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.... in the street outside my house this morning.

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Its an early Kindle, slide the top over and put in a SD card and you can read very old books ( Old Testament only )
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Its an early Kindle, slide the top over and put in a SD card and you can read very old books ( Old Testament only )

You been at the "grape juice" for which your part of the world is renowned?

Actually we live right next door to a government school: I hope it's not an indication of the computer lab equipment....
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it looks like a good old 3½ inchdiskette to me
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diskette
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Preparing to load a sketch on my first computer

 


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If you can find a few more, and some cable ties, you can make one of these.
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If you can find a few more, and some cable ties, you can make one of these.

I have to have one.... our local hardware place even has bags of those small cable ties in an assortment of colours, not just the common black or white. But my wife says she threw out a gazillion of those 3.5s a while back.

If you find some 8" ones you could make dustbins for under the desk....
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I made some a few years back. I even found some new disks on sale that I bought for the purpose, because they were multi-colored. I made them for the kids in their school colors.
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Those were the days... 8" SSSD @ 256KB iirc
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You guys and your new fangled magnetic media. I had to enter my first created program ( a slot machine game written in machine language with a paper and pencil 'editior' ) via the front panel switches of the minicomputer. So get off my lawn.  smiley-grin

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Love the colour scheme....

I don't go back quite that far but did start Fortran on punched cards.
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That's the beast! Ours had a placard affixed with the bootloader, it couldn't have been more than 20 instructions or so. Of course the system had core memory, so if it was powered off, you could just try it on the chance that the bootloader was still there after the last person used it. I thought that a person could have some fun with that, but never quite got around to it.
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I have to have one....

Wowsers!  I was going to offer to send a few of the discs I'm about to trash but the cheapest shipping I can find is $38.
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I have to have one....

Wowsers!  I was going to offer to send a few of the discs I'm about to trash but the cheapest shipping I can find is $38.


USPS International Small Flat Rate Box is like $15 IIRC.
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Ah, there we go.  $17 is the lowest priced option I can find.  Still a bit steep to send five used floppies.  I suspect @JimboZA could offer a fiver to one of the kids and have a much faster delivery.
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