Star Wars Floppy Disk

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Tech
/media/49841_StarWarsFloppyDisk.flv
The force is strong in this hard drive.
There are 60 comments:
Male 970
yeah, please suspend him
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Male 1,193
could be fake?...?

someone please suspend/ban guy above. =))))

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Female 1,264
"someone chose to do that with thier spare time?"

someone chose to watch someone else do that with their spare time?

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Male 285
i wanna know how to do that
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Male 3,612
to cool
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Male 107
This would be so awsome to install in every school computer on the planet
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Male 30
I was actually impressed with this. It`s lame but cool at the same time!
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Male 326
KMP: "Sounds like Space Quest.
Remeber Space Quest?

Kings Quest?

Police Quest?

Those where awsome.

No need for a diskette to make those noises."

Those games ruled. Still do, really. I have a 286 to play them on... Ahh, the memories of childhood.

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Male 848
now...how does the Emperor`s device look like?
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Male 1,053
Sick ye!
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Male 330
awesome
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Male 1,036
arty............
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Male 358
*controls
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Male 358
They revved the motor to different speeds, like if you listen to your cd drive when you pop a cd in it. They just fiddled with the speed comtrols
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Female 1,231
So... many... 3.5in floppy jokes...

*head asplode*

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Male 210
I`ve said it before, I`ll say it again:
Star Wars nerds have way too much time on they`re hands
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Male 21
it wasnt the floppy disk, a guy just shot a video of a a floppy disk and added narration of that star wars song and made it sound that way. npeople just are so stupid these days
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Male 8
flambore, doh, posted at the same time.

Yes, I was thinking it was an amiga one, which I guess is the same thing... PC/modern floppy controllers dont allow the same level of control as those old ones.

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Male 2,576
Sounds like Space Quest.

Remeber Space Quest?

Kings Quest?

Police Quest?

Those where awsome.

No need for a diskette to make those noises.

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Male 8
Its done by writing low level software to alternately access specific sets of tracks on the disk. The rapidly moving disk head creates various tones (depending on how far apart the tracks are), which then resonate through the whole disk/enclosure.

As you can imagine, it ruins the device pretty quickly, which is (one of the reasons) why they usually only do it on old or discarded stuff like floppy and (C64) MRM drives.

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Male 66
Hackers used to be able to do stuff like this with the old commodore 64 floppy drives. I wonder if this was one of them. They do this by programming the stepper motor to resonate at a particular frequency for each note. The commodore drives had a DOS you could program/hack. The 3.5" drives were the 1581`s.
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Female 444
I`ve seen this done before. I can`t recall exactly how they do it, but it`s something involving manipulating the processor. I saw it done on a hard drive for the Commodore 64, I`m assuming because its hard drive was so loud.

Awesome vid. Loved.

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Male 37
thats legit
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Male 58
boring
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Male 277
LMFAO
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Female 15,763
FLOPPY POWER.

Heh.

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Male 11,740
For what it`s worth that was interesting and clever. Clearly someone with too much time on their hands, but still well done.
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Male 1,109
very nice vibrato.
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Male 522
I thought it was cool.
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Male 201
That`s awesome. I love how people find the most awesome ways to waste their time.
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Male 722
Sqwerls!
Get on the Open Forum!
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Male 174
D3, my lover!
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Male 72
i thought it was gonna be sum crude R2D2 joke!
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Male 722
IhartSqwerls
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
216 Posts Monday, June 16, 2008 2:16:29 PM
That was pretty hawt
IhartSqwerls
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
216 Posts Monday, June 16, 2008 2:19:33 PM
Oooh, never mind! Didn`t realize it said Floppy DISK, my bad

Classic Sqwerls :D

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Male 1,091
Is the floppy really making those sounds, or the hard disk? I don`t beleive this...
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Male 954
So mike you play piano?
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Male 954
That was interesting.
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Male 1,425
^Agreed. Amazing.
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Male 126
I thought it was pretty cool, for all those who don`t like it, I`d like to see you do something similar or even greater with your redundant hardware. :)
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Male 65
that was really dumb...im gonna have to agree with "KeVsTeR2475"
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Male 1,766
Wow and how long did it take to make that
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Male 174
Oooh, never mind! Didn`t realize it said Floppy DISK, my bad
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Male 174
That was pretty hawt
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Male 1,837
wtf? i was expecting...actually, i wasnt expecting anything. but this is a bad first impression. looks like some1 took out the hard drive and HAXED it
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Male 1,053
and by came, i ment threw up
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Female 525
I want to know how that worked. Anyone know?
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Male 384
From what I understood the Floppy was making the sounds?
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Male 1,725
floppy discs are currently reigning supreme, and this proves it :P
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Male 178
ok......................then
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Female 4,225
That was lame
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Male 762
Man that was really really really really boring sad and lame |-(
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Female 297
Pretty Creative, but IMO it`s more creative genius going to waste just to make a video
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Male 9,306
IT`S THE SITH DRIVE!
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Male 22
someone chose to do that with thier spare time?
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Male 2,372
What`s this got to do with missile defense?
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Female 68
I don`t know why, but that made me crack up something fierce
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Male 1,053
I came 54 times to this vid in 55 seconds... i couldent get the last one out... danm
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Male 1,853
cant they do this with computer printers and fur elise?
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Female 531
i don`t understand...
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Male 20,194
Link: Star Wars Floppy Disk [Rate Link] - The force is strong in this hard drive.
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