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VCR Hacks 13

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-relation-to-pillow-pants dept.
The batteries are filled with liquid gold.

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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.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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