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(eagainst) Best Feature Documentary – San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis? ‘Overdose’ is the story of the greatest economic crisis of our age, the one that awaits us.  read more…


GPUGRID.net is a novel distributed supercomputing infrastructure made of many graphics cards joined together to deliver high-performance all-atom biomolecular simulations. The molecular simulations performed by our volunteers are some of the most common types performed by scientists in the field, but  they are also some of the most computationally demanding and usually require a supercomputer. read more…

 

Based on BOINC, which doesn´t require any GPU, only some of your processor time, and has similar projects; rosetta@home for instance.

The Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University is an archival laboratory. While actively collecting, preserving, and making openly accessible documents related to recent history and human rights, we continue to experiment with new ways to contextualize primary sources, developing innovative tools to explore, represent, or bridge traditional archival collections in a digital environment. Our approach to acquisition is increasingly proactive and inclusive, and we actively seek out non-traditional material, material previously marginalized based on its content, social origin, or form. At OSA Archivum, professional archival work is integrated with public programs, and our Galeria Centralis serves as the focal point of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures, and seminars. Through all of these endeavors, we advocate: open access and transparency in public administration; equal rights to information; the ethical use of private data; open formats and open standards; and broad access to cultural heritage. read more…

(Washington Post) NEXT MONTH many European Union members may be regretting their system of a rotating presidency. That’s because the gavel will be handed to Hungary, whose populist and power-hungry government has just adopted a media law more suited to an authoritarian regime than to a Western democracy. read more…

Magyarul:
(origo) Az EU-csúcson “alázná meg” Orbánt a médiatörvényt bíráló Washington Post

(Johann Hari / The Independent) The endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news ignores the people who actually make a difference.

Who did we under-appreciate in 2010? In the endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news, the people who actually make a difference are often trampled in the stampede to the next forgettable news-nugget like Lady Gaga’s meat-dress. So in the final moments of this year, let’s look at a few people who deserved more of our attention. read more…

(CoffeToday) Bank of America decided to buy the domain with the names of their employees, in order to prevent it falling into the hands of hackers. Bank of America apparently worried that the hackers will buy a domain name which comes from the name of their staff and includes malware or pornographic content into it. As quoted from TechEYE, Friday (24/12/2010). Bank of America also worried that WikiLeaks will leak the documents from the president and their senior staff. read more…

(Yahoo News, AP) Germany has called on Hungary to respect freedom of the press and welcomed an investigation by the European Commission into the country’s new media law that expands the Hungarian government’s power to penalize independent media. read more…


(euobserver)
Hungarian media law ‘turns clock back to Communism,’ say press advocates

European journalist groups and press freedom watchdogs have sharply criticised the Hungarian government for its new media laws.
In unusually strong language, the critics have described the new rules as returning the country to “Communist” times. read more…