Links van 23 mei 2018 tot 25 mei 2018

Israeli court approves razing West Bank Bedouin village | World news | The GuardianIsrael’s supreme court has ruled in favour of demolishing a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, despite a campaign by European governments to save it. The court ruled that the village was built without the relevant building permits. Such permits […]

Links van 2 april 2016 tot 10 april 2016

Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified – Salon.comYes, it takes effort to be an expert. But Gladwell based 10,000-hour rule in part on our work, and misunderstood Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good | Ars TechnicaWhether you’re coming home […]

Links van 25 september 2015 tot 30 september 2015

Hollywood history podcast: Buster Keaton’s move to MGM in 1928.MGM was paying Buster Keaton $3,000 a week and seemed literally afraid to let him open his mouth. But as sound fully took hold at MGM, Keaton would long for the days of silence. Listen to the episode to find out how, over the next three […]

Links van 21 november 2014 tot 26 november 2014

A Country Known Only by Name | Articles | Inference: The International Review of ScienceThere is no need to introduce Alexander Grothendieck to mathematicians: he is one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. De Franstalige nota van Elke Sleurs (N-VA): ‘Schandalig gebruik van de taal van Molière’ – België – Knack.be"Cette loi est […]

Links van 20 augustus 2014 tot 21 augustus 2014

How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline | Deep Sea NewsHale and Bamberg belong to a belt of counties cutting through the deep south–Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina–that have voted over 50% Democratic in recent presidential elections. Why? A 100 million year old coastline. Hillary Clinton’s 11th-hour […]

Links van 10 januari 2014 tot 12 januari 2014

Nathanael Johnson lets the anti-GMO movement off the hookWhat is most disturbing about the GMO debate – and why it matters – is that the anti-GMO movement at almost every turn rejects empiricism as a means of understanding the world and making decisions about it. Pass the GarumHeerlijk! Recepten uit het oude Rome. Tijd om […]

Links van 9 december 2013 tot 13 december 2013

Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard via reddit.comGrunt is one of those fancy newfangled things that all the cool kids seem to be using but at first glance feels strange and intimidating. I hear you. This article is for you. YouTube – Elite: Dangerous Progress Diary 09 Alpha Phase […]

Links van 5 november 2013 tot 7 november 2013

www.gootechnologies.comWhether you're a designer who likes creative freedom, or a hardcore coder pushing the limits of the web, Goo gives you the tools to create amazing web visuals in your own way and without limitations. Goo Create and Goo Engine are specially designed to make your creation process as simple and smooth as possible without […]

Links voor 4 november 2013

Am I Going Insane? Snapchat is Intrinsically Worthless – Roy MurdockSnapchat’s latest valuation puts it at $4 billion dollars Media for Thinking the Unthinkable on VimeoPresented at the MIT Media Lab on April 4, 2013. Gmail, Mavericks, and Mail.app apparently suck together – Marco.orgIt’s pretty bad that Apple didn’t catch this in beta testing — […]

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 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 3 februari 2012 tot 7 februari 2012

Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its serversUpon inspecting closer, I noticed that my entire address book (including full names, emails and phone numbers) was being sent as a plist to Path. Now I don’t remember having given permission to Path to access my address book and send its contents to its servers, […]

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 4 januari 2012 tot 6 januari 2012

PLoS ONE: The Distance Between Mars and Venus: Measuring Global Sex Differences in PersonalityThe idea that there are only minor differences between the personality profiles of males and females should be rejected as based on inadequate methodology. Everything you need to know about buying a camera | The VergeVoor als er nog eens iemand vraagt […]

Links van 18 december 2011 tot 23 december 2011

The Real Story Behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ Campaign – ForbesIn writing this story, I’ve drawn from handwritten, dated creative journals I’ve diligently chronicled throughout my agency career as well as files I saved from the 1997 Apple time period (being a packrat often proves useful). In these journals are countless pages of notes and concepts […]