L’ insomnie et ses remèdes

Une recette pour dormir read more

Published on 09/30/2022

Updated on 09/30/2022

Ah le bon français de Microsoft…

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Published on 12/17/2017

Updated on 08/14/2022

Using an Amazon Kindle in Beijing

Dear Amazon helpdesk I am writing to confirm, as I have done before, that downloading… read more

Published on 03/12/2016

Updated on 08/14/2022

Musique d’enfer au Paradis

Jérôme Bosch a peint le Jardin des Délices au tout début du XVIème siècle, en… read more

Published on 09/12/2015

Updated on 08/14/2022

Je suis Charlie. OK, mais qui suis-je, au juste?

Il y a d’une part, des terroristes, et de l’autre, des récupérateurs. Pour les terroristes,… read more

Published on 05/15/2015

Updated on 08/14/2022

Coup de tabac à Beijing

Tous les matins, je me rends au travail à Beijing à pied (environ 20 minutes),… read more

Published on 04/16/2015

Updated on 08/14/2022

La France remporte enfin Waterloo? La saga continue!

Sous la pression de son voisin français, la Belgique – au lieu de crier à… read more

Published on 03/13/2015

Updated on 08/14/2022

NSA 62nd anniversary

The National Security Agency (NSA) was established at the beginning of November 1952 (on the… read more

Published on 09/21/2014

Updated on 08/14/2022

A practical joke by MicroSoft?

I was very surprised, yesterday afternoon, when my brand-new HP Zbook running Windows 7 crashed… read more

Published on 02/11/2014

Updated on 02/12/2014

Un bien bon canular à base d’anus de porc et de calmar

Thomas vient de me faire parvenir un lien avec une information de première: on vendrait… read more

Published on 10/19/2013

Updated on 10/19/2013

Climate change: vehemence Vs competence

This text by Didier Nordon appeared in February 2011 in Pour la science, the French… read more

Published on 06/24/2012

Updated on 01/22/2015

Pseudo-ethnicity and neo-dogmatism

First posted on 20111027. Updated 20120214. French version: click here An interesting controversy has been… read more

Published on 02/14/2012

Updated on 06/15/2022

Eurobabel

This post is about the use of languages in the European Commision (EC) and the … read more

Published on 10/15/2011

Updated on 06/15/2022

Are neutrinos faster than thought?

The Super Proton Synchroton (SPS) at CERN  (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is a  very… read more

Published on 09/29/2011

Updated on 06/15/2022

Xenophobia: who’s immune?

The extreme right, xenophobia and nationalism are gaining ground in many countries in Europe. Sometimes… read more

Published on 08/01/2011

Updated on 10/19/2011

Castors et Bieber, Bièvre et Fiber: vagabondage castoréen

Ce week-end, je me suis installé devant mon portable en me disant que j’allais écrire… read more

Published on 06/21/2010

Updated on 07/21/2013

The mandate of humanity

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the… read more

Published on 12/14/2009

Updated on 06/15/2022

Le droit d’ignorance, version soft

[Cet article a été écrit dans le sillage d’un cours que j’ai donné en 2009… read more

Published on 11/22/2009

Updated on 02/12/2013

Les langues européennes se lisent de gauche à droite et de haut en bas, n’est-ce pas?

La biographie de Tolkien que j’ai déjà citée (Humphrey Carpenter, 2002. J.R.R. Tolkien, une biographie.… read more

Published on 11/17/2009

Updated on 12/27/2009