Monthly Archives: december 2018

Beer-brewing Trappist monks put faith in plants to reduce water waste

The Guardian over de paters van La Trappe: In a large greenhouse, 70 species, including ferns and other sub-tropical plants, sit above bins of waste water that flows through pipes from the brewery. The interaction of the micro-organisms on the plants’ roots and the bacteria in the water purifies it for reuse. “We are praying […]

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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

The New York Times: “Facebook’s role has become so hegemonic, so monopolistic, that it has become a force unto itself,” said Jasmin Mujanovic, an expert on the Balkans. “No one entity, especially not a for-profit venture like Facebook, should have that kind of power to influence public debate and policy.” En: The company never set […]

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Fortnite was 2018’s most important social network

Bijan Stephen op The Verge: Epic Games managed to produce a hit, sure, but the genius of it is how it’s rewritten the idea of what hanging out online can be. Fortnite is a game, but it’s also a global living room for millions of people, and a kind of codex for where culture has […]

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1.7 million people have signed a petition in favor of suing France over climate-change inaction

Quartz: The petition’s success, which the four organizations have called ”unprecedented,” is a sign of growing anxiety in France and elsewhere over the rapidly increasing pace of climate change. It is also the latest example of citizens using legal systems to try to force governments to keep their environmental promises. Het zijn een agressieve gele hesjes, maar […]

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De Dood in de koers: Michiel Elijzen over Michael Goolaerts

Gesprek tussen de ploegleider van Goolaerts bij ‘In het wiel’, de podcast van Thijs Zonneveld en Hidde van Warmerdam. Ik herinner me de minuut stilte bij de start van de Brabantse Pijl in Leuven nog steeds.

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(Video) How to make your own mead


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The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire

Brian Phillips op The Ringer: It was the year of Mark Zuckerberg because people who were once thrilled by the internet now talk about it in a tone that combines gallows humor, weary resignation, and a kind of cynicism toward the possibility of mercy. It was the year of Mark Zuckerberg because people in their […]

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2018 Reading Challenge

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ᐉ Dear music streaming services, give me less to choose from.

It’s that time of year again where you evaluate a lot of what you did last year. Things that went well, things that could improve. One of the areas where I’m forever doubting choices made is in the music streaming service I use. It so happens that I have a Spotify family plan, which I […]

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Experimentje tijdens deze Kerstvakantie.

Gebaseerd op deze voorgaande link.

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