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Saturday, 30. November 12019
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Menschliche Dinge.

Der Untersuchungsausschuss war für mich insofern ein Wendepunkt, weil ich das erste Mal richtig verstand, was genau gemeint ist, wenn man sagt, dass ein Staat in den Rechtsterror und dessen Verbrechen verstrickt ist. Was genau diese Verstrickung bedeutet, zwischen wem sie verläuft, wer wann was zu wem sagte, oder verschwieg. Entscheidend sind – wie ich finde – die Details. Man muss die Details aneinanderreihen, um zu begreifen, wie das eine zum anderen führte.


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The Birth & Death of JavaScript.

This science fiction / comedy / absurdist / completely serious talk traces the history of JavaScript, and programming in general, from 1995 until 2035.

20 years ago I wrote down these words: “i want to have a system that is a browser and a finder that is an html document. finder.html – a weird idea?” (I was a macOS user at the time.)

How Do You Keep a Subway From Flooding in the Age of Rising Seas?

(…) a subway station flooded above street level, a sight that hadn’t been appeared since 2012, when Superstorm Sandy inundated nearly a dozen tunnels and many stations around the city. Except this station entrance was flooded on a sunny November day.

Do the Volgelkop bop: how a newly discovered bird-of-paradise dazzles his mate.

At What Point Does Appreciation Become Appropriation?

(…) it's often the entertainment companies, cultural institutions, private dance studios and the artists with a foot in those doors—still overwhelmingly white—that benefit financially from the appropriation of cultural dances due to existing economic structures.

Die menschliche Hand.

Men­schen als unwe­sent­lich zu set­zen, war dis­kri­mi­nie­rend gewe­sen, Maschi­nen als unwe­sent­lich zu set­zen, war vernünftig.

Susan Kare, Florence Knoll Bassett, Zaha Hadid, Margaret Calvert, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.

Five female trailblazers who changed the field of design.

Sacha Baron Cohen's Keynote Address at ADL's 2019 Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate.

Maybe it’s time to tell Mark Zuckerberg and the CEOs of these companies: you already allowed one foreign power to interfere in our elections, you already facilitated one genocide in Myanmar, do it again and you go to jail.

Relevant: The internet is an awesome thing, but we’re ruining it.

Typeset in the Future: Blade Runner.

Deckard continues to direct the ESPER to navigate around his blurry, out-of-focus photo. He asks it to enhance 34 to 36, and it obediently enhances 197 to 334 as instructed: