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We've heard of guys stashing away their pr0n collections on a covert external storage device, safe from prying eyes, but if you get your mitts on this one, your passion for the pudendic will be immediately obvious to all. US publishing outfit Bondi Digital has released a 250GB drive containing - we pull your plonker not - a …

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Anonymous Coward

OOOOOOH YEAH

Giggety Giggety Giggety...

Waitaminute, I've been brainwashed. This is probably a torrent anyway.

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Dead Vulture

NSFW? Not even trying here, are we?

680-odd centrefolds to choose from and you went for a cover montage pic? Even the "box shot" is of a bloody cuboid packing container.

Shame on you.

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Yes, well

It would have been a time consuming scanning operation. Peeling the pages apart, and cleaning the jizz off the scammer every now and again.

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ewwww

Nasty!

It was probably also quite time consuming collecting all the back issues from bramble bushes in railway sidings which seems to be the place to get back issues of old jazz mags.

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Nice

"cleaning the jizz off the scammer every now and again."

You, sir, win the Freudian slip of the day award.

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NSFW?

You mean NTFS surely...

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Why?

I'm sure there are more pointless things than this to blow actual money on, but since ID cards are toast, I'm not sure what they might be. Not convinced Playboy even counts as pr0n these days anyway.

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ISP in speed spat crap ad

nothing to see, move on

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actually ...

I quite like the idea ... maybe not for Playboy (although it solves the page-sticking problem). But for some other quality journals, it would be a fantastic gift idea.

Rolling Stone, Fortean Times, Private Eye ....

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Yeah good idea

I like the idea of a hard-drive that contains all back issues of the Daily Mail - however I don't think they make a large enough capacity drive yet to contain all the instances of the words "Asylum seeker" that have been used in that publication since its inception.

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compression

Since most of the pages will be quite similar you could probably store most of the issues as diffs from some selected or patterned set of master copies. I reckon you'd get about 92% compression efficiency.

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Dedupe!

'nuff said.

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Yes but

It'd give you cancer.

Or more likely: WILL THIS HARD DRIVE GIVE YOU CANCER?

To which of course the answer is always NO - else you twats would have written the headline as a fact, not a non-attributed airy-fairy scarey question.

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@AC 1033

It won't give you cancer, but it has been well documented by scientists* to reduce house prices.

*Scientists that only I can see and hear

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All the instances of the word 'Asylum Seeker'

Clearly they would include a small database file with all the most commonly used words and phrases to reduce redundancy.

As follows:

Asylum Seeker

House Prices

Europe

Left Wing BBC

Anne Widdecomb

Norman Tebbitt.

Please feel free to add anything i've missed out.

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This could actually be an interesting buy

to see how the magazine evolved over a period of more than half a century. It'll be a great show of what the body beautiful was with a snapshot taken every issue.

The story of how Playboy's evolved over the years (Man's magazine through near-ladmag levels to the brand on your daughter's lunchbox) is actually pretty interesting, and it would be great to see it happening "as it happenned".

And, to be honest, for 50-something years of literature that'll not just cover women but cars, gadgetry and other such manly obsessions as well as commentaries from people of the day at that time, under £200 isn't that much. I imagine you'd have to spend a fortune to collect that much data over that sort of timeframe in that much detail through any other source.

If it didn't have the hugely obvious bunny on the front I'd be very tempted.

Actually, spray paint could hide that. You know what, I think I'll give myself one* for christmas.

*stop sniggering at the back!

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Vintage adverts

The old cigarette and liquor ads, plus those mah-velous late 60s - early 70s muscle cars, would certainly be worth a closer look than they probably got when first published.

^^ cue favorite -- or inescapable -- 1970s beer jingle here

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Yea yea yea

You are just buying it for research purposes, not to wank yourself into oblivion.

Going by the number of small kids wearing things with the playboy bunny logo on it, no one will suspect what it is without the re-spray. But that does depend what you spray it with.

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But the obvious question is...

It's all very well, but does it have the articles?

They're the only thing I ever read it for, honest!

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The Articles, The Fiction

Jokes aside, that's actually a fair point. Playboy published fiction from some pretty impressive authors (including Ursula K. Le Guin), and those of us with a historical outlook appreciate that sort of cataloging.

Yeah, the "Playboy Lifestyle" was always sort of a joke, but one of the reasons people could say "I read it for the articles" is because they actually could read it for the articles.

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read it for the articles.

> actually could read it for the articles.

Some people even _only_ read it for the articles: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/playboy-in-braille

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Beat me to it.....

Beat me to it- wondering how long there is a torrent of it........

Anyhow- with the best of will in the world- who needs 50 years worth of Playboy?

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re: Beat me to it.....

That's a rather unfortunate choice of message title.

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NSFW?

Really?

Perhaps El Reg's headline writers think their readers all work for the Saudi government's office of censorship?

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A new specialism ...

for Art Historians seems possible. How about being an 'I Don't Know Much About Art But I Know What I Like Historian"

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international shipping 4 Playboy Hard Drive

Actually you can get the hard drive shipped to the UK and abroad here: http://www.aziomedia.com

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THAT is rather cheap...

I really don't know how the author thinks $300 for that many YEARS of back catalogue is expensive. Try buying back issues of ANY magazine...they are usually a few dollars a piece, even if downloaded from the publisher. This gives you about 684 issues, which equates to $0.43 per copy - a relative steal, considering that even the effort to DOWNLOAD (via torrent or legally) this much stuff will cost a fair amount if you value your time at anything reasonable.

And unlike a download, you can be pretty sure that the material is in good shape,even the early years.

So it seems like a decent value, and probably worth it to see just how society has evolved in that time, and the articles.

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