Links van 4 juni 2017 tot 15 juni 2017

reinderien/mimic: [ab]using Unicode to create tragedy
It's inspired by this terrible idea floating around: MT: Replace a semicolon (;) with a greek question mark (;) in your friend's C# code and watch them pull their hair out over the syntax error

Wayne Piekarski | Modifying Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 to run on three immersive monitors
Since I'm running the whole thing within a DOSBox emulator, I now have access to networking and modern tools to try and achieve what I want however. DOS games were very simple in that they didn't use much of an operating system, and wrote everything directly to unprotected memory. I figured that the developer would have written the X Y Z and Heading Pitch Roll values to some kind of struct in a consistent location in memory. If I could work out the memory location of where the aircraft state is stored, I could intercept this with DOSBox, send UDP packets over the network to other DOSBox instances, and write to those same memory locations.

There’s No Magic in Venture-Backed Home Care – Kyle Hill – Medium
Boehoehoe. Startup die teert op ondermaatse arbeidsomstandigheden en profiteert van zwakke werknemers, stopt ermee. Boehoehoe.

The State of CSS – Ryan Oglesby
CSS has quietly been improving by leaps and bounds lately. So much so, that you may not even recognize it much anymore. While you weren’t looking, the CSS community has developed real solutions to many of the oddities, hacks, and deficiencies that made CSS the black sheep of the front end family in the past. In this post I’ll reveal 5 old-fashioned CSS things that you don’t need to do anymore, and what you should do instead.

Home Office may not publish terrorist funding report amid claims it focuses on Saudi Arabia | The Independent
An investigation into the foreign funding of extremist Islamist groups may never be published, the Home Office has admitted. The inquiry commissioned by David Cameron, was launched as part of a deal with the Liberal Democrats in December 2015, in exchange for the party supporting the extension of British airstrikes against Isis into Syria. But although it was due to be published in the spring of 2016, it has not been completed and may never be made public due to its "sensitive" contents. It is thought to focus on Saudi Arabia, which the UK recently approved £3.5bn worth of arms export licences to.

Our report found that 75% of press coverage misrepresents Jeremy Corbyn – we can’t ignore media bias anymore | The Independent
Our rigorous and statistically representative analysis concluded that when it comes to the coverage of Corbyn in his role as leader of the opposition, the majority of the press did not act as a critical watchdog of the powers that be, but rather more often as an antagonistic attackdog.

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