[TriLUG] can anyone read a 5.25" floppy disk?
matt at noway2.thruhere.net
Thu Jun 9 05:57:01 EDT 2011
On 06/08/2011 10:31 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> I've got a book of astronomical programs written for portability in
> the modern language of Turbo Pascal on a real 5.25" floppy disk (well
> it could have worse, it could have been BASIC)
> Presumably at a pinch I could type everything by hand from the text,
> but there are hundreds of double real constants and I'd make a couple
> of mistakes on the way and be expecting sunrise at midday.
> Can anyone read this disk to save me typing in all the numbers?
> Thanks Joe
I still have a 5.25" drive. It is a full-size drive, like a CD/DVD
reader. To the best of my knowledge it still works, though I haven't
tried it in quite a while.
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