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Retro old-school shooter ‘Ion Maiden’ is being released on a floppy disk

3D Realms is going back to the future with Ion Maiden, a retro-styled adventure using the 20-year-old engine that powered Duke Nukem. The studio recently showcased the limited-edition floppy disk version of the game. The post Retro old-school shooter ‘Ion Maiden’ is being released on a f...

Games

Sony Digital Mavica: 1997 Floppy Disk Camera Experience

Trying out a trio of classic Sony Digital Mavica cameras! And of course, the big reason why I want to do that is because they use 3.5" floppy diskettes to store photos at anywhere from 640x480 to 1280x960 resolution. ● Consider supporting LGR on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LazyGameReviews ● S...

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Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Some domestic dog breeds have floppy ears, although the wolves they descended from do not. Charles Darwin puzzled over this as far back as 1969. But what's even weirder is that some domestic pigs, rabbits, goats, and cows have floppy ears, too, even though their wild counterparts do not. Does the ac...

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Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks and other disturbing details from Jared Kushner's speech

I don’t care what Jared Kushner’s voice sounds like. It’s what he said that blew me away. The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government's recidivistic tech tenden...

Technology

Back when cameras used... Floppy Disks? Sony Mavica

Support this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/8bitguy1 In this episode I take a look at the original Sony Mavica and some of the floppy disk cameras that came after it.

Computing

How not to dispose of old floppy disks

Got any old floppy disks you want to get rid of? Then it's probably best you don't drop them onto the spinning blades of an upturned lawnmower. Although doing so can admittedly result in some rather striking slow-motion footage. The post How not to dispose of old floppy disks appeared first on Digi...

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Floppy drives make beautiful beeping music in a galaxy far, far away

Nowadays, tech moves so quickly that your current hardware can become obsolete rather quickly. And floppy drives died out even before we got anywhere close to the modern pace.  But YouTube user Paweł Zadrożniak has continued the tradition of keeping them alive thro...

Technology

Apple 2 Floppy Disk Codes - Computerphile

Steve Wozniak got creative with the Apple ][ floppy drive, creating a system that used less complicated hardware and was cheaper, accomplishing much in software instead. Dr Steve Bagley explains. The graphic showing where sector holes were read is incorrect. Sector hole was seen where Dr Bagley sho...

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Ancient floppy disks are still used in U.S. nuclear computer system

Many government agencies, U.S. and international alike, have a reputation for sometimes using tools that are horribly out of date.  But according to a report from a congressional watchdog agency, a particularly vital arm of the U.S. government may be using the oldest tech you could possibly im...

Funny

Someone Has a Floppy Understanding of Technology

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