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Anybody still use these things?
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While cleaning out my den (so the wife can lay a new floor in it), I stumbled on a box of about 50 brand-new 3-1/4" floppy disks! Anybody need them; they're free and I'll ship them to you - just send me a PM.

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#2
Start your own computer museum perhaps?

Thinking-about
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#3
Cool! I actually just took apart my last "dino" computer a few weeks ago. Just wasn't worth having it around any more. It had a floppy drive.
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#4
Darn. I thought this was a new survey and was looking forward to the choices….
Oh. well… maybe Retired_Guy can make some suggestions.
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#5
They make cheap drink coasters LOL. I have a bunch of them but other than the old dino desktop gather dust in the closet I havent seen anything that has floppy drive in years. Kinda miss em LOL
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#6
or a Frisbee

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#7
I've seen them sold on etsy, used as the cover for a small notebook. Maybe you can sell the lot on etsy or ebay? Crafty people might like them.
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#8
Low frequency wind chime or mobile.
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#9
Shims
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#10
Actually, I still use them. However, I have about 100 still new in the box.
I have to use an external drive that plugs into USB.

What I really need is a 5 1/4 floppy external drive. I have some 5 1/4 floppies with source code and executables from decades past that are modified from old NASA and Naval Research Labs (NRL) codes. I failed to copy them to newer media as things evolved.

Yes, I am imaging what R_G will think the thread title means.

@Pollcat -- you're just a few miles north of where my father was born and raised.
He was from Ravenswood Indiana (a neigborhood in north Indy.)
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