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Jean-Marc Liotier

Jean-Marc Liotier

Infovore, geek, father, photography, roller-skating, cycling, Africa, Free software, open networks, adventure, wargaming, cooking and more geekery.
Compaoré's resignation letter, from an insider... Probably last thing I get from this source !
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Compaore a ‘peacemaker’ ? "Compaoré doesn’t make peace; he cuts deals. And many of them are very shady" http://africasacountry.com/burkina...
Terms of service - a graphic novel about the social impact of ubiquitous tracking http://projects.aljazeera.com/2014...
Are you building an Internet fridge ? https://chris-lamb.co.uk/posts...
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and the UAE – where apostasy carries the death penalty. http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
Mobile is eating the world http://a16z.com/2014...
Cellular network location data used to track holiday population shifts in France https://www.youtube.com/watch...
French are the worst at overestimating how many Muslims live in their country http://i.imgur.com/SeHhZzD.jpg
"I want to see new things - Mormons, tractor supply companies, parking spaces. I want to grab life, suck the marrow from its bones, and then wash it down with a Pabst Blue Ribbon" http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahaw...
French pilots racing drones through the woods like Star Wars speeder bikes ? Yes - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Paul Farmer's 'Diary' in the London Review of Books. Great pieces on Ebola - long but worth it http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36...
"Weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola’s rapid spread. [However] if patients are promptly diagnosed and receive aggressive supportive care ... the great majority, as many as 90 per cent, should survive" - Jean-Marc Liotier
Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
"High school students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90 percent of their classes" - Jean-Marc Liotier
It's so ass backwards - Todd Hoff
Running out of budget for that all the extras in you next zombie movie's crowd panic scene ? Now worries - just use Miarmy crowd simulation. http://vimeo.com/109169719
uslelessd is a portable systemd fork, providing systemd goodness without all the isolationist baggage - http://uselessd.darknedgy.net/
Autopista, an Openstreetmap freeway/motorway quality assurance tool now covers whole world: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user...
This study finds that social media use reduces political polarization instead of increasing it http://www.niemanlab.org/2014...
Soldier Girl - Looking back on a fifteen-year career as a Tamil Tiger https://www.guernicamag.com/feature... - child soldiers, a lost cause... Poignant.
Openstreetmap ten years on, and why it's time for a fresh slate - by Richard Fairhurst on OSM-talk https://lists.openstreetmap.org/piperma...
Counter-harrassing the TSA: my girlfriend got me a swtichblade-comb - http://jetsettingterrorist.com/counter...
Rand's analysis of Serval: French Army in Africa provides sterling example of efficient expeditionary warfare with low resources, at the cost of taking larger risks than armies with higher budgets. http://www.rand.org/pubs...
An introduction to threat modeling, by #EFF https://ssd.eff.org/en...
Can anybody explain to me why those humans expensively launched to orbit spend time manning cameras that could adequately be remotely operated from Earth's surface at vastly lower cost ? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...
Oh no, you will <em>not</em> use a rainbow color scheme on your sequential data. Color Brewer prevents you from making that and other cartographic chromatic blunders. http://colorbrewer2.org/
The structure of Twitter's Following/Follower counts: http://imgur.com/a/zjgRY
A brief, opinionated history of the API https://drive.google.com/file...
An interactive guide to the Fourier Transform, using fruit smoothie recipes http://betterexplained.com/article...
As an aside, I just realized the relationship between trigonometry and the Pythagorean theorem: "1 = cos(t)^2 + sin(t)^2" - now it all makes sense ! Why didn't it enter my thick skull when I was in high school is anyone's guess - maybe it was never introduced to me that way... Or maybe I was asleep because I couldn't see the point - I guess I should have introduced myself to radio sooner ! - Jean-Marc Liotier
Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says http://qz.com/284352...
“If it’s entirely a numbers game—numeric representation—then obviously you’d be talking to half the people in Hong Kong [that] earn less than US$1,800 a month. You would end up with that kind of politics and policies” - Jean-Marc Liotier
Quarantining people without providing social security income is a great incentive for others to try escaping quarantine: http://www.nytimes.com/2014... - way to go USA !
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