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Saturday, 15. February 12020
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Rules of Journalism.

The long-time host of PBS NewsHour Jim Lehrer died this week at the age of 85. In this age of news as entertainment and opinion as news, Lehrer seems like one of the last of a breed of journalist who took seriously the integrity of informing the American public about important events.

Nach diesen Standards arbeitet der SPIEGEL.

Im Jahr nach dem Relotius-Skandal haben wir unsere journalistischen Grundsätze neu formuliert. Lesen Sie hier das Ergebnis: die SPIEGEL-Standards.

One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age.

Digging through the Geocities Torrent.

Amazon Dating.

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Ship the Airplane: The Cultural, Organizational and Technical Reasons Why Boeing Cannot Recover.

Devastating takedown of what went wrong at Boeing with the 737 Max – presented in straightforward terms non-engineers can understand.

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(…) when you go online, you’re not only choosing between the New York Times and the Washington Post, you’re also choosing between reading tweets, your Facebook feed, and Instagram. This leads to an enormous race to the bottom in quality of the news provided. It’s resulted in clickbait, crappy videos, misinformation being published quickly to beat out the hundreds of other providers that can provide it.

Sunday, 9. February 12020
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Just started the week-end installing and using Beets“the media library management system for obsessive music geeks” (guilty).

Suddenly, all my MP3s became liberated again and my local music collection became the single point of truth again. No more iTunes (after my recent move to Linux, anyway), no more cumbersome graphical user interfaces. Beets is like grep for digital music files.

If you want to get started with Beets yourself I recommend to install the discogs plug-in already before the first import run, especially the more your taste of music diverges from the anglo-american mainstream. Same goes for the fetchart, embedart and thumbnails plug-ins if you like your file system the way I do:

Thursday, 6. February 12020
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Canada’s International Hair Freezing Competition.

Since 2011, guests at Takhini Hot Pools have used the freezing weather in Canada to sculpt frozen hair styles that double as works of art.

Monday, 3. February 12020
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Corona Virus.

2019-nCoV Global Cases by John Hopkins CSSE.

Sunday, 2. February 12020
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GPL &co. not good enough.

Website Evidence Collector.

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has developed open source software tools for the automation of privacy and personal data protection inspections of websites. The EDPS releases its tool Website Evidence Collector under the European Union Public License (EUPL-1.2).