Trouble is the people who distribute classical music have got their head up their ass and cannot see the forest for the trees.
i hesitate to ask here, but: what's a clam?
when a musician makes an unintended noise that is not in the score.
I want to hear the sound of the bow on the string. I want to hear the difference between individual performances. Heck I even forgive clams and wrong notes.
What we now have is not art it is synthetic swill produced for the masses and will not stand the test of time. If we cannot afford real musicians then the art will become cheapened to the point of meaningless twaddle by untalented musically illiterate bean counters.
They also often have checks and tricks in place to detect if they are being run in a virtual machine and either crash itself or act differently. How do you run a Windows executable with this so that they actually work normally?
All the more reason to run Windows within a Linux emulation! This is exactly why 7 Server 2008 and Vista are not catching on as quickly as Microsoft wants them to in the real world. They are too hard to run under emulation whereas server 2003 and XP can be backed up and just run on an IBM, HP or Dell blade within a Linux core. Run a good server raid that has isolation and guess what.. no problem dealing with even the most sophisticated of Window malware. You just make sure that the core OS which is Linux can reset the raid on the fly. Heck you can even log the activities of the malware and back-trace what happened and who got you if you are smart enough!
Considering how much of the Internet and how many servers run Linux it puts the lie to the old saw "if it had the market share there would be just as many viruses and worms for Linux". By far and away the biggest fud indoctrination which is still coming out of Redmond, and is oft times repeated by most Windows salesmen...heck it is even more of a Mantra than the bs statement "the retraining costs of Linux will make it more expensive than paying for software rental per seat from Microsoft!" Or "there is no open source substitute for
Just about every tech shop that I know uses Linux for 1. disk utilities 2. file transfer 3. analysis of "wtf happened to my windows install!"
Yes good computer forensics software is necessary and the cost of using windows software for this purpose is just plain stupid. But thanks to the real software gurus (most of who write for Linux)real good software is available without having to ship more cash to some Windows ware shop. Some of who even hide logic bombs in their ware so that you will need to upgrades or pay for support!
Our cities and infrastructure are designed around the automobile and have no sense of real community or ecological plan. The future must be designed around a society that plans for the ecology of more than the just the needs of cars! Perhaps a crisis like this is necessary to wake up the most industrialized consumptive stupid nation on Earth to the facts of the future.
I grow old and tired of being just a "stupefied-consumer" in the eyes of a corporate crazed system of consumption and waste. Our corporate culture of greed and consumption must change now or we will be considered as a lost generation of essentially greed driven parasitic humans.
If there is anyway BP is going to actually pay for this disaster then we all are going to lose. BP will not survive this and will just be absorbed by some other multinational. Perhaps even some corporate entity associated with the Bush and Chaney crowd. It was all well and good to bail out the auto industry but we are just delaying the inevitable social collapse caused by our collective stupidity and greed!
There still are large amounts of paper necessary for day to day operations and getting Doctors and clinics to effectively use secure online services has been nothing short of a nightmare. It costs more to do day to day operations and many say they would find going back to simple reliable terminal based systems more efficient and cost effective! The costs of supporting, securing and system training for PC based software is over the top and is a tremendous burden on any essential service.
It is interesting that as more and more satellites are place in far earth orbit the possibility of finding signals longer wave lengths could occur using the communication beams between satellites themselves as a form of antenna.
I suspect that matter will not move faster than light but some form of long wave lengths just might based on the destruction of small quantities of matter and if sub particles reduced to almost strings form waves. The LHC is investigating the possibility of long wave creation, the problem is how do you detect them except at extreme distance.
Lavish spending can be disastrous. Don't buy any lavishes for a while.