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August 28 2013

Piratage du bureau d'enregistrement MelbourneIT par la SEA, ce qui leur a permis de changer les…

Piratage du bureau d’enregistrement #MelbourneIT par la #SEA, ce qui leur a permis de changer les serveurs de noms de domaines importants comme nytimes.com et twitter.com, puis ainsi de publier des adresses menant à leurs propres serveurs.

L’article officiel du New York Times : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/28/business/media/hacking-attack-is-suspected-on-times-web-site.html

Et celui (évidemment très court) de Twitter : http://status.twitter.com/post/59528478030/twitter-service-issue

L’étude détaillée de CloudFlare, qui inclut notamment le message de MelbourneIT (non public) reconnaissant le piratage : http://blog.cloudflare.com/details-behind-todays-internet-hacks

Un interview de votre serviteur à PCInpact : http://www.pcinpact.com/news/82014-detournement-nyt-et-twitter-entretien-avec-stephane-bortzmeyer.htm

#sécurité #DNS #Syrie

January 31 2013

Science Podcast - Carbon cycle, collective sensing, Visualization Challenge, and more (1 Feb 2013)

A previously overlooked carbon sink fills some gaps in the carbon cycle; how the schooling of fish may create a collective sensory array; the winners of the 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge; and more.

November 13 2011

TERRA 615: Ray - A Life Underwater

A rogue with an eye for salvage - and the ladies - Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man's deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artifacts. Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered -- even gold. In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit. Ray can be found most days at his museum at Yacht Haven Quay, Plymouth.

June 12 2011

Satellite to map ocean salt levels launched

An example of 8 days of aquarius sea surface salinity (sss) data.The US space agency early yesterday launched a satellite to observe salt levels on the surface of the world’s oceans and measure how changes in salinity may be linked to the future climate.

The $US400 million ($A380 million) Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, a partnership with Argentina, will aim to map the entire open ocean every seven days from 657 kilometres above the Earth, producing monthly estimates that show how salt levels change over time and location.

”Data from this mission will advance our understanding of the ocean,” said Michael Freilich, director of NASA’s Earth Science Division in Washington.

NASA said the three-year mission would be ”the most detailed summary of conditions ever undertaken”.

via Satellite to map ocean salt levels launched.

Here are some details from the NASA site (aquarius.nasa.gov) about as to why:

The research-related goals of Aquarius include a better understanding of:

  • The water cycle – 86% of global evaporation and 78% of global precipitation occur over the ocean; thus SSS is the key variable for understanding how fresh water input and output affects ocean dynamics
  • Ocean circulation - With temperature, salinity determines seawater density and buoyancy, driving the extent of ocean stratification, mixing, and water mass formation
  • Climate – As computer models evolve, Aquarius will provide the essential SSS data needed to link the two major components of the climate system: the water cycle and ocean circulation

 

Reposted fromSigalontech Sigalontech

June 14 2010

South Korea: Understanding the Oil Spill From Painful Experience

By Lee Yoo Eun

As the BP oil spill disaster in the United States is reported in South Korea, numerous Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest oil spill in Korean history in 2007 remains fresh, are expressing their worries and sympathy to the oil spill victims.

In December 2007, 2.7 million gallons of crude oil gushed into Korea's scenic west sea near the Port of Daesan on the Yellow Sea coast of Taean County after a crane barge owned by Samsung Heavy Industries slammed into the Hebei Spirit, a Hong Kong-registered crude oil carrier, spotting Korea's west coast with jet black crude oil.

Photos from a blogger who participated in the clean up process as a volunteer.

Around 120 million people from different social backgrounds volunteered in the West Sea shore clean-up process which lasted for several months. Celebrities, politicians and professionals from various fields scrubbed stones covered in oil by hand, one-by-one, using absorbent materials to soak up the remaining oil.


A volunteer of the Taean clean-up process reported on her blog the mild distress she suffered during the clean-up work and following days due to the strong smell of the oil:

기름을 닦아내도 바닷물이 들어오면 다시 엉망이 되고마는
태안. 기름 냄새에 속이 울렁거리고 머리가 지끈거린다…집에 돌아온 지금도 온 몸이 으실으실하고 속이 메스겁다.

Even after we scrubbed off the oil, Taean turned into a mess again when the water came in. The smell of the oil gave me nausea and headaches… Even after I returned to my house,
I still felt malaise and nausea.

Even though the Korean government dispatched hundreds of vessels, cranes, helicopters and airplane to the west coast, most of the clean-up process had to rely on people's hands as the oil permeated deep and wide into the shore's complicated landscape, hiding itself in the sand and millions of rocks laying there.

A blogger on his Daum blog noted that the BP oil spill clean-up process might speed up if more manpower and financial support are injected to the process, at the same time expressing envy of the US' high-end cleanup equipment:

부자 나라답게 장비도 고급이고 대량으로 투입하기 때문에 방제작업을 의외로 싱겁게 끝날지도 모르겠습니다. 앞서도 언급했지만 손으로 일일이 닦아 내던 우리의 현실이 겹쳐집니다. …이버 서태를 대비해서 Oil pollution trust fund(기금)을 조성하여…1건당 사용 가능한 금액은 US$ 1bn (1억 달러)인데 이번 사고를 처리하기에는 턱 없이 적다는 생각이 듭니다. 우리나라처럼 자원봉사자가 많으면 모르겠지만.

Since the US is a rich country, lots of high quality equipment has been deployed at the scene in large amounts. There is a chance that the clean-up operation may prove to be much easier than people expected. This is quite contrary to our case of scrubbing oil off with our hands, one by one (from oil-inflicted objects)… The US has formed the Oil pollution trust fund…with a spending cap (of the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund) for each incident at $1 billion. This is way too small since there is no large group of volunteer workers in the United States like we had in Korea.

Local media reported that the Taean oil leak was only two-thirds the amount of oil that spews from the BP oil pipe on a single day. And it was one-third of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Nevertheless it was deadly enough to kill marine life in one of Korea's largest wetland areas, damaging the fishing industry and 445 sea farms, and the tourism industry by tainting a national maritime park, thereby wrecking people's livelihoods. Samsung, one of biggest multinational conglomerate corporations in Korea, had been blamed for causing the disaster for letting its barge go wild with loose cables linking it to the tug. As the oil spill case in Mexico Gulf appeared, Koreans came to recall that Samsung Heavy Industries got off with a relatively light punishment.

A Naver blogger expresses a unpleasant feeling toward governments and companies' shirking their responsibilities:

지난 2007년 겨울 한국에서 발생했던 서해 태안 기름 유출
사건을 연상케 합니다…우리는 지난 태안 기름 유출 사건때 수많은 자원봉사자들의 덕에 빠르게 정상화를 찾아갔던 기억이 있습니다… 미국 정부도 이번 사건의 늑장대응에 대한 책임을 피하기는 쉽지 않을 것 같습니다. 열심히 BP에 모든
책임을 떠넘기고 있군요. 한국에서 태안 기름 유출을 일으킨 삼성 중공업이 고작 56억원의 손해 배상 책임을 판결 받은 것을 기억하니 무지하게 씁쓸합니다.

This [BP oil spill] reminds me of the Taean oil spill in winter 2007 in Korea. We made a fast recovery thanks to help of numerous volunteer workers…It seems it will be hard for the US government to wiggle its way out of the criticism on its belated response to this incident. Now the government tries to dump all responsibility onto BP. This reminds me of the Samsung Heavy Industries' Taean oil spill liability verdict, where Samsung got away with a penalty of only 5.6 billion Korean won [about USD 4.6 million]. All this makes me feel/taste bitter.

With its compensation cap limited to 5.6 billion Korean won, Samsung was fined only 30 million Korean won, or about USD 22,000.

Some blogger are approaching this issue from a realistic angle. One Naver blogger have posted speculation on affect the BP oil disaster will have on oil prices, himself predicting that it will surpass USD 100 dollar a barrel soon in this year.

Another OhMyNews blogger stressed the urgent need to seek a fundamental way to stop oil disasters from recurring:

궁극적으로 전세게가 하루빨리 원유 의존에서 벗어나 친환경 에너지로 하루빨리 바꿔야 하겠습니다…우리 모두 같은 지구촌 사람인이상 남의 일이 아닙니다.

The world needs to shift from its heavy dependency on the oil to eco-friendly energy use as early as possible…We all belong to the same earth, this is not the other's matter any more.

Koreans, after being burnt from their oil spill disaster, have expressed their sincere worries over the the endless spewing of the oil in the United States and the aftermath it will bring on a global level.

January 21 2010

Instrument des Tages (144): Die Meeresorgel von Zadar

Dort, wo die kroatische Stadt Zadar ins Meer grenzt, sind seit 2005 eine Anzahl dicker, schwarzer Röhren entland des Uferwegs zu sehen und vor allem zu hören. Es sind die 35 Pfeifen der Meeresorgel von Zadar. Das Instrument wird von der Brandung gespielt. Das Wasser schiebt Luft durch die unterschiedlich großen Röhren, deren Klang sich zu eigentümlichen Akkorden und dissonanten Melodien verbindet.

Das Video ist nicht wirklich anschaulich, auch wenn man die Orgelröhren gelegentlich erkennen kann. Es ist aber als Hörbeispiel brauchbar:


(Gefunden bei weburbanist)

Ähnliche Instrumente gibt es auch in San Francisco und im britischen Blackpool.

Und hier die → Instrumente des Tages Numero 1 bis 143.



Reposted fromglaserei glaserei

June 17 2009

TERRA 517: Sealed Off!!! PART ONE

The beach known as The Children's Pool in La Jolla, California, has been a point of pride in the town for 75 years. Today almost no one goes there to swim, not since a pod of 200 harbor seals took up residence on the sand. Should La Jolla return the beach to use by people or make it a seal preserve? Sealed Off!!! takes a quirky look at this unusual controversy through the eyes of some of the people most intimately connected to it.

May 11 2009

TERRA 514: Life by the Tide

The Pacific inter-tidal zone is a harsh but beautiful ecosystem inhabited by creatures that developed bizarre and elegant forms in order to survive. This film takes place during low tide on a foggy summer day when the sea pulls back from the land, exposing the peculiar life below. Winner of the 2009 International Wildlife Film Festival awards for Best Amateur Film and Best Music Video.

December 19 2008

TERRA 459: The Flying Dustbin PART FOUR

The Flying Dustbin is the success story of the Fulmar, a seabird which numbers 500,000 pairs in the UK but was virtually unknown as a breeding species at the turn of the last century. The film documents the reasons for its success, but is also a warning. The Fulmar faces some very serious modern problems, 9 out of 10 Fulmars in the North Sea have plastic in their stomachs whilst global warming is diminishing its natural prey stocks, leading to breeding failures. The film was shot at various locations around Scotland including Aberdeenshire, the Orkney Islands, St Kilda as well as in the Netherlands.

December 09 2008

TERRA 458: The Flying Dustbin PART THREE

The Flying Dustbin is the success story of the Fulmar, a seabird which numbers 500,000 pairs in the UK but was virtually unknown as a breeding species at the turn of the last century. The film documents the reasons for its success, but is also a warning. The Fulmar faces some very serious modern problems, 9 out of 10 Fulmars in the North Sea have plastic in their stomachs whilst global warming is diminishing its natural prey stocks, leading to breeding failures. The film was shot at various locations around Scotland including Aberdeenshire, the Orkney Islands, St Kilda as well as in the Netherlands.

December 05 2008

TERRA 457: The Flying Dustbin PART TWO

The Flying Dustbin is the success story of the Fulmar, a seabird which numbers 500,000 pairs in the UK but was virtually unknown as a breeding species at the turn of the last century. The film documents the reasons for its success, but is also a warning. The Fulmar faces some very serious modern problems, 9 out of 10 Fulmars in the North Sea have plastic in their stomachs whilst global warming is diminishing its natural prey stocks, leading to breeding failures. The film was shot at various locations around Scotland including Aberdeenshire, the Orkney Islands, St Kilda as well as in the Netherlands.

November 26 2008

TERRA 456: The Flying Dustbin PREVIEW

The Flying Dustbin is the success story of the Fulmar, a seabird which numbers 500,000 pairs in the UK but was virtually unknown as a breeding species at the turn of the last century. The film documents the reasons for its success, but is also a warning. The Fulmar faces some very serious modern problems, 9 out of 10 Fulmars in the North Sea have plastic in their stomachs whilst global warming is diminishing its natural prey stocks, leading to breeding failures. The film was shot at various locations around Scotland including Aberdeenshire, the Orkney Islands, St Kilda as well as in the Netherlands.

September 12 2007

TERRA 340: A Life with Skulls PART TWO

Ray Bandar is not your average museum curator. How could he be with nicknames like Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray? He spends his days dressed in tattered clothes, walking San Francisco's beaches in search of the ultimate specimens for his collection - and what is he collecting? Skulls! Not just any old skulls though - these skulls are for one of the most diverse and exotic museum collections in the world. Seals, sharks, lions, hyenas - Ray has collected them all! So put on your swim suit and grab a towel as we head to the beach with filmmaker Beth Cataldo for "A Life With Skulls".
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