Untitled (http://www.bikeradar.com/commuting/news/article/opening-car-door-cyclists-50020/)
Ignorant drivers make life miserable and dangerous for the cyclist. Levels reported here (UK) almost off the scale:
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3 days ago
Jeremy Bernard Corbyn: What Was Done (2017)
RT : The poll gap closes. Could the bold and hilarious prophecy of come true?
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3 days ago
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35% of drivers don’t look before opening their car door |
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3 days ago
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RT : ⚡️ “Conférence de presse candidature EELV à Nantes” par
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3 days ago
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There is some justice in the fact that car occupants receive higher doses of pollutants than pedestr…
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4 days ago
Free Speech and Hate Speech – Extra Newsfeed
the argument that bans on hate speech violate the basic principles of free speech, and that doing so threatens democracy itself. I subscribed to that idea myself until a few years ago, when I had to work on real problems involving speech policy; what I learned is that Samudzi is completely right.
Hate speech and harassment (which is the personal, rather than group-focused, cousin of hate speech) impose costs on others for speaking. In so doing, they limit speech to those most able to pay those costs. This is the simple secret behind harassment campaigns, especially ones on the Internet.
humanrights  law  racism  feminism 
4 days ago
Twitter
"a tedious job, but better than inking the places where your ankle shows through"—Comstock, darning, in O…
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4 days ago
The British establishment is putting our lives at risk: Our state’s key ally is a major public threat – Mark Curtis
As Ahmed comments, the document provides extraordinary confirmation that the US-led coalition currently fighting IS had previously welcomed the emergence of an extremist “Salafist Principality” in the region as a way to undermine Assad, and block off the strategic expansion of Iran.[15]

US journalist Rania Khalek has written[16] that it was not until 2014, when IS started beheading westerners on video, that the group became a major concern for the West. Prior to that, Western covert operations in Syria were so focused on weakening Assad, they acquiesced as Saudi Arabia and Qatar funded and armed IS, following which IS brutally swept across swathes of Syria and Iraq.[17] The US then put heavy pressure on Saudi Arabia and Qatar to stop their support to IS and other radical groups in Syria, which is believed to have happened. However, Saudi Arabia still supports anti-Assad groups in Syria, which has been reported as including the Islamist Jaysh al-Islam.[18] Now, the Saudi regime is pledging support, including military operations, for the fight against IS in Syria. But the point is: the genie has long been out of the bottle.[19]
syria  iraq  Iran  us  uk  politics 
4 days ago
Twitter
RT : "This will set off a spiral of conflict that will fuel the wars, conflict, terrorism and misery of future generatio…
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4 days ago
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Avec , candidat suppléant , et Élise, patronne du Café de la Ribine, après la conférence…
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4 days ago
Twitter
This is everything. When even the Pope is NOT happy.
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5 days ago
How the German Pirate Party's "Liquid Democracy" Works | TechPresident
Each member has one vote, but most are not interested in marking up endless reams of policy papers. So the system allows every vote to be entrusted to another member – for everything, or for certain topics or specific proposals, or not at all. What's more, the person who has been delegated the votes of others can then re-delegate all those votes, plus their own, to someone else.

It's a trust-based approach and the nearest thing Liquid Feedback has to a reputation system. Members don't get points-based kudos for their involvement and expertise; they collect real votes. In theory, votes being passed up the chain like this could lead to a crony elite or even a dictator, but there is a failsafe mechanism. Every delegated vote can be reclaimed at any time, so no high-flying Pirate can operate without a continuous mandate. "We want effective people to be powerful and do their work, but we want [the grassroots] to be able to control them," Bormuth says.

This is liquid democracy: a sliding scale between direct democracy and representative democracy, where each member can decide where they sit in the spectrum at any given time.
politics  democracy  germany 
6 days ago
St-Herblain. Un jeune de 18 ans se tue en chutant à scooter dans un rond-point | Presse Océan
Le pilote d'un scooter est mort, ce dimanche après-midi vers 16 h, après avoir perdu le contrôle de son deux-roues à Saint-Herblain.

Le jeune homme âgé de 18 ans circulait sur le boulevard Salvador-Allende quand, dans un rond-point surplombant le périphérique de Nantes, il a percuté la bordure du trottoir et lourdement chuté au sol. Il est décédé sur place
crash_report  nantes 
7 days ago
The selfish scientist’s guide to preprint posting – nikokriegeskorte
My lab came around to routine preprint posting for entirely selfish reasons. Our decision was triggered by an experience that drove home the power of preprints. A competing lab had posted a paper closely related to one of our projects as a preprint. We did not post preprints at the time, but we cited their preprint in the paper on our project. Our paper appeared before theirs in the same journal. Although we were first, by a few months, with a peer-reviewed journal paper, they were first with their preprint. Moreover, our competitors could not cite us, because we had not posted a preprint and their paper had already been finalised when ours appeared. Appropriately, they took precedence in the citation graph – with us citing them, but not vice versa.
archiving  citation  sciencepublishing 
7 days ago
Social Media Needs A Travel Mode (Idle Words)
Both Facebook and Google make lofty claims about user safety, but they’ve done little to show they take the darkening political climate around the world seriously. A ‘trip mode’ would be a chance for them to demonstrate their commitment to user safety beyond press releases and anodyne letters of support.

What’s required is a small amount of engineering, a good marketing effort, and the conviction that any company that makes its fortune hoarding user data has a moral responsibility to protect its users.
facebook  google  privacy  politics  us  surveillance 
7 days ago
Your Boy and Radio (1924)
The radio mind is always keen and sharp, and whether this thinking is applied to the radio or the banking business makes little difference. It is a valuable acquisition that will probably grow more valuable as the years go on. Radio to the young man today is a valuable college education. It not only trains the mind to useful and careful thinking, but it trains the young man manually as well. In building a number of radio sets he becomes well versed in the handling of tools and the handling of a surprisingly large amount of materials. He comes into close contact not only with a vast number of various metals which he must not only know thoroughly, but also various kinds of woods, hard rubber, bakelite, cottons, silks, and many other products. He soon learns to appreciate values in a business sense because he is quickly trained where to buy his materials and how to buy them at the lowest price. This is an education in itself.
Radio to the youth is the best possible foundation of the future self made man.
radio  education 
8 days ago
It's surprisingly easy to game scientific publishing's most important method — Quartz
On April 20, Tumor Biology announced it was retracting more than 100 papers published between 2012 and 2016 over issues with the peer-review process, amounting to nearly one-fifth of the 450 papers retracted for that reason in the same period, according to US-based blog Retraction Watch.

Many of these retractions, including the most recent round, have been for research from Chinese scientists, who often rely on third-party companies to help translate and submit their work to journals...
Instead, the third-party companies provided fake emails and reviews, according to Springer’s investigation (link in Chinese). The fake reviews came to light as a result of Springer’s investigations resulting from earlier retractions and the publisher recommended new practices; in January, the journal saw new peer-review practices put in place when Tumor Biology became part of SAGE.
peerreview  rejecta  sciencepublishing 
9 days ago
Twitter
RT : Hume in Weegie paraphernalia
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10 days ago
Un enfant de 3 ans meurt renversé par une voiture - 18/05/2017 - ladepeche.fr
Dramatique accident de la circulation, hier matin à Pujols, dans lequel un enfant de 3 ans, qui avait échappé à la vigilance de sa grand-mère, avant d'être renversé par une voiture devant chez elle, a trouvé la mort. La grand-mère, grièvement blessée elle aussi en tentant de rattraper son petit-fils, était hier dans le coma et dans un état jugé critique.

Il est un peu plus de 11 heures, hier matin, rue de la Maladrerie. Dans cette calme artère en ligne droite qui grimpe vers le village de Pujols, une Clio blanche roule, dépasse le panneau de sortie de ville de Villeneuve et entre sur la commune de Pujols. Moins de 100 m plus loin, à hauteur du numéro 91, un enfant sort en courant. Il a 3 ans. Il vient de passer le portail de la maison de ses grands-parents.

La conductrice ne le voit qu'au dernier moment. Ou peut-être pas du tout, car le portail, resté ouvert, est masqué par une Renault Scenic garée sur le trottoir.
crash_report  france 
10 days ago
Twitter
RT : Idem en Normandie, pour le FN, le vélo ne fait pas partie de la culture des Français !
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10 days ago
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Speed bump apart, creates a mutual blind spot for peds crossing beyond bus stop & cyclists. & less roadsp…
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10 days ago
Cyclist knocked down by van settles High Court action for €3m
In the High Court on Tuesday, his counsel, Michael Byrne SC, told the judge that liability in the case was conceded.

The settlement also took into account Mr Doroscan was not wearing a cycle helmet, counsel said.

While a helmet was not legally required, that issue had to be taken in to account in the assessment of the case and would account for about 20 per cent contributory negligence on the part of Mr Doroscan.
crash_report  helmetlaw  helmetwars  ireland  law 
10 days ago
Cyclist’s brain injury award cut by €750k because he wore no helmet - Sticky Bottle
A cyclist who suffered a brain injury when he was hit by a Dublin van driver has been awarded €3 million.

However, the court was told that the injured man was deemed to have contributed 20 per cent of the negligence to the collision.

That percentage was reflected in the settlement he received, meaning the full sum he would have been awarded was €3.75 million.

The court heard while helmets were not a legal requirement for cyclists in Ireland, the absence of one could still be factored into the calculation of liability and damages in such cases.
crash_report  helmetwars  helmetlaw  dccomment  ireland  law 
10 days ago
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RT : No es un 🚴
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Padre/madre👪
Hermano/hermana💑
Hijo/hija👶👦
Amigo/amiga 👫👬👭
Y ,5mts pueden salvarle la vida…
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10 days ago
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Video: Dashcam captures frightening moment a London cyclist was doored by van driver …
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11 days ago
Video: Dashcam captures frightening moment a London cyclist was doored by van driver | road.cc
Video: Dashcam captures frightening moment a London cyclist was doored by van driver …
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11 days ago
“Traffic just needs to be put in its place, and then this happens”. – Rob Hopkins
RT : "You shut it off, you create the space, and it happens”. When play flourishes in a Bristol street:
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11 days ago
Calais : un enfant de 2 ans meurt renversé devant chez ses grands-parents - Le Parisien
Ce mardi, vers 18h15, un enfant de deux ans et demi a été renversé par une voiture dans une rue de Calais. Selon «La Voix du Nord», le petit garçon a été projeté à une dizaine de mètres par le véhicule. Il n'a pas survécu à ses graves blessures et est décédé vers 18h55 malgré les efforts des secours...
L'accident a eu lieu sur la route devant le domicile de ses grands-parents, rue du 29-Juillet, où l'enfant et ses parents étaient venus passer la soirée. Il aurait été percuté par une conductrice d'une cinquantaine d'années au volant de sa Ford Fiesta.
crash_report 
11 days ago
Physical separation of cyclists from traffic "crucial" to dropping injury rates, shows U.S. study
A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has concluded that physical separation from motor traffic is “crucial” to reducing the higher than average cyclist injury rates seen across the U.S.

In an leading editorial to sit alongside the deeper study, the authors write: “bicycle infrastructure can indeed help improve cycling safety and increase cycling levels. That is clearly demonstrated by decades of evidence from Europe, by the 10 US cities listed in Table 1 (below), and by the article on Boston by Pedroso et al. However, the type and quality of bicycle infrastructure matter as well. It is crucial to provide physical separation from fast-moving, high-volume motor vehicle traffic and better intersection design to avoid conflicts between cyclists and motor vehicles.
cycling  SeparatistCritique  us 
12 days ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBtEqjEaVb0&feature=youtu.be)
Video just after I attacked: would say: it hurt my eyes watching it😂 Same for me!+my legs in the race😂
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12 days ago
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RT : Somebody needs to tell Germany how to build a proper city. These trees are ruining views of the buildings
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13 days ago
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RT : Generations of kids have grown up safely riding bikes in bare feet, without helmets, elbow or knee pads.…
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13 days ago
science et désinformation
les bases du conflit

La communication dans le domaine de la sécurité routière est dégradée par :

La prétention à l’expertise d’intervenants qui n’ont pas de formation acccidentologique et qui diffusent des informations correspondant à leur conception de la conduite et de ses risques.
La volonté de tromper, c’est-à-dire la mauvaise foi, relevant de conflits d’intérêts économiques ou passionnels.

De telles attitudes ne sont ni récentes, ni spécifiques de la sécurité routière. Les méthodes de la manipulation mentale de masse ont été définies en 1928 aux Etats-Unis par Edward Bernays, le neveu de Sigmund Freud, dans son livre « Propaganda ». Il définissait son objectif comme « la fabrique du consentement ». L’achat de l’intelligence des spécialistes de la communication privilégie la séduction aux dépens de la sincérité. Le développement récent de différents types de communication de masse utilisant l’internet et ses réseaux a accru la capacité de nuisance des désinformateurs qui saturent et dénaturent le débat public et privé.

[site apparamment associé avec Emmanuel "Le casque" Barbe]
road_safety  france  agnotology 
14 days ago
Nantes : un plan vélo discret – Isabelle et le vélo
Y a-t-il vraiment un plan vélo ?
Au total notre impression est mitigée, nous n’avons pas perçu de politique d’ensemble, ni de culture technique commune. Malgré notre préparation, nous n’avons guère trouvé d’endroits vraiment réussis en-dehors du centre-ville. Et pourtant nous avons utilisé l’état des lieux dressé par les usagers-experts de Nantes à vélo ! Je crains qu’ils soient déçus de ce petit reportage. Il n’a pas l’ambition d’être un diagnostic complet, seulement le récit d’une journée de 2017.
nantes  cycling  politics 
14 days ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv3RHKN7HBI&feature=youtu.be)
Just when you thought you'd seen it all online… Goldfish dressage!
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14 days ago
Journalists as State Functionaries - Craig Murray
disquiet among journalists that Theresa May will only take questions that have been pre-vetted and selected in advance by the Tory Party
journalism  uk  politics 
14 days ago
Twitter
Une très bonne question ! HT candidat EELV dans les législatives circonscription 44-01 (Nantes Nord/Or…
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14 days ago
Twitter
Foot-goers in the dreck, cyclists hopping the bumps, 5 lanes of smooth tarmac for the motorists. Hamburg must chang…
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15 days ago
Untitled (http://www.carnall.demon.co.uk/oshca2/index.htm)
NHS was told (2001) free software is easier to maintain in the long haul: Now this XP fuss…
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15 days ago
Progresser en orthographe, c’est devenir meilleur dans toutes les matières
« Faut-il encourager les étudiants à améliorer leur orthographe ? ». « Le résultat est clair : l’amélioration de la maîtrise de la langue peut produire des effets sensibles sur les résultats et peut être un vecteur de lutte contre l’échec », explique-t-il.

Un échantillon de quelque 849 étudiants a participé à cette « expérience contrôlée », en étant d’abord informés en début d’année universitaire de la possibilité d’utiliser la plate-forme en ligne du Projet Voltaire pour améliorer leurs compétences orthographiques, et en les incitant à le faire. Ensuite, les étudiants ont été divisés en deux groupes tirés au sort : seulement la moitié d’entre eux a été fortement encouragée à utiliser le logiciel de perfectionnement en orthographe, grammaire et syntaxe, par des rappels réguliers de leurs enseignants sur l’importance d’une bonne maîtrise de la langue et en mettant en exergue que les notes obtenues sur la plate-forme seraient prises en compte pour l’évaluation finale.

Lire aussi : Trop d’étudiants fâchés avec l’o
français  education  orthographe  language  research 
16 days ago
François Bayrou est-il vraiment "Monsieur Propre" ? | Le Lanceur
un ancien “assistant parlementaire” de l’UDF tente de briser l’image que François Bayrou veut s’approprier depuis ses débuts : celle d’un homme politique exemplaire dans un parti centriste bien différent des autres dans ses pratiques. D’après son témoignage, le président du MoDem ne semble pas ignorer que les enveloppes d’argent public remises aux parlementaires européens, députés ou sénateurs pour embaucher des assistants ont parfois pu bénéficier à son propre parti plutôt qu’aux parlementaires en question. Pendant près de deux ans, Nicolas Grégoire assure avoir été rémunéré par deux contrats d’assistant parlementaire pour travailler au sein du mensuel de l’UDF Démocratie moderne, dont François Bayrou était rédacteur en chef. “Si vous avez le choix entre payer quelque chose de votre poche ou utiliser l’argent public, et qu’en utilisant cet argent public, personne ne dira rien, que vous êtes intouchable et que personne n’en parle jamais, le choix semble être vite fait”, s’insurge Nicolas Grégoire, qui aurait tenté depuis plusieurs années de révéler via la presse les emplois fictifs d’assistant parlementaire dont il a bénéficié.
france  politics 
16 days ago
Candidats En Marche ! : des politiques, des inconnus et quelques célébrités - France 24
Des profils qui signent "le retour définitif des citoyens au cœur de notre vie politique". C'est ainsi que le secrétaire général d'En Marche !, Richard Ferrand, a présenté les 428 premiers candidats (le nombre de circonscriptions est de 577) qui porteront l'étiquette La République en marche aux législatives. Qui sont ces candidats. Voici quelques chiffres pour mieux cerner leur profil :

52 % sont issus société civile et n’ont jamais exercé de mandat électif

95 % ne sont pas des députés sortants

214 femmes / 214 hommes

93 % en activité professionnelle

2 % sont en recherche d'emploi

4 % sont retraités

1 % sont étudiants

46 ans de moyenne d'âge (de 24 à 72 ans)
france  politics  Macron 
16 days ago
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Amazon KDP is avaliable only for selected languages. Not Polish, tho, which happ…
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16 days ago
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Pretty much any new 🇫🇷book also has its Kindle version. Self-publishers seem welcome…
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16 days ago
LSE BREXIT – End of Frexit, bad for Brexit? Macron’s win signals France’s resurgence in Europe
Melenchon polled 40% of the first round votes on two very different but highly Eurosceptic platforms. Le Pen, who in the second round polled around 33.9 per cent of the final vote even went as far as to promise a ‘Frexit’ referendum on France’s EU membership and succeed domestically from the Euro, moves that would have thrown Europe into a turmoil from which it may never have fully recovered from.

However, it is too easy to read these successes as products of a deep sense of euroskepticism. Importantly, both candidates had extremely wide-ranging campaigns which covered a large swathe of political concerns – for le Pen migration and security, for Melenchon economic precarity and the need to resist public spending cuts. While both of these issues do have European dimensions – austerity and the Schengen agreement in the cases of public spending and migration, neither of these two issues can be boiled down to the European dimension alone.
eu  politics  france  dccomment 
16 days ago
Impact of Social Sciences – Why has submitting a manuscript to a journal become so difficult? A call to simplify an overly complicated process
For those authors ready to submit their paper, we have prepared a checklist of 20 possible requirements for submitting to a journal papers electronically. Once the paper is ready, and the order of co-authors is agreed upon, prepare separately and have at hand in case you are suddenly asked for it:
journals  editing  sciencepublishing  authorship 
16 days ago
Un père décède dans une violente collision entre Nantes et Pornic. Info - Nantes.maville.com
Deux voitures sont entrées en collision, hier après-midi, vers 16 h 30 sur la RD751, à hauteur de Port-Saint-Père, entre Pornic et Nantes. Unetroisième, qui a voulu éviter l'accident, a également été touchée. Au total, sept personnes ont été impliquées...
En pleine ligne droite, le père de famille n'a pu éviter le choc avec une BMW qui roulait dans le sens opposé, vers Pornic. À son bord, le conducteur, un quinquagénaire, a été légèrement blessé. Sa voiture a terminé en travers de la route tandis que la Peugeot 106 a fini sur le toit, dans le petit fossé d'herbe. La dernière voiture, une Fiat Bravo, a, elle aussi, fini sur le bas-côté. Son chauffeur, âgé d'unequarantaine d'années, s'en est sorti avec des blessures légères.
crash_report  nantes 
16 days ago
How Australia Bungled Its $36 Billion High-Speed Internet Rollout - The New York Times
Australia, a wealthy nation with a widely envied quality of life, lags in one essential area of modern life: its internet speed. Eight years after the country began an unprecedented broadband modernization effort that will cost at least 49 billion Australian dollars, or $36 billion, its average internet speed lags that of the United States, most of Western Europe, Japan and South Korea. In the most recent ranking of internet speeds by Akamai, a networking company, Australia came in at an embarrassing No. 51, trailing developing economies like Thailand and Kenya.
australia  internet 
16 days ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH5zhAiAiWo&feature=youtu.be)
Dutch satirist Lubach on Facebook accountability & censorship: [17:39]
Youtube's EN subtitling worked pretty nicely
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16 days ago
Twitter
Might Corbyn have been more receptive than Churchill was to the Brüning/Halder plan to depo…
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17 days ago
Twitter
RT : UK needs a "strong and clear" way to deal with dangerous extremists who have a record of pushing for war. Let's kic…
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17 days ago
Twitter
Est-ce utile ? Piste cyclable de l'autre côté des rails, en descente et AMH…
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17 days ago
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He'd have likely opposed the over punitive settlement at the end of WWI, which helped Hitler's ris…
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17 days ago
The Rokkor Files - Minolta Lens History
The quality of the coatings on these lenses is as a general rule not as good as those on later MC and MD lenses, and in some cases radioactive compounds of thorium and lanthanum were added to the glass mixture to increase the refractive index. This is apparent in some of the faster lenses such as the 58mm f/1.2 and 85mm f/1.7, where some early versions that included this glass have had their radioactive ingredients progressively decay, discolouring the glass, and giving the images taken with the affected lenses a very warm cast.
photography  nukes  history  art 
17 days ago
Cerfeuil tubéreux : Que faire avec ? | Les Papilles EstomaquéesLes Papilles Estomaquées…
Le cerfeuil tubéreux se prépare et se cuisine comme la carotte, le panais ou encore la pomme de terre ou le topinambour. Ne le cuisez pas trop, sa chair deviendrait farineuse!

ATTENTION ! Les feuilles (fanes) du cerfeuil tubéreux ne sont pas comestibles… elles sont toxiques!

À la cave… Si vous disposez d’un endroit frais telle une cave sèche, vous pourrez les conserver dès la récolte, après avoir coupé les fanes à la base de la racine, entre 3 à 4 mois dans du sable… leur goût sera bonifié!

Le cerfeuil tubéreux se prépare et se cuisine comme la carotte, le topinambour, le céleri-rave, le persil tubéreux ou encore le panais. Par contre, le temps de cuisson est plus rapide. Si vous le cuisez trop, la chair deviendra farineuse. Il est donc préférable de les cuisiner de manière à conserver leur croquant.

À la vapeur… 5 à 8 minutes dans une eau bouillonnante salée.
Dans l’eau… 5 à 8 minutes dans une eau bouillonnante salée.
Blanchir… 2 à 3 minutes dans une eau bouillonnante salée.
À la poêle… 5 à 8 minutes en fonction de la quantité de liquide ajouté. Plus il y a de liquide de c
uisson, plus la cuisson sera rapide.
food  cooking 
17 days ago
Twitter
These remarks by Paul Feyerabend came to mind at last week's seminar on urban mobility (Against Method (3rd edition…
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17 days ago
Quote for Today from Paul Feyerabend | The Professor's Notes
While the political scientist in me as a rule stops listening when I hear someone is an “anarchist” the use of the word in this case carries far different baggage. That said, here’s the quote from his introduction, page 2:..
In cases where the scientists’ work affects the public it even should participate: first, because it is a concerned party (many scientific decisions affect public life); secondly, because such participation is the best scientific education the public can get–a full democratization of science (which includes the protection of minorities such as scientists) is not in conflict with science.
science  philosophy  search  citation  publishing 
17 days ago
Greece: Between Deterrence and Integration
The site hosts vulnerable refugees and migrants, and outside there are picnic tables, simple wooden chalets and inflatable shelters that appear to have rolled into place under the trees like giant footballs. Colorful murals that owe more to enthusiasm and peace slogans than artistry decorate the administrative building. The vibe here, as in many of the charitable refugee shelters in Greece, is more kibbutz than camp. Situated a short drive to the south of the city of Mytilini, the only chain-link fence to be found belongs to an adjoining tennis club.
greece  immigration  politics  healthcare 
18 days ago
En Marche ! – carfree.fr
Avec Macron, il est question « de commencer par une convergence « à moyen terme » des fiscalités du gazole et de l’essence » avec de nouvelles primes pour les automobilistes bien sûr. Donc, on ne sait pas trop quand on va commencer à « verdir », mais de toute manière on va distribuer des primes, les futures « macronettes » probablement. Et tout ceci est déjà budgété, apparemment 3 milliards tout de même, soit près de deux fois plus que ce qu’il est prévu de mettre dans le train…

Et là, on parle seulement des primes aux automobilistes, pas des 3,3 milliards qui seront investis dans la route ou même des 250 millions d’euros qui seront consacrés à créer un réseau de bornes de recharge électrique rapide. Car, le Macron voit loin, il veut qu’il n’y ait « plus une seule vente de moteurs thermiques en 2040« . Sauf que dans le même temps (« à la fois »), il veut développer « le véhicule 2 litres » (thermique). Cherchez l’erreur…
france  politics  driving  transport 
18 days ago
'Strong and stable leadership!' Could Theresa May's rhetorical carpet-bombing backfire? | Politics | The Guardian
A good reason for the continued omnipresence of “strong and stable” is that most people in the country are yet to hear it. A YouGov poll last week suggested that only 15% of the public are familiar with the phrase, and that “the message has yet to cut through to everyday people”. This viral gobbet of persuasion is not, obviously, aimed at sophisticated politics junkies, but at the average voter who thinks about politics for only four minutes a week (according to Jim Messina, who managed Barack Obama’s campaign and is now reportedly working for May). If you want to make sure your message squeezes in to those four minutes, you had better make sure it is totally unavoidable.
politics  uk  reception  attention  theory 
18 days ago
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18 days ago
Fly6 Camera review - TitaniumGeek
With the Garmin Virb elite, and several other action cams, there is a built in GPS for adding data overly that will sync perfectly to the video. There is no wifi or GPS in the Fly6 but Garmins own VIRB EDIT software can be used to put on the after mentioned overlays! However the Fly6 does have a mild irritation for the Mac user – movie format is .AVI which isn’t handled superbly on the Mac. Plus, in order to use the Virb Edit software, the movie needs converting into Mpg. But again, there is a 3x price difference between the VIRB and the Fly6, so the Fly6, is still working out at very good value!
photography  cycling  road_safety  maps  gps 
19 days ago
Van driver filmed forcing cyclist off road; BBC Sussex asks "Who's to blame?" | road.cc
Despite the company's firm action and apology, BBC Sussex framed the incident on Twitter this morning in a way that suggested the cyclist, who managed to remain upright and escaped without injury, may have done something wrong.
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Its tweet was condemned by a number of Twitter users, including cycling campaigners, media figures and even West Midlands Police, and was later deleted - but not before a screengrab had been taken of it by several Twitter users, including the Guardian’s Peter Walker.
cycling  road_safety  journalism  twitter  crime  police 
19 days ago
Twitter
RT : A great demonstration of why we need to plot the data and never trust statistics tables!
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19 days ago
There is a difference between Native Speakers and Non Native Speakers | CriticElt
The psychological reality of native speakerness is easily demonstrated by the fact that we know one, and who isn’t one, when we meet them, often on the basis of just a few utterances. On a more objective level, when monolingual speakers are presented with (even very short) recorded stretches of speech by a large pool of NSs and NNs and asked to say which are which, the judges are always very good at distinguishing them, with inter-rater reliability typically above .9. How do they do this, and why is there so much agreement if there is no such thing as a NS?
language  learning 
19 days ago
Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Research
It can be difficult to demonstrate the importance of data visualization. Some people are of the impression that charts are simply "pretty pictures", while all of the important information can be divined through statistical analysis. An effective (and often used) tool used to demonstrate that visualizing your data is in fact important is Anscome's Quartet. Developed by F.J. Anscombe in 1973, Anscombe's Quartet is a set of four datasets, where each produces the same summary statistics (mean, standard deviation, and correlation), which could lead one to believe the datasets are quite similar. However, after visualizing (plotting) the data, it becomes clear that the datasets are markedly different. The effectiveness of Anscombe's Quartet is not due to simply having four different datasets which generate the same statistical properties, it is that four clearly different and visually distinct datasets are producing the same statistical properties. In contrast the "Unstructured Quartet" on the right in Figure 1 also shares the same statistical properties as Anscombe's Quartet, however without any obvious underlying structure to the individual datasets, this quartet is not nearly as effective at demonstrating the importance of visualizing your data.
statistics 
19 days ago
Brain pollution: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia | Science | AAAS
an 11-year epidemiological study to be published next week in Translational Psychiatry, USC researchers will report that living in places with PM2.5 exposures higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) standard of 12 µg/m3 nearly doubled dementia risk in older women. If the finding holds up in the general population, air pollution could account for roughly 21% of dementia cases worldwide, says the study’s senior author, epidemiologist Jiu-Chiuan Chen of the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

Deepening the concerns, this month researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada reported in The Lancet that among 6.6 million people in the province of Ontario, those living within 50 meters of a major road—where levels of fine pollutants are often 10 times higher than just 150 meters away—were 12% more likely to develop dementia than people living more than 200 meters away.
airpollution  pollution  health  psychology 
21 days ago
Twitter
RT : Okay. Road wear is proportional to 4th power of axle weight. If 80kg bike…
from twitter
21 days ago
Helping children develop resilience, manage stress and strong emotions using the ‘90 Second Rule’ | A Lust For Life
it only takes 90 seconds for the stress chemicals produced by this response to be flushed out of our systems at a biological level. This is such an empowering fact, as it means that if we allow the strong emotion to surge through us for those ninety seconds without interference, it can pass and we can then respond on a calmer level, from a position of more self-control. On a neurobiological level, these 90 seconds give us time to access the pre-frontal cortex, and choose a more adaptive response.

This is easier said than done, as once the emotion takes hold on a physiological level, it is our interferences on the thought level which can perpetuate it. This is where a spiral of automatic negative thoughts can often kick in, and our self-talk becomes destructive and damaging. Our minds can go into overdrive at this point, remembering similar incidents from the past or imagining future implications. The amygdala doesn’t get a chance to become inhibited, and so our higher order brain remains out of reach. If left unchecked, this pattern of response can become habitual, with subsequent damage to so many life domains, including relationships, self-esteem and overall well-being.

To help children to use and remember the 90 second rule, I have devised a strategy for dealing with stress and strong emotions called N.A.B.B. Each of the letters stands for an action which the child carries out; in doing so it allows 90 seconds to pass without negative thought interference.

The strategy works as follows:

N: Name the strong emotion. Research has shown that the act of naming an emotion engages the prefrontal cortex, thus allowing higher order thinking processes to become engaged.

A: Accept the strong emotion. The emotion has occurred, so there is no point trying to suppress or question it at this point- these actions can engage automatic negative patterns of thought.

B: Breathe! By bringing awareness to the breath, the waves of emotion can be surfed and allowed to pass. Keeping attention on the breath also helps to keep negative thought processes at bay.

B: Body: Connect to your body as you breathe. Try to feel your breath going right down to your feet!
emotion  psychology 
21 days ago
Violences policières « en marge » des manifestations : les mots pour (ne pas) le dire - Acrimed | Action Critique Médias
Une partie de la réponse à cette délicate question se loge dans l’emploi du verbe devoir, dans une tournure récurrente en pareil cas – mais beaucoup moins quand il s’agit d’évoquer les agissements des manifestants :

« Les forces de l’ordre ont dû utiliser des lacrymogènes. » (ouest-france.fr, 12 mai 2016)...

Et si l’on en est réduit à devoir malgré tout appeler les choses par leur nom et à évoquer crûment des « violences policières », il reste un dernier recours, l’usage de guillemets, hautement déontologiques (mais dont on peut se passer pour évoquer les « violences » des manifestants – qu’on peut parfois évoquer, puisqu’on les redoute, avant même qu’elles aient eu lieu) :

« Ce qui inquiète les autorités, c’est surtout le rassemblement annoncé samedi et censé dénoncer “les violences policières”. » (20minutes.fr, 12 mai 2016)
police  france  journalism  language 
22 days ago
The Winnower | The selfish scientist’s guide to preprint posting
Posting preprints doesn't only have advantages. It is also risky. What if another group reads the preprint, steals the idea, and publishes it first in a high-impact journal? This could be a personal catastrophe for the first author, with the credit for years of original work diminished to a footnote in the scientific record. Dishonorable scooping of this kind is not unheard of. Even if we believe that our colleagues are all trustworthy and outright stealing is rare, there is a risk of being scooped by honorable competitors...
All the advantages of using preprints to science and society are good and well. However, we also need to think about ourselves. Does preprint posting mean that we give away our results to competitors, potentially suffering a personal cost for the common good? What is the selfish scientist's best move to advance her personal impact and career? There is a risk of getting scooped. However, this risk can be reduced by not posting too early. It turns out that posting a preprint, in addition to publication in a journal, is advisable from a purely selfish perspective, because it brings the following benefits to the authors:
scholarly  archiving  openaccess 
22 days ago
BOTIZE - Tu Bot en Twitter
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Using Botize's control panel in combination with social networks, services and applications; it enables you to create bots with unique characteristics only in a few minutes.

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pinboard  tools 
22 days ago
Twitter
It does seem an odd feature of life in France that timely discussion of political matters is apparently illegal
from twitter
22 days ago
Dear France: You Just Got Hacked. Don’t Make The Same Mistakes We Did - BuzzFeed News
Avis par un sociologue de référence, Zeynep Tufecki: Bref : calmez-vous, ne répandez pas n'importe quoi
MacronLeaks  from twitter
22 days ago
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