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Rotterdam Containerterminal down due to Ransomware Attack on Maersk

Apparent Maersk has been cybered by some Ransomware and the Rotterdam Container Terminal as well as other things are offline right now.

Zeventien containerterminals van APM in Rotterdam en andere delen van de wereld zijn aangevallen door hackers. Het gaat om een ransomware-aanval.

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Volgens een bron bij APM Terminals, de container terminal tak van Maersk dat het hoofdkantoor in Rotterdam heeft, liggen waarschijnlijk wel 50 containerterminals er uit. ,,Ik was op het hoofdkantoor toen de aanval plaatsvond. Binnen een uur lag alles plat.”

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Steam Summer Sale


This magical time in summer, when you simply sit, watching the accumulated Gigabytes idly float by and think of the poor people of #neuland.

13 GB done, fifty more to go. And Steam is overloaded, not giving out much more than 200 MBit/s.

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A day with planes

Where I live, at the bottom of a dried up lake, 10 feet below sea level, it looks like this.

Polderbaan

I am getting there by bike, it’s less than five minutes. And because there is friet and ice cream available in the parking lot, the Schnuppel wanted to go there. Ice cream and large airplanes, in this order.

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Tweed Run

Originating in London is the concept of the Tweed Run. It’s a bunch of fucking hipsters, riding outdated bikes in impractical clothing through gentrified neighborhoods flashing their privilege. Or in their own words:

The term “overdressed” does not exist in our vocabulary. Tweed suits, plus fours, bowties, and jaunty flat caps are all encouraged. […]

Dust off your vintage velocipede for the ride; prizes awarded for Best Vintage Bicycle. […]

Of course dining al fresco is an art all of its own, and we encourage you to pack a beautiful picnic basket for our Picnic Break.

A similar thing happens in the Netherlands under the label “Tweed Ride“. They are an inclusive folk, addressing both Nederlands and English speaking people. Their next event is coming Sunday, May 28th, in Breda.

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Velo-City Expo, and the Dutch view on cycling helmets

Bicycle Dutch has a selection of news:

Velo-City  is a conference on June, 13 in Nijmegen, NL. Because he’s not flying for KLM on that day, Willem-Alexander will open the conference.

Also, the Dutch View on cycling helmets:

Take the bicycle helmet. If you make it mandatory, you strengthen the idea that the bike is a dangerous means of transport. That leads to a decrease in the number of cyclists. That again decreases the safety, because the more cyclists there are, the more other road users will consider them. In short: the bicycle helmet increases the individual safety, but decreases the safety in general.

I have yet to see Dutch people riding their bikes with helmets on.

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