Category Archives: EN

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Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools

Once you download the installer for Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools from here, you can run it as follows: visualcppbuildtools_full.exe /layout to have it download all the necessary files for later “offline” installation. This allows one to archive the installer … Continue reading

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The American Dream is still alive

If the fact that Trump could become POTUS has told us anything, it’s that the American Dream is alive and kicking. If an alleged billionaire1 can become POTUS, anyone can. // Oliver remember, no one is going to see his … Continue reading

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“They are a smaller country”

The Russian’s can’t change us, or significantly weaken us. They are a smaller country, they are a weaker country, their economy doesn’t produce anything that anyone wants to buy except oil and gas and arms. They don’t innovate, but they … Continue reading

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Re: Blame Russia!

It appears, that meanwhile folks are calling for investigations. For example experts urge the Clinton campaign to challenge the election results in three swing states. And this open letter by US scholars: Call for a Congressional Investigation: An Open Letter … Continue reading

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Re: Dear US-Americans, cut out the middlemen, would ya?

Looking at more rules that were brought to us from centuries passed 1: Voting on Tuesday – How is this still a thing? // Oliver like the electoral college [↩]

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Blame Russia!

Since Trump is slated to win the electoral vote and the DNC and Hillary Clinton blamed Russia during her campaign for all mischief that hit the campaign, why isn’t anyone trying to remove that president elect which allegedly won as … Continue reading

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Dear US-Americans, cut out the middlemen, would ya?

While all the — hopefully embarrassed — pundits and other experts, including the statisticians that produced such an epic fail with their forecasts, are weaning themselves to the notion of President Trump, the press coverage fails — yet again — … Continue reading

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So many questions this morning

Did Hillary already prepare her concession speech? Will Hillary accept the election results or keep us in suspense? How long will Mr. Drumpf’s term be? He’s not going to be as profitable to the MIC1 as Hillary would have been, … Continue reading

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Dear Americans

This was pointed out to me by a colleague from the US. The hashtag at the end was the funniest part: #beentheredonethat. Edit (2016-11-09): Oh for fucks sakes, folks. Really? Just like with Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty Four you took … Continue reading

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President Trump

Let’s face it, it looks like Trump will win, despite the bitching and moaning of the so-called “liberal” press in the US1. Obviously the US has a certain history of assassinations (or attempts thereof) of its presidents, so it’s possible … Continue reading

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Does the Brexit mean we can have the word “Marmelade” back?

The German loan word Marmelade for any kind of fruit preserve predates the first mentioning of marmalade in English literature by about a century. The real origin can be found in Greek, passed to us via Romance Languages, in particular … Continue reading

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No shit? I say: profound shit

I don’t quite get it. How is it important whether the person with the suitcase that contains the red button to start the nuclear holocaust on our planet shares a delusion with millions or billions of other people? The email … Continue reading

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Re: Object Manager Namespace Viewer

A few days ago I wrote about a ten year old Delphi project. It allows one to see the Object Manager namespace of an NT system. Meanwhile I have started working on a WTL implementation of a similar tool. I … Continue reading

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Stupid news story

So currently a story about some Mormon1 from the US-of-A survived two – according to some even three – terror attacks. So in case of yesterday’s attacks in Brussels he was a mere few meters away. Fair enough, I’d count … Continue reading

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Reykjavík 101 from above

Almost two months ago a friend and colleague posted this video of a drone flight over snowy Reykjavík. The view is from the 105 to the 101 (downtown) area. The flight starts and ends at Þverholt 18. Just beautiful, also … Continue reading

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Scary report

Given just how explosive the current situation is, a little over a century after World War I started, the fact that Robert Parry is suggesting that Russia made it clear to Turkey they’d use tactical nukes in defense of their … Continue reading

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Evil Russians in American films

… really have the suckiest accents. Just watched episode 18 (“Rock Creek Park”) of season 10 of “Criminal Minds” and both geniuses on the BAU side (Reid and Agent Loker) as well as the “Russians” speak words that one can … Continue reading

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Close the Guantánamo detention site and end indefinite detention

President Obama, I support closing the Guantánamo detention site and ending indefinite detention and urge you to get the job done before you leave office. Instead of justice for the September 11 attacks, Guantánamo has given the world torture, indefinite … Continue reading

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Lost it?

Here’s a well-meaning example of English used in public in Germany: Seems like some mobiles, wallets, handbags and umbrellas could use an anger management class?! This photo was taken in a metro train in Frankfurt am Main. // Oliver

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Reminder

Visual Studio 2003 installation without prerequisite check. From the root of the installation media run: Setup\setup.exe /no_bsln_check

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