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linw
12-02-2009, 04:26 PM
I've got HEAPS - what to do with them? Are they recyclable? Or out to the wheelie bin?

jwil1
12-02-2009, 04:34 PM
Have they got anything on them??

If they have old MS software on them I might be interested in them :D

hueybot3000
12-02-2009, 04:52 PM
glue them in stacks and use them as pillars for a verander

linw
12-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Have they got anything on them??

If they have old MS software on them I might be interested in them :D

Good enquiry!! Unfortunately, the vast number of them are from mags going back 4 or 5 years.

hueybot3000
12-02-2009, 05:14 PM
any ancient games or game demos?

Blam
12-02-2009, 06:24 PM
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/top-5-most-creative-uses-for-old-cds

Or stick a few of em together to make a coaster....

linw
12-02-2009, 09:40 PM
Guys, I don't want to mess around with them. I am trying to clean up, here, not spend hours and still not free up space!!

Ofthesea
12-02-2009, 09:48 PM
Good for scaring birds away from tomatoes - no don't throw them, hang them above the plants

Trev
12-02-2009, 10:27 PM
Do what I did. Turf them and if they have cases keep them.
:)

GameJunkie
12-02-2009, 10:45 PM
seen what happens to them in a microwave? :D

linw
13-02-2009, 12:36 PM
The recycler got them this morning and they haven't brought them back yet!

The tomatoes are all split with the rain and so I don't need bird scarers! (Do birds really eat tomatoes??).

My microwave is too new for that caper, gamejunkie!

sarel
13-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Good for scaring birds away from tomatoes - no don't throw them, hang them above the plants
I tried that with my Plum tree. Did not work at all - some of the birds used the reflective side as a mirror.

sarel

Poppa John
13-02-2009, 07:50 PM
What is is that prevents Cds being overwritten (RW excluded).

Is it the surface that becomes "damaged"?

Is there a "Code" that says 'I am already written on, go away'?

Otherwise it would be possible to wipe them clean with a magnet & use again, wouldn't it. PJ

Paul.Cov
14-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Poppa John,

Good point about re-using any CDs that may be re-writable, but this sounds like a bunch of professionally pressed CDs, with the image physically stamped onto a very, very thin sheet of metal. This can't be re-written or altered in any way without destroying the layer(s) in the process.

As for 'home burnt' CD's - these use a dye which actually physically changes in response to the energy of the CD's laser. The change is a 'one-way' process for the basic (write-once) type of CDs. The re-writable varieties have a fancier dye which can be flipped from one phase to another.

As for the original post - donating CDs to artists is another option. They can do some very neat stuff with the shiney data side. I'd take care to never 'donate' anything that contains personal data however.

Poppa John
14-02-2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks, I understand now. PJ

somebody
14-02-2009, 08:35 PM
I once gave a couple of hundred old CDs to a local primary school which was doing some sort of art project with them.