Links van 24 maart 2016 tot 28 maart 2016

Why is David Cameron so silent on the recapture of Palmyra from the clutches of Isis? | Voices | The Independent
In the end, it was the Syrian army – and its Hizballah chums from Lebanon, and the Iranians, and the Russians – who drove the Isis murderers out of Palmyra

So You Wanna Be a Chef— by Bourdain | Michael Ruhlman
I am frequently asked by aspiring chefs, dreamers young and old, attracted by the lure of slowly melting shallots and caramelizing pork belly, or delusions of Food Network stardom, if they should go to culinary school. I usually give a long, thoughtful, and qualified answer. But the short answer is “no.”

Blandly. A Full-Service Integrated Digital Blanding Agency
SOMETHING MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUT A MARKETING GURU IN THE SAME ROOM WITH A PSYCHOLOGIST, A NOVICE CALLIGRAPHER, AND SEVERAL FAILED MUSICIANS.

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct – Quartz
The AlphaGo-Lee Sedol matchup was an intense contest between human and artificial intelligence. But it also contained several moves made by both man and machine that were outlandish, brilliant, creative, foolish, and even beautiful. Deconstructing the gameplay helps explain why AlphaGo’s achievement is even more notable than it may seem on the surface and points to a fascinating future for AI.

VW’s $1.85 Million Bugatti Escapes Cuts as Successor Eyed – Bloomberg Business
Ondertussen, in een andere wereld… “The clientele between Bentley and Bugatti is remarkably different,” Wolfgang Duerheimer, who returned to his post as Bentley CEO and president of Bugatti in June after 2 years, told reporters in July. “The Bentley customer on average owns 8 cars. The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht.”

The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian
Paranoid politicians, sensational journalists – the Isis recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium

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