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command line weather

May 3rd, 2016 No comments

Weather made useful:
wttrdBER

\o/ now we can use that. e.g.

curl http://wttr.in/Berlin | mutt -s “weather b” user@foo.bar

Source

Piff Paff

April 26th, 2016 No comments

piffpaff

Thanks Ingo!

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30 years Chernobyl

April 26th, 2016 No comments

Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

April 24th, 2016 No comments

law of triviality

February 25th, 2016 No comments

This started as a piece of corporate lore at Interplay Entertainment. It was well known that producers (a game industry position roughly equivalent to project manager) had to make a change to everything that was done. The assumption was that subconsciously they felt that if they didn’t, they weren’t adding value.

The artist working on the queen animations for Battle Chess was aware of this tendency, and came up with an innovative solution. He did the animations for the queen the way that he felt would be best, with one addition: he gave the queen a pet duck. He animated this duck through all of the queen’s animations, had it flapping around the corners. He also took great care to make sure that it never overlapped the “actual” animation.

Eventually, it came time for the producer to review the animation set for the queen. The producer sat down and watched all of the animations. When they were done, he turned to the artist and said, “That looks great. Just one thing: get rid of the duck.”

Law of triviality
Wadler’s law

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in case of fire

February 21st, 2016 No comments

Mercurial users:
InCaseOfFireMercurial

Git users:
InCaseOfFireGit

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Pretty Easy Privacy

January 26th, 2016 No comments

L’un de ses créateurs, Alex Antener, installé à Zurich, résume la philosophie du projet : « Nous voulons instaurer le chiffrement par défaut, que tout le monde utilisera sans y penser, presque sans le savoir. La période du texte circulant « en clair » sur le Net sera bientôt révolue, nous entrons dans une nouvelle ère. »

«Pretty Easy Privacy», le chiffrement automatique par défaut pour tous

p≡p foundation
p≡p security SA

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Burg – Der Hund verpisst sich!

January 7th, 2016 No comments

“Das Gemeindehaus ist beflaggt. Man wartet auf das Zeichen. Es regnet. Eine Tanne wird angeliefert, man freut sich darüber. Nicht gerade ein Schmuckstück, diese Tanne. Über ihren Herkunftsort schweigt man. Man hält zusammen, denn zusammen ist man stark. Weitere Flaggen werden gehisst. Die Zuschauer freut’s. Der Hund verpisst sich. «Merci, für den Baum den du gebracht hast. Hoffe er sei natürlich wie gewohnt aus dem Menziker Wald, denn dieser Brauch existiert so, dass das Bäumchen – dieser Freiheitsbaum – aus dem Menziker Wald kommen muss.» Das war sie schon, die Geschichte vom Baum im Mai.”

Diese dadaistische Geschichte vom Videokünstler Felix Halter ist in Burg (Kanton Aargau) entstanden. Bitte zahlreich anklicken, denn das Video hat heute erst 400 Klicks (seit 2012) und ist noch so gar nicht viral.

Der Videokünstler stellt zahlreiche weitere Werke aus seinem Oeuvre auf der folgenden Gallerie-Webseite aus: http://www.baldwyn.ch/pages/realisiert.html
Portrait zum Künstler: http://www.baldwyn.ch/pages/portrait.html

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Mozilla is dead

December 10th, 2015 No comments
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YBTI @32C3

December 7th, 2015 No comments

youbroketheman There will be a “You broke the internet” / We fix the net” assembly @32C3 organised by GnuNet.

Currently it takes enthusiasts to fill in the gaps between what researchers and companies have released and turn it into something that actually works for the population. We think we need incentives to polish the protocol stack of a GNU Internet, and by GNU we mean that the involved software needs to be free as in free speech, and that we need regulation to actually deploy an upgrade of the Internet to a version that protects its participants from eavesdropping and social correlation.