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Colegas,

Se comparte el boletín de esta semana confiando sea de su interés. Se agradece cualquier retroalimentación para mejorarlo.

Carlos Estrada Nava.

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  1. El trailer que está conmocionando a la red: Cloud Atlas
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    De la mano de los hermanos Wachowski llega al cine esta novela de David Mitchell:
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s
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  2. Why Do Supervillains Fascinate Us? A Psychological Perspective (Wired)
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    Why are we fascinated by supervillains? Posing the question is much like asking why evil itself intrigues us, but there’s much more to our continued interest in supervillains than meets the eye.
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    But is our fascination with fantastic fiends healthy? It’s a question that’s bubbled beneath the surface of the public consciousness ever since a masked gunman — who reportedly identified himself as Batman’s nemesis the Joker after police apprehended him — went on a shooting spree at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises last week.
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    From a psychological perspective, views vary on what drives our enduring interest in superhuman bad guys:* Shadow confrontation
    * Wish fulfillment
    * Hierarchy of needs
    * Conditioning.
    Link: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/why-do-supervillains-fascinate-us/
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  3. Fotos de todos los juegos olímpicos desde 1900 (Business Insider)
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    Porque es el principal tema en el mundo estas dos semanas:
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    Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/presenting-the-evolution-of-the-summer-olympics-2012-7?op=1
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  4. (Infografía) IS FACEBOOK WORTH IT? (TR)
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    Estimates of the historical value of a user put the IPO hype in perspective.
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    When Facebook went public, the company was valued at $104 billion, an astonishing figure for an Internet company. Was the figure preposterously high? That depends on how you look at it. The value in Facebook lies in its enormous audience—901 million people every month who are potential viewers of advertisements and buyers of virtual goods. So you could think of Facebook this way: it was worth about $116 for every user it has. On that basis, the company wasn’t being valued as highly as Google ($200 per user) or even the question-and-answer service Quora ($145). This metric also reveals that investors are much less optimistic that Twitter (worth less than $60 per user) or Tumblr (about $8) will profit handsomely from their very large audiences.
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    Another reason this metric is useful: it indicates that for all the hype around Facebook and its kin, the situation isn’t as hyperbolic as it was in the dot-com boom. Remember Excite, one of the first Web portals? It and its 18 million users were worth as much as $6.7 billion—$372 per user—to the @Home Network in 1999. The next year, Lycos was valued as highly as $12.5 billion, or $431 per user. It might be of little solace that valuations aren’t as inflated as they were 12 years ago, but at least today, unlike then, there is a sizable amount of Internet ad revenue to vie for.
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    Link: http://www.technologyreview.com/graphiti/427964/is-facebook-worth-it/
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  5. (María Popova) Rilke’s Love Letters (Brain Pickings)
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    “Now I come to you full of future. And from habit we begin to live our past.”
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    As a lover of famous correspondence, especiallyextraordinary love letters, and of Rilke, I was instantly enamored with Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters (public library) — a magnificent collection of letters exchanged between Rilke and the Russian-born writer, intellectual, psychoanalyst, and “muse of Europe’s fin-de-siècle thinkers and artists” Lou Andreas-Salomé, fifteen years his senior.
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    You see, gracious lady, through the unsparing severity, through the uncompromising strength of your words, I felt that my own work was receiving a blessing, a sanction. I was like someone for whom great dreams, with all their good and evil, were coming true; for your essay was to my poems as reality is to a dream, as fulfillment is to a desire.
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    I always feel: when one person is indebted to another for something very special, that indebtedness should remain a secret between just the two of them.
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    Link: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/06/rilke-salome-love-letters/
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  6. Recomendaciones de libros para este verano (Edge)
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    Link: http://edge.org/conversation/summer-reading-2012
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  7. Tips de nutrición deportiva para corredores de maratón (RunMX.com)
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    Contenido de carbohidratos de algunos alimento

    Alimento o bebida Porción Gramos de carbohidratos por porción Alimento o bebida Porción Gramos de carbohidratos por porción
    Gatorade ® 1 taza (240 mL) 14 Pan integral con mermelada 2 rebanadas 44
    Hot cakes 1 pieza pequeña 17 Fruta con yogurt 1 taza 50
    Plátano 1 pieza 25 Leche con chocolate 470 mL 68

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    Refrigerios para la recuperación después del ejercicio  (cada porción aporta 50 g de carbohidratos y por lo menos 10 g de proteína)
    • 250-350 mL de licuado de fruta
    • 500 mL de leche baja en grasa
    • Barra deportiva + 200 mL de bebida deportiva con proteína
    • 60 g de cereal de caja (1.5-2 tazas) con ½ taza de leche
    • 1 sándwich con queso, carne o pollo + 1 fruta grande o 300 mL de bebida deportiva
    • 2 quesadillas + 1 fruta grande
    • 1 taza de ensalada de frutas con 200 g de yogurt de sabor
    • 200 g de yogurt de sabor o 300 mL de leche sabor chocolate y una barra de cereal
    • 1 taza de frijoles de la olla con 2 tostadas horneadas de maíz
    • 250 g de puré de papa con queso cottage o gratinado

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    Link: http://www.runmx.com/2012/07/tips-de-nutricion-deportiva-para-corredores-de-maraton.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RunMX+%28RunMX+-+El+sitio+para+los+corredores%29
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  8. Never Act Like the Smartest Guy in the Room (Forbes)
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    Don’t show others that you are the smartest person in the room. That is advice that many executives impart to their brightest up and comers. So if you really the smartest person in the room – trust me, there are those people – how you tone it down in public?
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    * Pace yourself
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    * Share your ideas with others
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    * Never Act Like the Smartest Guy in the Room.
    Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbaldoni/2012/07/26/never-act-like-the-smartest-guy-in-the-room/
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  9. (Video) James Stavridis: A Navy Admiral’s thoughts on global security (TED)
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    Imagine global security driven by collaboration — among agencies, government, the private sector and the public. That’s not just the distant hope of open-source fans, it’s the vision of James Stavridis, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the US European Command. Stavridis shares vivid moments from recent military history to explain why security of the future should be built with bridges rather than walls.

    What will 21st-century security look like? Navy Admiral James Stavridis suggests that dialogue and openness will be the game-changers.

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    Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/james_stavridis_how_nato_s_supreme_commander_thinks_about_global_security.html
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  10. Can Kids Be Taught Persistence? (MindShift)
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    In his new book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, author Paul Tough makes the case that persistence and grit are the biggest indicators of student success. Being resilient against failure, he says, is the fundamental quality we should be teaching kids, and he gives examples of where that’s being done.
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    Link: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/07/can-kids-be-taught-persistence/
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  11. (George Friedman) Consequences of the Fall of the Syrian Regime (Stratfor)
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    The strategy of the dominant power is to encourage a balance of power that contains threats without requiring direct intervention. This was the British strategy, but it has not been one that the United States has managed well. After the jihadist wars, there is a maturation under way in U.S. strategy. That means allowing the intrinsic dynamic in the region to work, intervening only as the final recourse. The events in Syria appear to be simply about the survival of the al Assad regime. But they have far greater significance in terms of limiting Iranian power, creating a local balance of power and freeing the United States to focus on global issues, including Russia and China.
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    Link: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/consequences-fall-syrian-regime?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20120724&utm_term=gweekly&utm_content=title&elq=66df7f05e1b24f79803429deeefd8a3d
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  12. (Mapa) Mapa de homicidios y poseedores de armas en el mundo (Política Digital)
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    El diario inglés The Guardian diseñó un mapa interactivo (http://bit.ly/PXLAbM) que muestra cuáles son los países con los mayores índices de ciudadanos con posesión de armas de fuego y el número de asesinatos por este tipo de armamento.
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    Link: http://www.politicadigital.com.mx/?P=leernoticia&Article=21501
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  13. (PDF) U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. 1: Theory of War and Strategy, 5th Ed. (Strategic Studies Institute)
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    This book  opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues.
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    Link: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1109
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  14. Efemérides (Libros en red)
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    El  de agosto de 1819 nace Herman Melville, autor de Moby Dick. Compartimos de este gran libro el desolador comienzo en primera persona, ese que justifica por qué el protagonista (protagonista, pero siempre un poco en las sombras frente al Capitán Ahab y la ballena blanca), se da a la mar, donde transcurrirá toda la trama:Pueden ustedes llamarme Ismael. Hace algunos años, no importa cuántos exactamente, con poco o ningún dinero en mi billetera y nada de particular que me interesara en tierra, pensé en darme a la mar y ver la parte líquida del mundo. Es mi manera de disipar la melancolía y regular la circulación. Cada vez que la boca se me tuerce en una mueca amarga; cada vez que en mi alma se posa un noviembre húmedo y lluvioso; cada vez que me sorprendo deteniéndome, a pesar de mí mismo, frente a las empresas de pompas fúnebre o sumándome al cortejo de un entierro cualquiera; y sobre todo, cada vez que me siento a tal punto dominado por la hipocondría que debo a acudir a un robusto principio moral para no salir deliberadamente a la calle y derribar metódicamente los sombreros de la gente, entonces comprendo que ha llegado la hora de darme a la mar lo antes posible. Esos viajes son, para mí, el sucedáneo de la pistola y la bala. Catón se arrojó sobre su espada; yo, tranquilamente, tomo un barco.
    2 de agosto de 1942 nace la escritora chilena Isabel Allende.
    3 de agosto de 1924 fallece Joseph Conrad, escritor británico.
    4 de agosto de 1875 muere Hans Christian Andersen, famoso escritor y narrador danés, considerado uno de los más famosos cuentistas de la literatura moderna europea.
    5 de agosto de 1850 nace el escritor francés Guy de Maupassant. Algunas de sus obras son Bola de seboLa mano izquierdaMademoiselle Fifi Una vida y Nuestro corazón
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Written by Charro Negro

July 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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