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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.
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 !
MM 40 Block 3: turbojet (2x range of solid fuel rocket), 3D navigation, time-of-flight management for salvo compression - http://www.janes.com/article...
Details of how Inmarsat analyzed MH370's orbital radio communications to estimate its flight path http://journals.cambridge.org/downloa...
Are you aware of what your mobile network operator can do to your terminal over the air ? And how frighteningly vulnerable it is ? https://ruxconbreakpoint.com/assets...
The QGIS QuickOSM plugin lets you easily fetch a selection of Openstreetmap objects: http://vimeo.com/108737868 - one-stop shop for public geographical data to play with !
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): a brief history of an agenda for corporate plunder http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-tra...
Only a handful of MEPs have access to #TTIP negotiating texts. Today MEPs protested outside "secure reading room": http://i.imgur.com/LZjYAbh.jpg via https://twitter.com/TTIPBew...
What is a trade deal for if it doesn’t even create trade ? http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-de... #TTIP
Cincinnati Bike Map - a beautiful example of a practical urban cycling map, Openstreetmap-based: http://www.cincymap.org/files...
Details of how it was produced, on the Openstreetmap wiki: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki... - Jean-Marc Liotier
What do the French, the Saudi Arabians and the Queen of Hearts have in common ? http://serendipity.ruwenzori.net/index...
Medecins Sans Frontieres says that amid collapsing health systems, people in the countries worst affected are too afraid to report all Ebola cases - http://mg.co.za/article...
"Worse Is Better" has evolved into a monster. https://news.ycombinator.com/item...
Seniors orgy in Belgium, 7 deaths - http://nordpresse.be/seniors...
'ISIS advancing on two fonts' - Let's hope one of them is Comic Sans... Who doesn't hate Comic Sans ? http://i.imgur.com/2WxPIeU.jpg
"Humorous disparagement creates the perception of a shared standard of tolerance of discrimination that may guide behavior when people believe others feel the same way" - TL;DR: sexist & racists jokes are not funny. http://superopinionated.com/post...
Marco from Czech Republic makes kids and adults happy with his bubbles - a glycerin-free secret recipe ! http://i.imgur.com/Q4mPLSp.jpg
Two-wheel drive electric assist bicycle FAQ: http://endless-sphere.com/forums...
Bicycle uses heart rate to control amount of assistance from electric motor: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes...
Ebola still barely rates among the continent’s big killers. Far more deaths are attributable every day in west Africa to malaria, diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS. http://www.economist.com/blogs...
What will it take to run a 2-hour marathon ? http://rw.runnersworld.com/sub-2...
Contemporary malware not only checks whether it runs inside a debugger but also if the session's username is a known security researcher: http://thestack.com/mimicry...
What is the problem with TTIP and CETA ? The three-minutes brief: http://stop-ttip.org/what-is...
Why have we failed to prevent atavistic xenophobic instincts from gaining political expression ? http://stumblingandmumbling.ty...
Re: Watch: NASA video ‘Manufacturing a Large Composite Rocket Fuel Tank’ - http://interestingengineering.com/watch-n...
"Answer to my own question in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?..." - Jean-Marc Liotier
Re: Watch: NASA video ‘Manufacturing a Large Composite Rocket Fuel Tank’ - http://interestingengineering.com/watch-n...
"So they also have an oven big enough to cure that fairly large bit of resin ?" - Jean-Marc Liotier
What Médecins Sans Frontières started working with in Congo vs. what Openstreetmap gave them: http://i.imgur.com/NOsQq9r.jpg
'Incompetent systems' - systems that can't fix themselves... The state we’re in ? http://memex.naughtons.org/archive...
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