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Ze zijn zot geworden, de Amerikaanders

Yahoo:

Elena Kagan authored the dissenting opinion. “Whatever else this Court may know about, it does not have a clue about how to address climate change,” the liberal justice wrote. “The Court appoints itself — instead of Congress or the expert agency — the decision maker on climate policy. I cannot think of many things more frightening.”

The New Yorker:

And this new jurisprudence would, in turn, make it even harder to achieve any international progress on rising temperatures. If the United States—historically, the world’s largest emitter of carbon—can’t play a serious policy role, it won’t play a serious leadership role.

Het Europees Parlement en politici allerlande waren er snel bij om een sneer te geven toen Roe v. Wade werd teruggedraaid, ook al heeft het weinig of niets direct te maken met vrouwenrechten hier. (En terecht dat ze dat deden!) Dit heeft wél gevolg op ons en op onze toekomst. Ik verwacht minstens evenveel heibel. Toch?

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U.S. FCC commissioner wants Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores

CNBC:

“TikTok is not what it appears to be on the surface. It is not just an app for sharing funny videos or meme. That’s the sheep’s clothing,” he said in the letter. “At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data.”

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You are more interesting than you think.

CJ Chilvers:

The trust was always about the person behind the index.html file, not the information itself. We gave that up in the years since. We put our trust in algorithms. Look how they’ve paid us back.

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#nevernotreading

We zullen ons al maar weer wat meer wiskundige wanen tegen 1 september. #meneerbuntinx

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Our Misguided Obsession with Twitter

Cal Newport in The New Yorker:

Twitter should be treated as the spectacle that it appears to be: something that entertains a small and privileged subset of our population, not a de facto town square where the value of institutions and individuals is adjudicated.

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Trends are dead

Vox:

Social media writ large has eradicated basically any sense of a digital monoculture. “You have so many taste communities, but they don’t exist in opposition to anything,” said Ana Andjelic, a brand executive who writes about the sociology of business. “Culture has decentralized. The center, the mainstream, has disappeared.”

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Erol Alkan B2B Ivan Smagghe Live at Homobloc [2019]

Zalige set:

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Losing My Ambition

Amil Niazi in The Cut:

By the time I was parenting a toddler and a newborn in lockdown, my idea of ambition had been permanently altered. I had to keep working to keep everyone fed and alive, and I realized I didn’t want or need more than that. I wasn’t willing to give up any more mental or emotional space to the idea that work itself was the pathway to something more. Work wasn’t my identity or my family; it was a means to an end.

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Compose with Markdown in Google Docs on web

Google Workspace:

In Google Docs, you can now select “Automatically detect Markdown” from Tools > Preferences to enable auto correcting for Markdown syntax.

Lekker.

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Exercise and COVID-19 Can Be a Dangerous Combination, Evidence Shows 

Bicycling.com:

If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, whether or not you have symptoms, you should not exercise for at least two weeks after receiving your positive test, Makadia says. “If you do have symptoms, you should avoid exercise for two weeks after your symptoms subside.”

Goed ziek, hierzo. Het originele plan was om nu zondag een Brevet van 200 km te fietsen. No pasaran, dus. Ergens in april terug die fiets op:

If you’ve had a mild case, then Metzl and his coauthors recommend working with your doctor and following a gradual guided activity modification plan such as the 50/30/20/10 rule developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association Joint committee.

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