So Gruber departed 5by5 and moved to MuleRadio. I was as surprised as anybody, but I agree with the consensus that he was becoming more and more of a dick towards Dan, and I almost feel that Dan is better off.
That said, I had to shut off the Adam Lisagor episode. Gruber was more engaged than I’d heard him in ages, but Adam’s interruptions purely for the sake of being stupid got on my nerves in a bad way. He was being that guy from college; the guy who could not or would not focus when it came time to sit down, shut up, and work, so that we could get what we needed done and go back to playing Halo and drinking beer. It would have been different had it been funny, or the interruptions relevant to the conversation. But they were neither. A podcast of two Gruber-esque personalities might appeal to some, but I’m not one of them. Probably why I can’t stand You Look Nice Today or many of the other non-5by5 podcasts that exist out there.
I might give it one more go when the next episode airs, but I think the days of me paying attention to an audio version of Gruber’s commentary are over; I’ll stick with his written stuff. So yeah, I’m miffed about Gruber leaving 5by5, but its more about losing what I considered a great hour of entertainment every week than any particular facet of what might or might not have transpired between Dan and John.
Why does any of this matter or warrant commentary? It doesn’t. (Or maybe it does.)
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Convert the ISO to its Imagable, non-optical-media counterpart
hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o output/path/output.img path/to/original.iso
Unmount the destination USB key
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX # where X is the node number of the USB drive
DD the image out (the bs=1m is important!)
sudo dd if=output/path/output.img of=/dev/diskX bs=1m
Eject the USB drive before pulling it out to use it on the system you need to boot it on
diskutil eject /dev/diskX
I got tired of having to hunt this down; i use it infrequently enough that it I always forget the details, but every time I need it I end up finding it somewhere else…
Most recently I needed this trick to install the new XBMCbuntu Eden on my media center. My old release was starting to show its age a little; it was ugly, bloated, and buggy as hell. Eden is already more awesome. Read: AIRPLAY!!!!Edit
For the record, I have used unetbootin, both this time and in the past, with mixed results. Typically if i did it from a PC, it worked. The Linux and Mac versions of the app have never worked as promised for me, this time was no exception.
Gavino on the Rooster Teeth Podcast
They’ve talked about Siri getting dumber before. I can’t help but agree.
I read things like this and it pisses me off. That is the kind of thing America’s “War on Drugs” brings.
Our quest for moral high ground has led to the deaths of thousands upon thousands of citizens elsewhere, not to mention the ridiculous drug wars that happen on our own soil every day.
How much longer are we going to try this ridiculous stunt?
Legalize drugs. Regulate them. Tax them. Take the power away from the kingpins. Stop exporting huge swaths of our economy. You really think that legalizing them would have a dramatic impact on our society? On our children? How blind are you to what is happening both here and around the world?
Its sad (and a little scary) to me that they just concluded Season 5 of The Big Bang Theory. I consider it the new Friends and one of the most consistently funny shows I’ve ever seen. I’m hoping we get another five years. Its pretty awesome knowing that we have at least another two.
The rest is pretty superfluous in light of that simple statement. Like with interracial couples, there will be a small group of Americans who will never think its OK. But the vast majority either never cared to begin with, or will adapt.
So to encourage people not to engage in piracy, they’re going to force everyone to watch yet another annoying, time-wasting, gratification-delaying warning screen that can only be avoided by engaging in piracy. They’re purposefully making the movie-playing experience worse for honest paying customers.
Here’s the thing the industry doesn’t seem to get about piracy: Being “free” is among the least of its advantages over the current media offerings. Not having to put up with dumbass warnings, previews, hideous menu systems, etc., are all advantages that trump even the low low price of $Free.
Anybody want to take bets on which will die first: traditional media distribution or cable tv?
Barack Obama (via newsweek)
Should this really surprise anyone? That said; I’m glad its on the official record now. Now if his civil rights and privacy polices would just move back into something of a liberal direction…
So Dick Lugar, incumbent senator from Indiana, lost the GOP support for not towing the tea party line. In his place, they supported the guy who allowed almost half a billion dollars (that we know of so far) to go unaccounted for on his watch.
Seriously? What the frak are people using as the basis for their voting any more? They demand financial responsibility and that is who they come up with as the face of it?
To be fair, the money misplacement probably isn’t directly the fault of Mourdock. But even so, he has been State Treasurer since 2007, in a state that has been kneecapping education programs, forgoing roadway maintenance, cutting budgets in every department, all in the name of trying to save money since our state economy was in such dire straits, while many departments are forced to run at huge deficits since they simply couldn’t cut their budgets and continue to do their jobs (The Marion County Sheriff’s office and the IMPD being two such examples).
I wish I could say we will see a blue challenger who will kick this guys ass, but I know that collectively, Indiana isn’t that smart; even if we came up with a brilliant democrat who could mop the floor with this guy on any number of topics, he would barely get enough votes to start a fight.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the war on women, which is real enough. But there’s also a war on the young, which is just as real even if it’s better disguised. And it’s doing immense harm, not just to the young, but to the nation’s future.
Let’s start with some advice Mitt Romney gave to college students during an appearance last week. After denouncing President Obama’s “divisiveness,” the candidate told his audience, “Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.”
The first thing you notice here is, of course, the Romney touch — the distinctive lack of empathy for those who weren’t born into affluent families, who can’t rely on the Bank of Mom and Dad to finance their ambitions. But the rest of the remark is just as bad in its own way.
I mean, “get the education”? And pay for it how? Tuition at public colleges and universities has soared, in part thanks to sharp reductions in state aid. Mr. Romney isn’t proposing anything that would fix that; he is, however, a strong supporter of the Ryan budget plan, which would drastically cut federal student aid, causing roughly a million students to lose their Pell grants.
So how, exactly, are young people from cash-strapped families supposed to “get the education”? Back in March Mr. Romney had the answer: Find the college “that has a little lower price where you can get a good education.” Good luck with that. But I guess it’s divisive to point out that Mr. Romney’s prescriptions are useless for Americans who weren’t born with his advantages.
… What should we do to help America’s young? Basically, the opposite of what Mr. Romney and his friends want. We should be expanding student aid, not slashing it. And we should reverse the de facto austerity policies that are holding back the U.S. economy — the unprecedented cutbacks at the state and local level, which have been hitting education especially hard.
Yes, such a policy reversal would cost money. But refusing to spend that money is foolish and shortsighted even in purely fiscal terms. Remember, the young aren’t just America’s future; they’re the future of the tax base, too.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste; wasting the minds of a whole generation is even more terrible. Let’s stop doing it.” —
Go read the whole damned thing.
Romney is going to get wiped out in November. I can’t wait to watch the trainwreck the first debate will be.