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          Os dons espirituais à luz da Bíblia      Cache   Translate Page      
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Os dons espirituais são dádivas de Deus à igreja para a realização do ministério e a edificação dos santos. Não são dotes naturais, mas capacitação sobrenatural. Não são alcançados por mérito, mas distribuídos pela graça. Não são distribuídos conforme o querer humano, mas segundo a vontade soberana do Espírito Santo. Quatro verdades merecem ser destacadas sobre os dons espirituais.

Em primeiro lugar, a origem dos dons espirituais. Os dons espirituais não procedem do homem, mas de Deus. Não podem ser confundidos com talentos naturais. Não é um pendor humano nem uma habilidade inata que alguém desenvolve. Os dons espirituais são concedidos aos membros do corpo de Cristo, pelo Espírito Santo, quando creem em Cristo, e são desenvolvidos na medida em que os fiéis os utilizam para a glória de Deus e edificação dos salvos. Nenhuma igreja pode conceder os dons. Nenhum concílio eclesiástico tem autoridade para distribuí-los. Os dons espirituais são dádivas de Deus à igreja. São distribuídos segundo a vontade do Espírito e não conforme as preferências humanas. Eles vêm do céu e não da terra; emanam de Deus e não dos homens.

Em segundo lugar, a natureza dos dons espirituais. Os dons espirituais são uma capacitação sobrenatural dada pelo Espírito Santo aos membros do corpo de Cristo para o desempenho do ministério. Nós somos individualmente membros do corpo de Cristo. Cada membro tem sua função no corpo. Nenhum membro pode considerar-se superior nem inferior aos demais. Todos os membros são importantes e interdependentes. Servem uns aos outros. Pelo exercício dos dons espirituais as necessidades dos santos são supridas, de tal forma que, numa humilde interdependência todos os salvos crescem rumo à maturidade, à perfeita estatura do Varão perfeito, Cristo Jesus.

Em terceiro lugar, o propósito dos dons espirituais. Os dons espirituais são recebidos de Deus e exercidos com Deus, por Deus e para Deus para que a igreja de Cristo tenha suas necessidades supridas e possa, assim, cumprir cabalmente sua missão no mundo. Não nos bastamos a nós mesmos. Nenhum membro do corpo de Cristo ficou sem dons e nenhum recebeu todos os dons. Devemos suprir as necessidades uns dos outros. Dependemos uns dos outros. No corpo há unidade, diversidade e mutualidade. Os membros não têm vida independente do corpo. Cada membro do corpo tem sua função. Cada membro precisa exercer o seu papel para que o corpo cresça de forma harmoniosa e saudável. O corpo cresce de forma harmoniosa e saudável quando servimos uns aos outros conforme o dom que recebemos.

Em quarto lugar, o resultado dos dons espirituais. Os dons espirituais têm dois propósitos: a glória de Deus e a edificação da igreja. Deus é mais glorificado em nós quanto mais nós nos deleitamos nele e servimos uns aos outros. O dons espirituais não são dados para autopromoção. Nenhum membro da igreja pode gloriar-se por ter este ou aquele dom, pois os dons são recebidos não por mérito, mas por graça. Usar os dons para exaltação pessoal é dividir o corpo em vez de edificá-lo. A igreja de Deus não é uma feira de vaidades, mas uma plataforma de serviço. No reino de Deus maior é o que serve. No reino de Deus perdemos o que retemos e ganhamos o que distribuímos. Quando investimos nossa vida, recursos e dons para socorrer os aflitos, fortalecer os fracos, instruir os neófitos, ajudar os necessitados e encorajar os santos, o nome de Deus é exaltado, o mundo é impactado e a igreja é edificada. Quando usamos os dons espirituais da forma certa e com a motivação certa, Deus é exaltado no céu e os homens são abençoados na terra.



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          CARNATION: Assista o videoclipe de 'Power Trip'      Cache   Translate Page      

Os belgas da CARNATION liberaram o videoclipe de 'Power Trip', faixa que se encontra no seu primeiro full-length  intitulado "Chapel of Abhorrence", lançado em agosto de 2018 pela Season of Mist. Mas a faixa 'Power Trip' não é o primeiro clipe extraído do disco, anteriormente foi postado o vídeo e "Sermon of the Dead". Assista os vídeos abaixo:

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Links Relacionados
season-of-mist.com
carnationband.com


          Divulgado detalhes do debut album da FILTHEATER      Cache   Translate Page      

O selo Memento Mori divulgou detalhes do primeiro álbum da banda de Death Metal norte-americana FILTHEATER! O disco tem o título de "Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction" e estará disponível em CD no dia 22 de abril de 2019.

Confira a capa de "Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction" e ouça a faixa "Unwelcome Illuminated Curiosity":



Links:
www.memento-mori.es
filtheater.bandcamp.com

          IMPRECATION apresenta o segundo single de 'Damnatio Ad Bestias'      Cache   Translate Page      

No dia 22 de Março de 2019 os deathbangers da IMPRECATION irão quebrar um hiato de quase seis anos, o último full-length foi 'Satanae Tenebris Infinita', de 2013. O novo disco tem o título de 'Damnatio Ad Bestias' e sairá pela gravadora Descent Records.

O primeiro single extraído de 'Damnatio Ad Bestias', foi 'Temple of the Foul Spirit', foi liberado a música 'Morbid Crucifixion'. Ouça os singles abaixo:



Tracklist
01. Ageless Ones Of None
02. Baptized In Satan's Blood
03. Beasts Of The Infernal Void
04. Dagger, Thurible, Altar Of Death
05. Damnatio Ad Bestias
06. Morbid Crucifixion
07. The Shepherd And The Flock
08. Temple Of The Foul Spirit

Links:
darkdescentrecords.com
fb.com/Imprecation


          Εκατομμυριούχος Ταϊλανδός δίνει ρευστό και επιχειρήσεις σε όποιον παντρευτεί την παρθένα κόρη του      Cache   Translate Page      

Ο Ταϊλανδός εκατομμυριούχος, Άρnον Ρόντθονγκ είναι έτοιμος να δώσει σε όποιον παντρευτεί τη 26χρονη κόρη του, Καρνίτα, 315.000 δολάρια και να μεταβιβάσει την περιουσία της και το μερίδιό της στις οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις στο όνομά του, σύμφωνα με την Daily Mail.

Σημειώνεται πως οι επιχειρήσεις του Ρόντθονγκ αξίζουν αρκετά εκατομμύρια ευρώ καθώς ασχολείται κυρίως με την παραγωγή και διάθεση του σπάνιου φρούτου ντούριαν, το οποίο αν και εξαιρετικά δύσοσμο αποτελεί μεγάλη λιχουδιά στην Ασία. 

 

Ο εκατομμυριούχος πατέρας είπε ότι δεν υπάρχει κανένας περιορισμός στην εθνικότητα του υποψήφιου γαμπρού και ότι αναζητά κάποιον που θα εργάζεται σκληρά, που θα βοηθήσει ώστε να γίνει ευτυχισμένη η κόρη του, έναν άνθρωπο που θα αναλάβει την επιχείρησή του, θα διαφυλάξει και θα διασφαλίσει να συνεχιστεί το έργο του. Όπως είπε δεν τον ενδιαφέρει ο γαμπρός του να έχει πτυχίο ή μεταπτυχιακό ή διδακτορικό αλλά να είναι δουλευταράς. 

Ο 58χρονος εκατομμυριούχος ανέλαβε να πάρει τη μοίρα της κόρης του στα χέρια του και ανέλαβε δράση για αυτό που πιστεύει ότι είναι προς το συμφέρον του μέλλοντός της αν και η ίδια δηλώνει πως θα προτιμούσε να κρατήσει τα λεφτά και να κάνει πλαστικές επεμβάσεις. 

 

 


          RUNEMAGICK trabalha em novo álbum      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda sueca de Death Doom Metal RUNEMAGICK, anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que está trabalhando em sue mais novo álbum, e sucessor de “Evoked From Abysmal Sleep” de 2018.

A banda atualmente trabalha no novo álbum, no Sonic Train Studios de Andy La Rocque. Este será seu primeiro álbum como um quarteto, desde a adição de Jonas Blom como segundo guitarrista em Agosto de 2018.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

Links Relacionados
Facebook: facebook.com/runemagick
Homepage: runemagick.se
Myspace: myspace.com/runemagick
Bandcamp: runemagick.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/runemagick


          Documentário e novo álbum da THOR, será lançado em Abril de 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Jimmy Kay, do The Metal Voice do Canadá, falou com a pioneira banda canadense de Heavy Metal THOR, capitaneada por Thor (nome verdadeiro Jon Mikl).

Thor falou sobre seu novo documentário “Return Of The Thunderhawk”, e o novo álbum “Hammer Of Justice”, e como Manowar e Mötley Crüe copiou sua imagem. A Deadline Records lançará o novo álbum da Thor em CD/DVD, assim como o documentário “Return of the Thunderhawk” em 26 de Abril de 2019.

Thor Comenta: “Estávamos dez anos à frente da Manowar. Há muitas coisas que a Manowar implementou em seu show como o punho da Cruz de Ferro, é a maneira que você segura seu punho, eu fiz esse caminho de volta, apenas olhe para o clipe da Thor “Sleeping Giant”. Eu respeito muito a Manowar e eles têm um show incrível, mas estão longe de ser originais. Eu tenho feito todo o conceito de guerreiro / gladiador antes da Manowar sair. Eu estava bem à frente deles. Também Vince Neil do Mötley Crüe, tirou minha foto do meu álbum “Keep the Dogs”, e usou no álbum do Mötley Crüe, “Shout At The Devil”. Estávamos à frente do tempo, que ninguém estava fazendo coisas como o que estávamos fazendo em 1973.”

Thor começou sua carreira pública como um fisiculturista profissional, conquistando mais de 40 títulos em todo o mundo antes de dirigir sua força e paixão pela música no início dos anos 70. Suas apresentações no palco rapidamente se tornaram lendárias e muitas vezes, incluíam demonstrações de força como dobrar barras de ferro com os dentes, e soprar garrafas de água quente até que explodissem. Agora este veterano guerreiro do Metal, está explodindo em todo o mundo para uma nova geração de fãs.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

Links Relacionados
Facebook: facebook.com/THOR.Official.Page
Homepage: thorcentral.net
Myspace: myspace.com/thorrockwarrior
Bandcamp: thormusic.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/thoruniverse


          ATTOMICA : Ouça versão que banda criou para a música “Dr Rock” da Motörhead      Cache   Translate Page      

No ano de 2015, chegava ao mercado brasileiro o álbum tributo ao Motörhead, “Going to Brazil”, organizado pela gravadora britânica Secret Service Records. O material lançado oficialmente em CD e conta com 30 bandas brasileiras prestando homenagens a lendária Motörhead, com versões recriadas sobre a imortal obra deixada por Lemmy e seu legado.

Uma das músicas presentes no tributo, acabou de ser liberada pela gravadora para audição completa no canal oficial da Secret Service Records. A música “Dr Rock” presente no álbum “Orgasmatron” (de 1986) e que, para o tributo “Going to Brazil”, obteve uma recriação pela veterana banda de Thrash Metal ATTOMICA! Confira:


Atual Formação é:
André Rod – Vocal/Baixo
Marcelo Souza – Guitarra
Argos Danckas – Bateria

Mais informações:
Facebook: fb.com/AttomicaOficial
Twitter: twitter.com/Attomica_Crew
          Citing A Breach Of Terms Of Service Vimeo Removes Church Account!!!       Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation Vimeo is an online organization that allows users to create accounts for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos. With that being said, does a private company have the right to limit the content that streams through their service based on the companies beliefs? I honestly believe they do, just as a cake baker has the right to not bake a cake based on his/her belief.  Recently, a group of conservative Christians held a conference that promoted their biblical view as it regards to homosexuality. The videos were hosted on Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma’s Vimeo page. Citing a breach of terms of service, it's being reported that only were the videos of the conference taken down, but all of the sermons from that church that were hosted there.


          AKA FUNERAL lançará o seu segundo álbum, intitulado “The Endless Eye”, no Songs For Satan Fest      Cache   Translate Page      

Os mineiros da AKA FUNERAL iniciaram as atividades em meados de 2014, o primeiro álbum intitulado 'Stormy Tide' sai no ano de 2016.

A banda assinou com o selo Songs For Satan Records para o lançamento do seu segundo álbum “The Endless Eye”! O disco estará disponível no dia 16 de Março de 2019 festival Songs For Satan, onde irá dividir palco com as bandas GOATH, EXPURGO, SCALPED, EMBALMED ALIVE e WARFACTOR. Saiba mais do festival clicando AQUI.

Confira abaixo o tracklist de “The Endless Eye”  e ouça a faixa 'The Fire Remains':


01. The Nameless One 
02. For My Eternal Evil 
03. The Fire Remains 
04. Under the Crows of Death 
05. Absence 
06. Inanimatus 
07. Presence

Links:
www.songsforsatan.com
fb.com/akafuneral


          Pastor John Gray Claims His Affair Was Only EMOTIONAL!!      Cache   Translate Page      
Online congregation I said this after that first Sister Circle interview. Why don’t they have a publicity team, he doesn’t need to do any more press. It’s hurting his image.  This past Monday Pastor John Gray, and his beautiful wife Pastor Aventer Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, appeared on the daytime talk show The Real , and said he had an "emotional affair" but not a sexual one, addressing month-long rumors about his alleged infidelity. One of the co-hosts of "The Real," asked Pastor Gray directly if he had an affair. "The answer is no. I didn't," Gray said, drawing applause from his wife, Aventer, as she sat next to him. "Over a year ago, my wife and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage, and in that time, I began to converse with someone — other than a counselor, other than a pastoral leader, which is where I should have taken my issues and challenges — and began to converse, and I was even in the presence of that person one time. But being in the presence of someone is not the same as sleeping with them. I did not sleep with anyone."

          Revelado detalhes do novo álbum da SPIRIT ADRIFT      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda de Doom Metal SPIRIT ADRIFT revelou detalhes do seu terceiro álbum, que recebeu o título de 'Divided By Darkness' e tem o lançamento agendado para 10 de maio de 2019 via 20 Buck Spin.

Confira abaixo a capa e o tracklist de  'Divided By Darkness' e assista o videoclipe de 'Hear Her':


01. We Will Not Die
02. Divided by Darkness
03. Born into Fire
04. Angel and Abyss
05. Tortured by Time
06. Hear Her
07. Living Light
08. The Way of Retu


Links:
www.20buckspin.com
twitter.com/spiritadrift

          Life Saving Kingdom COGIC, Senior Pastor Dr. Lori McKenney Gets Her Self A Queen Size Chair, For Her Birthday.      Cache   Translate Page      

Good Tuesday morning online congregation, sometimes I think church folks be doing a tad bit to much, I wonder do Bishop Blake know that this sister is the Senior Pastor of a COGIC church? Anyhow we over here at the OLD BLACK CHURCH want to  congratulation Dr. Lori McKenney the senior pastor at Life-Saving Kingdom COGIC Norfolk, Virginia, on getting her queen size chair for her birthday. She said that it took her eight long years to get her big beautiful red QUEEN chair, but she finally have gotten it. Her face says it all, congratulation woman of God.


          DEIPHAGO apresenta o segundo single de 'I, The Devil'      Cache   Translate Page      

No dia 30 de abril de 2019 a gravadora Hells Headbangers Records lançará o quinto álbum de estúdio da DEIPHAGO, com o título de 'I, The Devil'. O álbum foi gravado no Godcity Studios com o produtor Kurt Ballou (Converge), a masterização ficou nas mão de Brad Boatright (Audiosiege) e a capa assinada pelo lendário desenhista Joe Petagno (Motorhead, Krisiun, Autopsy, Marduk, Pink Floyd).

Nesta semana foi extraído o segundo single de 'I, The Devil', a faixa '11:4:6'. A primeira música divulgada do disco foi 'Deus Alienus', ouças as músicas abaixo:



Tracklist:
01. Intro: Decimation
02. Quantum Death
03. Neuro-Satanic Circuit
04. 11:4:6
05. Deus Alienus
06. Chaos Protocols
07. Anti-Cosmic Trigger
08. I, The Devil 

Links:
facebook.com/deiphago
hellsheadbangers.com



          SAVAGE MESSIAH disponibiliza o vídeo clipe de “Under No Illusions”      Cache   Translate Page      

A Century Media Records disponibilizou via Youtube, o vídeo clipe de “Under No Illusions” uma das faixas do novo álbum intitulado “Demons”, da banda britânica de Heavy Metal SAVAGE MESSIAH.


“Demons” é pontuado pelo sentimento mais pessoal, do que qualquer coisa que a banda tenha compartilhado no passado. O vocalista e guitarrista Dave Silver, descreve uma banda renascida no novo álbum. “Eu olhei para o que fizemos no passado e sabíamos que poderíamos levar essa banda ainda mais longe", diz Silver. “Quando você se torna pai, suas preocupações se tornam multifacetadas”, explica ele. “Você se preocupa com o que acontece com você e com as pessoas ao seu redor. É a coisa mais estranha, o amor que você sente pelo seu filho, quase indescritível. Eu nunca me joguei em minhas letras assim antes.”

O novo álbum também vê uma mudança na produção da SAVAGE MESSIAH. Depois de fazer quatro álbuns com Scott Atkins, o grupo recrutou o produtor David Castillo, renomado por seu trabalho com bandas do porte de Amorphis, Candlemass, Kreator e Sepultura, e o álbum foi mixado por Jens Bogren em seu renomado Fascination Street Studios na Suécia (Kreator, Amon Amarth, Candlemass e Emperor).

“Demons” será lançado no dia 17 de Maio de 2019 via Century Media Records.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

Tracklist
01. Virtue Signal
02. What Dreams May Come
03. Heretic in the Modern World
04. Parachute
05. Under No Illusions
06. Down and Out
07. The Lights Are Going Out
08. The Bitter Truth
09. Until the Shadows Fall
10. Rise then Fall
11. Steal the Faith in Me

Links Relacionados
Facebook: facebook.com/SavageMessiah
Homepage: savagemessiahofficial.com
Myspace: myspace.com/savagemessiahmetal
Instagram: instagram.com/savagemessiahofficial
Twitter: twitter.com/savagemessiah
Youtube: youtube.com/user/SavageMessiahMetal


          Le’Andria Johnson to Discuss Addiction Struggle With Iyanla Vanzant;!!!      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life will air a two-part episode showing how she began helping Le'Andria begin her personal work with alcohol addiction. In part one of the episode, she’s helping her “reclaim her voice,” OWN said in a statement. The second part will discuss how LeLe’s behavior is “jeopardizing both her career and her life.” We already know this contributed to her going for treatment. The episodes were taped before we aired that here on this platform. Will you guys be tuning in next week?

          Why Do Christians Wear Ashes On Ash Wednesday?      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation there's some online chatter taking place as to why Pastor Bryant family and his New Birth church family participated in Ash Wednesday? For many Christians, Ash Wednesday is a day of reconciliation that sparks renewed hope for transformation. Ash Wednesday, traditionally known as a day of repentance for sins through the public display of ashes, also marks the first day of the 40-day season of Lent leading up to Easter. Ash Wednesday often falls during the last week of February or early March, depending upon when Easter falls during the calendar year. Many Protestant and Catholic churches acknowledge Ash Wednesday with a service by spreading burnt ashes across the foreheads of anyone who participates. In some cases, these ashes come from the burning of blessed palms from the prior year’s Palm Sunday.  
I've talked about Ash Wednesday over the years in this space 


 Ash Wednesday is the first day of the six weeks prior to Easter Sunday that mainly Roman Catholics, but some Protestant denominations celebrate annually by drawing a cross on their foreheads with ashes. As it is the first day of Lent, it begins a season of fasting and penitence generally as a means to gain favor with God. While the intentions of Ash Wednesday observers may seem good, the bible never mentions the day — or Lent for that matter — and actually explicitly prohibits some of the ritualistic behavior of Ash Wednesday.

Online congregation what's y 'all  thoughts on Ash Wednesday?

          Bishop T.D. Jakes & Marquis Boone Launch “THE GOSPEL” Singing Competition Reality Show!       Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation I made mention of this singing competition a month ago in this space (You can read about it here). According to online reports, six gospel artists will have the chance to become a gospel music star on a new reality program called The Gospel. The Gospel chronicles eight episodes as contestants compete for a national management contract with T.D. Jakes’ Dexterity Sounds and Marquis Boone Music Group. The first of its kind for gospel music, the winner of this Christian music competition will be announced with the opportunity to perform at the International Pastors & Leadership Conference in Tampa Bay on April 25. The show is executive produced by T.D. Jakes and Marquis Boone and hosted by Darlene McCoy. The Gospel will serve as a platform for up-and-coming gospel artists while inspiring viewers through their faith-filled musical performances. Not only will artists discover stardom, but they will also experience the hustle and drive necessary to rise in the entertainment industry. The program will air beginning March 10 exclusively on Bishop’s Village, T.D. Jakes’ online streaming platform with behind the scene videos, messages and content.


          KRENAK anuncia o encerramento de suas atividades      Cache   Translate Page      

A banda de Death Metal cearense KRENAK, anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que está encerrando as suas atividades. Confira o anuncio na íntegra mais abaixo.

“O Krenak informa o encerramento definitivo de suas atividades, por questões estritamente pessoais e profissionais de seus membros. Informamos também que o álbum “Under Hatred” será lançado, em data ainda não definida, como forma de selar o legado de todos esses anos de trabalho da banda. Agradecemos o apoio de todos os que estiveram ao nosso redor durante nossa jornada, ao público, bandas, produtores, distros, lojas e afins. Sigamos em frente!”

A KRENAK foi formada em 2004 na cidade de Fortaleza/CE, e gravou duas demo tapes, e um álbum oficial intitulado “Decimation” em 2012.

Links Relacionados
Facebook: facebook.com/krenakdm
Myspace: myspace.com/krenakband


          Christian Abortion Doctor Said That The Good Samaritan Inspired Him to Do Abortions!!!      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation Dr. Willie Parker is a hero to thousands of women across the country when they needed an abortion in anti-choice controlled states. Dr. Willie Parker is a “Christian abortion doctor” who has come under fire for claims that a sermon by Martin Luther King on the Good Samaritan inspired him to begin his “abortion ministry. Once again, I would not have chosen an abortion for myself, that's not me, in my humble opinion women are physically, morally, spiritually, and ethically capable of making decisions about their own bodies and their lives. Who are we to tell someone else what they cant legally do? Why can't we have the same energy applied toward police officers who kill innocent black men???  


          Jeopardy, Host Alex Trebek, 78, Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer: 'I'm Going to Fight This'!!      Cache   Translate Page      
Online congregation the longtime host of one of the most popular shows in the United States has announced that he's battling stage-4 cancer and is asking his fans to "keep the faith." Alex Trebek, 78, who has hosted the show "Jeopardy!" since 1984, revealed in a video online Wednesday that he's fighting an advanced form of pancreatic cancer.

           This Should Be Posted In Every New Members Class In Churches Everywhere.      Cache   Translate Page      

Online congregation, I CANNOT stand when someone says they are called by God to be a pastor but doesn't know the difference between pastoring and preaching. Everybody that mount a pulpit isn't called to pastor, and some aren't even called to preach.


          Zitat: Flugtaxis gehen durch die Decke, sagt Investor Frank Thelen.      Cache   Translate Page      
"Dieser Markt wird so groß wie die Autoindustrie." Investor und Vox-Löwe Frank Thelen ärgert sich beim Inner Circle des "Focus" über den Spott, der Flugtaxi-Visionären entgegenschlägt. turi2 vor Ort Aus dem Archiv von turi2.tv (06/2018): Frank Thelen über die notwendige Digitalisierung der kompletten Verlagswelt.

"Dieser Markt wird so groß wie die Autoindustrie."

Investor und Vox-Löwe Frank Thelen ärgert sich beim Inner Circle des "Focus" über den Spott, der Flugtaxi-Visionären entgegenschlägt.
turi2 vor Ort

Aus dem Archiv von turi2.tv (06/2018): Frank Thelen über die notwendige Digitalisierung der kompletten Verlagswelt.


          Firefox Send encrypted file transfer service is free for everyone      Cache   Translate Page      
Mozilla has its own free online file-sharing service and it is now available to everyone. Called Firefox Send, the platform originally launched in 2017 as an experimental service under Firefox Test Pilot. Though the latter no longer exists, Firefox Send has blossomed into an end-to-end encrypted file transfer service enabling anyone to send files up to 2.5GB in size. A … Continue reading
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θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Πέμπτη 11/09/2014 και ώρα 9.30 πμ.


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ΘΗΣΕΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΙΑΔΝΗ ΣΤΟ ΝΗΣΙ ΤΩΝ ΤΑΥΡΩΝ 


                                      


                                  

          Et si les MacBook Pro troquaient un peu de finesse contre davantage de fiabilité ?      Cache   Translate Page      
Les portables d’Apple sont fins, tellement fins… qu’ils sont peut-être un tout petit trop fins. Cette obsession d’Apple pour la minceur permet au constructeur de commercialiser des ordinateurs légers et faciles à transporter, mais au prix de composants soudés et même fragiles et de souci de refroidissement des processeurs (le bug du Core i9 du MacBook Pro 15’’ 2018). Sans oublier les claviers « papillon » pour lesquels le constructeur multiplie les générations sans vraiment parvenir à quelque chose de fiable et de durable. La finesse, c’est bien, mais parfois ce n’est pas l’idéal. C’est tout l’objet de cette vidéo de Dave Lee. Le youtubeur ne demande pas à Apple d’alourdir la ligne de ses MacBook comme dans le rendu ci-dessus (😅), mais de faire en sorte que les... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration
          VM002 Captain Marvel (2019)      Cache   Translate Page      


In unserer zweiten Sendung geht es direkt um den neuesten Streich aus dem MCU, denn zusammen mit Eric von den Kulturpessimist*innen reden wir über Captain Marvel. Dabei gehen wir einerseits auf die Bedeutung des Films für das Superheld*innen-Filmgenre und suchen nach Gründen für die doch sehr gemischte Rezeption des Films.

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- NerdNerdNerd: NNN069 Diskussion: Superheld*innenkino Quo Vadis?
- Kulturpessimist*innen: KS020 Refreshing Multiverses
- Femgeeks: Höher, weiter, feministischer – Captain Marvel
- Comic Tropes: The Kree-Skrull War & Its Effect on Marvel's Event Comics

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          Cinéma : McQueen, un documentaire de Ian Bonhôte et Peter Ettedgui       Cache   Translate Page      


Précurseur subversif, génie créatif torturé, figure majeure de la mode de la fin du XXème siècle et du début du XXIème, Alexander McQueen s’est donné la mort en 2010 à l’âge de quarante ans. Fils d’un taxi londonien, cadet d’une fratrie de six enfants, rejeton d’une famille modeste typique de l’Est londonien, celui qui n’est encore que Lee quitte l’école à l’âge de seize ans. Il entre en apprentissage chez un prestigieux tailleur de Savile Row, Anderson & Sheppard, fournisseur notamment du prince Charles, poursuit son expérience à Milan. Mais il se sent à l’étroit dans les ateliers. Il est accepté à la Saint Martin’s school. En 1992, la première collection de la maison McQueen est financée par les allocations chômages. Il est alors repéré par Isabella Blow, rédactrice de mode excentrique qui le prend sous son aile et l’introduit dans le sérail. En 1996, il intègre la maison Givenchy à la tête de laquelle il prend la suite de John Galliano. Il a vingt-huit ans. Bridé par les impératifs commerciaux de cette vieille institution, il développe en parallèle sa propre griffe à travers des collections toujours plus impressionnantes, provocantes, spectaculaires. Itinéraire d’un talent brut.





Huit ans après son suicide, Alexander McQueen (1969-2010), personnage hors normes au destin romanesque, alimente toujours les plus folles rumeurs. Les réalisateurs Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui évoquent la vie, la carrière et le talent d’un être complexe aux multiples facettes. Avec empathie et sensibilité, ils dressent le portrait de celui qui était surnommé l’Enfant terrible de la mode, un homme paradoxal, égocentrique et généreux, hypersensible et tyrannique, perfectionniste dans le travail et chaotique dans sa vie privée. Sincère et personnel, le documentaire rend un hommage saisissant à cet électron libre de la mode, hanté par ses démons, les traumatismes d’enfance, les addictions, la maladie et la dépression.





Si le montage chronologique n’échappe pas à la linéarité, le récit de cette ascension fulgurante fascine. Du gamin de la classe ouvrière à la star des podiums, McQueen apparaît tout entier, insaisissable, exubérant, habité. Ponctué de nombreux témoignages des membres de sa famille, de ses proches, ses collaborateurs, le film dessine par touches légères la psychologie du personnage tandis que les archives inédites, les images superbes en coulisses entraîne le spectateur au cœur du métier. 

Profondément ancrées dans leur époque, en prise directe avec leur temps, les collections s’inspirent des Igrands thèmes sociétaux mais aussi la littérature, la mythologie, le cinéma, la science-fiction. L’univers de McQueen apparaît dans toute son extravagance, son originalité. A travers ses défilés, le créateur exprime son goût pour le scandale, la performance, va toujours plus loin dans l’expérimentation stylistique. Il n’a qu’un objectif émouvoir et choquer.




Chaque collection est un événement, spectaculaire, démesuré. Le styliste n’a pas peur de la polémique. Il prend position contre le consumérisme de la société, consacre une collection au thème du viol, exploite sa fascination pour la mort, la contemporanéité, les avant-gardes. Son univers créatif s’affirme, très sombre, voire macabre, fruit de ses introspections, véritable catharsis lorsqu’il déverse sur les podiums ses pires cauchemars. Figure de proue du mouvement Cool Britannia, ce visionnaire aussi tourmenté qu’inspiré ose toutes les audaces. Sa créativité est portée par un désir de liberté, une pertinence absolue.

Sur les rythmes syncopés d’une bande originale puissante signée Michael Nyman, le documentaire parvient à dissocier le mythe de l’homme. Plongée dans l’univers onirique, torturé, d’un créateur poétique et subversif.

McQueen, un documentaire de Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
Sortie le 13 mars 2019





          Maccast 2019.03.10      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Festa Medieval Arribada Baiona 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Fiesta de la Arribada en Baiona

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El día 1 de marzo se conmemora la llegada de la carabela Pinta al puerto de Baiona con la noticia del descubrimiento de América. En los últimos años se han aumentado los actos para recordar tan histórico suceso y por tal motivo la fiesta se hace coincidir con el fin de semana siguiente al que hasta ahora era día de fiesta oficial.

Se celebra en las calles del casco antiguo y los paseos aledaños una fiesta medieval en la que se ofrecen los productos de artesanía que se consumían en el siglo XV. Músicos, juglares, malabaristas y artesanos recorren esos días las calles reviviendo aquel hecho. Además, se escenifica la reconstrucción del relato que Martín Alonso Pinzón y sus tripulantes hicieron de la gesta del descubrimiento al corregidor de Baiona el día 1 de marzo de 1493.

Los actos se completan con una ceremonia oficial en la que participan los representantes de los ayuntamientos de Palos de la Frontera, Santa Fe de Granada y Pornic, villas hermanadas con la de Baiona.

Desde el año 2015, la Fiesta de la Arribada está considerada de "Interés Turístico Internacional".

Este año tiene lugar los días 1, 2 y 3 de marzo de 2019.

Programa Festa Arribada Baiona 2019

          Visita o concello de Silleda      Cache   Translate Page      
Ver y visitar o concello de Silleda

Natureza e historia fúndense en Silleda para conferir a estas terras de Trasdeza un carácter único e singular. Carballeiras, as ribeiras dos ríos Deza, Toxa e Ulla, Fervenzas, as numerosas mostras de arte románica, xacementos arqueolóxicos, ou os espazos naturais incluidos na Rede Natura conforman un amplo abano de posibilidades para o visitante xunto coas moitas celebracións e festas, alcunhas coa declaración de Interese Turístico. 

O Camiño Mozárabe ou Vía da Prata, percorre 11 kilómetros do termo municipal que conta con distintos establecementos hostaleiros.





          ¿Who’s The Cuban? nous invite en voyage à Cuba avec Circo Circo      Cache   Translate Page      
¿Who’s The Cuban? présente le 29 mars son nouvel album Circo Circo et un concert au New Morning le 29 avril. L'ancien groupe Son Del Salón est toujours aussi chaleureux et explosif avec son nouvel extrait Buscando Una Forma de Liquidarte :
¿Who’s The Cuban? nous invite en voyage à Cuba avec Circo Circo
Une tournée à Cuba, une nomination en tant que « Révélation » au festival Tempo Latino, plus grand festival de musiques latines en Europe et 500 concerts plus tard, ils font évoluer leur recette toujours aussi relevée en devenant ¿Who’s The Cuban? Tout en préservant la fièvre et l’envoûtement des musiques afro-cubaines, leur musique prend des accents pop : place à la fusion, à une identité hybride et à des prestations scéniques qui promettent d’être plus bouillonnantes que jamais. En 2018, ils font leur révolution musicale, avec un nouveau répertoire qui a pour point d’équilibre la croisée des personnalités et des cultures. Pour ce nouveau départ, ils changent de nom, ¿Who’s The Cuban? est la question que tout le monde se pose.

A découvrir, voici ¿Who's The Cuban? - Buscando una forma de liquidarte (Official Music Video) :


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          'Firefox Send' is a free file transfer tool that lets you send encrypted files up to 2.5GB      Cache   Translate Page      

Mozilla rolled out Firefox Send to test users way back in August 2017, but it seems the feature was popular enough to warrant a full launch. Now, the tool has its own website, which lets you easily send files up to 2.5GB in size (with an account) to your friends,...

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          Vos' "no tax" blockade on Wisconsin's future.       Cache   Translate Page      
The message has been mindlessly simple for years; cut taxes, cut spending, it's our money not the governments...etc! The conservative vision of government never made any real world sense.

What Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans have been pushing is another version of The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). It's meant to create a crippling effect, an arbitrary spending limit, so Republicans can put the state economy into fiscal paralysis for years. What ever happened to "spending money to make money?" Reinvesting it in our economy, paying down debt, and upgrading a crumbling infrastructure is not their thing. 

The GOP's ratcheting down effect starts with the idea that extra budget revenue is excess, and has to be sent back, what Republicans claim "is your money, not the governments." That's what happened when George W. Bush, who was lucky enough to have inherited a balanced budget from Bill Clinton, took "surpluses as far as the eye could see" and passed them out as tax cuts instead of paying down the nation debt...which approaching $20 trillion. 

And the Trump tax cut? We now know that none of the following predictions panned out:
The most substantial tax overhaul since the Reagan years has sparked ... at least 285 companies announcing wage increases, bonuses, and higher 401(k) matches for 3 million workers. Utility companies are reducing rates in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Nope. Here's a thought that makes so much sense...:
Reductions in taxes deepen the amount of government debt and increase the leverage of the wealthy over any nations politics. Such tax cuts also straight-jacket government, reducing its ability to deliver the expected goods to popular majorities. Moreover, hikes in taxes and fees paid by the working classes are used to make up for tax reductions on the wealthy. Therefore, the more many Americans pay, the less they seem to get in return, fueling their increasing distrust and disgruntlement about the role of government in their lives. 
The GOP's Far Right Freeloader Class is Proud of their "Pay Later" Policies: Assembly leader Robin Vos continues to deny the voters changing priorities. In this video clip from Upfront, Vos' "no tax" obsession defies common sense and debate, straitjacketing the state's ability to move forward. But it does preserves the GOP's political ideology in amber, just like those pesky prehistoric insects.

There's an answer to "there's not enough money in the checkbook;" stop cutting taxes and reinvest now. While some are discussing a "basic income" for future generations that will be paid less and lack benefits, Vos is blissfully unaware of these concerns, all the while strapping our kids with even higher taxes. But then it's not his problem:



Note: Vos claims "I would prefer tax cut for everyone who pays taxes." Well, Gov. Evers' proposal to cut just the middle class tax bracket would also go to the wealthy, so Vos Republicans continue to mislead their constituents playing them for suckers. Remember when we found out rich Mitt Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14 percent tax.

I think someone can't get over his party losing the governors race. Wisconsinites now want to try it Evers' way. 

          Venus Wars rilasciati in streaming i primi dieci minuti dell’edizione rimasterizzata in Blu Ray      Cache   Translate Page      

E’ stato aperto il sito ufficiale dedicato al trentesimo anniversario del film animato Venus Wars ( 1989) è stato aperto oggi proponendo in streaming i primi dieci minuti della speciale edizione limitata HD Blu-ray box che sarà pubblicato il 26 luglio 2019.

La nuova edizione conterrà anche un booklet di 32 pagine, e la ristampa di un altro booklet. Il prezzo annunciato è di 8.242 yen (circa 76 US). la cover del box sarà disegnata personalmente dal regista Yoshikazu

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          URGENTE: Presidente Bolsonaro concede coletiva de imprensa sobre o caso Marielle Franco      Cache   Translate Page      

Durante coletiva de imprensa, o presidente Jair Bolsonaro fez esclarecimentos e comentários sobre o "caso Marielle Franco". Bolsonaro enfatiza que conheceu Marielle após ela ser assassinada e ressalta que também está interessado em saber quem é o mandante do atentado contra ele. Questionado sobre fotos com um dos presos na operação de hoje, o presidente frisou que tem fotos com milhares de policiais de todo o Brasil. Escute a íntegra do áudio.

          URGENTE: Senador Kajuru alerta sobre julgamento do STF que pode acabar com a Lava Jato      Cache   Translate Page      

O senador Jorge Kajuru fez um alerta impactante, no plenário do Senado Federal, no que concerne a um julgamento que está prestes a ser realizado no STF. "O Brasil inteiro, amanhã, vai estar de olho em uma casa importante deste país. Eu não vou entrar em questões pessoais. Uma figura pública que faz parte desta casa, eu a classifico como uma figura patrazana, um ser bonacheirão. Certamente, vestiu a carapuça", introduziu ele. 

"Eu venho a esta tribuna, apresentar aqui, uma preocupação que tem o mais elevado interesse público envolvido. Trata-se de um fato que será levado a julgamento no STF. Amanhã, 13 de março, ocasião em que aquela corte julgará a competência da Justiça Federal ou da Justiça Eleitoral para o julgamento de casos envolvendo corrupção. (...) Está em jogo o futuro da Lava Jato, bem como os fatos por ela apurados", prosseguiu. Assista ao vídeo:
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          URGENTE: Senador Álvaro Dias expõe como o STF é 'feito para não funcionar' contra corruptos e faz apelo      Cache   Translate Page      

O senador Álvaro Dias voltou a performar severas críticas ao STF e ao funcionamento do foro privilegiado. "Essa impunidade garantida pela lentidão de procedimentos do STF, a impressão que passa é que o que foi feito no supremo é para não funcionar. O que existe lá é para não funcionar. Os mecanismos adotados para os procedimentos que levam ao julgamento de autoridades são mecanismos que foram adotados para não funcionar", frisou. Assista ao vídeo:
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          AO VIVO: SENADORES SE PRONUNCIAM SOBRE O GOVERNO JAIR BOLSONARO - CASO MARIELLE FRANCO, PREVIDÊNCIA E OUTROS      Cache   Translate Page      

          AO VIVO: DEPUTADOS SE PRONUNCIAM SOBRE GOVERNO BOLSONARO, MARIELLE FRANCO, PARAGUAI      Cache   Translate Page      

          URGENTE: Presidente Jair Bolsonaro faz pronunciamento conjunto com Mario Abdo Benítez, presidente do Paraguai      Cache   Translate Page      

Mario Abdo Benítez, presidente do Paraguai, fez um pronunciamento conjunto com o presidente Jair Bolsonaro após encontro no Palácio do Planalto. Ambos ratificaram o compromisso de fortalecer as relações entre os países. No ensejo, foram abordados temas como a Usina de Itaipu, os valores morais e a democracia na Venezuela. Assista ao vídeo.

          Senadores batem boca sobre o caso Marielle Franco em plena comissão do Congresso      Cache   Translate Page      

A senadora Eliziane Gama, do PPS do Maranhão, recebeu uma "lição de moral" do presidente da CAE - Comissão de Assuntos Econômicos -, Omar Aziz, do PSD de Amazonas, após mencionar o caso de Marielle Franco. Aziz questionou por que a parlamentar não concedeu o mesmo destaque à violência praticada não apenas contra outras mulheres, como também contra todos os cidadãos brasileiros. Irada, Gama passou a exigir que Aziz fizesse uma retratação. Neste contexto, o senador Major Olímpio expôs a posição dos policias militares sobre o tema. Assista ao vídeo.
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          Presidente do Paraguai é recebido por Jair Bolsonaro com cerimônia impressionante no Palácio do Planalto      Cache   Translate Page      

O presidente Jair Bolsonaro realiza, hoje, um grande avanço no sentido de aprofundar e estreitar as relações bilaterais do Brasil com o Paraguai. De modo distinto do ocorrido com Juan Guaidó, presidente interino da Venezuela, Mario Abdo Benítez foi recebido com honras de chefe de Estado em uma cerimônia impressionante, contando com a participação da Guarda Presidencial. Assista ao vídeo.

          Operação Sem Limites: Doleiro Alberto Yousseff confirma propinas milionárias para PT, PP e funcionários da Petrobras      Cache   Translate Page      

No âmbito da Operação Sem Limites, em depoimento ao juiz Luiz Antonio Bonat, que sucede o ex-juiz federal Sergio Moro, o doleiro Alberto Youssef narrou propinas da empreiteira OAS a funcionários da Petrobras e a integrantes do Partido Progressista (PP) e Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT). Escute a íntegra do depoimento.
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          Presidente Jair Bolsonaro encontra-se com presidente do Paraguai e anuncia estreitamento de laços      Cache   Translate Page      


O presidente Jair Bolsonaro e o presidente do Paraguai, Mario Abdo Benitez, reúnem-se nesta terça-feira. Além de temas concernentes à cooperação regional nos âmbitos comercial e de segurança de fronteira, deve ser discutido o Tratado de Itaipu. "O objetivo é fomentar nossos laços com um de nossos maiores parceiros econômicos vizinhos, além de possibilitar desenvolvimento nas áreas de infraestrutura e preocupações compartilhadas em relação a segurança.", declarou o presidente Jair Bolsonaro. Assista à apresentação e à coletiva de imprensa concedida pelo embaixador Pedro M. da Costa e Silva.

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          URGENTE: Alexandre Frota anuncia que apresentará notas fiscais 'fraudulentas' de Zé de Abreu e protocola representação criminal      Cache   Translate Page      

Durante transmissão ao vivo realizada em suas redes sociais, o ator e deputado federal Alexandre Frota expôs as acusações que realiza contra o ator Zé de Abreu. Conforme o relatado pelo parlamentar, Zé de Abreu estaria praticando atos subversivos ao não reconhecer o presidente Jair Bolsonaro e autoproclamar-se presidente da República. Na oportunidade, Alexandre Frota anunciou, ainda, que irá apresentar em plenário as notas fiscais fraudulentas utilizadas por Zé de Abreu e afirmou que o ator está "na mira" das investigações concernentes à Lei Rouanet. Assista ao vídeo:

          URGENTE: Em pronunciamento, presidente Bolsonaro desabafa sobre fortes pressões da 'velha política'      Cache   Translate Page      

Durante videoconferência realizada com civis e militares que estão alocados na Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz, o presidente Jair Bolsonaro parabenizou os brasileiros presentes nesta missão. No ensejo, Bolsonaro destacou a reserva de água doce presente na região, a biodiversidade e as riquezas minerais, bem como os interesses estratégicos do Brasil.

Em desabafo sobre a importância de os brasileiros voltarem a crer no país, realimentando o patriotismo, Bolsonaro revelou as fortes pressões que são exercidas pela "velha política". "Vocês sabem que as pressões são enormes, pois a velha política parece que sempre quer nos puxar para fazer o que faziam antes. Nós não pretendemos fazer isso (...) O nosso caminho é diferente", ressaltou. Assista ao vídeo.

          elecciones en córdoba: llegó marzo      Cache   Translate Page      



Llegó marzo y la nafta ya es un 2,8% más cara

YPF confirmó un incremento en el precio de sus combustibles a partir del primer minuto de este viernes 1º de marzo. La súper se acerca a los $ 43 y la premium a $ 48. Además de YPF, subieron Shell (2,8%) y Puma (2,5%).



Como se había anunciado, los combustibles líquidos aumentaron este viernes 1º de marzo. Se trata del segundo incremento del año. El anterior se materializó el pasado 5 de febrero.

La suba, según indicaron desde la petrolera estatal, se da en un contexto de aumento del crudo (el Brent trepó 7,3% en febrero) y del dólar (+2,7%).

El precio internacional del petróleo es una variable clave en la conformación de los precios, ya que explica cerca del 60% del valor de venta. Su alza (se acerca nuevamente a los 70 dólares por barril) es determinante.

En Córdoba, la nafta súper se vendía hasta el jueves a 41,69 pesos y la Premium a 46,54 pesos.

De ajustarse exactamente el 2,8% anunciado, la súper se irá a 42,85 pesos y la de mayor octanaje, a 47,84.

En el caso del gasoil, el común llegaría a 37,62 pesos y el Grado 3 a 43,38.

La Fecac confirmó que además de YPF, también subirán las estaciones de bandera Shell (2,8%) y Puma (2,5%). Resta saber qué hará Axion.

YPF domina el mercado, con más del 55% del market share en la provincia.

Según Clarín, iba a ser mayor, pero la Secretaría de Ingresos Públicos habilitó un cambio de último momento. "El impuesto a los combustibles -de revisión trimestral- iba a subir un 12%. De esa forma, pasaba de ocho a nueve pesos en la incidencia sobre precios. En lugar de aplicarlo todo ahora, las petroleras podrán cobrar 50 centavos ahora y otros 50 centavos en abril".

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Iglesias evangélicas: entre el cielo y la tierra

Joaquín Sánchez Mariño 

La señora tiene las manos atrofiadas. Las veo de cerca porque las extiende al cielo y está justo a mi lado, de modo que su mano derecha casi se pega a mi cara. Pasó algo en ellas, un accidente, una quemadura. No puedo saberlo. En el codo, una venda le cubre la zona. No le hablo porque estamos en plena ceremonia, en la segunda fila del templo Jesús La Esperanza, en la calle Necochea, La Boca.

Tiene los ojos cerrados y las manos extendidas. Digamos que mira hacia arriba, pero en verdad reza. Dice: "Tu nombre, Dios, exaltaré. Tu majestad levantaré". Lo dice como un mantra, para sí, tu nombre, Dios, exaltaré, tu nombre, Dios... No es la única. Son las 8 de la noche de un martes. En el templo -que era una cantina hasta 1976, cuando José Manuel Carlos la compró y convirtió en iglesia- hay cerca de 500 personas. Muchas de ellas, con los brazos extendidos. La diferencia con la señora no son las manos, sino que mientras ella parece estar en su propio trance, el resto se siente parte de una liturgia colectiva. Están juntos mientras escuchan la música. Yo también la escucho. Es pegadiza y la voz de la cantante, prodigiosa.

Al frente, en el escenario, lo siguiente: tres escalones, un atril azul semitransparente con una cruz en el medio conformada por las palabras "Jesús", "la" y "Esperanza". Una pantalla gigante que hasta hace diez minutos no se veía, pero con el inicio del culto se desplegó. Un teclado eléctrico frente al cual está sentado Fernando Blanco, el pastor -y tecladista- de la ocasión. Una batería, un guitarrista, y lo ya dicho: una mujer de voz fenomenal que nos contagia a todos de fe, de alguna fe. Mientras ella canta, la mujer de las manos diferentes la seguirá con un murmullo que acá, desde su lado, se siente como un coro. Ella, la cantante y yo, que estoy de invitado, por un segundo somos otra iglesia. Y pienso que de esto se trata esta nota, de contar cómo la iglesia evangélica parece lograr lo que la católica no: crecer en gente, crecer en poder, crecer en influencia.


Osvaldo Carnival, en acción ante sus fieles, en la Catedral de la Fe Fuente: LA NACION - Crédito: Ignacio Coló


Así lo indican los números: mientras que en América Latina hay cerca de 425 millones de fieles de la Iglesia Católica (según una encuesta de la organización Latinobarómetro, el 59% del continente se considera católica hoy, mientras que en 1996, el 80% lo hacía como tal), se estima que ya son cerca del 20% los seguidores de las iglesias evangélicas (según esa misma encuesta, el 19% se considera evangélico). En nuestro país, ese número baja al 15%, aunque no hay una estadística rigurosa al respecto. ¿Cuántos había hace 30 años? Se habla de un 5%.

Este crecimiento despierta todo tipo de fantasías, que encuentran eco en lo que parecería ser un corrimiento del poder en América Latina. Jair Bolsonaro es lo más caliente del candelero: se dice que fueron los evangélicos quienes lo llevaron al poder. Pero se sabe que Bolsonaro no es evangélico, sino su mujer, Michelle. Para Gabriel Salcedo, conferencista cristiano y escritor, hay algo clave en la manera de entender el mundo de los evangélicos que permite este fenómeno: no hace falta creer para ser acogido por ellos, solo es necesario estar dispuesto a llevar el mensaje. Es evangélico y durante mucho tiempo estuvo cerca de los hombres fuertes, pero sus ideas se ablandaron respecto de algunas cuestiones y ahí, cuando abandonó el dogma, se le empezó a complicar su relación con las iglesias. Según él, no son muy permeables al cambio y a las ideas progresistas, pero depende qué iglesias.


La radiografía del poder sigue: en México se dice que un partido de base evangélica apoyó al presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador ; en Guatemala, está al mando Jimmy Morales, evangélico. En Brasil, se sabe que Bolsonaro recibió un gran apoyo de la Iglesia Universal del Templo de Dios (aunque veremos luego que los pare de sufrir, como se los llama acá, no forman una iglesia evangélica propiamente dicha).

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¿Cómo entender el mundo evangélico? La primera aclaración que me hicieron cuando empecé a hablar con pastores es que prefieren no ser llamados evangelistas, porque un evangelista es alguien que predica el evangelio, pero no necesariamente un fiel de una iglesia evangélica. La segunda aclaración es que no tienen nada que ver con la Iglesia Universal del Templo de Dios. Ellos son de Brasil y tienen otro funcionamiento.



Crédito: Ignacio Coló

Aclarado esto, lo siguiente: las iglesias evangélicas surgen en el siglo XVI, tras la reforma luterana iniciada por Martín Lutero. De allí que a muchas se les llama "iglesias reformadas". Surgieron allí las iglesias protestantes, que se separaron de la católica. El primer desmarque fue en relación con el Vaticano: las iglesias protestantes dejaron de reconocer al Papa como figura máxima. Luego, fueron afinándose las diferencias hasta llegar a las distintas denominaciones, que agrupan a su vez distintas iglesias. Las más tradicionales que salieron de ese primer movimiento son la anglicana (que vino de Gran Bretaña) y la presbiteriana (de Escocia). Pero luego están las más modernas: la pentecostal, la bautista, la metodista. Las denominaciones son muchas. A su vez, cada una se concentra en distintas congregaciones que reúne iglesias. La más grande en el país es la Unión de las Asambleas de Dios, compuesta por iglesias pentecostales. Y a su vez, cada congregación responde a una cámara, por decirlo de algún modo. En la Argentina, hay dos fundamentales: la Alianza Cristiana de Iglesias Evangélicas de la República Argentina (Aciera) y la Federación Argentina de Iglesias Evangélicas (FAIE). Allí radica el poder político.

En diciembre de 2018 aparecieron en las calles de la ciudad unos mensajes que sorprendieron a muchos. En los carteles electrónicos oficiales se leía "Navidad es Jesús". Se dijo que fue parte del lobby evangélico. Así fue: gente de Aciera se reunió con el Gobierno de la Ciudad y le propuso difundir ese mensaje. Hasta ahí pude confirmarlo. Al parecer, al Gobierno le pareció bien y se procedió. ¿Pero hay realmente un poder oculto?

Rodolfo Polignano es el pastor de una iglesia de Colegiales que está en plena reforma. Es hijo y nieto de pastores. El apellido Polignano es famoso entre los suyos. Rodolfo es amable y explica sin cansancio una y otra vez las distintas complejidades de este mundo (sin contar, claro, la complejidad última de la fe). Para él no es extraño que un colectivo que ya reúne cerca del 15% de la población haga propuestas. La principal lucha en la que está Aciera en este momento, me explica, es por lograr la ley de culto que les permita a los templos ser considerados iglesias. Hoy esa potestad pertenece solo a la Iglesia Católica.



Fuente: LA NACION - Crédito: Ignacio Coló


Sin problemas me explica cómo se sostiene una iglesia evangélica: por el aporte de sus fieles. No hay secretismo (aunque sí intriga) al respecto: cada fiel aporta lo que quiere. El pastor sugiere siempre el 10% de los ingresos (el famoso diezmo), pero el aporte es voluntario.

Los movimientos pentecostal y bautista son los más grandes del país. La actividad pentecostal en la Argentina comenzó en 1910, de la mano de inmigrantes italianos y pastores suecos, canadienses y norteamericanos que llegaron al país. El comienzo de la Unión de las Asambleas de Dios (la congregación evangélica que reúne mayor número de iglesias y fieles), habría sido en Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, de la mano de la pastora Alice Wood, proveniente de Canadá. Otra fecha clave fue 1954, año en que se llenaron de fieles los estadios de Atlanta y Huracán. Esa fue, acaso, la mayor concentración de fieles junto con la marcha contra el aborto del 6 de agosto del año pasado.

En 1980, llegó lo que probablemente sea el punto de quiebre para todo el mundo evangélico: la aparición de Carlos Annacondia. Es la referencia ineludible de todo pastor, el hombre -milagroso, según dicen- que sacó al mundo evangélico de las sombras. Nació en Quilmes el 12 de marzo de 1944. Tiene 9 hijos y 18 nietos. En su página web oficial dice que "conoció al Señor el 19 de mayo de 1979 de San Justo, provincia de Buenos Aires, en una Cruzada Evangelística con el Reverendo Manuel A. Ruiz, de Panamá". Su actividad como evangelista comenzó por las villas de emergencia de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Según se dice, los milagros son comunes de ver en sus campañas. Cuando uno ve un milagro, me dice Rodolfo, la cosa cambia. Supongo que nadie podría discutir eso. Para muchos, ese es el camino de la conversión.



Fuente: LA NACION - Crédito: Ignacio Coló

Lo fue para el padre de Rubén Daconte. Pastor evangélico de la iglesia William Morris, de Palermo (Charcas y Uriarte), cuenta que a su padre "solo le interesaba hacer dinero porque venía de una infancia muy dura", pero un día tuvo un accidente y quedó en silla de ruedas. Vivían en Mar del Plata. Desesperado por esa situación, un día acompañó a un conocido a una iglesia evangélica. "Fue en silla de ruedas, y volvió a mi casa caminando", me dice Rubén. "Ahí empieza nuestra experiencia con Dios", agrega.

-A partir de ahí no dejó de ir nunca más, supongo.

-No, no. Además, no es solo el tema de que sos sanado, es el tema de lo que pasa internamente en tu corazón. Tuvo un cambio total. Dios le dio sentido a su vida, lo llamó para predicar el Evangelio. Así que liquidó su empresa (tenía más de 45 empleados), y se dedicó al Evangelio. Yo tenía en ese momento 13 años.

-¿Hay competencia entre pastores?

-No. Es tan difícil la obra que lo que hay es un corazón para acompañar, para ayudar. No trabajamos para el reino propio, trabajamos para el reino del cielo. Y las iglesias no son nuestras, la gente no es tuya.

-Si yo te veo predicar hoy y te veía hace quince años, ¿cambiaste mucho?

-Sí, sí. La madurez viene con la experiencia y la experiencia te da autoridad. Cuando uno empieza, habla de grandes ideas, grandes teologías, pero después vas viviendo y las experiencias, la relación con la gente empieza a darte esa autoridad.



Fuente: LA NACION - Crédito: Ignacio Coló

-¿Sentís que hay alguna iglesia o religión que sea más cercana a lo que vos entendés por fe?

-Cada uno tiene el testimonio de su relación personal con Dios. ¿Qué significa eso? Cuando alguien me habla a mí, me ve como pastor, en la iglesia, y me dice: "Usted es religioso". No, porque la religión es el dogma, es el esfuerzo del hombre por agradar a Dios. Yo no vivo religión, yo vivo salvación. Es el esfuerzo que hizo Dios por salvarme. No sé si yo lo merecía. La ley del merecimiento es la ley de la gracia. Lo que yo sí hice fue aceptarlo. Yo lo vi a mi viejo sano y lo que Dios hizo en mi familia hizo que me dijera "Dios está acá, yo lo quiero".

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Son las 6 de la tarde y la avenida Eva Perón, en el límite entre Caballito y Parque Chacabuco, está movida. Llegan señoras, hombres, chicos, chicas, familias. todos van entrando a la Catedral de la Fe, una de las iglesias evangélicas más grandes del país. Apenas cruzar la entrada, un hombre de traje y bigote refinado recibe a la gente tras un mostrador de recepción. A la izquierda, Catedral Kids, una especie de guardería donde los fieles dejan a sus hijos para presenciar en paz el culto. Al lado, una librería con bibliografía acorde a la situación. Si en la calle hay movimiento, adentro hay un mundo. Gente que va de acá para allá, muchos con los ojos llorosos, no sé aún bien por qué. Después de la recepción, un stand de venta de productos estilo merchandising: remeras, gorras, pines. Y atrás, una entrada a la parte baja del auditorio del templo y una escalera al pullman. Los sábados como este hay ceremonias a las 16, a las 18 y a las 20. Entran cerca de 2500 personas en el auditorio. Lo mismo sucede los domingos.

La música se escucha desde el inicio. Suena a rock. Cuando pase la ceremonia, sin ninguna ironía me iré cantando una de esas canciones, como quien escucha a alguien tararear un hit y se le pega por el resto del día. Pero ahora, que entro por primera vez a la Catedral de la Fe, todavía no sé las canciones. Veo un grupo de gente que entra en una sala vidriada acompañada de otras con chalecos naranjas, con el lema Ministerio de la Consolidación escrito en ellos. Los de chaleco son de la iglesia, los otros son los primerizos. Los de la consolidación les pedirán sus datos y los llamarán en la semana para preguntarles cómo se sintieron e invitarlos a volver.



Crédito: Ignacio Coló

Mientras tanto, en un predio al lado del templo, pasa otro montón de cosas. Es el complejo social de la Catedral de la Fe. Allí se dan clases a jóvenes, se organizan encuentros, y se realizan las ceremonias para adolescentes. Paso un rato. El auditorio está a oscuras y con el aire acondicionado a todo motor. Hace frío y hay cerca de cien chicos. El pastor está al fondo, ya hizo su trabajo y ahora cedió la palabra y el escenario a un adolescente pichón de pastor al que llaman líder. Hay música también. Una chica, al costado del escenario, agita una bandera roja, como vemos en las inauguraciones de los Juegos Olímpicos. El líder adolescente dice cosas, arenga a sus compañeros, que lo festejan. Y al final, cuando llega al último segundo, dice algo de la fe y cierra con el siguiente combo de palabras: "Atr perro cumbia cajeteala piola gato". Atr es "a todo ritmo". Perro cumbia cajeteala piola gato creo que son palabras sueltas que, combinadas, configuran una especie de santo y seña motivacional.

Vuelvo ahora al templo principal y entro al auditorio. En el escenario hay efectivamente una banda de rock: dos guitarras, batería, piano, coristas. La gente, de pie, tiene los brazos abiertos; muchos, los ojos cerrados. En poco menos de media hora saldrá a escena Osvaldo Carnival, el pastor de este templo y una de las figuras más reconocidas del universo evangélico. Pero antes de verlo ahí, encendido en prédica, lo veré tras bambalinas, en la sala en la que se prepara. Y me dirá que prepara su discurso durante la semana, y el día de la ceremonia solo lo ofrece. "Lo que uno hace es compartir una charla, algunas verdades de la Biblia. Generalmente nosotros lo hacemos como en series. Por ejemplo, ahora tenemos una serie que se llama No temas. En la Biblia hay unos trescientos sesenta y cinco No temas, son expresiones, como cuando se le acerca el ángel a la Virgen o José y lo primero que dice es no temas", me explica. Luego, ofrece café y me cuenta que al lado del auditorio hay una sala de ensayo en la que se preparan las siete bandas musicales que intervienen en su iglesia.

-¿Qué significa tener a tanta gente escuchándote?

-Es la gran oportunidad para uno de expresar la vivencia con Dios. Creo que la cosa fuerte en la iglesia evangélica pasa por lo vívido, ¿no? Fue lo que a mí me impactó. Yo siempre fui a una iglesia católica, tomé la comunión y demás, pero para mí el Cristo estaba cosificado ahí. Hasta que un día, un evangélico me dijo: "Nosotros tenemos una cruz, pero está vacía porque el tercer día resucitó y quiere ser tu amigo". Yo no tenía problemas de droga o delincuencia, que generalmente son las historias más comunes, pero sí estaba en la búsqueda de lo trascendente.



Fuente: LA NACION - Crédito: Ignacio Coló

-¿Cómo era hace veinte años ser un pastor evangélico en la Argentina?

-Y quizás había una sensación de proscripción. Yo no he vivido tan crudamente la persecución. Acá ha habido pastores que los han metido en la cárcel, los han proscripto, los han prohibido. Es decir, han sufrido una persecución muy notoria. Yo no la viví tan así, pero sí había una sensación de una secta.

-Hoy, en cambio, hay un auge de visibilidad. ¿A qué lo atribuye?

-Bueno, justamente la visibilidad estuvo marcada el 6 de agosto de 2018, en la marcha en contra del aborto. Creo que eso fue un hecho muy contundente para los medios y, a través de los medios, para toda la ciudadanía pública. Fue un elemento que nos permitió alinearnos. La iglesia evangélica es muy amplia en sus conceptos, desde la política, la música. Vos te vas a encontrar con templos donde la música tiene onda cumbia, onda pop, más comercial, más rock. Por eso hay bandas de cualquier estilo de música. Pensamientos, formas de vestir, de lo que te puedas imaginar... Chamamé, lo que vos quieras. Hay una diversidad muy grande, pero hay temas que no negociamos.

-¿Siente que el diputado Alfredo Olmedo representa en la política a los valores evangélicos? Algunas encuestas hasta le dan diez puntos...

-No, él es una persona que ha tenido una experiencia con Jesús y a la vez tiene una vocación política. Es decir, definitivamente nadie -creo yo y creo que es un poco el pensamiento común de todos- va a representar a los evangélicos. La palabra partido viene de parte, y vos en una congregación tenés que tener gente de Vélez, de Boca, de River, de Racing.



Fuente: LA NACION - Crédito: Ignacio Coló

Nos despedimos. Tiene una calma opuesta a lo que veré después, cuando se pare en el escenario y comienza a decirle a la gente que no tema. "Cuando temo. En Dios confío". Lo dirá una vez, el resto de las veces (más de 20), dirá solo la mitad: "Cuando temo". Y la gente completará: "En Dios confío". ¿A ver los de arriba? ¿A ver los de abajo? "¿Cuando temo?". La congregación responde. No será nuevo decir que hay algo de show. No será nuevo decir que cuando la música comienza, hay algo de emoción. Pero antes de ese momento (un reloj con una cuenta regresiva -44 minutos- va marcando los tiempos de la prédica), Carnival invitará a sus fieles a bajarse una aplicación para releer en la semana lo que se dijo allí, y tomar notas de lo más resonante y demás. YouVersion se llama, es la versión aggiornada de los cuadernillos o volantes que entregan en la iglesia.

El reloj marca que quedan siete minutos y la banda entra, mientras Carnival sigue predicando. Se acomodan en sus puestos, la voz del pastor ahora es acompañada suavemente por una guitarra. Siento cómo la música me va cautivando, una especie de masaje que me enciende el corazón y me pongo de pie. A mi lado, una chica hermosa se pone de pie. A su lado, un muchacho con su hijo. A su lado, una señora. A su lado, un muchacho con los ojos cerrados que tiembla como si una fiebre de 40 grados le hubiera tomado el cuerpo. La música va levantando la ola. ¿Qué sección de mi cerebro se acaba de encender? Pienso en consultar a un neurólogo, pero no, la gente que me rodea no va a consultar a un neurólogo, hacerlo sería alejarme de ellos. Y no quiero. Por mi artículo y porque no quiero, ahora mismo se siente bien. La voz de Carnival crece y me pregunta, solo a mí me lo pregunta, eso siento. ¿Cuándo temo? La respuesta es a la multitud. En Dios confío. Comienza el llanto entonces. ¿Qué se ve en las caras de los otros? Comienza la canción. ¿Qué se ve? Y Carnival canta el coro: yo soy hijo de Dios. Y la gente canta el coro: yo soy hijo de Dios. Continúa el llanto, entonces. Continúa para muchos el momento más emocionante de la semana, el que volverá a buscar la semana siguiente, y la otra, y la otra. Cada semana, hasta que Dios los sane.

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Tout a commencé dans la nuit du vendredi 7 au samedi 8 décembre, lorsqu'un incendie s'est déclenché dans le centre-ville d’Aubusson. Les flammes ont ravagé la librairie Au Petit Bonheur et le cabinet d'un podologue situé juste au-dessus. Les deux appartements à l’étage supérieur ont également été dégradés.

Le principal suspect, un sans domicile de 22 ans, avait rapidement été interpellé et placé en détention provisoire. Très alcoolisé ce soir-là et sous l’emprise de drogue, un briquet avait aussi été retrouvé sur le jeune homme.  « Il ne peut pas nier sa participation », mais ne se souvient de rien, avait alors affirmé le procureur de la République Bruno Sauvage.

Alors qu'il devait être jugé le lundi 10 décembre en comparution immédiate au tribunal de Guéret pour « destruction d'un bien par un moyen dangereux en état de récidive légale », ce dernier a demandé un report pour préparer sa défense. C'est donc le lundi 11 mars que le jugement a enfin eu lieu. 
 
 

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Et si le jeune homme a été condamné à 2 ans de prison ferme, le procès n'a pas élucidé le motif du délit.  « Je ne me souviens pas des faits. Je sais que c’est moi, car je me souviens être sorti du truc de livres », avait-il affirmé en visioconférence depuis la bibliothèque de la maison d’arrêt début décembre. Le prévenu avait déjà été condamné 6 fois auparavant. 
L’Odyssée des livres sauvés :
sur les pas des livres annihilés et brulés

Karine Férat, la libraire, ainsi que le podologue n'étaient pas présents à l'audience. Leurs avocats ont expliqué le choc qu'ils ont subi, ainsi que les pertes auxquels ils ont dû faire face. Le jeune homme de 22 ans devra aussi rembourser les victimes. Le chiffre est tombé pour le préjudice de la librairie et correspond au total à près de 21 000 euros. Celui du podologue devra être fixé lors d'une autre audience en septembre prochain. 
 

Au Petit Bonheur se relève


Pour cette librairie qui avait tout perdu, des livres et des dons ont été récoltés dans la commune d'Aubusson. Un bel exemple de solidarité qui a ainsi permis à Karine Férat de rouvrir un nouveau magasin. C'est avec l'aide la mairie que la libraire a pu trouver un nouveau local non loin de son ancienne boutique. 

La nouvelle librairie a rouvert ses portes à la mi-janvier, et porte de nouveau comme nom « Au petit bonheur ». 
 


Via France Bleu
          De nouvelles aventures en format ebook et audio pour les héros Marvel      Cache   Translate Page      
Un petit héritage du roman-feuilleton ? Au cours des deux dernières années, la start-up d'édition Serial Box a expérimenté une nouvelle façon de raconter des histoires grâce à ses « romans sérialisés ». Aujourd'hui, la société se lance dans le monde des super-héros à l'aide d'un nouveau partenariat avec Marvel. Elle aura la lourde tâche de créer de nouvelles histoires pour les héros Black Panther, Black Widow, Jessica Jones et Thor.

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Des « romans sérialisés » à lire ou à écouter
 

Serial Box publie chaque semaine un nouvel épisode de ses séries littéraires. Chacune d'elles est disponible en format ebook et/ou audio pour une durée d'environ 40 minutes. Elles sont écrites par un groupe d'auteurs pour créer l’ensemble de l’histoire et les intrigues des différents personnages. Comme pour les séries télévisées, les saisons de la start-up varient entre 10 et 16 épisodes.

Les écrivains ont le droit d'apporter leur voix lorsqu'une série est considérée comme prête à être publiée et mise en ligne en version audio. Des animateurs et rédacteurs en chef supervisent les scénarios diffusés via l’application et le site Web de la société.

L'entreprise a déjà rencontré quelques succès grâce à ses créations, notamment avec The Witch Who Came in From the ColdNinth Step Station, ouThe Vela.
 


Grâce au partenariat avec Netflix, les auteurs de Serial Box devront pour la première fois créer des histoires à partir de personnages préexistants. Dans un communiqué, la PDG de la start-up, Molly Barton, s'est dite « ravie que Marvel [leur] confie le droit d'étendre les histoires de ses personnages bien-aimés ».

Selon le magazine The Verge, la première histoire devrait se consacrer à Thor et être disponible sur la plateforme cet été. Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Brian Keene, Jay Edidin et Yoon Ha Lee ont été les écrivains choisis pour cette première série.
 

Marvel, ou la conquête éternelle de nouveaux supports


C'est sûrement le partenariat le plus expérimental de ces dix dernières années pour Marvel. Au-delà du milieu de la bande dessinée, la société a su conquérir le coeur de ses fans au cinéma et à la télévision avec ses séries (avant leur récente annulation sur Netflix, bien sûr).

C'est la série audio, lancée l'an dernier autour du personnage de Wolverine, The Long Night, qui a motivé Marvel a conclure cet accord. L'auteur du projet, Benjamin Percy, a déclaré à The Verge que Marvel avait été « intrigué » par les possibilités que l’audio pouvait leur offrir, et voulaient voir si une histoire de super-héros fonctionnerait.
 


Et visiblement, c'est le cas, puisque Wolverine sortira les griffes pour une deuxième saison audio intitulée The Long Trail
 


« Nous ne cherchions pas à réinventer le genre, nous voulions simplement faire ce qui fonctionnait », a ajouté Benjamin Percy.
 
Les comics Marvel arrivent en prêt
numérique sur OverDrive

Outre le héros d'Asgard, d'autres super-héros devraient voir apparaître de nouvelles aventures à leur effigie, tels que Black Panther, Black Widow ou encore Jessica Jones. Cependant, aucune date de sortie n'a encore été communiquée concernant leurs romans sérialisés.

via The Verge.
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On peut bien s’interroger à en perdre la page, sur l’écoresponsabilité du livre, en tant que produit. Son impact environnemental, ou son bilan carbone, et bien d’autres. Mais qu’importe finalement l’écoresponsabilité du livre, si l’humain qui le commercialise se montre éco-totalement-irresponsable ? 


 

Le centre E.Leclerc de Relecq-Kerhuon (Finistère), vient de se faire épingler pour une opération commerciale qui laisse pantois. Repérée par un consommateur, cette table de livre, sous cellophane, emballés comme des morceaux de fromage sous vide ou de viande. Une démultiplication de déchets dont on ignore bien quel effet était recherché.

Des livres en barquette, quand l’industrie s’évertue à clamer qu’on ne vend pas des romans comme des petits pois, voilà un pied de nez sinistrement cocasse. 

Contacté par ActuaLitté, l’auteur de la photo nous explique que cette initiative menée sur l’espace livre du magasin Leclerc mettait en avant une collection de polars. « Leur idée était de mettre les livres en barquettes avec des autocollants du style “le choix du boucher”, “bien saignant”... Ils ont a priori très vite annulé l’opération devant les retours clients », nous explique-t-il. 

La photo est criante de vérité, et les internautes ne s’y sont pas trompés. 
 


Bien entendu, il se développe des solutions de barquettes alimentaires biodégradables aujourd’hui ou des modèles d’emballage écologique. Mais dans le cas présent, rien n’atteste que lesdites barquettes étaient en effet écolocompatibles.

Nous attendons des précisions sur l'opération, de la part du directeur de l'établissement. L'opération avait manifestement débuté le 7 ou 8 mars, mais très rapidement, le magasin y a mis un terme...

 
          Un livre dans le tiroir, le podcast de Kobo débarque sur la toile      Cache   Translate Page      
La société canadienne Rakuten Kobo s'est imposée aujourd'hui comme acteur majeur sur le marché du livre numérique et, depuis le printemps dernier, sur celui du livre audio. C'est dans cette continuité que la marque a décidé de lancer, ce mardi 12 mars 2019, une collection de podcasts intitulée : « Un livre dans le tiroir ».

Logo de l'émission (via Soundcloud)
 
 

Une diffusion mensuelle d'une demi-heure


Chaque podcast sera diffusé mensuellement et durera une trentaine de minutes. La collection va s’articuler autour d’une thématique commune : l'autoédition. Le but du projet est de s’appuyer sur le travail réalisé par les auteurs autoédités sur la plateforme Kobo Writing Life.

Les enregistrements iront à la rencontre d’un auteur pour découvrir son quotidien et son expérience dans le milieu de l'écriture. Les rencontres se dérouleront en studio et lors d’événements auxquels est associé Rakuten Kobo (« Livre Paris », « Quai du Polar » à Lyon, « Salon FNAC Livres » à Paris...).

En bonus, à la fin de chaque podcast, deux minutes seront consacrées à l’actualité de Rakuten Kobo sous la forme d’un « Coup de cœur du libraire ».
 

Une première émission déjà en ligne


La collection de podcasts « Un livre dans le tiroir » est lancée à partir d'une association entre Rakuten Kobo et « En roues Libres ». Cette dernière est la première offre de podcasts en immersion dans les festivals et les événements culturels, créée par Alexandre Héraud, animateur et producteur chez Radio France depuis 25 ans.

Le premier podcast a été réalisé aux côtés de Samantha Bailly, auteure de romans de fantasy, de romans réalistes contemporains, de contes, de scénarios de mangas et de films. Elle a lancé en 2016 sa chaîne YouTube sur laquelle elle aborde des thèmes autour de l’écriture. Elle réunit aujourd'hui plus de 18.800 abonnés.
 


La jeune femme a évoqué dans cette première émission son parcours dans le monde de l'édition : ses premiers écrits, sa première signature d'un contrat d’édition, ainsi que son dernier roman La Marelle, publié en autopublication numérique sur la plateforme Kobo Writing Life.

Le premier podcast de « Un livre dans le tiroir » est d'ores et déjà disponible sur Soundcloud.
 

          Quand les robots sucent le cerveau des auteurs      Cache   Translate Page      

Pendant longtemps, « Don’t be evil » (qu’on pourrait traduire par « Ne faites pas le mal ») a été le mantra de Google – sa devise informelle. Remplacée en 2018 par « Do the right Thing » (« Faites ce qui est bien »), elle synthétise pourtant l’époque d’une manière aussi clairvoyante que concise : chaque innovation pourra être utilisée à bon ou à mauvais escient.


Par Julien Simon
de EPUBNerd


Love Robot
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On passera sur les implications philosophiques desdites devises – qu’est-ce que le Mal dans le domaine de l’ingénierie, d’ailleurs qu’est-ce que le Mal tout court ? – pour se concentrer sur l’ambivalence permanente dans laquelle nous flottons : la plupart des technologies que nous utilisons de façon quotidienne peuvent aussi bien être utilisée à notre avantage qu’en notre défaveur.
 

Prenons un exemple : une enceinte connectée type Alexa (Amazon) est capable, d’un simple ordre vocal, de lancer la lecture d’une playlist, d’allumer la lumière ou de lire une histoire à votre enfant. Mais cette même enceinte peut aussi poser de graves problèmes de sécurité (en étant hackée) ou de confidentialité (vous avez laissé Amazon poser un micro dans votre salon, tout de même).
 

Le cas du livre numérique


De la même manière, l’émergence du livre numérique et des plateformes d’autopublication a permis à des millions d’auteurs de diffuser leurs créations à grande échelle, de façon dématérialisée mais aussi imprimée (grâce à l’impression à la demande). Certains d’entre eux ont bâti de véritables notoriétés, et sans aller jusqu’à parler de fortune, à gagner plus d’argent que ne leur aurait permis un contrat d’édition « classique ».
 

Mais cette disponibilité a un coût, autant financier que moral : celui des infrastructures qui mettent ces livres à disposition. Aujourd’hui, Amazon et Google (Apple et Kobo également, dans une moindre mesure) assurent l’essentiel de ce trafic. Ces entreprises s’assurent que les livres dont vous leur confiez les fichiers soient disponibles à tout moment : vous bénéficiez de la puissance de leur infrastructure. En échange, ces distributeurs ponctionnent leur part sur chaque transaction effectuée – les petits ruisseaux faisant les grandes rivières.
 

Mais est-ce bien tout ce qu’ils ponctionnent ?


Car tout le monde pourrait être content… si Amazon, Google et consorts ne mettaient pas autant d’énergie à développer des programmes d’intelligence artificielle basés sur le machine learning. Et ils ne sont pas les seuls : il y a quelques semaines, la plateforme d'autopublication Wattpad présentait son algorithme destiné à aider sa future maison d’édition à dénicher les bestsellers.

Comme Amazon et Google (pourquoi croyez-vous d’ailleurs que Google se soit lancé dans un programme de numérisation massive des fonds de bibliothèques américaines), Wattpad est dans une position idéale pour cela, puisqu’elle dispose d’un grand nombre de manuscrits publiés sur sa plateforme gratuite et que le machine learning nécessite justement l’analyse d’un très grand nombre de documents afin d’y repérer des schémas.
 

En bref : les plateformes auxquelles les auteurs confient leurs précieux manuscrits sont aussi celles qui sont les plus actives dans le domaine de l’intelligence artificielle et du machine learning. Vous voyez où je veux en venir ?

 

Les algorithmes au clavier

 

Aujourd’hui, en salle de presse, il n’est plus tabou de parler d’algorithme rédacteur de contenu. Ainsi, le Los Angeles Times a conçu un quake-bot qui rédige et publie automatiquement un article à chaque tremblement de terre. D’autres quotidiens, papier et web, utilisent l’intelligence artificielle pour mettre en avant les résultats sportifs ou les bulletins météo. La France n’est pas en reste : en 2015, Le Monde utilisait déjà un programme chargé de publier une page web pour chacune des 36.000 municipalités afin d’afficher le résultat des élections (source : Le Devoir).

Et il n’y a pas que la presse à être touchée : en 2016, le programme Benjamin écrivait le scénario d’un court-métrage de science-fiction. Et même si le résultat était un peu… étonnant, il n’en demeurait pas moins impressionnant.



 

Le remplacement des auteurs n’est plus du domaine de la science-fiction

 

L’intelligence artificielle brûle de raconter des histoires. Et de là à toucher, d’ici à quelques années, aux domaines de la littérature, il n’y a qu’un pas. Mais pour cela, il faudra bien entendu que les machines s’entraînent. Et il leur faudra lire beaucoup, beaucoup, d’histoires, beaucoup, beaucoup, de manuscrits, analyser leurs ressorts narratifs, mais aussi étudier ce qui fonctionne ou pas, quel texte remporte les faveurs des utilisateurs, à quel moment la lectrice A cesse sa lecture et à quel moment le lecteur B l’interrompt, afin d’en dégager des « patterns » .

Et pour cela, le meilleur moyen est encore de posséder toutes les infrastructures d’une librairie en ligne et d’un service de lecture numérique.
 

On aboutit alors à une situation paradoxale qui, avouons-le, ne manque pas de piquant : ce sont les écrivains et les éditeurs d’aujourd’hui qui, en publiant leurs textes sur ces plateformes, nourrissent les machines qui, à terme, apprendront à les remplacer. Car plus on publiera sur Amazon, Google, Wattpad, etc, meilleurs deviendront leurs algorithmes, et plus vite on accélèrera l’avènement d’un tel futur.
 

Et pourtant, si l’on veut s’autopublier – et si l’on veut même simplement vendre des livres numériques, en tant qu’indépendant ou industriel –, ces plateformes demeurent les plus performantes. Elles sont aussi et surtout les plus riches du point de vue de la masse d’utilisateurs déjà captifs de leur écosystème. D’où le dilemme. Car dans les conditions d’utilisation de Kindle Direct Publishing, rien n’explicite clairement qu’un tel usage pourra être fait de nos histoires… mais rien ne l’interdit non plus (voir paragraphe 5.5 : Concession de droits).
 

Don’t be evil, do the right thing… Finalement tout cela dépend de nos propres notions de bien et de mal, et de notre propre tolérance à la servitude volontaire. Cela dépend aussi des calculs stratégiques que nous effectuons à l’échelle de l’industrie.
 

En attendant, les machines apprennent.


Dossier : L'intelligence artificielle au service du livre et de la lecture


          Altra mazzata del Governo ai politici: "Confisca di tutto quello che hanno rubato"      Cache   Translate Page      


L'annuncio di Di Maio su Facebook è una rivoluzione: Con il DDL SpazzaCorrotti Confisca di tutto ciò che hai rubato allo Stato. SEMPRE!
Riportiamo le parole del leader del M5S:
"I soldi rubati attraverso la corruzione verranno confiscati, anche se il reato si prescrive o in caso di amnistia dopo la prima condanna. I cittadini hanno il diritto di riprendersi tutto quello che è loro!

#Spazzacorrotti"

          Stanno inpazzendo tutti! Il dibattito choc dei radical chic: "Si può fare figli con i leghisti?"      Cache   Translate Page      

A sollevarlo è stata una lettrice, mentre ad approfondirlo c ha pensato il direttore della rivista Giovanni De Mauro (leggi qui).
"Sono una vostra lettrice e trovo i vostri articoli sempre molto illuminanti", scrive la donna che si firma solo con le iniziali: M.S. A Internazionale si rivolge per chiedere "un'illuminazione" che non è passata affatto inosservata. Tanto che Libero ha subito ripreso la notizia per sottolinearne l'assurdità del dibattito. Ma veniamo al punto centrale del "problema" posto dalla lettrice della rivista: "Il mio compagno e io stiamo insieme da sei anni. È raro che parliamo di attualità ma quando capita insorgono terribili discussioni, sul tema dei migranti poi è come parlare con Salvini! Il suo pensiero è povero, pieno di luoghi comuni e disinformazione. Sono terrorizzata. Non si informa, non legge i giornali, ma pretende di giudicare! Aspettiamo un figlio e sono preoccupata all’idea di doverlo crescere con un papà becero".
Ricapitolando: la lettrice ha paura ad avere un figlio dal compagno perché questo parla e pensa come Matteo Salvini. Teme, pertanto, che il pargolo possa crescere male se tirato su da "un papà becero". La lettera non è stata cestinata. Non solo è stata pubblicata, ma il direttore di Internazionale ha pure dato corda alle "paure" della donna. "Seminare l’odio e la discordia è, da sempre, uno dei modi per mantenere il potere e per controllare popoli e paesi - scrive De Mauro - divide et impera: politici come Matteo Salvini devono il loro successo a questa strategia. Le divisioni attraversano tutta una società, gli spazi pubblici, i luoghi di lavoro, sono spaccature che arrivano fin dentro le case, e spezzano – o rischiano di spezzare – legami anche forti". Quindi, apre a tutti i lettori della rivista il dibattito spiegando che la questione posta da M.S. è "importante" e che "la risposta non è semplice""Se la spinta che avvertiamo è alla discordia, forse dovremmo rispondere cercando la concordia - argomenta - ma fin dove si può arrivare per ricomporre una frattura? Lei dovrebbe accettare il suo compagno e le sue opinioni? Oppure, al contrario, cercare di fargli cambiare idea e se necessario entrare in conflitto con lui? La separazione può essere un'opzione?".
Non ne vengono a capo. Certo è che per i progressisti l'idea di poter avere un figlio con un "becero" che "parla come Salvini" è quanto di più drammartico ci possa essere al mondo. "L'inferno dei viventi non è qualcosa che sarà; se ce n’è uno, è quello che è già qui, l’inferno che abitiamo tutti i giorni, che formiamo stando insieme", spiega addirittura De Mauro andando persino a scomodare Italo Calvino. Quindi il consiglio finale per non soffrire: o "accettare l'inferno e diventarne parte fino al punto di non vederlo più" oppure "cercare e saper riconoscere chi e cosa, in mezzo all'inferno, non è inferno, e farlo durare, e dargli spazio". Surreale, appunto. Tanto che su Facebook a Salvini non resta che commentare: "Questi stanno impazzendo".

          Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken upZuckerberg describes Facebook...      Cache   Translate Page      

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

Zuckerberg describes Facebook as a town square. It isn’t. Facebook is a company that brought in more than $55 billion in advertising revenue last year, with a 45% profit margin. This makes it one of the most profitable business ventures in human history. It must be understood as such.

Facebook has minted money because it has figured out how to commoditize privacy on a scale never before seen. A diminishment of privacy is its core product. Zuckerberg has made his money by performing a sort of arbitrage between how much privacy Facebook’s 2 billion users think they are giving up and how much he has been able to sell to advertisers. He says nothing of substance in his long essay about how he intends to keep his firm profitable in this supposed new era. That’s one reason to treat his Damascene moment with healthy skepticism.

“Frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,” Zuckerberg writes. But Facebook’s reputation is not the salient question: its business model is. If Facebook were to implement strong privacy protections across the board, it would have little left to sell to advertisers aside from the sheer size of its audience. Facebook might still make a lot of money, but they’d make a lot less of it.

Zuckerberg’s proposal is a bait-and-switch. What he’s proposing is essentially a beefed-up version of WhatsApp. Some of the improvements might be worthwhile. Stronger encryption can indeed be useful, and a commitment to not building data centers in repressive countries is laudable, as far as it goes. Other principles that Zuckerberg puts forth would concentrate his monopoly power in worrisome ways. The new “platforms for private sharing” are not instead of Facebook’s current offering: they’re in addition to it. “Public social networks will continue to be very important in people’s lives,” he writes, an assertion he never squares with the vague claim that “interacting with your friends and family across the Facebook network will become a fundamentally more private experience.”

By narrowly construing privacy to be almost exclusively about end-to-end encryption that would prevent a would-be eavesdropper from intercepting communications, he manages to avoid having to think about Facebook’s weaknesses and missteps. Privacy is not just about keeping secrets. It’s also about how flows of information shape us as individuals and as a society. What we say to whom and why is a function of context. Social networks change that context, and in so doing they change the nature of privacy, in ways that are both good and bad.


          Some analysts think Apple’s Netflix rival will top 100M subscribers within a few years      Cache   Translate Page      
At this point, there are still tons of unknowns surrounding the streaming video service Apple is reportedly going to unveil at an event March 25, during which we will hopefully get to see, among other things, the first actual clips from shows that will be part of Apple's forthcoming Netflix rival. The event, which is set for 10 a.m. local time at the Steve Jobs Theater, is momentous for a few reasons. There's the announcement itself, which will take the iPhone maker into territory dominated by rivals like Netflix and HBO -- streaming giants that have been at this for a long time and know better than anyone how difficult it is to pick creators and shows that generate buzz, viewership and the prestige that creatives team in any field covet. The forthcoming event will also be the first time Apple has used the venue for something other than an iPhone announcement. "It's show time," Apple's official media announcement for the event declares, and two analysts for the investment firm Wedbush certainly think that's the case for multiple reasons. For starters, based on a new commentary about Apple's plans that the analysts distributed to clients today, 100 million subscribers for Apple's forthcoming Netflix rival appears to be a "realistic medium-term goal," the note reads. "If Apple executes with minimal speed bumps and aggressively acquires content given the company’s massive installed base and unmatched brand loyalty," the analysts write, then reaching 100 million subs for this new service in the 3-to-5-year timeframe seems a realistic target. One that could add as much as $10 billion in additional revenue to Apple's coffers -- and serve as one more Apple product that keeps customers tied in to the company's ecosystem. The note is one more indication that a much-anticipated reveal of what Apple has been working toward in terms of original shows is what attendees March 25 will most be looking forward to. We may also get a sense of Apple's rumored Apple News-related subscription offering around things like newspapers and magazines, assuming the company has been able to smooth over disagreements with publishers that have apparently threatened to delay that announcement. The streaming TV service, though, is the big gamble -- an attempt to try something much more difficult than it looks and which is also generating competition at an exponential rate these days. Disney, AT&T, NBC and so many other deep-pocketed brands are likewise jumping into the crowded streaming waters. There's a legitimate question about how much quality content can actually exist out there, and how much subscribers will want to sign up to pay for, which makes offerings like Apple's all the more risky -- and potentially lucrative if the company is able to successfully pull this off. Interestingly, the Wedbush note paints Apple's March 25 announcement as merely "the drumroll" to something much bigger -- a major "transformative" content acquisition sometime this year that immediately vaults Apple into the top tier of contenders in the streaming arm's race. "We (and many others) are finally getting what we hoped for and predicted as the company is set to announce its inaugural streaming video content service that will be a linchpin in further expanding its services wings into areas such as video content and potentially gaming over the next decade," the note reads. The new streaming service will likely launch this fall, the note continues, "and will include a host of content partners (e.g. HBO remains the biggest X variable) as well as original content from Apple with the company currently in production deals with Oprah, Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg, and a handful of other projects as the company is spending roughly $1 billion on original content this year." Of course, companies like Amazon and Netflix are spending much more than that on content through the end of the year, which is why the Wedbush analysts think "the clock has struck midnight for Cupertino" to executive a major content acquisition of some sort. And to do it this year, with possible M&A deals including team-ups with studios like a24, Lionsgate, Sony and even Netflix.
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In this new video, Candace Owens unveils how Blacks and Latinos are exiting the Democrat Party. Don't miss it!

 


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          Bad Database Encryption      Cache   Translate Page      

I ran across a blog about encrypted databases linked from Bruce Schneier's blog. I follow his musings and writings on security ,and he recommended we read it with this sentence: "Even the summary is too much to summarize, so read it." Good enough for me, so I clicked the link and read about encrypted databases.

I like the idea of stronger encryption in databases, and I've given a few talks on the subject. At times there are attendees that will debate that encryption in the database doesn't do a lot of good. Often they dismiss the idea of TDE, since administrators can still read the data and break the encryption, and normal users aren't affected. Many also note that database encryption does nothing for data on the wire, which is true. Most people want to do the encryption and decryption on the client, which has other challenges and is fairly hard to do well.

Read the rest of Bad Database Encryption


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Use the TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator to calculate axle weights, turning radius and center of gravity of a truck, with body, equipment and payload.
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CircleID CircleID: Want to be a cybersleuth and track down hackers?

It may sound ambitious considering that malevolent entities are extremely clever, and tracing them requires certain skills that may not be easy to build for the typical computer user.

But then again, the best defense is offense. And learning the basics of sniffing out cybercriminals may not only be necessary nowadays, it has become essential for survival on the Web. So where can you begin?

Place Honeypots

Hackers take great care to cover their tracks. So, it's important to catch them with their hand in the cookie jar. You can do so by setting up a bait — called a honeypot — to lure them out. It can take the form of a spammable domain or an easily hackable virtual machine which can appear as legitimate targets.

Once attacked, honeypots help you observe what intruders do to the system, know the tricks that they employ to infect devices, and subsequently find ways to counter them. Such forensic evidence enables law enforcers to track unsolicited access and then locate and catch perpetrators.

Reverse-Engineering Malware

Let's say that despite all the precautions, malware still succeeded in infiltrating your company's system. Instead of losing sleep, you can use the infection to understand how the malicious program operates and what it's been engineered to do, such as what vulnerabilities it's been designed to exploit.

This process is called reverse engineering. It involves disassembling the program to be able to analyze and retrieve valuable information on how it is used or when it was created. It is extremely helpful in finding substantial evidence such as encryption keys or other digital footprints that can lead investigators to the cybercriminals.

Leverage WHOIS Information

When a complaint is received over a dangerous website, the first step in the investigation is to identify the operator of the suspect domain.

This can be done by querying the domain name registry where the site has been registered. A whois database download service, for example, enables users to retrieve the WHOIS data that contains the name, location, and contact details of domain registrants. With this information in hand, security teams can report the matter to law enforcement agents who can then track down malicious operators and apprehend them on the spot.

Inspect Files' Metadata

Once in possession of files and devices from a suspicious entity, you can analyze the evidence that is saved in them and discover crucial details that can be followed back to the source.

Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files, for example, contain relevant information, called metadata, that can blow a hacker's cover. They include the name of the person that created the file, the organization, the computer, and the local hard drive or network server where the document was saved.

It is also important to analyze the grammar used in comments that are embedded in the software code. Socio-cultural references, nicknames, language, and even the use of emojis — all can reveal clues on the nationalities of the criminals or their geographical location.

Go On with Tracerouting

One of the best ways to catch perpetrators is by identifying their IP addresses. However, they usually hide these IPs by spoofing or by bouncing communications from different locations. Luckily, no matter how shrewd and clever these individuals may be, malicious addresses can still be identified through an approach called tracerouting.

The technique works by showing the hostnames of all the devices within the range of your computer and a target machine. More often than not, the last machine's hostname address belongs to the hacker's Internet Service Provider. With the ISP known, investigators can then pinpoint the geographical location and the areas where the culprit is probably situated.

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Every time you venture online, you're exposed to malevolent entities that can harm your system and disrupt business operations. Knowing how to trace the source of an attack can stop it in its tracks and prevent the intervention from happening again.
Written by Jonathan Zhang, Founder and CEO of Threat Intelligence PlatformFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Cybersecurity, Malware, Spam, Whois

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          vApe Escape | Seja um macaco em uma nave espacial      Cache   Translate Page      
Esse é um daqueles jogos simpáticos que acabam atraindo pessoas que querem zerar algo rapidinho. Apesar de tudo acaba tendo um público um tanto limitado, já que exige que a pessoa fale inglês e goste de point and click. Isso sem contar com o fato de que ser um jogo minúsculo pode ter o efeito contrário.


Apesar de tudo se você passar em todos esses "pré-requisitos", pode acabar considerando vApe Escape uma pequena obra prima, pois trata-se de um jogo realmente simpático e capaz de trazer aquele ambiente de paz capaz de gerar algumas risadinhas de situações cômicas, porém sem muitos exageros.

O que temos aqui é um gorila em uma nave espacial. Inicialmente ele está preso em sua jaula, no entanto após o capitão fumar narguilé (ou seja lá que bagulho psicodélico é aquele) até desmaiar, o macacão acaba fugindo. Mas antes que perguntem, não, a coisa não é sangrenta igual a Ape Out, aqui temos um gorila bem simpático e curioso que vaga e tenta descobrir uma forma de sair dessa.

Além disso tem uma inteligência artificial na nave que é bem humanizada, mas não é cheia de ódio igual ao que temos na nave de System Shock 2, ao invés disso ela é mais bobinha e isso a torna um pouco engraçada. De certa forma lembra a GlaDOS de Portal, porém sem a parte relacionada a matar alguém.

A jogabilidade é no estilo que tanto conhecemos em point and clicks, ou seja, pegar objetos, colocar em certos lugares e gerar novas interações enquanto responde e faz perguntas. No entanto é pra ser zerado em menos de meia hora, sendo assim a sensação é como se fosse a primeira parte de um jogo do gênero.

Enfim, é realmente algo para se passar o tempo e limitado a um certo público. Não dá pra dizer que todos vão amar, no entanto para aqueles que gostam do gênero e falam inglês, certamente podem tirar um belo de um proveito desse pequeno joguinho tão simpático. Recomendo sempre dar uma olhadinha no preço dele na Greenman Gaming antes de comprar na steam, algumas vezes os preços deles estão bem abaixo do normal, e sempre lembre de olhar os cupons de desconto que eles espalham pelo site, que deixa a coisa mais barata ainda, dê uma conferida aqui.


          How To Actually Break Up Big Tech      Cache   Translate Page      

Last week, I wrote about Elizabeth Warren's big plan to break up big tech and why I thought her plan (a) would not work and (b) was based on a fairly shocking number of factual errors. Not everyone agreed (indeed, many people have disagreed). Many of those who disagreed, though, seemed to only do so because they hate the big internet companies, and thus they seemed happy about any attack on them, no matter how pointless. Others attacked me personally, insisting that my detailed explanation of why I found Warren's plan laughably naive was really just because I "love big tech." Finally, some demanded to know what my plan would be. And while I think it's somewhat silly to imply that you cannot critique a bad plan if you can't come up with another plan (sometimes, doing nothing is the best plan), I've been meaning to write some more about this anyway, and here's a good opportunity.

Contrary to the strawman beliefs some insist I have, I am quite worried about the market power of many large companies these days, and how that might be stifling competition. As I've argued for over twenty years on this site, the single biggest driver of innovation is competition. And I want to see more competition to get more innovation. My issue is that doing so through regulatory means is fraught with significant risks -- ones that could very much do the opposite. Highly regulated industries are not known for being competitive and innovative for the most part. They tend to enable only big entities -- who can deal with the regulations -- to exist and crowd out startups. On top of that, thanks to regulatory capture and the crony nature of our political system these days, you also end up with just a few big companies who now focus on what we've referred to in the past as political innovation rather than technological or entrepreneurial innovation. It's a recipe for stagnation, not innovation and competition.

My second big concern with the plans people have been floating is that they ignore the reality of why some of the tech companies have gotten so big and so successful. For the most part, they're in highly networked industries, where it's not just "winner takes all" but in many ways size and dominance of the network is fundamental to their operation. Network effects can lead to dominant positions, for the fairly obvious reason that the bigger they are, the better they are for everyone involved. For all of Warren's talk of breaking up companies, note that she was only talking about chipping off a few of their peripheral acquisitions: not taking an axe to their core business.

And that's because she recognizes that as much as people scream to "break up big tech," there's no reasonable way to do that without making the overall offerings a lot less useful for the public. How do you break up Facebook's social network? Do you say half the world can't use it and have to use the BookFace spinoff instead? You could, of course, cleave off Instagram and Whatsapp, but that doesn't really change Facebook's overall global dominance. The reason Facebook is so powerful is that it connects the entire globe. There is no place to make a reasonable cut to split that up. Google is powerful because of its search engine. How do you break that up? Do you say for searches on topic X you use Google, but for searches on topic Y you have to use Elgoog? You could cut off Doubleclick from Google, but then you still have a massive search engine and a massive internet ads company. And while I guess you could cut off Amazon's web services piece from it store, that doesn't change the main "competition" complaint most people have about Amazon, which is the size of its footprint in e-commerce. But again, it got there not through predatory practices, but because it's so convenient and easy for most people that they actually get tremendous benefit from it.

But, that presents a dilemma. And while lots of people seem to think there are easy answers to this (just like they think there are easy answers to "content moderation") there are not. This is a really complex issue, and like nearly all super complex issues, the easy solutions tend to look appealing, while actually making everything a hell of a lot worse.

So I will make a suggestion for how I'd like to "break up" big tech, while admitting that since this is a complex topic with no easy answer, I could be wrong. But so could everyone else. And I've been digging through the details on this stuff for many years now, and I do think my plan makes the most sense. Later this year, I have a big academic paper on this topic coming out with a lot more details, so in the meantime expect a bunch more posts on this topic leading up to that.

The idea goes back to one I raised back in 2015 in the context of content moderation: that we need to move to a world of protocols, not platforms. This is the world of the earlier internet, dominated by open protocols with a variety of competitive apps built on top. Instead of Twitter, there was IRC. Instead of Reddit, there was Usenet. And you had a choice of clients and servers and could move around if you didn't like the policies of one or the other.

In the world of protocols, you still get the global connectivity benefit, but without the lockdown control and silos (and, potentially, the questionable privacy practices). In a world of protocols, there may be a global network, but you get competition at every other level. You can have competitive servers, competitive apps and user interfaces, competitive filters, competitive business models, and competitive forms of data management. If you don't like how one app provider handles privacy, you move to another -- but because you're using the same protocol, you don't lose everything you're doing with it, you're just entering through a new door that you like better. If you don't like the way one provider handles content moderation, you change it or move to another.

And, yes, I noted competition at the business model level as well -- because that's important. We could see lots of interesting attempts at creating different services with different business models that go beyond the limited options (pay with your data, freemium, advertising, etc.) today. One option might be in the form of cryptocurrency or token tied to the protocol. While I can already hear half of you rolling your eyes, this is a model that is at least worth exploring. A cryptocurreny or token tied to a protocol takes away much of the incentive for the really terrible business models everyone complains about. You don't need to spy on everyone if just getting more usage in general increases the value of the currency. And encouraging business models that don't require collecting data on everyone is something we should celebrate, not mock. But, cryptocurrency isn't the only such solution either. I've been playing around with a few attempts at new protocol-based systems these days that purposely eschew the cryptocurrency/token model, and are exploring other models instead. The point is that there are other ways of making this work, and more options is better.

However, if we were in a world where the major services and functions we used online were protocols instead of platforms, it would move the power and control out to the ends of the network, rather than centralizing it on the servers of a few giant companies. We'd still get the benefits of the network effects of the systems, but without the centralized control. We'd still be able to get innovation at various levels, but without relying on a single entity to determine what's best. We'd still get the convenience of powerful services, but without the opaque decision making of a single entity. It's an approach that could actually work.

That still leaves the question of how do we get there from here. And there are a lot of challenges in that. But I don't think declaring large platforms as "platform utilities" gets us any closer to that vision -- and if anything seems to drive us away from it. I'll be writing some more posts on how we get towards a world of protocols instead of platforms, and the many hurdles in the way, in the coming weeks and months. However, there are two key approaches to making it happen: either bottom up or top down. And both could work -- but both could be difficult.

The bottom up approach is people designing new protocols from scratch and building a new userbase. That presents a huge number of challenges in terms of building up the userbase, but it's not impossible. New startups pop on the scene all the time, and some of them even succeed. And I already know of at least 6 or 7 attempts at building these kinds of protocols from scratch. And while they're all fairly small, some are building up at least some traction and are interesting to follow and experiment with. The benefit to this approach is you have no legacy to deal with, making things easier to design and the entire setup more nimble. The cons, obviously, are the lack of a userbase and the basic "empty room" problem: how do you get someone to use a social application when there's nothing to do there and no one to connect with?

The "top down" approach would be to convince an existing internet giant to move towards such a world. It's unlikely that any company today would agree to flip the switch entirely and open up their platform into an open protocol. But I would argue that it's not as far out and unrealistic an idea as many assume. In the last six months, I've had in-depth conversations with four large internet companies about this approach, and they were surprisingly more open to at least considering what it would mean than I initially expected. And while I may go into more detail in later posts, I'll give three quick reasons why the big tech firms may actually decide it makes sense to give up their silos in the long run:

  1. It gets them away from proposals like Warren's to "break up" their business, which they know would create a giant mess. By opening up their core code for anyone to use and pushing the power out to the ends of the network, the companies are effectively "breaking themselves up.
  2. It takes them off the hook for all of the platform liability that is getting dumped on them these days. There are all sorts of competing and impossible demands on these platforms concerning how they moderate content, with tons of people being upset no matter what decision is made, and various people and (especially) politicians now looking to dump massive liability on the platforms themselves. If they turn their system into a protocol, they actually get rid of much of that headache. There will still be questions about content moderation, but it becomes a very different problem -- one to where there can be many different approaches, with competition at the filter level. We didn't used to blame email providers for spam, but thanks to the open protocols of email, it allowed all sorts of innovative spam filtering services to spring up. Given how much of a headache content moderation and platform liability has become of late -- and the fact it's likely to become an even bigger headache over time -- at some point, companies are going to realize an open protocols approach is a solution to that problem.
  3. The possibility of new business models. This is important. Lots of people insist that no giant platform would willingly give up so much control, because it's entirely antithetical to business models built off of collecting all the data. And that's true. But, that's why I'm eager to see how new business models shake out in this space, because it might lessen the "we collect all your data" business model reliance and open up new opportunities that could even be more lucrative (especially if they create opportunities where people start abandoning services that don't respect their privacy).
There still are plenty of reasons why the big platforms are unlikely to do this in the near future (and I'm pretty sure a clueless Wall St. would punish any company that tried), but as various trends continue to move along, it may become more and more appealing.

Notice that all of that could very well happen without a massive policy intervention from the government. However, there are certainly policy ideas that could help move this along a lot faster. Of course, moving these policy proposals forward would require a more detailed understanding of how technology and technology innovation really works, because the key isn't enforcing breakups or trying to codify "fairness" guidelines with new rules -- it's taking away some of the existing legal and regulatory tools that make it easy and appealing to build vertically-integrated walled gardens, which aren't always obvious to people who aren't immersed in the tech policy space since they are presented as having other purposes:

  1. Get rid of most patents (if we're talking real antitrust, we'd start by getting rid of these government-granted monopolies). Perhaps you could start with "software" ones, though defining what is a "software" patent is hard enough. Patents hinder competition and would create huge problematic thickets in a world of protocols where we want widespread competition at every other level. Without patent thickets and patent trolls, we'd see a lot more competition, especially in taking different approaches to providing interfaces and filters for the same kinds of content.
  2. Dump the ridiculous CAFC ruling on API copyrights and make it clear that there is not copyright on interfaces, meaning that you could actually have much more interoperability and people building new systems to connect to third party products.
  3. Get rid of Section 1201 of the DMCA and its anti-circumvention rules. Again, this blocks competition and interoperability. Indeed, Section 1201 is a huge barrier to this kind of future, in that it would allow companies to effectively block out competitive third party services through "technological protection measures." Without 1201, it would make it much easier for almost anyone to create a new competitive interface for an existing protocol-based service.
  4. Make sure that full encryption is supported as a fundamental right of end users. This becomes important, as a protocol-based system should also lead to a booming new market for databanks that will store your encrypted data, giving you total control over it and who it is shared with (and for what purposes). But if there are mandated backdoors or some other crap, you completely destroy such a market. Encryption makes this possible.
  5. Get the SEC to stop thinking of cryptocurrency as just a financial tool and to recognize it's something entirely different. Sure, you need them to deal with the out-and-out scams, but as it stands right now, the SEC is talking about crazy ideas like how any crypto system should need to go through "clinical trials" like drugs. Ideas like that would simply snuff out any possibility of the above ever happening. People don't realize how much of this future may be held back by a myopic SEC who is viewing all of this through a single lens.
There's more, but those steps would open up a lot of opportunity for a protocols-based system to take hold. And when it really happens, no one's going to worry about "breaking up" big tech anymore, because it won't even be necessary.



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          Mozilla launches free in-browser (any browser) file-sharing service      Cache   Translate Page      

Mozilla today debuted a free file-sharing service that works with - but doesn't require - Firefox and touted the service's security and privacy traits.

"Send uses end-to-end encryption to keep your data secure from the moment you share to the moment your file is opened," wrote Nick Nguyen, Mozilla's vice president of product strategy. "You can [also] choose when your file link expires, the number of downloads, and whether to add an optional password for an extra layer of security."

To read this article in full, please click here


          これは珍しい。京商がチームを去るElliot Boots選手を取り上げる      Cache   Translate Page      

京商がFacebookページでElliot Boots選手の件を取り上げています。

チームから離れる選手をわざわざ取り上げるのはレアケースですね。





          Adam Drake選手のエンジンブレークインサービス      Cache   Translate Page      

やってるそうですよ。

世界のトップドライバーであるTy Tessmann選手、Ryan Maifield選手、Adam Drake選手、Spencer Rivkin選手、Mike Truhe選手らと同じサービスが受けられるとのこと。





          バッテリーを外してもサーボとファンが動き続けるキャパシタ      Cache   Translate Page      

Yeah Racingが「2S Super Cap with Aluminum Case」の動画を公開。

バッテリーを外してもサーボとファンが10秒以上動いています。






          ワイルドウイリー2マニアックス「ピットイン オリジナル 1500円の黒缶モーター」レビュー動画公開      Cache   Translate Page      

ワイルドウイリー2マニアックスが、ピットインが販売する「オリジナル 黒缶モーター」のレビュー動画を公開しました。

モーターの価格は1500円(税別)。ピットイン店頭のほか、ネットショップでも販売されています。






          第13回チキチキ540モーター限定ラリークロス 動画公開      Cache   Translate Page      

第13回チキチキ540モーター限定ラリークロスの動画が公開されました。

迫力満点のカメラワークが楽しめます。

次回は6月初旬の予定とのこと。






          レディオガガ「花粉症が治るかもしれない動画」公開      Cache   Translate Page      

レディオガガが「花粉症が治るかもしれない動画」を公開しました。

タイに行ってなにかに目覚めた??

この季節は、くしゃみをしながら、または涙目になりながらラジコンしている人を見かけますね。






          The "Clean" Meaning of The Name "Becky" In African American Culture (March 2019 Version]      Cache   Translate Page      
Edited by Azizi Powell

[This is an updated version of a pancocojams post that was published in April 26, 2016.]

Online references to the lyrics "Becky with the good hair" from Beyonce's song "Sorry" in her April 2016 visual album Lemonade* sparked my interest in the vernacular meaning of the female name "Becky" in African American culture.

For the record, I believe that it's wrong to use the name "Becky" or any other name or any other term to stereotype any individual or any group of people. But as a self-described cultural folklorist, I'm interested in sussing out where, when, and how "Becky" got the meaning that Beyonce gives it in her song- and any other meanings that are currently given to that name.

I already knew what the term "good hair" meant. Read comments about that term in this post's Addendum #1 below.

The name "Becky" has been used in online comments in the last few years as a referent for White women. But until I did some research last night, I didn't know that there was a "dirty" meaning as well as a clean meaning for the vernacular term "Becky". I would blame this on my old age, but I know that there are people older than me who are far more "hip to the jive" than I am.

The sexual meaning of "Becky" was popularized by Plies' June 2009 Hip Hop record entitled "Becky". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becky_(song), but that meaning was probably used in the 'hood before that record. Nevertheless, I think that the clean meaning of "Becky" was used before the sexual meaning (what I call "the dirty meaning") of that term.

Read an excerpt from an online post about "Becky" in Beyonce's song in Addendum #2 below.
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Note: In the original version of this post I wrote that the name "Becky" as a referent for White females may have something to do with "Betty" and "Black Betty" as referents for Black females. I no longer believe that is true. Nevertheless, here's the link to a pancocojams post on "Black Betty": http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/what-black-betty-brown-bess-really-mean.html for the somewhat related pancocojams post "What "Black Betty" & "Brown Bess" REALLY Mean".

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WHAT "BECKY" MEANS (the "clean" definition)
The "clean" vernacular meaning of "Becky" is "a White female", especially a young White woman".

The term "Miss Ann" is a much older African American referent for "White women"*. However, it seems to me that "Miss Ann" denotes (denoted) a more proper, more mature White women that "Becky" refers to. While "Miss Ann" carries negative connotations of women who are stiff, prudish, and respectable, "Becky" carries at least mildly negative connotations of White women who are "un-hip", "airheads", "ditzy", meaning "clueless" about the "real world", particularly the world of the urban streets. In other words, the non-sexualized meaning of the term "Becky" is an African American created stereotype for White women or a certain sub-set of White women (young White women, and (in the 1990s), especially "valley girl" type young White women.

[Update: March 12, 2019]
On March 12, 2019, the actress who portrayed "Aunt Becky" on the long running American television sitcom Full House was indicted as one of more than 40 defendants in a bribery scheme to get their kids into elite colleges. That arrest added another layer to connotations for "Becky" as a referent for White females. Click https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lori-loughlin-aunt-becky-college-admission-scheme_n_5c87d3e5e4b0450ddae49683
"Aunt Becky’ Jokes Abound Over Lori Loughlin College Admission Scheme Indictment"
By Jenna Amatulli; 03/12/2019]
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It just so happened that the character in the Full House television series was named "Becky" (and also referred to as "Aunt Becky" by her nieces in that series. What makes this indictment so ironical (and thus the subject of jokes for those who are so inclined) is that in the television series "Becky" ("Aunt Becky") was scripted as an ideal mother/mother figure who would do anything for her children and nieces.

Even before March 2019, African American twitter and other Black social media, used the name "Becky" and other "White" female names along with alliterative descriptors as negative referents for White women. The October 2018 newspaper article "BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and Cornerstore Caroline: Too ‘cutesy’ for those white women calling police on black people?". https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/10/19/bbq-becky-permit-patty-and-cornerstore-caroline-too-cutesy-for-those-white-women-calling-cops-on-blacks/?utm_term=.377c45dccf02 is an example of this custom. While the earlier usage of "Becky" were for young, Valley girl acting White females, "BBQ Becky" is an older woman who shares two additional characteristics with the other alliterative examples cited: they are White and they call the police on Black (or Brown) people for frivolous reasons.

Here's one of many YouTube videos of the woman who received the nickname "BBQ Becky": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXzdzKDoGLM "Woman calls cops on men for grilling with charcoal"

-end of March 12, 2019 update-

I'm not sure when the term "Becky" was first used as a referent for a White female, and especially for a young White woman. Perhaps that term didn't "become a thing" until Hip Hop artist Sir-Mix-A-Lot happened to use that name for one of the White woman in the introduction to his now classic 1992 record "Baby Got Back". That introduction's first line is "Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt."

Although at least one online article indicates that Sir Mix-A- Lot popularized the name "Becky" as a referent for White woman*, I haven't found any documentation of that term's use before that record was released. If "Becky" as a slang reference for "a White women" started (immediately?) after Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" record, maybe the name "Becky" was selected as the name for that woman because of its alliteration with the word "butt".

If "Becky" was used as a clean referent for White women immediately after Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 Hip Hop record, it's interesting that I've not been able to find any online documentation of that usage from the 1990s or even from the early 2000s before the hoopla about Beyonce's Lemonade album? Perhaps I'm not looking in the Am I not looking in the right places.

Read information below about Sir-Mix-A-Lot's record "Baby Got Back".

Also, click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/two-examples-of-malvina-reynolds.html for a post that provides information about the terms "Mister Charlie and Miss Ann" that were (or are still) used by [fifty years old and older] African Americans as generic referents for White men and White women.

And click https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/becky-not-racial-slur-stop-171000408.html Style
"Becky" Is Not a Racial Slur — So You Should Stop Calling Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Racist, mic.com, April 27, 2016: "Sir Mix-a-Lot popularized the Becky reference in the early '90s in the intro to his critical hit "Baby Got Back," in which two disapproving women can be heard critiquing another woman's figure and style."

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POSSIBLE REASONS WHY "BECKY" CAME TO BE USED AS A VERNACULAR [CLEAN] TERM FOR (YOUNG) WHITE WOMEN
1. Two Syllable Nicknames & Names With "y" Or "ie" Endings & The Name "Becky" Rarely Being Given As A Nickname For Black Females
I don't know why the name "Becky" was selected to serve as a referent for White women instead of any other so-called "White name or nickname".But I'm not surprised that the referent for a young White woman ends with a "y" since prior to about the 1980s almost every personal name in the United States had a diminutive (nickname) that ended with "y" and "ie". Two syllable nicknames and personal names ending with "y" if not "ie" are still rather common in the United States, particularly among non-Black children, teens, and adults.

For example, consider the names of some of the White members of the fictitious teen cheerleading movie series Bring It On: Courtney", "Whitney", "Kasey" and "Darcy" are some of the names of the White members of the suburban cheerleading squad in the first movie in that Bring It On cheerleading movie series (2000) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204946/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast. And the lead White character and another important White character in the 2006 movie in that series Bring It On All Or Nothing were named Britney and "Winnie". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490822/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm. Either of those names -or the name "Brandi" or "Ashley" or any other "y" or "ie" two syllable name - could have been selected by African Americans instead of "Becky" as the generic referent for young White women. That "Becky" was chosen instead of any of those names might have been a fluke.

One contributing factor for the selection of the name "Becky" as a referent for White females instead of any of those other "y" or "ie" ending names is that "Rebecca" (or other spellings of that name) doesn't appear to be given that often to Black American females, and (according to online articles that I've read), Black Americans with the name "Rebecca" aren't usually given the nickname "Becky". Anecdotally, I know one African American woman who is forty years old named "Rebekha" who doesn't have a nickname that I'm aware of. I also know one Ango-American female in late teens named "Bekka". I think that is her real name and not a shortened form of "Rebekha".

Here's one article that I came across about the name "Becky" in the United States:
From https://daratmathis.com/2013/10/23/an-apology-to-white-beckys-everywhere/ "AN APOLOGY TO EVERY (WHITE) GIRL NAMED BECKY", Posted on October 23, 2013 by d. tafakari
..."First of all, let me say the unstated obvious. There are such things as black names and there are traditionally European names. There are indeed black girls named Rebecca. But anecdata suggests that black families generally do not nickname their daughters Becky. That’s a “white name.”
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This post also comments about the sexual vernacular meaning of "Becky".

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Here's another online page about the name "Becky":
From https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101118140124AAls8Xc
"Why are white women referred to as 'Becky' by black people......?
On every black website I have visited like Bossip, black authors and commentators refer to white women as 'Becky'.... they make comments like...''he is going out with a Becky....., ''that is what black men get from marring Becks''....Becky this, Becky that. I'm from England and this is all new and somewhat funny to me, but why?
Update: @Elizabeth....your link to the Urban dictionary has helped to confirm what some of the answers have tried to explain....Thanks you ALL for your answers....Now I know why white women are called Becky....lol"
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The urbandictionary.com link refers to what I call the dirty meaning/s of "Becky".

Here are two responses to this yahoo.com query that refer to the non-sexual meaning of "Becky". Both of these responses were submitted by Black women (as indicated by their screen icons of a Black woman].
"haha its the cliche'd 90's name for the white girl out of the valley. I'm assuming there was a lot of people named so at some time, so people just began using it. And it usually doesn't go both ways. How many black girls do you know named Becky?? Same reason whites refer to black women as Shaniqua or Lakeesha."
-bajasa1, 2009
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"Out of the valley" probably means "a Valley girl". "Valley Girls" was a relatively widely used referent in the 1980s-1990s for a sub-set of young White women:
"The label originally referred to a swell of upper-middle class girls living in the early 1980s Los Angeles commuter towns of the San Fernando Valley, but in time the term became more broadly applied to any woman or girl—primarily in the United States and Canada—who engendered the associated affects of ditziness, airheadedness, and/or greater interest in conspicuous consumption than intellectual or personal accomplishment.

A sociolect associated with valley girls termed "Valleyspeak" arose in the San Fernando valley in the 1980s. Qualifiers such as "like", "whatever", "way", "as if!", "super", "totally" and "tubular" (a surfing term) are interjected in the middle of phrases and sentences as emphasizers"...
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_girl
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The two women featured in the introduction to Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" song and official video were portrayed as Valley Girls. More information about Sir Mix A Lot's song is found later in this post.

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"I never call white girls "Becky", but I'm assuming that Rebekah/Rebecca was a very common name when it popped up."
-Lady, 2009

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2. The only fictitious character named "Becky" that I'm familiar with is the name of the girl in Mark Twain's novel Tom Sawyer. But I'm not sure that has anything to do with the use of "Becky" as a referent for young White women except that that character could have been considered a "template" for a young White girl.

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HOW THE CLEAN VERNACULAR MEANING OF "BECKY" WAS POPULARIZED IN THE 1990s
If Sir-Mix-A-Lot's hit 1992 Hip Hop record "Baby Got Back" didn't directly lead to the use of the name "Becky" as a referent for White woman (or a certain type of White woman), there's no doubt that that vernacular use of the name Becky was popularized by that song. The first words in that song are voiced by a young White Valley Girl who stands with her silent White friend Becky staring at a Black woman in the distance. Using Valley Girl lingo and pronunciation, the unnamed White women criticizes that Black woman's big butt.

[Intro]
Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. [scoff]
She looks like one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
But, you know, who understands those rap guys? [scoff]
They only talk to her, because, she looks like a total prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like, out there, I mean— gross. Look!
She's just so... black!"

Source: [for the full lyrics] http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sirmixalot/babygotback.html
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The line "Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt" has since become a rather widely known meme.

In 2009 another Hip Hop record Plies "Becky" documented and popularized a sexual meaning for that female name. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Becky
"According to Plies, "Becky" is referring to the act of fellatio. Plies terms the act "Becky" because of the widely held notion and/or stereotype that Caucasian women are somewhat more sexually liberal in terms of frequency of encounters, random partnering, and overall lasciviousness. With "Becky" being a popular name given to females at birth in the White society, one can assume that Plies simply chose this name because of its unique association to "Whiteness", particularly where the female is concerned.
Give me that becky!
by Lovely Leo October 13, 2009

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SHOWCASE VIDEO
Warning- This video contains sexually suggestive lyrics and visual but no profanity and no explicit sex. As is the case with many YouTube comment threads, a great deal of profanity and sexually explicit language is found in this video's discussion thread.

Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back



SirMixALotVEVO, Published on Mar 1, 2019

Music video by Sir Mix-A-Lot performing Baby Got Back. © 1992 American Recordings, LLC
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"Back" here means "booty" (butt). "Baby got back" praises Black women who have big butts.

It's important to note that in the introduction to this song "Becky" is used as a nickname for the young White woman being addressed. That nickname has no sexual innuendos or cultural connotations.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/04/sir-mix-lots-1992-hip-hop-record-baby.html for a pancocojams post that focuses on the socio-cultural influence of Sir Mix A Lot's 1992 "Baby God Back" record. Selected comments from that video's discussion thread about the term "Becky" and other aspects of the song are included in that post along with this video.

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ADDENDUM #1 - WHAT "GOOD HAIR" MEANS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
From http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=good+hair
"good hair
A popular* term in the African-American community, used to describe an black person's hair that closely resembles the hair of a typical white person (i.e. soft, managable, long, as opposed to "nappy" or "bad" hair). The closer your hair is to a white person's, the "better" your hair is. See: "bad hair".

Note: Most people who use this term would never admit the inferiority complex from which it came.
Ignorant Aunt Zykeshia: "Lord-Jeezus! Girl, you gots dat good hair! It long, curly and booootiful!"
-by Little Lauren May 17, 2005
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I think that "widely used" fits better than the word "popular".

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From https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/What-Does-Becky-Good-Hair-Mean-41062522#photo-41062522
Beyoncé's "Becky" Lyric Has Racial Undertones That We All Need to Understand
April 25, 2016 by LAUREN LEVINSON
..."Some people believe there is a bigger issue* surrounding [Beyonce's] lyrics "Becky [with the good hair]." Rather than trying to figure out if Becky is or isn't Rachel, they point out that there are racial undertones to Beyoncé's lyrics. The inference is that "Becky" has desirable, sleek hair, while Beyoncé has a naturally curly texture under the wigs and without hot tools. It sheds light on an overall picture when it comes to how black coarse hair is perceived, since the former is "good" and the latter is assumed to be the opposite.

"The fact that people are trying to figure out who Becky is defeats the purpose of this lyric — and the whole performance to me," said POPSUGAR social media editor Larissa Green, who is biracial**. "Being pushed aside because our hair is coarse and doesn't follow a straight and narrow is something very real to me. I think her lyric means: if you can't handle it, then that's no one's problem but your own."
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The phrase "Becky with the good hair" is found in Beyonce's song "Sorry". That song is track four of her April 2016 album "Lemonade". At this time, audio of the songs from that album aren't available on YouTube.

The word/s given in brackets in that quote are added by me to explain what is meant by the word after that bracket.

"Biracial" here means of mixed racial ancestry. In the United States that word usually means Black/non-Black.

Note that "Becky with the good hair" isn't a phrase that was used (or at least wasn't widely used) by African Americans before Beyonce's song. That may be because if a female is a Becky (in the non-sexual use of that term -meaning a White female), it's assumed that she would have "good hair" (in the African American meaning of that term- hair that is straight, sleek, non-coarse, non-tightly curled like most Black people's hair.) Actually, that's not true, but moving right along from that point, the woman who social media has rightly or wrongly identified as the "Becky with good hair" in Beyonce's song is a woman of mixed White/East Indian [the nation of India] ancestry. Therefore, she might not be considered "White" by some White people in the United States and by White people elsewhere. The popsugar.com article that is excerpted above mentions who social media thinks is the Becky in Beyonce's song.

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ADDENDUM #2
Excerpt from Love's Racialized Failure in "Lemonade" By PurposelyPolemical, 2016/04/26 ·
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/04/26/1520391/-Love-s-Racialized-Failure-in-Lemonade
..."By now we’ve all seen, or at least read about, Beyonce’s latest project Lemonade. Reviews of this visual album have been mostly positive; but what has fixated most public attention is the question of infidelity in Beyonce’s high profile marriage to Jay-Z. But aside from vocalizing what could be some very real angst about marital strife, Lemonade is a broader commentary on love and race.

At first glance connecting love and race may seem counter-intuitive—one is emotional and one is political; but, in true feminist fashion Beyonce demonstrates on Lemonade how the personal is political. If we approach the album as less about the inter-personal dynamics between Beyonce and Jay-Z and see it instead as a metaphor for the way society, as a whole, doesn’t love black folks—then Lemonade’s deeper meaning—and broader political contribution—becomes clear. The fact that the album hinges, at its center, on the question of black murder at the hands of police and non-black vigilantes isn’t just an “add on” to a narrative mostly about a shaky marriage; it’s actually related to the broader critique of the piece.

In Lemonade Beyonce not only calls out Jay-Z’s cheating, she frames that cheating as being about race when she sings, “Better call Becky with the good hair.” The term “Becky” in African American lingua franca marks whiteness; and good hair suggests someone who is mixed or not quite black. In this way, Jay’s betrayal is not just a betrayal of the heart, it’s a betrayal of her as a black woman. It’s very clear from Lemonade that the “character” of Jay Z is cheating largely because he is interested in a lighter woman with straighter her, a less black woman. This is a vital part of understanding the symbolic logic of this masterwork....

Beyonce contextualizes Jay Z’s failure to love her in the context of a national epidemic of black anti-love. This may seem trivial until you consider the devastating consequences of black anti-love—both in terms of our larger society and also in terms of “black love,” and black women’s commitment to it"...

This isn’t the say that interracial love is anathema to the black nation; and Lemonade seems eager to rebut any such assumption with a montage of couples at the happy ending of the visual album. Many of those couples are interracial couples. But an infidelity fueled by a partner’s colorist addiction is another thing altogether.
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Here's a comment exchange from that post's discussion thread:
terrypinder Apr 26 · 07:55:35 PM
"Why does everyone assume Becky is white?

Does no one watch Empire?"

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PurposelyPolemical terrypinder Apr 26 · 07:57:42 PM
"I watch Empire...but I’m at a loss. Who is the black Becky on there? Remind? lol"

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terrypinder PurposelyPolemical Apr 26 · 08:13:34 PM
"Gabourey Sidibe’s character :)"
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Pancocojams editor's note:
terrypinder is obviously joking with that comment as Gabourey Sidibe is a dark skinned Black actress.
The character on the television series Empire who might be considered a Black Becky is "Anika", portrayed by African American actress Grace Gealey since Grace Gealey is a light skinned Black female who acts pretentious.

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When asked about America’s soaring debt and deficits, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented  “It’s disappointing, but it’s not a Republican problem,” and he blames Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Rubbish. It’s not social spending that’s causing the federal deficit to soar. It’s Republican tax cuts, especially on corporations and the wealthy. 

Look at the evidence. Of all 35 advanced economies, America’s spending on social programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid is among the lowest, as you can see.

Also, Americans pay into Social Security and Medicare throughout their entire working lives. 

The biggest reason America has the highest deficit relative to our total economy among all 35 advanced economies is because of a shortage of tax revenue. Of all these countries, we’re bringing in the fifth-lowest total revenue as a share of GDP.

And why is that? Mainly because of Republican tax cuts on corporations and the wealthy. The big Trump Republican tax cut is already breaking the bank. It will cost us 1.9 trillion dollars over the next decade. Let me repeat that: 1.9 trillion dollars. 

Remember, Trump and Republicans in Congress claimed that their tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations would pay for themselves by boosting economic growth. It’s the same trickle-down fairy tale they’ve been telling for decades. But according to the Congressional Budget Office, they haven’t paid for themselves, and the deficit continues to balloon. 

If there’s one area where America spends too much, it’s the military. Since taking office, Trump has increased military spending by more than $200 billion a year, straining the federal budget even further. The United States already spends more on the military than the next 10 nations combined. 

Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and other Republicans in Washington want to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That’s been the Republican goal for decades. And they want to use the deficit to justify these cuts.

They also argue that we can’t afford a comprehensive healthcare system that the rest of the advanced world has figured out how to afford. 

Baloney. If the rich and corporations pay their fair share and we rein in defense spending, America can afford what we need. 

Know the truth. Spread the truth about the deficit.


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元スレ

1 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 17:03:15.83 ID:ZxuY9d9v0.net
友達二人を応援するようなこと言っといて主人公にさりげなくアピールするまな板
絶対に許してはいけない

2 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 17:17:03.18 ID:i/9jhcm30

ぼく勉ファンはもうそろそろハッキリと言うべきなのですッッ

古橋文乃は保護されているッッッ

3 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 17:38:33.68 ID:0wHYqzgI0

こいつ見てるとどこぞのゴリラ思い出すよねw

4 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 18:01:39.19 ID:f8O69bWc0

文乃は基本的にザコです

5 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 18:09:32.48 ID:JWGJSvhF0

まな板… 貧乳という個性(ハンデ)

6 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 18:15:42.39 ID:JWGJSvhF0

問35、うるか回を装っておいての文乃回。

実に汚い。

キャラ人気を調整してることを実感させてもらっているよ。

7 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 18:25:47.95 ID:y87Ijkyi0

理系をうどんガイジにする
うるかを告白させないヘタレにする
先生を過剰にポンコツ化にする
先輩を引き延ばし空気要因にする

他キャラをsageてメインヒロイン面する貧乳泥棒猫を許すな

8 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 19:46:36.52 ID:93dYw/3R0

文乃より黒髪ロングに固執して他人に攻撃するキモオタが目障り

9 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 20:32:35.78 ID:jnw5Y1j30

コロコロ髪型を変えたり
性格まで改変するのは不人気の証なんだよな
人気があるキャラは良くも悪くも変化しない

10 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 20:33:46.15 ID:bhP1i8450

>>9
理珠の悪口はやめるんだ

11 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/22(日) 20:56:15.89 ID:diYpONx50

お前ら根本的に危機感が足りないんだよ( ´-ω-)y‐┛‾‾
きちんと意見してここも早く立てていれば少しは未来も変わっただろうに( ´-ω-)y‐┛‾‾

12 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/23(月) 07:44:13.75 ID:vgxtO88b0

傍観者席で無駄に全力疾走してレースに参加してる気になってる文系信者が何か言ってらぁw
大好きな文系というキャラが、泥棒猫的な行動を起こせる非情さを持ち合わせてないことに気付け
今でさえ胃薬が手放せないのに、修羅場に飛び込んだら胃ガンまっしぐらだぞ?

13 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/23(月) 09:24:16.41 ID:K4ksrCOz0

だからこそ 勝つ( ´-ω-)y‐┛‾‾
何度か本スレで話してるが俺元々は理珠派だったのよ
ただ理珠は作者があまりにもエロ以外やる気ないのと書きたい物が文乃エンドなのだなと気持ちを汲み取りストーリー面から文乃派に転向した(オカズとしては理珠と先生は優秀で今も結構つかう)

文乃は裏切るだろう千棘と同じ道をいくだろうと俺は何度もレスしていたし、お前らこそその時に何もしなかった。しかし咎めはせん。
そのときに決起して声をあげる勇気があれば勉強はニセコイばりの炎上商法でもっと売れただろうけどな

好き嫌いと勝ち負けは別( ´-ω-)y‐┛‾‾
信者も含めた戦いと知れ

14 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/23(月) 15:03:36.72 ID:0giiqpS60

本スレで文乃信者が怒り狂っててワロタ

15 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/23(月) 15:37:20.03 ID:M9Q+bcVU0

本スレで文乃叩きに失敗したうる信が逃げてきててワロタ

16 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/23(月) 21:32:59.42 ID:QeX3KEvD0

貧乳泥棒猫を許すな

17 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/23(月) 21:47:05.22 ID:tBpSgdNq0

>>15
ここはアンチスレだぞ
住み分けしろよ

18 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/24(火) 06:07:58.07 ID:AyqdaxXU0

華麗なる恋泥棒( ´-ω-)y‐┛‾‾

19 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/24(火) 22:18:58.23 ID:Vdr4QVQq0

貧乳泥棒猫を許すな

22 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/25(水) 14:52:50.90 ID:40cGr5ic0

こいつの正妻面がウザすぎる

21 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/25(水) 10:00:41.85 ID:gEgMzPBi0

文乃のウンコはかっちかっち

20 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/25(水) 09:25:10.04 ID:4c1EZMx00

ゆるせサスケ( ´-ω-)y-また今度な

23 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/25(水) 16:53:41.16 ID:uq93Yu2s0

「冗談はアンタの胸だけにしてくれ」と…唯我君が言っておりました

24 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/25(水) 20:02:12.48 ID:n9QxpF6R0

貧乳泥棒猫を許すな

25 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/26(木) 00:59:07.07 ID:XNPzSJtL0

スタイルは貧相だしヘアバンドはだっせぇし「〜だよ」みたいに口調でキャラ立ちさせようとしてるのも苦笑レベル

26 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/26(木) 01:54:48.74 ID:zNgQ9ufj0

>>23…恥ずかしいんだよ

27 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/26(木) 03:29:16.28 ID:TqW2y6lg0

自分の胸が「恥」という概念は有るようだな…将来デブ間違いなしの食欲魔人w
貧乳の上に過食、更にはメシが作れない「ぎっちょ」という、女性としてはマイナスしかない不良債権w

28 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/26(木) 08:11:29.92 ID:PGtNMVs+0

胃が荒れてるから息臭いしな

29 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/26(木) 20:11:40.62 ID:2trpRnVA0

貧乳泥棒猫を許すな

30 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/27(金) 19:00:58.63 ID:3Wl+80fR0

貧乳ネタ枠が二位でイキってて草

31 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/27(金) 20:42:11.44 ID:Uedp/eQg0

貧乳泥棒猫を許すな

32 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 06:36:27.65 ID:FyT5k6gd0

多重投票の臭いがする

33 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 06:49:01.40 ID:kilfrbcT0

文乃って並べられるとほんと見映え悪いよな
どの層が票入れてるんだろうか

34 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 08:45:06.67 ID:clAUT6dD0

他人を不幸にするような立ち回りをする糞女は即刻退場しろ

35 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 13:02:59.56 ID:lEp+tUS70

泥棒猫を許すな!凸(`Д´メ)

以上、負け犬うる信の遠吠えでした

36 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 18:56:48.83 ID:cecLptfu0

一人一票だとこうなる
1回目 文乃最下位

2回目 前回最下位なので入れ替え

そして多重投票ありの本番
何故か文乃だけが不自然に2位まで浮上

これは言い訳できませんなあ

37 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 19:30:00.52 ID:T8VkHHe60

スゥ

!? What’re you doing?(何をしている?)

voting irregularities(不正投票)

38 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/28(土) 19:37:12.72 ID:7ZWhIxpU0

多重投票で2位www

39 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/29(日) 00:02:39.01 ID:fQ41Uzzd0

文乃は恋愛でも人気投票でも姑息な手段を使う性悪女

46 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/29(日) 14:24:03.76 ID:vkDV28aZ0

1500通の多重投票がブラフだった場合
真冬 5233 29.5%
文乃 4194 23.7%
うるか 3552 20.0%
理珠 2421 13.7%
あすみ 2323 13.1%
合計 17723 100.0%

1500通の多重投票先が文乃だった場合
真冬 5233 32.3%
文乃 2694 16.6%
うるか 3552 21.9%
理珠 2421 14.9%
あすみ 2323 14.3%
合計 16223 100.0%

48 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/29(日) 15:51:39.50 ID:eM8QITD60

多重投票を疑われて文信がイラついててほんと草

51 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/29(日) 21:19:23.05 ID:yYKjpTDy0

>>50
フレネミーって造語があるんだな
確かにちょうどいい言葉だ

54 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/04/30(月) 15:48:33.14 ID:6rnDaTn80

文信本スレ荒らし過ぎ

58 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/05/01(火) 09:41:10.95 ID:22S4khv90

まあ恋愛は家のためにするもんでもないがな( ´-ω-)y‐┛‾‾

63 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/05/01(火) 18:54:08.14 ID:d2w+2X7d0

144 マロン名無しさん sage 2018/05/01(火) 18:06:25.71 ID:???
258 名前:ホットカルピス(;´Д`)ハアハア ◆A7A7CV.jE2 (アウアウカー Sadd-QEWO)[] 投稿日:2018/05/01(火) 08:08:21.21 ID:ukVxeHXoa [1/6]
(;´Д`)ハアハア  文系は苦手なものに敢えて挑戦しようという気概を感じる。
一方、理系はゲームに勝ちたいとか意味不明
将棋で勝てよ

264 名前:名無しさんの次レスにご期待下さい (ラクッペ MMad-VHnz)[] 投稿日:2018/05/01(火) 08:32:53.82 ID:u6acZ46nM
>>258
いや天文学学びたいとか言ってたくせに3年になるまで理系の勉強全くしてこなかったやつに気概なんてあるわけないだろ

265 名前:名無しさんの次レスにご期待下さい (エーイモ SEf3-AYWH)[sage] 投稿日:2018/05/01(火) 08:33:41.81 ID:05gzLNOrE [1/2]
>>264
これ
同情の余地がない

272 名前:ホットカルピス(;´Д`)ハアハア ◆A7A7CV.jE2 (アウアウカー Sadd-QEWO)[] 投稿日:2018/05/01(火) 08:57:36.46 ID:ukVxeHXoa [3/6]
>>264
(;´Д`)ハアハア  ほんまやww
意味不明や

147 マロン名無しさん sage 2018/05/01(火) 18:21:24.27 ID:???
>>144
志望動機に死んだ母親が絡んでるせいで余計アホらしい設定になってるからなw

148 マロン名無しさん sage 2018/05/01(火) 18:40:46.81 ID:???
>>147
ファッションシリアスwwwwwwwwwwww

80 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/05/05(土) 21:18:49.91 ID:YjZnVz3U0

めいさく

150 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/05/17(木) 19:17:40.91 ID:eb+Loors0

ピュアって何

177 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/05/19(土) 23:32:59.94 ID:qPBlnSnr0

>>176
ただのID被りで同一人物認定とか草

256 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/07/15(日) 00:17:48.05 ID:zHdWi5BL0

作者が他キャラを貶めてくれるから
文野糞が相対的に有利になるぞ

300 :名無しかわいいよ名無し:2018/08/06(月) 11:08:55.86 ID:Nwp8n8te0

周囲のキャラの言動がおかしくなるキャラの不快感はすごいな

439件をまとめました。
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かぐや様は告らせたい〜天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦〜』(かぐやさまはこくらせたい てんさいたちのれんあいずのうせん)は、赤坂アカによる日本の漫画作品。『ミラクルジャンプ』(集英社)にて、2015年6月号から2016年2月号まで連載された。その後掲載誌を『週刊ヤングジャンプ』(集英社)に移し、同年17号より
41キロバイト (6,557 語) - 2018年11月23日 (金) 04:38



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1 名無しんぼ@お腹いっぱい :2018/11/15(木) 16:57:43.23 ID:/haWoT100.net

!extend:on:vvvvvv:1000:512
本文頭に【!extend:on:vvvvvv:1000:512】を2行にしてスレ立てをしてください。
☆アニメ化決定! ミラクルジャンプ(集英社)2015年6月号から2016年2月号まで連載。
週刊ヤングジャンプ(同)へ2016年17号より移籍し連載開始
赤坂アカ先生の『かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~』について語りましょう。

※注意※
・次スレは>>950を踏んだ人が立てて下さい。立てられない場合は速やかに次のアンカーを指定しましょう。
・重複防止のため、必ず宣言してからスレ立てして下さい。
・荒らしは完全スルーが鉄則。面白がって相手にしないこと。
・ネタバレは公式発売日の午前0時まで厳禁。
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・100回記念特別サイト https://kaguya100.com
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【かぐや様は告らせたい】伊井野ミコは真面目ちゃんかわいい
http://medaka.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/cchara/1499900605/
アニメスレ かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~☆2
https://mao.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/anime3/1540332969/
◆前スレ
【赤坂アカ】かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~ ☆124
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1 名無しんぼ@お腹いっぱい :2018/10/26(金) 22:54:01.42 ID:JyJlNyh50.net

!extend:on:vvvvvv:1000:512
本文頭に【!extend:on:vvvvvv:1000:512】を2行にしてスレ立てをしてください。
☆アニメ化決定! ミラクルジャンプ(集英社)2015年6月号から2016年2月号まで連載。
週刊ヤングジャンプ(同)へ2016年17号より移籍し連載開始
赤坂アカ先生の『かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~』について語りましょう。

※注意※
・次スレは>>950を踏んだ人が立てて下さい。立てられない場合は速やかに次のアンカーを指定しましょう。
・重複防止のため、必ず宣言してからスレ立てして下さい。
・荒らしは完全スルーが鉄則。面白がって相手にしないこと。
・ネタバレは公式発売日の午前0時まで厳禁。
◆関連サイト
・漫画公式HP https://youngjump.jp/kaguyasama/
・YJ公式HP http://youngjump.jp/manga/kaguyasama/
・アニメ公式HP https://kaguya.love/
・第1~5話試し読み http://www.tonarinoyj.jp/manga/yj_mj/
・100回記念特別サイト https://kaguya100.com
・赤坂アカ先生インタビュー https://media.comicspace.jp/archives/3753 https://natalie.mu/comic/pp/kaguyasama
◆関連Twitter
・赤坂アカ先生Twitter https://twitter.com/akasaka_aka
・漫画公式Twitter https://twitter.com/kaguya_comic
・アニメ公式Twitter https://twitter.com/anime_kaguya

◆関連スレ
【かぐや様は告らせたい】伊井野ミコは真面目ちゃんかわいい
http://medaka.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/cchara/1499900605/
アニメスレ かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~☆2
https://mao.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/anime3/1540332969/
◆前スレ
【赤坂アカ】かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~ ☆122
http://fate.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/comic/1539964115/
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1 名無しかわいいよ名無し :2018/02/13(火) 20:04:52.59 ID:IYkRm7+y0.net

戦慄のタツマキ

S級2位でB級1位ヒーロー地獄のフブキの実姉。
最強の超能力者で、 S級1位のブラストが「完全に自由意志でしかヒーロー活動を行わない」ため、事実上「ヒーロー協会の最終兵器」と呼べる存在。
子供のような姿をしているが実年齢は28歳、
そんなタツマキちゃんを応援するスレです。

◇他キャラ叩き、アンチは徹底スルー


ワンパンマンHP
http://galaxyheavyblow.web.fc2.com/
村田版ワンパンマン
http://tonarinoyj.jp/manga/onepanman/
※前スレ
【ワンパンマン】戦慄のタツマキは28歳可愛い
http://medaka.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/cchara/1450944474/
【ワンパンマン】戦慄のタツマキは28歳可愛い2
http://medaka.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/cchara/1497953950/


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✔ Desafiantes niveles.
✔ 100 objetos y accesorios.
✔ Crea un fantástico acuario..
✔ Gana fantásticos premios.

Sinopsis del juego:

Crea el acuario que siempre has querido tener con exóticos peces y bellas plantas en Fishdom. 

Desafiantes tableros e intrincados rompecabezas te pondrán a prueba a lo largo de los distintos niveles. Debes conseguir el dinero suficiente para comprar nuevos habitantes y mejorar tu pecera. 

Gana fantásticos premios en este acuario virtual donde el reino acuático de Fishdom te enganchará.

Trailer del juego:


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Requisitos del sistema para el juego:
SO: Windows XP o superior.
CPU: 1.0 GHz. 
RAM: 512 MB de RAM Libres.
DirectX: 9 o superior. 

Descarga desde:

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Tamaño del archivo: 42 MB.

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✔ Viaja entre el mundo real y Taleworld.
✔ Enfréntate a la Malvada Reina de Corazones.
✔ Libera a tu padre la las mazmorras de Palacio.
✔ Usa tus poderes para atravesar el Espejo.

Sinopsis del juego:

Alice pertenece a dos mundos, el real donde ella está siguiendo su sueño de convertirse en la directora de una importante empresa y el mágico reino de Taleworld donde ella nació. 

Estos dos mundos chocan cuando su amigo el búho Engranajes vuelve con un mensaje urgente. Su padre ha sido detenido por la Reina de Corazones y será ejecutado por traición. 

Alice debe usar sus poderes para atravesar el espejo y viajar entre el mundo real y Taleworld e iniciar el camino hacia el castillo de la Reina. En su viaje, Alice se unirá a su madre que está liderando un grupo que se opone a la Reina. ¿Serán lo suficientemente fuertes para derrotar a la Malvada Reina de Corazones?

Como siempre, os recordamos que esta edición, al ser especial para coleccionistas, cuenta con extras exclusivos que no encontrarás en la versión estándar. Disfruta de un nivel de Juego Extra, Fondos de pantalla maravillosos, una Banda sonora impresionante, una Galería de arte increíble y una guía de estrategia integrada que nos será realmente útil en los tramos más difíciles.

Trailer del juego:


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Requisitos del sistema para el juego:
SO: Windows XP o superior.
CPU: 2.0 GHz. 
RAM: 1024 MB de RAM Libres.
DirectX: 9 o superior. 

Descarga desde:

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Tamaño del archivo: 1020 MB.


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          EZUTUS apresenta Nova Coleção "Into the Woods"      Cache   Translate Page      
Fala TIME, tudo certo com vocês? :) Vamos com Lançamento de Marca Nacional pra hoje aqui no Macho Moda, que tal? A Ezutus acaba de apresentar sua Nova Coleção Into the Woods, de Outono/Inverno 2019 e vou compartilhar com vocês AGORA essa Novidade. Só acessar o post abaixo, pra se ligar e conhecer, GO!!!
Vocês já conhecem a Ezutus? Com mais de 30 anos de bagagem em Confecção e estrutura com Fábrica, Escritório de mais de 10 mil m² no interior de São Paulo, a Ezutus aparece mais uma vez aqui no Macho Moda pra apresentar Lançamento, dessa vez é a Nova Coleção Into the Woods, de Outono/Inverno.

ASSISTA ESSE CONTEÚDO EM VÍDEO:



Se você curte Camiseta Full Print, Micro Estampa, Jeans Lavado, Jeans Rasgado, Estampa Tropical e Barra Curvada, você vai se interessar por essa marca e por essa Coleção! Com Campanha fotografada e gravada no alto das montanhas da Serra da Mantiqueira, à bordo de um Jeep Willys 1962, espírito Bushcraft e com trilha sonora um Rock Old School, a Ezutus já apresenta em sua Loja Virtual as peças.

Então bora conhecer TIME? Separei todas as Novas Peças da Coleção Into the Woods no detalhe abaixo pra vocês, só deslizar e conhecer, GO \o
01) CAMISETA ESTAMPA DIGITAL
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ONDE ENCONTRAR?
  • A Nova Coleção Into the Woods já está à venda na Loja Virtual da Ezutus, só Clicar AQUI pra acessar.
  • Vale também acompanhar a marca em seus Canais Oficiais: Facebook e instagram.


Eaí TIME, já conheciam a Ezutus? Já tinham ouvido falar sobre a marca? O que acharam da Nova Coleção?

Deixem suas opiniões por aqui nos comentários, pra gente trocar aqueeeeeeela ideia!




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Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

In an interview with the Washington Post yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she opposed the impeachment of President Trump. This comes shortly before Mueller’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion is expected to wrap up.

“I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi told the Post.

“This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.

The response to Pelosi’s remarks has been swift and strong.

“Wrong!” exclaimed MSNBC’s Russiagate con man Malcolm Nance via Twitter. “What the hell is wrong with the @SpeakerPelosi Congress that they absolve themselves of their duty! Nothing is criminal anymore?! Trump can do and say like a dictator as he pleases? All of his crimes are OK even if you see them? This requires a public outcry. #Disgraceful”

“I like Speaker Pelosi but this is NOT the right approach,” tweeted Michael Avenatti of Stormy Daniels fame. “If Trump has committed impeachable offenses, he must be charged and he must face a trial in the Senate. Would the Repubs take this approach? Hell no! And this is why we get outplayed.”

“Sorry, Madam Speaker,” tweeted Esquire’s Charles P Pierce. “If you really believe the president* is an unprecedented threat to the Constitution, your oath demands that you begin the process to remove him. It’s your job.”

The House’s most virulent Russiagater, however, sang a different tune.

“If the evidence isn’t sufficient to win bipartisan support for this, putting the country through a failed impeachment isn’t a good idea,” said Congressman Adam Schiff told CNN yesterday.

As you might expect, those voices in alternative media who’ve been voicing skepticism of the Russiagate narrative since the beginning have been having a ball with this one.

“BREAKING: The Democrats’ Congressional leadership is realizing that their two-year Russia conspiracy theory is not going to pan out,” tweeted journalist Aaron Maté, who has been in my opinion the single most lucid Russiagate critic for a long time now.

“If Trump is literally controlled by Putin to the point where Trump is forced to act in the best interests of Russia *at the expense of the US*  -  which has been the prevailing claim not of Dem fringes but its mainstream  -  how can it be morally justified not to impeach him???” tweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald in response to Pelosi’s comments.

How indeed? Pelosi’s comments go completely against the narrative that mainstream Democrats have been selling America for over two years now, and this close to the Mueller report amount to a rejection of that narrative. Her statement is a tacit admission that she knows Russiagate is bullshit, has always been bullshit, and will continue to be bullshit.

“Is it possible that Putin has something on Pelosi?” Greenwald joked.

Or perhaps Democratic politicians and their media allies have been knowingly feeding the party base and cable viewers unadulterated, deranged, unhinged bullshit that they now can’t carry through on with the power in their hands because it was all self-serving, manipulative dreck? Anyone who has ever believed Trump is controlled and blackmailed by Putin to the point that Putin makes Trump treasonously sacrifice America’s interests for Russia’s — and there are a lot of you — should be marching in fury in the streets over Pelosi’s refusal to impeach Trump.”

But, of course, they will not. There will be no protest against Pelosi’s opposition to impeachment because those who would lead it know there will never be any evidence that could possibly lead to a bipartisan willingness in the Senate to remove him from office.

Anyone who’s paid close and intellectually honest attention to the Russiagate circus has known since the beginning that Trump was never going to be impeached for a treasonous conspiracy with the Russian government, despite the endless fantasies inflicted upon the blinkered Maddow muppets day after day after day for over two years now. Back in 2017 I said that “Mueller will continue finding evidence of corruption throughout his investigation, since corruption is to DC insiders as water is to fish, but he will not find evidence of collusion to win the 2016 election that will lead to Trump’s impeachment,” because it was obvious to anyone who knew anything. And that has proven to be the case with uninterrupted consistency.

If those who have been driving the Russiagate conspiracy theory really believed what they’ve been pushing, they would be up in arms at Pelosi’s remarks. Instead, we see responses like Russiagate grifter Bill Palmer publishing a hilarious article titled “Nancy Pelosi is playing rope-a-dope with Donald Trump on impeachment”, explaining that her remarks were actually a brilliant 57-D chess maneuver designed to “play this Trump fool like fiddle.”

“Instead, by answering the question in this manner, Pelosi accomplishes two things,” says the Palmer Report, where sitting US senators and top Harvard law professors go for the important updates they need to continue fueling Russia hysteria in America.

“First, she manages to put off the question until she and her allies have managed to carve Donald Trump up. Second, she’s messing with him. She just insulted him by saying he’s not worth the trouble of impeachment. Pelosi is looking to bait Trump into publicly feuding with her over the question of impeachment. That way it’ll be Trump introducing the concept, not her. And that’ll serve to help put the impeachment process on the right track. Just don’t call it ‘impeachment’ quite yet.”

So that tells you a bit about where the Russiagaters are at today.

This all comes out, by the way, at the same time as a new Wall Street Journalreport that Trump once attempted to personally cajole German Chancellor Angela Merkel into ceasing to buy gas from Russia out of fear that “it will make Europe’s largest economy excessively reliant on Russian energy.” Hardly the behavior you’d expect from a Putin puppet, but then neither are the rest of the many, many other actions that this administration has taken against the interests of Moscow.

It is right and appropriate that those few voices on the left who’ve been sharply critical of Russiagate from the beginning are now taking some time to gloat at and mock its peddlers with increasing scorn. The centrists who chose to spend more than two years forcing everyone’s energy into this blatant psyop which escalated a cold war against a nuclear superpower were wrong, and the leftists who objected to it were right. Trump’s term is more than halfway over, and Russiagaters chose to suck all the oxygen out of the room for this brainless, fruitless, worthless endeavor instead of allowing space for progressive reform and for criticism of Trump’s actual pernicious policies from the left. And they did it on purpose.

Mock the Russiagaters. Mock them ruthlessly, and never, ever let them forget the horrible thing that they did. Never stop making fun of them and reminding them how stupid and crazy they acted during this humiliating period of American history. And never stop using it as a weapon against them. They were wrong, so they should not be leading the way on what passes for America’s political left today. Skepticism was the only appropriate response to Russiagate in a post-Iraq invasion world, and those on the left who made that appropriate response should be treated with infinitely more respect and deference than those who did not.

They were wrong, we were right, and now even Nancy Pelosi is all but admitting it. Never let them forget it.

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          ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ por fin llegará al PC      Cache   Translate Page      
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'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' llegará a Steam este año y ofrecerá todos juegos de Halo para los fanáticos del PC.

Halo es una de las franquicias más exitosas de Xbox, y una de las más solicitadas por los jugadores de PC. Luego de varios años, Microsoft lanzará Halo: The Master Chief Collection en PC, en donde llegará tanto a Steam como a la Windows Store.

La colección del Jefe Maestro incluirá seis juegos, entre ellos Halo: Reach y Halo 3: ODST. Microsoft reveló que estas versiones estarán optimizadas para el PC, por lo que se espera soporte para teclado y mouse, así como diversas opciones de configuración gráfica.

A diferencia de la versión de Xbox One, el gigante de Redmond dijo que lanzará estos juegos de manera gradual, comenzando por Halo: Reach, y se ofrecerá la opción de comprarlos por separado. Microsoft tiene la idea de ofrecerlos en el orden cronológico de la historia de Master Chief, esto es:

  1. Halo: Reach
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved
  3. Halo 2
  4. Halo 3
  5. Halo 3: ODST
  6. Halo 4

Halo: The Master Chief Collection debutó en Xbox One en noviembre de 2014. Al momento de su lanzamiento solo se incluyeron cuatro juegos, dos de los cuales eran remasterizaciones de aniversario. Posteriormente se agregó la campaña de Halo 3: ODST, y en 2019 llegará Halo: Reach con la posibilidad de jugarse en 4K/HDR a 60 cuadros por segundo.

Solo resta saber si en algún momento se añadirá Halo 5: Guardians, el juego más reciente de la franquicia.

Halo y su paso por el PC

Halo: Combat Evolved y su famoso multijugador

La historia de Halo en PC es una de las más interesantes. El primer port de Halo: Combat Evolved llegó en 2003 de la mano de Gearbox Software, creadores de Borderlands. No fue sino hasta el 15 de marzo de 2004 que los usuarios tuvieron una edición mejor optimizada conocida como Halo: Custom Edition, también desarrollada por Gearbox.

Esta versión multijugador permitió la creación de mapas personalizados y uso de mods. Una de las ventajas del Halo de PC sobre el de Xbox fue la posibilidad de jugar en servidores dedicados mapas como Blood Gulch, que rápidamente se convirtió en uno de los favoritos de muchos.

Halo 2 for Windows Vista llegó años más tarde como exclusiva para el problemático sistema operativo de Microsoft. Después de eso, lo único que quedó a los usuarios de PC fue explorar modificaciones de Halo para otros juegos. Microsoft enfocó todos los esfuerzos en las versiones para Xbox 360 y Xbox One, dejando de lado a la Master Race.

Una versión multijugador de Halo 3 conocida como Halo Online se lanzó en 2015 en exclusiva para el mercado ruso. Como era de esperarse, los fanáticos vieron el modo de adaptarla para jugarse fuera de ese país y así nació el parche conocido como ElDewrito.

Luego de años de espera, por fin Halo tendrá un lanzamiento oficial en Windows, tanto en la Windows Store como en Steam.

La fecha de lanzamiento y el precio de cada uno de los juegos de Halo: The Master Chief Collection siguen todavía sin confirmarse.


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La versión 73 de Google Chrome llega con varias novedades: modo oscuro para macOS, soporte para teclas multimedia y mejoras en las opciones de sincronización.

Después de algunas semanas de espera, Google finalmente ha puesto disponible la versión 73 de Chrome en macOS, Windows y Linux. La principal novedad es el modo oscuro para el sistema operativo de Apple, que simplemente adopta los colores que ya podíamos ver en una ventana de incógnito. Es importante recalcar que esta característica solo está disponible, por ahora, en macOS.

Como muchas otras aplicaciones, el navegador usará las preferencias de macOS Mojave para mostrar —o no— el modo oscuro, por lo que no será necesario realizar ningún ajuste directamente en Chrome. Los nuevos colores estarán presentes en la barra de navegación, las pestañas y el menú lateral derecho —el botón con los tres puntos—. Se espera que Windows reciba esta novedad muy pronto.

Por otra parte, se añadió el soporte para teclas multimedia, del cual te hablamos en febrero. Gracias a ellas los usuarios podrán controlar la reproducción de música y vídeo en plataformas como YouTube. Por ejemplo, se podrá ajustar el volumen de un vídeo en una web sin afectar la configuración de todo el sistema.

Eso sí, algunos controles requieren que los desarrolladores integren la Media Sessions API en su sitio, con la cual podrán personalizar las teclas a su gusto. La mencionada interfaz de programación ya se encuentra disponible para macOS y Windows; en Linux será necesario esperar más tiempo.

La versión 73 también añade "Picture in Picture" para vídeos en aplicaciones web progresivas. Los usuarios podrán desplazarse en el sitio sin perder de vista el vídeo, mismo que se transforma en una ventana flotante ubicada en la parte inferior derecha. Incluso será posible cambiar entre pestañas y el contenido seguirá visible en todo momento.

Para demostrar su compromiso con la privacidad, Google ha mejorado las opciones de sincronización de datos. Ahora es más fácil elegir qué información deseamos compartir con la empresa para acceder a ella desde otros dispositivos. Para finalizar, los desarrolladores ya pueden hacer uso de los "Constructable Stylesheets" —para reusar estilos en componentes— o crear aplicaciones web progresivas en macOS.


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Tras el éxito de 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch', Netflix abre la puerta para lanzar películas interactivas de comedia, romance y más.

Tras el éxito de su película interactiva, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix tiene intenciones de seguir apostando por este tipo de contenido y ampliarlo a otros géneros. De acuerdo con Variety, Todd Yellin, vicepresidente de producto de la empresa, dijo durante una conferencia en Mumbai que Netflix lanzará más cintas interactivas luego del éxito obtenido con su primer experimento.

"Estamos impulsando eso, así que esperen ver más narraciones interactivas en el próximo año o dos" dijo Yellin. Netflix planea explorar más géneros como comedia o incluso una película romántica. "Podría ser un romance, donde el público puede elegir si ella sale con él o con otro" dijo el responsable de producto de la tecnológica.

Bandersnatch es la primera película de Black Mirror. Con un esquema basado en los juegos "elige tu propia aventura" que se popularizaron en los años noventa, Charlie Brooker entregó un guión que solo podía ejecutarse en una plataforma como Netflix.

Durante la transmisión, los usuarios tienen que tomar decisiones que afectan el rumbo de la película. La presencia de cinco finales invita al espectador a ajustar las elecciones con el fin de conocer todos los desenlaces posibles. Esto ha funcionado relativamente bien con un universo como Black Mirror, pero ¿podría aplicarse para otros géneros?

Comedia, romance, ¿qué más?

La estructura de una experiencia interactiva como Bandersnatch podría aplicar sin ningún problema para otro género, siempre y cuando la trama lo justifique y las decisiones sean significativas. Si bien este tipo de contenido toma inspiración de los videojuegos, la estrategia de Netflix toma otro rumbo ya que permite que el público sea quien proporcione el entretenimiento.

Bandersnatch fomentó la búsqueda de finales entre los espectadores, guiándolos de la mano en muchas situaciones. Este tipo de mecánicas fueron criticadas por diseñadores emblemáticos de juegos, como el mismo Warren Spector — creador de Deus Ex y System Shock — quien comparó el trabajo de diseño de la película con el de un desarrollador aficionado.

Lo cierto es que las experiencias interactivas de Netflix y los videojuegos tienen un enfoque distinto. La plataforma de streaming busca que el espectador pase el mayor tiempo posible consumiendo el contenido, crea pistas a modo de contenido publicitario e invita al público a que descubra todo lo que ofrece la serie o película.

Un buen guión, decisiones que causan un efecto significativo y una actuación notable serán clave para el futuro de las series y películas interactivas de Netflix.


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La comunidad de Reddit ha filtrado los nombres e imágenes de 10 nuevas leyendas que llegarán próximamente a 'Apex Legends'

Apex Legends es un fenómeno de los videojuegos actualmente, por lo que no debería causar sorpresa que algunos curiosos se mantengan buscando los contenidos que se agregarán próximamente al juego. Probablemente la mayor sorpresa que guardaba Respawn Entertainment eran las nuevas leyendas, pero una filtración reciente ha expuesto una decena de personajes que hasta el momento no han sido presentados oficialmente.

Usuarios de Reddit han inspeccionado los archivos y el código del juego en su versión de PC, encontrando los nombres e imágenes de 10 nuevas leyendas que llegarán al battle royale con el paso de los meses:

  • Crypto
  • Husaria
  • Jericho
  • Nomad
  • Octane
  • Prophet
  • Rampart
  • Rosie
  • Skunner
  • Wattson

Dos de ellas, Octane y Wattson, ya se habían revelado con anterioridad, pero del resto no se tenía dato alguno. El usuario de Twitter @frozenfroh editó el material para agregarlo a la pantalla de selección de personajes:

No se sabe en qué momento aterrizarán en el título, aunque los rumores apuntan a que el primer Pase de Temporada podría ofrecer acceso al menos a un par de ellos. El resto seguramente formarán parte de las siguientes temporadas que llegarán en el presente año. En las últimas horas ha circulado el rumor de que el primero Season Pass tendrá un precio de 10 dólares, ideal para mantener activos a los millones de jugadores.

La semana anterior, Apex Legends recibió una de sus actualizaciones más importantes hasta la fecha. Se realizaron ajustes a personajes y armas, además de resolver diversos fallos reportados por la comunidad. Respawn tomó en cuenta los comentarios de los usuarios, mostrando su compromiso con escuchar a las personas que disfrutan el Free to Play.


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HBO ha revelado la programación de la cadena, que se emite en cable de Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica, mostrando los tiempos totales de cada uno de los episodios de la última temporada de Juego de Tronos.

Quedan tan solo seis episodios para que Juego de Tronos, la más importante de HBO y una de las más vistas en la historia de la televisión, acabe. Ahora, gracias a la programación de la cadena en su canal de cable estadounidense es posible saber cuándo durará su episodio final.

A diferencia de lo que muchos esperaban, los tres primeros episodios durarán 60 minutos, el cuarto durará 72 minutos, el quinto y sexto durarán 80 minutos cada uno, siendo emitidos el 12 y 19 de mayo de 2019, respectivamente.

Esto hace que la octava temporada, con 420 minutos en total, sea un poco más corta que la séptima, la cual ya tuvo un ritmo más acelerado que las anteriores. Sólo queda saber si será tiempo suficiente para resolver una serie con tantas líneas argumentales como conflictos, los cuales hemos visto desenvolverse durante los últimos ocho años.

La octava temporada de Juego de Tronos se estrena el próximo 14 de abril, se puede ver en el canal de cable de HBO o en su aplicación de streaming.


          Globomedia adaptará la novela de dos españolas, ‘Antihéroes’, a serie      Cache   Translate Page      
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  • El libro está escrito por Iria G. Parente y Selene M. Pascual, que acaban de publicar su décimo libro.
  • La estación fantasma de Chamberí, en Madrid, es uno de los lugares icónicos de 'Antihéroes'.

El 12 de marzo de 2018 se publicaba Antihéroes, escrito por las jóvenes españolas Iria G. Parente y Selene M. Pascual y editado de la mano de Nocturna Ediciones. Este martes, un año después, se ha anunciado lo que sus seguidores llevaban esperando desde verano: el libro será adaptado por Globomedia en forma de serie, tal y como han informado este martes sus autoras a través de Twitter.

Antihéroes es la historia de cinco adolescente con poderes a los que la organización secreta, llamada CIRCE, trata de reconducir porque no han utilizado correctamente sus poderes. Cuando Yeray es capturado por CIRCE y llevado a una instalación secreta en la estación fantasma de Chamberí, conocerá a otros cuatro antihéroes que, como él, han usado sus poderes en contra de lo que esta institución considera como correcto. Esther, Mei, Alicia y Cristian se unirán a Yeray para huir de CIRCE. Después, tendrán que esconderse, pero ¿podrán los cinco alejarse de las garras de la organización?

Kloe de Saga/Nocturna Ediciones

Entre los mensajes que esta historia trasmite el más importante la aceptación de uno mismo. Para ello las autoras presentan protagonistas con cuerpos distintos, sexualidad diferentes y todo tipo de colores de piel. Aunque también hablan de otros temas importantes para los adolescentes como puede ser el acoso escolar.

Al igual que Netflix apostó por adaptar el cómic The Umbrella Academy, ahora Globomedia nos sorprende con esta adaptación en la que también sus protagonistas tienen superpoderes, pero en este caso nos toca más de cerca, ya que la mayor parte de la acción se desarrolla en escenarios conocidos y en las calles madrileñas.

Esta no es la única adaptación literaria que hemos conocido en los últimos meses, Netflix anunció adaptaciones de otras cuatro sagas y novelas españolas: la trilogía de Memorias de Idhún de Laura Gallego; la saga de Valeria de Elísabet Benavent, el cómic El Vecino y el Premio Primavera de Novela 2016 El desorden que dejas de Carlos Montero.

Petición de una adaptación a Netflix

Antihéroes no es la primera ni la única novela de estas dos españolas, que cuentan con una gran cantidad de lectores por toda España. El pasado mes de julio, las redes sociales se volvieron locas e hicieron trending topic #AntihéroesNetflix en el que los seguidores de estas escritoras pedían a la plataforma de streaming que produjeran una adaptación y parece que ahora están de enhorabuena. Finalmente, ha sido Globomedia la que se ha quedado con la exclusiva de las creadoras españolas; muy en la línea la tendencia de protagonistas con poderes de Netflix.

Hasta el momento han escrito, sobre todo, fantasía y se adentraron en la urban fantasy con este libro. Además, acaban de publicar su décima novela y el inicio de su nueva bilogía, El orgullo del dragón, también publicado por Nocturna Ediciones. Con esta nueva publicación ya van diez: las novelas autoconclusivas Rojo y Oro (Alfaguara) y Antihéroes (Nocturna Ediciones), la trilogía Sueños de la Luna Llena (La Galera, aunque antes de la quiebra se publicó en Ediciones Everest) y la saga de Marabilia (Nocturna Ediciones), que está sin finalizar. Aunque se espera que durante el segundo semestre de 2018 se publique su quinto y último último.


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It's amazing what technology makes you go through just to secure your shizzle. I actually knew people who knew Phil Zimmerman when he was getting flack about publishing/writing/creating PGP back in the early 90's (I believe the story goes that he shared the same attorneys as one of my friend in the group we were in)...

So when I finally got back on the net I, of course, downloaded PGP and put up a public key onto pgp.mit.edu. Heh... that was long ago and I've had 2 keys lost since then. So last night was the search to try and revoke lost keys. The way that it's designed, there is no way you can revoke a key without the secret key (which were lost to the floppy discs of time).

Therefore, I had to create NEW keys with information in them saying that the OLD keys were no longer valid, sign them then publish them onto the PGP keyservers. What a pain in the ass! Then on top of that, I have to get my NEW keys signed and authenticated.

Which made me thing... hmm.. we have MySpace.. but the problem is that even though I know these people, PGP is no where simple enough for everyday encryption. It takes a bit of education just to get them to create a key, sign it, post it up THEN have people sign YOUR key with THEIR key so you can start building your "Web of Trust".

Really, trust starts with identity verification then works outward...

I remember places where if you had a notarized copy of your license/passport and sent it into a key signing company, you could build that web of trust. Those places are long gone. Instead they do parties now where one can "sign" your certificate. Still not easy enough for most people but it's better than nothing.

I wonder if there is a way to do a "Web of Trust" that can involve current technology. There's gotta be a better way...

And on that note... my PGP/GPG public key:

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          'Les lèvres gercées' by Fabien Corre & Kelsi Phung      Cache   Translate Page      

          RIP, Superstar Wrecking Crew Session Drummer Hal Blaine, Who Played on 150 Top 10 Songs      Cache   Translate Page      
RIP, Wrecking Crew member Hal Blaine, perhaps the busiest and most commercially successful session drummer of all time (he played on 40 #1 singles). by Dave Segal
Vintage Hal Blaine in session
Vintage Hal Blaine in session Michael Ochs Archives / Getty

Hal Blaine, the impeccable timekeeper on 40 No. 1 singles and on 150 Top 10 songs and thousands more for many of the biggest names in music history as a member of the unparalleled LA studio collective the Wrecking Crew, died Monday of natural causes at age 90. It's safe to say that most people in the Western world have heard Blaine's masterly drumming, even if they weren't aware of it, so ubiquitous was his presence on major recording sessions from the '60s through the '80s. You can hear Blaine's precision-tooled, tasteful beats on tracks by the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Ronettes, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Supremes, John Lennon, the Association, Simon & Garfunkel, the Monkees, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Neil Diamond, 5th Dimension, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass, and many more. He also played drums on TV themes such as Batman, The Partridge Family, The Brady Bunch, and Three's Company, among others.

All of that is very impressive, to be sure. But what all of the obituary writers I've read so far have neglected to mention is Blaine's masterpiece: the 1967 solo LP Psychedelic Percussion. I get it: It's a weird record and it's not been reissued in the US since its initial release 52 years ago. However! Attention must be paid when a musician who's worked on so many hits goes off on his own to express himself in an idiosyncratic manner. Surely we want to hear how Hal Blaine gets down when there's no pressure to make radio-friendly tunes for other artists? Surely Psychedelic Percussion merits our curiosity? Let's not write this odyssey of oddity out of history, shall we?

Give the drummer some (acid).
Give the drummer some (acid). Dunhill Records
Psychedelic Percussion is a mere 28 minutes long, but it packs a lot of action in that brief time, and it totally lives up to its title. The album's 12 tracks come off as a cross between wild psychsploitation soundtrackage and exotic library—or even porn-flick—music suggestive of creations from countries you can't find on a map. Here, Blaine is liberated from having to keep tight, familiar grooves and is allowed to explore his entire kit and an array of percussion toys and electronics in order to manifest his most extravagant impulses. Put it on at a party and you'll separate the true freaks from the pretenders.


Now, will somebody (perhaps Light in the Attic or Finders Keepers) do a proper deluxe reissue, posthaste? The time is overdue, and this obscure slice of Blaine's prodigious creativity deserves more exposure.




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          Nel nuovo singolo Sfera Ebbasta risponde alle accuse degli ultimi mesi: "Adesso parlo io"      Cache   Translate Page      

"Se tuo figlio spaccia è colpa di Sfera Ebbasta". Una frase forte che Sfera Ebbasta ha deciso di cantare nel suo nuovo singolo, intitolato Mademoiselle. L'artista trap ha deciso di uscire allo scoperto dopo essere stato per mesi al centro della bufera a causa delle tragedia di Corinaldo e dei testi delle sue canzoni. Sfera Ebbasta aveva già parlato, tramite il suo profilo Instagram, della tragedia accaduta alla discoteca Lanterna Azzurra dicendo di non darsi pace per l'accaduto.

Con Mademoiselle Sfera Ebbasta si prende la parola e la scena. Una provocazione, ma anche uno sfogo, in cui l'artista racconta a modo suo quello che è successo, respingendo le accuse di chi ha puntato il dito contro di lui. Il verso "qualsiasi cosa dico sarà usata contro di me" esprime come il trapper abbia vissuto l'ultimo periodo di accuse in quello che sarebbe "il paese di chi non ci mette mai la faccia".

"Qua tutti puntano il dito [...], perché fumo, perché bevo, perché spendo 'sto cash" canta Sfera Ebbasta, descrivendo le critiche che gli sono state rivolte. Nella canzone ci sono parole anche per quegli amici che, in questo periodo poco felice, gli hanno voltato le spalle: "Anche chi ti sorrideva adesso non è tuo friend". "Non voglio dire nulla di sbagliato" dice il Sfera Ebbasta prima di chiudere la strofa con rassegnazione: "Anche se non dici nulla qua comunque ti sbagli".

Da quella tragedia, il trapper non ha avuto pace anche mediaticamente. Entrato nell'occhio del ciclone per gli eventi di Corinaldo, sono aumentate le critiche ai suoi testi e al suo atteggiamento da star. Sfera Ebbasta ha deciso di prendere la parola a modo suo, con un nuovo singolo, il primo del 2019. Il brano era stato anticipato da un breve video su Instagram in cui il trapper ha raccolto spezzoni di programmi televisivi, telegiornali, pagine di giornale, show radiofonici in cui si parlava di lui.

Sfera Ebbasta è stato al centro delle polemiche anche per quanto riguarda The Voice. Nella prossima edizione del talent show ci sarebbe dovuto essere anche lui tra i giudici, ma qualcosa non è andato secondo il piani. I vertici Rai hanno manifestato la propria perplessità sulla candidatura di Sfera Ebbasta come giudice della trasmissione e hanno preferito prendere un altra strada.

A MEZZANOTTE PARLO IO

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          Eva Grimaldi e Imma Battaglia convolano a nozze (e il wedding planner è Enzo Miccio)      Cache   Translate Page      
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Eva Grimaldi e Imma Battaglia convolano a nozze. L'annuncio è arrivato sul profilo Instagram dell'attrice, che ha scritto: "Al cuor non si comanda mai. Che rimanga un segreto: Imma Battaglia mi ha detto 'Sì' e al momento lo sa solo Enzo Miccio. Questa la didascalia a corredo di uno scatto in cui la coppia appare in compagnia del famoso wedding planner. Per la lieta occasione, le due hanno coniato due hashtag: #LePromesseSpose e #EvaImmaWeddingDay.

L'attrice e l'attivista e politica sono inseparabili ed innamorate da oltre 7 anni. Per lungo tempo, però, le due hanno preferito rimanere al riparo dai riflettori fino a quando, nel marzo 2017, hanno rivelato la loro relazione al pubblico in occasione della partecipazione di Eva al reality l'Isola dei Famosi.

Le prime indiscrezioni affermano che l'unione civile potrebbe svolgersi a Roma, nel maggio di quest'anno. Per Imma Battaglia si tratta del primo matrimonio, mentre Eva Grimaldi ha alle spalle l'unione durata 7 anni con l'imprenditore Fabrizio Ambroso. Un matrimonio che, naufragando, ha causato grandi sofferenze all'attrice, un periodo difficile dal quale la diretta interessata ha confessato di essere uscita solo grazie alla scoperta dell'amore per l'attivista.

Un amore che Eva Grimaldi ha voluto ribadire pubblicamente sui social qualche settimana, in occasione di San Valentino: "Ti ho scelta. Dopo averti vista la prima volta, sentivo che non c'era altra persona che volevo al mio fianco. Si cresce insieme, si cammina fianco a fianco. E non importa ciò che dice la gente: l'Amore è Santo in ogni sua forma".


          U.S. Citizenship Class 17, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School      Cache   Translate Page      


N-400 
  • Mix-and-Match Series C interview (20 questions) for Intermediate Low ESL 3 students.
    • 1 and 2 plus USCIS Quiz: Name 2 or more
  • Future U.S. Citizens  
    • Unit 3 Lesson 2: Yes/No Questions in Present Perfect pg 136-137
Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
Integration (7:45-8:45)
  • 7:45-8:15 Distribute handouts and read aloud with the students.  Have students take turns reading a page.  Give them time to complete the questions on each page (approx 5 min per page), then continue to the next page.
    • ESL Library: Statue of Liberty (pdf)
  • Quiz.  Review the quiz orally with the class
    • Citizenship Interview Quiz with Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez pdf

              Melgar perdió 3-0 ante Palmeiras por la Copa Libertadores (VIDEO)      Cache   Translate Page      

    El Palmeiras goleó este martes 3-0 al Melgar en su estadio de Sao Paulo y reforzó su candidatura para hacerse con la Copa Libertadores-2019 al dispararse en el liderato del Grupo F, donde ya acumula dos victorias antes de viajar en la próxima fecha Buenos Aires para medirse con San Lorenzo.

    Muy superiores, los de Luiz Felipe Scolari nunca temieron por el control de un partido en el que tomaron la delantera gracias a un cabezazo del veterano Felipe Melo en el 24. Los rojinegros respondieron inmediatamente con un tanto de Cuesta, pero fue invalidado al instante por fuera de juego.

    Ya en la segunda parte, Ricardo Goulart anotó el segundo para los brasileños también de cabeza en el 54 y Deyverson cerró el marcador con un golazo en el 71.

    Con su victoria en el estreno ante el Junior de Barranquilla (2-0) y el triunfo ante los peruanos -que venían de empatar ante San Lorenzo (0-0)-, el 'Verdao' se aísla aún más en el liderato del Grupo F con seis puntos, a la espera de que argentinos y colombianos cierren el miércoles esta segunda fecha en Buenos Aires.

    El Minuto a Minuto


              A Vancouver School's In Controversy Over A Homophobic & Racist "Bullying List"      Cache   Translate Page      

    A hate list has been found to include the names of 100 Eric Hamber Secondary School students in Vancouver. Each student is referred to as the school’s Biggest F*****” along with racial slurs.

    Canadian news source CTV reports that the list was made by seniors at the school and spread online through a Google Documents link.

    In an email statement to CTV, the Vancouver School Board said that the list was a “serious breach” in the school’s “Code of Conduct.” It was also shared that the student responsible for starting the document has already been found and punished.

    The statement added:

    "A list of members of the school community, containing inappropriate content, was circulated.”

    "As the matter is further assessed, appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken in addition to ensuring students and staff receive the supports they need."

    The story of this bully list was spread by several Canadian news sources. Many students from the school have then come forward to comment on it.

    Local news source citynews1130.com talked to the sister of one Eric Hamber student who said the list was titled “something along the lines of ‘The Biggest F****ts at Eric Hamber.’”

    Despite this, Sophie Klassen, a Eric Hamber student who was named on the list, shares that these homophobic and racist attitudes don’t reflect the majority of the school.

    "Hamber is not a bullying community," Klassen said. "I personally believe that it is one of the best schools in Vancouver."

    “I'm sorry that this had to happen, but I really think this is a good educational experience for people," she added. "There's a lot of positivity that can come out of it."

    Meanwhile, an anonymous male student came forward to share with CTV that the original group of students who created the list were “not mean guys.” He also claims that the original document didn’t include demeaning language, but others added those words after the document was shared online.

    h/t: CTV, CityNews1130.com,


              5 nuevos vídeos de Apple nos muestran funcionalidades del iPhone que hacen la vida más fácil a sus usuarios      Cache   Translate Page      

    Featured Video Play IconApple ha publicado cinco nuevos vídeos mostrando funcionalidades del iPhone o servicios que hacen la vida más fácil a sus usuarios. Son todos vídeos muy cortos, de unos doce segundos de duración, en donde muy brevemente destacan puntos como por ejemplo el que muestra el primer vídeo, en donde nos cuentan que desde la App […]

    La entrada 5 nuevos vídeos de Apple nos muestran funcionalidades del iPhone que hacen la vida más fácil a sus usuarios se publicó primero en iPhoneros.


              MOBILE COMMERCE IS POISED AND READY FOR GROWTH. ARE YOU READY?      Cache   Translate Page      

     

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    MOBILE COMMERCE IS POISED AND READY FOR GROWTH.

              Automating the changing of a Ruckus WiFi password      Cache   Translate Page      
    We’ve been needing to provide guest internet access via our campus wireless network ever since we implemented it. People who visit just expect us to provide it.

    We first tried to use the guest functionality that comes with Ruckus, but it’s a bit clunky, and then we tried using Linewize’s built-in guest functionality, and that’s just as clunky.  I toyed with creating guest user accounts in our directory and using 802.11x authentication to handle them as our directory supports automatic disabling of accounts after a time period, but that’s just as clunky to manage.

    So, after some deliberations, we decided to investigate a way to automate the changing of an SSID’s password somehow.

    Ruckus ZoneDirector’s support SSH connections, but it’s not a *real* ssh connection, it’s more like encrypted telnet. You need any username to be entered, then you get prompted for the real credentials.  All the ssh libraries that I tried to use can’t handle this and freaked out. (I’m wanting to use python for this, there may be other languages that had working libraries but I didn’t branch out too far).

    But, as luck would have it, Ruckus ZD’s also support enabling insecure telnet access, which just presents a username & password prompt to the connection. I had already written some telnet stuff in python, so was able to reuse my code for this purpose. (Caveat, the machine initiation the telnet connection and the ZD receiving it are in the same secure room, on the same switch - good luck packet capturing that!)

     

    The process to follow is thus;

    * telnet into the ZD, enter the credentials to log in as admin

    * enter configuration mode

    * select the appropriate wireless network

    * change the password

    * exit out of configuration mode, and the telnet session

     

    The exact commands that to be entered from the command line are;

     

    enable

    config

    wlan {case sensitive SSID}

    open wpa2 passphrase {ourpasswordhere} algorithm aes

    exit

    exit



    If you want to disable/enable access to the WLAN, we use a fake VLAN and add this command after changing the password;

     

    vlan {fakevlanID/realvlanID}

     

    I’d prefer to have used a command to disable the SSID entirely, but I couldn’t find one documented, so fake VLAN will have to do.



    We now have a daily cronjob that fires and changes the main guest network’s password and notifies those who need to know what the password for that day is, and also have another one for enabling & disabling our large group guest network. The python code for the more complex script is available at this url;

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RNATCEmPmlhinVbfagaM2s52G0m2CCg7/view?usp=sharing



    The last step is to compile it (on the machine intended to run it) with

    python3 -m py_compile configure_wifi.py

     

    This creates a compiled python script where only the strings are human readable, so the code used to decrypt the credentials using our key is hidden from view.



    So, I have a pair of crontab entries for when we want the group guest network on/off;

     

    mm hh dd mm * {cronuser} python3 /path/to/configure_wifi.pyc {ournetwork} on newpassword

    mm hh dd mm * {cronuser} python3 /path/to/configure_wifi.pyc {ournetwork} off

     

    Now we can preset the WiFI password for an event in the future and know that it will be available for use 30min before the event starts, and unavailable an hour after it finishes, without human intervention other than copying two lines in a crontab.

     

    The daily guest network’s password is changed by similar code, just the auto-generated password is a bit easier than what the disable part above will create.

              Mozilla launches free in-browser (any browser) file-sharing service      Cache   Translate Page      

    Mozilla today debuted a free file-sharing service that works with - but doesn't require - Firefox and touted the service's security and privacy traits.

    "Send uses end-to-end encryption to keep your data secure from the moment you share to the moment your file is opened," wrote Nick Nguyen, Mozilla's vice president of product strategy. "You can [also] choose when your file link expires, the number of downloads, and whether to add an optional password for an extra layer of security."

    To read this article in full, please click here


              KANSAS CITY'S FAVORITE WHITE RAPPER OF THE MOMENT: SHEVEN!!!      Cache   Translate Page      


    It's almost Spring and that means hip-hop and local scenesters start coming out of the woodwork.

    This early morning, we have a pleasant surprise that not only includes a great local music series but also a rising star who seems eager to engage local audiences.

    Sheven is building a solid fan base right here in Kansas City.

    And he's a look at one of his latest performances:



    You decide . . .
              Explaining Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways      Cache   Translate Page      
    A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
              Una solución amistosa no revive a nuestros muertos, no borra el dolor. En ningún momento los sobrevivientes de la Masacre de Acteal estamos buscando al gobierno actual para pedirle una solución amistosa.      Cache   Translate Page      




    Organización Sociedad Civil Las Abejas de Acteal          
    Tierra Sagrada de los Mártires de Acteal                     
    Municipio de Chenalhó, Chiapas, México.


                                       






    6 de marzo de 2019



    A la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
    Al Congreso Nacional Indígena
    Al Concejo Indígena de Gobierno
    A las y los defensores de los derechos humanos
    A los medios libres y alternativos
    A los medios de comunicación nacional e internacional
    A la Sociedad Civil Nacional e Internacional

    Hermanas y Hermanos:
    Nosotras y nosotros como sobrevivientes de la masacre de Acteal y miembros de la Organización Sociedad Civil de Las Abejasde Acteal, decidimos realizar el día de hoy una conferencia de prensa para dar a conocer nuestra postura ante la impunidad en que prevalece el caso de la Masacre de Acteal, mismo que se encuentra ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH).

    El objetivo de esta conferencia es reafirmar públicamente nuestra posición de seguir con el procedimiento de Fondo del caso ante la CIDH, recordándole a esta instancia internacional que con fecha 20 de octubre de 2015, en su 156 periodo de sesiones manifestamos por escrito y de manera verbal el rechazo a la oferta de solución amistosa propuesta por el Estado mexicano.

    El día de hoy los sobrevivientes y la Organización reafirmamos nuestra puesta, ante la negación de su responsabilidad del Estado mexicano frente a las graves violaciones a derechos humanos cometidas en la Masacre de Acteal, crimen de lesa humanidad: una solución amistosa no revive a nuestros muertos, no borra el dolor, no consuela nuestras lágrimas, no puede tapar la sangre derramada aquí en Acteal, ni mucho menos puede garantizar la no repetición de un crimen de tal magnitud. El Estado mexicano debe ser señalado responsable de tan horrendo crimen.


    Denunciamos que el nuevo gobierno en México, ha generado expectativas de que será un gobierno de los pobres, pero, en nuestro caso no queremos generar ilusiones, sabemos que de allá arriba no vendrá la justicia verdadera, razón por la que hoy hacemos una aclaración que en ningún momento los sobrevivientes de la Masacre de Acteal y nuestra Organización Sociedad Civil Las Abejas de Acteal estamos buscando al gobierno actual para pedirle una mesa de diálogo y solución amistosa. Nosotros caminamos nuestra memoria, tomamos fuerza de ella y nos organizamos para seguir resistiendo el extermino.
    La memoria y dignidad de nuestros mártires, nos define una postura bien clara, mientras nuestra voz no sea escuchada y el gobierno mexicano no se le señala su responsabilidad, no vamos a negociar. Porque sabemos que tenemos la verdad y la hemos defendido en estos largos años de impunidad. No vemos una transformación, lo que sí vemos es la continuidad de la destrucción y, el despojo a través de la implantación de proyectos económicos.

    Reafirmamos que la sangre de nuestras madres, padres, hijos y hermanas no tiene ningún precio. En su momento en el informe de fondo que el Estado mexicano tendrá que respondernos por todo los daños que nos ha cometido, ese momento sigue sin respuesta.
    ¡YA BASTA! queremos que se acabe la impunidad en la Masacre de Acteal, los sobrevivientes y nuestra Organización vivimos una constante tortura psicológica y desgaste del tejido social en nuestras comunidades, que ha provocado divisiones en nuestra organización. El Estado mexicano en lugar de castigar a los autores materiales e intelectuales de la Masacre, los excarcelan y los premian, como lo hizo la mal llamada Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacióncon los paramilitares confesos, argumentando faltas al debido proceso, faltas cometidas desde el inicio de las investigaciones y que fueron encaminadas a ser de antemano infructuosas y como resultado de la impunidad.
    A 8 años, 4 meses y 5 días que la CIDH admitió el caso (el 1º de noviembre de 2010, en su Informe número 146/10) consideramos que con todas y cada una de las pruebas que hemos presentado en el caso, hemos dejado evidencia suficiente para señalar al Estado mexicano responsable de la Masacre de Acteal y que cumpla con su obligación por las violaciones cometidas en Acteal.
    Por lo anterior exigimos a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos:

    1) Dicte lo más pronto posible el informe de fondo del Caso 12.790 Manuel Sántiz Culebra y Otros (Masacre de Acteal) para frenar la impunidad y el desgaste a los sobrevivientes y sus familiares.

    2) Que valore las pruebas que hemos presentado en el caso que dan cuenta tanto de la estrategia de contrainsurgencia implementada en Chiapas a través del Plan de Campaña Chiapas 94 y de las violaciones a derechos humanos cometidas en el presente caso.

    3) Pedimos a la sociedad civil nacional e internacional quienes nos han acompañado y solidarizado en la búsqueda del Lekil Chapanel (Justicia Verdadera), en nuestra lucha por la memoria histórica y el no olvido a que sigan caminando con nosotros hasta encontrar la justicia verdadera que sane nuestro corazón y fortalezca nuestra lucha y resistencia.

    4) Hermanas y hermanos, nosotras y nosotros apostamos por el Lekil Chapanel, no sólo en el caso de la Masacre de Acteal, sino, por todas y todos quienes han sido víctimas del sistema de gobierno corrupto y criminal en México.

    Desde Acteal Sitio de Conciencia y Casa de la Memoria y la Esperanza, hoy, renovamos nuestra lucha contra la impunidad y por la Justicia y la Verdad, para que los autores intelectuales de la Masacre de Acteal sean investigados y castigados.

    Atentamente

    La Voz de la Organización de la Sociedad Civil de Las Abejas de Acteal.


    Por la Mesa Directiva:


             Juan Vásquez Luna                  Antonia Vásquez Pérez                                   Presidente                                 Vicepresidenta                             


    Hermilo Pérez Sántiz            María Vásquez Gómez            
     Secretario General                           Subsecretaria                                                  


    Genaro Oyalté Pérez                  Antonia Pérez Pére 
    Tesorero                              Subtesorera


    Por los familiares sobrevivientes, representantes de cada familia:



    Guadalupe Vázquez Luna                        Diego Pérez Jiménez


    María Vázquez Gómez                             Victorio Gómez Pérez


    Mariano Pérez Cura                                  Juan Gómez Ruiz


    Agustín Pérez Gómez                              Agustín Méndez paciencia


    Elías Gómez Pérez                                  Verónica Oyalté Pérez


    Manuel Pérez Pérez                                 Juana Pérez Arias


    Pedro López Jiménez                              Javier Vázquez Pérez


    Agustín Gómez Pérez                             Antonio Vázquez Ruiz


    Vicente Jiménez Santiz                           Manuel Gómez Pérez


    Juan Pérez Cuin                                      Antonio Pérez Pérez


                                                                   Juan Guzman Gutierrez



              'Firefox Send' is a free, encrypted file-sharing service from Mozilla      Cache   Translate Page      
    Firefox Send is graduating from an experiment to a full-fledged service. Mozilla today announced the formal launch of Firefox Send, a file-sharing service that got its start as one of the organization's "Test Pilot" experiments. ...
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              Ocasio-Cortez: Wells Fargo 'Involved' In Caging Children; Thinks Banks Should Assume Borrowers' Liabilities      Cache   Translate Page      

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested that Wells Fargo was "involved" in the caging of migrant children because the bank used to finance private prison companies CoreCivic and Geo Group. 

    "Mr. Sloan, why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?" the freshman House Democrat and economics major asked Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan. 

    "Uh, I don’t know how to answer that question because we weren’t," Sloan replied. 

    "Uh, so in finance — you, you were financing and involved in financing of debt of CoreCivic and Geo Group, correct?" she shot back. 

    To which Sloan replied: "For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms — we’re not anymore and the other. I’m not familiar with the specific assertion that you’re making, but we weren’t directly involved in that."

    "OK, so these companies run private detention facilities run by ICE, which is involved in caging children, but I’ll move on," AOC retorted. 

    Of note, Wells Fargo was prominently featured in a November 2016 report along with nine other banks for lending CoreCivic and GEO Group $444 million and $450 million respectively during the Obama administration - the same period of time during which a a photo of caged children misattributed to the Trump administration was taken. 

    Wells Fargo and other banks have decided to reevaluate their lending activities to private prisons amid controversy over the Trump administration's immigration policies. 

    Ultimate liability

    AOC then shifted gears, asking Sloan if Wells Fargo should be involved in paying for environmental cleanup if a bank-financed oil project such as the Dakota Pipeline were to leak

    "So hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access Pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?" asked AOC - suggesting that the pipeline is "widely seen to be environmentally unstable." 

    Sloan looked a bit puzzled, replying: "Again the reason we were one of the 17 or 19 banks that financed that is because our team reviewed the environmental impact and we concluded that it was a risk that we were willing to take." 

    The responses to AOC's line of questioning have been entertaining to say the least.  


              How congestion pricing in Manhattan will boost Brooklyn      Cache   Translate Page      

    See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.

    It’s working in London and Stockholm, but can congestion pricing in Manhattan have an impact on people living and working in Brooklyn?

    Kate Davies, who owns YO BK yoga studios, thinks so.

    “We often enroll people in membership who live a subway ride away, and they’ll be excited about the studio and love our classes,” she said. “And then within a few months they’ll have to cancel their membership because they can’t get here as reliably as they’d like to.”

    By charging a fee to drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street at peak times, congestion pricing — which state legislators are debating until April 1, when the budget will be finalized — expects to generate as much as $1 billion a year, and that will help business owners and residents in several ways.

    According to the Riders Alliance, congestion pricing can shorten Brooklyn express bus commutes by as much as 2 hours.

    Money will be earmarked for new and ongoing projects, like improving station efficiency and replacing escalators at Jay Street station, make the 86th and 95th Street R stations ADA accessible, as well as Bedford Avenue and Greenpoint Stations, with more room for passengers and better pedestrian flow at Marcy Ave Station, and improved signage, lighting and more space for riders at the Bay Ridge Avenue station.

    If congestion pricing is not passed? The MTA estimates that transit fares will need to rise by 27% to pay for essential projects.

    In London, congestion pricing has reduced traffic by 15%, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. In Stockholm, the number of children going to the hospital because of asthma has dropped by 50%.

    “Congestion pricing,” says Andy Darrell, regional New York director for Environmental Defense Fund, “is a realistic step we can take to reduce traffic, cut air pollution, and increase funding for public transportation.”

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              [Track of The Day] Weyes Blood - Everyday      Cache   Translate Page      
    Américaine de 31 ans, Natalie Mering est plus connue (ou est en passe de l'être) sous le nom de Weyes Blood, son projet musical qui devrait prendre une nouvelle ampleur avec sa signature chez Sub Pop.

    Car après deux derniers disques - découverts récemment - plaisants mais ayant du mal à tenir la longueur, le label américain l'accueille en effet pour son nouvel album, 'Titanic Rising' (à la jolie pochette). Et le moins que l'on puisse dire, c'est que les deux premières chansons dévoilées sont très prometteuses, surtout Everyday (en écoute ce jour).

    Une chanson orchestrale, baroque, ambitieuse et délicieusement rétro (bonjour les années 60 ou plus près de nous The Magic Theatre), pleine de chœurs et de « pa papadam papadam » à chanter à tue-tête. En tous points enchanteur.

    Album : Titanic Rising
    Année : 2019
    Label : Sub Pop

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    En plus des playlists Spotify et Deezer (colonne de gauche de ce blog), Everyday de Weyes Blood est également en écoute ci-dessous :



    Autre chanson, Andromeda, premier single de 'Titanic Rising' de Weyes Blood :


    Pour finir, le clip de Everyday de Weyes Blood, en hommage aux slasher-movies :




              [Track of The Day] Foxygen - Livin' a Lie      Cache   Translate Page      
    Dans les clichés éculés de la critique/chronique musicale (et souvent utilisés dans ces pages j'imagine), on trouve souvent la fameuse expression « album de la maturité ».

    Les Foxygen en sont à cinq albums mais il y a fort à parier que cette expression sera utilisée pour parler de 'Seeing Other People', prochain disque des californiens, duo très aimé ici et auteurs chez moi de deux des albums marquants de la décennie qui s'achève (voir ici et ).

    Sam France, le chanteur du duo, explique la genèse de 'Seeing Other People' dans un long et intéressant post. Car contrairement à ce que pourrait faire penser le titre, aucune séparation de Foxygen n'est au programme. Ils n'ont pas besoin de voir d'autres personnes. Non, ils ont juste vieilli. Ont dit au revoir à leurs vingt ans. Aux drogues. Aux tournées. Et bonjour au temps qui passe.

    L'album s’appellera 'Seeing Other People' et a envoyé en éclaireur un premier single, Livin' a Lie, qui se démarque une nouvelle fois de ce qu'ils ont fait par le passé. Une chanson très mélancolique et qui promet une nouvelle fois de belles aventures, résumées ainsi par Sam France : « It sounds like your dad's favorite recording artist circa 1985 sneaking off to the studio bathroom for a hit of blow ». Ah quel groupe...

    Album : Seeing Other People
    Année : 2019
    Label : Jagjaguwar

    Acheter

    En écoute dans les playlists Spotify et Deezer à gauche

    En plus des playlists Spotify et Deezer (colonne de gauche de ce blog), Livin' a Lie de Foxygen est également en écoute ci-dessous :


    Et pour finir, le clip de Livin' a Lie de Foxygen, premier extrait de 'Seeing Other People' :




              You Hear About People Who Work From Home Online, But They Are Elusive And Mythical Creatures To You…like Unicorns Or Dragons.      Cache   Translate Page      
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              But The Implication Seems To Be That Your Top Network Marketing Companies Have The Internet And Network Marketing Thing Covered.      Cache   Translate Page      



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              2019 Range Rover Evoque video review: the perfect compact SUV?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Autocar Land Rover Evoque video review thumbnail Land Rover's second generation Evoque gets driven for the first time to see if it does enough to best the rest of the compact SUV class

    The second-generation Evoque is an evolutionary update that Land Rover says is even more deserving of the Range Rover badge than its style-conscious predecessor. Upgraded interior technology and styling that makes it look like a baby Velar certainly back up that claim - but what is the new Evoque like to drive?

    Matt Saunders went to Greece to put the car through its paces, both on- and off-road, to see if it can rival the likes of Audi's Q2 and the Volvo XC40.

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              Audi to unveil two futuristic concepts hinting at future design       Cache   Translate Page      
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    Cars bound for Shanghai and Frankfurt motor shows preview production models beyond the E-tron GT and Q4 e-tron

    Audi will introduce two futuristic concept cars this year, at the Shanghai and Frankfurt motor shows respectively, one of which will provide a steer on the future of Audi design.

    Design boss Marc Lichte confirmed the two to Autocar: “We have concept cars such as the Q4 e-tron that are, more or less, production-ready, and then we have the opposite, cars that are 10 or 15 years ahead, like the Aicon. There will be one in Shanghai and another one in Frankfurt.

    Lichte explained that the E-tron GT and Q4 e-tron demonstrate the next generation of design, which will arrive in three years’ time. But the concept at Shanghai show in April will preview the next step beyond that.

    “In Shanghai, there will be a vision for a battery electric vehicle of 10 years’ time. But it will also show what the broader next step for design [at Audi] will be.”

    The concept will also demonstrate how interior will change in the future “Today, we are talking about Level 3 autonomy, but in this car, there will be Level 4, and this will change the interior a lot. This car will give you an idea what an interior with or without a steering wheel can look like.”

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              Opinion: Why Infiniti's European exit is no surprise      Cache   Translate Page      
    Infiniti QX50 reveal Poor sales, unfortunate timing and an audience that never quite accepted Infiniti as a premium brand all contributed to its eventual surrender

    Infiniti’s quiet exit stage left from Europe is hardly a surprise.

    Not many people will mourn its passing in the UK, beyond thoughts for those whose jobs are affected. Yet an important point on that: parent firm Nissan is confident of redeploying most Infiniti staff, as it works towards Infiniti’s exit proper from western Europe early next year.

    Today’s news is the firm’s own answer to something we’ve asked a few times over these past few months: how to turn Infiniti around in Europe? Turns out it just couldn’t be done, the vast sums needed to invest in electrification to reduce fleet emissions here bearing no viable business case to get the returns that investment needed.

    Infiniti launched in the UK and Europe in 2008 with the wrong cars at the wrong time. Big petrol-powered SUVs in form of the EX and FX launching in a market already dominated by diesel was never going to get the company off to a flying start.

    When a diesel saloon did arrive a few years later in the form of the M, even that was in the wrong segment, Infiniti choosing to take on the BMW 5 Series (and failing) instead of going after the volume it really needed. By then, the market trend was already heading towards SUVs anyway, and Infiniti was late to its second party.

    But a British-built, European-engineered, Mercedes-based hatchback and crossover pitched right at the heart of the European family hatchback market ought to be a sure-fire hit, right? Wrong. The Q30 and QX30 simply were never good enough.

    When they didn’t work, the game was already nearly up. Confusing buyers with a renaming strategy of models, and then axing cars almost as quickly as they were launched (Q60, anyone?), meant the end was nigh.

    What Infiniti has always done is create some exciting, vibrant and creative concept cars. Yet rather than shine a light on the brand, all they did was highlight just how far they were from the reality of what you could actually buy from a dealer.

    Quite how much of this is to do with Carlos Ghosn’s recent fall from grace remains to be seen, for having a Nissan luxury arm as a true global rival to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW was always a pet project of his. With Ghosn gone from Nissan, Infiniti’s European presence has followed him in double-quick time.

    The 60,000 customers Infiniti has acquired in Europe in the past 11 years is tiny, a kite in a hurricane. The aforementioned German trio sold nearly that many cars between them in the UK alone in the first two months of this year, with some 50,000. Infiniti in the UK in those same two months? Just 48. The only surprising thing is that Infiniti has lasted this long.

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              Volkswagen Group confirms six all-new models for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
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    New Bentley Flying Spur is set for a reveal later this year
    New models include the Porsche Cayenne Coupé and Audi Q3 Sportback SUVs

    The Volkswagen Group has officially confirmed six new models, including the Porsche Cayenne Coupé, at its 2018 Annual Conference in Wolfsburg, Germany.

    As well as the Cayenne Coupé, the all-new models include the Audi Q3 Sportback and an unnamed B-segment SUV.

    A replacement for the current Bentley Flying Spur, as previously reported by Autocar, is also due. The final two models, the Volkswagen Bora and Lavida, which are already sold in China, will have electric variants launched this year solely for the Chinese market.

    The cars appeared briefly on screen during the company’s financial presentation. 

    The Group also revealed that there will be a second wave of as many as 15 new MEB-underpinned electric cars as part of its aim to get to 22 million battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales by 2025. These are likely to arrive from 2022 and follow the first wave which includes a host of already announced EVs including the Porsche Taycan and Mission E Cross Turismo, the Audi E-tron GT, E-tron Sportback and E-tron, the Volkswagen Buzz, Vizzion, Crozz and ID hatchback and the Skoda Vision E.

    The company also showed predictions that by 2040, 70% of the European new car market will made up of BEV sales and about 10-20% plug-in electric vehicles, though these will be powered by fuels made from renewable electricity.

    By the same time, China’s market should be 85% BEV and around 10-15% fuel cell. The US market, however, may only be up to 60% BEV by 2040.

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              Opinion: Why Volvo’s 112mph speed limit is a first step towards a slower future      Cache   Translate Page      
    Volvo S60 R-Design The Swedish car maker’s self-imposed maximum speed for all of its cars from 2021 could be about more than paying lip service to public opinion

    Volvo, you might have read, is going to limit the top speed of all the cars it sells from 2021 onwards to 112mph (180km/h).

    On the face of it this appears to be little more than a PR stunt to garner goodwill and head-nodding approval from legislators and the public at large. The company says it has made the move as part of its goal that no one should be killed or injured in a Volvo by 2020.

    But how many road accidents actually happen at or above 112mph? Gary Baldwin, a forensic collision investigator with the Thames Valley Police, reckons the self-imposed top speed limit’s impact on road deaths will be negligible. “It’s an irrelevance,” he said. “I genuinely think it will have no effect whatsoever.”

    There might be more to this than meets the eye, however. Last May the European Commission published a list of 12 new safety features it – or rather the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the EU’s go-to advisory body on road safety – wants mandated on new cars from 2021, including among them Intelligent speed assistance (ISA). 

    These things take time to implement, though, and it was only towards the end of last month that a committee of MEPs voted to approve that list – and there’s still more legislative wrangling to go before it’s all finalised. 

    The idea is that the mandatory ISA will be switchable “to aid public acceptance at introduction” but that it will default to ‘on’ each time you start the car.

    ISA is basically a fusion of adaptive cruise control and traffic sign and speed limit recognition systems. It already exists as an option on some cars, although you imagine it’s going to bump up the price of small, entry-level models by a significant amount (still, it looks like they’re on the way out anyway). 

    The ETSC suggests that mandatory ISA “is expected to reduce collisions by 30% and deaths by 20%”, although it doesn’t say at which speeds those accidents would no longer be happening, and it’s unclear whether that’s with switchable ISA or with a version that you can’t ever turn off – which is likely where all this is leading.

    The implication, or perhaps the inference, is that high speeds – as in motorway velocities and above – need curtailing in order to reduce deaths, but the ETSC’s own figures say only 8% of Europe’s road deaths happen on motorways. The majority (55%) happen on rural non-motorway roads while the rest (37%) occur in towns and cities, and many of those involve pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users (VRUs) rather than the occupants of a vehicle which may or may not be travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. 

    So is Volvo pre-empting enforced speed limits by voluntarily – and quite publically – starting to implement them itself? It’s quite a long way from a self-imposed VMax in excess of (nearly) everyone’s motorway speed limit to a system that doesn’t let you break the law, but we are certainly heading in that direction. 

    Volvo, after all, is the renowned industry leader in safety, so no surprise that it is the one taking a lead that other manufacturers will inevitably follow – whether they want to or not.

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              Volkswagen Group reveals 2018 sales figures and best-selling models for each brand      Cache   Translate Page      
    Volkswagen Golf GTI dealership
    A sales boost in China helped the Volkswagen Group to sell 10.9 million units in 2018
    The empire sold 10.9 million cars worldwide in 2018, largely thanks to trend-busting growth EU and China

    The Volkswagen Group’s global car sales crept up to 10.9 million last year from 10.77 million in 2017, largely down to gains in the European Union (EU) and China.

    The group’s sales in the EU were up 1.2% and sales in the Chinese market rose 0.5%, despite both markets contracting overall. However, Volkswagen Group sales were down 2% year on year in the US, with a total of 960,000.

    The overall rise was largely thanks to the success of the Group’s expanded SUV line-up, and that trend is set to continue following the recent launches of the Volkswagen T-Cross and Skoda Kamiq.

    Despite that, however, long-standing saloon and hatchback models remain highly popular, still accounting for several of the Group’s best-sellers in 2018.

    Here’s how each of the main Volkswagen Group car brands fared last year, with their 2018 best-sellers.

    Volkswagen

    The Volkswagen brand itself sold 3,715 million vehicles in 2018 and achieved a profit margin of 3.8%, down from 4.2%. It’s operating return was hit by continued ‘special’ payments relating to the Dieselgate scandal.

    Volkswagen’s best-sellers

    1: Tiguan: 861,331

    2: Polo/Virtus: 855,179

    3: Golf: 805,752

    Audi 

    The upmarket volume brand sold 1.812 million cars in 2018, down 3.5% on the previous year. As a result, profit margins fell from 8.5% to 7.9%. According to Volkswagen Group boss Herbert Diess, Audi was the brand hardest hit by the new WLTP test procedures, and it's still likely to be affected by that during 2019.

    Audi’s best-sellers

    1: A4: 344,623

    2: A3: 304,903

    3: Q5: 298,645

    Skoda 

    Skoda sold 1.254 million cars, up 4.4%. Its profit margin fell to 8% from 9.7%, but the drop was largely attributed to the effects of exchange rates. Notably, the Czech firm has experienced production issues in that it has struggled to find enough capacity to meet demand for its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs.

    Skoda’s best-sellers

    1: Octavia: 400,210

    2: Rapid: 195,270

    3: Fabia: 186,213

    Seat

    Seat sold 528,029 cars in 2018, up 10.5%, fuelled by the success of its Ateca, Arona and Tarraco SUV line-up. The Spanish firm’s profit margin was up to 2.5% from 1.9%. 

    Seat's best sellers

    1: Leon: 159,486

    2: Ibiza: 120,287

    3: Arona:110,926

    Bentley

    Bentley sales dipped to 9115 from 10,552, while profit margins dropped from 3% to -18%. The delay in the start-up of the new Continental GT and a restructuring of the firm’s pension fund were the key reasons for that fall, according to the Volkswagen Group.

    Bentley’s best-sellers

    1: Bentayga: 4072

    2: Continental GT: 2841

    3: Flying Spur: 1627

    Porsche 

    Sales in 2018 were up to 268,451 from 255,683, but profit margins were down to 17.4% from 18.5%, attributed to extra research spending on electrification.

    1: Macan: 93,953

    2: Cayenne: 79,111

    3: 911: 36,236

    Lamborghini

    Lamborghini is managed under the Audi brand and Volkswagen doesn't break out its profits, but sales in 2018 jumped from 6571 to 4056, driven by the new Urus SUV.

    1: Urus: 2565

    2: Huracán: 1669

    3: Huracán Spyder: 1121

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              Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi promise “new start” to alliance       Cache   Translate Page      
    Trio of allied car makers are trying to cement their relations following the recent Carlos Ghosn scandal

    Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have promised “a new start” to their alliance as they attempt to move on from the arrest and ousting of chief Carlos Ghosn.

    In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) released this morning, the three car makers confirmed the creation of a new board, headed up by Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard. The other three key members will be the CEOs of each firm: Renault's Thierry Bolloré, Nissan's Hiroto Saikawa and Mitsubishi's Osamu Masuko.

    The new board replaces and incorporates existing joint ventures and committees formed by the three companies under a single entity.

    The MoU said that operation decisions taken by the board will be “consensus-based, further the Alliance’s ‘win-win’ approach”.

    It added that the new board will “drive the operational co-operation between Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors and look for new ways to generate value for its respective shareholders and employees” and promised to accelerate operational activities “through key focus on deliveries of strategic common projects” that will reported to the board for “quick decision making”.

    Renault, hoping to placate Nissan after the Ghosn fallout, has also agreed to let Nissan’s Special Committee, a panel of outsiders, select a replacement for Ghosn as Nissan chairman. The MoU said Senard should be “a natural candidate” for the role of vice chairman.

    Relations between Nissan and Renault are understood to be strained following the arrest of Ghosn in November 2018 on charges of financial misconduct. Prior to this, there had been discussions on a full merger between Nissan and Renault, but it's not clear whether this will go ahead.

    Ghosn remains a director at Nissan and Renault despite being stripped of his titles, but a meeting of Nissan shareholders due on 8 April will decide whether to oust him from the board.

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              Ford readies new Fiesta-based small SUV to replace Ecosport      Cache   Translate Page      
    Ford Fiesta based SUV Ecosport replacement winter testing
    Bulky camouflage masks a Fiesta-aping front grille and bumper
    Reinvented compact crossover shows close alignment to Fiesta as prototypes begin winter testing

    New images show Ford's Fiesta-based small SUV, which will replace the Ecosport in the firm’s range, carrying out winter testing.

    The new compact crossover has been photographed sporting heavily disguised Fiesta-based bodywork but with a clear SUV-style raised ride height.

    The as-yet-unnamed model, which could retain the Ecosport nameplate or take on a new identity more closely aligned to the Fiesta, will serve as a replacement for the ageing Ecosport as the smallest model in Ford’s SUV range.

    Linking the styling of the new car closer to the Fiesta could help Ford increase its competitiveness in the fast-growing crossover market. The Fiesta was the best-selling car in Britain in 2018, while the Ecosport has long struggled against rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Seat Arona.

    The car is set to share a platform - and possibly an engine range, including the popular Ecoboost petrol powertrains - with the Fiesta. That means it's likely to be front-wheel drive, although a four-wheel-drive system could potentially be carried over from the current Ecosport.

    It will sit alongside the Fiesta Active, a jacked-up version of the supermini. 

    Ford has not specified when the new compact SUV will be unveiled, but a launch is expected within the next two years as the Ecosport has been available in its current form for six years. 

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    The 10 best-selling cars in Britain in 2018

    Ford Fiesta Active review

    Ford Ecosport review


              James Ruppert: second-hand cars that get you into the ULEZ zone      Cache   Translate Page      
    Mercedes-Benz SLK 350
    Just under £5k buys a 2002, 88k-mile SLK 350
    As 'ULEZ-compliant' is increasingly used as a selling point for pre-owned motors, Bangernomics finds the best beaters for the Big Smoke

    I haven’t paid much attention to these newfangled ULEZ regulations. You know: Ultra Low Emission Zone, which is coming to a major city near you.

    Right now, though, it will be a thing in London. So motorists not only have to deal with the congestion charge in the middle bit but also on the edge, where I sometimes go. Got to do the decent thing and use public transport for the last significant miles of the journey. Some of my fleet fit the ULEZ profile and some don’t. This stuff is now becoming important. 

    The ULEZ regs are essentially petrol cars that are Euro 4 compliant (generally from 2005 onwards but some will be older than that) and Euro 6 diesels, which are 2015 or possibly a bit earlier. ULEZ is cropping up in classified ad descriptions and I suppose that is a good way to make a 2010 Ford Fusion 1.6 Zetec automatic more attractive. With 40,000 miles, £4000 is an okay price. It already has the easy entry/exit grey market sewn up and is great for shopping sprees. 

    If a Fusion is a bit twee, the racier grey power buyer who pops into the West End can get themselves a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 with 88,000 miles for around £4995. A wonderful way to enjoy the congestion. 

    There are some interesting anomalies and I tripped across a 2001 Honda Civic 1.6 VTEC, which certainly is ULEZ exempt. This was an S-spec car with 140,000 miles and an asking price of £595. Bargain. 

    Mostly, it is easier to keep your buying sights trained on the most recent models you can buy. That’s why something like a 2015 Seat Ibiza 1.2 TSI FR makes sense. With 33,000 miles on the clock, it has those in-town essentials like sat-nav and cruise control with the added benefit of just £30 road tax and is £7500. 

    At the other end of the scale, a Lexus RC 300h 2.5 F Sport from 2018 is going to last a good few years. That’s £30k, though. Better to pick up an ex-Uber Toyota Prius and use that as a town centre assault vehicle, or just get a Volkswagen Up for relative buttons. Take care with the Prius market as there are a lot around now for £1000 without a battery, so don’t get caught out. 

    Then again, there are people selling because of the ULEZ and these could be bargains. A Mitsubishi L200 2.5 TD Animal at £4400 was just one I saw that amounted to a distress sale. 

    There are all sorts of ULEZ exceptions involving taxis and minibuses and cranes, but the great news for us car enthusiasts is that historic vehicles are exempt. That means we can look at buying 40-year-old-plus motors on the basis that they are not just cool but also won’t be penalised.

    What we almost bought this week

    Dacia Duster: Cheap when new and now with a high mileage, it can mean only one thing: dirt-cheap motoring. That’s what we thought when we saw this 141,000-mile, 2013/13- reg Duster Access 1.6i, yours (or ours) for £3195. Being a petrol, it’ll be cheaper to repair than a diesel if things go pop, too. It’s a crude old barge but attractive, spacious and practical. 

    Tales from Ruppert’s garage

    Innocenti Mini SL90, mileage - 4187: I went on a mini break to northern Italy and bought a Mini. This is a slightly involved story that you will probably read a bit more about on Autocar at some point. It isn’t a Fiat or Autobianchi. This is a thoroughly British Innocenti. A Bertone hatch box on top and an A-series underneath. I thought it would be interesting and so far it has been. There are lots of import and registration hoops to go through. It isn’t at all concours, just solid, which for a vehicle from the 1970s is fairly remarkable. It’s rare in Italy, not least because most UK grey imports have rusted away. 

    Reader’s ride

    Saturn Sky Red Line: Shane Clarke has a 2007 US-built Saturn Sky Red Line. He says: “GM never sold the Sky in the UK as it couldn’t economically be adapted to right-hand drive but sold more than 7000 in mainland Europe as the Opel GT. 

    “The Sky is an assembly of parts from throughout the GM inventory. The 256bhp 2.0 turbo engine in the Red Line is very similar to that in the Astra VXR of the same era, the chassis architecture is based on the Corvette and the heater is from… a Hummer! 

    “The car is easier to run in the UK than previous American cars I’ve had, as the size isn’t excessive and the parts are all available via my local Vauxhall dealer.”

    Readers’ questions

    Question: I am a Range Rover fan but won’t buy one because of the many reports about their unreliability. Is this unreliability a deliberate design feature? Can Yaver, Switzerland

    Answer: And we thought the only joke to come out of Switzerland was pointy chocolate. It’s true that the Range Rover topped the 2018 Reliability Survey of our sister title What Car?, and not in a good way. Half of owners reported faults, a third said their cars were undrivable and two-thirds that they were off the road for over a week. Land Rover said it will learn from the report. Fingers crossed it does because, as a marketing slogan, ‘One life. Fix it’ doesn’t quite do it. John Evans

    Question: What’s the cheapest electric car at the moment with the facility to warm up the cabin before starting a journey on a cold winter’s morning? Gordon Coates, via email 

    Answer: The Renault Zoe R110 ZE 40 Dynamique Nav costs £18,420 after the £3500 plug-in grant. The price includes a three-year subscription to Renault ZE Interactive, which provides remote cabin pre-conditioning via your smartphone. This can cool down as well as heat up the cabin, and defrost the windscreen. However, being a Zoe you have to lease the battery. Depending on mileage and contract length, monthly rentals range from £59 to £110. John Evans

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              Icon of icons: Autocar Awards Readers' Champion - Suzuki Jimny      Cache   Translate Page      
    Suzuki Jimny
    Cheerful, obedient and it'll never leave your side - the Suzuki Jimny is a pocket-sized Defender rival
    Is the Suzuki Jimny your favourite automotive icon? Read what we think and cast your vote

     

    The Suzuki Jimny is in the running to be this year’s Autocar Awards Readers’ Champion. Each day a different member of the Autocar team will champion one of the 17 cars, but only one can be the Icon of Icons and it’s up to you to decide - vote here.

    Why is the Jimny the icon of icons? Let’s ask an owner, our head of video and second-generation Jimny log-book holder, Mitch McCabe: 

    “Generation upon generation of formidable off-roader. Its timeless, classic, ‘cute’ looks are matched with proper off-road hardware and when people say it will go anywhere, they mean on all continents, due to its accessible price tag. 

    “There have been various designs and special editions over the years, but the lineage that includes LJ10s, SJs, Samurais and Jimnys has been iconic in every form, particularly the new one.” 

    Ah yes, the new one. However strong a case Mitch puts forward, would the Jimny be here if Suzuki’s latest fourth-generation model had been a bit ugly, a bit bloated, a bit me-too? 

    Yet that Suzuki has got it so right, again, shows just what an icon the car is, and also how regulations can force positive creativity in the industry once in a while. The first Jimny, launched in 1970 and back then called the LJ10, was the first 4x4 built to Japan’s dinky kei-car regulations. It still meets those regs today, meaning the Jimny’s footprint will likely never grow. How often can you say that about a modern car? 

    The LJ10 was not only the first 4x4 kei-car, it was also the first model Suzuki had global success with. It looked like a little Jeep, performed like a little Jeep and was as customisable in its body as a Jeep, with hard and soft tops, no tops and pick-ups all part of its range. 

    Suzuki launched the second-generation car, badged SJ30, in 1981. By this time it was known as the ‘Suzuki Jeep’, due to that SJ code (to list all the different badges and acronyms the Jimny has had over the years is like learning another language). 

    The SJ of the 1980s was also responsible for the most infamous period in the Jimny’s history, when the Samurai version sold in the US toppled over in Consumer Reports tests. It destroyed the car’s reputation among the wider US public (although not with hardcore 4x4 enthusiasts) and brought with it a court case that would rumble on into the 2000s. Yet the Jimny survived, and has gone on to thrive. 

    The third-generation car of 1998 (note how the generations of Jimny actually get longer each time) was the one you’ll probably know best. It stayed on sale for two decades, and near the end of its life was the longest-running model, outlasting the previous Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

    Throughout its time on sale, it offered something few to no other cars can offer: character, and real mechanical simplicity. No other car maker made such a compact, capable 4x4 – something that’s still true today, with the just-launched fourth-generation Jimny. 

    The small, lightweight Jimny, with its ladder-frame chassis and lowratio transfer box, allows you to go more places for less money than any other car, and has done for almost 50 years. It cements the Japanese firm’s position as one of the world’s most modern and innovative car makers. And the better the Jimny gets, the more fondly the older ones are remembered, too. That’s why it’s an icon.

    Click here to vote for the Suzuki Jimny to be named our 'icon of icons' 

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    Suzuki Jimny vs. Toyota Land Cruiser off-road​

    Suzuki Jimny review


              How about a Le Mans McLaren?      Cache   Translate Page      
    McLaren Speedtail McLaren's F1 and Speedtail have shown us that the best place for a driver to sit is in the middle

    Even after the last Speedtail rolls out of Woking at the end of next year, Mike Flewitt is not yet done with central driving positions. 

    He said: “Three seats can’t go more mainstream because the safety legislation is complex. This means, for instance, customers in North America have to privately import in their cars. But I’d love to see that centre seat idea in a pure track car, like a GTR. It’s so great to drive, we can do it, so why not?” 

    He’s right. Anyone who has driven anything from a McLaren F1 to a Formula Ford will know central driving positions just feel right. But I wonder if there’s something else here: McLaren has always said the Speedtail’s configuration is a homage to the McLaren F1, but the comparatively heavy car is by no means a replacement for perhaps the most iconic hypercar of all. 

    McLaren is working on a P1 successor, so perhaps that’s where it will pop up next: an ultralight hybrid hypercar with a central driving position introduced in time for a racing version to qualify for the 2021 street-car-based Le Mans prototype category. 

    Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but wouldn’t it be great if it was true?

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              British manufacturing shines bright in Switzerland      Cache   Translate Page      
    Ginetta Akula
    One look at the Ginetta Akula has us feeling confident about the future of British manufacturing
    McLaren, Bentley, Morgan and Ginetta all stole the stage at Geneva, showing that innovation is the way to beat uncertainty

    From the doom and gloom surrounding the UK car industry, with factory closures and ‘consolidations’ growing in number, there emerges another timely reminder of just how great it can be.

    The new Ginetta Akula, which starred at the Geneva motor show this week, is unashamedly and deliberately British, from its engine and gearbox design to its innovative materials, layout, construction and aerodynamics, along with all the people involved in making it.

    A near-£400,000, limited-run machine won’t make national headlines in quite the same way as the closure of a factory in Swindon, but it shows there remains a strong pulse within the UK car industry, and the innovation and desire to try new things remains.

    That pulse was everywhere you looked in Geneva. While our national car maker Jaguar Land Rover skipped the show, there was real vibrancy to the rest of the Brit pack with the likes of a multi-model debut on the Aston Martin stand, a McLaren stand packed with five-star cars and Bentley, which celebrates its centenary this year. 

    Even Morgan, which has a big anniversary of its own this year as it turns 110, has looked to the future like never before, with a state-of-the-art new architecture that not only underpins its first all-new model in 19 years but also a whole future-proofed generation of models to follow it. 

    With problems at home and abroad turning the industry on its head, the best way out is via innovation and building interesting, relevant products. It’s what our industry does best.

    Perhaps Honda should have given Swindon the chance to prove it, just as Toyota has done in giving its Burnaston plant such a stand-out car to build as the new Toyota Corolla

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    Exclusive: 200mph Ginetta supercar revealed​

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              Why the slow death of the value small car has begun      Cache   Translate Page      
    City cars are about to be hit by huge changes in emissions regulations - and it could mean no more simple, cheap new cars

    Contrary to what you may think, most motoring journalists don’t turn up an event like the Geneva motor show and just ask random questions that pop into their heads.

    Alright, sometimes we might do that, but most of the time there’s some semblance of thought and research involved in deciding what to ask the industry's big cheeses.

    A big topic on our agenda this year, alongside the usual electrification/autonomy/ 'don’t say the B-word' Brexit talk, was the future of small cars. I don’t mean small cars priced like bigger ones, such the Audi A1 and upcoming Honda Urban EV, I mean proper small cars: honest, simple, not over-endowed with technology or performance and, above all, cheap.

    Industry figures have talked about the ever-slimming profit margins of such models for a few years now, and the exodus has already begun. Vauxhall won’t directly replace the Adam and Viva, the Renault Twingo has been axed from the UK and the future of the Toyota Aygo/Peugeot 108/Citroën C1 trio isn’t looking good.

    But it was Volkswagen’s sales and marketing boss, Jürgen Stackmann, who said what many execs won't admit: emissions laws will kill off city cars as we know them.

    By next year all volume car makers must have a range CO2 emission average of below 95g/km. The VW Up already exceeds that under the new WLTP regime, so it’s either go all-electric (and significantly up the price) or send in the executioner.

    That will be a crying shame. Cars like the Up are what most people should be driving: ingenious packaging means small exterior dimensions and yet genuine space for four inside, crash safety is now as good as anything else and they’re nowhere near as noisy, tinny and basic as they were even a decade ago. And some can still be bought on monthly payments costing less than a high-end phone contract.

    They’re also huge fun at normal speeds. I recently spent time behind the wheel of the newly turbocharged Kia Picanto and found it far more enjoyable to drive than something like a performance SUV. It’s got enough power to entertain but not too much that you can’t wring it out without fear for your licence, and the size makes it perfect to chuck down even the narrowest of B-roads without fear for your door mirrors. 

    Cars like the Up and Picanto make you stop and think: do we really need anything else? I certainly don’t, when all is said and done. 

    But if city cars become high-end, battery-laden fashion accessories with the price tag to match, what’s the point? No young driver will be able to insure one, for starters. And why would your aunt spend £30k on something in which she'll drive four miles to the supermarket once a week? Small, light and simple was said to be the future of the motor car, but we’re suddenly moving away from that. 

    Read more:

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    Volkswagen Up review

    Why Volkswagen wants firms to produce their own electric buggies

     

     


              Menina que via Filmes: Mademoiselle Vingança [Crítica]       Cache   Translate Page      


    🎬🎬🎬🎬 Título Original: Mademoiselle Joncquiéres Título no Brasil: Mademoiselle Vingança Ano: 2018 País: França Direção: Emmanuel Mourel Elenco: Cecile de France, Édouard Baer, Alice Isaaz Gênero: Drama Formato visto: Netflix
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              Όλη… η Αγιάσος ένα καρναβάλι- Με μεγάλη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκαν οι καρναβαλικές εκδηλώσεις (PICS)      Cache   Translate Page      

    Οι φετινές Αποκριές στην Αγιάσο

    Πατινάδα, Περικεφαλαία, Αντικαρνάβαλος, γλέντι στο κουιτούκι και …εξορκισμός φαντασμάτων!
    Ο πολύ καλός καιρός καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του αποκριάτικου τριημέρου έδωσε τη δυνατότητα σε πολύ κόσμο να ανέβει και φέτος στο γραφικό ορεινό κεφαλοχώρι με την μεγάλη καρναβαλική παράδοση και να απολαύσει τα δρώμενα.

    Την Κυριακή 10 Μαρτίου 2019 το απόγευμα το Αναγνωστήριο Αγιάσου αναβίωσε τα πατροπαράδοτα αποκριάτικα έθιμα της Πατινάδας και της Περικεφαλαίας που γίνονταν από τα χρόνια της τουρκοκρατίας. Την γενική επιμέλεια της εκδήλωσης έχει ο Γραμματέας του Δ.Σ του Αναγνωστηρίου Αγιάσου Παναγιώτης Μιχ. Κουτσκουδής.


    Πολυπληθής όμιλος μασκαρεμένων με επικεφαλής τον Μεγαλέξαντρο (κορυφαίος-αρχινιστής ο Στρατής Β. Μαγλογιάννης) και με τη συνοδεία παραδοσιακής μουσικής κομπανίας σεργιάνισε στους μαχαλάδες του χωριού τραγουδώντας τα παλιά παραδοσιακά μας τραγούδια και τα προαιώνια φαλλικά τριψίματα. Ο αγερμός, αφού γύρισε όλο σχεδόν το χωριό, κατέληξε στο παλιό κουιτούκι της Μαρμάρας, στην χιλιοτραγουδισμένη Μπουτζαλιά, όπου έστησε τρικούβερτο λαϊκό γλέντι με παραδοσιακούς σκοπούς και τραγούδια. Τα Χορευτικά Ενηλίκων και Εφήβων του Αναγνωστηρίου χόρεψαν αγαπημένους παραδοσιακούς σκοπούς. Σε κάποια ανάπαυλα του ξεφαντώματος κατέφθασαν στο χώρο της εκδήλωσης από διαφορετικές κατευθύνσεις δυο καρνάβαλοι πάνω σε γαϊδουράκια και αναβίωσαν το έθιμο του αντικαρνάβαλου (καρναβαλομαχίας). Πρωταγωνιστές της στιχουργικής αντιπαράθεσης μεταξύ των δύο …φύλων ο Παναγιώτης Δ. Κορομηλάς (καρναβαλίνα) και ο Μαρίνος Δ. Κορομηλάς (καρνάβαλος).

    Την παραδοσιακή κομπανία στελέχωναν οι γνωστοί λαϊκοί οργανοπαίχτες Κώστας Ζαφειρίου (σαντούρι), Παναγιώτης Πρ. Σουσαμλής (νταούλι), Ιγνάτης Σιμενής (τρομπέτα) και Τάσος Θεοδοσίου (κλαρίνο).


    Το Αναγνωστήριο Αγιάσου ευχαριστεί θερμά όσες και όσους συνέβαλαν στην επιτυχία της εκδήλωσης και ιδιαίτερα τους Χρύσανθο Χατζηπαναγιώτη, Σοφία Σκανέλη, Βικτώρια Μπαγέλη, Λευτέρη Καμπιρέλη, Πυθαγόρα Καραδεμίρη, Μιχάλη Βαρβάκη, Μάριο Χαλέλη  και το αδελφό θεατρικό σωματείο «Άστεγοι» Μυτιλήνης.


    Μετά την εκδήλωση στην Πλατεία Αγοράς παρουσιάστηκε ένα καρναβαλικό δρώμενο με τον φούρνο του Ναστραντίν Χότζα. Παλιούς στίχους εκφώνησαν ο Στρατής Ανθ. Γυρέλης και ο Βασίλης Βερδούκας. Συμμετείχαν ο Παναγιώτης Μ. Λαλάς, ο Στρατής Σιδηρέλης και ο Γιώργος Ζούκος.


    Την Καθαρή Δευτέρα 11 Μαρτίου 2019 στις 3:30 μμ οι καρνάβαλοι έγιναν κυνηγοί φαντασμάτων και προσπάθησαν να ξορκίσουν τα κακά πνεύματα, τα δαιμόνια και τα φαντάσματα που πλανώνται πάνω από την Ελλάδα και στοιχειώνουν τον τόπο και τον λαό της. Σχολιάστηκαν θέματα της πρόσφατης επικαιρότητας όπως η έξαρση του νεοναζισμού, οι πολιτικές «μεταγραφές», η διάσπαση του Δήμου Λέσβου, οι επερχόμενες εκλογές, η Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών κ.ά.


    Σάτιρα: Παναγιώτη Κορομηλά
    Εκφώνησαν: Μαρία Θρασύβουλου Γλεζέλη, Δημήτρης Παν. Κορομηλάς, Δημήτρης Κλ. Κορομηλάς, Μαρίνος Κορομηλάς, Χαρίλαος Αϊβαλιώτης, Ηλίας Κουταλέλης, Χρίστος Κουφέλος, Αλέξανδρος Λημναίος, Μανώλης Παπαπορφυρίου, Κατερίνα Παπαπορφυρίου, Γιώτα Ακαμάτη, Ταξιάρχης Κουταλέλης, Θρασύβουλος Γλεζέλης. Συμμετείχε ο Χρίστος Κλήμος και πολλά παιδιά.
    Κατασκευή σκηνικών: Χρίστος Κουφέλος και Μαρίνος Κορομηλάς
    Σκηνογραφία – Καλλιτεχνική Επιμέλεια: Μυρσίνη Κουτσκουδή-Βουρλή


    Το συγκρότημα ευχαριστεί θερμά για τη βοήθειά τους τους Παναγιώτη Μ. Κουτσκουδή, Στρατή Βεγιάζη, Παναγιώτη Γ. Τσουκαρέλη, Αγροτικό Συνεταιρισμό Αγιάσου, Αναγνωστήριο Αγιάσου, Γρηγόρη Ψαρρό, Στρατή Β. Μαγλογιάννη, Παναγιώτη Καπάτο, Στρατή Β. Τοπαλή, Βίκυ Κορομηλά, Ειρήνη Βουνάτσου, Μαίρη Κορομηλά, Γιώργο Λεβέντη, Δημήτρη Τζανή, Λευτέρη Καμπιρέλη, Μάριο Χαλέλη, Άγγελο Χαλέλη,  Πυθαγόρα Καραδεμίρη, Μιχάλη Βαρβάκη, Περικλή Χτενέλη.

    Ο Πολιτιστικός Καρναβαλικός Σύλλογος Αγιάσου «Ο Σάτυρος» προσέφερε στον κόσμο δωρεάν ούζο και νηστίσιμους μεζέδες.


    Επίσης συγκεντρώθηκαν τρόφιμα και είδη υγιεινής και σπιτιού για την ομάδα "ΚΑΝΕΝΑΣ ΜΟΝΟΣ".
    Ο Σύλλογος ευχαριστεί θερμά:

    Την Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου για την κάλυψη μέρους των εξόδων της φετινής διοργάνωσης, ύψους 2500 ευρώ.

    Την ΔΕΥΑΛ και το Συμβούλιο της Δημοτικής Κοινότητας Αγιάσου.

    Το Αστυνομικό Τμήμα Αγιάσου για την τήρηση των μέτρων τάξης και ασφάλειας.

    Τον Γιώργο Συκά για τη δωρεά κρασιού.


    ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΟΝΟΥ !! ΚΑΛΗ ΣΑΡΑΚΟΣΤΗ !!

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