mar 212012

J’ai découvert l’existence d’un laser à fibre en regardant cette vidéo. Ce laser est utilisé pour graver des plaques d’acier inoxydable. Le laser émet un bruit à chaque fois qu’il frappe la plaque. Le morceau qu’on écoute s’appelle Still Alive, il est normalement interprété par Jonathan Coulton et il a connu le succès grâce à Portal, un jeu vidéo du développeur Valve. Le mieux dans cette histoire, c’est que le laser reproduit le logo d’Aperture, une entreprise fictive que l’on retrouve dans le jeu. Continue reading »

jan 122012

Cette reprise est aussi belle à regarder qu’à entendre. Il s’agit de la reprise du morceau Big Ideas (don’t get any) de Radiohead. Sauf qu’ici, au lieu d’instruments traditionnels, nous avons des appareils électronique vintage. L’ensemble de geekomusique est en plus filmé avec goût. Impossible de se plaindre. Et c’est d’ailleurs assez rare d’entendre des disques durs, une imprimante et un scanner reprendre de manière aussi harmonieuse un morceau de musique. Je vous avais déjà présenté des morceaux joués par des disques durs ou des disquettes. Mais là, il faut quand même bien avouer que la performance est réussie. Continue reading »

jan 302010

Oh My God, how patient this GeekDad, writing for the website Wired, is. He had time to select a 100 quotes every geek should know. I know it’s a lot. And damn it, I’m a geek. I know most of them. Some are still missing though, like : « I love you too and you’re going to get crushed! » – Chunk, The Goonies.

How many do you know ?

  1. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” — Dennis the Peasant, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  2. “Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone, nine for the mortal men doomed to die, one for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring the bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” -LOTR
  3. “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” – HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. “Spock. This child is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now, what do you suggest we do….spank it?” — Dr. McCoy, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  5. “With great power there must also come — great responsibility.”  – Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962)
  6. “If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.” — Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation “Q Who?”
  7. “Five card stud, nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit” — Captain Jean Luc Picard, uttering the last line of the series, Star Trek: The Next Generation “All Good Things…”
  8. “If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want… Well, that’s where you’re right. But – and I am only saying that because I care – there’s a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.” – Chris Knight, Real Genius
  9. “We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog.” – John Winger, Stripes
  10. “If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura, Ace ventura, Pet Detective
  11. “I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.” – Ty Webb, Caddyshack
  12. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE – God (Douglas Adams), So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  13. “Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb!” – Adam West, Batman & Robin
  14. “Bill, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.” – Ted, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  15. “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” – Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  16. “Didja ever look at a dollar bill, man? There’s some spooky shit goin’ on there. And it’s green too.” – Slater, Dazed and Confused
  17. “Alright, alright alright.” – Wooderson, Dazed and Confused
  18. “Heya, Tom’, it’s Bob from the office down the hall. Good to see you, buddy; how’ve you been? Things have been alright for me except that I’m a zombie now. I really wish you’d let us in.” Jonothan Coulton, Re: Your Brains
  19. “Never argue with the data.” – Sheen, Jimmy Neutron
  20. “Oooh right, it’s actually quite a funny story once you get past all the tragic elements and the over-riding sense of doom.” – Duckman (Jason Alexander)
  21. “Fantastic!” – The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Doctor Who
  22. “I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer. / Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. / I will face my fear. / I will permit it to pass over me and through me. / And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. / Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. / Only I will remain.” – Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune
  23. “This is the way society functions. Aren’t you a part of society?” – Kramer, Seinfeld
  24. “Okay. You people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.” – Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China
  25. “No matter where you go, there you are. ” – Buckaroo Banzai, Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
  26. “Do you know of the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space.” -Khan, ST:TWOK
  27. “Ray, if someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!” – Winston, Ghostbusters
  28. “Greetings, programs!” -Flynn, TRON
  29. “I guess you picked the wrong god-damned rec room to break into, didn’t you?!” -Burt, Tremors
  30. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” -Darth Vader, Star Wars
  31. “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side, kid.” -Han Solo, Star Wars
  32. “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  33. “It’s a moral imperative.” – Chris Knight, Real Genuis
  34. “Talk with your mouth full / bite the hand that feeds you / bite off more than you can chew / dare to be stupid” – Weird AL “dare to be stupid.”
  35. “Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.” – Egon, Ghostbusters
  36. “This episode was BADLY written!” -Gwen, Galaxy Quest
  37. “Worst. Episode. Ever.” – Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons
  38. “Goonies never say die.” -Mike, The Goonies
  39. “Nothing shocks me–I’m a scientist.” – Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  40. “Bright light! Bright light!” – Gremlins
  41. “The Road goes ever on and on/Down from the door where it began/Now far ahead the Road has gone/And I must follow, if I can/Pursuing it with eager feet/Until it joins some larger way/Where many paths and errands meet/And whither then? I cannot say.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
  42. “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” – Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters
  43. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein
  44. “Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” – Marty McFly, Back to the Future
  45. “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight blob of grease!” – C3PO, Star Wars
  46. “I’d just as soon kiss a wookiee!” – Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back
  47. “But one thing’s sure: Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody’s responsible.” – Detective, Plan 9 from Outer Space
  48. “I know kung fu.” – Neo, The Matrix
  49. “This is your receipt for your husband… and this is my receipt for your receipt.” – Officer, Brazil
  50. “Your soul-suckin’ days are over, amigo!” – Elvis, Bubba Ho-Tep
  51. “I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct-tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.” – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly (episode: “Serenity” (pilot))
  52. “Would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?” – El Guapo, ¡Three Amigos!
  53. “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” Vizzini, The Princess Bride
  54. “There is no Earthly way of knowing… which direction we are going. There is no knowing where we’re rowing, or which way the river’s flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a’blowing? Not a speck of light is showing so the danger much be growing. Are the fires of hell a’glowing? Is the grisley reaper mowing? YES! The danger must be growing for the rowers keep on rowing AND THEY’RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!!” – Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  55. “Time…to die.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner
  56. “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” J. Robert Oppenheimer
  57. “Check, please.” – Lone Starr & Barf, Spaceballs
  58. “So say we all.” – Battlestar Galactica
  59. “After very careful consideration, sir, I’ve come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks.” – General Beringer, WarGames.
  60. “I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar.” – Wash, Serenity
  61. “No matter what you hear in there, no matter how cruelly I beg you, no matter how terribly I may scream, do not open this door or you will undo everything I have worked for.” – Young Frankenstein
  62. “Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat: a Studebaker.” Fozzie, The Muppet Movie
  63. “He’s dead, Jim.” McCoy, ST:TOS
  64. “Who’s gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It’s chocolate, it’s peppermint – it’s delicious!” – Kramer, Seinfeld
  65. “Bring out your dead.” Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  66. “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!” -Inigo, The Princess Bride
  67. “Why a duck? Why-a no chicken?” – Chico Marx, Cocoanuts
  68. “Redrum.” Danny, The Shining
  69. “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” – announcer, The Shadow radio drama
  70. “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” – Chief Brody, Jaws
  71. “Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.” – Ian Malcolm, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  72. “Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.” Criswell, Plan 9 from Outer Space
  73. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” – President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove
  74. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” – Obi-Wan, Star Wars
  75. “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” – Taylor, Planet of the Apes
  76. “You maniacs! You blew it up! Oh, damn you! Damn you all to hell!” – Taylor, Planet of the Apes
  77. “Klaatu barada nikto.” The Day the Earth Stood Still
  78. “Monsters from the Id.” – Doc Ostrow, Forbidden Planet
  79. “ET phone home.” – ET
  80. “What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?” – Bridgekeeper, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  81. “We thought you was a toad!” – Delmar, O Brother Where Art Thou?
  82. “Face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot!”–Mary Jane, Spider-Man.
  83. “You don’t have to be a gun.”-Hogarth, The Iron Giant.
  84. “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!” – Robbie the Robot, Lost in Space
  85. “Yeah, well. The Dude abides.” – The Dude, The Big Lebowski
  86. “All things serve the beam.” various instances, The Dark Tower series
  87. “You can’t fool me! There ain’t no Sanity Clause!” – Chico Marx, A Night at the Opera
  88. “Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Harry Lime, The Third Man
  89. “And I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m quitting, I’m going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire…” – Milton Waddams, Office Space
  90. “Michael, I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be.” – Peter Gibbons, Office Space
  91. “Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.” – John McClane (in writing), Die Hard
  92. “Gimme some sugar, baby.” – Ash, Army of Darkness
  93. “Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and sh*t… and Jack left town.” – Ash, Army of Darkness
  94. “Kneel before Zod.” – Zod, Superman II
  95. “Shall we play a game?” – Joshua, WarGames
  96. “Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.” – Samantha, Night of the Comet
  97. “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.” “Hit it!” – Elwood, The Blues Brothers
  98. “Make it so” / “Engage” – Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  99. “Ya Ta!” – Hiro Nakamura, Heroes
  100. “End Of Line” – The MCP, TRON



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