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Mario made of floppy disks. by crispkin in mildlyinteresting

[–]seraku24 7 points8 points  (0 children)

NOTE: The calculations below make assumptions on the underlying file system. Nesting of file systems (e.g. storing files within a tape archive or TAR file) could improve efficiency, but I wanted to stick as close to the basic system as possible.

The standard 3.5" HD floppy disk uses the FAT12 file system, which has the following relevant specifications/limitations:

  • A file or directory must consume at least one cluster.
  • The typical formatting assigns one (1) sector per cluster.
  • Accounting for the overhead of 33 clusters for the file system, only 2,847 out of the 2,880 sectors are usable for data.
  • The total number of files and directories will be 2,847.
  • The root directory can contain up to 224 entries. (Sub-directories are limited only by available clusters.)
  • File and directory names may consist of any unique combination of 179 unique characters.

Since we want all of the files to have the same name, no directory can contain more than one file. Any file not in the root directory will have a parent directory that consumes an available cluster. For maximum efficiency, there should be a 1:1 ratio between files and directories. If we assume one file in the root directory, then that means we can have 1,423 subdirectories, each with their own file.

It is not possible to have all of these directories within the root directory, however we can structure the directories into two levels under the root. At the root level, there will be 223 directories, since we can fit a file in the root for free.

Each subdirectory of the root will have either five (5) or six (6) subdirectories of its own. Specifically, 85 of the 223 will have the extra subdirectory. Of course, each directory will contain the target file.

Files Directories Total
Root 1 223 224
1st-Level 223 1,200 1,423
2nd-Level 1,200 0 1,200
Total 1,424 1,423 2,847

To name things properly, we need to use two-character names for the root-level directories, since 179 unique characters is not enough. However, we only need 15 unique characters to produce 152=225 unique names. The names AA through OM will comprise the 223 root-level directories. Each of these will contain subdirectories A through E (or F, for the 85 directories AA through FK). This is summarized in the following:

A:\MARIO.TXT                    1 File
A:\AA - OM\MARIO.TXT          223 Files
A:\AA - FK\A - F\MARIO.TXT    510 Files
A:\FL - OM\A - E\MARIO.TXT    690 Files


You can expect to fit 1,424 files named MARIO.TXT on a 3.5" HD floppy disk with an appropriate directory structure.

Myself and a doppelganger I met via Tinder by milklolly in mildlyinteresting

[–]heyyouknowmeto 2607 points2608 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry but could you answer the question?

This axe deodorant can is telling me how to check my testicles. by SyntaXGaming in mildlyinteresting

[–]Pokefraker 1258 points1259 points  (0 children)

This dumb post finally made me schedule an appointment with my doctor today, I found a lump awhile ago and played it off, but the last week or so there's been swelling and pain.

I really hope it's nothing serious, but if it is thanks for finally making me schedule an appointment.

Edit: Just got the results, it's just a benign tumor.

Most likely going to need surgery, but yay! Not cancer!

Thanks everyone on Reddit for the nice comments and messages, I love each and every one of you!

A green screen worker flipping a model’s hair in a shampoo commercial by S-WordoftheMorning in mildlyinteresting

[–]land345 7 points8 points  (0 children)


Power: C

Speed: A

Range: D

Staying: A

Precision: A

Learning: C

Ability: Can seamlessly blend into environment, becoming functionally invisible. Once close enough, it strikes with terrifying speed and accuracy, usually delivering death in one blow.

Edit: forgot green day was already a stand lol

This stall for your dog outside a super market in Copenhagen! by Flixen01 in mildlyinteresting

[–]JDnChgo 5544 points5545 points  (0 children)

Lol GET IN THE DAMN BOX, BRENDA. There’s grilled cheese in there.

My garden a year ago vs now, showing me how bad my depression has gotten by sabineastroph in mildlyinteresting

[–]sabineastroph[S] 105 points106 points  (0 children)

It's the first day of spring, I couldn't do anything outdoors unless I was a duck right now. It's been thunder storms and hard rain all day.

Instead my husband and I are at the gym. So far I've just sat in the locker room. I did bench press and some Arnold presses and then gave up. I just don't have the energy or motivation. I guess that I even came is something, but I'm still just... a slug. I told my husband to throw salt on me and maybe it'd help. :/

This nearly invisible wet paper towel on the table by thekingkeir in mildlyinteresting

[–]wintertoker 5225 points5226 points x2 (0 children)

Fuck i think that's half ply

Edit: wow I basically just doubled my Reddit karma lol never had so many upvotes

Edit: way past double lol I love Reddit!

Edit: this edit is to annoy ppl who apparently think my earlier edits were pointless so Yolo edits for days cause who cares right

Edit: by request here is the recipe for chef Gordon Ramsay beef Wellington https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/beef-wellington/

Edit: link to a random video from one of my fav YouTube channels https://youtu.be/sNhhvQGsMEc

Edit: by request lyrics to bad touch well least some of them lol

Ha ha, well now! We call this the act of mating But there are several other very important differences Between human beings and animals that you should know about

I'd appreciate your input

Sweat, baby, sweat, baby sex is a Texas drought me And you do the kind of stuff that only Prince would sing about So put your hands down my pants and I'll bet you'll feel Nuts, yes, I'm Siskel, yes I'm Ebert And you're getting two thumbs up You've had enough of two-hand touch, You want it rough, you're out of bounds I want you smothered, want you covered, Like my Waffle House hash browns Come quicker than Fed Ex, never reaching apex like Coca-Cola Stock you are inclined to make me rise An hour early just like Daylight Savings Time

You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel (Do it again now) You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel (Gettin' horny now)

Edit: can anyone suggest a good movie to watch

Edit: ok this is gonna be a long one by reque add here is my basic argument for why it's sparta who is ultimately to blame for the onset of the Peloponnesian war. Just btw I suck at writing so it's gonna be way over simpfied.

So most of the tension between Athens and sparta and thus there was tension between the Delian League and the Peloponnesian league beQwcause they were the leadership of each league. The tension goes back to before the Persian war even. And it's after the end of the war where I say things started to get bad. After they pushed back the Persian invasion Athens along with other city states wanted to follow the Persian across the Aegean sea and continue the fight so the Persian army couldn't regroup and invade again. Sparta however opted out of leaving Greece and let the Athenians have control over that. And that was their biggest mistake Athens formed the delian league along with the city states that choose to attack Persia. The resulting war would be a victory for Athens and would only further increasing their power and sphere of influence. They began to spread greek culture faster and farther before all the while consolidating their power in the delian league. Thus the Athenians empire was born. Years go by and Athens trying to expand its influence has a war with Corinth which sparta is involved with because of their support for Corinth . Eventually a peace treaty was signed and there was peace for 30 years. All this time sparta was preparing for all put war with Athens. And after a heated dispute involving vassal city states the to power began to fight. And the reason I say sparta is to blame is because they positioned Athens into be coming the super power sparta feared it will become only because sparta let Athens take charge of the Persian campaign which was the building blocks of the athenean empire. So in the end sparta and no one to blame but their own lack of involment in the larger Persian campaign for the upset in the power balance.

Edit: holy crap who ever you are thanks this was just one big troll to a few haters but thanks!!

As request here's a special edit . I'll try and spread the gold love to some one else one day! And here's a link to a cool video about history of DBZ broadcast on toonami from you tube https://youtu.be/w6Ja7sXxv4k As well as a video about rise and fall of mecha anime https://youtu.be/H6OHVrQ5tcw

Edit: requested shout out to u/thegoldmustache

Edit: lol now ppl pming me saying to many edits lol the edits r only there because of messages like that haha

Edit: ok it's time for bed ima leave y'all with a link to a chill lo fi live YouTube station I like to chill out to. It's been fun and a good time was had by all but time to bring it to a end because hey a man needs sleep. https://youtu.be/8XiqrERZo_8

Edit: well woke up to second gold so have to do another edit :)! And it was requested I add a poem but I suck at that so here it is

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I smoke weed

How about you

Yeah like I said bad at poems but again ty for the gold

The Cafe at my closest beach gives free drinks to people who collect a bucket of litter from the beach by Chazster567 in mildlyinteresting

[–]dominitor 3931 points3932 points  (0 children)

Deep, we talked about this... Just breathe.

Obligatory gold Edit: I'm not sure how much gold costs, but it seems to be the equivalent of giving someone a gift card to a store they'd never shop at. Just gift cash (or maybe to a charity of some sort in their name)

The Cafe at my closest beach gives free drinks to people who collect a bucket of litter from the beach by Chazster567 in mildlyinteresting

[–]deepsouthsloth 9733 points9734 points  (0 children)

The entrance to my neighborhood right by my house and the edge of the woods across the street has something like this where I pick up bags full of litter every week when I cut my grass, and in exchange I get to build up and repress a lot of anger toward the general populace.

Bathroom fan blades from non-smoker vs smoker by mchvll in mildlyinteresting

[–]M00NL0VE 229 points230 points  (0 children)

Let’s do it, I’ve tried just about everything else lol.

"Walk Up, Not Out" Flyers at my Highschool by Retrogratio in mildlyinteresting

[–]cleverusername94 185 points186 points  (0 children)

It's actually not a majority. The loner school shooter stereotype started from columbine and has persisted since. Just like Eric Harris, school shooters are usually the bullies. Hell, the last thing that happened to Eric Harris before he shot up the school was a car full of girls honking and waving at him. The media is to blame for pushing this false victim narrative. The problem is psychopathy, not loners.

Edit: Wow my first gold. Thank you stranger!

My left eye is about 1/3 grey by Nico_LaBras in mildlyinteresting

[–]HologramChicken 3991 points3992 points  (0 children)

It's a mutation. It's a very groovy mutation. I've got news for you, Nico. You are a mutant

My left eye is about 1/3 grey by Nico_LaBras in mildlyinteresting

[–]19cent 1379 points1380 points  (0 children)

In plain sight.

Edit: oof, gold. Thanks stranger ♡