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  • bigblue_dl
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    Re: TRP: Free of political butthurt since 1999.

    Originally posted by jmh View Post
    I have an external hard drive, but my issue here is that if there's, say, a fire in my apartment, the external hard drive will be gone along with my laptop (unless I store the external hard drive at my office, but that makes periodic backups a pain in the butt). Is there a good, cheap remote backup solution?
    That's not much different than your current situation...unless your CDs aren't in the apartment. You could get a fire-resistant/proof safe to keep the hard drive in.

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  • jmh
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    Re: TRP: Free of political butthurt since 1999.

    Originally posted by Almington View Post
    You back it up in the same way as any digital only file, an external harddrive or two is by far the easiest way.
    I have an external hard drive, but my issue here is that if there's, say, a fire in my apartment, the external hard drive will be gone along with my laptop (unless I store the external hard drive at my office, but that makes periodic backups a pain in the butt). Is there a good, cheap remote backup solution?

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  • Almington
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    Originally posted by jmh View Post
    Here's a random question: what should I do with my CD collection? I have probably between 200 and 300 CDs and a piece of furniture to house them that I would just as soon not have taking up space. Most of them are already ripped to MP3 (and the rest could be) and I can't remember the last time I listened to anything directly from a CD, definitely not within the last five years. On the other hand, I do enjoy having physical media, both from the standpoint of liking to own something tangible and from the standpoint of having a backup if my data versions somehow all poop the bed at the same time. So, say I decided I wanted to get rid of the physical CDs...

    1) What do people tend to do to make sure that MP3s, digital photos, etc., are backed up securely at a reasonable cost?
    2) What do I do with the CDs themselves? It'd be ridiculous just to toss them, but is there any way I can find a productive way to get rid of them?
    You back it up in the same way as any digital only file, an external harddrive or two is by far the easiest way.

    You could try selling everything on Craigslist or seeing if a used cd store would be willing to buy them for about $.50 to $1.00 each, which would be enough to cover the cost of the harddrives.

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  • jmh
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    Re: TRP: Free of political butthurt since 1999.

    Here's a random question: what should I do with my CD collection? I have probably between 200 and 300 CDs and a piece of furniture to house them that I would just as soon not have taking up space. Most of them are already ripped to MP3 (and the rest could be) and I can't remember the last time I listened to anything directly from a CD, definitely not within the last five years. On the other hand, I do enjoy having physical media, both from the standpoint of liking to own something tangible and from the standpoint of having a backup if my data versions somehow all poop the bed at the same time. So, say I decided I wanted to get rid of the physical CDs...

    1) What do people tend to do to make sure that MP3s, digital photos, etc., are backed up securely at a reasonable cost?
    2) What do I do with the CDs themselves? It'd be ridiculous just to toss them, but is there any way I can find a productive way to get rid of them?

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  • Tiggsy
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    Re: TRP: Free of political butthurt since 1999.

    Took my small kids to one once. Not by my choice. Huge mistake. That place is so hard to move around in by yourself so made it virtually impossible with a cart and small kids in tow.

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