samedi 28 février 2009
mercredi 25 février 2009
You don't really need to speak english or any languages to understand the following program.
Si jamais vous avez un peu de temps à tuer, je vous invite à regarder Die Nacht/La nuit sur les sons... et Mami chan de Mami chan band sans la band.
NB : For those who like to watch Arte and like me are situated in a country that doesn't allow to view it due to some copyrights. Here is the tip, take the link (URL) of the video you want to watch and just add a "+" at the end of it.
mardi 24 février 2009
mercredi 18 février 2009
A 3 heures de route d'Osaka, les stations se ski commencent à pointer le bout de leurs nez. Bien entendu pour profiter d'une bonne journée, c'est réveil à 3:30.
Néanmoins, quel bonheur de se retrouver sur ce manteau blanc, qui plus est sur une planche.
lundi 16 février 2009
Avant de manipuler le nucléaire, il serait bon d'apprendre à conduire un sous-marin (Art. du Telegraph 16/02/09)
HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant are understood to have both been severely damaged in the underwater accident earlier this month.
Both are fitted with state-of-the-art technology aimed at detecting other submarines, but it apparently failed completely.
Although both France and Britain insist that security was not compromised during the collision and there was no danger of a nuclear incident, inquiries are now under way in both countries.
Each boat is a key part of their respective county's nuclear deterrent, ready to unleash their destructive weapons at a moment's notice.
French Navy sources confirm that Le Triomphant, one of four strategic nuclear submarines of the so-called "Force de Frappe", was returning from a 70 day tour of duty when the incident occurred.
It happened in heavy seas, and in the middle of the night between February 3 and 4, and left Le Triomphant's sonar dome all but destroyed.
The sonar dome should have detected the Vanguard but Le Triomphant's crew of 101 claimed to have "neither saw nor heard anything".
The French tried to play down the collision, with a Navy spokesman saying: "The collision did not result in injuries among the crew and did not jeopardise nuclear security at any moment."
The Ministry of Defence would not even confirm it had taken place. A spokesman said: "It is MoD policy not to comment on submarine operational matters, but we can confirm that the UK's deterrent capability has remained unaffected at all times and there has been no compromise to nuclear safety."
Le Triomphant took at least three days to limp back to her home port, while HMS Vanguard returned to her home base in Faslane, in Scotland.
With a complement of 135 crew, she is the lead boat of the Vanguard class of submarines which carry Trident ballistic missiles around the world.
Le Triomphant is also the lead ship in her own class of Triomphant nuclear submarines.
Each carries 16 M45 ballistic missiles, weighs 35 tons each, carries six warheads and has a range of around 5,000 miles.
France's Atlantic coast is notorious for being a "submarine graveyard" because of the number of underwater craft, mainly German U-boats, sunk in the area during the Second World War.Et comme le dit si bien un ami anglais... "I'd like to know how they would deal with "la force de frappe de l'AGENCE TOUS RISQUES..."
Well Luke, they probably would think that Mister T's real name is Barracuda and Murdock's one is looping...