[OT] Hackers break into Linux kernel home

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Fri Sep 2 22:45:41 UTC 2011

On 09/02/2011 03:35 PM, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-02 at 16:23 -0300, Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>> How didn't I think of it before... Anyone with some spare floppies to lend?
> Floppies seemed to me to become very unreliable. I assume this was due
> to downward pressure on the manufacturing cost. I reckon the best ones,
> if you still have any, were the ones given away as cover disks on
> computer magazines.
> That was some time ago though.
> In any case, the last motherboard I bought has no floppy interface. So I
> can't use my 5.25 inch drives :-( The only way to use floppies now
> AFAICT is to either have a USB drive or an LS-120 drive. Until the PATA
> socket vanishes too.....
> Dave--
I confess to not having looked, but it should still be possible to get a
plug-in card with floppy interface (and probably PATA with it). In spite of
the low cost of blank CD media, it just goes against my Scottish grain to
use a CD to save a few small files!


Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A. M. Greeley

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list