jueves, 21 de junio de 2012

J Assange * OWNI EU


Forbes has a big interview up with controversial Wikileaks impresario Julian Assange.  This sectionin particular will be of interest to our readers: 

Would you call yourself a free market proponent?
Absolutely. I have mixed attitudes towards capitalism, but I love markets. Having lived and worked in many countries, I can see the tremendous vibrancy in, say, the Malaysian telecom sector compared to U.S. sector. In the U.S. everything is vertically integrated and sewn up, so you don’t have a free market. In Malaysia, you have a broad spectrum of players, and you can see the benefits for all as a result.
How do your leaks fit into that?
To put it simply, in order for there to be a market, there has to be information. A perfect market requires perfect information.
There’s the famous lemon example in the used car market. It’s hard for buyers to tell lemons from good cars, and sellers can’t get a good price, even when they have a good car.
By making it easier to see where the problems are inside of companies, we identify the lemons. That means there’s a better market for good companies. For a market to be free, people have to know who they’re dealing with.
You’ve developed a reputation as anti-establishment and anti-institution.
Not at all. Creating a well-run establishment is a difficult thing to do, and I’ve been in countries where institutions are in a state of collapse, so I understand the difficulty of running a company. Institutions don’t come from nowhere.
It’s not correct to put me in any one philosophical or economic camp, because I’ve learned from many. But one is American libertarianism, market libertarianism. So as far as markets are concerned I’m a libertarian, but I have enough expertise in politics and history to understand that a free market ends up as monopoly unless you force them to be free.
WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical. (The End)

This article was initially published on Reason magazine and Reason.com 
OWNI EU * English * French * J Assange 

J Assange * Do U1T 2know a 'C'-cret?

''Listen, do you want to know a secret?'' *  (By Lennon-McCartney)

Julian Assange has become by establishing Wikileaks
an organization that publish official documents that are kept secret or classified by governments or corporate entities. Wikileaks receive documents from sources kept anonymous, then send the leaks to journalists in different countries and publish them online too. Since the creation of this organization a lot of secret information concerning important political figures in “powerful” countries has been leaked and put some political entities in a very bad position.
The TIME Magazine issue of December 13th, 2010 dealt with the Wikileaks phenomena putting a picture of Julian Assange with an American flag on his mouth on the cover page with the following headline: “Do You Want to Know a Secret?”. First, it is very attractive because people are seeking for added value content, they want to learn about something not everybody knows about. Second, Julian Assange is known for revealing classified documents and here, TIME Magazine is talking about revealing secrets concerning the organization that is known to be a secret revealer. Of course, the article titles posted under the headline are attractive too because they bring answers to questions that most of the people are asking: Where and how does Julian Assange get those leaks and what will be the impact on America?
The cover picture has a very mysterious atmosphere and this through three characteristics: The black and white effect, the light effect and the look in the eyes of Assange. The black and white effect is often used to create a special atmosphere and in this case it is supported with a special lighting effect: Half of Assange’s face is completely filled with light and the other half is more shadowy. What does this effect mean? It means that there are two faces for Assange, one that is his public figure known by everyone and another one that is more mysterious and that you don’t know about. In addition to the black and white effect and the lighting, the look in Assange’s eyes will make you feel that this person is thinking or planning something very important in his head you don’t know about.
Now let’s talk about this American flag on Julian Assange mouth. This flag that is obviously added digitally on the picture and is very attractive for American as for non-Americans and may also be interpreted in two different ways. You can understand from this cover that the issues tackled in the magazine are related to the United States, which is a topic of interest for Americans since it is their country, and for others since the US are an important, powerful and influent country. Why is it important for TIME Magazine to add this flag? Because its primary audience are Americans interested mainly in politics, world and business. And there secondary audience is a more global audience meaning people outside the US or non-Americans. Now this American flag may be interpreted in two different ways: It can be interpreted as if the American authorities and political entities are keeping Julian Assange mouth shut about important leaks affecting the US negatively and in this case the flag is a tool to prevent someone of speaking. On the other hand, it can be interpreted as if those same entities are intentionally leaking information to Assange to send specific messages to their allies or enemies or to put them in some difficult positions. In this case the flag is used as a tool to control what someone is saying. Whatever your interpretation is, the magazine will attract you.
The analysis of the whole color palette of this cover page is interesting too: The black background gives more importance to the portrait of the creator of Wikileaks. The title of the Magazine “TIME” is not written in red, as it is usually, to avoid getting the focus on the title instead of having it on the picture. Using white and grey for the text also helps in setting the level of importance: Text in white is more important than text in grey and this is implied unconsciously by the stronger contrast of a white text on a black background than the contrast of a grey text on a black background. That’s why the titles of the articles concerned with Wikileaks are in white while the author names and the other articles titles are in grey. I explained in the previous paragraph how important the American flag on Assange’s mouth was important, this importance is also being intensified by the fact that it is the only element on the cover page that is colored.
To conclude, this cover attracts people interested in politics and the world and seeking to now more about Wikileaks or to read about some secret information they don’t know about or analysis they didn’t thought of.

The JR Express Com * Julian assange 

Analyzing TIME Magazine Cover: Do You Want to Know a Secret? (Wikileaks/Julian Assange) Oct / 9th / 2011 


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martes, 19 de junio de 2012

''... yes but I'm not sure how much Julian assange really knows...''

Trek Earth * Photography


Space facts

Space Quick Facts
1. Saturn’s rings are made up of particles of ice, dust and rock. Some particles are as small as grains of sand while others are much larger than skyscrapers.
2. Jupiter is larger than 1,000 Earths.
3. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a hurricane-like storm system that was first detected in the early 1600′s.
4. Comet Hale-Bopp is putting out approximately 250 tons of gas and dust per second. This is about 50 times more than most comets produce.
5. The Sun looks 1600 times fainter from Pluto than it does from the Earth.
6. There is a supermassive black hole right in the middle of the Milky Way galaxy that is 4 million times the mass of the Sun.
7. Halley’s Comet appears about every 76 years.
8. The orbits of most asteroids lie partially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
9. Asteroids and comets are believed to be ancient remnants of the formation of our Solar System (More than 4 billion years ago!).
10. Comets are bodies of ice, rock and organic compounds that can be several miles in diameter.
11. The most dangerous asteroids, those capable of causing major regional or global disasters, usually impact the Earth only once every 100,000 years on average.
12. Some large asteroids even have their own moon.
13. Near-Earth asteriods have orbits that cross the Earth’s orbit. These could potentially impact the Earth.
14. There are over 20 million observable meteors per day.
15. Only one or two meteorites per day reach the surface of Earth.
16. The largest found meteorite was found in Hoba, Namibia. It weighed 60 tons.
17. The typical size of a meteor is about one cubic centimeter, which is equivalent to the size of a sugar cube.
18. Each day, Earth accumulate 10 to 100 tons of material.
9. There are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
20. The largest galaxies contain nearly 400 billion stars.
21. The risk of a falling meteorite striking a human occurs once every 9,300 years.
22. A piece of a neutron star the size of a pin point would way 1 million tons.
23. Europa, Jupiter’s moon, is completely covered in ice.
24. Light reflecting off the moon takes 1.2822 seconds to reach Earth.
25. There has only been one satellite destroyed by a meteor, it was the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.
26. The International Space Station orbits at 248 miles above the Earth.
27. The Earth orbits the Sun at 66,700mph.
28. Venus spins in the opposite direction compared to the Earth and most other planets. This means that the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East.
29. The Moon is moving away from the Earth at about 34cm per year.
30. The Sun, composed mostly of helium and hydrogen, has a surface temperature of 6000 degrees Celsius.
31. A manned rocket reaches the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England.
32. The nearest known black hole is 1,600 light years (10 quadrillion miles/16 quadrillion kilometers) away.

Space facts 

Science facts Com

Human Quick Facts

1. If stomachs did not have a lining of mucus, your stomach would digest itself.
2. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
3. It takes about 60 seconds for a human blood cell to make a complete circuit of the body.
4. The average person will shed 40 pounds of skin in his/her lifetime.
5. 1/15th of a pint of blood is pumped with every heartbeat.
6. Humans share 98.4% of our DNA with chimps. In comparison, we share 70% of our DNA with a slug.
7. The lightest baby to survive weighed a mere 283 grams.
8. On average, women say 7,000 words per day while men manage just over 2,000 words.
9. The human brain uses 20% of the body’s energy but is only 2% of the body’s weight.
10. On average, humans lose 40-100 strands of hair per day.
11. A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100mph.
12. A cough can reach the speed of 60mph.
13. The average person will drink about 16,000 gallons of water in his/her lifetime.
14. It takes 17 muscles to smile while taking 43 muscles to frown.
15. The human brain is composed of 75% water.
16. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
17. More germs are transferred while shaking hands compared to kissing.
18. There are approximately 550 hairs in a person’s eyebrow.
19. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
20. A person produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in an average lifetime.
21. The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
22. The number of eye blinks varies greatly from about 29 blinks each minute if you are talking to someone to only 4 blinks each minute if you are reading.
23. The average human blinks 25 times per minute.
24. A nail takes around 6 months to grow from base to the tip.
25. Each second 10,000,000 cells die and are replaced in your body.
26. Your liver performs over 500 functions in your body.
27. The average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime sleeping.
28. More germs are transferred when shaking hands than kissing.
29. The average person (from western culture) consumes 10 liters of alcohol per year.
30. Roughly 75% of people who play the radio in their car sing along to it.
31. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
32. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
33. The human brain is composed of 75% water.
34. 70% of the composition of dust in your home is made up of shed human skin and hair.
35. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
36. One human hair can support 3kg.
37. Humans are the only animals that cry tears and blush.
38. It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
39. If the normal one hundred thousand hairs on a head were woven into a rope, it could support a weight of more than twelve tons.
40. The fingernail grows about 1.5 inches per year.
41. The total amount of skin covering an adult human weighs 6 lbs.
42. The average person flexes the joints in their fingers 24 million times during a lifetime.
43. Each person inhales about seven quarts of air every minute.
44. On average, we breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute.
45. The average guy will grow about 27 feet of hair out of his face during his lifetime.
46. Approximately 1 out of 25 people suffers from asthma.
47. The average man sweats 2 1/2 quarts every day.
48. One out of every hundred American citizens is color blind.
49. An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
50. A human heart beats 100,000 times a day.

Science Facts Com * Human 

In The Paper Co UK

In The Paper Co UK * Your fake newspaper

''List of the worst questions ever...''

The worst questions ever...!

''Is it possible to teach a parrot to deliver verbal messages in other languages?'' 

No... but it'l  be very... ENTERTAINING!!!

The worst questions ever...! 
(Oh, my God. How inspired I am today!)

HOMEWORK * Complete the list of the worst questions ever
01 - Is it permited to sing a russian song in front of the White House in Washington, D. C., USA?
02 - Is it permited to eat a hamburger on the Red Square in front of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia?
03 - Is it possible to teach a parrot to deliver verbal messages in other languages?
04 - Is it acceptable to make my teacher get mad with this kind of worst questions? 
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domingo, 17 de junio de 2012

Was machst du denn nächste Woche?

What are you doing next week? 
''I'm preparing a report about journalism.'' 
journalism - newspaper - citizen journalism
 - magazine - newsletter - journalist - reporter - article - report - interview - questionnaire - question - answer - dialogue - statement  

Que faites-vous la semaine prochaine?
'' Je prépare un rapport sur ​​le journalisme.''

journalisme - journal - journalisme citoyen - magazine - newsletter - journaliste - reporter - l'article - Rapport - interview - questionnaire - question - réponse - le dialogue - déclaration 

Was machst du denn nächste Woche?
'' Ich bin der Erstellung eines Berichts über den Journalismus.''
Journalismus - Zeitung - Bürgerjournalismus
- Magazin - Newsletter - Journalist - Reporter - Artikel - Bericht - Interview - Fragebogen - Frage - Antwort - Dialog - Statement