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          Unidad de medición inercial      Cache   Translate Page      

Presentando una gran robustez ante vibraciones, esta unidad de medición inercial integra diversos sensores para mejorar su rendimiento Mouser Electronics, una filial de TTI, y distribuidor global de semiconductores y componentes electrónicos, informa que su representada Bosch Sensortec ya empezó el lanzamiento de la unidad BMI088 para la medición de la inercia en sistemas robóticos y drones. […]

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          Seattle Musician Nordra's Post-Apocalyptic LP Pylon II Placed 20th on The Wire Magazine's Year-End Best Albums List      Cache   Translate Page      
Seattle musician Nordra's Pylon II grabbed the #20 spot on prestigious UK magazine The Wire's top 50 albums list of 2018. by Dave Segal
The Wire loves Nordra.
The Wire loves Nordra. Dave Segal

In its annual Rewind issue (on stands in late December), esteemed British music magazine The Wire ranked Pylon II by Seattle musician Nordra at number 20 in its writers' top 50 albums of 2018 list. (The album was released via Bandcamp in 2016, soon after it was used to score a dance piece choreographed by Coleman Pester at King Street Station. Vashon-based SIGE Records issued Pylon II on vinyl this year.) It's quite an honor for the young multi-instrumentalist/vocalist (real name: Monika Khot), who also plays in the rock groups Zen Mother and Red Ribbon.

In a Slog post from 2016, I wrote this about Pylon II: "[Nordra's] post-industrial electronic score ratcheted up the tension to near-apocalyptic levels at several points during the dance, and generated passages of uneasy calm at others—proving her a master of suspenseful dynamics and an epicure of extreme textures. Known for her drone-based work with guitar, pocket trumpet, drum machine, and effects pedals, Nordra added synthesizers to her arsenal for Pylon II, and has become an adept acolyte of Heldon's Richard Pinhas, Bernard Szajner, and John Carpenter, and other harnessers of malevolent tones."

Congratulations, Monika, and respect to SIGE for giving Pylon II a physical release.

The Wire's top 50 albums

1. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
2. ZULI - Terminal
3. Ben LaMar Gay - Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun
4. Guttersnipe - My Mother The Vent
5. JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
6. Sarah Davachi - Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
7. Senyawa - Squid
8. Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4
9. Body/Head - The Switch
10. Low - Double Negative
11. Jerusalem In My Heart - Daqa'iq Tudaiq
12. Julia Holter - Aviary
13. Eli Keszler - Stadium
14. Proc Fiskal - Insula
15. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
16. Tyshawn Sorey - Pillars
17. Lea Bertucci - Metal Aether
18. Pusha-T - Daytona
19. Eartheater - IRISIRI
20. Nordra - Pylon II
21. Tirzah - Devotion
22. Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt - Brace Up.
23. Dedekind Cut - Tahoe
24. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - Everything's Fine
25. Hannah Silva - Talk in a Bit
26. Kate NV - для FoOR
27. Josephine Foster - Faithful Fairy Harmony
28. Agnarkea - Black Helicopters
29. Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
30. Jim O'Rourke - Sleep Like It's Winter
31. Anne Guthrie - Brass Orchids
32. Eiko Ishibashi - The Dream My Bones Dream
33. Laurel Halo - Raw Silk Uncut Wood
34. Cucina Povera - Hilja
35. Kamaal Williams - The Return
36. Vessel - Queen of Golden Dogs
37. Embassador Dulgoon - Hydrorion Remnants
38. Noname - Room 25
39. Jlin - Autobiography
40. Grouper - Grid of Points
41. Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On
42. Helena Hauff - Qualm
43. Nkisi - The Dark Orchestra
44. Gazelle Twin - Pastoral
45. Gaye Su Akyol - İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir
46. Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures: Pentimento Volume I
47. Ipek Gorgun - Ecce Homo
48. Park Jiha - Communion
49. Musarc/Neil Luck - Bloody Sirens
50. Yves Tumor - Safe In The Hands Of Love

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          Polícia de NY vai usar drones para buscas e vigiar cidadãos em eventos      Cache   Translate Page      
'Antes que perceba, vê que eles são usados para vigilância', diz membro do Conselho da Cidade

O Departamento de Polícia de Nova York iniciou um novo programa para a utilização de drones “nas ruas” da cidade. No total, serão 14 drones para realizar missões de busca e salvamento, documentação de crimes e acompanhamento de grandes eventos.

De acordo com o comissário de polícia James O’Niell, o programa faz parte de uma evolução no policiamento. “Ele permite que nossos policiais altamente treinados possam ser mais responsáveis em servir a população, e ainda levar o trabalho necessário da NYPD de maneiras mais efetivas, eficientes e seguras para todos”, comentou.

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          AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire      Cache   Translate Page      
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          NYPD entrusts FLYMOTION      Cache   Translate Page      
Marking a truly historic moment in the sUAS history, NYPD has officially and publicly announced their addition of “crime-fighting drones” to their ranks. Led by their Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU), NYPD has added 14 drones to their arsenal ... Read Full Story
          FAA Announces New Head of Drone Integration      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Alaska’s First Commercial Drone Company Continues to Pave the Way with First Overhead Waiver      Cache   Translate Page      
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          NASA Collaborates with JAXA to use Drones for Disaster Recovery Drill      Cache   Translate Page      
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          SPH Engineering – New dance moves and better security for drone shows      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Things Were Supposed to Be Different in Hungary      Cache   Translate Page      

Hungary is back in the news, and the news isn’t good.

The Hungary-based, U.S.-accredited, thoroughly cosmopolitan Central European University announced it is closing up shop and moving its campus to Vienna. This may not attract broad attention, but I heard the news with a pang of frustration.

Things were supposed to be different.

It was in the fall of 2014 that democratically elected Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban announced a law that would tax the internet. This infuriated everyone—liberal and conservative, old and young, rich and poor—and everyone turned out onto the street. I was there, too—both as a social movement scholar and as a resident of a country that seemed to have come suddenly alive.

I was a professor at CEU, thrilled to work for a university whose mandate was building knowledge and experience that promoted free and open societies. My students came from all over the world, studied with leading scholars, and proceeded to go back out and work for the greater good.

So when the protests broke, I hit the street together with my graduate students and citizen journalists. We used a newly acquired drone to film the protests—effectively democratizing surveillance. In the prior year, I had participated in poorly attended protests alongside handfuls of people, but this was different. From the surging crowd, you could feel the enthusiasm, solidarity, and hope for a better future. From the air, we could see that the crowds were huge, stretching as far as the eye could see.

We later estimated tens of thousands of people turned out. The government said the numbers were lower, but our drone footage suggested otherwise and quickly went viral.

The government eventually dropped the internet tax law. The people celebrated. I wrote about the experience for Slate, gave talks about our experience, and decided to write a book about how drones democratize surveillance.

Fast-forward to yesterday: Perhaps that should be Hungary’s motto, as the country has passed more and more policies against the freedoms we all celebrated after the end of the Cold War. The freedom of assembly with like-minded citizens to advocate change is a hallmark of democracy, and exactly the kind of thing targeted by the likes of Trump, Putin, and Orban.

Central European University includes academics who are critical of the Orban regime, and the university’s primary sponsor is the philanthropist George Soros, a frequent target of Orban’s wrath and right-wing consternation. After years of bullying and haranguing by a presidential administration intent on passing new laws that violate international law and push the University into noncompliance, Central European University has announced it is leaving Budapest. The challenge to the internet in 2014, the harassment of civil society groups (including Soros’ Open Society Foundation’s operations in Budapest, which recently decamped to Berlin) since 2014, and the eviction of CEU this week are all in keeping with the oligarchic playbook that lately seems to be passed freely between Russia, the United States, and the Philippines.

The public’s defeat of the internet tax was tactical, but the government’s authoritarian trajectory was strategic. In 2016 the European Court of Human Rights determined that the country’s digital surveillance practices violate European Human Rights rules. But the forces that ultimately drove CEU from Hungary have more to do with the deliberate erosion of trust in civil society groups and outsiders, whether they are undocumented migrants or world-class scholars.

When in 2015 the government invited my collaborators and me to a conference in order to announce new legislation that would prohibit gathering the kind of drone footage that helped fuel the movement, we should have seen the writing on the wall. When efforts to democratize surveillance are curbed by a powerful government, you can bet it won’t stop there.

Many are calling for a sustained show of support for both CEU as it decamps for Vienna. They are right. But we should also mobilize a show of solidarity with the amazing civil society groups that remain in Budapest, taking a stand against the oligarchy.

The watchdog group Átlátszó (a word that means transparent in English), for example, partnered with my team to make those videos of the protest I mentioned earlier. They were viewed tens of thousands of times and the internet tax was dropped. Sustained support for groups like Átlátszó will hold the Orban administration to account despite the gap left by outbound CEU and the the audible silence from the White House.

Now, Orban will find a new somebody to scapegoat. He knows he won’t be punished for it: Foreign investment has only increased since those protests of 2014. Illiberal democracy and global capital make efficient bedfellows. The question is how long either can survive without open and vibrant civil societies.

Hungary knows that answer, after all it endured Russia’s Cold War vigil against free speech, free association, and free thought. It’s a shame it has chosen to repeat history.


          Fakta-Fakta tentang Sastrawan Nh Dini yang Meninggal Akibat Kecelakaan      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Dunia sastra Indonesia kehilangan salah satu putri terbaiknya. Sastrawan Nh Dini meninggal dunia akibat kecelakaan lalulintas, Selasa, 4 November 2018.

Humas RS Elizabeth Semarang, Probowatie Tjondronegoro menyebutkan, usai kecelakaan Nh Dini sempat ditangani tim medis dari RS Elisabeth. Probowatie sendiri mengaku sempat ikut menunggui di Instalasi Gawat Darurat ketika Nh Dini dirawat.

"Sekitar pukul 17.30, saya dapat kabar dari tim kesehatan Nh Dini meninggal dunia," kata Probo.

Terkait kabar duka yang dialami Nh Dini, Probowati menjelaskan, dari keterangan keluarga korban, mobil Toyota Avanza yakni taksi dengan plat H-1362-GG yang mengangkut Nh Dini mengalami kecelakakan dengan truk plat nomor AD-1536-JU di KM 10 Tol Semarang.

Sementara itu, berikut ini lima fakta mengenai Nh Dini.

Menulis Sejak SD

Nh Dini rajin menulis sejak duduk di kelas 3 Sekolah Dasar (SD). Ia menulis karena mendapat honorarium. Selain untuk mencari uang, ia menulis untuk membahagiakan ibundanya.

Karya Bermutu

Semasa hidupnya, perempuan bernama lengkap Nurhayati Sri Hardini Siti Nukatin tersebut telah melahirkan sejumlah novel bermutu. Beberapa di antaranya Pada Sebuah Kapal, La Barka, Namaku Hiroko, Pertemuan Dua Hati, Hati yang Damai.

Penghargaan

Nh Dini meraih sejumlah penghargaan bergengsi. Pada 2017 ia menerima penghargaan prestasi seumur hidup (Lifetime Achivement Award) dari penyelenggara Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) di Bali.  Sebelumnya, ia sempat mendapat penghargaan Achmad Bakrie Award bidang sastra pada 2011, SEA Write Award dari pemerintah Thailand pada 2003, dan penghargaan bergengsi lainnya.

Tak Punya Rumah

Nh Dini terbilang sederhana. Meski buku-bukunya laku di pasaran, tapi ia tak punya rumah. Dini lebih memilih kos, dan hingga akhir hayatnya ia tinggal di sebuah wisma di Banyumanik, Semarang, Jawa Tengah.

Rendah Hati

Selain sederhana, Nh Dini dikenal sosok yang rendah hati. Meski namanya harum di dunia sastra Indonesia dan bahkan dunia, ia tak merasa suatu kehebatan dan tak merasa istimewa.

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          Così fan tutti. Mariglianella sta con Di Maio       Cache   Translate Page      

Qui nessuno parla di colpe dei padri che non devono ricadere sui figli. Qui, a Mariglianella, nei bar o seduti su una panchina tra via Roma e via Umberto I, il nodo della questione che ruota attorno alla famiglia del vicepremier Luigi Di Maio è un altro: "Sapete cose dovete scrivere voi giornalisti? Senti a me. Devi scrivere che al Sud tutte le imprese non tengono la gente a posto, non solo Antonio Di Maio". E i fabbricati abusivi nel terreno di famiglia? Ora interviene la ragazza dietro al bancone mentre prepara i caffè: "Qui tutti hanno costruito, qualcuno ha condonato, qualcuno ha sanato, altri no. Tutto attorno è così".

Quindi ci si guarda un po' attorno in questa giornata di sole e percorrendo via Umberto I si passa davanti a una bandiera del Pd, indica un circolo che adesso è chiuso. Mariglianella però non è di sinistra, piuttosto è storicamente di destra, il sindaco Felice Di Maiolo è di Forza Italia eletto con una lista civica. C'è un Meet Up M5s e qualche elettore qua e là. Un signore, "il mio nome non lo dico perché qui mi conoscono tutti", ha votato Di Maio ma ora il suo cuore batte più per Matteo Salvini: "E' lui che guida il governo. Speriamo che si possa andare prima in pensione e nel reddito di cittadinanza. Lasciateli governare e con il nuovo anno si vedrà".

Ancora pochi passi e sulla sinistra al numero 69 ecco il terreno della famiglia Di Maio, di proprietà del padre Antonio e della sorella, in parte ipotecato a causa dei debiti con Equitalia, sede legale della società di costruzioni Ardima srl, da oggi in liquidazione, di proprietà di Luigi e della sorella. Si vedono i quattro fabbricati che non risultano dalle mappe catastali: "Le costruzioni qui dentro ci sono sempre state, nel tempo sono state rammodernate", viene spiegato. In pratica la stalla è diventata una struttura con tetto in tegole, finestre, quasi una piccola villetta con cucina, un patio dove si trova una piscina montabile, e da dietro il cancello si vede anche un barbecue. "Luigi e i fratelli venivano qui per la stagione", raccontano in paese. La stagione è l'estate. Una signora dal cui balcone si vede questo appezzamento di terreno dice che nelle belle giornate c'era sempre un via vai di macchine. "Non dormivano qui, la famiglia vive a Pomigliano d'Arco ormai da molti anni. Questa era la casa di campagna, venivano sempre tanti ragazzi a fare le feste". Eppure formalmente è solo un terreno indicato come sede della società. "Io venivo ad aprire il lucchetto così gli operai potevano prendere gli attrezzi", spiegava Di Maio prima che scoppiasse il caso abusivismo e quando ancora parlava solo di una stalla.

Di Maio

Il sindaco Di Maiolo è seduto dietro la scrivania al primo piano del Municipio. Rimane abbottonato, non parla volentieri della questione. "Non ne voglio fare una questione politica", dice nonostante a Mariglianella qualcuno dubiti che dietro ci sia lo zampino di Forza Italia. "Abbiamo mandato i vigili e hanno detto che quei quattro fabbricati sono abusi, questo posso dire. Le foto in nostro in possesso sono del 2005 e quelle strutture c'erano già. Adesso abbiamo avviato la regolare procedura per l'abbattimento mandando a notifica alla famiglia Di Maio che avrà dieci giorni di tempo per le controdeduzioni". Da Google Earth, come hanno mostrato Le Iene, si evince che nel 2002 non c'erano, appaiono invece in quelle del 2008, quindi la struttura con patio, definita stalla, sarebbe stata costruita quando Di Maio aveva tra i 16 e i 22 anni. "Ripeto, in quegli anni tutti facevano così. Tutti. E lo sanno tutti", si ostina a dire un signore mentre si sente urlare dalla villetta di fronte: "Non venite più. Non venite più. Ho sciolto il cane". E vengono allontanati giornalisti e telecamere.

Nessuno qui si interroga se il vicepremier fosse o meno a conoscenza degli abusi e neanche se gli operai che lavorano nell'azienda del padre fossero in regola o meno: "Lavorare in nero conviene. Conviene al padrone e conviene al lavoratore, Antonio è una brava persona e ha sempre trattato bene i dipendenti. Il resto sono attacchi politici al figlio".

Sta di fatto che adesso il ministro del Lavoro dovrebbe mandare gli espettori del suo ministero a verificare se nella ex azienda del padre, e adesso sua e della sorella, le assunzioni siano sempre state regolari o meno oltre quelle dei tre lavoratori che già hanno raccontato di aver lavorato in nero. Ciò che più preoccupa il capo politico M5s è il concorso in elusione fraudolenta nel quale potrebbe incorrere dal momento che il padre ha chiuso l'azienda con debito con Equitalia di 176mila euro e ne ha aperta un'altra a nome prima della moglie, che però non poteva perché dipendente pubblico, e poi a nome dei figli. "Sì, è vero. Antonio non ha messo le cose a posto, ma qui lo fanno tutti". Si va via e passando dalla piazzetta, si sente una voce: "Ti raccomando scrivi cose buone perché Di Maio è roba buona".


          Il Natale si accende a Buckingham Palace (ma quest'anno gli addobbi hanno il tocco della Regina)      Cache   Translate Page      
Decorazioni di Natale a Buckingham Palace

Le luci si sono accese anche a Buckingham Palace: la famiglia reale inglese, infatti, non può farsi mancare un Natale da sogno. Quest'anno, però, gli alberi scelti hanno il tocco speciale della Regina: Elisabetta II ha voluto decorarli con carrozze e corone, proprio in suo onore. Tutte le decorazioni fanno parte della collezione di famiglia, come a voler sottolineare il legame con la tradizione.

Per "sbirciare" all'interno di Buckingham Palace basta dare un'occhiata all'account Twitter ufficiale della royal family: qui sono state pubblicate foto degli addobbi, che non hanno nulla da invidiare a quelli della Casa Bianca. Tre enormi abeti sono stati installati nella Marble Hall e decorati con luci e palline ispirate alla corona della Regina. Una ghirlanda tradizionale con palline è stata, invece, fissata alla maestosa scalinata, contribuendo a creare un'atmosfera di festa.

"È ufficialmente Natale a Buckingham Palace!", recita la didascalia del video pubblicato sull'account Twitter della royal family. Come si vede dal filmato, a farla da padrone sono soprattutto le luci che, a centinaia, adornano i tre alberi.

La famiglia reale solitamente trascorre il Natale e il Capodanno a Sandringham House, la residenza di campagna della Regina, a Norfolk. Durante gli anni '60, quando Elisabetta II era piccola, i Natali si festeggiavano nel castello di Windsor, ma dall''88 la tradizione è mutata. A Norfolk l'albero di Natale viene decorato proprio a ridosso del 25 dicembre, mentre a Buckingham Palace tutti gli addobbi devono essere pronti prima (se non altro per stupire gli ospiti).


          Data-informed creative vs creative-informed data: Expedia Group Media Solutions head of Creative Partnerships, Angelique Miller       Cache   Translate Page      

Historically, people think about ‘Expedia’ as the online travel agency, where you can go to book hotels, flights and cars, or look for the best deal on a trip. You might not necessarily think of them as a creative agency or a media solutions expert, or indeed know that they’ve been behind some of the most successful travel campaigns of the past few years. 

 

Expedia Group Media Solutions as a media publisher and content creator

Expedia Group Media Solutions is the global digital advertising organization of Expedia Group, connecting brands with hundreds of millions of consumers across Expedia Group’s global portfolio of travel e-commerce brands.  The in-house agency of Expedia Group Media Solutions, Creative Partnerships, represents the broader scope of Expedia Group’s overall strategy — and with Media Solutions Creative Partnerships in the mix, they are both an online travel agency group, media publisher and content creator in their own right. 

  “We’re going beyond being an online travel agency where people are making purchasing decisions and transactions,” explains Miller.

 “Our mission is to connect our brand partners to hundreds of millions of travel consumers across our network.  We exist across 75 countries, in 35 languages, and our platform generates 144 million monthly unique visitors worldwide. 

 “This is a hugely powerful audience to tap into and we understand there is a real need to serve up relevant and engaging content to them, far before the time and place where they might be ready to book a trip.  That has been the impetus for why we want to bring a lot of the content creation in-house.”

 Expedia Group Media Solutions first made the decision to start bringing capabilities in-house five years ago, with the launch of Creative Partnerships.  Today, it has specialists across digital, data, creative and media, creating everything from interactive experiences and gamification, experiential marketing, co-brand marketing video production and social activation for some of the world’s biggest brands – and not just in the travel sector. 

 “We're producing inspirational content, forecasting and predicting trends and are utilizing new technology like AR and facial recognition.” said Miller. “The majority of our partners are other brands that want to reach our audience - traditional travel brands, hotel and airline partners, destination tourist boards – where we can help inspire people to travel, tell the story of a destination and uncover local hidden gems. 

 “But where it gets really interesting, is where we work with partners who might not be the first brand you'd think of when it comes to travel, or brands who want to try a completely different approach to traditional travel marketing” says Miller.  

 

How to balance data-informed creative with creative-informed data

For the highly-anticipated sequel to Kingsman; Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the Creative Partnerships team worked with Visit Britain to create a more exciting and adventurous way to explore the most iconic cities and landscapes, through an interactive campaign on Expedia.com [JM1] and on Facebook Canvas, which helped American travellers to see Great Britain through the eyes of a spy.  The fully integrated digital campaign took soon-to-be travellers on a gamified journey, in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, to help users discover experiences ‘fit for a Kingsman’ and craft their ideal British travel itinerary. 

Similarly, the Creative Partnerships team created a campaign for The Hawai'i Tourism Authority that was the first to use facial recognition technology in a marketing campaign. The interactive experience provided personalized itineraries based on viewer’s facial reactions to stunning videos that showcased the beautiful landscape, activities and culture that make the Hawaiian Islands unique.

The team developed a branded microsite with traffic being driven from six Expedia Group brand sites: Expedia; Hotels; Hotwire; Travelocity; AirAsiaGo and Wotif. The microsite was  [JM2] centred around videos featuring drone footage of the Hawaiian landscape, activities and people. Users were prompted to grant access to their web camera and opt in for the custom-built facial recognition software experience. As the video played, the facial recognition software analysed the users’ physical reactions and identified which footage they responded to in the most positive way – which in turn, produced a customized travel recommendation. The campaign generated a whopping 115:1 ROAS and 20% year over year increase in passenger demand.

“We have a brilliant insights and planning team to help inform our strategies and creativity and help get us to the right idea,” says Miller.  “Striking the right balance is crucial. Some people will think everything needs to go toward programmatic and technology, others think that if you go too far towards programmatic you miss out on the storytelling.

“What we are finding is that it's the balance of the two - having data-informed creative and creative-informed data. You can tell this great story to your audience, but you also need to know that your content is being seen and experienced by the right person, at the right time.” 

With an ever-growing in-house team built from creatives, designers, developers, researchers, strategists and social media experts – how can they be sure they have the right people in the room on a client brief?

“What's great about it being in-house, is that we're able to tap into so many different people within our Expedia Group family,” says Miller. 

“It's not always the most creative person in the room that has the great idea - sometimes it's the data engineer that's uncovered a piece of insight that could help inform a specific strand of strategy that you wouldn't have even thought about before. By having different people that you can tap into in terms of background and skill sets - you're able to produce something much more interesting, than you would have if you just had a load of really creative people in a room together, all trying to get their idea heard.”


          Sully, il labrador di George H. Bush, veglia la bara dell'ex presidente e commuove il mondo      Cache   Translate Page      

Sully, il cane di George H. Bush, ha commosso il mondo con il suo personale tributo all'ex presidente Usa, morto sabato scorso. Il Labrador Retriever di due anni è stato immortalato in una foto sdraiato davanti alla bara del suo padrone, avvolta dalla bandiera americana. "Mission complete", ha scritto il portavoce di Bush senior, Jim McGrath, twittando l'immagine. Il nome Sully era stato dato al Labrador dorato in onore del pilota Chesley Burnett Sullenberger, anche noto come "Sully" Sullenberger, che nel 2009 era riuscito a compiere un atterraggio sul fiume Hudson salvando la vita di 155 persone, tra passeggeri ed equipaggio. Il cucciolo era stato assegnato all'inizio del 2017 come cane da servizio all'ex presidente Bush, costretto a usare la sedia a rotelle.

La bara dell'ex presidente George H.W. Bush è arrivato a Washington. Il presidente Donald Trump e la moglie Melania hanno reso omaggio all'ex presidente nella camera ardente allestita nella Rotonda del Campidoglio a Washington. Trump e la first lady hanno sostato per un minuto dinanzi al feretro avvolto nella bandiera americana.

Per Sully è stato previsto un posto accanto al feretro del 41mo presidente americano sul volo dell'Air Force One - nominato in via eccezionale Special Air Mission 41 - per trasferire la salma dal Texas a Washington DC per il tributo nazionale e poi di nuovo in Texas mercoledì. Il Labrador dorato ora sarà impiegato nelle terapie di assistenza per i reduci di guerra.


          A Bruxelles con un nuovo impegno sulla manovra entro dieci giorni      Cache   Translate Page      

Un nuovo impegno per l'Ue entro dieci giorni: forse un documento di bilancio rivisto e corretto dopo la bocciatura della Commissione europea o forse una lettera. Comunque un'inversione di rotta da consegnare all'Europa prima del consiglio europeo del 13 e 14 dicembre, segnalano fonti di governo ad Huffpost. Il tempo stringe, i toni tra Roma e Bruxelles sono passati dagli insulti alla trattativa, il governo Conte tratta e vuole chiudere. Obiettivo: evitare la procedura di infrazione sul deficit legata al debito che potrebbe scattare il 19 dicembre, se tutti gli sforzi andassero a monte.

I dettagli dell'accordo sono ancora da definire, mentre a Bruxelles si svolge una riunione dell'Eurogruppo che, nelle sue conclusioni finali, conferma ancora la bocciatura della Commissione: "Sosteniamo la valutazione della Commissione Ue e raccomandiamo all'Italia di prendere le misure necessarie a rispettare le regole del Patto di stabilità". Ma - dettaglio non da poco - nelle conclusioni della riunione dei ministri della zona euro non c'è accenno esplicito alla procedura di infrazione contro l'Italia. E' un altro segnale della trattativa in corso.

"Siamo nel pieno periodo di approvazione della legge di bilancio, quindi stiamo valutando tutti gli emendamenti. Sto lavorando a tempo pieno per quanto riguarda l'interlocuzione con le istituzioni europee, ci stiamo lavorando a tempo pieno -questa mattina, stasera, domani - credo che nel volgere di qualche giorno avremo un ulteriore passaggio con le istituzioni europee", dice Conte, a margine di una conferenza stampa a Palazzo Chigi. "Confido di poter pervenire a quello che è il mio massimo auspicio, il mio grande obiettivo", ovvero una "soluzione condivisa per evitare la procedura di infrazione".

Secondo quanto riferiscono all'Huffpost fonti di governo, l'idea che si fa strada è di ridurre il deficit previsto al 2,4 per cento nel 2019. Le previsioni più ottimistiche dell'ala più incline al dialogo nell'esecutivo Conte puntano al 2 per cento, che è quanto chiede al minimo la Commissione per evitare la procedura di infrazione di fatto già 'apparecchiata' e che, senza correzioni, "va avanti", avverte Pierre Moscovici. Quota cento, il provvedimento sulle pensioni caro a Matteo Salvini, potrebbe diventare una 'una tantum' che risolva i problemi legati alla riforma Fornero (esodati), ma che di fatto salvaguardi quella riforma in quanto è l'unica riforma strutturale italiana apprezzata a livello europeo. Scomporla - fanno notare gli interlocutori europei - vorrebbe dire rimettere a rischio il sistema. Il reddito di cittadinanza, meno inviso a Bruxelles, invece verrebbe ristretto al massimo, ad una platea ridotta.

Il diavolo sta sempre nei dettagli e nessuno al governo si dice certo dell'accordo fatto. Tanto più che Salvini sta ancora chiedendo che 'quota cento' mantenga almeno una parte strutturale, altrimenti gli sarebbe difficile difendere la manovra di fronte agli elettori. Però anche i toni di Salvini sono diventati decisamente più morbidi.

"Smontare la Fornero è un mio preciso impegno", dice il vicepremier leghista arrivando al Parlamento europeo per incontrare i suoi eurodeputati prima della serata alla festa di 'politico.eu', giornale online che gli assegna il premio di leader più influente dell'anno. Però poi aggiunge: "Lo faremo rispettando tutti i parametri. Il diritto al lavoro e il diritto alla pensione vengono prima di tutti i decimali e di tutti gli scogli". Salvini si mantiene alla larga dalle polemiche, accuratamente. Non si scalda nemmeno quando gli fanno notare che i commissari europei possono andare in pensione con soli dieci anni di attività. In altri tempi avrebbe approfittato per attaccare. Oggi no. Oggi l'Europa non è più un affare da smontare ma: "Il nostro obiettivo è entrare in queste istituzioni per ridare vita a un bellissimo sogno", dice Salvini.

Ora la trattativa è nelle mani del presidente del Consiglio Giuseppe Conte, come hanno messo nero su bianco ieri i due vicepremier Salvini e Di Maio in una nota congiunta. Ed è per questo che il nuovo impegno per Bruxelles arriverà qui in Europa in tempo per il consiglio europeo di metà dicembre. Dovrà essere una "correzione credibile della manovra e un impegno chiaro e indiscutibile del governo": è questo che chiedono da Bruxelles a Roma.

Per il capo del governo, il consiglio europeo di fine anno sarà l'occasione per dimostrare ai partner europei gli sforzi fatti: ad Angela Merkel ed Emmanuel Macron, i più aperti al dialogo, e agli olandesi, i finlandesi, gli austriaci, insomma i più arrabbiati per le spese italiane in deficit. In questo modo, al termine di settimane di lavoro con una triangolazione di sforzi insieme al ministro dell'Economia Giovanni Tria sul lato dei conti e il ministro degli Esteri Enzo Moavero Milanesi sul lato della diplomazia, Conte si prefigge di suggellare l'accordo in modo che il 19 dicembre la Commissione non scriva le sue raccomandazioni per l'Italia, propedeutiche all'apertura formale della procedura all'Ecofin del 22 gennaio.

Insomma entro la metà dicembre, suggeriscono fonti di governo al lavoro sulla trattativa, deve essere tutto fatto. Perché altrimenti il caso Italia finisce nel collegio dei Commissari del 19 dicembre (secondo l'ordine del giorno che decideranno i capi di gabinetto di Palazzo Berlaymont il 17 dicembre) e a quel punto sarebbe troppo tardi.

Oggi a metà giornata, Tria e il vicepresidente della Commissione Europea Valdis Dombrovskis si fanno fotografare insieme. Sorridenti, si stringono la mano al termine di un colloquio. "Comune volontà di trovare al più presto una soluzione al contenzioso sulla manovra tra Roma e Bruxelles", è quanto emerge dall'incontro. Certo, il 'falco' Dombrovskis non si lascia sfuggire l'occasione per rimarcare che "non basta solo il cambio dei toni, serve una correzione consistente". Ma si intuisce anche alla riunione dell'Eurogruppo che l'Italia non è più nella condizione di tirare la corda ancora: i dati parlano di recessione in arrivo, cosa che sconfesserà le previsioni di crescita del governo. E poi oggi la levata di scudi di Confindustria ha fatto suonare l'allarme proprio al cuore dell'esecutivo: soprattutto nella Lega, nel mirino delle critiche del suo elettorato al nord.

Un'atmosfera diversa, insomma. Moscovici già annusa la vittoria. "La Commissione - dice placido il commissario agli Affari Economici - è la signora del tempo". E' una citazione di Macron, che oggi non se la passa bene con le proteste dei 'gilet gialli' in Francia, tanto che il suo ministro all'Economia Bruno Le Maire è costretto a lasciare l'Eurogruppo in anticipo per tornare a Parigi per riunioni di governo dopo le violenze alle manifestazioni di sabato scorso. Ma Moscovici cita il Macron che vinse le presidenziali due anni fa e parlava così: "Io resterò il 'padrone dell'orologio': bisognerà che i media si abituino. Non mi agiterò per andare davanti alle telecamere solo perché la signora Le Pen va in tv".


          Worldwide Spending on Robotics Systems and Drones Forecast to Total $115.7 Billion in 2019, According to New IDC Spending Guide      Cache   Translate Page      
...2019, generating $50.2 billion in revenues. The next largest industries for robotics systems will be process manufacturing, resource industries, healthcare, and consumers. The industries that will see the fastest growth in robotics spending over the 2017-2022 forecast are wholesale ...

          Ten Reasons Why Providenciales Was Prince’s Secret Hideaway      Cache   Translate Page      

Recently the world discovered that Providenciales is home to a stunning Caribbean hideaway belonging to the late singer Prince. The mansion in Turks and Caicos is an oceanfront property, features 10 bedrooms and a purple driveway, and went on on sale for $12 million following the singer's death in 2016.

And now, two years later, Prince's Turks and Caicos estate is up for auction. Why did Prince and other celebrities choose Providenciales for their secret hideout? Let's take a look.

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Prince's mansion has captured the world's imagination

Reason #1: Beautiful Beaches

The Sands - Grace Bay Beach

There is over 230 miles of beach, most of it softest white sands on Earth. Need we say more?

Grace Bay beach is frequently ranked the world's best beach, thanks to its soft sand, clear waters and incredible turquoise hues. Prince's mansion enjoys its own private stretch of shoreline, looking out over the azure sea.

Providenciales itself is also regularly named a top island destination in the world, mostly for its relative seclusion and pristine beauty.

Reason #2: We're off the Beaten Track

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We’re quite close to the mainland, yet still remain relatively undiscovered.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti). Although they're less than an hour by air from the mainland, Turks and Caicos are still located in a relatively quiet corner of the Caribbean -- perfect for celebrities who want to remain out of sight.

And there are many opportunities to stay off the beaten track. The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, and each one offers a chance for a celebrity to enjoy a private Caribbean vacation.

Reason 3: We're Sublimely Beautiful

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From beautiful beaches to truly turquoise seascapes, Turks and Caicos is unbelievably beautiful. Why wouldn't Prince want to spend his vacation time here?

The natural beauty is not limited to Providenciales. From the majestic caves of North Caicos to isolated Dragon Cay on Middle Caicos, we're located in an exceptionally beautiful part of the world.

Reason 4: We're Close to the Mainland

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Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is also centrally-located, and it takes typically less than 15 minutes to travel to any resort on the island, or any private residence.

Celebrities, like anyone else, want to spend less time in traffic and more time enjoying their vacation and the beach.

Reason 5:

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While Grace Bay Beach may be the jewel in the Turks and Caicos crown, many other spectacular beaches await you here on the island of Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos Islands themselves are the tips of banks (basically coral atolls) that rise nearly 3000 meters above the ocean floor.

The bank on which our islands sit is made from the remains of ancient corals and shelled creatures. The chalky limestone has gradually eroded over time to give us the beautiful powdery sand that has made Grace Bay Beach a favorite location for so many people around the world.

All this means there are many secluded white-sand beaches to be explored by celebrity and regular visitors alike. Learn more about Turks and Caicos beaches.

Drone Footage of Prince's Turks and Caicos Estate

Want to know more about Prince's mansion? Watch this great video that includes a ton of overhead footage shot by drone!

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          The Osmo Pocket      Cache   Translate Page      

DJI announces the Osmo Pocket, 'the world's smallest 3-axis gimbal' that shoots 4K60p video. The Osmo Pocket is the smallest action camera & handheld 3-axis gimbal the drone lords at DJI have ever created. The Osmo Pocket features a 1/2.3" sensor that captures 12-megapixel photographs and 4K60p video at 100Mbps. It also captures slow-motion footage at 120 fps when shooting 1080p. Audio is recorded with two buiilt-in microphones (one on the bottom of the camera and one on the rear of the camera) that feature noise-cancelling technology for reducing unwanted background noise. It has features like Auto-track to follow the motion of your subject, a 3X3 panoramic mode and the battery lasts for 140 minutes. The DJI Osmo Pocket retails for $349 and is available for pre-order at DJI.com. [ Amazon link ]..(Read...)


          Drones Offer Ability to Find, ID, and Count Marine Megafauna      Cache   Translate Page      

North Carolina State University researchers have demonstrated that consumer-grade drones can effectively monitor marine species across multiple sites in the wild.


          Προσεχώς 30.000 κάμερες παρακολούθησης στο Ρίο ντε Τζανέιρο      Cache   Translate Page      

Σκέψεις ακόμα και για επιστράτευση drones στη μάχη κατά της εγκληματικότητας Ο εκλεγμένος κυβερνήτης του Ρίο ντε Τζανέιρο, ο Ουίλσον Βίτσελ ανακοίνωσε την προκήρυξη διαγωνισμού για την εγκατάσταση 30.000 καμερών παρακολούθησης σε μια απόπειρα επίλυσης των σοβαρών προβλημάτων ασφαλείας που αντιμετωπίζει η Πολιτεία της νοτιοανατολικής Βραζιλίας. «Η ασφάλεια είναι η προτεραιότητά μας», δήλωσε ο Βίτσελ […]

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          Comment on Senior ISIS Muslim leader involved in killing of former US Army Ranger killed in drone strike, several other ISIS Muslim fighters killed by Kwitcherbellyakin      Cache   Translate Page      
They tell you convert or die, but kill you anyway. They kill other Muslims as often as they kill anybody else. I would venture to say that between Islamic factions, Muslims kill more Muslims than anybody anywhere. Why do we call Islam a religion? Isn't religion supposed to benifit mankind? In what way have they done anything benificial to anybody except their leaders?
          FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” Is Really A National Police Surveillance Drone Program      Cache   Translate Page      
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           Alphabet's Wing delivery drone service to launch in Finland next year       Cache   Translate Page      

Alphabet's Wing will begin a drone delivery service trial around Helsinki, Finland, in early 2019#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Five years ago, Amazon's Jeff Bezos predicted that by now we would all be getting packages delivered by drones. Despite numerous trials and pilots around the globe, we're still waiting. Meanwhile other companies have been nipping at Amazon's heels, including Google's parent company Alphabet. Its Project X drones started delivering burritos to customers in Australia's Capital Territory last year, and has now announced that folks in Finland can look forward to package deliveries by air from early 2019.

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          The Use Of Drones For Land Surveying And Mapping      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, December 05, 2018 ) The surveying and mapping industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in surveying and mapping services of the surface of the earth, including the sea floor. These services may include surveying and mapping of areas above or below the surface of the earth,...
          Alphabet's Wing to take off in Finland      Cache   Translate Page      
Alphabet-owned Wing is launching its first operations in Europe, bringing its self sufficient drone supply carrier to Finland within the spring of 2019. The carrier will get started with a small trial within the Helsinki space, Wing introduced Tuesday. “Finns are the world over famend for ... Reported by The News Articles 18 minutes ago.
          Self-flying DRONES could be used to save people from high-rise blazes      Cache   Translate Page      
Students in China have designed self-flying Net Gear drones that would pick up a distress signal then race to the site of the fire before unfolding a net pulled tight the centre for the person to leap onto.
          Hack Naked News #199 - December 4, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

This week, hijacking printers to promote a YouTube channel, fake iOS apps that steal money, Google patches 11 critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities, Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests, and getting Pwned through an oscilloscope! Jason Wood from Paladin Security joins us for expert commentary to discuss how the "Iceman" hacker was charged with running a drone-smuggling ring from jail, and more!

 

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          Zain partners with DroneShield to offer counterdrone services in Mideast      Cache   Translate Page      
(Telecompaper) Zain Group announced an agreement with DroneShield to work together on meeting Zain customers' requirements for counterdrone security solutions in the Mideast region...
          Boat Adventure in Thailand      Cache   Translate Page      
Drone Photo from Thailand Below is one of the very first photos I got from a drone in Thailand. I would love to go back and do these again with my Mavic 2! It has this feature I think is pretty awesome where it will zoom into 48mm and take a series of 9 shots […]
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Victor Davis Hanson writes in National Review,
...So far, we know that the U.S. government decided to intervene in a political campaign to help one candidate and to smear the other — under the pretext of Russian “collusion.” And so it hired or made use of spies and informants including Hank Greenberg, Stefan Halper, Felix Sater, and others to contact Trump campaign officials to catch them in supposed collusion traps. It enlisted the help of foreign intelligence agencies, specifically the British and Australians. It misled FISA courts into granting warrants to spy on Americans and, post factum, threatened long prisons sentences with those surveilled and interviewed. And as a result, it has so far found no collusion but may well find some misleading statements in hundreds of hours of testimonies from the likes of Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and perhaps Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone.

Christopher Steele, a British subject and de facto unregistered foreign agent, is imminently indictable and extraditable. He was paid through two firewalls (Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie) by Hillary Clinton to tap Russian sources to compile a smear dossier on her opponent, with the intent of warping the U.S. election — a classic example of foreign-agent interference in an American campaign. If we were to take away that one purchased document, then the FISA court warrants, the informants, and all the CIA, FBI, and DOJ machinations would likely have disappeared or never arisen.

...Brennan has never faced consequences for admittedly lying under oath to Congress about collateral drone damage and surveillance of Senate staff computers; James Clapper likewise admittedly lied to Congress about NSA surveillance and faced no consequences. Has any administration ever had its two top intelligence officials admit to lying under oath on matters of national policy and security, and with impunity to a congressional committee?

...Both Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills likely lied to FBI investigators about the extent of their knowledge of Clinton’s private email server. In Orwellian fashion, FBI investigator Peter Strzok claimed that Abedin and Mills were not truthful to the federal investigators, while he concluded that General Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national-security adviser, had been.

Yet Flynn was targeted for giving false information to federal officials, while Abedin and Mills never were. Of course, Clinton herself lied when she insisted that she had transmitted no classified information over the server, and she destroyed over 30,000 emails Congress had subpoenaed — all without any criminal liability.

No one has ever seriously investigated the activities of Daniel Jones, who worked for Fusion GPS and was apparently a former FBI agent and staff investigator for Senator Dianne Feinstein, and who as a freelancer received millions of dollars from anti-Trump donors (reportedly Silicon Valley activists and George Soros) and, after Trump was president, in March 2017, met with FBI officials to share information gathered by his Penn Quarter Group designed to harm the Trump presidency.

...Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel, signed a dubious FISA warrant request. Such surveillance was apparently useful to his appointee Robert Mueller’s ability to issue indictments against some minor Trump officials. Was Mueller ever going to examine whether Rosenstein improperly helped produce a FISA court warrant that was central to Mueller’s own investigation?

...Such skullduggery poses the question of whether Mueller’s investigation has been simply derailed by partisanship. Or has it effectively served as a deliberate distraction from the felonious behavior of dozens of Obama-administration and Clinton-campaign officials — all determined to ensure, by any means necessary, that Trump would never be president?
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          NYPD launches drone program      Cache   Translate Page      
Fox 5 in New York City reports,
The skies above New York City will be covered by a fleet drones piloted by police officers.

The New York City Police Department announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program on Tuesday. Licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit will operate them.

Police officials say they will be used in search and rescue missions, to survey inaccessible crime scenes, a hostage situation, and even hazardous material incidents. The department claims that the drones will not be used for "routine patrols" and will not be equipped with weapons.
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          Michelucci: "Serve un fondo di garanzia per le imprese danneggiate dalla chiusura della SP 566"      Cache   Translate Page      
"Rispondendo alla mia interrogazione sulla chiusura della strada provinciale 566 della Val di Vara, l'assessore regionale Giampedrone conferma il lavoro per assicurare giusti finanziamenti e la riapertura a breve". Lo rende noto Juri Michelucci, vicecapogruppo Pd in Regione Liguria, a margine del consiglio provinciale di oggi. "Per quanto riguarda, invece, le difficoltà segnalate…
          Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Trolls Internet With Drone Injury Tweet      Cache   Translate Page      
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is well-known amongst baseball fans for his bloody finger during Game 3 of the 2016... Read More »
          ‘Iceman’ hacker charged with running drone-smuggling ring from jail      Cache   Translate Page      
Max Ray Vision says he's innocent of owning the phone used to orchestrate the scheme and ripping off debit cards to fund the drone purchase.
          Keith Burgess replied to Sandy Sound's discussion Battery Failsafe (mAh) settings.      Cache   Translate Page      
Keith Burgess replied to Sandy Sound's discussion Battery Failsafe (mAh) settings.

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          A Couple of Tenergy Drones Just Hit New Price Lows, for Today Only      Cache   Translate Page      

It’s like Amazon knew that you were considering getting a drone for someone on your gift list, because today they discounted a couple to new all-time price lows.

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          "Ralph rompe Internet", "Rey de ladrones" y "El regreso de Ben", en cines      Cache   Translate Page      
Tras dominar las taquillas estadounidenses, este miércoles previo a la fiesta de la Constitución llega a las salas "Ralph rompe Internet" para competir con películas inspiradas en historias reales como "Rey de ladrones", "Apuntes para una...
           Comentario en SANTA BÁRBARA por pepe       Cache   Translate Page      
acordarse de Santa Bárbara cuando truena, dice el refrán, lo que viene a ser mostrar piedad y temor de Dios cuando aprieta la angustia, y cuántos hoy en día, distraidos y engañados por el mundo, están abocados, en el mejor de los casos, a este extremo, porque encontrar ejemplo y lección en los que debieran darlo es imposible, ganados como son del enemigo, tan brutos ellos, usurpadores y ladrones de la Iglesia, como el otro gran fantoche boquiascoso para el que esta mujer, con su palma del triunfo, es, humanamente hablando, la viva imagen del fracaso de Dios
          Excellent Growth of Drone Defense System market Market | Top Vendors - Thales Group , Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd. , Leonardo S.P.A. , Kelvin Hughes Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
Excellent Growth of Drone Defense System market Market | Top Vendors - Thales Group , Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd. , Leonardo S.P.A. , Kelvin Hughes Limited Summary Based on application, the drone mounting segment of the drone defense system market is projected to grow at the second-highest CAGR after the ground station segment during the forecast period. Drone mounting systems are installed majorly on military drones for

          Drone Girl to speak at “Fly Like A Girl” club at San Carlos Flight Center      Cache   Translate Page      

As drones continue to have a growing impact in our airspace, the aviation community is looking to learn more about how drones interact with manned aircraft. That’s why yours truly, me, The Drone Girl, will be speaking at the December meetup of the “Fly Like A Girl” group at the San Carlos Flight Center on Wednesday, […]

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          Kids' Stories 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Just some of the amazing kids that told us a little about their lives and made this show what it is.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Every year there are a special group of people on BTN that steal the show. Whether it's by talking about their lives, giving us their honest and intelligent opinions or by showing us what they're really passionate about. Of course we're talking about you, the kids that appear in our show every week! Without you we wouldn't have a show, let alone one that's been running for 50 years. So, here's a look at just some of the amazing kids we met in 2018.

KENNEDY: I'm Kennedy Watt.

ELIAS: And I'm Elias Watt, we live in New South Wales Narrabri and we're here to talk about the impact of the drought. We've got friends and they are farmers and it just makes it hard for them

HOLLY: Yeah, it's hard. Watching dad go to work every day and putting so much hard work in, but not getting paid. Like we're not making an income and when we sell sheep, we don't get the money like it's all going to feed the sheep every day.

JACOB JAMES: Hello, my name is Jacob. I'm 11-years-old. What I like about my dad is that, he's always here for me, he's all ears and then in times of need when I need him he'll always be there to give me kisses and hugs

CATHY JAMES: They diagnosed Pete with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's.

JACOB JAMES: Yes, he forgets things, but he's still my dad. It's not going to change the way I talk to him, or the way he talks to me.

EVIE: Hi BTN, my name's Evie Marshall, I'm 12 years old and I live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I also have cystic fibrosis. CF is something I was born with. It means my lungs and digestive system don't work very well. They hate me.

SOUFIA: We decided to do the Ration Challenge because we want to help people in refugee camps. It should be fair that they get food and have a good education. The Ration Challenge is when you have to eat food that refugees get to eat at refugee camps.

MOLLY: Hi BTN my name is Molly Steer and I'm here to tell you why straws really do suck. Straws might seem like the perfect thing to help quench your thirst. But they're actually causing some big problems for the environment.

ARLIAN: And I found out the reason they weren't in the ocean already was because of plastic and I thought wow this plastic pollution is having such a big impact on the sea animals and it might have a huge impact on us human beings and us children

HANNAH: Hi, BTN. I'm Hannah and this is the bionic arm I built. I think in the future, I'd like to continue developing robotic technologies - similar or completely different to something like this and see how different robotics can influence the way people interact.

ELLA: Hi BTN, my name's Ella and I want to tell you about my time at International Space Camp. Yup, space camp. In the first mission, I was the Commander of the Discovery space shuttle. It was pretty daunting, because it was my responsibility to launch and land it using more than fifteen-hundred switches and buttons.

RUDI, DRONE RACER: Hi, I'm Rudi Browning, I'm 15 years old and I'm a professional drone racer from Brisbane. When I crossed the line in first place I was so overwhelmed and so happy.

ELLA: I'm really, really scared of heights and a lot of people tell me I couldn't go up there, I wouldn't be able to cope with the height. It's really awesome. It's a bit like riding on the clouds.

KEEFER: Hi my name is Keefer Wilson and I'm 11 years old and I love to skate. To help me practice my skating, my dad and his friends built me a skate ramp in our backyard. But he got a bit carried away. As you can see, it's no ordinary skate ramp. In fact, it's the world's biggest skate ramp.

ABBEY: Hi, BTN. I'm Abbey and I'm going to talk to you about competitive skipping. This is my team. We're called the Pumper Jumpers.

DEEGAN: My school nickname is Pretty boy.

SAM: And my nickname's rooster.

DEEGAN: So, we mushed them together and got Pretty Rooster.

SAM: Well, Pretty Rooster is a T-shirt company started by Deegan and I.

JAMES: Pretty much as long as I can remember I've been drawing. When my mum called me, she was crying so that means she was happy, but I was happy cause I won the Archie, I didn't win but I got in the top 5 in my age group. I felt pretty cool.

SOLLI: I wrote my first poem when I was about nine. When I started it was quite hard to find everything rhyming and fitting into the structures of poems and to make a slam poem but now it's pretty easy.

"We're finding a solution for pollution on our convolution as a counter-revolution and retribution. All for one thing - to prove evolution."


          Alphabet's Wing to take off in Finland      Cache   Translate Page      
The autonomous drone delivery service is launching in the Helsinki area in spring of 2019.
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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced new plans to put drones into the air over the Big Apple, listing search and rescue missions and hostage situations as a couple of the intended applications.

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NYPD shows off fleet of 14 new drones; detractors have privacy concerns

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Five years ago, Amazon's Jeff Bezos predicted that by now we would all be getting packages delivered by drones. Despite numerous trials and pilots around the globe, we're still waiting. Meanwhile other companies have been nipping at Amazon's heels, including Google's parent company Alphabet. Its Project X drones started delivering burritos to customers in Australia's Capital Territory last year, and has now announced that folks in Finland can look forward to package deliveries by air from early 2019.

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          The 10 Best Ambient/Instrumental Albums of 2018      Cache   Translate Page      


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When Brian Eno set the rules for the genre in 1978 with Music for Airports and the subsequent Ambient series, ambient music was simpler; he defined it as "as ignorable as it is interesting."

Forty years later, ambient can mean anything from slow-moving tape loops to earsplitting Ampex noise. Hell, St. Vincent's Masseduction is even classified as "ambient pop" on Wikipedia. Music that gets slapped with the genre tag isn't always ignorable -- or interesting, for that matter. And the music that still hews to Eno's hoary old adages isn't always ambient, either. The swirling, stoned dub techno tracks of Topdown Dialectic and the soupy digital jazz of Sam Wilkes are a lot closer to one another than what you'd hear in most dance or jazz clubs.

In a way, ambient is a center of gravity towards which all music is attracted in 2018. The rise of streaming and curated playlists means it's easier to non-committally enjoy music than ever before. Mainstream pop and rock are mellower than they've been since the stoned '60s. Even Spotify's RapCaviar playlist is sort of ambient. It's worth wondering in 2018 whether ambient music still even has a place when one can simply find a Spotify playlist for a fix of unobtrusive drift music.

But a great ambient album can still provide a space to step into, or make the trees on your morning walk seem a little taller and the light a little more vivid or the world seem a little more like a dream. The ten albums on this list come from disparate scenes and sources -- bloghaus vets, new age gurus, crusty New York art weirdos, smooth L.A. session cats -- but all offer a similar listening experience, one as conducive for falling asleep to as for wandering around and reveling in the mundane. Here are PopMatters' Best Ambient and Instrumental Albums of 2018. --Daniel Bromfield

10. Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations (Wichita)


It may seem odd to start out a list of the best ambient and instrumental albums of 2018 with a record that is filled to the brim with vocals and lyrics, but for anyone paying attention to former dance club impresarios James Shaw and Jas Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, they have come a long way since their late-2000s debut in the post-Europop landscape. In full collaboration with the Deep Throat Choir, Simian Mobile Disco's sixth full-length is a stunning gem that alternates between lovely ambient works drenched in waves of vocals to more straightforward drum-machine-driven soundscapes. Even when things go a little more traditionally dance or the Deep Throat Choir's lyrics are directly in front of you, Murmurations' magic is that it still manages to pull all these threads together, making an album that puts you in a very specific headspace but one that is as thrilling as it is relaxing, as daring as it is familiar. It's simply a must-hear record for fans of the band, fans of electronic music, and fans of losing your headspace in an album over and over again. - Evan Sawdey

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9. Mansur Brown - Shiroi (Black Focus)


When Yussef Kamaal's LP Black Focus dropped in late 2016, fans of jazz and funk alike were blown away by what they heard: a kinetic fusion of Miles Davis' On the Corner experiments mixed with more contemporary styles and structure (to say nothing of the great use of synths throughout). One of the highlights from the record was the incredible guitar work of Mansur Brown, a 21-year-old prodigy who showed talent well beyond his years. What's even more remarkable than his young age? His incredible debut album, Shiroi. Looping simple phrases in with quick drum work and definite sense of self, this is the perfect kind of album to introduce casual jazz observers to what's going on in the now while also soundtracking any nighttime drive through a city you will ever take, the kind where you see streetlights stretch their forms against the curve of your windshield and you sit back and wonder what it all means. Yes, it's that kind of record: driving, dramatic, compelling, and cool all at the same time. - Evan Sawdey

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8. M. Geddes Gengras - Light Pipe (Room40)


If you're an ambient artist that's about to put out a double-disc set of music, you better have the chops to back it up, lest your listeners fall asleep in your soundscapes. Thankfully, M. Geddes Gengras is not amateur, and Light Pipe is his brilliant, expansive tenth solo effort. While some may recognize him for his more dance-minded moniker Personable, there is a gravity that runs through Light Pipe's extensive runtime that makes it stand out from so many other ambient titles, due in part to the fact that some of these songs stretch out well past the 20-minute mark, allowing him to fully explore a droned-out groove without fear of having to edit himself short. "irwin" trembles with cinematic anticipation, while "water study" stacks literal waves of synth washes across each other, creating slow-motion ripples of sound that move between audio channels. Gengras' style may be somewhat abrasive to some, but those willing to invest over two hours of their time into Light Pipe's expansive world will be handsomely rewarded. - Evan Sawdey

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7. Topdown Dialectic - Topdown Dialectic (Peak Oil)


A liquid by definition takes the form of its container, and that the eight aqueous, sloshing tracks on Topdown Dialectic's debut all cut off after precisely five minutes long suggests that they could go on for six or ten or 30 minutes if they wanted. Dub techno, the turn-of-the-millennium style in which the mysterious outfit traffics, is synonymous with endless, stoned drift; indeed Topdown Dialectic slips by unobtrusively enough to make for great morning-commute listening. But Topdown's restraint and razor-sharp focus means this weightless music sounds fearsome and formidable. Dub techno is a conservative genre, but far from just repurposing bits of old Basic Channel tracks, Topdown Dialectic can sound like Teutonic laptop scientists, cheeky breakbeat revivalists or club-clobbering party-starters when they want -- all while maintaining the corroded, cloudy feeling that makes this music so interesting in the first place. - Daniel Bromfield

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6. Mary Lattimore - Hundreds of Days (Ghostly International)


Mary Lattimore's Hundreds of Days revels in the harp's spiritual qualities: not only in its connotations of angels and paradise and Alice Coltrane but in its potential as an instrument one can zone out on, plucking away blindly and losing oneself. It's no wonder Kurt Vile commissioned her to play on his slacker odyssey Bottle It In, which sits at a similar intersection of folk and ambient psychedelia. Once Lattimore gets going she really gets going, following her fingers deeper into pieces that drift into double-digit runtimes and seamlessly merge the sound of her instrument with all sorts of fluttering electronics, plus some new sounds including her own voice. The sheer size of Lattimore's harp means she can often squeeze only herself and the instrument into her car in tour, but hearing Hundreds of Days it's easy to imagine Lattimore sitting at her harp and drifting Vanessa Carlton-style deeper into some enchanted wood. - Daniel Bromfield

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5. Warmth - Parallel (Archives)


Spanish producer Agustin Mena started out making dub techno before eliminating all aspects of his sound except distant, mile-wide chords. It's hard to think of music more purely ambient than Mena's most recent three albums as Warmth: 2016's Essay, 2017's Home, and the best of the bunch, this year's Parallel. Percussion is nonexistent, the textures are uniform, and chord changes are a rare luxury. But this is no mere wallpaper music, nor is it healing-shop new age meant to stupefy us into a brainless trance. Instead, it revels in rich emotional shading, and while some of his earlier work could be fluffy, there's an eerie ambiguity to these slow-moving synth pads, as if we're experiencing the calm before a storm. Certainly Mena masters the shoegaze effect of suggesting something massive and potentially dangerous kept at bay by thick walls of sound. This is music that seduces us with beauty while keeping us just slightly on edge. - Daniel Bromfield

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4. Lubomyr Melnyk - Fallen Trees (Erased Tapes)


Approaching his 70th birthday, Lubomyr Melnyk is no doubt just as surprised as anyone by his success. Born in Germany to Ukranian parents before spending most of his time studying in Canada, Melynk has always stuck out in the world of contemporary compositions due to his love of "continuous" music, where he holds down a piano's sustain pedal to get certain notes to overlap and bleed into each other, in effect creating a new note that didn't exist between key presses. A late 2000s reissue campaign helped reignite his career and eventually get signed to Sony Classical, but it was album Fallen Trees for Erased Tapes that has stunned us all. While his compositions here wouldn't be classified as adventurous, his adherence to performance, texture, and mood is otherworldly, as his fantastic flurry of soft notes help craft a soundscape that is as cinematic as it relaxing, propulsive as it is pastoral. While there is no shortage of contemporary solo piano records to choose from, Melynk's incredible turn on Fallen Trees shows that even as he heads into the twilight of his years, he is still filled with the passion, verve, and fire of someone half his age. A stunner. - Evan Sawdey

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3. SUSS - Ghost Box (Northern Spy)


When you tell someone you're listening to ambient music, a casual listener might have an idea of what "ambient" is: quiet synths, rolls of melodies, maybe even a backbeat or two. You know: massage music. Yet fans of the genre know just how sprawling and diverse the tag "ambient" truly is. Bob Holmes' knows the power of this genre as well, and so when his band SUSS went out to make "country ambient music", few could've guessed that the end result would be as utterly captivating or gorgeous as this. Ghost Box -- the band's debut album which has already been reissued due to the group finding an audience on Spotify -- is a creature unlike any other, where slide guitars and tremolo-heavy string pluckings paint a picture of a desert horizon facing a gorgeous sunset. Their songs at times are downright minimal ("Rain" uses its punctuated silence to great effect), and at others some light keyboard effects (like on "Big Sky") showcases how each track has its own distinct identity, even if the album is best absorbed as a complete artistic whole. The "country ambient" sub-genre maybe as niche as it can get, but there's no denying that SUSS are already the undisputed masters of the form. - Evan Sawdey

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2. Gigi Masin - Kite (Self-released)


Italian producer Gigi Masin's been kicking around since 1986, but for all intents and purposes, he's an upstart. He was best-known for years for his hip-hop sample staple "Clouds", which we can hear in beats for everyone from Björk to Post Malone, before finding new fame with the intergenerational Gaussian Curve ensemble. This is his first solo record since 2001's Lontano and easily his best, whittling down the scattershot musical sensibilities of his early Fourth World albums in favor of a stately Mediterranean palate of piano and synth that brings to mind white Grecian ruins and aquamarine mosaics at the bottom of fountains. At 40 minutes it refuses to deepen and resists our efforts to get lost in it; it swims lonesomely around our heads, making everything a bit more wistful with its sad chords. It's late-afternoon music, perfect for those hours when the light starts to turn pink and the day feels as transient as life itself. - Daniel Bromfield

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1. Sam Wilkes - WILKES (Leaving)


Early in 2018, the ever-reliable Leaving Records dropped a surprising collaborative record between saxophonist Sam Gendel and a new up-and-coming bassist named Sam Wilkes. The two Sams have a distinct chemistry -- one where they used beats and loops of their respective instruments to craft soundscapes that Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, and the rest of the Brainfeeder crew would've been mighty proud to have on their own records. It was a quirky, gorgeous jazz-dub record (even counting the occasional beatbox experiments), but few could've guessed that Wilkes' would be back later in the year with his self-titled debut, one which has Gendel, Brainfeeder drummer Christian Euman, and more all work together to craft a half-hour of some of the most forward-thinking instrumental music of the year.

Wilkes' grooves are indelible, deep, and moody. The space he gives Cole and Gendel to explore the outer reaches of each new piece yields powerful dividends, particularly during the highlight "Run (fade)" when Cole's crashing cymbals give the song a powerful climax. WILKES arrives with a complete musical identify, one that wraps you into its world and soothes, challenges, and pushes your understanding of ambient-jazz at every chance it gets. The chemistry between the musicians is peerless, but it's the distinct sonic world that the collective has created that will keep you coming back time and time again, making WILKES the Best Ambient/Instrumental Album of 2018. - Evan Sawdey

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Jason Sattler 

 November 29, 2018

One of the defense world’s newest and most promising innovations is the High Energy Laser Weapon System. It is the most advanced and capable concept for a tactical, ground-based defensive laser system, capable of being mounted on a variety of air, land, or sea-based platforms. Of course, lasers themselves are not a new technology. Lasers have been studied and tested for military use for decades. Recently, companies such as Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon have taken this existing technology, scaled it down, and adapted it for a variety of platforms with a new purpose: to shoot down weaponized drones and small munitions. This new mission set for the tactical laser offers the military a drone-killing weapon system that could keep the U.S. ahead of the power curve on the modern battlefield, especially in the fight against non-state actors and armies increasingly using drones for combat operations. Such new weaponry would ensure U.S. and coalition troops engaged in irregular warfare can maintain tactical air supremacy. America’s adversaries are developing new techniques like swarming and obtaining cheaper technology like commercially available drones to overcome, or at least deny, the preponderant American overmatch in the burgeoning field of unmanned vehicles in all domains.

GENESIS

The first exploration into the different possibilities for weaponized lasers began in the 1990s, which culminated in a major study published by the Defense Science Board Task Force in 2001. The Task Force explored the range of possibilities and limitations related to mounting lasers on land, air, and naval platforms, and examined the budgeting timeline and technological advances necessary to build an effective operational system. In short, they recognized laser capabilities were possible and could be developed in the future, but the technological limitations of 2001––weight, energy efficiency, and laser potency, for example––did not permit the creation of effective prototypes. Nevertheless, the Task Force correctly identified the technological advances necessary to create effective platforms that could both provide both offensive and defensive capabilities.[1]

ISIS Drones (Abu Medinah/YouTube)

Since 2001, laser technology has become lighter, more potent, and more energy efficient. Recently, the development of ground-based laser defense technology has been scaled down and adapted for tactical use as a result of changing trends in contemporary warfare. This sudden interest “has been sparked in part by the proliferation of cheap, easy-to-obtain drones.”[2] Contemporary armed groups such as the Islamic State and the Houthi rebels in Yemen have employed small and inexpensive commercial-off-the-shelf drones to conduct reconnaissance missions and attack U.S. and allied forces in their respective areas of operation. To combat this, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking to develop a “low-cost solution for a low-cost problem.”[3] DARPA recognizes the military needs a cost-effective way to defend against lowball attacks, one that is not using a $3 million Patriot missile to take down a $200 consumer drone, which will likely increase in both quality and lethality as drone technology further develops and becomes cheaper.[4] Such a low-cost adaptation is necessary as more state and non-state actors gain access to and employ unmanned technology.[5] At present, conducting Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems operations (C-UAS) by jury-rigging multi-million dollar defense systems such as Israel’s Iron Dome is unsustainable in the long run and diverts these systems from their original purpose. If we accept that hostile drone threats will persist, the U.S. military requires systems similar to Lockheed Martin’s prototype: The High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck. It is equipped with a 50-kilowatt high-energy solid-state fiber laser and has a cost per kill of about $30.[6]

LIMITATIONS

What makes the High Energy Laser so cheap to operate? The technology has become more compact and more cost effective to produce than the early concepts of 2001. Below is the initial concept for a vehicle-borne high energy laser system as it existed in 2001.[7]

ZEUS-HLONS (USASMDC/Wikimedia)

Unfortunately, the vehicle was enormous, bulky, and overweight; this is hardly the type of agile weapon system needed on a contemporary era battlefield. The laser unit itself created an incredible amount of heat, and the vehicle’s cooling system could only keep the laser running for about 10 engagements before requiring a 30-minute cooldown period.[8] Heat signatures are a major problem on the 21st century battlefield, as most foreign militaries, to include some insurgents, have infrared sensing technologies able to detect even a well-hidden laser-shooting vehicle due to its heat signature.

Finally, the vehicle’s batteries lacked the capacity and staying power needed to operate such a large unit for normal combat operations. This laser was 100 kW––double the energy output of Lockheed’s concept. The 2001 Science Board Task Force report identified this shortfall, and recommended “the cost in terms of watt of output energy must fall by over an order of magnitude to be affordable for an Army ground weapon system.”[9] Also, the Board noticed “the primary cost driver [appeared] to be the microchannel cooler manufacturing” and suggested a “hybrid-electrical ground vehicle is ideally suited to carry [the laser], since the same prime power source can serve to provide both the propulsion of the vehicle and power to the laser.”[10] These limitations hindered the production of a viable platform until more efficient and cost-effective technologies became available.

DEVELOPMENT

Newer vehicles tested by Lockheed and Raytheon address these problems by both limiting the laser’s energy output to around 50 kW and using hybrid engines that can both move the vehicle and provide electricity for the lasers.[11] Additionally, as noted by John Kester in Foreign Policy, “traditional weapons require stockpiles of ammunition, which is costly to produce and transport,” but “the high energy laser system requires only fuel to complete its mission.”[12] This advantage could perhaps be exploited even further with the emergence of alternative fuels such as hydrogen cells, which could be a robust alternative since a hydrogen-powered vehicle would only need to carry water, an immensely more useful and available resource on the modern battlefield. In addition, it would be less dangerous than carrying around combustible fuels.

The 2001 Task Force also made the following observation regarding the system’s capabilities at the time:

While continuing to move towards deployment of a mobile system using deuterium, fluoride chemical laser, the Army should broaden efforts toward development of laser technologies for a more robust, supportable system––closed-cycle chemical, solid-state, and fiber lasers. Program options for choosing a new laser should be kept open as long as possible.[13]


The solid-state lasers mentioned in the report were not a well-developed technology at the time, so the 2001 concept was equipped with a less potent chemical laser. As the technology has developed, new prototypes are equipped with solid-state lasers, which “require no volatile chemicals to produce high-powered beams,” and instead act as “combined-beam fiber lasers,” which “[pull] together different beams of light and [squish] them into one.”[14] Furthermore, solid-state lasers can be varied in size and output because “the more fiber optics you add, the more energy you get out the other end.”[15]

CONCEPT

Raytheon’s prototype, the HELWS-MRZR, takes the High-Energy Laser Weapon System, which combines a solid-state laser weapon with Raytheon’s own Multi-Spectral Targeting System, and mounts it on a Polaris MRZR® all-terrain vehicle. What results is an advanced, lightweight, and adaptable weapons system that meets a specific military demand. In creating the HELWS-MRZR, Raytheon has not really invented a new technology; they have simply combined existing technologies to create a low cost solution. By changing traditional linkages, improving existing capabilities, and adapting to a specific demand, Raytheon may have created an innovation with the potential to improve the battlefield environment for the U.S. and its allies.

HELWS-MRZR (Raytheon/Wired)

This is important as U.S. ground forces in Iraq and Syria have had to rely on anti-drone rifles that incidentally scramble their own electronics, degrading their anti-Islamic State operations.[16] A Popular Mechanics article on the HELWS-MRZR quoted Ben Allison, director of Raytheon's high energy laser product line, who said, “We didn't want to go out and do a bunch of research and development…We wanted to take the assets and capabilities Raytheon has today and use them to really affect this asymmetrical threat. We settled on a small system that's hugely capable.”[17] In short, Raytheon has not developed a disruptive breakthrough, but simply pieced together existing technologies in an innovative manner to meet a very specific need.

IMPLEMENTATION

Based on the capabilities afforded by the High-Energy Laser Weapon System, we can speculate how this innovation will influence future military operations. Because of its size and mobility, the High-Energy Laser Weapon System can provide force protection for small ground units or convoys by defending against enemy airborne drone threats. The High-Energy Laser Weapon System can run the targeting system for up to four hours and fire the laser 20-30 times on a single charge, and if connected to a generator it could, in theory, fire indefinitely.[18] Ideally, this innovation would immediately neutralize enemy drone threats using its precision and intense heat, thus denying enemy drone capabilities. By creating an umbrella over troops and vehicles, it can provide immediate protection against drone-borne attacks, which occurred up to 10 to 15 times a day against U.S. and Syrian Democratic Forces in Mosul. In some cases, the system can even intercept some mortar and rocket fire, an ongoing problem in current theaters of operation.[19] High-energy lasers might even be able to assist in explosive ordnance disposal efforts, as well as prevent vehicle-borne improvised explosive device threats, which would largely benefit disposal teams and the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization by providing a rapid response asset class that could decrease both the risk to friendly forces and collateral damage to innocent bystanders. Each of these advances would free up the situational awareness of U.S. and allied troops who need to maintain a competitive edge over insurgents.

As tactical laser technology keeps advancing, the potential for further implementation and integration will likely grow. In addition to providing unmanned aerial vehicle defense for small units and special operations forces, perhaps multiple High-Energy Laser Weapon System could be employed to create a mobile aerial defense umbrella using layered systems to defend convoys or forward operating bases against drones and precision munitions. In addition, the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines are each exploring ways to mount the laser system on their own ships and aircraft for counter-unmanned aerial system defense and other uses. Currently, the Air Force Research Lab has embarked on their Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, which is “aimed at creating sufficient on-board power, optics and high-energy lasers able to defend large platforms such as a B-52 bomber, C-130 aircraft or fighter jets.”[20] Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operations Command are also exploring options for airborne defense against “ground-to-air and air-to-air weapons” as well as offensive capabilities.[21]

Finally, the U.S. Navy has tested an “active laser weapons system” on the Austin-class amphibious transport dock USS Ponce.[22] The laser is capable of destroying unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, mortars, and moving surface targets such as small boats within “one to five miles.”[23] The U.S. Army has also begun testing high-energy laser systems, deploying the High-Energy Laser Weapon System MRZR in combat maneuver exercises and mounting a test version of Raytheon’s Multi-Spectral Targeting System on AH-64 Apache helicopters.[24] It might not be long before these weaponized laser systems become so miniaturized and efficient that soldiers in the field could carry them as easily as an M-4.

CONCLUSION

By adapting a current technology, defense industry giants Raytheon, Lockheed, and Boeing have each developed weapon systems specifically designed to employ the High-Energy Laser Weapon System to counter modern asymmetric threats. This cheaper approach is particularly novel, as they have done this without having to budget and program for the long-term development of a specific and costly weapon system. Tests have shown these systems offer precise, effective, and relatively inexpensive defense capabilities that can be adapted for a multitude of roles and numerous platforms.[25] If successfully implemented, innovations such as the High-Energy Laser Weapon System MRZR and similar vehicle-borne laser defense systems have the potential to change the tactical and operational landscape by effectively neutralizing an array of airborne threats; protecting countless American, allied, and civilian lives and assets.

Jason Sattler is a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The views expressed at the author’s alone and do not represent the official position of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

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Header Image: Conceptual Image of Lasers Attacking Unmanned Systems (Lockheed Martin)

NOTES:

[1] Welch, Larry D., USAF (Ret), and Donald C. Latham. "Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on High Energy Laser Weapon Systems Applications." (June 2001), accessed October 24, 2017.

[2] Kester, John. "Army, Defense Companies Making Renewed Push for Laser Weapons." Foreign Policy. last modified October 12, 2017, accessed October 24, 2017, http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/12/army-defense-companies-making-renewed-push-for-laser-weapons/.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Jahara W. Matisek, “Shades of Gray Deterrence: Issues of Fighting in the Gray Zone,” Journal of Strategic Security 10, no. 3 (2017): 1-26.

[6] Kester, Army Defense.

[7] Welch, Report, 123.

[8] Ibid, 123.

[9] Welch, Report, 79

[10] Ibid., 34.

[11] Tucker, Patrick. "US Army to Test Powerful New Truck-Mounted Laser 'Within Months'." Defense One, last modified March 16, 2017, accessed October 24, 2017. http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/03/us-army-test-powerful-new-truck-mounted-laser-within-months/136239/

[12] Kester, John. "Army, Defense Companies”

[13] Welch, Report, xvii

[14] Tucker, Patrick. "US Army to Test”

[15] Ibid.

[16] Gibbons-Neff, Thomas. "ISIS Drones Are Attacking U.S. Troops and Disrupting Airstrikes in Raqqa, Officials Say." The Washington Post, last modified June 14, 2017, accessed November 09, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/06/14/isis-drones-are-attacking-u-s-troops-and-disrupting-airstrikes-in-raqqa-officials-say/?utm_term=.50b414d7d24c.

[17] Mizokami, Kyle. "This ATV Shoots Down Drones With Lasers." Popular Mechanics, last modified October 16, 2017, accessed October 24, 2017.

[18] Ibid.

[19] Moore, Jack. "ISIS Using Drones Rigged with Munitions to Attack Advancing Forces in Raqqa." Newsweek, last modified June 26, 2017, accessed January 26, 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/isis-using-drones-rigged-munitions-attack-advancing-forces-raqqa-628955.

[20] Osborn, Kris. "Air Force Tests Bolt-On Aircraft Laser Weapon." Scout Warrior, last modified May 28, 2017, accessed November 5, 2017. https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Air-Force-Tests-Bolt-On-Aircraft-Laser-Weapon-101458201

[21] Ibid.

[22] Gady, Franz-Stefan. "US Navy Tests Worlds First Drone-Killing Laser Weapons System." The Diplomat, last modified July 19, 2017, accessed November 05, 2017. https://thediplomat.com/2017/07/us-navy-tests-worlds-first-drone-killing-laser-weapons-system/.

[23] Ibid.

[24] Judson, Jen. "US Army tests laser on Apache helicopter." Defense News, last modified August 08, 2017, accessed November 28, 2017. https://www.defensenews.com/2017/06/26/us-army-tests-laser-on-apache-helicopter/.

[25] Hawkins, Derek. "Laser-equipped Helicopter Zaps Its First Target, to Defense Contractor's Delight." The Washington Post, last modified June 27, 2017, accessed November 15, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/27/laser-equipped-helicopter-zaps-its-first-target-to-defense-contractors-delight/?utm_term=.35228e1c7754.



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Private companies are helping the Pentagon automatically identify objects in drone photographs. Photo: Eren Bozkurt/Anadolu Agency/Getty

 

Google made headlines for walking away from a contract to provide intelligent software for the Pentagon — but its hesitation, a response to a staff uprising, may be an anomaly rather than an omen.

Increasingly, big tech companies and startups are flocking to show military and security officials their wares for everything from surveillance and detecting fake content to disaster relief.

Axios' Kaveh Waddell reports: Two events in the D.C. area this week — one hosted by the Pentagon and the other by the intelligence community — drew hundreds of private sector participants.

Top defense, law enforcement, and intelligence officials asked companies and academics for help developing AI-driven applications for security applications.More than 300 companies attended the Defense Department’s unclassified event yesterday, and around 100 gave private presentations to officials, said Graham Gilmer, an AI expert at Booz Allen Hamilton, who participated.Gilmer also attended the intelligence community’s classified event the day before, which featured speakers from the FBI, Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

In one example of the stakes, the Army announced yesterday that it had awarded a $480 million contract to Microsoft to develop an augmented reality system.

Turnout at the Defense Department event was "striking," said Gilmer. The organizers said attendance tripled since the first AI industry day last year, and Gilmer says the companies attending this year were considerably more diverse.

"You can tell the DoD has industry's attention," he said.Booz Allen Hamilton works on Project Maven, the contract Google pulled away from. But yesterday, Gilmer presented a less controversial project: a smartphone app that can detect problems in a generator just by listening to it.Predictive maintenance is one of several non-surveillance goals for which the Defense Department wants to use AI. Others include process automation and humanitarian assistance.

When it’s not inviting companies to its doorstep, the Pentagon is sending officials around the country to present a friendly face to the tech industry — and not just the defense stalwarts.

On the sidelines of a recent conference in Austin, Texas, the Air Force’s Jennifer Sovada told Axios that the government is responding to a shift in who develops technology."We are relying too heavily on old contractors," she said. Her focus is to reel in startups that might be jumpy about military contracting.

Go deeper: Microsoft defends work with U.S. military


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World War II Veteran Recalls His Own Time Away From Home And Under Fire

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The holiday season means family time for most Americans, but that’s not the case for many U.S. military personnel who can’t return home to eat turkey dinners, open presents, light the menorah or participate in other traditions.

It’s a situation veterans who served in decades past can identify with, as they too found themselves far from home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, often under harrowing conditions.

For 95-year-old Art Schmitz, for example, Christmas Eve 1944 was “just another day under fire” because the Battle of the Bulge was well underway.

“Several other soldiers and I were holed up in a house in Bastogne, Belgium, singing Christmas carols when we heard the drone of approaching planes,” says Schmitz, author of the memoir A Tourist in Uniform: World War II Memories.

“Grabbing our rifles a little tighter, for all the good that would do, we held our breath and waited.”

The first plane dropped flares, lighting up the night skies. The soldiers scrambled to the cellar stairs, falling down the steps as bombs exploded and parts of the house collapsed above them.

“On Christmas morning, we discovered that the house had taken a direct hit from a 500-pound bomb that landed on the toilet, splitting it in two,” Schmitz says. “The bomb just about demolished the house, but it didn’t explode. I vowed I was going to come back to Bastogne for a peaceful Christmas.”

Today, there are about 1.3 million active military personnel, and about 200,000 of those are deployed overseas. Each holiday season, a number of organizations provide support to the troops and their families, and also accept donations from Americans who want to help. A few of those include:


  • Red Cross. The Red Cross has a “Holidays for Heroes” program that enables people to “give something that means something” during the holiday season. The Red Cross says it invites the public “to join their local Red Cross offices to thank and recognize members of the military, veterans and their families through a variety of activities.” Anyone interested in helping should check with their local Red Cross office to learn more.
  • USO. The USO delivers holiday care packages during various holidays throughout the year. The USO reports that since the program was launched in 2011, it has distributed nearly 1,500 boxes that brought holiday cheer to more than 110,000 service members in more than 500 locations.
  • Operation Gratitude. This non-profit organization sends individually addressed care packages to troops serving overseas, veterans, military families and others. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.
After surviving that Christmas Eve in 1944, Art Schmitz recalls making it to the mess hall for a much-needed Christmas Day meal, and then being handed a copy of General Anthony C. McAuliffe’s holiday message to his troops.

In the conclusion of that message, the general wrote: “We are giving our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a Merry Christmas.”


About Art Schmitz: Art Schmitz, author of A Tourist in Uniform: World War II Memories, is a retired teacher and a World War II veteran who was born and raised in Milwaukee. With the help of the GI Bill, he earned a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Exceptional Education for the Mentally Challenged student. He taught in Wisconsin and four other states before retiring after 35 years in the classroom. He is a lifetime stamp collector and an avid fisherman who has fished in 191 bodies of water in three countries.
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          Σε επιφυλακή η ΕΛ.ΑΣ με 5.000 αστυνομικούς για την επέτειο δολοφονίας του Γρηγορόπουλου      Cache   Translate Page      
Τα δρακόντεια μέτρα ασφαλείας που θα εφαρμοστούν θα είναι ανάλογα με αυτά στο Πολυτεχνείο, ενώ θα υπάρχουν αυξημένες αστυνομικές δυνάμεις σε αστυνομικά τμήματα και κτίρια, όπου στεγάζονται κρατικές υπηρεσίες.




Για ακόμη μια χρονιά θα ληφθούν δρακόντεια μέτρα ασφαλείας από την Ελληνική Αστυνομία για την επέτειο της δολοφονίας του Αλέξη Γρηγορόπουλου, στα Εξάρχεια και τις συγκεντρώσεις που θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Πέμπτη.

Η ΕΛΑΣ βρίσκεται σε επιφυλακή, ενώ στα μέτρα που θα ληφθούν στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του κέντρου της Αθήνας, πρόκειται, σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες από αστυνομικές πηγές, να συμμετέχουν, όπως άλλωστε και στην επέτειο του Πολυτεχνείου, περισσότεροι από 5.000 αστυνομικοί.

Τα μέτρα ασφαλείας που θα εφαρμοστούν θα είναι ανάλογα με αυτά στο Πολυτεχνείο, ενώ θα υπάρχουν αυξημένες αστυνομικές δυνάμεις σε αστυνομικά τμήματα και κτίρια, όπου στεγάζονται κρατικές υπηρεσίες.

Παράλληλα, πολλοί «μυστικοί» αστυνομικοί θα βρίσκονται στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του Εξαρχείων και του Πολυτεχνείου, που θα παρατηρούν κινήσεις διαφόρων ατόμων και ειδικότερα έξω από κτίρια που τελούν από κατάληψη. Η αστυνομία εκτιμά ότι οι συγκεκριμένοι χώροι είναι πιθανό να αποτελέσουν ορμητήριο για διάφορες επιθέσεις.

Επίσης, συνεχείς πτήσεις πάνω από την ευρύτερη περιοχή του κέντρου της Αθήνας θα πραγματοποιούν το ελικόπτερο της Αστυνομίας, καθώς και τα μη επανδρωμένα αεροσκάφη, τα γνωστά «drones».

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          ΕΚΑΜ και ΜΥΑ βγάζουν ασπροπρόσωπη τη χώρα: Στο επίκεντρο η κορυφαία άσκηση «Jackal Stone»      Cache   Translate Page      
ΕΚΑΜ και ΜΥΑ βγάζουν ασπροπρόσωπη τη χώρα: Στο επίκεντρο η κορυφαία άσκηση «Jackal Stone»
Αν υπάρχει κάτι για το οποίο αμφότερος ο κόσμος των Ελληνικών Ειδικών Δυνάμεων πρέπει να είναι περήφανος και να καυχιέται είναι οι Δυνάμεις Ειδικών Επιχειρήσεων της ΕΛ.ΑΣ και του Λ.Σ που χωρίς υπερβολή βρίσκονται σε εξαιρετικό επίπεδο.
Οι πολλαπλές συνεκπαιδεύσεις με τους Αμερικανούς αντίστοιχων μονάδων και η συμμετοχή σε πραγματικά συμβάντα και αληθινές επιχειρήσεις έχει αυξήσει σε μεγάλο βαθμό την τεχνογνωσία, την εμπειρία και το γενικότερο επίπεδο των δύο αυτών μονάδων. Η άσκηση ξεκίνησε χθες Δευτέρα 3/12 και θα διαρκέσει ως τη Παρασκεύη 7/12.
Αναφορικά δε με τη ΜΥΑ η μονάδα έχει παραλάβει σύγχρονο υλικό από τους Αμερικανούς αναβαθμίζοντας σε μεγάλο βαθμό τις επιχειρησιακές της ικανότητες και αποτελώντας εθνικό εργαλείο στρατηγικού χαρακτήρα. 
Σε τακτικό επίπεδο μόνο το τελευταίο έτος, η Μ.Υ.Α./Λ.Σ.-ΕΛ.ΑΚΤ., η άξια αυτή μονάδα, έχει πραγματοποιήσει πολυάριθμες μη συναινετικές νηοψίες στο Ιόνιο, στο Αιγαίο και στο Λιβυκό Πέλαγος, οι οποίες έχουν οδηγήσει στην κατάσχεση δεκάδων τόνων ναρκωτικών, στη σύλληψη στόχων υψηλής σημασίας και στην εξάρθρωση εγκληματικών οργανώσεων.
Η ΕΚΑΜ από τη μεριά μας παραμένει σταθερά μια από τις καλύτερες αντιτρομοκρατικές μονάδες σε Ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο συμμετέχοντας στο δίκτυο ΑΤΛΑΣ με πολλαπλά οφέλη. 
Η Ειδική Κατασταλτική Αντιτρομοκρατική Μονάδα (Ε.Κ.Α.Μ.) της Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας, κατακτώντας άλλη μια διεθνή διάκριση, στον 10ο ετήσιο διαγωνισμό Ειδικών Δυνάμεων στο εκπαιδευτικό κέντρο «KASOTC» της Ιορδανίας, επιβεβαίωσε το υψηλό επίπεδο εκπαίδευσης και επιχειρησιακής ετοιμότητας και ανταπόκρισης της. 
Ο διαγωνισμός πραγματοποιήθηκε από 29 Απριλίου έως 7 Μαΐου 2018, με τη συμμέτοχη ομάδων από (40) Ειδικές Μονάδες (24) χώρων (Αυστρία, Ελλάδα, Ηνωμένα Αραβικά Εμιράτα, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες της Αμερικής, Ινδία, Ιορδανία, Καζακστάν, Κατάρ, Κένυα, Κίνα, Κόσσοβο, Κουβέιτ, Λευκορωσία, Λίβανος, Μολδαβία, Μπρούνεϊ, Ουκρανία, Πολωνία, Πορτογαλία, Σαουδική Αραβία, Σουδάν, Σουηδία, Τουρκία, Τσεχία).
Για τη ΜΥΑ και τη γενικότερη αναβαθμισμένη εικόνα έχουμε τοποθετηθεί εδώ: https://defencereview.gr/exairetika-anavathmismeni-eikona-gia-ti-mya-kai-i-steni-synergasia-me-tis-ipa/
καθώς και εδώ: https://defencereview.gr/paralavi-drones-gia-ti-mya-toy-ls-kai-prosechos-dyo-skafi-eidikon-epicheiriseon/
Ένα από τα σενάρια της άσκησης προβλέπει αντιμετώπιση τρομοκρατικής ενέργεια σε κρουαζιερόπλοιο με μεγάλο αριθμό ομήρων και αντιτρομοκρατικές επιχειρήσεις, η πρώτη σε μια νησίδα στη Σούδα και η δεύτερη στην πόλη του Ηρακλείου. 
Στην άσκηση συνεκπαιδεύονται ΜΥΑ, ΕΚΑΜ μαζί με Αμερικανούς βατραχανθρώπους. Στο Ηράκλειο η άσκηση θα γίνει σε έξι με εφτά διαφορετικά σημεία του Ηρακλείου, της Χερσονήσου και του Φόδελε.
Τα προηγούμενα χρόνια την άσκηση Jackal Stone φιλοξένησαν, μεταξύ άλλων, η Βοσνία-Ερζεγοβίνη και η Γερμανία. 
Tόσο η Jackal Stone όσο και η προηγούμενη άσκηση που έλαβε χώρα στο πρώην αεροδρόμιο Ελληνικό σηματοδοτούν μια εξαιρετική περίοδο για τα θέματα αντιτρομοκρατίας και μια έμπρακτη αναγνώριση της αξίας των Ελληνικών μονάδων Ειδικών Επιχειρήσεων των Σωμάτων Ασφαλείας. 
Στην άσκηση θα κριθεί ο βαθμός συνεργασίας και συντονισμού πολλών και διαφορετικών υπηρεσιών σε συνθήκες που απαιτούν μέγιστη ετοιμότητα και κινήσεις μεγάλης ακρίβειας.
Στην άσκηση Jackal Stone συμμετέχει και προσωπικό από τις Ελληνικές Μονάδες Ειδικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΓΕΕΘΑ. 
Σημειώνεται ότι μετά τις επιχειρήσεις της ΕΛ.ΑΣ στα Ζωνιανά το 2007, στη Κρήτη έχει εγκατασταθεί μόνιμα κλιμάκιο της ΕΚΑΜ με την ονομασία «Ομαδά Ειδικών Αποστολών» που εδρεύει στο Ηράκλειο Κρήτης και συνεπικουρεί τα Τμήματα Αστυνομικών Επιχειρήσεων.
Αυτό που κατά την άποψη μας πρέπει να αποτελέσει το επόμενο βήμα είναι η συμμετοχή των των Ελληνικών μονάδων Ειδικών Επιχειρήσεων της Διακλαδικής Διοίκησης Ειδικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΓΕΕΘΑ σε πραγματικές αντιτρομοκρατικές επιχειρήσεις του ΝΑΤΟ. 
Φυσικά το ζήτημα δεν είναι απλό και έχει πολιτικές προεκτάσεις αλλά τα οφέλη που θα προκύψουν είναι αδιαμφισβήτητα πολλαπλά και ιδιίως σε πολιτικό και διπλωματικό επίπεδο. 
Όπως πολλάκις έχουμε τονίσει οι Ειδικές Δυνάμεις είναι εργαλείο στρατηγικού χαρακτήρα και ως τέτοιο πρέπει να αξιοποιούνται. 

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          The NYPD just unveiled its first drone fleet      Cache   Translate Page      

New York Police Department (NYPD) officersREUTERS/Bria Webb

  • The New York Police Department has shown off its first fleet of 14 drones.
  • The department said that potential uses for its fleet include search and rescue, hard-to-reach crime scenes, hostage situations, and hazardous material incidents. 
  • The drones won't be used for routine patrol or traffic enforcement.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has shown off its first fleet of drones.

The department said Tuesday that potential uses for its 14 drones include search and rescue, hard-to-reach crime scenes, hostage situations, and hazardous material incidents.

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          Xiaomi e seu custo/benefício surpreendente em tecnologia      Cache   Translate Page      
Quando se vai comprar um celular, cada pessoa procura algo diferente. Tem aqueles que querem algo visual, um design maravilhoso que se destaque, combine com sua roupa, chame atenção. Tem aqueles que querem tecnologia avançada, não importa o valor, eles querem um celular absurdamente tunado com tudo de última geração, tem aqueles que querem status, não importa se é um celular pior que outros, a pessoa quer mostrar pra sociedade a posição que está. E em meio a tantos tipos de pessoas, tem aqueles que querem um custo/benefício perfeito. Tem uma quantidade X de dinheiro e querem tirar o máximo que puderem desse dinheiro, e é aí que entram os celulares da Xiaomi, e melhor, ela vai muito além de celulares, apresentando tudo quanto é tecnologia com preços super adequados.



A Xiaomi inicialmente parecia ser apenas mais uma empresa chinesa aleatória com produtos baratos e que não era de se esperar muito. Isso porque ela surgiu no começo da popularização dos smartphones em 2010, e em meio a uma quantidade enorme de produtos vagabundos, as pessoas desconfiam especialmente das mais novas. Ou seja, imagina em 2010 com a Samsung, Apple, Nokia, etc... E do nada surge uma empresa chinesa oferecendo um celular mais barato. O que você pensaria? Porém surpreendeu a todos quando quebrou bruscamente esse estereótipo, agradando clientes e incomodando gigantes da área.

Acho que a primeira vez que ouvi falar da Xiaomi de uma forma que me fizesse prestar atenção, foi quando comprei meu Zenfone 4, e ao postar no Facebook, veio alguém dizendo que joguei dinheiro fora e que dava pra ter o mesmo benefício por metade do preço em um da Xiaomi. Embora não creio que seja pra tanto (Os fãs da Xiaomi são meio arrogantes do jeito de falar mesmo kkkk), com o tempo fui vendo cada vez mais sobre a empresa, entendendo sua política de vendas e entendendo que realmente os seus celulares são de qualidade e com um preço absurdamente menor.

Eu lembro que há alguns anos atrás, li uma matéria sobre a Apple que era sobre o que fazia a empresa lucrar tanto. Nesse artigo era explicado que eles tinham a política de lucro extrema, que ia desde poupar rios de dinheiro com a mão de obra extremamente barata, até inflar o valor absurdamente graças ao status de se ter um produto da empresa. A Xiaomi parece uma versão reversa da Apple.



O que a fez se popularizar inicialmente foi a satisfação dos clientes. As pessoas compravam os produtos não ligando nem um pouco para marca e pensando apenas no fato de que estavam baratas. Normalmente produtos assim costumam começar a apresentar defeitos, só que foi aí que ela passou a se destacar, pois os produtos continuavam funcionando muito bem e assim gerando satisfação empolgação para os usuários comprarem novamente e recomendarem.

Logo a coisa começou a se mostrar padrão. Os produtos eram mesmo baratos e de qualidade. E em um mundo com a tecnologia cada vez mais presente, e uma quantidade enorme de pessoas interessadas, mas nem um pouco dispostas a pagar caro, não teve como não ser sucesso, afinal de contas até então o mundo parecia ter só dois lados, um com empresas conhecidas e tecnologia cara, o outro com empresas nada conhecidas e celulares descartáveis. Mas a Xiaomi ofereceu uma opção com o melhor dos dois mundos.

Logo a Xiaomi começou a se destacar em diversas áreas, mesmo sendo mais conhecida por celulares, ela começou a investir forte na internet das coisas, criando desde drones até esteiras. Minha primeira experiência com a Xiaomi foi com a Mi Band 3, que me mostrou de forma perfeita o que essa empresa é capaz. Um aparelho baratíssimo, que facilitou pra caramba meu dia a dia e ainda assim com elegância.

Uma coisa que faz os produtos da empresa se tornarem tão atraentes, é o fato de que ela fica ouvindo o que os usuários pedem e de olho no que eles mais usam. E com base nisso, cria novos que tenham certos recursos. Ou seja, se tem um recurso que a minoria usa, ela corta esse recurso, pra que gastar dinheiro com algo que a minoria vai aproveitar? E então usa essa grana pra investir em colocar recursos desejados.



Mas sem sombra de dúvidas o que torna mais atraente os produtos, é a política de margem de lucro da empresa. O negócio é o seguinte, empresas pagam pela mão de obra, pelo desenvolvimento, pelo suporte, pelo transporte, uma penca de coisas. Mas esse trabalho tudo precisa ainda ser lucrativo, ou seja, elas adicionam uma porcentagem extra pro consumidor pagar e assim valer a pena. Por exemplo se pagam R$100 no total pra criar um celular, vendem ele por R$110 pra poder lucrar.

Mas o negócio é que a coisa costuma ser muito mais extravagante, e os valores variam de produto pra produto, mas vão a até 42% dos custos gerais! Ou seja, não é apenas lucrar em cima da construção da bagaça, é nadar na grana! E quanto mais conhecida a marca, maior a margem de lucro, afinal de contas as pessoas passam a confiar ou ter um apego à empresa.

Em abril de 2018 foi revelada uma pesquisa feita pela Counterpoint Research, referente aos três primeiros meses do ano e que mostrou que o lucro do iPhone X foi cinco vezes maior do que 600 fabricantes de Android juntas! Uahahaha, tem ideia da margem de lucro cabulosa necessária pra uma bagaça dessas? Detalhe que as vendas desse modelo só tinham dois meses, ou seja, as outras empresas tiveram um mês de vantagem, além disso, as vendas do iPhone X foram inferiores às de modelos anteriores. Então imagina o quanto não foi lucrativo pra Apple?

Por outro lado, no mesmo mês a Xiaomi fez um anuncio nada comum para uma empresa fazer. Sabem quando uma empresa vai ficando famosa e aumentando os preços, afinal vai gerando confiança e sendo desejada? Pois é... A Xiaomi fez a promessa de que a empresa estaria limitada PRA SEMPRE à margem lucra máxima de 5% após a aplicação de impostos. E com isso vocês podem ter uma ideia do custo/benefício dos produtos. Você fica em um valor muito próximo do custo de produção.

Sendo assim, o custo / benefício é simplesmente perfeito! Procurar produtos de tecnologia pode ser um verdadeiro inferno. Você não sabe se a empresa é boa, não sabe se vai tomar uma surpresa cabulosa um mês depois ao descobrir um produto muito melhor por um preço inferior. Não é à toa que as pessoas se apeguem a empresas, elas testam, se acostumam e pensam "O próximo que eu comprar vai ser dessa empresa também".

Enfim, eu acho uma pena que não temos tantas opções assim. Imagina que legal e como facilitaria a vida? Você está determinado a gastar uma certa quantidade de dinheiro, e ao invés de fazer uma pesquisa cabulosa, simplesmente procura algo que tenha utilidades que te agradam e compra. Enfim, fica a dica para ficar de olho, ela fabrica desde fechaduras inteligentes até patinetes elétricos esquisitos kkkk.


 

          ドローンセーターを着てプロフィールを公開したところデートをする相手が現れた      Cache   Translate Page      
Maker Faireでビックリしたり楽しい気分になったりするのが、私は大好きだ。いつも、ジャイアント級のうれしいサプライズがあるが、この12年間、Maker Faireを見てきて思い出すのは、まったく予想もしていなかった、小さいけれど、よく考えられていて、主流からちょっと外れてて、まったくの別世界へ連れて行ってくれるものが多い。 昨日、Mark FrauenfelderがYouTube MakerのLaura Kampfにインタビューを行うというので待っている間、私は15分間のプレゼンテーションを見ていた。
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SpaceXの垂直に着陸するロケットには想像力が広がる。宇宙旅行に憧れる一般の人々だけではない。ホビイストもまた刺激されていた。RC Lover Sanとして知られているGianluigiは、垂直に着陸するロケットのプロジェクトを投稿してくれた。 これは、モデルロケット用のクアッドコプター着陸システムだ。まず、ロケットを打ち上げる。そして、パラシュートでロケットを地面に落とす代わりに、クアッドコプターのモーターを展開して、発射台の上に着陸させるのだ。
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ドローンを1から作る人は少なくなったけれど、今でも最高の工作テーマだ。ハードウェアとソフトウェアの統合を高いレベルで体験できる。ラフバラ大学で自動車工学を勉強中のアキラさんは昨年それを実行した。 【完全自作】ARDUINOを使用した自作ドローンの製作記(飛んだ!) 機体の製作から始まって、姿勢推定やPID制御、XBeeによる無線通信などソフトウェア面の解説が丁寧にされている。GitHubGistで公開されているソースリストとYouTubeの動画を併せて見れば、クアッドコプター製作の勘所が掴めそうだ。
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図A:木板で作った軽量な架台をドローンの着陸脚にガムテープで貼り付ける(Photography by Forrest Mims) 小型の無人航空機(UAVまたはドローン)は、私の科学ツールキットの大切な一部となった。航空写真を撮影するだけでなく、気温、相対湿度、露点など、高度によって変化するパラメーターの測定にも使える。こうしたパラメーターの測定は、ドローンのカメラに測定器が写るように取り付けるだけで、じつに簡単に行える。ドローンのコントローラーの画面を見るだけで、それらの変化が読み取れる。
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          あれは月じゃない、巨大なデス・スター・ドローンだ!      Cache   Translate Page      
『ローグ・ワン / スター・ウォーズ・ストーリー』が公開されて盛り上がりを見せ、新しいスター・ウォーズもののドローンがまた登場するだろうと思っていたが、こんなものが登場するとは! このどでかいデス・スターのドローンを見て欲しい。動画ではその実際の大きさがよくわかりにくいのだが、最初のハンガー(ガレージ)から飛び立つシーンをしっかり見てくれ。 Flitetestが制作したこの動画では、みんなが大好きなスペースバトルのシーンを再現するために特殊効果が加えられ、宇宙船も登場するし、惑星がデス・スターに粉砕させられるシーンもある。
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          Maker Faire Tokyo 2016でドローンが乱舞! 2日目も熱戦が期待されるFPVドローンレース      Cache   Translate Page      
Maker Faire Tokyo 2016のHゾーン横にある特設会場で、FPV RACING JAPANが主催する「FPVドローンレース」が行われている。200グラムまでの小型ドローンでコースを周回し、そのタイムを競い合う。 ドローンレースの会場。およそ12メートル×20メートルの範囲に作られたコースを周回する 多彩なドローンがMaker Faire Tokyo会場に集結した レースにエントリーしたのは21名。3名ごとの予選では、5分の時間内にコースを自由に周回、ベストラップを記録する。
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          5分で終わる米連邦航空局のドローン登録をやってみた      Cache   Translate Page      
FAA(米連邦航空局)のドローン登録のためのウェブポータルがオープンした。そこで、どんなふうになっているのかを確かめるために、登録を行ってみた。 超高速でルールを作ったFAAの特別委員会が約束していたとおり、登録は最初から最後までで5分程度で終わる。また、ポータル開設に先立って発表されていたとおり、登録料5ドルで登録ナンバーがもらえて、それを所有するドローンのうち、重量が0.55から55ポンド(約250グラムから25キログラム)までのすべてに貼り付けることになっている。登録は一度だけ行えばよい。
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          米ドローン規制12月21日に発効、登録料は5ドル      Cache   Translate Page      
米連邦航空局が遠隔操縦飛行機(FAA)の規制を真剣に考えているひとつの表れとして、FAAはドローン規制プログラムを発表した。これは12月21日に発効されている。FAA広報官によれば、ドローンが大量に売れるであろう年末のお買い物シーズンに間に合わせた形となる。 「間違えないでほしいのは、無人航空機の愛好家は航空パイロットであるということです。その称号には大きな責任が伴うのです」と、合衆国運輸長官、Anthony Foxxは言う。「登録することによって、そうしたユーザーと共に無人航空機を安全に飛行させる機会が生まれます。
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          ゴーストや死神が空を飛ぶ。友だちを震え上がらせる6つのドローンおばけ      Cache   Translate Page      
ドローン(正しく言えばマルチコプター)は、いろいろ遊べて楽しい。もともとの使い方で飛ばすだけでも楽しいのだが、ハロウィーンの衣装を身につけると、クレイジーなものに変身する。ここにドローンを使った6つのおばけを紹介しよう。 ゴースト・クアドコプター このビデオのタイトルは、ずばりGhost Quadcopterだ。みんなもこんなおばけを想像していたんじゃないかな。ゴーストのコスチュームをクアドコプターにくっつけただけで、4つのモーターとプロペラは外に突き出ている。
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          ドローンがホワイトハウスの庭に墜落:操縦者は遊びだったと主張      Cache   Translate Page      
シークレットサービスが公開したホワイトハウスの庭に落ちたドローンの写真。 今朝早く、ホワイトハウスの芝生の上にクアドコプターが墜落した。 公開された写真から判別するに、プロペラガード付きのDJI Phantom2と見られるこのクアドコプターは、シークレットサービスのスポークスマン、Brian Learyによると、午前3時に「超低空」で飛行中に墜落したという。 その後、この墜落の責任者だという人物が名乗り出て、遊びで飛ばしていたと話した。
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          3D Roboticsが500万ドルの出資を受ける      Cache   Translate Page      
先週、WiredのChris Andersonは、Wired編集長を辞職して3D RoboticsのフルタイムCEOに就任することを発表したが、本日、Chrisは、同社が500万ドルの出資を受けたことを発表した。これにより、3D Roboticsは成長を加速して、新しい市場へ新出できると彼は話している。以下は、ChrisがDIYDronesのブログに書いた言葉だ(DIYDronesは 3D Roboticsの子会社)。
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          ティフアナでドローンを作る      Cache   Translate Page      
先日、私は、地方会議および博覧会のTijuana Innovadoraに招かれ講演を行った。TechShopのMark Hatch、昼は工業デザイナーで夜はドローンプログラマーのJason Short、それにArduinoチームのDavid Cuartiellesも、オープンソースパネルで講演をしていた。その前夜、メキシコの国境を歩いて通過したことが、この旅の予想外のハイライトとなった(反対方向に国境を越えようとする人たちの列は想像以上に長かった)。
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          Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting      Cache   Translate Page      

Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now.
Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever,…

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          New York Police Unveil Drone Program      Cache   Translate Page      
The NYPD is buying 14 drones to assist officers in rescue missions, traffic- crash investigations and large events, but civil-liberty advocates worry the technology may be abused.
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Un estenuante viaggio come quello che adesso fanno i disperati del Nord Africa è simile a quello che intrapresero anche gli emigranti italiani120 anni fa. Ecco dunque l’odissea tappa per tappa dei nostri nonni che partiva dai sacrifici fatti per comprare un biglietto per le lontane Americhe e che continuava con l’ottenimento del passaporto per emigrare e proseguiva con il lungo viaggio in terza classe ammassati come bestie, sporchi e malnutriti e si concludeva con l’arrivo nel luogo prescelto. Ma qui la tribolazione non terminava spesso erano truffati, rapinati e alcuni cadevano nelle maglie di sfruttatori senza scrupoli. Ma per fortuna c’era anche chi riusciva a farsi strada e oggi se capitate a Stockton (California) esiste una Corfino Lane (Corso Corfino) e una colonia di corfinesi ancora presente.


 


“Li chiamano (e in effetti sono) i viaggi della disperazione, gente



che sfugge dalle miserie di una vita grama e che cerca per se e per la propria famiglia un po’ di benessere. Sono viaggi talvolta fatti in condizioni miserevoli, su navi fatiscenti, l’igiene e la pulizia su queste navi sono costantemente in contrasto con la speculazione. Manca lo spazio, manca l’aria…”.

Può sembrare ma non è…Può sembrare uno stralcio d’articolo di qualsivoglia quotidiano comprato stamani in qualsiasi edicola della Garfagnana sulla condizione dei migranti odierni, ma appunto non è…Questo brano è tratto da una valutazione semestrale che il prefetto locale faceva sull’emigrazione garfagnina ad inizio del 1900 e che veniva poi inviata puntualmente al ministero dell’interno. Come si può vedere tali fenomeni non conoscono epoca, noi garfagnini ci siamo passati per primi da questi fenomeni migratori di massa, naturalmente le differenze ci sono e non starò qui ad elencarle, ma quello che a me interessa è sottolineare la voglia dell’uomo di migliorare la propria condizione di vita ed è questa la molla principale che muove un individuo ad abbandonare la propria casa e avventurarsi in una nuova nazione. Ma prima di arrivare nel nuovo Paese in cui sarebbe cominciata una nuova vita bisognava e bisogna affrontare un viaggio, lungo e terribile, oggi come allora. Ecco dunque come si accingevano al viaggio nelle lontane Americhe (o in Brasile, piuttosto che in Argentina) i garfagnini, un viaggio se si vuole non troppo diverso in tutto e per tutto da quello dei migranti di oggi.

La situazione era veramente disperata, la Garfagnana nei primi dieci anni del 1900 registrò una preoccupante decadenza demografica, in montagna la percentuale dei disoccupati saliva addirittura al 70% e come racconta sempre un rapporto del prefetto di quegli anni:-…il garfagnino cerca i mezzi minimi di esistenza nello sfruttamento del bosco e del sottobosco con la raccolta a seconda della stagione di legna, di funghi e di frutta(castagne,fragole, lamponi e mirtilli)– l’analisi si fa più profonda e continua dicendo che:-...come si può biasimarli, l’agricoltura è arretrata, le colture sono quelle tradizionali e poi la sognata ferrovia Lucca- Modena sembra essersi fermata a Castelnuovo Garfagnana…- La conseguenza di tutto ciò porterà  i nostri nonni ancor di più ad emigrare nei paesi d’oltre mare.


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Un biglietto per le Americhe

 


Ma il primo ostacolo che trovavano era la mancanza di soldi per comprare il biglietto per le lontane Americhe, allora in buona parte dei casi ci si indebitava già prima di partire. Molti garfagnini infatti si rivolgevano già nel 1874 al Banco di Anticipazioni e di Sconto di Castelnuovo che tramite l’ipoteca sui beni terreni concedeva il prestito per acquistare il biglietto, tale prestito veniva ripagato dalla famiglia dell’emigrante attraverso i primi guadagni del congiunto che ogni tanto inviava. La partenza spesso avveniva su richiamo dall’estero per bisogno vero e proprio di maestranze o era anche il parente stesso già partito in precedenza che richiamava i nipoti o altri familiari come in questo caso:

“San Paolo 5 maggio 1910

Carissimi genitori ringraziando il Signore e Maria Santissima si gode una buona e perfetta salute …Sono a dirvi che Angiolino che se non ne cavate da niente se volesse venire con me e se avesse voglia di lavorare, meglio che stare a fare i vagamondi si sta sempre, oppure lo mando in San Paolo coi zii che incomincia guadagnare i primi soldi” (lettera di Amose Abrami di Chiozza che chiama il fratello).

Ma prima di partire tutto passava da un librettino rosso che i garfagnini manco avevano mai visto:il passaporto.


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Un passaporto del tempo

 


La procedura per l’espatrio prevedeva appunto la richiesta di tale documento. Per ottenerlo era necessario fare richiesta al sindaco del comune di residenza che a sua volta girava la domanda al ministero degli esteri. Sul passaporto venivano iscritti (se l’uomo aveva famiglia) la moglie, i figli e anche gli ascendenti conviventi. Naturalmente si pagava una tassa che era esente per le persone che andavano all’estero per lavorare. Fu un esodo epocale quello che accadde in Toscana nel decennio 1906-1916, le statistiche su base decennale parlano di ben 330.000 partenze e questo studio vide la Garfagnana e la Lucchesia al primo posto, avanti a tutti i comuni di Barga, Capannori e Castelnuovo.


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Italiani in partenza mostrano orgogliosamente il tricolore

 


L’avventura per nostri conterranei cominciava quasi sempre nel porto di Genova a loro si mostravano davanti i più grossi transatlantici che mai avevano solcato quei mari: il Rex o il Nastro Azzurro per citarne alcuni, naturalmente per loro la prima e la seconda classe erano una lontana chimera, per i garfagnini (e per tutti gli emigranti in genere) si aprivano le porte della terza classe, un vero e proprio “carnaio” di persone stipate, buttate li, quasi come capitava, a questo proposito c’è un ricordo di un’illustre personaggio: Edmondo De Amicis(n.d.r::l’autore del libro “Cuore”). Il famoso scrittore s’imbarco sul “Galileo” a Genova diretto a Buenos Aires, un viaggio che durerà 22 giorni in compagnia di varia umanità e fra questa umanità incontrerà anche i garfagnini: “Chi parte? Il Galileo portava mille e seicento passeggeri di terza classe, dei quali più di quattrocento di donne e bambini[…] Tutti i posti erano occupati. La maggior parte degli emigranti, come sempre provenivano dall’Italia alta, e otto di dieci dalla campagna[…]. Di toscani un piccolo numero: qualche lavoratore d’alabastro di Volterra, fabbricatori di figurine di Lucca, agricoltori nei dintorni di Fiorenzuola, qualcuno dei quali, come accade spesso, avrebbe un giorno smesso la zappa per fare il suonatore ambulante[…] calzolai e sarti della Garfagnana”(brano tratto dal libro di De Amicis “Sull’Oceano”,1888).


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Edmondo De Amicis

In che condizioni era la terza classe ve lo lascio immaginare. Augusta Molinari (storica contemporanea) le ebbe a chiamare “Le navi di Lazzaro”. Fino al 1901 non esisteva alcuna norma che regolamentasse gli aspetti sanitari dell’emigrazione e da un rapporto medico del 1902 si deduce che: “Le cuccette degli emigranti vengono ricavate in due o tre corridoi e ricevono aria per lo più attraverso i boccaporti. L’altezza minima dei corridoi e di un metro e cinquanta centimetri. Nei dormitori così allestiti è frequente l’insorgenza di malattie, specialmente bronchiali e del’apparato respiratorio. Per sottolineare la mancanza delle più elementari norme igieniche si può fare riferimento al problema della conservazione e distribuzione dell’acqua che viene tenuta in casse di ferro rivestite di cemento. A causa del rollio della nave il cemento tende a sgretolarsi e intorbidire l’acqua che, venuta a contatto con il ferro ossidato assume un colore rossastro e viene consumata così dagli emigranti. Dal punto di vista dietetico la razione viveri giornaliera risulta sufficientemente ricca di elementi proteici. Sulla modalità di distribuzione del rancio viene segnalata la discriminante distribuzione del pasto da parte dei “capi rancio”. Il cibo viene consumato nelle cuccette o sul ponte in quanto non previsti refettori”. 


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Il ponte stipato all’inverosimile di una terza classe

 


Per gli emigranti della terza classe veniva però anche il momento del divertimento. Il garfagnino Camillo Angelo Abrami ricordava così quei momenti: – Fra i pochi divertimenti vi era la tombola. Banchi di pesce a volte ci davano qualche allegra sorpresa, rari i delfini che per lungo tratto accompagnavano la nave[…] Il lavoro a bordo era andare a prendere il cibo, pane e vino mattina e sera, qualche partita a tombola e osservare lo spartiacque alla prua di bordo lungo la rotta-. Altro svago era la musica suonata con l’organetto a questo proposito basta ricordare la famosa canzone “Mamma mia dammi cento lire”. Arrivava finalmente dopo lunghe ed estenuanti settimane il momento dello sbarco e qui i problemi non finivano, ma anzi cominciavano di nuovi e più grandi. Spesso capitava ai nostri emigranti di non sapere neanche in che parte di mondo erano capitati, tanto da non comprendere geograficamente parlando dove erano finiti. Una cartolina illustrata del 1902 del garfagnino Nicola Ambrogi ne è un fulgido e se si vuole simpatico esempio. Tale cartolina venne spedita dopo lo sbarco negli Stati Uniti e il nostro emigrante era deluso perchè il piroscafo non era passato da Parigi. Dispiaciuto se ne scusa con l’amico Enrico. Ma l’America allora dov’era? L’America intesa con l’A maiuscola era ancora ben lontana. Appena arrivati gli emigranti rimanevano esposti a rapine e a fregature varie, mancava infatti qualsiasi tipo di assistenza da parte del governo italiano, supplirono a ciò a partire dalla fine del 1800 istituzioni private: la Congregazione dei missionari scalabriniani che dava la sua assistenza sopratutto in Europa, nelle Americhe e in Australia, l’Opera Bonomelli (anch’essa cattolica) attiva in Europa e nel Mediterraneo e la Società Umanitaria d’ispirazione laica.


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All’arrivo in America

 


La vita all’interno delle strutture d’accoglienza per i garfagnini e non, era sempre traumatica. In Argentina esisteva “L’Hotel degli immigranti” un ampia struttura in pietra che aveva sostituito un fatiscente edificio nel porto di Buenos Aires, questa struttura serviva a coloro che non erano attesi da parenti e amici ed era utilizzata  come avviamento al lavoro, a tale scopo l’Oficina de trabajo (n.d.r:l’ufficio del lavoro) smistava le richieste di lavoro che venivano da tutto il paese. Cosa molto simile esisteva in Brasile. Dopo lo sbarco a Santos c’era il trasferimento nell‘Hospedaria di San Paolo. Il peggio del peggio però accadeva negli Stati Uniti. Prima di Ellis Island a New York c’era il Castle Garden, nelle intenzioni era un centro a cui tutte le imprese che cercavano lavoratori dovevano far capo, ma non era proprio così. In pratica in questi locali gli emigranti italiani venivano ammassati come bestie e trattati proprio come se fossero a una fiera del bestiame o ad un mercato degli schiavi.


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Mulberry Street New York emigrati italiani e non in posa

 


Molti immigrati caddero nelle maglie del rinomato “Padrone system”, in pratica un boss, che in cambio di una tangente procurava a loro lavoro, ma non solo, si occupava anche dell’alloggio che di solito era in qualche lurida pensione a prezzi esorbitanti. Il lavoro era settimanale in modo che ad ogni rinnovo il boss riscuoteva la solita mazzetta, inoltre solitamente aveva in gestione anche uno spaccio in cui le merci costavano il doppio che da altre parti, d’altronde era difficile sottrarsi a questa ragnatela una volta caduti dentro, l’emigrato non conosceva la lingua e gli usi locali e dipendeva esclusivamente dal boss. Questo sfruttamento finalmente trovò un grosso argine nella cattolica St Raphael’s Italian Benevolent Society.

Grazie a Dio, esisteva anche chi questo tribolato viaggio lo concludeva in maniera soddisfacente, lavorando duramente cominciava a farsi la sua nuova vita.


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Corfino

 



Molti dei nostri emigranti oggi sono benestanti, grazie proprio ai sacrifici e ai patimenti dei loro nonni partiti oltre un secolo fa e per questo voglio raccontarvi quello che accadde a una comunità garfagnino-californiana. Tutto nacque nella contea di San Joaquin nella città Stockton (in California appunto) oltre un secolo fa. Eravamo negli anni compresi fra il 1880 e il 1905 quando un gruppo di soli uomini (circa 18) si insediò in questo luogo, lavorando come braccianti e operai in fabbriche di mattoni. Il tempo passava e una volta che finalmente fu raggiunta la stabilità economica questi uomini cominciarono a chiamare anche la loro famiglia e oggi se vi capita di passare da quelle parti leggete i nomi sui campanelli, possiamo notare cognomi a noi familiari: Nelli, Gregori, Manetti, Cecchini, Vergai, Pennacchi, Santi, Nicoli, sono tutti cognomi riconducibili alla Garfagnana e in particolar modo al paese di Corfino.


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Corfino Lane, Stockton

 


Una vera e propria colonia di corfinesi  che attraverso un flusso emigratorio avvenuto a più riprese popolò questa ricca contea e fa una certa impressione passare per la via cittadina denominata Corfino Lane (n.d.r:Corso Corfino) e curiosità nella curiosità con ogni probabilità Corfino può contare oggi più oriundi negli States che residenti nella provincia di Lucca, anche se ad onor del vero è difficile quantificare il numero dei corfinesi a Stockton, molti hanno americanizzato il proprio cognome (da Lombardi a Lombard per esempio), ma comunque facendo un sommario calcolo sono 140 le famiglie di origine corfinese che hanno contribuito fattivamente allo sviluppo di questa città lavorando come semplici manovali o braccianti, impiegati spesso nelle miniere, i pionieri garfagnini si sono integrati alla perfezione senza rinunciare alle proprie origini, facendo poi studiare i loro figli che adesso fanno i professionisti, i commercianti e gli operai specializzati. Quello che si dice un viaggio finito bene…




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La città di Stockton





  • Notizie tratte da: Archivio Fondazione Paolo Cresci (Lucca)


 


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Wetenschappers uit Peru hebben voor de tweede keer een onbemand toestel gestuurd naar een vulkaanuitbarsting. Deze keer deden ze het met een drone die speciale sensoren heeft. Zo kon de drone gassen meten en die informatie doorsturen naar de wetenschappers. Op die manier proberen ze beter te begrijpen hoe en wanneer een vulkaan kan uitbarsten.


          Oh Cool, the NYPD Now Has a Fleet of Drones for 'Tactical Operations'      Cache   Translate Page      

The New York Police Department has acquired an arsenal of 14 drones to help monitor the city.

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          NYPD adds 14 DJI drones to its force under new UAS program      Cache   Translate Page      
The New York Police Department will begin using drones in certain situations where it believes the technology would be beneficial. These law enforcement scenarios include hostage situations, large gatherings where security is difficult, crime scenes where aerial documentation is needed, and more. This is the first time the NYPD has turned to drones since shuttering its previous UAV program in … Continue reading
          Ruokaa, lääkkeitä ja tavaraa minuuteissa tilauksesta – amerikkalaisyhtiö tuo dronet Helsingin taivaalle      Cache   Translate Page      
Kuljetuspalveluyhtiö Wing kertoo aloittavansa tavarakuljetukset droneilla eli kauko-ohjatuilla ilma-aluksilla Helsingin seudulla ensi keväänä. Pääkaupunkiseudusta tulee yhdysvaltalaisen Wingin ensimmäinen toiminta-alue Euroopassa. Wing sanoo tiedotteessaan, että se voi kuljettaa esimerkiksi ruokaa, lääkkeitä ja muita tuotteita vain minuuteissa mobiilisovelluksessa tehdystä tilauksesta. Yhtiö on kehittänyt drone-kuljetuksia Australiassa kuluneen puolentoista vuoden ajan. Wing aikoo lentää testilentoja Suomessa talven aikana. Yhtiön […]
          Hawaii Soldier Who Tried To Help Terrorists Gets 25-Year Sentence      Cache   Translate Page      

(AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided classified military documents, a drone […]

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          Nano drone      Cache   Translate Page      
I need a tiny nano or micro drone. It should exactly look like a tiny insect and should hold a night vision tiny camera with network connectivity-wifi/sim. It can be controlled through an android mobile/tablet... (Budget: ₹1500 - ₹12500 INR, Jobs: Android, Arduino, Drones, Photography, Wireless)
          Audi, Airbus, and Italdesign Tests “Pop.Up Next” Flying Taxi for Future Cars      Cache   Translate Page      

In a world of diverse and incredible technology, the world is moving at a very fast pace and it takes only the smart to catch up, don't be surprised when the world starts flying on drones very soon, as we already seen in Dubai.

During Drone Week in Amsterdam, Audi, Airbus, and Italdesign have presented “Pop.Up Next” Flying Taxi prototype for the first time. This high-tech transportation system could be our future of a flying taxi by combining a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. During the first public test flight, the flight module could place a passenger capsule accurately on the ground module, then it drove from test grounds autonomously. Even though it’s still 1:4 scale model, but it’s highly possible that in coming decade, you could enjoy this convenient and efficient flying taxi service in large cities with the multi-modal operation, in the air, and on the road. Passengers don’t need to change vehicles, they can relax or work in their cabin and let the system do the rest.

Audi believes, flying taxis are our future, more and more people are moving to the cities and more people would be grateful for automation. Senior citizens, children, and people without driver’s license will want to use convenient robot taxis. This futuristic Audi Pop.Up Next Flying Taxi transportation system would also make a smart allocation of traffic between roads and airspace, all of us would eventually benefit in equal measure.








          Se enfrenta con un machete a unos ladrones armados que entraron a robar a su casa      Cache   Translate Page      

Cinco ladrones armados entraron en una casa del condado de Sarasota, en el estado de Florida para robar, pero lo que no sabían es que se iban a encontrar con un hombre con un par de huevos… El dueño de la vivienda se enfrentó a los ladrones con un machete y consiguió que estos se fuesen por donde habían venido. La cámara de seguridad de la casa grabó el momento. Con un par… 

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          re: BEWARE: New Plan to Censor Health Websites      Cache   Translate Page      

Fight back by filling their corporate databases of your info with GARBAGE. Be the GI in GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out). Go to adnauseam.io and load their browser pluggin. They click ads so you don't have to! It is a method of resistance so threatening to Google's business model that they banned it from the Chrome store.

Fight back and have fun doing it. You can check to see what ads "you" have clicked and how much "you" have cost them. Apparently I'm currently very interested in Fords, VWs, electronics and drones. LMAO.


          Rebel in Gaza by Asmaa al-Ghoul review – a love letter to an unloved place      Cache   Translate Page      
This memoir, written with the Lebanese novelist Selim Nassib, passionately describes the strength, suffering and magic of life in the Gaza Strip

There has been nothing so dramatic as a “war” in the Gaza Strip since 2014, but the Israeli military has nonetheless killed more than 200 Palestinians there this year. On a single Friday in March, snipers took the lives of 52 protesters. Most weeks, the casualties dribble in more slowly: two or three or seven are shot while demonstrating along the fence that confines them; or, unsuspecting, they are blown apart by missiles fired from drones and F16s. Only when the toll is particularly high, or an unusual proportion of the dead are children, do the international media take notice.

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          Milano, incendio alla Scala: ma è solo un’esercitazione dei vigili del fuoco      Cache   Translate Page      
A tre giorni dalla Prima di «Attila», il comando provinciale dei pompieri ha simulato un’emergenza nel teatro: coinvolte 6 squadre con autopompe e autobotti, tre autoscale e un drone
          China's DJI Dominates A Portion Of America's Technology Market Through Drone Production And Sales      Cache   Translate Page      
Drones are becoming more and more popular in the United States. People from all age groups have expressed interest in flying their own drones. It... Read more at VMblog.com.
          Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Cameras for everyone this Christmas!      Cache   Translate Page      
The special moments in life this holiday season deserve to be recorded in the best possible way and what better way than to get 2018's best cameras?
Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Cameras for everyone this Christmas!
Christmas camera guide

From point and shoot cameras to action cameras. From amateurs to semi-professionals, we list 10 of the best cameras for each category that is available for purchase in the Philippines. This means that this list is composed of cameras that have official distribution and warranty in the Philippines.

Lets check them out!

Cameras for everyone this Christmas!

SJCAM SJ5000X
SJCAM SJ5000X

1. Budget Action Camera - SJCAM SJ 5000X Elite costs PHP 5,599 and gives you up to 4K footage at 30 frames per second. It can shoot 12 MP stills with an ultra wide 170 degree angle field of view to make sure you get as much of the scene as possible. It has a 2-inch LCD display and it supports a gyroscope digital stabilization sensor for smooth footage. Lastly, the housing is waterproof up to 98 feet or 30 meters.
GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition
GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition

2. Best Action Camera - GoPro Hero 7 Black costs PHP 24,690. It records 4K up to 60 fps, 2.7K at up to 120 fps and 1080p at 240fps. It also takes 12MP RAW stills photos. The new HyperSmooth Video Stabilization allows for smooth gimbal like footage. The body by itself (without waterproof housing) is waterproof of up to 30 feet or 10 meters. At the back is a 2-inch LCD. Lastly, it supports voice controls for when you can't reach the remote or the camera itself.
DJI Pocket
DJI Pocket

3. Portable Gimbal Stabilized Camera - DJI Pocket at PHP 23,200. It was just announced recently but it is a unique 1/2.3-inch sensor camera that can shoot 4K 60fps at 100 Mbps with 140 minutes of run time! It can take single shot and panorama stills. There is also a shoots time lapses and motion lapses. For people who are always on the go and want unbeatable gimbal smooth footage. It will be available later in December 2018. It is now available for pre-order at authorized DJI retailers nationwide.
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 IV

4. Premium Compact/Travel Point and Shoot - Sony RX100 series. Prices are the following: The Mark IV PHP 49,999; Mark V-A PHP 65,550. The RX100 series has been lauded as the best point and shoot camera for several years now with each year a new model is released with minor changes. It uses a Sony's 1-inch sensor with High quality Zeiss lenses that allows of high resolution stills and stunning 4K video. The latest is the Mk VI with the longer zoom range but we think the Mark IV and Mark V are a better value even though the range is shorter at 24 to 70. It fits in your pocket and it has a view finder. What's not to love?
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M50

5. Best Vlogging Camera - Canon EOS M50 starts at PHP 38,999 for the body only. It is equipped with an APS-C sized sensor with Canon's Dual Pixel Autofocus that has been lauded as the best in the industry. It detects the subject and is able to track it seamlessly which makes it perfect for vlogging. It even has a microphone jack if you want to plug in an external microphone for better audio. Lastly, it has a fully articulating touch display which means you can flip the display to face you so you can make sure you can compose yourself better when filming yourself.

Also, if you decide to get one from Henry's Professional camera, you can get a Rode Microphone and Enovation Flexible tripod.
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T3

6. Best all-around APS-C Mirrorless Camera - Fujifilm X-T3. The body starts at PHP 86,990. Fujifilm has been known in recent years for producing cameras with an APS-C sensor that can rival full-frame and for producing a long list of lenses dedicated for their APS-C line that allows for a relatively smaller but competitive set-up. The X-T3 builds on the great stills capability of the X-T2 while improving its autofocus and video capabilities significantly. The result is the best all around APS-C camera.
Sony A7 III
Sony A7 III

7. Best Full-Frame mirrorless: Sony A7III. The body starts at PHP 132,999. The A7III was game changing when it was released because it challenged what a USD 1999 camera should be. It brought Full-Frame to a more affordable price point while improving the image quality of stills and video from the previous generation. It also inherited the autofocus system from the more expensive A7RIII and is now the standard for Eye-detect/Face detect autofocus in the Full-Frame autofocus performance.
DJI Spark
DJI Spark

8. Best Consumer Drone with Camera: DJI Spark. Standard edition costs: PHP 24,400, while the Fly more combo PHP 33,500. The DJI Spark comes at a relatively affordable price point with features like gesture controls and TapFly control which makes it easier for anybody to pilot it. It comes with a 12MP shooter with two-axis image stabilisation, subject tracking, and GPS and vision based navigation. It is the everyman's drone!
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

9. Best Pro-sumer Drone with Camera - DJI Mavic 2 Zoom starts at PHP 76,300. It features a 12MP 1/2.3-inch sensor with a 24-48mm optical zoom that allows for the iconic Dolly zoom feature. It can also take a super high resolution 48MP image and can fly for as long as 31 minutes! Lastly, it features the latest version of DJI's Ominidirectional Obstacle Sensing and OccuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology which makes it the easiest Mavic to Fly yet. It flies at a maximum speed of 44.7 miles per hour. We highly recommend getting the Fly More kit for PHP 23,000.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro's triple Leica lens
Huawei Mate 20 Pro's triple Leica lens

10. Best Smartphone Camera - Huawei Mate 20 Pro with triple Leica camera system will cost you PHP 49,999. The Mate 20 Pro offers more features than any other flagship phone in the market today and it even has one of the best cameras on the market. It has a triple camera set up with an ultra wide lens, standard wide and a telephoto lens which all take great photos for a smartphone and when used with Huawei's AI, it can take super smooth video footage, it can take 10x digital zoom images and it can even take up to 6 seconds of long exposure images with the Night mode.

What do you guys think? Do you agree with us? Will you be getting any of the cameras on this list? 

Remember all these cameras are available in the Philippines.

          La UJI colaborará con el CERN para investigar en teleoperación robótica en el Gran Colisionador de Hadrones      Cache   Translate Page      
La Universitat Jaume I (UJI) ha firmado un convenio para colaborar con la Organización Europea para la Investigación Nuclear (CERN) en materia de investigación y formación superior en teleoperación robótica en el Gran Colisionador de Hadrones -Large Hadron Collider, LHC- ubicado en Ginebra.
          Legal analytics – when big data meets big law      Cache   Translate Page      

Automated data analysis has changed how scientists think about health research, and is helping uncover inefficiencies in transport systems. Now it’s making waves in the legal sector

Data is invading the legal system. In January, prosecutors in Germany presented a court with data from an iPhone suggesting a suspect was climbing stairs when it was alleged he had been dragging a body down a steep bank. It isn’t the only case of its kind: pacemaker data has been used in US courts as evidence against a wearer and data from fitness trackers has been used to indicate how, for example, a person’s lifestyle has changed after an injury.

The amount of data being created by the devices people carry around has grown exponentially, and had a knock-on impact across multiple professions. For criminal lawyers, it has increased the potential evidence that’s available, and this increase in data has been mirrored across all branches of law. It’s a trend that has the potential to completely disrupt the legal profession. “The biggest impact,” says James Rogers, a solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright, “will not be caused by big data alone – rather it will be the combination of big data with other innovations, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or distributed ledger technologies.”

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          Alphabet va déployer ses drones livreurs en Finlande      Cache   Translate Page      
Pour Wing, la filiale d’Alphabet, si ses drones peuvent supporter l’hiver finlandais, ils pourront livrer n’importe où.
          Sudeste Asiático: Itinerarios - Rutas - Recorridos en Filipinas      Cache   Translate Page      
katatv Escribio: mr.viajero Escribio: Buenas! Estamos barajando la posibilidad de ir a Filipinas, que siempre la vamos dejando, y ya no nos queda otro país que conocer en el sudeste. No buceamos ni tampoco somos de estar mucho tiempo quietos (playas etc), por eso siempre la hemos ido dejando. Pero nos encanta la naturaleza, la fotografía, volar el drone, y darnos unos bañitos en aguas transparentes claro. Por lo que mirando un poco parece claro visitar El Nido y Port Barton. También iríamos seguro a Bohol para ver los tarsieros y las chocolate hill. Para el resto están las dudas. Tendremos unos 16 días completos allí (dependerá de vuelos y horarios, pero estaría en torno a 15-17). ¿Cómo organizaríais la ruta? Sería para enero o febrero seguramente. Ah y queremos coger el mínimo de aviones posibles, se que 2 o 3 internos habrá que coger, pero no más de 3. ¿que pondríais? ¿Malapascua con kalanggaman? ¿Siquijor que he visto que hay cascadas interesentes? ¿Camiguin? Gracias! si no buceas descarta malapascua es superpequeño y no teine grandes spots para ver Ç(debajo del agua si) yo desde luego iria a camiguin ...siquijor es bonito y tiene tab mucho que ver pero camiguin entra en los top. Gracias. ¿El trayecto bohol-camiguin-cebu es similar o mejor al bohol-malapascua-cebu? Sin aviones de por medio. Y otra cosa, al ser enero febrero había leído que por allí puede llover más y era mejor Malapascua y esas zonas que el sur. ¿Hay mucha diferencia de clima? Y en Camiguin cuantos días son necesarios? ¿2-3 completos?
          La importancia de España en la conquista global de Xiaomi, próximos productos y más: hablamos con Owen (responsable de Xiaomi en Europa)       Cache   Translate Page      

La importancia de España en la conquista global de Xiaomi, próximos productos y más: hablamos con Owen (responsable de Xiaomi en Europa) #source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tiene 34 años aunque no los aparenta, vive en Madrid aunque viaja más de 80 veces al año y es un gran apasionado del jamón (esto no es relevante para lo que nos ocupa, pero nos lo confesaba entre risas). Hablamos de Owen (Wen Ou), máximo responsable de Xiaomi en Europa Occidental, un ejecutivo un poco peculiar de una empresa todavía más peculiar aún.

Tras un paseo triunfal por los Premios Xataka, de donde salió con una sonrisa de oreja a oreja y sorprendido por la pasión de los fans de Xiaomi (que llegaron a pedirle fotos, como si de una estrella de rock se tratase), Owen recibe a Xataka para hablar de los planes presentes y de futuro de Xiaomi en España y a nivel global. Y, de paso, nos confirma la próxima llegada de algunos productos.

Xiaomi en España

¿Por qué Xiaomi ha elegido España como el primer país del mercado europeo?

De hecho, son pocas las empresas que ponen a España en primer lugar en Europa. Antes de venir a España teníamos a nuestros expertos en redes sociales, datos sobre los niveles de adaptación de Xiaomi en usuarios finales... De ahí pudimos saber que tenemos muchos Mi fans que ya están usando nuestros productos y por eso pensamos que tendríamos más oportunidades de vender en España, puesto que habría más demanda.

"En solamente un año, según el informe de los analistas, Xiaomi ya es la tercera marca de móviles en España"

Los resultados muestran que hemos tomado la decisión correcta. En solamente un año, según el informe de los analistas, Xiaomi ya es la tercera marca de móviles en España. ¡Eso significa que tenemos que aprovechar![risas]

¿Cuáles son las diferencias entre los usuarios españoles y los usuarios chinos?

En realidad apenas he trabajado en China por lo que no estoy muy familiarizado con el mercado chino ahora mismo, pero lo que veo es que no hay muchas diferencias porque a todo el mundo le gustan los buenos productos si tienen un buen precio.

Según nuestras ventas y las opiniones de nuestros usuarios... Cada producto tiene el precio adecuado, buena calidad... Creo que da igual que sea China, África o Europa, EE.UU, a todo el mundo le va a gustar.

¿Y en el mercado? Igual vendéis teléfonos más baratos o más caros que aquí...

Los usuarios en España... el precio medio en España es más alto que en China, creo que por motivos económicos. Ahí hay una diferencia.

Sobre las tiendas de Xiaomi en España, ya habéis abierto 28 en un año. Parece que las tiendas son importantes para vosotros y para vuestra estrategia aquí. No sé si nos puedes decir cuánto vendéis en vuestras tiendas físicas en comparación con las ventas online o a través de otros vendedores. O quizá darnos algunos porcentajes o cómo de importantes son los vendedores externos para la distribución de vuestros productos.

En realidad tenemos varios canales de venta y las tiendas físicas es uno de esos, así como online y a través de distribuidores oficiales u operadores. Nuestras tiendas no están diseñadas para vender, sino más bien para ofrecer a los usuarios un lugar donde probar, tocar y sentir nuestros dispositivos. Las tiendas están para poder dar un mejor servicio a nuestros usuarios: no tienen que irse muy lejos para poder probar los nuevos productos y es fácil ir a un centro comercial donde probar los productos. No tengo cifras muy concretas, pero lo que queremos es que nuestros usuarios vayan a las tiendas. Si van a las tiendas por supuesto que se suelen comprar algo.

"Nuestras tiendas no están diseñadas para vender, sino más bien para ofrecer a los usuarios un lugar donde probar, tocar y sentir nuestros dispositivos"

Por ejemplo, en una de las últimas tiendas que abrimos había mucha gente haciendo cola. Cientos de personas. En París el primer día que abrimos una tienda llovía a cántaros y tuvimos que comprar todos los paraguas de las otras tiendas que había cerca para dárselos a nuestros usuarios y que pudieran esperar a que abriera la tienda.

Owen 1

¿Cuántas tiendas más tenéis planeado abrir en España?

No te puedo dar números porque no tenemos un objetivo concreto de cuántas tiendas tenemos que abrir. Simplemente seguimos la demanda de nuestros usuarios. Si creemos que un lugar es bueno y es el lugar correcto para abrir y podemos ayudar a nuestros usuarios, pues entonces abriremos una tienda ahí. No queremos abrir tiendas con presión del tipo "tenemos que tener una tienda ahí". Somos diferentes. Todo gira entorno a los Mi fans. Si nos necesitan, ahí estaremos.

Tienda Fisica Xiaomi

¿Por qué trabajar con franquicias para vuestras tiendas? ¿Por qué usais ese modelo?

"Antes de llegar aquí desde China no sabíamos nada del mercado"

Creo que es por cuestiones de eficacia. La eficacia es algo muy importante para nuestra empresa y nos consideramos también como una empresa de Internet. Antes de llegar aquí desde China no sabíamos nada del mercado. No conocíamos los nombres de las ciudades, por lo que si queremos abrir una tienda por nuestra cuenta nos llevaría mucho tiempo. Para poder probar la eficacia nos gusta servirnos de socios locales. También creo que los socios locales conocen a los consumidores locales mejor que nosotros y pueden servir a nuestros fans mejor que nosotros. Por eso preferimos el uso de socios. Todo lo que hacemos es para nuestros fans.

Sobre vuestros productos en China: son diferentes a los productos que vendéis aquí. Sobre todo en cuanto al software, diferentes ROMs... pero a veces en China los productos son mucho más baratos que aquí y la gente los importa desde China desde plataformas como Gearbest, Alibaba, Aliexpress... ¿es un problema para vosotros? ¿Qué estáis haciendo para convencer a la gente de que compre en España y no en China?

Lo primero, en cuanto al precio, debido a los impuestos y la distancia se encarece el precio. El precio siempre va a ser más caro en otros países que en China ya solo por el tema de gastos de transporte. Pero también hay otros gastos fijos.

Por supuesto queremos persuadir a nuestros usuarios a que compren a través de los canales oficiales porque no solo se trata del precio, sino también del servicio que pueden recibir de los canales oficiales. Tenemos servicios a nivel local de los que pueden aprovecharse. Por eso esperamos que los usuarios sepan que somos el lugar donde comprar el producto oficial. Lo que queremos es educar a los usuarios sobre los beneficios que obtendrán si compran a través de los canales oficiales: van a obtener servicios, garantía... los productos están aprobados y recibes garantía de calidad. El software también ha sido testeado, va a ser mucho mejor que la versión china. También hay que tener en cuenta que la frecuencia de los móviles chinos no se puede usar muy bien en los países europeos. Educar a los usuarios lleva su tiempo.

¿Cómo lo estáis haciendo?

Utilizamos nuestras tiendas y las redes sociales para explicarles a los usuarios los beneficios de comprar a través de los canales oficiales y dónde pueden comprar. También en Mi.com pueden encontrar un listado de sitios donde comprar los productos a través de canales oficiales.

Otra pregunta sobre los productos. En China tenéis muchos productos, pero en España tenéis pocos ¿Cómo decidís qué vendéis en España y qué no? ¿Dónde están los AirDots? [risas]

No solo los AirDots, también los televisores. Mucha gente pregunta por ellos.

¿Cómo decidís qué llega a España y cuándo?

Primero, nos fijamos en la demanda de los usuarios. Si todo el mundo está hablando de los televisores nos concentraremos más en traer los televisores a España. Lo primero es la demanda, puesto que queremos satisfacer a nuestros usuarios.

"No es tan fácil simplemente traer un producto de China a España: hay leyes, tenemos que seguir todas las regulaciones del país, el Reglamento General de Protección de Datos..."

Lo segundo es si nuestros productos están preparados o no porque no es tan fácil simplemente traer un producto de China a España: hay leyes, tenemos que seguir todas las regulaciones del país, el Reglamento General de Protección de Datos... todo, leyes comerciales, certificados... Todo eso lleva su tiempo. Esas son las dos razones que nos influyen a la hora de decidir cuándo llevar los productos a un mercado. Pero piensa que en solamente un año hemos puesto 80 dispositivos en el mercado, un ritmo muy rápido. Y seguiremos sacando más y más productos.

Quizás nos puedes decir algo sobre los televisores... [risas]

Tenemos planes. Te puedo decir que hay planes.

¿Pero no va a pasar este año?

No. Hay tiendas oficiales que puede que lo hayan dicho, pero no. Sabemos que la demanda es muy grande. No solamente se trata de los certificados, sino también del contenido. No solamente es el hardware, sino que se trata de toda una solución para los Mi fans. Todavía no tenemos una agenda concreta porque todavía estamos aprendiendo sobre cómo funciona este mercado para los televisores.

Xiaomi Televisores Algunas tiendas oficiales ya tienen expuestos los televisores de Xiaomi, pero Owen nos confirma que todavía falta para que lleguen al mercado en España.

¿Puede que haya algún producto sobre el que ya sepas que no vaya a sacarse en España?

No, no lo creo. La verdad es que no cerramos puertas a ningún producto. Si no lo sacamos este año, probablemente será el año que viene. A mí me gustaría sacar todos los productos en España para que los usuarios tengan mejores opciones.

Realmente apreciamos a nuestros usuarios españoles. No nos imaginábamos que íbamos a ser tan populares aquí.

"No nos imaginábamos que íbamos a ser tan populares aquí"

¿Os sorprendió al principio? ¿Se os hizo raro ser tan grandes en España?

Al principio nos centramos en las necesidades de nuestros usuarios. Después de un año no nos esperábamos haber crecido tanto y por eso España me ha dado confianza en el resto de Europa.

En cuanto a vuestros planes en España, ¿va a ser un país "puente" para Xiaomi hacia el resto de Europa? ¿Qué importancia va a tener España en el futuro después de haber sido el primer país del mercado europeo?

El primer punto es que tratamos a los diferentes países de forma independiente, puesto que creemos que los usuarios de cada país de Europa tienen sus propias necesidades. Por eso no creemos que podamos exportar la experiencia en España al 100% a otro país. Segundo, España es muy importante para nosotros y realmente queremos crecer en España. No se trata de que queramos alcanzar una cuota de mercado en concreto. Creemos que no se trata de competir con otros proveedores sino que el mercado nos da a los usuarios. Esa es nuestra filosofía.

Por supuesto queremos conseguir satisfacer a nuestros usuarios y darles más opciones para adquirir nuestros productos, ya sea online, operadores, distribuidores, tiendas físicas... tener varios canales para ayudarles a comprar nuestros productos. Si están contentos no nos importa la cuota de mercado.

Tengo una pregunta sobre ti, de hecho. ¿Cómo has acabado llevando el mercado de Xiaomi en Europa? Sobre tu experiencia y qué has hecho para acabar en el mercado europeo de Xiaomi.

Llevaba trabajando en la industria 11 años antes de entrar en Xiaomi. Estuve trabajando en América del Sur, América del Norte, Nueva York... antes de entrar en Xiaomi. Cuando hablé con el jefe de ventas a nivel mundial, Xiang Wang, me convenció para ello y después hablé con el CEO de Xiaomi, Lei Jun, y me dijo que lo que quería era que mostrara que Xiaomi es la empresa más "guay" del mercado.

Otro motivo por el que empecé en Xiaomi es porque son dos tipos de negocios, de hecho. Uno es un negocio como muy de lujo, un 20% es un mercado como muy de lujo. Pero el 80% restante no es gente de alto lujo y Lei Jun me dijo que no solamente deberíamos prestar servicio a ese 20%, sino que el 80% restante debería tener derecho a disfrutar de la tecnología. Me convenció y por eso... Quería cambiar las vidas de los usuarios. Usar la tecnología para mejorar sus vidas diarias. Creo que Xiaomi es una plataforma muy buena para lograr este objetivo.

La estrategia global de Xiaomi para "comerse" el mundo

Tenemos algunas preguntas sobre la estrategia global de Xiaomi. Hace algún tipo Xiaomi decía que su margen de beneficio [en hardware] era tan solamente del 5%. ¿Por qué? ¿Sigue siendo así o es algo que ha cambiado?

Seguimos trabajando con un margen de beneficio del 5 % para hardware. Creo que somos uno de los fabricantes que no busca beneficios con el hardware y por eso tenemos buenos productos a buen precio. Lo que buscamos es que cada vez más usuarios puedan disfrutar de las innovaciones.

¿En qué zonas busca Xiaomi sacar beneficio? Porque está claro que en el hardware no lo saca.

"Creemos que la mayor parte de nuestros beneficios en el futuro vendrá de los servicios de Internet"

Es una estrategia como un triatlón, a tres partes: hardware, servicios de Internet y productos IoT (del Internet de las cosas). Creemos que la mayor parte de nuestros beneficios en el futuro vendrá de los servicios de Internet. Con los servicios de Internet cuando tienes muchos usuarios hay muchas formas de sacar beneficio.

A veces parece difícil porque con el sistema operativo de Google las empresas que están ganando en cuanto a aplicaciones (Facebook, Amazon, Google), pero no vemos empresas como Samsung, LG, Sony... porque la mayor parte del tiempo estas empresas no son tan buenas proporcionando servicios como haciendo teléfonos. ¿Tenéis algún ejemplo o alguna aplicación de Xiaomi que dé beneficios?

Te puedo dar dos ejemplos. No aquí porque aquí todavía nos estamos centrando en adquirir usuarios a través de nuestros teléfonos primero. Pero en China tenemos varios servicios de Internet como Xiaomi Gaming como una forma de obtener beneficios. Xiaomi Financing (banca online). Por supuesto van a ser los usuarios los que decidan si quieren usar este tipo de servicios de Xiaomi, pero si que creemos que podemos ofrecer un servicio que vaya a mejor, independientemente del hardware o de los servicios de Internet.

No estoy seguro de si sacaremos Xiaomi Gaming o Xiaomi Financing en España, pero no se trata de estos dos servicios. Habrá muchos más que tendremos en cuenta. Creo que nuestra estrategia es gustar. Si a un usuario le gustas va a confiar en ti para usar otras cosas.

Ingresos Xiaomi

Es un modelo de negocio basado en relaciones fuertes y de larga duración

Así es. Por eso tenemos una oficina física aquí. Por que esperamos que sea un negocio a largo plazo.

Volviendo al tema de precios. Vuestro precio medio ha aumentado de 120 dólares a 160 durante el último año, ¿vamos a ver un aumento de precios en Xiaomi como en el caso de Apple? ¿Estáis buscando asentaros más en la gama media y en la gama premium?

Lo primero que decir es que la razón por la que la media de nuestros precios ha subido no se debe a una decisión nuestra, sino que puede que al principio los usuarios preferían probar con los teléfonos de gama baja y después empezaron a preferir la gama media cuando vieron que la calidad era buena. No es que hayamos forzado a los usuarios a comprar teléfonos de una gama más alta. Creo que si están contentos es probable que el precio medio de nuestros teléfonos siga creciendo. Creemos que si hacemos las cosas bien los usuarios nos van a elegir, no solamente en la gama media, sino también para la gama alta.

Mi siguiente pregunta es sobre eso. El Mi 8 Pro cuesta 599 euros. ¿Por qué ese precio? ¿Quizás vamos a ver en el futuro teléfonos de Xiaomi más caros? El Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro no se diferencia mucho del Xiaomi Mi 8, pero sí que hay una gran diferencia de precio ¿Existe una hoja de ruta en Xiaomi para sacar al mercado más teléfonos de ese nivel?

"No tenemos intenciones de aumentar el precio en el futuro"

En realidad el Mi 8 Pro tiene muchas diferencias respecto al Mi 8. Tiene un cristal transparente en la parte trasera... por eso el coste es mucho mayor, puedes ver el interior del teléfono. No tenemos intenciones de aumentar los precios, pero si aumenta el precio de los fabricantes, de la logística, cambia la tasa de cambio... hay muchos factores. No tenemos intenciones de aumentar el precio en el futuro.

¿Quién es ahora mismo vuestro mayor competidor?

Creo que nuestro mayor competidor somos nosotros. Con nuestro "triatlón" estratégico podemos llegar al éxito. Pero cuánto éxito podemos conseguir y cómo de rápido depende de nosotros. Por eso creo que nuestro mayor rival somos nosotros mismos.

¿Y aparte de vosotros? [risas] Hoy nos habéis dicho que sois una compañía de servicios, por lo que puede que vuestros competidores no sean los que nosotros nos pensamos, como Apple. Puede que para vosotros el mayor rival sea otra compañía de servicios.

¿Es Monzo? El Banco del Reino Unido... Un tipo de empresa de ese tipo.

Oh, no. De hecho ahora mismo lo primordial es ofrecer nuestros teléfonos. Nuestros servicios de Internet apenas han llegado, la mayoría están por llegar. Creo que las mayores empresas del sector no solamente son competidores, sino que también son amigos: deberíamos aprender de ellas. Si tienen una mayor cuota de mercado significa que son mejores que nosotros y que hay algo que están haciendo bien. Queremos aprender del resto.

Con vuestro reducido margen de beneficios ¿habéis tenido problemas a la hora de vender a través de proveedores como Movistar u Orange... o en tiendas como El Corte Inglés? El Corte Inglés es una tienda que suele jugar con un margen amplio de beneficios, es su modelo de negocio. ¿Es muy difícil para vosotros? Yo creo que tiene que ser difícil porque tenéis un margen de beneficio muy bajo y el precio final en El Corte Inglés es parecido al de otros canales de venta. ¿Cómo habéis entrado en estos canales de venta como Telecor o El Corte Inglés?

Todos nuestros operadores y nuestros distribuidores nos hacen esta pregunta. Nos dicen que tenemos que trabajar con grandes márgenes de beneficios o no van a jugar con nosotros y se basan en dos puntos:

  • El primero es que existe una demanda de Xiaomi por parte de los Mi fans. Así que si ven que la gente lo está pidiendo buscarán maneras de adaptarse para venderlos.

  • El segundo es que el beneficio es un beneficio integral. No se trata solamente del hardware en sí, sino que creemos que los distribuidores se pueden beneficiar del tráfico de clientes que van a sus tiendas atraídos por los productos de Xiaomi. Si ponen puestos o productos de Xiaomi puede que vaya más gente a sus tiendas que quiera probar y ver cómo son los productos. Este es otro tipo de valor y a veces lo entienden. Esto también pasa online. Si ponen nuestros productos en su página web les estamos ayudando a ganar tráfico y el tráfico se traducirá en beneficios.

"Si ponen nuestros productos en su página web les estamos ayudando a ganar tráfico y el tráfico se traducirá en beneficios"

Tengo una pregunta sobre la marca Poco: ¿Podrías explicarnos por qué habéis decidido sacar al mercado esa marca y cuál es vuestro objetivo con ella? Fue una sorpresa para nosotros.

Lo entiendo. Probablemente como ya sabes la marca Xiaomi es una marca muy equilibrada que presta servicios a gente diferente en el mercado de masas. Por supuesto también hay geeks, un grupo muy pequeño. Esa es la razón por la que creamos Poco. Probablemente en el futuro tendremos productos para otros segmentos.

Hasta ahora habéis sacado un producto. Con Xiaomi, cada mes tenemos dos, tres, cuatro nuevas noticias sobre nuevos productos. Con poco parece que vais más lentos.

¿Te refieres a una segunda generación?

Sí. O más productos. O incluso una gama más cara. ¿Un Poco Pro o algo así?

Como acabo de explicar, Poco es simplemente para un segmento muy concreto, de ahí que no nos vayamos a centrar en este producto. Y el Poco tiene una especificaciones muy altas, lo que significa que un año después el teléfono puede que siga siendo muy competitivo. No queremos confundir a nuestros clientes finales. Por supuesto que tenemos planes para sacar una segunda generación de teléfonos Poco, pero lo que sacaremos depende de nuestros usuarios. Si creen que Poco ya está desfasado o ya no está a la altura del mercado... sacaremos una segunda generación en el momento adecuado.

Poco

Una pregunta sobre portátiles. Os lanzáis a sacar un portátil en 2016 cuando el mercado de portátiles iba a la baja. ¿Cómo le está yendo a vuestra división de portátiles? ¿Estáis obteniendo beneficios? ¿Hay planes de expandir el negocio?

En realidad no obtenemos beneficios con nuestro hardware principal. Creo que ahora mismo nuestros usuarios están más interesados en nuestros teléfonos y nuestra estrategia se basa entorno a nuestros clientes: si están más interesados en nuestros teléfonos... Por eso ponemos más empeño en nuestros teléfonos.

Entonces, ¿no estáis apostando fuerte por los portátiles?

En China sí. A nivel de business tenemos varios e incluso para gaming. Pero no es la misma prioridad como la que tenemos con los productos IoT. Depende de nuestros usuarios.

¿Qué hay del mercado de drones? Porque sacasteis uno hace uno o dos años... ¿No es un producto interesante para Xiaomi? ¿Está funcionando?

Según nuestros usuarios lo que vemos es más interés en los teléfonos.

¿Os imagináis un futuro con un coche de Xiaomi?

No tengo informaciones. Hay muchos rumores, pero no tengo ninguna respuesta oficial todavía.

Mi siguiente pregunta es sobre vuestro siguiente mercado, vuestra siguiente categoría de productos. Tenéis smartphones, televisores, portátiles... ¿Qué es lo que vais a sacar a continuación?

Probablemente después de los smartphones en lo que más nos centraremos sea en los televisores.

En España en los televisores, ¿y a nivel mundial?

Lo que puedo decirte es que en el tema de los televisores todavía estamos en una fase muy inicial para traer los televisores a España. Pero creo que tras esta conversación puede que aceleremos el proceso gracias a ti [risas].

"Todavía estamos en una fase muy inicial para traer los televisores a España"

Pero a nivel global... China... ¿Cuál es vuestro nuevo producto? ¿El siguiente gran producto? ¿Que os falta? ¿Qué queréis sacar?

La televisión es un segmento, ¿no? Creo que nos centraremos en los televisores.

Sobre vuestra estrategia de expansión. No estoy seguro porque no tengo la información sobre el movimiento en China, pero creo que Xiaomi está creciendo e introduciéndose en nuevas categorías con sus propios recursos. No está comprando otras empresas. Por ejemplo, cuando decidisteis hacer teles no os dio por comprar Sharp or Thomson, como puede ser el caso de otras empresas. ¿Se trata de parte de la cultura de que todo se hace a partir de los recursos de la empresa? En vuestro caso cuando os embarcais en un nuevo segmento no adquirís otras empresas del segmento que ya lo están produciendo.

Creemos que hay que dejar a los profesionales que hagan las cosas de forma profesional. Lo que hacemos es apoyarles. Les apoyamos, pero no compramos. Nuestra filosofía es hacer amigos.

Usamos nuestros recursos para apoyar a otras marcas. Podemos ofrecerles nuestros canales de venta. Por ejemplo, en el caso de la maleta. Si te gusta... les apoyamos. Si quieres ganar a lo grande necesitas amigos.

Pero con ese tipo de enfoque pierdes el control y puede ser peligroso. No controlais esas compañías. Hacen los productos para vosotros, vosotros le ponéis el nombre de la marca...

Por supuesto tienen que seguir unas normas de calidad antes de que podamos apoyarles con nuestros recursos.

Premio Comunidad Owen (centro) posa con el Premio de la comunidad en los pasados Premios Xataka 2018. El Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite fue el dispositivo que más votos del público recibió.

Inteligencia artificial y la competencia en el software

Gran parte de vuestra competencia está apostando mucho por la inteligencia artificial, pero a Xiaomi no se le escucha mucho hablar de ella. ¿Por qué? ¿Es posible que podáis igualar el hardware de los demás pero no el software?

En hardware ya entiendes cuál es nuestro punto de vista. Simplemente queremos tener dispositivos con altas especificaciones y un precio honesto. En cuanto a software... no me gusta usar el término "competir con otro" porque lo que hacemos es obtener feedback de nuestros usuarios. Quizás te puedo dar un ejemplo... ¿Cómo empezó Xiaomi? Xiaomi empezó con el software de hecho, con el software MIUI: un sistema operativo basado en Google.

Por aquel entonces cada semana leíamos las opiniones de los usuarios sobre los cambios que teníamos que hacer: "tenéis que cambiar esto", "quiero que esto funcione", "quiero tener grabadora", "quiero tener esto a nivel local"... así que hicimos cambios y nos adaptamos a eso cada semana. Y así fue cómo empezó a funcionar nuestro software.

Nuestro software empezó a funcionar gracias a los end users y por eso es por lo que nos gusta decir que somos una empresa centrada en el usuario final. Si quieren "esto" pues podemos cambiar en base a sus requisitos. Así que no estamos siguiendo a nuestros competidores: "ellos hacen una cosa, pues nosotros también". Lo que hacemos es escuchar a nuestros usuarios finales. Si quieren una cosa consideramos el ponerla en el software. No se trata de competir.

¿Consideras que la inteligencia artificial no está en la mente de los usuarios ahora mismo?

"Los usuarios finales necesitan la inteligencia artificial ahora mismo, así que cada vez ponemos más en nuestro software"

Los usuarios finales necesitan la inteligencia artificial ahora mismo, así que cada vez ponemos más en nuestro software. En China tenemos un altavoz con inteligencia artificial en el teléfono, sobre todo el tipo de inteligencia artificial para dar órdenes (llama a X, etc). Y paso a paso seguiremos integrando cada vez más y más la inteligencia artificial en nuestros teléfonos. No es porque los competidores lo estén haciendo, es porque los usuarios lo necesitan. Lo hacemos para facilitarles la vida diaria.

¿Y podemos esperar que salga pronto en España? El asistente de voz. O en Europa...

No realmente. Nos estamos preparando. Por supuesto que lo sacaremos, queremos hacerlo. Ahora mismo creo que tenemos las mejores ventas en China en cuanto al altavoz con inteligencia artificial. Pero para traerlo a los mercados europeos nos tenemos que atener a las normativas y eso requiere tiempo.

¿Y no os da miedo llegar demasiado tarde al mercado aquí en Europa? Puede que cuando saquéis vuestro asistente de voz en Europa el mercado ya esté saturado con Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.

Creo que si ves el mercado como un lago pequeño... pues no hay mucho espacio para nadar todos. Pero en realidad es como un océano, va a haber suficiente espacio. Si tienes un buen producto con un precio honesto te va a gustar, independientemente de cuándo lo saques al mercado.

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PingWest品玩12月4日讯,据路透社消息,谷歌母公司Alphabet旗下无人机送货业务子公司Wing宣布,将于2019年春在芬兰推出无人机送货服务,这将是该公司首次在欧洲推出这项服务。今年7月,Win从Alphabet的X研究部门转出,成为Alphabet的独立公司,由James Ryan Burgess领导。

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Sueldo trece. El tesorero nacional, Alberto Perdomo Piña, dijo que los primeros en recibir sus regalías serán los pensionados y jubilados civiles y militares, y luego la instituciones castrenses y la Policía.

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El gobierno iniciará desde  hoy, a través de la Tesorería Nacional, la erogación de 17,086 millones de pesos por concepto de Regalía Pascual a los servidores del gobierno central y pensionados del Estado, tal y como ha sido la tradición en los últimos seis años de la presente administración del presidente Danilo Medina.

El Tesorero Nacional, Alberto Perdomo Piña, informó que los primeros en recibir el sueldo número trece son los pensionados y jubilados civiles y militares, y que luego continuarán con el pago a las instituciones castrenses, Ministerio de Defensa, Ejército Nacional, Armada Dominicana y Fuerza Aérea Dominicana, incluyendo los miembros de la Policía Nacional.

Perdomo Piña indicó que alrededor de 260 instituciones recibirán la Regalía Pascual, incluidas las dependencias gubernamentales y descentralizadas, así como los demás poderes del Estado.  

El funcionario agregó que los recursos que se desembolsarán no incluyen los montos que pagarán algunas entidades autónomas del Estado, los ayuntamientos y las juntas municipales.

Perdomo Piña precisó que los empleados de la Tesorería Nacional trabajan a toda capacidad junto a la Dirección General de Presupuesto y las demás entidades que conforman el Sistema de Administración Financiera Pública, para que las nóminas lleguen a tiempo y el pago se pueda realizar en el tiempo establecido.

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Google-parent Alphabet is taking its "Wing" drone delivery project to Helsinki in Finland. The move follows 18 months of trials in Australia, and gives the team the chance to test its technology in a harsh winter climate.

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Anker Direct via Amazon offers its Powerhouse 400Wh 120000mAh Portable Generator for $379.99 shipped. Regularly $500, today’s deal is good for $120 off and the best available. The Anker Powerhouse delivers everything you need to enjoy power on-the-go with out having to use a gas generator. Its 120000mAh battery provides juice to four USB ports, an AC outlet, and more. It can power a TV, mini fridge, MacBooks and other devices. Ever since I positively reviewed this model last year, I’ve used it to power up drones away from home and run my projection system outdoors. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

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Directamente de la popular serie de anime "Persona 5 the Animation", Good Smile Company presenta la Nendoroid que le dedica a la presidenta del consejo estudiantil, Makoto Niijima, representada con su traje de los Ladrones Fantasma.

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          Livraison par drones : Alphabet lancera un service commercial en Finlande au printemps      Cache   Translate Page      
Après 18 mois de tests en Australie, la maison-mère de Google a choisi l’Europe pour lancer son premier service de livraison par drones.
          Global Drone Camera Market 2018 Size, Trends, Industry Analysis, Leading Players & Future Forecast by 2025      Cache   Translate Page      
Drone Camera Market: WiseGuyReports.com adds “Drone Camera Market 2018 Global Analysis, Growth, Trends and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting 2025” reports tits database. Executive Summary This report studies the global Drone Camera market status and forecast, categorizes the global Drone Camera market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on … Continue reading Global Drone Camera Market 2018 Size, Trends, Industry Analysis, Leading Players & Future Forecast by 2025
          Google's Wing delivery drones head to Europe      Cache   Translate Page      
Google's parent company, Alphabet, will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year.
          The Best Holiday Gifts to Give Gamers, According to Gamers      Cache   Translate Page      

Finding the perfect holiday gift can be maddening (is this the color they’d want? Is it something they already have? Is it so last year?), but really, once you have a sense of a person’s taste, it’s not impossible. This season, we’ll be talking to members of various tribes to find out exactly what to get that college student, or serious home cook, or boss (who has everything) in your life. Think of it as a window into their brain trust—or, at least, a very helpful starting point. For our latest installment, we found ten gamers to tell us what they want for the holidays, from gaming headsets to functional Pokéballs.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! ($60)

For last year’s gift guide for gamers, Emily Sheehan and Claire Manganiello, creative team at Mother New York, recommended Mario Odyssey for Switch. But today they are emphatic: “This year, Mario’s dead to us. 2018 is all about the Pokémon Switch. Eevee and Pikachu are both featured, looking cute as heck.” Amanda Cosmos, QA lead at Dots, is especially excited about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Evee. As she explains, “It’s simpler gameplay than the mainline Pokémon games, made to be more Pokémon Go-style, but as someone who bounced off the last couple of iterations of the series, I’m eager to try something new. Also,” she adds, “looking forward to dressing up my Eevee pal.”

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! + Poké Ball Plus Pack ($100)

If they want to take the Pokémon obsession one step further, Sheehan, Manganiello, and Cosmos all recommend gifting the Eevee bundle, which comes with a physical Pokéball that you can throw into space to catch your Pokémon.

Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con ($299)

Or, if they still don’t have a Nintendo Switch, Cosmos notes that you can go all-in with a “cute bundle that comes with a Pokémon-themed version of the game system complete with Pikachu and Eevee colors and embellishments” (though it’s currently sold out at most retailers). But unlike last year, the blue-and-red Nintendo Switch is readily available, and as Jamin Warren, founder and CEO of Kill Screen, told us last year, “It’s the perfect device for playing games on the go. Not only does it easily dock to your television, there are lots of great new games on it, such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For those who are looking for something really versatile and social, it’s a perfect device.”

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System ($399)

Though virtual reality headsets might not be as popular now as they were last year, Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, still maintains that an Oculus Rift is a great gift for an avid gamer. “It offers a premium consumer experience in virtual reality, with stunning visuals and controls that let you interact naturally,” she says. “Some of my most memorable gaming experiences have come through this technology, particularly with Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, which won our Games For Change x Polygon People’s Choice Award and released a VR mode earlier this year. Not only is the game an action-packed struggle for survival as a Celtic warrior, it’s one of the most moving and well-researched depictions of mental illness in games ever.” And the Oculus Rift system is also cheaper than ever before, at just $399 for both the headset and the controllers.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset ($330)

Akua Harris, a member of Black Girl Gamers, has an eye on a new gaming headset. “This one by SteelSeries for PS4 and PC comes with dual batteries and a 40-foot range (so you can go get a snack while waiting for the next round to start),” she says, adding that the sleek exterior makes it easy to customize with stickers.

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset ($180)

“Also giving heart-eyes to this headset by Turtle Beach,” she adds, “which works on all three consoles.”

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Digital Standard Edition ($30)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the perfect gift for gamers who like a good mix of narrative and adventure,” says Laura Gatti, technical artist at Dots, “with stunning environmental art and a great combination of story, dialogue, and action.”

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom ($1,177)

Justine Ezarik of iJustine is a big fan of the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. “This has been my go-to drone since it was released this year,” she explains and calls it, “a great gift for a drone enthusiast or even a beginner.”

DJI Spark, Portable Mini Drone ($321)

If you’re looking for a less-expensive drone, however, last year, Ezarik recommended the DJI Spark, calling it her “favorite tiny, portable drone. It’s perfect for anyone who has never had a drone before. It can take off and land from the palm of your hand, and you can even fly it right from your iPhone without a controller.”

Apple Watch Series 4 ($499)

Ezarik also recommends the new Apple Watch Series 4. “With improved heart-rate and fitness tracking, get ready to kick your New Year’s fitness resolutions into gear,” she says. One feature of OS5 that she’s particularly stoked on is how “you can send friendly seven-day fitness competitions to your other friends with an Apple Watch.”

Goddess Mode #1 ($4)

“One of my favorite video game creators, Zoe Quinn, is writing a new comic book series called Goddess Mode,” says Katie Kaitchuck, executive director of GaymerX. “Set in a technocratic near future, the story is about a tech support worker who discovers a secret world within the artificial intelligence system she maintains. The art is so bold and vibrant and the story so fascinating, I can’t remember a comic series I’ve ever been this excited to read.” It doesn’t come out until December 12, but you should still be able to get it before Christmas.

Toymail Talkie Bat ($60) 

“Connectivity is a constant at this point, but we all feel guilt around screen-time,” says Matt Harrigan, co-founder and managing director of Grand Central Tech. “Toymail is a means by which adults can communicate with kids and have shared connectivity time. And the stuffed animals are really cute.”


          UPS And Fedex Plunge On Amazon Air Fears      Cache   Translate Page      
Forget about drones and armies of people driving Amazon trucks. One big Wall Street firm thinks Amazon's plan to build up its air freight delivery service may be what really winds up hurting UPS and FedEx.
          Inspecting bridges is hard and dangerous. Send in the drones      Cache   Translate Page      

A new project from Intel used drones to map every inch of a bridge–without having to shut down traffic or send workers rappelling off the sides.

If you commute over bridges and overpasses each day, there’s a fairly good chance that some of them might need repair (more than 54,000 U.S. bridges are rated “structurally deficient”). As the country’s infrastructure ages, bridge inspections get even more important, but the work is expensive, time-consuming, and dangerous, requiring engineers to rappel down the side of a bridge hundreds of feet above a river. It’s a task that might be better suited for drones.

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          Asesinaron a un contador que intentó resistirse al robo de una fábrica      Cache   Translate Page      

Fábrica de San Martín donde asesinaron a un contador

El contador Horacio Alvarez fue asesinado por delincuentes al resistirse al robo de la fábrica en la que trabajaba en Villa Maipú.

 

Los ladrones estaban vestidos como si fuesen empleados e ingresaron en horas de la tarde a la empresa denominada Avimas, ubicada en la calle Perdriel al 3200, en dicha localidad del norte del conurbano bonaerense.

 

Según informaron voceros judiciales y policiales, hasta el comercio dedicado al rubro mayorista de productos avícolas llegaron cinco delincuentes que descendieron de un auto Volkswagen Gol e ingresaron al local disfrazados de empleados, vestidos de blanco y con botas del mismo color, con gorras y anteojos.

 

Una vez adentro, los ladrones amenazaron a los empleados con armas de fuego y dos de ellos subieron al segundo piso, donde se encontraba la tesorería.

 

Allí encontraron al contador de la empresa, identificado como Horacio Álvarez (55), quien en ese preciso momento estaba retirando una suma de dinero -que aún no se ha podido precisar- y debió entregar el botín ante el pedido de los asaltantes.

 

Fue entonces que, mientras los delincuentes se encontraban en la puerta del local a punto de fugarse con el dinero robado, Álvarez extrajo un arma de fuego de la cual era legítimo portador y comenzó a dispararle a los ladrones.

 

Ante esta situación, uno de los asaltantes que había quedado dentro del comercio sobre un costado le disparó al contador a la altura de la ingle derecha.

 

La víctima fue trasladada de inmediato en ambulancia al hospital Thompson de San Martín, pero murió desangrado antes de llegar al centro de salud.

 

En tanto, los delincuentes lograron escapar del comercio mayorista y horas después fue encontrado abandonado el vehículo en el que se movilizaban, que era robado, en un túnel bajo nivel ubicado sobre la calle Juárez y las vías del ferrocarril Mitre, a unas cuatro cuadras del lugar del hecho.


          Alphabet’s Wing spinoff is about to launch drone deliveries in Finland      Cache   Translate Page      
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          WATCH: Irish pub wins Christmas with this pint-delivering drone      Cache   Translate Page      
Christmas adverts 2017 are already hitting our screens and this Irish pub has created one using Guinness that is sure to go down as a classic.

          Amateur teen pals dad Drone Hunter (8:00)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Worldwide Spending on Robotics Systems and Drones Forecast to Total $115.7 Billion in 2019, According to New IDC Spending Guide      Cache   Translate Page      
A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Robotics and Drones Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will total $115.7 billion in 2019, an increase of 17.6% over 2018.
          Solar-powered climate research drone takes flight      Cache   Translate Page      
April 23, 2019 -- #Drones #Solar #Space #Odysseus Odysseus, a massive solar-powered unmanned aircraft designed to fly continuously for up to three months at high altitudes, will be used to perform climate and atmospheric research. Interactive graphic shows key features of the Odysseus aircraft.
          IDTechEx Research Global Market Report Provides Comprehensive Analysis of the Drone Market      Cache   Translate Page      
...Drone Market BOSTON , Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent report from IDTechEx Research " Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts " provides a comprehensive analysis of the drone market, considering components, technologies, application roadmaps and markets. This report takes short-, medium ...


          Striking home in Greece uses bioclimatic features to be energy-efficient year-round      Cache   Translate Page      
Related: A modern, energy-efficient home is built around a beloved madrone tree + Sergey Fedotov Via Archdaily Sergey Fedotov, TRIF House
          China's Agricultural Drone Manufacturer XAG Announced to Host Annual Conference XAAC 2018, Moving Forward to "The Future of Digital Farming"      Cache   Translate Page      

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- XAG announced to host the XAG Annual Conference 2018 (XAAC 2018) on December 14th, presenting the theme as "The Future of Digital Farming". This year, XAG will release a series of new products and services around digital farming, building up...


          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Ex FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Software on the Realities of the Information Age and Solving Cybersecurity      Cache   Translate Page      
EpisodePerhaps if computing did not create a psychology distance between people and the work being accomplished, people would be much more nervous about the realities we are facing with cybersecurity. After all, the “Cloud” is an abstract concept that most people don’t really understand. Trillions of dollars of transactions each year and a countless number of important actions, such as drone strikes, satellite repositioning, and communications, are conducted over the internet or & ...
          Zomato Acquires TechEagle: Expect Drone To Deliver Your Food Soon      Cache   Translate Page      

Zomato has acquired TechEagle Innovations, a Lucknow-based startup that would help them deliver food using drones. The food delivery and restaurant search platform has not disclosed the amount they have spent in the acquisition. Zomato said that the acquisition would help them deliver food in India with the help of drones. The startup would help […]

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          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: The Drone Age - How Big Business and Governments are Protecting Themselves      Cache   Translate Page      
EpisodeMilitary drones are what we typically think about when we discuss drones. But, recreational and commercial drone use has risen incredibly fast and are becoming much more prevalent then most people realize. Many of these are used to significantly provide benefits to humanity. Using drones to deliver medicine to otherwise unreachable areas or fighting out of control forest fires are among the many examples where we see the benefits of their use. Unfortunately though, for all the good that they ...
          Soldier who tried to help terrorists gets 25-year sentence      Cache   Translate Page      
HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 35, pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He provided classified military documents, a drone... Read More
          In the News: The Dangers of West Street      Cache   Translate Page      
Plus: Amazon is testing cashierless technology at a larger store; Bâtard chef Markus Glocker's menu for Augustine; NYPD to add a fleet of drones; more on Canada gallery's move to Tribeca.
          El LHC se apaga durante dos años para afrontar nuevos retos      Cache   Translate Page      

Tras lograr enormes progresos en la comprensión del bosón de Higgs, el gran colisionador de hadrones (LHC) del CERN y todos sus experimentos se han parado esta semana para revisar el gigantesco colisionador e introducir mejoras importantes a lo largo de los próximos dos años. Los haces de protones volverán a circular por el LHC en la primavera de 2021.


          Comment on Life-sized, fire-breathing Spyro drone celebrates launch of ‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ by Randyland      Cache   Translate Page      
A fire throwing drone... What could possibly go wrong...??! Idiots
          NYPD Launches New Fleet Of Aerial Drones      Cache   Translate Page      
The New York Police Department announced Tuesday the launch a new fleet of aerial drones to enhance investigation and feed live video back to officers and commanders around active crime scenes.
          Why Are We Talking About Khashoggi Murder When US Drones Kill Thousands?      Cache   Translate Page      

Democrats and neocons in Washington screaming about Trump’s apparent lack of concern over the Saudi crown prince’s alleged murder of a journalist are themselves silent over the not one, but thousands of civilians killed by US drone strikes. It is not war or savagery that they are opposing. For them, it’s all about politics. More … Continue reading "Why Are We Talking About Khashoggi Murder When US Drones Kill Thousands?"

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          Mech Battle v1.0.4      Cache   Translate Page      
4vs4 online fast paced tactical shooterThe year is 2203. The world as we know it has ceased to exist. The Great War has decimated humankind and nearly destroyed the entire planet. The last survivors are now fighting in mighty, fearsome machines, called MECHS, for the ultimate resources and supremacy on planet Earth. Get in and be a part of it!

✪ OVERVIEW
Mech Battle is a 4vs4 fast paced PVP cross platform multiplayer Mech shooter with unique features like 3rd, 1st and RTS like camera views. Build your Mech army from an awesome collection of Mechs and Weapons, customise these mighty robots and fight your way up in the league. Battle against other real players in spectacular maps with outstanding visuals like immense explosions, beautiful landscapes and detailed mechs in game modes like Domination or Last Mech Standing.

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Unbelievable, incredible explosions and weapon effects
Various camera modes like 3rd person view, 1st person view and RTS Tactial orbit/drone view
Beautiful designed landscapes built for fast paced battles
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          Titulares de 2018-12-05      Cache   Translate Page      
Senators Say Crown Prince Is Guilty in Khashoggi Murder After CIA Briefing, Mueller Not Seeking Jail Time for Flynn, Cites "Substantial Assistance", Politico: NRCC Emails Hacked in 2018 Midterms, Georgia Voters Elect Republican Secretary of State, Congressmembers Call for Labor Sec. Acosta Probe over Epstein Plea Deal, DOJ Senior Official Allowed to Get Away with Sexual Assault, Federal Gov. Shuts Down for Nat'l Day of Mourning, Somalia: U.S. Reopens Permanent Diplomatic Presence, Pompeo Gives Russia 60 Days to Comply with Nuclear Treaty, West Bank: Israeli Forces Kill Disabled Palestinian in Overnight Raid, Morocco Begins U.N.-Brokered Talks over Occupation of Western Sahara, Libya: 15 Migrants Die After Boat Goes Adrift, Trump Organization Subpoenaed in Emoluments Clause Lawsuit, Missouri: Springfield Police Chief Apologizes to Rape Survivors, NYPD to Deploy Fleet of Drones, CBS Board Member Knew of Les Moonves Sexual Assault Allegations, Texas: Asylum Seeker and 4-Year-Old Child Reunited After 8 Months, UNC Students Protest Plan to House Confederate Statue in $5 Million Building
          General Atomics tapped for French MQ-9 drone support      Cache   Translate Page      
The Air Force has exercised a $26.7 million contract option, awarding work for French air force MQ-9 logistics services to General Atomics Aeronatical Systems.
          Top 3 Berita Hari Ini: Menguak Karakter Penyuka Warna Hitam, Termasuk Anda?      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Top 3 Berita Hari Ini soal karakter penyuka warna hitam. Selain itu tentang fakta-fakta sastrawan Nh Dini dan watak seseorang berdasakan hari lahir.

Ternyata, penyuka warna hitam memiliki karakter pembawaan serius. Selain serius, penyuka warna hitam cenderung independen.

Meninggalnya sastrawan Nh Dini pun menarik perhatian pembaca. Ia meninggal dunia akibat kecelakaan di Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Selasa, 4 November 2018.

Semasa hidupnya, perempuan bernama lengkap Nurhayati Sri Hardini Siti Nukatin tersebut telah melahirkan sejumlah novel bermutu. Beberapa di antaranya Pada Sebuah Kapal, La Barka, Namaku Hiroko, Pertemuan Dua Hati, dan Hati yang Damai.

Selain meninggalnya Nh Dini, berita lain yang juga menarik perhatian adalah tentang karekter seseorang berdasarkan hari lahir. Mereka yang lahir pada Minggu, cenderung memiliki hati yang terang.

Mereka juga ikhlas dalam segala hal untuk sanak saudara, keras budinya, cinta terhadap sesama, suci, pandai berbicara, serta dapa diandalkan untuk memimpin orang lebih tua.

Ketiga berita tersebut terangkum lengkap dalam Top 3 Berita Hari Ini. Yuk, simak rangkuman selengkapnya berikut ini.

Menguak Karakter Penyuka Warna Hitam, Termasuk Anda?

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Hitam, apa yang ada dibayangan Anda bila warna tersebut disebut? Apakah kejahatan atau malah jadi warna favorit Anda? Seperti yang lain, warna hitam juga bisa menggambarkan kepribadian tertentu bagi penyukanya.

Secara umum, warna hitam sering kali diidentikan dengan posisi penting, kecerdasan, serius, bawaan negatif, jahat, misterius, formal, kematian, juga kekuasaan. Dikutip dari colorpsychologymeaning.com, Selasa, 4 Desember 2018, begini gambaran karakter para penyuka warna hitam.

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Fakta-Fakta tentang Sastrawan Nh Dini yang Meninggal Akibat Kecelakaan

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Dunia sastra Indonesia kehilangan salah satu putri terbaiknya. Sastrawan Nh Dini meninggal dunia akibat kecelakaan lalu lintas, Selasa, 4 November 2018.

Humas RS Elizabeth Semarang, Probowatie Tjondronegoro, menyebut usai kecelakaan Nh Dini sempat ditangani tim medis dari RS Elisabeth. Probowatie sendiri mengaku sempat ikut menunggui di Instalasi Gawat Darurat ketika Nh Dini dirawat.

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Memprediksi Watak Seseorang Berdasarkan Hari Lahir

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Mengetahui satu-dua karakter seseorang bisa lewat berbagai cara. Dari sekian banyak, Anda mungkin ingin mempertimbangkan hari lahir. Ya, hari lahir bisa jadi salah satu indikator untuk mengetahui kekurangan dan kelebihan seseorang.

Dalam buku Kitab Jodoh, ada penjelasan soal watak bayi menurut hari kelahiran yang diambil dari buku primbon Jawa, Kitab Primbon. Berikut penjelasannya untuk memahami karakter seseorang berdasarkan hari lahir.

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          Menard, Tanner & Andrew Weathers / Wanna Live In The World W/A Whole Face      Cache   Translate Page      

Review by DJ Away

A vital, beautiful fusion of spoken/sung poetry from menard (they/them, Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas) and music from longtime KZSU favorite Weathers. Menard’s surrealistic and elliptical poems explore “surveillance culture, indigenous resistance, gender identity and the evasive notion of sovereignty.” Weathers’s accompaniment is dense, heavy, bright drone with glittering synths on top. The combination is electrifying, an inspiring call to imagine decolonization, radical political change, and a re-centering of indigenous cultures. The first time I heard this, I pumped my first in the air and nearly jumped up and down in excitement. I so badly want this to get airplay that I made an FCC clean edit of the whole album. All tracks are fabulous, but start with 1 or 3, then move to 2 and 4 when you want to go epic. Just play it.

1. *(4:02)—menard’s poetry with no musical accompaniment. A captivating reading.
2. (22:15)—Thick shimmering drone, deep synth bass, washed-out desert mirage guitar, underwater clinking. Poetry starts at seven minutes, sung by menard and run through auto-tune. Epic melodic finish.
3. *(11:47)—A deep, rumbling synth drone. menard’s poetry spills out, spoken like a deluge. Heavy reverb on the vocals.
4. (27:37)—Slow and distant desert electric guitar for the first six minutes, then gigantic oceantide-like synth drone. menard delivers their poetry in an epic chorus of vocoder voices. A bit like Laurie Anderson’s voice manipulation experiments on her album Homeland, but way more intense. Wow!!!


          Deluca, Jax / Organs In The Wind      Cache   Translate Page      

Review by DJ Away

Organ and vocal drones from D.C. Gentle harmonies, subtle loops, sparing piano. Informed by tragedy, this is grieving music shot through with the lightness of letting go—in Deluca’s words, “a moving stillness.” If I’m not mistaken, Deluca is a prominent staff member at the NEA; major shout-out to people in arts funding who are themselves adventurous practicing artists. Released on ACR, a London tape label that shines a very bright guiding light for emotive experimental music. RIYL Eluvium, Grouper, Sarah Davachi, Sister Grotto, Celer. Favorites: 1, 3, 4, though the long tracks are great too. No words, no FCCs.

1. *(7:18)—Vocal-forward with vocoder-esque effects. Soft, clattering piano sounds.
2. (15:51)—High, wispy loops. Deeper tones emerge. Subtle, shimmering high-pitched textures.
3. *(5:18)—Soft, faded piano. Layers of half-whispered harmony singing. Reminds me of Eluvium in a great way.
4. *(5:23)—Ringing, grand, long-decay piano harmonies. Choral vocals.
5. (24:18)—Lots of airy vocal layers. Gradual crescendo toward a waterfall-clear wall of drone. Peaks a few minutes before the end.


          Celer / I Wish You Could      Cache   Translate Page      

Review by DJ Away

Two very long ambient-drone pieces. Big, dramatic loops to infinity. Sets a deeply unsettled, dark, grief-stricken vibe. Vertigo-inducing, relentless, almost neo-noir, on the intense side of Celer’s gigantic body of music. RIYL William Basinski, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Sarah Davachi, the free-falling feeling that comes from watching one of Paul Clipson’s films. No words, no FCCs.

1. (33:01)—Late-night humid feel. Pulsing, saturated, relentlessly melancholy. Quiet at -0:30.
2. (33:57)—A little calmer. Faded melodies rise and descend. Thick, spectral low end.


          Parceria entre Prefeitura, PM e bombeiros trará reforço para o verão.      Cache   Translate Page      


Uma parceria entre as coordenadorias de Ordem Pública e de Posturas, Guarda Municipal, Corpo de Bombeiros e Polícia Militar vai aumentar o ordenamento em Cabo Frio durante o verão. A atuação conjunta foi anunciada na manhã desta terça-feira (4) em uma reunião da comissão que planeja as ações para a alta temporada. A cidade terá terá um reforço de policiais e bombeiros em função da operação Verão 2018/2019 a partir deste mês. Segundo representantes do 25º BPM, o Comando Geral da PM vai enviar reforço de 160 homens para atender todas as cidades da Região dos Lagos. Somados ao contingente local, serão cerca de 200 homens/dia no patrulhamento de Saquarema a Búzios, incluindo Cabo Frio. Já o Corpo de Bombeiros anunciou que terá cerca de 120 guarda-vidas atuando em Cabo Frio e Arraial do Cabo com reforço nas orlas de Tamoios, Peró e Praia do Forte, com possibilidade de suporte aéreo com helicóptero para resgates, e drones para monitoramento.

Esta foi a quarta reunião desde que a comissão foi criada, no mês de outubro, e contou com a presença de representantes das secretarias de Governo, Desenvolvimento da Cidade, Turismo, Mobilidade Urbana, e das coordenadorias de Meio Ambiente, Posturas e Ordem Pública. Convocada pelo secretário de Governo, Eduardo Monteiro, a reunião também serviu para levantar situações geradas nos últimos feriados prolongados de forma que sirvam para nortear as ações do Governo Municipal no ordenamento da cidade durante o verão.

A questão flanelinhas foi uma das abordadas. Segundo a PM, cerca de 21 foram detidos no último feriadão, sendo a maioria de outras cidades. Para o verão a operação de combate contra essa prática será reforçada e contará com apoio de um trailer da Polícia Militar que será instalado na orla da Praia do Forte (próximo ao Hotel Malibu), e de cabines de policiamento no Peró e em Tamoios.

A entrada de ônibus de excursão nas ruas da cidade foi outro problema levantado na reunião. Para tentar buscar uma solução que gere menos impacto no trânsito, esta semana a Secretaria de Mobilidade Urbana promoveu uma operação que serviu de teste na busca de alternativas, e que foi acompanhada pela Secretaria de Turismo. Da operação surgiu uma das sugestões apresentadas na reunião da comissão, na manhã desta terça-feira (4): criar uma operação de embarque e desembarque de passageiros, com apoio da Guarda Municipal, que permita a entrada dos ônibus de excursão nas ruas internas de Cabo Frio somente em locais e horários pré-determinados, proibindo o estacionamento de outros veículos nesses pontos sob pena de multa e reboque. Fora dos horários estabelecidos, o transporte de visitantes aos locais de hospedagem seria feito via ônibus de linha, vans, ou outros meios. Uma nova reunião para definir o assunto deve ser realizada nos próximos dias.

Uma das determinações do secretário de Governo, durante a reunião, foi para que a comissão trabalhe no resgate do Boulevard Canal. Para isso, a iluminação pública de toda a extensão já vem ganhando manutenção, e uma série de reuniões com moradores e comerciantes estão sendo realizadas pelo Governo Municipal com o objetivo de definir regras de ordenamento do espaço como horário de funcionamento dos estabelecimentos comerciais, regulamentação quanto ao som mecânico e música ao vivo e venda de bebidas para menores de idade, entre outros itens. A operação de ordenamento do Boulevard Canal terá apoio da Guarda Municipal e PM, com penalidades para quem descumprir as normas. Uma nova reunião sobre o assunto está marcada para esta quarta-feira (5).

          Drone deal won’t cost $27m, ignore Minority’s ‘false’ claims – Hadzide      Cache   Translate Page      
Deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide, has dismissed suggestions that operating the drone-delivery system for medical supplies at just four distribution centres for four years would cost the country $27.
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The Member of Parliament for South Dayi Constituency, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, says it will be a waste of taxpayers’ monies to procure drones for the supply of essential medicines.
          Leaders Unveil a New Manassas, Safe for Bikes and Pedestrians      Cache   Translate Page      

Drive there today, and you’ll find a whole new Manassas.

The Medical-District street between Martin Luther King Jr. and Poplar has been completely changed after it was re-paved by the city in April. The re-imagining and renovation of the street is thanks to the city of Memphis and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).

The new street improvements were formally unveiled in a ceremony Wednesday morning.

The re-paving project shrank the former five-lane street to three “to better accommodate traffic flow from Poplar to MLK Avenues and added dedicated bike lanes to connect existing and future bicycle routes in the city.”


MMDC said the streetscape improvements to Manassas brought:

• Pedestrian bump-outs and crosswalks to provide additional visual cues to drivers to reduce speeds and watch for pedestrians and reduces crossing time and distance for pedestrians

• Concrete traffic domes further calm traffic and protect pedestrians

• Bike lane protections including wheel stops and posts to keep cyclists safe

• 70 self-watering planters to buffer traffic and beautify the landscape

• Trash and recycling cans

• High-visibility crosswalks

• Artistic crosswalk designed by Cat Peña in partnership with Anthony Lee and Kaleob Elkins


“Our priority was to create a safer street for all users – pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles — and we’re very proud of the results,” Susannah Barton, MMDC’s quality public spaces manager, said in a statement. “We hope that Manassas will serve as an example for street re-design projects throughout our city and help put Memphis on the map of cities making huge strides in creating great, safe streets.”

Nicholas Oyler, the city’s Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager, said Manassas “now boasts some of the most attractive and safest facilities for walking and bicycling of any street in Memphis.”

“What’s more, come spring the bike lanes on Manassas will connect with new bike lanes scheduled for installation on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, establishing a seamless connection by bike between Downtown, the Medical District, and Midtown.”
          WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies      Cache   Translate Page      
Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large was introduced to the newest threat from our automated, dystopian present — cheap weaponized drone technology. For Luke Fox, the […]
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          Leaders Unveil a New Manassas, Safe for Bikes and Pedestrians      Cache   Translate Page      

Drive there today, and you’ll find a whole new Manassas.

The Medical-District street between Martin Luther King Jr. and Poplar has been completely changed after it was re-paved by the city in April. The re-imagining and renovation of the street is thanks to the city of Memphis and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).

The new street improvements were formally unveiled in a ceremony Wednesday morning.

The re-paving project shrank the former five-lane street to three “to better accommodate traffic flow from Poplar to MLK Avenues and added dedicated bike lanes to connect existing and future bicycle routes in the city.”


MMDC said the streetscape improvements to Manassas brought:

• Pedestrian bump-outs and crosswalks to provide additional visual cues to drivers to reduce speeds and watch for pedestrians and reduces crossing time and distance for pedestrians

• Concrete traffic domes further calm traffic and protect pedestrians

• Bike lane protections including wheel stops and posts to keep cyclists safe

• 70 self-watering planters to buffer traffic and beautify the landscape

• Trash and recycling cans

• High-visibility crosswalks

• Artistic crosswalk designed by Cat Peña in partnership with Anthony Lee and Kaleob Elkins


“Our priority was to create a safer street for all users – pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles — and we’re very proud of the results,” Susannah Barton, MMDC’s quality public spaces manager, said in a statement. “We hope that Manassas will serve as an example for street re-design projects throughout our city and help put Memphis on the map of cities making huge strides in creating great, safe streets.”

Nicholas Oyler, the city’s Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager, said Manassas “now boasts some of the most attractive and safest facilities for walking and bicycling of any street in Memphis.”

“What’s more, come spring the bike lanes on Manassas will connect with new bike lanes scheduled for installation on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, establishing a seamless connection by bike between Downtown, the Medical District, and Midtown.”
          Inteligência Artificial para quem?      Cache   Translate Page      



Inteligência Artificial para quem?

 Por Hazel Henderson | Tradução: Marianna Braghini



 Os humanos estamos no absurdo estágio em nossa evolução tecnológico em que parece que abandonamos nosso bom senso. Bilhões são gastos por governos, corporações e investidores no treino de algoritmos de computadores (ou seja, programas de computador) na atual e insana corrida para criar as chamadas inteligências “artificiais”, largamente anunciadas como “AI”. Enquanto isso, o treinamento de nossas crianças e seus cérebros (já superiores aos algoritmos de computador) é sub-financiado; as escolas estão dilapidadas, instaladas em condições precárias, frequentemente em áreas poluídas enquanto os professores são mal pagos e precisam de maior respeito. Como nossas prioridades tornaram-se tão enviesadas?

 Na realidade, não há nada de artificial nos algoritmos ou sua inteligência: o termo AI é uma mistificação! O termo que descreve a realidade é “Aprendizado de máquina treinadas por humanos”, na atual e insana luta para treinar estes algoritmos a mimetizar inteligência humana e funcionamento cerebral. Na revista de tecnologia Wired, de outubro de 2018, uma cientista pioneira da computação, Fei-Fei LI, palestra numa audiência do Congresso dos EUA e sublinha esta verdade. Ela diz que “humanos treinam estes algorítmos” e fala a respeito dos erros horrendos que estas máquinas fazem ao “des-identificar” pessoas. Emprega o termo “entra preconceito – sai preconceito” [bias in – bias out], para atualizar o velho ditado de computadores, “entra lixo – sai lixo” [garbage in – garbage out].

 A professora LI descreveu como estamos cedendo nossa autoridade a estes algoritmos para julgar quem é contratado, quem irá para a prisão, quem pode conseguir um empréstimo, uma hipoteca ou boas taxas de seguro — e como estas máquinas codificam nosso comportamento, mudam as regras e nossas vidas. Li está agora de volta à Universidade de Stanford, depois de passar um tempo como especialista em ética na Google, e lançou uma fundação para promover a verdade sobre AI, já que ela própria sente-se responsável por seu papel, ao inventar alguns destes algoritmos. Celebrada como uma pioneira neste campo, LI diz que “Não há nada de artificial na AI. Ela é inspirada por pessoas, é criada por pessoas e — mais importante — ela impacta pessoas”.

 Como as mega empresas de tecnologia invadem nossa cultura e programas, no mundo inteiro, com seus valores de curto-prazismo e obcecados por dinheiro? A lógica parace ser: “mova-se rápido e quebre as coisas”; rompa os atuais sistemas; corra para multiplicar e sacar dinheiro, por meio de uma oferta pública de ações na Bolsa (IPO). Estes valores são discutidos por duas figuras do meio, em detalhes chocantes. Antonio G. Martinez escreveu “Chaos Monkeys” (2016); Emily Chang, da Bloomberg, em “Brotopia” (2018). Estes autores explicam em profundidade como o treinamento destes algoritmos está tão errado, pois subconscientemente mimetiza empreendedores — principalmente homens, misóginos, frequentemente brancos, e suas tecnologias, monopolizados por um viés mercadológico e suas fantasias quase sempre adolescentes e ultra-liberais.

 Descrevo todas estas questões com a tomada, pela Inteligência Artificial, de múltiplos setores econômicos — desde a indústria, transporte, educação, comércio, mídia, lei, medicina, agricultura, aos bancos, agências de seguro e de financiamento. Enquanto muitos destes setores tornaram-se mais eficientes e lucráveis para seus acionistas, minha conclusão em “The Idiocy of Things”, critica a conexão de todos os eletrodomésticos nas chamadas smart homes como nociva e como invasão de privacidade. Apelo para que os humanos reassumam o controle dos computadores e setores da Ciênca da Informação. Estão super-financiados e super-remunerados. Focam-se, muito frequentemente, em eficiência corporativa e redução de custos, dirigidos pelas taxas de lucro exigidas por Wall Street.

 Reivindico uma extensão da legislação inglesa, datada de 1215, que instituiu o “habeas corpus”, afirmando que humanos são donos de seus próprios corpos. Esta extensão deveria abranger a posse de nossos cérebros e toda a informação que geramos, em um atualizado “habeas corpus de informação”. Desde maio de 2018, a legislação europeia ratificou isso com a General Data Protection Regulation (Regulação para Proteção Geral dos Dados, ou GDPR, em inglês). Ela busca assegurar que os indivíduos, ao usar plataformas de redes sociais, ou qualquer outro sistema social, detenham efetivamente a propriedade de todos seus dados pessoais.

 Nesse sentido, algumas leis estão começando a enfrentar o uso desumano de seres humanos, que emprega nossas habilidades, adquiridas com esforço, para treinar algoritmos que depois nos substituem! Em seguida, os treinadores dos algoritmos de computador empregam pessoas desempregadas, forçadas a sobreviver na “economia de bicos”, em sites como o Mechanical Turk e Task Rabbit, e pagam o mínimo para a alimentação de dados que treinam estes algoritmos!

 O cientista Jaron Lanier, em “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Now” [“Dez argumentos para deletar suas contas nas redes sociais agora”], de 2018, mostra como estas redes estão nos manipulando com algoritmos para arquitetar mudanças em nosso comportamento. Chamam nossa atenção com clickbaits e conteúdos que estimulam nossas emoções, medos e raiva, explorando algumas divisões de nossa sociedade para nos manter em seus sites. Isso ajuda a dirigir anúncios de venda, seus gigantescos lucros, em veloz crescimento global. É hora de repensar tudo isso, para além dos lúgubres alarmes feitos por Bill Gates, Elon Musk e o falecido Stephen Hawking. Segundo estes, os algoritmos, que estamos treinando, em breve assumirão o controle e poderão nos ferir e matar, como fez HAL no filme “2001”.

 Por que, então, gastamos montanhas de dinheiro para treinar máquinas enquanto sub-investimos em nossas crianças, professores e escolas? Treinar o cérebro das crianças deve se tornar prioridade! Em vez de treinar máquinas para sequestrar nossa atenção e vender nossos dados pessoais para marketeiros em troca de lucro, deveríamos reorientar nossos fundos e triplicar os esforços para treinar e pagar professores, melhorar escolas e currículos pedagógicos incluindo cursos de responsabilidade civil, justiça, valores comunitários, liberdade mediante “habeas corpus” (mulheres também são donas de seus próprios corpos!) e como ética e confiança são a base de todos os mercados e sociedades.

 Por que fazer esforços muito dispendiosos para aumentar a capacidade de aprendizagem das máquinas? Por que ensinar algoritmos a reconhecer faces humanas, guiar drones assassinos, falsificar imagens de vídeo e modificar ainda mais nosso comportamento e capturar nosso olhar com clickbaits, planejando e distribuindo conteúdo que enraivece e indigna — apronfundando a divisão entre os seres humanos e desmantelando as democracias?

 Precisamos enfrentar as ambições de Big Brother dos novos oligopólios tecnológicos. Como um sábio cientista da NASA nos lembrou em 1965 sobre os valores humanos, seguindo “O Uso Humano dos Seres Humanos” (1950) de Norbert Weiner: “O Humano (sic) é o sistema de computador de menor custo, não-linear, capaz de servir a todos os propósitos; e pode ser produzido em massa, por trabalho não qualificado”.

  É tempo de bom senso!


Fonte: https://outraspalavras.net/


          Alphabet va tester la livraison par drone en moins de 10 mn en Finlande      Cache   Translate Page      
© Wing Après avoir testé son programme en Australie pendant plusieurs mois, Alphabet, la maison-mère de Google, va prochainement lancer la livraison par drone en Europe. C'est la Finlande qui a [...]
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Wing is inviting Finnish residents to suggest areas and delivery products for its drones, Fortnite developer Epic is opening a games store to rival Steam
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          IMAGENS DE DRONE MOSTRAM EFEITOS DA ÁRVORE NATALINA ACESA NA CAPITAL POTIGUAR      Cache   Translate Page      
Imagens aéreas foram registradas na noite desta segunda (3), no momento em que a árvore foi acesa — Foto: Ney Douglas

Do G1 RN - A ‘Árvore de Mirassol’, como é mais conhecida a árvore natalina cartão-postal da capital potiguar, foi acesa na noite desta segunda-feira (3). Com um drone, o repórter fotográfico Ney Douglas registrou o momento e os vários efeitos que iluminam a estrutura. Com 112 metros de altura, o monumento está diferente dos anos anteriores.

Para o tradicional pisca-pisca, a estrutura possui 1,5 milhão de lâmpadas de LED, 116 enfeites (com formatos de sol, lua e estrelas), 320 estrobos e mais um efeito especial de chama na base da árvore.

Árvore de Mirassol tem 112 metros de altura — Foto: Ney Douglas

          Police launch drone to trace missing woman      Cache   Translate Page      
Poor weather hindered the police using technology to help find a missing woman, who was later found safe and well.
          Termal otelde korkutan yangın (7) EK DRONE      Cache   Translate Page      
VALİ DOĞAN: DUMANDAN ETKİLENENLERİN DURUMU İYİ Hatay Valisi Rahmi Doğan, Erzin ilçesinde yangın çıkan termal otelde incelemelerde bulunduktan sonra açıklama yaptı.
          WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies      Cache   Translate Page      
Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large was introduced to the newest threat from our automated, dystopian present — cheap weaponized drone technology. For Luke Fox, the […]
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Pix4DMapper + Aeromapper Talon fixed wing BVLOS system for less than $16K USD

Aeromao Inc., celebrates its 4th year as an official partner of Pix4D offering the Pix4DMapper Aeromao edition and Pix4D related products.The Pix4DMapper Aeromao Edition is a fully featured image processing software package bundled with an Aeromapper UAV system, that includes two perpetual licenses of the worldwide leader in photogrammetry software. This bundle offers the additional advantage of resulting in a more affordable package than if either system is purchased separately. For example, the Aeromapper Talon (the flagship UAV system of Aeromao) is sold for less than $16,000 USD, including Pix4DMapper Aeromao edition. The Aeromapper Talon is a fixed-wing commercial turnkey UAV system for large area mapping, BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operations and optional PPK (post-processed kinematic) for survey-grade results, including a wide range of optional swappable sensors (thermal, multispectral and even surveillance camera packages).However, these prices could be impacted after January 1st, 2019 due to policy changes. Aeromao Inc,. additionally offers stand alone licenses, educational packages or volume discounts in a quick turnaround time.Aeromao is also an official partner & reseller of Agisoft Photoscan since 2013 and all its related products. About Aeromao Inc.Is the Canadian leading UAV manufacturer, developer of the Aeromapper series of turnkey unmanned aerial vehicles for mapping, surveying, precision agriculture and remote sensing.With exports to more than 45 countries since 2012, Aeromao Inc. offers a line of products that adapt very quickly to market demands and to unique client’s applications, where no other UAV manufacturer goes. The Aeromappers have been used by corporations, research organizations, universities and government agencies around the globe for a great variety of applications.Aeromao extends its range of services to payload customizations, data acquisition services globally, flight training and operational support to its clients.   Find out more at www.aeromao.comSee More

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          AT&T is experimenting with drones      Cache   Translate Page      
AT&T has announced that it is currently experimenting with drones in order to make its network better. The carrier is currently using them for cell tower inspections and to gather real-time information, and in the future it may use them as flying towers for additional coverage. By being connected to its network, AT&T can use the drones to gather information and make immediate changes based on the needs that are being shown. From the announcement: Connecting drones to our nationwide LTE network lets us capture data and feed it directly to our systems. In turn, this can allow us to make changes to our network in real time. By using drones to inspect a cell site, we're able to conduct inspections more quickly and safely – and even access parts of a tower that a human simply could not. We anticipate this will allow us to improve our customers' experience by enhancing our cell sites faster than ever before. It is worth noting that drones don't offer great battery ...
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          KiCad CI plugin for Drone      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello! Just wanted to update this thread to tell you that Drone has now a cloud service free for open source projects.

So you could actually use the plugin with their servers.

I pushed an example of use to this sample board (.drone-1.0.yml).

You can see the logs here. Hope it helps!


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          Potensic hd kamerás drone Drón - Jelenlegi ára: 6 900 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      

Üdvözöllek az aukción
Mindenkinek szeretnm felhívni a figyelmét hogy megújúltunk. Termékeinket az USA-ból hoztuk be a Toys "R" US játék lánc és a Baby "R" Us babafelszerelési áruház termékeit forgalmazzuk.
A termékek általában csomagolássérültek, ha egyéb hibájuk is van, azt az aukcióban jelzem
 
Az aukció tárgya egy   video kamerás drón 
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repülj ezzel a 4 propelleres csodajárgánnyal
Wifin keresztül a telefonodon keresztül nézheted a tájat
- akkumulátoros
- Repülés: beltéri és kültéri
Wifi
Gyro stabilizator
Autómata felszállás
Élő adás
 Kérlek figyelmesen olvasd el a saját oldalamon leírtakat, ha bármi kérdésed van, szívesen válaszolok
licitálás feltétele az "saját" oldal elolvasása, a vevő a licitjével automatikusan elfogadja az ott írtakat.
Aukciót nem zárok le, ne is kérjétek!
 

Potensic hd kamerás  drone Drón
Jelenlegi ára: 6 900 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-12-05 19:52
          Alphabet's drone delivery startup Wing will launch service in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
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Drone deliveries may finally become a reality.

Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery startup, has announced it will launch a trial-run of its service in Finland in spring 2019. 

The initial run will take place in Helsinki and offer 10 minute deliveries of items weighing up to 3.3 pounds on a round trip of up to 20 miles. The company is currently collecting more information from residents on its website, such as what people would like to see delivered by the service.

The options that Wing has made available include over-the-counter medication, groceries, emergency essentials such as diapers and ice scrapers, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Deliveries made during the trial run will be free. Read more...

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          These Star Wars drones are on sale and might just make the perfect gift      Cache   Translate Page      
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If you have a diehard Star Wars fan in your life, chances are, they probably already own every piece of official merchandise there is. Lightsabers, action figures, R2D2, BB-8 droids, and Chewbacca plush toys — the whole shebang. Now you can easily pick out a random pair of socks with Boba Fett embroidered across the soles, but where's the fun in that?

Since we're currently in the season of giving, you can be extra generous this year and give them the best present in the galaxy. We're talking about the Star Wars Collector's Edition Propel Drones, which are now on sale at the Mashable Shop for $49.99. Read more...

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          Hawaii: US Army Muslim Gets 25 years for Giving Classified Military Documents & Drone To Islamic State      Cache   Translate Page      
But if anyone had questioned Ikaika Kang’s loyalty to the US military, the questioner would have been denounced as “Islamophobic.” ROBERT SPENCER FREEDOMOUTPOST.COM DECEMBER 5, 2018 But if anyone had questioned Ikaika Kang’s loyalty to the US military, the questioner would have been denounced as “Islamophobic.” Note, however, the last few paragraphs of this news […]
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LE NOUVEAU DRONE DE PARROT ! (Anafi)
Et voilà après le super Mavic Air de DJI, PARROT arrive avec son Anafi qui filme en 4K ! – Ce drone possède un prix de 699€ … source
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Is a Quaker Parrot a good choice for a pet, Quaker Parrot Behavior, purxhasing a Quaker Parrot. source
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BUY THE MAVIC 2 PRO & ZOOM HERE While many of us eagerly awaiting the official … source
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Comment régler la sensibilité des commandes du drone MAVIC PRO : Je partage dans cette vidéo mes valeurs d’expo. (exponentiels) et de sensibilité afin … source
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I lost my drone trying to get b-roll for the vlog I uploaded yesterday. It’s currently languishing somewhere at the bottom of the Cumberland River. I explain in this … source
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La cruz de Cristo o morir entre ladrones

Domingo XXIX del tiempo ordinario – Ciclo B (Marcos 10, 35-45) – 21 de octubre de 2018


“Un congresista se encontraba muy grave en el hospital, y decía que va morir como Cristo. Doblaron la vigilancia para que nadie lo crucifique. Luego le pidieron una explicación y él dijo: “voy a morir entre ladrones”. Ese es el chiste.

El congresista fue elegido para servir a su pueblo, pero terminó robándole. Si ahora que es penado el tráfico de influencias, éstas existen y existirán.  Antes, tener la tarjeta del partido de gobierno significaba tener licencia para abusar. Las licitaciones caracterizadas por su alto grado de corrupción y hoy los manotazos que dan los congresistas a la “no reelección”, nos muestran que el corazón está en el poder o privilegio más que en el servicio incondicional.

La realidad escandalosa es que todavía muchos congresistas no hacen su labor legislativa, sino que ayudan a los alcaldes a presionar a los otros corruptos que esperan “una aceitada” para acelerar los expedientes. Tienen todavía el complejo de secretario judicial que negocia el orden de los casos.

En el lado más personal, es difícil autoproclamarse. Correspondería a un delirio de poder o alguna enfermedad que uno se considere alguien que no es, por ejemplo, el Presidente de la República es uno solo; el Gerente de la Empresa es unos solo. De la misma manera, en la iglesia, se vería fuera de lugar a un sacerdote actuando como obispo, a un seminarista celebrando como presbítero, a una novicia con complejo de superiora dictadora. Como dicen: “de todo hay en a viña del Señor, pocas uvas”.

Santiago y Juan, discípulos de Jesús, quieren negociar un puesto en el Reino. Directo al grano, “hermanito”. No buscaron ninguna “vara”, aunque el evangelio según San Mateo dice que fue la madre. Que suele ser clamor aceptable, como el protagonismo de la madre de Paolo Guerrero. Para un madre no hay hijo malo.

Los discípulos, ‘hijitos de mamá’, están fuera de lugar. Aunque los otros ‘hipócritas’ están en la misma danza, fingen “escándalo”. Santiago y Juan, hijos de Zebedeo, están dispuestos a beber el cáliz y a bautizarse como Cristo en su gloria. Jesús les orienta el radar: “no saben lo que piden” y, por tanto, ni lo que viven
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En síntesis: Sirvan y donen su vida por los demás. Es decir, si piensan, que el cáliz y el bautismo es una fiesta para buscar poder, abusar del pueblo, … merecen la cruz de los ladrones, no la de Cristo. Así, no podrás, o como lo Acuñó mi paisa: “serás feliz cuando logres la felicidad”.


Lectura del santo Evangelio según San Marcos 10, 35-45

En aquel tiempo [se acercaron a Jesús los hijos de Zebedeo, Santiago y Juan, y le dijeron:
–Maestro, queremos que hagas lo que te vamos a pedir.
Les preguntó:
–¿Qué queréis que haga por vosotros?
Contestaron:
–Concédenos sentarnos en tu gloria uno a tu derecha y otro a tu izquierda.
Jesús replicó:
–No sabéis lo que pedís, ¿sois capaces de beber el cáliz que yo he de beber, o de bautizaros con el bautismo con que yo me voy a bautizar?
Contestaron:
–Lo somos.
Jesús les dijo:
–El cáliz que yo voy a beber lo beberéis, y os bautizaréis con el bautismo con que yo me voy a bautizar, pero el sentarse a mi derecha o a mi izquierda no me toca a mí concederlo; está ya reservado.
Los otros diez, al oír aquello, se indignaron contra Santiago y Juan.]
Jesús, reuniéndolos, les dijo: (en la fórmula abreviada: reuniendo a los Doce, les dijo:)
–Sabéis que los que son reconocidos como jefes de los pueblos los tiranizan, y que los grandes los oprimen. Vosotros nada de eso: el que quiera ser grande, sea vuestro servidor; y el que quiera ser primero, sea esclavo de todos. Porque el Hijo del Hombre no ha venido para que le sirvan, sino para servir y dar su vida en rescate por todos.

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Domingo XXVIII del tiempo ordinario – Ciclo B (Marcos 10, 17-30) – 14 de octubre de 2018

¿Qué debo hacer para alcanzar la vida eterna?

Somos casi por naturaleza lujuriosos y nuestra naturaleza es creada con el aliento eterno. Parece, que el amor a las riquezas y el amor a la vida eterna son antagónicos en nuestra vida y lo comunicamos con nuestro estilo de vida.

Si revisamos la historia de cada uno de los corruptos encarcelados y los que andan “libres” en América Latina, fueron especialmente políticos con vocación de servicio; pero pierden su libertad por lujuriosos. ¿Qué los llevó a robar a su propio pueblo? ¿En qué momento se sienten con mas derecho que su pueblo, no piensan en el futuro de los niños?

Pero la corrupción no es solo un pecado de políticos, también suele ser de religiosos. Las iglesias suelen ser imagen del amor a la riqueza o del amor a Dios. Entra en un templo, de cualquier credo, todos dicen ser hijos de Dios que cumplen los mandamientos, pero patearan alto si te metes con “su dinero”. ¿En qué momento aburguesaste tu vocación pastoral?

Recuerdo muy bien a un administrador del dinero común que siempre andaba comentando su proveniencia de familia adinerada, también sobre los pocos ingresos, calificaba a los otros como ladrones. Todos quedábamos callados y como diciendo: “este hombre es el único que puede encargarse de administrar el dinero, sólo él puede salvar esos grandes problemas”

La historia mostró que se guardaba el dinero, subía el sueldo a sus amigos, se compraba la mejor medicina, invitaba a los suyos a comer en restaurantes, daba regalos y le encantaba recibir regalos en secreto, se agarraba las donaciones, etc. Pero él siempre se presentaba como el joven rico, tan pretencioso, “cumplía los mandamientos desde niño”, hacía caridad. Es decir, el joven rico, quería comprar hasta la vida eterna, y seguir siendo esclavo de sus riquezas.

Hasta Jesús se quedó triste. Este joven rico cree que puede salvarse y no que Dios le salve. Es tan pretencioso que casi no necesita de Jesucristo. En su lógica se puede comprar todo, incluso el cielo. Es tan virtuoso que la virtud de la humildad le sobra. Es esclavo de sus riquezas y lo seguirá siendo, aunque trabaje para el Reino de los cielos. Nunca puede ser último porque se siente con derecho a ser el primero. Es decir, se acerca como santo y Jesús vino por los pecadores. Lo seguimos los pecadores, los santos ya están en el cielo.Por eso Jesús le dice “no hay nadie bueno más que Dios”

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Oveja
Necesita pastor!

 
Cuidada y autónoma, sumisa y rebelde;

Se atreve saltar la cerca ética y moral,

Busca saciarse más que en el pasto verde,

Sus clamores revolucionados, tan original.

 

El pastor las conoce, distingue, ama,..

Sabe para qué son buenas, menuda diversidad,

Sabe que las cercas no superan la libertad,

Son frágiles ante el horizonte, lujuria,..

 

Una rompió la cerca; sí, abierta está,

Las orejas, la nariz, de todas a escapar.

Si se perdió una, todas se perderán,

Complicidad autómata, no va durar.

 

Oveja!

 ¿No sabes qué hacer con tu libertad?

¿Saboreas verdes pastos de otros amos?

¿Llenaste tu barriga, sin vitalidad?

¿Estás quebrada, sufre los sin sentidos?

 

Ahora sabes el núcleo de tu libertad,

Extrañas la voz, el báculo y los cantos;

El calor de tus compañeras, la lana,

Los ladridos protectores ante los zorros.

 

Pero lo que no imaginas es…

que te expones presa fácil de lobos

En la cueva de ladrones y salteadores…

Sólo el buen Pastor te podrá liberar.



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Sí, amigos; hoy es miércoles y no debería estar por aquí con mi post semanal de estrenos de cartelera. Pero este cinco de diciembre es víspera de festivo, así que toca aplicarse y repasar las novedades que aterrizarán en nuestras salas para continuar caldeando la campaña navideña —o prenavideña—, encabezadas en esta ocasión por la flamante secuela de 'Rompe Ralph', cortesía de la casa Disney.

Para quien no congenie excesivamente con el cine de animación también recibimos propuestas para todos los gustos, como la nueva aventura de Robin Hood —con más acción que nunca—, un drama familiar con una Julia Roberts particularmente inspirada, lo nuevo del siempre brillante Thomas Vinterberg y una de las cintas más controvertidas de la temporada firmada por Luca Guadagnino.

'Ralph rompe Internet' ('Ralph Breaks the Internet', 2018)

A favor: Gracias a su equilibrio entre técnica y narrativa, y al carisma y encanto de sus personales, 'Ralph rompe Internet' permite a Disney mirar de tú a tú a los grandes éxitos de la factoría Pixar. Su representación de la red de redes, tan imaginativa como ácida y mordaz. Su forma de abrazar tanto al público infantil como a los más veteranos con unas temáticas adultas y adaptadas a la perfección al código familiar.

En contra: Por decir algo, su duración podría ser un pelín excesiva y su resolución un tanto obvia, pero el resultado es fantástico en términos generales.

'Robin Hood' (2018)

A favor: De entrar a la sala de cine sin prejuicios, puede disfrutarse de un entretenimiento que pese a ser vacío y bastante irregular cumple su función como espectáculo de consumo rápido. Su reparto, que junta a Taaron Egerton, Jamie Foxx y a una Eve Hewson que, probablemente, sea lo mejor de la cinta.

En contra: Otto Bathurst no es Guy Ritchie, y eso implica que las similitudes entre esta 'Robin Hood' y la visión de Ritchie sobre la leyenda del Rey Arturo se limiten al simple intento de réplica —fallido—. No tienen ni la misma fuerza, ni el mismo portento visual, ni mucho menos la capacidad de asombrar.

'Suspiria' (2018)

A favor: Luca Guadagnino toma como base la mítica cinta original de Dario Argento y la hace suya en un ejercicio de estilo único, con un tratamiento visual hipnótico, unas interpretaciones de una intensidad intachable —inesperadamente fantástica Dakota Johnson— y de una riqueza temática y conceptual envidiable. Es una de esas películas para amarla u odiarla —lo cual siempre es positivo—.

En contra: La 'Suspiria' de Luca Guadagnino es el exceso hecho cine; algo que yo defenderé a capa y espada pero que irritará a muchos. Se excede en su apuesta visual, se excede en su metraje, se excede en su ambición por tocar temas y subtextos... ¡Pero qué exceso!

'El regreso de Ben' ('Ben is Back', 2018)

A favor: Como todo buen drama edificado en torno a unos personajes complejos y bien escritos, su mayor virtud se encuentra concentrada en unas interpretaciones de primer nivel de Julia Roberts y Lucas Hedges. Su capacidad para conmover, a la altura de una dirección precisa y sobria.

En contra: En cuanto a tono se refiere, no resulta todo lo consistente que debería ser, perdiendo intensidad y desviándose de su camino principal.

'Kursk' (2018)

A favor: Está dirigida por Thomas Vinterberg, y eso es uno de los mayores sellos de calidad con los que puede marcarse un largometraje. Su reparto es tan impresionante a nivel de nombres —Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth, Michael Nyqvist...— como en lo que respecta a la calidad de sus interpretaciones. Su opresiva atmósfera y sus lecturas políticas terminan de redondearla.

En contra: Puede que en cuanto a trama se refiere no deje demasiado lugar para las sorpresas, resultando un tanto plana y arquetípica. Por tempo y estilo no es una cinta recomendable para el público que espere un thriller militar convencional.

'Roma' (2018)

A favor: Parece que Alfonso Cuarón ha firmado su gran obra maestra, y la ha sacado de lo más profundo de su corazón. 'Roma' promete aunar en una misma obra una factura visual hermosa con una fotografía monocroma casi perfecta y una capacidad para conmover y emocionar al espectador única.

En contra: Por su cadencia narrativa y su tono, no es un largometraje hecho para todo el mundo; aunque incluso todo aquél que dude de que 'Roma' esté hecha para él debería adentrarse en sus dos horas y cuarto de metraje.

'Rey de ladrones' ('King of Thieves', 2018)

A favor: Por encima de todo, su reparto, lleno de leyendas del cine británico como Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay o Michael Gambon. Su loable capacidad para entretener y la labor de James Marsh a la hora de dar forma a sus interesantes y ricos personajes.

En contra: Nuevamente, a Marsh le cuesta equilibrar el ritmo de su narración, convirtiendo el filme una vez superado su mid point en una cuesta arriba especialmente pronunciada. Sus innecesarios despuntes dramáticos, metidos con calzador.

'La familia' (2017)

A favor: La nueva película de Gustavo Rondón Córdova recibió una positiva acogida tras su paso por el Festival de Cannes en 2017, donde se alabó la sobriedad de su aproximación al drama, su dirección de actores y su aproximación realista a la acción a través de una cámara precisa y cercana.

En contra: Propuestas tan autorales como estas nunca son del agrado de todo el respetable.

'Apuntes para una una película de atracos' (2018)

A favor: Su apuesta por el documental más tradicional en clave cómica es una jugada redonda del realizador León Siminiani. Su factor metalingüístico suma enteros al conjunto.

En contra: Es un proyecto único en su especie que podría desconcertar al típico espectador que se enfrenta a un visionado sin informarse previamente de lo que va a ver.

Las recomendaciones del equipo de Espinof

Víctor López G.: 'Ralph rompe Internet'. Con esta secuela del ya notable filme de 2012, Rich Moore y Phil Johnston firman una maravilla animada capaz de mirar a los ojos a algunas de las mayores y más prestigiosas piezas de la competencia. Una fantástica película que sabrá hacer las delicias tanto de los más pequeños de la casa como de un sector adulto del patio de butacas que verá su corazón encogido por culpa de las agridulces temáticas tratadas.

Mikel Zorrilla: 'El regreso de Ben'. Un notable y sólido drama que sabe encontrar un equilibrio para que todo fluya con naturalidad, apoyándose además en el estupendo y complementario trabajo de Julia Roberts y Lucas Hedges, sus dos protagonistas. Sí que le falta esa dosis extra de intensidad en algunos momentos, pero merece y mucho la pena.

Kiko Vega: 'Suspiria' Ambientación espectacular, momentos realmente hermosos y perfecto equilibrio entre la vergüenza ajena y el molar más que nada. 'Suspiria' no decepciona a la hora de ir a por todas: lo hace sin miedo al ridículo. Un diseño alucinante y el título mejor puesto del año en unos créditos. Dos horas y media sin red.

Juan Luis Caviaro: 'El Grinch'. Una gran sorpresa, lo mejor de Illumination hasta ahora. En esta época del año apetece ver cine familiar relacionado con la Navidad y esta película es ideal; entretenimiento para pequeños y mayores con momentos realmente emotivos. Te llega al corazón.

John Tones: 'Kursk'. Mezclando elementos de thriller claustrofóbico y de drama social, Thomas Vintenberg deja definitivamente atrás los presupuestos estéticos de sus primeras películas, adscritas al movimiento Dogma, y plantea su historia más mainstream hasta la fecha. La historia real del hundimiento accidental de un submarino ruso en el mar de Barents y la angustia de los familiares de los marinos vienen aderezados por la inhumana actitud del ejército y el gobierno ruso, en un cocktail de tensión emocional en el que brilla su excelente reparto internacional.

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Preşedintele Klaus Iohannis a declarat miercuri la Palatul Cotroceni că proiectul "România Educată", pe care l-a iniţiat şi ale cărui rezultate au fost puse în dezbatere publică, este unul strategic, el subliniind că nu este o poveste politică sau programul său electoral. "'România educată' este un proiect strategic, 'România educată' vrea să ajute la creionarea, la conceperea unui sistem educaţional pentru România secolului XXI, vrea să ajute politicienii să vină cu politici educaţionale bune, vrea să ajute pe dascăli să reuşească să predea în aşa fel încât să fie şi ei, şi elevii mulţumiţi, dar şi părinţii, dar şi angajatorii. Este un proiect care vrea să-l ajute pe directorul de şcoală să ştie cum să gestioneze unitatea de care răspunde, pentru a avea rezultate bune. Dar care sunt rezultatele care se măsoară? Nu este chiar aşa de simplu de găsit nici măcar acest răspuns. (...) 'România Educată' nu este un proiect de lege, nu este un reţetar simplu, nu este o poveste doar politică, nu este programul meu electoral, 'România Educată' este România noastră, a tuturor, pentru generaţiile care vor veni", a spus Iohannis.   El a subliniat că educaţia este baza generaţiilor viitoare. "O Românie educată este o Românie de succes, o Românie puternică, o Românie prosperă, o Românie care se profilează bine în rândul naţiunilor. Asta ne dorim cu toţii! Pentru asta am lucrat până acum, aproximativ doi ani. Între timp, avem un proiect bun, s-ar putea numi 'un draft', pe care îl punem astăzi în dezbatere", a mai spus şeful statului. Potrivit lui, în prezent, există elite în educaţie, însă 40% dintre absolvenţii ciclului gimnazial sunt analfabeţi funcţional, subliniind că aceasta este o mare problemă. "20% dintre copiii României pleacă înainte să termine şcoala. Unde pleacă? Nu prea ştim. Sunt copiii cărora le fură cineva şansa de viitor. Sunt copii, majoritatea, care se pierd undeva. Foarte puţini pot fi recuperaţi. Deci, avem rezultate, ca să zicem aşa, amestecate. Nu e bine! Dacă vrem însă să construim un sistem foarte solid, trebuie să ne punem întrebarea: ce fel de pregătire vrem să dăm tinerelor generaţii? Pentru ce anume să îi pregătim? Pentru viaţă, da; pentru o carieră, da; pentru o meserie, sigur că da. Dar ce meserie? Pentru meseriile secolului XX? Este un pic greşit. Noi trebuie să îi pregătim pentru meseriile secolului al XXI-lea, evident, dar care sunt acestea?", a afirmat Iohannis. Şeful statului a apreciat că în viitor foarte multe meserii vor dispărea şi că în acest context trebuie atenţie la pregătirea elevilor. "E nevoie de analize, de studii aprofundate, de foarte multă grijă cum concepem acest sistem pentru viitor şi de asta se ocupă 'România educată'. Nu este vorba de o poveste care sună frumos la televizor, pe urmă plecăm acasă şi ne vedem de treabă. Este vorba despre ce facem noi cu România. Acest rezultat al educaţiei va defini societatea de mâine. Aşa cum îi educăm pe tineri, aşa va arăta societatea de mâine. Dacă le dăm o educaţie serioasă, orientată spre viitor, vom avea o Românie performantă, dacă nu, vom avea o Românie fără performanţe notabile. (...) Acest proiect a fost iniţiat de mine împreună cu echipa mea, dar acest proiect este al dumneavoastră, este al elevilor, al studenţilor, al profesorilor, este un proiect al societăţii româneşti, fiindcă dacă răspunsurile au fost foarte diferite la întrebări, legitim, corect, un lucru au ştiut toţi: trebuie făcut ceva pentru a îmbunătăţi sistemul şi acest fapt - că toţi au înţeles de la început, au subliniat nevoia de îmbunătăţire - ne încurajează să mergem mai departe", a arătat Iohannis. El a arătat că se doreşte un sistem educaţional de calitate şi flexibil. "Ambiţia mea este ca niciun copil din România, niciun tânăr din România să nu rămână în afară. Trebuie să găsim soluţii care-i integrează pe toţi. Vă amintiţi? Am avut, cred că acum doi ani, un Bac la care au picat jumătate. Este o catastrofă naţională aşa ceva şi este cea mai proastă notă pentru sistemul actual. Nu ne permitem să pierdem niciun copil în România. Asta îmi doresc eu cu proiectul 'România educată"', a menţionat Iohannis. Şeful statului a prezentat câteva propuneri din proiect. "Dezvoltarea unui sistem de educaţie profesională performant. De ani de zile vorbim de educaţia duală, de educaţia profesională, de o pregătire în funcţie de interes, în funcţie de capacitate, asta aşteaptă şi mediul privat de la noi, aşteaptă o diversificare şi pregătire serioasă, de calitate, de la meseriaşi până la inginer sau specialist IT. Propunem creşterea conectivităţii internaţionale, învăţământului superior, schimbul de idei. Nu vrem să ne izolăm, vrem să fim conectaţi la sistemul european, la sistemul internaţional, extinderea accesului la educaţie timpurie, adică creşe, grădiniţe, pentru cât mai mulţi copii încă de la o vârstă fragedă. Asta atinge două chestiuni esenţiale: una - aceşti copii sunt pregătiţi mai bine pentru şcoală; doi - îi lasă pe părinţi să meargă la serviciu. Regândirea evaluării elevilor şi studenţilor: evaluarea pe care o folosim noi este cam la nivelul anilor, nu ştiu, '60, '70, le dăm note, trecem în catalog, facem mediile, la sfârşitul anului facem statistici, hârtii peste hârtii, le trimitem la inspectorat, la minister. Şi? Cred că nu este suficient, această evaluare trebuie să genereze un feedback pentru fiecare elev în parte, pentru fiecare părinte în parte, în aşa fel încât lucrurile să se constituie instrumente eficiente nu numai de evaluare, ci şi de corectare, de îmbunătăţire a performanţelor şi - de ce nu? - de corectare a sistemului. Mult de lucru. Dezvoltarea unui sistem mai bun de formare a cadrelor didactice. Ca să funcţioneze, avem nevoie de dascăli dedicaţi, bine formaţi, cu performanţe notabile, respectaţi în societate, remuneraţi corespunzător, cu o bază materială serioasă, adaptată nevoilor unei şcoli moderne", a mai arătat Iohannis. La eveniment participă trei secretari de stat de la Ministerul Educaţiei, ministrul de resort, Ecaterina Andronescu, fiind la Bruxelles. În cadrul evenimentului, a fost prezentat videoclipul de susţinere a proiectului "România Educată", în care apar actorul Victor Rebengiuc, fosta gimnastă Andreea Răducanu, actriţa Oana Pellea, filosoful Mihai Şora. AGERPRES/(A - autor: Florentina Peia, editor: Florin Marin; redactor video: Marilena Stănescu, grafician: Codruț Arsenescu., editori online: Magdalena Tănăsescu, Adrian Dădârlat)   Citiţi şi:   Proiectul "România Educată": Accesul în cariera didactică trebuie să devină unul meritocratic
          Iohannis: Eu cred că un pact pe proiectul "România Educată" nu este forma ideală      Cache   Translate Page      
Preşedintele Klaus Iohannis a declarat, miercuri, că un pact pe proiectul "România Educată" nu ar reprezenta forma ideală, arătând că va fi nevoie de sute de consultări cu politicienii pentru a-i convinge cu privire la acest proiect. "Până la urmă, toată lumea va accepta acest proiect. Este un proiect extrem de serios, un proiect la care lucrează foarte mulţi specialişti şi în etapa următoare voi purta şi eu şi alţii discuţii şi cu politicieni, cu comisiile de învăţământ, cu cei din minister şi aşa mai departe. Ceea ce îmi doresc eu şi am constatat în sală că majoritatea îşi doresc nu este neapărat să teminăm repede, ci să terminăm cu un proiect care este atât de bun şi atât de convingător încât va fi preluat de politicieni, transformat în politică publică şi aşa mai departe. Este clar că aici e nevoie de multă muncă de lămurire şi am fost întrebat dacă în final voi încerca să fac un pact pe Educaţie. Eu cred că un pact pe Educaţie, pe acest proiect, nu este forma ideală. Este nevoie de foarte multă muncă de convingere şi dacă va fi nevoie îi vom convinge pe politicieni unul câte unul până când reuşim să promovăm acest proiect aşa cum se cuvine", a spus Iohannis, la Palatul Cotroceni.   El a adăugat că aceste consultări nu vor fi unele simple, dar va încerca să-i convingă pe politicieni cu privire la proiectul "România Educată". "Aşa simplu nu va fi. Nu va fi atât de simplu să-i chem pe lideri de partid şi să negociem şi... Nu. Va fi nevoie de foarte multe discuţii, în foarte multe formate şi formale şi informale. Opinia mea este că va trebui să avem sute, chiar sute de discuţii cu politicieni, cu guvernanţi pentru a găsi şi împreună cu ei cea mai bună formă. Până la urmă să nu-şi imagineze cineva că eu caut o formă de proiect pe lângă politicieni. Nu. Eu caut o formă de proiect 'România Educată' împreună cu specialişti, împreună cu profesorii, împreună şi cu politicienii şi pentru asta sunt dispus să port foarte multe discuţii, să investesc foarte multă energie şi foarte mult timp", a susţinut Iohannis. Despre propunerea fostului ministru al Educaţiei Sorin Cîmpeanu, în prezent membru al Partidului Pro România, de a prelua proiectul "România Educată" ca iniţiativă legislativă, şeful statului a răspuns: "Eu îi văd pe toţi ca şi parteneri. (...) Eu nu vreau un proiect paralel cu politicienii sau fără politicieni. Nu, o să-i conving la bucată ca să participe". Şeful statului a precizat că Ministerul Educaţiei va participa la dezbaterile privind proiectul "România Educată", adăugând că ministrul de resort nu a fost prezent miercuri deoarece se află la Bruxelles. "Doamna Andronescu se află împreună cu restul Guvernului la Bruxelles. Şi bine face. E o coincidenţă puţin nefericită, dar să nu-şi imagineze cineva că vreau să exclud tocmai Ministerul Educaţiei din această dezbatere. Nu. Vor fi parte din dezbatere", a subliniat Klaus Iohannis. AGERPRES/(A - autor: Florentina Peia, editor: Claudia Stănescu, imagine: Marian Vlăduț, redactor video: marilena Stănescu, grafician: Codruț Arsenescu, editori online: Magdalena Tănăsescu, Adrian Dădârlat)
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Filarmonica de Stat Arad prezintă joi, în premieră, lucrarea "Communio aurea - The Golden Joinery", pentru tenor, cor şi orchestră, de Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi, piesă desemnată câştigătoare la Concursul de compoziţii vocal simfonice "România 100", organizat de instituţia de cultură arădeană în luna mai, piesă dedicată celebrării Centenarului Marii Uniri. "În deschiderea concertului de joi, 6 decembrie, Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi, câştigătorul din 2018 al trofeului "Golden Eye" al Festivalului de film de la Zürich, îşi prezintă, în premieră la Arad, lucrarea "Communio aurea - The Golden Joinery". Distribuţia muzicală este alcătuită din tenorul Traian Mişcu, de la Opera Naţională Română din Timişoara, care va urca pe scenă alături de Corul academic al Filarmonicii de Stat Arad, pregătit de maestrul Robert Daniel Rădoiaş, şi de orchestra simfonică a Filarmonicii arădene, conducerea muzicală aparţinând maestrului Dorin Frandeş", a declarat miercuri, pentru AGERPRES, managerul Filarmonicii, Doru Orban. Potrivit acestuia, în deschiderea părţii secunde a evenimentului muzical de joi seară, orchestra simfonică arădeană va interpreta două lucrări de Beethoven "Concertul pentru vioară şi orchestră în re major op.61", având-o ca solistă pe violonista Anna Savkina, din Rusia, şi "Simfonia I în do major op.21". Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi şi-a încheiat studiile de licenţă, masterat şi doctorat în Bucureşti, în cadrul Universităţii Naţionale de Muzică, avându-l ca îndrumător şi mentor pe Dan Dediu. În urma câştigării a două burse Erasmus, a studiat compoziţia muzicală cu Joe Cutler, Howard Skempton şi Ed Bennett la Birmingham Conservatoire şi cu Stefano Gervasoni la Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, fiind câştigătorul a numeroase premii de compoziţie, naţionale şi internaţionale. Muzica sa a fost interpretată atât în Europa, cât şi în afara acesteia, de către ansambluri precum BBC Singers, Quator Diotima, Musicatreize, Tenso Chamber Choir, Looptail şi de către orchestre precum Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Shanghai Philharmonic, Filarmonica George Enescu şi Filarmonica Transilvania. Anna Savkina este considerată una dintre cele mai expresive violoniste ale generaţiei sale. A început să cânte la vioară la vârsta de cinci ani, devenind într-un timp record câştigătoarea concursurilor internaţionale de la Moscova, Novosibirsk, Khanty- Mansiysk şi Yakutsk. AGERPRES /(AS,A - autor: Ioan Weisl; editor: Diana Dumitru, editor online: Ada Vîlceanu)   Sursa foto: Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi / Facebook
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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced new plans to put drones into the air over the Big Apple, listing search and rescue missions and hostage situations as a couple of the intended applications.

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           Alphabet's Wing delivery drone service to launch in Finland next year       Cache   Translate Page      

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Five years ago, Amazon's Jeff Bezos predicted that by now we would all be getting packages delivered by drones. Despite numerous trials and pilots around the globe, we're still waiting. Meanwhile other companies have been nipping at Amazon's heels, including Google's parent company Alphabet. Its Project X drones started delivering burritos to customers in Australia's Capital Territory last year, and has now announced that folks in Finland can look forward to package deliveries by air from early 2019.

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          More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation      Cache   Translate Page      

Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.


          AMERICA/BRASILE - Congresso dei comunicatori missionari: un'evangelizzazione completa deve saper usare i media      Cache   Translate Page      
Aparecida - Con l'intervento dell'Arcivescovo di Aparecida, Mons. Orlando Brandes, si è aperto in Brasile il primo Congresso dei comunicatori missionari con lo slogan “Evangelizzare nelle nuove frontiere dei media”.
L'evento coinvolge sacerdoti, religiosi e laici provenienti da tutto il Brasile, e missionari con esperienze in altri paesi della zona, è presente anche un missionario dall'Angola, paese lusofono.
Mons. Brandes, nella sua introduzione, ha sottolineato l'importanza di questo tipo di Congressi, perché "un'evangelizzazione missionaria completa - ha detto l'Arcivescovo - deve padroneggiare bene la comunicazione, deve saper usare i mezzi, gli strumenti che ci sono in ogni realtà... iniziando dal microfono di una capella o di una chiesa piena di gente. Se il microfono non funziona, sarà inutile parlare e parlare, perché la gente non può ascoltare se sta dietro o lontano, così accade con i nuovi mezzi".
L'Arcivescovo, rispondendo all’Agenzia Fides, ha detto che l'invito missionario di Papa Francesco deve rinnovare l'impegno di tutti, in modo particolare nella preparazione dei prossimi eventi ecclesiali mondiali, ma sempre partendo della propria realtà, dalla propria parrocchia, diocesi,ecc.
Il Congresso, iniziato il 3 dicembre, si svolge fino a venerdì 7 dicembre. Sono circa 50 i partecipanti che seguiranno le conferenze la mattina e i workshop nel pomeriggio. La sera è dedicata ad approfondimenti dei temi svolti durante la giornata e allo scambio di esperienze. In questo spazio, nelle prime due serate, ha sorpreso tutti l’attività di alcuni gruppi missionari per la riccheza dei contributi, la fede popolare e il grande uso dei nuovi media attraverso internet anche nei posti più lontani.

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Last Noise Drone Repeat for the year, so come out and celebrate the sound waves! An awesome line up to end the year on. ENT (https://entsound.bandcamp.com/) NNNC Ørken Salt Pale Orchid and Wallowitch ...

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In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion asks whether the debate over the use of drones misses a fundamental point: Does their very nature compromise humanitarian principles? Drones! They’re everywhere. There’s probably a drone over your house right now, especially if you’re: a. planning an act of terrorism; b. chatting with your mum […]
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          Tom Clancy's The Division 2 - Weapons, Skills, and Factions      Cache   Translate Page      

Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Ubisoft's upcoming co-operative RPG shooter, was announced earlier this year and then had visible presence at both E3 and Gamescom. And if you'd like to learn a thing or two about the game prior to its planned March 2019 release, you may be interested in checking out the ongoing “Intelligence Annex” series of articles on the game's website.

The latest one is dedicated to the game's skills that include drones, mines, turrets, and chem launchers, while the earlier ones cover The Division 2's weapons and its True Sons faction. Here's an excerpt from the most recent article:

Agents!

Welcome to the third Intelligence Annex—our series of detailed development blogs covering all aspects of The Division 2. This month, we are covering five different skill categories: the Chem Launcher, Drone, Hive, Seeker Mine, and Turret. Each skill category comes in several variants with very different gameplay and effects. These are just some of the skills you can expect to see on March 15th, so prepare for more options and build customization! If you are new to The Division 2, skills are specialized abilities that change the way you play the game. They provide advantages in combat that directly affect the outcome of your engagements. Whether you want to specialize in offensive abilities or roll full utility, the choice is yours.

CHEM LAUNCHER

First on the list is a new skill that we are introducing in The Division 2—the Chem Launcher. As a grenade launcher inspired weapon, the Chem Launcher fires various ampules of chemicals in an arc that disperse into a cloud on impact and linger to cause unique and devastating effects. When you have the Chem launcher equipped, you can choose between four different chemical charges:
  • Firestarter
    • The Firestarter canister sends out flammable, near-invisible gas. These gas clouds can be ignited with any spark—bullet impacts, enemies firing their weapons inside the cloud, explosions or even enemies running into them while on fire. If you combine multiple clouds over a large area, you can create devastating chain reactions.
  • Riot Foam
    • This skill fires a canister with riot control foam that disperses on impact. This is the same riot foam as you have seen the True Sons use in the E3 demo. The foam is sticky, heavy, and it expands rapidly. Anyone affected by the foam is stuck in place for a period of time, but the hardened foam can be destroyed to break them free.
  • Oxidizer
    • The Oxidizer fires a canister that emits a cloud of corrosive chemicals. The chemical cloud lingers for a long time and efficiently eats away at enemy armor or any enemy mechanical items.
  • Reinforcer
    • The Reinforcer fires a projectile that detonates and disperses an armor repairing cloud. If this powder hits you or your teammates, it restores an amount of your armor. Powder that sticks on the ground grants armor restoration over time. You have the ability to heal your friends very fast, or even yourself over time.
DRONE

In The Division 2, we have drones! When deployed, the drones hover around your shoulder and follow you around. Depending on what drone you equip, it can stay passively by your side until assigned an order or it can automatically target your enemies and even friends in some cases. There are five different categories of the drone:
  • Striker
    • As suggested by the name, this is an offensive version of the Drone. Built for combat, the Striker possesses a turret that inflicts continuous damage upon its target. This drone can receive remote orders from its controller to attack specific targets.
  • Defender
    • The Defender is a defensive drone that protects its owner by utilizing an experimental directed emitter. It deflects incoming bullets with microwave bursts, creating an invisible barrier. However, each bullet deflected greatly drains the battery, and it is incapable of defending itself from enemy fire. It can, however, be ordered to guard friends or other friendly skill items.
  • Tactician
    • Built for intel, this utility drone flies to maximum elevation at a location of your choosing and spots all hostiles it can see, effectively highlighting their location. While deployed, it gives you and your party continuous information about the position of the enemies within your area. This is the Specialist skill for the Sharpshooter Specialization.
  • Bombardier
    • This drone can perform a bombing run across a long area. The drone flies to an area designated by the player and drops a barrage of explosives as it strafes from one end of the zone to the other.
  • Fixer
    • This defensive drone repairs armor over time. You can choose whether you want it to fly next to you and passively repair your armor, or choose a friendly target whose armor needs repairing, including other damaged skills.

          Technology From San Francisco Drone Company Helps In Camp Fire Recovery – CBS San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page      
CBS San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A San Francisco drone company is working with Butte County to map the burned areas of the Camp...
          Israeli Technology Successfully Prevents Attacks During G20      Cache   Translate Page      
Summit authorities detected a non-authorized drone in an area of the hotels in which the foreign delegations stayed. It was neutralized.
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          El LHC se apaga durante dos años para afrontar nuevos retos      Cache   Translate Page      

Tras lograr enormes progresos en la comprensión del bosón de Higgs, el gran colisionador de hadrones (LHC) del CERN y todos sus experimentos se han parado esta semana para revisar el gigantesco colisionador e introducir mejoras importantes a lo largo de los próximos dos años. Los haces de protones volverán a circular por el LHC […]

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          Watch what really happens when a drone meets a helicopter      Cache   Translate Page      

We’ve recently seen a video that shows what happens when a drone hits an airplane wing (and DJI called it agenda-driven). But what happens when a drone meets a helicopter? Well, at a surfing event in Hawaii, a helicopter was called to the rescue to knock the drone out of the sky. And it was […]

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Rio de Janeiro state is moving ahead with plans to deploy security cameras and drones to help fight crime, according to its next governor, a far-right politician loyal to president-elect Jair...
          Ohio, New York Tout Unmanned Traffic Management Moves      Cache   Translate Page      
Drone research collaborations in Ohio and New York have announced recent developments to advance unmanned traffic management systems in their respective states.

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          Ohio, New York Tout Unmanned Traffic Management Moves      Cache   Translate Page      
Drone research collaborations in Ohio and New York have announced recent developments to advance unmanned traffic management systems in their respective states.

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          Wing To Test Drone Deliveries In Finland      Cache   Translate Page      
Wing, Google parent Alphabet’s drone delivery service, is setting up in Finland.

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          Wing To Test Drone Deliveries In Finland      Cache   Translate Page      
Wing, Google parent Alphabet’s drone delivery service, is setting up in Finland.

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          WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies      Cache   Translate Page      
Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large was introduced to the newest threat from our automated, dystopian present — cheap weaponized drone technology. For Luke Fox, the […]
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Indra plans to use UAVs to collect precision data for airport and terrain maps used in generating virtual environments for visual systems on flight simulators.

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Indra plans to use UAVs to collect precision data for airport and terrain maps used in generating virtual environments for visual systems on flight simulators.

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Domani esce al cinema Alpha – Un’amicizia forte come la vita, che racconta un’avvincente storia di sopravvivenza, un viaggio di crescita e iniziazione che muove dall’improbabile alleanza tra un ragazzo e un lupo solitario.    Per l’occasione pubblichiamo un video che raccoglie le immagini dei film che mostrano le più belle coppie (cane e padrone) […]

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          Google va lansa un serviciu de livrare cu drona în 2019 în Finlanda      Cache   Translate Page      

Google va lansa un serviciu de livrare cu drona în 2019 în Finlanda, acesta urmând să fie primul serviciu de acest tip din Europa, scrie Reuters. Compania care va opera serviciu se numește Wing și este divizia de livrare cu drone din cadrul Alphabet, holdingul care deține Google. Wing a luat naștere după ce a […]

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          El serio aviso de 'The New York Times' a España: "El fantasma se ha hecho carne"      Cache   Translate Page      
Santiago Abascal

El prestigioso diario estadounidense The New York Times ha publicado en su versión en español un artículo firmado por Martín Caparrós que supone un serio aviso a España tras la irrupción en el Parlamento andaluz del partido ultraderechista Vox.

Titulado "La bestia que dormía", el texto explica que ya pocos se acuerdan de la famosa frase "Spain is different", que fue cierta hasta hace cuatro días porque no tenía un partido de extrema derecha. "La bestia, que se había despertado en muchos sitios, aquí seguía durmiendo", dice.

El autor señala que "aquí el nacionalismo belicoso había tenido cuarenta años para desprestigiarse hasta el fondo del fondo y, cuarenta años después, nadie quería resucitarlo", por lo que la derecha española era "españolista sin beligerancia", "con la conciencia de que debía mantener cierta compostura".

Pincha aquí para leer el artículo completo.

"Hasta que, este domingo, en las elecciones autonómicas andaluzas, un partido pequeño, nuevo, extremo consiguió el 11 por ciento de los votos. Se llama Vox; lo inventó hace cinco años Santiago Abascal, cincuentón vasco, sociólogo formado por jesuitas, exmilitante del Partido Popular, deportista de riesgo, hombre de a caballo y Smith & Wesson en el cinto. La bestia ya no duerme", advierte Martín Caparrós.

El autor señala que "ahora se empezará a discutir quién la despertó, cómo, por qué" pero que lo cierto es que "la bestia está despierta" y "la extrema derecha ha irrumpido en España". Y lo ha hecho, según el escritor, porque en un país "molesto con sus políticos" el discurso de la antipolítica "es un imán potente —y Vox es el último en llegar, el candidato al famoso voto "antisistema"".

Caparrós señala que el programa de Vox "incluye ciertas medidas que pueden ser justas y populares, de esas que ahora se llaman populistas" pero que "su gran valor, su diferencia —y seguramente su sex appealprincipal— está en su reivindicación nacionalista: la palabra España les chorrea de los labios, su defensa ante la amenaza separatista es su bandera, la extirpación del chancro inmigrante su misión más proclamada".

"ESPEIN YA NO ES DIFEREN"

Ahora, dice, no importa cómo serán los acuerdos en Andalucía. Lo relevante, advierte,"es que también aquí se despertó la bestia". "Espein ya no es diferen del resto de Europa, pero a partir de este domingo es diferente de sí misma. Vivíamos con ese alivio y ese orgullo de no tener lo que ahora sí tenemos: nos toca aceptar que no somos los que creíamos —y es duro—. Nunca es fácil ser otro", admite.

"El miedo avanza. No hay, en este momento, buenas razones para pensar que ese 11 por ciento andaluz no podría replicarse en las elecciones generales cada vez más cercanas", prosigue Martín Caparrós, que subraya que ahora es el momento de inventar respuestas.

"Cuando el fantasma de Vox empezó a amenazar, se discutían dos posiciones: si hablar mucho de él para frenarlo o poco para no agrandarlo. Fue un debate inútil: el fantasma se ha hecho carne y hueso y casi 400.000 votos. Ahora se trata, como siempre, de encontrar una propuesta que atraiga a millones, que consiga que del agotamiento de la política tradicional no crezcan monstruos sino opciones para inventar vidas mejores", señala.

Pero acaba con una frase muy tranquilizadora: "No parece, por ahora, que lo estemos logrando".


          Pablo Motos rescata una foto de los 90 con Bertín Osborne y todos se fijan en sus pantalones      Cache   Translate Page      
Pablo Motos y Bertín Osborne, en 'El Hormiguero'.

Pablo Motos y Bertín Osborne se conocen de hace tiempo. Se nota su complicidad cada vez que el cantante va a divertirse a El Hormiguero, pero ahora también tenemos la prueba gráfica.

El presentador ha compartido con sus seguidores de Instagram una foto de ambos para promocionar la entrevista de este miércoles. "Esta es la primera vez que nos vimos y nos hicimos amigos. La foto es de los años noventa. No seáis muy crueles conmigo. Jeje", ha escrito el presentador, que en menos de una hora ha conseguido 21.000 me gusta con su publicación.

La foto ha conseguido además cientos de comentarios. Algunos seguidores del presentador no se han resistido a decirle que, como el buen vino, ha mejorado con los años; mientras que otros se han centrado en su estilismo.

  • Lindos pantalones
  • Qué chulada de pantalones. Si te los subes un poco más te haces un mono ajajaj
  • Seguro que la ropa te la compraba tu madre por si dabas el estirón
  • Te ponías la misma talla de vaqueros que Bertín...
  • Ay, qué pintas...
  • Sin son pintas esas.... Vamos mejorando con los años, Pablo
  • Los vaqueros son horrendos

Tampoco ha faltado quien le ha buscado parecidos razonables al dúo, los hay quienes han visto a Arnold Schwarzenegger y Danny DeVito en Osborne y Motos, y otros que se han acordado de las hormigas del programa.

  • Increíble foto de un joven Bertín Osborne con el actor de Malcolm in The Middle
  • LOL no va a malas pero parecíais drogados o fumados
  • Se parece a Trancas
  • El dúo sacapuntas
  • Los gemelos golpean dos veces! Dos grandes eso siempre
  • Pareces el Chapis
  • Te das un aire a Trancas
  • Los gemelos golpean dos veces

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Producing realistic animated film figures is a highly complex technical endeavour. Researchers have now shown how drones can be used to greatly reduce the effort required in...
          Bertín Osborne revela a quién habría votado en Andalucía y explota: "Son unos ladrones"      Cache   Translate Page      
Bertín Osborne

Bertín Osborne ha visitado este miércoles esRadio para ser entrevistado por Federico Jiménez Losantos y allí ha explicado que no ha podido votar en las elecciones andaluzas porque desde hace un año está empadronado en Madrid. Pero ha asegurado que, de haber podido, habría apoyado a PP, Ciudadanos o Vox.

"Hubiera tenido un problema porque tengo mucha relación personal con tres de ellos y hubiera votado a cualquiera: PP, Ciudadanos o Vox", ha explicado antes de celebrar el resultado de los comicios porque "es sano que haya alternancia en el poder".

En este sentido, ha llamado a Albert Rivera a que "sea razonable y haga las cosas como el votante ha pedido, de forma clara, que las haga". Y ha avisado de que, si no lo hace así, sería "un drama para él, una catástrofe".

Al mismo tiempo, Bertín Osborne se ha referido a la situación en Venezuela y ha calificado al Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro de "régimen criminal y narcotraficante". "Son unos ladrones y el que no lo diga, o no tiene conciencia o se está llevando el dinero", ha afirmado antes de asegurar que a él le han "confirmado" que el expresidente del Gobierno José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero cobra de Venezuela.

"Hay que salir de España y viajar. Muchos de los que critican España no han salido. Y si te das una vuelta, te das cuenta lo maravilloso que es este país. Y cuando escuchas lo que piensan de nosotros fuera, en países cercanos como México, Colombia o EEUU, de personas que nos representan, como el tema de Zapatero , te da vergüenza. Es que te da verdadera vergüenza. ¿Cómo puedes justificar que haya sido presidente de tu país?", ha reflexionado en directo.

Por lo demás, Osborne ha vuelto a asegurar que el cantante Julio Iglesias se resiste a ir a su programa. "Dice que soy un cabrón y que le voy a sacar lo que no quiere decir", ha apuntado.


          Juan Belmonte - Antheus (2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Juan Belmonte - Antheus (2018)
Artist:VA
Title: Juan Belmonte - Antheus (2018)
Genre: Ambient, Drone, Chillout, Lounge, Downtempo, Electronic
Year: 2018
Tracks: 17
Time: 01:12:00
Format: MP3
Quality: 320kbps
Size: 167 MB

          Corporation Damned And Disinherited has left alliance DRONE WALKERS      Cache   Translate Page      
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          More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation      Cache   Translate Page      

Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.


          The NYPD, a police force with a history of illegal surveillance, now has a fleet of drones      Cache   Translate Page      
The New York City Police Department announced Tuesday that it will deploy a fleet containing fourteen drones. The drones, as a part of the Technical Assistance Response Unit, will be used during search rescue operations, monitoring traffic and pedestrians during events that draw crowds, for HAZMAT incidents, in hostage situations, and “other emergency situations.” The fleet cost […]
          Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal      Cache   Translate Page      


While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending to create the epidemic through the U.S.-Saudi war on Yemen. And what may turn out to be the most widespread poisoning of water sources around the globe ever is the use of chemicals on U.S. military bases — chemicals that are not needed, used on bases that are worse than not needed.
Yemen
Many of us have been trying to halt senseless counterproductive mass-murder in Yemen since it was a “Constitutional scholar” president doing it with robotic airplanes. The legislation currently in play in Congress leaves a loophole you could fly a thousand drones through. But, as a step, it is well worth taking. Already having moved from 55 to 37 senators voting for endless, unquestioned, and undebated genocide was a step worth taking between last March and last week. When public pressure and Congress blocked Obama from a massive bombing campaign on Syria five years ago, that too was a step worth taking. But refusing to bring something to a vote because it would fail (as with Syria) doesn’t have the same precedent-setting ring to it as passing legislation to end a crime long underway. That’s what may be possible now on Yemen.
The shortcomings of the current Congressional action must be known if we are to build on it. The Senate still must vote on cloture, on — likely both good and terrible — amendments, and on final passage. And then there’s the House, and then there’s the threatened veto, and then there’s the question of expecting compliance from a president explicitly granted immunity from impeachment by Nancy Pelosi, by preemptive strike as it were. And then there’s that loophole that allows any war to roll on that claims to be against Al Qaeda. The fact that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been partnering with Al Qaeda on the destruction of Yemen is absolutely no reason the White House won’t claim the war is against Al Qaeda.
Understanding all of that should make clear to us that a long-term and relentless public education and mobilization campaign is needed locally and globally, and that the notion of a “good war” must be disallowed and defunded along with the murdering of Yemeni families. We must encourage Congress to get a move on with each step it takes, even while condemning legislation that violates the U.N. Charter and the Kellogg-Briand Pact by claiming to allow certain varieties of the crime of war. The notion that Saudi Arabia should not be helped out in the murder of tens of thousands and potentially millions of people because it murdered one particular person (Jamal Khashoggi) must be permitted to accomplish whatever good it can, even while we work to help people see through the idea that selling bombs only to nations that don’t “violate human rights” is a piece of grotesque nonsense, as there is no use of bombs that respects human rights. Banning weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, for whatever reasons, is a step that must be taken in addition to — and if possible by amendment to — the legislation that would cut off U.S. military participation in the slaughter.
All of that being grasped, the fact remains that there is a reason that Trump has threatened a veto, and a reason that he sent Pompeo and Mattis scurrying over to the Senate to beg and plead for genocide, even though they apparently had nothing whatsoever to use to persuade even some of the most bloodthirsty senators ever to have lived. The White House and Pentagon and State Department are horrified at the prospect of the Congress, after a couple of centuries of ever increasing slumber, waking up and doing its job and stopping a war. Imagine if this were to really happen. What would prevent some Congress member’s brain from stumbling across the thought that if one war could be ended, another might be as well? What would prevent ending a half dozen of the ghastly horrors? What would prevent Congress members from hearing people’s screams immediately upon the start of each new war and voting immediately to block any war? This is the nightmare that keeps weapons profiteers tossing and turning in their gold-plated beds.
Why were 55 Senators for Genocide reduced to 37? Three reasons: public pressure, the murder of Khashoggi, and the fact that the Pentagon told a bunch of simplistic lies and made a bunch of baseless promises eight months ago and didn’t think up anything new to explain them away this time around. Each of these three reasons is encouraging and worth building on.
1. The relentless lie that the corruption is complete and that the public cannot have any influence has to be torn down as many times as it takes. If people were aware that public pressure was a big influence on last week’s vote, there would be a 100-fold increase in public pressure.
2. While it seems ridiculous to turn against the murder of thousands of people because of the murder of one person, that very sort of nonsense has always been available in every war. U.S. war efforts and those of their allies are always accompanied by vicious outrages outside of the framework typically thought of as the war. Saudi Arabia publicly murders or whips people in small numbers all the time. Ukrainian Nazis are no better. (An anniversary of the Odessa Massacre is coming up.) Allies in Afghanistan and Iraq make the Mafia look like a peace and justice club. Allies being courted for a hoped-for war on Iran make Ukrainian Nazis look like a pink pussy-hat march. More study is needed of how a particular atrocity can be forced into the U.S. corporate media.
3. When a White House loses credibility even with U.S. Senators, something else is going on that needs to be encouraged and promoted. The U.S. public may not have rushed into the streets when Obama’s wars became Trump’s, but certain parts of the corporate elite and the silent middle-class and even of the U.S. government have lost their faith in the redemptive power of genocide. Any wedge that can now be placed between Congress and the White House that could lead to Congress actually doing its job might work wonders.
Bases
The war on Yemen is killing directly through violence, but more so through the cut-off of supplies and through environmental destruction and the destruction of public resources — results that lead to starvation and disease. People don’t have food. People don’t have clean water. People are afraid to leave their houses. In comparison with this state of affairs, fairy tales about Muslim Mexicans stealing your job seem downright charming.
A Congress that actually did its job would be subpoenaing and making public U.S. military plans for major permanent U.S. bases in the aftermath of Yemen, which I’d bet you a MAGA hat do exist. Most of the rest of the world has been coated with U.S. bases. A major global conference was just held in Ireland on the topic of how to close U.S. bases. A U.S. coalition just announced a proposal on Capitol Hill. The strugglesagainst U.S. bases in Japan and many other places are at fever pitch.
Foreign bases are not just provokers and instigators of war. They’re not just tools for propping up brutal dictatorships. They’re not just the secrets to be hushed up during each future chorus of “But why do they hate us?” They’re not just zones of rape and drunkenness and resentment. They’re not just carcinogenic chemical leaks living under legal immunity. They’re not just would-have-been EPA Superfund Sites to never benefit from any minor pretense of a cleanup because they’re not in the United States. They’re also this: a threat to global water supplies. Pat Elder has summarized this latest toxic development:
“The water in thousands of wells in and around U.S. military installations across the globe have been tested and have been shown to contain harmful levels of PFOS and PFOA. The health effects of exposure to these chemicals include frequent miscarriages and other severe pregnancy complications, like long-term fertility issues. They contaminate human breast milk and sicken breast-feeding babies. PFOS and PFOA contribute to liver damage, kidney cancer, high cholesterol, decreased response to vaccines, an increased risk of thyroid disease, along with testicular cancer, micro-penis, and low sperm count in males.”
Is there some constituency that array of maladies doesn’t concern? Are there certain groups who, after thoughtful consideration, place flags and war slogans above that entire list of illnesses? Of course there are. Until I say this: The “U.S. military installations across the globe” include thousands across the United States. It’s OK to pretend that last sentence isn’t what finally grabbed your attention. That pretense suggests a positive tendency.
Progressive Except for Peace
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s big new speech and article on foreign policy last week pretended that a war on Iraq that killed over 1 million people had killed 6,000; proposed to end wars in order to be more prepared for other wars; dishonestly demonized other nations; advocated “better” weapons; urged that U.S. troops be brought back from Afghanistan “starting now” (rather than ending now — it’s been starting over and over again for more than a decade), and generally promoted militarism while rhetorically opposing it. There was no proposed military budget, no proposed joining of any treaties, no proposed actual ending of any wars, no concrete policy at all, no draft legislation the way one might expect on any other topic.
Senator Bernie Sanders, while helping to lead the push on Yemen, otherwise continues to promote militarism and to address other topics as if militarism were unrelated. Last week over 100 scholars and activists signed a letter to Sanders that thousands of others have since added their names to. Part of the letter — which is addressed to Sanders but could be addressed with minor changes to any other Senator — reads:
“Your recent 10-point plan omits any mention of foreign policy whatsoever. We believe this omission is not just a shortcoming. We believe it renders what does get included incoherent. Military spending is well over 60% of discretionary spending. A public policy that avoids mentioning its existence is not a public policy at all. Should military spending go up or down or remain unchanged? This is the very first question. We are dealing here with an amount of money at least comparable to what could be obtained by taxing the wealthy and corporations (something we are certainly in favor of as well). A tiny fraction of U.S. military spending could end starvation, the lack of clean water, and various diseases worldwide. No humanitarian policy can avoid the existence of the military. No discussion of free college or clean energy or public transit should omit mention of the place where a trillion dollars a year is going. War and preparations for war are among the top destroyers, if not the top destroyer, of our natural environment. No environmental policy can ignore them.”
No environmental policy can ignore them. But every environmental policy does.
A Green New Deal
Have you actually read the Green New Deal — I mean the Democrats’ version under the same name but radically different from the Green Party’s version.
It includes: “decarbonizing the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries,” but does not mention the top producer of carbon around, the U.S. military — or for that matter that the main problem with agriculture is methane, not carbon.
It includes: “decarbonizing, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure,” but no mention of military bases.
It includes “funding massive investment in the drawdown and capture of greenhouse gases,” but no mention of the military as a top emitter of carbon, and no mention of the military as the place where all the money goes that could be most easily moved into any useful “massive investment.” Instead, the Green New Democrats’ Deal reads:
“Many will say, ‘Massive government investment! How in the world can we pay for this?’ The answer is: in the same ways that we paid for the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs, the same ways we paid for World War II and many other wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments, new public banks can be created (as in WWII) to extend credit and a combination of various taxation tools (including taxes on carbon and other emissions and progressive wealth taxes) can be employed.”
To read this as anything other than a conscious and explicit commitment to continuing to dump $1 trillion per year into the most environmentally destructive program ever devised, while seeking out any other possible way to pay for a “green deal” would be delusional. If the military budget’s existence were going to be acknowledged, it would have been acknowledged here.
The exclusion of the world’s worst environmental destroyer from environmentalism is not new. It is enshrined in the Kyoto and Paris agreements. It is embodied in the work of all of the biggest environmental organizations. Leading up to the April 2017 Climate March in Washington, D.C., many of us raised as much hell as we could, until a little peace ghetto was permitted in part of the march. I’m not sure that doing that for the upcoming December 10th rally for the Green New Deal makes sense. I think Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues should either admit that the military exists and act accordingly, or not. Here’s what I said at the Climate March:
Most countries on earth have the U.S. military in them.
Most countries on earth burn less fossil fuel than does the U.S. military.
And that’s without even calculating how much worse for the climate jet fuel is than other fossil fuels.
And it’s without even considering the fossil fuel consumption of the world’s leading weapons makers, or the pollution caused by the use of those weapons all over the world.
The U.S. is the top weapons dealer to the world, and has weapons on multiple sides of most wars.
The U.S. military created 69% of super fund environmental disaster sites and is the third leading polluter of U.S. waterways.
When the British first developed an obsession with the Middle East, passed along to the United States, the desire was to fuel the British Navy.
What came first? The wars or the oil? It was the wars.
Wars and the preparations for more wars consume a huge amount of oil.
But the wars are indeed fought for control of oil. So-called foreign intervention in civil wars is, according to comprehensive studies, 100 times more likely — not where there is suffering, not where there is cruelty, not where there is a threat to the world, but where the country at war has large reserves of oil or the intervener has a high demand for oil.
We need to learn to say
No More Wars for Oil
and
No More Oil for Wars
You know who agrees with that? Pre-presidential campaign Donald Trump. On December 6, 2009, on page 8 of the New York Times a letter to President Obama printed as an advertisement and signed by Trump called climate change an immediate challenge. “Please don’t postpone the earth,” it said. “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet.”
In fact, Trump is now acting to speed up those consequences, an action prosecutable as a crime against humanity by the International Criminal Court — at least if Trump were African.
It’s also a crime impeachable by the United States Congress — at least if there’s some way to involve sex in it.
Holding this government accountable is up to us.
No More Wars For Oil
No More Oil for Wars
Say it with me.

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#316 Entonces los que viven en carabanchel son todos ladrones? Explícame cómo sacas esas conclusiones tuyas.

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          YouTube, Marriott Hack, and “Iceman” Hack Naked News #199      Cache   Translate Page      

This week, hijacking printers to promote a YouTube channel, fake iOS apps that steal money, Google patches 11 critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities, Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests, and getting Pwned through an oscilloscope! Jason Wood from Paladin Security joins us for expert commentary to discuss how the “Iceman” hacker was charged with running a drone-smuggling ring from jail!

Security News Hacker hijacks printers worldwide to promote popular YouTube channel I’m not going to mention the YouTube channels involved because I believe this is an unethical way to garner attention and ultimately subscribers, to your YouTube channel: The hacker scanned the Internet for printers with port 9100 open using Shodan and hacked them publishing a message that invited the victims to unsubscribe from [a competing] channel and subscribe to [Their own channel] instead. The attacker used the Printer Exploitation Toolkit (PRET) to compromise vulnerable printers. The PRET is a legitimate developed by researchers from Ruhr-Universitt Bochum in Germany for testing purposes. The case is very singular and raises the discussion about the importance of properly secure Internet-connected devices. eh, largely depends on the make, model and firmware revision to determine just what sort of attacks are possible. Sending rogue print jobs to the printer is pretty common across vulnerable printers on the Internet. Experts found data belonging to 82 Million US Users exposed on unprotected Elasticsearch Instances More of this data exposure stuff going on: Experts from HackenProof discovered Open Elasticsearch instances that expose over 82 million users in the United States. Elasticsearch is a Java-based search engine based on the free and open-source information retrieval software library Lucene. It is developed in Java and is released as open source, it is used by many organizations worldwide. Experts discovered 73 gigabytes of data during a regular security audit of publicly available servers. Using the Shodan search engine the experts discovered three IPs associated with misconfigured Elasticsearch clusters. But was the data intended to be public already? Fake iOS Fitness Apps Steal Money | SecurityWeek.Com Tricky: The trick used by the fake fitness apps is fairly simple: they ask the user to scan their fingerprint, supposedly for fitness-tracking purposes, but instead use this to activate a dodgy payment mechanism. Once the user complies with the request and places their finger on the iOS device’s fingerprint scanner, a pop-up showing a payment amounting to $99.99, $119.99 or 139.99 EUR is briefly displayed. “This pop-up is only visible for about a second, however, if the user has a credit or debit card directly connected to their Apple account, the transaction is considered verified and money is wired to the operator behind these scams, M2M Protocols Expose Industrial Systems to Attacks | SecurityWeek.Com Some machine-to-machine (M2M) protocols can be abused by malicious actors in attacks aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, according to research conducted by Trend Micro and the Polytechnic University of Milan. The security firm has analyzed two popular M2M protocols: Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), which facilitates communications between a broker and multiple clients, and the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), a UDP-based server-client protocol that allows HTTP-like communications between nodes. Cisco Patches Critical Bug in License Management Tool “The vulnerability is due to a lack of proper validation of user-supplied input in SQL queries. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP POST requests that contain malicious SQL statements to an affected application,” according to the Cisco Security Advisory. “A successful exploit could allow the attacker to modify and delete arbitrary data in the PLM database or gain shell access with the privileges of the postgres user.” It’s nearly 2019, and your network can get pwned through an oscilloscope Special-purpose devices such as this tend to have many security vulnerabilities: On Friday, SEC Consult said it had uncovered a set of high-impact vulnerabilities in electronic testing equipment made by Siglent Technologies. In particular, the bug-hunters examined the Siglent SDS 1202X-E Digital line of Ethernet-enabled oscilloscopes and found the boxes were lacking even basic security protections. Among the flaws found by researchers was the use of completely unauthenticated and unguarded TCP connections between the oscilloscopes and any device on the network, typically via the EasyScopeX software, and the use of unencrypted communications between the scope and other systems on the network. Dell Resets All Customers’ Passwords After Potential Security Breach On November 9, Dell detected and disrupted unauthorized activity on its network attempting to steal customer information, including their names, email addresses and hashed passwords. According to the company, the initial investigation found no conclusive evidence that the hackers succeeded to extract any information, but as a countermeasure Dell has reset passwords for all accounts on Dell.com website whether the data had been stolen or not. Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests You might have heard: The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since 2014. The company said it would notify customers whose records were in the database. Marriott International bought Starwood in 2016, creating the largest hotel chain in the world with more than 5,800 properties. Critical Privilege Escalation Flaw Patched in Kubernetes | SecurityWeek.Com A critical privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration system that allows users to automate deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. The vulnerability, discovered by Rancher Labs Co-founder and Chief Architect Darren Shepherd, is tracked as CVE-2018-1002105 and it has been assigned a CVSS score of 9.8. It can allow an attacker to escalate privileges by sending specially crafted requests to the targeted server. Google Patches 11 Critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities Androi
          Drone Delivery Canada Signs $2.5 Million Commercial Agreement With Moose Cree First Nation to Deploy DDC's Drone Delivery Platform      Cache   Translate Page      

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Drone Delivery Canada 'DDC or the Company' (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has executed a commercial agreement with the Moose Cree First Nation to deploy DDC's drone delivery technology platform with the Moose Cree First Nation...


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Producing realistic animated film figures is a highly complex technical endeavour. Researchers have now shown how drones can be used to greatly reduce the effort required in the process.
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          Estrenos de cine: internautas animados, ladrones medievales y aquelarres artísticos       Cache   Translate Page      

Sí, amigos; hoy es miércoles y no debería estar por aquí con mi post semanal de estrenos de cartelera. Pero este cinco de diciembre es víspera de festivo, así que toca aplicarse y repasar las novedades que aterrizarán en nuestras salas para continuar caldeando la campaña navideña —o prenavideña—, encabezadas en esta ocasión por la flamante secuela de 'Rompe Ralph', cortesía de la casa Disney.

Para quien no congenie excesivamente con el cine de animación también recibimos propuestas para todos los gustos, como la nueva aventura de Robin Hood —con más acción que nunca—, un drama familiar con una Julia Roberts particularmente inspirada, lo nuevo del siempre brillante Thomas Vinterberg y una de las cintas más controvertidas de la temporada firmada por Luca Guadagnino.

'Ralph rompe Internet' ('Ralph Breaks the Internet', 2018)

A favor: Gracias a su equilibrio entre técnica y narrativa, y al carisma y encanto de sus personales, 'Ralph rompe Internet' permite a Disney mirar de tú a tú a los grandes éxitos de la factoría Pixar. Su representación de la red de redes, tan imaginativa como ácida y mordaz. Su forma de abrazar tanto al público infantil como a los más veteranos con unas temáticas adultas y adaptadas a la perfección al código familiar.

En contra: Por decir algo, su duración podría ser un pelín excesiva y su resolución un tanto obvia, pero el resultado es fantástico en términos generales.

'Robin Hood' (2018)

A favor: De entrar a la sala de cine sin prejuicios, puede disfrutarse de un entretenimiento que pese a ser vacío y bastante irregular cumple su función como espectáculo de consumo rápido. Su reparto, que junta a Taaron Egerton, Jamie Foxx y a una Eve Hewson que, probablemente, sea lo mejor de la cinta.

En contra: Otto Bathurst no es Guy Ritchie, y eso implica que las similitudes entre esta 'Robin Hood' y la visión de Ritchie sobre la leyenda del Rey Arturo se limiten al simple intento de réplica —fallido—. No tienen ni la misma fuerza, ni el mismo portento visual, ni mucho menos la capacidad de asombrar.

'Suspiria' (2018)

A favor: Luca Guadagnino toma como base la mítica cinta original de Dario Argento y la hace suya en un ejercicio de estilo único, con un tratamiento visual hipnótico, unas interpretaciones de una intensidad intachable —inesperadamente fantástica Dakota Johnson— y de una riqueza temática y conceptual envidiable. Es una de esas películas para amarla u odiarla —lo cual siempre es positivo—.

En contra: La 'Suspiria' de Luca Guadagnino es el exceso hecho cine; algo que yo defenderé a capa y espada pero que irritará a muchos. Se excede en su apuesta visual, se excede en su metraje, se excede en su ambición por tocar temas y subtextos... ¡Pero qué exceso!

'El regreso de Ben' ('Ben is Back', 2018)

A favor: Como todo buen drama edificado en torno a unos personajes complejos y bien escritos, su mayor virtud se encuentra concentrada en unas interpretaciones de primer nivel de Julia Roberts y Lucas Hedges. Su capacidad para conmover, a la altura de una dirección precisa y sobria.

En contra: En cuanto a tono se refiere, no resulta todo lo consistente que debería ser, perdiendo intensidad y desviándose de su camino principal.

'Kursk' (2018)

A favor: Está dirigida por Thomas Vinterberg, y eso es uno de los mayores sellos de calidad con los que puede marcarse un largometraje. Su reparto es tan impresionante a nivel de nombres —Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth, Michael Nyqvist...— como en lo que respecta a la calidad de sus interpretaciones. Su opresiva atmósfera y sus lecturas políticas terminan de redondearla.

En contra: Puede que en cuanto a trama se refiere no deje demasiado lugar para las sorpresas, resultando un tanto plana y arquetípica. Por tempo y estilo no es una cinta recomendable para el público que espere un thriller militar convencional.

'Roma' (2018)

A favor: Parece que Alfonso Cuarón ha firmado su gran obra maestra, y la ha sacado de lo más profundo de su corazón. 'Roma' promete aunar en una misma obra una factura visual hermosa con una fotografía monocroma casi perfecta y una capacidad para conmover y emocionar al espectador única.

En contra: Por su cadencia narrativa y su tono, no es un largometraje hecho para todo el mundo; aunque incluso todo aquél que dude de que 'Roma' esté hecha para él debería adentrarse en sus dos horas y cuarto de metraje.

'Rey de ladrones' ('King of Thieves', 2018)

A favor: Por encima de todo, su reparto, lleno de leyendas del cine británico como Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay o Michael Gambon. Su loable capacidad para entretener y la labor de James Marsh a la hora de dar forma a sus interesantes y ricos personajes.

En contra: Nuevamente, a Marsh le cuesta equilibrar el ritmo de su narración, convirtiendo el filme una vez superado su mid point en una cuesta arriba especialmente pronunciada. Sus innecesarios despuntes dramáticos, metidos con calzador.

'La familia' (2017)

A favor: La nueva película de Gustavo Rondón Córdova recibió una positiva acogida tras su paso por el Festival de Cannes en 2017, donde se alabó la sobriedad de su aproximación al drama, su dirección de actores y su aproximación realista a la acción a través de una cámara precisa y cercana.

En contra: Propuestas tan autorales como estas nunca son del agrado de todo el respetable.

'Apuntes para una una película de atracos' (2018)

A favor: Su apuesta por el documental más tradicional en clave cómica es una jugada redonda del realizador León Siminiani. Su factor metalingüístico suma enteros al conjunto.

En contra: Es un proyecto único en su especie que podría desconcertar al típico espectador que se enfrenta a un visionado sin informarse previamente de lo que va a ver.

Las recomendaciones del equipo de Espinof

Víctor López G.: 'Ralph rompe Internet'. Con esta secuela del ya notable filme de 2012, Rich Moore y Phil Johnston firman una maravilla animada capaz de mirar a los ojos a algunas de las mayores y más prestigiosas piezas de la competencia. Una fantástica película que sabrá hacer las delicias tanto de los más pequeños de la casa como de un sector adulto del patio de butacas que verá su corazón encogido por culpa de las agridulces temáticas tratadas.

Mikel Zorrilla: 'El regreso de Ben'. Un notable y sólido drama que sabe encontrar un equilibrio para que todo fluya con naturalidad, apoyándose además en el estupendo y complementario trabajo de Julia Roberts y Lucas Hedges, sus dos protagonistas. Sí que le falta esa dosis extra de intensidad en algunos momentos, pero merece y mucho la pena.

Kiko Vega: 'Suspiria' Ambientación espectacular, momentos realmente hermosos y perfecto equilibrio entre la vergüenza ajena y el molar más que nada. 'Suspiria' no decepciona a la hora de ir a por todas: lo hace sin miedo al ridículo. Un diseño alucinante y el título mejor puesto del año en unos créditos. Dos horas y media sin red.

Juan Luis Caviaro: 'El Grinch'. Una gran sorpresa, lo mejor de Illumination hasta ahora. En esta época del año apetece ver cine familiar relacionado con la Navidad y esta película es ideal; entretenimiento para pequeños y mayores con momentos realmente emotivos. Te llega al corazón.

John Tones: 'Kursk'. Mezclando elementos de thriller claustrofóbico y de drama social, Thomas Vintenberg deja definitivamente atrás los presupuestos estéticos de sus primeras películas, adscritas al movimiento Dogma, y plantea su historia más mainstream hasta la fecha. La historia real del hundimiento accidental de un submarino ruso en el mar de Barents y la angustia de los familiares de los marinos vienen aderezados por la inhumana actitud del ejército y el gobierno ruso, en un cocktail de tensión emocional en el que brilla su excelente reparto internacional.

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Llegan a nuestras pantallas con muy pocas semanas de diferencia, dos odiseas submarinas que incluso coinciden en la zona donde se ambienta la acción: el Mar de Barents. La primera de ellas, 'Hunter Killer', era una fantasía militarista que parecía llegar directamente desde la sencilla división política entre malos (ellos) y buenos (nosotros) del cine de acción de los años noventa, con golpe de estado en Rusia incluido. 'Kursk' tiene la mirada puesta en otra dirección, por mucho que coincidan las coordenadas de ese mar inhóspito, negro y helado.

Para empezar, su historia no tiene nada de política-ficción, sino que sucedió en el año 2000: el submarino ruso Kursk está haciendo unas extrañas maniobras con armamento pesado (no se hacían unas similares desde hacía diez años), pero un accidente provoca una serie de explosiones en la nave, mata a la mayoría de la tripulación y deja al resto abandonados a su suerte. Comienzan las tareas de rescate en una situación límite y en durísimas condiciones adversas, pero ni Rusia quiere aceptar una ayuda internacional que le vendría muy bien, ni se informa adecuadamente a las familias desesperadas que han quedado fuera.

Pese a ser la película más comercial de Thomas Vintenberg, y disfrutar de las comodidades de una producción muchísimo más holgada que en sus primeras películas -como 'Celebración'-, adscritas al movimiento Dogma, el director intenta que su enfoque sea complaciente. Por eso, aunque a veces retrata el drama físico de los accidentados (sin renunciar a momentos de enorme tensión, que en algún momento recuerdan a clásicos tipo 'La aventura del Poseidón'), su foco de atención está en cómo la burocracia y el orgullo del ejército ruso van asfixiando las posibilidades de los marinos de salir vivos del trance.

Las raíces del cine de Vintenberg, alejadas del mainstream por mucho que aquí emplee un reparto de actores internacionales conocidos, quedan a la vista en brillantes diálogos más propios del cine nórdico independiente con el que arrancó su filmografía. Por ejemplo, hay una desoladora conversación entre el protagonista (Matthias Schoenaerts), cuya mujer está embarazada y con la que ya tiene un hijo de tres años, y un compañero en el submarino. Le pregunta, ante la casi inevitabilidad de la muerte, qué recuerda de su padre, que también murió cuando él tenía tres años. La sobria respuesta ("Nada") define bastante bien una película que a veces se viste con los ropajes del thriller militar, pero que esencialmente está poniendo a un grupo de personas frente a frente con un destino desolador e inevitable.

Conversaciones de ese tipo son las que definen a los personajes y permiten a Vintenberg (bajo un guión de Robert Rodat, ya curtido en odiseas bélicas como 'Salvar al soldado Ryan') establecer un entramado de personajes muy humano, que van más allá de la descripción de la odisea en el submarino. Especialmente significativo es el papel de una extraordinaria Léa Seydoux como la mencionada mujer embarazada del protagonista, que se atreve a enfrentarse al alto mando ruso criticando el silencio sobre los avances en el rescate, y que casi parecen una tortura premeditada. Su valiente acusación de negligencia al alto mando militar es emotiva, sencilla y directa, y buena muestra de los valores de una película en la que el drama funciona como una frustrante olla a presión.

'Kursk': tensión bajo el hielo

La mano de Vintenberg se percibe de forma muy sutil, solo se deja notar en decisiones estéticas muy peculiares, como el cambio de formato, ampliando el scope, cuando la película entra en parajes submarinos. Pero en general su gran aportación está en la combinación de recursos de película de suspense convencional con curiosos momentos de dramática calma donde el director saca todo el partido a actores como Colin Firth, que da vida a un comandante británico que hace todo lo posible por colaborar en el rescate, sin que el ejército ruso se lo permita. Él o su némesis Max Von Sydow sirven a Vintenberg para plantear un mensaje de desencanto contra los poderes fácticos, siempre ostentando poder a costa de los que están en el punto más bajo de la pirámide alimenticia.

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Solo habría cabido esperar algo más de valentía en la exposición de los hechos por parte de Vintemberg, que después de establecer una rigurosa y sobria exposición de la acción, cede a algunas convenciones como que los personajes de distintas nacionalidades se expresen todos en inglés (pese al festival de acentos). O, yendo más allá, es una pena que no se haga referencia a Vladimir Putin, una figura nada ausente de los hechos reales: estuvo presente en el momento en el que una de la mujeres fue sedada con somníferos para que no exigiera responsabilidades al gobierno, y fue la primera crisis de calado internacional a la que se enfrentó el presidente.

El resultado, no obstante, es sobrio y equilibrado: una película de claustrofóbica tensión con un potente elemento dramático, un plantel de intérpretes rico y variado y una puesta en escena que nunca opta por el subrayado fácil, más bien todo lo contrario. No exactamente una aventura trepidante, pero sí una buena alternativa a las películas de ave