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Michael Bach
Works at Ophthalmology Dept, Medical School, Freiburg University, Germany
Attended Humboldt-Gymnasium
Lives in Gundelfingen/ Freiburg/Germany
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Open Access – more than you ever wanted to know about it
The title above sounds derogative, but it's actually praise: This great articale really goes deep into OA, its history, and the difficulties it's facing. Anyway, I stick to not reviewing for Elsevier any more.
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Mein Elektromobil “Twizy” hat 10.000 km erreicht
Wie ich hier
http://michaelbach.de/misc/emobil/
erzähle, bin ich von meinem kleinen Twizy nach wie vor begeistert, und habe damit in knapp 3 Jahren jetzt gerade 10.000 km erfahren.
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Typography & SciFI
If you really have nothing better do do, and {like me) like a little typography, this is the hell of a way to waste time!
After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner. Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream…
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Repaired my Guitar Amplifier
I'm quite happy with my Yamaha THR 10 V2 <http://goo.gl/tMAlM0>, not just for home practice but also on stage. Great sound! There are 2 major shortcomings:
• The DC power input at the back is rather flimsy. The amplifier needs to topple only once, and it's broken. After several attempts, I now refitted a standard 6 mm jack. A little problematic to have 15 V at the same connector type as the guitar signal, but that seems minor to me compared to braking a smaller connector two times.
• There is no way to connect a foot pedal. That seriously limits life performances performance.
For those of you who also want to tamper inside, the photos show how to open the case. 5 self-tapping screws with recessed cross (2 at bottom, 3 at backside) and 4 Allen screws "Ikea size" :).

Hours later, correcting myself. There are foot pedal hacks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UqVCa9rbZc
http://www.mule.co.kr/instrument/1/bbscontent.aspx?idx=3674923
maybe…
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ARVO in Seattle – sleepless
ARVO was great, learned a lot. Photo from my hotel room, with things that were supposed to entertain me when sleep ended – typically at 3:00 in the morning…
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John Oliver on science (mis-) communication
Witty, of course, and so true. Whenever I had a TV team in the lab, they weren't interested in the complicated true findings, but just some bling and show effects (well, not all of them). But it's a real problem when the scientists themselves aggrandize their work.
[Thanks to ars technica, where John Timmer made me aware of this
http://arstechnica.com/staff/2016/05/the-problems-with-science-journalism-dont-start-with-journalists/ ]
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These three low res icons below refer to new additions to my “ #illusions & visual phenomena” site. The first two are new here
http://michaelbach.de/ot/ang-arch/
http://michaelbach.de/ot/fcs-church/
and the third
http://michaelbach.de/ot/sze-missCornerCube/
is now programmed w/o Java, all in JavaScript, thus can be rendered on all modern browsers. Jay!
Enjoy, Michael.
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Under water
This morning I took, again, my action cam into my natural swimming pond http://michaelbach.de/misc/teich/ . That's where I caught this (to my eye) beautiful picture. It shows a water lily leaf growing towards the surface (bottom) and its mirror image, reflected in the water surface (top).
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‘Chemophobia’ is irrational, harmful …
I couldn't agree more.
We all feel a profound connection with the natural world. E O Wilson called this sensation biophilia: ‘the urge to affiliate with other forms of life’. That sense of connection brings great emotional satisfaction. It can decrease levels of anger, ...
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Brick Wall Illusion
This (at least) five years old image has gone viral. Prompted by several, I have now added it to my #opticalillusion collection. With solution, of course!
You won't find any interesting object in the image below, but here http://michaelbach.de/ot/cog-brickWall/
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Two guitarists I venerate, doing their thing together
That thrill will never cease…
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Personal interests: Life. Professional interests: All things vision.
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Fotos on top, left to right: our natural swimming pond, music, whitewater 2010 in Morgantown, 2011 in Chongqing, wakeboarding.
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  • Humboldt-Gymnasium
    1960 - 1970
  • Landheim Schondorf/Ammersee
    1966 - 1968
  • Ruhr University
    Physics, 1970 - 1972
  • Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
    Physics, Psychology, Computer Science, 1972 - 1977
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Contrast Rebellion - to hell with unreadable, low-contrast texts!
contrastrebellion.com

Low-contrast font color and unreadable texts? To hell with them!

Seth's Blog: Ad blocking
sethgodin.typepad.com

By most accounts, more and more people are automatically blocking the ads in their browser. Of course, people have been blocking ads forever

Wirkungslose Mittel in der Apotheke: Zurück zum "Scheiß des Monats" - SP...
www.spiegel.de

Bachblüten, Algenextrakte - in Apotheken gibt es viele Produkte, die nicht die versprochene Wirkung haben. Ein Pharmazeut benannte das als "

Ebola? Da gibt's doch was von... Esopharm
cloudpharming.blogspot.com

Ebola grassiert momentan in mehreren afrikanischen Ländern und hat bereits verheerenden Schaden angerichtet. Doch das hätte alles nicht sein

Op-Ed: Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity
arstechnica.com

Robotic letter is an unfortunately normal example of how companies talk to employees.

The new Mac Pro: Not for the faint of wallet
www.macworld.com

When I first gazed upon the radically redesigned, supercharged Mac Pro at Apple’s WWDC last June, my reaction was immediate: “This is my nex

Resize windows like a pro in OS X
reviews.cnet.com

Both built-in and third-party options are available for OS X to help manage window sizes. Read this article by Topher Kessler on CNET.

There's no need to apologise for the sorry state of Britain. But I'm sorry
www.theguardian.com

Even Americans have been forced to accept the value of our favourite self-effacing five-letter word

Google Summer of Code experiences
blog.rapporter.net

In the followings you could hopefully read an enjoyable summary about my summer. Instead of going out regularly, like in the years before, I

Elektroautos erst nach Mitternacht aufladen
www.autogazette.de

Manchmal kann man es sich nicht aussuchen, wann man sein Elektroauto auflädt. Doch wenn man dazu die Wahl hat, sollte man es nach Mitternach

Wasserskilift Freiburg - News
www.wavecamp.eu

Der Wasserski- und Wakeboardlift am Tunisee in Freiburg bietet eine 5-Mast Wasserskianlage und verspricht Vergnügen und Erlebnis pur!

Gesamtschau der Studien zur Homöopathie | Detritus
www.scilogs.de

Detritus - Gedanken, biologisch abgebaut - ein Blog von Martin Ballaschk

Ars Technica
plus.google.com

Serving the technologist for over 1.3141592 x 10^-1 centuries

Day4 - How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community
day4.se

Day4 är ett svenskt produktionsbolag specialiserade inom motion graphics och film för webb, spelfilm, TV, företagsfilm med mera.

Computer Vision: The Fundamentals
www.vision-class.org

What is Computer Vision? Computer vision seeks to develop algorithms that replicate one of the most amazing capabilities of the human brain

Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena
michaelbach.de

visual phenomena, optical illusion, visual illusion

From idea to science: Knowing when you've got a good idea
arstechnica.com

Turning scientific musings into raw science—in a way that makes everyone happy.

Magma Announces ExpressBox 3T - Thunderbolt to PCIe Expansion Chassis
www.magma.com

1-800.285.8990. Products. PCI Express Expansion. ExpressBox 1; ExpressBox 2; ExpressBox 4 (2U); ExpressBox 4 (1U) (x8); ExpressBox 4 (1U) (x

hyphenator
code.google.com

Javascript that implements client-side hyphenation of HTML-Documents

Cappuccino &amp; Objective-J - Google Groups
groups.google.com

Changing a CPCollectionView Item Prototype, Todd Freese, 8:39 AM. Missing CPProgressIndicator files? Todd Freese, 8:07 AM. The Node.js proje