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The included video is very good. But I am sceptic on republicans, they are the guys who started massive datamining of private data to protect us from terrorism.
 The people he describes are not appealed by technology  because they don't understand it and are afraid to hurt their head trying to understand it. They want to use it, not understand it. This problem can be found everywhere not only in technology, also in cooking, most people just want to eat, not know how to cook. People want to ride a car, not know how to fix a car. People want stuff to work, not understand. People want to eat hamburgers not know how cows are bred and wheat is grown and how the make a burger from it. People just want drive fast and don't think about the impact on the climate. I could go on and on. It mostly boils down to: "If you want to understand stuff you are a creepy geek." When I would be asked to choose between being helplessly delivered to the creepy geeks and becoming one myself. I know my choice was made long ago.
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He makes some pretty valid points about the way the "media companies" are ru(i)n[n]ing the world.
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Some of these are just plain hilarious...
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40 things you'd love to say out loud at work

1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of shit.
2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
3. How about never? Is never good for you?
4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a damn word you're saying.
10. Ahhhh .. I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.
12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don't give a damn.
14. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
16. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
17. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
18. Any connections between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks?!
20. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
21. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off
22. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
23. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be?
24. Do I look like a people person?
25. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.
26. I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.
27. Sarcasm is just one service we offer.
28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
29. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
30. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
31. I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.
32. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
33. Can I trade this job for what's behind door #1?
34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
35. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
36. Chaos, panic and disorder...my work here is done.
37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?
38. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a salary.
39. Who lit the fuse on your tampon?
40. Oh, I get it...like humor...but different.
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Could someone, anyone please keep Lennart Poettering away from *nix, the guy obviously thinks all the huge design mistakes in Windows (binary configs and now logs? Get lost seriously) are a good idea and tries to stuff them in GNU/Linux too.

He should get a *nix computer restraining order, seriously (and a job at MS working on Windows so he can be happy at last).

Really *BSD is starting to look more and more attractive, at least Gentoo has so far withstood the pressure to integrate these retarded ideas.
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Welcome to *BSD ;)
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There was a lot of media boo-hoo when Steve Jobs died, someone I personally do not consider to have been very important for the IT field, sure he was important in popularizing a lot of technologies, he can, however not be credited for creating anything that really laid the basis for what we do now (you could argue about UX design, but I don't consider that part of IT as such).

This is quite unlike that other titan that recently passed away: Dennis Ritchie, creator of C, co-creator of UNIX, I don't think I need to spend time introducing dmr as most of you all will be well aware of what he accomplished.

However, another titan of computing passed away recently and while there was a lot of noise when Steve Jobs died and a lot of noise (albeit mostly confined to IT circles) when Dennis Ritchie passed away I saw barely a peep outside of Lisp circles when John McCarthy passed away, a man that was at least as influential as dmr and not just for creating Lisp.

I am a bit saddened that so few, even in IT circles seem to know about this man that probably invented a lot of the technology they depend on daily, the linked article has more details but I'll just name a few of the things McCarthy pioneered: AI (hello Siri), garbage collection and Lisp.

I hope at least some of you read this thus creating some awareness and hopefully recognition for another great man.

RIP John McCarthy and thank you.
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Seems scientists (I'm assuming more specifically paleontologists) have found something described as a "saber toothed squirrel". Which, apparently, wasn't related to squirrels at all and there weren't any acorns around either.

Umm... Well, it was a funny read :P
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Interessant artikel in De Standaard over geluidsoverlast in onze steden.
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Choice of font matters...
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Typography: how not to.
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Hahaha, ouch
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Everything about this picture is awesome. The curl of the boys toes, the part in his hair, the angle of the cat's head, the motorcycle heading away hazily in the background.

GREAT picture by Vladimir Zotov: http://j.mp/tMhLcB

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Is Being Happy the Key to Life?

#quote #johnlennon #beatles
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Die's echt wel mooi ^^
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