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What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 04, 2010 09:45AM
Even got the printable kind.... on sale, and while I still do use them in the car, they otherwise are
useless for data, and as soon as I decide to bite the 160GB iPod, they will be completely useless
as a music media holder.

What's a boy to do??
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Dakota
Date: May 04, 2010 09:50AM
Let me add to the list,

-hard drives you have pulled
-external drives that used to be oh so huge
-memory sticks
-zip disks
- assorted printers, laptops, mice, monitors and desktops
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: threeprong
Date: May 04, 2010 09:51AM
Hang them in your cherry trees to drive away hungry birds.

3p
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: blooz
Date: May 04, 2010 09:54AM
Back up your music (ipods don't last forever)
Make special playlists to play in the car for your different moods



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 04, 2010 09:59AM
....they make nice Lady Gaga hats......



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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 04, 2010 10:00AM
Well... I'm comparing the ease of doing everything that everyone has suggested with the tried and true
bulk of a standard 4.7 DVD (rather than a Dual Layer, which has some extra dye issues that I would be
hesitant to put "gold standard" back-ups on - instead of just using 2 standard DVDs).

So let me compare that to the ease of 100 (470GB) Verbatim silver DVDs at Buy.com today, for $19.95.

NOW what say ye?

Yes.... it is cool, to make the backups of the Beatles CD and scan the actual CD and print it to the CD
(most of my CDs are either lightscribe or about 400 of them are printable to the center and I have two epsons
that print CDs) --- but once you do a dozen CDs....... it's kind of "Yawn."


Blooz.... are you suggesting a "Rage Against the Machine" disc to help with Road Rage days?
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 04, 2010 10:01AM
Quote
NewtonMP2100
....they make nice Lady Gaga hats......


Cut in just the right shape, they'd make better Lady Gaga throwing stars.
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: May 04, 2010 10:02AM
if you want to give away for free
i could use some.. i burn CDs all the time
for checking mixes

pm'd you with shipping info
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 04, 2010 10:05AM
....drink coasters.....???



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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 04, 2010 10:07AM
It's something I've yet to consider, but will keep it in mind since you were the first to ask.

My printables are HP brand (made by... ?) but I've had no verification problems with the 20-30 I've made.
I seem to be using them more for making a mix for my mother or something - put a cool label on it, only
to discover a year later that despite the boom box on her dresser, she still hasn't listened to any of them.

I thought for sure, when I bought the various Duets CDs that she would like them as much or more when
I cherry picked from a few of them (Frank, Ray Charles, etc.).
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: decay
Date: May 04, 2010 10:11AM
custom mixes for friends



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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: May 04, 2010 10:12AM
I burn copies of Ubuntu onto them and give them to friends.



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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: SteveO
Date: May 04, 2010 10:16AM
Ah, CDs. Yes. I remember those.
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 04, 2010 11:22AM
i burn photos I want printed at Costco onto CD. There's no way I'm sticking a memory card into those public upload PCs at the photo counter.
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 04, 2010 11:49AM
I have a CD player in the car which reads ISO9660 mp3 CDs so I'm making CDs from time to time with new playlists.
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: smk
Date: May 04, 2010 12:43PM
make one of these
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: May 04, 2010 01:55PM
Haha!

I love that the baby play toys are right next to the "crate" in that photo, makes ya wonder don't it?



Aloha, Ken


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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Wailer
Date: May 04, 2010 02:09PM
I still use CDs.

My car plays mp3s but only from CDs; I love having 10+ hours of music on a CD and a six-disc changer. My car stereo supports ID tags and will shuffle play. Great for road trips.

My DVD player plays .avi on CDs and DVDs. I've ripped & converted all my kids dvds to avi files and burnt them on CDs. They just plop one in and turn it on. It auto plays w/o any menus (fbi warnings, commercials for barbie dolls, etc). I can also fit multiple episodes onto one CD whereas many of the DVDs only have 2.

If you live in LA, I'll buy them from you! It's probably not worth shipping since I can usually get 100 for under $10 at the local office supply store.
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: Doc
Date: May 04, 2010 06:41PM
I have about 200 blank CD-Rs sitting here, slowly rotting.

Until I got an iPod for the car, I kept copies of all my audio CDs in folios in the car. I also made frequent mix-CDs for road trips. They took up most of the back seat.

Now those music CDs are sitting in a box and I haven't burnt a CD-R for anything other that a Linux ISO for a long loooong time. No need to make a mix when a playlist works as well.

CD-Rs don't hold enough data to act as backups anymore. Neither do DVDs, really. 'Still waiting for an affordable archival Blu-ray (or other high-capacity WORM disc) solution...
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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 04, 2010 08:10PM
...I BLANK, the BLANK out of them, then BLANK them to BLANK.......



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Re: What do you use blank CDs for these days? I have hundreds, and they seem useless.
Posted by: mottai
Date: May 06, 2010 12:10AM
I bought about 100 CDs and 25 DVDs paying a premium during Mar-Apr 2005.

About 40 CDs and 15 DVDs are still left.

Forget burning, I do not remember the last time I "played" a CD/DVD; I use the drive to import music into iTunes library. Thats about it.
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