Fancy reading my Looking for the Spam collection ? It's even getting multilingual
Linux, Linux, Linux, Linux... want to try it ??? Knoppix is really nice. And easy. Download, burn, reboot. Et voila, Linux is running...
The series' authority is such that the team accompanying Jay Garner, the first American administrator of occupied Iraq, used Lonely Planet Iraq to draw up a list of historical sites that should not be bombed or looted. The writers Marianne Wiggins, Jilly Cooper, and Pico Iyer have used Lonely Planet guides to immerse themselves in the feel of a far-off locale for novels set in, respectively, Cameroon, Colombia, and Iran. And, in perhaps the greatest tribute, the Vietnamese have begun to manufacture ersatz Lonely Planet guides to complement their line of fake Rolexes.
Voyeurism, exhibitionism, and hostility merge with gullibility, cunning, and folly in Nakadate's work. Not only is this creepy, it's confusing and complicated. The roles of hunter and hunted are blurred. Nakadate turns the tables on these men and also on herself. No one comes out of these Lolita-complex revenge fantasies unscathed.
So what is it about our essential humanity that we are expressing with our inventions ? What is it that makes us us
I thought of how odd it is for billions of people to be alive, yet not one of them is really quite sure of what makes people people. The only activities I could think of that humans do that have no other animal equivalent were smoking, body-building, and writing. That's not much, considering how special we seem to think we are.
When the numbers acquire the significance of language, they acquire the power to do all of the things which language can do: to becom fiction and drama and poetry... And it is not just baseball that theses numbers, through a fractured mirror, describe.It is character. It is psychology, it is history, it is power, it is grace, glory, consistency, sacrifice, courage, it is success and failure, it is frustration and bad luck, it is ambition, it is overreaching, it is discipline. And it is victory and defeat, which is all that the idiot sub-conscious really understands.
"J'aime la France pour la laïcité, mais je la déteste pour ce qu'elle dit de Frits Bolkestein" , lance Ayaan Hirsi Ali, avant d'ajouter, non sans humour : "Je trouve bien hypocrites ces Français qui s'indignent contre le projet de directive Bolkestein - qui établissait la libre circulation des services au sein de l'Union sur le principe du 'pays d'origine"' - alors que les mêmes ne rechignent pas à travailler en Afrique ou en Inde en percevant leurs salaires français...
Ne dites plus jamais blog ! La Commission générale de terminologie et de néologie a publié au Journal officiel du 20 mai un avis établissant une liste de termes et d'expressions destinés à supplanter les anglicismes sur Internet. Ainsi, "bloc-notes", que l'on pourra accepter sous sa forme abrégée "bloc", désignera "un site sur la Toile, souvent personnel, présentant en ordre chronologique de courts articles ou notes, généralement accompagnés de liens vers d'autres sites", soit un blog.
Entries must be the "sole work and creation of the person submitting the film" (no sharing your precious intellectual property fluids with your cameraman, Mr Auteur);must not "use third party intellectual property rights" (no furniture, no architecture, only clouds as background); the entry form additionally specifies "Should I be selected as a finalist [...] I will formally licence on terms acceptable to Microsoft, all intellectual property rights in my film and agree to waive all moral rights in relation to my film if requested to do so". But what we made us wonder was: where exactly did Microsoft get this "Thought Thieves" idea from?