In recent months, museums in France, the United Kingdom, and Germany have begun to address the fact that large portions of their collections are, well, not theirs — and were stolen from other countries during the colonial era.
But there’s no consensus on how to deal with the issue. And as the Washington Post reports, some museums are proposing “loaning” the artifacts back to their countries of origin for limited periods of time — rather than actually returning them.
The whole thing stinks in my view. These items should be returned to the countries they were taken from. Not “loaned” – returned.
Just posted by the Warhammer Community Team. I love everything about this.
At the moment I’m using The Old Reader, and using Stylus to fix the horrible, horrible default reading experience. TOR has worked fine for me up to now, but I was already near the subscription limits of the free tier, and I have a whole lot of new feeds to import that would basically double the number of sites I follow.
I know I could just use Feedly, as the free tier supports unlimited sources. That’s my fallback, but I left Feedly for The Old Reader several months ago, as I was becoming increasingly annoyed by some of their attempts to push Feedly Pro and team-based features. I just want to read my news, not create collections or share with teams, or whatever else they’ve come up with since. My RSS reader is not a shared experience.
So I’m probably going to have to start paying for a web-based reader, I want to make sure I’m using the best one I can. TOR is ok, but paying for something I have to use an addon to “fix” seems a bit silly.
If you’re using a paid-tier reader, which one are you using? My basic list of requirements are:
- 3rd Party Apps can use it as a synchronisation source, so I can read on my iPhone or iPad.
- Support for 200+ feed sources
- A nice reading experience in the web client
Let me know in the comments what your preferred reader is!
There’ll probably be several posts on-or-around the topic of Twitter in the coming days, as I vent some pent up feelings about the site.
The first boss battle in a game often sets the tone for the player going forward, and The Stranger fight is one of my favourites. Between the narrative setup squeezed into the fight (Who is he? Why is he attacking Kratos? What are the answers he’s been sent to get? How do we stop him?), the mechanics designed to teach the player important lessons about the gameplay, and the spectacle of the set pieces, the whole sequence is so well done.
Even if you haven’t played God of War yet, it’s worth reading the post and watching the accompanying videos to get a sense of what goes into creating these integral moments of a modern game.
The new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road (AWPR) is to host a “Go North East Road Festival” before it is opened to traffic in September. The event will offer cyclists an opportunity to “wobble or weave” on the road to promote active travel. However, people will not be allowed to bring their own bikes “for everyone’s safety” and cyclists will be banned from the road forever once the event is over.
Who honestly thought this would be a good idea? To “promote cycling,” people will have to leave their own bikes at home and take a shuttle bus. When the AWPR opens in September, cyclists will be banned from it.
It’s really not a good look for the entire region…