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Saturday, 23. May 12020
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Q: Should I Block Ads?
A: Yes, you should use an ad blocker.

Joko, Klaas, Kemmerich und Corona: Eine Woche mit Verdauungsproblemen.

(…) ich war auf einen Geniestreich gefasst: Ein Team prominenter Medienfrauen verdrischt nach Herzenslust die Pro7-Mädchenzuchtstation „Germanys next Topmodel“, zeigen in der Tat verstörende Bilder von Heidi-Klum-Hungerleichen, berichten von ihren eigenen Ess-Störungen – und am Ende kommen Joko und Klaas und gestehen grenzwertig, dass sie mehr auf Dick Pics stehen als auf Bulimie-Barbies. Okay, das hätte Pro7 geschädigt und wäre drecksmutig gewesen, ein Skandal und jeden Fernsehpreis wert. Stattdessen gab es politisch korrektes Schwanzträger-Bashing, mit festem Blick auf Gratis-Applaus und einer tüchtigen Tünche moralischer Erhabenheit für Pro7. Chance vertan.

The Need for Speed, 23 Years Later.

In spite of an increase in Internet speed, webpage speeds have not improved over time.

Houston, we have a program – rescuing the computer code that flew us to the moon.

In July 2016 a 47-year-old, fiendishly complex document of extraordinary length was uploaded to a corner of the internet – and the programming world went wild. It was the source code that had powered the 1969 Apollo moon landing; it was also a relic of an iconic moment in history that was nearly lost forever.

I 🐞 git-bug!

Distributed, offline-first bug tracker embedded in git, with bridges.

Astronaut.

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Wednesday, 20. May 12020
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Against Integration”: Dieser Wahnsinn muss aufhören (via festwochen.at).

Weniger fliegen wollt ihr, weniger rauben, weniger töten. Aber wie könnt ihr glauben, dass euch nach 500 Jahren der Kolonisierung, nach tausenden Jahren der Unterjochung der Welt ein Gedanke kommen kann, der nicht nur weitere Zerstörung bringt? Wenn ihr in euch hineinhört, dann findet ihr nur euer schlechtes Gewissen. Und wenn ihr durch die Welt reist, findet ihr nur den Schmutz, mit dem ihr sie besudelt habt. Es gibt nichts, wozu ihr zurückkehren könnt.

Parable of the Talents.

The novel is set against the backdrop of a dystopian United States that has come under the grip of a Christian fundamentalist denomination called "Christian America" led by President Andrew Steele Jarret. Seeking to restore American power and prestige, Jarret embarks on a crusade to cleanse America of non-Christian faiths. Slavery has resurfaced with "shock collars" being used to control slaves. Virtual reality headsets known as "Dreamasks" are also popular since they enable wearers to escape their harsh reality.

Pandora Didn't Pay Its Employees for Two Years, or How I do Research.”

As I’m sure you can tell, my feeling on the matter isn’t mixed. I think it’s one more instance on a long list of a large tech company using bold promises and a lofty vision as a way to justify employee mistreatment. It adds to the myth of the world-changing, earth-shattering website, when the truth is that really all the website does is stream music in, I will admit, a gratifying order. And Westgreen is one more example of the fabricated lone (male) tech genius guided only by their own fortitude and ambition, leaving out entirely the connections, luck, and contributions from a large team that required to get the work done.

The Confessions of the Hacker Who Saved the Internet.

There's [a] misconception that to be a security expert you must dabble in the dark side (…) It's not true. You can learn everything you need to know legally. Stick to the good side.”