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January 14 2013

[l] Aimbots waren bisher nur ein Problem in Online-Spielen. Die Zeiten sind vorbei. Jetzt gibt es ein Sniper-Gewehr mit eingebautem Aimbot. Der Aimbot ist Linux-basiert. Vielleicht möchte die werte Community jetzt darüber nachdenken, in die GPL eine Klausel gegen militärische Nutzung aufzunehmen?
Fefes Blog
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May 08 2012

Isaac Asimov proposed a simple way to distinguish chemists from non-chemists: Ask them to read aloud the word unionized.
Shibboleth | Futility Closet
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April 11 2012

Das Einkommen ist nicht die Bezahlung der Arbeit – es ist die Voraussetzung für das Arbeiten.
Götz Werner
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January 24 2012


Kelly Clay paraphrasing an anonymous Google engineer:

While he says there is no direct pressure to conform to “crazy hours,” he hints at the reason he lives a Google-centric life: His pay is directly related to the amount of time he spends with Google. For those who can’t keep up with the demand, they simply have no choice but to leave, as previous (and notably older) Google employees have done when they must make the choice between raising a family or getting a raise. (I personally know at least one former Seattle-area Googler who quit under similar circumstances after being forced to either choose seeing his newborn less, or receive a demotion if he didn’t travel more.)

This workaholism culture has infected much of the tech industry, especially startups. It’s sad that it has even hit Google to at least some degree.

What It’s Really Like to Work at Google –

December 29 2011



  • This web app or social network we’re making is going to be great.
  • Our app-review rules are always in everyone’s best interests.
  • Nobody wants a [popular new product category that Apple doesn’t make yet].


  • Android is open.
  • Don’t be evil.
  • We solicit all of your personal information and track everything you do to make things better for you.


  • Our users want to interact with brands.
  • We value your privacy.
  • We’re not tracking you when you’re logged out.

Everyone has their bullshit. You can simply decide whose you’re willing to tolerate.

Bullshit –

November 08 2011


I’m going to keep my goals for my thirties simple — correcting some wrongs of my twenties:

  • Be healthier
  • Spend money on experiences, not stuff
  • Stay focused and organized each day

I state these more to pressure myself into sticking with them. And the beginning of a new decade does seem like a nice, clean starting point — even if I don’t actually feel any different.

parislemon • Thirty

November 03 2011

Some people still like shit work. They can spend an hour moving Twitter accounts to special Lists, and then at the end of it look back and say “Boy, I spent an hour doing this. I really accomplished a lot today!” You didn’t. You did shit work.
Don't Give Your Users Shit Work (via Marco Arment)

October 04 2011

Computers have vastly underserved their users. ... It’s a beautiful shrine built on a foundation of tinker toys. ...
Today’s computing can’t take us into the future. ... Computer science has utterly failed to tackle the real world problems, things like automating jobs so people don’t have to work, or working hand in hand with humans to explore solutions we have trouble seeing ourselves. We are so far from a Star Trek-style future utopia that it breaks my heart. ...

You should literally be able to tell [the computer] what you want it to do and it would do its darnedest to do a good job for you. Computers today are the opposite of that. They own you and bend you to their will. And I don’t think people fully realize how trapped we are within this aging infrastructure. ...

The majority of users are algorithmically illiterate. That’s a travesty in 2011. ... Programming, at least the fundamentals, should be taught in elementary school just like any other language ...
The Real Zack Morris | The State of the Art is Terrible
Oh, what a lovely all-over-the-place rant.
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July 03 2011

Nothing better than seeing people use things you made, apply tools you created, spread ideas you shared, enjoy parties you throw.
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May 05 2011


Die billige Wohnung ist der heimliche Motor der Berliner Ökonomie, denn erst sie ermöglicht die weitverbreitete Selbstausbeutung und unbezahlte Arbeit in allen möglichen Projekten. Die billige Wohnung ist der Humus des Kultur-Prekariats; böse Menschen sagen, wegen der billigen Wohnungen gebe es in Berlin so viel schlechte Kunst.
Hinter Berliner Mauern - Design & Wohnen - Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

April 02 2011

Yeah, it kind of fixed every mental problem that I had within an hour. So I highly recommend it if anybody out there is thinking of having children, you should really, I mean, it's the only reason we're here, and if you have any doubts in your mind about yourself or where your life is going, it'll be answered easily and almost instantaneously. It's a clich'e to say, but it also immediately sets you aside from yourself and you're no longer the star of your own mind, which is really not a very good state of mind to be in. Unfortunately, in my country it is one that seems to be encouraged until about the age of 60 or something, now. I really think the main export of America is this sort of fountain of youth that we somehow manage to tap into, like with pop music -- it's not out of the question to see 50-year-old men still dressing like teenagers and I just feel like, "What happened?" It's like we won World War II and now we can be idiots for the rest of time.
Long Chris Ware interview

February 15 2011


No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don't want to die to get there.

And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.

And that is as it should be. Because death is very likely the single best invention of life.

It's life's change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new.


Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

— Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address via 43 Folders

February 11 2011

Teh is an Internet slang neologism most frequently used as an English article, based on a common typographical error of the. Teh has subsequently developed grammatical usages distinct from the.[1] It is not common in spoken or written English outside technical or leetspeak circles, but when spoken, it is pronounced /tɛ/ or /tə/.
Teh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

February 07 2011

Qualtinger war berühmt-berüchtigt für seinen Schabernack. 1951 erlangte er internationale Popularität, als er es schaffte, eine Zeitungsente zu lancieren, in der der Wien-Besuch des berühmten Eskimodichters Kobuk mit seinem Werk Das brennende Iglu angekündigt wurde. Zahlreiche Reporter versammelten sich am 3. Juli 1951 am Wiener Westbahnhof. Dem Zug entstieg statt des erwarteten Gastes Helmut Qualtinger mit Pelzmantel und -mütze. Von einem Radioreporter nach seinem ersten Eindruck von Wien befragt, antwortete er: „Haaß is'“ (heiß ist's).
Helmut Qualtinger – Wikipedia
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December 21 2010

Life is a never-ending struggle, full of rising and falling moods. Elude mirrors this struggle against the rising tide of depression, and the search for a path to happiness. Yet happiness remains elusive. Again and again, losing passion for anything in life, you plunge into depression. Only by continually calling out to the world can you find experiences that resonate, allowing you to ascend into happiness.
GAMBIT: Load Game: Elude
Tags: games

December 16 2010

A shibboleth is any distinguishing practice that is indicative of one's social or regional origin. It usually refers to features of language, and particularly to a word whose pronunciation identifies its speaker as being a member or not a member of a particular group.
Shibboleth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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November 19 2010


You begin with an artifact left on earth four million years ago by extraterrestrial explorers who observed the behavior of the man-apes of the time and decided to influence their evolutionary progression. Then you have a second artifact buried deep on the lunar surface and programmed to signal word of man's first baby steps into the universe -- a kind of cosmic burglar alarm. And finally there's a third artifact placed in orbit around Jupiter and waiting for the time when man has reached the outer rim of his own solar system.

When the surviving astronaut, Bowman, ultimately reaches Jupiter, this artifact sweeps him into a force field or star gate that hurls him on a journey through inner and outer space and finally transports him to another part of the galaxy, where he's placed in a human zoo approximating a hospital terrestrial environment drawn out of his own dreams and imagination. In a timeless state, his life passes from middle age to senescence to death. He is reborn, an enhanced being, a star child, an angel, a superman, if you like, and returns to earth prepared for the next leap forward of man's evolutionary destiny.

That is what happens on the film's simplest level. Since an encounter with an advanced interstellar intelligence would be incomprehensible within our present earthbound frames of reference, reactions to it will have elements of philosophy and metaphysics that have nothing to do with the bare plot outline itself.

Kubrick explains 2001 in a 1969 interview with Joseph Gelmis via (

September 10 2010

Text and email are polite invitations to a conversation. They happen at the speed and leisure of both the sender and the receiver. In stark contrast, when you get a phone call, it's almost always a convenient time for the caller and a bad time for the recipient, who I refer to as the "victim" because I insist on accuracy. My philosophy is that every phone conversation has a loser.
Scott Adams Blog: Phone 09/03/2010

August 10 2010


The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is.

It's hard to describe it in words.

So, I use pictures.

Read below for the illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:

By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:

By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:

With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty:

A master's degree deepens that specialty:

Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:

Once you're at the boundary, you focus:

You push at the boundary for a few years:

Until one day, the boundary gives way:

And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.:

Of course, the world looks different to you now:

So, don't forget the bigger picture:

Keep pushing.

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.
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July 22 2010


Last question. I have to know, because I love this story and want it to be true. There have been stories about you sneaking up behind people in New York City, covering their eyes with your hands, and saying: Guess who. And when they turn around, they see Bill Murray and hear the words "No one will ever believe you."

[long pause] I know. I know, I know, I know. I've heard about that from a lot of people. A lot of people. I don't know what to say. There's probably a really appropriate thing to say. Something exactly and just perfectly right. [long beat, and then he breaks into a huge grin] But by God, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? Just so crazy and unlikely and unusual?

Bill Murray on Ghostbusters 3, Get Low, Ron Howard, and Kung Fu Hustle: Celebrities: GQ
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