29 fevereiro 2012

Ricos ricos - até os doces tiram às crianças...

Self-Interest Spurs Society’s ‘Elite’ To Lie, Cheat, Study Finds: The “upper class,” as defined by the study, were more likely to break the law while driving, take candy from children, lie in negotiation, cheat to raise their odds of winning a prize and endorse unethical behavior at work, the research found. The solution, Piff said, is to find a way to increase empathy among wealthier people.

Jean-Luc Godard e os Rolling Stones

via "Jean-Luc Godard Films The Rolling Stones Recording “Sympathy for the Devil” (1968)"

24 fevereiro 2012

O cinema é lixado

Take a look at how these Oscar nominees: Then and now

Primeiro videovigia-se, depois pede-se a autorização...

terceira alteração à Lei n.º 1/2005, de 10 de janeiro, que regula a utilização de câmaras de vídeo pelas forças e serviços de segurança em locais públicos de utilização comum: Excecionalmente, quando estejam em causa circunstâncias urgentes devidamente fundamentadas e que constituam perigo para a defesa do Estado ou para a segurança e ordem pública, pode o dirigente máximo da força ou serviço de segurança respetivo determinar que se proceda à instalação de câmaras de vídeo, sem prejuízo de posterior processo de autorização a encetar no prazo de 72 horas.

Como se vendem as coisas em Portugal

Tobis. Vendida por 4 milhões de euros a investidores angolanos: Questionado pela Lusa sobre a Filmdrehtsich Unipessoal Lda, o secretário de Estado afirmou que as negociações nunca se realizaram directamente com a empresa, mas sim com os bancos e com os advogados que a representavam. José Viegas acrescentou que se trata de “uma empresa estrangeira de capitais sobretudo angolanos” e que é “basicamente o que nós sabemos da empresa”.

Ansiedade e negócio

The Diet Industry: Profiting from Anxiety

22 fevereiro 2012

Um mito a menos...

There’s a dirty little secret working mothers have been keeping: They’re happy.

O mesmo erro no gestor de comunidades...

Novas profissões que vão marcar 2012 "Gestor de Comunidades: Reporta ao director de marketing online (outra nova função) e é responsável pelo controlo e monitorização da imagem da empresa na Internet".
Mas como é que este "gestor" controla a imagem quando reporta ao director de marketing online, que deve reportar ao director de marketing que, esperemos, reporte directamente ao CEO? A linha de comando para a Internet não funciona assim, não pode...

As voltas que o mundo dá...

Chinese Open First Car Plant in Europe: Cheap Labor in Bulgaria

Um dia, alguém o fará...

15 fevereiro 2012

Fogos de frio

Há quem ache que é do calor: Lembram-se deste fim de semana gelado, em especial no Sábado? Pois, foi exactamente esse o dia em que houve mais de 200 fogos.

Alargamento de mercados

PowerPoint Shows Drone Industry’s Lobbying Plan To Expand Over Domestic, Law Enforcement Markets

RSF e Blogger

Reporters Without Borders writes to Google about new Blogger terms of service on 8 February to express its concern about recent changes to the terms of service of its Blogger blog-publishing platform. A response was received from Google on 13 February.

Pub da boa (por Roni Kleiner)

ACTAs

Anti-Piracy Agreement ACTA Is Falling Apart in Europe

EU official who resigned over ACTA explains how the treaty will result in invasive border searches of personal devices, privacy-invading dissemination of public's personal information

EU Official Who Resigned Over ACTA Details Why ACTA Is Dangerous; While His Replacement Seems Unlikely To Care

ACTA is Useless… and a Threat, Says Ex-EU Lead Negotiator

OSCE media representative urges European Parliament to reassess ACTA to safeguard freedom of expression

14 fevereiro 2012

Grécia

Promises, promises... Greece's history of missed targets: "Every time Greece has to receive a tranche of the money we're going to have the same problem. If they keep missing targets, sooner or later they won't get the money. There is a chance this is just delaying the inevitable."

Quando é que se faz cá o mesmo ao clipping e "agregadores" de conteúdos?

AP Sues Aggregator Over "Parasitic Business Model": the 10-year-old company’s subscription service charges a fee for “content created at the expense and through the labor of others.”

Coisas que é bom saber

The campaign against whistleblowers in Washington: The Obama administration has already charged more people - six - under the Espionage Act for alleged mishandling of classified information than all past presidencies combined. (Prior to Obama, there were only three such cases in US history.)

Leiam, leia, que eu ainda estou em estado de choque...

De uma vez por todas (To Zé Brito): Quando compras o CD, aquilo que estás a comprar é um suporte físico com obras nele incluídas e o direito de as ouvir as vezes que muito bem entenderes, mas aquilo que passa a ser teu, a ser tua propriedade, é esse suporte e não as obras que o mesmo contêm. [...]
No fundo, é a Lei da Cópia Privada que te permite copiar uma obra original mediante o pagamento de uma compensação, em lugar de ter que pagar bastante mais por uma nova obra original para não infringires a lei.

Caro Tozé Brito, bem-vindo ao debate público sobre o #pl118

PJL 118-XII, parte 3: conceitos

Só uma nota para os que criticaram o termo "cópia ilegal" neste texto: o problema objectivo da cópia privada é que não se desprende da visão subjectiva da cópia ilegal. Percebem? Ao assumir essa ligação, talvez seja melhor para o debate e para uma solução simples: a noção de cópia privada deixou de fazer sentido porque o direito de autor se encarrega de proteger financeiramente os autores, enquanto a cópia privada o faz para os produtores. Mas estes têm cada vez mais a protecção pelos direitos conexos. Uma lei que tem 14 anos não precisa de ser renovada, mas sim revogada. Claro que isto não interessa às sociedades de gestão da cópia privada, as mesmas que há mais de uma década criticavam a SPA pelo monopólio da gestão de direitos de autor...

Importam-se de repetir?

MPAA to Customers: If You Are Lucky You Can Pay Again For Movies You Already Own: For those of you who paid for a movie on DVD and want to be able to watch it on other devices, the MPAA has a simple answer: pay us again.

Noite de Lua

11 fevereiro 2012

Quem lidera a inovação europeia?

These 16 Countries Are Leading European Innovation

Amazing...

Amazing Videos of Earth at Night from Space

Provas móveis

Divorce Evidence: Smart Phones Increasingly Used As Source: According to a study by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 92 percent of lawyers surveyed said smart phones are increasingly being used for evidence in divorce cases; 94 percent said they've seen an increase in the use of text messages specifically.

Empregos em crescimento nos EUA

The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in the U.S.:
The Fastest-Growing Job: Personal Care Aides
2nd Fastest-Growing Job: Home Health Aides
3rd Fastest-Growing Job: Biomedical Engineers

Natureza (pouco) morta

Telefone em 1965

10 fevereiro 2012

Sindicatos a sério...

Greek police seek arrest warrants for Troika representatives: Troika representatives could possibly face arrest if they enter Greece, as the Greek Police Federation Union has called for arrest warrants for three leading Troika figures. It has also placed a bounty on their heads. [...]
The police union accuses the Troika of "extortion, promoting the elimination of Greece’s democracy and national sovereignty and insulting the country" & dubbed the Troika representatives as the "undertakers of our people's dreams."

A IPO do Facebook e o impacto no preço da habitação

Facebook Impact on Menlo Park Home Prices

Falta de educação

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show: It is a well-known fact that children from affluent families tend to do better in school. Yet the income divide has received far less attention from policy makers and government officials than gaps in student accomplishment by race.
Now, in analyses of long-term data published in recent months, researchers are finding that while the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed significantly over the past few decades, the gap between rich and poor students has grown substantially during the same period.

Elevadores

8 Elevators You Need to See to Believe

09 fevereiro 2012

Amasia amaze

Next supercontinent will amaze you but "The truth is that none of the present scientific community will be around 100 million years from now to test these models".

Inovação nos media na era dos manuscriptos

When News Was Illuminated: Media Innovation In The Manuscript Era

Novas tecnologias, velhos hábitos...

BBC, Sky News and CNN Grapple With Twitter Rules: The BBC, Sky News and CNN are trying to figure out how to make Twitter play nicely with traditional newsrooms. Sky News and the BBC released new social media guidelines this week, while CNN has suspended an analyst for controversial tweets.

Políticos, quer dizer...

POR QUE RAZÃO OS BLOGUES TÊM CADA VEZ MENOS IMPORTÂNCIA? ou "A quebra de interesse dos blogs políticos".
A diferença está nos políticos que o político não refere. Quando à menor importância, é discurso velho que vem de fora - mas não significa que não se possa falar: em geral, a blogosfera está a diminuir ou a aumentar?
O Facebook arrasou com os blogues?
O Twitter fez aumentar o números dos que têm blogues?
E o Pinterest, será o retorno a um novo Faceblog?

04 fevereiro 2012

Ferramentas para jornalistas

Five tools journalists can use to protect their privacy

1 a dividir por 998,001 =

resultado

Uma boa história

What happened to the former slave that wrote his old master?

Impressão 3D

No Joke: These Guys Created A Machine For Printing Houses On The Moon

Prisões privadas lotadas

The cynical world of America's private prisons: A major factor in why US prisons are overflowing is the highly profitable privatised industry that has an incentive to fill them

Imigração e acidentes laborais em Portugal

Distribution of fatal and non-fatal accidents at work between Portuguese and foreign workers, 2003–2008: immigrant workers are more vulnerable to workplace accidents than Portuguese workers. The study also suggests that foreigners most settled in Portuguese society, particularly those targeted by a recent integration initiative, are less likely to have workplace accidents, while groups such as Brazilians and Ukrainians, who generally do not stay long, are most at risk.

Publish or perish...

Researchers feel pressure to cite superfluous papers: One in five academics in a variety of social science and business fields say they have been asked to pad their papers with superfluous references in order to get published. The figures, from a survey published today in Science ["Coercive Citation in Academic Publishing"], also suggest that journal editors strategically target junior faculty, who in turn were more willing to acquiesce.

Wakeboarding

01 fevereiro 2012

Precários

Revenge Of The Interns: Magazine Lawsuit Tests Limits For Unpaid Work: Xuedan Wang says she was not paid for working 40-55 hours per week during 2011.

Este Tempo...

Answers needed after public radio programme pulled in suspicious manner: Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about alleged political interference at Portugal’s main public radio station, Antena 1, which suddenly scrapped a morning current affairs programme called Este Tempo and terminated the contracts of five of the programme’s commentators just days after one of them, Pedro Rosa Mendes, was very critical of the government on the air.

Sexy 7734

Even at 40, the First Scientific Pocket Calculator Still Looks Sexy as 7734

Ah pois é...

Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist: anyone “overly concerned about privacy” or attempting to “shield the screen from view of others” should be considered suspicious and potentially engaged in terrorist activities.

Narrow Sparrow

O #ACTA em português

Proposta de DECISÃO DO CONSELHO relativa à celebração do Acordo Comercial Anticontrafacção entre a União Europeia e os seus Estados-Membros, a Austrália, o Canadá, o Japão, a República da Coreia, os Estados Unidos Mexicanos, o Reino de Marrocos, a Nova Zelândia, a República de Singapura, a Confederação Suíça e os Estados Unidos da América

Actualidades

The Death of the Editor and the Rise of the Circulation Manager: A 1923 critique of everything that’s wrong with media today.

Tudo cresce no entretenimento: indústria, despesa do consumidor e queixas...

Proof That Digital Media Isn't Cannibalizing Showbiz: The entertainment industry is not being killed by the world wide web.
In fact, it's exploding: "Through a decade of economic and technological upheaval, the entertainment industry grew 50 percent while consumers increased spending on entertainment," claims the report.

Só para quem tem mais de 75 fotografias...

Facebook Timeline Movie Maker, a site that turns everything you've ever posted on Facebook into an exciting montage video.

Isto está bonito...

Google Will Start Country-Specific Censorship for Blogs: At some point “over the coming weeks,” Google’s Blogger will begin redirecting users to country-specific domain names — think Google.fr in France rather than Google.com — to avoid universally removing content that would not be tolerated in specific jurisdictions.