Links van 16 mei 2012 tot 29 mei 2012

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Système D
You can tell you've got your competitors rattled when they start producing knocking copy about you. It's a testament to the success of OpenStreetMap that TomTom, the troubled, declining manufacturer of satnavs (PNDs) and geodata vendor, has published a rather cynical example of FUD about "open-source maps".

reddit, I’ve answered a lot your questions about being deaf, and I’d like you to return the favor. I have some questions about hearing. (Also, you can AMA about deafness) : AskReddit
I've been deaf since birth and there are lot of "sound words" that I read a lot but don't really know what they mean, and dictionary definitions often just refer to other sound words. It's never mattered to me before, but now I'm trying to write a novel with one hearing narrator and every time I use a sound word I'm not sure I'm using it right. I posted awhile ago to [1] /r/writing about "scream", "shout" and "yell" but I've generated a list of questions so I thought I should take it to a larger audience.

After the UK Government fails to comply with the EU Cookie Directive, the ICO announces that there will be no fines for non-compliance… via reddit.com
Websites won't risk a fine by failing to meet new cookie rules, the Information Commissioner's Office has said.

Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We've never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn's thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is."

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet via reddit.com
This is the story of a wonderful idea. Something that had never been done before, a moment of change that shaped the Internet we know today. This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.

Links van 14 december 2011 tot 17 december 2011

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Dirty Signs – I Want to Eat Your Lesbian Vagina – YouTube
Dirty Signs with Kristin! Today, we've got one for the ladies with the phrase, "I want to eat your lesbian vagina." Have a great night!

Bfxr. Make sound effects for your games.
Bfxr is an elaboration of the glorious Sfxr, the program of choice for many people looking to make sound effects for computer games.

Battlestar’s "Daybreak:" The worst ending in the history of on-screen science fiction | Brad Ideas
Battlestar Galactica attracted a lot of fans and a lot of kudos during its run, and engendered this sub blog about it. Here, in my final post on the ending, I present the case that its final hour was the worst ending in the history of science fiction on the screen. This is a condemnation of course, but also praise, because my message is not simply that the ending was poor, but that the show rose so high that it was able to fall so very far. I mean it was the most disappointing ending ever.

asada’s memorandum (The Day I Saw Van Gogh’s Genius in a New Light)
Of course, the premise of this guess may be wrong. Regardless of whether this hypothesis is correct or incorrect, the fact that his work is wonderful and appeals to many people does not change a bit. Still, it is enjoyable to imagine and see his works thinking that we share his eyes.

The Hard Way Is Easier — Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition
This simple book is meant to get you started in programming. The title says it's the hard way to learn to write code; but it's actually not. It's only the "hard" way because it's the way people used to teach things.

Links van 6 december 2011 tot 9 december 2011

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Maltese language – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dieventaal, ik zeg het u. Romance language-speakers may easily be able to comprehend more complex ideas expressed in Maltese, such as "Ġeografikament, l-Ewropa hi parti tas-superkontinent ta' l-Ewrasja" (Geographically, Europe is part of the Supercontinent of Eurasia), while not understanding a single word of a simple sentence such as "Ir-raġel qiegħed fid-dar" (The man is in the house), which would be easily understood by any Arabic speaker.

Panopticlick
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Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits.

The 7 Absolute Worst Tech Gifts to Give This Holiday
The Non-Denominational Secular Thing Buying Period is upon us! Now is the time to start thinking about which shiny, sorta-expensive gadget gift you're going to bestow upon friends and lovers. Make sure you don't pick these. They're worse than coal.

Progressive Ears Album Reviews
Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh is unarguably flawless. Enjoying it is only a matter of taste. In my case, according to my taste, it is the greatest album ever recorded. Five Stars.

Fifth World Problems
Did the red-eyed horsemen of Babylon X attack your hyperdaughter?
Did a golden mouth appear in a bonfire and scream the date of your own death at you?
Are pools of blood forming in your hands whenever you cup them, only to coagulate into the form of a tiny baby with three heads?

Links van 13 juni 2011 tot 14 juni 2011

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Spreekt deze Vlaam Nederlands? – Goesting in een blogje
De kennis over België reikt bij de gemiddelde Nederlander helaas niet veel verder dan het oprakelen van gênante episodes van 'De Pfaffs'. Het zien van mijn Belgisch paspoort was voor het KLM-personeel aan de gate op Schiphol voldoende om van de weeromstuit enkele Pfaffs te imiteren. Het idee dat 'Oh oh Cherso' en 'Oh oh Tirol' nu op de Vlaamse buis losgelaten worden, stemt me dan weer helemaal blij. Ik verkneukel me over zoveel gerechtigheid.

Only 50% iPhones Have Been Synced At Least Once
This is a crazy figure: 50% of the iPhones brought to Genius bars have never been connected to a computer. Ever.

Oriental Institute | The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)
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The 9 Most Important Things to Remember If You Want to Sell Your Startup
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Links van 10 mei 2011 tot 11 mei 2011

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AppleInsider | Adobe releases Photoshop companion apps for Apple’s iPad
Adobe's three Photoshop CS5 companion applications for iPad — Adobe Ezel, Nav and Color Lava — are now available for purchase on the App Store.

Artificial grammar learning reveals inborn language sense | Johns Hopkins University – The Gazette
Parents know the unparalleled joy and wonder of hearing a beloved child’s first words turn quickly into whole sentences and then babbling paragraphs. But how human children acquire language—which is so complex and has so many variations—remains largely a mystery. Fifty years ago, linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky proposed an answer: Humans are able to learn language so quickly because some knowledge of grammar is hardwired into our brains. In other words, we know some of the most fundamental things about human language unconsciously at birth, without ever being taught.Now, in a groundbreaking study, cognitive scientists at The Johns Hopkins University have confirmed a striking prediction of the controversial hypothesis that human beings are born with knowledge of certain syntactical rules that make learning human languages easier.

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