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VCR Hacks

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the no-relation-to-pillow-pants dept.

Idle 13

The batteries are filled with liquid gold.

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bleh (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27129297)

First comment? no surprise there... This video failz to be useful, failz to be funny... pointless

Re:bleh (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27178929)

i luld

hmmmm marshmallows (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27164737)

hmmmm marshmallows

A real hack... (1)

HouseOfMisterE (659953) | more than 5 years ago | (#27186755)

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:A real hack... (2, Interesting)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 5 years ago | (#27188173)

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.

Re:A real hack... (1)

HouseOfMisterE (659953) | more than 5 years ago | (#27189747)

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:A real hack... (0, Offtopic)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 5 years ago | (#27192239)

    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.

Re:A real hack... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27226029)

Offtopic. I lol'd..

Re:A real hack... (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 5 years ago | (#27231557)

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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