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Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

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

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

about 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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GOG.com To Add Linux Support

jfbilodeau YAY (55 comments)

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

That's all

about 5 months ago
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Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

jfbilodeau Re:Awesome!! (94 comments)

Very very cool!

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

about 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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The Year In Robotics

jfbilodeau Feck! (44 comments)

It's Jaeger! Not Jagger!

about 8 months ago
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The Year In Robotics

jfbilodeau Pendatic... (44 comments)

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

about 8 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

jfbilodeau Re:Double standards... (710 comments)

"macroevolution is not the rock solid and proven law of nature some claim it to be"

WTF? I think in your tiny deluded realm, 'many folks' == 'fundy church folks who know dickshit about science' and 'macroevolution blah blah' == 'AIG rulez because Jesus!'

And please, list ONE plausible alternative to evolution. I've yet to see a single theory of 'creation.'

about 9 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

jfbilodeau Re:Double standards... (710 comments)

"Biologists are the only scientists that throw a big hissy fit about having to explain and contrast their theories."

Tough I agree with the point of your post, I think that biologist at the only ones who are asked to defend their science. Astronomer, physicist and chemist do not face the same level of religious FUD as biologist.

Imagine if there was a serious religiously motivated geocentric movement. Would astronomers be happy to have to explain and contrast their theories?

about 9 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

jfbilodeau Re:Why not include alien seeding as well? (710 comments)

"And it doesn't move the question to another galaxy, where Aliens are simply created by God."

--FTFY ;)

about 9 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

jfbilodeau Re:Double standards... (710 comments)

"Is a pair of double-standards called quadruple standards?"

If you can't make Creationism a science, then make it a standard. AIG should go to ISO instead of the Texas school board.

ISO-6000BC, here we come!

about 9 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

jfbilodeau Re:Double standards... (710 comments)

Really? Citation please?

about 9 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

jfbilodeau Double standards... (710 comments)

Sure, creationist do not want student to think critically except when it comes to 'debunking' evolution.

Maybe students should be given a list of proofs for evolution and a list of proofs for creationism and let them draw their own conclusion. But I guess that is unfeasible. How would you squeeze the equivalent of thousands of pages worth of proofs in a student science textbook? At least, the creationist side would add no more that 0 page of proofs to that manual. Maybe half a page if you include bananas and crocoducks.

about 9 months ago

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New Precambrian Fossil Bed Found

jfbilodeau jfbilodeau writes  |  about 7 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."
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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."
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CodeWeavers package Google Chrome for Linux &

jfbilodeau jfbilodeau writes  |  more than 5 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."
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