Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Global Google Law Search Engine

We are pretty much the only ones googling blazing saddles 
... Let alone watching it 😎 
A Rare royal republican walk at noon reported 
inside all levels  of the QVB today  - ‎courtesy of Lüneburger German Bakery :-)

Between 1975 and 1978, one of the more unusual transformations in the history of rock and roll music took place. Bruce Springsteen, a successful and hugely popular singer and guitarist, changed the way his music sounded. The reasons why reveal a fascinating focal point where leftist politics, depression, Catholicism, and American fiction collide. Springsteen, who recently released a biography called Born to Run, is a liberal elitist and social justice warrior who is worshiped by the Left as a savior. How he got to be that, and how American literature and his battle with depression influenced him, are much more fascinating than a simplistic political reading of the man born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1949 The transformation of Bruce Springsteen 

Story image for tax gold from Economic Times (blog)GST on gold an attack on shadow economy

Google with MEdia Dragon on top of the list of Fifty Most Valuable Brands ;-) 

24/7 Wall St: “Google is the most valuable brand in the world, with a value of $245.6 billion, based on BrandZ’s annual listing of the most valuable brands in the world, according to a report published today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Technology companies dominated the top of the ranking, with four in the top five. Apple was second at $234.7 billion in brand value, followed by Microsoft ($139.3 billion). Facebook was ranked fifth with a value of $129.8 billion.Amazon, which went public 20 years ago, ascended three ranks to the No. 4 spot. The retailer has a brand value of $139 billion.”

Global-Regulation Inc. Vision: To make all of the world’s 

laws accessible to users in a way that’s as easy as a Google 

search. The Global Law Search Engine – Search 1,610,446 

laws from 90 countries, in English. Find, compare and 

analyse more than 825,000 laws translated into English from 

26 languages. If our database was a book it would be 

approximately 7.67 million pages (2,108,193,898 words).”

Google Cultural Institute – Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends.

Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure, Google: “Thefollowing data [72 page report/PDF] summarize key highlights of our environmental initiatives discussed in our environmental report published in December 2016. They provide a snapshot of our performance and together demonstrate how we’re strengthening our business by reducing the environmental impact of our operations and working to empower people everywhere to live more sustainably

State senator sacked by broadband biz Frontier after voting in favor of broadband competitionPro tip: Frontier is West Virginia's largest broadband ISP

How Recognizing People’s Faces Works In The Brain

“As far as your neurons are concerned, a face is a sum of separate parts, as opposed to a single structure.”

New database shows how prosecutors handled corporate crimes. Some corporations were never prosecuted.

Google Environment: “There are 1.3 million miles of natural gas distribution pipelines in the U.S. These pipelines exist pretty much everywhere that people do, and when they leak, the escaping methane — the main ingredient in natural gas — is a potent greenhouse gas, with 84 times the short-term warming effect of carbon dioxide. These leaks can be time-consuming to identify and measure using existing technologies. Utilities are required by law to quickly fix any leaks that are deemed a safety threat, but thousands of others can — and often do — go on leaking for months or years. To help gas utilities, regulators, and others understand the scale of the challenge and help prioritize the most cost-effective solutions, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) worked with Joe von Fischer, a scientist at Colorado State University, to develop technology to detect and measure methane concentrations from a moving vehicle. Initial tests were promising, and EDF decided to expand the effort to more locations. That’s when the organization reached out to Google. The project needed to scale, and we had the infrastructure to make it happen: computing power, secure data storage, and, most important, a fleet of Street View cars. These vehicles, equipped with high-precision GPS, were already driving around pretty much everywhere, capturing 360-degree photos for Google Maps; maybe they could measure methane while they were at it. The hypothesis, says Karin Tuxen-Bettman of Google Earth Outreach, was that “we had the potential to turn our Street View fleet into an environmental sensing platform. Street View cars make at least 2 trips around a given area in order to capture good air quality data. An intake tube on the front bumper collects air samples, which are then processed by a methane analyzer2 in the trunk. Finally, the data is sent to the Google Cloud for analysis and integration into a map showing the size and location of methane leaks. Since the trial began in 2012, EDF has built methane maps for 11 cities and found more than 5,500 leaks. The results range from one leak for every mile driven (sorry, Bostonians) to one every 200 miles (congrats, Indianapolis, for replacing all those corrosive steel and iron pipes with plastic)…”
  • Absolute power corrupts absolutely. John Dalberg-Acton, 1887,[1][13]
  • Accidents will happen (in the best-regulated families).[1]
  • Actions speak louder than words.[1][8]
  • Adversity makes strange bedfellows[1]
  • All good things come to he who waits[1]
  • All good things must come to an end,[1][8]
  • All is grist that comes to the mill[1]
  • All roads lead to Rome,[1][8]
  • All that glitters is not gold,[1][8]
  • All the world loves a lover[1]
  • All things come to those who wait[1]
  • All things must pass[1]
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,[1][8]
  • All you need is love[1]
  • All is fair in love and war[1]
  • All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds[1]
  • All is well that ends well[1]
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away[1]
  • An army marches on its stomach. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821), Emperor of France[14]
  • An Englishman's home is his castle/A man's home is his castle[1]
  • Another day, another dollar.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure[1]
  • Any port in a storm,[1][8]
  • Any publicity is good publicity[1]
  • April showers bring forth May flowers,[1][8]
  • As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it[1]
  • As you sow so shall you reap[1]
  • Ask a silly question and you will get a silly answer[1]
  • Ask my companion if I be a thief[8]
  • Ask no questions and hear no lies[1]
  • Attack is the best form of defense[1]