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  • 06:04 When every student has a laptop, why run computer labs? – Ars Technica ff.im/-1NUN8 #
  • 06:05 "What’s the point of running a university computer lab when all the students bring laptops anyway? That’s a… re: ff.im/1NUN8 #
  • 06:27 "50 percent of working Americans leave their office PCs on when they leave for the night, creating a massive… re: ff.im/1NVRC #
  • 06:29 tinyurl.com/cmytyt Peer and Algorithm Recommendations Boost Buying Online #
  • 07:35 @uladoo temperature rauma 1 ff.im/-1NZiM #
  • 11:47 Reading: "Le compositeur de musique de films Maurice Jarre est décédé, actualité Culture : Le Point" ( tinyurl.com/dfojf8 ) #
  • 12:17 kiwimeg (Meg):RT @lelapin Do you think #EarthHour has any value? twtpoll.com/7xwnuz #twtpoll (8:32) ff.im/-1OcvC #
  • 15:37 MamaAnna (Tywonna Garza):RT @lelapin Do you think #EarthHour has any value? twtpoll.com/7xwnuz #twtpoll (12:33) ff.im/-1Omd1 #
  • 18:54 As a follow up to a first result [has #EarthHour any value] where out of 15 persons 10 expressed their doubt, now, with 44 persons, we’re do #
  • 20:34 got a grade of 16/100 on Facebook.Grader.com. #

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  • 07:41 RT @internetactu Ruralcamp à Dijon : de quoi sera faite la ruralité bourguignonne en 2040? Samedi 29/03/09, tinyurl.com/coltj5 #
  • 10:03 RT @jkgaskins I’m at $1,016.00 of $3000.00 for my #AIDSLifeCycle fundraising. Help me save lives http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jamila.gaskins #
  • 10:06 RT @jkgaskins I’m at $1,016.00 of $3000.00 for my #AIDSLifeCycle fundraising. Help me save lives http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jamila.gaskins. #
  • 10:22 Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls ff.im/-1N4kQ #
  • 10:22 Shins – Australia (Peter Bjorn & John Remix) ff.im/-1N4kR #
  • 10:47 Les eurodéputés votent contre la privation d’accès à Internet – Europe – Le Monde.fr ff.im/-1N55s #
  • 10:59 Nikka Costa – (Out here) On my own ff.im/-1N5yn #
  • 10:59 Hefner – Hello Kitten ff.im/-1N5yr #
  • 11:08 Courrier international, ÉTATS-UNIS • Internet fait dérailler la justice ff.im/-1N5Ut #
  • 11:38 Cool and at the same time not that easy to understand how it works. I host it myself. re: ff.im/1KwFm #
  • 12:14 aggregation of likes from friendfeed re: ff.im/1N8aE #
  • 12:51 Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side ff.im/-1N9ov #
  • 13:20 been listening to this song all morning: Shins – Australia, ff.im/-1N4kR my neighbours must be sick of it ^_^. #
  • 14:34 This sunday is in great danger of looking exactly like all previous ones. This is starting to bother me big time. #
  • 15:21 The wooden house at the campsite is being remodeled. The terrassf is gone. ff.im/-1Nee6 #
  • 20:24 yves-montand-a-bicyclette ff.im/-1NseA #
  • 21:53 @Twitter_Tips can you tell me what command to use to indicate my current location on Twitter? Thank you. #
  • 22:14 ‘scuse my French in advance guys but what a freaking boring WE this was. We lost a f@#%g hour of sleep to top things up! And tomorrow is Monday! #

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Posted by on March 30, 2009 in microblogging, twitter

 

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    • From 1980 to 2007, the median price of a new American home quadrupled. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed from 803 in the summer of 1982 to 14,165 in the fall of 2007. From the beginning of the ’80s through 2007, the share of disposable income that each household spent servicing its mortgage and consumer debt increased 35%. Back in 1982, the average household saved 11% of its disposable income. By 2007 that number was less than 1%.
    • Remember when each decade, not long after it finished, assumed a distinct character? We all knew and know what “the ’50s” mean, and they definitively ended with the Pill, J.F.K.’s assassination and the Beatles — just as “the ’60s” ended when Americans got tired of being alarmed and hectored, and “the ’70s” ended when stimulants became more popular than depressants and AIDS appeared. But in all salient respects, “the ’80s” — Reaganism’s reshaping of the political economy, the thrall of the PC, the vertiginous rise in the stock market — did not end.
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    • The last time bankers faced angry demonstrations, some responded by pouring champagne or photocopied £50 notes from windows, but it is unlikely that protesters targeting the City next week during the G20 summit will be met by similar shows of bravado.

      Many staff are being advised to dress down next Wednesday and Thursday to avoid being marked out as City workers – if they cannot avoid the protests entirely by working from home. Others have been advised to avoid leaving the office to attend meetings.

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    • Mr Zhou said the dollar could eventually be replaced as the world’s main reserve currency by the Special Drawing Right (SDR), which was created as a unit of account by the IMF in 1969.

      “The role of the SDR has not been put into full play, due to limitations on its allocation and the scope of its uses,” he said.

      “However, it serves as the light in the tunnel for the reform of the international monetary system.”

      The essay comes before the G20 summit in London on 2 April, at which reform of the international financial system is top of the agenda.

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    • Advocates who work with the District’s homeless estimate that 30 percent to 45 percent of the people they help have cellphones. A smaller number have e-mail accounts, and some blog to chronicle their lives on the streets.
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    • the average Facebook user has 120 friends in his or her network. That figure roughly corresponds to the “Dunbar number,” a hypothetical limit on the human brain’s capacity for social networks, which peaks at around 148 people. Significantly, the average Facebook man interacts with only seven of his friends on a deeper basis, by responding to postings and leaving messages of his own. The average Facebook woman is more social—but her circle of genuine friends closes for serious business at around 10
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    • TVO and Framatome ANP made a fixed price contract, meaning that if the total costs exceed 3,2 billion, which is quite likely as it is a new design with a very ambitious timeline (and taking into account the previous experience Framatome had with EPRs predecessor N4 – see the box below), it will be Framatome and Siemens who pay the exceeding costs.
    • several subsidies involved, such as a 610 million EUR export credit (COFACE) from the French government. This seems to be one explanation to why Framatome ANP could afford a fixed price contract with a low price.
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    • Bob Schieffer of CBS asked Summers the simple question that has haunted the American public since the bailouts began last fall: “Do you know, Dr. Summers, what the banks have done with all of this money that has been funneled to them through these bailouts?” What followed was a monologue of evasion that, translated into English, amounted to: Not really, but you little folk needn’t worry about it.

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Posted by on March 29, 2009 in Diigo

 

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  • 04:52 been rather productive the past hour (i hope). will see the result in a couple of hours. fact remains: i can’t sleep *sigh*. #
  • 07:38 Why doesn’t it surprise me that it’s … snowing? After gorgious sunny days in a row, now that it’s the weekend *sigh*. #
  • 08:25 Like said before, I’d rather be conscious of my energy use all year round. Now, I might pay extra care and have… re: ff.im/1M0Qc #
  • 08:28 Are you participating in "Earth Hour" – and if so, how? #
  • 08:29 @Richard I guess Monique meant to say replying to a comment. You and I commented Monique’s post. Maybe the… re: ff.im/1M3jL #
  • 08:32 Upside Of A Down Economy: Crocs To Go Out Of Business ff.im/-1M3QD #
  • 09:00 @Mona Yes, this is exactly what Earth Hour is about. You summarized the whole concept very well, I guess we can… re: ff.im/1M0Qc #
  • 09:14 Willy DeVille – Storybook Love ff.im/-1M5hF #
  • 09:14 Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking ff.im/-1M5hJ #
  • 09:52 The Housemartins – Me And The Farmer ff.im/-1M6zA #
  • 11:07 FollowThesePPL (Jimes):Try Following @lelapin @stocksforgeeks @FUCKMETONYPOLO @natmedi12 @naveenks @unununun… ff.im/-1M9c4 #
  • 17:08 A little less than 3 and a half hour (local time) before #EarthHour people !! #
  • 17:16 Reading: "Over-65s Outnumber Under-15s for the First Time in Finland | News | yle.fi" ( tinyurl.com/d5gfvu ) #
  • 17:21 Portable Ubuntu for Windows ff.im/-1Mo7p #
  • 17:26 […]Instead of listening to the radio, people will start listening to everyone they are following on Twitter… re: ff.im/1MeSH #
  • 18:49 #lastfm #love Rehab by Amy Winehouse bit.ly/V39iX #
  • 19:24 Le réseau social optimise le brevetage aux Etats-Unis ff.im/-1Muk6 #
  • 19:28 Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart ff.im/-1Muyi #
  • 20:28 Almost there! 3! #
  • 20:30 1 minute… #
  • 21:34 #EarthHour is over. Next time is next year. Gosh! What a bore! Not much can be done without power… ;-). #
  • 21:45 I’ve been watching appartments facing mine across the little woods. I don’t thing anybody there observed #EarthHour #
  • 21:53 RT @lelapin Do you think #EarthHour has any value? twtpoll.com/7xwnuz #twtpoll #
  • 22:00 takinbo (Tim Akinbo):RT @lelapin Do you think #EarthHour has any value? twtpoll.com/7xwnuz #twtpoll (19:55) ff.im/-1MCnQ #

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Posted by on March 29, 2009 in 1

 

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  • 06:32 ouest-france.fr – Sophie Davant, son sourire cache une blessure ff.im/-1KJAz #
  • 11:59 J’aime bien la fin: "[…] Derrière Macao et bien après l’Autriche. Certes, il ne s’agit pas du premier état des… re: ff.im/1KXoM #
  • 16:40 The day was not toooo bad, plus it’s extremely sunny which works great for my mood in addi tion to being friday :-). #
  • 17:24 A couple of days ago Last.fm, today gcat.com informed one way or the other that they’d charge for their services. This is the new trend? Too #
  • 17:42 le ‘business model’ tant attendu? re: ff.im/1KY0h #
  • 17:48 Post Links to Delicious via Email Messages – for Mobile phones tinyurl.com/63ytdd #
  • 20:06 The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreaming ff.im/-1LrgQ #
  • 21:22 Watching ‘Network’. I’m still angry it didn’t get the oscar for best movie. One of my favorites. #
  • 23:00 Very good indeed the only (but major) drawback is that it slows down the outlook application. I had to desinstal… re: ff.im/1LdHl #

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Posted by on March 28, 2009 in 1

 

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  • 06:20 Just watched the new Depeche Mode video "wrong". Not what I want to listen to nor watch in the morning. I like DM, I’m selective in their pr #
  • 06:40 With the number of pages I made myself ‘fan’ of I’m surprised I’m not flooded by their updates. If so, I’d begin trimming down: De-fanning ? #
  • 07:33 @uladoo temperature rauma -10 ff.im/-1JtAL #
  • 18:38 Je lis, enfin, relis "Memoires d’Hadrien". Lentement… Je devrais le relire, j’imagine. #
  • 18:40 French Senate votes to recognise British civil partnerships (PinkNews.co.uk) ff.im/-1K3ep #
  • 18:40 "Currently, British recognises French partnerships, known as Pacs (Pacte Civil de Solidarité) but France does… re: ff.im/1K3ep #
  • 21:42 RT @internetactu ProspecTIC nouvelles technologies, nouvelles pensées ? tinyurl.com/ct2gfc [ne pourrai malheureusement y participer] #
  • 21:50 I’m inclinded to believe that getting early acquainted to social media environment would be an advantage…. re: ff.im/1JYYu #
  • 21:53 RT @microplaza @alicou34 started a discussion on the competitive advantage of learning social media in school. ff.im/1JYYu [I agree] #
  • 21:58 Causes sur Facebook | Home via kwout ff.im/-1KgAY #

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Posted by on March 27, 2009 in 1

 

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  • 07:37 @uladoo temperature rauma -9 ff.im/-1IbD7 #
  • 22:20 almost done watching Perry Mason season 2. One episode features/d Cecil Kellaway. Look the guy up; I could almost swear other actors were en #
  • 22:45 Could be anybody actually, even Kenny ^_^ re: ff.im/1HKbm #

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Posted by on March 26, 2009 in 1