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(WHNT Huntsville)   "The tale of the USB stick found in frozen seal poop gets weirder"   (whnt.com) divider line
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2019-02-13 10:31:24 AM  
Whoever is running this simulation is just messing with us now.
 
2019-02-13 02:23:23 PM  
USB sticks last forever when you keep them sealed.
 
2019-02-13 02:25:15 PM  
Was there porn on it? That would be so unexpected.
 
2019-02-13 02:25:58 PM  

cowgirl toffee: USB sticks last forever when you keep them sealed.


No shiat!
 
2019-02-13 02:27:34 PM  

cowgirl toffee: USB sticks last forever when you keep them sealed.


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TWX
2019-02-13 02:28:41 PM  
Now this is the kind of headline I remember.

/punchline of an old joke:
//it's just ice cream!
 
2019-02-13 02:30:00 PM  
I like the "No thanks, don't want it back" bit. I wonder what would have to be on it for a person to have to want it back bad enough?
 
2019-02-13 02:30:31 PM  
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2019-02-13 02:30:49 PM  
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2019-02-13 02:31:01 PM  
Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark
 
2019-02-13 02:32:31 PM  
Here's your poop USB stick back.

Nope, I'm good.
 
2019-02-13 02:33:37 PM  

sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark


One thing about technology past by, they still have uses.  Keeping a back up that isn't on a hackable cloud is one.
 
2019-02-13 02:33:38 PM  

sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark


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TWX
2019-02-13 02:33:45 PM  

sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark


When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.
 
2019-02-13 02:35:44 PM  

cryinoutloud: Was there porn on it? That would be so unexpected.


Rule 34
 
2019-02-13 02:36:30 PM  

TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.


Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.
 
2019-02-13 02:37:18 PM  
The geek in me wants to know what size the thumb drive was so i can calculate the bandwidth capacity the of dead bird - seal poop network protocol. .
 
2019-02-13 02:38:58 PM  

sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark


Really?
 
2019-02-13 02:39:06 PM  
This thread was better last week.
Now its just stale.
 
2019-02-13 02:40:30 PM  
There was a home video of Seal and Heidi doing the deed on it?
 
2019-02-13 02:40:54 PM  

mrsleep: This thread was better last week.
Now its just stale.


Here... have one with a fresh seal.

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2019-02-13 02:42:20 PM  

chewd: The geek in me wants to know what size the thumb drive was so i can calculate the bandwidth capacity the of dead bird - seal poop network protocol. .


Username checks out...
 
2019-02-13 02:42:49 PM  

chewd: The geek in me wants to know what size the thumb drive was so i can calculate the bandwidth capacity the of dead bird - seal poop network protocol. .


That latency is killer though.
 
2019-02-13 02:43:54 PM  

cryinoutloud: Was there porn on it? That would be so unexpected.


*shakes tiny frozen turd
 
2019-02-13 02:44:24 PM  

Gleeman: TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.

Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.


I carry a 16GB stick on my keychain - more capacity than, I think, the first 5 computers I owned. Combined.

// first computer couldn't even run Windows 3.1, owing to the 4-color graphics card inside
// I think it had a 40MB drive, housed in a physical disk bigger than the 3TB backup I have in my tower now
 
TWX
2019-02-13 02:45:24 PM  

Gleeman: TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.

Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.


Eh. My first hard disk drive was 30MB.

/still has a 64MB SD card in the pile
//was used for the US Robotics Pilot 5000
 
2019-02-13 02:47:20 PM  

Subtonic: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

Really?


Ha, yea....the last time I had one was back in graduate school in 2007
 
2019-02-13 02:48:14 PM  
Oh, I thought it was in her poop.
 
2019-02-13 02:49:18 PM  
They managed to recover the files for someone who had other copies of them. Impressively useless
 
2019-02-13 02:54:48 PM  

BumpInTheNight: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

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Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of punch cards tapes floppy disks hard drives USB sticks, hurtling down the Interstate.
 
2019-02-13 02:56:19 PM  

Gleeman: TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.

Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.


My first 1GB drive cost me $300.
I bought a 32GB USB drive the other day for $8.
 
2019-02-13 02:56:21 PM  
What is a cheap form of offsite backups for $200 Alex.
 
2019-02-13 02:56:29 PM  

Gleeman: TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.

Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.


The first hard drive I owned was 32 megabytes.

The web page you are reading this on probably is larger than that.

/especially after all the reaction .GIFs and webcomic hotlinks are added in
 
2019-02-13 02:58:10 PM  
I would be careful putting some rando, found USB stick in my computer.  Never know what kind of bad crap you might find on it.
 
2019-02-13 02:58:55 PM  

Salmon: Oh, I thought it was in her poop.


I know an old lady who swallowed a fly...
 
2019-02-13 03:01:18 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Gleeman: TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.

Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.

My first 1GB drive cost me $300.
I bought a 32GB USB drive the other day for $8.


I remember ads for the new 1000MB drives in the back of Computer Shopper. $2000.

Yeah, things fall in price geometrically.  Unfortunately, the bloat keeps up with storage.
 
2019-02-13 03:03:18 PM  
I have a 128MB Sony Micro Vault in my desk. I picked it up in 04. I have no use for it but I don't want to toss it since I bought it when I was deployed.

/just plugged it in
//still works
///no porn
 
2019-02-13 03:03:28 PM  
I bought a 16gig chip for my old phone because it fascinated me that 16gig could fit on my thumbnail. I remember using floppies.
 
2019-02-13 03:06:50 PM  
I use a USB stick to transfer video files between computers when they aren't directly networked together.  Also, you have to use a USB stick to update your pinball machines to the latest and greatest code!
 
2019-02-13 03:07:29 PM  
lack of warmth: One thing about technology past by, they still have uses.  Keeping a back up that isn't on a hackable cloud is one.

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Sloppy Wreck: I would be careful putting some rando, found USB stick in my computer. Never know what kind of bad crap you might find on it.

I did once with one I found in a computer lab, and it was porn. Naked guy with a big dick, posing. it was pretty impressive too. Not horrible disturbing stuff, just a big dick.

I threw it away though, since I had no idea who he was, and you know--he was young. I wonder if he was upset when he realized he'd lost it.
Nothing to be ashamed of, young man.
 
2019-02-13 03:08:49 PM  
the sample kept in a scientist's freezer for more than a year,

I'm sure I have a few strange things in my freezer. Poop is usually where I draw the line.

/ usually
 
2019-02-13 03:09:53 PM  

pacified: I use a USB stick to transfer video files between computers when they aren't directly networked together.  Also, you have to use a USB stick to update your pinball machines to the latest and greatest code!


I use them all the farking time. Who's making up stories? They're tiny, can hold lots of stuff, and now cost almost nothing. You could ten of them on your keyring and barely notice it. But how much stuff could be on them? Everything.
 
2019-02-13 03:10:25 PM  
Not that weird.  She is a seal volunteer, so she probably interacts with the same seal colony repeatedly.

It is even possible the seal sought her out because it knew her and knew she could make it feel better because of past encounters.
 
2019-02-13 03:10:55 PM  

gunsmack: I'm sure I have a few strange things in my freezer. Poop is usually where I draw the line.

/ usually


If youre ever in the back room at a veterinarians office... do NOT open the freezer!!
 
2019-02-13 03:12:25 PM  

TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.


Or boot a computer with fried disks and ROM drives.
 
2019-02-13 03:17:20 PM  
// first computer couldn't even run Windows 3.1, owing to the 4-color graphics card inside
// I think it had a 40MB drive, housed in a physical disk bigger than the 3TB backup I have in my tower now


Let the "my first computer was" wars begin!

TRS-80 Model I - 4 KB, cassette tape storage. I owned the second TRS-80 sold in our metro area. I worked for Radio Shack at the time (first jacket and tie job, still in high school); the District Manager took the first one.
TRS-80 Model I - 16 KB, outboard 5.25" floppy drive  - got me through college, took 32 minutes to diagonalize a 25 x 25 matrix; wrote my first published game on it (a text adventure)
TRS-80 Model III - 48 KB, 5.25" dual floppies, great games and made a fine VT100-equivalent terminal on 180 baud dial up to the physics department mainframe.
Amiga 2000 - 1024 KB, color, multitasking, 3.5" hardshell diskette drive, and the envy of all my '84 Mac owning friends - got me through much of grad school and I kept it for many years after.
286 - 1024 KB, MSDOS 3.3 - first few years of teaching. My first hard drive - 5 MB
486, 1 MB, Windows 3.1, dual 3.5" diskette drives, 20 MB hard drive...wow what a computer that was...

and so on...
 
2019-02-13 03:19:47 PM  
My first real hard drive was 8GB. At the time I was amazed by it. A far cry from the days of kilobyte data. Now I carry 10 times that in my pocket and my desktop is measured in TB.  To say nothing of the fairly swift advance in bandwidth speeds. 2400 bps? We are living in the future.
 
2019-02-13 03:35:49 PM  
I call bullsh*t.  Or seal sh*t.  Whatever.

She who smelt it may have dealt it, but she who finds a pile of seal poo definitely stuck her own USB in there.
 
2019-02-13 03:37:29 PM  

TWX: Gleeman: TWX: sboyle1020: Are USB sticks still a thing?

/genuinely curious
//ok, maybe a little snark

When one has to move around files that are far too large for e-mail, and where one does not necessarily trust online hosting, yes.

Kinda crazy there's USB sticks larger than the first couple of hard drives I owned.

Eh. My first hard disk drive was 30MB.

/still has a 64MB SD card in the pile
//was used for the US Robotics Pilot 5000


We had a 48kb Spectrum, upgraded to a 128kb, then bought a Commodore Amiga for about £1,000 (in the 80s) with 512kb.

/but we were happy
//try telling that to the young people of today, etc
 
2019-02-13 03:39:07 PM  
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