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"Technology reveals the active relation of man to nature"
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 No.4485

Boomer family left me hundreds of blank floppies. (You know how Boomers love to collect things they don't use, which invariably become obsolete and become e-waste; they left thousands of blank CDs, DVDs, a zip-drive and about 6 old laptops and a few ancient desktops too. Because they refused to give anything away when they upgraded their stuff.)

Any ideas for what I can do with the floppies?

 No.4486

>>4485
if there something importing on it you can try to back them up or try to smelt them, or glue them together to form cube or pencil holder or what ever post pics of what you made

 No.4487

If they still work and you don't want them sell em on eBay or gumtree or whatever

Retro enthusiasts still use that shit

 No.4529

You could use them to backup anything important you want to last.

 No.4534

>Floppies
Those are not good for backup, and the typical storage amount isn't much for today's applications anyways.
>CDs, DVDs
These could be decent media for backup, but it depends. Sometimes the data layer can be degraded, if it isn't stored properly or utilizing materials that last long.

 No.4536

If there are any rare, important programs on it, and they aren't already on the Archive, upload them.


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