Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi: A 360 Scientific Expedition (by AMNH.org)

Encontré en Vimeo un interesante vídeo del AMNH (American Museum of National History) sobre los fósiles encontrados en el desierto de Gobi...

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi: A 360 Scientific Expedition

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi: A 360 Scientific Expedition from AMNH on Vimeo.

Join a 1920s paleontology expedition to the Gobi Desert with Roy Chapman Andrews, then visit modern-day museum collections with paleontologist Mike Novacek to discover how these finds are studied today.

This 360 video is part of Shelf Life’s second season, exploring fantastic stories from far-away places where some of the American Museum of Natural History’s 33 million specimens and artifacts were discovered. The series links those collection items and epic adventures of the past with current scientific inquiry. Visit our series website for more info:

For this film, our producers unearthed, scanned, and transferred thousands of archival elements to build a virtual Gobi Desert, layering material into a 360 canvas. Those black and white images were integrated with matte painting, 360 environment creation, and live-action shoots to produce a captivating look at one of the most important expeditions in the Museum’s history.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Diferenciar RPO de RTO - restauración en caso de desastres

Cuando hablamos de asegurar la disponibilidad o availability de un servicio, siempre hablamos de cuáles son las redundancias, cuál es el plan recuperación de desastres (Disaster Recovery Plan), y aparecen un par de conceptos que a veces se confunden: RPO y RTO. Hoy vamos a tratar de explicar su significado...

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre RPO y RTO?

Según el artículo de Understanding RPO and RTO:

RPO: Recovery Point Objective

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) describes the interval of time that might pass during a disruption before the quantity of data lost during that period exceeds the Business Continuity Plan’s maximum allowable threshold or “tolerance.”

Example: If the last available good copy of data upon an outage is from 18 hours ago, and the RPO for this business is 20 hours then we are still within the parameters of the Business Continuity Plan’s RPO. In other words it the answers the question – “Up to what point in time could the Business Process’s recovery proceed tolerably given the volume of data lost during that interval?”

RTO: Recovery Time Objective

The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the duration of time and a service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in continuity. In other words, the RTO is the answer to the question: “How much time did it take to recover after notification of business process disruption?“

RPO designates the variable amount of data that will be lost or will have to be re-entered during network downtime. RTO designates the amount of “real time” that can pass before the disruption begins to seriously and unacceptably impede the flow of normal business operations.

Según Wikipedia el Tiempo objetivo de recuperación o RTO es el tiempo definido dentro del nivel de servicio en el que un proceso de negocio debe ser recuperado después de un desastre o pérdida para así evitar consecuencias debido a la ruptura de continuidad de servicio. Puede incluir el tiempo requerido para resolver el problema sin la recuperación, la recuperación en si misma, pruebas y la comunicación con los usuarios.

Mientras que en Wikipedia también podemos encontrar la definición para Recovery Point objective or RPO is defined by business continuity planning. It is the maximum targeted period in which data might be lost from an IT service due to a major incident. The RPO gives systems designers a limit to work to. For instance, if the RPO is set to four hours, then in practice, off-site mirrored backups must be continuously maintained – a daily off-site backup on tape will not suffice. Care must be taken to avoid two common mistakes around the use and definition of RPO. Firstly, business continuity staff use business impact analysis to determine RPO for each service – RPO is not determined by the existent backup regime. Secondly, when any level of preparation of off-site data is required, rather than at the time the backups are offsited, the period during which data is lost very often starts near the time of the beginning of the work to prepare backups which are eventually offsited.

Para acabar, os dejo con una imagen que a veces vale más que mil palabras:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Singularity (by Visual Suspect)

El post de hoy es un vídeo titulado Singularity (by Visual Suspect) que trata de mentalizarnos sobre la era que nos ha tocado vivir sobre la singularidad tecnológica...

Singularity (by Visual Suspect)

During the era of technological singularity, machine learning algorithms will seek to learn from our data with exponential speed.

A short experimental film and attempt to visualise the POV of a future artificial intelligence agent and its prime encounter with our world, its linear experience and the rapid absorption of all available information.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

TED: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs (by Martin Ford)

Vía el TED How we'll earn money in a future without jobs (by TED.com) os muestro a continuación la charla TED de este sábado.

How we'll earn money in a future without jobs (by Martin Ford at TED2017)

Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming -- and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? In a straightforward talk about a controversial idea, futurist Martin Ford makes the case for separating income from traditional work and instituting a universal basic income.

Martin Ford (futurist) imagines what the accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence may mean for the economy, job market and society of the future.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Everybody Hurts (by REM)

Este viernes os traigo una de las canciones más conocidas del grupo REM: Everybody Hurts

R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Official Music Video)

"Everybody Hurts" from R.E.M.’s best-selling 1992 album, Automatic for the People.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Top 40 Aeropuertos del mundo por número de pasajeros (by Airports Council International)

El post de hoy trata de dar a conocer cuáles son los aeropuertos del mundo con mayor tráfico de pasajeros durante un año, en concreto del año del 2016 (ver artículo List of busiest airports by passenger traffic by Wikipedia).

Así pues el Top o ranking de los 40 aeropuertos más importantes del mundo por volumen de pasajeros durante el año 2016 es el siguiente:

TOP 40 Aeropuertos del mundo por número de pasajeros (by Airports Council International)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Top 10 Áreas clave en las que invertir en Retail (by PWC - Foot Analytics)

Vía el informe 10 retailer investments for an uncertain future - Total retail 2017 (by PWC) os muestro a continuación algunas de las interesantes conclusiones del estudio sobre el futuro incierto de las compras/ventas en el comercio a usuario final.

Channel used to generate sales (by PWC)

Building the future: 10 investments areas for retailers

10 áreas clave en las que invertir en Retail (by PWC - Foot Analytics):

  1. Webs móviles, no en apps
  2. Talento para lo físico y lo digital
  3. En el análisis de datos, no solo en recopilarlos
  4. Plataformas más seguras
  5. Showrooming
  6. Historias y huir de la publicidad tradicional
  7. La estrategia de Amazon.com
  8. Consumidores que ya son fieles
  9. La autenticidad de los productis de marca
  10. Productis relacionados con la salud

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Artificial Intelligence by 2018 (by ITU)

A continuación una interesante infografía que predice cómo estaremos a finales de este año 2018 en cuanto a AI o Inteligencia Artificial tanto en los negocios, como en casa, como en el lugar de trabajo, como en el área de salud.

Artificial Intelligence by 2018 (by ITU)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Top 20 Juegos de cónsola más vendidos del mundo

Vía el artículo All-time best-selling console games based on global unit sales as of February 2017 (in million units) os muestro a continuación el ranking de los principales 20 juegos de cónsola más vendidos del mundo.

All-time best-selling console games based on global unit sales as of February 2017 (in million units)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

6 principales tendencias en la tecnología para el año 2018 (by DXC.com)

Vía la publicación de 6 Technology trends for 2018: Innovation focused on your digital journey (by DXC.com), os muestro a continuación una interesante infografía con las 6 principales tendencias en la tecnología para el año 2018 (by DXC.com)

Monsoon IV (by Mike Olbinski)

En el post de hoy os muestro un espectacular vídeo titulado Monsoon IV de un tal Mike Olbinski

Monsoon IV (4K) by Mike Olbinski

Blu-Ray discs available here: mikeolbinski.com/shop/
Music by Peter Nanasi, find his work here: peternanasi.bandcamp.com/
Follow me: twitter.com/mikeolbinski /facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography / instagram.com/mikeolbinski
Early on this summer when I found myself down by Santa Rosa, AZ watching a gorgeous hail core fall on the stunning desert landscape, and then later that day staring at a haboob with a stacked shelf cloud above it near the border of Mexico, I had a feeling it would be a unique monsoon. It's funny how every year is different. That's the beauty of chasing the summer storm season out here in the desert southwest. You never know what's going to happen or what you might see.
This year I ventured far and wide. Phoenix never saw a good dust storm all summer, but I still was able to capture a few good ones in southwest portions of the state. The cover photo for this film was halfway to Yuma standing in the middle of Interstate 8 watching an ominous wall of dust roll down the highway towards me with lightning flashing behind it. It was an incredible moment.
One bonus this summer was a few successful chases up at the Grand Canyon. Finally. A couple of gorgeous sunsets, rain dumping into the Canyon, lightning at night, Milky Way...it all worked out and I'm stoked for the footage I captured there that made it into this film. I also ventured over into New Mexico twice to chase some wonderful, plains-like structure to end the monsoon this year.
All told I covered about 13,000 miles and chased as far west as Desert Center, CA, as far east as Wilna, NM and as far north as Tonelea, AZ. And two great storms down in Organ Pipe National Monument, which is only about 10 miles from Mexico.
I loved what I saw this year. It felt so unique. I found myself submerged in cacti and desert flora a few times with stunning light and structure. Explored places in New Mexico I hadn't seen before. Smiled at the gasps of amazement from the crowds at the Canyon when a lightning bolt would strike. Finally discovered that the Santa Rosa area is a hotbed for supercell activity. And while it didn't make it on time-lapse, I captured a brief tornado over downtown Phoenix!
So...the film. So much effort and energy went into it. I shot over 110,000 frames of time-lapse and likely only half of it ended up in the final cut. The editing has taken me weeks and even right up until Monday evening I was still fixing and tweaking. The music is all custom, thanks to the amazing work of Peter Nanasi. PLEASE check out his website and buy his albums! I love how we work together to develop a track that seems to fit exactly with the clips I capture. I am so incredibly blessed that his work crossed my path.
A quick thank-you to the workshop guests I had this summer. You guys were amazing troopers, staying out to all hours and being around for some awesome storms. In fact, I am not sure that I would have even been on the shelf cloud in the final scene of this film if it hadn't been for my workshop. Thank you, thank you!
As always though, what made it fun was sharing a lot of it with my kiddos. They made the trip up to the Grand Canyon with me once and it was such a blast of an experience. Asher joined me in New Mexico one day, just he and I, and I got to see his face light up when he captured his first ever lightning strike on video on his little iPad.
To my wife Jina...we've come a long, long way since we started this storm chasing journey years ago. It's not been easy all the time, especially with me being on the road so much between April and October these days. But we've slowly figured things out and I'm unbelievably grateful to you for your support and belief in what we're doing together.
To everyone else...thank you for your continued support of my work. I am constantly blown-away at the kindness that you show to me.
And now...I hope you enjoy this film.
Technical Details:
I used two Canon 5DSR’s along with a Canon 11-24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Sigma Art 50mm. Manfrotto tripods. The final product was edited in Lightroom with LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

TED: A summer school kids actually want to attend (by Karim Abouelnaga)

Hoy sábado os traigo una nueva charla TED. Esta vez la charla realizada por Karim Abouelnaga que lleva por título A summer school kids actually want to attend

A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga

In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This "summer slump" affects kids from low-income neighborhoods most, setting them back almost three months. TED Fellow Karim Abouelnaga has a plan to reverse this learning loss. Learn how he's helping kids improve their chances for a brighter future.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Brown Sugar - live in La Havana (by The Rolling Stones)

Para este viernes os traigo una versión en concierto de la canción Brown Sugar de los The Rolling Stones en un concierto en La Havana (Cuba)

The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (Havana Moon)

Good Friday - 25 March 2016 - is a date that will go down in both Cuban and Rock ‘n’ Roll history. The Rolling Stones became the first rock band to play a massive free outdoor concert to hundreds of thousands in Havana. This historic concert was captured by award winning film director Paul Dugdale and the result is: HAVANA MOON’ - The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Effie - olvídate de planchar

Vía la revista catalana Esguard os muestro a continuación un revolucionario invento para que no tengamos que seguir planchando.... se trata de Effie, una especie de armario inventado por dos emprendedores británicos, en el que puedes colgar hasta 12 prendas y en tan sólo 3 minutos estarán planchadas y listas para vestir.

La futura plancha Effie consigue secar la ropa, plancharla y ahorrar tiempo

El funcionamiento de Effie permite poner colgadas hasta 12 prendas de ropa en sus perchas, apretar el botón de Start de Effie, y después de 3 minutos retirar las prendas ya planchadas.

Las características de Effie permiten 3 modos de uso:

  • Iron - plancha
  • Steam - vapor
  • Dry - secado

Effie permite 12 prendas como:

  • shirts - camisas
  • t-shirts - camisetas
  • trousers - pantalones
  • skirts -faldas
  • bedding - ropa de cama
  • tops 

El armario-plancha Effie acepta los siguientes tipos de tejidos:
 Effie no requiere ningún tipo de instalación, y sus medidas son 80 x 25 x128 cm permite almacenarlo en cualquier esquina de la casa.

Las perchas para Effie son especiales para que no tengan ningún tipo de daño

Algunas de las características de Effie son la app que permite ver el progreso y te avisa en el momento en que finalice la plancha o requiera de alguna otra acción

Los emprendedores que llevan a cabo el proyecto de Effie son Rohan y Trevor, que como muchos de nosotros pensaban que "ironing sucks" y que se trata de una pérdida de tiempo.

Para finalizar con el post sobre este posible invento que revolucionará nuestras casas, os dejo con un vídeo promocional demo que genera espectación de cuando llegue la plancha Effie:
Never Iron Again - effie

Lanzamiento del nuevo Sony Aibo en Japón

Hoy se lanza al mercado japonés el nuevo Aibo de Sony, el robot doméstico en forma de perro que te hace compañía y tiene otras funcionalidades...

New story with aibo (by Aibo - Japan)

Hasta entonces los gadgets Aibo de Sony eran los siguientes:

Los modelos en el mercado son Aibo ERS 110, ERS 210, ERS MACRON, ERS 7:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Top 10 países por tiempo de descarga media película HD (by cable.co.uk)

Vía el artículo Buffering: U.S. Still Lags Behind In Download Speed (by Statista.com) os muestro a continuación un interesante ranking con los países con mejor descarga de Internet del mundo. Para ello el valor de referencia fue la descarga de una película en HD alta definición que ocupaba 7,5 GB.

Top 10 países por tiempo de descarga media película HD (by cable.co.uk)

Top 10 countries by average time download an HD movie (7.5GB) in 2017
Source: cable.co.uk

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Mis 10 votaciones para el NBA All Star 2018

El fin de semana del 16 al 18 de Febrero se disputará el NBA All Star 2018 en la ciudad de Los Angeles (California - USA).

Hasta el próximo 15 de Enero hay tiempo para que los aficionados votemos a los mejores 10 jugadores, 5 por cada conferencia, para poder verlos jugar juntos en la fiesta del baloncesto de la NBA.

A continuación os muestro los 10 jugadores que he seleccionado:

Después de hacer la selección echo de menos a algunos jugadores como: Joel Embiid, Russell Westbrook, Dwayne Wade, Jason Tatun, Smart, Isaiah Thomas, Green, Kawai Leonard, ....

TOP 25 Most Expensive food in Europe (by Eurostat)

Hoy os quiero mostrar un interesante ranking de los 25 países europeos dónde es más cara la comida, y por tanto dónde te saldría más caro salir a cenar.

TOP 25 Most Expensive food in Europe (by Eurostat)
Ranking 25 países donde es más caro cenar en Europa

  1. Switzerland - 172
  2. Norway - 160
  3. Denmark - 145
  4. Iceland - 130
  5. Sweden - 124
  6. Austria - 120
  7. Ireland - 120
  8. Finland - 119
  9. Luxemburg - 117
  10. UK - 111
  11. Italy - 109
  12. France - 109
  13. Belgium - 108
  14. Cyprus - 107
  15. Malta - 104
  16. Germany - 103
  17. Greece - 103
  18. Netherlands - 98
  19. Slovenia - 98
  20. Portugal - 94
  21. Spain - 92
  22. Croatia - 91
  23. Turkey - 89
  24. Slovakia - 89
  25. Latvia - 89

Este es el gráfico original por parte de Eurostat

Y este es el zoom de los países para que se vea mejor la resolución:

Monday, January 08, 2018

11 Formas para conseguir que tus empleados luchen por ti (by MIT Management)

Vía el artículo/infografía Leading with Mind & Heart: 11 ways to get employees to fight for you (by MIT Management Sloan School) os muestro a continuación la interesante infografía con las 11 formas para conseguir que tus empleados luchen por ti:

Leading with Mind & Heart:
11 Ways to get employees to fight for you

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Top productos con 50 millones usuarios con menos años (by Linkedin.com)

Vía el artículo On the Road to 50M: Growing the Number of VR/AR User Adoption (by Linkedin.com) os muestro a continuación un interesante ranking de los principales sistemas que han conseguido 50 millones usuarios en base al número de años que han tardado en conseguirlo

Number of Years it took for each product to gain 50 million users (by Linkedin):

Luego hubo una actualización con la aparición del Pokemon Go...

El resultado de ambas infografías es el siguiente ranking:

Top ranking de productos con 50 millones de usuarios con menos años (by Linkedin.com)

  1. Pokémon Go - 19 days
  2. Twitter - 2 years
  3. Facebook - 3 years
  4. Youtube - 4 years
  5. iPods - 4 years
  6. Paypal - 5 years
  7. Internet - 7 years
  8. Debit Cards - 12 years
  9. Cell phones - 12 years
  10. Personal Computer PC - 14 years
  11. ATM - 18 years
  12. TV - 22 years
  13. Credit Cards - 28 years
  14. Electricidad - 46 years
  15. Telefonos - 50 years
  16. Automóviles - 62 years
  17. Aerolíneas - 68 years

Saturday, January 06, 2018

TED: What happens in your brain when you pay attention? (by Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar)

La primera charla TED de 2018 en Emeshing.com es la titulada What happens in your brain when you pay attention? de Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar.

What happens in your brain when you pay attention? | Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar

Attention isn't just about what we focus on -- it's also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about this exciting science in this brief, fascinating talk.

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Friday, January 05, 2018

Losing My Religion (by REM)

La primera canción del año en el blog Emeshing.com es un himno de REM titulado Losing My Religion

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (Official Music Video)

The GRAMMY Award-winning "Losing My Religion" from R.E.M.’s critically-acclaimed, 1991 album, "Out Of Time"

To learn more, visit http://www.remhq.com

Vía el artículo Losing My Religion:
"Losing My Religion" is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. The song was released as the first single from the group's 1991 album Out of Time. Built on a mandolin riff, "Losing My Religion" was an unlikely hit for the group, garnering heavy airplay on radio as well as on MTV due to its critically acclaimed music video. The song became R.E.M.'s highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and expanding the group's popularity beyond its original fanbase. It was nominated for several Grammy Awards, and won two for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Short Form Music Video.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Prioridades tecnológicas según el tamaño de la organización (by Dresner & Forbes)

Vía el artículo Small Businesses Are The Real MVPs Of Analytics And BI Growth (by Forbes.com) os muestro a continuación un par de gráficos interesantes que recopilan las tecnologías prioritarias de las organizaciones según su tamaño...

Technology Priorities by Organization Size
Dresner Advisory Services

SME Technology Priorities 2013 - 2017
Dresner Advisory Services

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Top 12 países por subscripciones fibra (by OECD & STatista)

Vía el artículo Where Fiber Broadband is Most Prevalent (by Statista.com) os muestro a continuación el ranking de los principales países del mundo por la penetración de la fibra en banda ancha.

Where fiber broadband is most prevalent
Fixed fiber broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in selected OECD countries
Source OECD

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

¿ Sabéis qué es el IKIGAI ?

Vía el podcast ZT 82 Ikigai y ZetaMinds Q4 2017 (by Zetatesters.com) os trato de contar a continuación qué significa el concepto Ikigai

A Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being"
Es un concepto japonés que significa "razón de ser o vivir"

En Wikipedia definen el término Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronunciado ikiɡai) es un concepto japonés que significa "la razón de vivir" o "la razón de ser". Todo el mundo, de acuerdo con la cultura japonesa, tiene un ikigai. Encontrarlo requiere de una búsqueda en uno mismo, profunda y a menudo prolongada. Esta búsqueda es considerada de mucha importancia, ya que se cree que el descubrimiento del propio ikigai trae satisfacción y sentido de la vida.1

El término ikigai se compone de dos palabras japonesas: iki (生き?), que se refiere a la vida, y kai (甲斐?), que aproximadamente significa "la realización de lo que uno espera y desea".

En la cultura de Okinawa, el ikigai se concibe como "una razón para levantarse por la mañana"; es decir, una razón para disfrutar de la vida. En una charla de TED, alrededor del minuto 10, Dan Buettner sugirió que el ikigai era una de las razones por las que la gente de Okinawa tenía una vida tan larga.

Espectaculares imágenes del volcán Shinmoedake (by James Reynolds)

Vía el artículo de Microsiervos, os muestro a continuación las espectaculares imágenes de la nueva erupción del volcán Shinmoedake de Japón grabadas por un dron por parte de James Reynolds

To use this video in a commercial player or broadcast, contact licensing@storyful.com

Credit: James Reynolds via Storyful

Original video: https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwREayL_JHc

Monday, January 01, 2018

Start Me Up - live in Hyde Park London (by The Rolling Stones)

Para empezar el año 2018 con fuerza os propongo la siguiente canción titulada Start Me Up de los The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park)

The Rolling Stones historic and triumphant return to Hyde Park was without doubt the event of the summer. Over 100,000 delirious fans of all ages packed into the park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to watch Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best. The Stones delivered a five star performance that had both fans and critics singing their praises. The set packed in hit after hit and saw the band joined by former guitarist Mick Taylor for a special guest appearance on two songs. This stunning concert film is the perfect way to celebrate the return of The Rolling Stones back where they truly belong: live on stage in their hometown.