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

October 21, 2007


Dans le cadre de TED

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…


Wi-Fi gratuit à Paris. SUPERBE!

July 17, 2007

Nouvelle initiative de la Mairie de Paris : après les vélos dimanche, la capitale a lancé hier son offre « Paris Wi-Fi ». Soit une centaine de points de points d’accès Wi-Fi utilisables librement et gratuitement dans la capitale. Les bornes sont placées dans les sites municipaux : parcs publics, bibliothèques, musées de la Ville de Paris, mairies… 105 points sont accessibles dès aujourd’hui. A la rentrée, en septembre, 400 bornes au total devraient être mises en place.

via Libé

C’est vraiment superbe. Voici la liste de localisation des bornes. À prononcer “wee fee” et non “waille faille” ;)

J’ai vraiment perdu le cliché de la veille France qui ne se modernise pas depuis 2 ans:
Free pour 30Euros\mois et son ADSL2+

… ADSL2+ is a technology which doubles the frequency band of a typical ADSL connection over a phone line, in effect doubling the amount of data which can be sent downstream to a user.

…”France was the first country in the western world to use the technology, about two or three years ago.

via BBC

Ca donne: Internet 20 mega, 200 chaines de télés, HD TV, 30 gig de disque dur et le téléphone avec (appels gratuits presque PARTOUT dans le monde; Canada, Suisse, US, Hongrie etc..) Vous avez dit “Skype” ?

– Impôts en ligne. TROP fort et trop simple ici. Il n’y a pas 56000 champs avec des références à la ligne 281 et le total de l’autre. On a fait nos impôts en ligne en 10 minutes.

– Terminaux sans fil pour payer dans les restos.

– les trains et surtout le TGV. 

I will miss France.

2 chevaux

Joost. Free Internet TV by the Skype Team. Bingo!

April 7, 2007

Used to be called the ” The Venice Project”

It’s as cool as the ad makes it out to be. I’m now testing the beta version; Braindead, Alliance Atlantis Sci-Fi, Gamestar TV, Bridezillas, Warner Bros. Records, and World Poker Tour are all accessible on Joost, with more channels being added every day. There is also chat, IM, and searching capabilities. They even have a Bollywood channel :) (a total of 26 channels at the moment)

Not sure how to invite more people to test this… I have 0 invites left. Let me know if you are interested and when I can invite people I’ll let you know.

More info via Wikipedia here.

Hillary Clinton Meets Apple & 1984

March 23, 2007

It’s Art! Most Beautiful Online Game! INCROYABLE! BEAUTIFUL!

February 6, 2007


“Samorost2 has been nominated in the “Best Web Browser Game” and “Excellence in Visual Art” category for 2007 Independant Game Festival”

” Flashforward Film Festival 2006 Winner (“Original Sound” category)

” Seoul Net Festival 2006 Winner (“Best Web-Work”)

” 4.5 out of 5 stars by Adventure Gamers”

Just take your time. Figure out what you need to click\do and enjoy the atmosphere. (point-and-click adventure). For more games like this you can go here.

Superbe projection lumineuse à Budapest.

January 14, 2007

J’ai filmé ca lors de nos vacances de Noel en Hongrie.

Budapest light projections by

light projections budapest

budapest parlement

This is the Hungarian parlement in Budapest.

Wow! Amazing Liquid

December 14, 2006

This is like science fiction