Peer to beer networking

30 December 2002

AOL has quietly won a U.S. patent for instant messaging, a potential goldmine as the online activity rivals mobile phone text messaging as the most popular new communication tool.

Hum... hopefully they won't do anything stupid from that.
Out-of-body operation
For the first time, cancer has been treated by removing an organ from the body, giving it radiotherapy and then re-implanting it. The out-of-body operation allows doctors to administer high doses of radiation to widespread tumours without affecting other organs.
MP3 Worms
Newly found holes in Windows XP and the Winamp music program can allow a hacker to control your system, and one worm can be activated simply by letting a cursor hover over an MP3 icon.
New York Says Nix the Cell Phone
The City Council on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban the use of cell phones at public performances in New York, from Broadway shows to highbrow art galleries to Madison Square Garden concerts.

Unfortunatly necessary.
Invest in coal now!
Cleaner Coal
A hybrid turbine that generates electricity from coal mine waste could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, perhaps one day making coal nearly as clean a fossil fuel as natural gas
roomba

29 December 2002

I am doing my wired news cleaning, I have like 20 messages to read. sorry for the boring posts, just keeping track of interesting articles for my own sake.
waterproof books (finally)
biobarcode
Biobarcodes can be inserted into the gene sequence of a genetically altered organism when it's created. Anti-GMO groups could use it to label what they believe to be potentially dangerous genetically altered foods so people know what they're eating
Netscape 7.1 is out, and it kills pop ups.
The Unreal Estate Boom
The 79th Richest Nation on Earth doesn't exist. The population is 225,000, the hourly wage $3.42. Welcome to virtual paradise, where a carpenter can live in the castle of his dreams - if he doesn't mind an 80-hour workweek double-clicking pig iron and hoarding digital dung.
Pay with your fingerprints
Another good news: Pyongyang may have A-bomb in 30 days
Top 10 Space Mysteries for 2003. Dark energy is really cool...
fly guy, conceptual flash work
Finally, some snow!! Rain turned to snow, the best news of the week...
heidi's house

28 December 2002

pathé puts its archive online, great stuff out there. Smart move by these people.

27 December 2002

on est à Villars avec Pierre, déprimant un peu parce qu'il a plu et qu'il n'y a plus de neige... je me suis mis au snowboard, j'ai la fesse gauche qui s'en rappelle de façon douloureuse, mais sport excellent sinon. amusez vous bien tous. bises
Group claims first cloned human born
company founded by a religious group that believes humans were created by extraterrestrials said Friday that it has created the first human clone -- a 7-pound baby girl it calls Eve.

24 December 2002

At least one should do it: merry christmas and happy new year to all of you !

Star of Bethlehem: Going Back in Time to Examine Its Origins

19 December 2002

Jeux interdits pour les enfants au sex-shop
Un espace pour les gosses était prévu dans le nouveau supermarché du sexe, pourtant réservé aux plus de 18 ans. Le Service de protection de la jeunesse réagit et décrète une interdiction avant l’ouverture.
Terminator III

17 December 2002

Testing the First AIDS Vaccine
Ronaldo Ballon d'Or 2002, je comprends pas. mais bon, who cares?
Charleston police arrested an East Bank man for allegedly having sex with a sheep used in a West Side funeral home's live nativity scene.

LOL :-) le mec se tapait le mouton de la crèche!!!
a new Juxt site, XTR
Some news from our favorite sex symbol: Demi 'dating' Bill Clinton
The actress is said to be captivated by Bill's "mature" sex appeal, witty one liners and charming chat-up lines. "Bruce told Demi she's mad if she goes for Clinton," an aide says. "He told her: 'He uses women ? don't trust him'."

16 December 2002

RIAA strikes again:
RIAA in a spin over CD copying bust
Only there weren't 421 burners, but "the equivalent of 421 burners."
In fact, there were just 156. How did the RIAA account for this discrepancy?
"There were only 156 actual burners, but some run at very high speeds: some as high as 40x. This is well above the average speed," was the official line yesterday.
Google vs. Evil
The world's biggest, best-loved search engine owes its success to supreme technology and a simple rule: Don't be evil. Now the geek icon is finding that moral compromise is just the cost of doing big business.

13 December 2002

Les beatles et Jacko, leur nouvel album
La citation du jour:

"My wife is a sex object. Everytime I ask for sex, she objects."
Les Dawson
Snoop sera Huggy les bons tuyaux dans la version cinéma de starsky et hutch. Il en parle sur son blog (via emmanuelle)
I NEED ONE!!!
Segway Owners a Small, Happy Club
"When you're driving, you're always calling everyone else on the road an asshole," Johnson said. "The Segway is not that way. People are smiling and wanting to chat. It's totally different. It's nice."
Must read article from Tim O'Reilly: Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Lesson 1: Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy
Lesson 2: Piracy is progressive taxation
Lesson 3: Customers want to do the right thing, if they can
Lesson 4: Shoplifting is a bigger threat than piracy

Hopefully some RIAA dude gets 5 minutes to read that piece between castings for the 3 years old britney spears.
dubyadubyadubya.com

12 December 2002

Hilarious: US bulk emailer is threatening legal action after so-called "anti-spammers" signed him up for lots of junk mail. Le detail qui tue: "They've signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is. These people are out of their minds. They're harassing me."
C'est qui qui fait les classements ?
Reversible male contraceptive deforms sperm
A male contraceptive that works by deforming sperm could available within just a few years
Denmark Bills Users for Downloads
A group affiliated with the Danish music, film and software industries has been sending out invoices to users of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks like Kazaa and eDonkey, demanding payment for downloaded copies of songs, movies or video games.

??
Vicar tells children Santa is dead
Youngsters at a Christmas carol service were devastated when the Reverend Lee Rayfield told them Santa Claus was dead.

Petit manque de tact sur ce coup là...

11 December 2002

Mad Max 4!!
BearingPoint cuts European jobs
McLean-based BearingPoint, formerly KPMG Consulting, is firing 700 employees, or four percent of its worldwide work force, in its German, Swiss and Austrian consulting operations.

Je me casse au bon moment on dirait. C'est vraiment nul d'en arriver là, de cette façon là. Une décision prise aux states, imposée. Globalisation.
Même les suisses sont convaincus.....
These Pads Gulp Oil, Shun Water
A small German firm has devised a new technology that could help contain environmental nightmares like the giant oil spill threatening hundreds of miles of coastline in Spain, Portugal and France.
Google viewer, I like that thing.
what perfect timing - the onion usually sez it all.

Bush makes demands sur La France - the onion rulez

10 December 2002

Quelqu'un de d'accord avec Breizh:
Différence de cultures, et probablement d'éducation aussi ...
Je reviens de Merde in France, un blog anti-français. Et ce site m'horripile décidément, profondément ...
Espérer ouvrir les deux yeux d'un cyclope pour qu'il découvre la subtile influence des reliefs sur la lumière ... Et se mettre un doigt dans le cul en attendant d'y parvenir ...
french confused again? linguistic prigs I say read it here

at is what where???
La RSR interviewe Axelle Red.

Christian, je te paye 15 boîtes de chocolat et je te file mon pikachu level 154 si tu arrives à m'organiser un rendez-vous!!
Study Refutes E-Mail Myth
"In fact 60 percent of Americans who use e-mail at work receive 10 or fewer messages on an average day, the study released Sunday found. Only 6 percent receive more than 50".
Un tribunal suisse déboute un "esclave" victime de sa "maîtresse"Blessé au pénis lors de pratiques sexuelles sado-masochistes, un "esclave" a échoué dans sa tentative de traîner sa "maîtresse" en justice. Le Tribunal fédéral à Lausanne l'a débouté vendredi, confirmant ainsi un jugement de la justice fribourgeoise.

Putaing, j'espère que quelqu'un a enregistré les débats, ça devait être énorme.
Débat Sarkozy-Le Pen: (liberation.fr)
L'occasion pour Sarkozy de marquer sa différence : «C'est un point de désaccord entre nous, après tout, ça peut être utile... Je ne crois pas du tout à une nouvelle ligne Maginot !» Et de renvoyer Le Pen à l'âge de ses artères (74 ans) : «Vous l'avez connue la ligne Maginot, vous avez vu ce que ça a donné...»

Le Pen réclame la suppression du droit du sol. Sarkozy fustige les relents de «pureté» exhalés par le droit du sang. Et conclut d'une pirouette : «Avec le droit du sang, je ne serai pas Français, avouez que ce serait dommage ?»

Je suis pas sur d'aimer Sarkozy, mais là il a eu 2-3 lines mortelles.
The unique and original P-Mate which enables woman to pee while standing upright.

09 December 2002

Marvel Comics to unveil gay gunslinger
Marvel Comics plans to break new ground in the comic book industry by introducing the first openly gay title character in a comic book.
Another stupid awards ceremony
With highlights such as:
"the 'Do I Look Fat In This Fight?' prize honoring the best girl fights"
"'Shakespeare in da Hiz-House,' honoring hip-hop artists who've made a successful crossover to the big screen"
Just how low can they go...
"Another one bites the dust" namely United Airlines
Soon EasyJet will be the only one with any wings left...
Pour ceux qui achètent des ordinateurs de gonzesses.....
Le Temps a un nouveau site pas mal du tout, HYPER lent du bureau, et qui va devenir payant.
Buildup Leaves U.S. Military Nearly Set to Start Attack
"We are rapidly getting to the point where if called upon, we'd be able to execute operations in Iraq."
Tech titans launch Wi-Fi company
Intel, IBM and AT&T have officially thrown their combined weight behind the effort to create a nationwide network of public "hot spots" that would give people wireless broadband Internet access from just about anywhere.
Radioactive patients set off subway alarms
"Police had identified him as emitting radiation and had detained him for further questioning. This patient's experience indicates that radiation detection devices are being installed in public places in New York City and elsewhere,"
The True Voice of Islam by By King Abdullah II of Jordan.

06 December 2002

La suisse, pays ou il ne se passe délicieusement rien. News du jour sur Edicom: L'astronaute Claude Nicollier a vendangé la vigne à Farinet.
Le concept est pas mal, et ils ont eu le bon goût d'inviter zizou une fois...
More and more MacOS in bohellz access stats... Breizh switched for good, but why don't you like the breizh cola???
coolest smiley ever
The Two Towers Reviews Center
Pour tous les Hobbits et les Nains de la planete, vous trouverez tous les liens sur les critiques du Film de l'Annee a cet endroit. ;)
optimum way of shoe lacing

05 December 2002

Hum...
"an al Qaeda statement posted to the Internet threatened a strike to coincide with the end of the Muslim holy season -- which is December 5 and 6. The statement warned: "The gift for the holiday is on its way." (more@cnn)
Holiday E-Cards: Handle With Care
NYT editorial: Hey, Lucky Duckies!
"We are, of course, now living in what George W. Bush has called the "era of personal responsibility": if a child chooses to have parents who can't afford health care, that child will have to accept the consequences."
lol :-)
Woman jump starts car with cyber-infant
[...] "part of the Ford Focus's key was missing - namely the small coded security chip device without which the vehicle would remain resolutely immobilised"
[...] "The finger of suspicion quickly pointed at little Oscar Webster, who had been playing with the keys shortly before"
[...] "By pressing the unfortunate Oscar hard against the steering wheel while turning the key, Mrs Webster sucessfully brought the Focus back to life."
Europe's new face of anti-Semitism
5 countries now ban production of kosher meat as synagogues burn, boycott of Israel continues.

Sad if true. But the whole article gets discredited in my eyes when the author cites that "Germany announced a decision to stop all arms sales to Israel" as an anti-semitism act. Amazing people don't understand that there is probably a solution to all these problems, called peace.
From Fly: Anti-pirates hit Danish P2P users with huge bills

04 December 2002

Trouvé chez emmanuelle (qui a décidé de traduire tous ces posts, pas facile à lire manue! n'écoute jamais un mec qui s'appelle Francis)
God Is the Machine
"At today's rates of compression, you could download the entire 3 billion digits of your DNA onto about four CDs."
feels good to know you could backup your "self", quite literally, uh ? ;) A very interesting piece on the advances of Digital Philosophy applied to the universe and the rest...
UK Govt to post UFO sightings on Net
The UK government is to post documents on UFO sightings on the Net. Britain's X-Files are to be published as part of a government move to apply laws on freedom of information, according to wire report.
Tech Specs: Less Geek, More Chic
Hypnose

03 December 2002

le gagnant du underground NYC soulfullcontest
Peter Garrett quitte Midnight Oil
Plus sélect qu'Harvard, une école maternelle
"Jack Grubman, analyste vedette du secteur télécoms de la banque Salomon Smith Barney, aurait accepté de surnoter l'entreprise AT&T afin d'obtenir de l'aide pour faire entrer ses deux filles jumelles dans une prestigieuse école maternelle, celle de la 92e Rue."
legodeath, very funny stuff out there
Digital image stored in single molecule
An image composed of over 1000 of bits of information can be stored in the atoms of a single molecule, US researchers have shown.
The Bush administration is developing a parallel legal system in which terrorism suspects -- U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike -- may be investigated, jailed, interrogated, tried and punished without legal protections guaranteed by the ordinary system, lawyers inside and outside the government say.
The Ultimate Geek Gift Guide

02 December 2002

c'est long mais c'est bon
Mademoiselle Wolff:

Déjà un petit air de famille je trouve.
J'ai vu ce livre ce week end, quelqu'un (bollos) connait?
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Ca a l'air hallucinant.
A lire absolument: "L'Europe, pire ennemie de l'Europe"
"l'Europe a sans doute enfanté des monstres ; elle a du même geste enfanté les théories qui permettent de penser et de détruire les monstres. Sa singularité, c'est un paradoxe poussé à l'extrême : l'arbitraire féodal a engendré la démocratie, l'oppression de l'Eglise l'esprit d'examen, les conquêtes outre-mer l'anticolonialisme, les idéologies révolutionnaires le mouvement antitotalitaire."

"Cependant, l'Europe et l'Amérique sont vouées à s'entendre : elles incarnent l'une et l'autre deux conceptions divergentes des Lumières, deux destins de l'émancipation. Scepticisme et art de vivre d'un côté, optimisme et religiosité de l'autre. La première position risque toujours de verser dans l'immobilisme, la seconde dans l'aventurisme."

One fucking good article. je suis d'accord avec ce que dit le mec, et ça renforce mon envie de comprendre un peu mieux les states au delà de l'anti américanisme primaire.
Je n'ai pas encore gouté...
Une longue bouteille habillée de deux étiquettes rouges et aux couleurs du phare des Roches noires, c'est le soda qui surfe sur la vague des colas.
Comme ils disaient dans le journal: "encore un pas de plus vers l'indépendance culturelle", et je suis d'accord. ils ont des chapeaux ronds...