[tech] Burner vs. Diablo 2 (Re: [ucc] AGM Minutes)y
grahame at azale.net
Sun Mar 24 20:07:29 WST 2002
On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:59:53AM +0800, Nick Bannon wrote:
> I don't think they're on a 100Mbps switch - getting 729K/sec from
> azure, 664K/sec from scarlet. I seem to recall we were having some
> problems making them talk at 100Mbps properly...
Nobody ever installed the proper driver for the 100Mb
cards in them. We've been using the onboard 10Mb interfaces.
Mustang blurted a URL at me once which I promptly forgot, hence
no 100Mb. Anyone know what it was?
> > > > Linux, linux, linux, linux. tsk.
> > > The filesystem support is pretty handy for this sort of thing. 'Course
> > Which filesystem?
> Pretty much all of them.
> devfs so we can do things all nice and securely from userspace is a
> nice touch. Pretty much every on disk format you can think of, except
> perhaps AdvFS. Burning under MacOS Classic and Windows is pretty
> limiting by comparison, though at least you can do dd tricks on pretty
> much any *nix.
Don't quite understand, surely you mostly only want the iso9660 and
your native filesystem? About the only thing I'd want to read in
from local media is old Amiga floppy disks, and Linux on x86 can't
> > > You're most untrusting - home directory backups and free software not
> > > good enough for you, eh? ::-)
> > I was waiting for that... when was the last time someone backed up their
> > home directory? Seriously?
> Shame on you - to suggest that the UCC burner might be used to transfer
> ill-gotten filez. The very thought. <tut> <tut>
> As for home directories - I've only used the CD-R for that a couple of
> times; I blame the lack of CD-RW support and automated helpful scripts.
> What I do now is rsync to my laptop via wavelan, about once a week or so.
At the time we got it, CD-RW media cost too much and committee decided
not to spend twice as much money to get a CD-RW writer. Nowadays CD-RWs
cost what we were paying for blank CDs back then though!
"At a risk of being called sexist, ageist and French, if you put multimedia,
a leather skirt and lipstick on a grandmother and take her to a nightclub,
she's still not going to get lucky." - JLG on Windows
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