[TriLUG] Music Files (and a small rant)
turnpike420 at gmail.com
Tue May 24 16:45:17 EDT 2005
!WOW, every NG from 1888 to present!! that's formidable! WOW!
NG is a great mag. I can't imagine how much space that takes. Ever
wonder how many others have them all?
On 5/24/05, Mark Freeze <mfreeze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > But any failure would not result in irrecoverable loss, but rather in a
> > cost-to-replace loss.
> I would consider trying to re-download over 4500 unique songs at a
> price of .99 each almost irrecoverable. I don't' have the $4500 to
> recover them, nor the time to download them one by one. For the
> un-Napsterish files - ripping all or part of over 1200 CD's takes an
> unimaginable amount of time.
> > If you're concerned about the legality or availability of replacements
> > through the Internet, perhaps you need to rethink having all these
> > files in the first place.
> Hey, I didn't know my mother was a member of TRILUG! I started
> downloading files from Napster when the service first came available.
> When all of the hubbub started over the service started, I stopped
> downloading. I received more than half of these files from other
> co-workers. To date I have never been a part of any litigation from
> the RIAA nor have I gotten a letter from Metallica saying "Hey man,
> delete our files you downloaded! P.S. Rock on and buy our new album."
> I think everyone (most everyone) can understand the time and cost it
> takes to maintain a really good music collection. Having it on your
> computer just adds complexity. These files are now scattered across 3
> or 4 machines, between work and home, and I just want them all in one
> place because I think it would be cool to have them all in one place.
> I lost over 500 cd's that I had ripped onto my hard drive because of a
> Music Match Jukebox 'internal error.' I'm trying not to have that
> happen again.
> What I am looking at right now is following Joel's RAID5 advice. I
> have looked on EBay and I can get Hitachi 250GB IDE drives for about
> $119.00. They come with a 3 Year warranty from Hitachi. I can also
> get the separate IDE card for about $19.95. I plan on using a spare
> Dell 1.8Ghz machine with 512MB RAM to run the drives, making my total
> cost around $520. (Plus tax and/or shipping.)
> I'd still be interested in hearing any other ideas that would lower my
> cost, but RAID 5 seems to be the way to go.
> David wrote:
> >gotta ask yourself... is it worth backing them up
> >or worth losing them... then worry about the cost
> When you don't have a lot of money, cost has to be considered first.
> Or at least prioritized. There are a lot of things that I want that I
> can't afford.
> Joel wrote:
> >Of course I think most of this idea is absurd. I just had to say it.
> I also have every National Geographic from December of 1888 to the
> present issue. (I still have to find quality copies of the first two
> issues to have them all.) My wife thinks that having those is absurd,
> but I like them. Now some may say that if they were worth keeping
> then I should take every precaution to keep them from damage. But,
> just because I don't have the money to have an automatic, fire
> protected, moisture controlled, monitored room for them doesn't mean
> that I don't care if they are damaged. Just like the mp3's, I like
> having them around because they are mine, and I collected them.
> Whether they suck or not is irrelevant. Just like Hunter S. Thompson
> said, "Once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the
> tendency is to push it as far as you can..." I'm talking about mp3's
> and not drugs, but I really understand what he means.
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