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# 175619 6-Jul-2015 12:27
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I came across a box of about 30 colored unused 2HD 1.44 floppy discs.
worth? $1? $10 $100?

$6 delivery

Can be used for a wedge to stop a table rocking.

Novelty Coasters

A game of flick across the room into the waste bin All the family can play!

Your kids can hand their homework in on them.

A lot of computers in the south island use them.....







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  # 1337789 6-Jul-2015 12:35
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Got any 880k ones ? :-p Need some for my Amiga habit.... ;)





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  # 1337806 6-Jul-2015 12:58
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Google "floppy disc art", get inspired.



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  # 1337808 6-Jul-2015 13:03
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xpd: Got any 880k ones ? :-p Need some for my Amiga habit.... ;)



LOL no sorry




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  # 1337858 6-Jul-2015 13:51
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Quite like the coaster idea




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Very unrelated to the Post.. but

"Can be used for a wedge to stop a table rocking."

A trick (well it is science) way to fix this is turn a 4 leg table up to 30 Degrees left or right.. it will make it stop rocking :-)



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  # 1337926 6-Jul-2015 15:06
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Call the museums around the world




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  # 1337947 6-Jul-2015 15:27
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I've got some of those. I think they have Windows 3.2 on them.





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I remember seeing an 8" floppy disc back in the 1990s. Try sticking one of those in yer shirt pocket. tongue-out

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  # 1338210 7-Jul-2015 06:31
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Those coloured ones were my favourite. The artwork is pretty neat.

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A number of years ago I nearly got into serious trouble when I called them by the name we used in South Africa: the soft 5.25" was a floppy, the hard 3.5" was a stiffy.  And no one in SA thought anything about calling it a stiffy, because that is what it is, stiff.




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  # 1338881 7-Jul-2015 20:17
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xpd: Got any 880k ones ? :-p Need some for my Amiga habit.... ;)



You still use disks with your Amiga??? Gotek/HxC is the way :-)

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DarthKermit: I remember seeing an 8" floppy disc back in the 1990s. Try sticking one of those in yer shirt pocket. tongue-out


My sister used to use 12" 360K floppies which were used to back up the HUGE 10MB entire room filling jet engine sounding HDD 

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Maybe everything just seemed bigger then :-D. Surely that far back she might have been using punched cards or tape, maybe even magnetic tape.

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I used to have an old Philips from the 1970s that my office gave to me when they upgraded. It was cast iron, about the size of a big lathe, weighed a ton, with a huge 7 mb hd behind a transparent shield so you could watch it wind up. It worked but I couldn't figure out how to do anything except boot it up so I just kept it for show. It must have cost a hundred thou when new. An identical model featured in one of the James Bond films.





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