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Volker Braun
Works at University of Oxford
Attended Humboldt University of Berlin
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Lots of bicycles... 
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sure, a quite typical Dutch commuter would do bike1+train+bike2
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Apple is not patching the local root exploit in OSX <= 10.9. In other words, OSX EOL is now officially 6 months after release of the next version.
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Its get-rid-of-your TV day :-)

On a related note, the GEZ hasn't invoiced me yet for their deplorable waste of intellectual and electromagnetic bandwidth. Though that bill is sure to come...
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Chaos Airport ride... Almost as absurd as the real thing :-)
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The KORN AIR sign reminds me of Korean Air: https://www.google.com/search?q=korean+air
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Wind turbine blade on a truck, seen at a rest stop on the Autobahn
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It's windy enough around here without these giant fans.
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My Moto 360 thinks I ran 4 marathons today...   #moto360  
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The newest Xcode CLT comes with a completely broken C++ compiler...   #osx  
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I thought broken compilers were a feature of Xcode. Isn't that why compiling Sage becomes a nightmare after each new release? (& thanks to guys like you, gets fixed reasonably quickly)
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Github is currently DDoSed according to https://status.github.com/messages

    $ git push github
    ssh: connect to host github.com port 22: Connection timed out
    fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
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It's the svn guys!!
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Rügen (Baltic coast in the north of Germany)
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Neat: The air traffic control system was written using a now defunct computer language called Jovial, meaning Nats has to train programmers in Jovial just to maintain the antiquated software.

Also neat: Applications written in Jovial include cruise missiles, B52 bombers, and the NORAD air defense & control system. What could possibly go wrong? ;-)
One of the main computer programs used by air traffic control centre Nats was written in the 1960s and has been phased out by every other country
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It could be much worse: they plan to replace it by a system developped by.... a Spanish company!

If it is the typical IT company in Spain... you should run for your lives.
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Taking the ferry from Dover to  Calais right now...
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"Try the new Safari" popup when you open Firefox on OSX Yosemite? Really? Hi Apple, how about you spend time on improving your browser first. How is the WebRTC support coming along? 
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You see this every three days until you agree to try out Safari or just learn to live with the notification. I did some digging around in the system to find out how it worked.
https://www.aeyoun.com/posts/osx-try-safari-promotion.html
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  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Würzburg
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I am a theoretical physicist working in the area of string theory.
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  • University of Oxford
    2013 - present
  • Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland
    2008 - 2013
  • Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    2002 - 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    2003 - 2008
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Berlin, Germany
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Oxford, UK - Dublin, Ireland. - Bamberg, Germany - Austin, Texas - Berlin, Germany - Paris, France - Philadelphia, USA
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