Archive for February 2012

Agressive and litigious tenant

February 28, 2012

CNIL (French authority for private data protection) reveals it has detected a file prepared by the Office of Public low-rent housing in Paris, containing private data about tenants. Here are some excerpts of the file describing the tenants: ‘ alcoholic ‘,’ domestic violence ‘, ‘former homeless wanderer’, ‘is not a French citizen’, ‘very difficult person to live, aggressive and violent temperament, very litigious’, ‘HIV positive’, ‘cancer’, ‘heart disease’, ‘under chemotherapy’, ‘Alzheimer’.
Source: Technicités feb 2012

walking and cycling to avoid nitrogen oxyde and suspended particles

February 28, 2012

in the passenger compartment of a car, the concentrations in nitrogen oxyde during peak traffic hours are high. suspended particles are particularly present on the docks of subway and railway stations. walking and cycling are the modes of transport that expose the less the individual to outdoor air pollution.
Source technicités, feb 2012

Golden years

February 23, 2012

between 2000 and 2011, gold was valued at 410 percent (ie 5 times more expensive). 2011 was the eleventh consecutive year of rising for gold prices.
Source: Copr Devises

Nationalize twitter?

February 23, 2012

Twitter is not suitable for use in advertising. Yet it is becoming a real tool for communication between individuals. should people nationalize twitter?
Inspired by M.Tinelli.

a man looking for deliverance from his misdeeds and perceived sins

February 23, 2012

The first known recording of this song was by American gospel blues musician Blind Willie Johnson in 1927, titled “It’s Nobody’s Fault but Mine“. It has been described as “a blistering portrayal of a man looking for deliverance from his misdeeds and perceived sins”.

Source Wikipedia.

Kobi Onyame is a 27 year old Ghanaian/UK based Hip Hop producer/artist. He describes his music as a fusion of his life’s influences, circumstances and changes.

Source: myspace kobionyame

Bottom up trading. A new way.

February 22, 2012

Trade operates a fundamental reversal. it goes from a product orientation to a customer orientation. Trade was operating in a descendant logic of routing products from factories to consumers. it is now focusing on an ascending mode: providing relevant solutions  to customers’ consumption problems.
Source: P Moati

On tuera moins les requins réunionnais

February 22, 2012

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/nyregion/bill-in-albany-would-ban-sale-of-shark-fins.xml

See related post about french sharks below (dec 2011).