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  • #31
    Originally posted by KeLviN
    but i never had the chance to use the BIG floppies. not the 5 and a quarter... what were they? 7.x? 9.x? they were before my time.... any one old enough to have used those?
    Alright, come on, now you're making me feel old. And I'm only ... damn. Yeah I remember 5 1/4 floppies, all of the games I used to buy came on them. Battle of Britain. Great game. Then they started shipping with 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 floppies.

    For that matter, I used to boot my TRS-80 off of a 5 1/4. I bet that, if I could find that floppy, it would still work. What a sad childhood I had, an 8 year old coding in BASIC on a TRS-80. That's alright, I sucked at little league anyways.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by KeLviN
      but i never had the chance to use the BIG floppies. not the 5 and a quarter... what were they? 7.x? 9.x? they were before my time.... any one old enough to have used those?
      Boy them was the daze! 5.25 720k! The only way to fly. How 'bout them floppies before the 5.25's? Weren't they 8?
      apprentice

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      • #33
        Your first computer was a p60? Sheesh! In the Army I used a Radio Shack trash 80, did payroll for a company of 120 people on a Commodore 64, ran the power numbers for the windmills in Palm Springs on an Atari 800, and typically used 8" floppies as well as 8" 'hard-sectored' disks! I debated buying an "Adam" computer, my first laptop was a Radio Shack Model 100, and I had a punch tool to turn my 3.5" DD disks into 3.5" HD disks because they cost so damn much. I remember the time before AOL, before Windows 2.0, and when IBM and Sears came out with Prodigy.

        And yes you whippersnapper as a matter of fact I did have to walk five miles to school in the snow uphill both ways!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by KeLviN
          but i never had the chance to use the BIG floppies. not the 5 and a quarter... what were they? 7.x? 9.x? they were before my time.... any one old enough to have used those?
          I still have wordstar on 8" floppy
          "Just when I thought I was out.......They pull me back in"
          - Neural's Godfather moment

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          • #35
            Originally posted by astcell
            I remember the time before AOL, before Windows 2.0, and when IBM and Sears came out with Prodigy.
            Yeah...compuserve....AOL used to be Quantum Link for C64...in case you didn't know that.
            "Just when I thought I was out.......They pull me back in"
            - Neural's Godfather moment

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Chris
              Back when I started going to DefCon we manually installed Slackware from 40 floppies...while walking up hill both ways in the snow barefoot.
              Chris, haven't you only been to one more Defcon than I?

              Originally posted by KeLviN
              but i never had the chance to use the BIG floppies.
              Oh come on. Even I used those!

              Now you guys are making me feel old! And I'm young!

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              • #37
                Originally posted by apprentice
                Boy them was the daze! 5.25 720k! The only way to fly. How 'bout them floppies before the 5.25's? Weren't they 8?
                Yea, those were the days, but if memory serves, the 5.25's were only 360K, right?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by yankee
                  Yea, those were the days, but if memory serves, the 5.25's were only 360K, right?
                  Right, after the doubled it from 180K. And they also used to be writen on omly one side, you could buy a punch to be able to flip the disk over and use the flip side.

                  And the 8" disks were 100K I believe.

                  Anyone remember when you had to be a business to get a compuserve address?!

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                  • #39
                    come on guys...! i dont mean BIG by 5.25". im talkin about the BBIIGG ones. the 8's!

                    hell, my 2e and commadore 64 took the 5's......
                    the fresh prince of 1337

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by KeLviN
                      come on guys...! i dont mean BIG by 5.25". im talkin about the BBIIGG ones. the 8's!

                      hell, my 2e and commadore 64 took the 5's......
                      My PC Jr took 5s, I just missed out on the 8s. That's what the guy in Wargames uses on his home rig.

                      Al
                      "Are my pants...threatening you?"

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by nulltone
                        Chris, haven't you only been to one more Defcon than I?


                        Oh come on. Even I used those!

                        Now you guys are making me feel old! And I'm young!

                        Gay men always tend to feel a bit older.

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                        • #42
                          8-inch disks

                          Those disks were commonly used in the old Wang and IBM word processing machines, used prior to the Apple and IBM-AT business computers.


                          r0cketgrl
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                          When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I'm a butcher. It keeps them off of my goddamn back, and hey, I'm not really lying, now am I?

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by alklloyd
                            My PC Jr took 5s, I just missed out on the 8s. That's what the guy in Wargames uses on his home rig.

                            Al
                            i had a pc jr too, i miss it so.

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                            • #44
                              Drifted

                              Hi,

                              Well the post kinda drifted, though it touched on ideas.

                              ZX80 Basic programs and other histrorical challenges is a great idea.

                              btw, when I went online I was charged 50 cents an email for 'processing'

                              I agree with 'you feel as young as the girl you feel' posts.

                              However, a place to take my viagra in peace would be nice.

                              Thanks for reading.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by cy2k
                                Hi,

                                Well the post kinda drifted, though it touched on ideas.

                                ZX80 Basic programs and other histrorical challenges is a great idea.

                                btw, when I went online I was charged 50 cents an email for 'processing'

                                I agree with 'you feel as young as the girl you feel' posts.

                                However, a place to take my viagra in peace would be nice.

                                Thanks for reading.

                                Let's just Euthanize them all and get it over with.

                                Out with old, in with the new! Best watch out there Chris... You're getting up there in age. ASTCell is right on the cusp too.

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