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Kristian Köhntopp
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TIL indoor skydiving in Utrecht. Wenn ihr in der Nähe seid und sonst nix macht, dann nehmt Euch die Zeit hierfür.
City Skydive Utrecht
City Skydive Utrecht
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Nun wieder relevant, weil es einen Film dazu gibt.
Fertig gelesen: Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)

In einem Tumblr-Feed ein Pinterest-Link und ein Hinweis des Autors, daß er einige Sachen in seinem Buch hat entschärfen müssen, weil es sonst 'unglaubwürdig' gewesen wäre. Und einundachzig Cent. Ein überschaubares Risiko.

Romance Standardplot 17: Rachel Chu, american asian, lernt Nicholas Young aus Singapur kennen. Was sie nicht weiß: Nicolas ist steinreich und Erbe einer Dynastie, und natürlich ist sie, Rachel, kein stück standesgemäß. Die Familie wird also gegen sie sein. Und sie kennt weder die lokalen Sitten und Gebräuche dort drüben, noch die des Standes von Nicolas.

Dieser will sie dann seiner Familie vorstellen, und Plot #17 läuft programmgemäß ab.

Das Buch ist wegen des exotisch-asiatischen Flairs und dem Hintergrund "Superreiche Exzentriker drehen durch" trotzdem eine unterhaltsame Lektüre (und eine bessere Liebesgeschichte als Twilight). Und bei 81 Cent kann man nix falsch machen.

http://www.amazon.de/Crazy-Rich-Asians-ebook/dp/B00CNVOLSQ
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
EUR 0,81

#fertiggelesen  
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Einmal nur, einmal nur, will ich einen Bericht über statistische Erkennungsraten sehen, in denen Fehler erster und zweiter Ordnung getrennt ausgewiesen werden. Und dann vielleicht, daß man sich einmal darüber Gedanken macht, was das für einen Flughafen wie Frankfurt bedeutet (n= 240.000 pro Tag).

Also, angenommen Du hast eine viertel Million Fluggäste pro Tag, und einen Fehler erster Ordnung von 1% und einen Fehler zweiter Ordnung von 1% und Du hast, sagen wir, 10% Fluggäste mit Wasserflaschen oder vergessenen Laptops in Rucksäcken.

Und einen echten Durchgeknallten pro zehn Million Passagiere.

https://www.golem.de/news/sicherheitskontrolle-wlan-system-erkennt-waffen-in-taschen-1808-136036.html
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Bad reporting by +The Guardian

If you read this article, you may think children are drowning in droves in Germany.

When I read the story through a post from +Lauren Weinstein I had already seen it (in different incarnations) 3-4 times in the last month.

There were several things I noticed:

a) The story shifted it's focus on "children not learning to swim properly" to "children dying due to distracted parents" during the last weeks.

b) In no case did it contain any numbers to argue it's case.

Furthermore it was in direct contradiction to my personal experiences. I grew up in the 70's in a German beach resort. We did not have distracted parents supervising us because they weren't there. Starting at the age of 6-8, we spent complete days at the beach with no parent around. Parental guidance exhausted itself by reminding us of the time for dinner before we left.

Of course accidents happened. The first corpse I have ever seen was that of a drowned boy of about eight years. Such things stay in your memory.

Children nowadays live in an Orwellian surveillance state compared to us. Even if the parents are distracted, their much more intense supervision should decrease the number of deaths.

So I did the job a journalist is supposed to carry out. As it turns out that drowning deaths of children have fallen by more than 90% in the last 40 years. It took me and Google about 10 minutes to find this statistic:

https://www.statistik-bw.de/Gesundheit/Todesursachen/Ertrinken_Sterbefaelle.jsp

The statistic is only about the state of Baden-Württemberg. I seriously doubt it looks different in other states. At least in 2017 ~14 children of 15 and below drowned in all Germany. That is a third of the death toll in 1979 in one state alone.

Instead of doing the tiniest bit of research, The Guardian just added a clickbait headline.

And there is something more, that really makes me angry. Even if parents were doing everything right, drowning deaths of children happen. And even if they did all they can, parents always blame themselves up to the point of self destruction.

And now The Guardian comes along and drives home the guilt....

This is a cheap article. It probably has been copied a dozen times (and not improved). It is not an outright lie but it is a deception.

The Guardian is not alone on this. Bad reporting is something that the big orange turd in Washington relies on to build his attacks on. The media is doing themselves a major disservice with such articles.

I know news are not at a high at this time of the year. If you don't have anything to write, then don't do it.
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Die Frage ist nicht nur, ob diese neue Idee sicherer ist. Die Frage ist auch, ob ein Browser, der diese Sache implementiert Cookies einfach nicht implementieren kann und Dinge funktionieren dennoch. Denn beide Dinge parallel zu haben würde ja genau gar nichts verbessern.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/15/killing_off_cookies/
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Currently only available in German, but sounds interesting +Kristian Köhntopp
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Modern floating point started with Intel's 8087 chip in 1980. I took detailed die photos of this chip. One interesting circuit I found is the substrate bias generator, which produces a negative voltage to improve performance. I reverse-engineered this charge pump circuit and explain it in detail.
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