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Sophie In North Korea

Sophie In North Korea
The longer I think about what we saw and heard, the less sure I am about what any of it actually meant. Top Level Take-aways: Go to North Korea if you can. It is very, very strange. If it is January, disregard the above. I can't express how cold it was. Ordinary North Koreans live in a near-total information bubble, without any true frame of reference. The best description we could come up with: it's like The Truman Show, at country scale. I. We picked up visas at the check-in desk: slips of paper with our pictures taped on, which they then took back upon arrival at Pyongyang. Our flight was the only one coming into Pyongyang that day. We also met our handlers, two men from the Foreign Ministry, whom we gave code names. It was hard to reconcile this with our notion of hermetically-sealed North Koreans: Did it mean they'd passed the ultimate loyalty test? As minders go, they were alright. View of Juche Tower, downtown Pyongyang And those beds? The pastels (below) are a nice touch. Related:  North Korea: Behind the Curtain, Life in NK

Diseño De la mano de Ateneu Popular nos llega este video que muestra visualmente un ejemplo de situaciones a las que nos enfrentamos cada día los que nos dedicamos a esta profesión. NOTA: El video está en inglés, pero puedes activar los subtítulos en la parte inferior derecha. Fuente: Ateneu Popular Hoy sería el cumpleaños de Samuel Morse , uno de los padres del código al que dio nombre, junto con Alfred Vail. Esta mañana, cuando he cargado google para realizar una busqueda me he encontrado con esto: Al principio creía que la imagen del logo de Google se había cargado mal, pero despues de posicionar el raton sobre el logo, he descubierto porque era. Me parece sencillamente…. Color Scheme Designer es una aplicación que nos puede servir de gran ayuda, cuando estamos realizando un diseño y queremos obtener una gama de colores visualmente atractiva. Incluso puedes ver como quedaría una web maquetada con los colores que tu has eleguido. Color Scheme Designer

'Very, very cold and very, very strange' What Google boss's daughter thought of North Korea as diary of her recent visit to the secretive communist country appears online Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited the country earlier this month with his daughter Sophie who blogged about the 'strange' experience According to Ms Schmidt the visit was full of 'highly-staged encounters' Exact reason for Schmidt's visit is still unknown and described as 'private' By Beth Stebner and Tara Brady Published: 18:57 GMT, 21 January 2013 | Updated: 15:39 GMT, 22 January 2013 As one of the most secretive nations North Korea remains something of an enigma to the outside world. But one teenage girl, who happens to be the daughter of Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, has been able to capture a rare glimpse of what life is like in the communist state and posted a revealing account along with pictures on her blog. Sophie Schmidt, 19, was allowed to visit the country earlier this month with her father to promote the use of the internet. Scroll down for video Real or make-believe? 'I can't think of any reaction to that except absolute sympathy. 'Were they really students?

Text Analysis and Text Mining Software: Lexalytics Lajos Kassák Lajos Kassák (Ersekujvár, 21 de marzo de 1887 - Budapest, 22 de julio de 1967) fue un poeta, novelista, ensayista, pintor y editor húngaro vinculado a los movimientos de vanguardia y al socialismo. Biografía[editar] Aunque sus primeras poesías muestran una clara influencia de Walt Whitman, ya su primer libro de poemas, Épica en la máscara de Wagner (1915) muestra un estilo personal, y una lucha entre la expresión individual y la expresión universal, sobrepasando la conciencia de clase. Estatua de Lajos Kassák en Ersekujvár, su pueblo natal. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Kassák se quedó prácticamente totalmente aislado, por sus diferencias con los líderes de la izquierda. Enlaces externos[editar]

Google boss Eric Schmidt stops to take a picture of old-fashioned computers during trip to North Korea Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited Kim Il Sung universityHe watched students use the search engine on old HP computersExact reason for Schmidt's visit is still unknown and described as 'private'Internet use is widely regulated in the communist country By Mario Ledwith Published: 23:14 GMT, 8 January 2013 | Updated: 12:43 GMT, 9 January 2013 As executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt clearly likes computers - in fact, he likes them so much that he even takes photos of them, as was evident on a recent trip to North Korea. The businessman felt compelled to photograph the machines while visiting a university library in the region. During the tour of Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, Schmidt watched students browsing the internet - even using his company's own search engine. Scroll down for video Intrigue: Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt takes a picture of computers at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang Concentration: Students working at the computers.

The magic left the building with Jobs | Mario Sundar I remember the moment Steve Jobs scrolled through his music and uttered those magical words – “scrolls like butter” – while illustrating the beauty of the original iPhone. It’s moments like this that you lived for, as a technology obsessed professional in Silicon Valley. And with Jobs we got to watch the Michael Jordan of technology, courtside, at his best. iPods, iPhones, iPads, the hits kept coming and Jobs made them look great. So, it’s a pet peeve of mine these days when companies try to rip off Steve Jobs’ launch style. Not Apple’s style because the new PR machinery at Apple leaves a lot to be desired. But what Jobs created, no one else can put together, because it was and will always be classic Jobs. Jobs in the above video is the same age as Zuckerberg is today. Why “Public Relations” sucks? Kevin Roose writes of the Applefication of Facebook PR in light of today’s Facebook press conference. Go on… These are today’s news factories. Because no company can ever be Apple with Jobs

BIOLOGÍA MOLECULAR | Desde Mendel hasta las moléculas Gamma lab (Photo credit: IRRI Images) A thermal cycler for PCR. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) sacado de -bioinfromatica-uab-es La Biología molecular aparece desde el descubrimiento de la doble hélice de ADN de Watson y Crick en 1953. Luego aparece el descubrimiento de las enzimas de restricción que permiten cortar el ADN y así analizarlo. Esquema del Código Genético extractado de www.maph49.galeon.com/sinte/gencode. Aqui les dejo un video sobre la técnica. La PCR así como muchas técnicas que encontrarán más detalladas en otra página de este Blog pudieron ser desarrolladas gracias a los descubrimientos acerca de la molécula de ADN, como se duplica, como se transcribe a un mesnajero, como se traduce ese mensajero y como se pliega el polipéptido recién desarrollado. La definición de gen ha ido cambiando con el tiempo. Un gen= una proteína. Gen: Unidad de ADN que puede transcribir Los genes de las bacterias y de los organismos superiores se diferencian en su organización. Me gusta:

Kim Jong-il's regime is even weirder and more despicable than you thought Visiting North Korea some years ago, I was lucky to have a fairly genial "minder" whom I'll call Mr. Chae. He guided me patiently around the ruined and starving country, explaining things away by means of a sort of denial mechanism and never seeming to lose interest in the gargantuan monuments to the world's most hysterical and operatic leader-cult. One evening, as we tried to dine on some gristly bits of duck, he mentioned yet another reason why the day should not long be postponed when the whole peninsula was united under the beaming rule of the Dear Leader. The people of South Korea, he pointed out, were becoming mongrelized. They wedded foreigners—even black American soldiers, or so he'd heard to his evident disgust—and were losing their purity and distinction. Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a columnist for Vanity Fair and the author, most recently, of Arguably, a collection of essays. All of us who scrutinize North Korean affairs are preoccupied with one question.

Social metrics : l’envers du décor Autant le dire d’emblée. La dernière (et première de l’année) conférence du Social Media Club à La Cantine, a délivré du lourd. Un vrai plateau d’experts pointus, ne maniant pas la langue de bois et y allant franco. Ce pour expliquer ce qu’est réellement la discipline de la "social metrics" pour les sites web et dispositif 2.0. Etaient réunis donc autour de la table et au micro : Rémi Douine, Guilhem Fouetillou, Arthur Kannas, Cyril Rimbaud et Kevin Mellet (pour l’animation). Assistance nourrie et hyper attentive tout durant le débat. Social metrics, le pitch ? Comme je le fais souvent au terme d’un débat de ce type, je vous propose ici de revenir sur les déclarations clés que j’ai perçues/notées, et de les augmenter de remarques et/ou prolongements. Je les ai aussi thématisées, pour une meilleure lisibilité, qui ne suit donc pas forcément le déroulé logique du débat. 1/ La plateformisation du web et des réseaux "Internet ouvert, c’est terminé. 2/ La fixette du chiffre "Les chiffres ?

mic life: Remembering India's master storyteller Anant Pai 24 February 2012Last updated at 15:13 By Geeta Pandey BBC News, Delhi Anant Pai launched the first Amar Chitra Katha in 1967 Indian children since the late 1960s have learnt their religion, mythology and history from brightly coloured comic books called the Amar Chitra Katha (Immortal Illustrated Stories). And now the creator of these hugely popular comics, Anant Pai, who died last year, has been immortalised in a comic-biography. A master storyteller, he was affectionately called Uncle Pai by his young fans. When he launched the first Amar Chitra Katha in 1967 with the story of the Hindu god Krishna, he did not know that he was starting something that would become a phenomenon. Today, with nearly 600 titles and more than 100 million comics sold, Amar Chitra Katha is a household name in India. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote What can be the best way to pay tribute to a storyteller? End QuoteReena PuriAmar Chitra Katha editor The idea for the comics came to Mr Pai by chance. 'Big fan'

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