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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    I still have a zip drive, but most of the data I have is stored on my server (now), but old data is still stored on floppys and zip disks.
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by ssj6akshat View Post
    what made me lol more that they sold 12 million floppies!
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    I still use floppies. I have a Pentium machine with a floppy drive and I can jump from Debian Etch to stable to testing after installing from the floppy drive. It's so cool, it will make you drool.
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    Actually, quite a lot of expensive non-computer devices still use floppies.

    For example, some old ECG machines only have floppy drives for media access. They are pretty expensive, so there is no good reason to replace them just to simplify downloads.

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    No more floppies...

    It looks like Sony has decided to quit making floppy disks:
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20003360-92.html

    Being one who still has boxes of 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disks I hate seeing the day come when floppies are outdated, but I guess with USB drives holding thousands of times more data then a 3.5" floppy can hold I can see why. Heck my tower had both sized floppy drives in it until just a few years ago.

    Anyway, I never thought the day would come... Oh well, as all good things I guess.

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    Re: No more floppies...

    Floppy discs have been gone for a long time now. Well no one uses them anymore and thats the best thing sony could have done.

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    Re: No more floppies...

    I don't know anyone who uses floppies anymore. I do have 2 computers with floppy drives, however. They're both sitting on the floor in my basement unplugged and nobody has used them in a few years.

    Floppies are useless when you can use online storage or a flash drive. Both of which has significantly more storage space. Probably the right decision by Sony.
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    Re: No more floppies...

    Well the floppy can be use as paper weight now.

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    Re: No more floppies...

    They actually serve a better purpose as coasters.
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