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Thread: What would it take fron Amiga to play MP3
Harrison 10:56 3rd December 2011
Could confuse everyone even more by getting hold of some ancient huge 8" floppy disks. I remember going to 6th form college in 1990 and my form tutor had some pretty ancient IBM PCs in this room (even by 1990 standards) and they had these huge 8" floppy disk drives. The things were massive and I hadn't seen that format before. It was almost like inserting a cased record into the drives.
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Andrew1971 12:48 3rd December 2011
An 8" floppy now thars someting i never seen before. Does it look like record
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Harrison 13:17 3rd December 2011
It looks like an oversized 5.25" floppy. Same design with the paper outer cover, so not that reliable or robust.
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Stephen Coates 18:57 3rd December 2011
My college teacher said he has some 8" disks. Don't know if he has the drive that goes with them or not though. I'll have to ask him.

He did bring in some computer memory, that used lots of copper wire and tiny magnetic cores - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic-core_memory.
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J T 03:33 5th December 2011
I hadn't read about magnetic core memory, I'll have to have a look at that.

Next... Punch cards?

Originally Posted by wikipedia, yesterday:
Way-Dong Woo
*Chortle*
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Stephen Coates 05:35 5th December 2011
Originally Posted by J T:

Next... Punch cards?

Originally Posted by wikipedia, yesterday:
Way-Dong Woo
*Chortle*
Hehe.

He said he does have some punch cards.
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Andrew1971 08:31 5th December 2011
Dont forget about the computer made from good old glass valves. And took up several rooms the first central heating system
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Harrison 22:37 5th December 2011
My mum told me where she worked in the 60's computers came into their company for the first time and they were trained on it. That used punch cards for their ordering system and they had trays of them depending on what needed to be reordered. She hadn't used a computer since then until about 10 years ago when i helped her buy her first laptop. That must have been a bit of a difference to her.
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lakanman 02:09 31st December 2012
I have ACA-1231/42 MHz and i can't play mp3
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Kin Hell 11:24 1st January 2013
Imagine an 060 trying to re-code a 45GB BluRay Rip to .mkv format..... My 4.5Ghz Ivybridge manages about 3 minutes & 45 seconds.
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