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Using ISO files in Linux and Windows.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I’ve started to use more and more ISO images as disk space is becoming cheaper and its a lot easier to manage ISO files compared to physical CDs/DVDs.  Mainly because I keep forgetting where I put the physical media.

Linux

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Create an ISO file using dd

 download the x files i want to believe dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image.iso

Mount the ISO using local loop back download smokey and the bandit part 3 movie (you may need to be root)

mkdir /mnt/disk
mount -o loop image.iso /mnt/disk

Windows

For Windows you should get a copy of the free program MagicDisk

numb download

I use it all the time at work and I’ve never had any problems with it.   Its small simply and works well.

New Car with 200bhp for around €25,000

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Well, my Audi A4 is very old now and we will probably need a new car in a year or so.

I’m really thinking of getting another Audi, but I thought I would check around and see what else I could get.

I was looking at Opel, mainly to see how much the Opel GT (Speedster/Spider) was, but I found a 200 bhp Astra for ~ €25k

The Opel GT is only ~€22k and does have 250 bhp, but its a little small for every day use.

You can get a VW Golf GTI for around €26k too.
download just before dawn

You can get an Audi A3 with 200 bhp for around €27k

Its about €27k for the 200bhp Honda Civic Type R

It would be good to have a 200bhp car but I really dont know if I can justify it. You can get large, more efficient cars. My A4 is only around 125 bhp. Well it was when new, its 11 years old now so its probably even less.

Oh and I nearly forgot the Ford Focus ST. Its 225bhp and around €27k

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Mazda also do a 191 kW (259 bhp) Mazda 3for ~€26k

All prices are current from German websites.