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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 - 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 !
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
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