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LinuxCon 2011 Keynotes Streamed Free

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the from-the-comfort-of-your-own-home dept.

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DeviceGuru writes "All keynote sessions from the LinuxCon North America 2011 conference held in Vancouver this week are being made available for free public streaming today through Friday (August 17-19). One noteworthy highlight: today's 4:45 pm (pdt) keynote will feature Greg Kroah-Hartman in conversation with Linus Torvalds. Viewing the streams requires free registration."

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Help! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37121830)

Help! I just got done having sex with my boyfriend and my ass is bleeding. Does this mean I just got my first period? Should I buy some tampons to stick up there or what should I do? Do I need to see a gynecologist?

Amirite bros? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37121900)

Chicks don't like anal cuz' they poop from there.
But regular sex, they pee from there.


Re:Amirite bros? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37127844)

No means yes, and yes means anal.
Get with it.

where are the videos? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37121926)

geeez.. do i really have to click on more than a single link and search(!) with my to (not) find the fucking videos? ...is this 2011 or what? why are assholes still hiding videos behind a desert of text? fuck... i hate this time.. i hope the little people, who hate reading, will grow up faster and give me less tl;dr... fuck...

i clicked on two links and found no videos... and i don't even have noscript running since the last firefox update broke it again... (fuck firefox...)

"Viewing the streams requires free registration" (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#37121930)

I thought Slashdot's Terms of Service required a snarky comment always be appended to a statement like that. So where's the anti-registration rant - or at least a mention of "bugmenot"?

Why not put the videos on youtube? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37121970)

Many major FOSS conferences post the talks as videos on youtube or vimeo. That allows me to choose when to watch the talks. Why not be helpful?

Flash, really? (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | about 2 years ago | (#37122244)

Neither Youtube nor Vimeo are the most Linux-friendly way to do this. That said, I have no idea what they chose instead, or why...

Go with youtube! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37126662)

Youtube has html5-support for most of their videos, and they have started enabling it by default for some users.

I don't know what their criteria is, but my desktop with Fedora 15, and Firefox >=4 (not sure which version I had when I visited youtube the first time on the machine) and I was auto-added to the beta.

The exception is videos with with ads, they use the flash player.

Odd. (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 2 years ago | (#37164956)

Well, and Vimeo allows some videos to be downloaded with free registration, so that might be the friendliest...

One weird thing, though. Remember all the fury about Chrome dropping H.264 in HTML5? Just went to youtube.com/html5 with Chrome 13 and found it's supported.

Re:Why not put the videos on youtube? (1)

retchdog (1319261) | about 2 years ago | (#37124302)

Maybe they want to produce some numbers to demonstrate interest in linux? Why not let yourself be counted and thus be helpful yourself?


Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37121978)

So well duh !!


And PDT is UTC -0700 (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37121998)

At the time of writing it's 19:00 hours in PDT, so 4 hours and 45 (oops, 44) minutes from now Greg Kroah-Hartman and Linus will have their keynote. (23:45)

Video streaming link (2)

kvvbassboy (2010962) | about 2 years ago | (#37122020)

A relatively badly designed website. It was not obvious (at least to me) but here is the link, and you have to give them your email address: Live Video Streaming link [linuxfoundation.org]


Re:Video streaming link (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37122530)

"you have to give them your email address"

Maybe you "have to", but you can get away with entering an address for a throwaway email. I'll try a made up adress too...

Still says "Enjoy the Live Video Streaming".

Re:Video streaming link (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37124102)

It's worse then that: it requires a proprietary program riddled with vulnerabilities to be installed. I have NoScript and RequestPolicy in place to make sure ONLY ustream.tv gets to run the plugin.

Very restricted (2)

Animats (122034) | about 2 years ago | (#37122138)

They're on a fixed schedule, available for a limited time, and require registration. You'd think they'd just upload them to the Internet Archive and be done with it. Talks for previous years are on "video.linux.com".

they're streaming live, hence the fixed schedule (1)

Chirs (87576) | about 2 years ago | (#37122916)

It's possible that they'll upload the post-processed videos at a later date.

Re:Very restricted (1)

tonyt3 (1014391) | more than 2 years ago | (#37129168)

I've tried to watch several times -- when they were presumably "live" and the video screen always says " Off Air." bummer

Yes... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#37122380)

but does it work on Windows?

Ah... Linuxcon is in Town (0)

CohibaVancouver (864662) | about 2 years ago | (#37123046)

I wondered what all those ponytail guys in socks and sandals were doing walking around nearby.... That explains it.

Being made available for free public streaming (1)

cerberusss (660701) | more than 2 years ago | (#37141106)

keynote sessions being made available for free public streaming

Actually, the keynotes weren't made available. They escaped, leaving a bloody trail of network engineers in their wake.

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