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Debian Conference Video DVDs Released 25

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the cheaper-than-a-plane-ticket dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Ben Hutchings, on behalf of the video team, has announced the availability of this years Debian Conference videos. From the announcement: 'They include all formal sessions from Debian Day and DebConf, plus the group photos, the video team BoF, and some documentary videos made by Gabriella Coleman. The DVD images are now available for download along with the source videos, as are the software and menu design used for them.'"
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Debian Conference Video DVDs Released

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  • by joe_cot (1011355) on Tuesday October 24, 2006 @12:35AM (#16555916) Homepage
    The DVD images are now available for download along with the source videos, as are the software and menu design used for them.

    If you'll pay travel expenses, the Debian developers will even come to your house and show you the entire video editing process step-by-step.
  • We can go watch it in my parents' basement! And afterwards, lets play a nice long game of dungeons and dragons while doing calculus. Whose bringing the ten sided dice this time?
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by jbrader (697703)
      Perhaps we could use the calculus in the D&D somehow. Largest area under the curve wins the fight or something.

      Disclaimer: I know calculus but I havn't the slightest idea how the gameplay mechanics of D&D operate.

      • What's the distribution of (nd6)/n as n->infinity? Obviously the mean approaches 3.5, but it seems to form a normal curve (with the variance seemingly inversely proportional to n, which seems intuitive). I'm plotting some data in Mathematica but I'm not seeing a certain bell even with n=10000 and 1000 data points.

        Or if you want to be really crazy...what's the distribution of the sum [ d1 + (d2)/2 + (d3)/3 + (d4)/4 + .... (dn)/n ] /n, again with n tending to infinity?
        • by Bill Currie (487)
          You're doing something wrong. You start seeing a bell shape at N=3 (2 with a little stretch of the imagination). I don't remember the details (it's been a while...), but the equation for the distribution of results for a particular N involved a series of nCr functions with alternating +/- (ie, -1**N) and invalid nCr parameters (I think invalid = 0). I suppose I could work it out again: be a nice break from studying Japanese :)
          • Hm. Yeah, I was doing something wrong. Turns out that you need to increase the number of trials, not n - even n=3 with 10000 trials looks reasonable.
  • by Marbleless (640965) on Tuesday October 24, 2006 @12:52AM (#16555996)
    .... snnnnnzzzzzzzzzz

    I haven't seen any of them but the title alone is enough to induce somnolence.

    Now if it was called Debbie Does Debian or something like that it might be a best seller ;)
    • by RAMMS+EIN (578166)
      ``Debbie Does Debian''

      We're all still hoping that this will happen someday...
      • by 51mon (566265)
        ``Debbie Does Debian''

        We're all still hoping that this will happen someday...


        That isn't what Debbie told me.
  • I'll wait (Score:4, Funny)

    by gold23 (44621) <org.slashdot.2@NoSpAm.oolong.com> on Tuesday October 24, 2006 @02:10AM (#16556324) Homepage
    I'll wait for the Special Edition.

  • A real comment?? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Talisein (65839) on Tuesday October 24, 2006 @02:11AM (#16556326) Homepage
    The actual isos are available here:

    NTSC: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meet ings/2006/debconf6/dvd/ntsc/ [debian.net]
    PAL: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meet ings/2006/debconf6/dvd/pal/ [debian.net]

    4.3 Gigs each!

    By navigating the menus in the one of the first couple links you can get an overview of the content: Basically the lectures/whatever that were given at debconf.

    You can only trust Debian to not only release DVDs, but the source behind making them. :)
  • Hm... "apt-cache search debian dvd video" returns no results...
  • I read the post title as "Lesbian Conference Video DVDs on Sale".

    How disappointing
  • Isn't that a rather redundant term? After all, wouldn't one expect that a DVD contains video?
    • by jusdisgi (617863)

      Isn't that a rather redundant term? After all, wouldn't one expect that a DVD contains video?

      No. DVD's are used to store lots of things other than video. The studios like to call them "Digital Video Disc" but the computer and software industries have tended to favor "Digital Versatile Disc" instead. And in this case the (video) DVD is coming from a source (Debian) that has previously released many DVDs....the vast majority (all?) of which contained only non-video content. Had the title just been "Debian

      • by dangitman (862676)
        The studios like to call them "Digital Video Disc" but the computer and software industries have tended to favor "Digital Versatile Disc" instead.

        Which raises the question - why the hell was such an ambiguous name chosen in the first place? Anybody who thought that people would actually call them Digital Versatile Discs after the video stores were full of movies on DVD, was just not thinking. How many regular people even know that name, let alone use it? besides, "Versatile" is a pretty clunky and unattra

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