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Schnauzer
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2008-03-28, 10:13

So today while looking under a table in one of my classes, I found this beast!



The best floppy ever, 90 megs, thats more than a CD [/joke]. Floppies are not obsolete!!! Haha! I saw this and had to post it! Thoughts? Do floppies pwn? Can a floppy really bend?

If you can read this this, please send to an admin, i am blocked and cant post....

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zippy
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2008-03-28, 10:24

Those aren't true floppies.

This is a floppy:



I used to have an old Mainframe floppy, that was, if I recall, about 10" square. And yes, they do bend.

Do you know where children get all of their energy? - They suck it right out of their parents!
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psmith2.0
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2008-03-28, 10:32

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The best floppy ever, 90 megs, thats more than a CD.


Aren't CDs around 700MB (give or take)? I can't remember...I know it's way more than 90MB.

Gosh, I've not touched a 3.5" floppy (okay, that just sounds weird) in years (even weirder). I remember having them all around, with stuff crammed on to them. When those 100MB Zip drives came out I remember thinking "finally, some real storage...this rocks!"



Now we have little USB flash drives the size of a french fry or ChapStick tube and hold 2-4GB.

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Kickaha
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2008-03-28, 10:35

A CD holds over 740MB... not sure how that's smaller than 90...

Technically, a Bernoulli cartridge is a floppy - the material inside is mylar, basically the same as the media in a floppy disc. The Bernoulli effect (air pressure differential) is used to suck the mylar up close to, but not touching, the read/write head, giving it a much higher data density. This requires a hard, air-tight case, but the media material is floppy.

A hard disc is named such because the media platter is made of a hard material, not because of the case.

zippy: 8" floppies were the std size, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were larger ones.

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Luca
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2008-03-28, 10:40

pscates, I think it was a joke.

Also, check out some of the crazy size comparisons I was able to find. On that second picture, you can see a zip disk, a 3.5" floppy, a 5.25" floppy, an 8" floppy, and a 15" disk of some sort. I have no idea what the huge disk is in the last image.
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Schnauzer
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2008-03-28, 10:46

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pscates, I think it was a joke.

Haha yeah
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psmith2.0
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2008-03-28, 10:47

Sorry. Apparently I'm really bad at picking up on such things here lately (ask Taskiss).

I used to be more smarter.

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Schnauzer
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2008-03-28, 10:59

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Sorry. Apparently I'm really bad at picking up on such things here lately (ask Taskiss).
It is okay, I put a /joke tag in there just for you!
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psmith2.0
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2008-03-28, 11:08

Alright, alright...let's not get carried away, people.
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Schnauzer
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2008-03-28, 11:20

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Alright, alright...let's not get carried away, people.
Haha.

Luca, that one "floppy" to the left side of the picture with the shoe is huge!!!!

Also, thanks, Kickaha for the information about the Bernoulli, pretty cool!

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Spiewak
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2008-03-28, 12:19

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I have no idea what the huge disk is in the last image.
Seems like it's a recordable Laserdisc used for data backup.
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