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Links van 11 november 2014 tot 12 november 2014

The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing — The Message — Medium
Hour after hour, this terrible fever. What the hell am I doing? I kept asking myself. Why am I forcing a fine new machine to pretend it is a half-dozen old, useless machines?

Dit is de beste Belgische strip – De Standaard
MBWAHAHAHAHAHA. "De Kiekeboes: Album 26 is door bezoekers van de Boekenbeurs en luisteraars van Radio 1 verkozen tot beste Belgische strip aller tijden." Fuck you, Luisteraars van Radio 1.

“Radicale Vlamingen steken tientallen wagens in brand in Brusselse moslimwijk” Over beeldvorming van minderheden en de bedenkelijke logica van Bart De Wever | youssefkobo
Waarom distantieert Bart De Wever zich niet van de vernielingen die de Antwerpse havendokwerkers hebben veroorzaakt? Ik hoor u al denken “Op wat slaagt dat nu? BDW was radicaal tegen die nationale stakingsdag” So what, Belgische moslims zijn radicaal tegen ISIS en toch vraagt De Wever aan hen om zich er van te distantieren. Waarom zou een Belgische moslim zich moeten distantieren voor wat andere moslims aan de andere kant van de wereld uitspoken als de Antwerpse burgemeester zich nog niet eens distantieert/verontschuldigt voor wat zijn burgers hebben uitgericht in Brussel

Open Brief van Schepen van Onderwijs aan Minister van Onderwijs
"Overal in Vlaanderen worden op scholen mosselsoupés, kaas- en wijnavonden en spaghettifestijnen georganiseerd om investeringen te dekken en sociale steunkassen te vullen. Maar een schoolbestuur uit de Brugse Poort, het Rabot of Nieuw Gent roeit met heel andere riemen. Deze ouders kunnen zich geen spaghetti-avond permitteren. Een gezin met vier kinderen is er zijn halve weekbudget voor maaltijden aan kwijt. De situatie van een school uit het rijkere De Pinte die met een kaas-en wijnavond 4 000 euro ophaalt, valt niet te vergelijken met de scholen in een grootstedelijke context. 'Vertrouwen en ruimte geven' wordt 'trek uw plan' als het gepaard gaat met een besparing op deze scholen, op deze leerlingen."

How did the first world war actually end? | Paul Mason | Paul Mason
For Hitler, the German workers’ role in ending the war became the “stab in the back”: it was his ultimate justification for eradicating the German labour movement after 1933. In the British imperialist version of events the Kiel sailors become useful ancillaries: Yanks and tanks turn the western front and, naturally, the Germans throw the towel in once their front starts to crumble. But to social historians the German workers’ role in ending the war is no surprise. Because exactly 100 years ago this week, they had also turned out in their hundreds of thousands to try and prevent it starting. The German socialist party was a massive social institution – with libraries, schools, choirs, nurseries – and during the fatal slide to war they called their members onto the streets in every major city.

Links van 14 juli 2014 tot 18 juli 2014

Gamasutra – The History of Civilization
Gamasutra is proud to be partnering with the IGDA's Preservation SIG to present detailed official histories of each of the first ten games voted into the Digital Game Canon. The Canon "provides a starting-point for the difficult task of preserving this history inspired by the role of that the U.S. National Film Registry has played for film culture and history", and Matteo Bittanti, Christopher Grant, Henry Lowood, Steve Meretzky, and Warren Spector revealed the inaugural honorees at GDC 2007. This latest piece follows the carrer of industry icon Sid Meier as he established himself as one of the most important contributors to PC gaming with the iconic turn based strategy epic Civilization

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality | Petunia married a professor, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction.
HPMOR.com is an authorized mirror of Less Wrong‘s / Eliezer Yudkowsky‘s epic Harry Potter fanfic-in-progress, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Netanyahu finally speaks his mind | The Times of Israel
At his Friday press conference, the prime minister ruled out full Palestinian sovereignty, derided the US approach to Israeli security, and set out his Middle East overview with unprecedented candor. His remarks were not widely reported; they should be

Twitter User Stats Crackdown – Business Insider
Twitter has taken the unusual step of shutting off its datapipe to certain companies that have published their own stats on how big Twitter's user base really is, according to two sources. The move comes after Twitter's stock was hammered in the early part of the year when investors discovered growth in monthly active users (MAUs) was slowing or stagnant, and that measures of engagement per user were on the decline.

Fontblog | FontShop schließt sich Monotype an
Wohow: "Der heu­ti­ge Tag ist weg­wei­send in der 25-jäh­ri­gen Ge­schich­te von Font­Shop, der wich­tigs­te seit un­se­rer Grün­dung. Das US-Schrif­ten­haus Mo­no­ty­pe über­nimmt die Un­ter­neh­mens­grup­pe von Font­Shop In­ter­na­tio­nal. Zu dem er­wor­be­nen Paket ge­hö­ren, neben der Fir­men­zen­tra­le in Ber­lin, die Font­Font-Schrif­ten­bi­blio­thek, der US-Ver­triebsa­b­le­ger in San Fran­cis­co (fontshop.​com), sowie die deut­sche Fi­lia­le Font­Shop AG."

The Olympic City
The Olympic City is an ongoing documentary photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. Hosting the Olympics has become a way for a city to show itself off on an international stage and generate toursim dollars, and cities spend millions or billions for the privilege. But after the events are over, the medals have been handed out, and the torch is extinguished, what’s next? What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?

Links voor 4 mei 2011

The Last Two Veterans Of WWI | The Awl
There are two veterans of the First World War left in the world. Of all the parts of the world that move on without you, of all the borders beyond the horizon, of all the varying speeds and trajectories and characters and stories colluding together in giant waves of "now," "yet-to-come," "once was," and then it boils down to two. It’s not even the whole hand.

Nine years ago, there were 700 left alive.

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