[BL] Tiny Linux in General
lforrestster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 13:42:32 EST 2007
On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 02:51:43PM +0000, sindi keesan wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Lee Forrest wrote:
> > I didn't mean to suggest that there shouldn't be images. Just not
> > videos or sound, which generally require massive files and very
> > high bandwidths. And no _gratuitious_ images and no images with
> > embedded text.
> Do you propose to ban broadcast radio and TV as well so that the bandwidth
> could be used for someone more important?
No. I am just talking about a practical "alternet".
Wherever did you get such an idea?
> I listen to internet radio at about 20K signal, which uses far less
> bandwidth than the 10.5MB ATI Windows video driver we went to the library
> to fetch (turns out they also want some large installer which you can only
> download with Windows). Banning Windows would be far more effective than
> banning sound.
Why do internet radio when the broadcast signals are everywhere and you
can pick up a radio for a dollar at a garage sale?
I'm not really talking about "banning" anything. If a person didn't find
the Alternet to their liking, they could go elsewhere.
> > But "slow" connections are only limitations if you are trying to
> > turn the network into a virtual shopping mall and a substitute
> > for the boob tube and sound system. A playground for people
> > seeking mindless entertainment and a place for merchantile
> > websites stoked to the gills with eye and ear candy trying
> > to make themselves appear different and superior to their
> > competitors, which they are not.
> My 56K connection is not adequate for listening to 20K internet radio - it
> keeps cutting out. Is Bach mindless entertainment?
Sure can be. If you aren't paying attention to it and just letting it run in
the background. That's mindless.
Again: I suggest that you get an FM radio and listen to a classical music
station. They are all over the place. Relying on computers to do things
that are already done very well by existing services is wasteful.
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