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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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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Giggety Giggety Giggety...

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

  2. TeeCee Gold badge
    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.

  3. Anonymous John

    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.

    1. LinkOfHyrule



      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.

    2. Dave Gregory
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      "cleaning the jizz off the scammer every now and again."

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

  4. Annihilator


    You mean NTFS surely...

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    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.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ISP in speed spat crap ad

    nothing to see, move on

  7. Anonymous Coward
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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 ....

    1. LinkOfHyrule

      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.

      1. Graham Dawson


        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.

      2. krza
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        'nuff said.

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Yes but

        It'd 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.

        1. Anonymous Coward
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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

      4. Anonymous Coward

        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


        Left Wing BBC

        Anne Widdecomb

        Norman Tebbitt.

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

  8. Anonymous Coward
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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!

    1. skeptical i

      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

    2. Wize

      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.

  9. Philip Storry

    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!

    1. John Gamble

      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.

      1. Anonymous Coward
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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:

  10. Shane McCarrick

    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?

    1. Jolyon Ralph

      re: Beat me to it.....

      That's a rather unfortunate choice of message title.

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

  12. John H Woods

    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"

  13. fish4dave

    international shipping 4 Playboy Hard Drive

    Actually you can get the hard drive shipped to the UK and abroad here:

  14. Robert Hill

    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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