Archive for November, 2004

… ouvir.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004


Lila Downs ao vivo dia 1 de Dezembro na sala APOLO (Barcelona).


… redes.

Saturday, November 27th, 2004


Ainda há alguns programas que justificam a existência da “caixinha mágica”.

“REDES” é sem dúvida o melhor programa da televisão espanhola.

Obrigado “REDES”.

… matfong.

Saturday, November 27th, 2004


“Calma que já se faz tarde! Esta é a lei do matfong. Nesta terra de ninguém todos falam e ninguém se chateia. Nas trincheiras do matfong há espaço para quem vive na cultura, está fora dela e luta contra ela. Aqui se travam todas as batalhas e nunca se perde a face. Ninguém quer saber quem és ou de onde vens… apenas ao que vens.”

… fumaça.

Thursday, November 25th, 2004


O artigo publicado no “Tobacco Control” conclui que o tabaco foi causa de morte prematura para aproximadamente 5 milhões de pessoas por todo o mundo no ano 2000.


… Salvador.

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004


ver flash…

No jornal La Vanguardia

… nem com a ajuda do PP.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004


Moratinos acusa o Partido Popular espanhol de apoiar o golpe de estado na Venezuela em 2002… mas povo é soberano.

… o futurismo presente.

Sunday, November 21st, 2004


“On the 14th of March 2002 a one hundred electrode array was surgically implanted into the median nerve fibres of the left arm of Professor Kevin Warwick. The operation was carried out at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, by a medical team headed by the neurosurgeons Amjad Shad and Peter teddy. The procedure, which took a little over two hours, involved inserting a guiding tube into a two inch incision made above the wrist, inserting the microelectrode array into this tube and firing it into the median nerve fibres below the elbow joint.”


“A number of experiments have been carried out using the signals detected by the array, most notably Professor Warwick was able to control an electric wheelchair and an intelligent artificial hand, developed by Dr Peter Kyberd, using this neural interface. In addition to being able to measure the nerve signals transmitted down Professor Wariwck’s left arm, the implant was also able to create artificial sensation by stimluating individual electrodes within the array. This was demonstrated with the aid of Kevin’s wife Irena and a second, less complex implantconnecting to her nervous system.”


“Another important aspect of the work undertaken as part of this project has been to monitor the effects of the implant on Professor Warwick’s hand functions. This was carried out by Allesio Murgia a research student at the department, using the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP) test. By testing hand functionality during the course of the project the difference between the performance indicators before, during and after the implant was present in Kevin’s arm can be used to give a measure of the risks associated with this and future cyborg experiments.”


… hot spots.

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

O coração não ama.


… santanoplastia.

Saturday, November 20th, 2004



Santana Lopes preocupado, consultava um famoso cirurgião plástico para melhorar a sua “imagem pública”.

“… Doutor, faça o que achar melhor…” dizia Santana.

… de pequenino se torce…

Friday, November 19th, 2004


As novas “Pintarolas”…

Os médicos cada vez mais receitam antidepressivos a jovens menores de 18 anos.

As taxas de aumento sao incríveis, entre 2000 e 2002 no Reino Unido houve um aumento de 68%…

“Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc was accused in a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer earlier this year of fraudulently suppressing information about its antidepressant Paxil, which is sold as Seroxat in Europe, that showed the drug was broadly ineffective in youngsters and could increase the risks of suicidal behavior.”

Cada vez mais próximos de um mundo Huxleyano.

… google&science.

Thursday, November 18th, 2004


“Web search leader Google has unveiled Google Scholar, a new search product aimed at helping users search scholarly literature such as technical reports, theses and abstracts.

Google Scholar, at, searches a specific subset of Google’s index and covers a wide swath of fields, from medicine and physics to economics and computer science.

Search algorithms also are specially tailored for the new service…”

… kevin sites.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004


“Kevin Sites is a freelance solo journalist currently on assignment for NBC News in Iraq, but this site is a personal website not affiliated with or funded by NBC News.”

… rgb.

Monday, November 15th, 2004


Não quero ver o mundo a preto e branco… mas nem a cor o torna bonito.

… iranium.

Monday, November 15th, 2004


“Irán ha aceptado en sus negociaciones con la UE una suspensión plena del enriquecimiento de uranio, uno de los materiales clave para la construcción de armas nucleares, informaron hoy en Viena fuentes diplomáticas cercanas al Organismo Internacional de Energía Atómica (OIEA).

Las fuentes consultadas en la capital austríaca añadieron que el OIEA aún no ha recibido ninguna notificación oficial de parte de Teherán y que está a la espera de una carta del Gobierno iraní en la que confirma su decisión.”

… acreditar.

Sunday, November 14th, 2004


“Quiero decirles a ellos y a todo el mundo que ha llegado el momento en que debemos ser serios. Cada uno debe revisar sus posiciones.

Los palestinos y los israelíes, los dos tenemos el derecho a existir y a vivir en paz. Si cada uno está decidido a conseguirlo, podemos hacerlo realidad”

Ahmed Qurei

… segunda parte.

Friday, November 12th, 2004


“Los Angeles. (EFE).- El productor y director Michael Moore anunció que proyecta una segunda parte de su documental “Fahrenheit 9/11”, que critica duramente al presidente de EE.UU., George W. Bush. Una portavoz de la empresa distribuidora de Moore señaló hoy que la segunda parte se llamará “Fahrenheit 9/11 y 1/2″ y se exhibirá antes de las próximas elecciones presidenciales en 2008.”

… fechou os olhos, para sempre.

Thursday, November 11th, 2004


… tuning?!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004


O comportamento “estranho” do blog durante estas últimas 48 horas deve-se a alterações na configuração do servidor Apache com mod_dav.

Maior segurança, melhor servidor…

… BitTorrent???

Sunday, November 7th, 2004


“You have a great product, many customers, and are delivering your product to hordes of happy customers online. Serving large files creates problems of scaling, flash crowds, and reliability. As you grow, they become more central to your business, but your bandwidth costs go up as well. It’s a vicious cycle.”


“There is a solution. BitTorrent is a simple software product which addresses all of these problems.

The key to cheap file distribution is to tap the unutilized upload capacity of your customers. It’s free. Their contribution grows at the same rate as their demand, creating limitless scalability for a fixed cost.”

“Let’s say you want to download a copy of this week’s episode of “Desperate Housewives.” Rather than downloading the actual digital file that contains the show, instead you would download a small file called a “torrent” onto your computer.

When you open that file on your computer, BitTorrent searches for other users that have downloaded the same “torrent.”

BitTorrent’s “file-swarming” software breaks the original digital file into fragments, then those fragments are shared between all of the users that have downloaded the “torrent.” Then the software stitches together those fragments into a single file that a users can view on their PC.”

… BitTorrent.

Sunday, November 7th, 2004


“A file-sharing program called BitTorrent has become a behemoth, devouring more than a third of the Internet’s bandwidth, and Hollywood’s copyright cops are taking notice.

According to British Web analysis firm CacheLogic, BitTorrent accounts for an astounding 35 percent of all the traffic on the Internet — more than all other peer-to-peer programs combined — and dwarfs mainstream traffic like Web pages.

“I don’t think Hollywood is willing to let it slide, but whether they’re able to (stop it) is another matter,” Bram Cohen, the programmer who created BitTorrent, told Reuters.

“It’s a very efficient delivery system for large files, and it’s being used and abused by a hell of a lot of people,” he told Reuters. “We’re studying our options, as we do with all new technologies which are abused by people to engage in theft.”


… cyberway.

Friday, November 5th, 2004


“U.S. and Europe unprepared for cyber attack

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Future widescale terror attacks will be executed by a person sitting behind a computer, not necessarily by a suicide truck bomber or plane hijacker, a United States lawmaker predicted on Thursday.”


… luto mundial.

Thursday, November 4th, 2004


… cambio.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004


“Por primera vez en la historia de Uruguay, la izquierda triunfó en las elecciones nacionales de este domingo, en una jornada de singular clima de celebración y emociones intensas.”


… team ranking.

Monday, November 1st, 2004


… como vamos de equipa.

Monday, November 1st, 2004


… de olhos abertos.

Monday, November 1st, 2004


“Las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos, apasionantes casi hasta el punto de la histeria, apenas si representan los impulsos democráticos más saludables.

Los estadunidenses son alentados a votar, pero no a participar de manera más significativa en la política. Esencialmente las elecciones son un método de marginar a la población. Se organiza una gran campaña de propaganda para concentrarse en esas personalizadas extravagancias cuatrienales y para hacer creer que “esto es política”. Pero no lo es…”


… desaparecer.

Monday, November 1st, 2004


“Sí, Arafat podría morir. El funeral sería la acostumbrada tortura del baño de retórica. Pero la verdad, me temo, es que Arafat murió hace años.”