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Does anyone still use floppy disks IRL?

Left4Cake's Photo Left4Cake 26 Nov 2013



This gut repurpused his floppy disk drives.
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H4X0RZ's Photo H4X0RZ 26 Nov 2013

I got an old computer today. It runs with win 95 but I also have MS-DOS and Windows 3.11 on floppys.the best thing about it is thst it has CD and floppy :D But 400 MB HDD aren't very much xD
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oeed's Photo oeed 28 Nov 2013

 Left4Cake, on 26 November 2013 - 01:50 PM, said:



This gut repurpused his floppy disk drives.

Sooo cool!

Reminds me of this video I watched some time ago.

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redeye83's Photo redeye83 28 Nov 2013

I still have windows 3.1 on 8 disks!
My mum has an old windows 98 pc that uses a floppy boot disk when she kills it lol
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theoriginalbit's Photo theoriginalbit 28 Nov 2013

 redeye83, on 28 November 2013 - 01:22 AM, said:

I still have windows 3.1 on 8 disks!
Don't lie, they're not the only ones you have. You're 105, everything you have is on a floppy disk :P
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redeye83's Photo redeye83 28 Nov 2013

Only the naked pics of you are on my floppy because they wont go hard :P
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nutcase84's Photo nutcase84 30 Nov 2013

I also have a really old IBM PC PS2. It's sweet. My brother even has DOS 5, unopened! It has my IBM on the back! Sweet!
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Zambonie's Photo Zambonie 06 Dec 2013

My parents still have some old floopys lying around. When my firend gave me his computer ( It was junk, anyways ) He provided me some old floppys even though the computer didnt have a floppy drive. My school along time ago used to have Mac os 9 machines, and im pretty sure those used floppys. ( The old principale threw those away and found some old monitors and Pcs and the junk yard and gave it to us for replacment xD )
Edited by Troll., 06 December 2013 - 11:13 PM.
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awsmazinggenius's Photo awsmazinggenius 07 Dec 2013

 theoriginalbit, on 28 November 2013 - 01:36 AM, said:

 redeye83, on 28 November 2013 - 01:22 AM, said:

I still have windows 3.1 on 8 disks!
Don't lie, they're not the only ones you have. You're 105, everything you have is on a floppy disk :P

Somebody could have given the computer to him as they got a "better one".
As for me, I don't know what's sitting in the garage by now :)
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theoriginalbit's Photo theoriginalbit 07 Dec 2013

 awsmazinggenius, on 07 December 2013 - 08:17 AM, said:

 theoriginalbit, on 28 November 2013 - 01:36 AM, said:

 redeye83, on 28 November 2013 - 01:22 AM, said:

I still have windows 3.1 on 8 disks!
Don't lie, they're not the only ones you have. You're 105, everything you have is on a floppy disk :P
Somebody could have given the computer to him as they got a "better one".
As for me, I don't know what's sitting in the garage by now :)
Its an inside joke between redeye and myself.
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TheOddByte's Photo TheOddByte 07 Dec 2013

 Left4Cake, on 26 November 2013 - 01:50 PM, said:



This gut repurpused his floppy disk drives.
Wow, That's just so awesome! :D
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Slackratchet's Photo Slackratchet 11 Dec 2013

The controller for my CNC Mill is an old Xeon 550 and the software runs in DOS. It's all sneaker-net to get data from the PC to the Mill.
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Csstform's Photo Csstform 14 Dec 2013

I never used a computer when these were out, but I have to ask, was it fun getting a virus?
http://www.youtube.c...9rZE?autoplay=1
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Alice's Photo Alice 14 Dec 2013

Too young to have used a floppy :D
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Csstform's Photo Csstform 14 Dec 2013

 Death, on 14 December 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:

Too young to have used a floppy :D
It's ok. I forgive you.
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Alice's Photo Alice 14 Dec 2013

So do I get my glasses back now?
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superaxander's Photo superaxander 16 Dec 2013

I use them because my keyboard uses them. I use school computers to actually get the songs I played off the floppy disk :P
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Micheal Pearce's Photo Micheal Pearce 17 Dec 2013

I was digging though my mums old stuff and I found a disk but I have no idea what's on it because my computer doesn't have a drive I'll be willing to ship it to someone who could read it
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Bubba's Photo Bubba 17 Dec 2013

 Micheal Pearce, on 17 December 2013 - 10:02 AM, said:

I'll be willing to ship it to someone who could read it

That doesn't sound like a very good idea...
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Parzivail's Photo Parzivail 24 Dec 2013

Oh wow yeah I use them all the time. Code saves, game backups. There again, I am a retro guy with poloroids and an atari so...
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