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MistecMcetsiM
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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2003 21:58      Profile for MistecMcetsiM     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Illgotten CD-R's?

I have this problem, see, where I have all these (yes, illegally obtained) cd-r's and have no adequate way to store them so as to be able to access a single cd-r in any timely manner and without fuss. I have a few ideas, but all seem to have drawbacks, and I was hoping someone could perhaps share their solution to this problem or offer their own insights.

Potential Solution 1:
I could simply keep them all stacked up in the spindle as they came when I bought them as blank cd-r's. [Drawback: It's hard to get at the cd-r's]

Potential Solution 2:
I could have each cd-r stored in a separate paper sleeve (not that expensive when you buy lots) and have these all alphabetized and in some sort of storage box with dividers for each starting letter (A, B, C...). [Drawback: I'm having a hell a time finding something that's 5" x 5" and looks nice enough to keep around my stereo.] I considered making it myself out of cardboard, but then it would look ghetto.

Any suggestions?

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unclefungus
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Icon 6 posted June 25, 2003 22:43      Profile for unclefungus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would create a data base. label them all with a number (or something) derived from a hash table, refernece that number to the physical location of the disc and keep a record of the discs contents in your data base. Make it searchable and sortable! You could you some database software that already exists, but then making a good hash would be harder. [Smile]

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GeekAvenger
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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2003 22:56      Profile for GeekAvenger   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Do you have a stacker, or mabey one of those big rack things for easy acces to all you cd's? [Confused] [Smile]

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csk

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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2003 23:56      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What about those big folder things for CDs. They store 96 or more at a time, and don't take up that much space, comparatively. Or get some big arch files, and buy the inserts that hold CDs, and use those. I've got the "big folder things" previously mentioned, and they work pretty well. I just take all my original CDs out, and put them in them instead.

Edit: In case you don't know what I mean, something like this

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 08:10      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Storage box and CD folder/case sound like the best options to me. If you are looking for a box to hold them in, try looking for boxes that hold pictures. The only drawback may be that most of them are flowery. The big advantage to the CD folder is that it looks very conventional and legitimate. Plenty of people throw away the jewel cases and just keep the CDs in something like that.

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iCoach
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Icon 4 posted June 26, 2003 08:16      Profile for iCoach     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just get a CD changer, they aren't too expensive anymore...

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quantumfluff
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Icon 12 posted June 26, 2003 09:22      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Send them to the RIAA. They'll be happy to store them for you.
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iCoach
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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 09:25      Profile for iCoach     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
Send them to the RIAA. They'll be happy to store them for you.

ROFL

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 09:59      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I find it funny that if it were software, there would be a number of board members complaining...

CD storage (how I store my projects, and code that I burn (in case of HD failure)), a 3-ring binder and CD holding pages... Then if it a short piece of code, I will print and 3-hole punch and put it in before the CD... You could print tack numbers the same way.

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 10:14      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Binder. Cheapest way to go is buy binder pages and the sort of cloth&cardboard or plastic&cardbaord job you use for school.

Um, let the record show that I have burned but one illegal CD-R (dman, your thing...). All the rest were given to me.

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 14:14            Edit/Delete Post 
The majority of the content of those I've burnt is trance livesets which, apparently, is legal. But all mine are on CDs with jewel cases, with neat handwritten covers (front and both sides), for easy identification. Then again, I have a mound still to label up, and then pass over Chris's and Steve's copies - never got around them them and haven't really bothered since. Oh well, gives the dust in my room something to play with.
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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 14:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I personally like the paper sleeves/envelopes with the window. I keep them in 5 1/4" disk boxes [Smile] . Great for all my old Linux disc. I don't really have any illegal CDs, per se, and Xanthine, I don't consider your disc illegal. I also use the AOL DVD mailer cases for giving away discs, like Knoppix & so on. I burned some Mandrake sets from some people at work, and put each disc in a sleeve, and put the 3 discs inside the DVD case, with a custom printed outer liner, making a nice presentation, and a good way to keep all the stuff together.

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Icon 3 posted June 26, 2003 14:55      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
use hard drives!

lots of them!
250GB SATA 8mb cache MONSTERS from WD! [Big Grin]


ok, so i don't have any of those, YET

but i have close to 250GB of hdd space in my pc with , umm - "stuff" i have aquired over the years, yet 99.99% of it i have never used (plus 300 or so burned cdr in no particular order)

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When I burn cds (usually backups of other cds or data) I just shove em back onto the spindle
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MistecMcetsiM
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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2003 17:54      Profile for MistecMcetsiM     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hmm, lots of good information. Thank you all for the response. Unfortunately, I can't explore the hard drive option, since I'm really trying to keep my space free and use the cd-r's as my hard drive so to speak. I'm glad I got one advocate (did I miss any) for my paper sleeve idea, and it's nice to know I wasn't smoking crack when I thought of that. [Big Grin]

Most people responded by saying I should use a binder with cd pockets, and believe me when I say that I have considered this option as well. They would undoubtedly get me peeved, however, because if you want to add a new cd burned for R.E.M. for example, you'd have to push your Remy Zero cds on down the slots to accommodate room. I just don't want to be in the business of shifting cds in slots all the time when I want to add a new one once in a while. That's why I had the idea of the paper sleeves. If you think about it, using a 12-cd per page system when you would invariably be adding one cd at some point, it's like using a monkey wrench to eat cereal with. I haven't quite worked out that analogy yet, but I'll get back to you all on that one. [Razz]

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