[SATLUG] This list Linux/Political

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 11:43:37 CST 2008


Isn't that the *inconvenient truth*...

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On Jan 7, 2008 9:42 AM, Hector Bojorquez <hector.bojorquez at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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