Great use for your old 3.5" floppies!

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  1. evangilder

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    i also read somewhere on how to make floppy disks as bombs too. the poor unknowingly person slips it into their computer and it explodes. total chaos.
     
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    Apart from the sense of wellbeing that comes with breaking the mongrels in half, I was gobsmacked by the *Helath Warnings*

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    The edges of the metal dust cover and disk hub are extremely sharp. You can cut yourself on them, so be careful.

    Doing this will destroy all data on the disk.

    Do not attempt to place your new model into a floppy disk drive.

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    Just about peed my pants reading that.

    OOOHHH it is sharp Jim Bob.

    NOOOOOO can't kill data, naughty.

    OOOOOOOPs, it didn;t work, what now Billy Bob?

    Stuff my dog, OSH can take it up the wazooo.

    OSH meet Military.....

    "Be the best you can be... Warning, this job might be dangerous to yours or other peoples health. Preferably others."

    :p :twisted:
     
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    We actually did make a few of these at the office.
     
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    thats cool!
     
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    I'm working on a project at work to decommision some old IBM 3174 "controllers" that use those 5" floppies.

    Theres actually some pc techs I work with that had never seen a "floppy".
     
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    :lol: Welcome to getting older. My sons have no concept of rotary phones, black and white TVs, no remotes, no computers, film projectors...

    {please excuse the author, he is now slitting his wrists}
     
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    :lol: ah yes. but keeping in mind, floppys did for their time what USBs are doing for us now. pretty soon in the near future, people would probably have no concept for USBs.
     
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    It does move quickly to say the least. I can hear my son years from now...

    "You used to work on a Turbo XT with 640k of RAM and a 20MB hard drive?!"

    Maybe I'll pull out an old 8-track just to throw him off! ;)
     
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    Well, soon it'll be "You have a mechanical hard-drive!?! HAHAHAHAH!" Pretty pathetic that they still are, actually.
     
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    hehe, technology's moving fast but me and CC are of the generation to be able to keep up with it atleast, and we grow up with computers all around us so are very fluent in computers for the most part...........
     
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    Anyone here remember those old tape drive units for the mainframes?

    Damn were those heavy!!
     
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    I remember owning a Comodore 64! Hell I still have my Atari and a lot of games including frogger and Q-bert.
     
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    I still have a few old Atari cartridges kicking around here too. Space Invaders, Star Raiders, Berzerk, Missile Command, Spider Fighter, Pitfall...Good times.
     
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    I have Space Invaders, Frogger, Pac-Man, Q-Burt, River Raider, Chopper Command, and a few others.
     
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    frogger and Q-bert made a comeback on PS1
     
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    the only games console i have is the PSx so i'm sorta the modern day version of you old gits :lol:
     
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    Absolutly no comparison. The orginals will allways be classic and better!
     
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