Что иностранцы знают о России? Пару лет назад мне пришла в голову мысль спрашивать в поездках у иностранцев, что они знают о России. Фотографировать их и собирать всю информацию воедино. Но, начав этот проект в Токио (в 2008 году), я потом как-то забыл о нем. Теперь же решил заняться этим основательно :-) Поэтому, я решил пригласить к участию в этом проекте всех желающих! Для того, что бы ваша информация попала в собираемую статистику, необходимо следовать простым правилам. Подойти в любой стране к иностранцу и спросить: - откуда вы? Потом надо сфотографировать нашего собеседника или собеседницу. Это обязательные пункты. Есть и не обязательный, но желательный: - кем вы работаете (для определения социального статуса)? Собранную информацию постите в комменты и я добавляю её в основную запись со ссылкой на вас. Если же вы не зарегестрированы в ЖЖ, то можете прислать всю информацию мне на электронную почту - mix_pr собачка mail.ru Ну, а теперь, представляю вам то, что уже успел собрать я сам (в хронологическом порядке): 1. 2.
UK riots: every verified incident - interactive map | News Turn autoplay off Edition: <span><a href=" Sign in Beta About us Today's paper Subscribe Custom Search UK riots: every verified incident - interactive map What has happened where as rioting spreads across England. The riots animated by Nick Evershed - press play belowIllawarra Mercury UK news More from Datablog on UK news More blogposts More interactives <h2 style="font-size: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-weight: bold">Comments</h2><div style="padding: 10px; background: #ededed; font-size: 14px; margin-bottom: 10px;"><p style="margin-bottom: 10px;"><a href=" here to join the discussion</a>. © 2015 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Send to a friend Your IP address will be logged Share Short link for this page: Contact us Report errors or inaccuracies: email@example.com Letters for publication should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Close
Search -- WikiLeaks War Diaries Миф о красоте русских женщин Если котик кажется милым — это паразит диктует вам свою волю. Фотография: Thinkstock Мы привыкли, что котики милые. Кандидат биологических наук и научный журналист Александр Панчин рассказал о механизмах котогнездового паразитизма, и тех уловках, благодаря которым пришельцу удается убедить хозяина в том, что он — член семьи, а значит нуждается во всей доступной еде, любви и заботе. ( О котанах, жуках-извращенцах и природе влеченияRéduire ) Обсудить в блоге автора
Announcing chicagocrime.org First, it was Chicago transit maps on Google Maps. Now, I'm very excited to announce chicagocrime.org, an independent side project I've been working on for the past month or so of weekends and nights. The site is a freely browsable database of crimes reported in Chicago. I did all the development, data munging, etc. I'd originally launched it yesterday, anonymously (for privacy/security reasons, as crime is a touchy subject), but I've given it more thought and decided to put my name on it. The site has already gotten a ton of good press, and it got so much traffic yesterday that I had to improvise a quick caching system. Some of my favorite features: The map view lets you view crimes by a number of criteria, all updated dynamically on a Google Map via Ajax.Find your district uses the Google Maps interface to guess which police beat you're centered on.Every city block in Chicago has a detail page with its latest crimes and links to crimes within 1, 2, 3, 5 or 8 blocks.
Baghdad War Diary At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832 reports ('The Iraq War Logs'), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a 'SIGACT' or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout. The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 'civilians'; 23,984 'enemy' (those labeled as insurgents); 15,196 'host nation' (Iraqi government forces) and 3,771 'friendly' (coalition forces).
Buxfer: Free online personal finance software for budgeting and money management All of our data journalism in one spreadsheet | News Data journalism and visualisation from the Guardian Illustration: Lisa Villani for the Guardian Today we have a list of all the data journalism produced here on the Guardian datablog. You can see what's been popular and get easy access to the data we have curated as this list shows each datablog post's associated spreadsheets, authors, the number of comments and retweets. By sorting the blog posts by the number of retweets, we can see that Iraq War Logs formed the base of our most retweeted post, followed by a recent post from David McCandless on fish stocks. Sorting by comments shows that the Fukushima nuclear power plant updates were the subject of the greatest discussion, closely followed by Every Doctor Who villain since 1963. The list shows that in two years we have covered a huge range of data sets. The British government have been publishing more detailed spending data than any of their predecessors, and this has not escaped our attention. Here's all the data. Data summary More data
Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death | World news Wikileaks Iraq: a man holds his wounded daughter outside in August 2006 after being injured in road side bomb explosion. Photograph: Ali Abbas/EPA UPDATE: an academic who has worked with the data has pointed out some of its limitations - you can read his take here Data journalism works best when there's a lot of data to work with. Wikileaks' Iraq war logs release has dumped some 391,000 records of the Iraq war into the public arena. This is in a different league to the Wikileaks Afghanistan leak - there's a good case for saying the new release has made the war the most documented in history. Some key findings: Total deaths • The database records 109,032 deaths in total for the period• The database records the following death counts: 66,081 civilians, 23,984 insurgents and 15,196 Iraqi security forces• The worst place for deaths was Baghdad - 45,497, followed by MND north (which is the region that goes from Baghdad up to Kurdistan) where another 34,210 died. Murders and escalation of force
Hobbit needs new law - expert Only a new law will give the American film studio Warner Bros the guarantee it wants on labour laws to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand, an employment law expert says. A decision on where Warner Bros will make the movies is expected by the end of the week, and last night Government advisers were looking at how they could clarify the law covering film workers - specifically on their legal status as contractors or employees. A meeting last night between Warner executives and senior Government ministers pinpointed labour laws as the greatest issue. Mr Key said the "paramount" problem was that film workers on independent contracts could be legally seen as employees, even if their contracts specifically called them contractors. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in 2005 on James Bryson, a model maker on the Lord of the Rings movies, who was deemed an employee, even though he was hired as a contractor. "They're not arguing people can't be employees," Mr Key said. - NZ Herald
Lionel Messi Is Impossible In their Group F World Cup match late last month, Argentina and Iran were still deadlocked after 90 minutes. With the game in stoppage time and the score tied at 0-0, Lionel Messi took the ball near the right corner of the penalty area, held it for a moment, then broke left, found his seam, took his strike and curled it in from 29 yards. What was going to be a draw was now a win, and Messi had put Argentina into the Round of 16. It was the sort of play that inspired the phrase “Messi magic.” Since scoring an eerily familiar goal in the 2007 Copa Del Rey, Messi has constantly been compared to Argentine great and his former national team coach Diego Maradona. To Argentina devotees, it probably doesn’t help that during Messi’s tenure at FC Barcelona the club team has won two FIFA Club World Cups to go with six La Liga and three UEFA (All-European) championships. Perhaps this year will be different. And that’s just the stuff that made it into this article. Scoring Unassisted Shooting
Emission spéciale : malaise dans la sidération Rien n'est plus difficile que d'en parler. Rien n'est plus nécessaire aussi. Ne pas se taire, certes, mais... que penser ? Malaise dans la sidération, ce matin avec Patrice Maniglier, Michel Terestchenko et Gérôme Truc. -Brad Mehldau , Things behind the sun Bill Evans , Theme from M.A.S.H (Suicide is painless)Keith Jarrett , Part II Retrouvez tous nos articles et programmes sur ces attaques terroristes ici Intervenants Patrice Maniglier : philosophe et maître de conférences en Philosophie et Arts du Spectacle à l'Université Paris Ouest- Nanterre La défense Gérôme Truc : sociologue, chargé de recherches au CNRS, Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique Michel Terestchenko : philosophe, maître de conférences à l'université de Reims
Hobbit to stay in NZ Prime Minister John Key announced tonight that The Hobbit movies - a $670m project - will be made in New Zealand. Government ministers - including Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson - and Warner Bros executives have been locked in negotiations all day. Mr Key made the announcement at a press conference this evening. Tomorrow morning he is due to leave for Vietnam for the East Asia Summit. "I am delighted we have achieved this result, said Mr Key. "Making the two Hobbit movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders, but it will also follow the success of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy in once again promoting NZ on the world stage." The Government will introduce legislation tomorrow to clarify the distinction between independent contractors and employees as it relates to the film industry only. "This will guarantee the movies are made in New Zealand," he said. - with NZ Herald staff
How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred in the United States is now 78 years old. Now imagine Madison, Sydney, Alexa and Hailey. There are quite a lot of websites devoted to tracking the popularity of American baby names over time. The method for determining the answer is quite simple: All you really need is the SSA’s baby name database and its actuarial tables, which estimate how many people born in a given year are still alive. Below, for example, is a chart of Josephs. The peak year for boys named Joseph was 1914 — when about 39,000 of them were born. Joseph has been one of the most enduring American names; it’s never gone out of fashion. By contrast, you can make much stronger inferences about a woman named Brittany. The data for the top 25 female names is more dynamic. Other names have unusual distributions.