Originally Posted by lightknight
No, that's right. CERN* invented the web, the microcomputer comes from Lannion, "we"** built the fastest commercial liner, the biggest one, the fastest passenger train, the smallest nuclear aircraft carrier (which may, or may not, be a good thing, but a cool one nonetheless), and single handedly built satellite launchers back when the space race was on. It does make France slightly relevant, if clearly not
the center of the universe.
You're anyway missing the point, which is that "standard" keyboard is relevant to a given market. In the US, standard is QWERTY. In Paris, it's AZERTY. In Japan, it's complicated (I know, I saw one, it has ひらがな all over it. I did not let it approach me, of course, I destroyed it with a flame thrower and survived the onslaught of alien characters...).
*CERN actually means Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire, and the name is French mainly because France has the atom bomb, to make it simple. It's a very european endeavor, and the main actors (Berners-Lee/Cailliau) of the invention of the web actually are British and Belgian. Europe is a complex beast, which is why I live in Amsterdam. Maar ik ben geen gekke Frans...
** It is a bit ludicrous to attribute to myself using "we" the merits of much more intelligent people, but it's one of the issues with nationalism.
and they have also made the coolest french fry/frozen french fry cooker ever!... the actifry by TFAL!... honestly, i have one (got it for christmas) and the ease of which it makes frys is amazing!... no more reheating the oven, flipping the frys half way... (and for me they are a bit dry, or soggy, or slightly burn tasting)
and Deep frying the frys a PAIN... (while fantastic, safety problems) you know, heating the oil, making sure it is at the right temperature, cooking the frys, then after that, waiting for the oil to cool, and then cleaning up...
TL;DR get the Actifry from TFAL... if you love frys... it does an amazing job of frozen frys (fresh frys too, but it is a little bit more Effort and time...)
Now, the price is a bit steep (250 dollars) but the product works and the ease of which frozen frys can by made... (dump the frys in, set the time, wait... and EAT)Edited by haar - 1/31/13 at 7:14am