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Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

dolmen.fr Re:Make it useful (110 comments)

It's too slow for Android, but you could try Firefox OS on it.

Firefox OS is based on an Android kernel.

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

dolmen.fr Re:gotta be Bennett (162 comments)

I just saw "Bennett Haselton writes", mentally inserted "tldr:" in front of it and came for the LULZ in the comments without even registering what he was drivelling on about.

Same here. But even before seing the "Keep reading to see what Bennett..." sentence I already though "Hey, looks like Bennett dumb stuff again, isn't it?" just by looking at the title.

Slashdot was once about "stuff that matters"...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

dolmen.fr Re:Listmania begins (167 comments)

Firefox doesn't require a Google account. It doesn't require you to save your browser settings, history, favorites in the cloud.
If you care about ads, you care about Google, don't you?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

dolmen.fr Pen (635 comments)

I'm still using pens and Post-It to take notes, not my phone.

about 4 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

dolmen.fr Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

To be fair, Windows 7 was really good, at least compared to the previous, Windows 6 aka "Vista".

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

dolmen.fr Re:Many users won't be back (516 comments)

The difference is that they will have changed their business model, to one where you have so sign on the their own cloud computing in order to use it [...]

This is already the case with Windows 8.1. You have to use a Microsoft cloud account (Hotmail.com, Live.com...) to create an account on your local Windows 8.1 PC. The creation of a pure local account is only a very hidden option that is only proposed when you are couraged enough to fight and about to give up account creation.

about 7 months ago
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Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

dolmen.fr Re:If iPods/iPhones Have Taught Me Anything... (174 comments)

So I'll have to rewire my house every couple of years

Most home automation standards are now wireless: ZigBee, Zwave, EnOcean...

about 7 months ago
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Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

dolmen.fr Re:no thank you apple (174 comments)

> Dimmers that can't handle dimming CFL or LEDs.

This is general problem of compatibility of dimmers vs lamps. Nothing Zwave specific.

From someone working in the smart home domain.

about 7 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

dolmen.fr Stalactites in zero-gravity? WTF?? (251 comments)

Descent was about piloting a spaceship in zero gravity. There was no absolute up/down: it was always relative to the spaceship.

Can someone explain me how stalactite (suggested by the article author) are expected to grow in a zero gravity environment?

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

dolmen.fr Re:Open Office/ Libre Office (281 comments)

You're probably wrong. In developing world, its easier to get access to pirated copies of Microsoft products than to download free software.
At least that is my experience when I visited South America.

about 7 months ago
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GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

dolmen.fr Re:3 clicks and a Server Error (57 comments)

You are probably already using software I produced.
This kind of reaction makes me think that the GNU Public Licence gives usage rights to too many dicks.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

dolmen.fr Re:Overly Paranoid (245 comments)

If your friend was willing to vouch for you at the post office surely he could have driven you to a DMV office.

He didn't say his friend had a driving licence and a car. Besides that, his health may not allow him to go away from his home for a long time (or other reasons).

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

dolmen.fr Birth certificate is not a proof of identity (245 comments)

You keep an official copy of your birth certificate in your safety deposit box,..

A birth certificate is not a proof of identity. It is just a proof that someone with that name is born on that date. It doesn't tell that the person holding it is that person. And it is quite easy to get a duplicate birth certificate. In France you can ask for it by mail.

The only way to prove your identity is to bring to the police office two identified (with a document) persons to testimony that you are who you pretend. Of course false testimony is punished by law. This will allow you to get a new id document.

about 8 months ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

dolmen.fr Re:Question (240 comments)

I would not trust the information provided by such app anyway.

about 8 months ago

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