What's cooler than free boobs? 5 free assembly books from AMD.

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    Why don't people just download the pdf's? I'm sure most people have access to a high speed connection if they don't have one at home.

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    im assuming that the pdf files are REALLY big, and are about 2000 pages a piece. a hardcover is more convienient but they shouldnt go to waste
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    The pdfs are about 20 megs in a total. Haven't opened them yet so I don't know how many pages there are. But if someone is honestly prepared to let thousands of pieces of paper just go to waste collecting dust in their closet then they should be ashamed of themself. Imagine if the entire 6 billion population of the world did that

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    Originally posted by minesweeper
    Why don't people just download the pdf's? I'm sure most people have access to a high speed connection if they don't have one at home.
    It's hard to read pdfs on the throne (where most of my good reading gets done)
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    It's hard to read pdfs on the throne (where most of my good reading gets done)
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    I'm with cozman on this one...please don't order them unless you're heavy into ASM programming. They're not references to the language, they're all about the architecture and the interaction between some of your assembly code with the architecture, etc. They're extremely advanced. I had to reference parts of the intel one (I just grabbed the PDF and scanned it for what I needed) when I was writing parts of my OS, and judging from what I've seen from half of the kids on this board you wouldn't understand a lick of it.

    It's NOT, repeat NOT like a programming book. It doesn't read like...

    "The MOV instruction [...], an example would be
    Code:
    MOV AX, BX"

    etc, etc.

    Do NOT waste Intel and AMD's resources unless you have a genuine, pressing need for these things.

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    I ordered them. The actual physical books with cd. And i'm not going to take slack about it, even though I DON'T know assembly.
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    Originally posted by dbgt goten
    I ordered them. The actual physical books with cd. And i'm not going to take slack about it, even though I DON'T know assembly.
    >>And i'm not going to take slack about it

    Yes you are...

    Might I inquire to why you decided to make such an obviously greedy decision?

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    Originally posted by Silvercord

    6 mins reading on throne = 2 hours reading time in the park
    True....Very True
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    Jesus
    Do you leave the water running while you brush your teeth? Do you leave your computer on over night? Eat more than 3 meals per day? Do you drive a motor-vehicle to work? Ever throw recyclables into the garbage? Take more than 1 shower per day?

    You're all horrible monsters. You're ruining the earth. I doubt getting a few free books from a multi-million dollar company is going to have any impact at all. Before you criticize others on how wasteful they are... try analyzing your own daily routine.

    What can I say? I think they'll look pretty on my shelf next to all my other computer books. If worse comes to worse (I have no use for the books) i'll give them to the library or something. No, I don't think it's right to go ordering these books if you have no intention of using them.

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    >>And i'm not going to take slack about it

    Yes you are...

    Might I inquire to why you decided to make such an obviously greedy decision?
    You can give all the slack you want, but I wont take it.

    I value knowledge. Especially technical knowledge. I'm also going to be taking assembly for my csc degree. And while I probably wont learn enough in that class to put the books to full use, its nice to see what you can do with assembly. I also have quite a few books, manuals, reference/resource books that are getting lonely. If these reasons arn't good enough for you, then you can kiss my fat as$ when i bend over to pick up the books off my door step. I can't wait till they get here.
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    Guys, even if u don't know asm, and want the books, download the PDF or order the CD. You'll save the planet AND get the knowledge in the books.

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    I don't mind people getting those books, but I agree with cozman and Ken, those books are really hard to read. Those books are references and, like most technical references, not books suitable for learning assembly or even modern microprocessor technology. In fact, they assume you already know assembly very well, know a lot about microprocessor technology and computer architecture in general.

    Probably more suitable books for learning:

    The Pentium Microprocessor
    James L. Antonakos
    Prentice Hall
    ISBN: 0023036141

    Digital and Microprocessor Fundamentals
    William Kleitz
    Prentice Hall
    ISBN: 0130833428

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    "These books aren't for people like you, and only I am entitled to
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