Redesigning Google: a beautiful revolution
The Verge explores what Google did to fix its design game, improving its web services and iPhone and Android apps.
The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World
Un web documentaire de Fabien Benoit et Julien Malassigné. Depuis 2008, l’Espagne s’enfonce dans la crise. Les politiques d’austérité s’abattent sur Madrid. La ville est exsangue, meurtrie. Pourtant, le peuple résiste.
This is Water
In 2005 author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.
We made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested. However, we encourage everyone to seek out the full speech (because, in this case, the book is definitely better than the movie)
Leonardo Henrichsen, el periodista que filmó su propia muerte
El día que mataron a Leonardo Henrichsen, Chile amaneció de golpe. En la fría y soleada mañana del 29 de junio de 1973 se escucharon gritos, tiros, frenazos de autos y la corrida angustiosa de mucha gente por calle Agustinas, a sólo dos cuadras de La Moneda. Era el «Tanquetazo». El tiro fatal vino después.
Para Leonardo Henrichsen, periodista argentino de ascendencia irlandesa y 55 años, que cubría los hechos para la televisión sueca y el Canal 15 de Buenos Aires, fue el último golpe que pudo filmar. Además fue su golpe periodístico. Leonardo sorprendió al mundo por haber mostrado, en seis minutos y medio de filmación, que Chile se desgarraba para dolor de toda América Latina y que él, ajeno a cualquier militancia política, mas no al mundo que lo rodeaba, era parte del sacrificio. Y lo fue: la saña calculada con que lo mataron por el simple hecho de reportear, signaba el rumbo que condujo a la barbarie del 11 de septiembre.
Quienes lo acompañaban esa mañana en el hotel Crillón de Santiago cuentan que, como el resto de los corresponsales, saltó desde la mesa en que desayunaba, manoteó la cámara y salió corriendo, se puso la batería cinturón marca “Cine 60” que alimentaba la energía, bajó a la calle y se instaló… Así lo relató el cronista de la televisión sueca Jan Sandquist, según testimonio de Juan «Mono» Flores, uno de los mejores amigos de Henrichsen. Allí en Agustinas filmó el rostro de la muerte, que lo sorprendió mirándola de frente. La cinta recorrió el mundo en los ’ 70 y todavía impresiona mirar detenidamente cada cuadro, cada movimiento, cada acto y al camarógrafo invisible que filmó los últimos minutos de su vida.
Interview with a Cannibal
Issei Sagawa murdered an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh. Due to loopholes in the law, Issei is a free man to this day.
On the afternoon of June 13, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of those suitcases, to the lament of a nearby jogger, was the dismembered body of a fellow student - a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body.
He was soon arrested. According to reports, Issei uttered, “I killed her to eat her flesh,” when they raided his home, whereupon they found bits of Renne still in his fridge. Sagawa was declared insane and unfit for trial and was institutionalized in Paris. His incarceration was to be short, however, as the French public soon grew weary of their hard-earned francs going to support this evil woman-eater, and Issei was promptly deported. Herein followed a bizarre and seemingly too convenient set of legal loopholes and psychiatric reports that led doctors in Japan declaring him “sane, but evil.” On August 12, 1986, Sagawa checked himself out of Tokyo’s Matsuzawa Psychiatric hospital, and has been a free man ever since.
La Apple ha pubblicato la lista dei governi che hanno chiesto all’azienda statunitense i dati personali degli utenti. Al primo posto per numero di richieste c’è il governo degli Stati Uniti, che nei primi sei mesi del 2013 (fino al 30 giugno 2013) ha fatto più di duemila richieste all’azienda di Cupertino. L’Italia ha inoltrato 60 richieste per avere informazioni sugli account e 409 richieste per accedere ai dispositivi personali. Spesso una singola richiesta riguarda più di un account.
2014 is coming. Here are the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, go into effect.
I Was Kidnapped by a Colombian Guerrilla Army
Reporter T. Christian Miller was based in Colombia during the height of the US government’s war on drugs. As the US began to pour money into fighting the cocaine trade in Colombia, it inevitably spilled over into fighting the rebel groups that controlled—and “taxed”—the areas where coca plants were grown. When Miller went into the jungle to report on a government helicopter that was shot down during a mission to spray coca plants, he and his assistant were kidnapped by the FARC, a left-wing guerrilla army.
Freedom on the Net 2013
Freedom on the Net 2013 is the fourth report in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 60 countries that occurred between May 2012 and April 2013. Over 60 researchers, nearly all based in the countries they analyzed, contributed to the project by researching laws and practices relevant to the digital media, testing the accessibility of select websites, and interviewing a wide range of sources, among other research activities. This edition’s findings indicate that internet freedom worldwide is in decline, with 34 out of 60 countries assessed in the report experiencing a negative trajectory during the coverage period. Broad surveillance, new laws controlling web content, and growing arrests of social-media users drove this overall decline in internet freedom in the past year. Nonetheless, Freedom on the Net 2013 also found that activists are becoming more effective at raising awareness of emerging threats and, in several cases, have helped forestall new repressive measures.
President Obama reflected in a glass table during a meeting today in the Oval Office pic.twitter.com/pvYW4xLFCs— petesouza (@petesouza) November 4, 2013