I aim to share feedback on many topics, including life in France, and technology experiments. Will try to make it interesting and fun.
Chess engine championship TCEC season 9, stage 3 terminated on first week of September 2016, and we can not argue without surprise. Stockfish had a powerfull lead, and Houdini, already 3 times winner of this championship, succeeded in qualifying for the final. One looser, Komodo, current champion, faced strong opposition, apparently stronger thant supposed to be qualified.
Sincerely, I believe I would have give up before finding final solution, if I had to do so.
Parler juste, trouver le mot fidèle à sa pensée, s'exprimer de manière
imagée est le rêve de nombre d'entre nous. Aussi, me suis je
intéressé à quelques expressions et tournures parfaitement
représentative de notre époque, où la langue de bois prend le pas sur
le dialogue, ou l'idée n'est plus défendue par un argumentaire mais pas
sa recevabilité, ou le débat n'est plus qu'opposition systématique,
souvent stérile, parfois utile, fréquemment inintéressante.
Aussi, voici quelques expressions, jolis mots, jeux verbaux et autres plaisanteries, tirées de la vie quotidienne, qui montrent l'omni présence de l'humour de notre langue, et donne une première idée des pirouettes possibles.
Which decision would you take to save the staff canteen?
The chief security officer did a private enquiry that showed most part of the employes were getting out to the nearest commercial center for lunch. Employees had to walk roughly ten minutes to reach this center.
He decided to change the internal procedure rules, switching from one hour to half an hour for lunch time. As only few employees will accept to eat in 10 minutes, the result has been a great increase in the staff canteen frequentation.
Well done, as well it is true that the improvement of the attractivity of the staff canteen would have been much more complicated!
Which tactic has been used to spread the enterprise-wide methodology?
For budget reasons, external staff, that represents more than 2 on 3 persons working for this company, receive no more allocated material. Each external person will work on their on personal computer.
Internal IT services refuses to install any tool or product on the external staff pc, argumenting that their service scope is only for internals.
After two years of a such experiment, the dissemination within the company is always in phase of initialization. No progress has been seen, and the enterprise-wide methodology is not applied at all, each intervening people uses its own methodology.
Dismaying, isn't it!
Comprenons nous bien, je ne suis promotteur des activités pornographiques. Je veux parler du X de XML! Au delà du méta langage, comment utilisez vous la caractéristique d’extensibilité dans vos fichiers XML? Autrement dit, que faites vous du X?
How easy is it to create Java messy code ?
It is often said that Java is simple. Simple to write, simple to create a new program. Let’s have a closer look to this statement and try to show that it only relies on conventions.
Quand la rue commande
République soumise à la vindicte
Quand la rue commande
Démocratie dérivant vers l'anarchie