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Jürgen Hubert
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Attended Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
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The Devouring City.
 
"It doesn’t end. Beyond the crumbling walls of old London, in the outer circles of the Underground zoning system, the suburbs plod, miles of limp terracotta and chicken-shop spleen. Nothing has ever happened here, and nothing ever will. Further yet the sodden bog of greenbelt. You crossed it once: the train companies took their gold, and you arrived broken and penniless in front of King’s Cross station. It was all a stupid mistake. Fuck London. You’re right to leave."
Waxy London plasters your veins and dribbles viscous from your nostrils. Did you really think you could just leave?
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Still my favorite system.

(Via +Wayne Humfleet.)
You might use GURPS to play a fantasy campaign, then try a cyberpunk campaign, then switch to superheroes next. Or you might just have a wizard with a machine gun alongside a psi-mutant cyborg on a Sherman tank. That’s the power of GURPS.
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Wasn't that the same thing as BESM, except in GURPS you spend more time in the rules at run-time, and in BESM, at compile-time? :)
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A British journalist who lived in the USA for 12 years gives his parting thoughts.
The long read: After 12 years in the US, Gary Younge is preparing to depart – as the country’s racial frictions seem certain to spark another summer of conflict
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Insightful and informative read - thanks for sharing this.
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#GrenzTour2015 Day 7 (Tuesday): Regensburg - Hilpoltstein, 117 km.

Fortunately (considering the rising temperatures), the elevation changes during this route were very minor - first I followed the Danube upriver to Kehlheim, then the Altmühl to Dietfurt, and then to Hilpoltstein along the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal on the basis that I've heard the name of the town in my parents' house but had no real connection of it.

The Canal (pictured below) built in the 1980s with the intention of allowing river trade between the North Sea and the Black Sea, and got finished just in time for the Balkan Wars. Since then, it has only reached its projected amount of transported cargo in a single year. However, since both sides have packed gravel roads for almost their entire length and all elevation changes occur at the locks, the canal is great for bicycling.

Hilpoltstein is located slightly past the highest elevation and turned out to have a rather scenic old town - great for walking around for a bit before dinner.
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Ich lese bei dir jedesmal Graztour...
schöne Fotos!
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Summer, you are exaggerating.
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+Jürgen Hubert When I moved here (Karlsruhe), everyone was going on and on about the summers here - I have nordic genes and can't deal with 30+°C, so I took 6 months of searching until I found a nice souterrain appartment (below the earth on all sides up to the (normal sized) windows), it's a cool 21°C there in every room, without any AC. Can't wait to get home...
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#GrenzTour2015 Day Six (Monday): Burglengenfeld - Regensburg, 43 km.

We bicycled down the remaining length of the Naab, visiting another abbey along the way, before reaching the Danube and shortly thereafter Regensburg. After checking in at the hostel at 3 pm, we had plenty of time for sightseeing. There were an enormous number of American tourists around, but I could see their point - unlike many other German cities, the Old Town survived the bombing of WWII virtually intact, so there were a high number of scenic old buildings in the area.

Highlights included the St. Emmeram Basilika, with graves dating back to the 8th century and funery art worthy of Warhammer 40K, the Grand Cathedral, and remains of Roman walls (pictured below) - these were originally built in 179 and excavated in 1885.
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For your Alternate History needs.
In 1906, one of New York’s premier architects, Stanford White, received an unusual commission. The request came from his friend James Gordon Bennett Jr., the...
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The architect was obviously assassinated by a time agent to stop this project.
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After eight days in the wilds...
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You look a lot like one of my brothers.
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...are they nuts?
Russian prosecutors will examine whether the Soviet Union acted legally when it recognised the Baltic states' independence in 1991.
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+Martijn Vos Well, Russia is violating NATO airspace, NATO is violating their airspace. It's a Cold War already.

And imagine that the Russians use exactly the same arguments as you do, vice versa. It is clear where this kind of thinking leads: To a place that does not benefit Europe at all.

I am all for preventing aggression with deterrence. But to me it seems the Russians are, too. Let us be vigilant, but let's not overreact either..
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Unfortunately, I can believe the questions she received, but then again I am rather cynical about such things.
 
Who is the woman who did those YouTube videos based on her experience leading tours?
"Did the slaves here appreciate the care they got from their mistress?" one woman asked, pinchedly.
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Oh yes. I'm sure that a lot of these questions were asked by people who wanted confirmation that their ancestors or countrymen weren't that horrible. That these stories of slavery must be exaggeration.

People like to justify the attitudes they already hold. If someone is racist, they'll look for justification that proves they were right, or contradicts people saying they're wrong.

... I'm just saying that the individual questions themselves might not be silly or for that reason. Assuming a genuine request for information with no other motivation, any of those questions could well be valid and sincere, without the person asking being overly ignorant. (Of course, a native-born adult American asking those questions... that's ignorant, since they should know their own country's history...)
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The snark goes deep with that one.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the true history of the Confederate flag is revealed. And it's all about Culture and Heritage!
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#GrenzTour2015 Day Five (Sunday): Weiden - Burglengenfeld, 73 km.

We followed the Naab further downriver. The scenery was no longer as spectacular as on our previous days, but pleasant enough. Highlights were Nabburg, which was a fortress town built high up on a hill, and our destination Burglengenfeld (pictured below) which also had a fairly vertical arrangement. In the evening we hiked up to a local castle, but sadly it was closed.
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This is really beautiful! Love it!!
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    physics, 1995 - 2002
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Hi! I'm a 37 years old physicist with a PhD in Computational Materials Science currently living in Kassel, Germany and working in the field of Smart Grids and Renewable Energies.
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Unlike most other breads sold in Columbus I have seen so far, the bread here is actually edible. Visitors from Europe should still tone down their expectations a notch, however. For example, the bread sold as "French baguette" is much denser inside than the baguette sold in Europe, making it less airy and harder to chew than the original. However, it does have a crust that doesn't shrivel up from fright merely by looking at it. If you are from Europe and crave bread, you might want to take a look at Panera Bread. It won't be as good as back home, but the odds that you will find something better in the United States seem to be limited. Otherwise, you will either learn to live without - or make your own bread.
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