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Debian Conference Video DVDs Released

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 7 years ago | from the cheaper-than-a-plane-ticket dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Ben Hutchings, on behalf of the video team, has announced the availability of this years Debian Conference videos. From the announcement: 'They include all formal sessions from Debian Day and DebConf, plus the group photos, the video team BoF, and some documentary videos made by Gabriella Coleman. The DVD images are now available for download along with the source videos, as are the software and menu design used for them.'"

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25 comments

boring (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16555760)

this sounds more boring than slashdot.

Re:boring (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16555786)

Im somewhat of an insomniac. Normally I slam my head into the table to help my sleep. This will save me from explaining the bruises on my forhead at work.

Re:boring (2, Interesting)

arun_s (877518) | more than 7 years ago | (#16555928)

Maybe the AC has a point. Who might these DVDs be useful for? Are they technical discussions, or stuff like IceWeasel/Firefox discussions? Or just fun events for the Debian guys to get together?
TFA just mentions 'DebConf sessions', so I'm not sure what that involves (a little bit of all, I'm guessing).

Re:boring (1)

krmt (91422) | more than 7 years ago | (#16565314)

The list of talks that should be on the DVD is here [debconf.org] .

S, where's the DVD's ISO? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16555790)

Can't find it...

TP (Third post, or, perhaps, just toilet paper.) (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16555860)

This post is intended to waste a modpoint. If you have nothing better to do with your modpoint, like modding someone up, mod me down. Then lick my balls. Then smear feces on your forehead and call yourself bazooka.
 
SUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKKKK IIIITTTTTTT!!

Yes, I get it. It's free as in freedom. (4, Funny)

joe_cot (1011355) | more than 7 years ago | (#16555916)

The DVD images are now available for download along with the source videos, as are the software and menu design used for them.

If you'll pay travel expenses, the Debian developers will even come to your house and show you the entire video editing process step-by-step.

Yes, I get it. It's free as in Debian freedom. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16556412)

If it was done with software that abhered entirely with the Debian Philosophy, then yes I would like to se that?

Oh yes, that's positively captivating! (3, Funny)

Mikachu (972457) | more than 7 years ago | (#16555930)

We can go watch it in my parents' basement! And afterwards, lets play a nice long game of dungeons and dragons while doing calculus. Whose bringing the ten sided dice this time?

Re:Oh yes, that's positively captivating! (1, Funny)

jbrader (697703) | more than 7 years ago | (#16555960)

Perhaps we could use the calculus in the D&D somehow. Largest area under the curve wins the fight or something.

Disclaimer: I know calculus but I havn't the slightest idea how the gameplay mechanics of D&D operate.

Re:Oh yes, that's positively captivating! (1)

Geoffreyerffoeg (729040) | more than 7 years ago | (#16556266)

What's the distribution of (nd6)/n as n->infinity? Obviously the mean approaches 3.5, but it seems to form a normal curve (with the variance seemingly inversely proportional to n, which seems intuitive). I'm plotting some data in Mathematica but I'm not seeing a certain bell even with n=10000 and 1000 data points.

Or if you want to be really crazy...what's the distribution of the sum [ d1 + (d2)/2 + (d3)/3 + (d4)/4 + .... (dn)/n ] /n, again with n tending to infinity?

Re:Oh yes, that's positively captivating! (1)

Bill Currie (487) | more than 7 years ago | (#16556930)

You're doing something wrong. You start seeing a bell shape at N=3 (2 with a little stretch of the imagination). I don't remember the details (it's been a while...), but the equation for the distribution of results for a particular N involved a series of nCr functions with alternating +/- (ie, -1**N) and invalid nCr parameters (I think invalid = 0). I suppose I could work it out again: be a nice break from studying Japanese :)

Re:Oh yes, that's positively captivating! (1)

Geoffreyerffoeg (729040) | more than 7 years ago | (#16567826)

Hm. Yeah, I was doing something wrong. Turns out that you need to increase the number of trials, not n - even n=3 with 10000 trials looks reasonable.

Better than counting sheep .... (3, Funny)

Marbleless (640965) | more than 7 years ago | (#16555996)

.... snnnnnzzzzzzzzzz

I haven't seen any of them but the title alone is enough to induce somnolence.

Now if it was called Debbie Does Debian or something like that it might be a best seller ;)

Re:Better than counting sheep .... (1)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 7 years ago | (#16556728)

``Debbie Does Debian''

We're all still hoping that this will happen someday...

Re:Better than counting sheep .... (1)

51mon (566265) | more than 7 years ago | (#16562714)

``Debbie Does Debian''

We're all still hoping that this will happen someday...


That isn't what Debbie told me.

wow!` (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16556012)

it must be fag pr0n. bunch of rump roasting faggots with camcorders? you know there is some serious dick smoking on that.

11 posts into it all (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16556132)

and not a serious post? not much unlike an article about "Uranus".... speaking of fag jokes, like linux... LOL! FAGS!

I'll wait (3, Funny)

gold23 (44621) | more than 7 years ago | (#16556324)

I'll wait for the Special Edition.

A real comment?? (4, Informative)

Talisein (65839) | more than 7 years ago | (#16556326)

The actual isos are available here:

NTSC: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meet ings/2006/debconf6/dvd/ntsc/ [debian.net]
PAL: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meet ings/2006/debconf6/dvd/pal/ [debian.net]

4.3 Gigs each!

By navigating the menus in the one of the first couple links you can get an overview of the content: Basically the lectures/whatever that were given at debconf.

You can only trust Debian to not only release DVDs, but the source behind making them. :)

But can I use apt-get to get them? :) (1)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 7 years ago | (#16557148)

Hm... "apt-cache search debian dvd video" returns no results...

For some reason... (1)

taff^2 (188189) | more than 7 years ago | (#16557944)

I read the post title as "Lesbian Conference Video DVDs on Sale".

How disappointing

Video DVDs? (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16558268)

Isn't that a rather redundant term? After all, wouldn't one expect that a DVD contains video?

Re:Video DVDs? (1)

jusdisgi (617863) | more than 7 years ago | (#16558972)

Isn't that a rather redundant term? After all, wouldn't one expect that a DVD contains video?

No. DVD's are used to store lots of things other than video. The studios like to call them "Digital Video Disc" but the computer and software industries have tended to favor "Digital Versatile Disc" instead. And in this case the (video) DVD is coming from a source (Debian) that has previously released many DVDs....the vast majority (all?) of which contained only non-video content. Had the title just been "Debian Conference DVDs released" it would have been highly ambiguous regarding whether this was a software product (say, a bootable distro setup for video-conferencing) or a video. Adding the descriptor is very useful.

Re:Video DVDs? (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16566660)

The studios like to call them "Digital Video Disc" but the computer and software industries have tended to favor "Digital Versatile Disc" instead.

Which raises the question - why the hell was such an ambiguous name chosen in the first place? Anybody who thought that people would actually call them Digital Versatile Discs after the video stores were full of movies on DVD, was just not thinking. How many regular people even know that name, let alone use it? besides, "Versatile" is a pretty clunky and unattractive word. And "DV" already means "Digital Video" in the video camera and video production world.

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