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Offline Staggerwing

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2018, 06:32:55 PM »
I have to admit- the apertures for the surveillance gear is well camouflaged. It's behind the, um 'eyes'... right?
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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2018, 07:45:24 PM »
Laugh if you want to guys but physical media has been on the rise again since around 2010. Us older guys know how much of a headache it is maintaining and carrying this stuff around but the millennials are all about it.

Vinyl sales doubled in the UK last year. I just moved back to an area I haven't been shopping in for nearly 20 years and the corporate places are gone but the mom and pops are doing fine and expanding. Books, vinyl, cds, vhs, dvds, audio cassettes...they are still going. And all the new stuff being made. We do live in interesting times.

And all my cds with the exception of one (which I think was bad from the word go) all work fine.
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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2018, 05:45:03 AM »
I won't disparage it. I've been wanting to buy a record player for some time. I like browsing through the vinyl at Half Price Books; it's like a random treasure hunt.

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 05:50:25 AM »
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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 05:52:51 AM »
Nah. I never buy any. I just like scanning through them really quick.

I have exactly one vinyl album to my name right now...I've had it since high school, when I had a record player/dual cassette deck player in my room. No idea why I've kept it this long.




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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 05:57:20 AM »
Bah! True audiophiles still use Edison's wax cylinders! You kids and your vinyl.

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 06:03:43 AM »
You got me there, grandpa. :P

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2018, 06:06:07 AM »
I won't disparage it. I've been wanting to buy a record player for some time. I like browsing through the vinyl at Half Price Books; it's like a random treasure hunt.

After some testing I must conclude that for use in a car a cd player is a better option than a record player.

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2018, 06:07:41 AM »
Quite.

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2018, 01:03:53 PM »
I always think of this when listening to why kids want the old stuff:



Amen
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    Fear is the mind-killer.
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    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."  - Frank Herbert

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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2018, 06:41:20 PM »
I still have a crap-load of vinyl records in my shed. I've been afraid to check on them, fearing that all their covers have melted together due to the elements. Unfortunately I have no room for them indoors and those sleeves are probably allergen-bombs after all those years. One of these years I'll buy a modern turntable and start the triage.
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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2018, 08:42:45 PM »
I still have a crap-load of vinyl records in my shed. I've been afraid to check on them, fearing that all their covers have melted together due to the elements. Unfortunately I have no room for them indoors and those sleeves are probably allergen-bombs after all those years. One of these years I'll buy a modern turntable and start the triage.

Shed???

Best guess is the sleeves are mold bombs and the vinyl is warped to all hell.
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Re: Goodbye CDs
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2018, 05:24:45 AM »
Very probably, but the shed is elevated and reasonably dry, the albums are stored packed together, and their previous home for 15 years was a drafty garage. They survived the latter and if it wasn't for the shed I'd not have been able to keep them at all when I moved. I've only enough room for my maker gear, computers, and wargames/books. To bring the albums inside would have required getting rid of some of the others.
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