Disk or Disc?

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  • Moot_Point 9 Nov 2012 13:24:09 3,920 posts
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    Which is the best word for a circular shaped object, Disk or Disc?

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  • billythekid 9 Nov 2012 13:24:35 11,034 posts
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    Disc
  • LeoliansBro 9 Nov 2012 13:26:17 43,284 posts
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    Follow up question: what shape is (was) a floppy disk?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • billythekid 9 Nov 2012 13:26:40 11,034 posts
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    Round
  • sickpuppysoftware 9 Nov 2012 13:28:09 1,320 posts
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    @LeoliansBro Round in a square casing

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  • Buztafen 9 Nov 2012 13:28:15 16,075 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Follow up question: what shape is (was) a floppy disk?
    Circular, however its outer protective casing was what is known in scientific theory as....square'ish.
  • Moot_Point 9 Nov 2012 13:29:56 3,920 posts
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    Disk. Is Disk a geometric term only :confused:

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  • LeoliansBro 9 Nov 2012 13:32:05 43,284 posts
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    Here you go.

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  • neilka 9 Nov 2012 13:33:16 15,679 posts
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    Dicks
  • Deleted user 9 November 2012 13:33:24
    Exactly.

    that was at bro btw

    Edited by oi at 13:33:49 09-11-2012
  • Deleted user 9 November 2012 13:33:34
    Depends if it's round or not
  • RobTheBuilder 9 Nov 2012 13:34:13 6,521 posts
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    My understanding has always been that Disk is short for Diskette (I.e.: Floppy disc, even though 3&1/4 weren't floppy), while Disc is for CD's/DVD/etc
  • billythekid 9 Nov 2012 13:35:33 11,034 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    My understanding has always been that Disk is short for Diskette (I.e.: Floppy disc, even though 3&1/4 weren't floppy), while Disc is for CD's/DVD/etc
    They were floppy.
  • LeoliansBro 9 Nov 2012 13:35:38 43,284 posts
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    I thought they were floppy because they stored information in flops.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 13:36:00 09-11-2012

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  • shamblemonkee 9 Nov 2012 13:38:11 14,283 posts
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    go on then, back on wiki to tell us why they are called floppy :)
  • Deleted user 9 November 2012 13:39:21
    It's disc for optical media such as CD and DVD. Even though some fool called me out the other day for calling an Xbox DVD "disc".
  • LeoliansBro 9 Nov 2012 13:40:28 43,284 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    go on then, back on wiki to tell us why they are called floppy :)
    I prefer wild guesswork to wiki-based knowledge wanking.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 13:44:08 09-11-2012

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  • shamblemonkee 9 Nov 2012 13:43:19 14,283 posts
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    if you do that trick you can do when waggling a pencil ot make it appear floppy doe that still count? :)
  • RobTheBuilder 9 Nov 2012 13:43:38 6,521 posts
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    @billythekid Inside yes, but as a kid it took a while to realise that!
  • nickthegun 9 Nov 2012 13:46:32 58,907 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Dicks
    I was about to aks the same question

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    He totally called it

  • Deleted user 9 November 2012 14:45:35
    Dont copy that floppy!

    You say 'I'll just make a copy, for me and a friend'
    Then he'll make one and she'll make one and where will it end?
    One leads to another then ten, then more,
    And no one buys anything from the store
    So no one gets paid and they can't make more
    The posse breaks up and they close the door
    Don't copy! Don't copy that floppy!

    So let me break this down for you:
    D-D-Do-Do-Don't

    No Carmen Sandiego, no more Oregon Trail
    Tetris and the others, they're all gonna fail
    Not because we want it but because you're just takin' it
    Dis-res-pec-tin' all the folks who are ma-kin' it
    The more you take, the less there will be
    The disks become fewer, the games fall away
    The screen starts to tweak, and then it will fade
    Programs fall through a black hole in space
    The computer world becomes bleak and stark
    Loses its life and the screen goes dark

    Dont copy that floppy!
  • thelzdking 10 Nov 2012 23:13:40 4,331 posts
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    Dizq.
  • jonsaan 10 Nov 2012 23:35:55 25,326 posts
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    I've got a massive disck.

    FCUTA!

  • mal 11 Nov 2012 02:22:18 22,341 posts
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    Wikipedia wrote:
    In the 19th century, disk became the conventional spelling for audio recordings made on a flat plate, such as the gramophone record; this usage gave rise to the modern term disc jockey.
    Whut?

    Also, Wikipedia reckons magnetic discs were usually referred to as 'disks'. I certainly used to spell it floppy disc, considering the spelling to be a UK vs US thing. Certainly my computer back then referred to them as discs.

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  • Deleted user 11 November 2012 03:04:47
    Hard disk
    Compact disc
    Crispy bacon
  • mal 11 Nov 2012 03:19:48 22,341 posts
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    You invented a new dance, Crispy?

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