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Don't throw away VHS tapes! Turn them into hard drives instead!




"The defense department regrets to inform you that your VHS player is dead because the technology was stupid." But -- great balls of fire! -- here's a way to save your beloved '80s VHS movies: Turn them into '80s-centric external hard drives for your computer.

Check out the dustier shelves at your home entertainment center -- now that's what I call a target-rich environment -- for decaying old VHS tapes. And consider turning them over to Centennial Merchant, who can convert them into hard drives. Or buy one of their existing movie titles-turned-hard drives. The prices? It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. You want to know anyway? Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash.

(The prices range from $105 to $155 for 320 gigabyte to 640 gigabyte drives.)

Now don't make me use every Top Gun movie reference in the book. (Especially the one about the rubber dog poo on a plane on Hong Kong.) Just remember: The rules of VHS disposal are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?

[That's right! I am dangerous.]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:55pm]


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