Friday, December 11, 2015

U.S. : How to get a passport

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

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 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

Limitations and creativity

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



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgoAFS3xu74&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dismaland

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.
  



On moveOn.org
http://front.moveon.org/this-man-wants-you-to-know-the-truth-about-fukushima/#.VgLnpPRdsUp

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!!





Thursday, September 03, 2015

SHUTDOWN:


 The California-Fukushima Connection -