Sydney - Il trimarano ambientalista "Ady Gil", in missione nelle acque dell’Antartico per disturbare le baleniere giapponesi, è stato speronato e sta affondando dopo essersi spezzato in due. I sei membri dell’equipaggio sono stati portati in salvo e sono rimasti illesi. Per l’associazione ambientalista "Sea Shephard" si è trattato di un "attacco non provocato" e la scena - hanno riferito - è stata catturata in un video: "La Shonan Maru 2 ha deliberatamente speronato la nostra imbarcazione". L’avveniristico trimarano nero, in carbonio e kevlar (può raggiungere i 93 chilometri orari), era stato finanziato dall’imprenditore di Hollywood, Ady Gil, per aiutare gli attivisti a ostacolare la caccia alle balene.
Lo scontro Secondo Jeff Hansen, portavoce della Sea Sheperd, lo scontro è avvenuto alle 3 di oggi pomeriggio (ora locale) al largo della Baia di Commonwealth. I filmati dell’azione stabiliranno l’esatta dinamica dell’incidente. La Shonan Maru, l’imbarcazione che protegge le baleniere giapponesi dagli attacchi degli ambientalisti, sostiene che la Ady Gil le ha ripetutamente tagliato la strada, tentando di bloccarne le eliche con corde. Il capitano della Gil, Pete Behune, ha sostenuto invece che la colpa è dei giapponesi, che hanno speronato apposta il trimarano.
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Enemybook is an anti-social utility that disconnects you to the so-called friends around you.
Enemybook remedies the one-sided perspective of Facebook, by allowing you to manage enemies as well as friends. With Enemybook you can add people as Facebook enemies, specify why they are your enemies, notify your enemies, see who lists you as an enemy, and even become friends with the enemies of your enemies.
from Gizmodo di Jesus DiazBonooooooorrrrlllllllll! I know you are a rock star and a defender of the planet and I really like Joshua Tree and Rattle & Hum and even Zooropa, but come on, "reverse Robin Hood"? So wrong. And it gets worse:
"But we know from America's noble effort to stop child pornography, not to mention China's ignoble effort to suppress online dissent, that it's perfectly possible to track content."Amazing. Is he putting the fight to protect children from sexual depredators at the same level of pirates copying music? Or does he wish that we all had an Internet control system comparable to communist China? And this guy fights for human rights and freedom?
At the end, Bono, this is not about reverse Robin Hooding. This is not about the providers stealing from you. This is about two groups of fat cats fighting for money. First, you're rich and your pals at the music industry are rich. Second, those are rich service providers. In the middle, getting sandwiched between your throbbing shameless practices and thick hypocrisy, is the people. I can't speak for the rest of us, but I'm sick of you both.
And while we are talking about Robin Hood, and giving gold schillings from the rich to the poor, let's talk about your tax evasion practices to avoid redistributing your wealth in Ireland. [BBC]
da Engadget di Donald Melanson
Our enthusiasm for this particular walking robot is unfortunately a bit dampened by a lack of video, or any evidence of actual walking, but both of those are promised to be forthcoming, and the bot still has enough going for it to distinguish itself in the meantime. Proudly made in the USA by Futurebots, this so-called ATOM-7x robot is actually powered by not one but two Atom processors (a dual-core Atom 330 and an Atom 230), which themselves power two separate systems running Windows XP and Windows 7. Those, paired with slew of sensors, gyros and accelerometers, promises to give the bot a whole range of humanoid capabilities, including an advanced stereo vision system that its creators say will let it "take on real world problems." Complete details are otherwise still a bit light, but the bot can apparently operate autonomously in addition to being used as a telepresence robot, and it unsurprisingly wasn't cheap or easy to build ("2 mortgages and lots of sweat"). We'll be sure to keep an eye out for any sightings of this one in action.
Posted by SimoneGallina™