A very simple portable storage device. It's probably among the best choices for use on sneakernet
because it's easy to write to and requires no special software. It's far faster to write to a floppy than to burn a CD, and it's kind of a waste to put a few documents on a CD. Plus you can edit files on a floppy without having to re-burn. They are slowly being replaced by USB drives, but they have at least a few years ahead before they are officially obsolete. Floppies are far more durable than most of those Linux geeks say they are, as long as you don't dip them in bleach or something. You can drag your keys all across the outside of a floppy and it'll still work fine. Try THAT with a CD. They hold 1.44 megabytes with standard formatting and are about 3.5 inches square.
Me: I need a box of floppies.
Linux geek: What are those?
Me: FLOPPIES! You know? The little squarish plastic things!?
Linux geek: Umm...
Me: Damnit! Am I the only one that still uses these things?
Linux geek: I bet you use Windows. Linux is better.
Me: Oh, kiss my ass.
when you have a 3.5 inch, 1.44 mb pre-formatted, double sided, high density wang with 135 tracks per inch. if you experience problems, call technical support. please, treat your floppy disk with respect. it's a very technical piece of equipment.
after a nice hard drive, i showed her my floppy disk.
Of or referring to a man's penis in a way that will not offend those who don't understand.
Girl 1 - "I hear Dan's got a huge floppy disk."
Girl 2 - "Really? I wanna see it."
Girl 1's Mom - "You kids still use floppy disks? That's so wonderful."
1: The English form of the German diskette.
2.An archaic storage medium. It stores computerised data magnetically, and the common 3 1/2 inch disk can store 1.44 Megabytes of information (AKA practically nothing). The even older 5 1/4 inch disk is (thankfully) no longer heard of.
They are subject to extreme amounts of murphy's law
as they will always be full when needed, will always require formatting when it contains the only copy of any important document/christmas card list.
Hello floppy disk, bye bye sanity.
a disk with such little capacity that it one of the wonders of the world why it hasn't come out of use yet
floppy disks suck
Useful to store small files such as essays and .txt-based game-guides.
Why the hell does the iMac
have no floppy disc drive? Why do I have to save my thumbnail image of a skull into a rewritable CD?
A limp penis. When hard it is called a Hard Drive. Used by geeky or nerdy boys/men for pickup lines or while talking with their friends.
Guy 1: "She turns my floppy disk into a hard drive!"
Guy 2: "I can tell."
Guy: "You turn my floppy disk into a hard drive."
What a nerd calls his penis
. Sometimes more than just the penis will be given a computer part equal.
Art: Hey man, I hooked up with Gretchen last night.
Mortimer: Excellent, did you insert your floppy disk into her drive?