do NOT throw away or sell your old stuff
Keep your old camera for visits to museums and galleries because Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have completed a prototype device that can block digital cameras. The team in the Interactive and Intelligent Computing division of the Georgia Tech College of Computing used off-the-shelf equipment (camera-mounted sensors, lighting equipment, a projector and a computer) to scan for, find and neutralize digital cameras. The system works by looking for the reflectivity and shape of the image sensors and saturating them with a thin beam of visible white light. The principal applications are expected to be protecting areas such as government buildings and trade shows against clandestine photography, stopping unauthorized amateur photography of, for example, shopping-mall Santas (really!) and defeating video copying in theaters. The countermeasure: film http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot?m=6126
Keep your old harddrives because http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyId=12&articleId=9001290 and as they will always be able to retract some data from your harddrive it is always better to keep it by the hand instead of out the house.
Keep your old mobiles because Build your own intercom or walkie talkie out of two old cordless phones http://ldrf.com/usa/RecycleCellPhones/recycle.php recycle mobiles. You can always also give it to your child or keep it in case the real one is broken or stolen.
Keep your vinyl to proof that you have already bought the mp3 stuff that you have and your VHS for the divx your have and the books for the electronic books you have.
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