Links van 4 maart 2019 tot 19 maart 2019

MySpace is still active, and accidentally deleted 12 years worth of music – VoxThe wonky, pre-Facebook, customizable web page-based social network Myspace has lost all the music uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015, totaling more than 50 million songs from 14 million artists, which the company confirmed only after some participants in a […]

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 13 februari 2018 tot 25 februari 2018

BURGEONING LADS OF SCIENCE | Okay, so: Latin has this word, sic. Or, if we want…So if you were fucking Ambiorix or whoever and Quintus Titurius Sabinus was like, “Yo, did you eat all the pizza?” you would do that Drake smile and point thing under your big beefy Gaulish mustache and say, “This.” Then you would […]

Links van 28 februari 2017 tot 7 maart 2017

Ik ben jong en ik stem rechts – De StandaardJongeren janken heel veel over wat er anders moet, maar vervolgens doen ze er niks aan. Ze hebben een schop onder hun hol nodig. Het geheim van Nederland zit hem in het ‘stapelen’ – De StandaardHet onderwijsmodel van Vlaanderen verdient niet echt navolging, zegt Maurice Crul. […]

Links van 11 februari 2017 tot 14 februari 2017

Kabaal in Cumulistan: ‘30.000 euro brut per maand. Corrigeer me, Siegfried, als ik er veel naast zit’ – Express [NL]Voeg daarbij nog een betaald zitje als lid van de adviesraad van Telenet, en ik kom op een ruwe schatting uit van 30.000 euro brut per maand. Corrigeer me, Siegfried, als ik er veel naast zit. […]

Links van 9 februari 2016 tot 11 februari 2016

Why Stack Overflow Doesn’t Care About Ad Blockers – Stack Overflow Blog – A destination for all things related to development at Stack OverflowPublishers can’t win by forcing ads — especially low-quality ads — in people’s faces. Teenagers Are Much Better At Snapchat Than YouWhat’s even the point of sending snaps to each other if […]

Links van 12 januari 2015 tot 15 januari 2015

A Localization Horror Story: It Could Happen To YouThis article points out cases where gettext (a common system for localizing software interfaces — i.e., making them work in the user's language of choice) fails because of basic differences between human languages. This article then describes Maketext, a new system capable of correctly treating these differences. […]

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 5 juli 2014 tot 9 juli 2014

‘Israel under renewed Hamas attack’, says the BBC. More balance is needed | Owen Jones | Comment is free | theguardian.com"Israel under renewed Hamas attack": this was last night's BBC headline on the escalating bloodshed in Gaza. It is as perverse as Mike Tyson punching a toddler, followed by a headline claiming that the child […]

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 16 mei 2012 tot 29 mei 2012

Système DYou 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 […]

Links van 14 december 2011 tot 17 december 2011

Dirty Signs – I Want to Eat Your Lesbian Vagina – YouTubeDirty 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 […]

Links van 6 december 2011 tot 9 december 2011

Maltese language – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDieventaal, 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 […]

Links van 13 juni 2011 tot 14 juni 2011

Spreekt deze Vlaam Nederlands? – Goesting in een blogjeDe 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 […]

Links van 10 mei 2011 tot 11 mei 2011

AppleInsider | Adobe releases Photoshop companion apps for Apple’s iPadAdobe'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 GazetteParents know the unparalleled joy and wonder of […]