Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Benoît FELTEN
Works at Diffraction Analysis
Attended EDHEC Business School
Lives in Colombes
7,866 followers|2,590,411 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosVideos+1's
People
Have him in circles
7,866 people
Eric Kroll's profile photo
Darren Rye's profile photo
Stephen McGurk's profile photo
Linda Black's profile photo
Daniel Kraszkiewicz's profile photo
Kiko T's profile photo
J Scott MARCUS's profile photo
Timothy Heaver's profile photo
Corrie Green's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Telecom Analyst
Employment
  • Diffraction Analysis
    CEO, 2010 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Colombes
Previously
Coventry - Lille - Tokyo - San Diego
Story
Tagline
Fibre Freak, Music Maniac, Photo Phanatic, Gaming Geek...
Introduction
I'm enthusiastic about all the things I'm passionate about. My current adventure is building my own business, the next one is the new baby coming in later this year!
Bragging rights
I survived Coventry...
Education
  • EDHEC Business School
    Marketing, 1991 - 1994
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Roderick, Nicolas, Désiré

Stream

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
To my great surprise in my recent travels, I stumbled upon jazz record stores both in Geneva and Reykjavik (not in Jakarta, though...) Since there's no such thing that I know of in Shanghai, it was great to browse and buy stuff, known and unknown.

In Geneva, I found both the Amsterdam Klezmer Band 's Benja and Daniel Melingo 's latest, Linyera. Neither of them Jazz, but who cares.

The AKB's record is very classic AKB, a good listen although nothing has jumped at me yet in the couple of spins I've given it. Since it's more of a concept album than the previous ones, I suspect not understanding the lyrics may be a bigger barrier to enjoyment than in previous releases. Still, it does show to me that I prefer them "au naturel" than with added drums and electronica as in Blitzmash.

Melingo's album I really need to listen to more thorougly before passing judgement, but I was pleased to find this deep gravely voice again. It seems the instrumentation is more subtle and romantic than what I remember of Santa Milonga, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

I also spent some time with the owner seeing if it was possible to track a CD release of Billy Taylor 's Right Here, Right Now. Turns out that, as I suspected, it doesn't exist on CD, which is insane considering if features the gospel-jazz anthem I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free later made super-popular by Nina Simone adding lyrics to it. Incidentally if anyone knows where I can find a digital copy of this track and/or album, let me know.

Anyway, in the process, we listened to the piece on Youtube, and the owner of the store (http://disco-club.ch) pointed me to Ray Bryant, who had kind of passed me by. So I bought an album of his aptly entitled Ray Bryant Trio. It's classic 60s jazz trio stuff, with strong blues and gospel influences, so while it held no surprises, it's very good listening nonetheless.

In Reykjavik, I stumbled upon 12 Tonar (http://www.12tonar.is/), which is more of a generalist store (which you'd expect in a city of 100 000 in a country of 200 000) but with a good jazz selection. More interestingly to me, the owner knew his stuff and pointed me to two Icelanding jazz records: Horn by Jóel Pálsson and Lad by Agnar Már Magnússon.

Horn is a very modern sounding funk jazz affair. It features Pálsson on tenor sax and bass clarinet, but it's also the first time I've heard a moog used as a proper jazz instrument (ie. not just for effect). It's more modern and out there than most of what I listen to, but I've really enjoyed my first couple of listens, so I'll be coming back to it.

Lad is a trio record, a form that I tend to enjoy when it's not too out. In this instance, it's not. The store owner told me that it was inspired by traditional folk melodies (I can't read the liner notes, so I'm taking his word for it) and I can easily believe that. It's very melodic, and mostly contemplative, kind of Satie meets Jazz. It's a very pleasant listen, so again a good find.

I once had a project to map jazz record stores in all the cities I visited for work. I should revive that project.
1
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
There's one thing to credit the Tories for.

Let's hope other European countries follow suit instead of insisting that only a global solution will fix this problem. And (as is the case of France) trying to find circumvoluted ways of taxing these companies that simply cannot work.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/23/amazon-to-begin-paying-corporation-tax-on-uk-retail-sales
From the start of this month the online retailer has started booking its sales through the UK, meaning resulting profits will be taxed by HMRC
1
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
This is such a known quantity in the world, we even have words for it: cumulative advantage and cumulative disadvantage. It didn't make a splash in academia until after Pierre Bourdieu overcame his own cumulative disadvantage and became accepted in the French academy. But it's always been an implicit fact of civilization: some people toil so others don't have to, and sooner or later, the ones who don't naturally believe that's as it should be. Aristocracy, peerage, dynasties - these are the political manifestations of an implicit belief in cumulative disadvantage. If those with power didn't believe this paradigm existed - of bootstrapping actually worked - why would they create systems that perpetuate it? Cui bono?
A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
View original post
5
Eric Nieudan's profile photo
 
Ouch.
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
Superb. 
 
This one is just too good to not use in a Numenera game.
Upcoming comic anthology New World is all about civilizations clashing, and clash they do in this comic from the book, written by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and illustrated by O Human Star’s Blue Delliquanti, where a man visits in isolated space colony founded on an unusual belief.
1 comment on original post
1
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very worthy of your time.

"It can be a little too easy sometimes to dismiss arguments you don't like as hate speech, or to complain that this or that speaker makes you feel... disrespected. Being offended is not to be confused with a state of grace. It's the occasional price we pay for living in an open society."
4
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sweet Little Angel is also a classic BB King song, and the original slow blues as far as I'm concerned. When you hear Buddy Guy or Albert King doing their slow blues, you hear BB King's Sweet Black Angel behind them. It's a deep song of love in a very melancholy box. A fantastic old version: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNr_eIgP0tI #rip #bbking #5songs
4
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
7,866 people
Eric Kroll's profile photo
Darren Rye's profile photo
Stephen McGurk's profile photo
Linda Black's profile photo
Daniel Kraszkiewicz's profile photo
Kiko T's profile photo
J Scott MARCUS's profile photo
Timothy Heaver's profile photo
Corrie Green's profile photo

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's the first romantic ballad about incest in Coldplay's repertoire.

#humour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs7xO5P3Az4
1
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
A few shots from Jakarta. From the point of view of the typical tourist, I'm not sure Jakarta has a whole lot to offer, but it's a street photographer's paradise, especially since the Indonesians seem to love getting out of their way to be photographed.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10043599@N04/sets/72157653341064781/
1
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
A few shots from Iceland (Golden Circle) and Reykjavik. They show the Icelandic photographic potential, but also the limitations of being there for something else and trying to make the most of limited time to take some photos.
I have to say though that the Gullfoss chutes were one of the most impressive things I have seen in my life. When I go back there I'll have a tripod and filters to truly capture their majestic glory.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10043599@N04/sets/72157652932391940/
4
Aaron Wood's profile photo
 
I would love to visit Gullfoss, especially now that I have some good filters.
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
37
1
Damien DUBRANNA's profile photoDylan McNamee's profile photoSebastien Dottin (Tain0s)'s profile photo
3 comments
 
Amazingly good. 
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yet another example of how messed up the telco worldview of double-dip or nothing is...
 
Have you been without Twitter and Facebook messages via SMS texts for the last couple of months? If you're a Vodafone customer, that is. - New Zealand Herald
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Benoît FELTEN

Shared publicly  - 
 
Interview de Luz super touchante sur son après-Charlie...
 ·  Translate
7
Tristan Lhomme's profile photoBenoît FELTEN's profile photo
2 comments
 
Mais potentiellement très intéressant, je pense. 
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...
Benoît's Collections
Benoît FELTEN's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Bouygues Attaque!
www.zdnet.fr

La guerre annoncée aura bien lieu. Depuis quelques semaines on savait que Martin Bouygues voulait tailler dans les effectifs clients de Free

De Synergie en Synergie
www.zdnet.fr

Numéricable et SFR vont donc se marier. Bon, c'est pas fait, les bans ne sont pas publiés, et le père de la mariée (Vivendi) dément mollemen

A quoi ressemblera la bibliothèque de demain ?
www.zdnet.fr

Où je m'interroge sur le rôle de la Bibliothèque dans un monde connecté...

Hugin & Munin: Chroniques de Jérusalem
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Cette année, le Québec est fier : c'est un petit gars de chez nous qui vient de gagner le prix du meilleur album à Angoulême. La classe ! Su

Hugin & Munin: The Ocean at the End of the Lane de Neil Gaiman
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Avec The Graveyard Book (L'Etrange Vie de Nobody Owen) j'avais tout de même senti une évolution, une meilleure maîtrise du récit, et c'est d

Hugin & Munin: Contes de la Cage d'Escalier (Infinie)
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Je suis en train de relire certains suppléments Planescape, le seul univers D&D dont j'ai gardé les suppléments malgré le fait que je n'ai j

Le deal, c'est nos données en échange de quoi, déjà?
www.zdnet.fr

Tout le monde nous dit que le Big Data c'est le prochain Eldorado. Pourtant, quand on voit ce qu'en font les géants de l'Internet, on peut a

A quoi ressemble le Très Haut-Débit?
www.zdnet.fr

Une analyse succincte de mesures de qualité de service FTTH et LTE venues des Pays-Bas.

Faut-il protéger les champions européens des télécoms d'une concurrence ...
www.zdnet.fr

La volonté de protéger les acteurs établis d'une concurrence excessive n'est pas une spécificité française, et elle est de plus en plus fort

Transparence n'est pas Neutralité
www.zdnet.fr

Est-ce que la transparence des offres est une réponse à la discrimination du net?

Hugin & Munin: Cloud Atlas de David Mitchell
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Je n'ai pas vu le film Cloud Atlas récemment sorti sur les écrans, mais j'en ai pas mal entendu parler au point que, en attendant d'avoir l'

Hugin & Munin: Sandman de Neil Gaiman
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Vous allez me dire, quel est l'intérêt de faire une critique de Sandman? Ce comic est tellement connu que tous les lecteurs de Hu-Mu l'ont f

Hugin & Munin: Firefly / Serenity de Joss Whedon
hu-mu.blogspot.com

J'ai juste découvert Firefly avec une décennie de retard. Qui sait, si j'avais été fan il y a dix ans, j'aurais peut-être été celui qui aura

Hugin & Munin: Invincible de Robert Kirkman
hu-mu.blogspot.com

A part quelques vagues souvenirs de lectures de numéros de Strange qui, pour une raison qui ne m'a jamais été expliquée, traînaient dans l'a

Plus Minus - Chrome Web Store
chrome.google.com

Plus Minus makes Google+ rock. It lets you select which Circles show up in your Google+ Stream, allows you to easily mark...

Hugin & Munin: Le Prestige - Christopher Priest
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Le problème des bonnes adaptations ciné de romans, c'est que quand on commence par elles, cela tue l'envie de lire le livre. Cela m'avait fa

Hugin & Munin: Hicksville de Dylan Horrocks
hu-mu.blogspot.com

On entend souvent dire que la meilleure BD sur la BD est l'Art Invisible (Understanding Comics) de Scott McCloud. C'est un bouquin génial, m

Tribune - Benoît Felten : Free, de l’abondance radicale à la rareté orga...
www.zdnet.fr

Pour l'expert des réseaux et le fondateur de Diffraction Analysis, Free a opéré "un changement profond de sa philosophie, une sorte de renie

Hugin & Munin: Wastburg: Les Trois Couillons
hu-mu.blogspot.com

Lundi dernier j'ai été joueur d'une partie de Wastburg, et comme ce blog est un peu la maison des auteurs du jeu, je me suis dit que ce sera

F2C: Session 7 Part 3 - Christopher Soghoian -- Why won't my cellco do A...
new.livestream.com

Freedom to Connect 2013 by Internet Society on Livestream - Livestream.com