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blujay
08-19-2003, 05:12 AM
...that CD-R's are translucent. Is it just me? I just burned a CD, a Mitsui Gold CD-R, and as I was putting it in the jewel case, I noticed that I could see my keyboard through the disc. No, not the plastic hub in the middle, the actual reflective surface. Then I took a cheaper, silvery-backed cyanine CD-R and it, too, is translucent. I don't have any CD-RW's without solid labels on them at the moment, so I can't check them. Pressed CD's are opaque, but I've just never noticed that you can actually see through CD-R's.

DEFINOTELY NOT SPE
08-19-2003, 05:35 AM
heh, i noticed that with cd-rs quite a while ago, but the only cd-rw i have has a solid label, it always made me wonder in the choice of material and quality difference involved with a commercial cd or a blank cd.

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mmm, smells like something burning.

happydud
08-19-2003, 05:52 AM
That's really cool!

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Mikus
08-19-2003, 06:02 AM
Yeah, if you write on mine the writing is visible when you flip them over.

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Ni
08-19-2003, 06:14 AM
I have a CD that came in a pack of 50 CD-R's that is completley transparent! You cant write to it, but its the shape of a cd, with all the colours of a CD when you look at it the lines still go through the centre... its weird.

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Jon`C
08-19-2003, 06:19 AM
You mean the plastic spacer they put on the top of the spindle? http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif

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Mikus
08-19-2003, 06:23 AM
Yeah, they use those to separate the CDs into groups for selling purposes. I hate to break it to you but you're not special.

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Ex-Council of 14
Miken (http://forums.massassi.net/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Miken)
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off everything and let the problem solve itself?"

MadQuack
08-19-2003, 06:24 AM
Mine aren't translucent http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif

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Ni
08-19-2003, 06:26 AM
...I've bought at least 10 packs of CD's on spindles and only ever gotten one??

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LightStaff
08-19-2003, 07:06 AM
They put them pn the top and bottom of the spindel things. http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif I got 2.

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Spork
08-19-2003, 07:07 AM
The ones I have at the moment have a plastic finish on them to make them look like old vinyl records, so they're definitely not see-through http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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phoenix_9286
08-19-2003, 01:43 PM
I've got a bunch of regular CDs (music and otherwise) that you can see through under the right conditions.

It's interesting... but the coolness of the effect lasted all of one minute on me.

blujay
08-20-2003, 03:21 AM
I was just surprised that the metal layer is thin enough to pass light through.

Jedigreedo
08-20-2003, 03:26 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jon`C:
You mean the plastic spacer they put on the top of the spindle? http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif

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My first spindle and all I got was a lousy styrofoam spacer the size of the center ring. http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif

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muzein
09-29-2004, 06:05 PM
I noticed that too.

Schming
09-29-2004, 06:17 PM
ya.... i noticed that like 5 years ago

Avenger
09-29-2004, 06:17 PM
I can see through mine!!!!!!

Pagewizard_YKS
09-29-2004, 06:18 PM
its cool, I agree.

ECHOMAN
09-29-2004, 06:20 PM
Umm. Anyone noticed the thread date?

Avenger
09-29-2004, 06:21 PM
Holy crap!!! I do now

genk
09-29-2004, 06:22 PM
<Genki> http://forums.massassi.net/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1 WHY THE HELL WAS IT REVIVED?

Mikus
09-29-2004, 06:25 PM
Someone needs a quick review of the rules...

Zell
09-29-2004, 06:38 PM
Whoa. That was the most useless thread revival ever.

muzein
09-29-2004, 06:40 PM
I'm sorry :(
You guys are so mean. I just thought that was a neat fact that some people might be interested in.

gbk
09-29-2004, 06:41 PM
Yo, muzein, DONT REVIVE YEAR-OLD THREADS.

Pagewizard_YKS
09-29-2004, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by gbk
Yo, muzein, DONT REVIVE YEAR-OLD THREADS.

maybe if the forums got pruned more often this wouldn't happen.

Avenger
09-29-2004, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by Pagewizard_YKS
maybe if the people read the rules this wouldn't happen.

fixed

Pagewizard_YKS
09-29-2004, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by Avenger
fixed

no, rules are for losers. FIGHT THE POWER! :p

tofu
09-29-2004, 11:53 PM
Seriously, who goes back and reads through all the archived threads to find the one they want to necropost?

You need to get outside more.