Sunday, September 28, 2008

You want to improve your English?

As you already know, there are many sites that can help you.
Some of those are on the left column of this blog.
So, if you say to yourself:"I want to improve my English."
well... Just do it! 15 mn a day would be great.
I really hope you can take advantage of those sites.
Here is a new one:

Monday, September 22, 2008

About the LHC...

I love the Internet and I'm fond of science.
That's why I enjoyed watching this video.
Watch it and tell me if you did.

Sunday, September 21, 2008



LHC is out of order

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) *a.k.a. Black Hole Maker
started out so well, that the scientists could actually not believe it.

Now about 10 days into operation the LHC is 'kaputt' for at least 2 months.

*a.k.a. = Also Known as
= alias

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Other headlines...

CBS: Another Wall Street shocker
ABC: Another Devastating Day. Stocks Dive on Economic Concerns
MSNBC: Dow Plunges Nearly 450 Points
The NY Times: Bailout Fails to Stem Global Stock Slump
Chicago Tribune: Markets Take Another Nosedive: Dow Down 450
The International Herald Tribune: Europe and Asia see U.S. as no longer practising what it preaches.
The Guardian: £12 billion HBOS Takeover Fails to End Global Panic
The Times: Fears of Further Financial Casualties Abound
Telegraph: Biggest Rescue Deal in UK Banking History

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A few headlines about the financial crisis

CBS: Asian Markets Stumble Over Lehman Loss
ABC: Meltdown in US Finance System Pummels Stockmarket
NBC: Dow Falls 500 Points in Worst Day Since 2001
NY Times: Wall Street Posts Worst Loss Since 2001
The Chicago Tribune: What to Do With Your Money? Stick With Plan
International Herald Tribune : Global Shares Fall After Deeper Wall Street Losses
The Guardian: Nightmare on Wall Street
The Times: Asian Markets Dive as Wall Street Panic Spreads
Telegraph: UK Stock Index Drops Again as Market Crisis Continues
ad libitum....

Septembre 15th ... Pink Floyd In Mourning. Richard Wright is dead.

(Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.

By Pink Floyd. From The Dark side of the Moon album

Saturday, September 06, 2008

If you could vote for the U.S. presidential election...

Well, you can!!

I don't want to influence you but I sure voted for Obama!

How the sun really works.

Our sun hasn't produced many spots these days as shown in the post below.
The sun, our star.
Maybe you want to know more about it.
And more about SUN SPOTS... even though they seem to keep puzzling the top rank scientists.

So I thought you'd be interested in watching this video. Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

From a former U.S. president.

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

-Harry S. Truman, 33rd US president (1884-1972)