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Thomas Langnickel-Stiegler
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Geekily interrogating the universe since 1981. 🔭🌠🚀🌎 🌨
Geekily interrogating the universe since 1981. 🔭🌠🚀🌎 🌨

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Concerning Style | A case for the voice of exophony in lieu of native eloquence

I've recently begun working (again) on a piece of fictional prose that I had been procrastinating over for years – for a large part due to a long struggle with the question whether or not to write it in German. In the following article I try to explain the rationale behind my choosing the English language over my mother tongue.

#exophony #writing #English #German #creativewriting #exophonicwriting #mothertongue #nativelanguage #inspiration #creativity #style  

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Die Welt des Tees auf +n-tv Der Nachrichtensender. Vielen Dank für den Besuch in meinem Seminar – und für den schönen Bericht.

Wer's statt in der Mediathek lieber "live" schauen möchte: Ausstrahlung ist am 19. Januar um 18:30 Uhr.
Die Welt des Tees auf +n-tv Der Nachrichtensender. Vielen Dank für den Besuch in meinem #Tee -Seminar – und für den schönen Bericht. Besonderer Dank dem macha-macha in #Berlin für das Bereitstellen der Räumlichkeiten.

Wer's statt in der Mediathek lieber "live" schauen möchte: Ausstrahlung ist am 19. Januar um 18:30 Uhr.

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2017 #teatasting kick-off: My next #Japanese #tea session at +nannuoshan Tea House in #Berlin is scheduled for Saturday, 28 January, 1–3pm. Let's enjoy some serious #sencha freshness. ;-)

#Sencha-frisch ins neue Jahr: Am 28. Januar 2017 findet meine nächste Rundreise durch die Welt der japanischen Tees im +nannuoshan Tea House in Berlin statt. Ich freue mich auf euren Besuch. #Tee #Japan #Grüntee

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Happy birthday, #DrakeEquation! 👽 🌠 #FrankDrake #SETI #space
Happy birthday to the Drake Equation, which is now 55 years old!

Drake came up with a simple equation, a string of seven factors that, when multiplied together, provide an estimate of the number of galactic, transmitting societies. If this number was very small, then SETI made no sense. If it was large, then there was a chance of hearing something. This equation solved his agenda problem.

No “official” estimates for the terms of Drake’s equation were produced by the conference, although Drake himself has suggested that the number of galactic societies that are on the air might be ten thousand. But despite the fact that his formulation is hard to evaluate (we still don’t know the values of many terms), it has become a widely accepted tool for considering the question of extraterrestrial intelligence.

Indeed, 55 years after Frank Drake first wrote this equation on a chalkboard, it has arguably attained the status of the second most famous formula in science (after Einstein’s E=mc2), and can be found in every astronomy textbook. It is also a guide for the research programs of the SETI Institute, each of which can be tied to a term in the equation.

Read more: http://buff.ly/2fD31TV

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#Germany profiting from #debtcrisis in #Europe: balanced budget largely a result of lower interest payments. #Greece
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