Peer to beer networking

29 October 2004

Que vient faire Brice Lalonde dans cette histoire?

Bon, on ne rigole pas, car ce n'est pas une blague: Brice Lalonde est le cousin germain de John Kerry.

Pour Steve

French Word-A-Day

Bush Web Site Rejects Non-US Visitors

Weird

27 October 2004

Beaucoup de nouveaux iPods aujourd'hui...

Another step forward for Apple Ipod photo


Momo est papa


Quel beau gosse celui là, bienvenue Axelle (qui ressemble déjà pas mal à sa maman je trouve)

Swatch Paparazzi

Super moche, mais le concept est pas mal. C'est fort le croisement entre tous ces concepts, montre, push d'infos, informations localisées, stars, etc...

Les major innovent enfin (un petit peu)

Robbie becomes first artist to launch greatest hits album on memory card
EMI Music UK has agreed a deal with The Carphone Warehouse which will make Robbie Williams the first artist ever to release an entire album plus video content on a Memory Card - a tiny stamp size gizmo that slots straight into a mobile phone to deliver music on the move. Recognising the potential for this new trend is EMI Music UK and the UK’s largest independent mobile communications retailer, The Carphone Warehouse; which will be selling the cards exclusively across its 600 UK stores from next month. The sound quality will be comparable to that of a CD.

La ePub a 10 ans...


Elle était pas belle cette première bannière non?

25 October 2004

Prison Tale

Un MMORPG et un JDREMM gratuit,
c'est pas cool ça?

Born rich


First-time filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 23-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the young Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs in the documentary special, BORN RICH, a 2003 Sundance Film Festival selection. Offering candid insights into the privileges and burdens of inheriting more money than most people will earn in a lifetime.

Nice one, from Steve

24 October 2004

Votergasm: Get out the vote. Or, get it in. Or, get it on.



"One Web site growing in popularity urges young people to trade sex for votes. In a novel attempt at peer coercion, Votergasm.com asked potential voters to sign a pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for up to four years."

Citizen: I pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election.
Patriot: I pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election.
American Hero: I pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters fo the next four years.

22 October 2004

Alceste

I have finally published my test site under the domain name of Alceste, the friend of the "petit Nicolas".
Feed-back welcome...

21 October 2004

Inventor Rejoices as TVs Go Dark

At a Laundromat and cafe down the street, a lone man sorted clothes in the glow of larger-than-life bikini babes on a 60-inch Sony HDTV. A punch of the button and the screen instantly went dark. He went on folding his T-shirts, seemingly unaware of the change.

"It's always like that," Altman said. "It's so much part of the environment in the U.S. that people don't even notice when it disappears."

Compassionate Bush

For some reason I can't stop thinking that the look on his face is completely insincere, fake, and not natural. This guy transpires arrogance.

20 October 2004

Get out of Crimson Room

Ah là là .Have another try ... .

Olympus m:robe

La France môsieur, la France

Ah là là ça va pas améliorer notre image à l'étranger ça... Je pense qu'il est sincère en plus.

Catacombes

Un très bon site sur cette institution parisienne. Je n'ai jamais eu la chance de les visiter, j'espère un jour tomber sur un initié qui pourra me faire visiter. Ca a l'air vraiment hallucinant.

Official: Coke takes over parts of the brain

The experiment [...] revealed that flavour seems to be the last thing that consumers rely on in their preference for Pepsi or Coca-Cola.

When asked to taste blind, they showed no preference.

However, when the participants were shown company logos before they drank, the Coke label, the more famous of the two, had a dramatic impact: three-quarters of the tasters declared they preferred Coke.

It is believed to be the first time that brand marketing has been shown to have a direct effect on the brain's capacity to make a choice.


Now that's a heck of a news.

Schwarzenegger privé de sexe pour cause de soutien à Bush

«Il n'y a pas eu de relations sexuelles pendant 14 jours», a confié sur le mode de l'humour l'ex-»Terminator», dont la femme, Maria Shriver, est la nièce de l'ancien président démocrate John F. Kennedy.

Interrogé sur les débats télévisés qui ont opposé George W. Bush à son adversaire démocrate John Kerry, «Schwarzy» a répondu que, s'il voulait entendre une discussion entre deux représentants des deux camps, il lui «suffisait d'emmener sa femme au restaurant».

Et le gouverneur de Californie d'enfoncer le clou, en se disant «un peu jaloux» de Bush et Kerry. «Ils ont de la chance. Ils n'ont eu à faire que trois débats», a lancé Arnold Schwarzenegger. «Moi, je dois en avoir un tous les matins au petit déjeuner»...
(article complet)

19 October 2004

Library of life
The Library of Life is a global institution that captures your most precious memories and records them in history for all future generations. Scrapbooks, photograph albums and personalized websites exist today, but there is nothing that an individual can be part of that will guarantee them a place in history. Now everyone can preserve their story in one place for all time.

18 October 2004

Monsieur foot

Enfant, il l'est également au micro, en s'autorisant bien des libertés. Ainsi cette blague de potache que peu de gens connaissent : dès que le soigneur d'une équipe étrangère pénètre sur la pelouse, le duo Roland-Larqué l'affuble du même patronyme : Tortori s'il est italien, Tortores s'il est espagnol, Tortorov s'il est bulgare... Un clin d'œil destiné à leur ami Stéphane Tortora, chef des sports de M6. Une variante existe à partir du journaliste hippique José Coves, camouflé en Covis, Covos, Covov... " [...]

Ses formules lancées à l'emporte-pièce, comme au zinc d'un bistrot, font parfois le bonheur des foyers. Roland et Larqué se sont créé un langage singulier, presque surréaliste, où les paraboles ont bonne place. Un discours footballistique où l'on nous apprend "qu'il y a toujours un barbu dans l'équipe d'Argentine", que "la défense de l'Uruguay, ce n'est pas la sécurité sociale", et qu'un joueur peut être "fauché comme un lapin en plein vol".

Some debate

Jon Stewart on Crossfire: "Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America."

15 October 2004

WTF?


Le rasoir qui "shake shake" pour qu'on se rase mieux, c'est quoi ce bronx? C'est hyper dangereux pour ceux qui font du "downstairs shaving" comme dit Steve!

Elections US - Les débats en straming

Sur le site de TV5.

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh speaks on irak

Must read stuff here, the guy is a major journalist in the US and he speaks on various topics.

"The idea that Saddam was a torturer and a killer, doesn't that lend a patina of morality to going after him?" The answer to that one is "of course, Saddam tortured and killed his people. And now we're doing it."

14 October 2004

WW3, step one

Bush special envoy embroiled in controversy over Iraq debt

Mr Baker's Carlyle Group is in a consortium secretly proposing to try to collect $27bn (£15bn) on behalf of Kuwait, one of Iraq's biggest creditors, by using high-level political influence. It claims Mr Baker will not benefit personally, but the consortium could make millions in fees, retainers and commission as a result.

Other countries, including Britain, have been urged by Mr Baker to relieve the new Iraq regime of its $200bn debt burden. Iraq owes Britain approximately $1bn.


It's good to have allies you can trust... The brits were right to give a hand to these people, they are worth it

Krugman: Checking the Facts, in Advance

Mr. Bush's statements, on the other hand, are fundamentally dishonest. He is insisting that black is white, and that failure is success. Journalists who play it safe by spending equal time exposing his lies and parsing Mr. Kerry's choice of words are betraying their readers.

13 October 2004

12 October 2004

PES4 review

In depth review, and not necessarily packed with good news... Hum.

PES4 in depth review

In depth, and not necessarily packed with good news... Hum.

Google Pomme

Tapez Pomme dans google images, c'est vraiment affreux.

Sagesse

"Je suis persuadé que certains pensent que je n'ai pas de cerveau. Ils se trompent"

Ahh la TSR, toujours au top

Cette semaine nous avons relooké, Virginie 25 ans, elle travaille dans une banque en semaine elle a une apparence classique, et le week-end beaucoup plus décontractées...elle souhaitait être relookée parce que ça l'amusait d'avoir un autre regard sur sa manière de s'habiller.

Starbucks s'installe en Suisse romande

C'est la journée des bonnes nouvelles... Un café à Genève dès mars.

L'étude planétaire de Durex inclut la Suisse

Mais où sont donc passés les Latin lovers? Disons que sur la question des fréquences, les Italiens arrivent péniblement à la 20e place (108); par contre, avec 61% d'orgasmes recensés, la Botte se place en tête dans la course à la jouissance. Une compétition où la Suisse (45%) se situe bien bas, dans le deuxième tiers, au coude-à-coude avec la Slovaquie et la Pologne.

Enfin...

08 October 2004

Was Bush wired?




"Was President Bush literally channeling Karl Rove in his first debate with John Kerry? That's the latest rumor flooding the Internet, unleashed last week in the wake of an image caught by a television camera during the Miami debate. The image shows a large solid object between Bush's shoulder blades as he leans over the lectern and faces moderator Jim Lehrer.

The president is not known to wear a back brace, and it's safe to say he wasn't packing. So was the bulge under his well-tailored jacket a hidden receiver, picking up transmissions from someone offstage feeding the president answers through a hidden earpiece? Did the device explain why the normally ramrod-straight president seemed hunched over during much of the debate?"

Salon.com article
isBushwired.com
Mediachannel.org article

BTW

FactCheck.org analyse les faits et les mensonges lors du débat des VPs. Intéressant, Cheney gagne haut la main au niveau des mensonges à l'antenne.

Cheney Slip Sends Surfers to Wrong Site

In answering a question about his involvement with Halliburton, Cheney meant to direct people to FactCheck.org, a nonpartisan site run by the University of Pennsylvania. He urged people watching the debate to go to the site for facts countering Edwards' statements about the corporation Cheney used to run.

But Cheney cited FactCheck.com, a for-profit advertising site based in the Cayman Islands. The company decided to redirect traffic to the Soros site after it became inundated with hits about 100 a second after the debate.

Dans les griffes des "feds"

Quand un système judiciaire s'emballe...
Immigré modèle aux Etats-Unis, Algérien marié à une Française, Mohamed Amry se croyait à l'abri de l'infortune. Le 11 septembre 2001 et la dénonciation d'un terroriste ont tout changé. Les agents du FBI, les "feds", sont venus l'arrêt

07 October 2004

Après le envoyé special de ce soir...

meet el Bulli, le restaurant de Feran Adria, le chimiste excentrique de la cuisine

Worklenz...

It's called Worklenz, and it can be a powerful management tool for tracking
projects and people -- or a scary Big Brother

Look busy -- Worklenz is watching. Designed by privately held
information-technology company Métier in Washington, D.C., Worklenz is
software designed to help companies manage large projects and maximize
efficiency. But unlike an enterprise resource program, which tracks a
company's inventory, invoices, and assets, Worklenz tracks workers -- what
they do, when they do it, and how long it takes
.

Lutte anti-piratage: 50 procédures judiciaires engagées en France

Un plan d'action pan-européen contre le piratage est lancé par l'industrie du disque. En tout, 700 procédures sont lancées contre des internautes dont 50 en France.

Wired

Web Industry Still Flies Blind
Interesting article on audience measure, and how in web traffic analysis estimations widly differ.

Change in the Chinese Wind
Les chinois construisent la plus grande usine à énergie éolienne de l'histoire du monde de la galaxie. C'est incroyable comme les chinois en ce moment font toujours le truc le plus grand du monde.

The nobels of useless science
The Ig Nobel awards, in typical fashion, represented the best of the worst of scientific research. Winners of the prize this year included researchers who proved the "five-second rule," that it is safe to eat food after it has been dropped on the floor, and those who discovered that herrings communicate by farting

Video MODS
MTV, pour se rapprocher de l'industrie de jeux vidéos qui prennent de plus en plus d'"audience" à la chaîne, lance les video MODS, des clips ou des personnages de jeux vidéos apparaissent en train de danser, jouer de la guitare, etc... Ca a vraiment l'air naze ce truc.

06 October 2004

Le guide Open Source des applications d'entreprise

Pas mal d'applications Open Source classées en catégories avec quelques mots de commentaires. Très utile pour découvrir les initiatives intéressantes.

04 October 2004

BBC's virtual replays for sunday's Premiership goals.