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Volker Braun
Works at University of Oxford
Attended Humboldt University of Berlin
Lives in Berlin, Germany
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Laser illumination, part of the "Berlin leuchtet" festival
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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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Workspaces with EU, US, and UK power outlets right in Heathrow terminal? Sounds to good to be true? Turns out none of the outlets are powered on, no electricity for you...
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Was the same in Amsterdam. Looks great but no power. :-(
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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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  • 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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