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Réfuter n’est pas infirmer

Réfuter signifie « prouver la fausseté d’une affirmation ».
Critiquer, contester, infirmer, etc., n’en sont donc pas vraiment synonymes.

Le Monde correct, 10 oct. 2017

Court discours, longue préparation

A member of the Cabinet congratulated Wilson on introducing the vogue of short speeches and asked him about the time it took him to prepare his speeches.

He said: “It depends. If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.”

U.S. President Wilson Woodrow, “The Wilson Era; Years of War and After, 1917–1923

Via Brief.me, édition du 12 septembre.

The Process of Security

Security is a process, not a product.

Bruce Schneier, “The Process of Security

Und wie macht ein Mensch?

Und wie macht ein Mensch?

Via Ein Topf Gourmet.

Give someone a program

If you give someone a program, you will frustrate them for a day; if you teach them how to program, you will frustrate them for a lifetime.

David Leinweber

Windows 8.1 et les noms d’utilisateurs…

In Windows 8.1, when the user account name contains the word “user”, intermittently you will find the process taskhost.exe keeps consuming high CPU percentage.

To resolve the issue, do not create a user account contains the string “user” on the computer.

Support Microsoft, “High CPU use by taskhost.exe when Windows 8.1 user name contains ‘user’