[SATLUG] This list Linux/Political

Hector Bojorquez hector.bojorquez at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 11:42:13 CST 2008


politics schmolitics..
I don't care what you guys say
I'm voting for Gore cause he invented the internet!


On 1/7/08, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
>
> Ya know I am having a hard time with this recent baiting among
> participants and when posts become boring with two people engaging in
> public disagreement.
>
> In our internal discussion as far as the purpose of this list and
> staying on subject. I think common sense , civility and the
> teacher/student discourse should be the best goal.
>
> I have really advanced in technical knowledge since 6/07 and the best
> most friendly help and teaching has come from this list.
>
> Having said the above as carefully and to the point as I can I see that
> talking off topic is also important! We are a voluntary community. We
> each chose to join into this list.
>
> We have gathered here in this virtual community to feed or share,
> hopefully both. There is also a few who seek to use this list for other
> purposes. Being the novice I mostly feed but now and then I can share.
> It feels good to pay-back, the ego is stroked. I then see how the
> political and other off topic topics can amount to a neighbor spat and
> mostly it is solved with a bit of pouting or chest beating. In my time
> here I am very impressed.
>
> No ego hook intended and I am sure not trolling for wild name calling
> flame war but plain fact is some very intelligent well trained
> individuals hang out here. I appreciate the pay-back that I am receiving
> and I congratulate you on running a damn good list, The rigid rules are
> not there and it all works out with little supervision so it is the
> members that make this a damn good place to go to learn Linux and sooo....
>
> ...... I made a joke before on your stance but am gonna join you John in
> announcing that I am also going to continue making backup of all my
> music onto any medium I think suits my needs. I refuse to recognize RIAA
> as a legal authority and I will join and support a claim action suit if
> intimidated by them in making these public statements, calling me and
> you a thief if we copy what we own.
>
> Thanks folks, this thread is archived and that makes it real.
> Hope I have not bored you. Freedom can be restored. There is basis for
> hope.
> Herb
>
> John Chalinder wrote:
> > "People who are tired of stacks of DVDs and VHS tapes in the living
> > room may find the Neuros an inexpensive way to tidy up: an entire
> > library can be archived on a U.S.B. hard drive."
> >
> > I see only one drawback to this: RIAA! This will provide one more
> > platform, and one more group to victimize in its relentless persiut of
> > proprietary greed. I certainly hope not; but with their track record...
>
> HEHEHE John remember from a prior post 'I wonder if they hireing bounty
> hunters'   .... sorry  just couldn't resist.
> herb
>
>
> I think I'll get one, just to join the ranks of the electronic freedom
> fighters. I will not load anything I haven't already purchaced; but will
> defy any company to take me to task for 'fair usage' of the materials I
> purchase legally. I know some good lawyers in a few states who could
> effectively argue my case, and would take it on a contingency basis.
>
>
> On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 10:44:43 -0600 (CST)
> Borries Demeler <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> Here is a new Linux gadget reminiscent of TIVO and reasonably priced.
> It has all the right connectors, and entirely open source. Can record
> to microdrives and USB drives, and does all of this in mpeg4:
>
> Review in NYTimes:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/business/06novel.html?th&emc=th
>
> home page:
> http://www.neurostechnology.com/
>
> Does anyone have one of these?
>
> -b.
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