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Paul McCartney Releases Album As DRM-Free Download

MicklePickle Re:Interesting how artists, when given a chance... (292 comments)

Well, I didn't know about him releasing this album DRM free until I heard it here. Because it's DRM free, I'll go buy it.

So, I think Paul likes the free publicity where-ever he can get it.

more than 6 years ago

Cost-Conscious Companies Turn To Open Source

MicklePickle Re:pitiful (249 comments)

If you're now just using a spreadsheet, then why not use openoffice?

more than 5 years ago

Micron Demos SSD With 1GB/sec Throughput

MicklePickle Re:Yes that's nice. (120 comments)

Bob's your uncle

He is! But... how did *you* know that?

more than 6 years ago

Should You Get Paid While Your Computer Boots?

MicklePickle What? (794 comments)

What a stupid question. I never boot my computer.

more than 6 years ago

Microsoft's Office Web Will Do iPhone, Linux, Mac

MicklePickle Competition := good (202 comments)

This is a classic example of why we should have competition. It only takes a bit of competition thrown in and suddenly our Linux platform is supported. Consumer lock-in is great for business but bad for consumers.
I wonder just how long this platform embracing will last though?

more than 6 years ago



Mechanical pong.

MicklePickle MicklePickle writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MicklePickle (220905) writes "There's nothing better than retro video games, (IMO), the ultimate retro is something like a pure mechanical pinball or one arm bandit. You can actually go one step further.. Mechanical pong. This guy here has made a purely mechanical version of pong. No computers, no microprocessors, in fact no semiconductors. Just built from wood, plastic, wire, and relays. Pretty impressive. You can pick up the 'how did I make it' video from here."

MicklePickle MicklePickle writes  |  about 8 years ago

MicklePickle (220905) writes "I was talking to a co-worker the other day about the history of our company, (which shall remain nameless), and he started reminiscing about some of the IT hacks that our company did. Like running 10BaseT down a storm water drain to connect two buildings, using a dripping tap to keep the sewerage U-bend full of water in a computer room, (huh?). And some not so strange ones like running SCSI out to 100m, and running a major financial system on a long forgotten computer in a cupboard.
I know that there must be a plethora of IT hacks around. What are some you've seen?"


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