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Date: 02/10/11 07:41 AM

55 Responses to Bach Fugue, On Floppy Drives: If PCs Could Sing

  1. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 7:42 am
    Link: Bach Fugue, On Floppy Drives: If PCs Could Sing - For it is in the key of C\:, A\:, B\: and D\:
  2. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 7:45 am
    IT`S GONNA `SPLODE!!!
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

  4. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 7:50 am
    I don`t understand the mechanics of this, but it`s pretty awesome.
  5. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:15 am
    @green_batman

    Reading data at different point of the disk required the disk to spin at different speeds, causing a different sound.
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:25 am
    LOL @ Angelmassb That`s awesome.
  7. Profile photo of ScaryMeadow
    ScaryMeadow Female 18-29
    189 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:31 am
    I think I just came in my panties...
  8. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:40 am
  9. Profile photo of ieatbunnies
    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:51 am
    Thats simply fantastic.
  10. Profile photo of zer009e
    zer009e Male 30-39
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    February 10, 2011 at 9:01 am
    awesome just awesome
  11. Profile photo of Max13007
    Max13007 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 9:23 am
    freakin` amazing!
  12. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 9:23 am
    I was wondering what that mysterious "A:\" drive was on my computer. I thought you put paper in the slot to scan or something. Silly me.
  13. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 9:32 am
    saahweeet. I remember in school when the teachers would ask us to bring floppies to store papers that we worked on in class. It makes me feel... old.
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    joker7189 Male 18-29
    92 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 9:40 am
    @tn11 I remember doing that in "computer class" too, but I had the semester of electricity and I would shock my floppy drive everytime I touched it and it would delete everything on it. It was so weird
  15. Profile photo of That1Guy124
    That1Guy124 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 10:03 am
    back when floppy disks were actually called floppy disks for a reason.... this makes ME feel old...

    on the other hand. that`s freaking amazing!!
  16. Profile photo of rx7_mastr
    rx7_mastr Male 13-17
    115 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Wow. Old school. But really amazing.
  17. Profile photo of popsiclemyk
    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
    531 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 10:26 am
    That is soooo awesome, and lame at the same time... Awelame!
  18. Profile photo of c3rv4
    c3rv4 Male 18-29
    270 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 10:38 am
    So awesome!
  19. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 10, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Press the "Turbo" button and play it in 2:42.
  20. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    593 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 11:22 am
    This was freakin awesome but when i saw the dude with a 5inch on his face i lost it rofl
  21. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 11:43 am
    that was an epic win, if i knew about his back in 1993 when i had my first computer i would get all the ladies, i was 9 at the time tho so it would be to pull their hair and run away, almost the same as i still do today
  22. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 11:47 am
    I kinda miss the floppy hard drive noise.
  23. Profile photo of nickd2544
    nickd2544 Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Anyone know what that song is called?
  24. Profile photo of greenblob
    greenblob Female 30-39
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    February 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    It`s called Toccata and Fuge in D minor (J S Bach) but this is only the toccata bit. Next challenge is the fuge bit - fantastic!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Thats so cool
  26. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    A disk drive . . .


  27. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    made my heart melt...
  28. Profile photo of Rose_Laflesh
    Rose_Laflesh Female 18-29
    24 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    This has got to be the best moment of my day.
  29. Profile photo of geckoi
    geckoi Male 40-49
    209 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    heh I remember 8 inch floppies, single-sided, and would only hold 3k...
  30. Profile photo of iplaymusic
    iplaymusic Male 18-29
    292 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    This is actually Bach`s Toccata, but I`m impressed!
  31. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    very impressive
  32. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    The 2-digit LED display on the front reminds me of my first PC. A full size tower in the 80s, about 3 feet high and 2 feet deep. The LED display was normal in those days and showed the clock speed of the CPU...but it was actually controlled by jumpers. So I set mine to show 88, to freak out people who didn`t know that. An 88MHz CPU! Awesome! It was actually 33MHz - a 386DX-33, high end kit that cost me a bundle.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    In case anyone is interested in the music itself, I`ve found a nicely done piece on the sort of instrument it was composed for:

    Yes, the organ really is that big
  34. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    old sccccchoool!
  35. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    February 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  36. Profile photo of The-Brit
    The-Brit Male 50-59
    127 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    @Angilion I was in London many years ago with time to spare so I took a look at St. Paul`s cathedral. As I walked in that started playing. In a building that size with an organ to match it was mind blowing.
  37. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Bach Fugue? Nah sounded more like Super Mario Bros. (1 or 3) In the castles I believe.
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    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    I prefer Man or Astroman?
  39. Profile photo of snorlax13
    snorlax13 Female 18-29
    131 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    ahhhh Toccata and Fugue in D minor...

    Bach is seriously beast just listen to Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.

    It`s seriously the most beastly song ever.
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    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
    111 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    I like this piece of Bach`s but this I could not handle. the sound...ugh
  41. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Fitting.
  42. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    this brought me back to the good old days, remembered when i was young and played lemmings on a disc, sound came out of the drating computer, since sound system had yet to arrive to the pc
  43. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    @Angilion thankyou for that fantastic link, wow. Thanks also everybody for the nice comments, glad you enjoyed it.
  44. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    What are those square things they are putting in that weird box?
  45. Profile photo of Matholameu
    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
    493 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 1:19 am
    @whyme73 Hahaha! No doubt.
  46. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 1:37 am
    How do you get 4 floppy drives to work in the same PC, I always thought the bios limit was 2, unless you add a isa/vesa bus i/o card and address them directly after configuring the jumpers.
  47. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 2:50 am
    A 1 kbits of bravo!
  48. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2011 at 2:53 am
    Awesome!
  49. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 7:00 am
    :D I have that same exact old ass oscilloscope
  50. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 7:02 am
    @hairyshyt: Seperate IDE controller
  51. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 7:29 am
    That was cool. Took me back to my brief foray into IT about a million years ago... sitting in a room full of IBM 486 servers when they were the fastest thing going.
  52. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 8:20 am
    @keith2, but floppies don`t use IDE, except for the LS120 SuperDisk Drive.
  53. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 10:37 am
    Ah how I miss floppy disks
  54. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    Fugue not found indeed - it begins in the very next section!

    BTW - pretty amazing to note that he was writing all this stuff for Jesus.
  55. Profile photo of FCMXD
    FCMXD Male 18-29
    181 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    LOL @ Suicism "Fugue not found".

    I am no longer bored.

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