Archive for October, 2004

… ai billinho.

Sunday, October 31st, 2004


“Microsoft has renewed its attack on Linux, its primary rival in the business software market, with Chief Executive Steve Ballmer telling customers in a letter that the freely available rival operating system is less secure and more costly to maintain…

Linux is open source software, meaning it can be copied and modified freely, making it popular among businesses seeking to lower their information technology (IT) costs…

The fact that Linux has been growing so rapidly over the last five or six years is evidence that there’s a perceived value there…”

By Reed Stevenson


… mobile tech.

Sunday, October 31st, 2004


“Yahoo unveils mobile search

Thu 28 October, 2004 06:21

By Lisa Baertlein

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Internet media company Yahoo has launched its web search service aimed at mobile phone users in the United States, opening a new front in its rivalry with Internet search leader Google.”


… 2?

Thursday, October 28th, 2004


Saudade, ter saudade de alguém…

As pessoas de quem tenho saudades, têm pele, carne, ossos,… mas não é nem da pele, nem da carne, nem dos ossos que tenho saudades. Tenho saudades daquilo que não se toca, que não se vê, que não se ouve… que apenas se vive dentro.

Então porquê ter saudades se vivem dentro e as posso levar onde quer que vá?!

… Portugal e censura.

Thursday, October 28th, 2004


Viva Portugal Profundo!!! Olé tus huevos!!!

“Eram 7h00 quando dois agentes da Polícia Judiciária (PJ) de Leiria, acompanhados por um procurador adjunto do Ministério Público (MP), bateram à porta de António Caldeira, autor do blogue ‘Do Portugal Profundo’. Um caso de “censura” e “tentativa de intimidação”, considera o professor universitário de Alcobaça, que tem divulgado na internet pormenores do processo Casa Pia.” Correio da Manhã

Cada dia estou mais seguro de que Portugal está a deixar de ser a “República das Bananas” para passar a ser um país muito perigoso…


… ?

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004


Porquê a Saudade?

… o futuro que provocamos.

Monday, October 25th, 2004


“LONDON (Reuters) – Britain faces a multi-billion pound flood catastrophe from climate warming unless people have a radical lifestyle change, an energy watchdog says.

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) said on Monday Britain could face damage to two million homes and 200 billion pounds of assets from flooding due to rising sea levels as early as 2050.

“Without a drastic reduction in the UK’s energy consumption, emissions of carbon dioxide – one of the leading contributors to climate change – could have disastrous results for the UK,” EST chief executive Philip Sellwood said.”


… desaparecer.

Monday, October 25th, 2004


“The fixed line phone in your home could soon be an endangered species.

…more than 45 million people in the UK, Germany, US and South Korea now only use a mobile.

…questioned said they had an emotional connection to their fixed phone that drew on its position in the home and the “cosiness” of making a call there.”


… comemorar.

Monday, October 25th, 2004


Zé dos Bois cumpre 10 anos.


… censurar.

Sunday, October 24th, 2004


“Increíble, la Asociación para la Autorregulación de la Comunicación Comercial… ha evitado la emisión de la campaña de televisión de la película Super Size Me… La decisión de las televisiones de España de no emitir la campaña de Super Size Me no tiene precedentes en otros países del mundo, exceptuando Estados Unidos…”

Carlos Martínez


… perigo iminente.

Sunday, October 24th, 2004


“La última presentación de Matt Simmons: “Plan B: What Happens After Peak Oil?” (fichero PDF, 732Kb), efectuada en la Society of Exploration Geologists-TLE Forum el pasado 11 de Octubre.

Sigue en la línea marcada y con su famoso “no hay plan B”. Es para no perdérselo. Las sospechas sobre lo que pasará a finales del año 2005 (ya mismo), son cada vez más sólidas:

Just dealing with planned 4.3 million barrels of oil per day growth in 15-month plus decline of 5% requires 8+ million barrels of oil per day of new energy.

This is equivalent to a new Saudi Arabia.”

ver pdf…

… ainda menos genes.

Friday, October 22nd, 2004


“Humans Have Fewer Genes Than Previously Thought

A more refined analysis of the human genome, or book of life, shows people have fewer genes than previously thought, an international team of scientists said on Wednesday.

Instead of 100,000 genes, the initial estimate, scientists working on the Human Genome Project, a publicly funded collaboration of scientists from 20 institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia, have reduced the number to 20,000-25,000.”

Patricia Reaney


… aquecer.

Friday, October 22nd, 2004


“Global Warming Effects Faster Than Feared – Experts

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Recent storms, droughts and heat waves are probably being caused by global warming, which means the effects of climate change are coming faster than anyone had feared, climate experts said on Thursday.”


… conceptualizar.

Thursday, October 21st, 2004


“Las enfermedades morales están causadas por una educación equivocada, por toda la bazofia con que se llena la cabeza a la gente desde la infancia, en una palabra, por el caos en el que se encuentra la sociedad. Reformemos la sociedad y no habrá enfermedades.”

Ivan Turgueniev (1862)

… desconfiar da realidade.

Thursday, October 21st, 2004


Não confio nos olhos, ouvidos, nariz, língua ou pele. Mentem e enganam, gozam deturpando a realidade… só há uma verdade, a emocional.

… fado.

Monday, October 18th, 2004


Com tantos antidepressivos o que será do nosso Fado?!

… premiar.

Sunday, October 17th, 2004


La escritora Lucía Etxebarría ha ganado la 53 edición del Premio Planeta de Novela por su obra “Un milagro en equilibrio”.

… exemplo.

Sunday, October 17th, 2004


Ministra da Ciência admite financiamento para projecto de produção de hidrogénio nos Açores.

Protocolos entre o Lamtec e o Instituto Superior Técnico, destinados à cooperação e desenvolvimento de estudos e projectos nas áreas das energias renováveis e à produção de hidrogénio.

… crise oil&gas.

Sunday, October 17th, 2004


The 3rd International Meeting on Peak Oil and Gas


… mais PP.

Friday, October 15th, 2004


“Nuevos indicios de los posibles negocios de altos cargos del Partido Popular español…

…si se repasan las 19 listas, ahora sí podrán encontrase los contratos adjudicados, por ejemplo, a las grandes petroleras europeas, entre ellas Repsol-YPF y Cepsa, que no aparecían en las listas de al-Mada y MEMRI. Repsol recibió 12 partidas de petróleo iraquí en sucesivas Fases y desde la primera de ellas; Cepsa cuatro, la primera en la tercera Fase. Ambas compañías serán adjudicatarias hasta la última Fase, la 13, previa a la invasión, lo cual confirma la confianza del gobierno iraquí en el papel que el Estado español podría jugar en una resolución negociada de la crisis,… o igualmente la apuesta hasta el final de éstas empresas respecto a un sistema ya condenado, incluso por el gobierno Aznar. También aparece en las listas publicadas por la CIA Expansión Exterior, la empresa mixta de promoción del comercio exterior español, que recibe desde la primera Fase —aún con el nombre de Sirecox— seis partidas de petróleo.”


… o tamanho diz muito.

Friday, October 15th, 2004


“…por mucho que varíe el tamaño de los testículos entre los hombres, no hay un hombre vivo cuyos testículos (en proporción al peso corporal) sean tan pequeños como los de un gorila o tan grandes como los de un chimpacé… los testículos de un hombre son casi cinco veces más grandes que los del gorila y tres veces más pequeños que los del chimpancé…

Esto es compatible con una especie monógama que muestra un cierto grado de infidelidad femenina.”

Matt Ridley

… relacionar.

Friday, October 15th, 2004

“…bonobos share all kinds of sexual pleasures, including cunnilingus, fellatio, masturbation, massage, bisexuality, incest, body-licking, sex in different positions, group sex, and lots of long, deep, wet, soulful, French kissing.

Like tantric sex practitioners, or just like two people very much in love, copulating bonobos often look deeply into each other’s eyes…

… we seem to forget in the midst of our busy, lonely, fearful, stressed, repressed, polluted, violent lives: Pleasure Eases Pain, Good Sex Defuses Tension, Affection Calms Terror, Love  Lessens Violence, Females Rule, And You Can’t Very Well Fight a War While You’re Having an Orgasm…”

Susan Block, Ph.D.


… coito ou afecto.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004


Ana Botella (mulher do ex presidente de governo espanhol), em directo para uma rádio, afirma que casais homossexuais e casais heterossexuais são coisas diferentes, assim como, o coito a dois é diferente do coito a três. Inacreditável.

… morte.

Monday, October 11th, 2004


“La derecha española ha demostrado en su más reciente congreso una propiedad difícilmente superable. Tres generaciones mantienen los dogmas fundamentalistas que le dieron vida en los años 80: Dios, patria, familia y anticomunismo. Sin grandes modificaciones, un nacional-catolicismo renovado por las exigencias del guión es objeto de veneración y culto. Desde el Opus Dei hasta los Legionarios de Cristo, pasando por las asociaciones pro-vida, es lo único que cabe en el Partido Popular. Aparte del renovado color naranja. Veamos: la incorporación de mujeres no significa gran cosa si éstas cumplen su función asignada como madres, esposas y amantes los viernes y sábados por la noche. Es decir, reproducen los esquemas de la división sexual impuesta por la Iglesia y los patrones de comportamiento señalados en una sociedad machista.”


… casar?!

Monday, October 11th, 2004


Con ironía y profundidad, Parenti reflexiona sobre la campaña feroz en contra del matrimonio entre homosexuales en EE.UU., y disecciona las bondades del matrimonio tradicional que, a pesar de sus discutibles efectos, no ha sido considerado amenazador para la estabilidad de la sociedad.


… net.

Monday, October 11th, 2004






“WEB 2.0 Conference” 5-7 de Outubro.

O Futuro da Net.


… apoiar.

Sunday, October 10th, 2004



Amnistia Internacional com uma nova campanha contra a pena de morte.

Actua e apoia. Visita o site e assina.


… investigar.

Sunday, October 10th, 2004


“NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Previous research has established a moderate relationship between marijuana abuse and depressive disorders. Now researchers report that the association between marijuana use and major depression probably arises from a combination of shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities.”



… chorar.

Sunday, October 10th, 2004


“Shocking revelations by the Basel Action Network (BAN) brought the world’s attention to the environmental injustice of shipping hazardous electronic waste from North America to developing countries for processing under horrendous conditions. Jim Puckett draws on his experiences with BAN to discuss the principles of environmental justice embodied in the Basel Convention and the issues associated with exporting hazardous waste to developing countries for recycling.”

Jim Puckett


… resistir.

Saturday, October 9th, 2004


“The FBI issued an order to Rackspace in the US (Indymedia’s provider with offices in the US and London) to remove physically one of our servers. The order was so short term that Rackspace had to give away our hard drives in the UK.

The reason why the hard drives were taken are unknown.”


… fumar.

Saturday, October 9th, 2004


“…un ciudadano o un residente permanente en Estados Unidos no puede comprar un habano cubano en otros países, ni siquiera aunque piense fumarlo fuera de Estados Unidos. No hará falta que intente entrar el cigarro en el país, el sólo objeto de comprarlo será delito para el ciudadano estadounidense.

Violar estas normas puede llevar a acusaciones penales, incluyendo multas de hasta un millón de dólares para las corporaciones y 250.000 dólares para un particular, y hasta 10 años de prisión, indicó el Departamento. Esa sería la pena para un ciudadano norteamericano que, paseando por Madrid o ciudad de México, parase en un establecimiento de venta de tabaco, comprase un habano cubano y se lo fumase.

Por tanto, cualquier habitante del país de la libertad que quiera fumarse un puro cubano paseando fuera de su país -en su país está prohibida la entrada de ese tabaco- tendrá que pedirle a un amigo que se lo compre porque él lo tiene prohibido.”


… convocar.

Thursday, October 7th, 2004


… micromundos.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


Génio, visionário ou louco…

“… Drexler came up with a mind-boggling idea. He imagined a sea of minuscule robots that could move molecules so quickly and position them so precisely that they could produce almost any substance out of ordinary ingredients in a matter of hours. Start with a black box of so-called molecular assemblers, pour in a supply of cheap chemicals, and out would flow a profusion of gasoline, diamonds, rocket ships, whatever, all built without significant expenditure of capital or labor. In the bloodstream, tiny machines could cure diseases. In the air, they could remove pollutants. Drexler’s vision inspired a generation of chemists, computer scientists, and engineers to focus on science at the nanoscale…”



… nem os moleculares se salvam.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


Também os “impérios” moleculares acabam por cair.

“The ribosome: Proteins are molecular machines and the ribosome is one of (if not the) most important protein molecular machines. The ribosome is the machine which synthesizes proteins. One surprise is that this protein synthesis machine is mainly a large piece of RNA! This probably dates back from the time when RNA dominated the world and proteins were an afterthought.

The RNA-world hypothesis: How did life on Earth evolve? One facinating hypothesis is that the world was dominated by RNA. RNA is a cousin to DNA, but in some ways has properties of both DNA and proteins. Like DNA, RNA can encode genetic material in a way which can easily be replicated and read out. Like proteins, RNA can fold! By folding, it can create interesting molecular machines, which carry out enzyme-like capabilities. These RNA enzymes are called “Ribozymes”. The ribsome, perhaps one of the most important molecular machines, is actually a ribozyme! ”

Folding Fact of the Day,

… esperar.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


Ainda não foi desta vez.

Pode ser de muito mau gosto mas não resisti.

ver vídeo…

… play-back.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


“Sir Elton turned heckler, shouting abuse from the audience as Madonna was nominated as best live act at the Q Magazine Awards ceremony. Then he continued the assault when he collected the Classic Songwrighter award, saying: “Since when has lip-synching been playing live? Anyone who lip-synchs in public when you have paid £75 to see them should be shot.”

Times Online


… desorientar no tempo.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


Goya, La Inquisición

O passado quer ser presente.

… acto falhado.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


“UNITED States defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld was trying desperately to backtrack yesterday, after declaring that he knew of no clear link between the al-Qaeda terror network and Saddam Hussein.

Mr Rumsfeld’s admission to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Monday night came only 24 hours before the US vice-president Dick Cheney was due to go head to head with his Democratic rival, senator John Edwards.

Mr Rumsfeld had at first refused to answer when he was asked to describe the connection between the Iraqi leader and al-Qaeda. But he then added: “To my knowledge, I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two.”

The Scotsman.


… nova literatura.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004


“A new literature is being born . . . It is about seeing the beginning of the end of the Hydrocarbon Era. This website is dedicated to the exploration of this new literature — the philosophy of reality.”

Caryl Johnston


… recodificar.

Monday, October 4th, 2004


Restyle da webpage TheGoldenAura.

… proteger.

Monday, October 4th, 2004


“SAN FRANCISCO — California’s pioneering law aimed at cracking down on spyware — signed this week to curb the software that hides on computers and secretly follows users around the web — is only a partial step toward protecting consumers, critics said on Friday.”


… camuflar?!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004


O exibicionismo mal camuflado…

… questionar.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004


Brussels. 30 September 2004


Javier SOLANA,

EU High Representative for the CFSP, welcomes the Russian Government’s decision to sign the Kyoto Protocol.

Javier SOLANA. European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), today welcomed the announcement by President Putin that the Russian Federation would ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

“I very much welcome today’s announcement. It is a very clear and positive signal of Russian commitment to effective multilateralism. Kyoto has been a prominent issue in EU-Russian relations, and the clarification of the position of the Russian government is evidence of the value of our dialogue. The path is now clear for the entry into force of this important treaty. I encourage others to join the search for effective global responses to global challenges.”


Uma vez ratificado o Protocolo de Kyoto por parte da Rússia, serão já 124 os países subscritores, sendo estes responsáveis por mais de 55% das emissões poluentes, valor mínimo exigido para a sua entrada em vigor.

O que farão os Estados Unidos da América, com os seus 4,4% da população mundial responsáveis de 25% das emissões poluentes?!

“… el hombre del hidrocarburo…”

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004


Mariano Marzo, catedrático de Recursos Energéticos da Universidade de Barcelona, no programa “Los Desayunos de TVE” fala do nosso futuro energético.

A gravação do programa foi feita e está disponível no server de “Crisis Energética”.

download do video

… ouro negro.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004


“Más que el hito histórico de los atentados del 11 de septiembre, han sido la invasión anglosajona de Iraq y su posterior empantanamiento, los factores esenciales que han puesto en marcha la dinámica geopolítica que incide notablemente en la cotización especulativa del oro negro. No se podrían entender los alcances estratégicos del «petróleo geopolítico», que hemos abordado previamente, sin la concomitante participación del «petróleo financiero», de mayor relevancia y envergadura…”

Alfredo Jalife-Rahme

Especialista mexicano em assuntos internacionais.


… ouvir.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004




Rafael Toral USA Tour.

Outubro 1

Tonic, New York (USA)

Space Study 1 with Margarida Garcia

Outubro 5

Berwick Research Institute, Boston (USA)

Space Study 1 and 2

Outubro 9

Lampo, 6Odum, Chicago (USA)

Space Study 1 and 2


… permaculturar.

Friday, October 1st, 2004


“Permaculture is also a world wide network and movement of individuals and groups working in both rich and poor countries on all continents. Largely unsupported by government or business, these people are contributing to a sustainable future by reorganising their life and work around permaculture design principles. In this way they are creating small local changes but ones which are directly and indirectly influencing action in the wider environment, organic agriculture, appropriate technology, communities and other movements for a sustainable world. After 20 years Permaculture may rank as one of Australia’s most significant “intellectual exports”.”