Links van 7 september 2015 tot 18 september 2015

Hebden Bridge Chess Club: The Hardest chess problem in the world?
Hebden Bridge Chess Club members will be well acquainted with my passion for digging up chess curiosities from across the ‘interweb’. Recently I came across the perplexing puzzle below. It’s White to play and mate in 1.

Anil Dash
To be fair, Will.I.Am’s interest in technology has become clearer in recent years; he recently put out a smartwatch called PULS, which is a good alternative to the Apple Watch for people who prefer a smartwatch that doesn’t work.

West ‘ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria’s Assad step aside’ | World news | The Guardian
Russia proposed more than three years ago that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, could step down as part of a peace deal, according to a senior negotiator involved in back-channel discussions at the time. Former Finnish president and Nobel peace prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari said western powers failed to seize on the proposal.

Slipping Away | Maclean’s Magazine
Jo Aubin has Alzheimer's. He's 38.

That Facebook post you just liked is an ad—and you didn’t even realize it
In the gold rush for Facebook traffic, brand and celebrity pages are the final frontier. Liquid Social’s strategy circumvents that problem facing most publishers by letting people with influential social media accounts do the legwork.