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Heiko Ludwig
Works at Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry
Attended University of Hildesheim, Germany
Lives in Bovenden
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  • Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry
    2008 - present
  • MAGIX AG
    2006 - 2008
  • DeveloGen AG
    2002 - 2006
  • SGH Internet Division
    1999 - 2001
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A bit of a long read, but worth it.
 
There is so much to love about this essay.

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When I was a little kid, my mother would come into the bedroom I shared with two of my sisters each night and read us a book before we slept. Inevitably, a minor fight would erupt over whose bed be…
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Oooooh, these dice look gorgeous!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/polyherodice/polyhero-dice-wizard-set

(Before you buy, compare with the finished first run "Warrior Set" to see how they will look in real life: http://www.gamesworthplaying.com/shop/polyhero-dice-warrior-set )
You may have heard of polyhedral dice... well PolyHero Dice are like those but even more MAGICAL!
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Can't be a wizard without a rolling pin!
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Eine wirklich wichtige Petition. Ich bitte alle meiner deutschen G+'ler, sie zu unterschreiben und vielleicht sogar selbst weiter zu verbreiten.
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Ich bitte euch ja sehr selten sowas, aber diese Petition ist wirklich wichtig. Es geht u.a. um die Rechte behinderter Menschen und die Wahlfreiheit, nicht gegen ihren Willen in ein Heim abgeschoben zu werden.
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Dito.
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Did I mention that +Piper Thibodeau's "Daily Paintings" artbook Kickstarter has been restarted? Only 6 days remaining: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgepublishing/daily-paintings-the-art-of-piper-thibodeau-ii
KickStarter Link: http://bit.ly/DailyPaintingsKS … … **6 Days Remaining/ 85% Funded!! =D Daily 1365# Cookie Cutter Shark. Embedded image. 11:26 AM - 16 Aug 2016. 93 Retweets230 Likes. Reply to @Piper_Thibodeau. Replies. Piper Thibodeau · 3h3 hours ago. Piper Thibodeau @Piper_Thibodeau.
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Love Piper...
Amazing art!

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That looks like it's going to be a great. And Janelle Monáe in a movie? Yes, please!

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The stories of NASA’s formative years and the early days of the space program have been chronicled time and time again, but Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures is telling one we’ve not seen before about the African American women who helped send rockets to the stars. It’s looking great so far.
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I paid a dream at the cathedral of the rocks.
Purchased breath, purchased sight.
I sacrificed a wish, to wish anew, for another wish.
That would take my breath, take my sight.
So I could come back, and pay another dream
at the cathedral of the rocks.
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+MrsA Wiggins suggested this as something more of the techies who keep getting G+ harassment policy wrong should read: https://medium.com/humane-tech/the-immortal-myths-about-online-abuse-a156e3370aee#.9bh1zl7se

In particular the parade of high-up G+ folks who came to my classic post (https://plus.google.com/+KimberlyChapman/posts/9gMF3qyqpbK) only to make excuses or ultimately get very little of what's been requested for years done.

And in light of recent acts by a particular high-ranking G+ staffer who posted self-congratulatory, self-quoting faux posters, accused me of "abuse" for pointing out that they're demonstrating poor social media skills on the whole business, and then deleted said post when the wider community begins to mock them for that accusation...yeah. This article below should be required reading at G+.

And this quotation sums up that whole problem nicely (since my classic post predates said person from even being at G+):

Too often, decisions about our online communities are being made by those who aren’t familiar with the discussion that’s come before. Perhaps if we can ensure that the well-intentioned aren’t repeating the hoariest and least accurate clichés that stand in the way of addressing abuse online, we can finally make some real progress.

Indeed.
After building online communities for two decades, we’ve learned how to fight abuse. It’s a solvable problem. We just have to stop…
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I thought organised sports had become vile enough already, but they always can do worse:

Based on no compelling or relevant evidence, IAAF decided that women whose testosterone levels passed a certain mark — from naturally produced hormone, not from “doping” — would be banned from sport unless they took surgical or pharmaceutical steps to reduce their levels. Surgically, according to reports, the procedures have involved removing the gonads and part of the clitoris. A higher-than-average production of testosterone can lengthen — or virilize — the clitoris, but how the length of this structure, which is homologous to the penis, affects track-and-field performance is unclear.
It’s nonsensical, sexist and vile to require women to literally have body parts removed as a way to diminish their natural athletic advantages.
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Ah, das ist so wie der Australische oder Neuseeländische Minister, der beantragte, dass in Pornos nur Frauen mit großer Oberweite mitspielen dürfen, weil das sonst Pädophilen Vorschub leiste.

Ich finde ja auch, dass Athleten mit zu großen Füßen Vorteile haben. Oder Größere als 1,80m beim Basketball.
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Great martian war

Archive recreation taken from The Great Martian War documentary by impossible factual for History Canada
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