He lowers his binoculars - the pirates are much closer than they first appeared!
Taken at the 2005 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, NSW. The ladies on the bike are part of the "Dykes on Bikes" contingent, a clear crowd favourite at every Mardi Gras. There are groups all over the world so I don't know if these two ladies are from the Sydney club or elsewhere. The sound of over 200 loud and proud motorbikes has to be heard to be believed!
Alsa sound broken after update (FC4 x86_64)
I recently applied a whole bundle of updates including alsa-lib on my Fedora Core 4 x86_64 desktop. Since then I started getting the error message
ALSA lib control.c:817:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
Open error: No such file or directory
whenever I tried to open alsamixer, and similar errors and crashes running other apps that expected to be able to use the Alsa sound system (which worked quite well before the update).