Links van 29 augustus 2018 tot 7 september 2018

Niet Hitler maar Breivik is het model voor Schild en Vrienden – Jan Blommaert (en z’n gedachten)
Wie de laatste dagen aandachtig heeft gekeken naar wat over Schild en Vrienden naar buiten is gekomen ziet snel waar ze de mosterd hebben gehaald. Niet bij het VNV van de jaren 1930, en evenmin bij het VMO van de jaren 1970. Wel in het online extreemrechtse wereldje dat Breivik mee heeft geschapen, en waarin de autochtone linkse medeburger de onmiddellijke vijand is die door een zuiverende burgeroorlog vernietigd moet worden. Ze vormen dus geen nieuwe Hitler Jugend, wel een Breivik Jugend met extreem geradicaliseerde digital natives die zich in de eerste plaats richten op al wie ze als linkse verraders-in-eigen-land kunnen bestempelen.

Introduction · Front-End Developer Handbook 2018
This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it in 2018.

“Let’s talk about genre”: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.

I was deluded. You can’t beat fake news with science communication | Jenny Rohn | Science | The Guardian
When does any of our evidence, no matter how carefully and widely presented, actually sway the opinion of someone whose viewpoint has been long since been seduced by the propagandists?

Exodus and the Plagues of Egypt | Is That in the Bible?
The plight of the Egyptian livestock also stands out. In Exod. 9:1–7, Yahweh sends a pestilence upon all the livestock: horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, and sheep. Verse 6 tells us that “all the livestock of the Egyptians died.” Then the Priestly writer jumps in with the plague of boils (vv. 8–12), which afflict all the humans and animals. One assumes the text is referring about livestock, except that they’re all supposed to be dead. The livestock is targeted again in the plague of hail and lightning. All livestock that is left in the field instead of being put into shelters is killed (vv. 19, 25). And finally, with the so-called tenth plague, all the firstborn of the livestock are killed (12:29). That’s three times the livestock of the Egyptians dies, if you’re keeping count. The plants of Egypt don’t fare much better. The hail and fire of the seventh plague destroy all the plants and trees (9:25). Then locusts come and eat every single plant, tree and fruit in the land (ch. 10).