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Jürgen Hubert
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Attended Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
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An expat story - +Sarai Pahla, maybe you can compare notes.   ;)

(Via +Joseph Teller)
 
"My husband and I were so accustomed to American Reality that when he was offered an opportunity to work in Switzerland, we both thought about travel and adventure — not about improving our quality of life. It hadn’t occurred to us that we could improve our quality of life simply by moving. But without realizing it, or even asking for it, a better life quality came to us. And this is why, now that I’m back, I’m angry my own country isn’t providing more for its people." (Vox):

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/21/8974435/switzerland-work-life-balance
The Swiss understand work-life balance in a way Americans completely miss.
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I'm currently working 3 days a week because I have too much vacation accumulated, and it's this or take a block of time off.
Mandatory vacation time is important, and good for everyone including the employer.
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Da ich Terry Pratchett immer auf englisch gelesen habe, würde ich ihn normalerweise auch nur auf englisch zitieren.

Aber hier mache ich mal eine Ausnahme - das trifft zur Zeit einfach zu gut auf Deutschland.
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Aus dem gleichen Grund eine Ausnahme. TP hatte sein Ohr am Puls der Zeit; schon, als der noch gar nicht schlug.
Schade, dass wir uns mit solchen Leuten herumschlagen müssen.
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On the long history of vote suppression - including the most recent updates.
 
Very troubling read.
Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.
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+Alex Lee You're a flat out LIAR. It's incredible how pathetic the lies conservatives will tell to support their racist bullshit. Nobody has ever been able to prove that anybody, much less a group of people, were voting 20 times. 

California doesn't have voter ID laws and, surprise, we have no problem with non-citizen voting. It simply does not happen. 
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I disagree that global warming is an issue that could lead towards human extinction, unless the wars caused by it escalate into a global thermonuclear conflict.

But the potential cost is still staggering, and that should be kept in mind for setting policy decisions in almost any economic field.
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Bees are a big issue. If they go extinct, so will flowers, and with that, quite a lot of our food.
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Impressive indeed, although of course the long-term average and the minimum generation are more important.

But those are increasing, too.

(Via +Josie Walker.)
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Vectors of infection.
 
In the weeks after the Joplin twister, doctors started to notice something strange among a few of those injured. Their wounds were blackening, infected by fungi so aggressive that the flesh actually sprouted fuzzy white mold, as if they were a forgotten orange or loaf of bread.

Doctors sampled the wounds, grew the fungus in the lab, and were astonished to find 13 people had all become infected by a single fungus rarely seen in humans: only 74 cases had ever been recorded. Under normal conditions, Apophysomyces scavanges dead plants and can no more infect a human than order a pizza. That rulebook gets tossed out, however, when an object traveling in excess of 200 miles per hour injects the fungus directly into human flesh. This time, the fungus would go on to kill or contribute to the deaths of five of the 13.

Kansas City physicians also identified multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in the patients' wounds. As if an F-5 tornado and flesh-eating fungus were not enough, the scientists surmised that because the tornado struck farmland, agricultural antibiotic use among cattle and other livestock may have played a role in exposing these victims to yet another deadly peril.

And two military physicians wrote to say that 50% of the combat troops injured in Afghanistan had wounds that had also become infected with zygomycete fungi, and up to one-third of those were co-infected with molds from a different group of fungi as well. Impressively, and perhaps because of the general fitness of soldiers, the mortality rate was only 7.9%. In Joplin, it was potentially 38%.

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The most unexpected beneficiary of the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011 was a fungus named Apophysomyces .
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Frightening and horrible. Those poor people. Truly scary article.
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Das könnt Ihr vielleicht in den USA machen, aber hier geht das eindeutig zu weit!
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Der Generalbundesanwalt ermittelt gegen zwei Journalisten des Blogs. Gegenstand sind zwei Artikel über den Verfassungsschutz. Die Anzeige kam von dessen Präsident Maaßen.
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Stimmt so leider nicht:

"In den USA beispielsweise gibt es eine vergleichbare Vorschrift wie Landesverrat, die Journalisten betrifft, nicht. Andernfalls wäre die Veröffentlichung der Papiere des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden über die NSA kaum möglich gewesen."

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/verfahren-gegen-journalisten-vorwurf-landesverrat-bundesanwaelte-ermitteln-gegen-netzpolitikorg-1.2588647
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Dr Vecchione is a squid expert, to be precise, and after the video was shared online with him online, he reached out to starfish blog The Echinoblog for a possible explanation. “Possible”, because it’s the largest squid egg mass he’s ever seen.


"Squid", he says. Yeah, right...
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"It's Cthulhu-spunk! Aaarrrggghhh! 
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This is a running gag in European national politics. Fortunately, German news companies chickened out fairly early and conceded to Google...
 
Als Folge der spanischen Leistungsschutzgeldgesetzes hat Google in Spanien Google News abschalten müssen. Außerdem haben sich alle anderen News-Aggregatoren abschalten müssen. Das Resultat war ein Desaster für alle Zeitungen.

»However, the really telling part of the report is that this law that was passed in the name of helping news publications, ended up doing tremendous harm to many online publications -- especially smaller sites that frequently (and happily) relied on Google News and other aggregators for a significant amount of traffic.

The report points out that it wasn't just Google News that shut down because of this law: a whole bunch of local Spanish aggregators shut down themselves, switched business models entirely, or similarly left the Spanish market entirely.

The report notes that sites like Planeta Ludico, NiagaRank, InfoAliment and Multifriki shut down entirely, as they were scared of the economic and legal liability from the new law. The report notes the case of NiagaRank is particularly troubling as it has a wider impact on innovation in Spain«
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I've been wondering if this wouldn't create an interesting market for Spanish language news site based outside Spain. They could still be listed by Google, right? So they should be able to attract the Spanish internet users' attention, now that Spanish news sites are hidden.
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Let's have none of that "critical thinking" and self-examination stuff.
Last year Oklahoma, Georgia and Texas all introduced bills threatening to pull the course over the guidelines.
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Yep, and it's official in Texas. Scary.
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Sam and Fuzzy: The plot thickens. The plot thickens hard.

Some thoughts (with spoiler space):







First of all, Sin is so self-assured about bragging for the Erasers because he upgraded all their equipment (as he mentioned three panels below). This likely includes a remotely-controlled "off" switch.

Second, Sin stating that he knows what Brain is reinforces my hypothesis that Brain is some kind of pod/seedling of whatever is imprisoned in the Pit that had the goal of freeing its progenitor, and that Brain has played Hazel for a fool all along.

Let's see how this plays out... 
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Do these guys seriously believe they can win a PR war against Google? Are they nuts?

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Start with "live buys" of illegal goods on The Today Show, then get a WSJ editorial.
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The MPAA is not known for its rational behavior. 
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  • Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
    physics, 1995 - 2002
  • RWTH Aachen
    Computational Materials Engineering, 2004 - 2010
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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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Erlangen, Germany - Edinburgh, UK - Aachen, Germany - Columbus, Ohio - Kassel, Germany
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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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