Peer to beer networking

31 July 2002

Bill Clinton interview

  • Rebecca Cooper: President Clinton, do you think President Bush's economic policies are taking this country in the right direction?
  • Clinton: [...] We started back in '98 warning about the accounting problems and when my Securities and Exchange Commissioner tried to stop the Enron accounting practice of accountants being the consultants, the other party stopped us, and their main lobbyist was Harvey Pitt, who is now head of the SEC.
  • Il y a donc un dieu:
    Indiana jones 4
    "It's going to be the same team: George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and me. We are working on the film as we speak. I think production will start in 2004 for release in the summer of 2005."
    I.B.M. to Purchase Consulting Group for $3.5 Billion

    [...] In the consulting business, the PricewaterhouseCoopers brand will disappear.[...]
    le type qui leur a facturé 110 mios de $ pour "Monday" est inatteignable...sans doutes sous les cocotiers à se prendre la mine du siècle....
    La nouvelle arme de la police (envoyé par Bollo, une source fiable)

    Le radar poubelle. Il fallait y penser. Ils sont trop forts ces suisses.
    NBA approves instant replay for last-second shots

    Et un sport de plus qui introduit la vidéo dans l'arbitrage. Quand est-ce que la FIFA comprendra? (via chninkel)

    30 July 2002

    Very good blues
    (via emmanuelle)
    2advanced is experimenting SWIFT3d
    Pour ceux qui ont lu le bouquin d'Alexandre Adler. Un des scénario qu'il évoque, c'est ça:

    [...] Saudi Arabia could fall to al-Qaeda
    "Saudi Arabia is teetering on the brink of collapse, fuelling Foreign Office fears of an extremist takeover of one of the West's key allies in the war on terror."

    Excellent ce bouquin. Chaudement recommandé.

    29 July 2002

    Fame, I'm on the radio :-)
    L'épouse de Raimondas Rumsas interpellée à Chamonix en possession de produits illicites
    "L'épouse du cycliste lituanien Raimondas Rumsas, qui a terminé à la troisième place du Tour de France, a été interpellée dimanche à Chamonix par les douanes en possession de produits "pouvant être considérés comme dopants"
    F-16s Pursue Unknown Craft Over Region
    "Radar detected a low, slow-flying aircraft about 1 a.m. yesterday, according to a military official. Controllers were unable to establish radio communication with the unidentified aircraft, and NORAD was notified. When the F-16s carrying air-to-air missiles were launched from Andrews, the unidentified aircraft's track faded from the radar, the military official said, speaking on condition of anonymity."
    Phone spam
    Study: Routers, Firewalls Can't Handle XML Traffic

    Ah la la, j'suis sûr qu'il n'y a pas de problèmes avec les CSV.... :-)
    Achetez Le Temps aujourd'hui!

    Amazon s'allie avec les mégastores Virgin: le e-commerce poursuit sa mutation
    "Après avoir surpris les marchés financiers en réalisant les premiers bénéfices de son histoire fin 2001, Amazon continue d'étendre son offre aux particuliers et aux entreprises. Le récent partenariat avec Virgin Entertainment Group – propriétaire des magasins Virgin Megastore et du site virginmega.com – illustre une stratégie de développement tournée vers les services. Eclairages et détails sur cette orientation avec Thomas Lot, président d'Amazon Europe."

    Notez au passage la poésie totale de notre nouveau nom : KCIN Consulting Switzerland SA.

    26 July 2002

    Rally Trophy, le meilleur free-online-multiplayer jeu de caisse
    gigablast
    Un mec qui lance son propre search engine pour le fun. Il faut faire reload sur la page d'entrée, le chiffre monte tout le temps c'est assez fort.
    Could Hollywood hack your PC?
    "Congress is about to consider an entertainment industry proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading."
    An asteroid discovered just weeks ago has become the most threatening object yet detected in space. A preliminary orbit suggests that 2002 NT7 is on an impact course with Earth and could strike the planet on 1 February, 2019 - although the uncertainties are large.

    24 July 2002

    La ville de San Francisco songe à se lancer dans la culture du cannabis
    [...] "La mesure permettrait à la ville d'explorer un projet de culture de la marijuana, qui serait ensuite distribuée à des malades gravement atteints avec l'accord de leur médecin. Les partisans de ce programme arguent que la culture du cannabis sur des terrains appartenant à la municipalité permettrait en outre d'offrir une formation agricole à des chômeurs."

    Mais bein sûr. Les chômeurs auront "une formation agricole". Ca c'est de la réinsertion. on vous apprend à dealer les gars, venez chez nous.
    NYON - Le coup d'envoi du 27e Paléo Festival de Nyon a été donné par deux Français, tous deux Noirs. Yannick Noah a enflammé le public par sa spontanéité. MC Solaar a martelé sans surprise ses thèmes sur la tolérance, sans provoquer d'émotion.

    Lau, un commentaire ??? (private joke)
    Un salary cap dans le football?
    "Au cours du sommet du G14, les grands clubs européens ont décidé de prôner un plafond salarial afin de résoudre la crise passagère qui touche le football continental. L’exemple américain marchera-t-il ?"

    Je l'ai toujours dit. Il y a un truc ou on doit copier les amerlocs, c'est dans le sport. Ils ont tout compris.
    Pour renforcer ses neurones (les exercices en libre accès)
    (via la femme de ma vie)
    The Movie Evidence of Barbys' secret sexlife

    23 July 2002

    Une boite de design. Un site un peu naze avec des jeux et des concours. Un site de photographe nickel. Voila pour l'instant. Cheers.
    switchback
    Google groups art. Where is such an idea coming from?
    Coagula
    Industrial Strength Color-Note Organ

    22 July 2002

    There is new b&b site out there
    b&b
    Bollo, le form pour s'inscrire à Tea Room marche pas (erreur 404 quand tu submit)
    A New Code for Anonymous Web Use
    "A group of veteran hackers is about to unveil a new peer-to-peer protocol that may eventually let millions more surf, chat and e-mail free from prying eyes"
    LOL, Theo's wunderbare Welt der Bandfotographie

    (shikencho)
    An elaborate matrix of paths scattered throughout the entire solar system can dramatically cut the amount of power needed for spacecraft to explore our celestial neighborhood, NASA announced this week.
    Interesting virus fighting strategy:
    Yahoo admits mangling e-mail
    "Yahoo has admitted that it has been changing some of the words inside attachments accompanying messages sent to users of its web-based e-mail system."
    First Playsation 3 talks
    [...] "But Sony hopes to the PlayStation 3 by equipping it with a chip of unprecedented computing power, one that would make it as much as 1,000 times more powerful than the PlayStation 2."
    [...] "Due for release in 2005"
    Internet Dating Reaches Traditional Societies
    [...] "some thought match.com was being a little too optimistic when it set up a truly international site enabling members to search the world over, and even narrow their quest to such far flung places as Albania, Botswana, Estonia, Greenland and Uzbekistan."
    (from chninkel)
    MP3 players: The next generation

    "Like the original iPod--price notwithstanding--this is the finest MP3 player that we've ever reviewed."
    I need one.

    19 July 2002

    LOL, ugly babies gallery:

    There are webcams in 5 positions on the Muirfield course. Roll over the icon or the hole name on the list below the map to see a preview of the webcam angle. Click on it to watch the action in the video viewing window that appears.




    Jobs unveils new iPods and iMac
    "Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday defended the company's switch to the Mac OS X operating system and unveiled new iPod digital-audio players and a new flat-panel iMac."
    The new iPod for PC is what I need.

    18 July 2002

    That is why Spain and Morocco are fighting these days:
    The british open is underway.
    I have to admit: Dreamweaver MX is the best software I have been around for a while.
    Amazing features.
    LOL (from Franz)
    copinedegeek.com
    Avec des tests pour lala en plus.
    superburp.tk
    Un nouveau but pour Pierre: Get on Forbes "billionaires, where they live" list.
    El Mundo: El Gobierno propone el uso conjunto de Perejil si Marruecos garantiza que no ocupará la isla

    Le Monde: Maroc-Espagne : la crise s'envenime
    Accidental terrorist driven by thirst


    You got to love the guy's lawyer defense strategy:
    "I don't know where this crap came from that he's an al-Qa'ida terrorist," Mr Hart's lawyer Ed Chernoff said yesterday. "Adam's just a stupid kid who was trying to get drunk."

    Reminds me of the CEOs legal defense theory.
    Annan welcomes Switzerland’s request to join UN
    – Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed Switzerland’s intention to join the United Nations, saying that the country’s involvement in UN activities and its long-time role as host to many of the organization’s agencies has already given it a head start in knowing what it takes to be a member of the UN family.

    17 July 2002

    Are Mac users smarter?
    "Those who surf the Web using a Mac tend to be better educated and make more money than their PC-using counterparts, according to a report from Nielsen/NetRatings."
    "The government decided to offer a voluntary, three-day course in Japanese aikido after one enforcement officer was attacked in June when he tried to fine a man for spitting."
    (from Chninkel)
    "Drinking at least three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of developing alzheimers disease by as much as 60 per cent"
    L'armée espagnole intervient sur l'îlot du Persil
    "A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly burning a kitten on a barbecue grill as several other people stood around and watched in amusement."

    I like the details, the recent picture of the cat (who cares? any cat would do, right?) and the desperate statement: "I called him Lucky because I thought I got him out of there just in time,". Hum, maybe you should find another name for the little thing.
    The various propositions to rebuild on the WTC site in NY.
    renewnyc.com
    Check the 3D renderings. I like the triangle one.

    (shikencho)

    16 July 2002

    Astronomers Hope to Find E.T. in Next 25 Years
    The joke of the day (from georgio)
    "It is ridiculous claiming that video games influence children. For instance, if Pac-man affected kids born in the eighties, we should by now have a bunch
    of teenagers who run around in darkened rooms and eat pills while listening to monotonous electronic music."
    LE SITE DU FOU FURIEUX ;
    Y a qui ont vraiment du temps a perdre sur le net. Mention speciale pour le code de la route.
    Quadriplegic Sues Strip Club
    "A quadriplegic has sued a strip club, charging that it violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because the lap dance room does not have wheelchair access."

    One day someone will sue a strip club because he did not get excited or whatever. The disclaimers will then read "The Strip club is not responsible is you did not get a proper erection".
    Ai pas pu m'empêcher..... (Lau sait très bien que je ne résiste pas à la provoc'....)

    Gwenn ha Du (white and black)



    The Breton flag is rather new. It was created by Morvan Marchal from the Breiz Atao (Forever Britain) in 1925 and every BRETON accept it as such (even the Royal Navy ( War Marine) "bell ringers" and the Bagad of Lauun Bihoué). The 11 ermines are for the kings and dukes who governed independant Brittany. The 9 stripes - 5 black and 4 white - are the symbols of the 9 old bishoprics. The black ones are for the dioceses of gallos language (Dol, Nantes, Rennes, St Malo and St Brieuc). the white ones represent the dioceses of Breton language (Trégor, Leon, Cornwall and Vannes).
    Ouf... On a failli commettre l'irréparable.
    "Le Texan de 30 ans n'a pu imprimer son étoile sur le drapeau breton"
    Couple Hooked on Madonna
    [...] "Priests assumed they were seeking spiritual guidance until a cleaner noticed an electricity cable poking out from behind the statue. Closer examination revealed the visitors were using the electricity socket used to light up the Madonna to charge their mobile phone." (from chninkel)
    E-GOUVERNEMENT
    L’indépendance fondée sur le logiciel libre


    Encore une fois (j'insiste) excellent dossier du courrier international sur l'e-gouvernement:

    «En France, la plate-forme de gestion de contenu open source Zope soulève un enthousiasme certain pour ce qui est des projets concernant l´administration électronique. Elle permet de réaliser des systèmes entièrement paramétrables et, à ce titre, faciles à réutiliser sans développements techniques complexes. Ainsi, le service d´information du gouvernement a récemment développé un extranet métier à l´attention des communicants de l´Etat en utilisant cette plate-forme»
    A mon corps défendant mais sur les demandes (lourdes) de lau:

    "As soon as our (August) 'Women of Enron' issue hit the newsstands, we started getting calls from female employees at both WorldCom and Arthur Andersen," said Gary Cole, Playboy magazine's photography director.

    Cole said the callers had "read" the Enron article "and immediately began expressing their desire to pose for Playboy as well."


    more...
    Operation TIPS
    "A national system for concerned workers to report suspicious activity."

    Le rêve de tous les vieux cons qui nous faisaient ch*** quand on été gamin. On te donne un sticker, tu deviens un "concerned worker" qui peut appeler un numéro gratuit (noté sur le dit sticker pour être sûr que les volontaires appellent pas le 1-800-bin laden) pour rapporter toute "suspicious activity". Ce plan va clairement avoir un effet bénéfique sur tous les petits vieux qui se sentaient inutiles à la société. Ils vont pouvoir servir leur pays dès que deux-trois jeunes un peu bronzés tapent la discut dans la rue.

    1 citoyen sur 24 est concerné.

    15 July 2002

    Le charme discret de la lofterie
    "Il se décrit en «homo discret», mais compte bien aller discuter - «quitte à devenir vulgaire» - avec le buraliste de Vars (le village à côté d'Angoulême où il habite avec sa mère) qui a cru bon de préciser dans la presse que «Y'a pas que des pédés à Vars»"
    Ca me rappelle le père d'un ami ;-)
    Euro Rises to $1 for the First Time in More Than Two Years
    pas mal de news sur le monde du design
    design ??
    t shirt for everyone
    Many CEOs bend the rules (of golf) ; 82% admit being less than honest on their scorecards, survey says.

    A dozen CEOs interviewed by USA TODAY over the past month say they personally bend the rules sometimes, but they say they witness other CEOs doing it constantly. The other guys improve their lies, hit do-over shots (called mulligans), seem to forget the whiff or the missed 3-foot putt, kick their balls out of the rough or kick their opponent's balls....

    L'article entier est payant, mais vous avez une traduction dans l'EXCELLENT "courrier international" de cette semaine (malheureusement pas dans la version on-line....)
    t shirt cool
    Ai retrouvé les quotes de ce crétin de Dan Quayle (Vice président de Bush Sr) comme quoi le fiston a rien inventé, même pas les conneries qu'il peut sortir....

    Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
    -- Senator Dan Quayle, US News and World Report (10/10/88)
    Va-t-on enfin vivre la sexualité débridée que nous méritons tous?
    Le T20, un médicament qui empêche le virus [du sida] de pénétrer dans les cellules de l’organisme, sera disponible dès le premier semestre 2003.
    La fête qu'on va pouvoir faire ce jour là... Ils auraient du sortir le médicament le jour d'Allemagne-Brésil.
    US shows off robot plane
    The US Air Force has put on show a futuristic robot plane designed to survive the rigours of the battlefield.

    14 July 2002

    "X-plicite" ou le porno-réalité
    [...] "Kiosque, diffuse, vendredi 12 juillet à minuit, le premier film X en direct : X-plicite"
    The Cathedral and the Bazaar
    C'est normal que tout le bouquin soit si court? Quelqu'un l'a lu?
    Antinori pourrait devenir le premier scientifique à avoir clôné un bébé
    PRIX DE L`ETE - 13.07.2002
    Résultats

    12 July 2002

    L'autre metdown intellectuel de l'été sur les pauvres télévisions françaises.

    Encore du réchauffé de CBS je crois, vieux de 4 ou 5 ans.
    Qui est le mec qui invente tous ces concepts, genre "Qui veut gagner des millions", "Le maillon faible", "Ile de la temptation" etc... Ce mec est un génie
    Internet Helpdesk
    Il est impayable ce Bill:
    Clinton accused of fathering secret love child
    Toucher le fond: opération séduction. Un show dont personne ne sort grandi. J'ai zappé parce que j'avais trop honte pour eux.
    Lawa, tu regardes???
    Interesting idea: Creative Commons. For people who want to make their work available to others OUTSIDE of the © copyright framework.
    Creative Commons is a non-profit organization founded on the notion that some people would prefer to share their creative works (and the power to copy, modify, and distribute their works) instead of exercising all of the restrictions of copyright law

    11 July 2002

    sick people, funny :-)
    Doll surgery
    Most people rationalize this kind of behavior by saying that corporations are evil and so the weasel employees deserve a little extra. The C.E.O.'s and C.F.O.'s aren't less ethical than employees and stockholders; they're just more effective. They're getting a higher quality of loot than the rank and file, and for that they must be punished.

    I have some friends in law enforcement who say the only crooks that get caught are the stupid ones. Assuming this holds true for C.E.O.'s, it's bad news for the economy. I have to think that at least a few of the executives who are running billion-dollar companies are smart, so we might be seeing the tip of the weasel's tail here.
    Je suis retombé par hasard sur ce site rempli de jeux en shockwave dont certains sont vraiment pas maux (pluriel de pas mal)
    Alzheimer's drug boosts memory of non-sufferers
    "Even healthy, non-demented people show striking improvements in memory after a month on an Alzheimer's drug, say researchers in the US. The finding raises questions about whether apparently healthy elderly people, who will never go on to develop the disease, might benefit from the drug."
    Skull of earliest human relative discovered
    "Archeologists have found a fossilized skull, jaw fragments and several teeth belonging to a 7-million-year-old ancestor of modern humans, a discovery that suddenly resets the clock on human evolution and upsets conventional theories about human origins."
    La pornographie risque l'interdiction à la télévision
    Le Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel, qui craint une hausse de la diffusion de films X avec la télévision numérique terrestre, prône leur interdiction globale. Ces produits constituent un avantage commercial pour plusieurs chaînes payantes.

    Ca doit pas aller beaucoup mieux chez Canal Plus. Le nombre d'abonnés va subitement descendre. Je vois déjà venir les excuses pourries chez les revendeurs. "le foot m'intéresse plus", "pour protester contre jean-marie messier", ets...

    10 July 2002

    Pierre, t'as le temps et les 99$. Tu testes Lindows???
    Britain Eases Laws on Use of Cannabis
    "Britons, among the heaviest users of cannabis in Europe, will soon be able to smoke dope without fear of arrest after the government relaxed its laws on the drug in the face of a dramatic rise in its use."
    [...] "making discreet possession of small amounts of it or smoking it in private a non-arrestable offence."
    Real Stories
    Emmanuelle.net:
    "J'apprends dans le journal en ligne Slate que les journalistes étrangers à Rome songent à annuler leurs vacances d'été à cause de la détérioration alarmante de l'état de santé de Jean-Paul II."
    Le baseball, un vrai sport à la con:
    All-Star Game Ends in 7-7 Tie
    (from 29 UB FULCRUM - private joke pas marrant)
    On peut faire des choses sympas avec un bon zoom !
    Wave of husband killings in Iran
    "Husband killing is a new phenomenon in Iran's male-dominated society. It means economic hardships and social crises are reaching a crisis point," said Mohammad Ahmadi, a sociologist.
    eBay picks up PayPal for $1.5 billion
    "On Monday, eBay said it is acquiring online payments company PayPal in a deal valued at $1.5 billion. eBay will also phase out its own competing service, eBay Payments by Billpoint."

    Indy World Cup 2002 result stands, organization says
    Indy World Cup 2002 result stands, organization says

    La Indy World Cup se termine sur une victoire logique et sans panache

    La Indy World Cup se termine sur une victoire logique et sans panache

    09 July 2002

    New hope for Aids vaccine
    "The head of VaxGen, Donald Francis, said the vaccine worked on chimpanzees and he was optimistic about the results of trials on humans, due to be published next year."
    Dernière rumeur en date (en provenance de Kastlander et Klaus pour ceux qui les connaissent): il y a une soirée cette semaine (jeudi ou samedi) à UN Beach ou la fille de Clinton sera présente. Et comme ils disent, "il paraît qu'elle boit..."
    Quelqu'un a plus d'infos?

    08 July 2002

    At least half a million Americans to get smallpox vaccine
    Federal health officials are preparing to endorse smallpox vaccinations for hundreds of thousands of emergency personnel and health care workers, going well beyond the limited immunizations recommended by an advisory committee, officials said Monday.
    Incroyable:

    L'administration Bush prône l'abstinence sexuelle pour les adolescents
    [...]
    "L'abstinence est efficace à 100 %, en permanence, n'a pas d'effets secondaires et est totalement gratuite"
    [...]
    "Les 135 millions de dollars seront distribués uniquement aux écoles des Etats qui acceptent de promouvoir l'abstinence en lieu et place de toute éducation sexuelle et information sur la contraception."
    Fake Harry Potter novel hits China
    "An anonymous Chinese author has decided JK Rowling is taking too long to write the fifth book - so has written a new adventure to satisfy the huge Potter market in the country, according to a report in The Times."
    Earth 'will expire by 2050'
    A study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to be released on Tuesday, warns that the human race is plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life.

    Ooops. So now we now the date of WW3 for sure.

    05 July 2002

    Check the TouchGraph GoogleBrowser (from climbToTheStars.org)
    More sports news (for those who know Sammy Sosa)
    "You've said if baseball tests for steroids, you want to be first in line, right?" I asked him last Thursday at his Wrigley Field locker.
    "Yes," Sosa replied.
    "Well, why wait?" I said.
    "What?"
    I wrote down the name and phone number of LabCorp. [...]
    Are Holograms Finally for Real?
    "Zebra Imaging [...] is but one of several companies refining new techniques for producing life-size holograms on the fly, using both real and computer-generated images"
    Falun Gong hijacks Chinese TV
    MILLIONS of Chinese television viewers got a shock this week when Falun Gong propaganda was beamed into their living rooms as members of the banned sect hijacked one of China's main television satellites.
    "Major music companies are preparing to mount a broad new attack on unauthorized online song-swapping. The campaign would include suits against individuals who are offering the largest troves of songs on peer-to-peer services."

    04 July 2002

    "Sortant alors leur carte de légitimation, deux inspecteurs ont demandé leurs papiers d'identité aux deux individus pour calmer la situation."
    C'est pas mal comme excuse ça. Je te demande tes papiers pour te calmer. Ca ne marche que dans les écoles de police suisses ce genre de plans ;-)
    pierluigicollina.it
    Project Cryo
    La page "sport" continue:
    JAN ULLRICH POSITIF !
    L'Allemand, qui ne participe pas au Tour, a été contrôlé positif aux amphétamines.
    Enfin, quelqu'un de crédible le dit.
    Johan Cruyff: "Brazil played anti-football"
    Je suis d'accord. Je n'ai jamais rien vu d'aussi pathétique que Rivaldo en train de convulser sur le terrain contre la turquie, ses coéquipiers en train de défendre "la triche si c'est pour gagner", les plongeons ridicules de Ronaldhinio, et l'état d'esprit général de ces gens.
    Far from the greatest show on earth
    "For all the excitement of the group stages, and all the drama that followed South Korea to the semi-final, this has been a World Cup of uniquely low quality."
    "A Pakistani tribal council ordered an 18-year-old girl to be gang-raped in order to punish her family after her brother was seen walking with a girl from a higher class tribe, police said Tuesday"

    Different world. Can't understand it.
    Oh my god: English and Welsh are races apart
    Gene scientists claim to have found proof that the Welsh are the "true" Britons.
    The research supports the idea that Celtic Britain underwent a form of ethnic cleansing by Anglo-Saxons invaders following the Roman withdrawal in the fifth century.
    The Sun is experiencing a period of increased activity
    :: O GLOBO ON LINE NA COPA::
    ZURIQUE, Suíça. O Brasil recuperou o que foi seu por muito tempo. O país voltou a ser o número um no ranking da Fifa, que inclui 203 as seleções de todo o planeta. Na lista divulgada ontem pela entidade, a seleção brasileira aparece com 852 pontos, à frente das equipes da França e da Argentina, empatadas em segundo lugar, cada uma com 784 pontos.
    Brasil volta ao topo no ranking da Fifa

    03 July 2002

    Des montres pour ridiculiser nico et sa "japan designer watch" dans les soirées:
    C'était ça, tout simplement.
    People weigh less on a hard surface
    It's not a dieter's myth after all. You really do weigh more if you put your scales on the carpet. And now we know why.
    How to Survive Without Audiogalaxy: A Guide to File-Sharing Alternatives
    Big noises at odds over the sound of silence
    [...]
    "As my mother said when I told her, 'which part of the silence are they claiming you nicked?'. They say they are claiming copyright on a piece of mine called 'One Minute's Silence' on the Planets' album, which I credit Batt/Cage just for a laugh. But my silence is original silence, not a quotation from his silence."

    02 July 2002

    Steve Fossett is expected to successfully complete the first solo round-the-world balloon trip in Bud Light Spirit of Freedom this morning once he crosses 117 degrees East longitude around 8:30 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, July 2.
    cubicles
    looking for a tech job?

    (emmanuelle)
    J'adore l'anthropologie.... (this one is special for nico...)

    As any parent can attest, human childhood is absurdly protracted. Children are dependent on adults for food, shelter and protection for about 18 years (give or give a couple of decades), which is a good 5 to 7 years longer than are the offspring of our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees; and the age of sexual maturity among humans is likewise delayed.

    Dog Runs for Office in Florida
    "The newest candidate challenging Secretary of State Katherine Harris in her bid for Congress is truly an underdog: a border collie mix."

    143-Year-Old Problem Still Has Mathematicians Guessing
    MS security patch EULA gives Billg admin privileges on your box
    "You agree that in order to protect the integrity of content and software protected by digital rights management ('Secure Content'), Microsoft may provide security related updates to the OS Components that will be automatically downloaded onto your computer. These security related updates may disable your ability to copy and/or play Secure Content and use other software on your computer. If we provide such a security update, we will use reasonable efforts to post notices on a web site explaining the update."
    An unfortunate licence plate
    "Un des deux appareils n'a pas suivi immédiatement les instructions des contrôleurs aériens suisses qui lui demandaient de réduire son altitude. Le directeur du contrôle a dû répéter deux ou trois fois les instructions jusqu'à ce que le pilote obtempère en réduisant son altitude."

    Les pilotes russes devaient être complètement pétés après une escale à Munich. Scary shit.

    01 July 2002

    Passwords psychology. Intéressant, il y a 4 catégories de mots de passes: les familiaux, les fans, les fantaisistes et les cryptics.
    Jean-Marie Messier lâché par les siens.
    Ah le beau monde du business
    Les noms ont disparu de la page. Je sais pas ce que blogger fait. C'est pas si mal en fait... Les posts anonymes, ça va délier quelques langues :-)
    Communications sous surveillance: Europol prépare ses recommandations sécuritaires
    Un nouveau document, émanant de l'agence policière Europol, complète la liste des "logs IP" publiée par les experts du G8 le mois dernier. Au menu: traces des appels fixes, mobiles ou satellites, y compris données de localisation des appareils.

    On est vraiment en train de se faire exploser au niveau de la protection de la vie privée. C'est grave tout ça.
    A NEW sonic weapon being developed for the Pentagon makes use of one of the most fearsome sounds known to humans: a baby crying.
    Les Français, fous de la théorie du complot ?
    The 5K contest has started. Check Wolfenstein 5K for example.
    Revisiting ‘Star Wars’ science
    “Science has caught up with George Lucas, and a lot of the things we believed were entirely fantastical in 1977 now seem compatible with our view of the universe,”