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Links van 6 oktober 2014 tot 22 oktober 2014

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Mud and Loathing on Russia-Ukraine Border – Bloomberg
“Hitler’s troops spent a night in this village and only one glass was broken,” he said in Surzhyk, the melodious mix of Russian and Ukrainian spoken by many residents of the area. Of the Ukrainian government, he said, “We should hang those fascists by their eggs from a birch tree.”

García Media → What’s state of tablet editions today?
The major changes for the tablet have taken place in three interrelated areas of frequency, a shift in the role of tablets within the media quartet and the fact that tablets are now both lean forward and lean back platforms.

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric | Colossal
Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray works primarily with bronze and marble to create idealized figures draped with fabric in the style of Neoclassical or Baroque figurative sculptures. Though, unlike gods or royalty that one might expect to see rendered in such incredible detail, Gray instead creates anonymous depictions of regular individuals he encounters near his studio in London, often people struggling with addiction or other difficult, real-world issues.

vivre l’écureuil
every time I astral project, I take the form of a squirrel. This was the tipping point for me. That’s when I knew I was truly meant to be a squirrel

“Zij kwam op mij af” | HLN Aalst
Tee hee hee: "Het was een symbiose van twee lichamen die bewogen op de muziek"

Links van 3 oktober 2014 tot 6 oktober 2014

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5 Steps To Fixing A Derailed Career | LinkedIn
All successful reinventions have one thing in common: a great story that makes people want to see the underdog win! You need to be able to articulate how you got to the point of needing the reinvention and what you hope to accomplish going forward in a way that has people hanging on every word and rooting for you to succeed.

The Mirrorball « ASCII by Jason Scott
Volgens mij gaat het over SJW's. "Group up a bunch of issues (Apples, Oranges, Watermelons, Rat Poison) and then people who show concern about the Rat Poison will seem to be showing concern on Apples and Oranges. And people who are supporting Apples and Oranges could easily be mistaken for supporters of Rat Poison. Once that spark hits the kindling, it’s over."

News – Monitoring current threats: ECDC Communicable…
As reported to ECDC by Belgian authorities, on 2 September 2014, following a human error, 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution were released into the environment by the pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in Rixensart city, Belgium. The liquid was conducted directly to a water-treatment plant (Rosieres) and released after treatment in river Lasne affluent of river Dyle which is affluent of the Escaut/Scheldt river.

De Rechtzetting » Subsidiestop voor werkgeversorganisaties bedreigt honderden banen
‘Initiatieven en diensten als het Agentschap Ondernemen, de Sociaal-Economische Raad van Vlaanderen, Unizo [http://www.unizosubsidies.be/], Voka, Overnamemarkt, de Zenito-startersgids, de kmo-portefeuille en ga zo maar door hebben misschien elk hun verdiensten, maar op zich doen ze allemaal ongeveer hetzelfde’, zegt Vlaams minister-president Geert Bourgeois (N-VA). ‘Ik zie in ieder geval het verschil niet.’

Austerity has been an utter disaster for the eurozone | Business | The Guardian
Zouden ze daar al van gehoord hebben, bij de mannen van de septemberverklaring? "All of the suffering in Europe – inflicted in the service of a man-made artifice, the euro – is even more tragic for being unnecessary"

Links van 30 september 2014 tot 3 oktober 2014

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The Interactive Fiction Competition
The games of the 2014 Interactive Fiction Competition are ready for judging! Anyone can be a judge: just play and rate at least five games before November 15.

A history of the They Might Be Giants song Birdhouse in Your Soul.
For many of us, the world is a bit scarier than it was in 1990: There are a lot of reasons, now, why the ocean levels are rising up. But nearly a quarter-century on, Flood and, of course, its most iconic song is still a source of comfort in a world that too often tells us to stop drawing in margins, to stop playing the class clown, to speak up, run faster, act cooler, stop daydreaming, stop sulking, stop singing, stop underachieving, stop overachieving, stop flooding. If we were to give in to sentimentality—and why would we hold back while talking about Flood—we might even, not to put too fine a point on it, call the song our nightlight.

Former Top Official Says Kim Jong-un Is No Longer in Control of North Korea | VICE News
An elite group of exiles from North Korea gathered in September in the Netherlands to discuss the state of the regime they used to serve. The conference included top diplomats, an ex-senior official of the Ministry of Security, and a high-ranking military officer, but the keynote address was given by Jang Jin-sung, formerly a key member of Kim Jong-il's propaganda machine. Included in Jang's speech was a surprising assertion: North Korea is in the midst of a civil war.

ColorChecker: How to get PERFECT skin colors with every camera – Hans van Eijsden Photography
One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness and texture. That’s an art, absolutely, and often a quite technical challenge. In this article I will explain how to obtain perfect skin colors, with the help of a ColorChecker.

Spot the man behind the man! | radical wind
Men are experts at inventing personas. Their entire careers as life-destructors are always accompanied by hardly disguised attempts at hiding the fact that all they want and can do is to rape and kill, or torture women. But as it’s not possible for them to be something else than what they are, or let alone imagine what it’s  like not to be a man (= to be a woman), it always betrays who they are, anyway.

Links van 19 september 2014 tot 28 september 2014

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The myth of religious violence | Karen Armstrong | World news | The Guardian
The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple

Yahoo killing off Yahoo after 20 years of hierarchical organization | Ars Technica
The Yahoo Directory will be retired at the end of the year.

Mongolia dinosaur fossils: Oyungerel Tsevedvamba fights poaching of stolen paleontological specimens.
Oyungerel Tsedevdamba is minister of culture, sports, and tourism for Mongolia. She is also president of the Democratic Women’s Union of Mongolia and an adviser on human rights to Mongolian president Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. She has studied at Stanford University and at Yale University. Though illegal for more than a century, looting Mongolian dinosaur fossils was commonplace—until Tsedevdamba stepped in.

(146) Interesting read – The Good Ones – Quora
From its early days the big question about this site has been "can an almost unlimited supply of SiliconValley cash and hype turn a mediocre idea into a success?" The question certainly needs to be addressed again now that Quora has made yet another desperate business model pivot into a blogging platform.Before that Quora was going to be a Pinterest knock-off. Before that it was going to be a Q&A site to compete with Wikipedia. There have been one or two other lesser pivots that I have lost track of since 2009, but you get the picture. This executive team is clueless. It's really been no secret in the Valley that Quora's been a slow motion train wreck since pretty much 2010.

Errata Security: The shockingly obsolete code of bash
One of the problems with bash is that it's simply obsolete code. We have modern objective standards about code quality, and bash doesn't meet those standards. In this post, I'm going to review the code, starting with the function that is at the heart of the #shellshock bug, initialize_shell_variables().

BBC News – India’s Mars mission: Picture that spoke 1,000 words
When the crowded command control room of India's Mars mission exploded into applause after it successfully put a satellite into orbit around the Red Planet, photographer Manjunath Kiran of the AFP news agency clicked this remarkable image of scientists congratulating each other.

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
A meal out with Bourdain typically involves three things. There will be engaging conversation, possibly touching on such subjects as the essays of Michel de Montaigne, 1920s surrealist films, and mixed-martial-arts combat. There will be booze, although perhaps in more modest quantities than his reputation suggests. And there will be food–some strange, all carefully prepared, and a certain amount involving animal innards that seem better suited to ninth-grade biology class than the dinner table.

Aral Balkan — Ello, goodbye.
When you take venture capital, it is not a matter of if you’re going to sell your users, you already have. It’s called an exit plan. And no investor will give you venture capital without one. In the myopic and upside-down world of venture capital, exits precede the building of the actual thing itself. It would be a comedy if the repercussions of this toxic system were not so tragic.

Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists | Psychology Today
"… the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists."

Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves? | Vanity Fair
Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small errors turned a state-of-the-art cockpit into a death trap.

Sinquefield Cup: One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.
FIDE is, by all accounts, comically corrupt, in the vein of other fishy global sporting bodies like FIFA and the IOC. Its Russian president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who has hunkered in office for nearly two decades now, was once abducted by a group of space aliens dressed in yellow costumes who transported him to a faraway star. Though I am relying here on Ilyumzhinov’s personal attestations, I have no reason to doubt him, as this is something about which he has spoken quite extensively. He is of the firm belief that chess was invented by extraterrestrials, and further “insists that there is ‘some kind of code’ in chess, evidence for which he finds in the fact that there are 64 squares on the chessboard and 64 codons in human DNA.”

Links van 12 september 2014 tot 16 september 2014

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The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station | Ars Technica
The following story happened in 1985 but subsequently vanished into obscurity. Over the years, many details have been twisted, others created. Even the original storytellers got some things just plain wrong. After extensive research, writer Nickolai Belakovski is able to present, for the first time to an English-speaking audience, the complete story of Soyuz T-13’s mission to save Salyut 7, a fascinating piece of in-space repair history.

KaTeX – The fastest math typesetting library for the web
The fastest math typesetting library for the web.

Hey, I’m writing a book! — Martin Kleppmann’s blog
If you’re a software engineer working on server-side applications (a web application backend, for instance), then this book is for you. It assumes that you already know how to build an application and use a database, and that you want to “level up” in your craft. Perhaps you want to work on highly scalable systems with millions of users, perhaps you want to deal with particularly complex or ever-changing data, or perhaps you want to make an old legacy environment more agile.

The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room | Center for Public Integrity
A growing number of U.S. experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts

Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics Show the Illness Will Define Our Times | New Republic
[Misting through the old man’s head is a lingual vapor that cannot condense into the phrase, I don’t know how to act—I’ve never been here before.]

Alan Moore finishes million-word novel Jerusalem | Books | The Guardian
‘Now there’s just the small matter of copy editing’

Links van 7 september 2014 tot 10 september 2014

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Using SVG to shrink your PNGs | Peter Hrynkow
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the compression of a JPEG and keep the transparency of a PNG? Well, you can, sort of.

Code Rush : David Winton : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
The Film Code Rush follows the people of Netscape Communications during an intense period in 1998, when it was all but certain that Microsoft had already won control of the Internet user's desktop. When all hope seems fading, a group of dedicated developers work their hardest to push out a very special release.

So fragile, but so enduring. | The Bloggess
Urgh — "Meemaw died yesterday, at the age of 80."

Who beheads more people: Isis or the government of Saudi Arabia?
Who beheads more people: Isis or the government of Saudi Arabia? This week Private Eye reported that in the 21 months between James Foley’s capture in November 2012 and his subsequent beheading by Isis militants on August 19 2014, Saudi Arabia beheaded 113 people.

Let Me Live That Fantasy «
In search of Puddles, the saddest clown of all, whose voice — along with Lorde’s music — made him an Internet star

Links van 29 augustus 2014 tot 7 september 2014

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Plumbing Politics and the Crazy State of the World for Comedy with Andy Zaltzman | Splitsider
HOERA! "The Bugle comes back mid-September. Probably around about the 18th of September, and we should then run for the rest of the millenium, hopefully. We'll pass it down to our children and our children’s children. Strict hereditary system we have, because we're British, so that's the way we work."

Seven lessons I learned from the failure of my first startup, Dinnr — Medium
Interesting. And sobering.

Supreme Court rejects ‘Israeli’ nationality status | The Times of Israel
Allowing citizens to relinquish ethnic or religious identity in the population registry would undermine Israel’s Jewishness, ruling says

Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft | Network World
Gezond verstand zegeviert: "The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community’s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products."

Why women have no time for Wikipedia | Wikipediocracy
In short, thanks to its well-established culture of contentiousness, the deck is stacked in many ways against equal gender participation on Wikipedia.

Links van 24 augustus 2014 tot 29 augustus 2014

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Max-Out Everything for $686: Overclocking Gaming PC Build | Gamers Nexus – Gaming PC Builds & Hardware Benchmarks
Ghrrhh. Ik zou een gaming pc moeten maken. Eigenlijk.

CGSociety – Building 3D with Ikea
75% of IKEA's images are now CG: A behind the scenes look at how they work

Ravelry: Brain Hat (KNITTING PATTERN, not actual hat) pattern by Alana Noritake

Tabletop Audio – Ambiences and Music for Tabletop Role Playing Games
Original, 10 minute ambiences and music for your tabletop role-playing games.

research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/mickens/thesaddestmoment.pdf
I think that humanity should stop publishing papers about Byzantine fault tolerance. I do not blame my fellow researchers for trying to publish in this area, in the same limited sense that I do not blame crackheads for wanting to acquire and then consume cocaine

Links van 21 augustus 2014 tot 24 augustus 2014

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The 9 biggest myths about ISIS – Vox
Myth #1: ISIS is crazy and irrational If you want to understand the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the first thing you have to know about them is that they are not crazy. Murderous adherents to a violent medieval ideology, sure. But not insane.

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest

Curiosity auf dem Mars : Ganz schön mitgenommen – Weltraum – FAZ
Zwei Jahre ist der kleine Marsroboter Curiosity schon auf der Oberfläche des Roten Planeten unterwegs. Er kämpft sich über Felsen und Dünen und ist oft Sandstürmen ausgesetzt. Regelmäßig fotografiert er sich selbst bei der Arbeit. Die Vorher-Nachher-Bilder der Nasa zeigen, wie die Mission ihn verändert hat.

WikiWand
Chrome extension voor Wikipedia redesign. Een mens vraagt zich af waarom de pipo's bij WMF *dit* soort dingen niet doen.

(Spoilers All) The Grand ASOIAF Resource Guide : asoiaf
Just finished ADWD and are now totally despondent at a lack of ASOIAF material? Alternatively, are you just finished and excited to delve into the theories and analyses of the fan-community? Or are you a long-time fan who started reading back in 1996, know all the theories and analyses but enjoy refreshing from time to time on the great theories and analyses out there? Or do you want to discover new resources and ways of evaluating ASOIAF information from fresh perspectives? Well, this post is for you.

Links van 20 augustus 2014 tot 21 augustus 2014

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How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline | Deep Sea News
Hale and Bamberg belong to a belt of counties cutting through the deep south–Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina–that have voted over 50% Democratic in recent presidential elections. Why? A 100 million year old coastline.

Hillary Clinton’s 11th-hour diplomacy
Imagine you are Benjamin Netanyahu and you would know you really, really messed up. And then, all of a sudden, along comes Hillary Clinton, courtesy of a Jeffrey Goldberg interview in the Atlantic magazine, riding like the Fifth Cavalry to the rescue, signaling virtually uncritical support for Netanyahu’s war and the way he fought it – civilian deaths and all –  pouring blame on the heads of Hamas, Islamic terrorism and European anti-semitism and giving Netanyahu the green light, should she succeed Obama, to demand ongoing control of security in the West Bank.

The Book of Enoch as the Background to 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude | Is That in the Bible?
Although the quotation of 1 Enoch in Jude 14–15 is often noted, the complex dependencies between 1 Enoch, Jude, and the Petrine epistles, as well as the general importance of the theology of 1 Enoch in the New Testament, often go under-appreciated. Taking a closer look at these books provides some insight into how early Christian authors adapted each others’ work and drew upon texts that were ultimately omitted from the Bible.

Ambient space sounds playlist
From YouTube, a playlist of 12- and 24-hour-long videos of ambient space noise, mostly of the sounds of spaceships like the Tardis, the USS Enterprise, and the Nostromo (from Alien).

How to Fix It
Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.

Links van 13 augustus 2014 tot 18 augustus 2014

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Nanarland le site des mauvais films sympathiques
Ahem oui.

Cancellation Watch: Outlander and The Leftovers Get Renewed, Legends Has a Modest Debut | Cancelled Sci Fi
Yes! "Series Renewals: Starz has announced the renewal of their new series Outlander after that show has aired only one episode."

The Ultimate Guide to this Fall’s Science Fiction and Fantasy TV!
This is truly the fall of comic book TV heaven. Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow dominate the Fall TV line-up, nut there's still plenty of room for new zombie shows and supernatural hoo-haw. Here it is the ultimate list of Fall TV for 2014.

Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online | Open Culture
You can now watch Tarkovsky’s films online – for free. Each film is listed in our collection, 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.. But here you can access the films in the order in which they were made. Most all of the films below were placed online by Mosfilm, the largest and oldest film studio in Russia.

That Time I Tried to Figure Out How Teenagers Use Twitter — Matter — Medium
Turns out homework really does suck, especially when you’re an adult. And while people say it’s hard to be a teen, pretending to be a teen might just be more difficult. My experience was like the entirety of Never Been Kissed, but I ended up without the popularity, and ultimately, without a Michael Vartan.

Links van 10 augustus 2014 tot 12 augustus 2014

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A Diablo 3 Story: A Diablo 3 Story
TLDR: I made about 100 000 euro from Diablo 3 in exactly 1 year. Below I will tell you in great detail how.

Almost Perfect by W. E. Pete Peterson The Rise and Fall of WordPerfect Corporation
The book, Almost Perfect, was originally published by Prima Publishing in 1994. It is the story of the rise and fall of WordPerfect Corporation from my point of view. The book sold a little less than 10,000 copies and is now out of print. The copy published here is almost identical to my original manuscript and does not contain Prima's edits. In this version, I have corrected two factual errors, fixed five typos, deleted a few pages at the end, and added a final paragraph.

Polaroid Cube | polaroid.com
Introducing the Polaroid Cube lifestyle action camera—water resistant, shockproof, mountable and built to handle everything you can imagine. Packed with fun including 1080p HD video, 6MP photo, 124° wide angle lens, and built in battery that records up to 90 minutes.

First-person Hyperlapse Videos
We present a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyperlapse videos: time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera.

The Fighter Who Stayed Too Long – MMA Fighting
Say you’re angry and depressed, impulsive and moody, aggressive and afraid. Say your friends don’t even recognize the person you’ve become, and you know they must be right, if only because they all say the same thing. But the person they remember seems like a flickering dream to you. You remember vague outlines of it, but the particulars are hazy at best. Say this is your life from here on out. What are you supposed to do with it? What if you’ve got 30 or 40 more years of this?

Links van 31 juli 2014 tot 9 augustus 2014

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The War Photo No One Would Publish – The Atlantic
“It was one picture after another of a sunset with camels and a tank.”

An Empire of Stars » Lapsed Historian
As the V-2 disappeared into the distance the men of the AVKO couldn’t help but smile and cheer. Their delight was catching, and soon the rest of the soldiers and officers around the launchpad were cheering as well. British officers and soldiers. Because this was Operation Backfire, the beginning of something that most people don’t even know existed – the British Space Programme.

Python web scraping resource
If you need to extract data from a web page, then the chances are you looked for their API. Unfortunately this isn't always available and you sometimes have to fall back to web scraping. In this article I'm going to cover a lot of the things that apply to all web scraping projects and how to overcome some common gotchas.

I Refuse | Irwin E. Blank | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel
Erm, yeah. "I feel no need to apologize for refusing to allow myself to retain lands that were mine before your countries were born by imperialist wars and rivers of blood. When your ancestors were worshiping rocks and committing human sacrifice to please stone idols, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon."

‘World stands disgraced’ as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 | World news | The Guardian
Fuckers. "The US, which has been at odds with Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, over efforts to secure a ceasefire, condemned the school shelling but did not specifically blame Israel."

Links van 18 juli 2014 tot 26 juli 2014

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In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Hamas, they tell us, is cowardly and cynical.

Hamas Didn’t Kidnap the Israeli Teens After All — NYMag
After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of 3 teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as "lone cell."

Bourgeois I plant kamikazebeleid inzake mobiliteit – DeWereldMorgen.be
Mobiliteit wordt eigenlijk gereduceerd tot verkeer. Verkeer wordt dan weer gereduceerd tot autoverkeer. En dat autoverkeer wordt dan weer voornamelijk herleid tot infrastructuur. Vanwaar ook de ruime aandacht voor infrastructuurwerken, als voornaamste ‘oplossing’ voor de verkeersproblematiek. Het worden gouden tijden voor wegenaannemers.

Deprivation in Gaza Strip – Opinion – The Boston Globe
In almost three decades of research and writing on Gaza, I have often asked myself, “Is there a language to really express the torment of Gaza and the way in which the world’s unflinching indifference and heartlessness contribute to it?

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy – life – 16 July 2014 – New Scientist
Stick an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place. Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals.

Art critic Julian Spalding was banned from Damien Hirst’s Tate exhibition but we smuggled him in | Mail Online
I had dared to say what many of my colleagues secretly think: Con Art, the so-called Conceptual Art movement, is little more than a money-spinning con, rather like the emperor’s new clothes. That goes for the ‘artist’ Carl Andre who sold a stack of bricks for £2,297. It goes for Marcel Duchamp, whose old ‘urinal’ was bought by the Tate for $500,000 (about £300,000). It goes for Tracey Emin’s grubby old bed. And, of course, it goes for Damien Hirst.

Links van 14 juli 2014 tot 18 juli 2014

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Gamasutra – The History of Civilization
Gamasutra is proud to be partnering with the IGDA's Preservation SIG to present detailed official histories of each of the first ten games voted into the Digital Game Canon. The Canon "provides a starting-point for the difficult task of preserving this history inspired by the role of that the U.S. National Film Registry has played for film culture and history", and Matteo Bittanti, Christopher Grant, Henry Lowood, Steve Meretzky, and Warren Spector revealed the inaugural honorees at GDC 2007. This latest piece follows the carrer of industry icon Sid Meier as he established himself as one of the most important contributors to PC gaming with the iconic turn based strategy epic Civilization

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality | Petunia married a professor, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction.
HPMOR.com is an authorized mirror of Less Wrong‘s / Eliezer Yudkowsky‘s epic Harry Potter fanfic-in-progress, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Netanyahu finally speaks his mind | The Times of Israel
At his Friday press conference, the prime minister ruled out full Palestinian sovereignty, derided the US approach to Israeli security, and set out his Middle East overview with unprecedented candor. His remarks were not widely reported; they should be

Twitter User Stats Crackdown – Business Insider
Twitter has taken the unusual step of shutting off its datapipe to certain companies that have published their own stats on how big Twitter's user base really is, according to two sources. The move comes after Twitter's stock was hammered in the early part of the year when investors discovered growth in monthly active users (MAUs) was slowing or stagnant, and that measures of engagement per user were on the decline.

Fontblog | FontShop schließt sich Monotype an
Wohow: "Der heu­ti­ge Tag ist weg­wei­send in der 25-jäh­ri­gen Ge­schich­te von Font­Shop, der wich­tigs­te seit un­se­rer Grün­dung. Das US-Schrif­ten­haus Mo­no­ty­pe über­nimmt die Un­ter­neh­mens­grup­pe von Font­Shop In­ter­na­tio­nal. Zu dem er­wor­be­nen Paket ge­hö­ren, neben der Fir­men­zen­tra­le in Ber­lin, die Font­Font-Schrif­ten­bi­blio­thek, der US-Ver­triebsa­b­le­ger in San Fran­cis­co (fontshop.​com), sowie die deut­sche Fi­lia­le Font­Shop AG."

The Olympic City
The Olympic City is an ongoing documentary photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. Hosting the Olympics has become a way for a city to show itself off on an international stage and generate toursim dollars, and cities spend millions or billions for the privilege. But after the events are over, the medals have been handed out, and the torch is extinguished, what’s next? What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?

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