Friday, May 30, 2014

SpaceX unveil 'no runway' Dragon V2 space capsule

BBC News - SpaceX unveil 'no runway' Dragon V2 space capsule

Elon Musk, polymath. From SpaceX to Tesla to HyperLoop (concept) to leading solar provider in USA and back to earth again with SpaceX it been amazing following him from his PayPal days

Thursday, May 29, 2014

How Twitter Reacted To The Snowden Interview - NBC

This is a very interesting visualisation and real time measure on the web, kind of ironic in terms of subject!

How Twitter Reacted To The Snowden Interview - NBC

lots of interviews worth catching if there is ever time!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SDG's : UN’s ambitious new development goals - the challenge to even start!

One can not underestimate the issues, discussion and negotiations going on now innadvance of 2105, we perhaps forget the same was true in 1999 for 2000 and the MDG but I know Jeffrey Sachs doesn't!

UN’s ambitious new development goals could fall flat | Al Jazeera America

It will be good to watch this in 2015 and revisit in 2016 or 17!

PS good sources of insight/reflection include: and

PS here in the 2nd half of this this interview is Jeff Sachs getting passionate about what he remembers of the fight for the MDG pre and post 2000

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Global Partnership for Effective Cooperation, macro to micro, innovation to competition and prizes!

With lots of debate from Effective Altruism to #StopTheMyth, from Singer to Easterly, From Bill Gates to Dambisa Moyo, From Jeffrey Sachs to Nina Munk its easy to think there is uncertainty and that opinions count. However, the truth is, it requires data, facts, evidence and well developed cases and scenarios from to and beyond.

The whole development and country leadership know it too:

Global Partnership for Effective Cooperation » About

the data is out there

Judge the leaders not by their word but by the policy they put into law and that others act upon.

And while the top down approach evolves and changes as it always does, give a thought to the bottom up approach of which there are hundred and thousands if not millions of innovations and down right hard work and

The prizes are out there as well: for via

Or water!

The race is on for not to mention the morphing of MDG's to SDG's.
Let the innovation and contribution begin!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jeffrey Sachs is a smart guy, he is also a passionate fighter!

So great to listen to this at the centre and right to the end and then to revisit in 2016 and 2030 when more is known. MVP and MDG are morphing to SDG's the learning is essential to future success!

Open Knowledge

Open Knowledge: About An interesting site in the world of Open Data, Open Gov, Big Data and Linked Data. worth a look!!


Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.

Our mission

We want to see enlightened societies around the world, where everyone has access to key information and the ability to use it to understand and shape their lives; where powerful institutions are comprehensible and accountable; and where vital research information that can help us tackle challenges such as poverty and climate change is available to all.

We envision a world where:

  • knowledge creates power for the many, not the few.
  • data frees us to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote.
  • information and insights are accessible – and apparent – to everyone.
This is the world we choose.  We want to see open knowledge being a mainstream concept, and as natural and important to our everyday lives and organisations as green is today................"

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Animals of Chernobyl | Mental Floss

while we wait and hope for Fusion, there is much to learn from the good and bad of Fission so this is one ive been aware of but perhaps ought to track every 5 or 10 years. Great video record!

The Animals of Chernobyl | Mental Floss