This is just a story I’m a big fat liar… So far I’ve read 860 audio books (more then 8000 CDs) with EAC, encode them to mono versions of APE to archive (with cue sheets) and AAC@48kbps and MP3@64kbps to listen too & share with alt.binaries…audiobooks & spoken-word My bank of external USB2 drives supports C2 error reporting, so I can rip high speed and then just deal with problem discs with TLC at a lower speed. EAC has so far saving me from posting 114 audio books (about 1000 CDs worth) that had marginal to serious sound problems. Nothing worse then downloading an audio book that sounds like it came from a record player in the '30s. I built this system to rip and store DVDs from Netflix when they ran out of DVDs that I wanted; I switched to CD Audio books. Now my system is perfect, a bank of drives for reading DVDs and CDs, a few USB2 DVD writers and a few Firewire 2 HDs to hold the data, almost all of the hardware was recycled by just adding external cases. Trying to get a stable system with 10 IDE ports is not a fun thing. I compress it down and store it on a 2TB Linux box running two hardware Raid-5 arrays. I can’t wait till Maxtor ships 400GB 7200rpm SATA drives. I’m not sure what my disorder is called but I wish a few more people had it and I think we could get every DVD & audio book into MP3 format. I’m not a pirate I’m an intellectual property terrorist. I dream of driving down the street in a WiFi (or wimax?) enabled ice cream truck spewing out files, and when wireless firewire hits I’ll use that too. I don’t have much upload bandwidth so I stick to the news servers to spread what I can, as it is an efficient way for 30k/sec to make the most difference. I hope everything I upload makes its way to the P2P networks where people with more bandwidth and less content can spread it all over the planet. If Ashcroft is removed from the justice department I’ll open up a web page with more details and a fat database of audio books until then… all of this is a big fat lie and I’m just missing my meds or something what am I talking about?