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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

La classe américaine

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Georges Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt soudainement. Trois journalistes interrogent des personnes qui l'ont connu afin d'écrire un article sur sa vie. On suspecte un ami de l'avoir tué pour une histoire d'amour, mais finalement on apprend qu'il est toujours en vie.

[ Posted on May 29th, 2018 at 22:39 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

ANSI colors and Solarized

Categories: [ IT ]

The Solarized color scheme redefines some of the standard basic ANSI colors, making some color combinations unsuitable for display. In particular, bright green, bright yellow, bright blue and bright cyan are tones of grey instead of the expected colors.

Also, some terminals interpret bold text as bright colors, turning e.g, bold green into a shade of grey instead of the expected green. At least in URxvt, setting intensityStyles: False will prevent bold text from being displayed in bright colors (but will still be displayed in a bold font).

When redefining color schemes for terminal applications using ANSI colors, these are possible combinations, using the usual ANSI color names. Note that bright colors are usually not available as background colors.

Solarized Light default background (ANSI white)

Normal: black red green yellow blue magenta cyan (light)grey

Bright: black/grey red green yellow blue magenta cyan white

ANSI (Light)Grey background

Normal: black red green yellow blue magenta cyan (light)grey

Bright: black/grey red green yellow blue magenta cyan white

Solarized Dark default background (ANSI bright black/grey)

Normal: black red green yellow blue magenta cyan (light)grey

Bright: black/grey red green yellow blue magenta cyan white

ANSI Black background

Normal: black red green yellow blue magenta cyan (light)grey

Bright: black/grey red green yellow blue magenta cyan white

[ Posted on May 22nd, 2018 at 23:21 | no comment | ]

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Oakham Bishops Farewell

Categories: [ Beer/Oakham ]


``Cascade hops…``

Just another ale, but quite nice. Contains malted barley.

Oakham ales, Woodston, Peterborough, England. 5.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 19th, 2018 at 22:33 | no comment | ]

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The Big Short

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



One fund manager notices that the US housing market was rotten two years before the 2007 crash. He invests in credit default swaps, asking an investment bank to create a market for them, betting against the market, despite the common idea that the housing market cannot collapse, because it never had before. A few other investors learn of his analysis and follow his steps. The funds' investors are not happy about the fact that they need to pay large premiums for two years, but the managers are convinced they are right. In the meanwhile, some of them investigate the situation and discovers that mortgage brokers are selling loans to people who will not be able to pay them back, re-selling those mortgages to banks that are eager to turn them into financial instruments, MBS and CDOs. These instruments are well rated by complacent rating agencies, which helps keeping their values artificially high when more and more people start to default on their payments. When the value of the CDOs finally plummet, those traders sell their CDS, making enormous profits, but most of them give up on finance, disgusted by the fact that the system is rotten to the core.

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Sunday, May 6th, 2018


Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Marvel ]



Hank Pym had invented a way to shrink a human to the size of an ant but refuses to reveal it to his partner Darren Cross who wants to weaponize it. Years after having evicted Pym from the research center, Cross has managed to create his own method of shrinking humans, and plans to sell it to the highest bidder (who happens to be Hydra) in combination to the Yellowjacket, a mechanised body armour. Pym then enrolls Scott Lang, an ex-burglar, to become Ant-Man, by luring him into stealing the Ant-Man suit. Lang is caught, and Pym helps him escape prison by becoming the size on an ant. Pym manages to convince Lang to become Ant-Man and and prevent Cross from selling the Yellowjacket. Ant-Man enters secretly the research center during the unveiling ceremony for the Yellowjacket and with the help of the ants that Pym has somehow domesticated, they destroy the computers holding the research on the weapon. Ant-Man is however captured when trying to destroy the Yellojacket prototype, and a long fight ensues, against Cross wearing the armour. Ant-Man manages to enter the armour by reducing to a subatomic size, from which he manages to grow again despite Pym's prediction of getting lost in an environment where time and space lose meaning.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer

Categories: [ Beer/Samuel Smith ]


Very sweet and fruity, with a definite strawberry flavour. Contains malted barley and malted wheat.

Samuel Smith, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England. 5.1% alcohol

[ Posted on May 5th, 2018 at 22:41 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Marvel ]



While raiding a Hydra base in Eastern Europe, the Avengers find an extra-terrestrial sceptre containing an IA in a gem, an Infinity Stone. Stark attempts to use that IA to make the ultimate peace-keeping android, Ultron. Ultron's consciousness awakes by accident, and it decides that to preserve peace on Earth, all humans must be eliminated. Ultron uses the Hydra lab to build an army of robots, and enrolls the Maximoff twins, who blame Stark for the death of their parents. The Avengers track Ultron in its search for vibranium, but he escapes, and Wanda Maximoff's psychic powers provoke hallucinations about potential futures, that almost breaks the team apart (and causes Hulk to do much damage in a city). In Seoul, Ultron forces Dr. Cho to create a body that allies the gem, vibranium and synthetic human cells, but the transfer of the mind to the new body is interrupted by Cho who got a warning from Wanda, the twins having turned against Ultron when learning its desire to kill all humans. The new body is recovered by the Avengers, and Stark merges JARVIS with the partial Ultron consciousness, creating a powerful being decided to stop Ultron. Back in Eastern Europe, Ultron uses the Hydra lab to build a device that lifts the whole nearby city in order to turn it into a meteor that will cause the next massive extinction of species. The Avengers, helped by Nick Fury and a few former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, evacuate the city as it is lifting off, and destroy it in the nick of time.

[ Posted on May 1st, 2018 at 21:12 | 1 comment | ]