents already having watched it on YouTube which was usually the same day things were announced.

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jollygreengiant

posted on 28/7/22 at 07:19 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym


I would trend to agree, my first thought was Pre Payment Certificate for prescriptions. then it was Pay Per Click.

Just Saying.
JGG





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James

posted on 28/7/22 at 08:07 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scudderfish
I got a notification today that my subscription payment had been cancelled, the website was down and then it was confirmed by them in a Facebook post that the current August issue is the last one. A great loss of a really good magazine.


That's a shame.

At it's height I think it was really good and I had a subscription for a few years. The main problem I felt was their failure to complete projects that you were following.

Did they ever get the Megasquirt one done for example?





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rusty nuts

posted on 28/7/22 at 08:11 AM Reply With Quote
The never finished the supercharged x flow or the Quattro
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myke pocock

posted on 28/7/22 at 08:58 AM Reply With Quote
Sadly the price went up and the content went down. I hate all this on line stuff, liking a hard copy to pick up when I want. Mind you I am over 70 so still old school!!!
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indykid

posted on 28/7/22 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jollygreengiant
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym


I would trend to agree, my first thought was Pre Payment Certificate for prescriptions. then it was Pay Per Click.

Just Saying.
JGG

I see what you did there

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nick205

posted on 28/7/22 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
Haven't bought magazines for a long time now. Occaisionally bought one if going on holiday, but that was it.

PPC was one of the only ones I'd have a gander through in WH Smith. Even that I've not done for quite some time though.

Eldest son who's big into MTBs subscribes to MBUK magazine. I've flicked throuh a couple, but they're 75% adverts these days. And I suspect the articles are manufacturer led and funded too.

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overdriver

posted on 28/7/22 at 12:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym


An acronym is a pronouncable word consisting of the initials or major consecutive parts of other words - as in laser, NATO, radar, COBOL, scuba etc. etc. BBC, usb, FBI, DVLA et al are not acronyms - they are initialisms.

Michael.

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indykid

posted on 28/7/22 at 01:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by overdriver
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym


An acronym is a pronouncable word consisting of the initials or major consecutive parts of other words - as in laser, NATO, radar, COBOL, scuba etc. etc. BBC, usb, FBI, DVLA et al are not acronyms - they are initialisms.

Michael.

TLA is more typically read as three letter abbreviation.

Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?

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nick205

posted on 28/7/22 at 02:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indykid
quote:
Originally posted by overdriver
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
It would help many to use the full name not a TLA
So - I am guessing - Practical Perfomance Car magazine maybe???

TLA = three letter acronym


An acronym is a pronouncable word consisting of the initials or major consecutive parts of other words - as in laser, NATO, radar, COBOL, scuba etc. etc. BBC, usb, FBI, DVLA et al are not acronyms - they are initialisms.

Michael.

TLA is more typically read as three letter abbreviation.

Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?




Acronym, initialisation VAT certainly winds me up!

When my kids outgrew kids size (no VAT) shoes and into adult size (with VAT) shoes that one irritated me. Not my kids fault for sure, but I remember cussing the government

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David Jenkins

posted on 28/7/22 at 02:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indykid


Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?

Oh yes... the redundant word at the end really annoys me! I used to proof-read documents as part of my job, and stuff like that yanks my chain...



[Edited on 28/7/22 by David Jenkins]





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indykid

posted on 28/7/22 at 07:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
quote:
Originally posted by indykid


Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?

Oh yes... the redundant word at the end really annoys me! I used to proof-read documents as part of my job, and stuff like that yanks my chain...

[Edited on 28/7/22 by David Jenkins]

It's ever better that they call it RAS syndrome (Redundant Acronym Syndrome....syndrome)

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daviep

posted on 28/7/22 at 09:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
quote:
Originally posted by indykid


Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?

Oh yes... the redundant word at the end really annoys me! I used to proof-read documents as part of my job, and stuff like that yanks my chain...



[Edited on 28/7/22 by David Jenkins]


I believe "proofread" is one word, no hyphen required





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David Jenkins

posted on 29/7/22 at 06:38 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daviep
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
quote:
Originally posted by indykid


Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?

Oh yes... the redundant word at the end really annoys me! I used to proof-read documents as part of my job, and stuff like that yanks my chain...



[Edited on 28/7/22 by David Jenkins]


I believe "proofread" is one word, no hyphen required


I don't care! I'm not getting paid to proofread/proof-read anything any more, so I type whatever I want!





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jollygreengiant

posted on 29/7/22 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daviep
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
quote:
Originally posted by indykid


Do VAT tax and VIN number wind you up too?

Oh yes... the redundant word at the end really annoys me! I used to proof-read documents as part of my job, and stuff like that yanks my chain...



[Edited on 28/7/22 by David Jenkins]


I believe "proofread" is one word, no hyphen required


Judging by some off the GARBAGE that appears "on-line" "in advertisements" and "in letters/mail", NOBODY, proofreads anything anymore.

Just saying.
JGG





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rusty nuts

posted on 29/7/22 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
And that includes our local newspaper! Full of mistakes
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Slater

posted on 29/7/22 at 12:22 PM Reply With Quote
The daftest one is www.

It takes longer to say double U, double, U, double U, than it does to say World Wide Web. Crazy.....





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scudderfish

posted on 29/7/22 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slater
The daftest one is www.

It takes longer to say double U, double, U, double U, than it does to say World Wide Web. Crazy.....


I've pronounced that as 'dubdubdub' before. This is what I love about LCB, this thread has wandered off into the weeds in a pleasant way

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gremlin1234

posted on 29/7/22 at 06:47 PM Reply With Quote
tla: three latter acronym
etla: extended three letter acronym
fetla: further extended three letter acronym

but why do "VIN Number's" contain letters?

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Benzine

posted on 29/7/22 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
Subbed to Motorpunk magazine, now deceased. Subbed to PPC, now deceased.

Can't be doing with electronic/kindle format so I'm not sure what to read now.

I'll miss PPC a lot. Very grateful that I met my best friend over ten years ago as he was wearing a PPC tshirt and I went up to have a chat.



[Edited on 29-7-2022 by Benzine]

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