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Yay, KDE Telepathy feels soooo much better now that it's KF5-based! Finally I get KAccounts support (though sadly the migration of my GTalk account didn't really work, I had to re-add it, which means my history is gone (?)), I have my Plasmoids and Contact Runner back, everything seems to look nicer...
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+Max Neunhöffer explains the advantage of multi-model #nosql databases.
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Gute Aktion. Leider blieben die Regierungschefs stur, aber ein Versuch war es wert.
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Bei diesen Bildern bleibt einem fast das Herz stehen. Heute kommen die Regierungschefs der EU zusammen, um Konsequenzen aus der Mittelmeer-Katastrophe zu ziehen. Und das hier ist unsere Botschaft an sie: 
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Each time I have to use Google Sites, I'm more and more disappointed by its low quality, especially compared to the impressive Google Docs applications.

The visual editor reaches its limits really really fast if you want to do more layout than just a wall of text with simple formatting. And as soon as you switch to HTML editing to do the more advanced layouting stuff, you realize how bad quality the HTML it spits out really is: Using <br> tags for layout purposes, nesting divs and spans even where not necessary at all, giving each cell in a table its own width and height attributes... It's all quite a mess.

We all know that Google can do much better than that, so it looks like they simply don't put much effort into Google Sites. Which is a shame since it's an integral part of Google Apps in an enterprise context.
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Interessanter Artikel, auch wenn ich der dort vertretenen Position so überhaupt nicht zustimme.

Bemerkenswert, dass der Autor die Doppelmoral klar darin erkennt, dass wir Waffen an Regime verkaufen, denen wir nicht wirklich vertrauen können. Sehr traurig hingegen, dass er diese Doppelmoral als notwendig ansieht, denn "[Die Rüstungsexporte] sind Teil unseres Wohlstands, unseres Systems und unserer Stärke und Stabilität in Europa." Wozu Moral, wenn man stattdessen auch Wohlstand und Stärke haben kann?

Danke +Miki Pedia für den Link!
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Die NSA hat jahrelang in Deutschland und Europa spioniert – möglicherweise unter Mithilfe des Bundesnachrichtendiensts. Ein Grund zur Empörung sollte das aber nicht sein. Ein Gastbeitrag.
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Ein lächerlicher Artikel !
Selten so einen verblödeten Text gelesen !
Für Menschen die einfältig , dumm , dümmer , am dümmsten sind !
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If you need material that explains why censoring links is akin to completely blocking content on the Internet - and there's an ever-increasing risk that this might happen worldwide - to laypeople, this is a pretty good resource to start with.
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The first fruit of my collaboration with the multi-model NoSQL database #arangodb is now live on my blog!

I've interviewed +JPatrick Davenport, a very active and enthusiastic ArangoDB user who also already contributed a driver and other add-ons to it. We talked about why he chose ArangoDB over other similar products (spoiler: Openness is key!) and about his experiences with setting up and using it, getting support from the developers and writing a driver.
Of course I also asked where he'd like ArangoDB to go from here.

Patrick is a quite funny guy, which I think makes the interview quite fun to read.
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PS : what would do a designer in front of a white page, when you give him some sentences like : "I know that there is a simple walk through on that, but it feels more like a toy networking project than a how to."  ... no ?  ;-)
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Yay, Meerrettich scheint ja wirklich ein sehr sehr gesundes Kraut zu sein. Gut dass ich derzeit total auf dem Meerrettisch-Bortaufstrich-Trip bin. :)
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Eishockey und Wirsing kannte ich, der Rest war mir neu. Damit ist die Kommunikation auf der nächsten Party nachts um drei gesichtert!

Via +Ralph +Markus Feilner
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kann ich "fliessend"   :-)
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daaaaanke :)
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OMG, this must be hundreds upon hundreds of hours worth of - quality - gameplay for 15$

The Heroes of Might & Magic series (Turn-based strategy with deep RPG elements) is legendary, but the Might and Magic series (RPG) is pretty good as well (though be aware that most of these games are really old by now).

I'll buy just for my collection alone. Now all I have to do is win the lottery (which I don't even play) so that I can spend a year doing nothing but playing all the games in my collection which I've never even installed yet.
Decades (and even centuries) of adventures in the Humble Might & Magic Bundle!
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Okay, now I understand why atheists in America feel like Christians are at war with them. I must admit I always thought they were exaggerating, but apparently they aren't.

One more reason to be glad to live in the Land of Enlightenment.

(thx +Ralph H. for sharing)
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The main reason I'm an atheist is probably because of the Power Rangers. I'll always remember the day my grandparents said it was my choice to go to church or not, and, well... I was eight and my favourite show was on... :D
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If you're interested in #nosql databases, you might be interested in an interview with a very active user of and community contributor to the multi-model NoSQL database #arangodb which I just posted in my blog, about why he chose ArangoDB and which strenghts and weaknesses he about it.
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Thanks +Thomas Pfeiffer 

Usually, embedded documents are specific to the parent document, like different addresses for a customer document, so duplication and consistency aren't too much of an issue.

Consistency and duplication is only an issue, when you have to share parts of related data in order to generate quick reads of the data. If this data is also stored in other collections and that data is also very volatile (changes often), you need to do a lot of heavy lifting to keep things in order. So, when you do have that kind of issue, you avoid it by only using references between the documents and yes, have application level joins.

So, it is interesting that ArangoDB has joins as a document store. "How are the joins horizontally scalable?", would be my next question.
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