Re: mounting/unmounting devices for newbies
- From: Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows brown edu>
- To: Ronald de Man <deman win tue nl>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: mounting/unmounting devices for newbies
- Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 15:38:57 -0400
On Thu, Apr 29, 1999 at 08:00:46PM +0200, Ronald de Man was heard to say:
> Does anyone know of a way to disable caching for floppy drives?
> There is hardly any need for it anyway.
-osync, I believe.
IMO, mounting shouldn't actually be the preferred way of getting at stuff on
a floppy, the semantics don't make sends for it..but it's what we've got I
The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four
forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and
bloody-mindedness. Thus it was that the sun and the moon orbited the Disc
because they were persuaded not to fall down, but didn't actually fly away
because of uncertainty...
Some druids suggested that there were certain flaws with this theory, but
senior druids explained very pointedly that there was indeed room for informed
argument, the cut and thrust of exciting scientific debate, and basically
it lay on top of the next solstice bonfire.
-- Terry Pratchett on Discworld religion, _The Light Fantastic_
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