Links van 1 december 2014 tot 4 december 2014

vrijdag 5 december 2014 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Stop giving Wikipedia money | Newslines – The Story of Everything
Don’t donate to Wikipedia. It doesn’t need the money, and anything you donate will not go to the people who actually created the pages that you like. It doesn’t even go to the admins who help check the content. It doesn’t go to content creation at all.

The Real Mr. Difficult, or Why Cthulhu Threatens to Destroy the Canon, Self-Interested Literary Essayists, and the Universe Itself. Finally. | The Los Angeles Review of Books
I may as well state my claim in as straightforward a way as possible: H. P. Lovecraft, he of the squamous and eldritch, is wrongly derided as a bad writer. Lovecraft is actually a difficult writer.

Francken: ‘Kinderen niet op weg naar school van bus plukken … – De Standaard
"Het is niet de bedoeling dat minderjarigen op weg naar school van de bus worden geplukt met het oog op hun uitwijzing. Dat heeft staatssecretaris voor Asiel en Migratie Theo Francken (N-VA) woensdag in de Kamer verklaard." Allez, da's toch sympathiek van Francken.

Girls and Software | Linux Journal
When we call a man a "technologist", we mean he's a programmer, system administrator, electrical engineer or something like that. The same used to be true when we called a woman a "technologist". However, according to the new breed, a female technologist might also be a graphic designer or someone who tweets for a living. Now, I'm glad that there are social media people out there—it means I can ignore that end of things—but putting them next to programmers makes being a "woman in tech" feel a lot like the Programmer Special Olympics.

The Shape of Rome » Ex Urbe
The new Mayor of the city of Rome, Ignazio Marino, just announced his intention to destroy one of the city’s central roads, the Via dei Fori Imperiali, and turn the area around the old Roman Forum into the world’s largest archaeological park.  Reactions have ranged from commuters’ groans to declarations from classicists that this single act proves the nobility of the human species.

Links van 7 april 2014 tot 10 april 2014

donderdag 10 april 2014 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Giving Away Our Recommendation Engine for Free | Mortar Blog | Data Science at Scale
What’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 scale for companies like MTV, Comedy Central, StubHub, and the Associated Press. Today, we’re giving it away for free, and it is awesome.

Introducing PredictionIO ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
PredictionIO is an open source machine learning server for software developers to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery. Building a production-grade engine to predict users’ preferences and personalize content for them used to be time-consuming. Not anymore with PredictionIO’s latest v0.7 release.

Kabinet: Nederland heeft per direct downloadverbod – IT Pro – Nieuws – Tweakers
Het is in Nederland per direct verboden om auteursrechtelijk beschermd materiaal te downloaden uit illegale bron, bijvoorbeeld via torrentsites en nieuwsgroepen. Dat stelt het kabinet in een reactie op een uitspraak van het EU-hof.

Jim’s Blog: Six programming paradigms that will change how you think about coding
Every now and then, I stumble across a programming language that does something so different that it changes how I think about coding. In this post, I want to share some of my favorite finds.

Valeria Lukyanova, the Human Barbie Doll
I realize that just like everyone reading about Human Barbie, I had had a simple narrative prepared in my head: A small-town girl grows up obsessed with dolls, etc. Instead, I get a racist space alien.

Storms and Teacups — Acko.net
sexual dimorphism doesn't imply patriarchy, any more than evolution implies social darwinism

How to Fold a Julia Fractal — Acko.net
Dit zou verplicht op elke school moeten getoond worden — "For every mathematical concept that we have a built-in intuition for, there are countless more we can't picture easily. That's the curse of mathematics, yet at the same time, also its charm."

Halide
Halide is a new programming language designed to make it easier to write high-performance image processing code on modern machines. Its current front end is embedded in C++. Compiler targets include x86/SSE, ARM v7/NEON, CUDA, Native Client, and OpenCL.

Links van 28 maart 2014 tot 29 maart 2014

zondag 30 maart 2014 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Why Use Make
I 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 — Medium
I’ve kept it to myself for years, but now I believe the only way to fight the stigma of mental illness is to talk about my own.

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY; Doubts Raised on Number of Internet Users – New York Times
If Mr. Quarterman's analysis is correct, then his calculations further blur the already vague notion that electronic culture and commerce is just around the corner. Certainly his assessment does much to debunk the myth of an interactive, information web that will eventually link everyone on the planet. Estimates that there are more than 20 million users of the Internet have excited the imagination of businesses, politicians, social scientists, investors and journalists.

Tour | Mapbox
We make it easy to find bars on foursquare, search for hotels on Hipmunk, and organize notes in Evernote. With Mapbox, design and then publish maps that tell stories, integrate with apps, and represent brands.

Is the Oculus Rift sexist? – Quartz
Although there was variability across the board, biological men were significantly more likely to prioritize motion parallax. Biological women relied more heavily on shape-from-shading. In other words, men are more likely to use the cues that 3D virtual reality systems relied on.

Het is allemaal zo simpel niet

zaterdag 25 februari 2012 in Sonstiges. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Hoe iemand zich voelt is niet noodzakelijk hoe iemand zich gedraagt is niet noodzakelijk hoe iemand geneeskundig in mekaar zit bepaalt niet noodzakelijk wie iemand graag ziet.

En zo’n tekeningetje is een vereenvoudiging van vanalles, maar het is wel een mooie illustratie:

iUMNm.jpg

Gezien hier op Reddit, waar een man vragen beantwoordt: IAmA 25 year old male who has dated a number of MtF transgender women.

Grappig om te zien hoe sommige mensen hem absoluut in een vakje willen duwen van “homoseksueel”. Wat niet zo is: hij valt niet op mannen die zich in een vrouw willen laten ombouwen, maar op vrouwen die nog een stuk man hangen hebben. :)

Il faut de tout pour faire une monde, futanari nog aan toe.

Links van 8 juni 2011 tot 9 juni 2011

donderdag 9 juni 2011 in Links. Permanente link | Eén reactie

Former Mossad chief fears ‘reckless’ leaders – World – NZ Herald News
Credited with sabotaging Iran's nuclear programme and overseeing a string of high-level assassinations in the Middle East, recently retired Mossad chief Meir Dagan has levelled his sights on a surprising new target – Israel's top leaders.

The Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats Revealed | Strays and Free-Roaming Pets: What Do They Do All Day? | Life’s Little Mysteries
The strays turned out to have surprisingly huge territories. One feral cat, a mixed breed male, had a home range of 1,351 acres, covering both urban and rural, residential and agricultural, forest and prairie areas.

Cryonics and Technological Inevitability | CHRONOSPHERE
One of the most fundamental insights I’ve ever had came when I was in Rome, and also reading a very good biography of Leonardo da Vinci,1 in preparation for a visit to Florence. Da Vinci spent most of his career designing war machines, and trying to reroute the Arno River for military advantage. As I looked at the remains of the awesome Ancient Roman engineering around me, and thought of da Vinci, it occurred to me that one of the most powerful and off putting military advantages that could have been deployed, in either Ancient, or Renaissance times, would have been hot air balloons.

What Rotten Tomatoes data tell us about the best, worst, and most bizarre Hollywood trajectories. – By Christopher Beam and Jeremy Singer-Vine – Slate Magazine
Whee! Data!

Steve Jobs rests his head against his wife
Steve Jobs rests his head against his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, after delivering the keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone West on Monday.

No One Was Obviously Harmed
In the 1970's, the prevailing wisdom was that children with 'pre-homosexual' behavior required therapy to allow them to develop into straight individuals. Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin researched the story of "Kraig," a young boy whose journey through therapy was published as a gold standard of such attempts to change what was considered abnormal gender behavior. "Kraig" was in fact Kirk Murphy, and Burroway tells Kirk's real (and tragic) story in seven parts: What Are Little Boys Made Of?

Vriendjes

Zoek

<insert standard disclaimer>

Alles wat hier staat is mijn eigen opinie. Het wordt niet nagelezen of goedgekeurd door mijn werkgever voor het on-line komt, en ik bied geen enkele garantie voor kwaliteit of correctheid.

Mijn werkgever is het niet noodzakelijk eens met wat ik schrijf, en het spreekt vanzelf dat hij dan ook op geen enkele wijze aansprakelijk kan zijn voor wat ik hier publiceer.

Ter info

Eén van mijn e-mailadressen is michel [at] zog punt org. Normaal gezien antwoord ik daar, buiten de kantooruren, onmiddellijk op.

Valideert, in principe: css & xhtml.
Gemaakt met WordPress.
Syndicatie: Entries (RSS) en commentaar (RSS).



ISSN 1780-1338