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When was the last time you used a floppy disk?

Today
16 (5.4%)
This week
22 (7.4%)
This month
23 (7.7%)
Several months ago
45 (15.2%)
Over a year
29 (9.8%)
Over two years
29 (9.8%)
Over three years
95 (32%)
Never
38 (12.8%)

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alan2273



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    Re: January monthly poll
    « Reply #45 on: January 09, 2009, 04:19:52 PM »
    I use a floppy drive about once a week to back up my home accounts, I also have a 250mb Zip drive.
    as well as USB flash drives and a USB back up hard drive, but I have been using the floppy for that long now, it is hard to break the habit. ;D

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      Re: January monthly poll
      « Reply #46 on: January 09, 2009, 10:51:09 PM »
      Hi!
      I'm new to this forum, having found you while looking to change my boot.ini file. I'm very grateful to find this resource! Anyway...

      I just used a couple floppies tonight, to run "Partition Magic" to back up my system. I have a separate hard disk that I keep in a drawer with my XP system on it. I back up my system every two or three months, and usually run that program from Windows, but there was a problem at the end of that transfer tonight :o, so I shut down and rebooted into the floppies to clean up the mess and do the copy again. (The problem turned out to be a loose power connection to the drive I was making the copy to.) :P Yeah... I'm a little slow to upgrade (I didn't buy XP until a year after Vista came out!), so I still have a floppy drive.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #47 on: January 10, 2009, 01:19:32 PM »
        I used a floppy disk film to create ultra-violet rays to use as a backup in case I lose my remote (I'm serious).
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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #48 on: January 10, 2009, 01:47:35 PM »
        I used a floppy disk film to create ultra-violet rays to use as a backup in case I lose my remote (I'm serious).
        Can you make me one for my garage door opener ? ?
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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #49 on: January 10, 2009, 01:53:57 PM »
        what the F is "floopy disk film" and how does it make UV rays?
        « Last Edit: January 10, 2009, 08:44:54 PM by BC_Programmer »
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #50 on: January 10, 2009, 08:39:15 PM »
        I think he means the plastic disk thing inside the floppy but the other part I have no idea

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #51 on: January 10, 2009, 09:08:37 PM »
        The floppy disk "film", as we are calling it in this topic, though we should say magnetic material or magnetic disk, does in fact filter infrared.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #52 on: January 10, 2009, 09:10:19 PM »
        The floppy disk "film", as we are calling it in this topic, though we should say magnetic material or magnetic disk, does in fact filter infrared.

        true, but he implied that it "created" UV light using it.

        which begs the question as to what a UV light has to do with a remote control, since most remotes use IR or radio.
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #53 on: January 10, 2009, 09:13:43 PM »
        The floppy disk "film", as we are calling it in this topic, though we should say magnetic material or magnetic disk, does in fact filter infrared.

        true, but he implied that it "created" UV light using it.

        which begs the question as to what a UV light has to do with a remote control, since most remotes use IR or radio.
        I'm guessing he/she got UV confused with Infrared.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #54 on: January 11, 2009, 04:58:56 PM »
        I use "floppy" often as I have a sony camera that uses them.  Very nice for taking pictures and putting them on my computer and e-mail.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #55 on: January 11, 2009, 07:23:29 PM »
        thumb drives  ;D

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #56 on: January 12, 2009, 03:14:21 AM »
        I use "floppy" often as I have a sony camera that uses them.  Very nice for taking pictures and putting them on my computer and e-mail.
        I saw one of those once, but only once.  I was quite amazed actually.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #57 on: January 12, 2009, 05:11:45 PM »
        Long time ago, in Junior High School, I had a friend with, not a MP3, but a YUP. It took a floppy disk looking thing... it was kind of cool.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #58 on: January 12, 2009, 07:35:57 PM »
        Today. I am trying to see if an old Toshiba T1200 laptop ,that was given to me last year, works. Had to buy a USB powered floppy drive. I put the MS-DOS 3.3 that I need onto disks. The T1200 has 1 floppy drive, and a hard drive. It powers up, goes through a memory test up to 640MB! More to follow soon.  ???

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #59 on: January 12, 2009, 07:52:07 PM »
        I am trying to see if an old Toshiba T1200 laptop  Had to buy a USB powered floppy drive

        erm... USB on a laptop from 1987?
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.