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OwlHoot
7th July 2010, 13:44
Over 300,000 non-fiction, about 150,000 fiction, and dozens of magazine series some going back decades :eek

I reckon if they were all physical, I could fill practically every room in Buck House, and the Queen would barely have room to perch on the end of her bed!

God knows how I'm going to sort them all. I'll have to come up with some system involving a MySQL database and MD5 hashes (although a lot are already sorted into publisher).

Hey AtW, you must have much the same problem. How on Earth do you sort your porn collection? :tongue

doodab
7th July 2010, 13:50
Why not just read them haphazardly?

Moscow Mule
7th July 2010, 13:51
Over 300,000 non-fiction, about 150,000 fiction, and dozens of magazine series some going back decades :eek



:eek: Stop downloading the whole internet!!!

Spacecadet
7th July 2010, 13:54
Over 300,000 non-fiction, about 150,000 fiction, and dozens of magazine series some going back decades :eek


Do you have any money left over for living expenses?

TheFaQQer
7th July 2010, 13:58
Do you have any money left over for living expenses?

Bit torrent is free :wink

rsingh
7th July 2010, 14:03
Flog them on ebay. Or maybe a car-boot sale even.

Zippy
7th July 2010, 14:11
I wish I could get along with ebooks as I keep runnng out of bookcases. I suppose it might help if I could bear to part with any of my books ... Windows 95 programming anybody? :emb

Spacecadet
7th July 2010, 14:19
I wish I could get along with ebooks as I keep runnng out of bookcases. I suppose it might help if I could bear to part with any of my books ... Windows 95 programming anybody? :emb

I know the feeling

shelf 1 - SQL Server 2000
shelf 2 - SQL Server 2005
shelf 3 - SQL Server 2008
shelf 4 - other tech books

rsingh
7th July 2010, 14:20
I know the feeling

shelf 1 - SQL Server 2000
shelf 2 - SQL Server 2005
shelf 3 - SQL Server 2008
shelf 4 - other tech books

I'll see your SQL2000 and raise you with a SQL 6.5:ladybags:

Zippy
7th July 2010, 14:24
I'll see your SQL2000 and raise you with a SQL 6.5:ladybags:

Sams "Teach Yourself Babbage's Difference Engine in 24 Hours"

thunderlizard
7th July 2010, 14:26
300,000? that's
[chews lip]
...
[counts on fingers]
...
[takes off socks]
...
[gets calculator]
...
10,000 a year for the next 30 years. Your sorting strategy should be mainly a deleting strategy I think.

TheFaQQer
7th July 2010, 14:26
Sams "Teach Yourself Babbage's Difference Engine in 24 Hours"

:laugh

doodab
7th July 2010, 14:33
Does any one else have several editions of the same book? E.g. I have 2nd and 3rd of edition of c++ programming language, several webmaster in a nutshells (all out of date) and numerous others.

All paper. ebooks aren't books IMO.

rsingh
7th July 2010, 14:35
Does any one else have several editions of the same book? E.g. I have 2nd and 3rd of edition of c++ programming language, several webmaster in a nutshells (all out of date) and numerous others.

All paper. ebooks aren't books IMO.

Nope, but my bookshelf sags in the middle.

Spacecadet
7th July 2010, 14:57
300,000? that's
[chews lip]
...
[counts on fingers]
...
[takes off socks]
...
[gets calculator]
...
10,000 a year for the next 30 years. Your sorting strategy should be mainly a deleting strategy I think.

300k + 150k = 450k

15,000 for the next 30 years
or
40 books a day
or
2.5 books an hour (based on being awake for 16 hours)

darmstadt
7th July 2010, 16:13
360 Assembler Programming in German, no clue why :ind