Week 201918

The Legend of Keanu Reeves – GQ
Death of the calorie
The global population pyramid
How global demography has changed and what we can expect for the 21st century
The ‘Dark Ages’ Weren’t As Dark As We Thought | Literary Hub
The Giant Panda Is a Closet Carnivore – The Atlantic
Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently – VICE
Hey, Alexa: Stop recording me – The Washington Post
When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want.
AirPods Are a Tragedy – VICE
For roughly 18 months, AirPods play music, or podcasts, or make phone calls. Then the lithium-ion batteries will stop holding much of a charge, and the AirPods will slowly become unusable. They can’t be repaired because they’re glued together. They can’t be thrown out, or else the lithium-ion battery may start a fire in the garbage compactor. They can’t be easily recycled, because there’s no safe way to separate the lithium-ion battery from the plastic shell. Instead, the AirPods sit in your drawer forever.
Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace – The New York Times
But this report makes clear the links between biodiversity and nature and things like food security and clean water in both rich and poor countries.
Don’t Do This – PostgreSQL wiki
Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear
The End of App Stores Is Rapidly Approaching
Progressive web apps may soon free you from Google Play and the iOS App Store
Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies – Vox
We’ve been taught for years that as long as you hit the gym you can hit the buffet line and still lose weight. But there’s plenty of science out there to prove this statement false.
Why do the Greens make so many see red? – UnHerd
Dismissing Greta Thunberg as a cult leader doesn’t weaken her argument
Anti-Abortion Laws Will Put Women in Jail
We Can Do Better Than SQL
Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou
U.N. biodiversity report says 1 million species face extinction
One million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.
Making the Move from jQuery to Vue
De vriendelijke reus van de blackmetal – NRC