Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

October 21, 2007

TED


Dans le cadre de TED http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks

TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference held in Monterey, California and recently, semi-annually in other cities around the world. TED describes itself as a “group of remarkable people that gather to exchange ideas of incalculable value”. Its lectures cover a broad set of topics including science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. The speakers themselves are from a wide variety of communities and disciplines and have included such people as former US president Bill Clinton, nobel laureate James D. Watson, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The TED Conference also has a companion conference, TED Global, held in varying locations.

Vous pouvez visionner gratuitement TOUTES les presentations sur leur site.

C’est bizarre à dire… mais cette présentation stastitique de 20 minutes est époustouflante et inspirante. Imaginez avoir ce prof à l’école.

Hans Rosling (b.1948 in Uppsala, Sweden) is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and Director of Gapminder Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden. From 1967 to 1974 he studied statistics and medicine at Uppsala University, and in 1972 he studied public health at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. He became a licenced physician in 1976 and from 1979 to 1981 he served as District Medical Officer in Nacala in northern Mozambique.

His research has also focused on other links between economic development, agriculture, poverty and health in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has been health adviser to WHO, UNICEF and several aid agencies. In 1993 he co-founded Médecins sans frontières in Sweden…

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My Shanghai trip

May 19, 2007

A great city. Was only there for 4 days. The city feels like NY city mixed with Blade Runner.

Shanghai

All my pics are here.


Japanese Show; wrong answer = smack in the balls

April 13, 2007

real or not… this is funny entertainment


Funny; Boney M Indian Style

January 18, 2007

Merci à JM.

Boney M


HOW TO SPOT A JAP (1942)

August 9, 2006

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1942 US Army & Navy’s HOW TO SPOT A JAP Educational Comic Strip (from US govt’s POCKET GUIDE TO CHINA, 1st edition)

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New Nintendo Console; Wii

August 7, 2006


If it works as well as it’s shown here….very cool. Here’s how it works.


Ever wondered what teenage Japanese kids do on Sundays…?

July 23, 2006