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Comment: Re:Misleading teaser (Score 1) 230

by lukpac (#45727755) Attached to: Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

Pretty much every note, every inch of tape that the Beatles ever produced has been bootlegged. Collectors like me already have all this stuff, though maybe the new releases might have better sound quality. The Beatles themselves would be first to admit that some of this was substandard work though, which is why it wasn't released back then in the first place

This couldn't be further from the truth. Hundreds (thousands?) of hours of material has still not seen the light of day. That isn't to say it's all *great*, but what has been bootlegged already only scratches the surface of what remains (not to mention the material that no longer exists).

Comment: Misleading teaser (Score 2) 230

by lukpac (#45725751) Attached to: Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

Back in 1963, the Beatles did some performances for the BBC and other places. The songs were recorded, but never officially released. Now, 50 years later, Apple has packaged all 59 tracks together and put them up for sale on iTunes for $40.

That makes it sound like this is the entirety of the (still existing) recorded material from 1963. It isn't. Quite a few more takes of There's A Place, I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, A Taste of Honey, Misery, From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909, and Hold Me Tight have already been bootlegged. In addition, some takes of Don't Bother Me have been bootlegged but none were released on this set. And several takes of I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy exist but have not been bootlegged (although some of This Boy was released on the Free As A Bird CD single).

For whatever reason, this set was only a sampling of what exists and has been bootlegged.

Comment: Re:When I saw this, I didn't know what it was (Score 1) 413

by lukpac (#45717539) Attached to: Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines
The problem is only "solved" until you actually try to (manually) install updates. That is, turning off automatic updates fixes nothing, it just stops the problem from happening (seemingly) randomly.

I just ran into this on Sunday, and quickly found out that turning off automatic updates didn't really help. I don't know if it was a coincidence or not, but I eventually realized the machine still had IE7, and after I installed IE8 the issue went away. We'll see if it stays fixed or not.

Comment: "Lost" footage? (Score 1) 157

by lukpac (#45262475) Attached to: Lost Star Wars Footage Found On LaserDisc
I guess that part of the title is just carried over from the story, but what makes the footage "lost"? Simply the fact that it hasn't been released? Unless there's specific evidence to the contrary (which the story does not provide), there's no reason to assume the footage doesn't exist in a vault somewhere.

Comment: Re:no p2v for unix? (Score 1) 193

by lukpac (#41902721) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?
OP here.

The business functionality is already being ported to new systems. But that isn't a trivial undertaking, and the projects involved probably won't be complete for a year or more. The point of virtualizing is to avoid a critical hardware failure in the mean time. It isn't meant to be a permanent solution.

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser