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Comment: Re:Some possible ways (Score 1) 745

by Altesse (#46261673) Attached to: Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
(I assume your comment was ironic, but I'll reply anyway)
> Is there a maximum speed?

There is : c, speed of light.

> Is there a minimum size?

There is : the Planck length.

> Is there a limit as to determining an object's position and momentum?

There is : the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

So...

Comment: Please explain : aren't neutrinos, ah...'neutral'? (Score 3, Interesting) 151

by Altesse (#43549213) Attached to: Scientists May Have Detected Neutrinos From Another Galaxy
Please explain for the layman that I am, how can these neutrinos be so energetic ? I thought neutrinos were very elusive particles that don't interact much with matter, and that's why they're so difficult to detect. With that much energy, these neutrinos should interact with matter and do heavy 'damage', à la cosmic particles, no ?

Comment: Re:Are you real? (Score 1) 1198

Ok.

In this list of US urban areas, Miami comes as 4th. Not major enough ?
Please read again my statement. Where did I say it was normal ? I just wanted to express my opinion to the OP that it was not a France-related problem, but was, alas !, a global problem, not uncommon.

The fact that you seem to make bold claims without taking care to read the others' posts is troubling too.

Comment: Re:Are you real? (Score 1) 1198

If you're talking about Mohammed Merah, you dumb fuck, he was 'was shot in the head by a police sniper' (Wikipedia link). The RAID (equivalent of SWAT) assaulted him and neutralized him. How is that for 'dare not touch' ?

While it is true that there are suburban areas in France where cops cannot do much, because they are outnumbered (and outgunned !) by the residents -- but like every major city in the world, tell me it's different in New York or Miami -- the french police never, ever let a killer on the loose, especially when he kills kids.

Comment: Good riddance (Score 2) 193

by Altesse (#40636719) Attached to: Digg.com Sold To Betaworks For $500,000
I say 'Good riddance'. I was a digg user for a few years, but the constant french-bashing, europe-bashing (even on unrelated topics) drove me away. Nothing as informative as /., or say, Engadget on tech news, and political discussions were more like a Quake IV arena than articulated, educated exchanges of opinions.

+ - Ask Slashdot : Indexing tool for home (multiple PCs / NAS ) ?

Submitted by Altesse
Altesse (698587) writes "I am obsessed with digital preservation and store my digital life and readings on multiple, mirrored, locations. The end result : thousands of files on my NASes at home, which include :
  • pictures and photos
  • archived mails, either in plain text or Outlook / Notes format
  • scriptures of loved / lost ones, either as plain text or Word format
  • scientific articles I found interesting, either HTML or PDF
  • some eBooks and comics
  • videos and mp3s of course

I try as much as I can to organize them, but it's time consuming and anyway does not solve the problem of searching through this amount of information (especially archived mails). What I'm looking for is an indexing tool that can crawl mapped drives, allows meta data editing and handles various file types for easy search.
In a nutshell, a Picasa for common file types. In the past, I had tried Google desktop search with mixed results, but it has been discontinued.

Are you aware of such a tool, free or not ?"

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