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RT : The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Acea) is fiercely opposing an EU attempt to benchmark a technolo…
february 2019
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RT : This is amazingly powerful. School kids in Germany are blocking parents from driving SUVs to drop off other kids at…
february 2019
Dating Trend: Orbiting Someone is the New Ghosting Someone
She described going on a few “lovely dates” with a guy before he told her he wasn’t interested. She was fine with that, except for one small detail: “He still looks at every single [one of my] Instagram stories to the point where he shows up at the top of the list every time.”...
“He even responds to pictures that I’ll post of my family. And he’ll favorite and respond to my tweets too,” she wrote. Vanessa admits there’s been written correspondence — a tweet reply here, a “haha” comment there — but largely, this man is in her orbit, seemingly keeping tabs on her with with no intention of engaging her in meaningful conversation or, you know, dating her.
orbiting  internet  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
february 2019
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It's a pretty recent rubric I think. The standard work-- Agnotology: the…
february 2019
SFT - Actualités
Journée de formation à l'Université de Nantes le vendredi 26 avril 2019 organisée par Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) pour les traducteurs qui ont l'anglais parmi leurs langues de travail.



Au programme des ateliers (terminologie du monde du vin et présentation de l'outil PerfectIt) et des conférences (post-édition, au revoir Franglais, Hive) en langue anglaise.



Lien vers le programme complet :

https://www.metmeetings.org/en/2019-workshops:1163



N.B.: Tarif préférentiel pour les adhérents SFT, MET n'étant pas référencé auprès de Datadock, la formation n'est pas éligible à une prise en charge par FIF-PL
translation  nantes  education 
february 2019
This Space: On the death of book blogging (nothing unhappy)
My own luck or misfortune has been to discover that I am intellectually not up to exploring the questions that have presented themselves to me, so I am happily stuck with the amateur hobbyism of blogging about extraordinary books like The Imperative to Write and the profoundly irrationalist literary apocalypse of Maurice Blanchot. But then I wonder how much it has to do with intellect than with luck or misfortune.
blogs  literature  writing 
february 2019
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RT : Basically can be summarised as: we won’t obey the law, can’t be trusted in charge of machinery and are unable to co…
february 2019
Opinion | How Silicon Valley Puts the ‘Con’ in Consent - The New York Times
The average person would have to spend 76 working days reading all of the digital privacy policies they agree to in the span of a year. Reading Amazon’s terms and conditions alone out loud takes approximately nine hours.

Why would anyone read the terms of service when they don’t feel as though they have a choice in the first place? It’s not as though a user can call up Mark Zuckerberg and negotiate his or her own privacy policy. The “I agree” button should have long ago been renamed “Meh, whatever.”
attention  internet  privacy  google  facebook  amazon 
february 2019
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Cyclistes : votre positionnement dans la chaussée est clé à l'approche aux intersections. Si vous filez tout droite…
february 2019
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RT : Moi non plus, tu semble vouloir aller à gauche, lui à droite... Dans ce genre de carrefour j'aurais tend…
february 2019
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RT : Scotland look likely to change their National limit to 20mph (a world first) thanks to Safer Streets B…
february 2019
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RT : Agreed.
And let's demand the urgent introduction of technology to prevent people from driving over…
february 2019
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RT : €1.60 c'est cher payé pour un service fortement dégradé.
february 2019
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RT : I propose a compromise:

1. Redefine “United Kingdom” as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

2. Withdraw…
Brexit 
february 2019
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Local authorities are victims too. They can't change policies that would make a d…
february 2019
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RT : Jon Snow of Ch4 does his level-best to present Labour MP Chris Williamson as a crackpot on Venezuela, but in the en…
february 2019
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RT : Alors qui c'est qui dégrade le quartier Izards Trois Cocus ?

Les autosolistes !

Vite, un péage urbain !
february 2019
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RT : The 's Jeremy Hardy obituary noted that he wrote a column for the paper between 1996 and 2001, but neglect…
february 2019
Vélo à Nantes : une frite en couleur pour respecter la distance de sécurité - France 3 Pays de la Loire
Souple et sans danger, la frite permet de rappeler aux automobilistes que la distance latérale pour doubler un vélo est d'un mètre en ville et 1,50 m hors agglomération, des règles pas toujours respectée.
cycling  nantes  road_safety 
february 2019
Unbound: A Crowdfunding Publisher – PUB800
Founded in 2011, Unbound is a traditional publishing house in the sense that it has a small team of editors, designers, a marketing and sales team, and distribution channels (Unbound, 2018). They acquire manuscripts through authors and agents and select the ones that they think will be a good fit thereby maintaining the gatekeeper role. However, once the manuscript has been accepted, they require the author to crowdfund the book towards an amount that will cover the cost for producing the book. Projects can range from (approximately) $6,500 CAD (for an ebook and a trade paperback with a small print run) to more than $16,000 CAD (for a bigger, illustrated, hardcover book) (Hussain, 2018). After the author has hit their target goal, the book gets edited, designed, and put into production. They print enough copies to send to the campaign backers, bookstores, and Amazon orders (Unbound, 2018). The author gets a 50% royalty rate which Unbound can afford to do as it has already covered the production costs.
bookselling  crowdfunding  publishing 
february 2019
Experiments in Publishing: Unbound Crowdfunding - David Charles
In October last year, I started a very exciting experiment with crowdfunding publishers Unbound. We had a target of £10,648, and an initial funding period of 90 days. Sadly for me and the 100+ people who pledged money for my book You Are What You Don’t, earlier this week we acknowleged that, despite raising around £2,400, this experiment should be catalogued under FAILURE.

The purpose of this post is to firstly say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the book, and to everyone at Unbound who believed in the book and helped me throughout the process, particularly Jimmy and Georgia. Thank you!

Secondly, I hope to give you and any authors considering publishing with Unbound an insight into why we’ve gone our separate ways. Behind every lauded success are unheralded failures; behind every failure, important lessons – so let’s laud our failures too!
bookselling  publishing  crowdfunding 
february 2019
The 4 Best Online Print-on-Demand Book Services for Self-Publishers
Getting a book published used to require submitting your work to a publisher and hoping for the best. These days, on-demand book printing (which is a kind of self-publishing or indie publishing) is even easier.

This is called print-on-demand. Thanks to print-on-demand book services, you can now format, order, and print copies of your own book right from the comfort of your home. Not only that, you can sell printed copies of your books directly to readers on demand, meaning you don’t have to print a risky bulk order beforehand.

Nowadays, there are several print-on-demand services that’ll help you make your own book online. Here are the best on-demand book printing services we recommend.
bookselling  printing  amazon 
february 2019
Every Study Ever Conducted on the Impact Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes Has on Businesses - CityLab
But here's the thing about the "studies on possible economic impacts" requested by retailers on Polk Street, or really wherever bike-lane plans emerge—they've been done. And done. And done again. And they all reach a similar conclusion: replacing on-street parking with a bike lane has little to no impact on local business, and in some cases might even increase business. While cyclists tend to spend less per shopping trip than drivers, they also tend to make more trips, pumping more total money into the local economy over time.
cycling  business  urban  transport 
february 2019
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RT : Are you a cycle campaigner?
Are you suggesting that some parking should be lost to allow safe cycling?
Are business…
february 2019
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RT : Impossible évidemment d'imaginer la baisse de vitesse, courtoisie, et res…
february 2019
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Et oui ! Il a été donné trop d’importance à la voiture, et la mobilit…
february 2019
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Largement d'accord avec que l'écart entre cycliste et le bord est fondamentale. Astuce :…
february 2019
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Oui tu a raison mais mes plus grosses peurs ont éte quand on me frole à 10 cm à gauche.…
february 2019
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Je suis au milieu de ce peloton. Notez que je n'ai pas de frite, mais que par instinct je m'écarte un peu plus du b…
february 2019
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I'm reviewing the footage of a incident of which I consider going to the police. So far I found that the diver is…
february 2019
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À noter : la rue est déjà ouverte aux piétons. C'est le type d'idiotisme qui arrive quand les politiques disent oui…
february 2019
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RT : La démande pour l'aménagement séparatiste de toutes les routes départementa…
february 2019
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RT : Même dans les conditions routières actuelles il est 10x plus probable que l…
february 2019
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Tous les propos de ce tweet sont contestables. Il faut toujours distinguer la perception de sécurité et la réalité…
february 2019
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L'évidence pour la sécurité des aménagements séparatistes est faible : le d…
february 2019
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Hi Douglas; so pleased you're interested in this article! The "green" version is available in my…
OA 
february 2019
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Non, le partage de la route c'est peine perdue.

Des aménagements séparés p…
february 2019
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Ah, the bitter of a paywalled article about (the social construction of ignorance) n…
irony  OpenAccess  agnotology 
february 2019
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Opération sensibilisation de conducteurs : respectez la distance de 1m en dépassant le cycliste ! Code de la route…
february 2019
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Lancement des travaux sur la ligne Libourne/Bergerac pour un montant de 83Md € donc 42% seront financés par…
january 2019
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Pretty urgent question: some answers in the study of authoritarianism…
january 2019
Model Metropolis
Looking to understand how real cities worked, Wright came across a 1969 book by Jay Forrester called Urban Dynamics. Forrester was an electrical engineer who had launched a second career as an expert on computer simulation; Urban Dynamics deployed his simulation methodology to offer a controversial theory of how cities grew and declined. Wright used Forrester’s theories to transform the cities he was designing in his level editor from static maps of buildings and roads into vibrant models of a growing metropolis. Eventually, Wright became convinced that his “guinea-pig city” was an entertaining, open-ended video game. Released in 1989, the game became wildly popular, selling millions of copies, winning dozens of awards, and spawning an entire franchise of successors and dozens of imitators. It was called SimCity.
urban  games  politics 
january 2019
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Ou bien, toujours dépasser la voiture stationnée par la distance donnée par le rayon du largeur de…
january 2019
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I suspect it would show little motoring custom, in Camberwell. But given local commercial space has r…
january 2019
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Yep, it's those planning decisions to build ikea, lidl etc, each with its own car "park," which dr…
january 2019
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Handy new summary of evidence on the distraction effects of phones in cars

"This policy…
january 2019
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We were often confronted by local shopkeepers who believed like you, that the parking in front of…
january 2019
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My latest column examines some of the background and context to 'Bloody Friday' in Glasgow 31st January 1919 exactl…
january 2019
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So you don't know, and you don't want to know? Inviting motorists sets up a vicious circle: the no…
january 2019
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But how do you know? Get data: get out on the shopping street of interest, & ask people where they…
january 2019
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RT : Si les automobilistes parviennent à laisser la voiture au garage quand il y a de la neige, aucune raison qu'ils ne…
january 2019
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Do you know your alphabet history? See the evolution here:
january 2019
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RT : one big downside of learning about agroecology and permaculture: basically you just installed a new feature in your…
january 2019
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What is "shop"? Our experience in Hackney was that motorists were generally in the minority on loc…
january 2019
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Part of this proceeds from a willingness of most so-called urbanists to look the other way in rising car ownership…
january 2019
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They help to bed down the normalcy of owning a car in a high residential density area, and the natural result is th…
january 2019
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The challenge is planners don't know how to protect the existing shopping infra which developed naturally based on…
january 2019
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Well yeah. After all, cyclists kill about 1800 people a year, so... [checks notes]... oh, sorry, that’s…
january 2019
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RT : Frankly pathetic how and shout down here. I agree with Ross that "we need…
january 2019
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There are links to evidence on reducing child road casualties in the NICE public health guidance…
january 2019
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Ouf! Le conducteur de 4x4 clairement fautif en ne freinant pas momentanément. Mais quand-même, le cyclis…
january 2019
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We took our 360 degree camera out for a spin on Alexanderplein in Amsterdam. Experience for yourself what a traffic…
january 2019
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Thanks for highlighting 's "form". Glancing down their time-line sugg…
january 2019
US nuclear weapons: first low-yield warheads roll off the production line | World news | The Guardian
The new weapon, the W76-2, is a modification of the existing Trident warhead. Stephen Young, a senior Washington representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists, said its yield had most likely been cut by taking away one stage from the original two-stage, W76 thermonuclear device.

“As best we can tell, the only requirement is to replace the existing secondary, or second stage, with a dummy version, which is what they do every time they test fly a missile,” Young said, adding that the amount of tritium, a hydrogen isotope, may also be adjusted. The result would be to reduce its explosive power from 100 kilotons of TNT, to about five – approximately a third of the force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

The Trump administration has argued the development of a low-yield weapon would make nuclear war less likely, by giving the US a more flexible deterrent.
nukes  us 
january 2019
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Totally agree. Reducing speeds in urban conditions may paradoxically reduce journey times because traf…
january 2019
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Absolutely. Google engineer working on AVs “We love talking about the trolley problem… but the answer…
january 2019
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RT : Car dependency is the opposite of freedom. It takes away our choices & leaves us trapped — & I don’t just mean trap…
january 2019
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RT : Je fais 18'000km par an...en vélo. Et j'ADORE le 80km/h. Car je me sens (un tout petit peu) plus en séc…
january 2019
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Thread: pourquoi le cycliste serait sur la chaussée, même s'il aura une piste cyclable à côté.
separatistcritique 
january 2019
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Don't spend too much time on that hash tag
january 2019
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RT : My latest: 30 respected writers, historians and intellectuals have warned of the 'populist' threat about to tear ap…
january 2019
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IIRC congestion charging didn't have a huge effect on cycling because driving into London…
january 2019
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There was also a big uptick in cycling after the 7 July 2005 bombings: three bombs on the tube, and o…
january 2019
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