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Comment: Re:Streaming is my only hope (Score 1) 360

by DNAgent (#49695815) Attached to: What Happens To Our Musical Taste As We Age?

My greatest joy these days is discovering an album or even an entire artist's repertoire from the 70's that should be widely known and considered classic but somehow slipped through the cracks. It's amazing how much good music is out there from 40 years ago that so few have heard. Bittorrent is your friend.

Comment: Re:Drudge and other U.S. bloggers are next (Score 2) 349

by DNAgent (#44879667) Attached to: Arrested Chinese Blogger "Confesses" On State TV, Praises Censorship

I used Drudge as the example because he was the first to publicly cry "foul" at Feinstein. I don't read Drudge and I'm not a member of any political party, Republican or otherwise.

Obviously you have no argument against what I posted, or else you'd reply with something other than an ad hominem attack.

Comment: Re:SLS-Yggdrasil-Slackware-Red Hat-Fedora-Ubuntu (Score 1) 867

by DNAgent (#41474239) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Come on! You know it was fun! I'm just glad that my friend and I were doing the same process at the same time, just slightly out of sync so that neither of our machines was broken in quite the same way at the same time so we could use each other's box to get to the files we needed to fix ours. It all worked in the end and was amazing training for Gentoo later on.

Comment: Re: Caldera (Score 1) 867

by DNAgent (#41469731) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

I'd forgotten about Caldera. I had a copy of the original 1.0 Caldera Network Desktop that Lyle Ball gave me at a conference. I still have the t-shirt somewhere, not sure about the box & software. I never used it much beyond a test install, but I remember thinking it was cool that it came with a legit WP, even though I really didn't have any use for it.

Comment: Starting back in, what, '94? (Score 1) 867

by DNAgent (#41469487) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Counting only my primary desktop distro and skipping personal/work servers or experimental installs my history is like this:

Slackware -> RedHat -> SuSE -> Debian -> Gentoo -> Ubuntu -> Mint

I, like many in the thread, started with Slack back in the "box full of floppies" era. We generally would have install parties at the offices of
the ISP my buddies owned so real internet could be used instead of interminable disk swapping or (even worse) dial-up. Fun times were had.

Upgrading that system, by hand, from a.out to ELF without completely hosing it was a great adventure!

Currently I'm running Mint 12 on my desktop, Mint 13 on my laptop, and Debian Squeeze on my home file/DHCP/etc. server.

Some of my readers ask me what a "Serial Port" is. The answer is: I don't know. Is it some kind of wine you have with breakfast?