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    Back To Dick's Gadget Warehouse, and how to submit your video to the show.

    This week's video video arrived with this email: 

    Dick and Chad,


    Here is a video of another item that is in my gadget warehouse. (Iomega's Super Disc Drive.)



    One item I forgot to mention in the video is that I still use the old drives from time to time. Mainly it is when someone finds an old disc that contains some data that they they found but they have no way to read the disc.


    As a side note, I still have an old 5.25" floppy drive for that same purpose.

    A person reached out to me when an aunt had passed away and they found that all of her genealogy work was backed up on 5.25 floppy discs. I copied all of the 5.25" discs to a USB drive and the person was so very grateful.


    Anyway, thank you for the show! Ryan Winkler


    See or hear this show:




    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so here's what we're looking for! Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories:


    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.


    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please.


    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.


    My Favorite Gadget (favorite old, or favorite new): Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.


    Post them on YouTube and send us the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you’ll a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (After December 15, 2017, they'll be something else MAD sent with your Alfred E. Neuman photo. And unfortunately, after that date, we can only send to US addresses. MAD is moving to California, so our supplies will be greatly limited.)


    All show submissions go to  



    Letter of the week:


    From: blagua




    Is this a typo? Should it read “They’re” instead. Thanks.


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