Peer to beer networking

30 September 2001

Trick-or-treat with celebrities, Playmates and even Hugh Hefner himself.
register here (US only, Fly you know what to do)
Was just about to buy an lcd tv/monitor. Guess I'll wait for this technology to be widespread

28 September 2001

lol, the onion:

27 September 2001

Digital rights activists are angered by evidence that promotional versions of Michael Jackson's CD "Rock Your World" will not be playable in PC CD-ROM drives.
Sony Music says that Michael Jackson's eagerly awaited single "You Rock My World", which was sent to radio stations in Europe last month, was copy protected using the key2audio technology--one of several being tested at the moment. Sony says it has no plans currently to use similar technology on commercial releases of this record.
[...] "a high-tech scheme that would allow ground controllers, in the event of a hijacking, to remotely control an airplane via wireless computer transmissions. That way they could fly the plane to a safe landing, even if every last person on board is disabled or dead.
The remote-control scheme "is technologically feasible" (more)
In switzerland, we can kill people too.
Ca chie à Zoug, 14 morts.
Nothing to do this week-end ??? Occupation pour les geeks...
Ouah, c'est la meilleure nouvelle depuis que la PS2 est sortie:
Un secret pour maigrir...vraiment !
La nouvelle pourrait prêter à sourire, mais le secret pour réussir enfin à se débarasser des kilos en trop, se trouve peut-être dans la composition chimique du sperme ! Le constat de cette récente étude menée en Europe est simple: chez les femmes pratiquant la fellation, celles qui avalent la semence de leur partenaire réussissent à maigrir presque deux fois plus.

26 September 2001

OS X getting faster...
sweet
Filemon
Filemon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file configurations.
MS UK has been running advert for its putatively un-crashable Enterprise Server Software showing two rectangular buildings, not unlike the WTC twin towers, toppling.

25 September 2001

Putain nico, what do you do man???
Viens de croiser Attila. Sa femme a été mutée dans le service ou je bosse et il bouffait avec elle. Il est maintenant au département "XISS Development & Consulting" de Xerox. attila.erdemli@che.xerox.com
Windows XP dramatically improves the computer experience for home and business users with revolutionary stability,
reliability and holistic digital experiences. Microsoft to Launch Windows XP in New York City (....lol...read 99 F and you'll understand this bullshit)
j'ai trouve ca tres marrant ... dans la lignee du passe temps a la bridge builder ... different tho
http://www.virtools.com/applications/technology-lamp3.asp
lol .. hmm ;)
http://www.huntandpunish.com/
X-box delayed to November 15th ...
Microsoft has launched the official website for Halo, which will be available on both the x-box and the PC ... AND THE PC!! yee
Do you have the feeling that you're being watched? Maybe you are.
"A new worm is exploiting user's interest in the recent terrorist attacks to spread its dangerous payload. Dubbed "Vote" by Computer Associates International, the worm can delete files from infected hard drives. Along with sending large amounts of e-mail, the worm also overwrites HTML files on the infected computer and can delete the system's Windows directory and reformat the hard drive when the machine is restarted..." more
"In a tasteless advert for its Enterprise Server software, Microsoft placed a picture of two tall rectangular buildings toppling on ZDNet's UK site. Apparently, that's what happens when you don't use Microsoft's products. How wonderfully inappropriate." more+picture

24 September 2001

Sources familiar with Dell's plans say the new ultra-portable notebook packs features normally found in its larger notebooks--including integrated wireless networking and processors running at 1GHz and faster--and squeezes them into much smaller chassis.
Broaching a controversial subject that has gained visibility since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison is calling for the United States to create a national identification card system -- and offering to donate the software to make it possible.
Under Ellison's proposal, millions of Americans would be fingerprinted and the information would be placed on a database used by airport security officials to verify identities of travelers at airplane gates.
Three Arab-Americans from Utah have been kicked off a flight from Minneapolis because the other passengers refused to fly with them. (...)
Broke my m100 today, anyone see these in the shops somewhere ?
this could come in handy.
on a lighter note, saw A. I. yesterday (LITTLE SPOILERS AHEAD!!!), was kinda cool (a bit boring sometimes, a bit ridiculous at others), here's the influences (only visual) in no particular order:
- Blade Runner (a little of the book too, but I dunno who wrote the book first, Dick or this guy), Toy Story, Total Recall, G-Police, Lost In Space, Terminator, Alien 4, Judge Dredd, Twelve Monkeys (didn't see this one? go for it...), Encounters of the 3rd Type, The Ice Storm... and also Freejack (competitor in the race to the crappiest movie ever), and all the looser movies in which people drive on a road and stop, and suddenly there's a dirt track leading into the forest just right there, and they veer off the road to take that track...

Two unusal ones:
Rambo (pretty obvious to see)
Jurassic Park (and also Godzilla), tell me if you find this one (and NO, it's not the robots I'm referring to)

If you find others, let me know
HOTLINE LTD NEWS
cya ... thx for screwing people over and going out of business for it

article
http://www.fimble.com/story.cfm?id=164

user comments
http://www.macnn.com/news.php?id=9516

fuckedcompany.com
http://forum.fuckedcompany.com/phpcomments/index.php?newsid=15554527989&page=1&parentid=0&crapfilter=1

21 September 2001

Salut ! Je suis actuellement jeune-fille au-pair, a Austin, TEXAS. Je dois rentrer en France en Sptembre, afin de pouvoir continuer mes etudes que j''''avais interrompues pour cette annee. Je rentrerai en Maitrise d''''anglais. J''''avais effectue mon DEUG et ma licence a Reims, et pour ma maitrise de devrais etre a Cergy-Pontoise, en region parisienne. Cote vie privee, je suis maintenant celibataire, et pour une fois, ca me fait du bien ! Voila a peu pres. Pour plus de precisions, n''''hesitez as a reprendre contact ! Bisous Vinie
Z100 de Sendo : le premier téléphone sous Stinger (système d'exploitation Windows CE allégé et adapté à des téléphones-organiseurs. Comme windows doublement allégé quoi...)
C'est le premier du genre. Il se nomme Z100 et il est fabriqué par Sendo, un constructeur anglais. Il embarque des logiciels issus du système d'exploitation Windows CE, de Microsoft, qui, ainsi allégé et adapté à des téléphones-organiseurs, s'appelle Stinger.
The comments are back. New ASP based system.
Clarification: Pierre no longer works for JPM. He will be back in Lausanne soon. Fany wil start working for PM in 2-3 months and they will move here together in the near future. Pierre can be reached on his mobile phone. He is doing fine by the way.
Should we switch to the lame aspComments to replace webappcabaret ?
No, CNN did not air decade-old footage of Palestinians dancing in the streets. Eason Jordan, CNN's Chief News Executive, confirmed that the video used on CNN was in fact shot on Tuesday, 11 September 2001, in East Jerusalem by a Reuters TV crew, not during the Persian Gulf conflict of 1990-91 -- a fact proved by its inclusion of comments from a Palestinian praising Osama Bin Laden, whose name was unlikely to have come up ten years earlier in connection with the invasion and liberation of Kuwait.
Organisation à l'américaine....
(notez à quelle point le dessinateur se fait ch.... dans les détails pour rendre le dessin réél)
Daniel Bougnoux, professeur de sciences de la communication à l’université de Grenoble, est resté, comme nous tous, «scotché devant la télé». Spectateur et analyste, il revient sur ces images chocs

"C’est le plus grand scénario de l’histoire des médias. Face à de tels événements, que peuvent faire les télévisions ? Elles deviennent les otages des terroristes qui en jouent. Ils savent que nous ne pourrons pas ne pas regarder ces images, que notre regard sera complètement captif, fasciné."

"Nous sommes presque comme dans un film muet, les images en deviennent bizarrement « frigides » ou vitrifiées. Du coup, elles oblitèrent non seulement le raisonnement, mais aussi peut-être une certaine faculté d’émotion vraie, de sympathie, qui ne revient qu’au travers de témoignages individuels, oraux, véhiculés par le téléphone ou la radio."

"Les médias mettent en commun le traumatisme, ils ont cette fonction de partage. Ils recollent un à un les morceaux d’une parole qui a volé en éclats."

Good points dude.
"Friends" Forced to Reshoot

20 September 2001

je sais pas trop si ceci a deja ete poste, mais here it is anyway

prude & easily offended s'abstenir ;) heh
the folowing est assez poilant .. pour un moment en tout cas

http://www.thanhduong.net/pingpong.html
Two men identified by Portland, Maine, airport authorities as Atta, right, and Alomari, at a security checkpoint at the Maine airport just three hours before the plane they allegedly hijacked crashed into the World Trade Center.
The numbers appear out-of-whack, thankfully. And so, a lingering question is why the passenger loads on the four planes hijacked in U.S. skies are being described by industry officials as "very, very low".
The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connection
BBC News: Explaining arab anger

[...] Other aspects of the impact of America's massive global power on the region also add in to the bitterness felt by many ordinary people. Perceptions include:
  • "American support for Iraq in its eight years of war with Iran (1980-88) in which hundreds of thousands of people died. Many Iranians believe Washington encouraged Saddam to invade Iran in order to puncture the Islamic revolution, and provided him with intelligence and other help for many years.
  • When Saddam later invaded Kuwait and threatened US oil interests, the picture changed. The US sponsored and invoked UN resolutions to cover a massive Western intervention, having ignored many other resolutions relating to Palestine and Israel's invasion of Lebanon. The image of cynicism and double standards is widely held.
  • While Gulf Arabs might have applauded the US-led war against Iraq, the subsequent sanctions regime has punished the Iraqi people while Saddam continues to build palaces. There is a widespread feeling that the Americans have never been serious about unseating Saddam.
  • Throughout the Arab world, Washington's closest alliances are with regimes which have negligible democratic foundations and highly dubious human rights performances. This too does nothing to endear the US to ordinary people, reinforcing the image of an arrogant, uncaring and deeply hypocritical global power, pursuing its interests without regard to principle."
  • Opinion worth reading (from South Africa)
    [...] "The root problem is that the US is hated throughout the Arab world and in many other developing countries for the arrogance of its power. As shown by its rejection of the International Criminal Court, refusal to endorse the Kyoto Treaty and withdrawal from United Nations racism conference, it seeks to impose norms on weaker countries while seeing itself as above international regulation. Both isolationist and controlling, it is ignorant of the world it rules and oblivious to the suffering caused by many of its actions. An example is its 11-year blockade of Iraq, which has left dictator Saddam Hussein unscathed but caused untold misery to ordinary Iraqis, including the deaths of an estimated 500 000 children." [...]
    "Considering its own strategic interests paramount, it threw its weight behind a slew of monstrous regimes and brutal rebel leaders during the Cold War"
    Nimda : un système de réplication selon 4 canaux au moins
    "il met le PC infecté en mode partagé et s'installe sur les autres postes partagés" ; et le réseau Internet car il ajoute un code JavaScript en bas de chaque page "Index", "Default", "Main" ou "Readme" (.htm, .html, ou .asp) présente sur le serveur web...
    Trop fort Nimda, je respecte ton papa.

    19 September 2001

    Les 100 meilleures ventes d'amazon.com:
    Twin Towers : The Life of New York City's World Trade Center
    The New Jackals : Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism
    Bin Laden
    Nostradamus : The Complete Prophecies
    (AP) Paco: I workED for JP Morgan. Layoff, 15% des effectifs out. Meme plus d'endroit pour poster sur blogger (il m'a demandé de le faire à sa place) :-(
    Après Fly, le 2ème come back de l'année.
    The comments are dead.
    [...] "Third, begin a thorough investigation of every Arab in the US and
    immediately expel every single person who is not a bona fide citizen or
    legal resident, and all Arabs with even so much as a single criminal charge
    against them."
    Nico, smart, useful opinion.We should start some kind of museum for these pieces of ignorance.
    Pathetique
    Gateway se retire d´Europe. En France, ses magasins pourraient fermer à la fin du mois. (more)
    Pioneer a doté son autoradio d´un disque dur de 10 gigas octets ! Ainsi, l´utilisateur peut "puiser", sur son mini serveur musical, jusqu´à 150 heures de musique au format MP3 !
    Chroniques de Cybérie
    "Le Pew Internet & American Life Project publiait samedi dernier les résultats d'un sondage mené au cours des deux journées qui ont suivi les attentats et portant sur les principales sources d'information du grand public. Il en ressort que 81 % des répondants ont dit s'être informés principalement à la télévision, 11 % à la radio et 3 % sur Internet. On ne note aucune différence entre abonnés et non abonnés à Internet pour cette préférence de la télévision."

    18 September 2001

    Operation Noble Eagle (memepool)

    How to name to a military operation ?
    [1.] Operations in which large numbers of men may lose their lives ought not to be described by code words which imply a boastful or overconfident sentiment,. . . or, conversely, which are calculated to invest the plan with an air of despondency. . . . They ought not to be names of a frivolous character. . . . They should not be ordinary words often used in other connections. . . . Names of living people--Ministers and Commanders--should be avoided. . . .

    2. After all, the world is wide, and intelligent thought will readily supply an unlimited number of well-sounding names which do not suggest the character of the operation or disparage it in any way and do not enable some widow or mother to say that her son was killed in an operation called "Bunnyhug" or "Ballyhoo."

    3. Proper names are good in this field. The heroes of antiquity, figures from Greek and Roman mythology, the constellations and stars, famous racehorses, names of British and American war heroes, could be used, provided they fall within the rules above.[24]
    A big brown cockroach crawls across the table in the laboratory of Japan's most prestigious university. The researcher eyes it nervously, but he doesn't go for the bug spray. He grabs the remote. This is no ordinary under-the-refrigerator type bug. This roach has been surgically implanted with a micro-robotic backpack that allows researchers to control its movements. This is Robo-roach.
    songs banned on radio (incidently pk doing good with a new domain name that should pass firewalls and new product offers).
    The European Parliament published its report into the Echelon spying system last week in which it concluded it did exist, was against the law and that the UK had a lot of explaining to do.
    Simguild Flying Circus is dead. Le meilleur game online ever, shame.
    Le Groupe salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (GSPC) de Hassan Hattab menace de s'en prendre aux intérêts américains et européens en Algérie si ces pays venaient à exercer des représailles contre des pays musulmans et arabes après les attentats aux Etats-Unis, rapporte le quotidien arabophone ''El Youm'' qui affirme avoir été destinataire d'un communiqué du GSPC (AP)

    17 September 2001

    ..."the Palestinians celebrating the bombing, out on the streets, eating some cake and making funny faces for the camera.
    Well, THOSE IMAGES WERE SHOT BACK IN 1991!!! Those are images of Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait! It's simply unacceptable that a super-power of
    communications as CNN uses images which do not correspond to the reality in talking about so serious an issue"
    Is this true ?
    Nearly two days after the horrific suicide attacks on civilian workers in New York and Washington, it has become painfully clear that most Americans simply don't get it. From the president to passersby on the streets, the message seems to be the same: this is an inexplicable assault on freedom and democracy, which must be answered with overwhelming force - just as soon as someone can construct a credible account of who was actually responsible.
    We should give the Taliban, which protects this monster, 24 hours to clear the city of Kabul of innocent civilians and then start the process of urban renewal with high-altitude bombing.
    Then we should go into the interior, hunt down the desert rat and execute him and his followers on the spot.
    Whilst these PC games are good and realistic to the point of being able to teach the fundamentals of using this equipment I am certain that anyone with no experience of the flight deck of a heavy jet (or any commercial a/c) would not be able to put their 'computer skills' to use without also having some experience in the actual cockpit. (Professional Pilots Rumors Network)
    Témoins des questions et des inquiétudes du public, sur les divers outils permettant d'épier les mots clés utilisés sur certains moteurs, on notait une forte récurrence des mots et expressions World Trade Center, cnnnews, oklahoma bombing history, live news broadcast, federal sky marshal, twintowers, aviation statistics, Boeing, bin laden, New York Map, nostradamus, Psalm 23.
    81% des Américains ne souhaitent pas de frappes avant d'être sûr des responsabilités (tf1)
    Enfin une semi bonne nouvelle.
    Romantisme américain
    They originally planned to exchange vows in the parking lot adjacent to the stadium amid family, friends and hundreds of fellow tailgaters.
    The 34th Ryder Cup, a biennial golf competition between teams of U.S. and European players has been postponed for one year because of the terrorist attacks, the European Ryder Cup board said on Sunday.
    Putain... For one year ?? Merde, come back Fly, y'a plus rien à voir...

    14 September 2001

    NEW YORK, 14 septembre (Reuters) - Le franc suisse a touché vendredi un plus haut record contre l'euro et a grimpé à un plus haut de huit mois contre le dollar, à la faveur d'achats refuge.
    L'euro est tombé à 1,4931 franc suisse , selon des données Reuters, crevant son plancher de 1,4961 touché à la fin octobre 2000.
    Le dollar est tombé à 1,6212 franc, son plus bas depuis le 19 janvier, en recul de 1,50% par rapport à sa clôture de jeudi aux Etats-Unis.
    Alors, petits veinards on profite de la recession pour aller faire des courses en France. - Bon Week end


    Le site qu'ils ont montré hier sur France 2: stcom.net
    Héros, pas hétéro... Facile.
    The Rev. Jerry Falwell said gays, feminists, "pagans," and a host of liberal advocacy groups have made "God mad" and must share the blame for the terrorist attacks this week that took the lives of thousands of Americans at the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon outside Washington.
    Senator Says Arrests at New York Airports Not Linked to Attacks
    Les mecs qu'ils ont choppé ont quand même du se faire bastonner comme si ils étaient des killers.

    I look like an average american and I think like an average american
    "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."
    Country of freedom

    A Molotov cocktail was thrown at an Arab-American community centre in Chicago, a firebomb was hurled at a mosque in Montreal, and in Australia, aggressors threw stones and bottles at a busload of Muslim schoolchildren.
    In New York, a 75-year-old drunken man tried to run over a Pakistani woman in a shopping mall parking lot. He then followed her into a shop and threatened to kill her for "destroying my country".
    In Illinois 300 protesters, some waving American flags, tried to march on a mosque in this south-west Chicago suburb last night.
    Three demonstrators were arrested as police worked to keep the crowds away from the Muslim place of worship.
    "I'm proud to be American and I hate Arabs and I always have," said 19-year-old Colin Zaremba, who marched with the group.
    Le racisme s'installe. Ils attendaient plus que ça. Je me suis bien marré quand un cop interviewé hier sur je sais plus quelle chaine disait "how can this happend to the safest country in the world ?". Comme les suisses qui croient avoir le meilleur système de santé au monde (ils sont deuxièmes), les USA sont un pays ou on a plus de chance de se faire homicider (1 / 12857 par an) que de se noyer dans son bain (1 / 803'891). J'ai pas pris la stat la plus convaincante.
    20 minutes, un café, et Jihad vs. Mc World, un article vieux de plusieurs années et qui met en parallèle la globalisation et les fanatismes nationalistes.

    "The two axial principles of our age -- tribalism and globalism -- clash at every point except one: they may both be threatening to democracy"

    "The tendencies of what I am here calling the forces of Jihad and the forces of McWorld operate with equal strength in opposite directions, the one driven by parochial hatreds, the other by universalizing markets, the one re-creating ancient subnational and ethnic borders from within, the other making national borders porous from without.
    They have one thing in common: neither offers much hope to citizens looking for practical ways to govern themselves democratically. If the global future is to pit Jihad's centrifugal whirlwind against McWorld's centripetal black hole, the outcome is unlikely to be democratic -- or so."
    Hey, we have problems in canada too...
    "Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned
    tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this
    thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb
    their nose at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I
    hope Canada is not one of those.
    Stand proud, America!"
    more
    La solution aux highjacks ?
    "Most modern aircraft have some form of autopilot that could be re-programmed to ignore commands from a hijacker and instead take direction from the ground,"
    Mafiaboy, 8 mois de prison.
    Comment les télévisions américaines ont réagi aux attentats
    Il n'aura fallu qu'une minute à CNN pour réagir. Mardi 11 septembre, à 8 h 48, heure de New York, le premier avion s'écrase sur l'un des deux gratte-ciel du World Trade Center (WTC). A 8 h 49, la chaîne américaine d'information en continu est en mesure de diffuser les premières images des dégâts.
    09:51 - Les USA commandent à la Grèce 28 000 tonnes de kérosène, livrables rapidement sur la base aéronavale hispano-américaine de Rota (Espagne)
    09:15 - Selon le New York Times, l'armée américaine projetterait de rappeler 50 000 réservistes (...)
    Des pirates informatiques en guerre contre les pays soutenant le terrorisme

    NEW YORK, 13 sept (AFP) - Une centaine de pirates informatiques ont annoncé jeudi avoir décidé de se regrouper pour attaquer le réseau internet et d'autres systèmes de communications des pays soupçonnés d'abriter des terroristes.
    Le groupe, qui s'est donné le nom de "Dispatchers", précise qu'il attaquera d'abord l'Afghanistan.

    "Ceux qui ont choisi de faire du mal à nos familles, nos amis et nos compatriotes, sont devenus et continueront à être nos cibles", a déclaré l'un des pirates informatiques dans un courrier électronique à la presse.

    Le groupe affirme avoir l'intention de rendre inopérants de manière permanente les systèmes des pays concernés et de casser tous leurs systèmes de communication.

    Il précise être composé de membres de différentes origines ethniques. L'un des pirates, disant vivre au Canada, affirme que des membres de sa famille et des amis ont été victimes de l'attentat du World Trade Center à New York.

    Take part in a huge experiment to find the world's funniest joke!
    Je soupçonne carambar d'être le sponsor principal de l'événement.
    The Coup, groupe de rap
    politico alternatif qui a
    beaucoup de goût pour
    les covers de CD...
    (memepool)
    A 1654 Nostradamus prediction said World War III would begin with the fall of "two brothers", a reference to the destroyed World Trade Center towers.
    comme je la sens la ... ;)

    Markets Plummet Approximately 100 Billion USD
    "Around £67 billion has been wiped from the value of the FTSE 100 Index as the City reacted to the terrorist attacks in America."
    The devastating effects of this are global. more info

    FBI uses attacks to push Carnivore
    "An administrator at one major network service provider said that FBI agents showed up at his workplace on Tuesday "with a couple of Carnivores, requesting permission to place them in our core, along with offers to actually pay for circuits and costs." wired news

    et bien sur ...

    News Reports Link Terrorist Attacks with the Gaming Industry
    "The first inevitable news reports linking the terrorist attacks to computer games have emerged, with Britain's Sky News suggesting this afternoon that the terrorists could have used software such as Microsoft's Flight Simulator to practice flying to other cities and crashing their planes into buildings.
    Needless to say this is pure speculation, and we are disappointed to see certain sensationalist elements of the mainstream media once again linking video games to a terrible tragedy."



    and last but not least, apres Spider-Man et le dernier Schwartzy ...

    Majestic Halted
    "Electronic Arts has announced that it has temporarily suspended service for Majestic, its episodic conspiracy adventure game that interacts with players through e-mail, voice messages, faxes, and other forms of communication. The game was first halted in an effort to reduce unnecessary use of the telephone network. According to the latest company statement, EA feels that "some of the fictional elements in the game may not be appropriate at this time." No specific date was given for the resumption of service for the game. The company also thanked players for their patience and understanding and promised to announce when service will be resumed."
    encore des news ...

    Maxtor Unveils 160-Gbyte, ATA-133 Disk Drive
    "Maxtor Corp., the largest disk-drive manufacturer, unveiled the 160-Gbyte DiamondMax Plus D540X 5,400 hard disk drive on Monday. The drive is not only the largest IDE disk drive available, but the first to crack the 137-Gbyte "BigDrive" barrier and include the new ATA-133 storage interface as well."

    400 GB Drives? IBM says so.
    IBM Corp. says it has cracked a barrier in disk drive design — a breakthrough that would eventually quadruple the data density of a hard disk. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company is expected to announce Monday that it is the first company to mass-produce computer hard disk drives using a new type of magnetic coating, achieving levels of data density previously thought to be impossible.
    It's a three-atom thick layer of ruthenium, a precious metal similar to platinum, sandwiched between two magnetic layers. Scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose have dubbed the layer "pixie dust."


    PS2 owners: need mod chips ?
    might wanna check into the NEO4
    on va changer le sujet .. it's getting old ;)
    plus ils m'ont ken le weekend de nfl, unacceptable ...
    i join the "tremendous struggle between good and evil" rien que pour ca

    *** Good by Pentium III
    On December 7, 2001, Intel will no longer accept orders for Pentium 3 processors.

    *** Detonators 4 are out
    www.nvidia.com .. vachement rapide le bordel .. benchmarked and tested by anandtech

    *** Want to model for neverwinter nights?
    here you can learn how to model objects (among other things) for the highly anticipated Neverwinter Nights

    *** DivX goes legit
    "Known as DivX, the technology has until now has been most closely associated with growing piracy of Hollywood movies on the Internet. But DivXNetworks, the company behind the format, is determined to put its bootleg past behind it and become a viable purveyor of legal downloads and full-blown video-on-demand services.
    That ambitious goal inched a step closer to reality last week when alternative film distributor Strand Releasing said it had licensed the DivX Open Video System, becoming the first commercial partner to use its video-compression format for secure DivX downloads. For example, consumers can now rent the 1995 film "World and Time Enough" for $4.95 directly from Strand Releasing's Web site for five days, after which the file will become inaccessible." More on CNET

    13 September 2001


    Webcam fabuleuse...
    "Forgive my anger at this...but imagine that you are Bruce Willis's bodyguard. Now imagine that you are paid remarkably well to keep Bruce Willis from being hurt. Now imagine that while you're on the job Bruce Willis gets beaten up and very badly hurt. Isn't this is analogous to the role of the FBI and the CIA and the military at this time? These organizations exist solely to protect us from this sort of atrocity. Very simply they have failed us. When we pay exorbitant taxes we expect a degree of protection and security from the people who receive those taxes. They have failed us." (moby)
    Magnifique exemple de philosophie Super U. NY c'est Bruce Willis, le body guard c'est la CIA. Je comprends. C'est vrai que c'est dégueulasse. En lisant je me demandais si c'était une déclaration de Bush.
    The Dalai Lama's letter to the President of the United States of America
    Broadcasters MTV have abandoned their scheduled shows for the week and will show "unobtrusive adult orientated hits". A downbeat playlist will reflect the mood of the nation.
    Magnifique: "unobtrusive adult orientated hits"...
    Bizarre de witnesser la lente glissade vers le bordel. Les uns s'enrolent dans l'armée pour venger leur nation, d'autres répliquent au hasard sur toute personne un peu bronzée:
    "Un bus scolaire rempli d'enfants musulmans a été attaqué mercredi à Brisbane par des jets de pierre, tandis que des vandales tentaient de mettre le feu à une église libanaise. Ces actions seraient menées en représailles aux attaques terroristes perpétrées contre les Etats-Unis, ont indiqué les autorités australiennes." (edicom)
    Humour noir
    [AP]``As an American, I feel like I owe something to my country,'' Gipe said. ``Our freedom has been put in jeopardy, and I want to be someone who helps defend that.''
    La guerre mondiale va commencer:
    The Guardian
    "Nato is now drawing up an emergency plan for a massive attack on Afghanistan if proof emerges that Osama bin Laden, the wanted Saudi-born terrorist sheltered by Afghanistan, was responsible for the attacks."
    CNN
    "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld taped a message to U.S. troops, and the reference to an upcoming conflict was almost explicit. "More -- much more -- will be asked of you in the weeks and months ahead. This is especially true of those who are in the field."

    Mark Muller, candidat genevois à whatever scurtin a des hobbies intéressants. Il fait des touzes avec Batman et Superman. Je me demande si c'est à mettre au crédit d'une auto-dérision bienvenue ou d'une inconscience politique préoccupante. En tous cas, au lieu de faire des photos en moule-teub avec des blaireaux, ils feraient mieux de surveiller un peu NY ces cons de super héros.
    Encore un beau geste de sympathie: l'UEFA a annulé les games d'hier. Moi je dis que c'est pas une question de dignité ou whatever puisqu'ils ont joué les matchs mardi, mais seulement du bon sens suite à la claque d'audience qu'ils ont du se prendre.

    12 September 2001

    Idée cadeau pour les gens qui ont des enfants en bas age.
    L'époux trompé fait diffuser depuis le 25 août sur son enseigne lumineuse un message indiquant: "Monsieur, si votre épouse a un compte à (nom de la banque où travaille l'amant), M. Chopin Patrice ne s'occupera pas que de son argent."
    More than 25,000 are missing today.
    Pour en finir avec le matin. Les commentaires avisés des lecteurs:
    "Al Gore doit se dire que si il n'a pas été élu c'est finalement pas si mal"
    "C'est la fin du monde!" (posté par "Pacco Rabanne")
    Dans la série charognes: worldtradecentercrash.com et wtccrash.com. Il doit y en avoir un tas d'autres.
    Et grace à nos amis du Matin (merci FB), on apprend la réaction de Monaco, que Air France met une cellule d'aide psychologique pour ceux dont l'avion a fait demi tour, l'essentiel témoignage d'un suisse à NY qui, voyant les tours en feu, émit un désormais historique "Que vient foutre ici cet avion?". L'expert du matin nous apprend que le bouclier anti misile n'aurait servi à rien (quelqu'un a vu un missile ???). Certains en profitent même pour se casser du bureau et aller boire des binchs: "Ça dépasse mon imagination", s’exclame Laurent, 26 ans, qui a vite quitté son bureau pour le bistrot d’en face où il s’est posté quelques instants". C'est pas moi, je jure.

    Globalement ça me fait assez marrer l'over concern que tout le monde déploi. Même syndrome que chez mes amis des org. internationales, dont je trouve pas vraiment l'issue: il est également difficile d'être honnêtement hyper affecté par un truc qu'on ne peut même pas imaginer (surtout pas le cul posé bien au chaud) qu'il est compliqué d'ignorer ce qui se passe. Vais ouvrir un compte à BHL qu'il participe à la discussion...
    Petit review des réactions:
    Les "spécialistes" du crash aérien
    se frottent les mains.
    La photo s'appelle "fatal.jpg"...

    Sur les blogs, c'est pathétique. Tout le monde est consterné mais regrette d'avoir oublié sa caméra (éclair de lucidité)

    Vidéo gags et autres amateurs. La fin du monde en 1 image par minute, un index bien fourni avec même un lien pour "donner du sang maintenant" (par le port USB).

    Revue de presse disponible aussi.


    Pour la prochaine attaque, un petit tip: si cnn.com est down, utiliser robots.cnn.com

    Si vous cherchez une personne ou pouvez reporter que quelqu'un est safe, c'est ici ou la (1800+ survivants recensés pour le moment).

    La source d'info sur le terrorisme: janes.com
    Juste pour (ne pas) rire :

    http://www.worldtradecenter.com

    11 September 2001

    NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A plane struck the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning, an eyewitness reported.
    The building was burning following at least one explosion, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.

    For related news, double click on one of the following codes:
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    Tuesday, 11 September 2001 13:55:53
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    La folie ce truc: "an engineering team at the Fort Worth, Texas, school has developed an electronic technique that enables policemen to identify drunk drivers among passing motorists remotely".
    Heureux hasard: "The decision by the Bush administration to vacate the lawsuit that was first initiated in 1998 by the Clinton Justice Department is considered a major victory for Microsoft, which nearly tripled its campaign contributions and more than doubled its lobbying expenditures during its fight against the antitrust case."
    Le magnifique system de ratings du peuple sur amazon. Même les systèmes que personne n'a testé sont notés.
    Word spread quickly through Manhattan about a Wednesday night celebrity barroom brawl involving action star Jean-Claude Van Damme and a former bodyguard for not-much-action star Mickey Rourke.
    Le compendium of corporate cringe a été remis à jour. Le top, c'est maintenant nos amis de Mc Kinsey avec "knowledge center with mckc"

    10 September 2001

    Around one million British school children succeeded in causing an earthquake on Friday, jumping up and down simultaneously in the world's largest scientific experiment.
    turret'a'phone
    Article pour Nico: An Engineer's View of Venture Capitalists
    T'aurais pu l'écrire celui là...
    "The engineers building the future deserve a fair equity share in the value they create; today they don't get one. For them to get their share, wealthy engineers must fund start-ups"
    Spéciale pour le père Breiz:
    The Pros and Cons of XML.
    ProsCons
    XML is a structured text format
    XML processing technology is widespread, easily available, and cheap
    XML is Human-Readable
    XML is very flexible – you can define other languages with XML
    XML separates process from content
    XML documents can be validated using a Validating Parser
    XML systems are lower cost than other alternatives. They finally enable small and medium-sized organizations to participate.
    XML is open. It is influenced by a number of standards organizations
    Agreement on a common DTD or Schema results in exchangeable documents
    XML can leverage existing security solutions.
    XML is license-free, platform-neutral, and widely supported
    XML can be viewed with simple tools such as browsers
    XML supports complicated and focused searching needs
    XML is easily internationalized.
    XML is a space, processor, and bandwidth hog
    XML is just a document, not a programming language.
    Every XML format can become a "proprietary" XML format
    XML is great for text, but awful for binary data
    XML is a regression from centralized, efficient database systems to inefficient file processing
    XML specifications are not yet complete or tested
    XML DTDs are insufficient for most business and industrial-strength applications, and XML Schema is too complex
    XML will never completely replace other technologies, like EDI.

    Je crois que la réponse à la question "faut-il faire du XML" va rester "ça dépend".
    Wisdom for VIPs:
    NO LEADER SUCCEEDS ALONE. Successful leaders excel when they are embedded in a network of other leaders, so it's crucial to establish those connections.
    3 nouveaux moteurs de recherche: WiseNut, Teoma et iLor
    Building a Better Mosquito
    Incapable of Transmitting Disease, These Engineered Bugs Could End a Threat That Has Killed Millions of People. If Only the Real World Were the Same as a Laboratory.
    The site has been mired in controversy since the owner, Jonathan Biderman, better known as Stile, posted a graphic video of a kitten being killed and prepared for a meal. The video sparked widespread outrage.
    The Angry Drunken Dwarf is dead.
    I remember the guy was a regular at Howard Stern.
    Nice phone by Ericsson (Sony ??)

    09 September 2001

    07 September 2001

    THE National Rugby League is to test trial cutting-edge technology during this year's finals series, sending video, audio and text to fans already at the games.
    Complete list of winners0 at MTV Video Music Awards.
    Me suis buyatz une nouvelle gratte. C'est assez bon d'etre dans une vraie ville. Il se passe des trucs ici, y'a moyen de trouver des magasins avec plus de 20 articles a choix, restos du futur. Le seul probleme est le clavier francais, la pire invention depuis l'ouvre boite a moins de 10 balles.
    And even before that Xbox Will Reign Supreme
    after the xbox (not sure bringing that up is a good strategy to make us forget the box will be late).

    05 September 2001

    The cube is out in 9 days, one game of the initial lineup.
    The concept should make the fat one sad: "Super Monkey Ball works a lot like Marble Madness, except players control the 3D level board, not the monkeys themselves. It's an easy, intuitive control scheme -- one that would likely make Shigeru Miyamoto himself smile in its simplicity.". There go your royalties man.
    tsr.ch/meteo/
    Mis à jour quotidiennement.
    Vendredi 17 novembre
    Les prévisions pour aujourd'hui
    Les débiles du Mandarom vont se faire claquer leur pov statue.
    la minute culturelle . Celles en Francais sont pas mal.
    Couleur 3 t'offre les dix dernières places pour le concert de Björk, le jeudi 13 septembre à la Salle Métropole de Lausanne.
    Tu veux y aller ? tu n'as qu'à répondre à la question suivante : Quel est le nom complet de Björk (san fote d'hortografe mercy) ? - par e-mail à la.radio@couleur3.ch, jusqu'au vendredi 7 septembre 10h00.
    Le nom est Bjork Gudmundsdottir

    04 September 2001

    Catch The Sperm
    Catch The Sperm est un jeu qui a été créé pour le lancement de la campagne Stop Sida. Le but est très simple : tu as 90 secondes pour attraper avec des préservatifs, tous les virus et spermatozoïdes qui t'arrivent dessus. Si tu manques un virus, tu as perdu. Pour chaque virus ou spermatozoïde attrappé tu gagnes des points.
    Tu peux consulter en permanence le résultat des 100 personnes les plus habiles de la capote.

    Microsoft recognizes the risks to customers who use IIS. "There is a problem with IIS," said Scott Culp, security program manager at Microsoft, in Redmond, Wash. "We've just had too many vulnerabilities affecting IIS, especially this year. We recognize the need to do a better job of making it secure."
    By chugging fruit juice, tea and coffee, Curtis says he produces enough urine to make 50 kits a day; he keeps another 500 gallons of his liquid waste stored in industrial freezers.
    Don't remember who recommended kazaa, but he's a dick.
    Aaliyah Can Still Rule the Charts. (via cruel)
    Idée vacances
    Une gifle morale aux partisans de la «bonne» fessée
    [...] "Donc, la fessée, c'est mal. Et pour que ce soit bien clair, il faudrait qu'elle soit interdite par la loi, comme en Suède et dans dix autres pays"
    [...] "Il y a Jacqueline Cornet, médecin et présidente de l'association française «Eduquer sans frapper», qui a découvert un lien statistique, chez les jeunes, entre la dureté des traitements subis et la fréquence des accidents dont ils sont victimes."
    [...] "Pour l'auteur de La fessée, il ne fait «aucun doute» que les récentes tueries dans les écoles américaines puisent leur source dans la violence éducative qui règne aux Etats-Unis: «Dans 23 Etats, on continue, en toute légalité, à frapper les enfants à l'école», rappelle-t-il."
    PostgreSQL vs. MySQL Building better databases.
    If you're looking for a database to prop up a Weblog (see "Blog Rolling Competitions" in the January 2001 issue of Web Techniques) or portal, you'll find that many such packages rely on MySQL
    Cette nuit la confirmation, que Carly Fiorina en a vraiment.
    Tout un monde de geeks travaillant pour une femme, le rêve.....

    Hewlett-Packard Co. said it has agreed to buy Compaq Computer Corp. for some $25 billion in stock. Carly Fiorina would be chairman and CEO of the combined company
    another reason to move to japan (other than the "will fuck for gucci" pokemons)

    03 September 2001

    Avec la sortie annoncée, cet hiver, par Sony d'un disque dur pour sa Playstation 2 (PS2), la guerre des consoles s'enfonce un peu plus dans le drame shakespearien.
    New Mini Recalled
    All Minis are being recalled because of a design fault that could cause an explosion when they are filled up at petrol stations. Special paint used to earth the fuel filler neck and stop static electricity was found to be wearing off too quickly.
    some of you have requested Steve Balmer in one of those famous shows
    (AP) Un python géant a été capturé dans le nord de la Malaisie, incapable de bouger après avoir avalé un veau. Il a fallu dix personnes pour porter ses 150 kg et ses sept mètres de long. Les pythons d'Asie peuvent atteindre dix mètres. Ils se nourrissent essentiellement d'oiseaux et de mammifères
    Minute culturelle.
    Encore une fois un très bon édito
    Son visage a doublé de volume en quelques minutes et ses yeux sont devenus tout noirs"
    Putain, j'espère que les photos ne sortiront jamais...
    Several dot-com millionaires have formed a foundation to bankroll space shots aimed at putting humans on Mars. [...] Elon Musk says the first mission should get off the ground as early as 2003. That mission could involve putting mice in Earth orbit to test an artificial-gravity system.
    Missiles targeted at US cities and intercepted by President Bush's proposed missile defence shield could fall on Europe, Canada or middle America instead, arms researchers warn