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don't let the frackin' toasters win
don't let the frackin' toasters win

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when devs get bored ... or when you don't treat them right: here comes the railgun!!
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yes, that's certainly a lesson to be learned by everyone!
Always test your backup software for the first time
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Austria has recently introduced a very strict law regarding face covering.

The original intent of the law is to prevent women from covering their faces in a Niquab or a Burqua (sidenote: it is a known fact that there are about 100 women wearing Burqas in Austria in total, plus some very wealthy tourists from the Arab world).

The law is nice enough to explain why this is necessary, it's all because covered faces are incompatible with our democratic society.

And in order not to be discriminatory, Austrian law makers have successfully crafted a law that bans almost any kind of face covering.

Latest case is an actor running around in a shark costume for a shop opening (the shop's name is McShark). The police has filed charges against him for breaking the law.

Worried parents have asked the police if their kids were allowed to wear Halloween costumes without the fear of being punished and the police generously made an in advance allowance for wearing such costumes, because - an exception in the law - Halloween is deemed a traditional cultural event.

Well, Halloween very certainly is not very traditional in Austria, but ... who cares.

To add to that, the police has also published its official opinion on wearing scarfs when the temperatures get low.

They told the public that they will only persecute people wearing scarfs covering their faces if the temperatures are above 0 degrees Celsius. So if you feel it's too cold for you in Austria and wear a scarf covering your mouth, beware the Austrian police. They will charge you, if it's not cold enough for them.

The list goes on for example with cosplayers being threatened as well.

Us Austrians are very proud to now have a police enforcing dress codes again, just like in the good old medieval times!

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Larry Ellison, Oracle's famous CTO tells us at Oracle Open World that DBAs are no longer needed. No more human errors, no more human interaction.

... onl y software bugs then. Machines to rule themselves soon, non one of us error prone human beings needed any more ..

#oow17
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This has been discussed in my company countless times: is remote working good or bad for projects, for team building?

A nice article providing some interesting insights.
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Over the last 18 months, it has become obvious that the internet is the most serious threat to the Enlightenment values it purports to represent. As Tim Berners-Lee, the web’s inventor, wrote in a salutary open letter to mark its birthday, these are worrying times. The combination of losing control of our personal data, the monumental growth of misinformation and fake news and evolution of abusive, targeted “programmatic” advertising, particularly political advertising, constitutes a mortal threat to our civilisation.

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Whenever Islamic terrorists commit an attack particularly on our European home soil, many feel proven true that we live in times of dramatic constant danger (no matter that the probability to win in a lottery or die in a car crash is many times higher than to die from such a terrorist attack).

When on the other hand we are talking about our own, homegrown crimes against refugees or foreigners in general, it is hardly worth a footnote.

More than 3,500 (!) xenophobic attacks alone in Germany in 2016, with more than 500 people hurt, among them 43 children ...

At least I know what I'm afraid of more ... and I expect those home grown hate crimes to be prosecuted as firmly as Islamic extremism.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170226-germany-10-anti-migrants-refugees-attacks-day-data-xenophobia-racism
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