Thursday, December 28, 2006

Cake Salmon and Tarama

A little more advanced receipt of a cake for the end of the year smile : cake with salmon and tarama.

  • 3 eggs
  • 150G of flour
  • 1 small bag of yeast
  • olive oil 8cl
  • semi-skimmed milk 13cl
  • 100 G of Gruyere rapĂ©
  • salt and pepper
  • 250 G of tarama (most common: cod eggs)
  • 125 G of sumon smoked
  • chives

Preheat the oven (thermostat 5 - 6)
Mix the flour with yeast. Then add eggs to it and mix well until obtaining a quite homogeneous paste, add then milk and oil, mix again... Add the gruyere, salt and pepper.
Cut the salmon smoked steaks in rubbon of approximately 1cm broad
Add to your preparation chive, the plates of salmon and tarama: mix again.
Put the preparation in a buttered and floured mould.
Put it in the oven during 45 minutes. Eat it at ambient temperature biggrin

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Enough of Youtube… Discover Zudeo

Zudeo is a very new site offering only videos of high definition to be downloaded… thanks to the Bitorrent technology (more precisely based on the Azureus engine). This time the files being able to be to download are free. Thus they are primarily trailer cards, and videos of high quality of video game or small films without pretention… But the BBC made an agreement to put all its emissions on it: Doctor Who, Monty Python, perhaps Torchwood… The large distributors only start to foresee the possibilities of Peer-to-Peer… The world is changing razz

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Chinese Theorem

Following a little discussion with Wendell, a little presentation of the Chinese theorem. At the 3rd century, Sun Tsu developed an elegant way to count the number of soldier of the Great Army of China. It makes them be aligned on 13, 17, 19, 23 columns and count only the number of soldier who does not form a complete row: a small diagram to explane on 3 rows:



result: Sun Tsu counts only up to 2… Let us note N the number of soldier of the large army and A the product it a1.a2.a3… the problem is then:
NR = n1 [a1]
NR = N2 [a2]
NR = n3 [a3]
if a1, a2, a3… are chosen to be prime 2 to 2 then N can be written as:
cool N=n1.n1.(A/a1) + n2.n2.(A/a2) + n3.n3.(A/a3)...
How to calculate e1, e2, e3….? In fact it is very simple: just use the correct identity of Bezout:
idea e1 such as e1.a1 + n1. (A/a1) = 1
and so arrow n1.n1.(A/a1) = 1 [a1]
from there you can easily check that the solution is the good one modulo A.
Voila Wendell: this is the Chinese theorem… razz

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A new search engine: Riya

I have just discovered a brand new service: RIYA, which allow you to make pictures recognition. But what could be the purpose of such a tool... First of all have you ever tried to find a given picture on Google or Flickr? Most of the time you find all and nothing... If you try to search a car: you will find video Games about cars and a lot of other things... but probably not what you are exactly searching, at least not in the first result... It is because Google search in the content of the page, which contains the picture... not the picture itself. It means that if I create a web page about cars but with a pics of a pizza: if you search "car", you will probably find my "pizza". That's why Google want to tags pictures... and ask for user to label some pics It is presented as a game: very clever.
Riya does that alone, automatically and recognize some faces and read directly inside the picture. You have to add your pics, and then train the system by selectionning the face of a person and put a name associate to this face... Then the search engine can do that alone... So now imagine that you want to find all the pictures of Clint Eastwood: the search engine will effectively find only pics of Clint Eastwood... You want a picture not the text with the picture: the search engine index the content of the pics... I don't know the technology they use but result some to be good...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Emoticons for Blogger

I have used the Firefox extension: Greasemonkey to add a new fonctionnality to Blogger: emoticons razz. You can find the script here: emoticons for blogger and how to install it. For the moment the proof :

I think that emoticons are the best way to make understand emotions, thinks and opinions. Since the beginning, I have always thought that the lack of emoticons was the only lack of Blogger... Because Google is not quick enough to fix it, I use Greasemonkey to fix it... Thank you firefox twisted I still have to tweak the code to insert the emoticon just after the cursor, but the script is already usable: ENJOY

Monday, December 11, 2006