Peer to beer networking

21 December 2001

Bonne Fete a tous... I hope you all get what you want for xmas - and especially you LAU. Perhaps a nice young big breasted English girl will just love your funny little French accent. ;-)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all. Oh yeah - Happy Chanukah!!!
Je serai la les 2 prochaines semaines. Have fun et bonnes vacances à tous.
Microsoft's newest version of Windows, billed as the most secure ever, contains several serious flaws that allow hackers to steal or destroy a victim's data files across the Internet or implant rogue computer software. The company released a free fix Thursday.
"This is the first network-based, remote compromise that I'm aware of for Windows desktop systems," said Scott Culp, manager of Microsoft's security response center. "Every Windows XP user needs to immediately take action." He called it a "very serious vulnerability."
The mistery of Britney Spear's Breats

20 December 2001

Imode comes to an operator near you... maybe next year?
Internet research into international humour has discovered that Germans laugh the most.
The Canadians have the weakest sense of humour, according to the survey.
One of the favourite jokes in Germany was: "Why is television called a medium? Because it is neither rare nor well-done."
Other jokes voted funny in different countries included in France: "You're a high-priced lawyer! If I give you $500, will you answer two questions for me?"
"Absolutely! What's the second question?"
Sony c'est plus fort que toi. Leur shop ferme pendant Noel.
President Fernando De la Rua declared a state of siege Wednesday, seizing special powers to deal with widespread rioting and looting sparked by a deepening economic crisis that prompted the economy minister to resign. At least six people were killed and 100 injured in a day of violence.
Our business, although strong, has been unable to weather the current economic realities beseiging the United States today.
Adcritic is shutting down.
Run don't walk to see the Lord of the Rings movie... Fantastic in every way. Incredibly true to the books and the effects were exceptionally realistic.

19 December 2001

My new background image (courtesy Joystick 132)
Démocratie: "François Léotard a été nommé mercredi en conseil des ministres inspecteur général des finances au tour extérieur, sur proposition du ministre de l'Economie et des Finances."
Il a pas été condamné pour détournements il y a quelques années, une histoire de maison à Fréjus ???
Suspect Claims Al Qaeda Hacked Microsoft - Expert
He popped painkillers, ripped off his shirt after winning, watched Teletubbies each morning
Pomme A liquide.
Certains d'entre nous ont du sang sur les mains:
Cette semaine, au Luxembourg, un procureur public a annoncé "qu’une bonne demi-douzaine de fonds d’investissement ont été gelés depuis deux semaines" à la suite de recherche liées aux réseaux terroristes. Il n’a pas cité de noms d’établissements bancaires, mais la plus importante banque privée genevoise, Pictet, a reconnu faire partie du lot des compagnies inquiétées par le biais de ses fonds.
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has said his government is discussing war as an option in response to last week's raid on parliament but is using diplomacy with Pakistan as its first weapon.
Si ça commence à chier là bas ça va être beau. Deux puissances nucléaires dirigées par des alcooliques. ouvre à Genève aéroport. Les prix ont l'air assez mortels, c'est cool. Pas de GPS dans les voitures, désolé Pierre.
Fifty-two things they do better in America

18 December 2001

Mais s´ils pouvaient choisir, ils préféreraient la jeunesse éternelle à l´argent.
Calling her a greedy, volatile prima donna, the two surviving members of influential grunge rock group Nirvana have sued to have the widow of Kurt Cobain thrown off the board controlling the band's musical legacy.
Comme d'hab. Un café, 15 minutes:
La surpuissance américaine et la guerre
Au retour de leurs missions de bombardement, les pilotes américains avaient à leur disposition, sur le porte-avions Theodore-Roosevelt, des installations leur permettant de lire des histoires à leurs enfants, sur des vidéocassettes prestement envoyées vers leurs foyers aux Etats-Unis.
preschools protocops
The poor quality of Microsoft Windows costs the world economy $170 billion per year in lost productivity due to crashes.
Who came up with that figure ?
"23 core e-business technologies, 56 companies that provide them, and how much they cost."
Bollo special link: "Each individual artist picks up these threads and weaves them in novel combinations. The Idea Line is designed to let you follow these threads of thought yourself, and discover how each work is part of a larger tapestry."
Gilbert, Gilbert ??
Le chanteur Gilbert Bécaud est mort mardi matin à l'âge de 74 ans
"I guess that's why our country's free, attitudes like that"

17 December 2001

15 December 2001

We can bug her phone. We can use a clever pretext to interview roommates and classmates from her past and colleagues and girlfriends from her present. We can send an agent to check out her relatives. We can go through her mail and filter her email. We can search her apartment and squeeze information from previous boyfriends. Then,
We'll design a 'COINCIDENCE'.

14 December 2001

Full transcript of usama's rants.
«Vous descendez de quelle planète?», lance-t-elle sur un ton jovial.
Round 2 of Online Music Battle Begins
As the big labels roll out online song services, angry artists are preparing cease-and-desist notices.

13 December 2001

A videotape released Thursday by the Pentagon shows Osama bin Laden boasting of his involvement in the September 11 attacks and seeming amused that some of the hijackers were ignorant of their impending deaths.
Laptop for lawa:
Pink Hello Kitty Laptop
``I'm beyond the shame part now,'' he said. ``I was willing to go in a Sears truck.''
A court in Sweden has ruled that a man who donated sperm for artificial insemination, enabling a lesbian couple to have three children, must pay child support after the two women separated, a Swedish newspaper reported on Sunday.
Still vegetarian?
Putain vive les iraniens:
Conformément à la tradition iranienne voulant que les jeunes mariés se lèchent les doigts enduits de miel, un jeune époux s'est penché sur les mains de sa promise: il a succombé quelques instants plus tard, étouffé par un faux ongle de la belle.

12 December 2001

----- 12 May 1981 Oldest usenet article in the Google Groups Archive
-------- May 1981 First mention of Microsoft
-------- Jun 1981 First mention of Microsoft MS-DOS
-------- Aug 1981 First review of the IBM-PC
-------- Jun 1982 First mention of Star Wars Episode 6
-------- Jul 1982 First mention of a compact disc
-------- Aug 1982 First mention of the Commodore 64
-------- Jul 1983 First mention of Madonna
-------- Nov 1983 First mention of Microsoft Windows
-------- Aug 1984 First mention of the Commodore Amiga
-------- Sep 1986 Gene Spafford's comments on the Great Renaming
-------- Feb 1989 First mention of Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
-------- Sep 1989 First mention of AOL
-------- Aug 1991 C.E.R.N.'s Announcement of the World Wide Web project
-------- Oct 1991 Linus Torvalds' Linux announcement
-------- Jan 1992 The famous Linux debate between Andy Tanenbaum and Linus Torvalds
-------- Mar 1993 Marc Andreessen's Mosaic announcement
-------- Apr 1994 First mass spamming (Green Card spam)
-------- Oct 1994 Marc Andreessen's Netscape announcement
-------- Dec 1994 Early mentions of Yahoo! and Lycos before they were companies
-------- Dec 1995 Announcement of the AltaVista launch
Ben ça nous rajeunit pas tout ça.
"Those who mourn for 'USENET like it was' should remember
the original design estimates of maximum traffic volume:
2 articles/day"
A Robot That Thrives on Slugs, p'tain c'est beau le progrès
Al Qaida, un modèle économique ?
Google has fully integrated the past 20 years of Usenet archives into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 700 million messages dating back to 1981. We believe this to be the most complete collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating first-hand historical account.

11 December 2001

A 32-year-old Filipino farmer who believed his penis was driving him to sin sliced it off with a machete in a fit of religious fervor, family members and doctors said on Friday.
..-. .-.. -.-- -.-. --- -- . -... .- -.-. -.- (more)

album cover #1 ... album cover #2
want to make the elite chicks in return to castle wolfenstein even harder to dispose of :) ??
warning, digital breasteses ahead

10 December 2001

How David Beckham saves the world ... ;) flash plugin req.
How the bloody Segway works.
Will Smith a bouffé des hormones et joue à M. Ali.
Research carried out at the University of Cambridge, UK, suggests men may be predisposed to stress because they release more of the stress hormone cortisol than women.
Didn't know that Berners-Lee was behind Curl. Cool technology, but can't really see it's advantages over java or flash.

07 December 2001

Blasted Camel!
U.S. Marines have narrowly avoided contradicting a statement Dubya made days after the Sept. 11 attacks: "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt," he insisted. But this week, flak jacket-clad Marines armed with anti-tank weapons tore into the desert in southern Afghanistan to chase down an "unidentified vehicle," which turned out to be -- a camel. "I can't believe we're chasing damn camels around the desert," said one disgusted soldier. "One has wheels, the other has legs," said another. Marines reported a camel poked its nose into their fighting hole the previous night and shots were fired to scare it away. It was not clear if the camel that sparked the morning alert was the same one.
A "sonic flashlight" developed by a biomedical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh makes the human body seem translucent right in front of your eyes.
The prototype device merges the visual outer surface of a patient's skin with a live ultrasound scan of what lies beneath. It creates the effect of a translucent ultrasound image floating in its actual 3-D location within the patient, showing blood vessels, muscle tissue, and other internal anatomy. Demo here

Encore une idée cadeau pour Pierre.
KPMG se fait claquer:
In a letter to a consultant in Britain who runs a personal website that has not been especially nice to KPMG, the company said it had discovered a link on his site to, and that the website owner, Chris Raettig, should "please be aware such links require that a formal Agreement exist between our two parties, as mandated by our organization's Web Link Policy."
"KPMG/We're strong as can be/A dream of power and energy/We go for the goal/Together we hold/On to our vision of global strategy..."

06 December 2001

Le navigateur néo-zélandais Peter Blake a été assassiné jeudi en Amazonie par des "pirates". L'ex-skipper de Team New Zealand, victorieux de la dernière Coupe de l'America, participait à une expédition scientifique dans la région sur l'ancien bateau de l'explorateur français, le Dr Jean-Louis Etienne.
Le site Hare Krishna, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur ça sonne mieux que Georges Harrison.
Fly revient le 18/XII. Il sera à zurich vers 7h30 du morning et ira en train à lauz. On fait ou la comeback party ?
A powerful new computer virus - which carries the subject greeting "Hi" - is causing havoc with email systems across the world.

05 December 2001

Linux on Playstation 2
November, 1979July, 1980August, 1980March, 1981May, 1986April, 1988Sometime in 1988June, 1988January, 1989
shut up
Hi, mi name is mariah and I love you guys
England are good enough to win the World Cup in South Korea and Japan next year, Brazilian legend Pele said on Wednesday.
Dur de voir une légende se mohammed aliser comme ça. Il a plus toute sa tête.
Federal agents search Simpson's home in early morning raid. Dans la rubrique sport parce qu'il y a longtemps, OJ c'était un des meilleur joueur de la NFL, avant qu'il flingue des biatches.
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Cone, t'as reçu mes thx for being yourselves books for you and lala ?

04 December 2001

Ali G on your answering machine
PulpPhantom ... It's Pulp Fiction meets the Phantom Menace. Meet Boba Jules and Dearth Vega as they speed through space on a vital mission. Shockwave browser plug-in requiered.
This is Zi Hackademy, France's newly opened school for computer hackers. Inside, in a cramped classroom, rows of would-be cyber pirates learn the not-so-ancient art of computer hacking.

Among them are businessmen, a grandmother - even a policeman. Those willing to speak say they've come to learn how to protect themselves and their websites from other hackers - their motives are those of self-defence.
LOL, the Turd Twister:
The Turd Twister is designed to fit comfortably up your butt during your morning constitutional. Insert the disc, hold it tenderly between your butt cheeks, and let nature take its course. Now you can take advantage of sophisticated Turd Twister extrusion technology to craft incredible excremental designs whenever you like!
Réussir sa vie, achiever certaines choses:
"Card Sharks" game show contestant.
"Scrabble" game show contestant.
"Getting in the Game" show performer.
Spokeswoman for the Ashley of Beverly Hills facial care line.
Teen Magazine's "Sports Girl of the Year" semi-finalist.

03 December 2001

Vulnérabilités des téléphones Nokia

Non, toutes les sonneries du monde ne peuvent plus rien pour vous... une grave vulnérabilité des téléphones portables Nokia a été découverte par Job de Haas, spécialiste en sécurité de ITSX.
Le problème est lié à un programme appelé sms_client (pour UNIX), qui permet d'envoyer des messages depuis un PC. Les pirates peuvent utiliser ce programme pour arrêter définitivement un téléphone portable. Il sera impossible de le rallumer.
Job de Haas a dévoilé cette vulnérabilité lors de la conférence Black Hat, la semaine dernière. Le problème semble affecter les téléphones Nokia 6210, 3310 et 3330 et certainement d'autres modèles.
Check the amazing video. That shite is fucking cool actually.
Good Morning America to Unveil Mystery Invention
With Real video feed.
Here "it" is: the inside story of the secret invention that so many are buzzing about. Could this thing really change the world?

01 December 2001

Here's a list of spy activities embedded in WinXP:
(talk to me if you want to get rid of the nuisance easily in one click)

Mediaplayer: (1)automatic licenses acquisition, (2)GUID identification, (3)automatic codecs download/overwrite
Reporting: (4)error reporting, (5)critical error reporting
Explorer: (6)backdoor access for remotedesktop/m$ people, (7)automatic updates (option to disable is there), (8)webcheck (option to disable is there)
Internettime: (9) syncronization
System: (10)integrated winblows ident, (11)integrated registration ident, (12)regwizc.dll, (13)licdll.dll
Services: (14)error reporting service, (15)auto update service, (16)timeserver service
Management: (17)two hidden microsoft supportusers accounts/backdoors
System: (18)activation state check (msoobe.exe) [not present in corporate editions]

i'm sure glad to have killed all that sheite ;)

30 November 2001

WinXP steals 20% of your bandwidth

ready to break your record again nico :) ?
Entertainment Tonight has learned that the Los Angeles Police Department searched the home of actor PAUL REUBENS, aka Pee-Wee Herman.
Pee-Wee's a pervert again.
iSee will generate path of least surveillance
During a presentation during the Black Hat conference last week, he demonstrated how a malformed message crashes a Nokia 6210 phone on its receipt. Once the message is received it is impossible to turn on an infected phone again.
PooP machine
Former Beatle George Harrison has died at the age of 58 after a long battle against cancer, the BBC reported Friday.

Lau , Pourquoi un appart à Ferney,
Evian à coté du golf c'est pas mal.
PS: Pour être à l'heure à l'ONU
Le «Charles-de-Gaulle» enfin utilisé
Les seize Super-Etendard embarqués sont des avions d'attaque au sol qui ont participé aux frappes durant la guerre du Kosovo. Avec 75 % de coups au but. ................... 3 sur 4 c'est pas si mal

29 November 2001

will It be finally revealed?
Patrons enjoy themselves at an annual festival that serves bull testicles as the main course.
"It is time that we overcame the antiquated societal taboos associated with the topic of human sexuality and began to explore it from a critical academic viewpoint."
I found my career path I think : "Fundamentals of Erotic Computation".
"The Erotic Computation Group seeks creative, hard-working, team-oriented, and sexually competent graduate students. Successful applicants possess varied skills in computer programming, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Special sexual abilities are also important assets."
Tempest for Eliza is a Program that uses your computer monitor to send out AM radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music in your radio.
Can someone test that ?

28 November 2001

Paul "Freck" Morgan insists it's not a hoax: On Jan. 5, 2002, live on the Internet, he'll cut off his feet with a guillotine. For $20, you can watch.
Dad s'appelle Miss Trick et donne des conseils Dr. Ruth style dans Max. T'es démasqué dad, avoue.
LOL, dictionaraoke. Check my heart will go on
The best intranets of 2001 emphasize iterative design and standardized navigation, and feature collaboration tools and content management systems. On average, companies saw intranet use increase by 98% following their winning usability redesigns.
The winners in alphabetic order:
Andersen: Business Radar 3.0
BC Hydro: HydroWeb
Cisco Systems: I-deal (tristream)
Fidelity Investments Canada
Interactive Applications Group: Community [apps]
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Pearson Technology Centre
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC): ISSAIC
United States Department of Transportation: DOTnet

Fuck, I gotta use that shite after all.

26 November 2001

Spéciale vegetarian nico on memepool:
It appears that PETA's Commando Chicks have been given some reinforcements in the form of The Lettuce Ladies and The Broccoli Boys.
Inventions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are as simple as purple catsup. Others push the limits of quantum physics. The real measure of an invention is not just how well it works or how impressively it is engineered, but how it changes our lives.

25 November 2001

L'Uruguay est la dernière formation à avoir obtenu son billet pour le Mondial 2002. La «Céleste» est sortie victorieuse du barrage qui l'opposait à l'Australie, qu'elle a battue par 3 à 0.
Une équipe de PDs en moins au mondial. C'est bien.

24 November 2001

hola ;) here's another great example of human insanity at it's best

click start, click run, type:

baam! the entire star wars movie in ascii, quite hilarious

23 November 2001

Alright kids I'm back after a long holiday from everybody and everything, except of course chics and music. Will be posting my bands demo to a site soon. Yeah, you'll probably think it sucks, but I don't care. Will keep you posted. No I didn't get Anthrax, no I wasn't on top of the WTC, I was in LA on the 11th which was really freaky.

Got Linux on an Ipaq. Anyone know if there is a way to cram a real player on the thing, I've been looking but not much time to do so.


22 November 2001

A new gravity map of the Earth suggests that if you want to lose weight you should go to India, where the pull of gravity is slightly less than it is elsewhere on the planet.
Une spéciale Bollo:, un site avec tous les sacs à gerbe de compagnies aériennes.
Rushing to shift perceptions of the United States in the Islamic world, Washington and Hollywood are now brainstorming about how the entertainment business might help convey a wider -- and more positive -- range of perceptions about America. And no demo is more crucial to the future of Islamic-Western relations than the 15-30 age group. That's where MTV comes in.
CERN, the famed Swiss high-energy particle physics lab, has a problem. It's about to start generating more data than any computer or network anywhere in the world is able to analyze.
With DataGRID, they're talking about a network that can do real-time processing of petabytes of data -- a barely imaginable amount of information. One petabyte is a quadrillion bytes ­-- equal to all the information that could be held on 125,000 PC hard drives
L'écurie de formule 1 d'Alain Prost est au bord de la faillite. Selon la TV privée LCI, le Français va déposer le bilan jeudi devant le tribunal de commerce des Yvelines. Prost Grand Prix aurait une dette de quelque 50 millions de francs suisses.
Remerciez moi de faire passer des news importantes comme ça.
Immédiatement après avoir franchi les douanes, les footballeurs australiens ont essuyé des insultes criées par les supporters qui ont laissé un d'entre eux frappé un joueur australien à l'épaule.
L'agression s'est soldée par une intervention de la sécurité de l'aéroport qui a séparé les footballeurs des Uruguayens et escorté chaque joueur jusqu'à une porte de sortie de l'aéroport.
Ils avaient cas pas péter la jambe de Dugarry ces petites frappes. Bien fait.

21 November 2001

MGS 2 is here.
Who is the tourist guy ?
Exa MacYotta Mac vy big Mac
Fucking great article: Criteria for optimal web design (designing for usability)
Users have grown accustom to looking in certain areas on a screen to find specific items

Analyzing users' expectations of where they expect specific web objects to be located

Figure 1. Location for internal web page links

Figure 3. Location for "back to home" link

Figure 4. Location for internal search engine

Figure 5. Location for advertisement banners

Figure 8. Location for the help button

20 November 2001

thermonuclear homemade...
vote for your favorite vaporware
Un site boursier pour agents de change au sang chaud
Une société australienne a récemment créé un site internet, qui délivre des informations boursières présentées par des strip-teaseuses.
Prison avec sursis pour la diffusion d'une photo par vengeance sur internet
Un Parisien de 39 ans a été condamné mardi par le Tribunal correctionnel de Paris à deux mois d'emprisonnement avec sursis pour avoir diffusé par vengeance sur internet la photo de son ancienne petite amie nue.
LONDRES - En Angleterre, quatre malfaiteurs qui venaient de détrousser un livreur de cuisine chinoise ont été trahis par leur butin. Ils ont en effet laissé derrière eux un filet de sauce curry, que la police n'a eu qu'à suivre pour les retrouver.
Selon la police des West Midlands, le groupe a attaqué le livreur à coups de sac de chips à la crevette, avant de lui voler la nourriture qu'il transportait.
A leur arrivée, les policiers ont remarqué qu'un filet de sauce au curry s'échappait de l'un des récipients. En le suivant à la trace, ils sont arrivés à un appartement voisin où ils ont arrêté trois hommes et une femme.
The Next Computer Interface
: The desktop metaphor was a brilliant innovation—30 years ago. Now it's an unmanageable mess, and the search is on for a better way to handle information
L’Europe méprisée, la Belgique insultée... et Sharon convoqué

19 November 2001

France is about to launch an electronic government initiative that will give every citizen a personal internet portal allowing them to pay taxes online, register a child for a state school, or be reminded that their regulatory car inspection is due in a month's time.
The move aims to streamline the country's notoriously bureaucratic civil service. The new system, titled, is due to be launched on Thursday
Linux looks for a home in iPaq handheld
Cloning Bruce Lee? It may sound like a B-movie, but if a Korean film company has its way, it could happen.

16 November 2001

Testament par mail. Le truc qui marchera dès que les vieux auront compris comment ça marche un PC.
On the gaming front ... Return to Castle Wolfenstein has gone gold ;) will be at a haxor site near you soon

xbox: holly !@#$%, all i can say is Gotham Project and move over GT3 .. halo nice, mgs2 nice

This week came Empire Earth (nice looking AoE clone + improvements, nice but still boring), Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds (very shitey and backwards AoE clone), AND Battle Realms (best looking, playing, sounding RTS ever .. real nice)

Top 10 selling PC Games for week ending 11/3/2001
1. Civilization III [mwouaip, already wasted 100's hrs of my life with 1&2, no thanx .. too slow]
2. Civilization III Collectors Edition
3. Zoo Tycoon [fun for 2 days, gets too repetitive with no depth to justify it]
4. The Sims [f**k that]
5. Dark Age Of Camelot [Online RPG, looks like a Euro game and seems to be the total bomb, not released by the "scene" :( ]
6. Stronghold [RTS, pas mal, different touch]
7. Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge [f**k that]
8. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Pro [wtf is my wtc ?!? and collision detection ?!?]
9. Aliens vs. Predator 2 [better than most recent 1st persons and short, nice littech engine]
10. Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty
yo lau .. bring back the voices !!!!!! kes tu fous man :) hehe
(l'article que t'as poste sur le nombres de votes bush vs. gore est bollox btw, tous les journaux majeurs ont reporte exactement l'oppose)
iPOD: Coming to a Windows Near You.
The only strange aspect that it isn't Apple that's making this possible.

"Cross-platform computing specialist Mediafour is developing a software bridge to allow Windows users to download their digital music collections to Apple's highly rated MP3 player, iPod. Called XPod, the code will transfer MP3s, WAVs and AIFFs to iPod from any machine running Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP, Mediafour promises. All you need is a 1394 port, built-in or installed by way of a PCI add-in card."

15 November 2001

Je n'ai jamais dit que j'arrêterais ma carrière.
An Italian woman is due to give birth in a hospital in Rome this week to a baby girl - before returning three months later to have triplets.

14 November 2001

Putain quelle merde:
Chelsea skipper Marcel Desailly fears he may be forced to retire after suffering a recurrence of his achilles injury while playing for France against Australia on Sunday.
President Bush's international stature got a boost Tuesday when former South African President Nelson Mandela said he was "tremendously impressed" with the U.S. leader.
Adult Plush Toys

13 November 2001

"It's got to be a lot easier than it is today," Gates said, referring to the "laborious process" of fixing computer problems, along with fears of programs crashing and the difficulty of actually using advances, such as Microsoft's software, for Internet meetings.
"It has been too hard to set up," he complained.
A beautiful woman's face is like chocolate, cash or cocaine to a young man's brain, according to Harvard University researchers.
Gay, lesbian and straight couples fight about the same things, the results of a German study show. And it appears that stereotypical male and female reactions to arguments recur no matter what relationship they are in.[...]
``The most common problem was in bed, sexual problems. Then came personal habits or irritations, followed by jealousy, and then domestic arrangements such as who does the most housework and then arguments about careers or jobs,''
A vote-by-vote review of untallied ballots in the 2000 Florida presidential election commissioned by the nation's main media outlets shows Al Gore edged ahead of George W. Bush "under all the scenarios for counting all undervotes and overvotes statewide," the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

12 November 2001

Pong - not just a game
L'émission "Tout le monde en parle" part en vrille lors de l'interview de Karen Mulder... Info ou Intox ?
US Machinist Mate Brian McClain of Chesapeake, Virginia, practices his golf swing during a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is in the Arabian Sea participating in Operation Enduring Freedom in retaliation for the September 11 terror attacks in New York and Washington.
MS salesmen motivation:
"Learn about what they do with those systems, keep that inventory in your back pocket -- hell -- tattoo it on your butt if you have to"
How Microsoft invented open source, by Billg
The open source movement wouldn't exist without Microsoft, Bill Gates told his company's shareholder meeting earlier this week. Open source is also a follower, not an innovator, and destroys jobs, the economy and world peace (we made that last bit up).
At least that's clear now.

11 November 2001

The Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow is testing a scheme which lets women drop off their recalcitrant partners at a kind of boyfriend creche and borrow a fresh new shopping-friendly specimen for a few hours.
"On my first day at school I had to stick my tongue out for everyone."
German schoolgirl Annika Irmler has licked her way into the Guinness Book of Records with her whopping seven centimetre tongue

09 November 2001

Iron Chef USA. Hopefully we'll get the show soon in Europe.
Mettre une grande baffe à Spank-le-singe-gonflable au moyen de sa souris. Mais ce n'est pas tout : la vitesse de votre gifle est "scientifiquement" mesurée. Vous devrez atteindre 200 miles per hour (he, oui, c'est en anglais) pour accéder au nirvana. Indispensable en cas de stress au bureau.

08 November 2001

why do we need windows again?
"Tous mes clients se demandent quel va être l'impact du 11 septembre sur le consommateur. Pendant les années Clinton, les mots qui définissaient ses besoins étaient : confiance, sécurité, expression de soi. Depuis une dizaine de jours, ce serait plutôt : simplicité, notions d'essentiel, volonté d'être un individu dans un groupe."
Comme d'hab: impression de l'article qui suit, un café et 10min de pause.
An anguished John le Carré says we wasted our cold war victory and are now assisting our enemy

[...] we cannot prevent another suicide bomber being born each time a misdirected missile wipes out an innocent village, and nobody can tell us how to dodge this devil's cycle of despair, hatred and - yet again - revenge.

By the accepted rules of terrorist engagement, of course, the war is long lost. By us. What victory can we possibly achieve that matches the defeats we have already suffered, let alone the defeats that lie ahead?

[...] we embark on the very process that terrorists of their stamp so relish: as we hastily double up our police and intelligence forces and award them greater powers, as we put basic civil rights on hold and curtail press freedom, impose news blackpoints and secret censorship, spy on ourselves and, at our worst, violate mosques and hound luckless citizens in our streets because we are afraid of the colour of their skins.

Ten years ago I was making an idealistic bore of myself by telling anyone who would listen that, with the cold war behind us, we were missing a never-to-be repeated chance to transform the global community.

Blair speaks well because Bush speaks badly.
What a wonderful world:
If the first casualty of war is truth, the second casualty is newspaper space devoted to non-war news [...]
The practice has been highlighted by the leak of an email from Jo Moore, the special adviser to the transport secretary, Stephen Byers, suggesting the September 11 terrorist attack represented a good day to bury bad news.
Acoustic 'Frankenstein' Kitty
This review compares Open-Source and commercial shopping cards suitable for smaller Web retailers and discusses Web development issues. Included is a separate E-Commerce Merchant Guide for retailers who need an affordable shopping cart with credit card payments that can be customized for their business.

07 November 2001

XFiles chez Ardisson: scandales, scandales...
A unique catalog of movie title screens
Web Mishap: Kids' Psychological Files Posted
Detailed psychological records containing the innermost secrets of at least 62 children and teenagers were accidentally posted on the University of Montana Web site last week in one of the most glaring violations of privacy over the Internet.
Dutch Police 'Bombard' Stolen Cell Phones With SMS
The Amsterdam police have been using short messaging system (SMS) missives to block the use of stolen cell phones, and while the campaign has been successful, mobile providers are concerned about the cost and bandwidth strain of the campaign.
Schumi trop bon avec le son !
X-Forge 3D Game Engine
The X-Forge 3D Game Engine provides a complete suite of tools and technologies that allows game developers to quickly bring existing or new games to multiple mobile devices.

The screenshots above are taken from Fathammer's technology demos and are real-time rendered 3D graphics, which run smoothly on eg. Compaq iPAQ PDA. Click on the thumbnails for full-size versions.
From the New York times --- No Comments:

En 1996, le général Colin Powell a révélé le fond de sa pensée en confiant au journaliste Barrie Dunsmore : si les Etats-Unis avaient été en train de perdre une bataille et que les médias en avaient parlé au risque d’informer l’ennemi, “je vous aurais tous fait jeter en prison... [et] le peuple américain vous aurait dépecés”.

Un gouvernement qui demande aux journaux de s’autocensurer. Des télévisions qui depuis longtemps ont réduit leur budget de l’information à la portion congrue. Les médias américains n’ont pas les coudées franches pour faire leur travail.

Merci le courrier....

High School Student Suspended for Dressing as Vagina for Halloween
The 17-year-old high school student from Ann Arbor, Mich., won first place at an after-school costume party at Community High School. He came dressed as a vagina. With all due respect to witches, ghosts and goblins, school administrators found Silbereis' vagina costume just a little too scary, even for Halloween. School officials suspended him Wednesday for the rest of the week.
Le démocrate Mark Green a reconnu tôt mercredi la victoire du républicain Michael Bloomberg dans l'élection municipale à New York.

06 November 2001

Speaking of nazis and police:
On 2 November, following its consideration on 19 October of Switzerland's second periodic report on its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Committee said it was " ... deeply concerned by reported instances of police brutality towards persons being apprehended and detainees, noting that such persons are frequently aliens". It expressed further concern that "... many cantons do not have independent mechanisms for investigation of complaints regarding violence and other forms of misconduct by the police" and emphasized that "The possibility of resort to court action cannot serve as a substitute for such mechanisms".
Amusing how the NY major gets praises for his actions (Oprah Winfrey called him "America's Mayor" and President Jacques Chirac of France dubbed him "Maire-heros," the French equivalent of "Rudy the Rock). Everybody forgot his nazi police order.
The "teaser trailer" for Episode II

05 November 2001

Men may be in danger of extinction because of sperm banks, fertility treatment and human cloning. [...]
Professor Seigfried Meryn says men already have higher rates for all major causes of death, shorter life expectancy and women can now do their jobs just as well.
Am I Going Down? Calculez vos chances de crash la prochaine fois que vous prendrez l'avion.
Social Debugging 101
A German university wants to teach computer students to stop acting like geeks. With all the coding and debugging, coke and pizza, and peers who speak the same language, who needs to socialize with the outer world? But now Munich University promises to make its budding geeks proficient in "much-needed" subjects including how to dress properly and how to make small talk. Turns out there's more to know about etiquette than the proper behavior in newsgroups. University spokesman Dieter Heinrichsen also teaches table manners: which glasses and forks to use during which course. But come on, setting up tables is so '90s. Instead of an exam, students will sit a three-course lunch to show off their new skills. To give the exam a suitable atmosphere, it won't be held in the university building but at a nearby hotel. One can only hope these clever geeks won't use their newly acquired conversational skills to hold forth on such things as Linux, Flash or the sluggishness of WinXP.

Copied from Wired, do you think this should be introduced elsewhere? (am NOT referring AT ALL at epfl computer science)
Le projet "Planet’2000" (©M-SAT), la Terre entière à 30 mètres près.

La suite ici, vraiment très fort ces frenchs (allez voir les videos
c'est étonnant)
Real War is the first major RTS game featuring modern military war fighting.
Real War is the commercial version of the official military Joint Forces game being used to train the US armed forces.
Build your own bases and deploy over 50 different units.
Fight over 3 richly detailed terrain.
3D hardware acceleration support for all vehicles.
Multiplayer Support.

En plus c'est trop drôle on a uniquement le choix entre les méchants (c-à-d les terroristes) et les gentils (G.I)
On est tous un peu des prix nobels finalement.

(more info here)