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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.
uslelessd is a portable systemd fork, providing systemd goodness without all the isolationist baggage -
Autopista, an Openstreetmap freeway/motorway quality assurance tool now covers whole world:
This study finds that social media use reduces political polarization instead of increasing it
Soldier Girl - Looking back on a fifteen-year career as a Tamil Tiger - 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
Counter-harrassing the TSA: my girlfriend got me a swtichblade-comb -
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.
An introduction to threat modeling, by #EFF
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 ?
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.
The structure of Twitter's Following/Follower counts:
A brief, opinionated history of the API
An interactive guide to the Fourier Transform, using fruit smoothie recipes
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
“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: - way to go USA !
MM 40 Block 3: turbojet (2x range of solid fuel rocket), 3D navigation, time-of-flight management for salvo compression -
Details of how Inmarsat analyzed MH370's orbital radio communications to estimate its flight path
Are you aware of what your mobile network operator can do to your terminal over the air ? And how frighteningly vulnerable it is ?
The QGIS QuickOSM plugin lets you easily fetch a selection of Openstreetmap objects: - 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
Only a handful of MEPs have access to #TTIP negotiating texts. Today MEPs protested outside "secure reading room": via
What is a trade deal for if it doesn’t even create trade ? #TTIP
Cincinnati Bike Map - a beautiful example of a practical urban cycling map, Openstreetmap-based:
Details of how it was produced, on the Openstreetmap wiki: - Jean-Marc Liotier
What do the French, the Saudi Arabians and the Queen of Hearts have in common ?
Medecins Sans Frontieres says that amid collapsing health systems, people in the countries worst affected are too afraid to report all Ebola cases -
"Worse Is Better" has evolved into a monster.
Seniors orgy in Belgium, 7 deaths -
'ISIS advancing on two fonts' - Let's hope one of them is Comic Sans... Who doesn't hate Comic Sans ?
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