How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair - Page 723 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #14441
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Vvvvvt. Vvvvvt. Vvvvvvvt. Done.
Maybe he's doing more than just a quick format. Ahhh, that sound brings back memories.
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 11:45 PM   #14442
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,644
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
Maybe he's doing more than just a quick format. Ahhh, that sound brings back memories.
Yeah, I don't trust QuickFormat when it comes to a 15 year old disk that I'm about to store critical data on. Unfortunately, the supply of floppy disks in the office is getting pretty slim, so I've started re-using old driver floppies that came with things like Jaz drives and ethernet cards.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #14443
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-zip_250mb_usb_drive_media.jpg  
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:56 AM   #14444
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Okinawa Japan
Posts: 329
Total Cats: -7
Default

You know how you know computer **** is old? When the military doesn't even use it anymore.


We stopped using floppy disks 2 years ago.... Yeah... we still find a couple floating around... and yeah, we still have floppy drives.
dk wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:57 AM   #14445
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Okinawa Japan
Posts: 329
Total Cats: -7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
also.. technically, that isn't a floppy dick... that's a zip disk. Much higher capacity than your regular floppy dick.


dick
dk wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:57 AM   #14446
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dk wolf View Post
also.. technically, that isn't a floppy dick... that's a zip disk. Much higher capacity than your regular floppy dick.


dick
That's why I posted it mang. I miss Zip drives. Almost wish they caught on. It says 250MB on it...
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #14447
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Okinawa Japan
Posts: 329
Total Cats: -7
Default

I remember my dad was using zip drives for ages. He was running his own company, and we had one of those boxes that were the length of your forearm. It was awesome, held all of his designs for the pattern plotter and all this other ****. They were super handy. For the time they were phased in, they were extremely popular. But USB came up super fast, and for an interface, it was easy to market.

Anyway.. computers are gay.
dk wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #14448
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -28
Default

Pics of dad
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 03:38 AM   #14449
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,644
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dk wolf View Post
also.. technically, that isn't a floppy dick... that's a zip disk. Much higher capacity than your regular floppy dick.
The Zip dick is a floppy dick.

Anybody remember Bernoulli? Floptical? HiFD? Caleb UHD? SuperDisk (LS-120)? Yeah. There are some formats that went absolutely nowhere.




Quote:
Originally Posted by dk wolf View Post
You know how you know computer **** is old? When the military doesn't even use it anymore.
Well, we have a couple of super-duper-high-end scopes / digital analyzers at the lab which have floppy drives. That's the only way to get data off of them, so I still keep one PC on the network with a floppy drive.

Sidebar: I still have an actual 8" floppy drive lying around somewhere. No idea which box it's in, but I know I have it.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 03:53 AM   #14450
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Okinawa Japan
Posts: 329
Total Cats: -7
Default

I never liked talking about IT ****.. because it makes me look like this massive nerd with glasses and skinny arms with a slightly more toned and athletic looking right arm. But still only weighing 135lbs at 5'9 or whatever.

I'm just going to over emphasize my masculinity by saying... you're all nerds.


But **** man, that's a lot of gear, what exactly do you do?
dk wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #14451
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 335
Total Cats: 42
Default

Airplanes still use floppy disks to input new data to the flight systems.
G3ML1NGZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #14452
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Okinawa Japan
Posts: 329
Total Cats: -7
Default

True.. but that pretty much applies to the older C130s we got. Our spec ops Talons and Shadows aren't using floppies IIRC. Most got a huge overhaul last decade turn of 9/11
dk wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #14453
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,644
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dk wolf View Post
you're all nerds.
Yeah, that's true.

The following is an excerpt from an email which I sent this morning:
TICK messages written by the DSP onto A_STAT (in response to the first SSI_DI address match following a TICK event) are stored in a RAM (FIFO) within the KSU DSP FPGA, and forwarded to the SBC via SSI_DO on the next SSI_DI query (at the first cycle of SSI_CLK while _START), regardless of address.
The nerdiest part is that all three of the recipients understood this information without any further clarification, and found it useful.

That might be by own personal record for most acronyms in a single sentence.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #14454
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sulphur, La
Posts: 15
Total Cats: 0
Default

Forget Zip Drives, tape drives are where it's at!
nuwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #14455
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (6)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,480
Total Cats: 373
Default

Posted this here before when it was off-topic. Reposting now that it's on-topic.



Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-imag0025.jpg   How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-imag0023.jpg  
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #14456
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -28
Default

this thread used to be cool
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #14457
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,644
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pusha View Post
this thread used to be cool
Here, now it can be cool again:



8 inches.
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-8inch.jpg  
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #14458
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -28
Default

ok I give up

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-1349043130497.jpg  
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #14459
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

I have spear of destiny somewhere on 5.25" floppy dicks.
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #14460
Junior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 347
Total Cats: 6
Default

I just threw away two SCSI Zip drives last month.
flying_solo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uconn Car Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 1 01-23-2016 10:17 PM
Uconn Car Show Sat, April 9th 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 7 04-11-2011 11:00 AM
Uconn Car Club Spring 2010 Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 92 04-12-2010 06:20 PM
anual uconn car show/meet 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 0 02-19-2008 10:03 PM


Tags
brain <3 me, brainy <3s hollywood, cancerous testicles, cuban caveman, furry barnacle, get fragged faeflora, joe p for prez, lyrical joe perez, not hit block, peter falk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 AM.