L’industrie de la défense française expliquée en trois minutes
Super bisounours ! on y apprend que « la France ne vend pas d’armes aux pays sous embargo », c’est merveilleux.
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Inside Airbnb: Paris. Adding Data to the Debate.
How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting your neighbourhoods?
The people of Woodstock threatened by gentrification, by Masixole Feni | GroundUp
Woodstock is swiftly changing. New modern developments are replacing old, often dilapidated, blocks and houses. Property value is increasing and new businesses are moving in.
But not everyone benefits from the changes. Families living on Albert and Gympie Streets live in anticipation of eviction, as they cannot afford to rent or buy their homes. Masixole Feni met and photographed some of these residents.
The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google | Art and design | The Guardian
Each campus is a self-contained universe where everything – the species of vegetation, the graphics, the food in the cafe, the programming of events, the architecture, is determined by the management. They make their own weather.
Under the Google tent or inside the Apple circle there is little but googleness or appleness. There is nature but – despite the meticulous selection of native plants – it is of an abstract, managed kind. There is art, but it is drained of the power to shock and subvert, leaving only diversion and reassurance. There is architecture but, notwithstanding the high degree of invention that goes into materials, it finds it hard to shed the quality of computer renderings, the sense that buildings are made of a kind of digistuff, which could as well be one thing or another.
It’s also striking that for all its fame #Silicon_Valley makes little impression on the visual consciousness of the world – there’s not a strong sense of what it actually looks like. Until now it has lacked landmarks.
Kent Halstead projection (2008-2012)
The Composite World projection is a very different design proposed by Halstead (2008, revised 2012)
Large systems of currents, coupled with wind and the earth’s rotation, create “gyres”, massive, slow rotating whirlpools in which plastic trash can accumulate. Because petroleum plastics are designed to last, plastic trash in the gyre will remain for decades or longer, being pushed gently in a slow, clockwise spiral towards the center. (from the 5Gyres website)
The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a developer friendly journal for research software packages.
What exactly do you mean by ’journal’
The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is an academic journal (ISSN 2475-9066) with a formal peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted. Upon acceptance into JOSS, a CrossRef DOI is minted and we list your paper on the JOSS website.
OSMnx: A Python package to work with graph-theoretic OpenStreetMap street networks, by Geoff Boeing - The Journal of Open Source Software
In their rush to become «global», cities risk creating spatial apartheid, by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo
Maboneng represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that’s advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”. The problem with this type of development is that it often leads to cities becoming more spatially unequal as urban regeneration or gentrification displaces people.
The city’s core areas are occupied by the wealthy. Low-income residents are pushed to the urban peripheries in search of affordable housing. This trend is intensifying around the world: in New York, London, Sydney, Los Angeles and Vancouver as well as in globalising or emerging cities like Johannesburg, Accra, Beijing, Cape Town, Jakarta, Mumbai and Shanghai.
We have seen this model before. It was called the apartheid city.
Vega makes visualizing BIG data easy
Guess how many giant patches of garbage there are in the ocean now? | Popular Science
“If plastic is the new god,” says Moore, “we haven’t been treating it with the fear and the respect that it’s due. We’ve been treating it as throw away—as trash. But we’re going to have to learn to fear plastic, because it’s extremely dangerous, both to our health and to the health of the ecosystem that we live in.”
Los Angeles Should Ignore Elon Musk and Build Subway Tunnels to Relieve Traffic | Urbanize LA
At a time when Los Angeles is dealing with the worst traffic in the country, it needs to rely on proven solutions—that is, subway tunnels. There is a lot of room for innovating and doing better, but freeway tunnels run into a basic capacity problem. The cost difference between Los Angeles and European cities, especially Madrid, is immense, but Musk seems uninterested in learning why and figuring out solutions.
Ajoutons que dans le métro, tu peux lire, travailler ou dormir.
Codéine : les usagers pris de court par l’arrêté ministériel
Dans les commentaires :
En soi l’idée n’est pas mauvaise. La codéine se transforme en morphine dans l’organisme. La molécule a d’ailleurs été considérée comme un antalgique de 2ème niveau pendant longtemps avant d’être de moins en moins utilisée en raison de la difficulté à anticiper son action d’un individu à l’autre. Cependant une interdiction subite, sans moyen pour prendre en charge les consommateurs, expose à des aspects pervers qui en pousseront certains vers des marchés illégaux.
Bank chief executives’ pay 2016 — FT.com
Gabrielle Hecht. Uranium africain, une histoire globale | Cairn.info
la disparité de traitement par les experts des ouvriers blancs et noirs – ces derniers ayant été exclus des études pendant longtemps à cause de préjugés raciaux. Une exclusion, certes, qui a contribué à l’invisibilisation des risques liés aux radiations pour les populations africaines, alors même que ces risques étaient rendus visibles lors des études sur les expatriés et les ouvriers européens.
L’une des qualités qui fait de ce livre une œuvre majeure est sans aucun doute l’information qualitative et quantitative que Gabrielle Hecht a pu repérer dans les archives des pays africains où elle a mené ses terrains de recherche : archives inédites pour la plupart
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts | The Scientist Magazine®
These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.
Prudence Mabele was a radical who led the struggle for openness about HIV, by Zackie Achmat | GroundUp
Prudence was radical because she was a black woman: the first to come out in national newspapers as living with HIV, and unafraid of people knowing that she loved women. She was followed by Mercy Makhalemele, the first black heterosexual woman and mother to live openly with HIV. Prudence was radical in her own right and brought a vivaciousness to radicalism in the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
Eros, un Uber de la prostitution version blockchain
Cholera Is Slaughtering Yemen and We’re Letting It Happen, by Laurie Garrett | Fortune.com
This is the worst #cholera epidemic in modern history, and it has already spread well beyond the borders of Yemen, though neighboring nations decline to officially report “cholera,” preferring the ambiguous phrase, “acute watery diarrhea.” Even the new director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, plays the name game (…)
Confronting this catastrophe commands honesty: Cholera is now rampant not only in Yemen, but South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and in refugee camps across the Middle East. Last month, the disease broke out in a luxury hotel in Nairobi, sickening attendees to a health conference. By that time, UNICEF head Anthony Lake said, the #Yemen disaster was growing by 5,000 new cases per day—a pace it has since well exceeded. The true toll may well reach half a million before July ends, and the agony is evident everywhere one looks.
The horrible irony is that cholera is spreading primarily because Saudi Arabia and its Gulf state allies have been bombing Yemen’s infrastructure to smithereens for months, rendering every water supply contaminated. The reluctance of Ethiopia and other cholera-afflicted nations to truthfully state their health plights is due to the same countries’—Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies—policies of boycotting all trade and food from nations that admit to having the disease. And historically the greatest scourge of the annual Hajj is—you guessed it—cholera.
et il faut que ce soit publié dans Fortune (!!)