Let's hope this very close cooperation between countries will spread to the rest of #Europe.
The Benelux (BElgium, NEtherlands, LUXemburg) have been a mini #EU since before there was a EU. We abolished border checks in 1985 (together with Germany and France), which was eventually done in the whole EU.
"Instead, I refer to the anti-capitalist conception of the term. In this view, acting lazy is read as resistance; as the potentially transformative time to imagine and work towards a post-capitalist, anti-racist and queer feminist political future."
Floris de Krijger, A Fatal Fiction. Projecting Pre-Capitalist Physicality Onto the Javanese Body in Two Regimes of Racial Capitalism
the 'populism' gaze has spread in the West and is almost impossible to talk about anything without mentioning the dreaded word
remember a few years back the concept of the 'postmodern'? It's dead now.
Time for 'populism' to conceptually die as well, I think
RT from Navy Recognition (@NavyRecognition)
#HeinenHopman partners with #Damen Naval for #Dutch #Belgian #ASWfrigates
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/NavyRecognition/status/1707042240227369260
Yesterday on the #Dutch talkshow Op1 one topic was about the worrying services provided by #ClearviewAI who recognize billions of faces and provide #PII based on an image that's provided to them. The services are used (in a legal limbo) by countless agencies and companies. When this stuff gets available to the public in apps, any shady figure can doxx whomever they can photograph on their mobile. Scary dystopic stuff. #Privacy dies.
🇳🇱 Hanneke van Asperen (2021) Disaster and Discord: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Dutch State of Ruination in 1675, Dutch Crossing, 45:3, 241-262, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03096564.2020.1809285 #OpenAccess #OA #Journal #Research #Article #Art #History #Histodon #Histodons #Iconography #Netherlands #Dutch #Europe #C17th #17thCentury #EarlyModern @histodon @histodons @earlymodern
Write up of Friday's spectacular dive with the Nautical Archaeological Society to the protected wreck of the 17th century Dutch warship, the Klein Hollandia. Includes details of how you may get to dive this fascinating site yourself and to join NAS.
Hello Dutch 🇳🇱 people! Can you help us out?
Someone told us matrix.ccc.ac is blocked by some Dutch ISPs. Someone said the VodafoneZiggo DNS resolves to unavailable.for.legal.reasons.ziggo (126.96.36.199) and people using Telekom NL reportedly have issues.
We ran a RIPE Atlas measurement across all Dutch RIPE probes, but none of them returned a spoofed DNS result.
"A Little Less Conversation" is a 1968 song recorded by American singer #ElvisPresley, written by #MacDavis and #BillyStrange and published by Gladys Music, Inc., originally performed in the film #LiveALittleLoveALittle. The song became a minor hit in the United States when released as a single with "#AlmostInLove" as the #Aside. A 2002 remix by #Dutch musician #JunkieXL of a later re-recording of the song by Presley became a worldwide hit.
This week on Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein we review DE RODE RIDDER 124: NECRONOMICON (1987) by Karel Biddeloo, a Flemish sword & sorcery comic album that takes inspiration from Lovecraftian occultism.
🇳🇱 NEBULAR 1: De Triton Basis
NEBULAR is een science fiction serie die je meeneemt naar het jaar 2113.
Het is een tijdperk waarin nationale staten tot het verleden behoren. Verenigd in de Zonne-Unie staat de mensheid voor haar laatste grote uitdaging: de verkenning van het buitenste Zonnestelsel.
De Unievloot onderhoudt al wetenschappelijke buitenposten op de verre manen van de gasreuzen Jupiter, Saturnus, Uranus en Neptunus. Particuliere bedrijven zoeken naar grondstoffen en ruimteschepen pendelen tussen de binnenplaneten. De oorzaken van eerdere tegenslagen in de beschaving, zoals oorlogen, ziekte en armoede, zijn overwonnen.
Ongeveer tien miljard burgers van de Unie bevolken de Aarde, en nog eens 250 miljoen mensen wonen in de groeiende kolonies op de maan van de Aarde en Mars.
De verste buitenpost van Aarde staat op Neptunus' maan Triton. Het is een ijskoude wereld waarop vooral wetenschappers en particuliere bedrijven gevestigd zijn. De belangrijkste taak van de bemanning is het verkennen van de Kuipergordel, ook wel de Buitenste ring genoemd, met zijn talrijke dwergplaneten.
Astrofysici gebruiken de afgelegenheid van het hemellichaam om de zoektocht naar buitenaards leven te bevorderen. De wetenschappers van het nieuwe SETI-project gebruiken hun ontvangstantennes om de naburige sterren te onderzoeken op mogelijke radiosignalen van buitenaardse beschavingen. Op de Triton Basis werken in totaal ongeveer tweeduizend mensen.
De ijzige woestijnen op Jupiters maan Europa, de stofstormen van Mars en de oer-koolwaterstofzeeën op Saturnus' maan Titan zijn door ruimtevaarders uit Aarde met eigen ogen gezien, maar tot nu toe hebben zij geen buitenaards leven gevonden.
Een van de belangrijkste doelstellingen van de mensheid blijft de vreedzame totstandbrenging van contact met buitenaardse beschavingen in de ruimte. Onbewust hopen de meeste wetenschappers dat deze levensvormen op ons lijken en dat communicatie mogelijk is. Tot nu toe is de zoektocht niet succesvol geweest, maar dat sluit niet uit dat zij in de oneindige uitgestrektheid van de ruimte bestaan en ons al observeren.
#nebularserie #sciencefiction #spaceopera #Kindle #kobo #googleplaystore #applebooks #autorenleben #selfpublisher #dutch #netherlands #nederlands
Friends just served these #Dutch - #Indonesian savory #Cheese #Cookies. One of the cookies’ many virtues is long shelf life thanks to the way the dough is prepared. My friends have had their batch on hand since May when they visited family and brought some back home to Spain.
🇳🇱 van Lohuizen, J. (22 Oct. 2014). The Dutch East India Company and Mysore 1762-1790, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004286559 [Accessed 19 September 2023] #OpenAccess #OA #History #Histodon #Netherlands #Europe #India #Mysore #Dutch #C18th #18thCentury #EarlyModern #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon @histodon @histodons @earlymodern @bookstodon (60)
The time my Dutch and my English start fighting has finally arrived.
After the first ignored things - forgetting how to say "atm" and referring is mentally as pin-automaat, I forgot the word for French "voie" (in train stations) and can only find "spoor". I will have to do the walk of shame to translate the words #french #english #dutch #languages #languagelearning #languagelearner #languagestruggles
Already 75,000 people in the #Netherlands have signed up to participate in the lawsuit that works on a no cure, no pay basis.
Site (in #Dutch)
"Bringing a bit of European small-time organization across the pond, a US/Dutch resident of Oregon is launching a startup to allow wine drinkers to bring bottles back to wineries for a refill.
Such infrastructure exists in Europe, but in the US, where 765 million glass bottles are used every year in the wine industry, only one-third are even recycled, much less reused.
The company is called Revino, and they collect, wash, and sanitize the bottles before removing labels and returning them to wineries to be refilled. The design is imprinted with a leaf to help customers identify them, and they are also tailor-made to fit into existing automatic filling machines.
Customers can either take them directly to wineries for a refill or deposit the bottles at collection points at liquor stores and recycling facilities."
A long exposure architectural study of Rotterdam's famous Cubic Houses, looking up between the houses at clouds passing above.
#BuyIntoArt #GiftThemArt #ArtMatters #AYearofArt #artistonmastodon #FindArtThisSummer #blackandwhitephotography #architecture #cubichouses #rotterdam #longexposurephotography #netherlands #dutch #davebowmanphotography
#Heineken sells off russian beer business for €1
- nearly a year and a half after first pledging to do so
The #Dutch brewer said it will take a loss of €300m on the division, which is being offloaded to russia's Arnest, which makes aerosol cans.
Heineken's Dolf van den Brink said: "It took much longer than we had hoped."
For €1, Arnest will buy seven breweries and take on 1,800 workers with guarantees to employ them for the next three years
Read more here🔗 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-66616161
Big traditional Dutch sailing boat
With the rebuild of #Groningen train station no platform space is allocated for regular international trains. Delaying a potential connection even more. A quick look at the plans also shows a later fix isn't easy.
I'm more skeptical by the day I (Jutland, Denmark) will ever get to visit my parents (Friesland, Netherlands) over this route. #shitshow
Bonjour Mastodon, avez-vous des gens francophone intéressants à me recommander de suivre?
Buongiorno Mastodonti, avete qualche raccomandazione di account italofoni da seguire?
Goedemorgen Mastodon, willen jullie eigene interessante nederlandstaalige mensen aanbevelen om te volgen?
Fenoulhet, J., & Gilbert, L. (Eds.). (2016). Narratives of Low Countries History and Culture: Reframing the Past. UCL Press. https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/83556 #OpenAccess #OA #History #Histodon #Histodons #EarlyModern #C17th #17thCentury #C18th #18thCentury #C19th #19thCentury #Europe #European #Netherlands #Dutch #Belgium #Flanders #Culture #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks @histodon @histodons @bookstodon (11)
[This is a low-quality translation of a danish article]
-- Larger, faster, wilder: A farm country's victory is killed --
The Netherlands has the world's most advanced and successful industrial farming. No one can grow a tomato more efficiently, and no one sends more meat around Europe. Now the nature stops.
WAGENINGEN, HOLLAND – Central in the Atlas Building at Wageningen University stands a young woman at a small podium and reads high from the latest climate report. She doesn't cry, the voice is not raised, her little protest summer as a mouse in the big floor.
Around her sit African, Asian and Dutch students. Some eat lunch, some make homework, some speak together with a cup of coffee. Some are as her highly concerned about the climate crisis, others are more admitted by what you have always been admitted to the Wageningen University: to optimise, streamline and increase production. Develop new technologies that enable us to force the most possible food out of at least possible soil with at least possible effort. Grise with several ribs, cows with greater udders, plants with many tomatoes.
The famous University is one of the sacred halls of the industrial farming. A cathedral over the borderless progress and a crucial part of what until a few years ago was considered an unconditional Dutch success story.
The Netherlands is a small country, less than Denmark, but one of the world's leading agricultural nation. Non-organic vegetables or the non-organic beef in the supermarket, are often produced in the Netherlands. No one can cultivate as many tomatoes, cucumbers or peppers per square metres as the Dutch. No one sends more meat around Europe. And no places have food production less common with Jens Hansen’s farm. Dutch agriculture is a science. It is milking robots, vertical cultivation and fully automatic greenhouses.
Last year the Netherlands earned more money with agricultural exports than Brazil. A country that is otherwise more than 200 times as big. In certain statements, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of food, surpassed only by the United States. However, it requires that you also count the products that simply arrive in Rotterdam port to be distributed beyond Europe.
But no matter how to do it, the Dutch produce almost unlogical amounts of food. It is a high-tech power performance that has grown out of the Wageningen University, which has now established itself as the global center of the food industry. Food Valley calls the cluster of companies located around the university. The answers to Silicon Valley.
For more than 100 years, and in particular after World War II, Dutch agriculture has gone from victory to victory under the motto greater, wilder, faster. In recent years there has been a pressure to get it down again.
“Please, the list two the science and ACT,” stands at the podium in front of the young woman. Behind her has a statue of the Greek corn god Demeter from 1879 got a tie for her eyes. It is also part of a climate action.
I was actually well warned that the climate activists were moved behind enemy lines. Over the phone a pleasant farmer and former student named Judith told me that Wageningen once was a fantastic institution, but that I should fit:
“The hand is also a part of professors who are, what to say, vegan.’
And students, apparently.
“Polarization has also reached Wageningen,” says the person from the University’s press staff, Jan Bol – a mid-age man with a friendly, round head.
“A lot is going on about climate, about how we feed people. Some students think we do too little, the peasants think we do too much,” he says.
In other words: Here in the Atlas building you are not doubt that agriculture is also in the Netherlands on a cross road. You can continue with full speed towards bigger, wilder and faster. Or you can change it all, cut down on meat production and produce with more sustainable and less profitable methods. You can also try to make a little of it all at once.
- Dutch-Danish recipe for success -
Krijn Poppe is not vegan. He was employed at the University of 1981, when the progress still had free races. In fact, there were departments for both sociology and environment.
“You just didn’t listen to them,” says it now retired agricultural farmers.
It was perhaps stupid, but it is obviously easy to say now.
The Netherlands emits too much nitrogen. It strangles the streams, pollutes the groundwater, and destroys biodiversity. And it is completely considered the production of agricultural animals. Of course, they are about four million Dutch cattle significant contributions to the country’s CO2 budget. Over half of the discharges from the global food industry come from the animal production, a large study for a few years ago. Just like some years ago, we hopefully about peak oil – that oil production had to have the top – you are now talking about peak meat.
» We have far more agricultural animals than the climate can hold and the problem is the intensity of agriculture,” said one of the researchers behind the study, Pete Smith, to The Guardian earlier this year.
“I’m not surprised that the Netherlands is first in this conflict, because the country also has the biggest problem. «
The battle does not mention well. In fact, it was an alien political conflict, which this month finally became the government to break together. But the coalition has long been collapsed during the weight of the last year's massive resistance to the plans to reduce the number of agricultural animals and thus live up to the EU environmental requirements.
» An inevitable transition,” the government has called it. Nevertheless, it is still not managed to implement plans. On the contrary, it has been pushed out of balance. Huge protests, burning strawballs, political division, intense polarization between country and city.
And for what? To save a farm that might be technological world-leading, but which no longer means more for the economy than 1.4 percent of bnp.
It is easy to say that you should have listened to the warnings that sociologs and environmental researchers once tried to penetrate with. And it is easy to say that the Dutch should now take large parts of the strong polluting agriculture.
- The Dutch created the Netherlands -
In the sense there is a part of the collapse between the Netherlands and Denmark, Krijn Poppe tells. Two countries with many of the same problems – two countries that have gone into the same trap if you want. Two agricultural countries who are victoring themselves. To understand the trouble we are now in, you should also understand how we did end here, Poppe believes.
Denmark and the Netherlands have largely followed the same historical curve. When globalisation hit agriculture last in the 1800s, you could not as France and Germany turn inwards and protect its peasants against cheap American grains. The home market was too small. The Netherlands and Denmark were – and are – small, open export economies.
» They did the only thing you can do when the whole economy is bound to sell food abroad: They repented, they competed, they innovated,” he says.
Whipped to produce better and cheaper than the others, agricultural universities and research institutes were opened. The award in the Netherlands, Landboskole in Denmark. Governments supported the development of new technologies. Today you might call the industrial policy. With the andels movement, agriculture was organised in greater communities with higher productivity. Especially in the Netherlands there was also what you can call an agroindustrial complex. Rabobank is still one of the world's largest agricultural banks. Unilever is still one of the world’s largest food companies. FrieslandCampina is still one of the world's largest dairy. Everyone can draw their roots to the end of the 1800s, and all they have with great success and for great pleasure for ordinary Dutchmen followed the recipe: bigger, wilder, faster.
It is called that God created the earth, but the Dutch created the world. Nearby as a giant Lynetteholm project (an artificial island in Copenhague) is just 20 percent of the country mass established in the sea. With great effort, you have cultivated the true soil in the east. An area that corresponds to half times Manhattan is covered by giant Drishus complexes – small towns of glass.
Today, the Dutch can cultivate up to 100 kilos of tomatoes per year on a single square meter, and every milk cow gives average nearly 10,000 liters of milk per year.
The goal of bnp may only contribute with quite small numbers, but the high-tech agriculture has a symbolic force. It is the monument to the fact that the Netherlands with particularly great success has championed nature and bolted in the modernity. The Netherlands is a agricultural country.
Just because nature has now come back to revenge, of course, you can not say that the Dutch must necessarily turn the back to the modernity, technology and demand to optimise. As it applies in all corners of the green transition, the technology is in its way both the cause and the solution to the problems.
Although the enemy has penetrated the Wageningen, even if Demeter has been given a tie for the eyes, and the IPCC report sums around the Atlas building, the University is not marked by ambitions to return to a more traditional before state-of-the-art agriculture.
After sweltering under the heat wave cooking the Mediterranean I'm thankful of getting back the "typical #Dutch weather". I never thought I'd say this
I've been talking a lot about #Duolingo so let's talk now about #Babadum instead. I feel this is a much lesser known website, but it's a fantastic way of improving your #vocabulary (and just that) in an easy game like way. You don't even need to register to use it and they have many #languages (unfortunately not #Dutch). They use European #Portuguese by the way.
In French, the C in secura dropped out, which eventually gave rise to the modern French sûr, and the English word sure. If you are free from concern and worry, you may also be said to be free from doubt. And that's why you're sure.
The same development gave rise to the Dutch word 'zeker', which is a little less obviously derived from 'secura'.
A Winter Landscape at Sunset with Figures on the Ice by 19th-century Belgian painter of Dutch landscapes Charles Leickert (1816-1907).
"...'These... spikes are meant to deter birds, they are supposed to scare them off, but on the contrary, the birds just utilise them...'"