A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .
Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.ivan
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Mexico City continues to add more free Wi-Fi And the mayor says additional locations are in the works
Mexico City continues to add more free Wi-Fi
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Monday, March 2, 2015
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Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television and video game sequels.
Nimoy's fame as Spock was such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell NetworksBy Lucas Laursen
Cellphones are just about everywhere these days. But in remote, rural places the key ingredient – a cell network – is often missing. In the U.S., long-distance users pay a surcharge into the Universal Service Fund, which the government uses to pay network operators to provide affordable phone access in rural or low-income areas.
But in Oaxaca, Mexico, a small group of community organizers and computer hackers have gone their own way. Thanks to cheaper technology, they are building and operating their own cell networks, bypassing the big companies altogether. Lucas Laursen from our tech partner IEEE Spectrum, reports.
The sound of a mobile phone is routine in much of the world. But it’s a recent arrival here in Talea de Castro, a mountain town in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
“Right now we’re on the road leading up to Talea,” says Peter Bloom. “We’re maybe like three kilometers away, so we’re actually getting service from well two base stations that Rhizomatica has.
Bloom is the founder of Rhizomatica, a non-profit group in Oaxaca city that has helped 16 remote villages install and operate their own cellphone networks. These are places commercial operators said were too small for them to bother installing a tower.
“It’s a business for them, but it’s a human right for everybody.”
– Peter Bloom
Mexico’s biggest telecom firm, Telcel, has had a near-monopoly in the country for decades, so it’s slow to expand infrastructure to less profitable small towns. To get service, Bloom says, what usually happens is “someone in the government talks to someone in a huge company and gives them money and they go and install something and then they go away.”
The result is spotty service. It’s also expensive for users: the company doesn’t lower its rates even though it gets a government subsidy.
“It’s a business for them, but it’s a human right for everybody,” Bloom says. “So the first thing we kind of say is, one, communication is a fundamental human right. That’s not just what we think, you know, it’s backed up in different treaties and so on.”
An economic boost
Communication also has economic value. One recent report by the industry group GSM Alliance estimated that doubling national cellphone penetration adds half a point of GDP growth.
In Talea, economic growth has taken many shapes since the arrival of the community cell network. Taxi driver Eliel Méndez says it’s gotten easier to get business.
“There’s more communication, people hire us more, there are more clients than other places,” says Méndez.
The local cooperative in Talea, called Talea GSM, has around 250 active users and costs around a third what the big telecoms charge. Rhizomatica has also started networks reaching 15 other villages.
Growing competition and demand
As the coverage area has grown, so has the competition. The multinational telecom company Movistar built a tower in Talea after seeing the success of the community-owned network. Movistar has taken some customers away, but Talea’s community cellphone manager Keyla Mesulemeth is unfazed.
“People are demanding more all the time. Now they ask for more things. Now they want data, now they want WhatsApp.”
– Keyla Mesulemeth
“We say it’s good that there’s another company in the community because the people will notice the prices and service, right?” says Mesulemeth.
And there’s demand for more and better services, such as Internet on their smart phones.
“People are demanding more all the time. Now they ask for more things. Now they want data, now they want WhatsApp. So it’s that, right? Now that they know it, they want more,” Mesulemeth says.
Peter Bloom adds that it’s easy to replicate the technology.
“That’s the whole point of technology kind of, it just does what it’s supposed to do, but the social part can be more difficult,” he says.
The Mexican government recently published telecom rules that for the first time reserve some frequency bands for community use. Bloom says that gives him hope that Rhizomatica’s model could work elsewhere, wherever local communities are prepared to manage their own networks.
“We’re trying to build links with people in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, other places, Ecuador,” Bloom says. “I mean, we don’t necessarily have any intention of going and doing it for them. It’s more like help them get set up so they can do it themselves.”
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RIP Rolly Brook, the expat’s oracle He blogged about life in Mexico with useful, accurate information
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