vendredi, avril 30, 2010

Un préservatif anti-viol !!!!

Rape-aXe: The Anti-Rape Condom

This is so brilliant! An anti-rape female condom invented by Sonette Ehlers… A South African women working as a blood technician with the South African Blood Transfusion Service, during which time she met and treated many rape victims.

The device, known as The Rape-aXe, is a latex sheath embedded with shafts of sharp, inward-facing microscopic barbs that would be worn by a woman in her vagina like a tampon. If an attacker were to attempt vaginal rape, their penis would enter the latex sheath and be snagged by the barbs, causing the attacker pain during withdrawal and (ideally) giving the victim time to escape. The condom would remain attached to the attacker’s body when he withdrew and could only be removed surgically, which would alert hospital staff and police. This device could assist in the identification and prosecution of rapists.

jeudi, avril 29, 2010

Une petite pensée de Steve Jobs à propos de FLASH ...

J'aime les gars qui vendent des services et imposent des choix en disant insidieusement que tel truc est de la merde en forme de pub. Bref c'est la guerre entre Adobe et Apple ...
La bagarre quoi ...

Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart. Apple went through its near death experience, and Adobe was drawn to the corporate market with their Acrobat products. Today the two companies still work together to serve their joint creative customers – Mac users buy around half of Adobe’s Creative Suite products – but beyond that there are few joint interests.

I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.

First, there’s “Open”.

Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from Adobe, and Adobe has sole authority as to their future enhancement, pricing, etc. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system.

Apple has many proprietary products too. Though the operating system for the iPhone, iPod and iPad is proprietary, we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards. HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash). HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member.

Apple even creates open standards for the web. For example, Apple began with a small open source project and created WebKit, a complete open-source HTML5 rendering engine that is the heart of the Safari web browser used in all our products. WebKit has been widely adopted. Google uses it for Android’s browser, Palm uses it, Nokia uses it, and RIM (Blackberry) has announced they will use it too. Almost every smartphone web browser other than Microsoft’s uses WebKit. By making its WebKit technology open, Apple has set the standard for mobile web browsers.

Second, there’s the “full web”.

Adobe has repeatedly said that Apple mobile devices cannot access “the full web” because 75% of video on the web is in Flash. What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads. YouTube, with an estimated 40% of the web’s video, shines in an app bundled on all Apple mobile devices, with the iPad offering perhaps the best YouTube discovery and viewing experience ever. Add to this video from Vimeo, Netflix, Facebook, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, NPR, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, People, National Geographic, and many, many others. iPhone, iPod and iPad users aren’t missing much video.

Another Adobe claim is that Apple devices cannot play Flash games. This is true. Fortunately, there are over 50,000 games and entertainment titles on the App Store, and many of them are free. There are more games and entertainment titles available for iPhone, iPod and iPad than for any other platform in the world.

Third, there’s reliability, security and performance.

Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now. We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash.

In addition, Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it. Adobe publicly said that Flash would ship on a smartphone in early 2009, then the second half of 2009, then the first half of 2010, and now they say the second half of 2010. We think it will eventually ship, but we’re glad we didn’t hold our breath. Who knows how it will perform?

Fourth, there’s battery life.

To achieve long battery life when playing video, mobile devices must decode the video in hardware; decoding it in software uses too much power. Many of the chips used in modern mobile devices contain a decoder called H.264 – an industry standard that is used in every Blu-ray DVD player and has been adopted by Apple, Google (YouTube), Vimeo, Netflix and many other companies.

Although Flash has recently added support for H.264, the video on almost all Flash websites currently requires an older generation decoder that is not implemented in mobile chips and must be run in software. The difference is striking: on an iPhone, for example, H.264 videos play for up to 10 hours, while videos decoded in software play for less than 5 hours before the battery is fully drained.

When websites re-encode their videos using H.264, they can offer them without using Flash at all. They play perfectly in browsers like Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome without any plugins whatsoever, and look great on iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Fifth, there’s Touch.

Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover. Most Flash websites will need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices. If developers need to rewrite their Flash websites, why not use modern technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript?

Even if iPhones, iPods and iPads ran Flash, it would not solve the problem that most Flash websites need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices.

Sixth, the most important reason.

Besides the fact that Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn’t support touch based devices, there is an even more important reason we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. We have discussed the downsides of using Flash to play video and interactive content from websites, but Adobe also wants developers to adopt Flash to create apps that run on our mobile devices.

We know from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in sub-standard apps and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform. If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. We cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers.

This becomes even worse if the third party is supplying a cross platform development tool. The third party may not adopt enhancements from one platform unless they are available on all of their supported platforms. Hence developers only have access to the lowest common denominator set of features. Again, we cannot accept an outcome where developers are blocked from using our innovations and enhancements because they are not available on our competitor’s platforms.

Flash is a cross platform development tool. It is not Adobe’s goal to help developers write the best iPhone, iPod and iPad apps. It is their goal to help developers write cross platform apps. And Adobe has been painfully slow to adopt enhancements to Apple’s platforms. For example, although Mac OS X has been shipping for almost 10 years now, Adobe just adopted it fully (Cocoa) two weeks ago when they shipped CS5. Adobe was the last major third party developer to fully adopt Mac OS X.

Our motivation is simple – we want to provide the most advanced and innovative platform to our developers, and we want them to stand directly on the shoulders of this platform and create the best apps the world has ever seen. We want to continually enhance the platform so developers can create even more amazing, powerful, fun and useful applications. Everyone wins – we sell more devices because we have the best apps, developers reach a wider and wider audience and customer base, and users are continually delighted by the best and broadest selection of apps on any platform.


Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short.

The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple’s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps on Apple’s App Store proves that Flash isn’t necessary for tens of thousands of developers to create graphically rich applications, including games.

New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.

Steve Jobs
April, 2010

Vu sur Photoshop Disaster ... aie !

" ONLY HEAVEN 1 " (specimen part 1)

" ONLY HEAVEN 1 " (specimen part 1) from 2221969 on Vimeo.

Moi j'aime bien ! Alors appréciez !

mercredi, avril 28, 2010

Toujours pas eu le temps pour les photos !
En plus batterie à plat hier ! Je dois aller en acheter une nouvelle tout à l'heure !

Bizarrement l'éectricité fait défaillance ces temps-ci : 2 collègues ont changé leur batterie et Ramon a du changé l'alternateur sur la Mercos ...

Alors hasard ou réalité scientifique ... Iron Man 2 sort bientôt et il est question d'un méchant qui électrifie les gens ... pourtant il n'est pas chinois le Mickey !

dimanche, avril 25, 2010

Bon anniversaire à mon "El Pequeno" !

Nous sommes allés faire de l'escalade hier pour fêter cela !
Il a encore plus aimé les jeux dans un module de 4 ou 5 étages juste après dans le même local!

Des photos ce soir ou demain !

vendredi, avril 23, 2010

Quand j'étais petit, vers 5 ou 6 ans,
ma mère me disait souvent
qu'être heureux était essentiel pour réussir sa vie.
Quelques années plus tard, à l'école,
on m'a demandé d'inscrire sur une feuille de papier
ce que je voulais être quand je serai grand.
J'ai écrit "heureux" et le professeur m'a dit que je n'avais pas compris la question.
J'avais alors répondu que c'était peut-être lui qui ne comprenait pas le but dans la vie.

Je me suis pris deux heures de colle.

Ça calme ...
Et en même temps cela devait être un Vendredi aussi !

jeudi, avril 22, 2010

Le jour de la Terre aujourd'hui !!!
Pas sûr de savoir ce que cela veut dire ou à quoi cela sert !

Mais bon cela donne bonne conscience à certains et motive peut-être d'autres.

Bon anniversaire ma P'tite !

mardi, avril 20, 2010


Pas vu mais El Direkktor m'en a fait mention alors je montre ...cela devrait sortir au Québec d'ici 5 ou 6 mois ...le temps de la traduction !!!

J'Attends vos commentaires intempestifs !

lundi, avril 19, 2010

C'est la course ! Pas le temps !

En même temps cela occupe ! On s'appelle et on se fait une bouffe ?

jeudi, avril 15, 2010

Blum ...l'ordi était mort ce matin en arrivant. La carte graphique semble t-il ...

Bref du retard encore ... et du boulot par dessus la tête !


mercredi, avril 14, 2010

Une heure à galérer ce matin car cette saloperie de MacBook Pro ne se rallumait pas ! :
Rien ... nada ... nicht brouzouf ...makash ... kaput.

Pas d'écran, un son du style "plok" dans le coin gauche ...puis plus rien ! Un vague grattement de disque puis ...encéphalogramme plat ! J'enlève la batterie, je la remets, je le tourne, le retourne (et l'ordi ne s'appelle même pas Thérèse !) : que dalle !

4 collègues "Mac Addicts et Experts" sont venus et ont inspectés la bête. Tout le monde est reparti bredouille.

Je le débranche au complet, je descend voir un Tech (qui n'est pas là). Je discute avec un des programmeurs. Je secoue le Mac en mimant de le foutre à la poubelle. Je le repose et hop en voulant lui montrer qu'il ne s'allume pas, bingo se rallume !

Alors hasard ou réalité scientifique ? Le Mac a-t-il eu peur de rester dans la poubelle ?

Pffff ...finalement j'aurai du faire Briqueleur avec Dexx ...comme je voulais il y a 7 ans ! J'te jure !

Je l'ai même sussuré à Mr PasPareil en meeting ...c'est bien pour dire !

lundi, avril 12, 2010

The man who wasn't there

Et merde ... ça y est, J'ai les abeilles ! Un surplus de désorganisation, de manque d'échéancier flagrant, de "chacun sa gueule et j't'emmerde", de "je sauve mon cul en marchant sur celui du voisin" s'instaure insidieusement dans le travail d'équipe ...

Je respire un grand coup ...... pfffffffffffff

Je me suis re-regardé "The Man who wasn't there" de Joel et Ethan Coen, hier soir ...
L'atmosphère me plait ! L'éclairage aussi et les acteurs sont parfaits !
Le noir et blanc m'apaisent ... Je me sens un peu comme lui aussi.

mercredi, avril 07, 2010

Quand même ... (#6)

Vu ce midi en accompagnant 2 collègues et amis à la Boulangerie Pagé pour se sustenter !
J'ai juste pris un petit sablé car j'avais déjà préparé mon repas du midi !

Désolé de la qualité ... c'est le Iphone d'un des potes !

Mais bon ce nom de vainqueur en valait la peine !
Au Québec, ils ne comprennent pas ( encore) la subtilité de dix-huitième niveau de cet angliscisme douteux ...

Les Africains font-ils de l'encodage culinaire ?

El Direkktor frappe encore !
Encore une photographie prise au péril de sa vie dans le dix-huitième arrondissement de la Ville de Paris !
Alors hasard ou réalité scientifique ?

Et sinon moi aussi, dès l'aube, je sors mon appareil turgescent et voici l'étendue des dégâts :

Le mieux, en tout cas c'est pas l'orthographe ...

mardi, avril 06, 2010

Pour faire suite et complétion du message de Sieur Sauvage
En fin de semaine, on était avec Ramon et la famille Sauvage.
Ramon nous avait ramené de la bouffe du bled et c'était super bon
mais on a aussi gouté au soda au fromage de chèvre et machouiller des feux de camps ( dixit Mossieur Sauvage) grâce au Gouda à "saveur fumée"( ah non ça c'était la fois d'avant mais faut pas déconner non plus ... des tests culinaires de ce genre faut les faire petit à petit)

puis j'ai changé mes pneus et joué avec les gamins ...

dimanche, avril 04, 2010

Aie ...

J'aime pas trop les voix plaintives, fatiguantes, qui chialent tout le temps mais les paroles de ces chansons se sont incrustées dans ma mémoire inhibée. Cela m'interpelle quelque part comme dirait Bouyges ... et finalement je trouve cela intéressant
Y a que les cons qui ne changent pas d'avis .... il paraît :

Bon le début ressemble à Billie Jean en un petit peu plus lent mais après ça change

vendredi, avril 02, 2010

Quand même ... (#5)

Ce matin, je regarde la météo sur le Iphone d'un ami et collègue !

Soudaint, un pop-up apparaît : "Faites voir vos fesses!"
De un, on se calme, il est 8 heures du mat et on est au boulot ;
De deux, on ne se connaît pas tant que ça ;
De trois, je préfère les filles
De quatre, et les préliminaires ?
De cinq, encore un coup d'Apple et de ses pubs virales ?

Et bien non, c'est une publicité pour le dépistage du cancer colorectal !!!!

On rigole, on rigole, et là ma curiosité malsaine m'a amené à chercher une éventuelle publicité et je suis tombé là-dessus, des pubs du Gouvernement Ontarien ( ya pas de jeu de mot ou presque ...c'est aussi ça l'Ontario !) :

Quel sens de l'humour et de l'à-propos !!!!
Ça m'a troué le cul .... enfin façon de parler !

C'est Vendredi aussi et il annonce 23 degrés celsius !

jeudi, avril 01, 2010

Intense Photoshop

En espérant que ce n'est pas un Poisson d'Avril !!!!

Phrase du jour

Commentaire d'un mec que je n'aime pas, au sujet d'un plan qu'on attend depuis un bon moment mais qui fait partie d'une séquence plus longue ( une bonne excuse pour ne pas fournir de calendrier précis !) :

" Si on fait une shot parfaite, cela va être gâchée !"

Faites-la moins parfaite et on va s'arranger avec !
Ce n'est pas de notre faute s'il faut rajouter une explosion et de la fumée devant votre oeuvre d'art !

Des fois je me retiens pour ne pas taper ...