cctech Digest, Vol 78, Issue 3
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Feb 7 12:23:09 CST 2010
> Tony Duell wrote:
> >> I don't know, old PC's are a dime a dozen. Still TTL buffers is all you
> >> really
> >> need for I/O if you don't mind wasting the high order byte.
> > OK, I actuially have a US dime somwhere. Please tell me where I can
> > exchange it for 12 PCs capable of running FPGA or CPLD development software.
> > -tony
> Atmel software is still free the last time I looked, running on a modest
> windows PC. PC's ... see your local dumpster.
As far as I know, you do not live in London (England). So I can't see how
you can tell me that PCs are available in the 'local dumpster'/
FWIW, dumpster diving is illegal in the UK. THat however, is secondary to
the fact that we have a WEEE direcrtive that means we have to recycle
electronic equipment and not throw it in the skip/dumpster. And I have
_never_ seen a PC in a skip/dumpster in London (and I am certainly not
going to trespass on various company sites to see if I can steal one).
Also, unless I missed something, Windows isn't free. I I doubt that if I
found a junked PC that happeend to have a runnable copy of Windows on the
hard drivce the ntat would count as a valid Windows license. I don't
particulalry care for Windows, or any Microsoft product for that matter,
but that doesn't give me the right to pirate them.
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