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French engineer wrings music from obsolete computer drives

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Arganalth makes music with hold floppy and hard drives. Photo: Arganalth/YouTube
Arganalth makes music with old floppy and hard drives. Photo: Arganalth/YouTube

Arganalth can look at an old floppy disk drive and see in it a second act.

The 23-year-old engineer from Lille, France, uses old computer hardware long overdue for the landfill to assemble an electronic orchestra that he conducts out of a suitcase for a growing audience tuned into his YouTube channel.

Arganalth — he prefers to use his YouTube name in interviews — creates strange but recognizable music with a network of hard and floppy disk drives powered by a Raspberry Pi.

Get Two Years Of SOS Online Backup For The Price Of One [Deals]

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Keep Your Hard Drive In Top Shape With The Stellar Drive ToolBox for Mac #BlackFriday [Deals]

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The Most Important Thing A Student Needs To Do On Their Mac #BackToSchool [Deals]

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This is #BackToSchool week at Cult of Mac Deals. There will be several new deals launching each day. Check in here each day for new deals for #BackToSchool. There will be a ton of apps, gear, gadgets, games, and more to buy just in time for the start of school, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for deals that have school — and savings — in mind.

Macs are becoming more and more popular for students, and they’ve dropped in price at the same time. Sure, they’re not as inexpensive as many Windows machines, but the cost of a Mac now is a far cry from what it used be only a few years ago. So when students decide on picking up a Mac for their studies, they’re getting a quality piece of machinery that can do a lot of important things.

But the most important thing a student needs to do on their Mac isn’t the most obvious. That’s because that thing is backing up your Mac regularly — something that SOS Online Backup does.

Easily Monitor The Behavior And Health Of Your Mac With xScan [Deals]

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Your Mac is a finely tuned, intricate machine. Just like a car, every aspect of your Mac plays a crucial role in your computer’s overall performance. But you need to have something that will help you get your Mac running at optimum levels. That’s where this offer from Cult of Mac Deals comes in.

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Keep Your Mac’s Hard Drive Secure And Protected With Stellar Drive Clone [Deals]

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Our Macs contain an extremely significant amount of our livelihood, so we’re always willing to protect that. This Cult of Mac Deals offer is for a simple and powerful application that backs up all of our applications and files so we don’t have to worry about the ‘what ifs?”.

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Give Your Mac A Checkup With xScan [Deals]

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Your Mac is a finely tuned, intricate machine. Just like a car, every aspect of your Mac plays a crucial role in its overall performance. This Cult of Mac Deals offer is for an app that will help keep your Mac running in tip-top shape. That’s because we’re featuring xScan – the same software many professionals use to diagnose technical issues with Mac operating systems.

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Ending Soon! Cover Your Bases With MacKeeper [Deals]

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It’s not very often you can find a series of apps that has 16 utilities in one bundle, but this soon-to-end Cult of Mac Deals offer has 16 utilities all in one application! MacKeeper has got you covered in more ways than one – and you can get it for just $24 – and you’ll have the use of it for two of your Macs to boot!

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Teardown Reveals New Mac Mini Has Space For Second Hard Drive… Or An SSD

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Apple’s new Mac mini has been available for two days now, and so it’s time for the company’s smallest desktop to get the iFixit teardown treatment. Though little has changed inside its svelte aluminum shell, Apple’s decision to remove the optical drive means there’s plenty of room for to double your storage… or even speed up your Mac mini dramatically.

Why You Should Get an SSD With Your New iMac & Why You Should Get it from Apple

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Apple’s new family of iMacs launched today, featuring Intel’s latest Core i5 and i7 processors, 4GB of RAM, and 3x faster graphics; all the ingredients needed to bake a super speedy all-in-one. However, there’s one thing missing from Apple’s lineup of four ‘ready-made’ iMacs, and that’s a solid-state drive. Without one your shiny new iMac might not be as fast as you expected it to be.