The meeting will start after 9am today and will end with an early dinner, to give a chance to all team members to vote. It will be an interesting day, today. First figures will come after 7pm EST. Good luck, US.
I don’t know a lot about Thailand. Well, actually I know pretty much nothing about Thailand. Zero, nada, and I have never visited the country, sadly. But I was fascinated this morning by all stories on Twitter about the death of the King of Thailand and the reaction of the crowd. Well, fascinated is not the right word, I recognize it. It was a mix of respect, curiosity, fascination for something that I don’t understand (and will never understand). The story became even more interesting to me when I saw this:
Thailand media has gone monochrome after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej led to all television stations being ordered to show only black and white footage of the royal for the next month. The move mean ordinary Thais cannot access independent news through their televisions. Newspapers in the South East Asian country are continuing to publish their own material but have also gone black and white.
Not sure how to define this. Is it lack of freedom, as suggested by my very first reaction for something seen with my western eyes? Isn’t just anachronistic? Or is something different? For how long Thais will watch news in black and white? What happens to Twitter, Instagram and other social media?
I don’t have the answers, of course. I just found this being an incredible story and I wonder why European media, too busy these days with Brexit and migrant threats, are not paying enough attention to it. Well, I know the answer, here. We are Europeans, after all. And we are used to pay attention to our own backyard. All the rest is far and exotic. Sometime, monochrome.
Trying to list all restaurants in London supporting the #amatriciana aid campaign for survivors of Amatrice and the other small villages of Centre Italy decimated by the Wednesday 6.2 magnitude quake that’s killed at least 280 people to date.
Here is what I’ve found so far.
— Lina Stores (@linastores) August 26, 2016
Hi guys in support of the victims of the earthquake in Italy me and my 700 chefs at… https://t.co/hX0BaX4ma2
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) August 25, 2016
For every coffee you buy we'll donate 10p to the Italian Red Cross to help those affected by the earthquake in Italy pic.twitter.com/EhzngE66UD
— Carluccio's (@Carluccios) August 26, 2016
— Firezza Pizza (@firezzapizza) August 26, 2016
— Il Cudega (@ilcudega) August 26, 2016
— Vinarius London (@VinariusLondon) August 26, 2016
It’s not my country and definitely not my decision. But I live here. So, results might have relevant impact on my future. No comments: just a few numbers from a today live Q&A with Treasury. The full Treasury’s report is here.
Treasury: impact of Brexit over 2yrs (compared w/ baseline)
Real wages: -2.8%
House prices: -10%
— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) May 23, 2016
Treasury warns unemployment cld rise by 820k over 2yrs, wages wld be hit by 4%, house prices by 18% if UK leaves EU, in short-term analysis
— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) May 23, 2016
To be clear – Treasury “18% house price impact” is compared to remain scenario – not absolute fall. Blog explains https://t.co/LBbLl5InKx
— Kamal Ahmed (@bbckamal) May 20, 2016
A few days ago I shared a great article from The Economic Times, Cloud Wars Explained – Why nobody can catch up with Amazon. A new post from CBR – Computer Business Review – announces a second episode of the Cloud Wars (Google’s reaction to the first episode) and introduces a new element: Edge Computing (and Edge Data Centers).
Speaking to CBR on Google’s potential move, Steven Carlini, Sr director data centre solutions marketing at Schneider Electric explained that (…) mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support user demand, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing places data acquisition, control functions, storage of high bandwidth content and applications closer to the end-user.
Today marks 40 years since the release of the Sex Pistols’ debut single, Anarchy in the UK. To mark the anniversary of the movement, various London institutions are announcing punk programmes for 2016 under the header Punk London (#PunkLondon). Specifically, UK Government, the Mayor of London and the National Lottery are sponsoring and funding the initiative, to celebrate the anniversary.
40 years on, and some of the coolest cultural organisations and businesses in London have come together to celebrate punk in all its ragged glory
So, 40 years on, Punk becomes mainstream and is supported and funded by the same institutions it fought against – in addition to the coolest cultural organizations and businesses in London (coolest businesses?).
Oh. Just discovered that we’re not the only running pilots.
Just reserved 2 tickets for the America’s Cup challenge which will return to the UK this summer. With my usual luck, the Italian team (Luna Rossa) pulled out of the race few days ago for a mess with Oracle and some of the other teams. Now I have 2 tickets and no team to support. Should I go with the Swiss? The British? Well. I think I will still go for the Italians…
“In sports, as in life, one cannot always go for compromise after compromise after compromise”
Team principal Patrizio Bertelli said. He added: painful decisions sometimes had to be made.
Yes. I will still go for the Italians. Definitely.