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Robert Jack Will
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Elon Musk asked his cousin who studies Computer Science in Berkeley "How many of the best student in your cohort specialize in AI?" And the answer was: "All of them".
There I have my new field of interest! 
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well, if my problem is being bored with work too often, and at times finding myself thinking that my coworkers are not quite ambitious, innovative, and encouraging enough... 
then a field that attracts all the brainies might be a good thing for me.
(Note to coworkers reading this: I really like you guys anyway, promised!)
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Let's build a Hyperloop from Berlin to Vienna! The trunk line can also be used to connect Hamburg, Dresden, Prague, Brno, and Bratislava. That should be enough traffic to make construction worthwhile even though none of the cities is as large as LA or the Bay Area metropolis. Distance of Berlin/Hamburg to Vienna/Bratislava is about the same as LA to SF so based on the Whitepaper, travel time should be around half an hour.
http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/hyperloop_alpha-20130812.pdf
Note: the trunk line has of course to be built bypassing all the cities on the way to keep up the high speed. City-connection all have to be done using branch lines.
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Will the Hyperloop change your life? Maybe it will, but probably not us much as self-driving cars will change it. Most traffic actually goes through cities, not between them, and the most likely way to improve traffic in big cities is to route it though more tunnels. Maybe, when all cars are self-driving, short tunnels will be built at more intersections to improve traffic flow. If we could trust the cars to never cause accidents, tunnels could be built with much lower height, therefore ramps could be shorter, and integration into inner-city streets would be easier. 
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Sieht aus wie Würstchen, sind aber Gnocchi aus lila Kartoffeln. Meine ersten selbst-gemachten Gnocchi als Abschluss der Feiertage und Start ins neue Jahr. (Soße: Spinat, Zwiebeln, Gorgonzola.)
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Do you also often feel that what the main stream press is writing about celebrities is usually sadly superficial even when the written-about celebrity does super-exciting stuff.
Now here's a piece that seems to do better: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/05/elon-musk-the-worlds-raddest-man.html
Be warned! It's long. I haven't even finished reading it yet.
When you pick up the phone, you don't expect Elon Musk to be on the other line.
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"While you could of course use only FP to create an entire system end-to-end, I think a number of people (me included) find it convenient and readable to use FP “in the small” and objects “in the large”, as described e.g. in the Programming Scala book, or in this Quora question." writes Adam Warski here: http://www.warski.org/blog/2015/02/in-todays-post-oo-world-is-dependency-injection-still-relevant/
And I read it with joy since this is exactly what I predicted in my Diplomarbeit more than ten years ago :-)
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At the end of 2014 I took one of the last sleeper trains to Paris before Deutsche Bahn stopped operating them.
Now, thanks to the Russian railways, we can sleep our way to Paris again: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/traininfo.exe/dn/737310/406167/793978/151219/80?ld=15034&seqnr=2&ident=d0.02935034.1453321873

This particular time table runs three nights a week during winter and only once a week during Spring. I wonder if they use another timetable during the missing days or if that's just what the offer is.
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Verkehrstage: nicht täglich, 21. Jan bis 16. Mai 2016 Mo, Do, Fr; nicht 24., 25. Mär (Moskva Belorusskaja --> Strasbourg) 5 10 15 20 25 30 ----+----+----+----+----+----+- Dez ¦ ¦ x¦ xx ¦x xx x ¦x Jan x x¦ xx ¦x xx x ¦xx x xx¦ Feb x xx x ¦xx x xx¦ x ¦ x¦ Mär ¦ x ¦ x¦ ¦x ¦ x ¦ Apr x¦ ¦x ¦ x ¦ x ...
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Is the Hyperloop a realistic concept for traffic between big cities like SanFran and LA? I think it is. But is it a revolution for all the world's traffic? Will it make railway trains and air planes obsolete? For some routes their is actual competition between present modes of transport and the Hyperloop (Paris to London, for example), but most of today's traffic goes over shorter distances and most Hyperloop innovations will not help with this problem. 
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Kaum kaufen wir einen ChromeCast, schon geht es mit den Videotheken bergab! 
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i like silence. i really do!
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To profit from the productivity and usability of the newest JavaScript (be it ES6 or ECMA2015) you need a compiler anyway. To have a clean build and tests and dependency management, you need a task runner anyway. So why not go even a bit more modern than the newest JavaScript and use TypeScript right away: it integrates with npm, grunt, intern, Angular, IDEs and many other parts of the ecosystem. It's backward-compatible with JavaScript. It's features are even considered for adoption in future ECMA / JS versions.
I am looking forward to developing frontend code just like real software with modularization, helpful typing, intelligent autocompletion, really easy test support, and all the other comfort that I am used to from backend languages like Java and Scala.
http://www.typescriptlang.org/
Starts from JavaScript, Ends with JavaScript. TypeScript starts from the syntax and semantics that millions of JavaScript developers know today. With TypeScript, you can use existing JavaScript code, incorporate popular JavaScript libraries, and be called from other JavaScript code.
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    Computer Science, Mathematics, 1999 - 2004
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    Software Quality Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineer in Test, 2013 - 2013
  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
    2010 - 2010
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Ich mag die tollen und sehr abwechslungsreichen Suppen, immer auch mit vegetarischer Auswahl. Oft gibt es wirklich noch etwas frisches grünes auf die Suppe drauf! Salate sind auch super, auch sowohl vegetarisch als mit Fleisch in der Auswahl. Und tolle Pies zum Nachtisch.
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Die Kundschaft besteht zwar hauptsächlich aus Sportlern, aber auch für einen Touristen und Landschafts-Gucker wie mich wurde bestens gesorgt. Außer der Fahrrad-Miete habe ich mir noch eine Karte mit den empfohlenen Touren gekauft. Dort hat zwar schon die kürzeste Tour (Monte Pedro) 46 km und 800 Höhenmeter, aber es gibt verschiedene Abkürzungen, auf denen man auch noch viel Landschaft sieht. Ich bin zum Beispiel direkt zum Monte Pedro gefahren und konnte nach nur geschätzten 600 Höhenmeter Fahrt auf der 500 m hohen Spitze stehen. Auch eine direkte Fahrt nach Ayagaures ist möglich und mit 300 Hm auf 30 km doch sehr entspannt. Alles in allem eine tolle Sache. Empfehlenswert ist übrigens eine Reservierung, damit das gewünschte Fahrrad auch verfügbar ist. PS: der Fokus auf Sportler hat den Vorteil, dass die Räder wirklich alle leichtgängig und in bestem Zustand sind! :-)
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Ich bastle selbst viel an meinen Fahrrädern und habe deshalb vielleicht andere Ansprüche als andere Kunden. Was die technische Kompetenz der Kollegen angeht, sind meine Ansprüche so hoch, dass ich immer eine Weile brauche bis ich Vertrauen zu einem Laden gefasst habe. Bei Fit war ich nun schon ein paar Mal und bin immer gut beraten und gut versorgt worden. Einmal habe ich nach Spike-Reifen gefragt und im Gespräch hat ein Kollege auch von den Nachteile des Konzepts ehrlich berichtet, so dass ich letztendlich keine gekauft habe. Aber seit dem komme ich immer wieder! Fit ist mein Stammfahrradladen im Kiez!
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Tolles Mittags-Menü, auch wenn es etwas gedauert hat. Portionen sind gerade so, dass man sich nach drei Gängen noch nicht überfüllt ist und die Qualität hat mich glatt weg begeistert: saisonales, kreatives Essen!
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