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pram
Jun 10, 2001





this seems like something that should be possible. well, get to it lads

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carry on then
Jul 10, 2010

donut gravy boat


make me

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[A]sk me about OS/2 WARP


holy f*%k this is funny

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



someone tried but the factory misunderstood the instructions

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



something doesn't add up op

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



r u ready to WALK posted:

something doesn't add up op



oh snap. maybe you could make one that plays mini cds or those sony vita cd caddies

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

~this is me posting irl~


they tried but BIG SSD killed it

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch?


r u ready to WALK posted:

something doesn't add up op



goddamn loving owned

pram
Jun 10, 2001


r u ready to WALK posted:

something doesn't add up op



well poo poo

my homie dhall
Dec 9, 2010


r u ready to WALK posted:

something doesn't add up op



photoshpped

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[A]sk me about OS/2 WARP


oh neat never seen a tv capture card with euro connectors

pram
Jun 10, 2001


thankfully still on track for pcie minidisc and zip drives though

psiox
Oct 15, 2001

Babylon 5 Street Team

a minidisc data drive would be pretty ace cyberpunk in 2020

wonder what the bitrot half-life for those fuckers are compared to your standard optical media

SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003




let's have minidiscs come back as the hipster media of choice, like cassettes

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



SO DEMANDING posted:

let's have minidiscs come back as the hipster media of choice, like cassettes

this is already a thing but specifically for vaporwave as far as i can tell

which kinda fits with the imagined retro culture of vaporwave in general, cuz like no one was trading business funk and mall lobby music on minidiscs back in the day or whatever, but the whole aesthetic is nostalgia for something that never really existed

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


SO DEMANDING posted:

let's have minidiscs come back as the hipster media of choice, like cassettes

im down with this

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


i remember someone gave me a couple of mini-cds for some reason which was very useful as the owner of a slot-loading powerbook

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





remember those weird cds with unusual shapes?



how did they even work? was there just no data outside the last radius where they could make a complete track?



were they rotationally balanced? how fast could you spin one without them exploding?

Samuel L. ACKSYN
Feb 29, 2008




i always wanted a MO drive when i was younger


only because they were in resident evil. i didnt even really know much about them otherwise

burning swine
May 26, 2004



Sagebrush posted:

how did they even work? was there just no data outside the last radius where they could make a complete track?

yep

I used to carry around one of these business-card sized dvd-rs in my IT days loaded up with utilities. p useful. held a few hundred megs

Powerful Two-Hander
Mar 9, 2004

Mods please change my name to "Tooter Skeleton" TIA.



Raluek posted:

im down with this



this film is very apt at the moment

SRQ
Nov 9, 2009



internal pci-e x16 Zip disk drive.

zips are back baby.

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


Powerful Two-Hander posted:

this film is very apt at the moment

yeah i can see why cypher would want to give up the real world to live in perpetual 1999

gnrk
Apr 1, 2008



bust

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



Sagebrush posted:

remember those weird cds with unusual shapes?
were they rotationally balanced? how fast could you spin one without them exploding?

I know my 52x drive back in the day came with a giant warning not to use it with custom CD shapes, I'm sure they were all fine in a 1x audio cd player but 52x is about as fast as you could go even with a perfectly round disc before they would start shattering

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004

Chinchillin Imperial Style

just stand it vertically and have it take up seven slots.

Powerful Two-Hander
Mar 9, 2004

Mods please change my name to "Tooter Skeleton" TIA.



Raluek posted:

yeah i can see why cypher would want to give up the real world to live in perpetual 1999

oh wait poo poo I thought it was Strange Days

works both ways I guess

Laslow
Jul 18, 2007



r u ready to WALK posted:

I know my 52x drive back in the day came with a giant warning not to use it with custom CD shapes, I'm sure they were all fine in a 1x audio cd player but 52x is about as fast as you could go even with a perfectly round disc before they would start shattering
There was a Kenwood drive that was something absurd like 72x. The only reason I know this drive exists is because itís specifically mentioned in Diabloís manual/patch notes because it wouldnít work with the game CD. It probably had some funky caching method, because like you said, after a certain point they would straight up shatter.

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

~this is me posting irl~


i thought the 72x used more than one laser or something like that

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


the back of my computer slurps the disk in like a hungry man gulps down ice cream. a whirrr, and 30 seconds later a weezer video in glorious 480x256 VGA begins to play

Tankakern
Jul 25, 2007



Fun Shoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNY4DFhf6xM

pram
Jun 10, 2001


Best Bi Geek Squid posted:

the back of my computer slurps the disk in like a hungry man gulps down ice cream. a whirrr, and 30 seconds later a weezer video in glorious 480x256 VGA begins to play

Feisty-Cadaver
Jun 1, 2000
The worms crawl in,
The worms crawl out.

thereís gotta be some grandpa in a stall in Shenzhen that will sell you one of these

my roommate in college had a cdr explode in his desktop once, it was and very annoying to clean up apparently

Displeased Moo Cow
Jun 15, 2009

Office Worker




itís a LGR thing

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


Powerful Two-Hander posted:

oh wait poo poo I thought it was Strange Days

nerp

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.



round ide cables, smh

Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



Sagebrush posted:

were they rotationally balanced? how fast could you spin one without them exploding?

to not answer the question: while lovely discs exploding wasn't unknown it tended to self-regulate pretty well since the drives dialed back the speed on read errors, so the first signs of warping and they'd slow right down.

ultravoices
May 10, 2004

You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready, my friend?


Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

i thought the 72x used more than one laser or something like that

big two people typing on the keyboard simultaneously energy

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yr new gurlfrand!
Aug 9, 2006

BLACK ASS MOMMA
WHITE ASS DADDY


Best Bi Geek Squid posted:

the back of my computer slurps the disk in like a hungry man gulps down ice cream. a whirrr, and 30 seconds later a weezer video in glorious 480x256 VGA begins to play

weezer never died

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