sesam.hu

🏢 Engineering Manager ⛰ trail runner 🇭🇺 Budapest, Hungary

Anyák napja

Japánban egyszer lemaradtam róla, mert ott egy héttel kősőbb van, ahogy Amerikában is. Nálunk viszont ma aktuális ez a Verizon reklám, ami nyomokban Ustreamet is tartalmaz:

Silver Swans

For Tuesday, an electro-pop cover of The National’s Anyone’s Ghost by the Silver Swans, as seen on Revenge.

This one and Holidays are free to download on Last.fm, and all of their songs can be purchased on Bandcamp for a buck each.

Aurora

“Aurora” is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization. The track is available on iTunes.

Hans Zimmer

The War on Drugs

Kell táncolható indie zene?

A Baby Missiles mp3 ingyen letölthető Last.fm-ről.

Balmorhea

Rég volt zene, úgyhogy itt egy nagyon szép ívű zongora-alapú post-rock szám a texasi Balmorhea-tól, If You Only Knew The Rain. Hallgassátok, vigyétek.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The State of Democracy and Freedom

Excerpt from the Testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia (House Foreign Affairs Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee) “Eastern Europe: The State of Democracy and Freedom” on July 26, 2011. Source.

Several recent events are cause for significant concern about Hungary‘s democratic trajectory. Hungary is an important EU and NATO member. At the same time, we have seen the current one-party government use its unprecedented two-thirds parliamentary majority to lock in changes to the Constitution that could solidify its power, limit checks and balances, and unduly hamstring future democratic governments in effectively addressing new political, economic and social challenges. The government replaced members of a media oversight board, for example, with candidates aligned with the ruling party. More disconcerting, the board has been given the power to issue decrees and impose heavy fines – up to $950,000 – for news coverage it considers “unbalanced” or offensive to “human dignity.”

Secretary Clinton stated during her June 30 visit, “As friends of Hungary, we … [call] for a real commitment to the independence of the judiciary, a free press, and governmental transparency.” We are urging the government to temper the pace of change, to be more inclusive and to limit the number of issues covered by so-called “cardinal laws,” which require a two-thirds majority to change. In particular, we will ask the government to carefully reconsider the new law on “the Right to Freedom of Conscience and Religion and on the Status of Churches, Religions and Religious Communities,” which requires re-registration of all but 14 religious groups, negatively impacting the religious freedom atmosphere in Hungary. We will continue to engage Hungary in a broad dialogue in coming months, as the government works to implement its new constitution.

The Crisis of Credit Visualised

This is a shameless repost of human’s entry. I found a short educational video about the US credit crisis on yummie, and it was just too awesome not to share further. The short film below is a media project completed as part of the thesis work of Jonathan Jarvis, a Californian student. It kind of reminded me of the “Modern Képmesék” series of the Hungarian Television.

ARVE Error: id and provider shortcodes attributes are mandatory for old shortcodes. It is recommended to switch to new shortcodes that need only url

Start with Robert Mocny…

Take prints of every finger of foreign visitors: U.S. official

A U.S. Homeland Security Department official voiced hope that Japan will eventually take the fingerprints of all 10 fingers of each foreign visitor to bolster the accuracy of the screening system.

Yeah, why not take some blood, do a thorough cavity search and run a quick DNA test while they’re at it, huh?