Traveling hard drive...

Discussion in 'OT Graveyard' started by Bear, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    I remember a while ago, someone had the idea of passing around a hard drive (enclosure) to tweak3d members. Basically, we would just dump whatever data on the drive and when we were done leeching it or adding to it, we send it to the next member (mail, of course.)

    Why didn't this take off? That would be pretty sweet.
  2. XEN

    XEN E Pluribus Funk

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    I'm in if we do this.
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I could get into doing that.
  4. Alex B

    Alex B Junior Member

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    I would definitely be in on this. We could pool our money and buy a 250gb drive or something and just send it around.

    IMO, Only people who paid would be allowed to get it, this would help deter stealing it since we would all have an equal stake in the drive.
  5. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    I made the idea but everyone pretty much shut it down mainly because they said people would be to lazy to send it out or steal it.
  6. Electric_Head

    Electric_Head New Member

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    Wouldn't an IRC chatroom be faster, easier, and cheaper? Plus, harddrives aren't meant to be shipped around a whole lot like that, good chance after a couple shipments, unless it is packaged really good, the drive may fail due to shock abuse.

    Good idea, it just doesn't seem practical to me, with broadband internet being around and all.
  7. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    im pretty sure i brought this up to share my porn collection in a previous thread. i refuse to do any kind of ftp/irc thing.
  8. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    i'd be in, i think it would be easier if it were a usb or firewire drive. ill organize it if theres an interest

    we could have a limit of say 30 gigs, and once it made it back to you you could delete your 30 gigs and put another 30 or something like that


    if we get 10 people, 15$ a person, we could get a decent drive. and keep track of who its going to so if anyone keeps it or steals it they can be banned
  9. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    id be interested, but everything that would be offered i could just get myself...
    the only people that would really benefit are the non-broadband members..
    i mean hell, if youre on broadband and you know how to read you can pretty much get whatever you want yourself.
  10. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    thats true, but i'm sure there would be lots of cool things you wouldnt ever thing about getting, like a game or some porn or something. and its easier to get 300 gigs of data offa hard drive rather than download it
  11. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    I would do it to... i live right next to ali so i could be one less stop... i'de be willing to chip in 15 bucks...
  12. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    judging from peoples shipping reactions in the SS threads, i dont think anyones gonna fork out money to help pay for the hdd and $30+ bucks to ship around..

    who's gonna keep the hdd when everyones done?
  13. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    yeah, this idea isnt going to work.
  14. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    ebay it and split the money

    we'll leave that up to you scrubbin :)

    30+ $ to ship it around? i'm thinkin like 5$ there buddy
  15. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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  16. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    i never call out scrubbin on anything but thats kind of a shitty thing to do. i would ban you if i worked at ebay. i am sure many people would do the same. there is not one good reason to sell an xbox box unless you are trying to scam people.
  17. NoseMaster

    NoseMaster Horrible Person

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    Horse shit, boy. You were trying to get some dumbass spaz to bid like $200+ on it and think he was getting a great deal on a 360.
  18. Sweatervest

    Sweatervest New Member

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    I agree with scrubbin though. He didn't hide anything. He never deliberately violated any rules, hell, he didn't even try to sneak through a loophole or anything. He just tried to sell a box. How do you know someone doesn't just want the box to sell his/hers in because he or she threw it away?
  19. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    It's a slimey and disgusting thing to do, whether it's against the rules or not. I'm glad douchebags get banned for that... and for life too, awesome.
  20. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    Great idea! How about a little bit of organization, though? We need guidelines. The 30GB limit sounds good. What else? Are ISO images OK? What about MP3s, DivX/XviD?
  21. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    I think mp3's are good and xvid/dvix's as well
  22. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    I'd be in on this if it was music/movies... no porn though. Not really a fan.
  23. Electric_Head

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    You really don't like porn? Seriously?
  24. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    is 30gb really enough?

    we're gonna need at least 500 if its for porn
  25. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    All porn/disgusting content could be labeled NSFW so a person wouldn'thave to open one of those types of files