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Week van 28.11.2021

Surveillance, Companionship, and Entertainment
Artificial servants, autonomous killing machines, surveillance systems, and sex robots have been part of the human imagination for thousands of years.
The Long Boom: A History of the Future, 1980–2020
Predictions by Wired from 1997
Covid denial to climate denial
Anti-lockdown movements online are turning their attention to climate conspiracy theories.
Is 'Dopesick' a true story?
What the show gets right about the opioid crisis
Keanu Reeves interview 2021
Keanu Reeves on Matrix Resurrection, John Wick, His Personal Life
ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin
Most of the resources the NHS is devoting to Covid in hospital are being spent on people who have not had their jab
The State Of The Web
The opening presentation from An Event Apart Spring Summit held online in April 2021.

Week van 21.11.2021

Kyle Rittenhouse has walked free. Now it’s open season on protesters
Demonstrators in the US must fear not only police brutality but also rightwing vigilantes
The Long, Hidden History of the Viking Obsession With Werewolves
A symbol both of chaos and order, the wolf came to represent many things for the Vikings.
Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager's Vintage Tech Keeps Running
Launched in 1977, the probe is vintage space hardware. [..] Looking at the machine’s specs is a reminder of how far electronics have come in the intervening years.
What’s the music industry doing about climate change?
From touring to festivals, vinyl and even streaming, when it comes to the environment, there aren’t many clean hands in the biz.
Fifty percent of Facebook Messenger’s total voice traffic comes from Cambodia.
Keyboards weren't designed for Khmer. So Cambodians have just decided to ignore them
Was Ebola a near-miss? - by Lessons From The Crisis - Lessons From The Crisis
‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ Cast Reunites at Vulture Festival
Het Chinese Liuzhou is de elektrische-autohoofdstad van de wereld
De microwagens zijn al te koop vanaf 4.000 euro, opladen kan overal, parkeren ook. [..] hoe milieuvriendelijk is het?
Marilyn Manson Abuse Allegations: A Monster Hiding in Plain Sight
Long Range E-Bike
Developer Tools secrets that shouldn’t be secrets
"I am a principal product manager for developer tools in Microsoft Edge and these are things I encountered during working on the tools, documenting them and going through user feedback."
The Psychology Behind Meeting Overload
Six biases that lead us to have too many meetings — and how to overcome them.
Merlin's Wisdom Project
Or: “Everybody likes being given a glass of water.”
99 Additional Bits of Unsolicited Advice

Week van 14.11.2021

Siouxsie and the Banshees and Me
Can we stomach the latest emerging food innovations?
Our growing appetite for novel food tech - from lab grown meat to nano-packaging.
Notes on Web3
Four charts that show just what's at stake at the COP26 climate summit
How hot will the planet get? What nations negotiate at the international climate summit will help determine that.
Europe once again at centre of Covid pandemic, says WHO
Planetary Scientists Recreate Arrakis From Dune, and It Really Is a Hellhole
Climate models suggest a fictional planet like Arrakis would be habitable, but just barely.
How to maintain a healthy brain
Adopt these lifestyle changes and you will not only sharpen your mind today but also reduce your risk of dementia later on
Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction
Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up
Timeline of the human condition
Milestones in evolution and history
Lesser Known PostgreSQL Features

Week van 7.11.2021

What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words
Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.
More 'disease' than 'Dracula' – how the vampire myth was born
The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
The Code That Controls Your Money
COBOL underpins the entire financial system. And it can’t be removed. How a computer language controls the financial life of the world.
Fascine Mattresses: Basketry Gone Wild
Around the 17th century, the Dutch started reinforcing their dykes and harbours with sturdy mats the size of football pitches – hand-woven from thousands of twigs grown on nearby coppice plantations.
Novelists illustrate the climate futures that could await us
Authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Omar el-Akkad discuss the responsibility fiction writers have to address the climate crisis.
A Photo Trip to the Faroe Islands
Images of this rugged, treeless archipelago located in the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland
Complexity is killing software developers
modern software development is “a study in entropy, and it is not getting any more simple.”
35 History Maps That Explain The World Better Than Any Textbook
No Bicycling At COP26 Means Quickest Way To Decarbonise Road Transport Is Inexplicably Missing
Active travel—walking or cycling for transport—rarely takes center stage at climate conferences, a bizarre omission, say experts.
Actually, Sandworm Attacks Have Only a One Percent Death Rate
'Paul is straight-up LYING to us when he says they just need to figure out how to kill the sandworms before we go back to normal.' McSweeney’s FTW

Week van 31.10.2021

Living Alone in the U.S. Is Harder Than It Should Be
In ways both large and small, American society still assumes that the default adult has a partner and that the default household contains multiple people.
The Story of Native American Metal Band Winterhawk
"Dune," climate fiction pioneer
The ecological lessons of Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece were ahead of its time
Hyundai develops plug-and-play EV smart wheel with 90-degree turning
Dancing ’Till Death: The Mystery Behind Dancing Manias
Masses of people tumbled through the streets of Strasbourg in 1518, dancing toward their doom. Scholars still struggle to understand why.
What do I need to read to be a CSS dev?
Some interesting links in this thread on Hacker News
CookLang: recipe markup language
macOS 12 Monterey: The Ars Technica review
No time to die
An in-depth analysis of James Bond's exposure to infectious agents
The case against Mark Zuckerberg
Insiders say Facebook’s CEO chose growth over safety
Using Performant Next-Gen Images in CSS with image-set