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The MOOC challenge to Higher Education

A Disruptive Technology survival analysis The industry chosen for analysis is the higher education services industry where incumbents are Universities and the disruptive technology the industry faces today is the MOOC (massive open online course) platform as provided by Coursera (among … Continue reading

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Coursera INC

A Business Strategy Analysis I have prepared a strategic analysis to assess the current competitive position of Coursera: “a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for … Continue reading

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Google Adsense vs Content farming

Content farmingul are un viitor asigurat. De Google. Dupa doua luni de la o reclamatie pentru incalcare TOS de la Adsense de cate stiriazi.ro, am primit um raspuns de la Google Adsense precum se vede mai jos: from The Google … Continue reading

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut – It’s Complicated

Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin star as an amicably divorced couple who unexpectedly find themselves drawn into a renewed romance. Pana la urma romnatismul nu are varsta … si nici umorul.

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Pasarea

Ornitologul i-ar putea da un nume. Fotograful ii da o mie. De cuvinte ..

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Cadou de Craciun

Marry Christmas &  Happy New Year!

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Cinemavazut – Coraline

A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when she … Continue reading

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Cinemavazut – Spread

Set in modern day Los Angeles, Spread is a hard biting story about a high-end lothario, Nikki (Ashton Kutcher), who has slept his way into a life of privilege. He shares his secrets with us as he hosts parties and … Continue reading

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B&W

Cand balena nu-i acasa joaca twiterii pe masa! 6!!!! c’a venit balena! Diferenta dintre un Tweet si un chatX ? Tweetul se scrie la doua maini!

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Dr.A’s Canapé – the recipe

You need: Half baguette:  sliced ~1.5 cm Herbes de Provence with red pepper in vegetal oil – (Salakis ) Camembert cheese – sliced Slight toast the baguette slices on one side in a pan with drops of the oil. While turning … Continue reading

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J4WE – there is a reason

A squirrel is chillin’ in a tree when a cow climbs up and sits next to him.“Whatcha doin’ here?” asks the squirrel.“I’m here to eat some apples.”“But this is a pine tree!”“I know. I brought my own apples.”

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Gala Supelec 2009 – the bars

Bar a Cobama Krathere – music bars  Bailamo Salsa Rock Bar NewYork Conso BAR NY Stage. Rock BAR NY Sexy nurse/Manga – Food Bar Crepes a gogo Ambiance

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Gala Supelec 2009

Tonight is “le 61ème Gala Supélec” 2009 edition. Final preparations are on the way. Some of the invited DJ’s: Richard Grey, Michael Kaiser, Antoine Clamaran .Pictures will pe added soon. Official site  http://www.gala.supelec.fr  Twitter topic: #galasupelec .Update: photos are rrrrready Supelec, main entry The … Continue reading

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Acum 196 ani

Acum 196 de ani Thomas Jefferson, intr-o scrisoare catre Isaac McPherson, scria: If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an … Continue reading

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Sony, a good brand turned bad

I was in a leading French electronics shop yesterday famous for it’s good after sales support and while waiting for a clerk to become available to my questions, I witnessed to the following advice being given to a young lady … Continue reading

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Change is in the air

After half century the Japanese opposition wins in a landslide election. A few fresh notes from a NY Times article: “A rare display of democratic muscle in this traditionally apolitical nation” “About 70 percent of Japan’s voters cast ballots, according … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton – Jesus & Gravity

I’m to the point where it don’t add up I can’t say I’ve come this far with my guitar on pure dumb luck That’s not to say I know it all Cause everytime I get too high up on my … Continue reading

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3 years past, 10 days left

First dating three years ago, on a midsummer night in Tokyo. Getting married ten days from now. Happy Anniversary ? !

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Rorschach inkblot test results

Wikipedia recently published the 92 year old Rorschach inkblot test, together with the most common answer to it and a vivid debate aroused, heated by several said psychologists affirming that it will rend the test useless. Their argument is rock … Continue reading

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4chan name origin

While many consider 4chan just a western answer to the japanese 2chan = Futaba Chanell = two leaves chanell (and there indeed there are 4 leaves on the logo), one can’t overlook the fact that traditional japanese humor feeds from … Continue reading

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tweeteo

We all know how the weather man misses his predictions. Would’t it be nice to have an interacting weather site built on top of google maps api and wunderground or other weather service api, where users can vote the current … Continue reading

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4chan vs AT&T

Pe 26 iulie AT&T, principalul furnizor de telefonie si internet american a blocat accesul abonatilor la 4chan. Azi un comunicat al companiei anunta: “AT&T has responded in a press release this morning, stating the block was a response to a … Continue reading

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reflexii

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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sdf aka homeless

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Google talk – from Beta to Crash

After more than five years officially in testing mode, Gmail is finally graduating from “beta.” Google Inc. says its e-mail service and three other applications: Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Talk are now out of beta mode. They are … Continue reading

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Versailles

In the afternoon we went to Versailles. We made the 14km in about 20 minutes as the road crosses small villages with narrowed roads and speed limited to 30km/h. The slow ride gives you just the needed time to enjoy … Continue reading

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Japanese flavour – Miyajima

Itsukushima (??) is an island in the Inland Sea of Japan. It is popularly known as Miyajima (??), the Shrine Island. Itsukushima is part of the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture since 2005. The island of Itsukushima, including the … Continue reading

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Cairns, Australia

In Cairns @ the Siebel Hotel (former Cairns International ) 15th floor, ocean view.

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Wedding

Ayako and I got married in Tokyo yesterday. I am adding two family pictures.

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut…Confessions of a Shopaholic

All she ever wanted was a little credit…A new job? Hopefully. A new man? Possibly. A new handbag? Absolutely! If 2007th’s “The Devil Wears Prada” was one of your likes this is a great follow on …For brand aficionados, following … Continue reading

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut …He’s Just Not That Into You

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly and Drew Barrymore (that is just to mention the girls… ) star in a comedy about relationships and married life. Good weekend fun.

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Fix the crisis. How to

A very interesting insight into Japan as it stands today: Japan’s Crisis of the Mind By MASARU TAMAMOTO, March 2, 2009, Yokohama, Japan RECENT events mark Japan’s return to the world’s stage, or at least so it seems. Tokyo was … Continue reading

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Japanese flavour – Todai

I visited Todai on Monday for the Spring Conference Meeting of the Institute of Electrostatics Japan. The Hongo campus is a very interesting marriage between the meiji style and modern building technologies and materials. The red gate: Akamon, and the … Continue reading

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut … Australia

This is a nice story. Worth seeing. In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins … Continue reading

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Waiting line

I was in Ginza a few months ago, and i’ve been surprised to see this long waiting line: You can see the people are in a two way lane. the line ends at the bridge. This is what they are waiting … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Infrastructure

At the begining, there was one idea! In time of depression, let’s build Infrastructure! No more place for public roads investments ? What about one more HERE? What about investing in churches ? But where to squize them ? Whhat … Continue reading

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut …

[I.2009] Underworld: Rise of the Lycans[I.2009] Paul Blart: Mall Cop[I.2009] Balls Out Gary the Tennis Coach[XII.2008] Extreme Movie[II.2009] Still Waiting[XII.2008] The Tale Of Despereaux[III.2009] Wonder Woman[IV.2007] My Name Is Bruce[III.2009] Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective

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Japanese flavour – Matcha

(Matcha – 抹茶)

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Pride and Prejudice

(Madrie si Prejudecata)

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Restaurant Romania in Tokyo

If you happened to be in Tokyo and looking for some great Romanian food i would always recommend: Restaurant Romania レストラン ルーマニア Tokyo-to, Nakano Ku, Hon Chou 1-32-24 Opening hours – 11:00~15:00 and 17:00~22:00 Telephone – 03-5334-5341 Max: 45 people … Continue reading

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut …

Tokyo Gore Police – a bloody good movie! by Yoshihiro Nishimura; stars Eihi Shiina as Ruka, a vengeful police officer. Plot(wikipedia): The film is set in a near future anarchic Japan. A mad scientist known as “Key Man” has created … Continue reading

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Ci-ne-ma-va-zut …

[ii.2009] Thick as Thieves [ii.2009] The Pink Panther 2 [xii.2008] Yes Man [xii.2008] Seven Pounds [x.2008] How To Lose Friends & Alienate People [viii.2008] Swing vote [ii.2008] The Accidental Husband

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What about veggies?

Veggies can replace meat! But should we? A hand shake can replace flowers! Is it worth?

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Excel 2007 bug – Chart disappears

“In excel 2007 you have data on a sheet from which you create a chart. You then move the chart to its own sheet. Then one day you open the file and the chart is gone. The sheet it is … Continue reading

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Men explained

There is a man who has three girlfriends, but he does not know which one to marry. So he decides to give each one $5000 and see how each of them spends it. The first one goes out and gets … Continue reading

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BCool! Update !

If you have trouble seeing some of my posts (i.e. your browser crashes) it is because old versions of IE have an issue with embeded videos in my posts. What it means is that you still use Internet Explorer 7,6,5. … Continue reading

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God save the Queen !.. and the £

“The U.K. is finished,” said, Tuesday morning, Jim Rogers (wiki), Chairman of Singapore-based Rogers Holding and old Quantum found partner of George Soros (wiki), while advocating aggressive selling of the sterling and U.K. shares. Bloomberg quotes the bow tie-clad forecaster … Continue reading

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Don’t piss off an old lady..

Don’t piss off an old lady. Old lady blows impatient stunt in Mercedes SLK

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