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Journal Journal: Farewell

I decided to leave this site for numerous reasons, most include its degradation... I am not even sure today's stories reach Jon Katz's which already were lame.
The fact is that everybody now consider Slashdot as an acquired entertainment site... A "Reference" even though we should rather look at its evolution...

  • Subscriptions in order to "sell" the fr1st ps0ts,
  • Clueless mods who vote against what they don't approve rather rather than what is pertinent
  • Friends/Foes system which validity I challenge by marking my freaks as friends

Could be a long list but I do not have all day.
I don't like the way the mod system works and I don't like the editor's bias.
I also realised I mostly came here for the trolls which used to make me laugh...
Now it's just a bunch of anonymous cowards who copy-paste apocryphal shit or just bark at one another...
I would like to thank all of the people who I met here, they can follow me on either my blog (in French) or on my business web site (in FR + EN, soon to be translated in IT and DE).
I can always be reached by email and I'll gladly answer all.

The Matrix

Journal Journal: Real Matrix Author hit the jackpot

It took 6 years until Sophia Stewart, author of The Matrix finally got to receive her due from the copyright infringement of her original work. Stewart's allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California. She's about to get the biggest payoff of the whole cinema history: two and a half billions ! Read more about it here.

Microsoft

Journal Journal: Interesting C#2.0 shifting bug

I have been advised to consult the following bug report which was submitted to the MSDN. A very fundamental bug occurs when you compile Console.WriteLine( ((int)-1) >> 1);. You'd expect a logical right shift to occur and the value -1 (0xFFFFFFFF) to be returned but you receive 2147483647 (0x1FFFFFFF) instead. Note that the bug has since been fixed and should not appear in the next MSDN release of Visual Studio. This information could be quite valuable to many developers, even though this bug does not occur in Mono !
Music

Journal Journal: New iPod updates

There are new firmwares available for most iPods, they will bring new menu functionality and "better" iTunes connectivity:

iPod Updater 2005-02-22 includes new iPod mini Software 1.3 for iPod mini, new iPod Software 2.3 for iPod with dock connector, new iPod shuffle Software 1.1 for iPod shuffle, and new iPod Software 1.5 for iPod with touch wheel or scroll wheel. iPod Updater 2005-02-22 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-01-11 for all other iPod models.

Download and install the iPod Updater then connect your iPod shuffle, iPod, iPod photo or iPod mini to your computer. The iPod Updater will automatically determine if an update is required.

What's New in iPod Updater 2005-02-22 iPod shuffle Software 1.1 for iPod shuffle

  • Support for iPod shuffle Battery Pack
  • Increased software stability

iPod mini Software 1.3 for iPod mini

  • Support for second-generation iPod mini
  • Support for charging and syncing over USB with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or 10.3.4 or later

iPod Software 2.3 for iPod with dock connector

  • Shuffle Songs selection in Main Menu
  • Music menu item in Main Menu
  • Support for iTunes 4.7 and later

iPod Software 1.5 for iPod with touch wheel or scroll wheel

  • Shuffle Songs selection in Main Menu
  • Music menu item in Main Menu
  • Support for iTunes 4.7 and later

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