Final lecture from Prof. Randy Pausch – Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

27 09 2007

Abstract
Almost all of us have childhood dreams: for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living. Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a shame. I had several specific childhood dreams, and I’ve actually achieved most of them. More importantly, I have found ways, in particular the creation (with Don Marinelli), of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (http://etc.cmu.edu/), of helping many young people actually *achieve* their childhood dreams. This talk will discuss how I achieved my childhood dreams (being in zero gravity, designing theme park rides for Disney, and a few others), and will contain realistic advice on how *you* can live your life so that you can make your childhood dreams come true, too. 

Video: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/front_im/pausch_9-18-07.wmv





Jangada de Pedra

11 08 2007

Saramago

From El Gran Masturbador





Alone and Useless

15 07 2007

Alone
and
Useless

From A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.





MusicMakesFriends

15 06 2007

MusicMakesFriends is a pan-European music-driven community platform, whose objective is to provide its members with the most complete variety of music and services specifically adapted to their needs and expectations.

MusicMakesFriends is a new community space which allows you to legally listen to music and discover new music and new artists. You will be able to meet new people with similar tastes and interests in music and you will be able to share not only your own music but also your videos,images and texts worldwide to other users.
With MusicMakesFriends, you will discover new music/artists by your friends and make new friends with similar taste in music as yourself.

MusicMakesFriends also provides features for artsists and bands : creating a personalised page with all the artists/bands latest infos (such as discography release, tourdates…), to publish your own music, and to find new fans all around the world.





Occupation 101

15 06 2007

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.

The film covers a wide range of topics — which include — the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880’s, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy.

Occupation 101 features a leading list of some of the most credible Middle East scholars, historians, peace activists, journalists, and humanitarian workers.

Occupation 101 has been released, and can now be now purchased on DVD.





Poesia matemática, Millôr Fernandes

15 06 2007

Poesia matemática, Millôr Fernandes:
“Às folhas tantas
do livro matemático
um Quociente apaixonou-se
um dia
doidamente
por uma Incógnita.
Olhou-a com seu olhar inumerável
e viu-a do ápice à base
uma figura ímpar;
olhos rombóides, boca trapezóide,
corpo retangular, seios esferóides.
Fez de sua uma vida
paralela à dela
até que se encontraram
no infinito.
‘Quem és tu?’, indagou ele
em ânsia radical.
‘Sou a soma do quadrado dos catetos.
Mas pode me chamar de Hipotenusa.’
E de falarem descobriram que eram
(o que em aritmética corresponde
a almas irmãs )
primos entre si.
E assim se amaram
ao quadrado da velocidade da luz
numa sexta potenciação
traçando
ao sabor do momento
e da paixão
retas, curvas, círculos e linhas sinoidais
nos jardins da quarta dimensão.
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RTP & YouTube

15 05 2007

A partir deste mês de Maio a RTP inicia uma parceria com o canal de vídeos online YouTube, em http://www.youtube.com/rtp. Nesta área exclusiva, os utilizadores acedem a conteúdos vídeo dos melhores programas RTP, como Gato Fedorento, Sempre em Pé, 50 anos, 50 notícias, e muitos outros. A RTP é, assim, juntamente com a BBC e a Deutsche Welle, pioneira entre os operadores de referência europeus.
Com a disponibilização de alguns conteúdos de vários canais próprios no YouTube, a RTP expande a sua presença no universo de utilizadores de banda larga da Internet.

Esta audiência acrescida ganha acesso a um leque de conteúdos seleccionados e diversificados da RTP.

O sítio da RTP é o mais acedido dos sítios dos operadores de Rádio e Televisão portugueses.

Através desta colaboração com o YouTube, a RTP prossegue a estratégia de assegurar a distribuição dos seus produtos nas múltiplas plataformas disponíveis, como o Cabo, a IPTV, a Internet e o Mobile.

Este alargamento das fronteiras físicas da distribuição de conteúdos constitui uma extensão natural do serviço público de Televisão e Rádio.