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Re: VLC and fedora 8: the last word

On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 10:25 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Ed Greshko wrote:
> > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >   i realize this has been beaten to death, but for my own peace of
> > > mind, i took one of my 13 spare laptops, installed the 64-bit unity
> > > respin of F8 on it, did not do any further updating, and just followed
> > > the instructions here:
> > >
> > > http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html
> > >
> > > result?  apparently successful installation of VLC:
> > >
> > >   41 pkgs installed
> > >   0 updated
> > >   0 removed
> > >
> > > should i have expected anything untoward?
> >
> > No...  And it probably would have worked out equally well had the
> > instructions said "use freshrpms".  I don't see the need to test it.
> well, given the recent hubbub, i just thought it was worth verifying
> from a clean install.  i'm just like that.  :-)
> > 13 spare laptops, huh?  I can give you a shipping address if they
> > are collecting too much dust.  :-)
> heh.  nice try.  it comes with being an independent trainer -- have
> portable classroom, will travel.

The guards would have a moaning contest if they had to do a shake-down
to pass you through the gates for our upcoming prison "Computer
Literacy" program. You would have a ball though. They listen so much
better because they are bored to tears and absorb stuff like a sponge. 

I plan on first demoing the Hydrogen Drum Machine and fully expect a
riot of excitement and break dancing to erupt among the young guys.
Imagine one of your students willing to stick a shiv into someone
breaking line, to get to the computer to -learn- how to use a friggin'
mouse in order to compose. That's dedication to a goal! The goal is to
teach them to use a mouse. Sneaky Ric uses covert methods. 

That reminds me, order plastic covers so the Mace doesn't get into the
keyboards or system cooling fans. I can shower, the computers can't. 

<chuckles at the thought> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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