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578 - It’s a Small (and Cartographically Incorrect) World After All! | Strange Maps The world may be your oyster, a stage, or one big hospital [1], it is also a Disney ride. It’s a Small World After All (IaSWAA) can be experienced at each of the five Disney parks [2] across the world. The ride has been thrilling - and its repetitive and catchy theme song annoying - guests since 1964, when it debuted at the UNICEF pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. When we say ‘thrilling’, we mean mainly for the up-to-four-year-olds: IaSWAA is a slow, spatter-free boat ride through scenery set to represent the entire world, replete with 300 robotic children singing the eponymous theme song in different languages [3]. The original ride fit in nicely with the overall theme of the World’s Fair [4], which was meant to celebrate ‘Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe’. The vibrant colours, simple and repetitive music and limited range of doll movements are surely elements of the ride’s continued popularity - especially with Disney’s younger customers. [13] And a few lesser-known ones.

Digging for Truth Tools and Toys — Hand-Picked for Work and Play Dr. Strangelaw or: How Portugal Learned to Stop Worrying and Love P2P Dr. Strangelaw or: How Portugal Learned to Stop Worrying and Love P2P On January 5, 2011, representatives of ACAPOR (a Portuguese association representing commercial retailers of cultural and entertainment works), wearing t-shirts with the slogans “piracy is illegal” and “1000 complaints per month”, filed a petition with the Prosecutor General’s Office (“PGO”) giving notice of the practice of 1000 acts of alleged usurpation of authors’ rights via peer-to-peer (“p2p”) networks by unknown individuals. Said petition was supplemented in April 2011, with notice of a further 1.000 acts. Following an Opinion by the PGO (“PGO Opinion”), the Department of Investigation and Penal Action (“DIAP”) of Lisbon decided not to file any criminal charges in relation to the notices; an integral copy of this decision was made available online by a main Portuguese newspaper on September 27, 2012 (“Decision”). Legal basis Background Analysis Investigation, Technology and Presumptions Reactions

The 5 Minute Trick to Dramatically Improve Quality Time with Your Kids My wife and I both have demanding jobs – mine as a partner at a product development company and hers as a managing director at a transfer pricing consulting company. We also are proud parents of a three year old, with another one imminently arriving. The juggling act has been something neither of us have ever been fantastic at. For me, it’s proven difficult at times to shut work off and fully engage. For both of us, it’s been difficult consistently coming up with great ideas for making the most of our time together as a family. But recently, my wife has developed a simple system that has brought some structure to our routine and made it a lot more enjoyable. In less than 5 minutes a week, this system has helped us com/2012/09/six-simple-steps-to-better-time.html" target="_blank">take control of our time with our son, reduce our stress and have way more fun. The Playtime Planning Worksheet It takes 5 minutes to prepare, and gives the whole family a much more structured and constructive evening.

The Future of HADOPI « Copyright and Technology Posted by Bill Rosenblatt in Economics, Europe, Law. trackback A recently-released report from the French government, Rapport sur les autorités publiques indépendantes (Report on the Independent Public Authorities), includes a section on HADOPI (Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des oeuvres et la protection des droits sur internet), the regulatory body set up to oversee France’s “graduated response” law for issuing warnings and potentially punishments to online copyright infringers. The headline that most Anglophone writers took away from the 24 pages in this report that were devoted to HADOPI was “HADOPI’s budget to be cut by 23%.” These writers took their cues from anti-HADOPI statements by various French politicians — including new French President Francois Hollande — and mischaracterized a statement about HADOPI by the French culture minister, Aurélie Filippetti. Unfortunately, none of these people appear to have actually read the government report. Like this: Like Loading...

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals — Top Achievement Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. *Who: Who is involved? *What: What do I want to accomplish? *Where: Identify a location. *When: Establish a time frame. *Which: Identify requirements and constraints. *Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal. EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal. To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as…… How much? How will I know when it is accomplished? Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true.

Cyberlaw Clinic Le guide des égarés. » culture de l'information, Information literacy, documentation, CDI, , Pédagogie, sciences de l'information et de la communication, Humanisme numérique.Olivier Le Deuff 1999-2012: Patent Law Blog (Patently-O): Guest Post by Paul Cole of the UK firm of Lucas & Co. According to BBC News last Friday, Apple has succeeded in the German courts in enforcing a patent for a user interface feature for its mobile devices. The ruling demonstrates the value of European patents for "software" inventions where a "technical" effect can be demonstrated. The claims in the granted patents and the problems that they solve provide insight about what features of a user interface might be regarded as "technical" by the EPO. The advantages to a software developer of being able to patent innovative interface features that are important to the "look and feel" of the device and the software running on it are self-evident. The affirmed patent is EP-B-1964022 which relates to the "slide to unlock" feature found in iPhones. A copy of the decision is not yet available online, but study of the online file of the European patent application (which was not opposed after grant) is instructive.

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