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2020 w33

An endangered internet species: Firefox
Firefox will live on in one way or the other. It's open source after all. But Firefox as an important browser, or Mozilla as a significant open-source developer hub? No. I can't see it.
Lukashenka vs. democracy: Where is Belarus heading?
'Canary in the coal mine': Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds - Reuters
Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
We Will Pay for Our Summer Vacations With Winter Lockdowns
This was Europe’s chance to beat back coronavirus before winter comes. We’re wasting it.
The Unraveling of America
Anthropologist Wade Davis on how COVID-19 signals the end of the American era
Kamala and caste
How the crushing hierarchies of India, the United States, and Nazi Germany echoed over a historic vice-presidential selection
CSS breakpoints used by popular CSS frameworks
Apple just kicked Fortnite off the App Store
Apple says Epic is violating its App Store guidelines by using its own payment system
Mozilla lays off 250 employees while it refocuses on commercial products
Thread on Hacker News
Mauritius races to contain oil spill from grounded ship, protect coastline
Thousands of residents and environmental activists had been working to contain the damage before the Japanese-owned tanker breaks apart.
Hoe The Dude werd gedupeerd door Big Tech
Facebook: Een website met quotes uit de film The Big Lebowski werd zomaar geblokkeerd door Facebook. Op zoek naar gerechtigheid bij een techbedrijf dat de handhaving van zijn huisregels automatiseerde.
Als Facebook iets goeds doet, is dat nog altijd matig – Bits of Freedom
Het is goed dat Facebook besloten heeft om racisme en antisemitisme te weren, maar het laat ook weer eens zien hoe dominant het bedrijf is.
I Am Liesl von Trapp and I Owe the Resistance an Apology
McSweeney’s is at it again
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as vice president
a historic decision that elevates the first Black woman and first Asian American woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket at a moment when the country is grappling with its racial past and future.
On content-visibility
The new CSS property that boosts your rendering performance
Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88
One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

2020 w32

Iron Maiden: Inside the debut album that launched a legend
How five working class heroes from East London helped kickstart the 80s
If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attention
Facebook and America are now indivisible, says the Observer writer who broke the Cambridge Analytica scandal – and the world is the sicker for it
One Iconic Look
Tippi Hedren’s Green Suit in “The Birds” (1963)
Showering daily — is it necessary?
While many people shower or bathe daily, it's not necessary and may not be wise for your skin. Concerns about water use –– and what’s in our water –– also are worth considering.
Hoe we gezamenlijk een tweede coronagolf zullen veroorzaken
Onderzoeksjournalist Art Huiskes ziet met lede ogen aan hoe de winst van drie maanden intelligente lockdown alweer lijkt te zijn verdwenen.
013 gaat diep het rood in. Waarom hebben juist popzalen het zo zwaar in de coronacrisis?
Het ene na het andere poppodium kondigt deze zomer ontslagen aan vanwege de coronacrisis. Waarom wordt de pop zó hard getroffen?
Beirut explosion: Frantic search for survivors of deadly blast
Rescue workers in Lebanon are searching for dozens of people missing a day after a huge explosion devastated the port area of the capital, Beirut.

2020 w31

'Niezen in de elleboog is niet de goede oplossing'
Interview met Ruud Verdaasdonk over aerosolen en druppels bij het coronaviruss
Communicatie van de overheid hoort op een website van de overheid
Dat zo’n platform als Facebook zo belangrijk is om een breed publiek te bereiken, laat vooral zien dat het belangrijk is er voor te zorgen dat we minder afhankelijk worden van zulke dominante en machtige platforms.
“Princess Qajar” and the Problem with Junk History Memes
Focusing on women’s appearance is an insidious way of shifting the narrative.
Japanese Firemen’s Coats (19th century)
Firemen's coats in 19th-century Japan were reversible — one side was plain and the other side (worn on the inside while tackling blazes) was decorated with rich and symbolic imagery
Analyse: hoe alle 11 argumenten tegen gezichtsmaskers van RIVM en OMT geen stand houden bij nadere inspectie
Schijnveiligheid is slechts een van de acht gelegenheidsargumenten die voor wekenlange vertraging zorgen.
Een radicaal andere landbouw zou de boeren kunnen redden
Voedselproductie: Het is mogelijk: een duurzaam voedselsysteem. Twee Wageningse wetenschappers laten het zien.
The Ugly Reality Of Violent Misogyny In America Is Systemic, Endemic, And Normalized
Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Republican Congressman Ted Yoho of using a vulgar and misogynist insult during a confrontation on the steps of the Capitol. The incident highlighted the violence and malignancy of misogyny directed toward women of color in America.
Deze mensen verloren hun baan in de muziekindustrie
In alle lagen van de livesector vallen zware klappen: poppodia reorganiseren, grote partijen gaan failliet en ook zzp'ers zitten al maanden zonder klussen. Vijf portretten.
When Women Run
To better understand what it’s really like to try and win an election as a woman, we spoke to women from every state who have done it — 97 women in all.
William English, Who Helped Build the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91
He was one of the computing pioneers who “showed what a computer interface could — and should — look like,” a colleague said.

2020 w29

Why time feels so weird in 2020
A set of simple perception tests illustrate some factors that can distort our sense of time.
Varg Vikernes Arrested By French Terror Police
Burzum terrorism
How Paradise Lost made the greatest British metal album of the 90s
Paradise Lost’s 1995 epic Draconian Times is the Black Album of British metal
A First Look at 'aspect-ratio'
A brand new property that affects how a box is sized! That’s a big deal.
1-Line Layouts
10 Modern CSS layout and sizing techniques that highlight just how robust and impactful a single-line of styling code can be.
The Decline of the American World
Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America (sometimes all at once). But pitying America? That one is new.
Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?
For a century, we’ve loved our cars. They haven’t loved us back.
WindowSwap
Window Swap is here to fill that deep void in our wanderlust hearts by allowing us to look through someone else's window, somewhere in the world, for a while.