Peer to beer networking

29 January 2007

Arm wrestling - the nice way


27 January 2007

Oh my...



Link

Wanna test the cleanliness of our toilets?

26 January 2007

iBar

The largest multitouch touchscreen (via b&b)

Live Free or Die Hard


John Mac Lane returns

24 January 2007

La suite de ActionCity

avec un jeu en espagnol, j'ai mis un moment à comprendre qu'il fallait cliquer sur les panneaux jaunes...
si jamais ;)

a fashion portfolio


this site is really great. I love the feel of it
Check especially the animation by "mouse overing" the arrows at the top

A new set of definitions

Sorry quite long, but I loved it so I had to share it ;)

* SALAD DODGER.
An excellent phrase for an overweight person.

* SWAMP-DONKEY
A deeply unattractive person.

* TESTICULATING.
Waving your arms around and talking bollocks.

* BLAMESTORMING.
Sitting round in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a
project failed, and who was responsible.

* SEAGULL MANAGER.
A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and
then leaves.

* ASSMOSIS.
The process by which people seem to absorb success and advancement by
sucking up to the boss rather than working hard.

* SALMON DAY.
The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get
screwed and die.

* CUBE FARM.
An office filled with cubicles.

* PRAIRIE DOGGING.
When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and
people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on. (This also
applies to applause for a promotion because there may be cake.)

* SITCOMs.
Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn
into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home
with the kids or start a "home business".

* SINBAD.
Single working girls. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate.

* AEROPLANE BLONDE.
One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a 'black box'.

* PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE.
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it
to work again.

* ADMINISPHERE.
The rarefied organisational layers beginning just above the rank and
file. Decisions that fall from the "adminisphere" are often profoundly
inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to
solve. This is often affiliated with the dreaded "administrivia" - needless
paperwork and processes.

* GOING FOR A McSHIT.
Entering a fast food restaurant with no intention of buying food,
you're just going to the bog. If challenged by a pimply staff member,
your declaration to them that you'll buy their food afterwards is known
as a McShit with Lies.

* 404.
Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404 Not
Found" meaning that the requested document could not be located.

* AUSSIE KISS.
Similar to a French Kiss, but given down under.

* OH - NO SECOND.
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just
Made a BIG mistake (e.g. you've hit 'reply all').

* GREYHOUND.
A very short skirt, only an inch from the hare.

* JOHNNY-NO-STARS.
A young man of substandard intelligence, the typical adolescent who
works in a burger restaurant. The 'no-stars' comes from the badges
displaying stars that staff at fast-food restaurants often wear to show
their level of training.

* MILLENNIUM DOMES.
The contents of a Wonderbra, i.e. extremely impressive when viewed from
the outside, but there's actually naught in there worth seeing.

* MONKEY BATH .
A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go:
"Oo! Oo! Oo! Aa! Aa! Aa!".

* MYSTERY BUS.
The bus that arrives at the pub on Friday night while you're in the
Toilet after your 10th pint, and whisks away all the unattractive people so
the pub is suddenly packed with stunners when you come back in.

* MYSTERY TAXI.
The taxi that arrives at your place on Saturday morning before you wake
up, whisks away the stunner you slept with, and leaves a 10-Pinter in your
bed instead.

* BEER COAT.
The invisible but warm coat worn when walking home after a booze cruise
at 3:00am.

* BEER COMPASS.
The invisible device that ensures your safe arrival home after booze
cruise, even though you're too drunk to remember where you live, how
you got here, and where you've come from.

* PICASSO BUM.
A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks like she's
got 4 buttocks.

23 January 2007

Great architecture


Foster + Partners
Nothing new but I stumbled on their website and they really have impressive work

22 January 2007

20 January 2007

Nobel Prize Winners Live Longer

'A new study finds those who won Nobel Prizes between 1901 and 1950 lived about 2 years longer than nominees who didn't win. The researchers conclude that the instantly conferred social status leads to health benefits. From the story: 'The research rules out the possibility that intervening prize-related money itself adds the years through improved prosperity.' If you're thinking of aiming for the prize, pick the right field. Nobel laureates in physics lived nearly a year longer than winners in chemistry.'


Link

A voice from Guantanamo's darkness

At Guantanamo, soldiers have assaulted me, placed me in solitary confinement, threatened to kill me, threatened to kill my daughter and told me I will stay in Cuba for the rest of my life. They have deprived me of sleep, forced me to listen to extremely loud music and shined intense lights in my face. They have placed me in cold rooms for hours without food, drink or the ability to go to the bathroom or wash for prayers. They have wrapped me in the Israeli flag and told me there is a holy war between the Cross and the Star of David on one hand and the Crescent on the other. They have beaten me unconscious.

What I write here is not what my imagination fancies or my insanity dictates. These are verifiable facts witnessed by other detainees, representatives of the Red Cross, interrogators and translators.


Link (Los Angeles Times)

19 January 2007

La vidéo de Jeff Han


Les rumeurs disait qu'il avait été approché par Apple il y a 3 ans pour travailler sur de nouveau objets ;)

Présentation à TED

DISCO SARKO


Toi aussi, Fais groover
Sarko sur le dance floor

18 January 2007

World’s first photos of LG Prada phone!


first photos of LG Prada phone!
reminds me of something ;)

Cambrian House

Crowdsourcing is one of the ubiquitous trends these days !
How it Works

Yes I wanted to place the terme once ;)

17 January 2007

Joost™

Joost™ is a new way to watch TV, free of the schedules and restrictions that come with traditional television. Combining the best of TV with the best of the internet, Joost™ gives you more control and freedom than ever before - control over what you watch, and freedom to watch it whenever you like. We're providing a platform for the best television content on the planet - a platform that will bring you the biggest and best shows from the TV studios, as well as the specialist programs created by professionals and enthusiasts. It's all overlaid with a raft of nifty features that help you find the shows you love, watch and chat with friends, and even create your own TV channels.

13 January 2007

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Check out this cool Visualization of a Mendeleïev (as far as I remember, too lazy to google it!) table of element

10 January 2007

View Contagious

Le magazine "Contagious" est une source incroyable d'informations sur les medias et les tendances. Je vous invite vivement à vous inscrire à leur newsletter.

parmi les perles des leurs récentes éditions vous trouverez:
  • toute la couverture du lancement de LynxJet
  • La découverte d'Amie Street un concept génial de vente de musique dont le coût varie en fonction de la reconnaissance générale
  • Les 5 meilleures pub pour consoles faites par des fans. (La Xbox est énorme)
  • La liste des 10 meilleures vidéo virales de 2006
  • ... enfin il y a bcp de bon dans tout ça...
voilà

The iPhone is not a smartphone - Engadget

Voici quelques critiques en direct d'Engadget
en plus du fait que moi j'ai un TOC à essuyer mon écran tout le temps sur mon portable pour enlever les traces de gras de mes gros doigts, je ne comprends pas l'abandon du stylet.

Pis bon, un lancement pour dans 11 mois chez nous.

Pis 1h30 de keynote pour Apple TV déjà annoncé en septembre, le nouveau standard "n" du wifi (cool), et ce téléphone c'est bcp, mais bon on est habitué à avoir trop de nouveauté...

Pis un écran comme ça, ça va se rayer non?

M'enfin, voici une vidéo de la bête.

Je regrète de ne pas avoir vu le 12 pouces "ultra-thin" et la nouvelle interface du nouvel OS.

08 January 2007

THE BRIEFCASE

AfterBMWfilms, comes SUZUKIFILMS.COM.

The comments on the blog are a bit lame and I wonder if they are all real, but I like the style of the whole thing...

Amazon Simple Storage Service, Unlimited Online Storage: Amazon Web Services

Unlimited Online Storage: Amazon Web Services
has anyone tested this service?
It looks promising:
  • Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee, and no start-up cost.
  • $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used.
  • $0.20 per GB of data transferred.

But with the vast range of offers available I wouldn't know what to choose.

13 Photographs That Changed the World

13 Photographs That Changed the World.

I love the story on the fifth photo:

he spotted a sailor "running along the street grabbing any and every girl in sight." He later explained that, "whether she was a grandmother, stout, thin, old, didn’t make any difference."

Of course, a photo of the sailor planting a wet one on a senior citizen wouldn’t have made the cover of Life, but when he locked lips with an attractive nurse, the image was circulated in newspapers across the country.

the new Fiat 500 is in the delivery room

Fiat cinque cento
Thanks Malou from Jidjugreg