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Bifo : La défaite de l’anti-Europe libérale commence en Italie

Bifo : La défaite de l’anti-Europe libérale commence en Italie | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

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Le mouvement de Beppe Grillo est la nouveauté de ces élections. Il recueille surtout des voix parmi les mouvements de gauche et ils recueille aussi des voix à droite. Beppe Grillo – qui a une formation de gauche autonome et antiautoritaire – a déclaré à plusieurs reprises que son mouvement avait l’intention de soustraire des voix à la droite, et il y est parvenu.

Je ne crois pas que le M5S pourra gouverner l’Italie, là n’est pas le propos. La fonction importante et positive que le mouvement a exercée est celle de rendre le pays ingouvernable pour les anti-européens du parti de Merkel-Draghi-Monti.

L’électorat italien a dit : nous ne payerons pas la dette. Insolvabilité.

La gouvernance financière de l’Europe est finie, même si Berlusconi et Bersani se mettent d’accord pour survivre et continuer à appauvrir le pays en transférant les ressources vers le système financier. Ça ne durera pas. Mais alors le pire peut commencer.

La classe financière essayera d’étrangler l’Italie comme elle a étranglé la Grèce. La crise politique entrera dans une phase de violence et de convulsion. L’issue peut apparaître effrayante. Mafia et fascisme ont prouvé qu’ils contrôlent 30% de l’électorat italien, et la gauche n’existe plus. La sécession du Nord reviendra à l’ordre du jour, même si la Ligue du Nord s’est effondrée.

Pourtant, au contraire, peut commencer un processus qui libère l’Europe de la violence du capital financier, une reconstruction de l’Europe sur des bases sociales.

 

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Les contradictions de l’open data

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« Les ministères gagneront à la libération des données publiques »...

Via Camille Pène, luiy
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Les débats de l’open data se concentrent sur les conditions de réutilisation des données publiques (informations météo, trafic, démographie). Gratuites ? Gratuites sous conditions ? Payantes si elles ont fait l’objet d’un investissement ? La complexité de ces questions tient surtout au manque d’homogénéité des parties prenantes. A priori, les lignes sont claires. D’un côté, l’administration, détentrice de l’information. De l’autre, les consommateurs : sociétés privées, chercheurs, citoyens. Au centre, les promoteurs de cette libération : la sphère politique, et en particulier le gouvernement. Chacun de ces acteurs affiche cependant en son sein des positions et des intérêts souvent divergents.

 

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Verb Phrase book published

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The grammar of English is often thought to be stable over time. However a new book, edited by Bas Aarts, Joanne Close, Geoffrey Leech and Sean Wallis, The Verb Phrase in English: investigating recent language change with corpora (Cambridge University Press, 2013) presents a body of research from linguists that shows that using natural language corpora one can find changes within a core element of grammar, the Verb Phrase, over a span of decades rather than centuries.

 

The book draws from papers first presented at a symposium on the verb phrase organised for the Survey of English Usage’s 50th anniversary and on research from the Changing English Verb Phrase project.

 
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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, February 19, 2013 2:20 PM

Thanks to Costas Gabrielatos.

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Corpus colossal

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LINGUISTS must often correct lay people's misconceptions of what they do. Their job is not to be experts in “correct” grammar, ready at any moment to smack your...

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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, February 13, 2013 1:15 AM

Raw material is surprisingly elusive. Getting people to speak naturally in a controlled study is hard. Eavesdropping is difficult, time-consuming and invasive of privacy. For these reasons, linguists often rely on a “corpus” of language, a body of recorded speech and writing, nowadays usually computerised.

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When physicists do linguistics

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When physicists look at language, what do they see? For the five experts in physics who authored a recent paper in the journal Scientific Reports, language looks very much like a gas, with words bouncing around like particles.

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Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts

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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:44 AM

Easy to use, powerful visualizing tools and highly cuestomizable.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:52 AM

This tool provides a Wordle-style cloud to illustrate the frequency of words in a text, plus word and word frequency counts.  Paste in one or more urls.

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Error and attack tolerance of complex networks : Article : Nature

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Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more,...

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luiy's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:07 AM

Many complex systems display a surprising degree of tolerance against errors. For example, relatively simple organisms grow, persist and reproduce despite drastic pharmaceutical or environmental interventions, an error tolerance attributed to the robustness of the underlying metabolic network1. Complex communication networks2display a surprising degree of robustness: although key components regularly malfunction, local failures rarely lead to the loss of the global information-carrying ability of the network. The stability of these and other complex systems is often attributed to the redundant wiring of the functional web defined by the systems' components. Here we demonstrate that error tolerance is not shared by all redundant systems: it is displayed only by a class of inhomogeneously wired networks, called scale-free networks, which include the World-Wide Web3, 4, 5, the Internet6, social networks7 and cells8. We find that such networks display an unexpected degree of robustness, the ability of their nodes to communicate being unaffected even by unrealistically high failure rates. However, error tolerance comes at a high price in that these networks are extremely vulnerable to attacks (that is, to the selection and removal of a few nodes that play a vital role in maintaining the network's connectivity). Such error tolerance and attack vulnerability are generic properties of communication networks.

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Climate change and water mismanagement parch Egypt

Climate change and water mismanagement parch Egypt | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Climate change, a fast growing population, ill-designed infrastructure, high levels of pollution and lack of law enforcement have made Egypt a country thirsty for water — both in terms of quantity and quality.

The River Nile, which is considered poor by many experts and hydrologists, lies at lower altitude than the rest of the country. Massive electric pumps extract the water from the river’s bed and canals and direct it to industry, agriculture and for individual water use.

A significant portion of the water contained in Lake Nasser’s 5,000 square kilometer basin is lost to evaporation, while old networks of leaking pipes also deprive the country of satisfactory access to its most important resource: water.

In order to debate water scarcity in Egypt, its causes, and how climate change makes the issue more pressing than ever, as well as looking to solutions, a panel of experts were invited to participate in the 13th Cairo Climate Talk last week entitled “Growing Thirst: Sustainable Water Solutions for Egypt.”

Tarek Kotb, the First Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, and a member of the panel discussion, talked about the dwindling water share per capita with a sense of urgency. “Every year, the Egyptian population grows by 1.8 million, while the annual quota of Nile water allocated to Egypt, 55 billion cubic meters, has remained unchanged since the 1959 Nile Water Agreement,” he says.

While Egyptians in the 1960s could enjoy a water share per capita of 2800 cubic meters for all purposes, the current share has dropped to 660 cubic meters today—below the international standard defining water poverty of 1000 cubic meters.

Kotb estimates that Egypt is gradually going to leave the stage of water scarcity and enter a phase of drastic water stress in the next 40 years, if no sustainable water management is put in place.

“By 2050, there will be about 160 million Egyptians and only 370 cubic meters of water per capita,” he says. While Egypt has other options for its water needs, such as tapping into groundwater basins and desalinating sea-water, the bulk of water is still extracted from the Nile, leading to longstanding tensions with the other Nile basin countries. (Louise Sarant/Egypt independent)

 

More : http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/climate-change-and-water-mismanagement-parch-egypt

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Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?

If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores? 


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Khannea Suntzu's curator insight, February 19, 2013 11:48 AM

The large disposable incomes that the big retail chains have depended upon in the past simply are not there anymore.  So retail chains all over the United States are now closing up unprofitable stores.  This is especially true in low income areas.

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« Une analyse de réseaux sur Les Confessions de Jean-Jacques Rousseau », Yannick Rochat, doctorant DHLab, EPFL (1.02.13)

« Une analyse de réseaux sur Les Confessions de Jean-Jacques Rousseau », Yannick Rochat, doctorant DHLab, EPFL (1.02.13) | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it
Vendredi dernier, Yannick Rochat nous a initié à certains aspects du literary computing ou encore analyse littéraire computationnelle, en nous présentant l’état de sa recherche. Yannick Rochat trav...

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An inconvenient truth: More polar bears alive today than 40 years ago

An inconvenient truth: More polar bears alive today than 40 years ago | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

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Author Zac Unger was originally drawn to the arctic circle to write a “mournful elegy” about how global warming was decimating the polar bear populations. He was surprised to find that the polar bears were not in such dire straits after all.

“There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago,” Unger told NPR in an interview about his new book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in The Eye.” “There are about 25,000 polar bears alive today worldwide. In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded.”

 

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