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Vier, neen, vijf incidenten die bepalen hoe ik zal stemmen

Mensbrugghe:

En iedere dag opnieuw – ja, iedere dag – maken autobestuurders beslissingen die mijn leven of dat van mijn kinderen in gevaar brengen.

Te herkenbaar. Helaas.

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Last Week Tonight: Facebook

https://youtu.be/OjPYmEZxACM

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Facebook Is Breached, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk

The New York Times:

Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users.

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Fanmade anime trailer for A NEW HOPE.

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Facebook’s recent ‘bear hug’ of Instagram frustrated its independent founders, leading to their exit

Kurt Wagner op Recode:

Over the past year, both Systrom and Krieger have grown increasingly frustrated and agitated with Zuckerberg and Facebook’s increased influence over the app, according to multiple sources. One characterized it as “bizarre meddling” that hurt morale within the unit.

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Twitter is Bringing Back the Reverse Chronological Timeline as an Option for Users

Hoera!

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‘For me, this is paradise’: life in the Spanish city that banned cars

The Guardian:

Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores has been mayor of the Galician city since 1999. His philosophy is simple: owning a car doesn’t give you the right to occupy the public space.

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A Week On The Wrist: Apple Watch Series 4

Horlogemagazine Hodinkee maakt een review van de nieuwe Apple Watch. En dat is altijd een interessante insteek als niet-echt-tech-website.

So whether you’re someone still wandering around with a naked wrist, checking the time by pulling out your phones like it’s a new-age pocket watch, or a die-hard watch collector who can’t imagine giving up their mechanical marvels, I think it’s high time you give the Apple Watch a shot.

Ook bij The New York Times schreven ze een review:

While the Apple Watch Series 4 is a solid piece of technology and another step toward the maturity of wearable computers, I wouldn’t recommend it for people who are considering a smart watch for the first time.

Here’s why: $399 is a stiff price to pay for a gadget with lightweight utility. Fortunately, Apple is selling its older Series 3 watch, which I rated as a great product last year, for $279. Now is a good time to get the older one.

The Verge natuurlijk ook:

With apologies to the new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 4 was the most impressive thing Apple announced last week. After using it for the past week or so, I think it lives up to the hype.

En deze video review van Rene Ritchie’s Vector is ook aan te raden:

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Fall Skirmish Announcement

Ik was heel grote fan van de Summer Skirmish van Fortnite. Vooral het laatste weekend op PAX West was smullen. Nu de Fall Skirmish is aangekondigd, weet ik weet wat kijken dit najaar (naast veldrijden, NFL, MLB, voetbal en andere).

Interessant twist: er komen niet enkel wedstrijden maar ook ‘entertainment’:

The new approach for Fall Skirmish will include both Competitive and Entertainment play formats. We’re looking to incorporate some of these new formats into our large-scale events in 2019. During Fall Skirmish, players will proudly represent themed teams and earn points based on their performances in both play formats. Each week will pose new challenges like white-knuckle ATK races, masterful golf outings, mini-games, and of course high skill competition every weekend.

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American Democracy Is in Crisis

Hillary (ja, die) in The Atlantic:

When you start seeing politics as a zero-sum game and view members of the other party as traitors, criminals, or otherwise illegitimate, then the normal give-and-take of politics turns into a blood sport.

En:

And ultimately, healing our country will come down to each of us, as citizens and individuals, doing the work—trying to reach across divides of race, class, and politics and see through the eyes of people very different from ourselves. When we think about politics and judge our leaders, we can’t just ask, “Am I better off than I was four years ago?” We have to ask, “Are we better off? Are we as a country better, stronger, and fairer?” Democracy works only when we accept that we’re all in this together.

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