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Comment: Re:Why the atheist mention? (Score 1) 328

The fact that he is atheist has nothing to do with the story. Why mention it?

This says a lot more about the nationality of the author of the summary than about the new Greek PM...

Alexis Tsipras : radical left, engineer, European, has 2 kids but is unmarried. It would be a big surprise if he would be religious...

Comment: Re:10 Years Can Be A Long Time (Score 1) 332

by Pascal Sartoretti (#48695703) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

Twitter will shrink dramatically or disappear entirely as the video capabilities of higher bandwidth and newer/denser technologies make written dialogue even more irrelevant than it is today.

Written dialogue will never be completely replaced by video, because it can be consumed much more quickly.

I agree with you for the rest, though.

Comment: Re:1 B$ for open source software ? (Score 1) 107

by Pascal Sartoretti (#48066859) Attached to: Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

The value is not in the code but rather in the developers. I challenge you to take a few of your friends take the current version of cyanogen mod and get it working on the next Samsung phone when it gets released.

You are totally right. I could not do it, but the current CyanogenMod could easily fork it after having cashed Google's Money.

This exactly what happened with MySQL in 2008 : Monty Widenius sold it to Sun Microsystems for $1 billion. He then left to start MariaDB, a MySQL fork.

I don't think that Google is stupid or desperate enough to spend $1 billion on a company having only brilliant developers but no IP.

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.

Have you reconsidered a computer career?