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Lives in Gascony, SW France
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A Happy Easter indeed :we can knock ourselves out sideways eating chocolate knowing that we are on track for greatness :-) - 
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In case you need some indisputable arguments that climate change is here, is not just coincidental, and  imminently dangerous to the world's continued survival,   some highlights from exhaustive US government report 
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Software engineer Carlos Hernández takes us through how the Google Camera's the Lens Blur depth of field effect works.
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Sad news here, if not wholly unexpected; France does not fare well in terms of their grand republican principles for égalité,  fraternité  etc. -  in fact they are the least tolerant European country whilst England and northern Scandinavia come out most open-minded. India and Saudi Arabia top the racist stakes internationally. 
The most racially intolerant countries are apparently all from the developing world, with Jordan and India topping the list.
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 For Shelley, great art had the potential to make a new world through the depth of its vision and the properties of its creation. Today, Shelley would be laughed out of the room. Lazy cynicism has replaced thoughtful conviction as the mark of an educated worldview. Indeed, cynicism saturates popular culture, and it has afflicted contemporary art by way of postmodernism and irony. Perhaps no recent figure dealt with this problem more explicitly than David Foster Wallace. One of his central artistic projects remains a vital question for artists today: How does art progress from irony and cynicism to something sincere and redeeming?
David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It's time to listen
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Sending attractive notes now also an option on Android
 - nice app worth a check out if you are just the least bit graphically challenged :D
Four months ago we covered Notegraphy, an Instagram-inspired editing app for creating notes with beautiful typography. At the time it was only available fo
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'A bit US centric' - but it doesn't take a lot to fill the list with the equivalent  European über food trends that Gasto entrepreneurs and trustafarian foodies swamp media with.
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Appropriate call to senses - Germany will very likely have to take a lead on potentially difficult policies vis a vis Russia / the EU, and their citizens need to come up to speed, stop romanticising Russia and it's politics,  and most importantly support Merkel and Co's EU leadership role -  especially since Obama seemingly is not doing much walking...
The view Germans have of Russia is skewed by romanticism and historical baggage. Without taking a sober look at Moscow, we will never find an adequate strategy for dealing with Vladimir Putin's conservative, anti-Western approach to power.
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I have been know to eulogise about vertical green urban spaces, in the main designed for environmental and well being benefits. I was consequently intrigued to learn of the huge strides that has been made in vertical vegetable gardens; this video indicates the scope for large scale production, but it is equally appropriate for those who strive to be semi self sustainable with a balcony/small vegetable plot - Great!!!
Acolytes claim  that the emerging tech is sustainable, has 20% more yield than conventional farming, use 90% less water, 50% less fertilizer, 90% less energy and 70% less land than conventional farming. 
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Foodie & Armagnac afficinado, thriving on exchanges and exploration
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Passionate about food and Armagnac. Intrigued by IT, creativity & communication. Appreciative of design, photography and nature. Interested in cultural heritage and multicultural issues, though more likely to engage in actual social interaction than academic study.
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David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture
www.salon.com

David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It's time to listen

Climate Change Impacts in Pictures: 8 Stark IPCC Images | Climate Central
www.climatecentral.org

The IPCC's latest report is chock full of images that starkly illustrate climate change's impacts. Here's eight of them.

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DOROTHY MCGUINNESS. After studying extensively with Jiro Yonezawa, a Japanese bamboo basket maker and teacher, I became proficient in making

Here's how the Google Camera's Lens Blur effect works
www.androidauthority.com

Software engineer Carlos Hernández takes us through how the Google Camera's the Lens Blur depth of field effect works.

cognitive lode by ribot – Simple advice on product psychology
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We distill the latest research in behavioural economics & consumer psychology down into easy-to-understand little brain gems for decision-ma

A Sober Look: It's Time To Stop Romanticizing Russia - SPIEGEL ONLINE
www.spiegel.de

The view Germans have of Russia is skewed by romanticism and historical baggage. Without taking a sober look at Moscow, we will never find a

Map shows world's 'most racist' countries (and the answers may surprise ...
www.dailymail.co.uk

The most racially intolerant countries are apparently all from the developing world, with Jordan and India topping the list.

European word translator: an interactive map showing "language map" in o...
www.ukdataexplorer.com

Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

British mammal photographer of the year 2014 - in pictures
www.theguardian.com

Hares, water voles and seals are among the winning images in the Mammal Society's annual photographer of the year competition, which aims to

OVA studio enables traveling container hotel rooms with hive-inn - desig...
www.designboom.com

'hive-inn' is a hotel structure designed by hong-kong-based OVA studio that allows containers to travel in and out of it.

In The War On Talent, Use 'Stay Interviews' To Retain Great Employees
www.forbes.com

You may not have noticed it yet, but today’s candidate profile is changing. Hiring and job creation is on the upswing, and the unemployment

The disappearing country
www.economist.com

THE KIEV authorities' hold on Donbas and much of the wider region of eastern Ukraine has disappeared. President Oleksandr Turchynov had said

How the West will meet and ultimately accommodate the BRICS challenge - ...
blog.crossculture.com

The awesome emergence of the BRICS union, comprising nations representing 4 major engines of global economic growth, backed by half the plan

Surviving the post-employment economy
www.aljazeera.com

The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.

New Age Bullshit Generator
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We are in the midst of a cosmic flowering of synchronicity that will remove the barriers to the dreamscape itself.

jug cerovic standardizes metro maps from around the world - designboom |...
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french serbian architect jug cerovic has standardized international subway maps with INAT, a guideline developed to unify the global metro n

Margaret Thatcher began Britain's obsession with property. It's time to ...
www.theguardian.com

Right to buy helped to turn the UK into a nation that saw houses as something to make money from, not to live in. Now we are at crisis point