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Old 07-07-2012, 12:56 AM   #16
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I still use 3.5" floppies -- plenty of room for text files and spreadsheets. And they're a pain in the butt for someone looking for unauthorized access.

I still use audio cassettes -- the quickest way to record audio "on the fly." I use them for audio note-taking, not "hi-fi" applications.

I have a couple of minidisc recorders -- I'd still be using them if Sony hadn't designed them to be intentionally frustrating.

We used our video recorder (VHS, not Betamax) just last week -- my daughter was nostalgic for some old videos.
I have a portable Minidisc player and a recording deck. I didn't find it too frustrating to use. I think Sony hurt Minidisc due to how expensive it was (when I first compared DCC and Minidisc, the lowest cost DCC deck cost $400 while the lowest cost Minidisc deck cost $1,000). I waited a long time before a Minidisc deck became affordable to me.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:58 PM   #17
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A classic in portable gaming!

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Old 11-27-2014, 05:59 AM   #18
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Dusting off my old VHS Risky Business copy made me realise how much the Porsche 928 looked like a squashed Pacer with Miura headlights lol!

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Old 11-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #19
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Thanks unfortunatly I had to change it due to a request from the artist the current one is not quite as good. When I was in primary school I got the nickname of melmac due to my love for the show and my laugh being like Alfs. When I needed a nick for Usenet/ICQ in the mid 90s it popped into my head and I've been using it ever since, there is still a lot of love out there for the show as I get comments on it all the time.
Ah good old Alf (Alien Life Form). His actual name was Gordon Shumway if I recall correctly. As I recall Isaac Asimov wrote an article about him in TV Guide. That was back when TV Guide was about the same size as a copy of Reader's Digest magazine. Of course TV's were tuned via VHF (very high frequency) and UHF (ultra high frequency) dials back then too.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:38 PM   #20
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Some one mentioned floppy drives. But do they have a internal drive for those?




Actually I had use for this a few, will maybe five, years ago installing a RAID card. I needed to boot off a floppy.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:10 PM   #21
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Alas, I got rid of all my VHS tapes and floppies a long time ago. I do however still have quite a few CD games from the 90s.



I even kept a few of the boxes:
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