#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-01-09

NEWS ITEMS OF THE DAY

Checkpoint Charlie http://www.lastampa.it/2015/01/09/medialab/webdocauto/checkpoint-charlie-zGIgvRJb1yGt1WdB6L6ZQO/pagina.html via @la_stampa

#France – #Paris – #Charlie – #reaction #log http://www.faz.net/aktuell/live-blog-zum-terroranschlag-auf-charlie-hebdo-13357645.html and #genesis of two #homegrown #terrorists http://www.lemonde.fr/attaque-contre-charlie-hebdo/article/2015/01/08/attaque-a-charlie-hebdo-que-sait-on-des-deux-suspects-recherches_4551181_4550668.html #politics #EU

#China Just #Doubled the #Size of Its #Amphibious #Mechanized #Infantry Divisions http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/china-just-doubled-the-size-of-its-amphibious-mechanized-infantry-divisions/ #Taiwan #security #Asia

#Spain – #Podemos and the #future of #democracy – us vs others – http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/01/07/opinion/1420630849_176622.html #M5S #politics

#Sri #Lanka – #elections – #President #Rajapaksa concedes http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/asien/mahinda-rajapakse-sri-lankas-praesident-gesteht-wahlniederlage-ein-13360614.html #politics #Asia

#YouTube as a #revenue #stream – top 10 http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/die-zehn-profitabelsten-youtube-kanaele-13358404.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #business #Internet

#self #aware #monkeys http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/01/08/ciencia/1420716505_507240.html #science #society

after #chess , #poker – the best player is an algorithm http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/01/08/ciencia/1420732694_076321.html #computer #science


1. top ten #Internet #speeds : missing… Europe

interesting: Asia and USA (except Israel)….

Italy? Q3 2014 Peak at 36 Mbps, Average at 4.8

42nd in 4K Ready (>15 Mbps) Connectivity by EMEA Country
50th in High Broadband (>10 Mbps) Connectivity by EMEA Country
50th in Broadband (>4 Mbps) Connectivity by EMEA Country
51st in Average Connection Speed by EMEA Country
65th in Average Peak Connection Speed by EMEA Country

(source: http://www.stateoftheinternet.com/downloads/pdfs/2014-q3-state-of-the-internet-report.pdf)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/01/08/how-state-internet-speeds-compare-with-countries-around-the-world/?tid=sm_fb

2. the #European #legion of #ISIS #fighters

http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2015-01-09/un-esercito-reduci-guerre-medio-oriente-063654.shtml

incidentally: the “Belgian” quota, from what I remember while living there, was actually composed mainly from those coming from former French colonies (including Algeria, after the pressure on GIA http://www.cfr.org/algeria/armed-islamic-group-algeria-islamists/p9154 in France pushed them in part to look for another French-speaking country where they could find a large community of immigrants)

few decades ago countries on the Southern shores of the Mediterranean See had issues with returnees from the anti-Soviet fight in Afghanistan, we are now getting the results of failed states converted into training grounds (e.g. Syria, Irak/Iraq, Libya)…

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