Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

harry potter again, or, practical math

the library bought 151 copies of the audiobook.  We are currently 403 in line.  Max amount of time you can check out a book (or audiobook) when there's holds on it is 3 weeks.  The recording is 17 discs of 75 minutes each.  How long will it take for us to get our copy?

I'm guessing early September. :)
Permalink the great purple 
July 24th, 2007 3:09pm
Or about 1/2 hour if you go to the store :-)
Permalink son of parnas 
July 24th, 2007 3:28pm
Oh, for heaven's sake, just buy the damn thing.
Permalink The voice of reason 
July 24th, 2007 3:28pm
I'm not in a hurry.  We've already waited this long, what's a few more weeks?
Permalink the great purple 
July 24th, 2007 3:58pm
It should only take about 5 minutes to rip each CD, including handling, so that's about an hour and a half to turn it into mp3s.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 24th, 2007 4:14pm
But!  Ripping new CD's of Library copies would be ... why, that would be Wrong.  Violation of copyright.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 24th, 2007 4:20pm
if one overhyped middle class brit woman writes seven identikit bestsellers at 2.4 gazillion per copy, taking 6 months at 6 hours a day for each, factoring ghostwriters and coffee at market rates, and film rights increasing exponentially for each book, how long can a pair of socks be expected to last these days waiting in line at a bookstore?

(5pts)
Permalink $-- 
July 24th, 2007 4:31pm
Oh, right.  Wrong.  Very Wrong.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 24th, 2007 4:35pm
back in my day, libraries had old singular books. not audio books, not just-published books, not umpteen million copies of each.

also ... how many librarians are there? they read and can fiddle with the queue, can't they?
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 24th, 2007 4:56pm
I see nothing wrong with ripping it into mp3's and returning it to the library.  However, I'd delete the mp3's once I was done listening.

Our public libraries are fantastic.  We get all our movies from there too.
Permalink the great purple 
July 24th, 2007 5:16pm
"I see nothing wrong with ripping it into mp3's and returning it to the library.  However, I'd delete the mp3's once I was done listening."

how about just downloading the mp3s from the web and deleting them when you are done?


ps
if libraries didn't exist, could you invent them today?
Permalink guess worker 
July 24th, 2007 8:41pm
Ripping new CD's of Library copies would be ...

legal in Canada.
Permalink canadian 
July 24th, 2007 9:29pm
That's right, I keep forgetting.  Gotta go use DVDdecrypter for a while...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 24th, 2007 11:59pm

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