> While Macintosh hardware is considered some of the most reliable in the industry, the company has had some pretty epic failures in the past. We spoke about some of these a couple of weeks ago on The Prompt, but after doing some digging, I’ve tweaked and expanded the list.
> Someone had an idea about how the Harry Potter books should have ended and it’s fantastic. And when I say fantastic I mean this is truly, objectively what Harry Potter’s final fate should have been in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and J.K. Rowling screwed it up. Call your editor, J,K.
> The sound of the ‘POPPING’ of uberPOP in the French capital can still be heard – almost a month after launch. It was therefore impossible for us not to share that success with our friends in Brussels!
Daar sta je dan, links achteraan op een foto van Belga. Vooraan dé kleppers van Groen voor de provincie Antwerpen in 2014: Jeroen, Ingrid, Klaartje, Meyrem, Wouter, Kristof, Mieke en Kim. Schoon volk, en ja, in ‘t echt is dat ook met de voornaam.
Mijn eerste échte stap in de échte politiek, dit. De 22e plaats bij de effectieve kandidaten voor het Vlaams Parlement, mooi in een blokje dat ‘jong geweld’ wordt genoemd. Niet-verkiesbaar, uiteraad, maar wel spannend.
En meteen heel wat toffe reactie, van “aan mijn raam moogt gij wel komen hangen, hoor” tot “ik zou op u stemmen, als het in een ander provincie was en niet voor Groen”.
Waarom ik dat doe, zo op een lijst gaan staan zonder dat je verkozen kan geraken? Om dat eens meegemaakt te hebben. En omdat ik écht geloof in dat Groene project. En ook in de mensen die wél op een verkiesbare plaats staan. Omdat het beter kan, niet het minst in de politiek.
Op dit blog zal ik jou de komende 92-en-nog-wat dagen mijn beleving van zo’n kiescampagne meegeven in een soortement van Campagnedagboek. U weze gewaarschuwd.
> Vrijheid is een kostbaar goed, maar op internet is het te koop voor amper zeven euro. Inclusief 60 dagen niet-tevreden-geld-terug-garantie. O heerlijk geflipte 21e eeuw. Vrijheid is precies wat de app ‘Freedom’ in de aanbieding heeft. Mentale vrijheid, meer bepaald.
> After I started writing games in 1994 and went full-time in 1995, I soon came to a conclusion about the people who do what I do for a living: “These people are all crazy.” Then, as I got older, I realized that I am crazy too.
> Finally interested in going all in and streaming all your music? Here’s a breakdown of which services you should consider, along with our pick of the best. Who knew there was so much to consider when trying to listen to music?
> Lie in bed with your partner. Ask to spoon, then hold her from behind. Ignore the cat that just jumped onto the bed. Press closer to her. When she says she’s just tired and she didn’t shower today, tell her it doesn’t matter and kiss her neck.
> This article is part of our series of interviews with key speakers from our Digital Media Strategies event in March. The Guardian has been a vocal proponent of, and active adherent to, the ideals of the open web.
> Vorige week begon de Vlaamse regering met een proefproject rond rekeningrijden. Een proefproject, om na te gaan of rekeningrijden mobiliteitssturend zou kunnen werken. Larie en apekool natuurlijk, want natuurlijk doet het dat. Dat weten we al jaren.
> opinie Straks kun je ‘DJ’ in de trein op je tablet lezen, op de wc op je smartphone en in bed in de papieren versie, voorspelt schrijver Kluun. In de muziekindustrie maakte men elkaar wijs dat het allemaal niet zo’n vaart zou lopen. Dat cd’s 40 euro moesten kosten.
> Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion. In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.
> Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company’s best days are still ahead. It’s not a particularly unusual message coming from a CEO. But Apple is facing pointed questions that the iPhone’s growth will slow and that the company’s innovative run is coming to an end.
> Threes is a game that is best described as being tiny. You slide numbered tiles around a four by four grid, and you have to match multiples of threes together to increase your score. So if you have two threes next to each other, they can merge into a six. The sixes merge into a 12. And so on.
> Not long ago, I was at a dinner party with several couples in their 40s, all married except for my boyfriend and me. The mood was jovial until, over dessert, one guest made an offhand joke about Internet porn.
> Often frustration with the public education system is directed at teachers, even when they are following the standards and guidelines set out by the government. Everyone from politicians, to non-profits to parents tell teachers how to do their jobs better.
> Vandaag gaan de 22ste Olympische Winterspelen van start in Sochi, Rusland. Zoals dat vaak gaat tijdens grootse sportevenementen, zal ook nu de harde realiteit even plaats moeten ruimen voor de schone schijn. Critici, activisten en niet-sportjournalisten: stop de activiteiten.
> Ferran Adrià once declared salt “the only product that changes cuisine”. This is because, as he and all seasoned cooks know, sodium chloride not only adds saltiness, which human beings innately adore (because we need it to live), but it also skews the overall flavour to positive effect.
> For some reason, no matter how many times the company itself says it, far too many people appear to be confused about Kickstarter. Kickstarter is not a shopping site. It is not about buying products. Kickstarter’s mission is to let the general public back companies, ideas, products, and people.
> The crowd is overwhelmingly corporate, or at least neutral, which kills any buzz in the stadium. As a live experience, the biggest football game of the year takes on the feel of an exhibition. This is an excepted fact of life in the NFL.
> Pop quiz: Who has been the most influential and powerful person in pop music over the last 20 years? Britney Spears? Madonna? Michael Jackson? Beyonce? Simon Cowell? Sure, these people have all been extraordinarily successful, but what if we told you that there’s one man whose musical accomplishm
> Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh, and we all learned why 1984 wasn’t going to be like 1984. A lot has changed in 30 years, and yet even in as fast-moving a field as technology, Apple and the Mac are still here.
> We’ve always known the supermarket is a veritable jungle, set with snares and traps designed to lure even the most observant shopper into buying whatever that heavenly smelling thing is, or lulling us into a contented stupor so we linger longer in the aisles.
> This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about nuclear weapons, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Released on January 29, 1964, the film caused a good deal of controversy.
> Feeling overwhelmed online? Maybe it’s because you’re working dozens of jobs In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes famously argued that by the time a century had passed, developed societies would be able to replace work with leisure thanks to widespread wealth and surplus.
> What a night, and what a finish. Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once.
> For decades, junior bankers and Wall Street firms had an unspoken pact: in exchange for reasonably high-paying jobs and a shot at obscene wealth, young analysts agreed to work fifteen hours a day, and forgo anything resembling a normal life. But things may be changing.