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(Some Digital Video Rebel)   28 years and a SCSI drive later, Skate Warrior is available to the general public. You should not watch this movie, but you will   (prolost.com) divider line
    More: Cool, DV, Camcorder, 3D computer graphics, Visual effects, Skate Warrior, apt description of the film, Skate Warrior VFX shots, Steve DeCosse  
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2020-08-02 9:03:25 AM  
Cool article! This movie now needs a Rifftrax treatment. It can't be any worse than Birdemic.
 
2020-08-02 9:16:47 AM  
A friend of mine had a similar endeavor called The Necromancer, complete with special defects. He designs web sites for hotels now.
 
2020-08-02 10:05:22 AM  
That was really cool.
 
2020-08-02 10:19:55 AM  
In the summer of 1992 I was still living in Japan because of my dad's USAF service.

I was kind of a shiat.
 
2020-08-02 10:50:57 AM  
Speaking of scsi, I have some 1990's vintage SCSI drives, and even some SCSI controller cards.

What I lack is a machine with an ISA bus to plug those controllers into

/actually I could probably put one together from my junk pile.  Theoretically I could still copy the data from SCSI to a ATA drive and get that onto a modern machine
 
2020-08-02 11:13:04 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Speaking of scsi, I have some 1990's vintage SCSI drives, and even some SCSI controller cards.

What I lack is a machine with an ISA bus to plug those controllers into

/actually I could probably put one together from my junk pile.  Theoretically I could still copy the data from SCSI to a ATA drive and get that onto a modern machine


But can you put together a Zip Drive.
 
2020-08-02 11:13:21 AM  

Flappyhead: That was really cool.


I thought the same, I really like digital archaeology articles and the stories behind them.
 
2020-08-02 11:17:49 AM  
Now I feel all SCSI.
 
2020-08-02 11:29:51 AM  

RabidRythmDivas: Now I feel all SCSI.


I'm just feeling ASCII
 
2020-08-02 11:34:09 AM  

Flappyhead: RabidRythmDivas: Now I feel all SCSI.

I'm just feeling ASCII


Folks one thread over feeling PETSCII.
 
2020-08-02 11:38:03 AM  
I updated my resume a few years ago and removed SCSI.
 
2020-08-02 11:46:54 AM  

robertus: A friend of mine had a similar endeavor called The Necromancer, complete with special defects. He designs web sites for hotels now.


Tell him to sell it to Netflix?
 
2020-08-02 12:01:14 PM  

Chromium_One: Flappyhead: RabidRythmDivas: Now I feel all SCSI.

I'm just feeling ASCII

Folks one thread over feeling PETSCII.


Meh, I'll just make an EBCDIC of myself in there.

CSB: I have a birthday card my team wrote for me while I still coded business apps for insurance companies. They wrote it out in both ASCII & EBCDIC, just to see if could read it. That's how long I'd been looking at character codes - I'd been in a room for about three days, including my birthday, converting our entire team's work from 16-bit VB 3 to 16 & 32-bit VB 4. They put up exhibit signs outside our glass-walled conference room.
 
2020-08-02 12:33:19 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Speaking of scsi, I have some 1990's vintage SCSI drives, and even some SCSI controller cards.

What I lack is a machine with an ISA bus to plug those controllers into

/actually I could probably put one together from my junk pile.  Theoretically I could still copy the data from SCSI to a ATA drive and get that onto a modern machine


I still have a couple PCI and one ISA SCSI card I collected over the ages, with paying for one with a 2/4GB DAT tape drive I got in '96, which I also still have.
 
2020-08-02 12:38:47 PM  
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"I'm too SCSI for my top, too SCSI for my top, my top up and left me..."
 
2020-08-02 1:28:04 PM  

Tom_Slick: Vlad_the_Inaner: Speaking of scsi, I have some 1990's vintage SCSI drives, and even some SCSI controller cards.

What I lack is a machine with an ISA bus to plug those controllers into

/actually I could probably put one together from my junk pile.  Theoretically I could still copy the data from SCSI to a ATA drive and get that onto a modern machine

But can you put together a Zip Drive.


The zip drive is why I have a scsi host card set all stored up nicely.  It and the ISA SCSI card.

Not that I have anything backed up on zip drives anyway


They're what.  10MB each or something?
 
2020-08-02 1:52:11 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?


100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.
 
2020-08-02 2:10:13 PM  

NuclearPenguins: Cool article! This movie now needs a Rifftrax treatment. It can't be any worse than Birdemic.


I've already added it to the RiffTrax "What Should We Do Next" page.
 
2020-08-02 2:34:49 PM  

johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.


The Zip drive was a great idea that was a technical nightmare.

The click of death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_o​f​_death
 
2020-08-02 2:35:07 PM  

johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.


Multiple variations - original was 100MB, followed up by 250MB, and later 750MB.
Competitors went higher, like Jazz went to at least 2GB.
 
2020-08-02 2:53:24 PM  

johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.


This, and this. Everyone remembers the Zip drive, few remember the Jaz drive.
 
2020-08-02 2:54:19 PM  

Chromium_One: johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.

Multiple variations - original was 100MB, followed up by 250MB, and later 750MB.
Competitors went higher, like Jazz went to at least 2GB.


Exactly. The Jaz drive started at 1GB, went to 2GB - handy as hell if you were schlepping databases.
 
2020-08-02 2:57:40 PM  
Speaking of skate movies does anyone else remember when Gleaming The Cube was renamed A Brother's Justice?  That was hella lame.
 
2020-08-02 3:28:46 PM  

FormlessOne: johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.

This, and this. Everyone remembers the Zip drive, few remember the Jaz drive.


Well CD burners were hitting big and the Jaz drive was SCSI only so unless you had a Mac, which most did not at that time you were unlikely to know what SCSI was and even if you did a home user would not have dropped coin on an SCSI adapter card.  But everyone had a parallel port.

I had an Adaptec AHA 2940 UW in the day that I ran on Windows 98 with dual 4 gig Seagates and two Monster 3dfx 12 meg cards running in SLI.

The card and drives cost more than the P2 333 with 64 megs did.

Only reason I had it was because a guy who I was friends with at a computer supply warehouse would get things that "fell off a truck".


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2020-08-02 5:21:28 PM  

theflatline: the Jaz drive was SCSI only so unless you had a Mac,


At job[-2], a student came in with a Jaz disk formatted for MacOS 9. The computer lab had recently gotten rid of all the Macs because "they weren't used in business." They (somehow) had a portable Jaz drive, but it was SCSI, and my Linux x86 laptop that I used to copy stuff to the network filesystems from students who brought in HFS floppies didn't have a SCSI adapter. I ended up advising the student to go a couple of blocks north to the School of Education lab, where they did have a bunch of Macs and I had seen at least 1 with a Jaz drive. Never did find out whether it worked.
 
2020-08-02 6:50:20 PM  

theflatline: johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.

The Zip drive was a great idea that was a technical nightmare.

The click of death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of​_death


Chromium_One: johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.

Multiple variations - original was 100MB, followed up by 250MB, and later 750MB.
Competitors went higher, like Jazz went to at least 2GB.


I paid zero attention to them after they screwed me out of my court ordered refund for the click of death.
 
2020-08-02 7:00:39 PM  

johnphantom: theflatline: johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.

The Zip drive was a great idea that was a technical nightmare.

The click of death.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of​_death

Chromium_One: johnphantom: Vlad_the_Inaner: They're what.  10MB each or something?

100MB - I bought the parallel port version so I could use it portably.

Multiple variations - original was 100MB, followed up by 250MB, and later 750MB.
Competitors went higher, like Jazz went to at least 2GB.

I paid zero attention to them after they screwed me out of my court ordered refund for the click of death.


Yeah man the Colorado 250 was slow as fark but reliable.
 
2020-08-02 9:44:01 PM  

theflatline: Yeah man the Colorado 250 was slow as fark but reliable.


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QIC-80 tapes (or 120MB QIC-40 tapes), man, does that take me back. But at $20/tape plus $200-300 for the tape drive (and its own SCSI card), it was a hell of a lot cheaper than hard drives for backups.
 
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