Friday, December 11, 2015
Great map and great 1'53'' video http://uk.businessinsider.com/renew-us-passport-24-hours-new-york-agency-2015-8 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." http://uk.businessinsider.com/baml-immigration-state-map-2015-8?r=US&IR=T
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
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
"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 http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-01/18/transatlantic-cables/viewall 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 https://vimeo.com/29975179
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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.”