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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2018, 07:07:44 pm »
Interesting.

If somewhere along the line that drive starts getting mailed around again, I'd like a spot in the rotation

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2018, 04:47:39 pm »
I have 500gb spare in my one drive I can give you access to? I can leave it there for a bit to give guys here a chance to download it.  Maybe zip it to 100mb chunks to make it manageable

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2018, 10:27:12 am »
Think he disappeared - hasn't been back to the Forum in about a month and it's been 2 months with no decision on what to do and too many conflicts on how/who should have access to make it worth the effort involved - so chances are it's not gonna happen  :dunno

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2018, 12:05:32 pm »
Yep, I'm thinking the same thing.

Does anyone else still have this drive from the original recipients? We might be able to find someone else willing to put something up on a cloud drive.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2018, 12:10:05 pm »
Think he disappeared - hasn't been back to the Forum in about a month and it's been 2 months with no decision on what to do and too many conflicts on how/who should have access to make it worth the effort involved - so chances are it's not gonna happen  :dunno

I had a stack of spare drives, I was going to clone it a buncha times and spread the love.  Zero fox given.
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2018, 01:22:06 pm »
Well that's disappointing...
         

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2018, 07:22:47 pm »
Ignorant of this thread, I started a new thread with my ideas on how we can handle archiving of artwork:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,158023.0.html

Hopefully Dervacumen returns someday. That hard drive is a perfect candidate for the vault. I'll send him a PM. :dunno

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2018, 08:49:32 pm »
OK -

It's happening - sorry for dropping out. Never enough time in my day anymore.
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I am sending this to Malenko once I hear back from him - hopefully he'll take care of you guys! I'm sure he will.  :cheers:

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2018, 10:12:43 pm »
Address sent.  I have a couple drives I can clone and ship out; I'll eat the cost.  I'll probably make a torrent or something too
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2018, 10:44:14 pm »
Glad to hear from you again, Dervacumen.

Malenko, I'd love a copy. Or, I can wait for the torrent. Either way, I'd be happy to chip in some dollars if you send me your PayPal.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2018, 11:00:01 pm »
Address sent.  I have a couple drives I can clone and ship out; I'll eat the cost.  I'll probably make a torrent or something too

Maybe we could set up a list and have each person pay to ship it to the next person after they clone the drive ( say give each person 3 days or so to clone it and get it out to the next person) that way the couple drives could make the rounds ( figure you send them to a couple people and then they clone them to a new hdd when they get it and repackage and send to the next person ( and post the tracking number here when sent so everyone can keep track of where they are and about how far down the list they are - so if needed they can swap positions if going on vacation around the time it's coming their way to keep it from sitting too long.) - then when the next person gets it they do the same ( figure they should fit in a small flat rate box so the cost wouldn't be very much in return for getting a chance to clone it.)  :cheers:
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2018, 11:45:32 pm »
Good idea!

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2018, 11:47:33 pm »
Of course the virtual version of this is a torrent :)

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2018, 11:47:50 pm »
Address sent.  I have a couple drives I can clone and ship out; I'll eat the cost.  I'll probably make a torrent or something too

Maybe we could set up a list and have each person pay to ship it to the next person after they clone the drive ( say give each person 3 days or so to clone it and get it out to the next person) that way the couple drives could make the rounds ( figure you send them to a couple people and then they clone them to a new hdd when they get it and repackage and send to the next person ( and post the tracking number here when sent so everyone can keep track of where they are and about how far down the list they are - so if needed they can swap positions if going on vacation around the time it's coming their way to keep it from sitting too long.) - then when the next person gets it they do the same ( figure they should fit in a small flat rate box so the cost wouldn't be very much in return for getting a chance to clone it.)  :cheers:

I'd love a copy of it too, but might cost a bit and take too long for the drive to come to Thailand.

Can you make a torrent out of the drive? It would be much easier. There is no need to publicise the torrent, just put a link/torrent file with this thread - or we could even limit that to just people that PM asking for it.

I also have a very large collection of arcade art buried in my 4.5 TB NAS. But My NAS is turned off as I can't find a replacement 1.5 GB hard drive for the one that has failed (nobody seems to sell them anymore). I don't want to turn it on and risk another drive failing until I have a new NAS to replace it.

Honestly, mailing a hard drive around is so 20th Century. It takes a long time, costs a lot of money, and puts all that valuable data at significant risk of loss.

All said, I'd rather "preserve" this 500GB drive + my own artwork data by putting it into a torrent. That way my artwork will be "backed up" by all you wonderful people downloading it.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2018, 12:32:26 am »
Here's a thought... I buy new NAS, add my restored artwork data + this 500GB drive + anything else that comes along... and introduce a torrent (or small series of torrents, based on subject/purpose/media lines, to break up the chunk of data a bit). My NAS will always* be on. I'll keep permanently seeding from my NAS as long as necessary/possible. I have fibre-optic to the house, uncapped with a theoretical 30mbps from that (for downloading, not sure what the actual upload speed is.

Or someone else like malenko or yo1dog sets up something similar, I buy my new NAS anyway (because I want to regardless), download and add +1 to the permanent seeds available. Once we have 2-4 seeds with decent bandwidth it will be much easier for others to download as well.

* "always" as in almost always on of course. I do/will run the NAS on a UPS, but sometimes sheet happens or you need to update something.
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2018, 10:57:15 am »
I'm happy to help in any way that I can.  Please let me know what I can do to make this happen.
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2018, 10:27:17 am »
I'd like to get in on this as well.  Can seed if needed as well as store an archive.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2018, 04:30:36 pm »
Has there been any progress on the drive or torrent? I am a graphic artist and have room on my nas and raid if we need it. Would like to help out.

Anyway would love to help and find out when torrent is available. I'd be happy to share. Look forward to it!

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2018, 04:58:16 pm »
waiting on delivery
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2018, 01:25:20 am »
Started my cabinet research in 2008, then had kids.  Now time to build one :D

Dooooood, your kids are missing out ;D
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #60 on: August 22, 2018, 12:23:25 pm »
I know!! They are 8 and 5 now so they're ready.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2018, 01:00:39 pm »
Mine were playing arcade games by the time they could sit on the stool  (actually, I'd lift them in). Now my 15yo is about to start an internship/work experience stint with a computer games/animation group and is talking about finding a career doing character art and other art for computer games.

They grow up so quick... soon I'll be getting her to design my marquees for me lol.
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2018, 01:37:20 pm »
Look at these new/low post members come out of the woodwork for the free arts. I really hope this stuff is shared to contributing members first, as a priority, before the johnny-come-lately's get a crack of them.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2018, 01:51:10 pm »
Look at these new/low post members come out of the woodwork for the free arts. I really hope this stuff is shared to contributing members first, as a priority, before the johnny-come-lately's get a crack of them.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2018, 01:54:37 pm »
Yeah yo1dog, keep mooching the free----steaming pile of meadow muffin---.


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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2018, 01:56:12 pm »
I hope it's 500GB of alternate Zaxxon art packages.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2018, 02:37:26 pm »
what's the minimum post count?--|
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #67 on: August 23, 2018, 02:44:36 pm »
Definitely more than 2.
It's just kinda ---smurfy--- to see people come in a leech the free stuff without contributing to the site. Especially these new members that came specifically for this... first post: "hey can I have your free stuff?". Gimme a break.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2018, 04:08:06 pm »
Can I haz art?


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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2018, 04:17:07 pm »
Yeah yo1dog, keep mooching the free----steaming pile of meadow muffin---.

I mean, as outlined in my vault post, my objective is get the artwork archived somewhere safe to preserve it for future community members and to make it accessible to everyone in the community... while paying for it out of my own pocket. Not sure how that would be considered mooching. :dunno

Definitely more than 2.
It's just kinda ---smurfy--- to see people come in a leech the free stuff without contributing to the site. Especially these new members that came specifically for this... first post: "hey can I have your free stuff?". Gimme a break.

Yea they (we? not sure if I meet your abstract standards or not) should know better than to ask to be included in the sharing of arcade-related assets on a forum dedicated to the sharing of all things arcade related. ::)

I understand this is different because it is a physical drive that has to be mailed around, and thus it does make sense to prioritize certain community members first. However,  I don't see anything inherently wrong with asking "Can I have some of that free cake, too?" I mean, sure, if some random guy walked into your picnic party and asked if he could have some of the cake, that would be annoying and you would probably tell him "No. This cake is only for my friends." You can easily say the same thing here. If you get the drive and you don't want to mail it to someone because you don't think they are worthy, then just don't.

However, it would be pretty silly to tell your friend not to share their cake with someone because you don't think they should. It's their cake. They want to share it. Telling someone not to mail the drive to someone else because you don't think they are worthy comes across as elitist and selfish.

Regardless, what if you had an unlimited amount cake? I would yell "Hey everyone! Free cake!" and share with everyone. Would you do the same or would you still say it was for you and your friends only? If we get the artwork online and accessible, there is unlimited cake for everyone. Why would anyone want to horde it?
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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2018, 04:18:06 pm »
 :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: I think this drive must be like "The Cake".  Does my post count, get me in the club?

Wow, I didn't even look at the post above me which was posted whilst I was typing this  :dunno

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2018, 04:21:06 pm »
Can you make it pancakes instead of cake?

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2018, 04:24:27 pm »
a cake that big would taste like fridge.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2018, 04:26:18 pm »
However, it would be pretty silly to tell your friend not to share their cake with someone because you don't think they should. It's their cake. They want to share it. Telling someone not to mail the drive to someone else because you don't think they are worthy comes across as elitist and selfish.
Iím not saying to not share with these newly joined members.
Please re-read my post carefully. Here, Iíve bolded the key sentence for easier comprehension:

Look at these new/low post members come out of the woodwork for the free arts. I really hope this stuff is shared to contributing members first, as a priority, before the johnny-come-lately's get a crack of them.
Where in this am I saying to not share with them at all? Please, feel free to write another long-winded analogy that isnít really accurate to the discussion.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2018, 04:37:47 pm »
I want my pancakes while there is still plenty of butter and syrup.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2018, 04:53:33 pm »
I want my pancakes while there is still plenty of butter and syrup.
Also hot, pancakes must be hot.  Damn all this talk of cake and pan it's making me hungry now :)

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« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2018, 04:58:30 pm »
Please re-read my post carefully. Here, I’ve bolded the key parts for easier comprehension:

I understand this is different because it is a physical drive that has to be mailed around, and thus it does make sense to prioritize certain community members first. However,  I don't see anything inherently wrong with asking "Can I have some of that free cake, too?"

See, I can play this snarky, sarcastic game too! But, it doesn't seem particularly productive to the discussion. :P

It's true that you never said we shouldn't share with newly joined members, and after rereading your first comment again, I can see that you did imply that the new members should get access eventually.

However, you did make it clear that you adamantly disapprove of newly joined members simply asking to have it shared with them by describing the act as "mooching", "---smurfy---", and being a "leech". Given your aversion to new members even asking, I extrapolated that you did not want to share with them at all. I don't think this assumption was a complete non sequitur.

"Look at all these moochers asking for some of our pancakes. How ---smurfy--- is that."
"Of course we should share our pancakes with them! I never said we shouldn't. Why would you think I don't want to share with them?"

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2018, 05:04:41 pm »
I am not sharing my pancakes with anyone.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #78 on: August 23, 2018, 05:06:59 pm »
I am not sharing my pancakes with anyone.

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Re: So I have this 500G hard drive with artwork...
« Reply #79 on: August 23, 2018, 05:37:08 pm »
I am not sharing my pancakes with anyone.

Oh wait that's waffles not pancakes !

  I can see attempting to prioritize if the drive is being mailed around - but if posting a torrent the more you share with the faster everyone gets it as long as everyone continues to seed the files after they download, so sharing might actually get you the files faster !
  Also it's not like someone that wants to get the files free and print it for a project was going to hire someone to create the artwork for them - so doubt it will cost anyone any commission work ( and having it out there for those that want to cut and paste clip art or unlicensed images grabbed off the net will keep them from e-mailing asking why the artwork is so expensive. )  and it might just bring some innovation to the forum from members that will use them in actual builds that they post here but not much $$$ :dunno
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