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Comment Re:Just the buttons not the feature (Score 1) 797 797

Maximized is being hidden (changed to double-click, which you have to guess somehow, or RTFM, which means the UI is not intuitive) and minimize is not removed either, they say it could be re-enabled through gconf/dconf. So, they did hide the stuff in the glove compartment, without taking into account that these buttons have existed for the last 15+ years. If you don't use blinkers, that's your problem, but don't remove mines, and moreover replace it with blank space!

Comment Excruciating download speeds on PSN (Score 1) 153 153

Each time I do PS3 firmware or game updates, it takes forever to download close to 200 MB; something like a FULL HOUR. So, if I download a full movie from those servers, I'm not going to be able to watch it before a few days?

Sony, upgrade your canadian server park!


Submission + - 64-bits Flash Player for Linux finally in Alpha-> 1 1

Luchio writes: Finally, a little bit of respect from Adobe with this alpha release of the Adobe Flash Player 10 that was made available for all Linux 64-bits enthusiasts! As noted, "this is a prerelease version", so handle with care. Just remove any existing flash player and extract the new .so file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (or /usr/lib/opera/plugins).
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Comment Re:Not so obvious (Score 1) 1077 1077

Because 1) you might want to hire foreign people, who might only speak English (and some other languages you don't know anyway),

In my area, all locals speak French (and no, I don't live in France), and our entire workforce speaks French, so speaking our language, or having the intention to learn it, is almost a hiring requirement.

and 2) the maintenance of your source code might be outsourced to some country, again with the only common language being English.

I wouldn't want that to happen, so I'm not gonna make it easier for my boss to outsource my job, unless I'm specifically instructed to write all comments in English.

we often have French variable names or French comments

Ah, that explains things.

I knew I shouldn't have mentioned that to avoid snarky comments of the sort.

Comment Not so obvious (Score 1) 1077 1077

Using english in the open source world is THE way to go, but in commercial applications that aren't distributed world-wide, in an area where everyone speaks the same language, why would they be "forced" to use english.

Here at work, even though we program in c++, we often have French variable names or French comments, because that more appropriate for us and it represents the concepts that we are more familiar with. But a while loop stays a while loop...

Comment Use USB2 to SATA-IDE cable (Score 3, Informative) 546 546

I bought this nice cable for 15$ that allows you to plug any SATA or ATA IDE harddrive to a USB port. Basically, any HD becomes a portable USB drive!

I use it for backups or large data transfers that would split on multiple DVDs. Best 15$ I ever spent.

"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann