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5 août 2009 3 05 /08 /août /2009 21:53
Have you ever seen one of Pollock's paintings ?

> > >    JACKSON POLLOCK  was an American influential artist.
His technique of pouring and dripping paint is thought to be one of the origins
of the phrase "action painting".


Beware : this...
... is only a pathetic attempt to imitate him ;o)


Here is one of Jackson Pollock's genuine paintings :
                                                                               (1)
 > > > And now...  WHY DON'T YOU TRY TO PAINT THE POLLOCK STYLE  ? ;o) 
  Each time you click your mouse, the colour of your paint changes !
                                                                    (1) :  Photo mise à disposition par Adam Fagen sous licence BY-NC-SA


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4 août 2009 2 04 /08 /août /2009 22:37
... also Spaces & Exchanges
Reporters Without Borders
Press Freedom : rankings map (2008)






Every year, RWB establishes a ranking of countries as for their freedom of the press.
The Worldwide press freedom index list is based on surveys sent to journalists that are members of partner organisations of RWB, as well as related specialists such as researchers, jurists and human rights activists.
These surveys ask questions about direct attacks on journalists and the media, or  other indirect sources of pressure on the free press (e.g. pressure on journalists by non-governmental groups).
RWB
points out that the index deals with press freedom and not with the quality of journalism.



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30 juillet 2009 4 30 /07 /juillet /2009 16:36


                                                   Today, July is nearly over
                                     Let's travel back into time : the year is...


           1965 : President Lyndon Johnson  signed Medicare and Medicaid into law
In December 1945, Truman had been the first president to propose national health insurance : at the time, the initiative was opposed by Congress.
 
- Medicare is a health insurance program for elderly Americans :  the Medicare program provides hospital and medical insurance for Americans age 65 or older.  It is entirely
funded by the federal government and  partly paid for through payroll taxes. The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), was signed in December 2003.
- Medicaid is a state and federally funded program offering health coverage to  certain low-income people.      
(1)

HCFA (= the Health Care Financing Administration, created in 1977), later renamed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Its headquarters are in Baltimore (Maryland).     
                                                                                          (1) : Public Domain illustration by Arturo PORTILLA
                                       
           1932  : The United Artists Studio released Walt Disney's first cartoon

Some may find it a little  namby-pamby.< < <

Yet,  bear in mind we are now living in the 21tst century. while the cartoon was created before the WWI !

Anyway, I enjoy the second part most (when the forest is on fire) : the dancing flames for instance, or the birds stooping through the clouds as if they were bombs... Besides, don't you think the trees are expertly personified all along the cartoon ?

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29 juillet 2009 3 29 /07 /juillet /2009 22:09


                                                    (1)            
                                                                      Sometimes...
                    we really don't know how to pronounce an unknown English word !


 > > > 
"PRONOUNCE" is an interesting "add-on" (= a tool you can add onto Firefox)
which gets you to hear the word pronunciation :

> select the unknown word
> right-click
> click 'Pronounce'...  

                         ... thanks to Firefox (and services on the Merriam-Webster site),
                                                      now you can hear it  :o)
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                                                                              (1) Illustration
kindly shared by Assbach under a CC BY-NC-SA License :
                                                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/assbach/249609877/in/set-72157594263012347/

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28 juillet 2009 2 28 /07 /juillet /2009 18:27


A baby's staring at us...


... while the voice of a black man starts listing the various situations
when his skin does not change colour.




Sometimes publicity targeting have no commercial goal...
And it happens to show smart adverts like this one :
it was part of an anti-racism campaign in the football field.



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27 juillet 2009 1 27 /07 /juillet /2009 18:07


Do you remember 
the parody of "The Matrix" ?

Here is another parody : unlike the futuristic background of "The Meatrix",
in this animation the scene is set in present times.
Chances are you will recognize the film which inspired the animation below :o)



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26 juillet 2009 7 26 /07 /juillet /2009 22:17



BBC article
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23 juillet 2009 4 23 /07 /juillet /2009 23:02



BREATHINGEARTH.NET

As soon as you click on   > > >   BREATHINGEARTH   the simulation starts.


You can visualise people's birth and death rates all over the world..
The simulation also shows the carbon dioxyde emissions
of every country in the world.

  You have to remember that this Breathing Earth simulation is only... a simulation.
Though all of the data used for the simulation come from reliable sources,
data measuring on such a massive scale can never be 100% accurate.

    Note that the CO2 emission levels shown on the planisphere are likely to be too low 
rather than too high....

And if you wish to have more details about it, remember to scroll down the screen

                          
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22 juillet 2009 3 22 /07 /juillet /2009 18:45

Visualising can help you understand educational programmes better...
>>>
   The BBC has created a splendid TIMELINE illustrating BRITISH HISTORY ,
from the Neolithic until nowadays.

                                 Photo by Marcin Wichary - licence CC BY

On the BBC Timeline, you can browse a great deal of major events so as to understand how the past moulded our modern world :
 

         -  Neolithic and Bronze Ages                         -  Tudors
         -  Iron Age                                                          -  Civil War and Revolution
         -  Roman Britain                                               -  Empire and Sea Power
         -  Vikings and Anglo-Saxons                          -  Victorian Britain
         -  Norman Britain                                              -  World Wars
         -  Middle Ages                                                   -  Britain : 1945 to Present
 
      

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22 juillet 2009 3 22 /07 /juillet /2009 17:37


                                                      On July 22, in...


- 1588 :
   
   > > > The  
SPANISH ARMADA (an invasion
   fleet sent by Philip II of Spain)
   is sighted off the coast of Cornwall.


- 1969 :           

   US astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first
   man to walk on the moon, 
   stepping down from Apollo 11.

   How much do you know about  NEIL ARMSTRONG  ?  < < <
   > > >
   The site of the  N.A.S.A.  displays his biography too.
This one is more complete. Besides, the site also gets you to learn about 'Technology', 'Moon and Mars', 'Aeronautics'... and more !

                                                    fleet (N)  :  a group of ships, or all of the ships in a country's navy 
                                                    sight (V) : to suddenly see something or someone
                                                    off the coast
 = au large des côtes


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