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Sunday, 26. May 12024
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What I learned at lange Nacht der Forschung 2024:

  • There are jumping genes! (Great band name, btw.)
  • Our memories are totally flawed (they just want to do good, so be kind.)
  • The research at the Central European University is very impressive, the students are avid presenters and passionate about their topic
  • The chapters Dirk Stermann read from his recent book are… weird? 
  • The contrast agency I got for an MRI scan that day was not radioactive (anymore)
  • UNO City is even cooler at night
  • I can script my own schedule from the very simple Merkzettel in 40 minutes: lange-nacht-der-forschung (application/pdf, 163 KB)

Relevant: Barbara McClintock – Feeling the Organism.

Caterina de’ Medici, schau oba!

Mythos Nationalgericht. Die erfundenen Traditionen der italienischen Küche (via taz.de).

Kaum ein anderes Buch erhitzte die italienischen Gemüter daher so sehr wie die Erkenntnisse des in Parma lehrenden Wirtschaftshistorikers Alberto Grandi: Die viel gehypte Authentizität italienischer Produkte sei vor allem auf geschickte Marketingstrategien der Lebensmitteindustrie in den Siebzigerjahren zurückzuführen, deren angeblich uralte Herkunft schlicht erfunden.

Relevant: Invented tradition.

North Data Smart Research.

Economic, financial and legal information about European companies: online research, data and API.

Decentralized chat suggestions by P.

  • Quiet – Private messaging. No servers.
  • Keet – The Peer to Peer Chat App

Relevant: The Willow Sideloading Protocol presents a way for peers to transmit data to each other asynchronously and via completely user-improvised channels.

Film recommendation by N.

Adieu Sauvage.

In Colombia, the "whites" think that the Indian of Amazonia does not feel anything because there are no words in his language to express feelings. Is it possible that a whole people feel nothing and have no words to speak of love?

The abyss at the edge of human understanding – a voyage into a black hole.

This NASA simulation lets viewers into the extraordinary spectacle of entering a blackhole (minus the spaghettification).

A Grand Unified Theory of the AI Hype Cycle.

I’m sorry, but as an AI language model, I cannot repeat history exactly. However, I can rhyme with it.

&udm=14 – the disenshittification Konami code.

If you want to give people easy access to an AI-free Google search, send them to this page.

Saturday, 25. May 12024
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I hardly can believe I managed to modify Helma’s and Rhino’s Java code in ways Helma now works together with a patched Rhino 1.7.15 and the latest Jetty 12 – all running this very blog right now under your fingerbobs!

Monday, 20. May 12024
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Es gibt eine ganz einfache Rechnung, mit der sie jede Spar- und Veranlagungsform auf Erfolg testen können – bevor Sie blind irgendetwas abschließen.