Links van 29 december 2013 tot 8 januari 2014

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Dell Wasn’t Joking About That 28-Inch Sub-$1000 4K Monitor; It’s Only $699 – Forbes
The P2815Q will have a full 3840 x 2160 4K resolution and launch globally on January 23. Dell hasn’t yet discussed things like refresh rate or range of inputs (I’m sure DisplayPort is a given), but they do promise the same “screen performance” as the new UltraSharp 32 and UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD monitors. That’s certainly encouraging since their UltraSharp line is normally a cut above when it comes to professional displays.

Ludum Dare 28 Results! | Ludum Dare
Our 28th event has ended, along with 2013. Here are the results.

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark | Mental Floss
As dusk fell the first night, some of them noticed something very strange: their wounds were glowing, casting a faint light into the darkness of the battlefield. Even stranger, when the troops were eventually moved to field hospitals, those whose wounds glowed had a better survival rate and had their wounds heal more quickly and cleanly than their unilluminated brothers-in-arms. The seemingly protective effect of the mysterious light earned it the nickname “Angel’s Glow.”

Exponential Decay of History, Improved | Awelon Blue
Exponential decay of history is a pattern that competes with ring-buffers, least-recently-used heuristics, and other techniques that represent historical information in a limited space. Like ring buffers, exponential decay can keep useful historical information in a bounded space. However, ring buffers provide a flat history, e.g. the last ten elements (perhaps corresponding to a few seconds), which means they can quickly lose historical context (such as what was happening minutes ago, hours ago, days ago) that may be very valuable for making useful decisions. Exponential decay provides a deep history – potentially keeping years or centuries of context in a bounded volume. The tradeoff is losing much of the intermediate information.

How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked [Interactive & Infographic]: Scientific American
We are not biologically identical to our Paleolithic predecessors, nor do we have access to the foods they ate. And deducing dietary guidelines from modern foraging societies is difficult because they vary so much by geography, season and opportunity

Links van 17 augustus 2012 tot 31 augustus 2012

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Vital Signs: The Woman Who Needed to Be Upside-Down | Health & Medicine | DISCOVER Magazine
Real-life House: A doctor is baffled: Why did a giant man walk into the ER holding a tiny woman by her feet?

Everything you never wanted to know about the mites that eat, crawl, and have sex on your face | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine
New Scientist published a story yesterday stating that rosacea – a common skin disease characterised by red blotches on one’s face – may be “caused” (more on this later) by “tiny bugs closely related to spiders living in the pores of your face.” Tiny bugs that “crawl about your face in the dark”, lay eggs in your pores, and release a burst of faeces when they die.

Edge of the abyss
Michael Schofield thought his young daughter, Janni, was a genius, until he realised her bright mind masked an inner darkness.

Spotify Classical Playlists: Frank Zappa: Chronological Discography (available soon on Spotify)
I put all Zappa albums into one playlist, sorted by release date. From Freak Out!, debut of the Mothers of Invention, to the posthumous release Mystery Disc. You can subscribe to it now and (hopefully) the tracks will be available as soon as the last license issues are sorted out. If you are a premium user, you can set the playlist, or some tracks, as available offline, so you will know when the playlist/tracks become available (to download) without checking everyday.

Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes – Marco.org
I sure as hell wouldn’t build a business on Twitter, and I don’t think I’ll even build any nontrivial features on it anymore. And if I were in the Twitter-client business, I’d start working on another product.

Links van 18 januari 2012 tot 19 januari 2012

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Cat Annoys Sleeping Guy All Night – Pogpog
Did you ever wonder what cats do while you’re asleep? This guy did, so he set up a time lapse camera to find out.

The Evil Marketing Genius of Paula Deen, the New Face of Diabetes – Daniel D. Snyder – Health – The Atlantic
Yesterday, television personality and southern food mogul Paula Deen stopped by NBC's Today show and revealed to Al Roker — and the rest of the world — that she has been living with type 2 diabetes for several years. The carefully staged appearance — and the rumors circulating about it for days before — is one of the first steps in Deen's quest to rebrand herself as the new patron saint of healthy foods. But her approach to the issue has angered her critics, new and old, who feel she's deliberately avoiding any tangible connection between the butter-heavy diet she's spent years promoting on various Food Network programs and the onset of her disease.

The third (and probably last) trans post of my life « Rage Against the Man-chine
"I am nearly constantly furious" — Uh huh. That sort of shows.

Incredible photos of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov — Lost At E Minor: For creative people
In 2007, Russian underwater photographer Alexander Semenov graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. He specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains. Soon after, he began working at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) as a senior laborer. After four years of working at the WSBS dive station, he became chief of the diving team. He now organizes all WSBS projects, and dives by himself, always with a camera.
Of his sea life photography, he writes: ‘When I first began to experiment with sea life photography, I tried shooting small invertebrates for fun with my own old camera and without any professional lights or lenses. I collected the invertebrates underwater and then I shot them in the lab. After two or three months of failure after failure, I ended up with a few good pictures, which inspired me to buy a semi-professional camera complete with underwater housing and strobes. I’ve spent the following field season trying to shoot the same creatures, but this time in their environment. It was much more difficult, and I spent another two months without any significant results. But when you’re working at something every day, you inevitably get a lot of experience. Now after four years of practice, I get a few good shots almost every time I dive’.

The Final Years of Curly (of Three Stooges Fame) – Mental Floss
In 1932, Jerome Howard (soon to be universally known as “Curly”) joined the Three Stooges comedy team. He was replacing his older brother, Shemp, as the third Stooge, joining his older brother Moe and frizzly haired Larry Fine.

In 1934, the team signed with Columbia Pictures and began churning out the series of comedy slapstick shorts that were to bring hilarity to the world. Within a year, Curly had established himself as the comedy star of the act. His “woo-woo”s and “n’yuk nyuk”s, as well as his incredible gift for physical, inventive, surreal comedy, made Curly Howard everyone’s favorite Stooge. On the 60th anniversary of his passing, here’s a look back at Curly’s later years.

Links van 6 januari 2012 tot 7 januari 2012

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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee | Colossal
For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures.

Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell | Colossal
Artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin.

The Restart Page – Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems

First cases of totally drug resistant TB in India, one dead – Mumbai – DNA
First there was drug resistant TB.
Then there was multiple-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
Then extensively-drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).
Now this. This is the kind of thing that causes sudden resurgences in developed nations, especially ones with as high of a prison population as the US. Aggressive quarantine policy has contained it this far, but one little mutation that makes it more communicable, and we're gong to have a very bad time here.

Louis C.K.: The Man Who Loves to Hate Himself
One Thursday this fall, Louis C.K. was in a dressing room at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre, passing time between two back-to-back stand-up performances and feeling, as he so often does, like a piece of shit. “I was so upset,” he recalls, sitting in the same dressing room a couple of evenings later. The Thursday performances were being taped for an upcoming special, and although they’d both sold out in no time, and although he’d polished his jokes in clubs for months, C.K. had suddenly convinced himself that his material was garbage. “It happens every time,” he says, his stocky frame parked in a plush armchair, his thinning red hair freshly trimmed. “I tape two shows, and the first one feels lackluster and uninspired. The audience feels judgmental and disappointed. I’m going, ‘This was a mistake. This material’s not as good as last year. This is gonna be the one where they say, “He didn’t do it this time.” I didn’t do anything right. All this stuff is shit.’” He grins. “Then a few minutes before the second show, I go, ‘No. This is fun. I enjoy it.’”

Links van 12 mei 2011 tot 13 mei 2011

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Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements

Ned Wenlock: “Apache” for Danger Beach | Motionographer | Digital Filmmaking, Animation, Motion Graphics, Design, Film, Visual Effects and Experimental Moving Image Storytelling
The video was created in After Effects with imported files from Illustrator, textured in photoshop. I had 3 main comps that ran the length of the video, one for the inside loop, the middle loop and the outside loop. The backgrounds panned inside these comps (pic A) and the main action happened in the centre. These comps were then taken into the final TV res comp and turned into 3D. I then duplicated each comp about 10 times and masked along the comp (pic B). I attached each section to the one previous and rotated all of them on the Y axis to form the bend. I then masked the ends so that the action dissolves to nothing.

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