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Jürgen Hubert
Works at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
Attended Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
Lived in Erlangen, Germany
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Surf's up.
Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura. If you're riding the Munich subway in the dead of winter and you see someone carrying a surfboard, chances are they're headed for the Eisbach, a stream...
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We watched them while we were there. It's neat to see, but it gets chilly standing close to such cold water even in the "heat" of summer.
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"Neil Harbisson, a 31-year-old European artist, was born with a rare visual condition known as achromatopsia, which means that he can only see the world in black and white. Because he wanted to experience color, in 2004 he had an antennalike device, which he calls an "eyeborg," attached tightly to his head. The eyeborg could sense color around him and convert it to sound that he could hear as it was conducted along the bones of his skull. He then learned to associate the sounds of colors with their names."

...not something I would personally be inclined to do at the moment, since my own senses operate perfectly fine, but I do welcome the development of this kind of tech.
Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.
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Other than the whole antenna-hanging-over-your-head thing this sounds really cool.
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From one of the comments to the article:

"I am the father of the child who developed the 'coil gun' project. Here are some other aspects of the story that are not yet being reported:

1st: They interrogated my son twice, removing him from the classroom, without my permission or knowledge.

2nd: They refuse to provide any information about who interrogated my son, what questions were asked, and what were his responses.

3rd: One thing my son remembers is that after he had completed a written statement, the Assistant Principal felt that his statement didn't provide enough evidence against the teacher, and went fishing for more details that could be used against the teacher.

4th: The district refuses to return the project. When we attempted to file a stolen property report with the LAPD, detectives refused to accept the report, saying that it would be pointless, and that the Los Angeles Unified School District had Mafia-like power in the city.

As it stands, the district is claiming the right to remove children from instruction, interrogate them for hours, and provide no information to the parents about what happened in the the closed-off interrogation room. This is unacceptable, and it is sad that it appears that we will need legal representation to find out what happened to our son during the two hours of his interrogation"
A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom.
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Are schools not required to inform the parents as soon as anything is up?
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While the Skills chapter in the GURPS Basic Set seems very exhaustive, the various supplements nevertheless have plenty of additional ways of using skills - and thus, skills are also a worthy subject for the GURPS Index.

For instance, Pyramid #3/01 has additional rules for Surgery - to be specific, how to amputate an arm and attach an undead limb instead. Did you know off-hand that GURPS has rules for this? I didn't - until I re-read that issue of Pyramid recently. So if you find other rules tidbits that expand the use of a skill, add them to the GURPS Index.

Which includes new Techniques, which can often be found in unusual places. For example, GURPS Dungeon-Fantasy 11 has a "Backstabbing" advantage - which in turn was constructed out of a new "Disappear" Technique for the Stealth skill, which allows characters to hide even in the middle of a combat. These, too, need inclusion in the GURPS Index.
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Thank you for instructing me on the nature of the wiki format.
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Ultimately, I think this may be one of the few viable ways society will be able to cope with automation.

(Via +Matthew J Price.)
David R. Wheeler presents "a simple solution" to globalization and techno-driven unemployment.
David Wheeler says as middle-class careers continue to disappear, we need a monthly cash payment to everyone
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+Gary Forbis Why shouldn't work be required? Especially if there is work to be done that someone is capable of doing? We're still a long way away from the fully automated future.

+Brittany Constable We don't even have much in the way of capacity for the billions living on less than $2.50 a day. If you want survival to be a right, start there and not with first world "artists" who are fully capable of funding themselves with boring old day jobs. 
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Does anyone have any tutorials or suggestions for drawing hachures quickly and efficiently?

I have GIMP, Inkscape, and Corel Painter X3 available for doing this.
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Should be able to use the line tool in gimp to create a series of dashed lines for the hachure elevations.
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So... what do they do about the waste of waterfowl landing in the reservoir? Do they also dump the reservoir every time a flock of ducks or geese lands there?
Portland water officials say the risk to users is minimal. Still, they'll flush 38 million gallons of water after a man peed in the Mt. Tabor Reservoir system.
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+Dicks PC Even better, the pee gets washed down the drain.
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"The eyeborg could sense color around him and convert it to sound that he could hear as it was conducted along the bones of his skull."


"Like the previous version, his new model can sense 360 different colors and pick up ultraviolet and infrared frequencies."

...never a good idea to expose yourself to colors which human brains have learned to filter out to protect their own sanity.
Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.
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In North Korea, hair cuts you.
Nobody wants to be the poster boy for a bad haircut. Presumably, Kim Jong-un is among that group. And when it comes to hair, if you needed proof that the North Korean leader’s skin may not be as thick as your run-of-the-mill dictator, it came from London this week. It...
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I wonder what Vegas odds were on Kim Jong-Il's successor having worse hair than him were?   #shouldhavebetonthat  
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Took me a couple of minutes to spot what's weird about this graph. You go to Maths Hell for this sort of thing, you horrible gun apologist, you.
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Darrell Huff must be rolling over in his grave.
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Helping to develop the software infrastructure for Smart Grids
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
    2011 - present
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Erlangen, Germany - Edinburgh, UK - Aachen, Germany - Columbus, Ohio - Kassel, Germany
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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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  • Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
    physics, 1995 - 2002
  • RWTH Aachen
    Computational Materials Engineering, 2004 - 2010
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Ursprünglich nur ausgewählt, weil dies das einzige Lokal in Anklam ist, das nach 22 Uhr noch offen hat, wahren wir sehr angenehm überrascht - exzellentes Essen zu angemessenen Preisen. Sehr zu empfehlen.
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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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