In the past, I have been known to push for the use of two-factor authentication for as many web sites as possible. Through the use of an app running on my smartphone, I can provide a code that is much safer than the SMS text message sent by some web sites and that can be… Read More
When CrashPlan announced the end of its unlimited backup service, I had to actively seek a new solution asking myself the question of how to provide two services I was previously (more or less) getting from this provider: Backups Synchronization between several machines (several PC and several iPhone) CrashPlan easily provided the backup feature despite… Read More
Minor technical information for those of you who are sensitive to their online safety. One of the recommended steps to a better privacy and safety is using web site under the SSL protocol (accessing them with https:// instead of http://). Now, Roumazeilles.net helps you and can be transparently accessed through both addresses: https://www.Roumazeilles.net/ http://www.Roumazeilles.net/ … Read More
The national press (newspapers and TV) regularly come back to Bitcoin, this decentralized currency that some would announce as going to replace all other world currencies. Some also think that the technology solutions included in Bitcoin are the groundwork for all future world finance (Nothing less!) But it may be less nice that that. And… Read More
When arriving near Giant’s Castle, we could observe that wild fires are a significant issue handled by the local Fire Department in order to limit oerall risks. But, our drive was crossing the burning area.
This is the rather terrible but also very troubling question asked by Stephen M. Walt on Foreign Policy in a paper titled “What Should We Do if the Islamic State Wins?” The author does no really answer the question he asks but I find it mind-opening to start from his postulate: Daesh is not automatically… Read More
It is always easy to portray Islamic State as a bloodthirsty monster and… to stop here. This kind of attitude presents two majors drawbacks (to my eyes): As all black-and-white approaches, it does not allow understanding,it does not allow determining where Daesh or ISIS is coming. It’s happy with just condemning, preferably in reference to… Read More
Finally, it did not take me very long to find a solution to the crashes of my CrashPlan backup solution. And, it was right on the web site of the software editor, where I could find all the directions to follow if CrashPlan crashes unexpectedly. I just doubled the memory size made available to the… Read More
For some time already (a few years, actually), I use and I recommend CrashPlan as an online backup solution. My photos are sent to a US backup server to protect them against some seriously bad event in my home (a fire? the theft of my computer hardware?) which would leave me without any backup locally… Read More
It is quite interesting (or revealing) that a recent interview of Edward Snowden, the guy who blew the whistle on NSA practices of spying on everybody’s email and phones, has received essentially no media coverage in the US and the UK. It appears that large media outlets are actively participating in a campaign to smear… Read More
For some time now, I have been worried about the frequent failures of my hard disk drives. It seems unusual, but I have been hoarding a lot of data storage space (but I don’t believe in the optical disks of , purchasing disk drives over the years whenever I needed some more storage on one… Read More
You never saw the magnificent race track of Nurburgring under this appearance: covered with snow. Better! The snow has frozen. Worse: A pilot takes a formula car on a trip around the track and we can have a peek. No speed record for sure but a very unusual show. YouTube link
They don’t seem so ferocious or so voracious those big sharks. I wouldn’t do it, anyway. YouTube link
Rather than using electricity to power a car, here is a prototype using Coke Zero and Mentos. YouTube link But, when you’ve been using so much coke, you need to clean your car. Just don’t try to do it the same way as… Two guys vs. a car wash spray hose
This is what it looks like when you’re fixing a radio antenna on top of the Empire State Building in New York City. I sure does not look like it’s easy not to fall down.
The F-35 is an American figter aircaaft. For this kind of product, you must thoroughly test the ejector seat which may save the life of its pilots later. Here is how it’s done before you get a full aircraft available for a crash test (kinda expensive to loose an F35 for a test). YouTube link… Read More
But beware! In the following video, you will witness extremely troubling and grave facts and behaviours: a policeman having fun normal people having fun with the policeman road users not taking the policeman seriously several abuses of authority (including forms of sexual harassment) several failures to comply All these crimes and misdemeanors are happening in… Read More
Sometimes in cosplay (costumed play), you will use a beautiful two-handed sword. Butit will most probably be built from light and soft material in order to limit the risk of useless accidents. Forget all that and move to real middle-aged battle league: Use a two-handed Great Sword made of true good steel. To be sure… Read More
YouTube link It ends with 5 minutes of cooling down for the brakes. If you want to see why and to have a better detailed view of it, look into it on a similar Airbus A380 brake test.