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Putin’s Thousand-Year War

Michael Hirsh in een deep dive voor Foreign Policy: “Russia has been repeatedly invaded. That’s something that’s very difficult for us in the United States to understand because we never faced a catastrophe of those dimensions,” [Thomas Graham, a former senior U.S. diplomat and Russia expert now at the Council on Foreign Relations] said. “It […]

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John McPhee’s Slow Productivity

Cal Newport: Being frantically busy in the present moment has very little to do with whether or not in the future you’ll look back at your career with pride about what you’ve accomplished.

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Tom Brady Vanquished Father Time

The Ringer: Brady has the same number of Super Bowl appearances as the Bears, Titans, Jets, Chargers, Saints, Browns, Cardinals, Jaguars, Lions, and Ravens combined. Brady made 10 Super Bowl appearances in his 20 seasons as a starter … The Belichick-Brady Patriots won the AFC East at a higher rate (89.5 percent) than Michael Jordan […]

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QCovid® risk calculator

Interessant resultaat van onderzoek aan de University of Oxford: QCovid® is a clinical decision tool intended to support conversations between clinically trained professionals and patients about COVID-19 risk. QCovid was developed as a model to estimate a person’s risk of being hospitalised or dying due to catching coronavirus. Ik heb blijk 0,0070% kans te hebben […]

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The key to identifying your talents is not pride; it’s embarrassment. If you consistently find yourself embarrassed that the people around you can’t do something that is intrinsically easy, that thing is not intrinsically easy. It’s intrinsically difficult, and you have a talent for it. Zoë Rose in Dense Discovery

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Direct train connections

Een webpagina waar je elk station van Europa kan invoeren om te kijken waar je allemaal naartoe kan zonder over te stappen.

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Speedskater Erin Jackson to Olympics after all after Brittany Bowe gives up spot in 500

ESPN: Bowe downplayed her generosity, saying, “This is bigger than just me. This is the Olympic Games and it’s about Team USA and giving everybody the opportunity to showcase what they got.” Als het Internationaal Olympisch Comité mevrouw Bowe geen extra ticket geeft, dan zijn ze al hun motto’s niet waard. Zo schoon, dit. Nog […]

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In an ideal world, we’d all strive for the great synthesis of ideas, and it’s a shame that more of us are concerned with winning an argument than we are getting the best out of one another. Clay A. Johnson, The Information Diet

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Winterstop

Ik blijf het een gek gegeven vinden, zo’n sportcompetitie die gezamenlijk de stekker eruit trekt voor een collectieve rustperiode. En dat de goeie ploegen de beste spelers van de middenmoot gaan halen om te patsen tegen de kleineren. Hoe schat FiveThirtyEight, de Amerikaanse statistieknerds, de rest van het seizoen in op basis van de power […]

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