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VCR Hacks 13

Posted by samzenpus
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VCR Hacks

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  • I don't have a link to post, but I seem to recall that you can actually use a VCR (or a DV camcorder, even) as a tape backup device for your computer data.

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by JWSmythe (446288)

      I think you were looking for these....

      VCR seen as PC storage device [cnet.com]

      or the links here [wikipedia.org]

      Sounds like the best way to waste a weekend and a few bucks. Oh wait, I can take the same money, and go drinking with a pretty girl. :) One may get me laid. One is pretty much guaranteed not to. I'll let you figure out which one is which.

      • With that kind of attitude, I would guess that neither option holds much guarantee for you (unless "the same money" is enough to rent you a cheap hooker).

        • Re: (Score:1, Offtopic)

          by JWSmythe (446288)

              Charisma my son, charisma. When I go out with a lady friend (not of the rental variety), I always show her a good time, regardless if we may be having an adult interlude later in the evening.

              If a prospective romantic partner came over, saw a VCR hooked to the computer with a stack of 100 VHS tapes, you're pretty much guaranteed that she'll immediately have thoughts that you're a pervert.

    • by mcgrew (92797)

      I used the audio portion of VCR tapes to store data for my TS-1000 and MC10 computers back in the early eighties. Far more reliable than cassettes.

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