Profile

Cover photo
Tim Coldwell
Attended St. Albans School
Lives in France
11,875 followers|320,378 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
In which the writer escapes the Rwandan genocide at the age of six, criss-crosses Africa for seven years as a refugee, gains asylum in America, wins a scholarship to Yale, and meets her long-lost parents on the Oprah Winfrey show. “A few people ask if I feel guilty for surviving. Uh, no.” The writing is so measured, the story so shattering, that the only possible response upon reading it is: Wow. An astonishing piece of prose (8,200 words) via thebrowser.com
At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want…
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
Being a hijabi is tough. It really is. There are days I wish for nothing more than to take it off. Days when I just want to be like everyone else. I don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb. I don’t want to be different.
When I was 19, I stood on stage and talked about being propositioned by a university professor. I said he was a dirty ol…
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
Inevitably wonkish, although the promise to use plain English is largely kept. Full of “a-ha” moments as the tropes which pursue you through the internet all day are reunited with their parent algorithms. The Apriori algorithm, for example, “learns association rules and is applied to a database containing a large number of transactions”. It’s what tells Amazon to offer us a Franzen if we have just bought a Foster Wallace (6,200 words) via thebrowser.com
Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this 2007 survey paper.
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
Lunch al fresco at Le Touquet today.
2
Add a comment...
In his circles
1,745 people
Have him in circles
11,875 people
Drew Selman's profile photo
Akiko Saito's profile photo
Amilcar Aristides Monteiro's profile photo
Lorenzo Frigerio's profile photo
Gerred Elson's profile photo
Yashoda Sampath's profile photo
justin wisniewski's profile photo
Perrine Crampton's profile photo
AXIOM SFD's profile photo

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
Considering the number of publications and websites which claim to explain the news, you might wonder why the best explainer by far of the Greek crisis comes in the form of this PDF from a professor at the University of Chicago. But here it is, it does what it says, and I imagine it is already being printed out, highlighted and paraphrased in grateful newsrooms across the world. Key point: “Greece should have defaulted in 2010″ (3,220 words) via thebrowser.com
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
France's forgotten Class - Simon Kuper sits down with public housing tenants in Lyon to find out what life is like for poor whites in France — and actually, it’s not too bad, thanks to an active public sector which provides decent housing, health care and public transport. It’s a “paradise” compared to Manchester. “The French state swallows more than half of national income but it gives a lot in return. France remains one of the world’s least unequal countries” (3,070 words)
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
A science journalist explains. Use a tiny sample, measure for lots of things, and decide what you are looking for after you see the results. The author hired 16 people on Facebook, fed chocolate to five of them for three weeks — and found "proof" that chocolate helped weight-loss. Newspapers around the world ran with the story. "It was, in fact, a fairly typical study. Which is to say: It was terrible science" (3,075 words) via thebrowser.com
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
Though many living under Isis rule in Syria and Iraq have come to hate the group, some Palmyra residents welcomed the fighters on Friday and cheered the beheadings of police informants and hated government officials.
“They were divided into two groups: One with heads, and one without. Anyone suspected of fighting Isis was killed,” joked one activist, who asked not to be named. “People support the organisation (Isis) because it is more merciful than the regime.”

The Lebanon next?
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) seized Syria’s last border crossing with Iraq on Friday, following a slew of advances in both countries that have cast doubt on the effectiveness of the international coalition battling the jihadis.
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
These young magpies really know how to make a mess.
1
Add a comment...

Tim Coldwell

Shared publicly  - 
 
Conversation with Matthew Crawford about his book, The World Beyond Your Head, “a philosophical treatise on modernity”, in which Crawford says that technology empowers obsessive individualism with perverse results: “Individual choice has been fetishised to the point where we have thrown away many of the structures – family, church, community – that helped us to make good decisions, and handed power to corporations” thebrowser.com
Does your phone, the TV and advertising demand your attention everywhere you look? All this stimulation is triggering a social crisis, says writer Matthew Crawford. He talks to Ed Cumming about how to reconnect with reality
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
1,745 people
Have him in circles
11,875 people
Drew Selman's profile photo
Akiko Saito's profile photo
Amilcar Aristides Monteiro's profile photo
Lorenzo Frigerio's profile photo
Gerred Elson's profile photo
Yashoda Sampath's profile photo
justin wisniewski's profile photo
Perrine Crampton's profile photo
AXIOM SFD's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Webeditor
Employment
  • Webeditor, present
  • Xenotron plc, TECSA Ltd,
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
France
Previously
UK - USA
Story
Tagline
Tim Coldwell | The Browser | Global Print Monitor | Joomla!
Bragging rights
"Lucky entrepreneur in 1980s thanks to great team of talented young engineers and programmers. Permanently mystified why UK and US don't levy stamp duty on derivatives contracts bearing in mind their unsustainable fiscal deficits – too hard is not an acceptable answer. Webeditor (Joomla! admin) at Global Print Monitor and enthusiastic #browsings contributor at The Browser when too wet or cold to work in garden. Lives mostly in France"
Education
  • St. Albans School
    1955 - 1961
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Tim Coldwell's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Google
plus.google.com

News and updates on Google's products, technology and more

Infographic: What's new in Joomla 3.3?
www.joomlart.com

Joomla 3.3 with its 5 major new features are now available in infographic form for you to share and spread the love on Joomla 3.3 with your

Voyages-SNCF
market.android.com

Save time on all your train travel bookings. With the free Voyages-sncf.com mobile application, you can: - Purchase tickets in all French ma

Home ownership: how the property dream turned into a nightmare
www.theguardian.com

In this exclusive extract from his book, Faisal Islam traces the origins of the housing bubble and argues we're condemning a whole generatio

Using the Twitter Bootstrap Framework to build a responsive Joomla! Temp...
magazine.joomla.org

In this article we want to look under the hood of the Joomla template system to understand the basics. Creating a template from scratch is n

Google Plus Email App
apps.wisestamp.com

Share your latest Google+ updates and allow people to circle and follow you.

Skype - free IM & video calls
market.android.com

Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and fam

Twitter
market.android.com

Official Twitter app for Android. Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what

Wall Street prostitution ring busted — RT
rt.com

Head’s up: Sunday’s workshop entitled The Art of Mindblowing Oral will probably be postponed.

Why Companies Fail
www.theatlantic.com

GM’s stock price has sunk by a third since its IPO. Why is corporate turnaround so difficult and rare? The answer is often culture—the harde

Contact Enhanced Component - Joomla! Extensions Directory
extensions.joomla.org

SPECIAL FEATURES:- CUSTOM FIELDS- GOOGLE MAPS and Directions- HTML Emails & Templates- CAPTCHA- MULTILANGUAGE- Campaign Monitor, MailChi

Wall Street's Dr. Doom, Roubini: Heed Karl Marx's Warning! - Global Spin
globalspin.blogs.time.com

Karl Marx was wrong about socialism, but he wasn't always wrong about capitalism. That's the warning from Nouriel Roubini, the NYU economics

The Sovereign Debt Crisis and Currency Sovereignty | Credit Writedowns
www.creditwritedowns.com

A presentation of the most important issues in the sovereign debt crisis in the US and Europe

Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free? | Economy | AlterNet
www.alternet.org

Prosecutors like Eric Schneiderman need cops on the beat to put financial crooks behind bars. But thanks to Bush, these cops are missing in

Venture capital didn't build that
www.latimes.com

Can government play a positive role in economic development?

Facebook bans Google+ ad
news.cnet.com

An app developer places an ad on Facebook asking people to friend him on Google+. Facebook removes the ad and claims it is against its terms

Jesse's Café Américain: The Wall Street Conspiracy Documentary
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com

"Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be correct