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A special „goodbye“ by the pilot of the last long-distance flight of AirBerlin when landing in Düsseldorf


When you get older the level of aggressiveness, hate, stalled stereotypes and condemnation of people in the never ending platform wars get more and more annoying

Apple will patch the KRACK vulnerability in the next updates of iOS, macOS, watchOS & tvOS

The patch is already included in the latest betas


"Two-frame enhanced image taken on 15 May 2016 by Rosetta’s navigation camera, some 9.9 km from the centre of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The scale at the surface is about 0.8 m/pixel and the image is about 1.5 km across.“



Today is the day my investments into an ethernet adapter for my notebook and into the time to lay the cable through the room pays off

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Some minimal electronic music to start into the last part of the day

"The White Lamp - Ride With You"


Pictures of one of the eight lovely interconnected courtyards that constitute the "Hackesche Höfe“ in Berlin

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This article by a Dutch who has lived in London for a few years about Brexit is really powerful, because it explains Brexit as a consequence of the UK‘s social and cultural pathologies


What’s your favorite KeePass app for iOS? And is there one which you can use directly in Safari like 1Password or Lastpass?

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Milky Way on the Horizon

(Video courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center)


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*explaining the 90s to my kids*

The Tamagotchi was an early version of Twitter. It was a little egg that would nag you with notifications until you gave it attention

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Some German history:

In the late 90s / early 2000s the desktop computers sold by the food discounter Aldi once or twice a year were so popular that you had to get there early in the morning and wait in long queues if you wanted to have a chance to buy one.

It was like a national event and people got angry if they didn’t get a PC because they were sold out quickly.


Someone at Dow Jones Newswire probably had a lot of fun kidding the world today

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day 9: "Fanged Fiends"
Fun fact: I have a degree in Southasian studies, so here's a Tibetan Wrathful Deity.

Windows phone is officially dead now

Forgetting for a second that I would like to see a FOSS mobile operating system as an alternative anyway, this development is kind of sad because the market loses a competitor and we are left with a duopoly for now