My understanding is the original "long box" retail package, 12 inches long, was concocted to add bulk as a shoplifting deterrent [not as easy to stuff them in a pants pocket, I guess], yet added only minimal weight.
I am personally missing something similar in our modern internet world: going to a LP/CD store finding out what's new and might please me. Today all this is just a fingertip away in the net (including the buying process). I feel like this in a much more general way. When finding information about technical stuff (photo, electronics, hifi in my case) formerly I went to a book store with a good selection of corresponding magazines, had a glance at them and eventually bought some. Today all this information can be found much easilier and earlier on the net.But somehow my life has become a bit poorer.
Long boxes were not used in the UK - we just had jewel cases in racks. Presumably the cardboard companies didn't have the same influence over here.
Quote from: halb27 on 05 November, 2013, 03:47:15 AM...But somehow my life has become a bit poorer.Really? I'm managing to become a grumpy old man in many respects, but the ease of access to information and discussion (and media) on the internet is a joy. I wouldn't want to go back.
...But somehow my life has become a bit poorer.
Shopping with my wife has changed a lot for me just because of this.
put their CDs in the freezer
Quote from: Gecko on 05 November, 2013, 12:02:33 PMput their CDs in the freezerWhat if I told you that I've been able to get error-free rips by reducing a disc's temperature?
What if I told you that I've been able to get error-free rips by reducing a disc's temperature?
The overall character of the change was that of a higher degree of clarity and focus, ...
Joking aside, I doubt you would recommend routinely freezing CDs to enjoy better fidelity when played back in a CD-player.
how much did you cool the disc and did you let it thaw before ripping?
What coefficient do you mean?