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France Bans Use of 2.0

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the stranger-things-have-happened dept.

The Internet 114

illybilly writes "French President Nicholas Sarkozy was mad about what was called a 'version 2.0' website redesign for the presidential palace in Paris. So he pushed through legislation that bans the use of the term '2.0' in France."

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OMG!! Ponies!! (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700320)

They are ok as long as they are the older version....

A good thing (1)

yoghurt (2090) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700328)

Web 2.0 is a crock. You know the ".0" version is always bug ridden. Just patch it and release 2.1 already.

Now if we could only ban "v6".

Re:A good thing (5, Informative)

snowraver1 (1052510) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700354)

Don't you see. France is trying to be an innovator. By banning web 2.0, developers will have not choice but to skip right to 3.0 thus putting france ahead of the curve.

Re:A good thing (1)

pitchpipe (708843) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700412)

How about II.0 or 8mod6.0 or e^(i*PI)+3.0, hmm? Betcha didn't think of those now didja MessSURE Sarkozy!

Re:A good thing (2, Funny)

Slashdot Suxxors (1207082) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700418)

Now if we could only ban "v6".

Yes, I prever v8. It tastes way better.

Re:A good thing (3, Funny)

Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700496)

I've never tried tasting the engine in my truck. I haven't changed the oil in months so I'm guessing it'd be pretty gritty.

Re:A good thing (-1, Redundant)

insufflate10mg (1711356) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700644)

He's talking about V8 fruit/vegetable drinks, idiot.

Re:A good thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700742)

idiot

Why are you talking to yourself?

Re:A good thing (1)

morgauxo (974071) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701618)

Are you sure? I think the contents of a truck engine might be more palatable.

Re:A good thing (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700520)

I drive a Jeep with an inline engine, you insensitive clod!

Re:A good thing (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701030)

>>>".0" version is always bug ridden. Just patch it and release 2.1 already.

Microsoft's already two steps ahead of you. They will +0.1 the version number from 2.0 to 2.1, and then call it "Web 3"

Re:A good thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31701216)

Too true. I guess Google really does show their web viewpoint with Android. Just got 2.1 on my droid yesterday (manual update... too damn impatient). 2.1 is where it's at.

Those silly French (5, Funny)

EsJay (879629) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700334)

The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur

Re:Those silly French (0, Flamebait)

godrik (1287354) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700422)

why is that modeed insightful and not funny ? Is that moderator april's fool ?

Re:Those silly French (1)

cynyr (703126) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700444)

you must be new here, funny is no karma, insightful is.

someone mod parent funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700552)

nt

Re:Those silly French (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700770)

Because the morons don't know that it's a french word.

Re:Those silly French (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700796)

Well, deux!

Re:Those silly French (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700812)

I don't know, but it's happened to me before; happened just last week in fact. I haven't looked at the mod history of the GP comment, but in the one I had, there were three mods of "funny" and one of "insughtful" and it got a +5, insightful. I guess someone was trying to help my karma, even though it doesn't need any help; it's been excellent all along.

Re:Those silly French (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700432)

The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur

either it is a joke and the flag is wrong
or it is not a joke and some ppl don't even know entrepreneur is a french word.

Re:Those silly French (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700466)

No, the problem with the French is they refuse to let go of their bloody language.

While the rest of the world (all languages) use common terms like "computers" and "download" things, the French have "ordinateurs" and "telecharger" things.

Re:Those silly French (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700596)

I disagree with you:

Spanish -> "ordenador" and "descargar"
Catalan -> "ordinador" and "descarregar"

If by all languages you mean English then you're right

Re:Those silly French (1)

eleuthero (812560) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701640)

Continental languages tend to be self-centric. English has become the new French (or the new Latin... or the new Greek, or the new Babylonian/Egyptian whatever) and as such most new words in most languages that stem from an English / American dominated area tend to have English roots. Your examples demonstrate only that Spain and France developed an understanding of computers before the English-speaking world came to dominate the world scene (The Spanish for "computer" everywhere but Spain is "computadora").

More importantly, at least one of your two examples demonstrates that they have used similar root words (order / compute).

Re:Those silly French (1)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700686)

And how I am supposed to address the Welsh Institute of Wood looking like a twit ? I look like somebody from Llanelli !

Says the guy with the Welsh in-joke in his sig ;-).

No, the problem with the Welsh is they refuse to let go of their bloody... best answer wins $1.40 via Paypal, judge's decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into, nemo custodet ipsos custodes, etc.

Re:Those silly French (1)

adavies42 (746183) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700826)

leeks?

Re:Those silly French (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701964)

I, and most German geeks i know, do call their box "Rechner", which is literally "computer". I like it - it has that flair of ancient geekery that makes you think of huge relais-driven dusty machinery.

Re:Those silly French (1)

steelfood (895457) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700478)

And here, I thought all along that it was because they surrendered easily...

Re:Those silly French (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31701200)

While I was in L.A. some guy said to me "I am an entrepreneur. You know what this means, right ?"
He knew that I was French, but apparently didn't know this is the French word for businessman.
I just answered "Yeah, In French we call that 'businessman'", which is actually the French translation for the American entrepreneur.

Next? (1)

jordanjay29 (1298951) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700356)

Version 3.0? Anyone?

Re:Next? (1)

ryantmer (1748734) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700980)

Version 3.0? Anyone?

Bueller? ... Bueller?

Noooo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700376)

Someone destroyed slashdot :(

Damn.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700386)

I didn't know France was under communist rule...

Anyway, what about 2.0.0 ?

WTF slashdot (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700394)

"This content requires the Flash Player."

For all the bashing Flash gets around here, you guys sure are Flash whores.

Fuck you.

P.S.: we're all tired of the fucking april fool jokes all fucking day long, fucking stop it.

Signed,
everyone.

Re:WTF slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700456)

April Fools!

Keep the jokes comin'

Re:WTF slashdot (3, Funny)

halivar (535827) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700460)

You and 5 whiny children who modded you up need to learn how to not click on April Fool's links. It's that easy. Don't. Click.

Re:WTF slashdot (1, Troll)

The Moof (859402) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700490)

need to learn how to not click on April Fool's links

Or, they could stick them in Idle, the category specifically made for exactly these types of articles.

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

Tynin (634655) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700568)

Exactly, April 1st for all intensive porpoises might as well be called Make the Internet Useless Day (at least for news).

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

dargaud (518470) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700700)

Make the Internet Useless Day

We turned it extra useless at work (300 science guys) by putting upside-down-ternet [ex-parrot.com] in action... People were in fear of complaining. Those who did were told that they should check if they were using a crossover cable. Fun for the whole day.

Re:WTF slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31701194)

Dolphin like creatures that are VERY motivated.

Intents and purposes FTW!

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700578)

I am actually annoyed by slashroulette. I got the joke. Once you got it, any repetition does not make it funnier.

Re:WTF slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700650)

yay for adblock!
|http://*.fsdn.com/aprilfools/* in case you were wondering

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701050)

It does not work. Frankly, I haven't been editing my ABP custom list for a while...

Is that part also a part of the joke? (inability to AdBlock this shit?)

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700658)

Yeah, having it in the one post would have been funny. Having it in every post just makes surreptitiously browsing from work harder.

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

mr_lizard13 (882373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701734)

I was one of those 5.0 children.

ITS A FUCKING GEEK SITE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700484)

Being devoid of a normal sense of humour and incapable of generating original jokes, geeks like to 'slipstream' other people's and milk them till they're dry at every available opportunity. A good example is those enormous 'well in my day...' threads that crop up in just about every story ever.

Re:ITS A FUCKING GEEK SITE (1)

pitchpipe (708843) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700562)

It's a NERD site you fucking geek!

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

Rijnzael (1294596) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700486)

Oooh baby yeah, yeah. Show me more of that anger, yeah. You want some upmod? Here you go baby. Yeah.

Re:WTF slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700548)

The problem is, I should have made two separate posts. I'm not sure the upmods come from the Flash comment or the April Fool comment.

This is Slashdot. They shouldn't bother people with no Flash plug-in tell them to "activate it" and all those fucking warnings about how to setup their shit properly for the sake of a stupid April Fool joke. Flash is installed? Go ahead with your lame prank. Flash missing? Don't fucking bother me.

Re:WTF slashdot (2, Funny)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700602)

I guess people can't understand a difference between April Fool and April Troll.

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

thePsychologist (1062886) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700584)

How about just not visiting Slashdot for a day? The fact that you're so annoyed means that you'd probably benefit from less internet for a day. The internet doesn't matter that much. Who cares? It's just silliness.

oh i get it! (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700588)

its april fools

you're making believe you're a needlessly angry and negative person over some minor pointless detail anyone with a life doesn't care about

that's a good april fools trick!

thank god its april fools, and such people don't exist in the comment section outside of today, right?!

Re:WTF slashdot (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700792)

P.S.: we're all tired of the fucking april fool jokes all fucking day long, fucking stop it.

Speak for yourself, if we were all sick of AF jokes there wouldn't be any.

I Can Breathe (1)

hduff (570443) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700420)

Finally the French get something right besides sex and food.

Re:I Can Breathe (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700666)

You need something else?

Re:I Can Breathe (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701996)

Ehm.. Alcohol? But they mostly got that right, too.

God, (0)

jitterman (987991) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700428)

I hate this day more than any other day of the year. Let's just skip to the second, please.

Re:God, (1)

halivar (535827) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700476)

You may take this opportunity to stop surfing the web at work, then. For one day out of the year, at least.

Re:God, (1)

jitterman (987991) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700532)

I give you kudos for not posting AC, but you may also take this opportunity to not bitch at people you don't know.

Re:God, (1)

halivar (535827) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700542)

Physician, heal thyself.

Re:God, (1)

Delusion_ (56114) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700480)

Amen.

What's wrong with you? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 4 years ago | (#31702152)

April Fool's Day is Internet Christmas!

Re:What's wrong with you? (1)

jitterman (987991) | more than 4 years ago | (#31702242)

Hmm... maybe I didn't sleep enough last night. Or it's possible that I put my sense of humor in the dryer accidentally, and it shrunk :( I'll try to stretch it back to normal and be more chipper next time I post, I promise.

I suppose if I have your positive outlook, Christmas DOES come twice a year after all!

Seriously... (1)

judolphin (1158895) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700434)

Seriously, how does this happen in a country that is not a dictatorship? Incredibly odd.

Re:Seriously... (1)

DjReagan (143826) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700766)

This sort of thing usually happens around once per year. Not as odd as you'd think.

Nice try for an April, 1st... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700436)

Anyway this "2.0" buzz leads to stupid marekting again.

Hmmm... (1)

ssarasin (672353) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700442)

April fools? (I hope...)

No end in sight? (1)

WoodenTable (1434059) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700448)

Wait...

Since today is April 1st, doesn't this mean France has just banned tomorrow?! It's the second and way more stable version of today!

Now how will the madness end!? April 3rd? THERE IS NO APRIL THIRD!

The joke's too good. (2, Interesting)

Millennium (2451) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700468)

I know it's April Fool's Day and all, but come on; you're talking about France banning a term that originated from another language. That's way too plausible. Net-pranks are supposed to be obvious fakes, man.

Re:The joke's too good. (1)

gawaino (1191849) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700816)

Should've made the spokesperson Poisson d'Avril or something like that...

Re:The joke's too good. (1)

SleazyRidr (1563649) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701150)

That takes all the fun out of it. The perfect prank has people believing it right up to the point where it becomes completely ridiculous, and then you laugh at the people who still believe it after that.

It's all about the build up.

Canada (4, Insightful)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700470)

Canada = France 2.0

Re:Canada (1)

jockeys (753885) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700622)

oh snap!

Re:Canada (2, Funny)

Toze (1668155) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700696)

Canada = America 1.8.1.4

Re:Canada (1)

SillySilly (843107) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701482)

Canada is actually a mash-up of Great Britain 2.1 and France 2.2.

If only it were real (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700500)

I'd love to see "versioning" terms banned for everything that's not software that has a definite versioning pattern.

Waiting for 2.1 (1)

LaminatorX (410794) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700504)

Responsible republics don't deploy .0 releases.

Re:Waiting for 2.1 (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700604)

French Republic 1.0 [wikipedia.org]

You'd think they'd have learned that lesson.

France finally gets something right! (1)

DontBlameCanada (1325547) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700514)

I'm moving to France! It's about damn time someone banned Web 2.0. I was dreading the upgrade-hell of revving all my browsers just to be able to continue to access ./

Re:France finally gets something right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31702276)

France finally gets something right!

Yeah, it's not like they had any good wine, cheese, beer, or fries (lol).

OK.... (1)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700540)

What's today's date?

Think about it.

Re:OK.... (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700810)

It's April Fool's Day, a day for amusing pranks and jokes. Why is that relevant?

Re:OK.... (1)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701456)

When you put it that way, April Fools Day is indeed irrelevant.

Sorry, I get cranky when semi-lame April Fools jokes start hitting my sphere of influence around 5:00 AM. Yes, the lame ones make me cranky no matter the time.

Re:OK.... (1)

mr_lizard13 (882373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701738)

April 1.0

I really hate... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31700544)

April first.

-1, Indistinguishable from reality (1)

Millennium (2451) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700608)

Come on. Net-pranks are supposed to be obvious fakes, and here you are, talking about France banning a term that didn't originate in the French language. That's way too plausible.

It's official (1)

C_Kode (102755) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700698)

It's official, I'm going to start avoiding /. on April 1st. These is just dumb.

Also ban on anyone taller than Sarkozy (1)

Endophage (1685212) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700724)

Given his touchiness about height it's not surprising Sarkozy has also banned anyone taller than he is. All those people have the option to either leave the country or get free "shortening" surgery on the French health service!

New term (1)

God_TM (770659) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700730)

They prefer the term "Part Deux"...

Re:New term (1)

RebelWithoutAClue (578771) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700774)

Of course they do. Don't they have a law mandating French in France ?

France 2.0 (1)

517714 (762276) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700790)

"... there exists no possibility of applying the term ‘2.0' to anything that is viable or comprehensible."

merde (1)

Jeek Elemental (976426) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700820)

you know the point of a good april fools joke is to catch people unaware, when there are more jokes than real stories it kinda DOES NOT WORK.
April 1. has now flipped to a game of trying to find a real story among all the unfunny crap.

Oh well its just 1 day i guess.

I SOOO wish.... (1)

Deus.1.01 (946808) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700834)

This wasnt an April Fools joke.

Slashroulette is for whores and crack whores. (1)

desertfoxmb (1122201) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700860)

Get rid of the fucking SlashRoulette.

If its real then its the only thing that (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 4 years ago | (#31700916)

Sarkozy done right during his presidency.

Finally (1)

Compaqt (1758360) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701034)

Sarko accomplishes what legions of web developers, deletionist Wikipedians, and curmudgeonly Slashdotters could not!

Seriously, though, this is from the same folks that brought you

Republic 1.0
Republic 2.0
Republic 3.0
Republic 4.0, and
Republic 5.0 [wikipedia.org]

And they say Microsoft has trouble getting it right the first time.

If only it was true. (1)

Mirar (264502) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701388)

If only it was true.

Since 1.999... = 2.0 (1)

zill (1690130) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701470)

I, for one, welcome our new Web 1.999... overlords in France.

Fish? (1)

HikingStick (878216) | more than 4 years ago | (#31701932)

Poisson d'Avril, anyone?
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