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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

BESTouff Re: Seriously? (374 comments)

#4 doesn't work on all phones (does it on some ?) and would prevent you from upgrading your rom (so no security fixes) #10 is stupid on many points on flash-based devices, which smartphones are

about 6 months ago

Delayed Fatherhood May Be Linked To Certain Congenital and Mental Disorders

BESTouff Re: In other news.. (192 comments)

Just leave your kids to their grandparents, so you can still see them as often as you wish. Best of both worlds.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?

BESTouff LWN (361 comments) is the only news source I'm paying for.

about 7 months ago

Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

BESTouff Re: Sign the petition (277 comments)

The problem I see is that fines will darken the water, and coral has a symbiotic algae that obviously needs sunlight to survive and feed its host. No light = dead coral.

about 7 months ago

France's 'Culture Tax' Could Hit YouTube and Facebook

BESTouff Re: Not Culture (314 comments)

Do you have a reference for that ? I'm genuinely interested.

about 9 months ago

Tapping Data From Radio-Controlled Bus Stop Displays

BESTouff Re: wow, thanks Timothy (75 comments)

She's in Europe. Have no fear (for her).

about 10 months ago

AMD Sale to Dell Rumored

BESTouff How about Linux support ? (325 comments)

The only thing I'm interested in, is how about the linux support ? AMD has been quite good lately, Dell has been so-so. With Dell buying AMD, I'm fearing linux support will go down.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

BESTouff Re:Time to switch I guess (479 comments)

I think I'll stay with my N900 for a while yet. It works very well for my uses, it starts getting community updates. Maybe I'll try NITDroid when it's working a bit more. Afterwards, well ... how about a GTA04 ? Or some kind of android phone if one appears to be open enough.

more than 3 years ago

See How Tough Your Immune System is With "Blood Wars"

BESTouff Re:Blood wars (119 comments)

You should definitely enter this contest.

more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

BESTouff Re:Stupid Floating Headers (2254 comments)

This ! I want a mode with *only* content on the page.

more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

BESTouff Re:Stupid fixed-position crap (2254 comments)

Not that practical to do on my phone. Please oh please can I have a close button on that stupid sidebar ? Thanks you.

more than 3 years ago

Star Wars Coming To Blu-ray In September

BESTouff Re:BluRay? Why? (419 comments)

Go to your friend's Bluray Player and click "zoom" on the picture. It brings-up details in the movie you can't see on DVD or Upconverting DVD. (Zooming on dvd just shows a blur of MPEG2 artifacts.)

Oh yes ! Because I like very much stopping and zooming on movies. In fact I always do that each 5mn, so I can watch details, *that* is really much more entertaining - even if my GF disagrees.

Thanks you for proving it's bullshit.

more than 3 years ago

How Do You Prove Software Testing Saves Money?

BESTouff Speak their language (312 comments)

However you prove the need for a test suite, express it on a shiny powerpoint. That way, even if the people to whom you'll show it are techs, they'll be able to pass it to their PHB and have him understand just what's needed: allocated time slots for tests.

more than 3 years ago

BSD Coder Denies Adding FBI Backdoor

BESTouff Re:Funny... (239 comments)

Whereas you can be sure no one at Microsoft or Apple is coding backdoors for a TLA ?

more than 3 years ago

Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

BESTouff Caps-Lock IS useful, to me. (968 comments)

At least on a Linux French keyboard, the capslock key is the only way to get upperase accentuated letters, like ÉÈÇÀ. I hope there will be an alternative way of entering them.

more than 3 years ago

Anti-Speed Camera Activist Buys Police Department's Web Domain

BESTouff Re:Someone's gonna get in trouble... (680 comments)

[...] he'll be marked as a terrorist and in the cross hairs of watch-list databases for the next decade.

Don't screw with the cops man, at best it's a College frat gone bad. However technically right you may be this is playing with fire while surrounded by dynamite.

Mmmh ... from the sound of it you don't seem to be living in a democracy. What's the name of your country already ?

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs Hints At Theora Lawsuit

BESTouff Re:Ready, fire, aim! (686 comments)

Yeah sure. And the browser "war" was over when Netscape Navigator lost and Internet Explorer won. What a brillant analysis man.

more than 4 years ago

Use Open Source? Then You're a Pirate!

BESTouff Re:if everyone ignored the quacks... (650 comments)

Of course, and I want to have sex with every beautiful woman I meet, but I don't do it because when the other partner isn't willing to do it it's called rape and it's evil.

So willing something doesn't automatically make it not evil.

more than 4 years ago



BESTouff BESTouff writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BESTouff (531293) writes "As seen on Chris Blizzard's blog: The ATI marketing guy on stage (Henri Richard) at the Red Hat Summit just committed to fixing the ATI problems with open source. To paraphrase "most people are worried about what they will lose...IP, etc...we're worried about what we can win." They know it's a problem and they are committed to fixing it."


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