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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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Dontcallmelate4dinner

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Re: January monthly poll
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2009, 09:03:29 PM »
Uh.......nooo. This machine I'm on doesn't have a floppy. But I have 1 now. T1200 says  to me:  Starting MS-DOS...              Bad or missing Command Interpreter    Enter correct name, blah, blah. Doesn't matter what I type in, get the same message. Could be ammo for a new post.

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Re: January monthly poll
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2009, 09:10:44 PM »
Uh.......nooo. This machine I'm on doesn't have a floppy. But I have 1 now. T1200 says  to me:  Starting MS-DOS...              Bad or missing Command Interpreter    Enter correct name, blah, blah. Doesn't matter what I type in, get the same message. Could be ammo for a new post.
Probably...

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=917&st=1
According to this, it has at least one floppy drive.

USB does not work on such an old computer.

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Re: January monthly poll
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2009, 09:15:59 PM »

erm... USB on a laptop from 1987?

Probably to plug into the newer computer (which don't have floppies anymore) to write to the floppies with then use them in the laptop...

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Re: January monthly poll
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2009, 09:16:33 PM »

erm... USB on a laptop from 1987?

Probably to plug into the newer computer to write to the floppies with then use them in the laptop...

ahhh, yes, of course, of course.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: January monthly poll
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2009, 09:21:29 PM »
Thinking bassackwards is a talent of mine

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Re: January monthly poll
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2009, 06:10:48 PM »
I used one about 3 weeks ago to flash the bios in a computer.

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    Re: January monthly poll
    « Reply #66 on: January 14, 2009, 05:53:20 PM »
    I still use floppy's on a regular basis, although Ive got flash drives and CD/DVD burners, I mainly use the floppy's for my old  Sony camera. Its big and cumbersome but Ive made a lot of treasured memories from using it, and its always a talking point when I bring it out at family get togethers.((Mainly from family saying how jurasic I am) WHEN WILL THEY GET THE HINT TO BUY ME A NEW DIGITAL CAMERA??? Ho Hum.)
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    Re: January monthly poll
    « Reply #67 on: January 15, 2009, 08:53:57 PM »
    I have not used a floppy disk for several months. I do carry a USB 2 floppy drive in my laptop case just in case.

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      « Reply #68 on: January 16, 2009, 01:10:29 AM »
      Look, I uh.. just wanted to know what XP 64-bit would be like, okay?! Stop judging me! I threw it out the very next day, I swear! I don't even remember how to hook up a floppy drive.. *uncomfortable laugher* is that what they're called? I.. didn't even know. It's not MY fault! My cat put me up to it.. "Meee-install-a-floppy-drive-into-your-computer-ow." I am innocent !!
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      Re: January monthly poll
      « Reply #69 on: January 16, 2009, 01:33:29 AM »
      Look, I uh.. just wanted to know what XP 64-bit would be like, okay?! Stop judging me! I threw it out the very next day, I swear! I don't even remember how to hook up a floppy drive.. *uncomfortable laugher* is that what they're called? I.. didn't even know. It's not MY fault! My cat put me up to it.. "Meee-install-a-floppy-drive-into-your-computer-ow." I am innocent !!

      what does XP 64-bit have to do with floppies?
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: January monthly poll
        « Reply #70 on: January 16, 2009, 05:29:38 AM »
        Look, I uh.. just wanted to know what XP 64-bit would be like, okay?! Stop judging me! I threw it out the very next day, I swear! I don't even remember how to hook up a floppy drive.. *uncomfortable laugher* is that what they're called? I.. didn't even know. It's not MY fault! My cat put me up to it.. "Meee-install-a-floppy-drive-into-your-computer-ow." I am innocent !!

        what does XP 64-bit have to do with floppies?

        I'll give you a hint - look at my specs.
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          Re: January monthly poll
          « Reply #71 on: January 20, 2009, 10:57:15 AM »
          Like right now because the computer does not see the CD drive so I am kind of stuck to boot it up as I am stuck in DOS.

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            Re: January monthly poll
            « Reply #72 on: January 23, 2009, 01:28:04 AM »
            I never use floppy for more than 4 years.

            By the way, i never expect USB flash drive to substitude floppy instead of ZIP drive or LS-120;

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            Re: January monthly poll
            « Reply #73 on: January 27, 2009, 03:50:36 AM »
            ironic question, I just finished putting all the floppies on a CD friday.


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            Re: January monthly poll
            « Reply #74 on: January 27, 2009, 04:14:07 AM »

            ironic question, I just finished putting all the floppies on a CD friday.

            Is that the Alanis Morisette definition of ironic, or just what other people would call coincidence??
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