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Links van 10 oktober 2018 tot 17 oktober 2018

Tend | Blog – Facebook lied about their ad analytics and it’s not the biggest problem
A new class-action lawsuit claims that the video analytics numbers were actually inflated by 150% – 900%. Worse yet, Facebook didn't disclose the "miscalculation" for over a year after they found out about it.

This Hilarious Optical Illusion for Birds Could Save Your Life
Birds and planes are a bad combination, but it’s not so easy to shoo our avian friends away from airport runways. Thankfully, scientists from France have stumbled upon an ingenious solution to the problem—an optical illusion that appears to scare the crap out of large predatory birds.

D3 is not a Data Visualization Library – Elijah Meeks – Medium
People have a hard time learning D3. If you’re expected to learn the DOM manipulation part first it can be a barrier especially when you’re working on a project where that’s already being handled. The point of learning D3 is to learn how to create data visualization products, and that’s really just part of the library that you can focus on instead of the supplemental functionality.

Study: Google is the biggest beneficiary of the GDPR
Thanks to its dominant market position, the industry leader benefits from a stronger concentration in the online advertising market. Although the number of trackers is decreasing overall, a few large tracking operators such as Google receive even more user data.

Cardinal Pens Scathing Letter to Archbishop Who Accused Pope of Cover-Up – The New York Times
The Vatican has decided to fight fire and brimstone with fire and brimstone. Six weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Vatican ambassador in the United States, shook the church by accusing Pope Francis of covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican broke its public silence on Sunday with a scathing public retort from a powerful prefect for the Congregation for Bishops.

Links van 5 oktober 2018 tot 8 oktober 2018

Why the world’s flight paths are such a messs
If you think flying from A to B is a matter of plotting the most direct path between two places, think again. Security and political issues determine flight paths, and ticket prices far more than considerations about an airline’s carbon footprint

What Makes ‘The Good Place’ So Good? – The New York Times
And yet the fact remains. “The Good Place” — the story of a group of recently deceased earthlings navigating the afterlife — is the best sitcom on TV.

Antwerpen krijgt drie nieuwe stelplaatsen, Gent wacht al 20 jaar | Gent | Regio | HLN
Voor de rest geen favoritisme of zo; "Gent moet dus 25 jaar wachten op een broodnodige stelplaats voor bussen en trams. Maar als het over Antwerpen gaat kan het voor De Lijn blijkbaar wel heel snel. Op 3 oktober 2018 besliste de Raad van Bestuur van De Lijn dat Antwerpen op korte termijn maar liefst 3 stelplaatsen krijgt."

The 25 Percent Rule
Whether it's 10 or 10,000 people, changing the behavior, beliefs or norms of an entire group is hard, but new research suggests that in order to do so, we actually only need to convince 25% to start a persuasive domino effect.

Microsoft now has the best device lineup in the industry – Charged
It took years to get here, but Microsoft has nailed it. By comparison, the competition is flailing around arguing about whether or not touchscreens have a place on laptops. The answer? Just let people choose.

Links van 4 oktober 2018 tot 5 oktober 2018

Why Are Enterprises So Slow? – zwischenzugs
Have you ever found yourself saying things like: Why are enterprises so slow? How do they decide what to buy? Why is it so hard to deliver things in an enterprise? I worked for a large ‘enterprise’ organisation for a few years trying to deliver infrastructure software change, and found myself having to explain these things to developers who worked there, salespeople, external open source engineers, software engineers who worked for enterprise vendors, and even many, many people within that organisation.

Announcing the new GitHub and Jira Software integration | The GitHub Blog
Linking your GitHub account to Jira gives your team the ability to see their branches, commit messages, and pull requests right in the context of the Jira tickets they’re working on. You can also view references to Jira in GitHub issues, and pull requests, allowing for a deeper connection.

Experience: I was Bambi | Life and style | The Guardian
There’s a scene in the movie where Bambi is shot and you see his father appear. He says, “Bambi, get up, get up, you have to get up.” During a mission in Vietnam, a grenade went off, concussing me, and I took a bullet to the leg. I was down and dizzy, and then this young sergeant was standing over me, lifting my head. He said, “Sir, get up, you have to get up.” And there on the battlefield I was Bambi again.

Trump Was Supposed to Be in Jail—Not the White House
How did 63 million people vote for that man for president? Despise Hillary Clinton: 20 million. Care about nothing except overturning Roe v. Wade: 20 million. Actually think Trump is going to bring back manufacturing and coal: Seven million. Loathe people who aren’t white: Six million That leaves 10 million I can’t explain.

Sans Forgetica
Sans Forgetica is a downloadable font that is scientifically designed to help you remember your study notes.

Links van 2 oktober 2018 tot 3 oktober 2018

The Dangers of YouTube for Young Children – The Atlantic
The platform’s entertainment for children is weirder—and more globalized—than adults could have expected.

Night terrors: what do anxiety dreams mean? | Life and style | The Guardian
These are anxious times – but how does this affect our sleep, and what can we learn from the exam crises and missed trains that haunt the small hours

The Double Edged Sword of Deep Learning + The Importance of Breakthrough Science | Ayasdi
things have plateaued for deep learning. The fact of the matter is that DL is not a fit for many tasks, yet like the proverbial hammer, for many, everything looks like nail when you are wedded to that approach.

9 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out this October – The Verge
There are magical rebellions, superpowered heroes, fights against malevolent megacorporations, and more to add to your to-read list

Google Assistant’s app redesign abandons chatbots
For the new Google Assistant app, back-and-forth chat bubbles are out, and interactive graphics are in.

Designing the Future of Work – Google Design – Medium
Human-centered design paired with human-centric AI is key to the future of work. Together, they reflect thoughtful understanding of the critical user journeys of what people do every day. Together, they automate what humans don’t want to do, freeing people at work to solve creative problems, build relationships, and catalyze possibilities.

Motion design doesn’t have to be hard – Google Design – Medium
The overlap between UI motion and traditional animation also muddies the waters. A lifetime can be spent mastering Disney’s 12 basic principles, does this mean UI motion is similarly complex? People often tell me that designing motion is complicated, or that choosing the right values is ambiguous. I contend that in areas most important to a UI, motion design can and should be simple.

Avoiding Zombie Startups – Welcome to The Family
Companies can have different values but transparency is non-negotiable

Links van 19 september 2018 tot 25 september 2018

Meet Alva
Alva lets you design interactive products based on components engineered by your developers.

Gent is de jobkampioen – De Standaard
Geen enkele gemeente in Vlaanderen heeft er de voorbije jaren meer jobs zien bijkomen als Gent. De Oost-Vlamingen kloppen Antwerpen.

Your calendrical fallacy is thinking…
Helping you navigate the insane complexity of calendrically correct date and time operations

Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?
In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, Ora Lassila and James Hendler, wanted to give the world a preview of the revolutionary new changes they saw coming to the web. Since its introduction only a decade before, the web had fast become the world’s best means for sharing documents with other people. Now, the authors promised, the web would evolve to encompass not just documents but every kind of data one could imagine.

Sorry UX, the party’s over. – Robert Skrobe – Medium
Ironically, this dynamic exposes the biggest lie UX practitioners tell themselves: “We are the voice of the user”.

Links van 15 september 2018 tot 17 september 2018

I Quit my Job to Pursue my Passion—& my Life Fell Apart. | elephant journal
Some people have a singular passion. They know it, they discover it, and they follow it. Some of us…do not. When I get asked questions like, “What’s the one thing that makes you jump out of bed in the morning?” I stare blankly ahead for 13 seconds and then respond with various answers such as, “Breakfast?”

Realistic ‘Flight Simulator’ Puts Players in Economy Class and It Kind of Rules – Motherboard
Flying is a harrowing test of nerve, and at the same time utterly mundane, and that mundanity is the foundation on which developer Hosni Auji built Flight Simulator. It’s a first-person point and click game, where you fly a real time route from New York to Reykjavik, Iceland. Except instead of playing the pilot, you’re a passenger.

So Good They Can’t Ignore You
ollowing your passion is bad, instead go for Mastery Autonomy and Purpose — the trio of things that have been proven to motivate knowledge workers’

We’ll soon rule Europe with Orban – English – ANSA.it
Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday "I am convinced that in a few months' time we'll find ourselves governing Europe together with Viktor Orban".

‘Hij trok mijn T-shirt uit, ik vroeg hem te stoppen’ – De Standaard
Niemand reageert nog gechoqueerd als Fabre zijn performers een uur lang laat touwtje springen of een piemelballet laat uitvoeren. Zijn strategie is bekend.

Links van 9 september 2018 tot 14 september 2018

Git pretty — justin hileman dot info
This chart is from the presentation Changing History, or How to Git Pretty. Check it out to learn how to use this IRL.

So…What Do I Make? (Dan Mall)
Oud maar goed: "Reports are in from Twitter, Medium, and the like; we can’t make full comps, use Photoshop, or even utter the phrase 'visual design' anymore. What’s a designer to do? Has our role evaporated? Fear not! Dan Mall will help redefine the tasks of the modern day designer in light of the multi -device world that snuck up on us."

Introducing GitHub Pull Requests for Visual Studio Code
Today, we are announcing the public preview of GitHub Pull Requests for Visual Studio Code, closing a gap in the workflow that we and millions of engineers experience every day: The ability to review source code where it was written – inside the editor.

Tidying One’s Room | Don’t Worry About the Vase
Waarheid. "It turns out, every item in my room is a sort of crystallized intention, generally past-me. (We’ve all heard the stories of researchers with messy rooms who somehow knew where everything was, and lost track of everything when someone else committed the violent act of reorganizing the room, thus deindexing it from its owner’s mind.) As I decided what to do with an item, I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose that information. So, I tried to Aumann with my past self – the true way, the way that filters back into deep models, so that I could pass my past self’s ideological turing test. And that’s cognitively expensive."

The Top 10 Martin Gardner Scientific American Articles – Scientific American Blog Network

Links van 29 augustus 2018 tot 7 september 2018

Niet Hitler maar Breivik is het model voor Schild en Vrienden – Jan Blommaert (en z’n gedachten)
Wie de laatste dagen aandachtig heeft gekeken naar wat over Schild en Vrienden naar buiten is gekomen ziet snel waar ze de mosterd hebben gehaald. Niet bij het VNV van de jaren 1930, en evenmin bij het VMO van de jaren 1970. Wel in het online extreemrechtse wereldje dat Breivik mee heeft geschapen, en waarin de autochtone linkse medeburger de onmiddellijke vijand is die door een zuiverende burgeroorlog vernietigd moet worden. Ze vormen dus geen nieuwe Hitler Jugend, wel een Breivik Jugend met extreem geradicaliseerde digital natives die zich in de eerste plaats richten op al wie ze als linkse verraders-in-eigen-land kunnen bestempelen.

Introduction · Front-End Developer Handbook 2018
This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it in 2018.

“Let’s talk about genre”: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.

I was deluded. You can’t beat fake news with science communication | Jenny Rohn | Science | The Guardian
When does any of our evidence, no matter how carefully and widely presented, actually sway the opinion of someone whose viewpoint has been long since been seduced by the propagandists?

Exodus and the Plagues of Egypt | Is That in the Bible?
The plight of the Egyptian livestock also stands out. In Exod. 9:1–7, Yahweh sends a pestilence upon all the livestock: horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, and sheep. Verse 6 tells us that “all the livestock of the Egyptians died.” Then the Priestly writer jumps in with the plague of boils (vv. 8–12), which afflict all the humans and animals. One assumes the text is referring about livestock, except that they’re all supposed to be dead. The livestock is targeted again in the plague of hail and lightning. All livestock that is left in the field instead of being put into shelters is killed (vv. 19, 25). And finally, with the so-called tenth plague, all the firstborn of the livestock are killed (12:29). That’s three times the livestock of the Egyptians dies, if you’re keeping count. The plants of Egypt don’t fare much better. The hail and fire of the seventh plague destroy all the plants and trees (9:25). Then locusts come and eat every single plant, tree and fruit in the land (ch. 10).

Links van 25 augustus 2018 tot 28 augustus 2018

Microsoft will soon automatically transcribe video files in OneDrive for Office 365 subscribers | TechCrunch

Luke’s Surprising and Oft-Ignored Views on Marriage and Resurrection | Is That in the Bible?
Of all possible guests at a society wedding, an apocryphal Apostle was the worst.

‘Parkeren in Gent en Antwerpen is veel te goedkoop’ – De Standaard
In vergelijking met Nederland betaal je in Antwerpen of Gent soms bijna de helft minder voor een uurtje parkeren in de binnenstad.

A ‘Maverick,’ Revisited – Rolling Stone
This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

Bruegel museum in Brussels blocked by Belgian bureaucracy | Art and design | The Guardian
Tiens. Nieuws voor mij. “Bruegel House, a dedicated museum to his life and work, was due to have opened in October 2019, the centrepiece of the 450th anniversary of his death. But a strict financial rule to guard against over-spending has led to the project being put on hold, despite no money being required from Belgium’s federal government.”

Links voor 23 augustus 2018

Je mag tegenwoordig niks meer © Wannes Daemen
We zijn geen racis­ten, we zijn geen vrou­wen­ha­ters. Maar onze gedra­gin­gen en tra­di­ties heb­ben wel racis­ti­sche of vrouw­on­vrien­de­lij­ke kant­jes. Als we dat dur­ven zien, dan zal er onge­twij­feld een en ander ver­an­de­ren aan wat we doen en zeg­gen.

Google Web Designer
Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device.

The Scientists Who Starved to Death Surrounded By Food | Amusing Planet
As the invading German army poured into the city looting and destroying anything of value, a group of Russian botanists holed up inside the vault of the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry with a precious collection of seeds and edible plants. This collection, containing seeds from nearly 200,000 varieties of plants of which about a quarter was edible, constituted one of the world’s largest repositories of the genetic diversity of food crops. Among them were plenty of rice, wheat, corn, beans and potatoes, enough to sustain the botanists and see them through the worst days of the siege. But the scientists hadn’t barricaded themselves in the vault with food grains to save their lives, but rather to protect these seeds from the Nazis as well as from the starving people plundering through the streets in search for anything to eat.

What Did Ada Lovelace’s Program Actually Do?
Lovelace’s program is often called the world’s first computer program. Not everyone agrees that it should be called that. Lovelace’s legacy, it turns out, is one of computing history’s most hotly debated subjects. Historians have cited all kinds of primary evidence to argue that the credit given to Lovelace is either appropriate or undeserved. But they seem to spend less time explaining the technical details of her published writing, which is unfortunate, because the technical details are the most fascinating part of the story. Who wouldn’t want to know exactly how a program written in 1843 was supposed to work?

PepsiCo Is Acquiring SodaStream for $3.2 Billion | Fortune
PepsiCo has agreed to acquire countertop carbonated water machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion—the snacking and beverage giant’s latest move to add healthier products to its portfolio and push a more environmentally friendly agenda.

Links van 18 augustus 2018 tot 22 augustus 2018

Stage 9 | A virtual recreation of the Star Trek TNG sets in Unreal Engine 4
The aim of the Stage 9 project is to recreate the entirety (inside and out) of the Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation in Unreal Engine 4 with a focus on attention to detail. The eventual goal is to allow you to explore every part of the ship that you’ve seen on the show (and all the areas you haven’t) and interact with everything you see.

Now Go Bang! – Observing Minard Observing Napoléon
Observations on textual strategy in infographics by the example of the “Greatest Infographic of All Times”.

Van zwarte cultuur houden, maar niet van zwarte mensen : Charlie magazine
De omstaanders die niet ingrepen en de vrouwen aan hun lot overlieten, maar ook onze media hebben boter op het hoofd. Want als je als populair magazine met een zo goed als volledig witte redactie regelmatig ‘grapjes’ publiceert over afgehakte handen van Congolezen (we kijken naar jullie, Humo), dan ben je je niet bewust van het effect dat dit heeft op zwarte mensen. Bovendien werk je met dit soort ongein het idee in de hand dat witte mensen de genocide probleemloos als een running gag kunnen gebruiken.

#EenKindSluitJeNietOp: hoe de vork écht aan de steel zit – MO*
De Morgen bloklettert: “Gezinnen opsluiten mag al sinds 2011”. Dit klopt natuurlijk niet. België sloot lang voor 2011 al kinderen op. Lang voor staatssecretaris Theo Francken (N-VA) leidde dit onder socialistische en liberale ministers al tot mensonwaardige toestanden en duidelijke schendingen van de kinderrechten. De wet van 16 november 2011 voorzag voor het eerst een regeling die specifiek op kinderen van toepassing was: niet de mogelijkheid tot opsluiting van kinderen, maar een verbod op de opsluiting van kinderen.

How to Design for the Modern Web – Commit Log – Medium
The very first thing you must do when a user visits your website is to show them a big modal dialog telling them that they should just install the mobile application instead.

Ranking Every Soundcloud Rappers Face Tattoo from worse to worst
times have changed in hip hop, where the stories of old school hip hop tattoos were written by history and culture, today’s tats seem to be written by xans and molly

Links van 13 augustus 2018 tot 18 augustus 2018

The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown
Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.” She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders and a couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer, then out the back door, where three Secret Service agents wait. They do this just about every weekend in this tiny town where they were born — he almost 94 years ago, she almost 91. Dinner at their friend Jill Stuckey’s house, with plastic Solo cups of ice water and one glass each of bargain-brand chardonnay, then the half-mile walk home to the ranch house they built in 1961.

The Islamic fundamentalist Jeremy Corbyn should be ashamed of himself – if only he’d behaved more like Margaret Thatcher | The Independent
Corbyn supported every gay rights campaign at a time when it was considered extremist to do so. And the way he managed to be an extremist Islamic fundamentalist and an extremist gay rights fanatic at the same time only shows how dangerous he is — "I suppose it may just be possible that the wreath he laid at an event organised to mark the bombing of civilians in 1985 was actually put there to mark the bombing of civilians in 1985.

But it’s much more likely that secretly, Jeremy Corbyn supports Palestinian terrorists who murder athletes. "

Home | Charticulator
Ziet er echt zeer leutig uit — Interactive Construction of Bespoke Chart Layouts

The Corbyn wreath ‘scandal’ is just an exercise in hypocrisy | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
let’s take the case of Ariel Sharon. In 1982, up to 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese refugees were massacred by Israel’s Phalangist allies in the Sabra and Shatila camps. An Israeli commission later found Sharon to have been personally responsible” for the massacre. Among those attending his funeral in 2014 was Tony Blair: and yes, he laid a wreath. Who cried scandal then?

Trump has to be reminded of different time zones when calling world leaders – Business Insider
President Donald Trump reportedly has to be reminded of differences in time zones on a "constant basis" as he impulsively attempts to call other world leaders, a diplomatic source told Politico.  Trump apparently isn't "great at recognizing" that an older world leader might not be awake "or in the right place at 10:30 or 11 p.m. their time." Trump has a particularly "bizarre" interest in French President Emmanuel Macron, one former official said, and randomly calls him for no apparent reason.

Links van 11 augustus 2018 tot 12 augustus 2018

What Caused the Dinosaur Extinction? – The Atlantic
A 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.com
Anyone who wants to see the world take action against the Israeli occupation should dream of Corbyn. Corbyn has been declared the next enemy of the Jews. Viktor Orban is a righteous among the nations; the American alt-right is the rock of Israel and its savior; Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ leader who called to kill millions “like Hitler,” is a welcome guest in Israel – and Corbyn is the enemy of the people. The Jewish establishment in Britain and Israeli propaganda have taken out a contract on him, to foil his election: He’s an anti-Semite, Labor is anti-Semitic, Jewish life in Britain is in “existential danger,” no less, as three British Jewish newspapers cried out in a joint editorial.

Why decentralized social networking never makes it — ever heard of Crossing the Chasm? – Upon 2020
decentralized social networking will never amount to anything unless it solves at least one real, burning problem much better than the centralized alternatives

She’s the world’s top empathy researcher. But colleagues say she bullied and intimidated them | Science | AAAS
Tania Singer, a celebrated neuroscientist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, is known as one of the world’s foremost experts on empathy. In her research, she has sought to demonstrate that meditation can make people more kind and caring. The title of a profile of Singer written by this reporter in 2013 summed up her public image: Concentrating on Kindness. But inside her lab, it was a very different story, eight former and current colleagues say in interviews with Science. The researchers, all but one of whom insisted on remaining anonymous because they feared for their careers, describe a group gripped by fear of their boss. “Whenever anyone had a meeting with her there was at least an even chance they would come out in tears,” one colleague says.

The World’s Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps – Atlas Obscura
Calling all map enthusiasts: the North American Cartographic Information Society will soon be releasing the 2018 Atlas of Design, its latest compendium of the world’s newest and best maps.

Links van 10 augustus 2018 tot 11 augustus 2018

How Facebook, Twitter, YouTube have taken a new job as content cops – Axios
Together, 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 making money.

Anatomy of Tik Tok: The viral video app from Bytedance | FactorDaily
Tik Tok is a crazy place. Every time I open the app, time flies. Full of bite-sized videos, it is immensely entertaining. You can find Parkour athletes doing gravity-defying stuff, creators making magic, comedians, dancers, models and more. All of this led Tik Tok to get more iOS downloads than Instagram in Q1 2018 – that’s huge! How did this happen?

Why Is Jordan Peterson So Popular? – The Atlantic
When the poetry editors of The Nation virtuously publish an amateurish but super-woke poem, only to discover that the poem stumbled across several trip wires of political correctness; when these editors (one of them a full professor in the Harvard English department) then jointly write a letter oozing bathos and career anxiety and begging forgiveness from their critics; when the poet himself publishes a statement of his own—a missive falling somewhere between an apology, a Hail Mary pass, and a suicide note; and when all of this is accepted in the houses of the holy as one of the regrettable but minor incidents that take place along the path toward greater justice, something is dying. When the top man at The New York Times publishes a sober statement about a meeting he had with the president in which he describes instructing Trump about the problem of his “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” and then three days later the paper announces that it has hired a writer who has tweeted about her hatred of white people, of Republicans, of cops, of the president, of the need to stop certain female writers and journalists from “existing,” and when this new hire will not be a beat reporter, but will sit on the paper’s editorial board—having a hand in shaping the opinions the paper presents to the world—then it is no mystery that a parallel culture of ideas has emerged to replace a corrupted system.

#QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained – Vox
The Russia investigation is a sham. It’s actually a cover story for special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump working together to expose thousands of pedophiles hidden in plain sight — including Hillary Clinton (and Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama), who will soon be under arrest.

Joods Forum heeft bedenkingen bij nieuwe CD&V-kandidate Frie… – De Standaard
Ah well. "Toen deze krant vroeg wat ze over onverdoofd slachten vond, zei ze dat ‘alle dieren goed moeten worden behandeld. Als de wet zegt dat het slachten verdoofd moet gebeuren, dan is dat zo.’ Die laatste uitspraak vindt Raphael Werner, voorzitter van het Joods Forum, bijzonder jammer, zo zegt hij op de site van Joods Actueel.

Links van 8 augustus 2018 tot 10 augustus 2018

It’s Nice That | Adobe has added 665 new Monotype fonts to Creative Cloud
Typographers 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. It’ll be like unwrapping a shiny new Playstation 2 all over again. Remember how good that felt? Being 10? Not having any real understanding of the full and crushing weight of the anxieties and stresses that were soon to wash all over you, day in, day out? Today’s like that, all over again.

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days in Palo Alto
When the young Mark Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto in 2004, he and his buddies built a corporate proto-culture that continues to influence the company today.

Why SETI Relies On Us Accepting Our Mediocrity
Why we downplay Fermi’s paradox.

Websites not available in the EU because of GDPR – data.verifiedjoseph.com

Are Facebook and YouTube quasi-governmental actors? – Infowars
The media platforms’ banishment of Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist, raises difficult questions about constitutional standards

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