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sprachkonstrukt.de erwacht aus dem Winterschlaf. Mit dem BMW i3. http://sprachkonstrukt.de/2014/03/05/bmw-i3/
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Es ist Dienstagmorgen, wir sind im tiefsten Bayern, der Himmel ist grau. Aber das ist egal, denn wir sind zur i3-Probefahrt beim BMW-Händler verabredet. Hinter all den 4ern, 5ern und 6ern im Autohaus versteckt sich eine hölzerne Plattform, auf der ein Auto steht – ein Kleinwagen zwar, ...
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iMessage, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Hangouts – und der Tod von XMPP
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Früher™ war die Welt einfacher. Das Internet fand auf Computern statt. Auf einem Computer, für die meisten Leute. Messaging, das man damals noch Chat nannte, war entsprechend einfach – jeder verwendete ICQ und alle waren zufrieden damit. Irgendwann kam dann für mich noch MSN dazu – auch kein ...
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Check out the work of Jonty Hurwitz whose anamorphic sculptures express "calculations visually”. Hurwitz makes scans of hands, faces, or in this case frogs, then distorts them and turns them into warped 3D sculptures. When placed in front of a cylindrical mirror the original undistorted object is revealed.
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nett gemacht:  What Google would have looked like in the 60s


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I bought a digital video download today that required a video player from Leaping Brain. As usual, the proprietary player wasn't great and to transfer it to my iPhone I'd need another proprietary player. Ugh. But I browsed around and found that the video had been downloaded into a hidden directory as a bunch of .mov files. Great, except none of the files would play.

It turned out the actual player, launched from their compiled app, was a Python wrapper around some VLC libraries. Nothing funny going on, as far as I could tell, but when I tried to launch the player directly, nothing happened. The compiled app was modifying the .mov files right before they were loaded into the player, and then reverting the file on disk. According to http://leapingbrain.com/mod-machine/faq/:

 "We apply our BrainTrust™ proprietary video encryption to your movies before we upload them to our servers. If someone ever was able to gain access to your content, the files would be useless and unplayable, because they are stored in a scrambled, encrypted format. Once downloaded to the user’s hard drive, the files are still encrypted and only readable via the MOD Machine Player by a legitimate owner. We are not aware of a better DRM scheme than ours. Where Windows Media DRM is easily crackable, and doesn’t run on Macs, BrainTrust™ works great on Windows 8, Vista, Windows XP and Mac, and is virtually uncrackable."

Virtually uncrackable? Well, since they load the file from a Python script, it's easy to make a copy of the "decrypted" file before it's reverted. Having done so, I was curious to see the encryption scheme. By comparing the binary files, I discovered the "proprietary video encryption" algorithm: for the first 15kB, each 1kB block has its initial bytes xor'd with the string "RANDOM_STRING". That's the "scrambled, encrypted format" that leaves these files "useless and unplayable".
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So with even a $399 tablet doing 2560x1600 pixel displays, can we please just make that the new standard laptop resolution? Even at 11"? Please. Stop with the "retina" crap, just call it "reasonable resolution". The fact that laptops stagnated ten years ago (and even regressed, in many cases) at around half that in both directions is just sad.

I still don't want big luggable laptops, but that 1366x768 is so last century. Christ, soon even the cellphones will start laughing at the ridiculously bad laptop displays.

And the next technology journalist that asks you whether you want fonts that small, I'll just hunt down and give an atomic wedgie. I want pixels for high-quality fonts, and yes, I want my fonts small, but "high resolution" really doesn't equate "small fonts" like some less-than-gifted tech pundits seem to constantly think.

In fact, if you have bad vision, sharp good high-quality fonts will help. #noexcuses
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Ich habe Amazon Prime und die Same Day Delivery ausprobiert.
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Mr. Rogers gets groovy and a newsman goes gangsta. All that and much more on this week’s list of top trending videos → http://goo.gl/ID16U
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