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Was bringt uns das Jahr 2015? Tja, diese Frage stellen sich die allermeisten Menschen. Das Dumme an Prognosen ist nur, dass sie besonders schwierig sind, wenn sie die Zukunft betreffen. Allerdings können wir mit einer bestimmten mehr oder weniger hohen … Continue reading

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Warmongering House Resolution 758?

Yes, I think this is a warmongering resolution (as PDF) by the US Congress. Only ten representatives disagreed with the resolution, the vast majority agreed and thirteen abstained or didn’t vote for some other reason. Dealing blame in such a … Continue reading

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Wait, what was I missing here?

Haaretz reports a shoot-down of a Syrian fighter jet. What gives this story a bad taste is the claim that it went 800m into “Israeli territory”. Don’t get me wrong, violation of a country’s territory is violation of a territory. … Continue reading

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Free to die

… are the black citizens of “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. “Certainly a Taser is an option that’s available to the officers, but Tasers aren’t 100 percent,” Dotson said. “So you’ve got an individual … Continue reading

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A pretty good one

Here’s a “joke” on part of NATO, quote: Secondly, all of NATO’s deployments have taken place on NATO territory, with the intention to deter threats to NATO territory. True, but of course this ignores the promises that were made more … Continue reading

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Dearest Icelanders, I have a confession to make

As a bearded alien I have lived among you for some years now. Wearing shorts as early as March and sometimes walking barefoot down Laugavegur I have shaped your visitors’ conception of “Icelanders”. But whatcha gonna do about it? 😛 … Continue reading

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PewResearch: “Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country”

PewResearch published a report about a poll that was conducted before the events in Odessa last Friday. The so-called “pro-Russian separatists”, or as the interim government likes to put it “terrorists”, should perhaps be called “ethnic-Russian autonomists” instead? С днём … Continue reading

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Kennt ihr das?

An der Oberfläche heißt von der Groß- und Urgroßelterngeneration immer “hoffentlich müßt ihr so eine Katastrophe1 nicht selbst erleben”. Das gleitet dann aber oft ab in ein “seid froh, daß ihr das nicht selbst erleben mußtet” und zwischen den Zeilen … Continue reading

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Admittedly this one is funny

Язык в тесте, tongue in dough, says the inscription on this sign. Unfortunately English language seem to have been in short supply in Sochi before the opening. The mistranslation to English is a bit unfortunate, although in English the word … Continue reading

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Okay, das ist in der Tat lustig

Язык в тесте, Zunge im Teig, besagt die Beschriftung auf diesem Schild. Leider ist die Übersetzung ins Englische ein wenig mißraten. Dort steht (ins Deutsche übersetzt) Sprache im Test. Die Verwandtschaft von Zunge und Sprache ist einerseits offensichtlich und andererseits … Continue reading

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Impressions of a Sunday morning

So I woke up a few minutes to five and got up 5:04. I then drove my significant other to the airport at Keflavík and returned to the city. On my way back I was listening to some US radio … Continue reading

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Aller Zeiten …

Ja leckt mich doch am Bürzel, ihr Schänder der Muttersprache. Man muß ja wohl nicht jeden bescheuerten Anglizismus wortwörtlich übernehmen, gell Heise? Und heute verzückt das heute-Journal uns mit “der größten Schiffsbergung aller Zeiten”. Wenn dann in zwanzig Jahren eine … Continue reading

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Powerful, moving and sad short film

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Ausprobiert damit ihr nicht müßt …

Ich habe eine handbetriebene Kaffeemühle und da es ein langwieriger und arbeitsaufwendiger Vorgang ist an seinen feingemahlenen Kaffee zu kommen, hatte ich eine Idee. Einfach mal den Akkubohrschrauber oben ans Mahlwerk angestöpselt und geguckt. Der erste Versuch ging etwas in … Continue reading

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For your benefit, I tried it so you don’t have to

I have a manual coffee grinder and since it’s a tedious and lengthy process, especially when you want very finely grained coffee, I decided to attach my screw drill to the top and try whether it works. Turns out during … Continue reading

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No compliments :)

A Youtube clip I was pointed to some time ago, but forgot again … Kollektivet: Music Video – Compliments // Oliver

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DPolG auch …

Nachdem bereits vor Jahren der damalige Vorsitzende der GdP, Konrad Freiberg, den Schutz vor Terror über alles stellte, schließt sich nun Rainer Wendt von der DPolG mit einem Bonmot der besonderen Art an. Laut einem Interview mit dem Handelsblatt welches … Continue reading

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Reverse Engineering site at StackExchange, yay!

There is a reverse engineering site over at StackExchange in public beta. It is aptly called and everyone interested is welcome to participate, ask and answer. The site isn’t limited to reverse code engineering (RCE), but currently seems to … Continue reading

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Putin approves …

… of the show Femen put up for him and gives a thumbs up: … and enjoys it visibly: Merkel didn’t join the bare-breasted protest, though. // Oliver PS: The young lady’s back says: “Иди нахуй Путин” which translates roughly … Continue reading

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Typical Tarantino

“Django Unchained” isn’t for the faint-hearted because between all the funny scenes there is plenty of blood and gore1. I loved Christoph Waltz’ sterling performance already within the first few minutes, but Jamie Foxx was also brilliant in his role. … Continue reading

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