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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Les taureaux de Colchide

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Atalante ]

ISBN: 9782302048607

© Amazon.fr

Huitième volume d'Atalante, paru en 2015.

En échange de la promesse de leur donner la toison d'or, le roi Éétès demande aux argonautes de capturer les taureaux géants qui sèment la désolation dans le pays et de les utiliser pour labourer ses champs, puis d'y planter des dents du dragon gardien de la toison d'or. Les argonautes s'acquittent de leur épreuve avec l'aide de Médée, la fille du roi, mais des dents de dragon jaillissent des soldats d'argile qu'Imonos, trahissant son roi, commande d'attaquer la ville.

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20 secondes

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Largo Winch ]

ISBN: 9782800165516

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Vingtième volume de Largo Winch. Saïda parvient à s'échapper des griffes de son superviseur de la CIA après avoir appris que ce dernier a suggéré un nouveau plan aux terroristes: placer une bombe dans une statue qui doit être livrée dans la salle du conseil d'administration de Winch Industries. Saïda parvient finalement à avertir Largo à la dernière minute.

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Gan Eden

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Aquablue ]

ISBN: 9782756062952

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Quinzième volume d'Aquablue. Les terroristes ont l'intention de couler le Standard Island avec ses passagers. Grâce à Nao et Carlo, ils parviennent à s'échapper et à rejoindre le rivage. Sur Terre, Dupré enquête et découvre que les terroristes ne sont pas des autochtones d'Aquablue et que l'attaque du Standard Island est dirigée dans l'ombre par Steven Walsh, propriétaire de la Texec, qui déteste Nao et veut détruire Aquablue à travers le colonialisme pour se venger de ce dernier.

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Les fugitifs

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Categories: [ Books/Comics/Golden City ]

ISBN: 9782756066622

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Onzième volume de la série Golden City. Après s'être débarassé de celui qui avait lancé un tueur à gages à ses trousses, Banks part sur la lune retrouver Mifa qui avait disparu cinq années plus tôt, sa mémoire effacée par le professeur Seed. Il y retrouve également Seed qui travaille sur un projet secret et illégal de clonage humain dans le but de fabriquer des super-soldats. Seed et tuée lors de la fuite de la base, mais elle a eu le temps de dire que son ancienne assistante sait aussi comment rendre sa mémoire à Mifa. Cette dernière est partie percer le coffre de l'épave de Golden City. Banks tente de l'en empêcher, car l'explosion risque de faire basculer l'épave, ce qui finit par arriver, mais Banks réussit apparemment à s'échapper à temps.

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Un flot de lumière

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Les forets d'Opale ]

ISBN: 9782302048577

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Neuvième volume des Forêts d'Opale. Des démons défèrlent sur le monde. Seul le dernier des Titans, prisonnier du premier cercle de l'enfer peut refermer les portes de l'enfer. Aidé des paladins de la lumière qui ont déserté le clergé, Darko part au Havre chercher un manuscrit magique dans la bibliothèque. La ville est en grnd travaux, tous les batiments sont démontés sous les ordres de Kamphre pour construire un immense pentacle qui devrait retenir prisonnier un démon majeur. Le démon apparaît effectivement mais menace de s'échapper. En même temps Darko fait apparaître le Titan et l'emmène en ville. Ce dernier attire à lui toutes les pierres de lumière tandis que le démon dévore Kamphre, puis referme les portes de l'enfer.

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Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Rare Exports

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_Exports

Wikipedia

À la suite de fouilles au sommet de Korvatunturi, tous les rennes des élevages environnants sont massacrés. Le père de Pietari creuse un piège pour tenter d'attraper la bête responsable du massacre, mais un homme porteur d'un passeport américain et d'une radio y est retrouvé mort. L'homme se réveille, sous l'oeil suspicieux des éleveurs. Un appel à la radio leur fait comprendre que le but des fouilles était de déterrer le Père Noël (que la légende dit enterré au coeur de Korvatunturi). Les éleveurs, comprenant que leur homme est le Père Noël, décident de le vendre pour compenser la mort de leur troupeaux. En même temps, Pietari se rend compte que tous ses amis ont disparu. Lors de l'échange avec l'acheteur, ce dernier est tué juste après avoir reconnu que l'homme mystérieux est en fait un des lutins du Père Noël ; les autres lutins encerlent les éleveurs, qui se réfugient dans un hangar. Là ils découvrent le véritable Père Noël, immense, prisonnier d'un énorme bloc de glace, entourés de sacs contenant les enfants, enlevés par les lutins, en attente d'être punis par le Père Noël. Les éleveurs utilisent les enfants pour attirer les lutins au loin, tandis qu'ils font exploser le Père Noël. Les lutins deviennent alors amorphes ; les éleveurs les dressent alors à se comporter en pères noëls commerciaux et les exportent dans le monde entier.

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Photo haute vitesse

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ DIY/Arduino ]

hsphoto-ensemble

Cet appareil n'a pas de nom, mais il sert à controller un appareil photo et un flash pour prendre des photos d'objets qui tombent. Un rayon laser (récupéré d'un pointeur laser rouge bas de gamme) dont la présence est détectée par un phototrasistor sensible à la lumière visible est interrompu par l'objet qui tombe, et après un temps déterminé, le flash est déclenché.

Le code est disponible.

hsphoto-interface

L'appareil utilise un RBBB (compatible Arduino, mais dans un format plus compact) pour contrôler un écran LCD alphanumérique, l'appareil photo via sa télécommande par câble, et le flash via son sabot. Il permet aussi de règler le délai entre la détection de la chute de l'objet et la prise de la photo. On peut en outre règler la longueur de l'impulsion du flash (ce qui n'est pas très utile apparemment, étant donné que cette durée n'a pas l'air d'avoir d'influence sur la durée du flash, mais cette durée détermine aussi le délai entre le déclenchement du flash et la fermeture de l'obturateur de l'appareil photo). En outre, on peut choisir à quel moment l'obturateur sera ouvert (avant de faire tomber l'objet à photographier, au moment où celui-ci coupe le faisceau laser, ou le mode manuel où l'utilisateur a la responsabilité d'ouvrir l'obturateur), et l'envoi ou non d'une impulsion pour effectuer la mise au point (la télécommande filaire est conçue de sorte à ce que le signal de mise au point soit toujours envoyé avant le signal d'ouverture de l'obturateur, il se peut que l'appareil ne fonctionne pas correctement si le second n'est pas précédé du premier).

hsphoto-pcb

Le RBBB est alimenté par 4 batteries rechargeables NiMH, qui fournissent ensemble une tension maximale de 5,4 V, juste en dessous de la limite maximum du microcontrolleur (5,5 V). Ceci permet de se passer d'un régulteur de tension, à condition de ne pas utiliser de piles alcalines (qui produiraient une tension trop élevée, 6,6 V au maximum).

Une des difficultés a été que le laser tend à chauffer, ce qui diminue environ de moitié sa luminosité au bout de 30 s. À ce moment, le laser n'est alors plus assez puissant pour être détecté par le phototransitor. La seule solution est de ne pas laisser au laser le temps de chauffer.

hsphoto-cadre

Une autre difficulté a été la construction du cadre en bois qui porte le laser et le phototransistor : il n'est pas parfaitement plan (je voulais le rendre démontable et j'ai donc utilisé des angles en acier à visser, mais comme je n'ai pas réussi à visser les vis bien verticalement, elles ont déplacé légèrement les angles et tordu les quatre morceaux de bois). De plus, il n'est pas facile de percer un trou bien droit (pour recevoir le laser) et aligné avec un trou similaire (pour recevoir le phototransitor) sur le coté opposé du cadre.

hsphoto-laser

Pour aligner le laser sur le phototransistor, il faut donc tourner un peu le premier dans son logement jusqu'à ce que le point rouge atteigne le centre du phototransistor. L'appareil dispose d'ailleurs d'un mode de fonctionnement où le laser est allumé en permanence et où l'utilisateur peut voir si le phototransistor est correctement éclairé.

La dernière difficulté a été de me rendre compte que le temps de chute de l'objet (entre le moment où le laser est interrompu et le moment où la photo doit être prise) dépend de la vitesse de l'objet au moment où il passe dans le faisceau laser, donc de la hauteur (au dessus du faisceau) d'où l'objet a été laché. Pour obtenir des expériences répétables, il faut donc faire tomber l'objet à partir du support sur lequel il repose, et il faut donc que ce support soit à une distance connue du faisceau. Le support est donc un morceau de carton ondulé percé d'un trou assez grand pour laisser passer l'objet (mais pas trop grand pour que l'objet ne puisse pas tomber à coté du faiscea) posé sur le cadre en bois. La distance d entre le haut du carton et le faisceau, la hauteur de chute h du haut du carton jusq'à l'endroit où la photo est prise et le temps de chute t sont liés par l'équation suivante : t = √(2/g) × (√h - √d) où g est l'accélération de la pesanteur.

hsphoto_de_1 hsphoto_azrael hsphoto_bonhomme

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Wychwood Arrowaine

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Wychwood_Arrowaine

“roasted dark chocolate malts”

Definitely chocolaty and roasted. The first sip had a metallic taste, that disappeared later. Contains barley malt and wheat.

Wychwood Brewery Co. Witney, Oxfordshire, England. 3.6% alcohol.

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Belhaven 90 Shilling Wee Heavy

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Belhaven_Wee_Heavy

“dried fruits and candied peels”

Strong and sweet, fruity, as well as roasted and chocolate-y. Contains malted barley.

Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd., Dunbar, Scotland. 7.4% alcohol.

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

BÉPO 3

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Categories: [ IT ]

Au bout de 6 semaines, j'arrive à taper lentement en aveugle (ou alors vite en faisant énormément de fautes). J'ai tendace à confondre mains droite/gauche et majeur/annulaire. Si je me concentre ça va, mais c'est vite fatigant.

Sur le Typematrix du boulot ça va plus ou moins, mais le clavier normal (donc tordu) de la maison est une plaie, les doigts tombent systématiquement entre les touches du quart droit.

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RED

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_%282010_film%29

Wikipedia

Frank Moses is a retired CIA agent who is chased by assassins. Thanks to friends and former colleagues, he finds out that his name is on a list; almost all the people on that list have already been assassinated, and all but one are linked to a 30 years old secret mission in Guatemala. The last one is an arms dealer who reveals that the vice-president is using the CIA's assassins to hide the fact that the purpose of the mission was to extract said vice-president who had massacred a village. Frank and his friends manage to kidnap the vice-president to exchange him against Frank's girlfriend who got caught by the FBI earlier. During the exchange, the arms dealer reveals himself as the real mastermind, and is eventually shot by Frank.

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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Wychwood Firecatcher

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Wychwood_Fire_Catcher

“honeyed… gooseberry… citrus aromas”

Just another ale. Contains Barley malt and wheat.

Wychwood Brewery Co. Witney, Oxfordshire, England. 3.5% alcohol.

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Friday, November 27th, 2015

Hiisi Aarni

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Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Aarni

“mäntymäinen… rukiinen”

Tuoksuu passiohedelmältä, aikaa katkeramakuinen, mutta silti hyvää. Sisältää ohra-, vehnä- ja ruismallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 4.4% alkoholia.

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Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Hiisi Pläkki

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Hiisi_Plakki

“uuden maailman humalat”

Aika makea, paahteinen. Sisältää ohramallasta ja vehnämallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 6.3% alkoholia.

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Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Borrowers

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

Wikipedia

A family of three miniature people leave urder the floor of James' grandmother's house. When spotted they flee, but the parents are caught by an avid scientist. Thanks to James' help, whom she had befriended before leaving, their daughter Arrietty manages to save them.

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Saimaan Juomatehdas Kekkonen

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Categories: [ Beer/Saimaan Juomatehdas ]

Saimaan_Juomatehdas_Kekkonen

Vanilja ja karamellin makuinen. Yllättävä hyvää. Sisältää ohrasmallasta.

Saimaan Juomatehdas, Mikkeli, Suomi. 4,2% alkoholia.

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Friday, November 13th, 2015

SPECTRE

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/James Bond ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectre_%282015_film%29

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Following the posthumous suggestion of former M, and without knowledge of his hierarchy, Bond assassinates Marco Sciarra in Mexico City and goes to his funeral in Rome. There he learns that Sciarra was a member of SPECTRE, a global criminal organisation. Meanwhile, MI6 is to be merged with MI5 and M replaced by a single chief who has a blind faith in total surveillance. In Rome, Bond identifies the head of SPECTRE as Franz Oberhauser, presumed dead. He then gets a lead to Mr White in Austria, a former SPECTRE operative who tells Bond that his daughter will lead him to l'Américain. After saving the daughter, Madeline Swann, from SPECTRE assassins they go to L'Américain, a hotel in Tangiers, where Bond finds a secret room with White's notes on locating Oberhauser. The villain's base is in the middle of the Moroccan desert; after receiving Bond's visit and explaining that MI5's new surveillance network (linked to 8 other countries' own networks) will actually serve SPECTRE's purposes, Oberhauser (who was also revealed to be the murderous son of Bond's adoptive father and now goes by the name Blofeld) is left for dead. Back in London, M and Q work on preventing the surveillance network from going online while Bond saves Swann from being killed by Blofeld in the premature demolition of the former MI6 building. Bond then arrests Blofeld who was trying to escape.

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Watched it again.

Comment #1, Matthieu Weber (Finland), June 6th, 2019 at 01:38

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Saimaan Juomatehdas Marsalkka Tumma

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Saimaan Juomatehdas ]

Saimaan_Juomatehdas_Marsalkka_Tumma

Aika makea, paahtoinen mutta myös metallinen maku. Sisältää ohrasmallasta.

Saimaan Juomatehdas, Mikkeli, Suomi. 4,6% alkoholia.

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Saturday, October 31st, 2015

BÉPO 2

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Categories: [ IT ]

Après 8 jours, ça commence à venir, mais pas vite. Taper en aveugle demande beaucoup de concentration.

BÉPO en disposition par défaut (tout du moins jusqu'au prochain redémarrage du serveur X), Scroll Lock permettant de basculer vers la disposition fi :

setxkbmap "fr,fi" "bepo,classic" "grp:sclk_toggle"

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Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Bépo 1

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Categories: [ IT ]

Vendredi (il y a 2 jours), je me suis mis au BÉPO. C'est dur et je ne tape pas vite. Je fais des exercices.

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Hiisi Kiito

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Hiisi_Kiito

Aika makea, maistuu hieman inkivääriltä. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 4.5% alkoholia.

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Monday, October 19th, 2015

L'héritage de Waha

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Categories: [ Books/Comics/Troy ]

ISBN: 9782302046740

© Amazon.fr

Tandis que le vénérable Rysta Fuquatou prépare sa réélection, Waha apprend qu'elle hérite d'une maison de « loisirs ». Les trolls se rendent à Eckmül pour prendre possession de la maison (et la ramener à Fallompe, puisque Pröfy est incapable de construire une maison lui-même). Fuquatou, père biologique de Waha fait enlever cette dernière pour ne pas que Farkö, son opposant, tente d'utiliser l'information contre lui durant la campagne électorale. Farkö réusit cependant à trouver une preuve de la filiation de Waha et fait publier l'information dans un journal, mais le scandale de l'instrumentalisation du journal à des fins électorales lui fait finalement perdre l'élection.

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The Martian

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martian_%28film%29

Wikipedia

When the Ares III mission on Mars is forced to abort and leave in a hurry, Mark Watney is left behind, presumed dead. He is actually alive, and manages to survive on Mars by cultivating indoors potatoes that were part of the special Thanksgiving meal. Meanwhile NASA discoveres activity on the Ares III site and deduces Watney is actually alive. Watney recovers the Pathfinder probe and uses it to communicate with Earth. NASA attempts to send him food supplies so that he could survive until the arrival of the Ares IV mission 3 years later. An accident destroys Watney's crop and the supply launch by NASA fails. Then someone finds out that the rest of Watney's crew, flying back to Earth on the Hermes could actually slingshot around Earth and return to Mars to pick him up, provided that he would travel 3000 km to the Ares IV site where the return rocket is already waiting for the mission. Although not authorized by NASA, the crew immediately decides to fly back to Mars. Meanwhile, Watney manages to pack all the neede supplies in a rover and travel to the site, take all the unnecessary parts off the rocket to reach as high an orbit as possible. This is still not enough, so the Hermes has to expell most of its atmosphere, acting as a retrorocket, to slow down and successfully catch Watney.

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Watched it again.

Comment #1, Matthieu Weber (Finland), June 24th, 2018 at 00:11

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Hiisi Hippa

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Hippa

“brasilialainen luomukahvi ja ripaus laktoosia”

Aika makea, maistuu kahville. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 4.4% alkoholia.

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The Causal Angel

Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9780575088986

© Amazon.fr

After the events of The Fractal Prince, Jean le Flambeur and Mieli are separated and their sentient spacecraft Perhonen is destroyed. The two protagonists, each in their own way, struggle to decide where their loyalties lie and how to proceed in the catastrophically altered situation: Mieli joins the Zoku on an flat, world-size platform orbiting around Saturn, while Jean attempts to discover what happened to Mars and recover the Kaminari Jewel, currently hidden somwhere by the Elders of the Great Game Zoku, while trying to prevent the copy of young Matjek Chen to become evil like the original. When the Sobornost attack the Zoku around Saturn, Jean hacks into one of their guberniya where he meets the All-Defector, his arch-enemy. Jean understands that the All-Defector is a part of his own mind, stolen when he was in the Dilemma Prison. He manages to defeat it, and the Kaminari Jewel somehow is passed to Mieli, who uses it to destroy Saturn and create her own private universe.

(Adapted from Wikipedia)

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Read it again.

Comment #1, Matthieu Weber (Finland), October 30th, 2021 at 11:46

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Casablanca

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_%28film%29

Wikipedia

Casablanca, 1941. Rick Blaine owns a saloon where many refugees seek authorisations to fly to Lisbon and from there to America. Such authorizations are hard to get. One day, Rick sees Ilsa reappearing in his life, after she disappeared in Paris while they were fleeing the city just before it was invaded by the Germans (because she had just learned that her husband did not die in a concentration camp after all). Rick is still in love with her, and her with him, despite being married to Victor Laszlo, one of the leaders of the resistance, whom the recently arrived German officiers want the local chief of police to arrest for them. Rick has hides in his saloon authorizations given to him by an accointance for safekeeping, just before getting arrested and killed because of having murdered the German officers from whom he stole the papers. Rick plans to flee with Ilsa using those authorizations, but eventually decides to give them to Victor, because Ilsa convinced him that many lives would be saved if Victor remains alive.

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Kedrigern Short Stories 2

Categories: [ Books/Kedrigern ]

ISBN: 9781892065766

© Amazon.fr

Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall

Kedrigern and Princess visit an old friend. He owns five mirrors who keep prisoner a famous witch: one contains the real one, the others only 2-dimensional images. Releasing an image instead of the real one would be dangerous. Princess finds the solution: she asks each image if they could manage to go through a small crack in the wall to escape an imaginary fire. Only the real witch claims she couldn't do that.

Nest Egg

Kedrigern is asked to tend to a sick griffin. He eventually discovers that the griffin needs the contact of gold to get better, since gold is very abundant in his place of origin.

Floored

As payment for curing a cursed king, Kedrigern receives a battered, slightly magical carpet. The carpet is a flying one, but who hates flying and dreams only of lying on the floor in front of the fireplace. Kedrigern eventually transfers the flying magic into a chair.

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Questing of Kedrigern

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ISBN: 9781892065766

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Princess convinces Kedrigern to attend a convention of wizards. Alas, she is accidentally transformed back into a talking toad. Kedrigern decides that only Arlebar will know how to safely transform her back into a human. In the meanwhile, Kedrigern reluctantly accepts to visit King Panglunder, whose young fiancee Lalloree has been put under a spell by the King's jealous sorceress Memanesha. After some diplomatic discussion, Kedrigern accepts to take Lalloree back to her parents, who leave not far from Arlebar's. Kedrigern ignores where Arlebar exacly lives, but expects to get directions once they reach the Inn on the Outer Edge. From the Inn, they depart with a company of questing adventurers led by Conrad. They are attacked underway by a magic mist, leftover from ancient magical wars. Kedrigern and Princess are transported into our present by the wizard's emergency escape spell; Princess is abducted by crooked showbusinessmen. Kedrigern replenish his magic at a monastery who still cultivates simples, then saves Princess and both return to their time using the escape spell in reverse. Upon arrival, Princess is human again, with the addition of small but functional wings. Their travel companions are all transformed, Lalloree and Conrad are now talking toads. They leave to Arlebar's just before Death takes him, but he cannot change back the two toads. They then take the toads to Lalloree parents who are very understanding. Kedrigern and Princess then go back home.

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Noursella v2

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Choco Noursy ]

Deuxième version du Noursella, cette fois-ci tartinable à température ambiante.

Ingrédients

  • 20g chocolat au lait
  • 50g sucre glace
  • 30g huile neutre (navette)
  • 25g cacao
  • 80g pâte de noisette (100% noisettes, grillées puis broyées)

Préparation

Faire fondre le chocolat au lait (p. ex. 1 min au micro-ondes). Y ajouter le sucre glace et le cacao tamisés, et mélanger. Délayer avec l'huile puis avec la pâte de noisette. Laisser reposer une nuit.

Commentaires

  • Liquide visqueux juste après préparation, devient tartinable après un temps de repos.

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Thornbridge AM:PM

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Thornbridge_AM_PM

“tropical fruit aroma, pineapple, tangerine, guava and passion fruit… honeyd malt”

Very flowery and fruity. Contains malted barley, wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 4.5% alcohol.

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Kedrigern Short Stories 1

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ISBN: 9781892065766

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Spirits from the Vasty Deep

Extra-terrestrials land near Kedrigern's house while he rests from a complex summoning spell. Convinced the E.T. are the spirits he's been trying to summon, he refuses to believe their story of planetary conquest. Kedrigern eventually just makes them and their space ship vanish.

Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain

Kedrigern is asked to help a king whose kingdom suffers from drought. Upon arrival, he understands that the king cares only for his gardens and fountains and not for the land, which suffers from the king hoarding all the water for his garden. He however demands that Kedrigern provides twice the standard amount of rain in order to fill his reservoir and cisterns. Kedrigern complies, but summons a heavy rain over the badly built reservoir and light rain over the fields; the dam is soon broken, and the land can be properly irrigated again. He then helps the crooked Chamberlain to escape in exchange for the money he had embezzled during the construction of the dam.

The Quality of Murphy

A king asks Conhoon to change his daughter back, who has been transformed into a giant rat by a djinnee. Conhoon asks a pooka named Murphy to find the djinnee; Murphy is eager since the local spirits don't like interference of foreign spirits in local affairs. The djinnee refuses to at first to cooperate since upon being freed from his bottle, his feet remained trapped in it. Conhoon and Murphy convince the king to re-open the bottle to let the feet out. In exchange the djinnee accepts to lift the curse and stores it in the bottle, that Conhoon takes with him for later use.

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Noursella v1

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Choco Noursy ]

Après des années de pause, j'ai retenté de fabriquer ma propre pâte à tartiner chocolat et noisette, cette fois-ci à partir de pâte de noisette.

Ingrédients

  • 60g sucre glace
  • 30g huile neutre (navette)
  • 30g cacao
  • 80g pâte de noisette (100% noisettes, grillées puis broyées)

Préparation

Tamiser le sucre glace et le cacao, le mélanger puis délayer avec l'huile puis avec la pâte de noisette. Conserver au réfrigérateur.

Commentaires

  • Liquide visqueux (comme du miel) à température ambiante, devient tartinable à température du réfrigérateur.
  • Facile à préparer, contrairement aux expériences précédentes (ici, un bol et une cuillère suffisent).
  • La texture granuleuse au début semble devenir moins granuleuse avec le temps.

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

A Voice for Princess

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ISBN: 9781892065766

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Kedrigern is a misanthropic wizard who specializes in counterspells. A widow troll mother gives him her newborn baby before dying near her husband, and Kedrigern trains him as a house servant. Some time later, on the way back from a house call, he meets a talking toad whom he transforms back into a beautiful young amnesic woman whom he names Princess. Alas, she cannot talk and croaks instead; this doesn't prevent them from getting married. Kedrigern tries multiple methods to give her back the ability to talk, with no success. One day he meets a minstrel who knows the spell to cure Princess. Princess starts studying magic, but also wants to have a social life. She convinces Kedrigern to visit the prince of Grodz who is asking for help because of a plage of magical rats. Although wary of the prince's reputation as a cruel man, they take the journey. Upon arrival Kedrigern is drugged and fed to the magic rats. The latter, human workers transformed by a sorcerer, however recognize him and spare him. Kedrigern returns them to their normal shape and runs to save Princess. She had however already succeeded in transforming the prince in a toad, freeing the country from the tyrant.

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Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Hiisi Humulus Lupus Double IPA

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Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Humulus_Lupus

“Uuden maailman humalaa… pintahiivaolut”

Erittäin makea, tuoksuu voimakkaasti hedelmältä, mutta en tiedä miltä. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 9.0% alkoholia.

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Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Hirttämättömät

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Spede ]

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirtt%C3%A4m%C3%A4tt%C3%B6m%C3%A4t

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

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Hiisi Kyttö Milk Stout

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Hiisi_Kyytto

“Suklaisen paahtomaltainen, lakristijuurella ja laktoosilla liennytetty Milk Stout”

Aika makea, mutta en huomannut lakritsin makua. Sisältää ohraa.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 5.3% alkoholia.

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Brewdog Vagabond

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Brewdog_Vagabond

Very flowery and surprisingly not too bitter. Gluten free but contains barley.

BrewDog Ltd., Fraserburgh, Scotland. 4.5% alcohol

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Largo Winch 2

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Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largo_Winch_II

Wikipedia

Largo a passé plusieurs années en Birmanie, au moment où un village proche est massacré par la junte militaire; il en est chassé par sa compagne Malunai lorsqu'il empêche les rebelles birmans de tuer un européen accusé d'être du coté de la junte, Simon Ovronnaz. Trois ans plus tard, Largo décide de vendre son groupe et de créer une fondation charitable, demandant à un ami de feu son père Nerio d'en être le directeur. À peine l'ordre de vente signé, Largo est arrêté et accusé par Francken, une enquêtrice des l'ONU, d'avoir commandité le massacre en Birmanie, grâce au témoignage (forcé) de Malunai. Il est libéré grâce à un pot de vin, et décide de retrouver Malunai, qui est conduite au camp militaire du général Min. Avec l'aide de rebelles, il délivre Malunai et, afin de libérer le fils de Malunai retenu en otage par Min afin de forcer sa mère à témoigner contre Largo, paye au général depuis un compte secret la deuxième moitié de l'argent qui lui avait été promis par la personne qui avait avait commandité le massacre. Francken surveillant le compte secret est convaincue de la culpabilité de Largo. Largo apprend que le groupe W est près d'être racheté par Nazatchov, un homme d'affaire véreux ; étant donné la chute des actions causées par les évènements récents, ce dernier a maintenant assez d'argent pour acheter le groupe W. Largo est rejoint par Simon, qui était 3 ans plus tôt le chauffeur du commanditaire du massacre, et apprend à Largo que l'homme travaillait pour Nerio, et a été tué par Min lorsque Nerio, apprenant les méthodes employées, a refusé de payer. Largo et Malunai sont ensuite attaqués par des mercenaires employés par Nazatchov et Malunai est tuée. Largo vire ensuite une petite somme de son compte secret sur celui du mercenaire afin d'attirer sur ce dernier et sa relation avec Nazatchov l'attention de Francken, puis se rend en Suisse pour rencontrer Francken et lui révéler le complot. Là, l'ami de Nerio tente de tuer Francken et de faire accuser Largo, en expliquant que le commanditaire du massacre était son fils, à qui Nerio n'a accordé aucune pitié, et que bien que Nazatchov ait fourni l'argent pour mener à bien sa vengeance, il en était le cerveau.

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Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Shepherd Neame Brilliant Ale

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Shepherd_Neame_Brilliant_Ale

“historically formulatedt with… pale malt… East Kent Goldings hops… rejuvenated… Cascade [hops]”

Flowery and quite bitter, but not as much as some other Sherpherd Neame ales. Contains barley malt.

Shepherd Neame, Faversham, Kent, England. 5.6% alcohol.

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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

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A fan fiction of Harry Potter, by Eliezer Yudkowsky.

What if Aunt Petunia had married a scientist instead of Vernon Dursley?

Harry is an orphan raised by his aunt and her husband. He knows everything about the scientific method, and has read loads of fantasy and sci-fi, and for some reason he is also intellectually gifted. When the letter from Hogwarts arrives, Harry accepts the fact that magic exists, that he is a wizard, and that he will have the opportunity to study magic using the scientific method. In Hogwarts, he is sorted in Ravenclaw, and so is Hermione Granger. Upon meeting Draco Malfoy, he decides to introduce him to the methods of rationality, in order to make him change his mind regarding the need for Blood Purity, with proof that mixing with Muggles is not the reason why magic is becoming weaker (rather, powerful spells are not transmitted to the next generation). Harry also experiments on Magic with Hermione and discovers that contrary to what he is being taught, Transfiguration is possible on parts of objects, once the object is considered at the quantic level. Having a day cycle of 26 hours, Harry is secretely given a Time Turner and the Invisibility Cloak, which he immediately abuses to experiment on, and gets a reputation for having greater powers than Dumbledore. Professor Quirrel decides that teaching Defence against the Dark Arts requires more than the official curriculum, and organizes his students in three armies, with, for the first-years, Draco, Hermione and Harry as generals. The armies have regular battles, forcing the students to learn about tactics, strategy, cunning, courage… all things that Quirrel considers necessary for citizens to know, if they need to face again a Dark Lord like Voldermort. Harry and Quirrel start an apprentice-master relationship, Harry revealing that he has a secret inner dark side and a will to take over the world in a benevolent fashion, to repair injustice and prevent stupidity. During the lesson about defending oneself against Dementors, Harry is unable to cast a Patronus and psychologically wounded when his wand enters in contact with the Dementor. On a second attempt, Harry discovers that a happy thought is not enough for a Patronus, but rather reasons that the Dementors are holes in the fabric of reality leading to death; his hatred for death and his will to one day find a way to immortality allows him to produce a Patronus shaped as a Homo Sapiens and to destroy the Dementor by closing the hole (what was thought to be impossible). Quirrel then asks Harry to go to Azkaban and free Bellatrix Black, who has been imprisoned without trial and was not responsible for her actions, being under the Imperio curse. Wanting to repair the injustice, Harry agrees; Quirrel's plan gets wrong when Harry prevents him from killing a guard and his magic interferes with his teachers', rendering the latter unconscious. Harry manages to hide from the Dementors, to make a hole into the metallic wall of the cell (by partially transfiguring a large ring of metal into oil and just pushing the piece out) and escape with Quirrell and Black, using a rocket-boosted broom to escape the anti-broom charms on the prison. Harry wonders how Magical Britain can allow a place like Azkaban to exist and decides that once he becomes master of the world, he would destroy the prison. Later, a discussion with Dumbledore about heroes (and the fact that Harry, like Dumbledore in his youth, is destined to be a hero) triggers Hermione to want becoming a heroine; with a group of friends, they fight bullying in the corridors of Hogwarts. This causes a large group of bullies to trap the heroines, who are miraculously saved (by invisible Harry and Quirrel). Hermione is then depressed that she is not able to be heroine. In the final battle of the armies, Hermione wins against Harry and Draco; the latter is angry and provokes her into a (secret and forbidden) duel. The next morning, Draco in his hospital, and Hermione is accused of attempted murder, even if the only reasonnable explanation is that both her and Malfoy are the victims of a False Memory charm, probably caused by Voldemort. Hermione is tried in front of the Wizengamot, where Lucius Malfoy wants revenge. Harry, against Dumbledore's advice, uses a legal loophole and gets into debt with Malfoy to buy Hermione's freedom, preventing her from being sent to Azkaban. Soon after, Hermione is killed when a troll enters Hogwarts, and Harry becomes very gloomy; Hermione's body is also stolen; there is not doubt anymore that Voldemort has returned. Moreover, Quirrel is becoming more visibly sick and reveals that he won't last long. On the day of the Quidditch championship, Harry is baited into going back in time and caught by Voldermort. Together they go through the various traps protecting the Mirror where the Philosopher's Stone is hidden. Voldermort explains his motivation: the Voldermort character was at first a prank, a way for Tom Riddle, posing as David Monroe, to appear a hero after defeating a Dark Lord. He soon discovered that it was much more entertaining to be evil, and when he got bored, he decided to create an opponent worthy of himself by imprinting some of his thought patterns into baby Harry's mind. Voldermort had also created hundreds of horcruxes and lost them all over the world, one of them being even the golden plaque onboard the Pioneer 10 space probe, becoming impossible to kill. Voldemort also reveals that the Philosopher's Stone is a old magical device that makes Transfiguration permanent, stolen from Baba Yaga by Perenelle who then hid herself as Nicolas Flamel. Upon reaching the Mirror, Voldemort obtains the Philosopher's Stone and traps Dumbledore, who had just arrived, into the Mirror. Voldermort then takes Harry to a cemetary where, after recreating his own body, he revives Hermione, as promised to Harry (Harry had transfigured Hermione's body into a ring to keep it close) and even gives her the regeneration power of a troll and the goodness and purity of a unicorn. Harry is then surrounded by Death Eaters who just arrive, called by their master. Voldermort makes Harry take an Unbreakable vow never to destroy the World (which he suspects Harry would unwillingly do, according to some prophecies). After that, he tells Harry he will kill him. While psychologically torturing Harry to tell him things he the Dark Lord doesn't know (and that would kill him, according to another prophecy), Harry finds a way to escape by partially transfiguring the tip of his wand into a carbon nanotube wrapped around the Death Eaters and Voldermort's wrists. By tightening it, he kills the minions and renders Voldermort unconscious; he then Transfigures him into another ring, fakes the scene so as not to appear having been involved and leaves the place to tell McGonagall about the events. Harry then receives imporant responsibilities in Magical Britain by Dumbledore's will. He also puts into motion the creation of a hospital where people (magical folks and Muggles alike) can be made immortal, and the displacement of Azkaban's inmates to more human prisons. He also starts talking Hermione into destroying the Dementors, letting her become a heroine.

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