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Philipp Kern
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Wow. Worst job of the day: real-time translation of Donald Trump. I just saw that Germany's public television had a stream of the debate. I expected English - I don't know why, given that everything is dubbed here. But no, someone needed to listen to all that incoherent crap and translate it. He doesn't do full sentences, so I guess that's a fairly unique setting for the translators that need to grasp the meaning to pick the right words, the best words.
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What a waste of time.
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Aktuelle #Reisewarnung
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@gereonas Afd mit npd-Spinnern zu vergleichen ist peinlich. Reisewarnung gibt es in der Realität übrgs für zb spd-regiertes Köln u.Kottb.Tor. Egonkisch-Ghost · 11h11 hours ago. Egonkisch-Ghost @Egonkisch. @bluezzdrummer @gereonas @monitor so. Was fehlt denn? Mirco Brahmann. 11h11 hours ago.
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Meh, da wollte ich doch noch hin…aber praktischerweise ins Nazimuseum, das passt ja irgendwie doch.
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I wonder how it comes that they didn't outsource this manual labor to China yet. But of course it's way too depressive and it's amazing that people can still be found to care enough about deadly weaponry to keep this facility running.
It happens here, in a massive West Virginia building, in the most absurd way possible.
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All diese Radfahrer sind von einem LKW Fahrersitz aus unsichtbar.
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@RossLydall @lborouniversity ...if the driver sits stock still and doesn't lean to see around pillars or use mirrors. Still, ban the trucks. Dave H. Aug 11. Dave H @BCCletts. @carltonreid @PGSMurray @RossLydall @lborouniversity Now overlay track of full lock left turn - plus full extent of n/s ...
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Wozu haben wir denn Prime Now!? Einfach eine Stunde vorher für die fünf Tage Wasser und zehn Tage Essen ordern.
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Einfach jeden Tag Wasser und Essen bestellen. Falls der Notfall eingetreten ist, hat man dann frisch gelieferte Ware. Falls nicht lässt mans am Tag drauf mit dem Postler, der das nächste Paket bringt, wieder zurück gehen. Fernabsatzgesetz sei dank. 
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EinsFestival wurde umbenannt. Money quote: "Mit dem Fokus auf die jüngeren Zuschauer zwischen 30 und 49 Jahren sei One [...] ein wichtiger Kooperationspartner des sogenannten Jungen Angebots von ARD und ZDF". Danke, dass ich mich wieder... uh, ich weiss nicht, jung fühlen darf!?
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Klingt nach einer Techno-Party, ist aber der jüngere Kultursender der ARD: Einsfestival wird ab September umbenannt in "One". Das Programm soll das junge Angebot von ARD und ZDF ergänzen, das im Oktober startet.
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Dabei haben ARD und ZDF doch drei Zielgruppen:
Rentner von gestern, Rentner von heute, und Rentner von morgen.

Fühl dich doch einfach zukunftsorientiert 😉
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Joke of the day: At Boston Logan International my Boarding Pass with Lufthansa was stamped TSA Pre for the first time ever when it was handed out to me at the baggage drop-off. There is no actual TSA Pre line for international departures at that airport. Well, at least, thanks to the nude scanner, I didn't have to take my shoes off anyway.

But it's nice to see that Lufthansa is the first European airline to participate: http://atwonline.com/security/lufthansa-begins-tsa-pre-check-participation -- apparently this started last Wednesday.
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+Philipp Kern Enjoy the TSA Pre benefits when you fly from the participating airports and checkpoints! As much as it ought to be the standard procedure (like it still is for most EU flights), it's the sole remaining remnant of pre-9/11 security screening and feels quite sane if you forget that it's the exception.

I'm guessing you also signed up for Global Entry to get this, after getting cleared by the German Federal Police? If so, it should make your arrivals in the US a lot easier by using the Global Entry kiosks instead of the long customs lines.

For others reading this thread, https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/international-arrangements/germany/german-citizens is the next step after enrolling with the German Federal Police.
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Ich kann nicht mehr, ich fange gleich an zu hyperventilieren. Nicht nur in der Abteilung CYBER ist alles schlimm.
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As pointed out in the comments climate depends on much more than latitude, given that Europe's is mostly dependent on the Atlantic (Gulf stream, heat storage). But it is interesting to keep in mind where the US starts and that Seattle is on the same latitude as Munich and New York as Rome.
 
This is why it will be much hotter than you expected. This is why there will be air-conditioning everywhere. It's because just about everywhere in the US is a hell of a lot hotter than where you come from, for a much longer during the year. And because the US is rich enough to afford air-conditioning.
Before any visit to the United States, Europeans should be shown the map below, which accurately shows the relative position of the US and Europe on the earth: This is why it will be much hotter than you expected. This...
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Ich frage mich immernoch, ob das "beste Netz" (und nein, nicht 1&1) wirklich so schlecht ist und an so vielen Stellen nur EDGE hat oder ob es mein Mobilfunkendgerät ist. Wenn bei EDGE dann wenigstens ein bisschen Internet durchgehen würde, aber nein, ist so schlimm wie bei VF. #neuland
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Despite the need of writing YAML Ansible makes me much happier in a day than Puppet ever made me. Masterless sequential playbook. So far batteries included.

I'm sure that complex things would be awkward as well. But Ansible makes it clear what's supposed to happen whereas it's always Russian Roulette with Puppet.
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Thank goodness that Kubernetes at least allows me to write the config in JSON, and can output in either YAML or JSON, so I can convert when I'm not clear :-)
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SRE, Coffee addict, Debian developer
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Disclaimer: Although I work for Google, my opinions and comments are my own and must not be interpreted as official statements.
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  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Diplom-Informatiker, 2006 - 2013
  • Grimmelshausen-Gymnasium Offenburg
    Abitur, 1997 - 2006
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Site Reliability Engineer
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  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2012 - present
    Corporate Engineering
  • Steinbuch Centre for Computing
    Studentische Hilfskraft, 2008 - 2012
    Network administration, IPv6 evangelist
  • Proventa AG
    Junior Consultant, 2010 - 2011
    Linux system administration
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Studentische Hilfskraft, 2009 - 2010
    Mainframe administration
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