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How Android Phone Makers Are Missing the Marketing Boat

davFr howto delete my /. account? (373 comments)

I am exhausted with the current level of news posted on slashdot, how can I kill my account? please help me quick.

more than 2 years ago

Cheaper, More Powerful Alternative To FPGAs

davFr Re:Me like (108 comments)

"Xilinx XC3S50A" : of course, that's the very low-end line-of-product from Xilinx. Additionally, Spartan 3 is an old generation.

On the other hand, check the price of large, high-speed FPGA from Xilinx's Virtex 6 family : nothing below $1000. Top at $10000.

IMHO, Tabula is targeting the market of large, high-performance, FPGA matrices.

more than 3 years ago

Cheaper, More Powerful Alternative To FPGAs

davFr Re:It's basically the same as any other FPGA (108 comments)

200Mhz is still a very high frequency for logic mapped on an FPGA. user-compiled logic does not reach this frequency on, let's say, a Xilinx's Virtex 5.

If Tabula can provide the equivalent of 8 FPGA in a single circuit, it will be a huge win for system designer. Multi-FPGA systems have reduced performance because signals must be propagated between FPGAs, via a limited number of IO pads. A PCB integrating a single FPGA (rather than 8 FPGAs) would be cheaper to produce, more compact, while providing better performance.

I will buy!

more than 3 years ago

AMD Challenges NVIDIA To Graphics Throw-Down

davFr Who cares about cards? (240 comments)

Consumers should better be interested in the efficiency of the 3D engines, such as CryEngine, UnrealEngine or FrostByte!

In 2007, I bought an ATI HD3570 in order to play Crysis, and it performed perfectly.
Today, Crysis 2 is out, it looks just about the same graphical complexity as Crysis 1, but I am expected to get a new 3D card to play the game in good condition. NO, THANK YOU!

I am fed with the game developers artificially driving the sale of lateset expensive, 3D cards from ATI and nVidia.
It reminds me when Intel and Microsoft allied to push users to get the very latest CPU and twice more RAM to run the new version of Windows.

more than 3 years ago

Iran Unveils Flying Saucer Using Old B-Movie Stock Photo

davFr bullshit (174 comments)

slashdot is getting like Ding mixed with Fox News.

more than 3 years ago

Potentially Great Sci-fi Films Still Due In 2011

davFr Re:AC Clark (342 comments)

Wake-up call! David Fincher is planning an adaptation of 'Rendez-vous with Rama', with Morgan Freeman.

more than 3 years ago

Flickr Censors Egypt Police Photos

davFr let us switch to more ethic sites. (163 comments)

I urge people to switch away from FlickR, to other photosharing sites like SmugSmug or others.

IPernity is a community-oriented photo-sharing site, with an interface similar to the original flickr interface.
Here is a Monkeygrease script to automatically import your flickr photos to Ipernity :

I am uploading my new photos to both site, and when Ipernity community is large enough, I will definitely close my Flickr account.

more than 3 years ago

Dual-core Smartphone Runs Android and Ubuntu

davFr Re:Battery life must be bad (148 comments)

Eric, the reduced battery life due to poor signals conditions is not related to the consumption of mobile CPUs.
The 2G/3G/Wifi modem is the circuit responsible for the increased power drain, and the modem is not integrated in the OMAP4 CPU.

more than 3 years ago

Dual-core Smartphone Runs Android and Ubuntu

davFr Re:Battery life must be bad (148 comments)

TI OMAP4 includes a full set of features to reduce the power consumption while preserving performance. There is a full hardware framework to preserving power by cutting/reducing clock speed and voltage.
This seems like a huge advantage over Nvidia's Tegra. Tegra seems to be a real power hog, and for the time being it seems to be targeted at tablettes rather than mobile phones.

more than 3 years ago

Why Android Is the New Windows

davFr Re:This line from the article.... (424 comments)

Just wondering : what made Atari ST a fertile ground for viruses ?
Were there more viruses on Atari than on Amiga?

more than 3 years ago

Would-Be Akamai Spy Busted By Feds

davFr Re:What kind of moron (171 comments)

Really. co-workers meaning several people having the same issue multiple times ? I beg for details.

When travelling back from Israel, custom agents took my laptop from me for an hour, just to check if the battery could be some kind of explosive. Of course, I could not stay around while they checked. I have missed my flight, and had to fly in a crappy El-Al plane.

more than 3 years ago

Stuxnet Analysis Backs Iran-Israel Connection

davFr the evidence could be the 'command&control' pa (307 comments)

from TFA :

Iran has since blocked communications to Stuxnet's command and control infrastructure, he said.

That is certainly how they traced back to Israeli origins. The virus may call home from time to time, in a certain range of IP.

more than 3 years ago

Tribalism Is the Enemy Within, Says Shuttleworth

davFr Tribadism (655 comments)

Am I the only one you read 'tribaDism" ? Of course, it is an issue for the perpetuation of male nerds. But did anyone really expect women to wait for you to finish your StarCraft 2 marathon?

more than 4 years ago

Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod

davFr stupid rumor based on a true TI OMAP3630 feature (757 comments)

This article is a handful of sh*t. The author has no clue of what the eFuses (or Android) really are, and it seems he simply does not understand the security features of the Texas Instruments' OMAP 3630. Maybe an iPhone fanbuy?

The OMAP 3630 is the full-featured CPU (ARM Cortex A8 + video/audio/2D/3D accelerators) which is integrated in Motorola's phone, but IMHO it will be integrated in many successful phones because it kicks the other mobile CPUs' asses (think Qualcomm, Samsung, and the rest).
The OMAP 4430 is even more powerful (ARM Cortex A9 dual-core + many ARM sidekicks for acceleration), and TI is coming with more.

The development of OMAP is really focused on Linux support and open-source communities. And ANYBODY can buy a development platform (it is called the ZOOM board).

more than 4 years ago

Why I Steal Movies (Even Ones I'm In)

davFr kick-ass? duh! (753 comments)

When I go to the movie theater to watch a disaster like "Kick-Ass", I think I should start pirating these kind of crap rather than pay the full price of a seat (10euros).
There are more words in the script of an episode of Grey Anatomy.
And I feel the same with 95% of Hollywood production.

more than 4 years ago

F.E.A.R. 3 Announced For This Fall

davFr what about No One lives Forever 3? (53 comments)

I would much prefer a 3rd episode of No One Lives Forever! This game was really fun and addictive.

more than 4 years ago

US Military Shuts Down CIA's Terrorist Honey Pot

davFr Re:There's military intelligence for you (213 comments)

Generating terrorists yourself : government agencie's smartest idea to avoid budget cuts.

more than 4 years ago



flickr : the new layout is causing user complaints

davFr davFr writes  |  more than 4 years ago

davFr (679391) writes "The picture-sharing site Flickr is encountering very of negative reactions since the website switched to a very criticized interface. Users complain about poor performance and reduced ergonomy, while questioning how Flickr devteam could develop this new interface without the considerations of its vast user base. And without a backup plan."
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