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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.
How voter suppression helped produce the lowest turnout in decades https://firstlook.org/theinte...
Brute-force reverse-engineering the JPEG format using a fuzzer - awesome demo of what a fuzzer does http://lcamtuf.blogspot.fr/2014...
C. Elegans' nervous system fully simulated and implemented in hardware - robot demonstrates worm-like behaviour: https://plus.google.com/u...
Twice as many women are shot by their husbands than by strangers http://www.letsbebrief.co.uk/letsbeb...
More investment, better offers… Don't listen to telco lobbyists who say that a fourth mobile network operator doesn't benefit the market. Also, watch for quasi-mergers camouflaged as network sharing and let non-operator actors issue SIM. http://oecdinsights.org/2014...
One year of international phone calls, mapped... Probably the dusk of "international phone calls" as a relevant metric : voice over the Internet increasingly replaces POTS for international conversations. http://i.imgur.com/ucA8pwC.png
Source: DHL's Global Connectedness Index 2014 http://www.dhl.com/content... - Jean-Marc Liotier
DHL's Global Connectedness Index 2014: 292 pages of dense socio-economic analysis, heavy with data and spiffy visualizations ! http://www.dhl.com/content...
Innovative tilting lock Concept - bridge doesn't open but ships submerge to pass under http://www.marineinsight.com/shippin...
"Benthall should have known that those who hide behind the keyboard will ultimately be found" - love that 'crime doesn't pay' tone ! http://www.fbi.gov/newyork...
Microsoft CEO announces he can be mostly gay by Q2 2015 http://www.atlbanana.com/microso...
Nigerian virologist delivers scathing analysis of Africa's response to Ebola http://news.sciencemag.org/africa...
The sixth stage of grief is retro-computing https://medium.com/message...
"I vanished into the computer. I had that box of BBS floppies. One after another I’d insert them into the computer and examine every file, thousands of files all told. That was how I pieced together the world. Second-hand books and BBS disks and trips to the library. I felt very alone but I’ve since learned that it was a normal American childhood, one millions of people experienced" - Jean-Marc Liotier
"There is this weird sense of raw power, like you have been handed the keys to a nuclear-powered submarine" - Jean-Marc Liotier
"When something works say that was the plan all along" - quote from an alternate universe's Steve Jobs commencement speech, from https://medium.com/message... - Jean-Marc Liotier
Deploying immutable components - a cure against degenerate precious unique snowflake servers http://chadfowler.com/blog...
"In the contemporary West, we often assume that perpetrators of mass violence must be insane or irrational, but as Kotkin tells the story, Stalin was neither" http://www.theatlantic.com/magazin...
Africa’s conflict burden in a global context http://www.issafrica.org/uploads...
Smuggler - an interactive 802.11 wireless shell without the need for authentication or association http://blog.spiderlabs.com/2014...
British MP: "The GCHQ boss is wrong. We can have both security and privacy" - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
Reverse OCR - humans are no longer the only ones who try to find meaning everywhere, in everything and where perhaps none exists http://reverseocr.tumblr.com/
It's a cruel joke to design a city for cars, & then tell people they should walk, bike & take public transit more. Design a different city.
"As such Kigali is a place with a palpable sense of control [..] a disciplinary urban sensation" - the urbanistic expression of Kagame's grip http://failedarchitecture.com/the-met...
Ever worked in a datacenter ? You'll enjoy this Halloween story... http://packetlife.net/blog...
'Negative latency' - best way I ever heard to describe user interfaces that anticipate user input by predicting it from extrapolation. Item #7 in http://rauchg.com/2014...
The fall of the hegemon in Burkina Faso - role of elite defections in Compaoré's downfall http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
New Zealand MP demoted after suggesting homeopathy use in Ebola fight http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz...
This is right up there with Thabo Mbeki's Minister of Health who emphasized treating South Africa's AIDS epidemic with alcoholic beverages and vegetables such as garlic and beetroot - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Jean-Marc Liotier
Translation errors yield Emad Abdalla Hassan eleven years in Guantanamo. He is still there. https://medium.com/@reprie...
This is why not only Adblock but also Ghostery must be part of you essential browser plugins for basic protection when surfing the Web: http://www.geekculture.com/joyofte... https://www.ghostery.com & https://adblockplus.org
Aug(de)mented Reality 2 - stencils and a mobile phone bring cartoon infestations to your world: https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Built-up areas of Atlanta and Barcelona, represented at the same scale. This is 1990 data - Atlanta is even worse today http://alainbertaud.com/wp-cont...
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