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    Linux code hits airwaves down under
    By Robert Jaques [06-02-2002]
    Serious Linux fans can tune into an Australian radio network which has started a mammoth project (surely penguin project, Ed) to read out the four million lines of code which comprise the operating system's kernel.
    Radioqualia said that it launched the bizarre project to celebrate the fourth birthday of the open source movement.

    The radio broadcaster is estimating that the entire computer-generated recital will take almost two years.

    Clive Longbottom, services director at analyst QuoCirca, kept his tongue firmly in check when he pointed out an obvious flaw in the project.

    "The problem is that you will have to record 16 hours a day to make sure you don't miss the most exciting bits when you're asleep," he said.
    I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
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    Are you serious?? Maybe I'll tune into that when the music gets a bit dull.

    But seriously, what would the point of this be?
    - they wouldn't make profit
    - fun...ummm...reading code for 16 hours a day?? ...not my type of fun
    - I'm guessing the majority of Australians would NOT tune in...me one of them

    Can anyone see a beneficial point?

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    What they don\'t understand.
    When we don\'t understand, we turn to our assumptions.\"
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    If only I lived in Australia, I could tune in Shame.



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    guess that what too much sun and beer do to ya...could be worse i suppose...could be reading source code for m$ xp...what would that be...28 gazillion lines of code...?...course if they did that...would they have to read it on the comedy network?
    I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
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    If only I lived in Australia, I could tune in Shame.
    HEHE...don't worry the_g_nee, I'll fill you in on everything they say!!

    Greg
    \"Do you know what people are most afraid of?
    What they don\'t understand.
    When we don\'t understand, we turn to our assumptions.\"
    -- William Forrester
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    LOL!! zigar, that's hilarious!!

    and i bet there will be some serious Linux fans who will also have the whole broadcast on mp3
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    if I ever get that bored, please somebody shoot me!

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