Links van 11 augustus 2018 tot 12 augustus 2018

What Caused the Dinosaur Extinction? – The AtlanticA Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate. Jeremy Corbyn for U.K. prime minister – Opinion – Israel News | Haaretz.comAnyone who wants […]

Links van 10 augustus 2018 tot 11 augustus 2018

How Facebook, Twitter, YouTube have taken a new job as content cops – AxiosTogether, the moderation disputes and privacy debates point to a future in which Facebook and its peers face a tough choice: Get good, fast, at being quasi-governments themselves — or hand the mess back to real governments and return to writing code and […]

Links van 8 augustus 2018 tot 10 augustus 2018

It’s Nice That | Adobe has added 665 new Monotype fonts to Creative CloudTypographers of the creative world rejoice! Christmas has, sort of, come early this year: Adobe and Montoype have just snuck down the chimney, glugged the port, polished off Rudloph’s carrot, and deposited 665 new fonts from 41 type families under the tree. […]

Links van 3 augustus 2018 tot 8 augustus 2018

How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutesIf I were a malicious actor, I could have made a small, likely unnoticed change to the openssl formulae, placing a backdoor on any machine that installed it. If I can gain access to commit in 30 minutes, what could a nation state with dedicated resources […]

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Ik was in een oude BYTE aan het lezen, van februari 1984, toen ik deze advertentie tegenkwam: Ik houd van dergelijke dingen. De stijkl is typisch jaren-1980, maar op een goede manier. In dezelfde BYTE stonden stapels andere advertenties voor hardware en software, maar dat waren vaak afgrijselijkheden zoals die heel erg 1984-achtige voor Turbo Pascal […]