I've decided to host those PDF files on my site because I really hate RapidShare. I have unlimited bandwidth, so no worries.
Date: 29 Mar 2009 04:44
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what .pdfs? and where is your site?
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The PDFs are in the zip files, which used to be hosted on Rapidshare. I've put 500 and 600 on my site (bunnitude.com; it's mostly used for me hosting miscellaneous files), and edited the links on the project page.
I just uploaded links to 002-099, 100-199, and 200-299.
A couple notes:
(1) I didn't include SCP-001. The format of this SCP is difficult to translate into the SCP.pdf project. The problem is that the SCP.pdf format is designed to look like an old, typewritten dossier from a time before personal computers. The language of SCP-001, particularly its cover page, is phrased to sound like you're reading from a computer terminal. Look at the memetic kill agent, for instance: "MEMETIC KILL AGENT ACTIVATED; CONTINUED LIFE SIGNS CONFIRMED; REMOVING SAFETY INTERLOCKS; WELCOME, AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL. PLEASE SELECT YOUR DESIRED FILE." There's an interactive component to that bit which just can't be replicated in a dossier. I mean, I guess you could redo the design of the PDF to look like a computer printout, but then you're no longer being consistent with the rest of the PDFs.
(2) If you find any mistakes in these, please let me know by PM and I'll fix them, then reupload the files. The typewriter font that was decided on for this project, Underwood Champion, has a bad habit of leaving out certain punctuations and messing up certain kinds of formatting. I have another typewriter font which can be used to substitute specifically for those characters, but trying to catch all the missing punctuation marks in 300+ PDFs was nearly impossible to do by myself.
It might help, actually, if a few more styles were used and consistency abandoned. After all, the foundation should look like an organization that still functions, even today.
Why not do up some things to look like Dot-Matrix and modern printing, for example? (always with the photocopier effect).
I'm pretty experienced with LaTeX, can I help?
I just uploaded a link to 400-499.
I also changed the link text for the 500s and the 600s from "complete" to "provisional." The zip files available for download with those links (500.zip and 600.zip) are missing a lot of SCPs - each zip file has only about a dozen and a half PDFs, while each section should have a full 100 SCPs. My guess is that these compilations were put together a while ago, back when the upper limit of the SCP index was in the 500s and 600s. That would explain the gaps.
Hope this is okay.
Given that anqxyr is doing monthly-ish ebook backups of the site, this page is pretty much unnecessary. Vote to delete?
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