Links van 27 maart 2019 tot 29 maart 2019

The Day the Dinosaurs Died | The New Yorker“We have the whole KT event preserved in these sediments,” DePalma said. “With this deposit, we can chart what happened the day the Cretaceous died.” No paleontological site remotely like it had ever been found, and, if DePalma’s hypothesis proves correct, the scientific value of the site […]

Links van 10 december 2018 tot 20 december 2018

2018: When VS Code Eclipsed Visual Studio IDE — Visual Studio MagazineAs unlikely as it would seem, providing a free, performant and versatile code editor was probably a requirement for Microsoft to complete its journey to open source advocate. Random UO anecdote #2 – Raph’s WebsiteIn Ultima Online, horses were pants and players were maps […]

Links van 25 maart 2018 tot 15 mei 2018

Drupal takes on risky admin interface renewal to catch up with WordPress | Drupal ShellIt is sad to see that the gradual adoption plan was switched to chase down shiny technology, without good thought on the long term effects on the community. With the original monolithic model of Drupal, falling out of favour it no longer […]

Links van 15 november 2017 tot 8 januari 2018

IBM Design LanguageHeerlijke stijlgids. Trump is making Obama great again – The Boston GlobeBeyond the nation’s shores, there are some places around the world, though not many, where Trump is more popular than Obama. A 2017 Pew Research Center survey polled 37 nations across the world about their opinions of the two presidents, and all […]

Links van 14 februari 2017 tot 16 februari 2017

Is het nieuwe rijexamen moeilijker? Onze man met 33 jaar rij… – Het NieuwsbladBinnenkort wordt het rijexamen een stuk moeilijker en zal onder meer het lot bepalen welke van de zes manoeuvres je voortaan zal moeten uitvoeren. En dat maakte onze man met 33 jaar rijervaring nieuwsgierig. “ Ik leg 35.000 kilometer per jaar af […]

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 29 juli 2015 tot 7 augustus 2015

DUNE: The Insanely Complete 3-Hour Fan CutYou think you’re a fan of Dune? Michael Warren has you beat. He put together this massive super-cut of David Lynch’s cult-classic 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune comprised of footage from the original theatrical cut, the extended TV cut, and deleted scenes. This labor of fan love […]

Links van 12 juni 2015 tot 25 juni 2015

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head: A Mosquito’s Lament – Phenomena: Curiously KrulwichA study says a mosquito being hit by a raindrop is roughly the equivalent of a human being whacked by a school bus, the typical bus being about 50 times the mass of a person. And worse, when it’s raining hard, each mosquito […]

Links van 6 november 2014 tot 8 november 2014

‘Er zijn er die punker worden, ik werd de Marokkaan’ – De Standaard‘Ik krijg media-aandacht omdat ik Marokkaan ben. En ik gebruik dat. Keihard. Het zou dom zijn om dat niet te doen. Daarom gaan onze eerste twee films ook over allochtonen. Het zou heel lastig worden als we gewoon een Vlaamsch verhaal hadden gemaakt. […]

Links van 18 mei 2014 tot 20 mei 2014

808 Cube State of MetaFilter | MetaTalkToday I need to share some unfortunate news: because of serious financial downturn, MetaFilter will be losing three of its moderators to layoffs at the end of this month. What that means for the site and the site’s future are described below. Vagrant 1.6 – VagrantVagrant 1.6 is now […]

Links van 28 maart 2014 tot 29 maart 2014

Why Use MakeI love Make. You may think of Make as merely a tool for building large binaries or libraries (and it is, almost to a fault), but it’s much more than that. Makefiles are machine-readable documentation that make your workflow reproducible. Screw stigma. I’m coming out. — Journalism, Deliberated — MediumI’ve kept it to […]

Links van 24 februari 2014 tot 27 februari 2014

Depixelizing Pixel ArtNaïve upsampling of pixel art images leads to unsatisfactory results. Our algorithm extracts a smooth, resolution-independent vector representation from the image which is suitable for high-resolution display device High Scalability – High Scalability – The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 BillionHow do you support 450 million active users with only 32 engineers? Let’s […]

Links van 9 november 2013 tot 11 november 2013

Our research – Microsoft ResearchPublications. Yum. Full Screen Takedown NoticeBOO! HISS! "FullScreenMario.com has been found in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and on Friday, November 1st was taken down by an official DMCA complaint from Nintendo. The website allowed players to play an open source HTML5 remake of Nintendo’s 1985 Super Mario […]

Links van 5 september 2012 tot 29 november 2012

corsix-th – Open source clone of Theme Hospital – Google Project HostingThis project aims to reimplement the game engine of Theme Hospital, with the capability of loading assets including graphics and levels from the original game. Revenge of the Reality-Based Community | The American ConservativeI know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told […]