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Mardi, 30 décembre 2008

Le souffle des dieux

Catégories : [ Livres ]

ISBN: 9782253121190

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Deuxième volume du Cycle des dieux par Bernard Werber, publié en 2005. Les élèves-dieux continuent de faire évoluer leurs peuples sur la Terre 18, reproduisant les schemas de l'Histoire de la Terre 1, tandis qu'un mystérieux déicide continue d'assassiner les meilleurs élèves. Michael Pinson tente de conduire son peuple sur la voie de la non-violence, mais se rend compte qu'il est difficile de survivre face à ceux qui utilisent la violence, la tromperie et la mauvaise foi. Ils suivent les cours de dieux et demi-dieux de l'Olympe, tels Sysiphe, Hérakles et Prométhée. La nuit, Michael et d'autres tentent de gravir la montagne qui surplombe l'île d'Aeden pour découvrir qui se cache au sommet. Les élèves éliminés et assassinés sont transformés en muses ou autres créatures mythologiques et peuplent les flancs de la montagne. À son tour le déicide tente d'assassiner Michael, mais il est sauvé de justesse par un mystérieux anti-déicide. Michael, avec l'aide de Pégase vole à l'assaut de la montagne et finit par arriver au sommet (après la traditionnelle rencontre avec le Sphinx et son énigme) et rencontre Zeus. Ce dernier lui apprend qu'il est « celui que l'on attendait », lui fait passer des tests pour savoir s'il était vraiment indépendant de son peuple ou s'il s'y était identifié. Michael passe les tests, et finit par découvrir qu'il existe un autre dieu au dessus de Zeus, caché dans un palais au sommet d'une montagne qui surplombe le palais de Zeus. Michael veut évidemment aller à la rencontre de ce dieu là.

[ Posté le 30 décembre 2008 à 11:57 | pas de commentaire | ]

Samedi, 27 décembre 2008

Burn After Reading

Traduction: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Catégories : [ TV/Cinéma ]



After Wikipedia:

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job at the agency after being demoted, ostensibly because of a drinking problem. He then decides to write his memoirs. His wife wants to divorce him and, at the counsel of her divorce lawyer, she copies many of his personal and financial files off his computer and onto a CD. The lawyer's receptionist accidentally leaves the disc at Hardbodies, a health club. After her husband is served with divorce papers, Katie changes the locks to keep him out of their house. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer, obtains the disc from the gym's custodian. Seeing the content of the memoir, he assumes that it is highly classified information. Along with his fellow employee Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disk to blackmail Osbourne; Linda wants the money to pay for cosmetic surgery. Chad meets Osbourne, who refuses; Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disk over to the Russians, promising that she will give more information afterwards. Because Linda and Chad don't have any more information, they decide to break into Cox's house. Osbourne's wife has been having an affair with Harry Pfarrer, a womanizing Treasury agent. By chance he has recently met Linda online and begun an affair with her as well. Chad stakes out the Coxes' house and breaks in when he sees Harry and Katie leave. Harry, however, comes back, finds Chad, and accidentally shoots him dead. Linda had told Chad to carry no ID and cut the labels out of his clothes; when Harry sees this, he thinks Chad was a spy and disposes of the body. Days later, paranoid since he killed Chad, Harry leaves the Cox residence after a fight with Katie. On his way to leave, he manages to tackle a man who has been trailing him for some time, thinking he was working for the CIA or some other government agency. Harry now finds out that the man is working for a divorce firm hired by his wife who, it is later revealed, has been cheating on him as well. Harry is devastated and goes to see an agitated Linda, who confides in Harry that her friend Chad is missing; he agrees to try to help. The next morning, Harry and Linda meet in a park and she provides him with more information about Chad's disappearance. When he realizes that Chad is the man he killed, he becomes more paranoid and flees in terror, assuming that Linda is also a spy. Linda then turns to Ted Treffon, the manager of Hardbodies, who has feelings for her. Believing that the Russians have kidnapped Chad, he agrees to look for more information in Osbourne's computer. But Osbourne, finding that Katie has emptied their bank account, decides to break into his own house with a hatchet to take her jewelry. Finding Ted at his computer, Osbourne shoots him. Ted survives and runs out of the house, but Osbourne grabs the hatchet and kills him in broad daylight. The movie ends by returning to the CIA's headquarters, where an official and his director are trying to sort out what happened: Chad is dead, Ted is dead, Osbourne is in a vegetative state after being shot by an agent while attacking Ted, and Harry and Linda have been arrested. Harry was trying to board a flight to Venezuela, and the director decides to let him go so he's out of their hair. Linda promises to remain silent if the CIA will finance her plastic surgery. The baffled CIA agents agree to her terms, but decide that they have learned their lesson: they will never repeat whatever it is that they did in this case, though they are still not clear what it is they did or what they learned, if anything.

[ Posté le 27 décembre 2008 à 22:36 | pas de commentaire | ]

A Game of Thrones

Traduction: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Catégories : [ Livres/Song of Ice and Fire ]

ISBN: 0553573403

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King Robert comes to the North and asks his friend Eddard (Ned) Stark to become his new Hand, since the (suspicious) death of the previous Hand. During the visit of the King, Ned's son Bran discovers that the Queen Cersei has an affair with her twin brother Jaime Lannister, who tries to kill Bran. The latter survives but is crippled. Soon after, Ned leaves his castle with his two daugters to move south with the King to his castle in King's Landing. At the same time, Jon Snow, Ned's bastard, leaves to the north to become a guardian of the Wall that protects the kingdom from the creatures living farther north, accompanied by Ned's brother Benjen and Tyrion Lannister, the Queen's other brother, a (smart) dwarf. Robb, Ned's eldest son, remains at the castle with his baby brother and Bran, and their mother, Catelyn. A murder attempt on Bran pushes Catelyn to ride south and warn her husband. In King's Landing she is told that the murder attempt on Bran has probably been ordered by Tyrion. She also manages to warn her husband, and then moves back North. On her way she meets Tyrion who was traveling back from the Wall and takes him prisoner, but he is released, having “proven” his innocence through a “judgement of the gods”. In King's Landing, Ned discovers that the previous Hand had been killed because he had discovered that the King's children were actually not his, but Jaime's. Soon after the King is killed during a hunt, and although he wants Ned to become Regent, Cersei schemes to place her son Joffrey on the throne, takes Ned's daughther Sansa (betrothed to Joffrey) hostage and gets Ned's followers all killed. Even Ned is taken prisoner and forced to claim he is a traitor before being executed. Only Arya, Ned's other daughter, manages to escape the castle and hides in the city. Lead by Robb and his mother, an army marches to the South to try and rescue Ned, but when they learn of his death and that the youngest brother of the old King has been crowned a King also, they choose to secede from the kingdom and make Robb the King of the North. During all this, the only descendant from the previous King's dynasty (the one from whom Robert took the throne) becomes the mother of 3 baby dragons, a created who had disappeared for several hundred years.

[ Posté le 27 décembre 2008 à 14:01 | pas de commentaire | ]

Vendredi, 26 décembre 2008

Le sang des comètes

Catégories : [ Livres/BD/Troy ]

ISBN: 9782302003828

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Huitième volume de Lanfeust des étoiles, publié en 2008. Lanfeust, Hébus, Cixi, Qam et l'orgnobi se font embaucher comme serveurs sur un paquebot spatial dans le but de rallier Meirrion. Ils se rendent compte que la poule qui les accompagne depuis plusieurs épisodes est porteuse de la bactérie Gwalax et que ses œufs sont des grenades anti-Patacelse. Pendant ce temps, Thanos se fait avaler par Dheluu et parvient à prendre sa place. Glin est confié aux soins d'une clinique de désintoxication, mais parvient à s'échapper. L'orgnobi parvient à faire s'introduire Lanfeust, Cixi et Hébus au palais de Dheluu et à attaquer Thanos. Celui-ci s'enfuit, mais Lanfeust le rattrape et le tue. Cixi et Lanfeust se séparent, ce dernier rentre sur Troy.

[ Posté le 26 décembre 2008 à 15:42 | pas de commentaire | ]

Mardi, 23 décembre 2008

La voie et la vertu

Catégories : [ Livres/BD/Largo Winch ]

ISBN: 9782800140704

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Seizième volume de la série Largo Winch, publié en 2008. Le fils de Tsai propose à Largo sa liberté en échange de ses parts majoritaires dans Winch Aeronautics. Largo parvient à s'échapper de sa prison pour se rendre compte qu'en fait il est toujours à Hong Kong, dans les sous-sols d'un centre commercial. Il est à nouveau sauvé par la même triade (qui lui apprend que ce n'était pas elle qui lui avait demandé dans l'épisode précédent de voler l'antique manuscrit, mais qu'il s'agissait d'un stratagème de Tsai). La triade lui demande de voler le manuscrit à nouveau, mais encore une fois Largo tombe dans un piège et est accusé d'avoir assassiné Tsai. Le véritable assassin est en fait le fils de Tsai, et Largo est libéré mais le marché Chinois lui est dorénavant fermé.

[ Posté le 23 décembre 2008 à 14:21 | pas de commentaire | ]

Samedi, 20 décembre 2008

Hop Back Entire Stout

Traduction: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Catégories : [ Bière/Hop Back ]


“This stout is dark and full of flavour with hints of chocolate and coffee, due to the use of freshly roasted malts and barley. Unusually, this beer is without any animal or fish-based ingredient such as isinglass… This beer is bottle conditioned.”

Sweet and slightly bitter, definitely tastes of coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate. Contains pale and roasted malts.

Hop Back Brewery, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. 4.5% alcohol.

[ Posté le 20 décembre 2008 à 18:50 | pas de commentaire | ]

Vendredi, 19 décembre 2008


Traduction: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Catégories : [ Bière/Hop Back ]


“Ingredients: Avon Valley Water, Best Barley and Wheat Malts, East Kent Golding and Pioneer Hops, Lemongrass, Coriander and Hop Back Yeast.”

Quite bitter with a hint (but really just a hint) of lemony something. Bottle conditioned. Contains barley and wheat malts.

Hop Back Brewery, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. 4.2% alcohol.

[ Posté le 19 décembre 2008 à 19:06 | pas de commentaire | ]

Mercredi, 10 décembre 2008


Traduction: [ Google ]

Catégories : [ Science ]

Vedenkulutuksen jälkeen, mittaan sähkönkulutusta:

  • Pesukone (puuvillaohjelma, lisähuuhtelu, 40 °C): 78 min, 0.62 kWh, max 2 kW

[ Posté le 10 décembre 2008 à 21:26 | 1 commentaire | ]

Samedi, 6 décembre 2008

Fraoch Heather Ale

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Catégories : [ Bière/Williams ]


“Fraoch is Scotland's native ale. Fraoch is Gaelic for Heather. Heather ale has been brewed in Scotland for four thousand years and is the oldest style of ale still made in the world. The Picts who ruled Scotland until the 9th century were known to brew the legendary heather ale, these people of the designs were the creators of the artistic style of our label.

The ale is produced to a 16th Century Scots – Gaelic recipe from malted barley bree, sweet gale and heather flowers, The hot ale is infused in heather flowers before being fermented in copper tuns. Fraoch has a floral, peaty aroma, full malt body, a spicy hearbal flavour and a dry wine finish.”

Tastes slightly like a sweet kind of flower, not bitter. Contains barley malt.

Williams Bros Brewing Co., Alloa, Scotland. 5% alcohol.

[ Posté le 6 décembre 2008 à 19:03 | pas de commentaire | ]

Jeudi, 4 décembre 2008

Hemorrhoids Are a Pain in the Ass

Traduction: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Catégories : [ Râleries ]

This is somehting that needed to be said. Surprisingly, Google doesn't return that many results for this sentence. Is it stil a taboo? (Taboo, on the Web? Who am I kidding?)

[ Posté le 4 décembre 2008 à 09:44 | pas de commentaire | ]

Mercredi, 3 décembre 2008


Traduction: [ Google ]

Catégories : [ Science ]

Uusi vesimittari inspiroi mittaamaan vedenkulutusta:

  • Vessan vetäminen: 7 L
  • Tiskikone (ilman esipesua): 18 L
  • Pesukone (puuvillaohjelma, lisähuuhtelu): 74 L
  • Suihku: 85 L

[ Posté le 3 décembre 2008 à 23:14 | pas de commentaire | ]

Lundi, 1er décembre 2008


Traduction: [ Google ]

Catégories : [ Râleries ]

Tänä aamuna joku mies tuli kotiini juuri kun olin lähtemässä. Hän sanoi tulleensa vaihtamaan vesimittarin. Hänen pakettiautonsa kyljessä oli kyllä Jyväskylän Energian logo (eli valtava mainoskuva kahviautomaatista tai jotain, ja pieni teksti, jossa luki “Jyväskylän Energia”). Mikä vesimittari? En ole pyytänyt ketään vaihtamaan mittaria. Miksi se tarvitsee vaihtaa? Mutta niin se on: vesimittari vaihdetaan joka viides vuosi. Ei kerrota asiakkaalle että joku tulee, hän vain tulee. En tiedä mitä hän tekee, jos kukaan ei ole kotona. Mutta mittari on nyt vaihdettu, ja vanha lukema (jonka olisin kirjoittanut tänä iltana tilastooni) on hukassa.

[ Posté le 1er décembre 2008 à 22:09 | pas de commentaire | ]