Smart cookie. Great piece. And I think that is right. Just reading Nadella’s statements make my eyes bleed.
I thought I’d put in a quick word for Revolution60. By now, if you’re not coming back from a trip to Mars and are interested in tech, you should have heard of Brianna Wu 1. She has made headlines several times this past year in her quality of leader of an all-female developer team. I do not agree with everything she says, but unfortunately most of the facts she has exposed about our industry are true, and most of the sexist behaviors are still out there. The fact that a minority, including myself, are engaged into changing this does not seem to matter much, particularly in the valley, where the heart of the problem stands.
Anyway, Brianna and her team, after what seems like an eternity, have completed their first game and launched on the App Store. Having played the betas, I can only encourage you to download and play the game (hey, it’s free with IAP). Even though I’m disappointed by he business model here, as it is the norm nowadays, I can only recommend the game. It is fresh, playable even by non-gamers like me, and should delight comic book readers. My take on it, from several months ago: that’s Danger Girls in space. I did enjoy it, did complete it, and did enjoy the storyline(s). And the score is good. Go get it.
incidentally, you may remember Bri contributed an amazing drawing to illustrate a Wagner classic moment here. It was from Revolution60, I did love it. ↩
Fortunately nobody listens to him.
Happy birthday Patrick.
What we believe in.
Title says it all. Shameful.
The EU legislative process is complex as fuck.
LLM in European Legal Studies, Glasgow University
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Carmina Burana - Orange 17/07/2014
I’m watching Carmina Burana which was given in the Roman theatre of Orange on July 17… It is just fabulous. The chorus and singers are fantastic, all right, but what makes it stand alone from the 50 or so live versions I’ve had the pleasure to see is:
- the set features projected art from Druillet, magnificent!!!!
- the young director (name unknown for now), who took the bet of accelerating the piece. It makes it much more joyous or less grave, while it remains completely grandiose.
If someone had the good idea to record it and put it on YouTube I’ll link to it.
That’s one of the technologies I have been surveying when doing research on malaria detection. It has tremendous potential, and some valid objections noted in that NYTimes article. I think that they’re only scratching the surface though. Yes there are some potential drawbacks that need be experimented against, but this can be done in small remote areas that present full ecosystems: we have some islands in Indonesia with only a few humans (les than a hundred) stationed on them and malaria pandemic. Easy to isolate and study.
One fact that fascinates me and is moving, I believe, in the right direction, is the fast tailoring capability of this technology. Honestly, don’t think that malaria researchers are stupid. They have made huge progress over the past 30 years. The main issue remains that mosquitoes and plasmodium parasites mutate faster than we can practically develop, test and deploy new solutions. So, standardized protocols with a look forward allowing fast changes are, in principle, the best idea.
Our recent venture, IanXen, proposes a rapid detection technique. My first idea was to use it as a means for fast response and sanitation. Such solutions would fit perfectly with that goal, where IanXen Rapid would enable real time targeting of the location of swarms to be neutralized. Definitely an interesting space to watch.
Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.
On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007, a Boeing 747 with 269 passengers, was shot down over the…
Wisdom. Fallout of this one is likely going to be terrible.