Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Invented by IBM, the death knell sounded by Apple. Sony has announced it is going to cease selling diskettes altogether, with the last bastion being Japan. Sales will be ceased there too, even though Sony still managed to sell 12 million of them there last year. While Memorex and Imation still produce and sell diskettes, this move by Sony surely means it won't take long for the rest of the market to vanish, too.
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more space!
by Calipso on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:01 UTC
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My favourite part about floppies was the ability to increase the space on low density disks by drilling a hole in one of the corners. ah, good times ;)

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RE: more space!
by ElCabri2 on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:19 in reply to "more space!"
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Yes, I've been trying to do the same with SD cards and it doesn't work.

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RE: more space!
by Piranha on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:30 in reply to "more space!"
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Funny you should mention that. I was talking to a technically inclined person just last week and he didn't know that was possible.

I'm 22, he's 33. I think I was like 10 years old when I started doing that.

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RE: more space!
by nbensa on Tue 27th Apr 2010 00:51 in reply to "more space!"
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and what about doing one hole near the center of the disk (I don't know its technical name) on a 5" 1/4 ti99 disk to make it double sided ? :-) (yes, I AM that old)

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