Sunday, October 16, 2016

Elllo, still free for a few documents.

So as I was checking the blog, I discovered that in the Oral comprehension section of the column was not totally for free anymore. I think this is very sad. I wonder if their "business plan" will be successful... I wish they'd asked their users to chip in. Well, I might buy their lessons some day, who knows?
Anyway, for now, we still have some free lessons available so keep on learning English with elllo and with others.

Prince Ea vs The school system

Prince Ea just sued the school system... 
"Richard Williams, aka Prince Ea, is an amazing spoken word artist who helps make people aware of their lives and surroundings. With his videos, he reminds us that we can make a difference. He has a new video about the modern school system and how, in his opinion, it needs to be improved. It shows that the school curriculum may not be as perfect as we thought. Does it need to change? Well, we'll let you watch and decide for yourself."        Boing boing

Hi all, I had not posted anything for a long time. Well, I was sick, still am actually but I'm better so I can post again. Hope to come back to school in 2017.  Time will tell. In the meantime, do learn and prosper, no matter what, no matter how. Sincerely. E.B.

Friday, December 11, 2015

U.S. : How to get a passport

Great map and great 1'53'' video about IMMIGRATION in the U.S. The U.S. is a country of immigrants too. "Realizing your passport has expired days or even hours before a flight can be costly, and it can potentially ruin your travel plans. Most people make the mistake of paying expeditors who charge up to $500. The New York Passport Agency, with an average 4.5 star rating on Yelp, can turn your paperwork around the same day for just $170."

Saturday, December 05, 2015

We are citizens of planet Earth

Call to Earth - A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Obama's response to the Paris Attacks.

Extract: "France is our oldest ally." ... "Those who think they can terrorize the people of France, or the values that they stand for are wrong. The American people draw strength from the French people's commitment to Life, Liberty, Pursuit of happiness. We are reminded, in this time of tragedy that the bonds of Liberté, Egalité and fraternité are not only values of the French people I care so deeply about but they are values that we share and those values are going to (gonna) endure far beyond any act of terrorism or the hateful vision of those who perpetrated the crimes this evening." Indeed, Freedom, equality and fraternity are attainable goals.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Undersea cable: From sign language to the web.

"It's strange to think that so much effort on such a large scale is devoted to something the size of a human hair. But optic fiber allows the modern world to talk to itself."

Nice read about "How the first cable was laid across the Atlantic", back in 1858 For Nerds only: A 35 mn conference about the history of it all. Nerd Nite SF: "20,000 Leagues Under the TCP: The Undersea Internet" by Chris Woodfield

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Limitations and creativity

The power of constraints: Phil Hansen at TEDxKC(Kansas City)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Used to be in the U.K., will be in Calais soon.
Banksy and his artists friends remodeling idea of amusement parks.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fighting to spread the truth

Harvey Wasserman:  
This man wants you to know the truth about Fukushima

13 minutes in:
"The fact of the matter is that Tepco like ever utility company in the U.S. has no financial liability for any of the damage that they do. 

It is not in the interest of # PG&E or any other corporation that owns a Nuclear power plant to protect the public safety because there is no money in it.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

From Jonathan Safran Foer's novel

 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Are You There?
 For the 2nd forms and all!!