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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:19 pm

Single sided single density. :oldman:
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Re: SSSD

Postby Mentat » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:11 pm

Not Intel's newest x86 instruction extension set, Single Subroutine Single Data?
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Re: SSSD

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:17 pm

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Re: SSSD

Postby gnome » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:28 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Single sided single density. :oldman:


Sometimes you could notch the other side and use it a little anyway. Run a sector scan, mark the bad ones and it's good to go. Just nothing you cared a lot about should be on it.
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Re: SSSD

Postby xouper » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:54 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Single sided single density. :oldman:


Can I assume you are referring to the original 8-inch SSSD?

Done that, been there. :oldman: :oldman: If I recall correctly, the capacity was about 80k bytes. (I might even still have some.)

On a related note:

https://www.pcmag.com/news/344780/ibm-mainframes-8-inch-floppies-power-us-nuclear-arsenal wrote:
IBM Mainframes, 8-Inch Floppies Power US Nuclear Arsenal

A GAO report found several critical government IT systems are more than 50 years old.

By Tom Brant, May 26, 2016 1:46PM EST

If it ain't broke, don't upgrade it? That mantra apparently applies to the computer systems that power parts of the US nuclear arsenal.

IBM Series/1 computers from the 1970s control intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers, and tanker support aircraft, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week. The computers use 8-inch floppy disks . . .


That was only two years ago. Obvious followup question, are they still using them?

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Re: SSSD

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:25 pm

Of all the old farts around here, xouper is the fartiest if not the oldest. :figamagee:
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Re: SSSD

Postby xouper » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:43 pm

Somehow that doesn't seem like a compliment.

I defer to the fart champion of the Solar System:

Uranus Is Actually A Giant Ball Of Farts Floating In Space, Study Finds
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/uranus-smells-like-farts_us_5adeba4ce4b0df502a4ed20e


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