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; the ultimate floppy test is "sit in the garage since 1984 - mouse s***, water, bugs(real ones), and then out ...

  1. #31
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    the ultimate floppy test is
    "sit in the garage since 1984 - mouse s***, water, bugs(real ones), and then out in the pasture as paint ball targets.
    for some reason the light on my floppy drive won't go off now.
    M.R.

  2. #32
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    you really did that? LOL

    Oskilian

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    i have five kids, a dog and 2 horses within 100 feet of my box, that floppy test is only the stuff i know they did.
    the next chapter is destructive testing of a pIII 233...

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    OK, but a pIII 233? I thought Pentium 3's started at 500 MHz

    Oskilian

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    5 1/4" floppy disks make great frisbies ....

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    i apologize to oskilian. my sarcasam got the best of me.

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    hehe... i believed you! well the horses bit is a bit far out... but you never know where someone is from... [*cough* or what gender they are *cough*]...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    really, 2 horses. i live so far out in the boonies that if my modem connects at more than 24k i call all of my buddies to bragt about it.

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    Yes, I testify Oskilian said the truth, that was a nice day, only scandisk damaged it.

    There are some 2.88 MB floppy drives, where can I get one?


    Camilo
    (the floppy defender)
    no, life is nice, just a girl fooling around, alcohol fixes everything.
    OH, I now have a High School Diploma and need of ron (drink)

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    I'm looking foreward to making another one of these "Endurance test", any ideas out there?

    Oskilian

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