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Floppy Disk

Hospital loses data on 3,000 patients

Yan Chai Hospital has reported the loss of information on 3,000 patients to the police and privacy watchdog.

Wednesday, 9 July, 2008, 12:00am

Longevity of formats a long-term headache

I cannot find a way to take a large address book off a five-year-old Palm and convert it into an Outlook format. I am left with the option of manual editing - which is tedious.

Andrew Long The Peak

I have found a number of applications that claim they can synchronise Palm data with Outlook, but I have not bought or tested them.

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Hard disk troubles a reminder of the need to back up regularly

I have a laptop computer that is acting up. I keep getting messages that there are 'bad sectors' on the hard disk. This sounds serious. I have asked some people to help, but so far nobody has been able to do much. Can you suggest something?

26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


Two of the alleged bookmakers destroyed computer hardware, floppy discs and two telephone recording tapes as officers tried to break through the doors of a New Territories flat.

'The front door was thick and had a number of bolts and padlocks,' Mr Sin said.

11 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Authority hit in raid

Floppy discs, portable CD players and electronic organisers were stolen from an office of the Housing Authority headquarters in Ho Man Tin.

Police were called to the sixth-floor office in Fat Kwong Street when staff from the Landscape Section found personal belongings missing from unlocked drawers.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Jackin prospects good

JACKIN International is an information technology group which manufactures and sells blank and content-based information storage media products, including CD-Roms, video-CDs and CD-lens cleaners.

OSK Asia Securities recommends Jackin as a buy, saying it is still undervalued.

11 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Tiny FireAnt more than carries its weight

Gateway recently blew into Asia with a whisper, quietly setting up its regional build-to-order PC business to rival the more aggressive Dell Computer.

The South Dakota-based vendor's use of folksy bovine images in its marketing may leave Asians at a loss, but its computers have won a solid following in the United States consumer market.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Minor faults take gloss off notebook

The Inspiron 3200 D266XT is Dell Computer's entry into the 266-megahertz Pentium II notebook market. As with similar models from other vendors, it is designed as a high-end machine.

The 3200 comes fully loaded with all the features to be a serious competitor in this market. It works well - it is fast and the graphics appear to be quite smooth.

18 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Price cuts make CD recorders an option

So, you have mulled over buying an MO drive, studied Syquest, jawed about Jazz, cooed for Clicks, talked about tape - I'm not sure what you did about Zips.

So often the homely little CD recorder gets left behind. And why not? If you would have asked me about buying a CD recorder a year ago, I would have laughed. Now I own one.

21 May 1998 - 12:00am

Cuts help troubled Benelux turn around with $193m gain

Troubled floppy disk-maker Benelux International said it earned $193.91 million for the half year to September, against a loss of $42.21 million last year. Turnover was $87.9 million compared with $267.5 million over the same period. The company said it had pursued its aim of cost effectiveness by continuing to cut-back.

31 Dec 1997 - 12:00am