Why do we still have Floppys!?

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Post by *$cuba $teve* » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:01 am

Sword_Gun wrote:Lucky! :o

1 Gigs are like $100 and 2 gigs are hitting about $200

We have weird prices :S
You're right on the money!

According to Moore's law, "the transistor density of semiconductor chips would double roughly every 18 months." So, that means if 1 gig of flash memory costs $100 now, 128 megs cost $12.50 now.(that makes flash around 0.01 per MB)

Based on this statment, you will see someone build a ps2 laptop with 128 gig Compact Flash drive and OLED display in less than 10 years!

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Post by project_failure » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:26 pm

It seems one part you can always salvage from a screwed up computer is the floppy drive.

Just for the heck of it i'm considering making a tower that only has floppy drives. :lol:
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Post by cennar » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:32 pm

Indigno wrote:Nostalgia and the act that they are still being used to transfer small files like documents and pictures. Not everyone wants to run out and buy a flash stick when their floppy drive works fine.
floppys never EVER work fine. plus i rip them out of any computer i work on no body wants to keep them. so its just that computer companys are still backwards and stupid (why are we still clinging to HDDs? they should have been all solid about 6 years ago) seeits cheaper to add to whats alreddy out there than periodicly starting from scrach.
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Post by Nonsense Man » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:35 pm

Because you can have portable firefox on them.

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Post by cennar » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:40 pm

well i supose for most people if it still "works" then its not broken. but it dosnt work for me :D
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Post by vskid » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:45 pm

Nonsense Man wrote:Because you can have portable firefox on them.
Are you talking about on just one floppy? I wouldn't fit. Maybe if you split it, but you'd need several.
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Post by Nonsense Man » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:47 pm

I thought the actual portable firefox is like 127KB the actual browser not the whole file.

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Post by cennar » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:48 pm

maby like a shaved down self booter... but thats unlikly too.
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Post by vskid » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:00 pm

Nonsense Man wrote:I thought the actual portable firefox is like 127KB the actual browser not the whole file.
The one on my portable hd is 80mb, but thats with tons of extensions. I just installed it again and it is 16mb, and I haven't even used it. You must be thinking of just the icon.
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Post by Indigno » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:04 pm

Sword_Gun wrote:Lucky! :o

1 Gigs are like $100 and 2 gigs are hitting about $200

We have weird prices :S
Where do you live where flash memory is so expensive?

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Post by Nonsense Man » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:27 pm

Ya i am just thinking of the icon and do all the extensions work whith portable firefox.

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Post by vskid » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:30 pm

Nonsense Man wrote:Ya i am just thinking of the icon and do all the extensions work whith portable firefox.
I think they all do, as long as they are compatible with that version of firefox. If the extension has something installed on your computer (only a few do, none of mine have to), it won't work on others unless you install that.
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Post by daguuy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:57 pm

i use portable firefox as my main browser and everything that works with firefox 1.5 works with it :)
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Post by Lucretius » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:03 pm

Heck, I even have a partable app version of firefox and gaim on a cheap 256mb thumb drive which I use at the local community college's computer....cave... :-P (score for alliteration!)
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Post by Sir Games-A-Lot » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:16 am

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