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My submission for #steamysunday, taken last summer at a steam parade in the Belgian Ardennes. (2nd attempt, G+ link failed the first time). 
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New perspectives (for me) on the choice between intensive and biological agriculture. 
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Ecomodernisten stellen dat intensieve landbouw beter is voor de planeet dan biologische. Want door bepaalde stukken land heel intensief te gebruiken, kunnen andere delen geheel aan de natuur teruggegeven worden. Geen populair standpunt, maar: klopt het?
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Both issues in the link below are illustrative of the situation that security companies sell faith, not the actual thing. Or at least, may do more harm on the side than they do good.
 
Bloody hell. This is quite possibly the most damning information I've seen about a single piece of software since someone tried to sell a memory compressor product that was little more than the Microsoft example driver (ftp://ftp.oreilly.de/pub/ora/nutshell/windows/win95.update/softram.html -- a fascinating store in its own right).

Follow the security issue linked from this tweet for an absolutely stunning cascade of security issues (but hey, at least it's only a "secure password manager" from a large company): https://twitter.com/patio11/status/686634965992214528

Quoth the tweeter: "It's like an onion made out of clown shoes where you peel back a clown shoe and find another clown shoe."

Speechless.
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My kind of pediatrician. 
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Uncle Arnold is making some good points about fossil fuels and the necessity of a transition to clean energy sources.
 
For once I agree with Arnold...missed his post when it came out. 
There are always a few of you, asking why we should care about the temperature rising, or questioning the science of climate change.
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A came across this graph over at Twitter earlier today, which illustrate how much farm land we need in order to grow the same amount of crops. And it looks kind of impressive. Today we are using 68% less land than 50 years ago to grow the same amount. There is just one problem... Modern foods sucks because we have eliminated vital nutrients.

The New York Times has a good story on this called: Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food http://goo.gl/OfyNDT ... and it doesn't look good.

"A purple potato native to Peru has 28 times more cancer-fighting anthocyanins than common russet potatoes. One species of apple has a staggering 100 times more phytonutrients than the Golden Delicious displayed in our supermarkets."

"Each fruit and vegetable in our stores has a unique history of nutrient loss."

Essentially, we have replaced vital and healthy nutrients with starch and sugar, because it tasted better and could be produced in higher quantities.

The result? Well, more production, but also a lot of health problems.

It's because of things like this that I'm now eating far more sweet potatoes than regular potatoes. https://www.instagram.com/p/-HYYiygVE1/ ... Regular potatoes are generally just starch, while sweet potatoes are actually considered to be fruit in terms of the nutrients they provide.

So, growing the same amount of crops on 68% less land isn't a good thing when the result is crappy food. It's like so many other things in life. We are focusing on the wrong metric.
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Nice piece by +Rutger Bregman​ on political correctness and taboos. 
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Marokkanen zijn vaak criminelen. Zwarte Piet is gezellig. Nederland is vol. De multiculturele samenleving is mislukt. Allemaal zeer politiek incorrecte uitspraken, toch? Toch niet.
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A milestone in the development of the Web. Now, if (in addition to this MS step) Opera Mini can support just a little more of the modern standards, then we'd be mostly fine. Latter is used more than you imagine in bandwidth poor regions, and supports a lot less than anyone using latest standards would wish.
 
Web developers rejoice; Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 die on Tuesday http://tnw.me/MOTumiN
That's right, Internet Explorer's old versions are finally losing support from Microsoft.
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I like both 42 and 69.
 
No. No. It's 69, stupid 
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This book explains the mechanisms in place in the London City banking industry which lead to the credit crunch in 2008. As the mechanisms are still in place it is just a matter of time until the next crisis arises. Being an outsider, Joris Luyendijk simplifies the whole thing such that anyone can follow, and will shiver. Based on his banking blog in the Guardian which was in English, but the book is in Dutch. Dunno if translated into English. 
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Well, that is a fun game! 
Help Beethoven arrange his masterpieces in today’s #GoogleDoodle
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Education
  • Leiden University
    French linguistics, 1991 - 1995
  • Erasmus University
    General Administration, 1989 - 1991
  • Leiden University
    General Linguistics, 1995 - 1997
  • Johan de Witt Gymnasium
    1983 - 1989
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I should put something here. Always disappointed when others don't. I like G+, I am a drummer and percussionist and I work in publishing.
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Friendly staff, refined tastes, original deserts.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Nice place, good food.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Very nice atmosphere in this old-fashioned place. Modest pricing and down to earth service. Do not expect haute cuisine.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Nauwelijks te beschrijven zo goed
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I had perfect pasta all'arabbiata here twenty years ago, so I was both curious and anxious to check. It was still lovely and the bruschette were equally good. Wine had the right temperature and taste and service was mostly ok. Piazza is very beautiful but also very touristic so you will have to pay the price that goes with the location.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Jaar of vijftien geleden met vriend Giso bezocht, onder het mom van 'naar de kerk gaan'. Nooit zo'n efficiënte bierverkoop meegemaakt: zes blikken in een plastic zak met ijs, en dat dan tussen je voeten zetten als ware je een pinguïn die op zijn ei broedt. Bijzondere sfeer, tussen de Aussies en de Kiwi's en alle andere niet-Britten die daar hun feestje vieren. Ben benieuwd of het nog even memorabel is als toen.
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
Zeer prettig eetcafé qua sfeer, goed restaurant qua eten. Mijn favoriet in de buurt.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago