July 22nd, 2011

Larry Summers vs. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard, Larry Summers, when asked about the scene in The Social Network dramatizing his conversation with the Winklevoss twins:
One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole.

This was the latter case. Rarely, have I encountered such swagger, and I tried to respond in kind.
That quote's been going around, so now the Winklevoss twins have issued a statement in reply, quoted at FT Alphaville:Collapse ) Seems to me like he succeeded.

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After spending an entertaining morning installing ubuntu on my Toshiba netbook, I hit a brick wall when it utterly failed to boot.

Some searching found me this suggestion, which actually seems to work:
hi, try this:
on startup press F2
on bios > avanced > SATA controller Mode change AHCI to Compatibility

and that's it!
Question for folks with more hardware fu than I have: Do I care that I've turned off AHCI mode on a netbook? My choices are AHCI or Compatibility; in Compatibility mode ubuntu boots up ok.

Thanks for any thoughts.

I'm running ubuntu 11.04, 32-bit.