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Friday, August 5, 2005

Pondering the Imponderable

Talk about your quick service! My DVD burner arrived from NewEgg this afternoon even though I just ordered it late on Tuesday night! It's an LG GSA-4163BB. It supports just about every DVD burning standard under the sun, including DVD-RAM and double layer DVD+R. I bought a spool of Verbatim 16x DVD+R today when I was at Best Buy. I think they had them mislabeled because the display said that they were $29.99 for 50 but the register rang up $37.99. They gave me the lower price anyway.

I burned 4.4G of MP3s to a disc in around six minutes. Not at all bad. Fortunately, my "old" CD-RW/DVD-ROM (which is now in my kids' box) can read the discs it burns. Unfortunately our living room DVD player can't. I wasn't terribly surprised by that since it is several years old. At least now I can make decent backups of my system and not worry about what I'm going to hack off or forget to backup.

One thing's for sure, when they say that nothing comes with an OEM drive, that aren't kidding. There was nothing but the drive itself and a packing list in the box. I have enough cables to choke a horse, so that's not a problem. Since I use Linux, the software would be worthless to me anyway. All I had to do was download the manual from their site. The only reason I even needed that was for the list of recommended media.


Declan McCullagh at has blogged a new entry up: Montana Supreme Court justice warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived. Very interesting opinion from a Judge on Montana's Supreme Court. Very worth a read.

A.T. Hun comments: I wonder how many people who mention 1984 have actually read 1984.

The Master comments: Heh-read it twice. Price of going to schools that insist you be somewhat well-read.

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Hey SCO: Drop Dead :-)

Groklaw has a fresh post up looking at what happens now to SCO, considering the most recent events in the Novell vs. SCO lawsuit. This is happy news for anyone in the Linux world. SCO has bitten off WAY more than it can chew, and faces imminent annihilation if Novell has their way. Sweet :-)

I also like this comment: "Contracts are what you use against parties you have relationships with." Darl McBride, May 2003. The delicious irony.

A.T. Hun comments: I hope it is true, but SCO somehow keeps existing.

The Master comments: I'm sure you're right. What will happen is the court will decide that taking SCO's money away, even though they have no right to it, would be "mean", and deny the motion, so they'll spend it out, go backrupt, and hopefully Novell will take everything back and that will be the end of the whole charade. Or, maybe we'll all get lucky and this whole horror show can finally end.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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