The Few, the Proud, the Totally Chill: LIFE With Old-School Beach Bums | ©TIME

In February 1950, LIFE published a feature on what the magazine called “the gold-bricking existence” of ski bums at Sun Valley, Idaho. Eight months later, in its August 28 issue, LIFE published a follow-up piece with the wonderful title, “LIFE Revisits the Ski Bums (and Finds That They Are Now Beach Bums).”

Source: The Few, the Proud, the Totally Chill: LIFE With Old-School Beach Bums | TIME

Innov’Up at La Poste (French mail company), by Aude Le Carpentier

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Aude La posteAude Le Carpentier is in charge of Innov’Up Creativity, in the Service-Mail-Parcel sector of La Poste. She’s a 27 year-old manager of a team of 15 creative people, helping business teams to develop innovative services. She kindly accepted to answer our questions on the story of Innov’Up.

1) Nicolas Bry: What is ‘the reason why’ for Innov up Creativity? Where does it come from?

Aude Le Carpentier: Innov’Up Creativity, as known today, had been rebuilt from scratch a year ago. We hired a new team and started innovating. Innov’up Creativity is aimed at helping La Poste be part of the future.

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We work on new products, services or processes.

2) NB: What is the value proposition for your customers? Who are they? What are the deliverables?

ALC: Our customers can be either internal or external. We support them from the ideas generation to their implementation on the market with agility…

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Has convenience turned you into a monster? | ©The Guardian

To get to the airport, I’m probably going to take an Uber, partly because I just moved to New York and still feel like a fool trying to wave down a cab, but mostly because calling an Uber is really, truly, ridiculously easy to do.Welcome to the new economy, where convenience is king. It’s no wonder these kinds of services are popular – they give us just what we need, when we need them. They make fast lives possible. But is convenience turning us into monsters?Trading ethics for comfort is par for the course in AmericaA high minimum wage, guaranteed medical leave for workers, and paid overtime are all issues young progressives have taken vocal positions on. But in an environment shaped by on-demand apps, workers are considered independent contractors or free agents, and job protections are eliminated. It’s a system that heavily favors the corporation over the laborer.

Source: Has convenience turned you into a monster? | John Paul Brammer | Opinion | The Guardian

Occupations of persons from Panama Papers

Finn Årup Nielsen's blog

Can we get an overview of the occupations of the persons associated with the Panama Papers? Well … that might be difficult, but we can get a biased plot by using the listing in Wikidata, where persons associated with the Panama Papers seems to be tagged and where their occupation(s) is listed. It produces the plot below.

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It is fairly straightforward to construct such a bubble chart given the new plotting capabilities in the Wikidata Query Service. Dutch Wikipedian Gerard Meijssen seems to have been the one who has entered the information in Wikidata linking Panama Papers to persons via the ‘significant event‘ property. How complete he yet has managed to do this I do not know. Our Danish Wikipedian Ole Palnatoke Andersen set up a page on the Danish Wikipedia at Diskussion:Panama-papirerne/Wikidata tabulating with the nice Listeria tool of Magnus Manske. Modifying Ole’s…

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Coming Soon: New .Blog Domains for Websites

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WordPress.com News

For more than a decade, the word “blog” has been synonymous with “your home on the web.” And since 2005, WordPress.com has been proud to help you create a unique space that is all yours.

Now we’re excited to announce a brand new way to create a unique identity for your website: .blog, a top-level domain extension that will let you create a customized name and web address for your site.

A name that’s all yours

Just like .com before it, .blog is clear and accessible, and it creates millions of fresh, new options for naming your blog. It’s the perfect place to build your home on the web.

The .blog domains are coming this year — sign up here to get notified when they become available. We’ll be offering them to all websites — you won’t need to have a WordPress or WordPress.com site to purchase one.

Why .blog?

For years, .com was the…

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Animated Gifs using one of my Excel Spreadsheets – extended

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Devan Matthews Mathematical Excel Art

Just an extension of my previous post, same spreadsheet, different parameters. Enjoy! output_in8Ttvoutput_cTGm1z

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Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity — Quartz

On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were supplying about 55 GW of the 63 GW being consumed, or 87%. Power prices actually went negative for several hours, meaning commercial customers were being paid to consume electricity.

Source: Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity — Quartz

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