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Comment I think blocking is inefficient (Score 1) 267 267

At my work, they are blocking a lot (using bluecoat filter). Results: I have squid running in the cloud,I am connected via a ssh tunnel and chrome shortcut has the option --proxy-server=127.0.0.1:xxxx to bypass entirely the entreprise block. Many people have similar work arounds.
At a previous job, there was almost no block, but the intranet was giving a link to a page where we could monitor the time spend on all the websites during the month. I think this kind of monitoring (added to the usual signature of a policy chart) is a good deterrent for all abuses.
Filtering software are smarter and smarter. They are expensive, people complain. And they are an invitation to find work arounds. I think its best to get rid of them.

Comment French solution (Score 1) 327 327

Hello, I am living in france and my mobile phone provider is "Free" (the brand www.free.fr). Among the included services, I have the possibility to send myself SMS from any computer for free (no charge). The api is very simple: curl -k "https://smsapi.free-mobile.fr/sendmsg?user=108xxxx&pass=J2xxxxx&msg=Je%20Rentre%20!"

Comment Re:But (Score 1) 640 640

Incredible, I have found another one who likes gnome 3. I have left windows to only use ubuntu since many years, but when they changed the desktop I tried mint. I do not like it very much. Then my wife got a laptop with win8. It was terrible. She asked for unix like the main house computer. I installed ubuntu configured with a cynamon desktop.
2 years ago, I bought a computer for my (very old) father. I installed it with ubuntu gnome. I reinstalled my main computer a month ago (mint was outdated and advised a full reinstall). I chose again ubuntu gnome.
I am very happy with gnome 3.

Comment Re:I'll pass... (Score 1) 187 187

My son is not named Florian because of him: I did not want my son to have the same name as this disgusting guy. All the media were repeating his stupid "analysis" on oracle vs google case. In the end, he was completely wrong on every points. I do not understand how people can give him any credibility. Is it possible on slashdot to blacklist any article that contain his name ?

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.

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