Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Caves and Caving

Caves are the last frontier of discovery on earth. Cavers explore them through water, mud, narrow passages or deep shafts. Their rewards are the results of their studies, the maps they produce and their contemplation of delicate formations.

Building a high-end PC

To build a high-end computer, mount motherboard to case. Install CPU in socket. Insert memory and graphic cards. Install optical and hard drives in bay. Install power supply to the case. Connect any final wiring. PC ready for initial boot.


Let's rock it with the electric guitar!

The electric guitar is a complex instrument with all sorts of pick-ups and their ways of working. Bridges, necks, strings and bodies are also to consider for a better sound of the instrument.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


During the night of the 12th August 1961 a wall has been build to separate the West of Berlin from the East. It broke a lot of families and killed 200 people during 28 years. It felt the 9th November 1989.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bombardier Challenger 300

Bombardier's Challenger 300 is a super mid-size business jet that can carry up to 9 passengers across the United-States. It has advanced avionics systems integrated in a glass cockpit. Its wide-body cabin has a stand-up height and a flat floor.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

F-22 Raptor

Meet world’s first stealthy air dominance fighter. Its skillful blending of stealth technologies, supercruise engines, integrated sensors and avionics, manoeuvrability and agility give this fighter the first-look, first-shot and first-kill capability that will guarantee air dominance.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

CL-600 Autoflight Control System

An autopilot is a device for correcting an aircraft when it deviates from some preselected reference line. The autopilot essentially provides “muscle” to control the aircraft in the pitch and roll axes according to a basic attitude reference or modes selected on the coupled flight director system.

“Autoflight Control System.” Canadair Challenger 601 Training Guide. August 1984: Chapter 10


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Shock Doctrine

During our discussion about the Shock Doctrine we heard different points of view. The first question was about if the Canadian economy is going towards monetarism. The group admitted that the economical model of Stephen Harper’s government is closer to the American model, but they can’t believe that we will have a monetarism model in Canada. In fact, the minority government that we have now can’t change the Canadian economy radically.

The second question was about if September 11 attacks was organized by the US government to make the war in Iraq acceptable by the American population. The group said that the first answer to the attacks was the Afghanistan war. The shock caused by September 11 surely helps the acceptance, but almost all the group didn’t agree to the conspiracy theory. Only one thinks that the American government organized September 11 attacks. About the war in Iraq, the group said that the government used the weapons of mass destruction to shock the population, so they will accept this war. The government knew that the population didn’t forget September 11 and that the weapons of mass destruction are a good link.

The third question was about the fact that China is now the most important source of importation for Canada in term of quantity. The group believe that this situation is due to the cheapness of the goods imported from China. One remembered that in the past a lot of things was made in Japan and now they are a big economical force. After that there was Taiwan and now is China. Because they are over a billion of Chinese and he thought that China will follow Japan, he was concern about the impact of China development on the environment and on the world economy.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Recognize Us!

From the discussion we had on Tuesday, I could say that students of College and University that are going to get a job in their field want to be recognized for what they're worth. We study for several years and when we finally pull it through, we expect to find a good job in recognition of what we achieved.

We don't put money as our first priority when we search for a job, but it's obviously in our top 5. If we could get a good salary, we would rather work less to spend more time with our friends and family. A week of 4 days with 40 hours would be an ideal situation for us. We could look lazy for a baby boomer, but that's the new reality. It was very different back in the 50's, the society has changed, we don't carry the same values, we are more educated, the economical context is not the same and the technology has evolved.

Also, we suggest that the managers should be evaluated on how well they give recognition to their employees. It's a skill that every manager should have because it can stimulate the employees and establishe a good vibration into the company.