Sunday, January 30, 2005

Ananova - Man peed way out of avalanche

Did you ever think that beer could save your life ? I cannot beleive it...
Ananova
- Man peed way out of avalanche

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Alice and Bill.com - Independent Tech

Guess who just hired the head programmer of the FireFox project.... ???
you can read about it here!
an interesting tech blog!
all the best from
james

Alice and Bill.com - Independent Tech

Now your car is able to understand you ...

The company Affective Media has been working on creating a system able to recognize and understand human mood through their voice ! This feature is likely to be useful to adapt the behaviour of a machine to its user, and this system is already studied by Toyota to be implemented in cars.

Indeed, in the future, cars will include voice-activated commands, and consequently, adding this feature to the on-board system may help the car reacting appropriately : Angry or nervous drivers are far more prone to accidents than peaceful ones.

Unfortunately, this new technology will probably worsen a recent problem : drivers rely far too much on on-board technology, being convinced that thanks to electronics, their car is perfectly safe ...

Monday, January 24, 2005

The Motley Fool UK: google vs skype!

hello everyone!
looks like Google is going to compete with Skype!

wow!
all the best
james

The Motley Fool UK: Comment 24/01/2005

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Earning your living ...

Do you want to write for a famous geek site ? Engadget is hiring columnists and even interns ! For more information, see this page ... Just one detail : you have to live in New York area to be selected ...

And to conclude, a "funny" piece of news ... Sorry, misses ...

HumanAdSpace.com - My Forehead has been RELISTED!

the auction has begun again because the winning bidder disappeared...
the bids are up to 4000 dollars with two more days left....
hope you're all doing well!
james

HumanAdSpace.com - My Forehead has been RELISTED!
quote....
"You have seen it all over the news. You have seen it all over the world. Human Ad Space is HOT right now. I am glad to say that I turned this simple idea into a worldwide phenomenon overnight.

Onto the big question. Who won? Unfortunately, after many attempts to contact the winning bidder, he DID NOT PAY, so the item has been
RELISTED!
Only this time, I am using a preapproved bidder list. If you are interested in bidding, you will need to contact me first with your contact information, company information, and your intent to pay. STAY TUNED! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW AND IMPROVED FOREHEAD AUCTION! " unquote....

Friday, January 14, 2005

George Mason Officials Investigate Hacking Incident (washingtonpost.com)

hello everyone! this explains why universities are such inviting targets for crackers! watch out for identity theft!

have a nice weekend!
james (big brother is watching you)

George Mason Officials Investigate Hacking Incident (washingtonpost.com)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Bored wearing panties ?


Sorry everyone, I couldn't prevent myself from posting this. This may be the beginning of a new era : After beginning smaller, and smaller, and smaller... They disappear ! Girls won't wear panties anymore ! An even greater revolution that nuclear power thanks to fusion ! But what about fetishists ?




Warning : This is no serious post. ;op





Star Wars freak ? Maybe I would'nt wait for 22 weeks to be the first man to watch Episode 3 : Revenge of the Sith. It may be a little bit too long for me.



That's all for this week, folks !

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I know there are Mac Fans amongst you ....

Today was the Apple Keynote, a great conference by Steve Jobs in which he announces the brand new products to be released ... For Mac Fans all around the world, this is a real event !

The main piece of news is the oncoming availability of the "Mac Mini" : a small, affordable Macintosh to be sold at pricing starting at 499$. Although very thin and design, this is also a powerful computer, and Steve Jobs rely on this low cost machine, described as "the most affordable Mac ever", to gather new customers who have always been thinking that "Apple is really too expensive" ... It's likely to be a very good idea.

Obviously, Apple is far from giving away its main product : the famous iPod ! A new version, called "iPod Shuffle" will soon be released. Including a flash memory of 512 MB or 1GB (no more hard drive), this new iPod is even smaller than the previous ones ...

A cell-phone, conceived with Motorola, has also quickly been presented : not many details, but its design may have been inspired from iPod ...

And last but not least, a few words about software : "Tiger", the next version of MacOS X, will be released in the middle of the year, whereas Microsoft "Longhorn" will not be ready before at least a year ... Steve Jobs obviously didn't forget to mention this detail ;) He also confirmed the success of iTunes, the Apple online music store : 230 billion songs have already been sold ...

Monday, January 10, 2005

once again with the link to the site, sorry guys =P

here is the link to our site!

here you guys can download our presentation and take part in our google quiz. Winners stand to win fantastic prizes! So do not hesitate anymore, go to our site and start clicking!

regards,
Sebouth
Adrien
Ching Lik

the website for our presentation. thanks sebouth! =)



here you guys can download our presenatation and take part in our google quiz. Winners stand to win fantastic prizes! So do not hesitate anymore, go to our site and start clicking!

regards,
Sebouth
Adrien
Ching Lik

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Supelec netclass

Supelec netclass

Dear SUPELEC Internauts,

In our next class I would like to continue with our project ? creating a user friendly tools for computer and Internet illiterate users. If you have time, could you click on the following link and listen for a few minutes :

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/index.html

Jan Rybar

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

To geek or not to geek ....

For those who may have spent too much time in front of their computer, here is an interesting gagdet which might help them to go back to real life, yes, the one in which you have to walk, go out, work, in a word : to be active ...

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Learn more about the effects of this disaster on children

UNICEF - UNICEF Home

1/3 of the victims of this tragic event are estimated to be children. Reporters from the various TV stations have already commented that in Indonesia, where more than 40% of the population are children, the streets in Acheh seemed oddly quiet. You can read and watch the videos from UNICEF and help too in the relief efforts.

Ching Lik

Learn more about the effects of this disaster on children

UNICEF - UNICEF Home

1/3 of the victims of this tragic event are estimated to be children. Reporters from the various TV stations have already commented that in Indonesia, where more than 40% of the population are children, the streets in Acheh seemed oddly quiet. You can read and watch the videos from UNICEF and help too in the relief efforts.

Ching Lik