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May 27, 16

In February 1950, LIFE published a feature on what the magazine called “the gold-bricking existence” of ski bums at Sun Valley, Idaho. Eight months later, in its August 28 issue, LIFE published a follow-up piece with the wonderful title, “LIFE Revis…

May 22, 16

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Aude Le Carpentier is in charge of Innov’Up Creativity, in the Service-Mail-Parcel sector of La Poste. She’s a 27 year-old manager of a team of 15 creative people, helping business teams to develop innovative servic…

May 22, 16

To get to the airport, I’m probably going to take an Uber, partly because I just moved to New York and still feel like a fool trying to wave down a cab, but mostly because calling an Uber is really, truly, ridiculously easy to do.Welcome to the new …

May 14, 16

Finn Årup Nielsen's blog

Can we get an overview of the occupations of the persons associated with the Panama Papers? Well … that might be difficult, but we can get a biased plot by using the listing in Wikidata, where persons associated with the Pa…

May 14, 16

WordPress.com News

For more than a decade, the word “blog” has been synonymous with “your home on the web.” And since 2005, WordPress.com has been proud to help you create a unique space that is all yours.

Now we’re excited to announce a brand new…

May 14, 16

Devan Matthews Mathematical Excel Art

Just an extension of my previous post, same spreadsheet, different parameters. Enjoy!

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Filed under: curation

May 10, 16

On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were supplying about 55 GW of the 63 GW being consumed, or 87%. Pow…

May 08, 16

That Ernest Hemingway was, for years, the most celebrated writer in America is hardly surprising. After all, if he had written nothing besides, say, The Sun Also Rises, the early collection, In Our Time, and the superlative “The Short Happy Life of …

May 08, 16

I’m sure my 20-year-old self would look at me and shout, “Sellout!” But I don’t feel like a sellout. I’m just older and wiser. I’m 55 now. I’m old, fat and bald. When I tell people I was in a punk band, most just laugh and think I’m joking. But I’m …

May 07, 16

Mexico City just launched a massive experiment in digital democracy. It is asking its nearly 9 million residents to help draft a new constitution through social media.The crowdsourcing exercise is unprecedented in Mexico—and pretty much everywhere e…

May 07, 16

If you own a smartphone and are trying to learn a language, you probably have Duolingo. At this very moment the app—which tries to turn language learning into a rewarding game—may be not-so-subtly suggesting that you are overdue for some Spanish voc…

May 07, 16

Contrary to what some consumers, amateur photographers and even die-hard techies might assume, instant photography has been around a lot longer than the digital camera and the smart phone. In fact, it’s been around for roughly seven decades, ever si…

May 05, 16

Occasionally I slip into an ivory tower mentality in which the idea of a banned book seems quaint—associated with silly scandals over the tame sex scenes in James Joyce or D.H. Lawrence or more recent, misguided dust-ups over Huckleberry Finn. After…

May 03, 16

One of the challenges of being a whistleblower is living with the knowledge that people continue to sit, just as you did, at those desks, in that unit, throughout the agency, who see what you saw and comply in silence, without resistance or complain…

May 01, 16

The full-sentence technique works like this: Think of an everyday phrase that you can remember, like “My #1 favorite thing in the world is my family,” or as Muhl gives as an example, “I bought my house for $1.”Then you take that sentence and convert…

May 01, 16

Sixty years ago, nothing could survive in the Thames – but today it is home to seals, porpoises and even the occasional stray whale

Source: BBC – Earth – How the River Thames was brought back from the dead

Filed under: Environment, Europe Tagged: …

Apr 24, 16

How many times have I read how dreadful email is killing business, how much time was wasted just to be able to empty one’s inbox; I may even have contributed every now and then.

Email is to remain for quite some time simply because of the way we wo…

Apr 03, 16

Let me be clear on this «smart form» thing and what, in my mind, it represents : one knows what a pdf form is: «Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, in…

Source: Smart forms in place of data bases ? | De…

Mar 20, 16

I’m pretty confident I wrote, in the past, about us (in the company) using a social media : Yammer. Boy! the post dates from 4 years ago, how time flies ! At that time I was considering using…

Source: Bis Repetita Placent | plerudulier

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Mar 09, 16

The Connectivist

In 2005 the then newly appointed at Tilburg University professor Hans Blommestein [(OECD) asked me “are very large and complex interconnected financial systems stable or not ?”. The banking world had always ASSUMED that more interc…

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