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Comment: Re:Very sad (Score 1) 277

by Pascal Sartoretti (#47974517) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

I hate, hate, hate, hate large phones. If I needed a bigger screen, I'll pull out my tablet or my laptop. I'm a skinny guy, I wear tight-ish jeans (fiance hates it, but I gotta be me), and pulling a big-ass phone out of my front pocket is a pain in my ass, and that's with an IPhone 5S.

I'm going to pass on the 6 and hope they come out with a traditional-sized one for the 6S or 7.

I agree with you. Unfortunately, I think that Apple wants us to have a large phone in our bag and an Apple Watch at the wrist.

I would not hold my breath for an iPhone 6s (with "s" for "small").

Comment: Re:Silly design decision (Score 1) 425

by Pascal Sartoretti (#47924495) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

I see no reason why Apple felt it necessary to slim the device down even more - when they could have just had the same thickness as the 5/5S resulting in no silly bulge for the camera.

Plus, they could have put a bigger battery in the case and maybe get an hour or so extra time out of the thing. Which I can imagine would be a lot more useful than shaving a couple mm off an already perfectly slim enough phone.

Did you consider weight ? The iPhone 5s weights 112 grams, versus 129 grams for the iPhone 6. Apple certainly didn't want to make it heavier. And I don't even mention the monstrous iPhone 6 Plus...

I am very happy with my iPhone 5s. My ideal phone would be a 5s with NFC.

Comment: Re:Disappointing (Score 2) 730

by Pascal Sartoretti (#47865533) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

I'm not a giant Apple fan, but one thing that I actually liked about their strategy up to this point was keeping their phones smaller.

Same here. My iPhone 5S is great, but I wouldn't want it to be bigger. I guess I will need to wait one year before seing an iPhone 6C (with "C" as in "Compact").

Comment: Re: Good luck (Score 2) 149

by Pascal Sartoretti (#47620555) Attached to: Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

It's not stupid website. It's just stupid 4 char tld that shouldn't exist according to the standards.

Please show me in RFC 1035 where you see this 3 letter limitation.

By the way, the ".arpa" pseudo-domain has always existed.

There are myriad of validators out there that will reject it

No, most validators correctly implement the standard, only a handfew are incorrect.

they worked well for decades.

Something on the web that worked well for decades has necessarily been enhanced at some point...

Comment: Re:+ in an e-mail address (Score 1) 149

by Pascal Sartoretti (#47612863) Attached to: Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

"+" or plenty of other special characters. Stuff like quotes can even be valid if used properly, while we still have some website that won't even accept a dash/underscore.

I had to wait nearly 10 years for my ".name" domain to be accepted by most websites (say, 99.5%).

For "+" or other funny characters, my estimate is that you will need at least 10 years starting from now.

I would not hold my breath.

Comment: Good luck (Score 4, Interesting) 149

by Pascal Sartoretti (#47612255) Attached to: Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters
My e-mail address ends with the suffix ".name". It is perfectly correct (even if not common), but I still sometimes have issues today because some stupid website has an outdated regular expression which says that ".name" is not correct.

Now imagine this with non-latin characters (or just non-ASCII characters)... If you only write to people also using GMail, it might work.

Comment: DropBox (Score 1, Insightful) 89

This is why I love the DropBox concept : it is just a local folder on my machine and I can use any application I want to edit the files stored in there.

And if one day DropBox becomes too evil or too expensive, I can transparently switch to an other solution to sync my documents without changing the way I edit them.

Comment: Re:What?? (Score 1) 116

by Pascal Sartoretti (#46830849) Attached to: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

This looks like a "messaging" app. It seems like the only point is to get around the few remaining billing plans on the planet that don't have unlimited text messaging

Few billing plans ? Maybe in the USA, but in the rest of the world (including Western Europe), many people use pre-paid plans. Especially kids, who happen to be heavy users of messaging.

And remember that "unlimited" text messaging is usually only for domestic messages : you often pay to send messages to another country, and you often pay when sending from abroad.

Comment: Communication skills (Score 1) 112

by Pascal Sartoretti (#46571793) Attached to: JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla
I once saw Brenda Eich at a conference in Amsterdam maybe 10 years ago, where he did the final keynote.

As usual for such conferences in Europe, 90% of the audience was not of English mother tongue, but spoke and understood it quite well (thanks, Slashdot). But Eich's keynote was barely understandable to many people : he managed to speak at the same time too fast and too low, with inside jokes that only a few Americans seemed to understand.

Most of us thought "What a jerk".

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