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Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Fraise

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Ice Cream ]

J'ai d'abord essayé d'ajouter un coulis de fraise (250 g de fraises équeutées et 45 g de sucre en poudre passées au mixer plongeant) à 500 g de base (à laquelle j'ai ajouté 3 g de Super Neutrose). Le goût et la texture étaient satisfaisants, mais des cristaux de glace se sont formés au congélateur. J'ai alors essayé d'augmenter la quantité de matière sèche tout en gardant les quantités de glucides et sucre de la glace à la vanille.

Ingrédients

  • 61 g sucre
  • 76 g lait en poudre
  • 3 g Super Neutrose
  • 1 ½uf (50 g)
  • 60 g sirop de glucose
  • 252 g lait (entier ou 1/2 écrémé)
  • 250 g fraises

Préparation

Mélanger les ingrédients secs et les ajouter à l'½ufs légèrement battu avec environ 50 g de lait. Fouetter, ajouter le sirop de glucose et mélanger. Ajouter le reste du lait, mélanger puis chauffer tout en remuant continuellement jusqu'à ce que la température atteigne 80 °C. Laisser refroidir. Mixer les fraises et les mélanger à la préparation, puis laisser reposer une nuit au réfrigérateur. Passer à la sorbetière.

Remarques

La texture est nettement plus visqueuse que la première préparation, et le goût de fraise est un peu moins prononcé.

La recette donne 750 g de préparation, ça ne tient pas dans la boite de glace habituelle. J'aurais pu être plus malin et viser 700 g à la place.

[ Posted on July 18th, 2023 at 11:48 | no comment | ]

Proportions 2

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Ice Cream ]

Je me suis demandé si l'½uf jouait un rôle si important dans la crème glacée, sachant que la recette de base de 3 Kaveria contient moins d'un ½uf par 500 g. J'ai donc adapté les proportions pour la base de crème glacée, dans le but de n'utiliser toujours qu'un seul ½uf par préparation. La quantité de glucose diminue légèrement, et la quantité de lait augmente d'environ 50 g (la masse de l'½uf supprimé).

Pour 500 g

  • 42 g sucre
  • 6 g glucose
  • 42 g lait en poudre
  • 42 g sirop de glucose
  • 1 ½uf (50 g)
  • 318 g lait (entier ou 1/2 écrémé)

Pour 600 g

  • 51 g sucre
  • 7 g glucose
  • 51 g lait en poudre
  • 51 g sirop de glucose
  • 1 ½uf (50 g)
  • 390 g lait (entier ou 1/2 écrémé)

Pour 700 g

  • 59 g sucre
  • 8 g glucose
  • 59 g lait en poudre
  • 59 g sirop de glucose
  • 1 ½uf (50 g)
  • 465 g lait entier

Préparation

Mélanger les ingrédients secs et les ajouter à l'½ufs légèrement battu avec environ 50 g de lait. Fouetter, ajouter le sirop de glucose et mélanger. Ajouter le reste du lait, mélanger puis chauffer tout en remuant continuellement jusqu'à ce que la température atteigne 80 °C.

[ Posted on July 18th, 2023 at 11:12 | 2 comments | ]

Sunday, July 16th, 2023

Wicklow Wolf Mammoth IPA

Categories: [ Beer/Wicklow Wolf ]

Wicklow_Wolf_Mammoth_IPA

“floral, resinous pine, grapefruit and… citrus fruit. malty backbone”

Fruity, not too bitter, quite nice. Contains barley and wheat.

Wicklow Wolf Brewing Co., Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. 6.2% alcohol.

[ Posted on July 16th, 2023 at 10:28 | no comment | ]

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

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

Wikipedia

In 1944, Indiana Jones and his friend Basil Shaw recover one half of the Antikythera mechanism, built by Archimedes, from Voller, a Nazi astrophysicist who takes part in the looting of a castle in the French Alps. In 1969 in New York City, Indy is old, depressed, and retires from his work at the university; Marion is going to divorce him and his son Mutt died in the Vietnam war. He is contacted by Shaw's daughter Helena who wants to recover the Antikythera. She tells Indy that her late father believed that the mechanism was built to locate a fracture is space-time that would allow to travel back in time. Helena, in debt, just wants to to sell it. They are chased by Voller's men, assisted by the CIA (as Voller played an important role in the Apollo project), but manage to escape through the parade celebrating the Moon landing. Indy, suspected of the murders committed by Voller's men, chases Helena to Tangiers where he prevents the sale of the mechanism in an auction. Accompanied by Helena's young friend Teddy, they escape on a tuk-tuk and are chased by both Voller's men and Helena's former fiancé, a gangster. Voller, disavowed after going rogue, is apprehended by the CIA, but manages to escape. Indy and his friends follow Voller to Greece, where, with the help of a friend, they dive in the Aegean Sea to the second half of the wreck where the mechanism was first found, located much deeper, in order to recover a graphikos that contains coded indications as to the location of the other half of the mechanism. Voller's gang catches up with them again, but they again manage to escape and go to Archimedes' tomb in Sicily, as indicated by the graphikos. Inside a labyrinthine cavern, Indy and Helena find the tomb and the second half of the dial, and notice that Archimedes' skeleton wears a modern wristwatch. Voller appears, wounds and captures Indy. His plan is to travel back to Munich in 1939 to kill Hitler and take his place. They fly away on a WWII German bomber. Helena, who has followed them manages to stow away in the landing gear, and Teddy follows them on a small airplane. They go through the time fissure and arrive at the Siege of Syracuse in 212 BC. Voller's plane is shot down, Indy and Helena manage to jump with a parachute. They meet Archimedes (who has taken the wristwatch from Voller's body) and Indy says he wants to stay here and now to see History happening. Helena knocks him out and takes him back to the present, where he reconciles with Marion.

[ Posted on July 13th, 2023 at 11:46 | no comment | ]

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Tooth and Claw Jellyfish Nebula

Categories: [ Beer/Tooth and Claw ]

Tooth_and_Claw_Jellyfish_Nebula

“pale ale malt, flaked oats, malted wheat, dextrin malt… Topaz, Simcoe, Rakau hops… lychee, stone fruits and resin”

Fruity, maybe a bit resinous, quite nice. Contains barley, wheat, oats.

Camerons Brewery, Lion Brewery, Hartlepool, Co. Durham, England. 4.6 % alcohol.

[ Posted on July 10th, 2023 at 11:28 | no comment | ]

Saturday, July 1st, 2023

Scarlett et Novak

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9782700276947

© Amazon.fr

Novak fuit devant deux agresseurs et compte sur Scarlett, l'IA de son smartphone, pour le guider, l'aider, appeler les secours.Il se fait rattraper et ses agresseurs réinitialisent le smartphone et transfèrent toutes ses donnés sur un appareil externe, hors-ligne, qu'ils lui donnent. Novak doit alors retrouver son chemin sans béquille intellectuelle et se voit traité comme un paria parce qu'il n'a plus de présence en ligne. Il finit par faire réparer son smartphone et retrouver ses données, mais décide à partir de là de prêter davantage attention au monde réel et de ne pas systématiquement utiliser les outils en ligne.

[ Posted on July 1st, 2023 at 20:27 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 25th, 2023

Il boemo

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Boemo

Wikipedia

Josef Myslivecek, fils d'un riche meunier de Prague, va à Venise pour devenir compositeur d'opéra. Il gagne d'abord chichement sa vie en donnant des cours de musique jusqu'à rencontrer une femme qui en échange de faveurs lui fait rencontrer un impresario. Josef obtient alors un contrat et compose un opéra pour Caterina Gabrielli, la cantatrice la plus célèbre, avec qui il a une relation. Le roi de Naples lui commande alors un opéra et Josef rencontre Anna Fracassati. Les deux tombent amoureux, mais le mari très jaloux d'Anna limite leur relation à un échange épistolaire. La vie de débauche de la haute société coûte cher et les compositeurs ne sont pas si bien payés que cela. Anna finit par se suicider, Josef contracte alors la syphilis et finit défiguré, et son dernier opéra n'est pas apprécié par la nouvelle direction du théâtre. Il rencontre Caterina une dernière fois, de retour d'un long séjour en Russie, qui lui dit que sa musique n'est plus aussi bonne qu'avant ; Josef se défend en disant que l'époque veut une musique plus simple. Josef meurt, ruiné, quelques temps plus tard.

[ Posted on June 25th, 2023 at 15:55 | no comment | ]

Le titan de lumière

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

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

ISBN: 9782302095892

© Amazon.fr

Rodombre est blessé et alité, Lycophèle propose à Altaï de payer pour acheter un remède rare et cher. Ils se font alors repérer par des sbires des Rédempteurs qui avertissent leur maîtresse, Amperle. Luksand et ses amis partent en bateau vers l'endroit où se trouve le Titan, une île habitée par les Diweon, qui leur indiquent que le Titan se trouve sous l'île, sous l'eau. Au moment où Luksand trouve le Titan et reçoit ses pouvoirs, les Rédempteurs arrivent sur l'île. Grâce aux pouvoirs du Titan, Luksand et ses amis échappent à leurs adversaires en se téléportant dans la maison de Rodombre.

[ Posted on June 25th, 2023 at 15:30 | no comment | ]

Le pasteur sanglant

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Soda ]

ISBN: 9791034764518

Soda fait des cauchemars où il tue sa mère. Il a des trous de mémoire, notamment ses visites chez le psychothérapeute que lui impose la police. Sous son costume de pasteur, Il est accusé de tentative de meurtre par une victime. Des pasteurs se font ensuite agresser, puis la victime dresse un portrait robot de Soda, puis est tuée à l'hôpital par une personne que le policier de garde a identifié comme étant Soda. Ce dernier échappe à une arrestation par ses collègues mais finit par se rendre. En cellule, il est visité par son psy qui lui révèle qu'il l'a drogué et hypnotisé et qu'il se déguise en Soda. Le psy veut se venger de la mort de son père, un bandit, qui a conduit au suicide de sa mère. Ces a veux ayant été enregistrés par hasard par une autre détenu, Soda est libéré par ses collègues et empêche le psy de tuer sa mère.

[ Posted on June 25th, 2023 at 13:54 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Demain, moisson d'étoiles

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Clarke ]

ISBN: 9782207500361

© Amazon.fr

Expédition de secours

Un vaisseau explore la Terre qui doit bientôt être détruite par l'explosion du soleil. Elle a l'air récemment désertée, et après quelques péripétie, parviennent à s'en échapper juste avant l'explosion. Ils suivent la direction de signaux radio émis depuis la Terre, et rattrapent la flotte des vaisseaux humains qui ont fuit la planète. Le chef d'expédition se demande ce que les humains penseront de leur Fédération de mondes.

Une marche dans la nuit

Suite à la panne de son véhicule, un homme doit rentrer à pied, de nuit, vers la ville sur une planète inhabitée. Il y a des rumeurs à propos d'une monstre, mais il n'y croit qu'à moitié, jusqu'à se retrouver face à lui.

L'ennemi oublié

Un universitaire continue de vivre à Londres, désertée et couverte de neige due à l'hiver nucléaire consécutif à la guerre. Il entend des bruits qu'il prend pour une armée qui avance, mais il s'agit en réalité de glaciers qui avancent depuis le pôle nord.

Erreur technique

Un homme se retrouve accidentellement transformé en image miroir de lui-même par une rotation dans l'espace-temps. Son corps ne peut plus utiliser les vitamines qui ont maintenant la mauvaise conformation spatiale et il dépérit. On ose alors le remttre dans les condition de son accident pour inverser la transformation, mais il disparait. Un scientifique comprend trop tard qu'il a été déplacé dans le futur, et sa réapparition cause la destruction de l'appareil et sa mort.

Le parasite

Un homme est convaincu qu'un extraterrestre observe tous ses faits et gestes par télépathie et se délecte de ses expériences psychologiques. Personne ne le croit et il finit par se suicider. L'expérience de la mort est exactement ce que le parasite voulait vivre.

Les feux intérieurs

Un rapport relate la l'exploration dans profondeurs de la Terre puis de la découverte de l'existence d'une civilisation vivant à des dizaines de kilomètres sous la surface. Ce rapport est lu par un membre de cette civilisation qui étudie la surface, détruite 300 ans plus tôt, au moment où avait été percée une cheminée vers la surface.

Le réveil

Un humain se fait cryogéniser, passe des millions d'années en orbite puis revient automatiquement sur Terre où il découvre que les humains ont disparu suite à leur défaite dans une guerre contre les insectes qui ont pris leur place.

L'indigène est rétif

Deux extraterrestres qui ont appris l'anglais par les émissions de TV et radio prennent contact avec les humains dans un petit village. Pris pour fous, ils sont mis en prison et s'évadent avec leur compagnon de cellule qui repart avec eux et devient ambassadeur de la Terre.

La malédiction

Un missile nucléaire parmi vingt rate Londres, sa cible, et détruit la ville où est enterré Shakesperare.

Le vecteur temporel

Des archéologue mettent à jour des traces de pas fossilisées de dinosaures, non loin d'un centre de recherche qui met au point en secret le voyage dans le temps. Le chef de la mission archéologique disparait au moment où ses assistants découvrent une trace de pneu de Jeep sous la trace de patte du dinosaure.

Jupiter 5

L'exploration d'une petite lune de Jupiter révèle qu'il s'agit d'un vaisseau spatial abandonné. Un journaliste arrive juste après les explorateurs et vole des objets archéologiques, mais le chef de la mission scientifique réussit à les récupérer en faisant croire à l'assistante du journaliste que la vie de ce dernier est en danger.

Les possédés

Un essaim d'extra-terrestres décorporés finit par trouver une espèce hôte sur Terre. Au fil de l'évolution, cette espèce devient le lemming et l'esprit de l'essaim perd sa cohésion, mû seulement par l'instinct de retourner sur le lieu, maintenant perdu, de son arrivée sur la Terre.

[ Posted on June 18th, 2023 at 13:12 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

It Happened One Night

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

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

Wikipedia

Ellen, daughter of rich banker Alexander Andrews flees her father who wants to annul her marriage to fortune-hunter King Westley. With no luggage and little money, she takes a bus in Miami with the purpose to reunite with her husband in New York City. On the bus she meets Peter Warne, a recently fired reporter who sees an opportunity to write a great story. As Peter threatens to tell her father where she is, she agrees to let him follow her. A storm and a broken bridge forces the bus to stop for the night and Peter manages to book a motel room for them, where they start getting better acquainted. As Ellen's father announces in the papers a reward for finding her daughter, Peter and her leave the bus when a passenger threatens to reveal her location. They hitchhike, steal a car and spend the night in another motel, only a few hours away from New York. Ellen confesses her love for Peter, but being broke he doesn't dare confess his. During the night he takes the car and drives to New York, writes his story and sells it to his former editor. But Ellen is expelled from the motel during the night, gives up and calls her father. She eventually reveals the whole story to her father, and some time later a proper wedding for Ellen and King is organized. Peter visits the banker on the day of the ceremony to claim the few dollars he had to spend to help Ellen travel, and refuses the huge rewards. Peter also reluctantly admits he loves Ellen before leaving. Alexander hints to her daughter that she can refuse to marry King until the last minute, which she does. She flees the wedding ceremony in her car and reunites with Peter. King agrees to an annulment in exchange for a large sum of money, Peter and Ellen get married and spend their honeymoon in a motel.

[ Posted on June 14th, 2023 at 11:43 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

No Time to Die

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/James Bond ]

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

Wikipedia

After Blofeld's arrest, Bond and Madeleine Swann travel to Italy where he wants to visit Vesper's grave. He is attacked by Spectre and concludes that Madeleine told them where they were. He therefore rejects her and retires in Jamaica until Leiter asks for his help in retrieving Heracles, a contagious nanobot-based poison developed by MI6 and stolen by its main scientist, Obruchev. Bond is contacted by Nomi, his successor as 007, but refuses to work for M. At a Spectre party in Cuba where Obruchev has been located, Bond is caught and expects to die, but instead all members of Spectre die from poisoning with Heracles (it is programmed with DNA and affects only its targets). Leiter is then betrayed by his colleague from the State Department and killed, Bond escapes. He goes back to MI6 and wants to interrogate Blofeld who was remotely overseeing the party in Cuba. He meets Swann, Blofeld's psychologist, who has been coerced by Safin (the man who, when she was a child, killed her mother in revenge for her father having killed his family) into infecting herself with Heracles to kill Blofeld. The latter confesses that Swann had nothing to do with the attack at Vesper's grave, and then dies from Heracles. Bond then tracks Swann to her childhood home in Norway where he meets her daughter Mathilde, and learns that Safin owns an island in the Sea of Japan. They are then attacked by Safin's men, and during a chase through the forest, Safin abducts Swann and her daughter. Bond and Nomi then infiltrate Safin's island and discover it holds a nanobot factory. They free Swann and her daughter and Nomi takes them off the island. Bond then orders a missile strike on the island, but while fighting Safin he is infected with an Heracles targeted at Madeleine and Mathilde. Knowing that he would cause their death, he decides to stay on the island and die when the missiles destroy the facility.

[ Posted on June 13th, 2023 at 11:37 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Tooth and Claw One Eye

Categories: [ Beer/Tooth and Claw ]

Tooth_and_Claw_One_Eye

“Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops… aromas and flavours gooseberry, pineapple and passionfruit… pale ale malt, flaked oats”

Strong, sweet, very fruity, smells strongly of passion fruit.

Camerons Brewery, Lion Brewery, Hartlepool, Co. Durham, England. 7.0 % alcohol.

[ Posted on June 11th, 2023 at 11:53 | no comment | ]

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Hiisi Lotko

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Lotko

Siellä on juuri se maku josta en tykkä. Sisältää ohramallasta ja vehnämallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 5.2% alkoholia.

[ Posted on June 5th, 2023 at 08:38 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 28th, 2023

Hiisi Kivu

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Kivu

“limeä”

En osa sanoa miltä se tuoksuu. Sisältää ohramallasta, riisiä.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 5.5% alkoholia.

[ Posted on May 28th, 2023 at 12:17 | no comment | ]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Golden_Circle

Wikipedia

Eggsy is attacked by Charlie, a man wearing a prosthetic arm who had been rejected by Kingsman. Eggsy manages to escape, but the remotely controlled arm remains in his car, hacks the Kingsman system and finds enough information to launch a simultaneous attack on all Kingsman members. Only Eggsy and Merlin survive, the former having dinner in Stockholm with his Swedish princess of a girlfriend's parents and the second not being important enough. Kingsman's Doomsday Protocol leads the pair to a whiskey distillery in Kentucky named Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart, where they discover that Hart has actually survived his attack but lost his memories. They learn about the Golden Circle, the drug cartel that has destroyed Kingsman: it has laced all its drugs with a virus an is blackmailing the world (through the US president) to legalize all drugs in exchange for an antidote. The president pretends to agree but in reality wants to get rid of the drug problem by letting all drug users die. At the Glastonbury Festival, Eggsy manages to plant a tracker on Charlie's girlfriend, which leads them to a secret base in the Italian mountains where he, Harry (who has recovered his memory) and Statesman agent Whiskey manage to steal a sample of the antidote. While fighting back an attack by the cartel's goons in a cabin in the woods, Whiskey accidentally destroys the antidote. The latter is wounded and Harry has a hunch it was not an accident. A clue found at the factory leads Eggsy, Harry and Merlin to Poppy Land, the cartel's secret lair in the Cambodian jungle. Merlin dies on a land mine while allowing Eggsy and Hart to enter the 1950's-town-main-street-themed compound. They defeat Poppy, free Elton John (who was her prisoner), defeat Whiskey who arrived out of nowhere and wants to kill all drug users since his girlfriend was killed by one and finally get the device that allows to remotely trigger the automatic delivery of the antidote all over the world. In the end, the president is impeached, Statesman buys a distillery in Scotland to help rebuild Kingsman and Eggsy marries princess Tilde.

[ Posted on May 28th, 2023 at 12:12 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Blue Moon

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Ice Cream ]

Adapté de The Enduring Midwestern Mystery of Blue Moon Ice Cream sans le colorant bleu.

Ingrédients

  • 2 c. à café de zeste de citron
  • 1/2 c. à café d'extrait de vanille
  • 1/2 c. à café de cardamome moulue
  • 2 feuilles séchées de combava
  • 700 g base de crème glacée

Préparation

Faire chauffer le lait de la base de crème glacée avec la cardamome et les feuilles de combava pendant 15 min, puis passer dans une passoire pour retirer les feuilles et la cardamome. Préparer la crème avec ce lait, le zeste de citron et l'extrait de vanille. Laisser refroidir et reposer au réfrigérateur pendant une nuit, puis passer à la sorbetière.

Commentaires

Le lait a attaché au fond de la casserole même si je n'ai pas chauffé fort.

Je ne suis pas sûr qu'on sente le combava dans le résultat final.

[ Posted on May 24th, 2023 at 13:40 | no comment | ]

Camarel 1

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Ice Cream ]

Une glace au caramel.

Ingrédients

Préparation

Préparer le caramel en mettant l'eau et le sucre dans une casserole et en le faisant cuire jusqu'à ce qu'il soit caramélisé, à l'apparition d'une odeur un peu âcre. Ajouter la crème et mélanger, puis ajouter le beurre et mélanger à nouveau. Délayer le caramel avec la base de crème glacée. Laisser reposer au réfrigérateur une nuit, puis passer à la sorbetière.

Commentaires

La recette produit environ 190 g de caramel.

Il y avait trop de préparation, ça ne rentrait pas dans la boite de 700 mL.

La glace reste très molle même après 24 heures au congélateur, probablement dû à la quantité plus importante de sucre.

[ Posted on May 24th, 2023 at 11:33 | 1 comment | ]

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

Gremlins 2

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlins_2:_The_New_Batch

Wikipedia

After Mr. Wing dies, the mogwai Gizmo becomes the guinea pig of scientists at a lab in the Clamp Center, a state-of-the-art highrise building in Manhattan owned by eccentric billionaire Daniel Clamp. At the mercy of the chief researcher Dr. Catheter, Gizmo is rescued by his former owner Billy Peltzer and his fiancée Kate, both of whom work elsewhere in the building. Gizmo accidentally gets wet and spawns four evil mogwais who quickly move through the building until they find the restaurants in the shopping area and eat food after midnight, becoming gremlins. They set off the fire sprinklers, quickly spawning thousand more gremlins, some of them changing shape by drinking genetic serums from the lab; one of them becomes pure electricity but gets trapped in the building's telephone system. Billy manages to convince Clamp of danger and devises a plan: move all the clocks of the building forward, attract all the gremlins in the lobby and fool them into exiting the building while the sun is still up. Clamp exits through his secret escape route and coordinate with the emergency services outside. Alas, a thunderstorm hides the sun just as they were ready to let the gremlins out. Billy then sprays all the gathered gremlins with a fire hose and releases the electric one from the phone system, killing them all (except one that was turned into a female and is enticing the chief of security to marry her).

[ Posted on May 23rd, 2023 at 15:24 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

The Flowers of Vashnoi

Categories: [ Books/Barrayar ]

Ekaterin Vorkosigan and Enrique Borgos visit the Vorkosigan Vashnoi area that was left radioactive at the end of the Cetagandan invasion. Enrique has created insects that eat and concentrate the radioactive elements before leaving them in neat dejection piles, in the hope of decontaminating the area. They notice that many of the bugs in the test area have disappeared, and eventually discover that they were picked by a young boy who lives nearby with his adoptive mother, Ma Roga, and two other children. Ma Roga claims she had been living hear ever since Miles' grandfather Count Piotr allowed her to do so instead of executing her with the bandit gang with which she was living thirty years earlier. Since then she has taken care of the unwanted, mutant children who were abandoned in the contaminated zone by their backcountry parents. After a long discussion and a failed attempt by Ma Roga to kill her children and herself rather than having to leave her home, they are all taken to the hospital in Hassadar for treatment. While the children can be integrated in the modern Barrayaran society, Miles and Ekaterin wonder what to do with Ma Roga.

[ Posted on May 21st, 2023 at 15:21 | no comment | ]

Marble American Pilsner

Categories: [ Beer ]

Marble_American_Pilsner

“citrus, pine and a hint of caramel”

Citrusy, maybe grapefruit. Contains malted barley and malted wheat.

Marble Beers, Manchester, England. 4.2% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 21st, 2023 at 15:05 | no comment | ]

Monday, May 15th, 2023

North Brewing Lost Cosmonauts

Categories: [ Beer ]

North_Brewing_Lost_Cosmonauts

“Mosaic and Ekuanot hops… ripe tropical fruit flavours”

Strong tropical fruits flavours indeed. Contains malted barley and oats.

North Brewing Co, Leeds, England. 6.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 15th, 2023 at 09:53 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 7th, 2023

Thornbridge Pink Grapefruit Halcyon

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]

Thornbridge_Pink_Grapefruit_Halcyon

“added pink grapefruit to our… imperial IPA… Galaxy, Ella, Chinoook, Nelson Sauvin and Bramling Cross hops”

Strong fruity smell (grapefruit, but also passion fruit, maybe?). Contains barley and wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 7.4% alcohol.

[ Posted on May 7th, 2023 at 15:21 | no comment | ]

Friday, May 5th, 2023

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat_Bill,_Jr.

Wikipedia

Steamboat Bill's steamer business now has to compete with the steamer of JJ King's, who already owns half the town. The same day, Bill's son arrives by train from Boston, where he has finished his studies. King's daughter, whom Bill Jr. also knows, arrives the same day by car. Kitty expects Bill Jr. to meet with her on her father's boat in the evening, but Bill Sr. is obviously opposed to it, and Junior's attempt fails. Bill Sr.'s boat is then declared unsafe, and when Bill assaults him, King manages to get his competitor thrown into prison. The day gets very wet and windy. Junior tries to get his father to escape, first with a bread containing hidden tools, then by accidentally knocking the sheriff out. When the cyclone hits, buildings are torn away and JJ's steamer sinks. The jail slides into the river, with Bill Sr. in it. Junior is flown into the air by the storm and lands into the river. He manages to climb aboard his father's steamer, rigs remote controls with ropes so that he can pilot the boat and control the propeller at the same time. He manages to first rescue Kitty who is clinging to a house that ended in the river, and then to rescue his father by driving the boat through the floating jail. Junior then quickly jumps into the river, leaving a puzzled Kitty. But his intentions become clear when he returns towing a minister.

[ Posted on May 5th, 2023 at 17:36 | no comment | ]

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Men in Black International

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Men in Black ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_Black:_International

Wikipedia

When she was a child, Molly witnessed the Men in Black neuralyze her parents and becomes obsessed with the organization. Twenty years later, she finally manages to locate their headquarters, crashes in and eventually get hired as M. She is then sent to the London branch on MiB where she meets super-star agent H and the head of the office, High T, who had in the past repelled together an invasion by the Hive through a wormhole at the Eiffel Tower. M manages to convince H to let her accompany him on a mission to protect an alien diplomat. The diplomat is however killed by twin killers from the Hive, but in his last breath gives M a crystal and tells her that MiB may be compromised and that H is not anymore himself. Suspicious of everyone, M keeps silent. Despite being assigned desk duties, H convinces M to accompany him to Marrakesh to follow a lead on the poison that was used on the diplomat. They must however flee MiB agents who suspect M is the traitor after having recovered a video of M receiving the crystal. They then find out that the crystal transforms into a portable weapon able to destroy a whole planet, just before it is stolen from them. H reasons that it will be sold to Riza, weapons dealer and H's former lover. They infiltrate Riza's island in Sicily. They manage to recover the weapon and escape, but are attacked by the twins, and saved in the nick of time by High T and MiB agents. But H realizes that the twins wanted the weapon to use against the Hive, and soon finds out that High T is under the control of the Hive. H and M follow him to the Eiffel Tower, where they learn that High T had been assimilated into the Hive and H had been neuralized. M and H eventually manage to use the weapon through the wormhole to destroy the Hive.

[ Posted on May 1st, 2023 at 12:14 | no comment | ]

Friday, April 28th, 2023

Jäinen lohikäärme

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Books ]

Maailmanrekisteri

Vanha nainen käy postitoimistolla. Siellä on uusi kone, jonka avulla voidaan nähdä reaaliaikaisesti koko maailman ihmisten nimet, osoitteet jne. Hän löytää hänen poikansa nimen, joka yhtäkkiä katoaa. Vähän myöhemmin tulee poliisi, joka kertoo, että poika on juuri kuollut.

Jäinen vaeltaja

Eliö, joka oli jäätynyt komeetan sisälle, alkaa kasvaa, kun koomeetta sulaa Auringon lähestyessä. Eliö myös huomaa, kun Maasta tuleva luotain laskeutuu.

Pääjohtaja

Nainen on valittu Yhtiön uudeksi pääjohtajaksi. Hän oli entisen pääjohtajan sihteeri, joka on oikeastaan vuosien ajan johtanut yhtiötä.

Syrjäinen maailma

Mies vastanottaa telepaattisia viestejä avaruuden oliolta.

Ran palvelija

Kloonausteknologialla elvytetään egyptiläinen muumio.

Mies tulevaisuudesta

Mies kosiskelee kertojaa. Hän yllättävästi tietää kaikesta mistä nainen tykkää, ja he lopuksi menevät naimisiin. Yhtenä päivänä mies katoaa; kirjeessä hän selittää, että hän on aikasilmukan vanki ja on mennyt takaisin päivään, jolloin he ensimmäistä kertaa tapasivat.

Lumiyö

Kaksi lasta valvoavat yöllä, koska he haluavat nähdä, kun myrskykoneet poistavat lumet kaupungista.

Tulppaanikukkula

Avaruusaluksia laskeutuu ympäri maailmaa. Pian tämän jälkeen melkein kaikki ihmiset kuolevat. Kertoja on yksi selviytyjistä. Hän tapaa muutaman ihmisen ja yhdessä he yrittävät vastaiskua. He huomaavat, että avaruusalusten lähellä heillä on taikavoimia, joita he oppivat käyttämään hyökkääjiä vastaan.

Jäinen kohtaus

Ihmiset, jotka lähettivät luotaimen komeetan pinnalle, yrittävät ymmärtää, mikä outojen signaalien lähde voisi olla, ja päättelevät, että komeetan sisällä asuu olio.

Yksin

Kertoja nauhoitti kohtauksen rakastajansa kanssa. Kun rakastaja meni matkalle, kertoja soittaa nauhoituksen suoraan hänen mieleensä.

Universaalinen rakkaus

Kun ydinsota lähestyy maailmaa, avaruusoliot lisäävät ihmisten rakkautta. Tulos on että kaikki ihmiset ovat orgian keskellä, kun automaattiset ohjukset osuvat maahan.

Vankila

Syntymä, vauvan näkökulmasta.

[ Posted on April 28th, 2023 at 15:12 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Detective Pikachu

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Pikachu_(film)

Wikipedia

In a secret lab somewhere, Mewtwo escapes. Later, Tim Goodman travels to Ryme City after learning about the death of his father, Harry, a police detective. In the man's apartment, he finds a vial of “R” that seems to make nearby Pokémons aggressive. He also meets a talking Pikachu that only he can understand. Pikachu is amnesiac but believes that Harry is not dead. They meet a Mr. Mime, an informant of Harry, who directs them to an illegal Pokémon battle arena where they learn that the Doctor provides R to the owner of the arena to help him win the fights. When the arena is raided by the police, Tim and Pikachu are introduced to a colleague of Harry's who shows them surveillance footage of the accident showing that Harry could not have survived. The pair is then contacted by Howard Clifford, founder of Ryme City who reveals that Mewtwo abducted Harry and erased Pikachu's memory and that his son Roger is behind the creation of R. Tim and Pikachu then enroll Lucy, a young journalist investigating Harry's disappearance, and they travel to the abandoned genetics lab that Harry was investigating. They are attacked by various modified Pokémons, and an injured Pikachu is eventually healed by Mewtwo. Pikachu recovers parts of his memories, remembers that he had helped Mewtwo and leaves Tim, believing he betrayed Harry. But when he reaches the scene of the accident, Pikachu discovers that it was caused by the augmented Pokémon. Back in Ryme City, Howard Clifford reveals himself as the villain. He disperses R during a parade, which, using the drugged Mewtwo's powers, causes people to merge with their Pokémons. Pikachu arrives and fights Mewtwo, and Tim finally manages to remove Howard's headset that he uses to control Mewtwo, causing people and Pokémons to separate. Mewtwo explains that Harry helped him escape from Howard's lab. After the accident, Mewtwo healed Harry's body while Pikachu had accepted to fuse his man with Harry's to be able to continue the investigation. Mewtwo separates them and Tim reunites with Harry in his human body. Tim decides to stay in Ryme City and to become a detective.

[ Posted on April 25th, 2023 at 17:10 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

Hiisi Päivä

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Paiva

Vähän maltaista, vähän hedelmäistä. Yllättävä hyvää. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 6.0% alkoholia.

[ Posted on April 23rd, 2023 at 09:54 | no comment | ]

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Shazam!

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/DC ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam!_(film)

Wikipedia

In 1974, Thaddeus Sivana is transported to a strange cave where a wizard tests whether he has a pure heart. He fails the test. In present-day, Billy Batson repeatedly escapes from foster homes in search for his mother who lost him when he was three. He ends up in a group home where he meets five other kids, including superhero enthusiast Freddy. At the same time, Sivana manages to go back to the cave and gets possessed by the seven deadly Sins when the Eye fuses into his body. The wizard's searching spell then takes Billy to the cave, and the child receives the wizard's powers, transforming him into a adult superhero. With Freddy's help, Billy discovers his many powers and his ability to change forth and back by saying the word “shazam”. At first, Billy uses his powers for vanity, selling selfies with himself to tourists. Sivana then comes and takes Billy and his siblings to the cave to force him to surrender his powers using the wizard's staff. Together, they attack Sivana and Billy notices that the villain becomes vulnerable when all the Sins leave him to take physical form. Billy then uses the staff to share his powers with his siblings, and then breaks it. They escape the cave to a winter carnival where they battle the sins. Billy manages to trick Envy into leaving Sivana's body so that he can get the Eye out of the villain's head and force the Sins back to the cave as statues. The children return to a more or less normal life, and use the cave as their superhero headquarters. In prison, Sivana is approached by a talking caterpillar who proposes an alliance.

[ Posted on April 20th, 2023 at 14:00 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Wicklow Wolf Arcadia

Categories: [ Beer/Wicklow Wolf ]

Wicklow_Wolf_Arcadia

“spice… fruit and floral notes…”

More malty than fruity. At first reminded me of champagne (maybe because of the pale colour?). It also has a hint of that lager taste I don't like.

Wicklow Wolf Brewing Co., Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. 4.3% alcohol.

[ Posted on April 16th, 2023 at 12:22 | no comment | ]

Friday, April 14th, 2023

Foreign Correspondent

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Correspondent_(film)

Wikipedia

In 1939, just before World War II, John Jones is sent by his American newspaper to Europe to report on the conditions there. He plans to meet Van Meer, leader of the Universal Peace Party, at an event hosted by Fisher, but the man disappears. Jones then goes to Amsterdam where Van Meer is speaking at another event, but the diplomat is killed in front of Jones. The latter chases the killer in a car driven by Scott ffolliott and his friend Carol Fisher to the countryside but they lose track of the killer. While the two other leave to fetch the police, Jones eventually finds the killer hidden in a windmill where the real Van Meer is kept prisoner and drugged, soon to be taken by plane to another country. When the police arrives, all traces of the criminal have disappeared an nobody believes Jones's story. Back at his hotel in Amsterdam, Jones escape a kidnapping by leaving with Carol to London, where they are helped by Carol's father. Alas, the man is a member of the conspiracy and tries to get Jones killed. Jones then takes Carol to Cambridge, simulating a kidnapping in order to force Fisher to reveal Van Meer's location. Romantic misunderstanding ensues, and Carol drives back to her father in London. As the plan has failed, ffolliott tails Fisher to the place where Van Meer is being interrogated but he is is taken prisoner. He manages to escape, but not before Van Meer has revealed a secret provision in an treaty that would help Germany in the war. The next day, France and Britain declare war on Germany. Jones and ffolliott follow Fisher and Carol on a flying boat to America. A telegram informs Fisher that Van Meer has recovered and identified Fisher as his kidnapper. He confesses his treason to his daughter just before the plane is shot by a German destroyer and crashes in the ocean. Fisher sacrifices himself so that the others may live. The survivors are rescued by an American ship, her captain refuses to let them report their stories. Jones nonetheless manages to phone his story to his newspaper. Jones and Carol return to England and he becomes a successful war correspondent.

[ Posted on April 14th, 2023 at 18:49 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 9th, 2023

La Terre transpercée

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics ]

ISBN: 9782413038078

© Amazon.fr

Un nouveau matériau super-dense est découvert. Extrêmement résistant, il permet de construire un tunnel qui traverse la Terre de la Chine à l'Antarctique en passant par le noyau. Un jour, une rupture du tunnel laisse entrer la matière du noyau et Shen décide de fermer une vanne avant que tous les ouvriers transitant par le tunnel ne soient en sécurité, afin d'éviter qu'une éruption de matière à la surface ne fasse des millions de morts. Une fois la construction achevée, l'exploitation du tunnel cause un énorme pollution en Antarctique, et une vis tombée dans le tunnel au cours d'une opération de maintenance a détruit un train de passagers. Le tunnel finit par être abandonné, avant qu'il ne soit transformé en lanceur pour mettre des objets en orbite, ce qui a permi de construire une cité spatiale en anneau autour de la Terre.

[ Posted on April 9th, 2023 at 10:36 | no comment | ]

Thornbridge Wilder's Folly

Categories: [ Beer/Thornbridge ]

Thornbridge_Wilder_s_Folly

“Teaming up with our pals at Double Barrelled… big fruit aromas… plum and blackcurrant… floral English hops… light toastiness and caramel”

Fruity and slightly roasted. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Thornbridge brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. 6.5% alcohol.

[ Posted on April 9th, 2023 at 10:11 | no comment | ]

Friday, April 7th, 2023

The Illusionist

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illusionist_(2006_film)

Wikidpedia

As a teenager, Eduard, son of a cabinet maker, fell in love with Sophie. As she was of noble birth, they were forcibly separated soon after Eduard gave Sophie a locket with his picture. Fifteen years later in 1889, Eduard comes to Vienna after having traveled the world and becomes famous as an illusionist named Eisenheim. He is noticed by Crown Prince Leopold who attends a performance and volunteers his fiancée Sophie for a trick. Eisenheim recognizes Sophie, and after a private performance where he humiliates the prince, they become lovers. Sophie reveals Leopold's plan to marry her soon, in order to get support from the Hungarian side of the empire during his future attempt at overthrowing his father. When Chief Inspector Uhl tells the prince of Sophie's relationship with Eisenheim, Leopold shuts down the theatre where he is performing. The two lovers then plan to flee by train, but on the evening before, a drunk Leopold mortally wounds Sophie as she flees on horse, and her body is found the next day by Eisenheim and a party of policemen. Eisenheim then buys a small theatre and starts a new show where he sits alone on the stage and makes talking images of dead people appear. He soon attracts a loud crowd of people who hope to speak with lost loved ones, and when he makes Sophie appear and the audience starts asking whether she was killed by Leopold, the latter demands that Uhl arrests Eisenheim for necromancy. From the police headquarters, the illusionist tells his assembled followers that it is all an illusion, and Uhl releases him. During the next performance, Sophie's image appears again and says that someone in the audience is her murderer. A bunch of policemen attempts to arrest him on stage, but this time Eisenheim himself is an illusion. Uhl then reports to Leopold and reveals that he has found gems from the prince's ceremonial sword in the stable where Sophie was wounded, as well as her locket. He also says that he wrote a letter to the emperor, revealing the conspiracy to seize the throne. Leopold commit suicide as officers of the army arrive to arrest him. As Uhl, no longer a police officer, leaves the place he is approached by a boy how gives him a parcel from Eisenheim (the plans to one if his illusions) and notices that the adult who just jostled him took the locket from his pocket. Uhl chases the man to the train station, but arrives too to catch the man. He then realizes that Sophie's death was staged so that she could be free of Leopold. Somewhere far away in the mountains, Sophie and Leopold start a new life together.

[ Posted on April 7th, 2023 at 13:07 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

Kirkstall Spokane

Categories: [ Beer ]

Kirkstall_Spokane

Fruity, grapefruit. Quite bitter. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Kirkstall Brewery, Leeds, England. 6.0% alcohol.

[ Posted on April 2nd, 2023 at 19:00 | no comment | ]

Friday, March 31st, 2023

The Post

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Post_(film)

Wikipedia

In 1971, the Washington Post struggles financially and her owner Kay Graham decides that the company needs to become publicly traded. At the same time, the New York Times publishes an article based on a leaked military report showing that the Vietnam war is not going well, and that the US never had any hope of winning it. An injunction from the Department on Justice forbids the Times to publish any more articles based on those documents, but a few journalists from the Post manage to identify the leak and to acquire a copy of the secret report. Kay asserts her position as owner and publisher of the Post and decides to publish despite the injunction that arguably also applies to the Post, rebelling against Nixon's attempt to restrain the freedom of the Press. She of course has to take this decision just in the critical period during which the banks investing through the IPO have a right to cancel their transactions. The Post and the Time go to court shortly after and eventually all the way up to the Supreme Court, which confirms the freedom of the press.

[ Posted on March 31st, 2023 at 17:47 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Prix de revient des glaces

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Cooking/Ice Cream ]

La recette de base revient à 2,43 ¤ pour 500 g. En comptant l'électricité, on ajoute moins de 0,01 ¤.

Pour une glace à la vanille, il faut ajouter 0,30 ¤ d'extrait de vanille, ce qui amène le prix à 2,73 ¤ pour 500 g. Pour comparaison, la glace à la vanille de 3 Kaveria coûte normalement 6,95 ¤ pour 400 g (pot de 500 mL), soit 8,69 ¤ pour 500 g. Ce qui veut dire que le prix de la sorbetière (environ 390 ¤) serait amorti après 66 utilisations, soit un peu plus d'un an d'utilisation.

Les prix de revient pour les autres glaces, par 500 g, sont :

  • glace à la noisette : 4,48 ¤
  • glace au chocolat : 3,31 ¤
  • glace à la cannelle : 2,85 ¤
  • glace cocotella  : 6,25 ¤ (lait de coco bio), 4,00 ¤ (lait de coco ordinaire)

[ Posted on March 22nd, 2023 at 11:29 | no comment | ]

Monday, March 20th, 2023

La mort immortelle

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9782330143190

© Amazon.fr

Yun Tianming est sur le point de mourir d'un cancer. Une loi récemment votée lui permet de procéder à un suicide assisté. Avant l'échéance, il décide d'offrir anonymement le titre de propriété d'une étoile à Cheng Xin, qu'il avait connue lorsqu'ils étaient étudiants. Cette dernière travaille pour l'Agence de Renseignement Planétaire qui cherche un moyen d'envoyer une sonde à la rencontre d'une seconde flotte trisolarienne qui se déplace à la vitesse de la lumière et atteindra la Terre d'ici quatre ans. Propulsée par une voile solaire accélérée par une série d'explosions nucléaires, elle ne pourra emporter que le cerveau cryogénisé d'un humain, celui de Yun Tianming. La sonde dévie cependant de sa trajectoire et est perdue. Cheng Xin est alors choisie pour remplacer Luo Ji, mais dès la passation de pouvoir, les trisolariens menacent à nouveau la Terre et Cheng Xin refuse de révéler l'existence du système solaire aux civilisations hostiles de l'univers. Les trisolariens exigent lors que tous les humains soient déportés en Australie et que le reste de la surface soit libérée pour leur faire place. Pendant ce temps aux confins du système solaire, le vaisseau Gravité poursuit l'Espace Bleu, dernier survivant de la flotte détruite plus tôt par la sonde trisolarienne. Apprenant ce qui arrive sur Terre, les deux équipages s'allient et déclenchent le dernier émetteur existant, à bord du Gravité, révélant ainsi la position du système solaire. Le trisolariens se détournent une fois de plus de la Terre et les humains quittent l'Australie. Les humains cherchent alors une solution pour se protéger d'une inéluctable destruction préventive de la Terre. Avant de couper tout contact, les trisolariens organisent une téléconférence entre Cheng Xin et Yun Tianming, qui a été secouru et dont le corps a été reconstitué. Ils ont interdiction formelle de discuter de comment sauver la Terre, mais Yun Tianming, sous couvert de raconter des contes à Cheng Xin, leur fournit des indices sur comment procéder. Après avoir déchiffré les énigmes des contes, les humains envisagent trois solutions : migrer vers des stations spatiales cachées derrière Jupiter et qui devraient survivre à l'explosion du Soleil, s'enfuir à bord de vaisseaux atteignant la vitesse de la lumière grâce à la propulsion par courbure de l'espace-temps, ou ralentir la vitesse de la lumière autour du système solaire afin de rester éternellement prisonniers d'une sorte de trou noir et donc de se montrer inoffensif. Après un sommeil cryogénique, Cheng Xin découvre que c'est la première solution qui est retenue, mais au contraire de ce qui avait été observé auparavant, l'attaque ne vient pas sous la forme d'une explosion du Soleil mais d'une réduction progressive de l'espace de trois dimensions à deux, immobilisant la matière et les êtres vivants pour l'éternité. Seuls Cheng Xin et son amie AA s'échappent grâce à un prototype de vaisseau capable de voyager à la vitesse de la lumière. Elles passent par Pluton où des échantillons des cultures humaines sont stockées et où elles rencontrent Luo Ji qui en est le dernier gardien, puis partent vers l'étoile de Cheng Xin où Yun Tianming à laisser entendre qu'ils se reverraient. Elles y rencontrent Guan Yifan, le dernier survivant du Gravité et de l'Espace Bleu, qui l'ont colonisée quelques siècles plus tôt. Cheng Xin et Guan Yifan partent visiter la seconde planète de l'étoile, mais à leur retour ils sont prisonniers d'une trainée de propulsion par courbure où la vitesse de la lumière est ralentie. Ils passent douze jours à attendre que l'ordinateur neuronal de secours démarre pour enfin pouvoir atterrir, mais dix-neuf millions d'années ont passé sur la planète. Ils trouvent le dernier cadeau de Yun Tianming, un univers de poche d'un kilomètre cube où ils peuvent vivre tandis que l'univers extérieur passe en deux dimensions et ne reboote en un nouvel univers multidimensionnel. Guan Yifan comprend cependant que la création d'un grand nombre d'univers de poche, en empruntant de la masse à l'univers, pourrait empêcher ce processus, ce qu'un message venu du grand univers et à destination de tous les univers de poche confirme. Cheng Xin et Guan Yifan décident alors de rendre la masse, ne laissant qu'un tout petit échantillon d'écosystème terrestre, et de retourner finir leur vie dans une partie encore hospitalière du grand univers.

[ Posted on March 20th, 2023 at 18:59 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 19th, 2023

Wicklow Wolf Eden Session IPA

Categories: [ Beer/Wicklow Wolf ]

Wicklow_Wolf_Eden_Session_IPA

“tropical and stone fruits with a hint of piney bittreness”

Rather flowery, quite bitter, quite good. Contains barley and oats.

Wicklow Wolf Brewing Co., Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. 3.8% alcohol.

[ Posted on March 19th, 2023 at 22:44 | no comment | ]

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Shadow of a Doubt

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

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

Wikipedia

Charlie Newton lives with her parents in Santa Rosa. One day, her uncle Charlie announces he would soon arrive and spend some time with the family. He bears expensive gifts and opens an account with a large sum of cash at the bank. The whole family is happy to see their uncle they had not seen in a long while. But Young Charlie notices strange things happening: her uncle cuts tears away and hides a newspaper article, and he refuses to have his picture taken. Young Charlie learns from the paper and then from the photographer (who is really a police detective under cover) that her uncle is under suspicion of being the “Merry Widow Murderer” who has killed three women back East. Uncle Charlie also once inadvertently reveals his hatred of rich widows. When Young Charlie confronts him, he admits being one of the two suspects being chased by the police. She also agrees not to tell anything to her mother, who idolizes her younger brother and would be devastated. The detective then tells Young Charlie that the other suspect has been killed and is believed to have been the murderer. But Young Charlie knows too much, and she has two suspicious accidents, once on a broken staircase and the second time she is lured by her uncle into the garage where the car running and cannot get out. She survives thanks to a neighbour who was passing by and heard her banging at the jammed door. Uncle Charlie then decides to leave on the next day along with a rich widow. On the train, He manages to retain his niece as it leaves the station and tries to to throw her out of the door, but he instead falls in front of an oncoming train. At the funeral, Young Charlie meets the detective again (who is in love with her) and they agree to keep Uncle Charlie's crimes a secret.

[ Posted on March 13th, 2023 at 16:09 | no comment | ]