If Brains Were Dynamite......

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.........I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose today.

I collect graphics, and I've been saving them to this
hard drive. When I get a bunch, I burn them to a CD,
then delete them from the HD and start over. So far
I've burned 2 CDs and was just getting ready to burn
a third when the light bulb went off over my peabrain.

Miracle, Miracle, Miracle- these are *700*MB CDs,
not 70MB. I could have put 10 times the amount on the
first two! ~*AUGH*~

OWFI. Looking through about 700 images will be
quicker than having to go through 7,000 eh? LOL

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On 1 Apr 2005 20:51:11 GMT, >^,,^< wrote:

> ........I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose today.
>
> I collect graphics, and I've been saving them to this
> hard drive. When I get a bunch, I burn them to a CD,
> then delete them from the HD and start over. So far
> I've burned 2 CDs and was just getting ready to burn
> a third when the light bulb went off over my peabrain.

It's a ah heck when a lightbulb pops, isn't it? :/

> Miracle, Miracle, Miracle- these are *700*MB CDs,
> not 70MB. I could have put 10 times the amount on the
> first two! ~*AUGH*~

Not a problem... if you didn't "Finish" the CD's. You'd be able to
'multisession' them.

> OWFI. Looking through about 700 images will be
> quicker than having to go through 7,000 eh? LOL

True, but it's also a bit of a waste, having only used a tenth of the
space.

Our current idiot, "John Doe", can give first hand experience about
wastage and running at only a tenth of maximum capacity.

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Mr K wrote:
> On 1 Apr 2005 20:51:11 GMT, >^,,^< wrote:
>> Miracle, Miracle, Miracle- these are *700*MB CDs,
>> not 70MB. I could have put 10 times the amount on the
>> first two! ~*AUGH*~
>
> Not a problem... if you didn't "Finish" the CD's. You'd be able to
> 'multisession' them.
>
>> OWFI. Looking through about 700 images will be
>> quicker than having to go through 7,000 eh? LOL
>
> True, but it's also a bit of a waste, having only used a tenth of the
> space.
>
> Our current idiot, "John Doe", can give first hand experience about
> wastage and running at only a tenth of maximum capacity.


Well, I "finished" them, but thank goodness they were bought
recently- they cost very little. And it was only two of them.
But that feeling like a complete idiot will last awhile. LOL

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">^,,^<" <miracle@spamcop.net> wrote in news:424e2d4e$1_5
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> Well, I "finished" them, but thank goodness they were bought
> recently- they cost very little. And it was only two of them.
> But that feeling like a complete idiot will last awhile. LOL

Can't you "unfinish" them with a lighter? Just don't balance at the top of
the stairs while doing it! ;)

Every time I burn a CD I feel guilty about wasting 90% of it, so I go
digging around on the HD to find stuff that "needs" backing up and fill up
the empty space with it. DVD's are even worse. Try finding 4 GB of stuff to
fill the empty space. I always find either too little or too much.
 

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In article <Xns962C5B0C7393Dscratchmonkey@216.196.97.136>,
ScratchMonkey.blacklist@sewingwitch.com says...
> ">^,,^<" <miracle@spamcop.net> wrote in news:424e2d4e$1_5
> @cosmos.uncensored-news.com:
>
> > Well, I "finished" them, but thank goodness they were bought
> > recently- they cost very little. And it was only two of them.
> > But that feeling like a complete idiot will last awhile. LOL
>
> Can't you "unfinish" them with a lighter? Just don't balance at the top of
> the stairs while doing it! ;)
>
> Every time I burn a CD I feel guilty about wasting 90% of it, so I go
> digging around on the HD to find stuff that "needs" backing up and fill up
> the empty space with it. DVD's are even worse. Try finding 4 GB of stuff to
> fill the empty space. I always find either too little or too much.
>
I've stopped doing that. I've got too many dvds with 20+ anime on it of
all different series. Drives me nuts. So I bought some external
enclosures and slapped some HDDs in them, and now I save up until I have
at least half of the series. At that point I probably have half of
another series and put them on the disk as best I can. Anything left
over I try and fit on as few cds as possible. I've stopped zipping,
almost lost a whole series because of that, luckily my burner in my
desktop could read it, my dvdrom in my laptop (new one and old one)
couldn't. Peeved me right off. :D One of these days I'm going to get
around to reorganizing my older dvds, and get rid of any shows that I
didn't complete. To hard to get them now. All are fansubs and I've
been buying the good series that I've come across in the NA release. I
can't wait till Air TV makes it over here.
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Spanner wrote:
> In article <Xns962C5B0C7393Dscratchmonkey@216.196.97.136>,
> ScratchMonkey.blacklist@sewingwitch.com says...
>> ">^,,^<" <miracle@spamcop.net> wrote in news:424e2d4e$1_5
>> @cosmos.uncensored-news.com:
>>
>>> Well, I "finished" them, but thank goodness they were bought
>>> recently- they cost very little. And it was only two of them.
>>> But that feeling like a complete idiot will last awhile. LOL
>>
>> Can't you "unfinish" them with a lighter? Just don't balance at the
>> top of the stairs while doing it! ;)
>>
>> Every time I burn a CD I feel guilty about wasting 90% of it, so I go
>> digging around on the HD to find stuff that "needs" backing up and
>> fill up the empty space with it. DVD's are even worse. Try finding 4
>> GB of stuff to fill the empty space. I always find either too little
>> or too much.
>>
> I've stopped doing that. I've got too many dvds with 20+ anime on it
> of all different series. Drives me nuts. So I bought some external
> enclosures and slapped some HDDs in them, and now I save up until I
> have at least half of the series. At that point I probably have half
> of another series and put them on the disk as best I can. Anything
> left over I try and fit on as few cds as possible. I've stopped
> zipping, almost lost a whole series because of that, luckily my
> burner in my desktop could read it, my dvdrom in my laptop (new one
> and old one) couldn't. Peeved me right off. :D One of these days
> I'm going to get around to reorganizing my older dvds, and get rid of
> any shows that I didn't complete. To hard to get them now. All are
> fansubs and I've been buying the good series that I've come across in
> the NA release. I can't wait till Air TV makes it over here.


I think it was about 2 years ago that I read several horror stories
about zip drives dying without notice, so I hastily moved eveything
I had on zip disks to my HD, then sorted & copied the files to CDs.
My zip drive is an external Iomega unit, and the dang zip disks
were so expensive that I only have 5 or 6 of them.

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Spanner wrote:
> I've stopped doing that. I've got too many dvds with 20+ anime on it of
> all different series. Drives me nuts. So I bought some external
> enclosures and slapped some HDDs in them, and now I save up until I have
> at least half of the series. At that point I probably have half of
> another series and put them on the disk as best I can.

I fix that by downloading complete series.

If the series are good quality, and the rippers were sane, it's probably
spread out over about 9GB for a season, giving you half a season per DVD.
 

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In article <z6CdnYXdF6WpuM3fRVnygA@casema.nl>, frankNOSPAM@email.it
says...
> Spanner wrote:
> > I've stopped doing that. I've got too many dvds with 20+ anime on it of
> > all different series. Drives me nuts. So I bought some external
> > enclosures and slapped some HDDs in them, and now I save up until I have
> > at least half of the series. At that point I probably have half of
> > another series and put them on the disk as best I can.
>
> I fix that by downloading complete series.
>
> If the series are good quality, and the rippers were sane, it's probably
> spread out over about 9GB for a season, giving you half a season per DVD.
>
I'm pretty addicted, so when I'm home I'm downloading constantly and
watching as soon as I can. As a matter of fact, I've got to burn some
stuff off before I go back to work tomorrow. 1 movie, a couple of 12 ep
series, a 26 ep series, 2 eps I haven't watched yet, and an ep of the
new Dr. Who. :)

That having been said I have been known to download series in on shot,
aka a batch.
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On 3 Apr 2005 18:43:58 GMT, ">^,,^< Miracle" <miracle@spamcop.net>
wrote:

>Spanner wrote:
>> In article <Xns962C5B0C7393Dscratchmonkey@216.196.97.136>,
>> ScratchMonkey.blacklist@sewingwitch.com says...
>>> ">^,,^<" <miracle@spamcop.net> wrote in news:424e2d4e$1_5
>>> @cosmos.uncensored-news.com:
>>>
>>>> Well, I "finished" them, but thank goodness they were bought
>>>> recently- they cost very little. And it was only two of them.
>>>> But that feeling like a complete idiot will last awhile. LOL
>>>
>>> Can't you "unfinish" them with a lighter? Just don't balance at the
>>> top of the stairs while doing it! ;)
>>>
>>> Every time I burn a CD I feel guilty about wasting 90% of it, so I go
>>> digging around on the HD to find stuff that "needs" backing up and
>>> fill up the empty space with it. DVD's are even worse. Try finding 4
>>> GB of stuff to fill the empty space. I always find either too little
>>> or too much.
>>>
>> I've stopped doing that. I've got too many dvds with 20+ anime on it
>> of all different series. Drives me nuts. So I bought some external
>> enclosures and slapped some HDDs in them, and now I save up until I
>> have at least half of the series. At that point I probably have half
>> of another series and put them on the disk as best I can. Anything
>> left over I try and fit on as few cds as possible. I've stopped
>> zipping, almost lost a whole series because of that, luckily my
>> burner in my desktop could read it, my dvdrom in my laptop (new one
>> and old one) couldn't. Peeved me right off. :D One of these days
>> I'm going to get around to reorganizing my older dvds, and get rid of
>> any shows that I didn't complete. To hard to get them now. All are
>> fansubs and I've been buying the good series that I've come across in
>> the NA release. I can't wait till Air TV makes it over here.
>
>
> I think it was about 2 years ago that I read several horror stories
>about zip drives dying without notice, so I hastily moved eveything
>I had on zip disks to my HD, then sorted & copied the files to CDs.
> My zip drive is an external Iomega unit, and the dang zip disks
>were so expensive that I only have 5 or 6 of them.

And of course, even CD-R's have a finite shelf-life. Then the data
starts getting iffy.


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Smeghead wrote:
> And of course, even CD-R's have a finite shelf-life. Then the data
> starts getting iffy.


Oh no, don't tell me that. They better last until I croak........

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>^,,^< Miracle wrote:
> Smeghead wrote:
>
>>And of course, even CD-R's have a finite shelf-life. Then the data
>>starts getting iffy.
>
> Oh no, don't tell me that. They better last until I croak........

Reminds me of that fortune teller joke... Anyway:

Don't leave 'm out in the sun, and to be safe probably copy'm to DVD in
half a decade or so, if you really want them secure.

My data stored on DVD/CD lasts till infinity, defined by the amount of
time I care about it.


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Frank van Schie wrote:
>> ^,,^< Miracle wrote:
>> Smeghead wrote:
>>
>>> And of course, even CD-R's have a finite shelf-life. Then the data
>>> starts getting iffy.
>>
>> Oh no, don't tell me that. They better last until I croak........
>
> Reminds me of that fortune teller joke... Anyway:
>
> Don't leave 'm out in the sun, and to be safe probably copy'm to DVD
> in half a decade or so, if you really want them secure.
>
> My data stored on DVD/CD lasts till infinity, defined by the amount of
> time I care about it.


Just to reassure me, a DVD disc can also be used to hold data
like photos and graphics, can't they? And what about programs
and apps?

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>^,,^< Miracle wrote:
> Frank van Schie wrote:
>
>>Don't leave 'm out in the sun, and to be safe probably copy'm to DVD
>>in half a decade or so, if you really want them secure.
>>
>>My data stored on DVD/CD lasts till infinity, defined by the amount of
>>time I care about it.
>
> Just to reassure me, a DVD disc can also be used to hold data
> like photos and graphics, can't they? And what about programs
> and apps?

Oh, certainly. Just burn it as a DVD-Rom. But of course you do need a
DVD burner for this.

CDs for photo's are fine, though. Depending on scan/download size, you
can fit hundreds of photo's on it, so... yeah.
 

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Frank van Schie wrote:
>> ^,,^< Miracle wrote:
>> Just to reassure me, a DVD disc can also be used to hold data
>> like photos and graphics, can't they? And what about programs
>> and apps?
>
> Oh, certainly. Just burn it as a DVD-Rom. But of course you do need a
> DVD burner for this.
>
> CDs for photo's are fine, though. Depending on scan/download size, you
> can fit hundreds of photo's on it, so... yeah.


Whew! Thanks, Frank- I thought there was a qualifier, but I couldn't
remember it. <burns to memory- ROM = Read Only Memory>
This laptop has a DVD burner/CD burner, so I'm set.

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>^,,^< Miracle wrote:
> Whew! Thanks, Frank- I thought there was a qualifier, but I couldn't
> remember it. <burns to memory- ROM = Read Only Memory>
> This laptop has a DVD burner/CD burner, so I'm set.

Doublecheck that. Most laptops have DVD-Rom and CD-RW (so only DVD
reading, with CD burner). If you have a DVD burner in your laptop,
though, you are officially Cool.

Well, Cooler.
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>^,,^< Miracle wrote:
> Whew! Thanks, Frank- I thought there was a qualifier, but I couldn't
> remember it. <burns to memory- ROM = Read Only Memory>
> This laptop has a DVD burner/CD burner, so I'm set.

Also, while you're doublechecking, check whether it's a DVD+R or DVD-R
(or both) burner. Velly impoltant.
 

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Frank van Schie wrote:
>> ^,,^< Miracle wrote:
>> Whew! Thanks, Frank- I thought there was a qualifier, but I
>> couldn't remember it. <burns to memory- ROM = Read Only Memory>
>> This laptop has a DVD burner/CD burner, so I'm set.
>
> Doublecheck that. Most laptops have DVD-Rom and CD-RW (so only DVD
> reading, with CD burner). If you have a DVD burner in your laptop,
> though, you are officially Cool.
>
> Well, Cooler.


:D I'm Cooler!!!!!
I've got three symbols on the drive bay door:
DVD-ROM
CD/RW
DVD/RW

PLUS, I just RTFM and double-checked that. :)
Page 40. Says so right there, with little pics of the symbols
and what they mean.

Can't I be Cool? Please? Huh?

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Frank van Schie wrote:
>> ^,,^< Miracle wrote:
>> Whew! Thanks, Frank- I thought there was a qualifier, but I
>> couldn't remember it. <burns to memory- ROM = Read Only Memory>
>> This laptop has a DVD burner/CD burner, so I'm set.
>
> Also, while you're doublechecking, check whether it's a DVD+R or DVD-R
> (or both) burner. Velly impoltant.


Okay, back to page 40...............

Okay, it says "DVD+ReWritable". So it's got a 'plus' sign.

What's the difference, Frank?

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On 4 Apr 2005 06:36:40 GMT, ">^,,^< Miracle" <miracle@spamcop.net>
wrote:

>Smeghead wrote:
>> And of course, even CD-R's have a finite shelf-life. Then the data
>> starts getting iffy.
>
>
> Oh no, don't tell me that. They better last until I croak........

We'll, you catch another round of that flu and that won't be a tall
order at all. :)


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>^,,^< Miracle wrote:
> Frank van Schie wrote:
>
>>>^,,^< Miracle wrote:
>>> Whew! Thanks, Frank- I thought there was a qualifier, but I
>>>couldn't remember it. <burns to memory- ROM = Read Only Memory>
>>> This laptop has a DVD burner/CD burner, so I'm set.
>>
>>Also, while you're doublechecking, check whether it's a DVD+R or DVD-R
>>(or both) burner. Velly impoltant.
>
>
>
> Okay, back to page 40...............
>
> Okay, it says "DVD+ReWritable". So it's got a 'plus' sign.
>
> What's the difference, Frank?

It's a different standard of media. Probably just a difference of where
the data tracks on the disc are, or something. But a DVD+R disc will not
work (for writing, at least) in a DVD-R drive.

Also, there's some compatibility issues with things like DVD (movie)
players. Opinions are divided, but most say DVD+R works better in more
devices. Except, of course, for my X-Box, which only appears to take DVD-R.

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Smeghead wrote:
> On 4 Apr 2005 06:36:40 GMT, ">^,,^< Miracle" <miracle@spamcop.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Smeghead wrote:
>>> And of course, even CD-R's have a finite shelf-life. Then the data
>>> starts getting iffy.
>>
>>
>> Oh no, don't tell me that. They better last until I croak........
>
> We'll, you catch another round of that flu and that won't be a tall
> order at all. :)


No kidding, man! I'm still not quite right.........

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Frank van Schie wrote:
>> ^,,^< Miracle wrote:
>> Okay, back to page 40...............
>> Okay, it says "DVD+ReWritable". So it's got a 'plus' sign.
>> What's the difference, Frank?
>
> It's a different standard of media. Probably just a difference of
> where the data tracks on the disc are, or something. But a DVD+R disc
> will not work (for writing, at least) in a DVD-R drive.
>
> Also, there's some compatibility issues with things like DVD (movie)
> players. Opinions are divided, but most say DVD+R works better in more
> devices. Except, of course, for my X-Box, which only appears to take
> DVD-R.


Now see, this is one area where I think they definitely should have
kept to just one standard. Didn't they learn from the VHS/BetaMax
schmozzle?
The "+" or "-" is simply too subtle. Why not make "X-Box Discs"
instead of "DVD-" discs? Sheesh.

Maybe it's just *me*.....................but thank you!!

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