Monthly Archives: juli 2019

Zwitserland, 2019

Het was leuk op reis. Sankt Moritz en omstreken. Met eerst een tussenstop in het Zwarte Woud om het Baumwipfelpfad te doen. En dan heel wat bergwandelingen. Een dikke 125 kilometer op 9 dagen tijd.

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I Played Trump in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Debate Prep. Here’s What It Takes to Beat Him.

Een oud-medewerker van H. Clinton: If Democrats are serious about nominating a candidate who can beat Trump, these are also the qualities that their nominee should be able to respond to—and how. What better time to start figuring that out than now?

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The Kanye Story

Zalig verhaal, dit. I jump out of bed and start writing down ideas. Dating is a good starting spot. It’s funny and simple. Now I just need something controversial. Brexit Dating, Harry Potter Dating, Kanye West Dating. Yes Kanye West, I’m a fan. I know the audience. How about — KanyeWestDating.com. Doesn’t pop. Maybe Yeezy.Dating. […]

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Photographers, Instagrammers: Stop Being So D*mn Selfish and Disrespectful

Petapixel: People now seem incapable of appreciating the scene before their eyes – thinking instead that it will be improved by them stood in the middle of the image in that straw hat and floaty dress they’ll likely return to a poor retailer later that day, all for the sake of achieving “internet fame”…. Wouldn’t […]

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Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”

Buzzfeed: “If I retweet the New York Times, they don’t care,” Dash said. “But extreme content comes from people who are trying to be voices, who are trying to be influential in culture, and so it has meaning to them, and so it earns me status with them.”

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How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem

The Verge: The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. Abolishing gatekeepers can allow misinformation and hate to flourish. Uncensored online forums can become co-opted by bigots and harassers, silencing their less powerful targets. And in the face of violent supremacist movements targeting real […]

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Dan toch geen propere handen…

Noem mij gerust naïef, dat doe ik in deze ook, maar ik had het niet verwacht. Vier bestuursleden van de ploeg van m’n hart – KV Mechelen – blijken schuldig aan een poging tot matchfixing. Aldus sprak het Belgisch Arbitragehof van de Sport vandaag. Toegegeven, ze bevestigen daarmee alleen maar wat de Geschillencommissie van de […]

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Vox Earworm: How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco

Italo Disco ❤️

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Dan Mace: Breaking the law in international waters (with cop and gang lord)

Dat nieuwe project van Dan, waar hij over heel de wereld vraagt om zaadjes met zotte ideeën te plaatsen op een kaart en dat hij dan elke week eentje uitkiest om daar creatief mee om te gaan, dat is echt zo zwaar de max. Zowel als concept, maar zeker ook in zijn uitvoering.

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Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke

Nilay Patel op The Verge: Here’s another way to say it: the biggest FTC fine in United States history increased Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth.

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