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Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

lukpac Re:Misleading teaser (230 comments)

Pretty much every note, every inch of tape that the Beatles ever produced has been bootlegged. Collectors like me already have all this stuff, though maybe the new releases might have better sound quality. The Beatles themselves would be first to admit that some of this was substandard work though, which is why it wasn't released back then in the first place

This couldn't be further from the truth. Hundreds (thousands?) of hours of material has still not seen the light of day. That isn't to say it's all *great*, but what has been bootlegged already only scratches the surface of what remains (not to mention the material that no longer exists).

about 9 months ago
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Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

lukpac Misleading teaser (230 comments)

Back in 1963, the Beatles did some performances for the BBC and other places. The songs were recorded, but never officially released. Now, 50 years later, Apple has packaged all 59 tracks together and put them up for sale on iTunes for $40.

That makes it sound like this is the entirety of the (still existing) recorded material from 1963. It isn't. Quite a few more takes of There's A Place, I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, A Taste of Honey, Misery, From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909, and Hold Me Tight have already been bootlegged. In addition, some takes of Don't Bother Me have been bootlegged but none were released on this set. And several takes of I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy exist but have not been bootlegged (although some of This Boy was released on the Free As A Bird CD single).

For whatever reason, this set was only a sampling of what exists and has been bootlegged.

about 9 months ago
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Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines

lukpac Re:When I saw this, I didn't know what it was (413 comments)

The problem is only "solved" until you actually try to (manually) install updates. That is, turning off automatic updates fixes nothing, it just stops the problem from happening (seemingly) randomly.

I just ran into this on Sunday, and quickly found out that turning off automatic updates didn't really help. I don't know if it was a coincidence or not, but I eventually realized the machine still had IE7, and after I installed IE8 the issue went away. We'll see if it stays fixed or not.

about 9 months ago
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Lost Star Wars Footage Found On LaserDisc

lukpac "Lost" footage? (157 comments)

I guess that part of the title is just carried over from the story, but what makes the footage "lost"? Simply the fact that it hasn't been released? Unless there's specific evidence to the contrary (which the story does not provide), there's no reason to assume the footage doesn't exist in a vault somewhere.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:Private Message Me? (193 comments)

OP here.

Not sure how I would go about sending you a message, but you can e-mail me: lukpac (at) (gee-mail) (dot) com.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:no p2v for unix? (193 comments)

OP here.

Mod parent up. Development is already in progress for the replacement systems, but that likely won't be complete for a year or more. This is a stopgap measure.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:no p2v for unix? (193 comments)

OP here.

The system *is* being retired. But it will likely take a year or more to move its functionality to newer systems. The point of virtualizing is to avoid a hardware failure during that time.

We can't simply flip a switch and go live with a new system.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:no p2v for unix? (193 comments)

OP here.

The business functionality is already being ported to new systems. But that isn't a trivial undertaking, and the projects involved probably won't be complete for a year or more. The point of virtualizing is to avoid a critical hardware failure in the mean time. It isn't meant to be a permanent solution.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:no p2v for unix? (193 comments)

OP here.

There are already projects underway to roll the functionality of this system into other, newer systems. However, those likely won't be complete for a year or more. In the mean time, the idea is to virtualize to avoid a critical hardware failure.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:I've probably got one. (193 comments)

lukpac (at) (gee-mail) (dot) com

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:What does this server actually do? (193 comments)

OP here.

It runs the middleware for a VB4 (I think) front end and Oracle 7.2 back end. Work is already underway to retire the system, but that probably won't happen for another year. The goal of virtualizing is avoiding a critical hardware failure during that time.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:i might have the disks (193 comments)

OP here.

Projects are already in the works to retire the system in question. But those likely won't be complete for at least a year. The goal is to virtualize for now to avoid a crippling hardware failure in that time.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac Re:UnixWare v1.1 here, never used, if you want it. (193 comments)

OP here. Thanks, but I believe (I'm a /. proxy in all of this) we need 2.1.2.

Also, in case you might be wondering, the goal *is* to completely retire this system (sooner than later), but it has basically been ignored for years. Moving the functionality to other systems will take a while (I'm working on one related project, and we're probably looking to at least the middle of next year), and we want to virtualize for now in case Something Bad Happens.

about 2 years ago
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Verizon-Branded iPhone 5 Ships Unlocked, Works With Other Networks

lukpac Re:All Phones Ship Unlocked (100 comments)

Speaking of which Verizon's network is not GSM. So are these iPhones dual-network or what?

Yes:

CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

They just don't work on all LTE bands.

about 2 years ago
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Verizon-Branded iPhone 5 Ships Unlocked, Works With Other Networks

lukpac Re:What about the different iPhone 5 models? (100 comments)

Ok, I did miss this:

The CDMA phone, however, is more of a global device. It supports the same three LTE bands as the non-U.S. GSM phone, as well as the two main bands used by U.S. carriers Verizon and Sprint. Another benefit to the CDMA phone is that it supports GSM/EDGE radio frequencies, while the GSM phones do not support CDMA frequencies. Unfortunately, that GSM support is limited to international use for stateside customers. What is oddly missing from all three phones is LTE support for a large portion of Western Europe, which uses LTE Band 7.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/09/iphone5-lte-model/

And:

CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

I actually looked into that the other day but I guess I missed that portion. Sorry for adding to the confusion...

about 2 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Availability of Legacy UnixWare Installation Media?

lukpac lukpac writes  |  about a year ago

lukpac (66596) writes "We have an old (ancient) Unisys server in production that hosts a legacy system and are attempting to virtualize it. Unfortunately we don't have a generic UnixWare (2.1.2) installation CD, just a Unisys specific one, and given the recent unpleasantness (see Groklaw for details), SCO isn’t much of an option. We’re not looking at pirating it (as above, we do still have the Unisys specific media), but do need a generic copy of UnixWare. What options, if any, are available?"

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