Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

jfbilodeau Re:Welcome to America! (462 comments)

What?

about a month ago
top

Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

jfbilodeau I, for one, and thankful for Stallman (326 comments)

I will be snide and I will not post as AC. There are too many comments labelling Stallman as a uncompromising, communist, extremist, liberal, etc... Though it may be true, without his uncompromising stance on freedom, would we have GNU/Linux? Would the Open Source movement even exists?

Sure, there would be source code out there on the web, and the BSDs would probably exists, but he's fighting to ensure that we do not lose the very freedoms that we enjoy with (forgive the term) FLOSS software.

Yes, I run a Linux distro with non-free warts (Mint), I use proprietary software (Steam). But for the most part, I'm in control of my computer, and quite thankful of that. I may not live in the 'ideal' free world of Stallman, but without folks like Stallman and their extreme position on freedom, I suspect the world of computers would be much more closed.

Thank you Richard Stallman for your fight.

about a month and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

jfbilodeau Re:+ operator for string concat? (729 comments)

I beg to differ ;)

int x1 = 10;
int x2 = 20;

String message = "Total: " + x1 + x2;

about a month and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

jfbilodeau + operator for string concat? (729 comments)

How is that a language quirk for JavaScript? The + operator has been used for string concatenation in a number of programming languages (C++, Java, Python...) long before JavaScript. It is still implemented as such in newer programming languages like C#.

about a month and a half ago
top

Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

jfbilodeau Re:taxi? or limo? (507 comments)

...or is it a third type of service?

about 4 months ago
top

Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

jfbilodeau 200,000 Euros? (507 comments)

Maybe the problem is not with Uber, but with the cost of being licensed. Is ~200,000 Euros really justified?

about 4 months ago
top

GOG.com To Add Linux Support

jfbilodeau YAY (55 comments)

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

That's all

about 7 months ago
top

Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

jfbilodeau Re:Awesome!! (94 comments)

Very very cool!

I'm sure you meant very very hot! ;)

about 7 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

jfbilodeau Kubuntu for Grandma (287 comments)

My mother (who is a grandmother!) has been using Kubuntu for years now. No complains from her.

If I were to reinstall the OS today, I would consider Mint.

about 7 months ago
top

IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

jfbilodeau Way to destroy games... (146 comments)

I though games were _supposed_ to be fun...not feel like work!

about 8 months ago
top

Massive New Cambrian-Era Fossil Bed Found

jfbilodeau Re:This makes no sense (108 comments)

That's because evolution is not found in books, but on stone tablets.

about 8 months ago
top

The Year In Robotics

jfbilodeau Feck! (44 comments)

It's Jaeger! Not Jagger!

about 10 months ago
top

The Year In Robotics

jfbilodeau Pendatic... (44 comments)

Gypsy Danger is a giant mecha (Jagger to be precise) and not a robot. :P

about 10 months ago
top

Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

jfbilodeau How is it their fault? (653 comments)

I hate to make it sound like I'm pissing on the protesters, but how is it the fault of techies that house pricing is going up?

about 10 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

jfbilodeau Re:Eurocom (477 comments)

...and I should add that you can choose which OS you want on it...

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

jfbilodeau Eurocom (477 comments)

http://www.eurocom.com/

Best fully upgrade-able workhorses out there. Not sexy like a Mac, but damn good machines.

Ex-MacBook user. Written from my Eurocom Racer.

about a year ago

Submissions

top

US Law Enforcement Officer money extortion program

jfbilodeau jfbilodeau writes  |  about a month ago

jfbilodeau (931293) writes "The CBC is warning Canadians about a US program where America law enforcement officers — from federal agents to state troopers right down to sheriffs in one-street backwaters — are operating a vast, co-ordinated scheme to grab as much of the public’s cash as they can"
Link to Original Source
top

New Precambrian Fossil Bed Found

jfbilodeau jfbilodeau writes  |  about 8 months ago

jfbilodeau (931293) writes "Scientists recently located a new fossil site in B.C. and west of Calgary that is already yielding major new discoveries about early animal evolution. The Marble Canyon fossil beds were located in 2012 by a team of Canadian, U.S. and Swedish researchers in Kootenay National Park, about 40 kilometres from the 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, which is considered one of the most important fossil fields in the world."
Link to Original Source
top

Trademark attack on Open Source project

jfbilodeau jfbilodeau writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jfbilodeau (931293) writes "I've been contributing and releasing open-source projects for a number of years now, and managed to stay (mostly) clear of conflict. One of my projects BSOD(roid) have been available on the Android Market for nearly a year. Last night, I've received a email asking me to rename my product because it infringes on the trademark ROID. This trademark has been filled nearly six month after my project was on the market. The two projects are completely unrelated and do not compete. Renaming the project is not the issue here. Responding to mindless corporate bullying is. I'm curious to know if this happened to other slashdotter and what suggestions you may have."
top

CodeWeavers package Google Chrome for Linux &

jfbilodeau jfbilodeau writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jfbilodeau writes "The fine folks at Codeweavers performed an 11 day experiment in getting Google Chrome working on Linux and Mac. Their efforts resulted in the Chromium proof of concept. Having test-driven Chrome on a Windows machines, I could not wait to get my hands on the Linux version. Caveat: their implementation is free as in beer but not free as in speech."
Link to Original Source

Journals

jfbilodeau has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?