Links voor 7 maart 2012

Redheads feel a different kind of pain | ScienceNordicCatherin Tate vindicated! Redheads have a reputation for being feistier than others, and there may be some truth in this. Scientists are gradually piecing together a picture which seems to indicate that redheads are constituted differently to other people. Santiago CARUSO – IllustratorSantiago Caruso is an Illustrator […]

Links van 2 maart 2012 tot 4 maart 2012

There is something really wrong with modern programmers. Very wrong indeed.Increasingly, projects are websites.  You don’t have to be a power programmer; you can cut-n-paste Javascript and run node.js and then you go get mongoDB or Redis as a backend and you’re thinking you’re scalable!  Get with the movement! 2012_SDTVx264r.nfoThe SD x264 TV Releasing Standards […]

Links van 29 februari 2012 tot 2 maart 2012

Hot buttered sloths in pajamas | GristWhat do you do when orphaned baby sloths are afflicted with mange? Shave them, rub them with lard, and wrap them in sloth pajamas. Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia – Pro Mia TipsUse more than one finger, and wiggle them a little to “tickle” the gag reflex. i personally use three…makes […]

Links van 25 februari 2012 tot 28 februari 2012

A Show with Ze Frank by Ze Frank — KickstarterIn 2006, I launched a show called "The Show With Ze Frank." It was one of the most strange, exciting, difficult, and amazing things I have done so far. I think it is time to do something similar, what with the economy in the crapper and […]

Links van 31 januari 2012 tot 2 februari 2012

A case study of the tactics of climate change denial, in which I am the target | Bad Astronomy | Discover MagazineThis reminds me of one of my favorite skeptic jokes. Question: How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg? Answer: Four. It doesn’t matter what you call a […]

Links van 22 januari 2012 tot 24 januari 2012

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages via reddit.com1964 – John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz create BASIC, an unstructured programming language for non-computer scientists. 1965 – Kemeny and Kurtz go to 1964. Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action | TorrentFreakWhile the shutdown last week of Megaupload and the arrest […]

Links van 19 januari 2012 tot 22 januari 2012

The 5 Most Horrible Things Nobody Tells You About Babies | Cracked.comHollywood comedies about parenthood depend entirely on making raising a kid look a ridiculous, hectic mess. Then, eventually the leading man finds out that in the end, the rewards make it all worth it. That's mostly because for whatever reason, baby murder is still […]

Links van 2 januari 2012 tot 3 januari 2012

Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad? : Deceptive Cadence : NPRIn fact, the only statistically obvious trend in the choices was that one of the Stradivarius violins was the least favorite, and one of the modern instruments was slightly favored. The Quest of BehemothTired of the graphical complexity of Nethack? Yearn for a […]

Links van 27 december 2011 tot 2 januari 2012

scrolloramaThe jQuery plugin for doing cool scrolly stuff How the Hashtag Is Ruining the English LanguageThe hashtag is a vulgar crutch, a lazy reach for substance in the personal void—written clipart. Babbage was a true geniusIf he'd built a 3-digit AE, his instruction set would have exceeded the computing capabilities of every 8-bit machine in […]

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 "Ä eografikament, 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 12 november 2011 tot 5 december 2011

Arcade Improv: Humans Pretending to Be Videogames – Waxy.orgInstantly, Mike and Jerry understood, along with everyone in the audience born before 1978. Catherine Young & Family, Page OneA family working in the Tifton (Ga.) Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next […]

Links van 19 juni 2011 tot 20 juni 2011

CONELRAD: DUCK AND COVER | The Citizen Kane of Civil Defense – Part IJust how did the term "Duck and Cover" become universal shorthand for the paranoid excesses of the Cold War and for every geo-political panic attack since? How did the image of a pith-helmet-wearing cartoon turtle named Bert become as lasting a symbol […]

Links van 11 juni 2011 tot 12 juni 2011

Arabic under fire | Comment is free | guardian.co.ukA child on Hamas TV talked of annihilating the Jews … or did she? Last RitesSecretary of Defense Robert Gates has finally said publicly what everybody has assumed for a long time: NATO is dead. It's not dead in the sense that it doesn't exist anymore, but […]

Links van 3 juni 2011 tot 4 juni 2011

Well, What’s the Matter? – The COMPLETE definitive Catwoman origin.For Bruce Wayne, it took seeing his parents murdered in front of him; Jonathan Crane, a lifetime of ridicule and pain; Harley Quinn, all-consuming obsessive love. All the best heroes and villains in every medium, from literature to film to comic books, have traceable motivations for […]