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(Yahoo)   Can a banana be used to fix a scratched DVD? Conversely, can a scratched DVD give you your daily recommended requirement of potassium?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2012-10-22 04:22:22 AM
I'll try car wax first, but hey, bananas aren't a bad backup I guess.
 
2012-10-22 04:24:23 AM
Instead of trying every farking random thing in your house, why not simply have on hand the stuff specifically designed to remove scratches from plastic? I've used it to fix all sorts of scratched CDs and DVDs.
 
2012-10-22 05:45:30 AM
Who uses DVDs anymore?
 
2012-10-22 05:46:58 AM
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-22 05:55:55 AM

SnarfVader: Who uses DVDs anymore?


I do. I watch them on the laptop all the time.
 
2012-10-22 07:13:10 AM
More proof of Creative Design. Thank you, Jesus.
 
2012-10-22 07:40:05 AM
toothpaste, especially the gel kind
 
2012-10-22 07:43:07 AM

vossiewulf: Instead of trying every farking random thing in your house, why not simply have on hand the stuff specifically designed to remove scratches from plastic? I've used it to fix all sorts of scratched CDs and DVDs.


Why? I'm more likely to have a banana around,
 
2012-10-22 07:44:38 AM
Steel wool. Rub hard.
 
2012-10-22 07:45:31 AM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 435x277]


My original thought as well.
 
2012-10-22 07:47:54 AM
Hmmm. I have a Halo game that doesn't read and pledge at work.

Heh. I know what I'm doing next week!
 
2012-10-22 07:52:46 AM

Dezilith: Hmmm. I have a Halo game that doesn't read and pledge at work.

Heh. I know what I'm doing next week!


Playing Halo at work?
 
2012-10-22 07:58:13 AM

Dezilith: Hmmm. I have a Halo game that doesn't read and pledge at work.

Heh. I know what I'm doing next week!


Masturbating at work?
 
2012-10-22 08:12:52 AM
What direction should I go with this thread? Should I make fun of subby's oxymoronic "recommended daily requirement" concept, or should I make a reference to the Fresh Prince episode where Hillary tries to get back at a guy by putting her keys in his exhaust pipe, and rubbing a potato on the side of his car?

/ ok, it's a potato not a banana, but the Eddie Murphy photo reminded me of it.
 
2012-10-22 08:21:05 AM
thewisecracker.com
 
2012-10-22 08:21:26 AM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 435x277]


Look, man, I ain't fallin' for no banana in my tailpipe!
 
2012-10-22 08:23:03 AM
Came for Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. Will leave disappointed.
 
2012-10-22 08:26:10 AM

serial_crusher: / ok, it's a potato not a banana, but the Eddie Murphy photo reminded me of it.


What are you saying, that all bananas look alike?
 
2012-10-22 08:36:34 AM

TheMysteriousStranger: Came for Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. Will leave disappointed.


Don't listen to their creationist BS, DVDs evolved naturally.
 
2012-10-22 08:37:30 AM

Bathia_Mapes: SnarfVader: Who uses DVDs anymore?

I do. I watch them on the laptop all the time.


Who uses laptops anymore?
 
2012-10-22 08:38:34 AM

Mugato: serial_crusher: / ok, it's a potato not a banana, but the Eddie Murphy photo reminded me of it.

What are you saying, that all bananas look alike?


Unless it looks like a potato, in which case you should see a doctor.
 
2012-10-22 08:41:29 AM
This only creates more questions for me.

For example. Was someone, popcorn and drink in hand, about to watch their favorite movie only to discover it is scratched. "How can I fix this", they say to themselves. At what point in the list of ways to fix a bad DVD did this person think "I know, I'll try some fruit!".

I will hereby admit, the idea of using a banana would have never occurred to me.

Yes, they should have said "I will not buy this DVD, it is scratched".
 
2012-10-22 08:50:24 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mugato: serial_crusher: / ok, it's a potato not a banana, but the Eddie Murphy photo reminded me of it.

What are you saying, that all bananas look alike?

Unless it looks like a potato, in which case you should see a doctor.


I think the absolute value of banana is potato, but I'll have to dig up some old notebooks from college before I can be sure.
 
2012-10-22 08:51:06 AM
 
2012-10-22 09:01:42 AM

I_Am_Weasel: This only creates more questions for me.

For example. Was someone, popcorn and drink in hand, about to watch their favorite movie only to discover it is scratched. "How can I fix this", they say to themselves. At what point in the list of ways to fix a bad DVD did this person think "I know, I'll try some fruit!".

I will hereby admit, the idea of using a banana would have never occurred to me.

Yes, they should have said "I will not buy this DVD, it is scratched".


You've got it backwards. They started with the banana, not the DVD. They probably had this bunch of bananas and wanted to know what else (after the sexy obvious) they could be used for. Could they be screwed into a light socket as a replacement bulb? Can they be sharpened to ward off attackers? Can the peels make good replacement brake pads for my car? Can I remove scratches from a DVD with them?
 
2012-10-22 09:08:22 AM

Wise_Guy: Lot's of useful household tips here.


Who'd have though meme format would be so useful.
 
2012-10-22 09:11:01 AM

Wise_Guy: Lot's of useful household tips here.


Awesome

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2012-10-22 10:06:27 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: TheMysteriousStranger: Came for Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. Will leave disappointed.

Don't listen to their creationist BS, DVDs evolved naturally.


Humans would only plant the seeds of the DVD trees with the best quality and highest oversampling. Have you seen an early DVD? Hardly better than what you get from a VHS bush.
 
2012-10-22 10:17:07 AM
A few years ago, due to having many many DVDs with more and more giving me trouble, regardless of the care I took with them, I tried everything on this list with quite varying results.

I got tired of the scrubbing and trying this and that, so I went and decided to go the serious way and got this instead:

i478.photobucket.com

Never looked back, and while expensive, it paid for itself with the multiple disks that it has repaired (that nothing else would).

If you can't repair a disk with this, it's due to actual rot, where the internal layers are shot to hell.
 
2012-10-22 10:23:51 AM

SnarfVader: Who uses DVDs anymore?


I do. Well DVDs and BluRays. I'll never give up physical media. People have libraries to show off all the books they've read. Since I've never learned to read, I have my DVD library. Besides, DVD authoring is an art form. You don't get all the extras with that cloud bullshiat.
 
2012-10-22 10:26:10 AM

Wise_Guy: Lot's of useful household tips here.


I always love those little hacks. Most of them are just goofy (and half of those are completely untested or intentional hoaxes), but every now-and-then you can find one that's worth trying.
 
2012-10-22 10:37:27 AM

Mugato: I'll never give up physical media.


Having CDs means I have a physical copy that's not DRMed and it's uncompressed 44.1 KHz 16 bit sound. Plus, hopefully in a few years used CDs will be as cheap as used LPs.
 
2012-10-22 11:19:27 AM

Wise_Guy: Lot's of useful household tips here.


Thanks, some good stuff there.
 
2012-10-22 12:33:28 PM

I_Am_Weasel: This only creates more questions for me.

For example. Was someone, popcorn and drink in hand, about to watch their favorite movie only to discover it is scratched. "How can I fix this", they say to themselves. At what point in the list of ways to fix a bad DVD did this person think "I know, I'll try some fruit!".


Hey... how did you know the story of my first homosexual experience?
 
2012-10-22 12:46:41 PM

I_Am_Weasel: This only creates more questions for me.

For example. Was someone, popcorn and drink in hand, about to watch their favorite movie only to discover it is scratched. "How can I fix this", they say to themselves. At what point in the list of ways to fix a bad DVD did this person think "I know, I'll try some fruit!".

I will hereby admit, the idea of using a banana would have never occurred to me.

Yes, they should have said "I will not buy this DVD, it is scratched".


I assume you aren't a stoner

This has "stoner discovers" written all over it.
 
2012-10-22 01:50:19 PM
Spelled disc with a 'K'. Stopped reading.
 
2012-10-22 03:35:24 PM

theorellior: Mugato: I'll never give up physical media.

Having CDs means I have a physical copy that's not DRMed and it's uncompressed 44.1 KHz 16 bit sound. Plus, hopefully in a few years used CDs will be as cheap as used LPs.


Rip to FLAC, store on a hard drive, keep backups. Soooo much space savings, and easy to organize, search and convert as needed. Can do similar with DVDs, as long as you're okay with a very slight quality loss (loss-less video codecs are too big).
 
2012-10-22 04:54:12 PM
Yet another site with an ad with Audio that you can't stop -- only mute.

About to drive me off the Internet at this rate.
 
2012-10-22 10:11:55 PM

LordOfThePings: Wise_Guy: Lot's of useful household tips here.

Awesome


How is that easier than a twist tie?
 
2012-10-25 03:59:17 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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