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April 07 2011


Waking the Lion | Vanity Fair


Turning his camera on Egypt’s 18-day miracle, Jonas Fredwall Karlsson captures face-to-face the thrilling, tech-savvy tide that drew all eyes to Tahrir Square, swept away Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule, and set off similar protests across the Middle East. Ron Beinner reports, while Henry Porter dissects the protesters’ world-altering triumph: an anger that defied death, the ingenuity that stymied a brutal police state, and a sense of freedom that will never be lost.

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The uprising started off leaderless. But in the whirling days of winter, it swiftly anointed a figurehead: Google executive Wael Ghonim. Back in June, the father of two had created a defiant Facebook page, “We Are All Khaled Said” (see slide 4), after seeing images of an Alexandria businessman’s disfigured corpse—the result of a vicious assault by Egyptian authorities, part of a regime that for years had used blunt force to silence critics. Ghonim’s ammunition for his campaign against state-security abuses: a stream of photos, videos, news—and a summons to his nearly 400,000 Facebook followers to attend a Cairo protest on January 25, in what amounted to a pre-announced revolt. Two days later, Ghonim was arrested and held for 12 days, at times blindfolded, handcuffed, and interrogated. Upon his release, he was hailed as the online hero of the movement. He went on to warn autocrats and dictators in neighboring nations in a 60 Minutes interview: “You should freak out. You seriously should freak out.” Ghonim insists that a single tweet he posted in February best summed up the cause: “Revolution 2.0: No one was a hero because everyone was a hero.”
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Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold
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feedback2020-admin Erbeben der Stärke 7.1 vor der Küste Japans

Um 16:16 Uhr gab es wieder ein schweres Erdbeben vor Sendai, in dem Gebiet wo es schon so viele Erdbeben gab. Es sah erst aus als würden die Erdbeben, die es ohne Unterbrechung jeden Tag vor der Küste Japans gab so langsam aufhören, doch dies war nur ein Trugschluss. Das USGS meldet eine 7.1 auf der Richterskala. Das Erdbeben war direkt vor der nahen Küste.

Vor Sendai gab es wieder ein kräftiges Erdbeben. Die letzten Tage (blau) wurde es ruhiger. Dann das jetzt.
Sendai und Fukushima sind direkt im näheren Umfeld des Erdbeben gewesen.

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Le 11 mars, à son tour, va entrer dans la mémoire collective ; et, à terme, cela entraînera inévitablement des effets sur la politique du Japon, sur son identité nationale, sur sa conscience historique. / Japon, Nucléaire civil, Politique - (...) / Japon, Nucléaire civil, Politique - 2011/04
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The Libyan Intervention: Humanitarian or an Aggression?
Hamid Dabashi and Nader Hashemi debate the US/NATO intervention in Libya
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Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won, says Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. With the one glaring exception of the desktop computer, Linux has outpaced Microsoft in nearly every market, including server-side computing and mobile, Zemlin claims. 'I think we just don't care that much [about Microsoft] anymore,' Zemlin said. 'They used to be our big rival, but now it's kind of like kicking a puppy.' From Android and the Amazon Kindle to embedded devices, consumer electronics and the world's largest websites and supercomputers, 'Linux has come to dominate almost every category of computing, with the exception of the desktop,' Zemlin argues as Linux approaches its 20th anniversary.
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