View Poll Results: do you think a floppy drive is still an integral part of the system?

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floppy drives...

This is a discussion on floppy drives... within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I don't rightly know DA. My first guess would be to say you were a bloke because the overwhelming majority ...

  1. #16
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    I don't rightly know DA.

    My first guess would be to say you were a bloke because the overwhelming majority of people on this site are of the male gender...
    However I recall that noone guessed I was female for ages until I'd spelled it out a bakers dozen or two...

    ...Hmm.

    Gender chameleon?

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    Hmm...

    ...smart, funny, intelligent.. gotta be female!

    -Pen

    P.S. No that was not my final answer...

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    yeah, but now i think the butterfly might give it away... [i just never really paid attention to you... but did note you however...]

    hey ggs! are they cheap?! that's genius!!! if they are also compact and can be chained... my oh my... genius... keep me updated on how that ends up willya? via PMs... THANKS!!!
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Some systems needs floppies to boot up installations (ie. Linux)
    Yoshi

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    engi, reading too quickly your yoshistory reads 'yoshi is history...' hehe... [don't get me wrong, i LOVE yoshi!!!]

    >...smart, funny, intelligent..

    thanks... that's sweet to say... [even with the gotta be female part... sometimes i wonder...! ]

    final answer? never!!!

    can't wait until those things get cheap...

    and oh good one engi... i'm not a linux-er so i wouldn't have known. but now i know, and the more you know...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    so can you ONLY buy those at that site? that sucks...I need one noooowwwww (ahhh...programmers and their toys )

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    I've got the fad with gadgets...

    ...I desperately want something that's new for a month or two and if I can resist that long I decide I don't want it. The thing is i can't resist!!!

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    heeey! it would be considered a 'techie-gadget' woudln't it?! well i didn't notice, and i would have the genuine use... [whenever i get my complicated laboratory filled with a bunch of computers i need to transfer from... probably servers of some sort... i do have the use, and if it's cool looking then yippie... i'd love to have it for an external backup of all my source code/data files... it'd be so cool! i'd keep it in a nice closed box... etc... tee-hee...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    >engi, reading too quickly your yoshistory reads 'yoshi is >history...' hehe... [don't get me wrong, i LOVE yoshi!!!]

    Yoshisstory? It spells with 2 s's

    Get it? Yoshi's Story
    Yoshi

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    Originally posted by DavidP

    Not all computers have a CD-RW, and even if they did, would you want to waste a CD just for a few files that take up a couple KB?
    But you can use CD-RWs, you can record over the old stuff..

    Not that I don't like floppies, they are the best, esp. when you go to an EXTREMELY OLD school whose computers have no CD-ROM drives *sigh*. Actually, they don't even let us use floppies, so we have to use email to send stuff back and forth... But floppies really are the best. I couldn't believe the stupid mac comps have no floppy drives, geez, who would buy those things... (sorry if I offend any mac lovers out there) They are the most convenient things to store portable files. THe only drawback is that they can't store more that 1.44 mb, is it mb? So, I really hope floppies survive...
    btw, my cd-rw drive is rusting...
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    but, what I dislike about floppies is that there is a huge possibility of losing your data, specially when using 20 disk spanned zip files (that's why I normally use RAR's). I say use floppies when your data is not so important, or when it's the only copy of it.

    But, strangely, one day, I did a diskette endurance test. It consisted on testing a disk under several endurance tests, The disk had to survive a test, and then tryi it on the computer and see if it still worked. the disk survived the following(is ascending order from the easiest task to the toughest):

    -Open disk (physically) and closing it.
    -Let some water drops fall on the surface (the black data film) of the disk
    -Placing the disk in a fan and turning it on (the fan, not the disk)
    -Using a magnet
    -Placing the disk in a very high radiation level zone (behind a computer screen)
    -Fingerprints
    -Erasable marker
    -Permanent marker
    -Static energy (the front panel of a Big Screen TV)
    -Falling from 1m (3 feet)
    -Falling from stairs
    -Falling from a fifth floor
    -Being bitten by a dog (we didn't do this one, but we wanted to )

    It survived all that (ask nullshinji or Camilo if you want to check the truthness of these facts). but, when we tested the same disk on a tougher test (Scandisk), the disk didn't survive and it stopped working.

    Oskilian

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    wow... i'm speechless... i'd have never thought someone could so thoughly test a disk physically...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    I just pulled out my friend's disk which was thoroughly bitten by his dog, and it worked...


    of course now it's stuck in my drive!!!


    HASAFRAGGIN OPPASAHAGER!!!!

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    Ahhhh, never underestimate the powers of needle-nosed pliers, my friends.

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    But no disk can survive the "Floppy terror", also known as "Scandisk".

    Oskilian

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