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Week van 12.06.2022

Seven Varieties of Stupidity
Searching for Cyclic TV Reference Paradoxes
both shows would be relying on the other being fictional in their respective universes, which cannot both be true simultaneously — a paradox!
14 Warning Signs That You Are Living in a Society Without a Counterculture
Please make a dumb car
Make a car that’s pretty much all dumb and watch it sell — because what automakers are giving people is so bad, they’ll pay more to have less of it.
The ‘Form’ Element Created the Modern Web. Was It a Big Mistake?
A little HTML widget gave us all-powerful Amazon and Facebook. There's no closing Pandora's text box now.
Can I Devtools?
like but for the browser devtools
The Modern JavaScript Tutorial
How San Francisco Became a Failed City
And how it could recover
The COVID Event Horizon
How many COVID infections will you have in your lifetime? There’s probably a limit.
Gen Z Has Finally Discovered Kate Bush, and I’m Thrilled

Week van 5.06.2022

Klimaatverandering maakte extreme hittegolf in India & Pakistan 30 keer waarschijnlijker
Sinds begin maart hebben meer dan een miljard mensen in India en Pakistan te maken gehad met een extreme hittegolf.
Car tyres produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show
Toxic particles from tyre wear almost 2,000 times worse than from exhausts as weight of cars increases
The Bleak Spectacle of the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial
How a washed-up celebrity, men’s rights activists and true crime stans convinced millions of Americans to buy into a conspiracy theory
Why ‘The Wire’ Still Stands Alone After 20 Years
After 20 years, the classic drama is much praised and rarely imitated. For a series based on the idea that institutions don’t change, that’s fitting.
I don't care about cookies
Browser extension to get rid of cookie warnings from almost all websites
The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers
In 1791, enslaved Haitians ousted the French and founded a nation. But France made generations of Haitians pay for their freedom. How much it cost them was a mystery, until now.
A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate
PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including some the person may not want exposed. “We’re just a tool provider,” its owner said.

Week van 29.05.2022

Train to nowhere: can California’s high-speed rail project ever get back on track?
“Approximately 98% of the American public has never set foot on a city-to-city train.” Wow..
Kyshtym Disaster. How Did the Mayak Disaster Happen?
The Kyshtym disaster (Mayak, Russia), occurs in the attempt to develop the atomic bomb. It is the third most serious behind those of Chernobyl and Fukushima.
The Women of Wikipedia Are Writing Themselves Into History | Glamour
About 90% of the people who write Wikipedia are men. A brilliant team of women is making sure that we have a place in greatest collection of knowledge in human history.
Tattooed Vikings? A look at medieval body art
If you have ever watched Vikings or other TV shows or films that dwell on similar time periods and regions, chances are that you have seen a lot of characters heavily tattooed on face and body. Is it historically accurate?
The Best Of Cannes Broke Through the Bleakness
The film festival was full of doomed protagonists, graphic murders, and children driven to crime. But a handful of movies were hopeful, too.
The words for "two" in 75 different languages, and how they are related.
The Hidden Curriculum of Science Twitter
Scientific discourse on twitter is a dumpster fire. It doesn't have to be.
Accessibility in JavaScript Frameworks
Part 1: What's The Big Deal?
Ray Liotta Dies: ‘Goodfellas’ Star & ‘Field Of Dreams’ Actor Was 67
Soft deletion with PostgreSQL: but with logic on the database!
GOV.UK drops jQuery from their front end.

Week van 15.05.2022

Floods, fires, coral bleaching: Politicians leading the country to climate catastrophe
Foresight and prevention is more effective and cheaper than disaster recovery and cure. We still have time, but precious little of it.
The Stories Behind Severance’s Eerie Office Design
Mid-century furniture, out-of-time desktop computers, and childish “incentives” build the series’s office as haunted playground aesthetic.
Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type—before you hit submit
‘Burnout tech’ seeks to identify signs of workers’ mental distress by reading Slack messages and email
Philippines election: torture survivors from Marcos era in shock after son’s win
Factcheckers say Ferdinand Marcos Jr was overwhelming beneficiary of a flood of online disinformation before poll
A Messy Table, a Map of the World
Dutch still life paintings like this one do more than depict luxurious objects. They narrate history on a global scale.