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Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

dvaldenaire Re: Another day, another anti-Apple story (326 comments)

This. Exactly this. Noone with ethics could buy this. No matter technology or quality.

about a year ago
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Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos

dvaldenaire Re:Where we're going, we don't need no stinkin cab (791 comments)

You probably intend to be funny, but imagine a peer-to-peer power system when you're in town out of battery ! could be nice. Technically impossible maybe but anyway.

about a year ago
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London Tube Cleaners Don't Want Fingerprint Clock-in

dvaldenaire Re:BFD (351 comments)

That raises the question : is laziness a choice ? I mean, honestly. Do you never ask yourself what kind of process turns an ever-moving 2 years old kid to a lazy 25 years old man/woman ? There are a lot of things that makes you become so. Having a paid job and voting for the blue or the red (if you can make a difference between the two) is a perverse form a intellectual laziness.

A slave can fight for his freedom. Some have done so in history, with various issues. But if you can't realize you're a slave... you don't even see the point of fighting. And this appears to be what your master prefers.

about a year ago
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London Tube Cleaners Don't Want Fingerprint Clock-in

dvaldenaire Re:BFD (351 comments)

You're not uneducated, as your signature shows that you know what is going on:

"Why is it so hard to only have politicians for a few years, then have them go away?"

Simple, really. That's because they are the masters. And we are the slaves. Got it ?

about a year ago
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London Tube Cleaners Don't Want Fingerprint Clock-in

dvaldenaire Money for this and no money for that (351 comments)

This will cost money and will eventually fail. That is control and humiliation for the sake of it.

Should have this happen in North Korea, you would have considered it differently.

In our local transport system here in france, some stupid bureaucrates have decided we must "validate" our card altrough our money has been taken out of our banking account the month before ! It required a costly system, no doubt, paid twice its real value. But you have no garantee there will have a train.

Money for control, no money for service.

1 year,6 hours
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Lord Blair Calls for Laws To Stop 'Principled' Leaking of State Secrets

dvaldenaire Re:Government vs terrorists (395 comments)

Does a global global anti-government organization even exist or is it all a fabrication ala Stakeknife and Operation Northwoods?

Yes it's called IWA - US section would be welcomed, i think. IWA

1 year,21 days
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After Lavabit Shut-Down, Dotcom's Mega Promises Secure Mail

dvaldenaire Re:We require a new encryption scheme (158 comments)

About search : maybe you can permit some parts (mail addresses ? some words ? tags ?) to be indexed on the client, in an encrypted form ? To what extent it will compromise the security of a message if you know some words in it ?

Anyway, a part of a security system is simply a good memory. The most you can remember (in your head only) the better.

Still, that's simplified, but things to think about.

about a year ago
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McAfee Exaggerated Cost of Hacking, Perhaps For Profit

dvaldenaire Lying for profit? (105 comments)

You must be kidding.

about a year ago
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Stubborn Intel Graphics Bug Haunts Ubuntu 12.04

dvaldenaire Re:What they are actually reporting an Issue. (320 comments)

over-generalisation... i've helped some totally clueless (bordering to aolish) users without being even gently ironic. As if support from windows guys was always free from sarcam !

oh, wait... isn't that you call trolling ?

about 2 years ago
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Can Anyone Become a Programmer?

dvaldenaire Re:There is nothing special about programming (767 comments)

From what i've seen, if " By the end, I was still worse than most people after their first year" ... basically it's not that you can't. Just that you are not passionate. And still...

I think i was HIGHLY passionate about playing music. I tried to learn. So after a few months i began to forget to train. Not deliberately, only i wake up in the morning and said : "oops i forgot to play yersteday evening". When it came to computer i never forgot... that, i think, make the difference.

The best in any field is the most OBSEDED about this field. They just can't think about something else. Hence Booby Fisher.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

dvaldenaire Re:WTF. (616 comments)

"It also ignores that many of the same exact problems exist for Windows"

So is stated at the end of the page : "If I had to create a list of Windows problems, it would be almost as long as this one. Intrinsic Windows problems are almost impossible to fix unless...."

But it is wrong when he states : "if a comment over there gets promoted to +5 insightful it certainly means that many people share the same opinion or have the same experience." - Cause your very comment was promoted +5.

You can't be more extremist than me about linux - but i must admit it has problems. Lots. I don't suffer them because i use it the right way. I can't compare windows because i don't run it, even at work. But i do not, ever, complain. Linux is mine. If i want it to work better, i'd make it work. Or shut TF up.

about 2 years ago
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Explosion At French Nuclear Site Kills One

dvaldenaire From Here : (262 comments)

Hi there,

I am french, and i can tell you all : there are no problem in nuclear here. Never. Go back to sleep. Thanks for your attention.

In fact, here in France, it is almost illegal to put "problem" and "nuclear" in the same sentence without any negation...

about 3 years ago
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Sony: Emotion-Reading Games Possible In Ten Years

dvaldenaire Face emotions varies with cultures (69 comments)

I always heard chinese and japanese people smile when they are embarrassed.

About the "ten-years" : i once had a book, when i was a young boy, about year 2000. It was for kids, ok. But i remember it told a lot about things that never happens. (Like living on the moon). Things have changed in a so impredictable way !

I read that on ./ : there is no future in time travel...

about 3 years ago
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Security Expert Slams Google+ Pseudonym Policy

dvaldenaire Re:Sad truth (373 comments)

There are not many people that care about privacy. So well, if i don't find YOU on facebook, that's because you do ? You are on some strange private network ? Then you have something to hide ?

I have always thought there will be one day where you will have to justify (in a job interview, maybe) your absence of online profile. Pretty scary.

more than 3 years ago
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Security Expert Slams Google+ Pseudonym Policy

dvaldenaire Re:Spamming and Trolling and PR (373 comments)

Despite the fact ./ allows pseudonyms, i always find good comments expressed in good English - yours, for example. Solution seems to be moderation, not "real names". In case of a public forum, at last. Moderation, and a safe system of sponsorship (sorry, i'm french, can't find a correct translation for "parrainage").

So much should have been said about all this, i suppose there may be a book about the right way to do. What is more preoccupying is google taking stupid decisions. That is sad.

more than 3 years ago
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Can the US Stop the Illegal Export of Its Technology?

dvaldenaire That's strange ! (351 comments)

I would have bet that the USA **loves** free trade. Restriction on the export ? Good Lord ! Don't tell that to Milton Friedman ! Oh what ? He's already dead ? No wonder.

Next time i will learn the USA have restriction laws on import two !

more than 5 years ago

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Astrophysics : A 15 years old French student

dvaldenaire dvaldenaire writes  |  about a year and a half ago

dvaldenaire (52153) writes "At only 15, Neil Ibata has just make a fantastic discovering in astrophysics. A theory that could question what we know about gravity and dark matter. His father, Rodrigo Ibata, is an astrophysician working at the Strasbourg's Space Obsevatory and study, the dwarf galaxies graviting around Andromed. He asks his kid to modelise the movements of the galaxies, and over a week-end, he discovers that they were forming a rotating disk."
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France : Free offer 60 sms and 1 hour for 2 euros

dvaldenaire dvaldenaire writes  |  more than 2 years ago

dvaldenaire writes "Free (a french ISP) has just make a new offer here in France, proposing the lower prices ever seen; the 3$ offer is even FREE (as in free beer) for its subcribers. Before this, there was almost no offer under 20 euros (aprox $25)."
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