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Talk About Putting Those AOL CDs To Good Use!!


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted April 06 2003 - 11:42 AM

check out this home theater here!

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Mathew Shelby

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Posted April 06 2003 - 11:49 AM

And to think I just used them as frisbees...

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Greg*go

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Posted April 06 2003 - 12:03 PM

Well, there's no denying that it looks wicked cool.
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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Thi Them

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Posted April 06 2003 - 12:30 PM

That room needs a disco ball. ~T

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted April 07 2003 - 03:40 AM

Very cool, A(Snail).O.L should be proud. Now if I could just find a use for the fancy tins they are sending me now.

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Cam S

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Posted April 07 2003 - 08:04 AM

I had a friend who covered the entire ceiling and all the walls in his quad dorm room with the free cd's that OUC (the local college here) hands out. We figure there is around 5000+ cd's in that dorm, haha. I wish I had some more pics of it, but I only have a few crappy scans from my 35mm camera.

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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted April 07 2003 - 08:12 AM

> Now if I could just find a use for the fancy tins they are sending me now.

They make simple, yet elegant, cigarette cases. Posted Image

#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Ryan Wright

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Posted April 07 2003 - 09:32 AM

I once made a sort of mobile out of AOL CDs. I glued the printed sides of two CDs together, drilled a hole in the top, and tied a short length of fishing line to it. I tacked several dozen of these to my ceiling over my computer equipment. Looked great. When we moved I didn't hang them back up. Decided to go with more of a "data-center" type professional look in my computer room, and they just didn't fit in to that image...

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   DaveGTP

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Posted April 07 2003 - 09:32 AM

My coworkers got a chuckle off that. I agree with the disco ball comment.
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Noel

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Posted April 07 2003 - 12:05 PM

[quote] That room needs a disco ball. [quote]

And a stripper's pole!
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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Allen_Appel

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Posted April 07 2003 - 04:48 PM

On a serious note, wouldn't they throw a lot of shadows/glare and defeat the purpose of a HT room?

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted April 07 2003 - 04:54 PM

paint them black then? Posted Image

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Tony-B

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Posted April 08 2003 - 09:59 AM

I like how those discs look on the ceiling. Very nice! Posted Image
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#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Martin Fontaine

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Posted April 08 2003 - 03:45 PM

I "use" one every day!!!

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Also this one broke in 3 after about a year of "Use"... I guess putting a CD in the Microwave for 5 seconds does a cool light show and a nice pattern on the disk, but it weakens it if you want to "Use" it...
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#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Adam Barratt

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Posted April 08 2003 - 09:51 PM

A reflective ceiling and a ceiling-mounted front projection system? Sounds like a recipe for annoying reflections (from any light leaking from the projector itself, and the reflected upside-down 'double' it would produce) and colour distortions to me. Adam

#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted April 09 2003 - 05:31 AM

I bet old AOL CDs are worth money...maybe like $100 for 3.0 on eBay .....NOT !!

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Cam S

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Posted April 09 2003 - 08:06 AM

Ya I don't think putting cd's anywhere in your HT room like that is a good idea. The dorm room that had 5000+ cd's was a bugger for light reflecting, though it did provide an unbeatable party atmosphere where strobes and other lights were used, along with fog. Yup, it was the party rooms of all party rooms.
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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Brett Hancock

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Posted April 09 2003 - 11:12 AM

The cd in the microwave trick is awesome!!




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