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Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Celebrate Thanksgiving; with a Gift from Iceland
Rammagerdin  KEF Airport 23.11. 2016 http://www.kefairport.is/wheninkef/en/shops/rammagerdin/  www.netkaup.is #reyjkavikcity #rammagerðin #reykjavik #iceland #coffee #viking #furrug:

Travel  #Iceland  KEF Airport  #wheninKEF  Black Friday, Cyber Monday Gift

Rammagerdin KEF Airport 23.11. 2016 www.kefairport.is…www.netkaup.is #reyjkavikcity #rammagerðin #reykjavik#iceland #coffee #viking #furrug

Iceland : Black Friday,  Cyber Monday; Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Gift from ICEWEAR - Up to 30% off: Alda: €217.00 now €174.00  & Birta  €164.00 now  €115.00      20.11. 2016  www.netkaup.is   #reyjkavikcity #rammagerðin #reykjavik #iceland #coffee #viking #furrug:

Iceland : Black Friday, Cyber Monday; Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Gift from ICEWEAR – Up to 30% off: Alda: €217.00 now €174.00 & Birta €164.00 now €115.00  20.11. 2016  www.netkaup.is #reyjkavikcity #rammagerðin #reykjavik#iceland #coffee #viking #furrug

Iceland December Tourists In beautiful downtown  Reykjavik 101 City Center.  18.1. 2016,  www.nco.is , NCO eCommerce, IoT, www.netkaup.is:

Tourist Shops,Gifts and What´s On in Reykjavik 101 Desember 2016

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https://www.66north.is/,  http://www.icewear.is/en/,  http://cintamani.is/vorur/

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Iceland December Tourists In beautiful downtown Reykjavik 101 City Center

“Put on your Favourite Dream and Fly” :

Whale Watching Tour in ReykjavikWhales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. This cruise will take about 3 hours. The abundant marine life and the our crew's expertise has ensured we have spotted whales on over 90% of our tours. https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/activity-tours-iceland/whale-watching-iceland/whale-watching:


Whale Watching Tour in ReykjavikWhales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. This cruise will take about 3 hours. The abundant marine life and the our crew’s expertise has ensured we have spotted whales on over 90% of our tours. www.extremeicelan…

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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Thoughts at WSJD Live this week

Top Executives Weigh In on AT&T-Time Warner Deal

op Executives Weigh In on AT&T-Time Warner Deal


Top executives who spoke at WSJD Live this week, from Netflix’s Reed Hastings to Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, offered their thoughts on the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

Pinterest Inc. Chief Executive Ben Silbermann on Wednesday ruled out an initial public offering any time soon while the social-media site focuses on building out its core advertising business.

Shazam One of the world’s most popular apps

The App Shazam : Identify the media playing around you, explore the music and TV you love. Discover song lyrics from your favourite artists and albums on Shazam!

Justin Bieber in Reykjavik – I’ll Show You Iceland

I’ll Show You 


“The reason we chose Iceland is that Justin himself asked for these concerts. The Canadian pop star came here last year  when he shot the video to the song ‘I’ll Show You” and was fascinated by the country.


200 people are busy preparing the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber´s  two concerts on the 8th and the 9th of September 2016.   Around 12% of Icelanders (331.000) will attend two Justin Bieber concerts in Kórinn stadium …


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The Beatles Memorandum : There are places I remember

 “All My Life”  :


There are places I remember all my life
Though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments…

12.12. 2015

The Beatles
A square quartered into four head shots of young men with moptop haircuts. All four wear white shirts and dark coats.
The Beatles in 1964
Top: Lennon, McCartney
Bottom: Harrison, Starr
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Rockpop
Years active 1960–70
Labels ParlophoneSwanVee-Jay,CapitolUnited ArtistsApple
Associated acts The QuarrymenBilly Preston,Plastic Ono Band
Website thebeatles.com
Past members

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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How technology disrupted the truth

Social media has swallowed the news

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism


The long read



In the digital age, it is easier than ever to publish false information, which is quickly shared and taken to be true.

‘A truly Faustian bargain’: Facebook’s Instant Articles allows news content to load quickly, but at what cost?

Here is the news – but only if  Facebook thinks you need to know

illustration by Sébastien Thibault

Twenty-five years after the first website went online, it is clear that we are living through a period of dizzying transition. For 500 years after Gutenberg, the dominant form of information was the printed page:

The former home of the South Wales Evening Post.




The former home of the South Wales Evening Post – the title moved to smaller premises two years ago.


Donald Trump


The rise of Donald Trump is ‘a symptom of the mass media’s growing weakness’, according to academic Zeynep Tufekci. Photograph: Jim Cole/AP

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Billy Crystal Gives a funny touching and heartfelt Eulogy for Muhammad Ali

Watch Billy Crystal´s Muhammad Ali eulogy below

 Billy Crystal looked back on his fondest memories of his time with Muhammad Ali during a funny and heartfelt eulogy for the former boxing champion.

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Muhammad Ali – In Memoriam of a Boxer a Visionary and a Legend

What Muhammad Ali Said In 1971 Was Both Funny And Shocking Then.  But Listen To It Today.  ….Tarzan was the king of the jungle in Africa. !?  🙂

Ali - Google Search  Liston Clay. On Feb. 25, 1964, Clay challenged Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship of the world.  NCO eCommerce,  www.netkaup.is  6.6. 2016,   www.nco.is:

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The Big Short

From the outrageous mind of director Adam Mckay : Comes an American biographical comedy-drama film

The Big Short  is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.
Starring:  Ryan Christian Bale, Steve Carell,Gosling and Brad Pitt.
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The 2016 Oscars   THE BIG SHORT

Jeremy Strong, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Steve Carell, Jeffry Griffin and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short  Steve Carell (seated centre) and Ryan Gosling (far right) head The Big Short's ensemble cast. 25.1. 2016,:

Jeremy Strong, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Steve Carell, Jeffry Griffin and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short Steve Carell (seated centre) and Ryan Gosling (far right) head The Big Short’s ensemble cast.

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Oscar Nominations 2016: View The Complete List of Nominees

The 2016 Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.  http://oscar.go.com/ Get the latest news about the 2016 Oscars, including nominations, winners, predictions and red carpet fashion at 88th Academy Awards Oscar.com.  LIVE OSCAR SUNDAY FEB 28th 7e|4p.  24.1. 2016, www.nco.is , NCO eCommerce, IoT, www.netkaup.is:

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MONSTER announcements from Apple on Sept. 9 2015 in San Francisco

Introducing iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with 3D Touch

Apple´s CEO Tim Cook, Sept. 9 2015:

“We are about to make some MONSTER announcements !”

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Apple Events – Special Event September 2015 – Apple 

Check out iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, learn about the powerful iPad Pro, take a look at the new features and bands for Apple Watch, and see the premiere of the all-new Apple TV.

Catch all the announcements from the event. Apple Special Event. September 9, 2015. Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later; or QuickTime 7 on Windows. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

Tim Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Worldwide Operations—he also served as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Worldwide Sales and Operations—and was Chief Operating Officer (COO) until he was named the CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, when he succeeded Steve Jobs.

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A Journey Through the Last 30 Years of Tech.

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today.

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A 30-year history of the future; Nicholas Negroponte 



Put on Your Favorite Dream and Fly

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The Pinterest Apple 2015

Put on Your Favorite Dream and Fly

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Reykjavik Iceland





















The Pearl of Reykjavik

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The Snapchat problem, the Facebook problem, the Airbnb problem : Malcolm Gladwell

Why marketers have a job

The Snapchat problem, the Facebook problem, the Airbnb problem

Malcolm Gladwellat Postback 2015


Image Credit: Kris Krug

Malcolm Gladwell at Postback 2015

Last night futurist, journalist, prognosticator, and author Malcolm Gladwell told pretty much the most data-driven marketing technologist crowd imaginable that data is not their salvation.

In fact, it could be their curse.

“More data increases our confidence, not our accuracy,” he said at mobile marketing analytics provider Tune’s Postback 2015 event in Seattle. “I want to puncture marketers’ confidence and show you where data can’t help us.”

The Snapchat problem

The average person under 25 is texting more each day than the average person over 55 texts each year, Gladwell says. That’s what the data can tell us.

What it can’t tell us is why.

“The data can’t tell us the nature of the behavior,” Gladwell said. “Maybe it’s developmental … or maybe it’s generational.”

Developmental change, in Gladwell’s story, is behavior that occurs as people age. For instance, “murder is a young man’s game,” he said, with almost all murders being committed by men under the age of 25. Likewise, dying in a car accident is something that just “statistically doesn’t happen” over the age of 40. In other words, people age out of developmental changes — they are not true long-term lasting shifts in behavior.

Generational change, on the other hand, is different. That’s behavior that belongs to a generation, a cohort that grows up and continues the behavior. For example, Gladwell said, baby boomers transformed “every job in America” in the ’70s as they demanded more freedom, greater rewards, and changes in the boss-employee relationship.

The question is whether Snapchat-style behavior is developmental or behavioral.

“In the answer to that question is the answer to whether Snapchat will be around in 10 years,” Gladwell said.

The Facebook problem

Facebook is massive, amazing, and almost literally incredible: a social network connecting over a billion people. That’s what the data can tell us.

What it can’t tell us is what it will become — what its full upside potential could be.

File photo of a photo illustration with 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo in front of displayed logos of social networks in Zenica

“Facebook is at the stage that the telephone was at when they thought the phone was not for gossiping — it’s in its infancy,” Gladwell said, referencing that the early telephone marketers thought the phone was only for business. “We need to be cautious when making conclusions … we can see some things now, but we have no idea where it’s going.”


The diffusion of new technologies always takes longer than we would assume, Gladwell said. The first telephone exchange was launched in 1878, but only took off in the 1920s. The VCR was created in the 1960s in England, but didn’t reach its tipping point until the 1980s — over and above the vociferous opposition of the TV and movie industry, which was convinced it would destroy their business.

And that’s for technologies that are just innovative.

Technologies that are both innovative and and complicated, like Facebook, take even longer to really emerge.

“Any kind of new and dramatic innovation takes a long time to spread and be understood,” Gladwell said. “If we look at history, it tells us that the Facebook of today looks almost nothing like what it will tomorrow.”

The Airbnb problem

The sharing economy, featuring companies like AirBnB, Uber/Lyft, even eBay, rely on trust. And they’re growing and expanding like wildfire.

And yet, if you look at recent polls of trust and trustworthiness, people’s — and especially millennials — trust is at an all-time low. Out of ten American “institutions,” including church, Congress, the presidency, and others, millennials only trust two: the military and science.


That’s conflicting data. And what the data can’t tell us is how both can be true, Gladwell said.

“Data can tell us about the immediate environment of people’s attitudes, but not much about the environment in which they were formed,” he said. “So which is right? Do people not trust others, as the polls say … or are they lying to the surveys?”

The context helps, Gladwell said.

That context is an massive shift in American society over the past few decades: a huge reduction in violent crime. For example, New York City had over 2,000 murders in 1990. Last year it was 300. In the same time frame, the overall violent crime index has gone down from 2,500 per 100,000 people to 500.

“That means that there is an entire generation of people growing up today not just with Internet and mobile phones … but also growing up who have never known on a personal, visceral level what crime is,” Gladwell said.

Baby boomers, who had very personal experiences of crime, were given powerful evidence that they should not trust. The following generations are reverting to what psychologists call “default truth.” In other words, they assume that when someone says something, it’s true … until they see evidence to the contrary.

“I think millennials are very trusting,” Gladwell said. “And when they say they’re not … they’re bullshitting.”

Whether that’s true or not, however, is extremely important to the future of the sharing economy.

Why marketers have a job

The deficiencies not only in data but of data are the reason marketers have a job, Gladwell said. In fact, it goes deeper than that:

“The reason your profession is a profession and not a job is that your role is to find the truth in the data.”

And that’s a significant challenge.

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Freddie Mercury (Queen) Is this the real life? The Show Must Go On ” I´m The Great Pretender “

Freddie Mercury   –   The Show Must Go On

The Great Pretender

Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on Thursday September 5th 1946 on the small spice island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, were both Parsee (Persian).

In our hearts FOREVER!

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.

Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see, ….

Queen – Love of My Life

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The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It is like Star Wars ‘Jump to Light Speed in some ways.


Star Wars Jump to Light Speed

How Microsoft became a market darling, in two chart.

CEO Satya Nadella has turned an aging tech giant into one of the hottest stocks on the market.  Mr. Nadella’s biggest achievement so far; has given Microsoft a coherent purpose in life, as it enters its fifth decade. He sums it up in two mottos. One is ‘mobile first, cloud first:  since these are where the growth is going to come from, all new products need to be developed for them. The other is platforms and productivity.


Microsoft  CEO Satya Nadella

Sales cloud. The all-in-one CRM Solution.  With the power of Sales Cloud, you can open more doors, close more deals, and grow faster. All without breaking a sweat. Find more high-quality leads, more quickly, and grow your pipeline. Sales force automation allows you to streamline your sales processes so you can spend more time selling. Model your business in Salesforce and make smarter decisions.


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Richard Harris – MacArthur Park – 1968

Put On Your Favorite Dream And Fly !

You are encouraged to use your imagination creatively and to…. ..THINK!

Richard Harris was the first to record the song; “MacArthur Park” in 1968.
“MacArthur Park” was written and composed by Jimmy Webb in the summer and fall of 1967.
Everything in the song was visible. There’s nothing in it that’s fabricated. The old men playing checkers by the trees, the cake that was left out in the rain, all of the things that are talked about in the song are things I actually saw.

Richard Harris was the first to record the song, in 1968; it was subsequently covered by numerous artists. Among the best-known covers are Donna Summer’s disco arrangement from 1978 and Waylon Jennings’s version recorded in 1969 and his recording of the song from 1976. Maynard Ferguson,[2] Stan Kenton[3] and Woody Herman all performed big-band jazz arrangements.

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The Goal of “Netkaup” is To Make a Positive Difference for You.

Put On Your Favorite Dream And Fly !

Put On Your Favorite Dream And Fly

Make Use of Mobile Marketing   –   Play Where You Can Win



Reykjavik Whale Watching, Iceland

All year round we offer whale watching, incentive and exclusive tours and the ferry to Viðey Island. Additionally in summer time we offer puffin watching and sea angling and Imagine Peace Tours during it’s lighting time. 

You are encouraged to use your imagination creatively and to…. ..THINK!

Elding Whale Watching Reykjavik, Iceland – Adventures at Sea

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Steve Jobs – In Memoriam of a Visionary and a Legend and Co-founder of Apple













Jobs Died: October 5, 2011  Steve Jobs  Three stories :

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson









  About Connecting the Dots…  Again, you cannot connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking back…

#   About Love and Loss…  You got to find what you love….

#   About Death…  Death is the destination we all share…  Death is very likely the single best invention of life…  Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition…

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged STANFORD graduates  to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.WikipediaSteve Jobs Died: October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States
  3. SpouseLaurene Powell Jobs (m. 1991–2011)
  4. EducationReed College (1972–1974), More


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André Rieu 10th Year Anniversary Concert Live in Maastricht 2014

Amira Willighagen & André Rieu 

10th Year Anniversary Concert 12.7. 2014   

Live in Maastricht.

Pierre Rieu :  Tour of André’s Castle


André Rieu Holland’s Greatest MUSIC Performer


André Rieu & Jermaine Jackson – Smile

André Rieu in Maastricht 2014


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World Cup Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Video Highlights










Neymar 2 goals for Brazil in game no 1

Neymar 2 goals for Brazil in game no 1  12.6. 2014

Video on demand Highlights:   Paste and “Click” on the links:


http://www.pinterest.com/pin/405183297698309988/  AMAZING!!!!!! FIFA World Cup Brazil

Holland’s Robin Van Persie leapt into the air to head.


2014 on CBC Sports – Video on demand Highlights: Netherlands 5 ,Spain 1 June 13 Holland’s Robin Van Persie leapt into the air to head.   Paste and “Click” on the links :  to see the Video. The flying Dutchman! 13.6. 2014. NCO eCommerce, www.netkaup.is  http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/

The matches June 12 – July 13 of the 2014   Paste and “Click” on the links :


FIFA World Cup Brazil™

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Wolfman Jack At WNBC : NATO Base KEF Airport 1973

Memory Lane  Wolfman Jack on 66 WNBC Back in 1973

If you feel like Rock and Roll You better take your shoes off. (At 3:46 in the video)

Dick Clark Interview Wolfman Jack  1976

Dick Clark interviews Wolfman Jack on American Bandstand. Clark asks him about his voice, his family, and takes questions from the audience. He speaks about how he has always been a silly man and how excited he is to be on a Dick Clark show. He also mentions how he is going to spend Christmas with his family and how his wife is very pretty. An audience member asks Jack how he got the name ‘Wolfman Jack.’

Headline News – Deaths of Gale Gordon & Wolfman Jack, July 2, 1995.

(At 0:30 in the video)

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Prosthetic Solutions Breakthrough

Triumph in the Mundane

Breakthrough in prosthetics

Peeling potatoes has long been considered a chore in the Army reserved for a Soldier who had screwed up. For an amputee who has just regained use of his second hand, however, a task like peeling carrots takes on a unique magic.

Mr. Fred Downs is a Veteran of the Vietnam War who lost his left arm to a landmine. He helped DARPA test out the DEKA Arm System and offered valuable feedback on how to refine it to best serve amputees. The arm was developed under DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.







On May 9, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the DEKA Arm, meaning that the developer, DEKA Integrated Solutions, can now pursue manufacturing and commercial opportunities to bring the arm to market.

This milestone represents just part of DARPA’s commitment to standing by and enabling Service members.

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency




Anthony Vincent: The Voice of 20 “Ten Second Songs”, With 6,194,908 Views on Youtube in only 6 weeks.

My name is Anthony Vincent and I’m the voice of Ten Second Songs,

 with  6,194,908  Views on Youtube in only Six Weeks.

 Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Sang in 20 Styles) Ten Second Songs 

Here’s “Dark Horse” in 20 different styles. Published on Mar 15, 2014

Anthony Vincent Interview  22.04. 2014  Marketing Genesis

Interview with Anthony Vincent:

Learn how Anthony Vincent of 10 second songs went viral with over six million views to his debut video in under a month.

With 6,194,908 Views on Youtube in only 6 weeks

Anthony’s 20 styles of Katy Perry’s Dark Horse was shared all over the internet including: reaching the top of reddit, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, and many more.

In this interview you’ll learn:

How going viral isn’t all luck.
His real secret to his success (it’s not long curly hair).
What type of goals to set when creating your videos.
The simple offer he used to get big brands to share his video.

Discover more free training on how to grow your online business and marketing.

Webclass Mike & Andy



The world’s largest tablet, the 42″ sLablet.

Ocado has gone Google

April Fools’ Day pranks of 2014

The perfect time for a product of this magnitude?  Welcome to the very latest in mobile design. From now on, we think you’ll be shopping on a ‪#‎sLablet‬.

The world’s largest tablet, the 42″ sLablet.   

Where Online Mobile Shopping is Fun.

Ocado is the UK’s only dedicated online supermarket, which sells groceries, household products, toys, books, and magazines.

Ocado  Have Fun !

UK´s only Online Supermarket

April Fools’ Day pranks of 2014

01.04. 2014.  NCO eCommerce has gone Google

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ESB Ferðin Mikla, Bátafólkið, Gleðibankinn ?! Upprifjun 10.3. 2014

ESB Ferðin Mikla 

EuroTour :  Steingrímur J. & Co. 21.4. 2009 Upprifjun

Aðildarviðræður Íslands við Evrópusambandið

hófust formlega 16. júlí 2009.









Íslenska bátafólkið 101 2008  









Gleðibankinn 05.-2009









Hvar ertu ? 27.4. 2009









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Education: How to escape education’s death valley. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson

Education:  Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges; the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

2013    How to escape education’s death valley.  19:11 min


2006    Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity ?


2010  Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution !


The videos are of Sir Ken Robinson´s  famous 2006 and 2010 & 2013 talks to the prestigious TED Conference.

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you´ll never come up with anything original.

Let the “learnin” begin !  TED Conference.   www.netkaup.is






Bitcoin : Las Vegas developer selling his $7.85 million mansion In Las Vegas for Bitcoin?


bitcoin house still
By Adrianne Jeffries on  Email @adrjeffries
The largest transaction ever completed in Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, was for $1 million worth of computer hardware. That’s impressive for a currency that’s only been around since 2009, but Jack Sommer hopes to top it — by a lot. The casino owner-turned-developer is selling his 25,000-square foot Las Vegas mansion for $7.85 million, and he’s willing to accept the whole sum in Bitcoin.

“It’s very volatile, and of course… there is a lot of speculation,” Sommer says, referring to the wild price swings that have made some traders rich. “But there seems to be a growing amount of trade and commerce involving Bitcoin as well. So it gives me the confidence that we can accept it as a viable currency.”

Two of Sommers’ seven children have been investing in Bitcoin since around 2010, the very early days of the experimental currency. They convinced their father that the fundamentals were sound even though the currency jumped from around $20 in early 2013 to more than $1,000 by the end of the year. “My kids started picking them up at $5 and then they went to over $1,000 and they were making all this money,” Sommer’s wife Laura says. “What makes gold valuable? What makes a diamond valuable? What makes anything valuable? It’s what people want.”












Bitcoin is not backed by any nation; its exact origins are unknown. Some governments have passively sanctioned it, others have stayed silent, and China has banned its use. Bitcoin is also far from mature. It’s designed to have a total supply of 21 million bitcoins, but only about half of those have entered circulation so far.

There is also the matter of the transaction itself. The Bitcoin protocol is designed so that anyone can transfer any number of bitcoins to another person directly, without any third parties or fees — it’d be like handing over a suitcase with $7.85 million in cash. That won’t fly with a large real estate transaction — taxes and brokers’ fees must be paid in dollars and there is normally a 30-day escrow period, an eternity in the volatile Bitcoin market.

In order to accommodate the oddball currency, Sommer expects he would write a contract denominated in US dollars with reference to the equivalent amount in Bitcoin as well as a minimum and maximum range in order to hedge against wild price changes. Other than that, it wouldn’t be much different than accepting euro or yen for the house.








The gesture is a bit of a marketing stunt — since advertising the Bitcoin angle, the Sommers have been swamped with interest from media and, to a lesser degree, potential buyers. They have had some Bitcoiners “sniffing around,” including one who was interested in paying in a mix of currencies, which the Sommers are perfectly happy with. “It could be a blend,” Jack says. “Part cash, part bit. Why not?”

Sommer is bullish on Bitcoin, but he’s also cautious. “I intend to eliminate the risks to the greatest extent possible,” he says. Keeping that much money in Bitcoin would be too risky because of the chance of government interference or a market crash, so Sommer plans to convert the majority of the sum into dollars and keep perhaps $100,000 or more in Bitcoin for speculative purposes.

He’s not actually the first to offer real estate for Bitcoin; one Canadian woman offered her home fo$1 million in the virtual currency and another Canadian man offered his home for $395,000 in Bitcoin. Bitcoin is increasingly accepted by merchants around the world, including two Vegas casino hotels, Richard Branson’s commercial space flight ventureVirgin Galactic, and at least one college. Still, it’s far from mainstream.

“It’s actually good that not that many people know about it, because that means there are many more people who are going to know about it,” Sommer says. “I think that it is graduating to become a trend. And hopefully it will sustain itself — at least until we sell the house.”

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Inequality: Why are the rich getting richer?

Inequality: Why?

 Time 3.00min

The Gap between the very richest and the rest of us is getting Bigger  WHY ?

surprise viral hit: Income inequality, the movie. 

Time 6.24 min

by Krissy Clark
Marketplace for Friday, March 8, 2013

You may have seen this video recently, about wealth inequality.

It’s gone viral over the last week or so, which isn’t news in itself, of course. Stuff goes viral all the time. But usually it’s cute kids dressed as turtles, strange and hilarious music videos and music video spoofs.

But wealth inequality? Not the sexiest of subjects.

It’s not a flashy video. It is a little over six minutes long. It has moody music. It has a voiceover from a guy with a slight southern twang. It has lots of charts showing how Americans think wealth is distributed, compared to how it actually is.

So why does this video suddenly have more than 3 million (hits) views ?  Marsh 8 2013.   Today  January 9 2014 this video Income inequality, the movie.   has had 13.908.449 views

I decided to work backwards and follow the viral chain. I first saw the video thanks to my boyfriend, who’d seen it through a post his friend, Brent, put on his Facebook page. I called up Brent, and he told me he found the video on Facebook too, and has no idea who made it. His best guess was “some guy in his bedroom who said, ‘You know, people need to know about this. I’m just going to make a little animation here.’”

Brent’s theory is basically right. Someone by the name of “politizane” posted the video back in November on YouTube. A reporter from the magazine Mother Jones tracked politizane down a few days ago. He said he wanted to stay anonymous, but described himself as a freelance designer, “from a red state,” who’d been struck by a wealth inequality study he’d read about, conducted by two professors.

Duke Marketing professor Dan Ariely happens to be one of those professors. “I think what made it big,” Ariely says of the video, “was that one of the actors from Star Trek put it on his Facebook.”

That actor, George Takei, who played Sulu on “Star Trek,” told me he posted the video right after the sequester kicked into gear, because he’d been thinking a lot about how the across the board budget cuts might affect an already shrinking middle class.

“I thought that video captured it so visually, so powerfully,” Takei told me. Takei happens to have 3.6 million followers on Facebook, meaning he’s a sort of “super connector” who all by himself can help a video go viral. But it turns out that Takei also found the video through Facebook, in a post that a friend linked to from mashable.com.

Websites like Mashable and Upworthy, which also posted the video in the last few days, make a lot of money embedding videos they think will go viral, says Maksim Tsvetovat, a professor of computer science who researches social networks at George Mason University. These sites will either sell ads next to them, or sell data on who clicked on what posts. “That data itself is priceless,” explains Tsvestovat. “Marketers will pay a lot to know what are people’s interests, how information spreads on a specific topic, and how fast.”

To those who see irony in a video about wealth inequality generating serious revenue for private businesses, Tsvetovat points out “it’s in the nature of capitalism to exploit anything that looks like an opportunity.” Even when that opportunity is a viral video highlighting the impact of unfettered capitalism.

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Bobby Fischer: The mind’s journey begins with a single Why? THINK

You are encouraged to use your imagination creatively and to…


A Very Different Bobby Fischer

Appearing on The Dick Cavett Show in the summer of 1971, Mr Fischer shares his various views about chess.

Bobby Fischer 1960 in Leipzig

Robert James Fischer :  The Mind´s Journey :

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Why do people long for eternal life when they don’t even know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon ?

 Good thinking :

Vision Statements for this Site:
·  A minds journey begins with a single Why? –Confucius
·  Humour is also a way of saying something serious. –T.S. Eliot
·  An unanswered question is better than an unquestioned answer.
·  You are encouraged to use your imagination creatively and to

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Bob Dylan’s Lost Years: On the Front Cover

Get a first look at the new issue of Rolling Stone 

August 28, 2013  

Bob Dylan 1191 2013 cover
Bob Dylan on the cover of Rolling Stone.
The Estate of David Gahr
Bob Dylan, released in January 1964 :
Come gather ’round people…
…If your time to you is worth savin’   
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

Audio slideshow: Bob Dylan at 70

He’s a prolific singer-songwriter, poet and painter – and one of the figureheads for the generation who fought for civil rights and social change in 1960s USA.

Bob Dylan’s 1970 album Self Portrait was so derided upon its initial release that Rolling Stone critic Greil Marcus opened his review with a simple question: “What is this shit?” Now, 43 years later, Rolling Stone is revisiting the time period aroundSelf Portait — and some of Dylan’s most misunderstood music ever — with a cover story by Mikal Gilmore probing why Dylan burned down his career at the peak of his fame to save himself.

Hear Bob Dylan’s Lost 1970 Gem “Pretty Saro”

With the help of Dylan’s new box set Another Self Portrait — which presents raw, unvarnished tapes from the Self Portrait sessions — Gilmore traces Dylan’s creative journey from his motorcycle accident in 1966 through his return to the pop charts in 1973 with “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”

Focusing on the largely untold story of Self Portrait‘s creation, the cover story features new interviews with Dylan collaborators Al Kooper, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, David Bromberg and Happy Traum. “I thought it was strange, strange, strange,” says Kooper of Self Portrait, which consists mainly of cover songs. “Why is the Shakespeare of songwriting doing other people’s songs? And why is he doing all these old folk songs? What’s going on?”

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, August 30th.


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