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+ - Would you like to watch new planets forming?-> 1

Submitted by boule75
boule75 (649166) writes "No: This is not an artist's view as those we are accustomed to see when scientists speack of protoplanets disks, where planets are breed. What is displayed here is an actual would-be star, a very young one, around which planets are agregating now. It is only 1 million years old, and never seen pictures of the processes are, only 450 years old, are acquired by ESA Southern Observatory in Chile."
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Comment: Eagerly awaiting for the police... (Score 0) 695

by boule75 (#46336675) Attached to: Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World
... to investigate the theft.

Now: which police? You mean there's no police force, no traceability whatsoever in the beautifull bitcoin world? Nodoby will ever run after the bad guys? Is at least anyone sure that Mt. Gox Ceo hasn't fled with the stolen coins in a pocket? Too bad there's no state to guarantee anything there.

So I'll invent something new! For a small amount collected on each transaction, I promise I shall setup "bitcoin cop". Of course its use will be mandatory for all bitcoin users and enforced through closed source addons to the free client. And centralized too.

It won't cost much! I accept dollars or Euros to provide this service. Thanks for your attention, and your money.

P.S.: do not worry for all those cumbersome extradition and cross-border investigation procedures: bitcoin world does not care, neither do we! And send me the money, please, a modest 10% transaction feee will provide insurance : libertariancops@virginislands.freeasinburbon.kp

Comment: Re:Gendarmerie is not THE national law enforcement (Score 5, Informative) 183

by boule75 (#45028541) Attached to: French Police To Switch 72,000 Desktop PCs To Linux
The situation is a bit peculiar : - both the Police Nationale and the Gendarmerie report to the Ministère de l'Interieur. But Gendarmes retain a military status while Policiers are civilians: some differences in duties and in pay, but a strong difference on rights: les gendarmes are not allowed to go on strike or to publicly profess political preferences (as all soldiers here) while les policiers can do both. - both forces have elite counter-terrorism teams, altough the most renowed one belongs to the Gendarmerie (GIGN). And both forces are requested to work together if need be, and regularly train together. As for the police : Windows on the desktop, 80% Linux in the datacenters, with some AIX and windows.

Comment: Re:Really?!? (Score 1) 1448

by boule75 (#44244157) Attached to: Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For <em>Ender's Game</em> Movie
I mostly agree.

Some believed or hoped that they would be less discriminated because they would have acquired this "right". But the fact is that anybody still distinguishes between "mariage" and "gay mariage", the former being related to the cult of fertility, and the later to "two consenting adults living together until divorce or death".

The atheists have just robbed the word in France too, and they have gained no respect for it, just the contrary. How sad.

P.S. : in France one has to "mary" by the mayor before being allowed to be maried in Church if one chooses so, and since the late 18th century.

Comment: Could someone please provide the same service... (Score 2) 317

by boule75 (#42482491) Attached to: French ISP Blocking Web Ads By Default
... for paid DVDs?

I cannot help but feeling pissed of each time I buy one film and am forced to endure minutes of ads against pirating (But I even paid the bloody thing!) or for films I will not see or for violent films when the DVD contains a cartoon for the kids.

And have you noticed all those films on the walls for things you do not want nor ear about? They have been flourishing in Paris lately. They catch your eyes, because your eyes will look at moving things, however hard you try to ignore them. The ad industry has become a sheer nuisance.

Meanwhile, as a Free.fr subscriber, I am not so sure the move is smart, especially since it would be activated by default (one has to reboot the box to upgrade the firmware, and I do it twice a year or so, haven't done it yet).
I do accept some dose of advertisement on sites, but no flash by default, Flashblock is my friend. That suffices me up to now. Manwhile, I would appreciate Porn blocking, by default. All ads? Perhaps too bold a move.

Comment: Re:Is It One of Those Laws Where Everyone is Guilt (Score 1) 402

by boule75 (#39457453) Attached to: French President Proposes Jail For Terrorist Website Visitors
Not just the far right.

He strangely but really generates fanacism among his supporters, suppress their brain and have them vote for him. Very strange to witness first handedly. And quite frightening.

The heavy use of so called "sondages qualitatifs" (quality-driven polls ?) has surely something to do with it. Never has a president so much relied on them: he just chooses a somewhat homegeneous audience and delivers a targetted message to them, one that will suit them very well. After that, he can nearly say what he wants on other matters, they will vote for him.

#1 target group: old people, do not really know anything about the Internet, feel frightened, think the young guys of their time were better. They vote for him much more than the average Frenchman. To put it another way: it just work.

Comment: Re:It is not the french which should be reminded (Score 1) 402

by boule75 (#39457343) Attached to: French President Proposes Jail For Terrorist Website Visitors
Not all French politic personnel is equal. Mitterand, or Jospin, of even Chirac, independently of what you think of them, have not spent all their time in power to create or amend a law each time someting nasty occured. And many current opponents to Sarkozy would not do that either. I bet even tightwing députés are fed up with so many laws. Most of Sarkozy's laws have never been enacted, by the way: neither French administration nor even Sarko's own governement can cope with such an amount of baddly written (and badly thought) laws.

Do not put all politicians in the same bag please.

Comment: I use it for 3 months now... (Score 1) 101

by boule75 (#39424413) Attached to: Tom's Hardware Tests and Reviews Fedora 16 and Gnome 3
... and I really get accustomed to it.

It is the firt time I find the multi-virtual-desktop thing usable : it becomes very practical to setup multiple virtual desktops for so many different tasks, and it is nice.

I had to customise it a little though, with the folowing extensions, right out from the https://extensions.gnome.org/ website :
- Coverflow Alt-Tab : Replacement of Alt-Tab, iterates through windows in a cover-flow manner.
- Dash Click Fix : Fix the dash's behavior when you click on an already running icon. The default behaviour is to switch to it, this extension changes that to lanch a new instance instead
- Places Status Indicator : Add a systems status menu for quickly navigating places in the system
- Power Options : Show Suspend, Hibernate (if available) and Power Off options in user menu.
- Remove Accesibility : Remove the accesibility button from the top panel.
- System Monitor : Add a system monitor to the left side of the message tray.

Hardware / software base : Debian "Wheezy" (testing) on a high end full HD laptop with an external monitor attached to it sometimes.
Usage : web / email / some games / office work / platform prototyping with virtual machines, modelling.

The external display behaves like a charm (with really minor glitches : le login screen will somtimes not appear properly if the monitor gets plugged off before one unlocks the screen, but it still work).
I miss the cube. I miss a screensaver, I miss the capacity to change windows themes and colours and the "control pannel" lacks several usefull features, but overall, it is very usable and properly translated in French.

Comment: Re:Distributed Grid (Score 1) 314

by boule75 (#39080159) Attached to: Small, Modular Nuclear Reactors &mdash; the Future of Energy?
And they are especially put at use when winter bites, so the net CO2 emission scheme may not be as brilliant as die Grünen would like to put it. Meanwhile, France can only blame herself: EDF (Electricité de France) has promoted electric heating so much that peak demand cannot be provided by EDF... Similarly, we have seen a huge push for electric cooling systems in the last years (you will not feel warm nor cold with the Electricity Fairy !) wich also induces high peak demand when the Nuclear Plants are providing less electricity (many are closed for maintenance, and the rivers are warm and low, so the plants must tread light on water supply). Strange to see how brilliant polytechnicians can make stupid blunders.

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