Monday, December 15, 2003

welcome to the blog!

welcome to the newest members of the blog!
Emmanuel, Antoine, Sebastian, Pierre, Jean-Francois, etc...

I've made you all "administrators" so you can also invite and approve other members and add links to the template!

A good class on Wednesday! And a very good vacation and holiday season! Merry and Happy,


remember to add "BlogThis!" to your browser's menu bar or favorites list to make it easy to add things to the blog!

knowing weather is so important !

Imagine that tomorrow you've got to go to Bucharest or to Stockholm or even more far. Should you take an umbrella or skis ? I've got the answer, it is the weather forecasts. Why not this one ? It is Meteo France:

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Just a little game

Have fun with this one :-)

Need a Dictionnary ?

If you don't have a dictionnary, then this site is for you.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

what's on rebecca's portal?

what's on rebecca's portal?

BBC World Home Page

BBC World Home Page this is what we saw in class

Everything about first names

If you want to know where your first name comes from, or if you want to know how many people have the same first name as you in france, just go to

For example, the most popular first names in france are Jean for men (1.329.909 men have that name in 2000) and Marie for the women (1.349.090 women have that name in 2000) !

Welcome to Sequence Two

Sequence Two...

welcome to sequence two ... today we'll have our first class and will define what will happen in our next 5 classes of the sequence.

I hope the blog will be a useful team-blog for all of us to use.... (all of us!)


ps... i've tried to set the blog so it sends email messages to all of the class members ( whenever someone posts... let me know if this works!

Friday, December 05, 2003

Mairie de Paris-Education- Envie d'amphi
This looks interesting.... "How to create your own company" is one of the lectures at the ENST on Saturday morning!
It's just too bad that it's all in French! ;-)

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Let them sing it for you Interesting sound based site!

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

This is a collection of tongue twisters from all over the world.
Very useful if you are learning a new language ;o) - English translation for all of them except the English ones
Have fun !
1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters
James, could you please give me the address of the dictionnary site, with the pronounciation of the words ? I forgot it, and this a shame since I don't have a dictionnary here in Supelec !

Thanks by advance.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Here is a link toward a funny site. It lists a series of english mistakes that have been made on different translations of signs or instruction manuals. It sometimes gives them funny meanings.
Tell me what you think of it !!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

If you're afraid when you are connected on internet and you want know all about security, this site is for you:

Nicolas : equus here are the horses! or are they donkeys?
sodaplaymore music! more horses..... and giraffes too! james
MIT for free, virtually | CNET

Monday, November 03, 2003

This article points out the terrific success of Apple iTunes on Windows. Apparently, the conquest started 10/16/2003. Songs' price is 99 cents each. Enjoy!

Yahoo! News

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Don't forget it next friday evening...
Make horses sing ;-)
I like your "stupid" website Arnaud ! How long did you stay with the button pushed ?

I made a bad time...


Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Here's a site for all linux newbies : The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.

Quite interesting when you search a software for linux.

This is an interesting article about 'Irish Coffee'!


Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Monday, October 27, 2003

I had a doubt about this, but many different sources seem to confort it (courrier international, reuters, sciences-et-avenir,, some other on-line newspapers)
It's about Science and Bush in America. A bit frightening, but seems to be true. If you have more information about this, please tell me...
This link leads to webpage about ingerence of Bush in American Science, I shall precise that redactors of the report presented are mainly issued from the Democrat party (Bush is a Republican).

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Hello again

I have found another stupid site

Hi evrybody !!

Here is a funny site about "double U".
Bush or Chimpanzee ???

Have fun !!!
A web site where you can buy music for Dj's. The interesting thing here is that you can listen to the music you are going to buy and that you can find the latest songs.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Stats Toolbox: Statistics The latest statistics about the internet... numbers of users, etc.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Thanck you JF for the site you advised us to visit ( ): it is effectively a quite interesting one. Bye Louis
Rhapsody Gets Real RealNetworks competition for the Apple music store....
Esoteric languages & obfuscation
some inspiration for a group that would like to talk about the history of hacking... james Audio | J. R. R. Tolkien listen to this great elvish poem... Audio | J.R.R. Tolkien English to listen to...
Do you like video games? Maybe are you nostalgic when you remember the old video games you used to play with ten years ago? This site could interest you :

All the powerpoints about illegal websites are on my ftp :

Enjoy !

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Wanna know how a special physical phenomenon works ? You may just find what you're looking for on Physics 2000... But even though you haven't got a precise aim, just go for a stroll on this website which explains particularly well questions you always wonder about. You will undoubtedly be delighted to learn a lot on Physics and common modern devices. Yes the name is quite old-fashioned, yet it is a very good site thanks to surprisingly well-designed animations.
Physics 2000 a site dedicated to tech news. Linked to my work on illegal music copies, take a look at this article : Is CD copy-protection illegal ?

Thursday, October 09, 2003

How to explain France to American people ? Some American people made a website on the subject...
An interesting point of view about French and American people...

Monday, October 06, 2003

The Corporate Blog Is Catching On

Have you registered (for free) with the NY Times yet? If you have then you can follow this link....
see you Wednesday

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Wired Magazine this is an interesting magazine! "Wired"
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Labthis is a great place to improve your listening comprehension!

Welcome to the Supelec netclass!

I hope that all the Supelec students participating discover lots of neat things on the Internet!


Monday, June 02, 2003

The Latest Net Scam—Modem Hijacking
Blogs: The Next Big Thingjohn dvorak pc magazine
The Matrix Reloaded
for fans !!!!! & 4 people who didn't understand the whole second episode :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

liquid generation
flash kit
planet mirror
Tada there are now lots of links to play and learn

modif. by sylvain M.

Monday, May 26, 2003

Saturday, May 24, 2003

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Sunday, May 04, 2003

Monday, March 31, 2003

Writing Center Handouts how to write right in English!

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

go there:

schMOOze University... a nice place to visit!!

the web site of the university

An initiative of a language teacher, instructor, at the International English Language Institute, at Hunter College of the City University of New York that hosts schmooze university., helped by many volunteers, hosted by Hunter College.

A free community service offered by a dedicated language teacher, associated with Hunter College of the City University of New York who feels that schmooze is a valuable resource for learners.

Star Tribune will allow you to listen at Michael Moore's speech (against Bush) at the Oscar ceremony.
:: ArnIIe ::
Etch-a-Sketch on-line... and spend a lot of time ! If you are good enough, you may post your drawing on the gallery.
Sylvain M. & Julien I.
stupidbabies Here's a few examples of stupid old babies.
Sylvain M. & Julien I.
Geisha asobi blog We have many crazy sites in my country, Japan, I pick up some interesting sites for people don't understand Japanese.
Sylvain M. & Julien I.
Projects, Products, & Tools

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Hi supelec students :-p
I've started a 'fairy story' for the Writing Project, so if you have some time, it would be a good idea to check it and see if you can add a part. I'm especially targeting our SF fans here...

Sunday, March 23, 2003

The WELL | Inkwell.vue home
A must read!
Welcome to Inkwell.vue, an ongoing conversation with authors, artists and creative thinkers.

Friday, March 21, 2003

The National Archives Learning Curve | Onfilm | Film Archive Main Menu Film Archive
Welcome to our film archive. Here you can view twentieth century films ranging from life in Britain to conflict in Vietnam. Please select which period you would like to see footage from.

great historical video!

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Hi guys !
I am sure you all want the interesting links we used for our presentation...
Here they are:

Have fun and c u next week !
hello all

I'd like to warn you about something with the wide spread 'blogs'. Its on Epok, the Fnac's magasine.

for examples, if journalist put a blog on the net, which is defaming, he can't be blamed as a journalist, because he only acts as a private person.
I think this could be dangerous for people unawared that it's not because it was wrote by someone who is popular, that it's true..

in one word: BEWARE! :p

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

hi there ! I'm now in my German class but it is boring so...
visit this unbelievable german site? no, for sure.

who is our mysterious "Herr Blogger"??

Sylvain M.
ESL Quiz - Unscramble These Proverbs (Charles Kelly) I-TESL-J Unscramble These Proverbs
There is usually only one correct word order for proverbs.
Since proverbs have spread by 'word of mouth' over many generations, some have more than one correct version.
Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study Materials)

Interesting activitites for students of English!

Monday, March 17, 2003

Here is a blog to a very useful site especially if the weather is not good and if you are bored, where you can see live pictures from extreme places.

BBC World Home Page Hello I'm Stephen Cole.
Welcome to Click Online's website. This week Tim Berners-Lee tells us of his vision of the web in the next decade; why you might want to use cyberspace to store your data, and the risks involved; why Hollywood celebs are being tempted to go all hi-tech; and from coral reefs to self-portraits, Sev's weekly roundup of websites right out of the top drawer.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Letter From America | The flaws of the UN?

Sound file, transcript, British accent, view of American culture! Five stars!

Friday, March 14, 2003

About The Smoking Gun the recording of the court preceedings of the kidnapper who was just arrested after holding a little girl for eight months is really interesting listening.... scary!

The Smoking Gun
About The Smoking Gun the recording of the court preceedings of the kidnapper who was just arrested after holding a little girl for eight months is really interesting listening.... scary!
I changed the settings so that now netclass members have access to the template... that means you can add permanent links along the left and make yourself a team member... (first you create a user profile for yourself on blogger).


Thursday, March 13, 2003

this is a good listening resource!!

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

try it out!
this is a recent radio show about blogs...
try it!

NPR : The Blog
this is a really nice site for learning idioms!
Comenius English Language Center: Idioms
Want to see what browsing the web (and other stuff) might be in a few years?... Visit the Google laboratories!

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

here is the Comenius site that I showed you with the English idioms!!! try it...
can anyone guess the "supelec" login and password?????
will this work?

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Added the DAYPOP link... the best way to find up to date news from news sources and commentary from bloggers!

Saturday, March 08, 2003

this an attempt at making commenting possible... let's see if it works!
so to post you must go to and sign in as netclass with the right password... then you can add and edit things here! be sure to put your name after your postings!

hope it works
the address of the blog is

I hope... let's see!
hello supelec netclass students

here's an attempt to give us an online presence....
I've created a blogger user named netclass and the password is something that's easy to remember!! but ofcourse I expect you'll sign your postings too...

let me see what you can add to this blog!