Links van 20 november 2015 tot 27 november 2015

The trouble with saying you don’t want children – BBC NewsWhen Holly Brockwell spoke to the BBC about her decision not to have children, she knew she might be criticised on social media. But the attacks went far beyond what she had expected – accusations of selfishness soon turned into vitriolic abuse that made her […]

Links van 28 februari 2014 tot 1 maart 2014

Jan Tritten crowd sources a life or death decision and the baby ends up dead | The Skeptical OBHomebirth midwives are dangerous, witless fools and babies die as a result. Most winning A/B test results are illusoryIn this article I’ll show that badly performed A/B tests can produce winning results which are more likely to […]

Links van 2 november 2013 tot 3 november 2013

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Books | theguardian.comA lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens The badBIOS Analysis Is Wrong. at RootWyrm’s CornerAhem. "Look, I’m not known for pulling punches and I’m not about to start […]

Links van 24 mei 2013 tot 1 november 2013

Sonos Play:1 review – gdgtMisschien wel, maar 't is toch wel nog duur. Als het nu pakweg 100 euro zou zijn, zou ik er twee kopen. Nu: geen één. "At just $199, the Play:1 is the cheapest way to jump into the Sonos wireless music system, or just a good addition to your existing collection […]

Links van 11 augustus 2012 tot 14 augustus 2012

Evolution of the dune ecosystem in Flanders during the Middle Ages : anthropogenic factors versus sea level change theoryThe purpose of the present article is to demonstrate that the disruption process of the original coastal ecosystem of the so-called Older dunes on the Flemish coast only started during the Great Reclamation Period as a result […]

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 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 […]

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Liever dan een onbekende zipfile met een onbekend programa erin van een onbekende programmeur op mijn computer los te laten: Gewoon Windows OneCare geïnstalleerd hebben. Daarmee was er al een tijd geen enkel probleem. En, natuurlijk: niet als administrator ingelogd zijn, en in het algemeen doen wat Jesper zegt. Paranoia is een goeie zaak, als […]