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Vincent Leeuw
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The Paleblood Hunt by Redgrave My rating: 4 of 5 stars A methodical and engaging opinion piece about the lore of the video game Bloodborne. It’s no longer a secret that what initialled proposed to be a game about Victorian horrors being hunted down,…

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars Is it wrong to be utterly delighted when Death turns out to be good ol’ Death? Not the religious one, but the “I TALK LIKE DISCWORLD’S DEATH” one? Good Omens also turns out to be “what if” scenario of…

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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli My rating: 3 of 5 stars Apparently I never clearly understood the term ‘Machiavellian’. I always assumed out of context that it meant being manipulative to the extreme. While the manipulative aspect is definitely still…

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Making Sense of Color Management by Craig Hockenberry My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s a problem with Making Sense of Color Management. After reading it, you won’t necessarily feel better about the subject. In all seriousness, you might even despair a bit…

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Did you notice it? Did you open your Instagram app and declared: “hey, that’s different”? For an app that was predominantly laser focused on mobile photography, it seems Instagram is aggressively trying to innovate and grow by breaking new ground (by,…

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Fascinating read about how De Stijl influenced web design. (And to think Mondriaan was from Amersfoort.) Primary colors, clean lines, asymmetrical simplicity: You might recognize them from Google, but they come from De Stijl. Source: This 100-Year-Old…

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In the Netherlands we’ve had a surge in the “to meat or not to meat” debate, thanks to one of the government agencies suggesting we eat less meat. As per usual, this draws all kinds of folk out of the woodwork extolling the benefits of whatever they deem…

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Data visualisation is an increasingly important tool to explain what data is acually telling us. After all, seeing is believing. But what you want to get across is often linked to how you present it, and data is no different. “Let the data speak” they…

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It has taken a suspiciously long time before anyone attempted to emulate the success of Demon’s Souls and its offspring the Dark Souls series. Only two years ago did Lords of the Fallen take a somewhat random stab at it (and died). From Software’s own…

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It won’t help us reverse the effects of global warming fast enough, but there is a way to lock CO2 into a more permanent form. At Iceland’s Hellisheidi Power Plant, Lamont hydrologist Martin Stute, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist Juerg Matter, and…
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