Links van 25 augustus 2018 tot 28 augustus 2018

Microsoft will soon automatically transcribe video files in OneDrive for Office 365 subscribers | TechCrunch yay! 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’ – […]

Links van 20 mei 2018 tot 21 mei 2018

Gell-Mann amnesia effect – Wikiwandthe Gell-Mann amnesia effect labels a commonly observed problem in modern media,[2] where one will believe everything they read from a journalist even after they come across an article about something they know well that is completely incorrect Tim Harford — Article — Statistics, Fast and SlowOne way to understand China […]

Links van 16 mei 2018 tot 18 mei 2018

Total set to pull out of Iran gas deal without sanctions waiver – BBC NewsSlecht nieuws: “French energy giant Total is preparing to pull out of a billion dollar gas project in Iran in the face of renewed US sanctions. Total said it will unwind operations by November unless sanctions are waived.” 🙁 3D printed […]

Links van 10 maart 2018 tot 11 maart 2018

A very EU coup: Martin Selmayr’s astonishing power grab | The SpectatorMartin Selmayr has always dreamed of being known beyond the Brussels bubble. His wish has now been granted, albeit in not quite the way he might have hoped. It has arrived in the form of a brilliantly executed coup that has handed this 47-year-old […]

Links van 8 oktober 2017 tot 10 oktober 2017

Mensa offers to host IQ test for Trump and Tillerson | TheHillBring on the IQ test — Mensa says it’s willing to host President Trump and secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a battle of the brains. In an interview with Forbes published Tuesday, Trump suggested he and Tillerson — who allegedly once called the commander […]

Links van 19 maart 2017 tot 1 april 2017

The Fall of Avalon Hill | Naked MeepleIt began with a short notice posted on the Avalon Hill web site on August 4, 1998 by some just fired employees. The announcement stated simply that Monarch Avalon had sold its Avalon Hill Game Company division to Hasbro for $6 million, and that Monarch had terminated the […]

Links van 29 februari 2016 tot 1 maart 2016

Dissolving the Dead · thewalrus.ca DALE HILTON can show you fear in a bagful of dust: 160 pounds of once-living human, pressure-cooked, baked, and pulverized into soft white powder fine enough to sprinkle over French toast. The ground bones sit in clear plastic on a counter, next to a pacemaker, a false hip, and a pair […]

Links van 7 december 2015 tot 17 december 2015

“Cats and Dogs” by H. P. Lovecraft Between dogs and cats my degree of choice is so great that it would never occur to me to compare the two. I have no active dislike for dogs, any more than I have for monkeys, human beings, negroes, cows, sheep, or pterodactyls; but for the cat I […]

Links van 18 september 2015 tot 23 september 2015

U leidt een stad vol schorremorrie, Burgemeester | Jan Blommaert (en z’n gedachten)De bewoners van Uw stad blijken in de wereld zoals U ze beleeft bovenal veroorzakers van overlast te zijn, potentiële misdadigers en ordeverstoorders, profiteurs, labbekakken, links uitschot en ranzige bakfiets-egoïsten “die ge vijf frank zou geven als ge ze ziet”. Volk dat zomaar (zomaar!!) door […]

Links van 22 december 2014 tot 23 december 2014

A Lost 1996 Interview with David Foster Wallace — MediumIn February 1996, David Foster Wallace came to Boston. He was the not-quite recognized writer of the massive book, Infinite Jest, which was just beginning to capture the attention of reviewers, readers and a generation of writers. Christopher Lydon interviewed David Foster Wallace on The Connection […]

Links van 19 september 2014 tot 28 september 2014

The myth of religious violence | Karen Armstrong | World news | The GuardianThe 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 […]

Links van 10 juli 2014 tot 14 juli 2014

Clone-a-beacon: iBeacon and the proof of location issueIn our previous issue, I covered the basics of using iBeacons in iOS and Android apps, today I want to show some privacy and security issues, as well as how to clone and fake beacons such as Estimote, Shopkick, and how to get location based app rewards without […]

Links van 3 mei 2014 tot 13 mei 2014

Joshua Sortino — 14 Things Learned Designing at DisqusDisqus is now used on millions of websites and is served to billions (with a "b") of unique users every month. Here are some of the lessons I learned while helping design the "web's community of communities." Fairy ChessA fairy chess piece or unorthodox chess piece is […]

Links van 21 april 2014 tot 23 april 2014

Game Programming PatternsDo you struggle to make your code hang together into a cohesive whole? Find it harder to make changes as your codebase grows? Feel like your game is a giant hairball where everything is intertwined with everything else? Wonder if and how design patterns apply to games? Hear things like “cache coherency” and […]

Links van 7 april 2014 tot 10 april 2014

Giving Away Our Recommendation Engine for Free | Mortar Blog | Data Science at ScaleWhat’s better than a recommendation engine that’s free? A recommendation engine that is both awesome and free. Today, we’re announcing General Availability for the Mortar Recommendation Engine. Designed by Mortar’s engineers and top data science advisors, it produces personalized recommendations at […]