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Zugegeben: Handy-Ortung ist evtl. mit gew. Risiken verbunden. Dann wiederum: dieser süße Walfisch! Info: http://gutjahr.biz/2013/12/vorratsdaten/
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Walversprechen? ;)
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“Als ich mit dem Jurastudium begonnen habe, war es praktische einhellige Ansicht, dass es anlassunabhängige Eingriffe überhaupt nicht geben darf, sondern immer eine konkrete Gefahr oder ein konkreter Verdacht erforderlich ist. Davon ist mittlerweile keine Rede mehr.” (+Thomas Stadler)


Ja, ich weiß, dass der Beitrag schon zwei Jahre alt ist, aber so kann ich +Thomas Stadler (http://www.internet-law.de/) und +Richard Gutjahr (http://gutjahr.biz/) gleichzeit erwähnen ...
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Hi +Stefan Dietiker if you like all things 6502, circle us for a weekly post on 6502-related hardware, software, emulation or history. See our profile for a year of past posts:
https://plus.google.com/108984290462000253857
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Bei der Problemstellung habe ich nicht wirklich aufgepasst, aber als ich die Lösung sah, dachte ich noch, dass kann irgendwie kein besonders schwieriges Problem gewesen sein. ;-)

The problem in Good Will Hunting - Numberphile

Das Problem, das Nash in Beautiful Mind seinen Studenten aufgibt, scheint dagegen tatsächlich anspruchsvoller zu sein:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080501140727AAb2Ys1
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you know, I can speak german and so can others but maybe you should be using the english language to write your comments on an english video
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Hmm … The Object class in java has method toString() that serializes the object at hand to a string. I'd would have been very nice if some kind of a counterpart (e.g. fromString(String)) would have been added as well.
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toString() is a projection
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Mich nimmt wunder, welche Zahl herauskäme, wenn man zu allen möglichen Undingen in unserer und anderen Gesellschaften die vermuteten Todeszahlen aufsummierte.

Gerade eben habe ich einen Artikel über häusliche Gewalt in Russland gelesen. Und da heisst es, dass in Russland jede Sekunde eine Frau an häuslicher Gewalt stirbt. Und die Dunkelziffer erst, die liege wohl noch höher.

Fast jeder Artikel über irgendein endemisches Problem enthält irgendwo das Wort Dunkelziffer. Mein Eindruck ist, dass es meist dann auftaucht, wenn man es ohnehin schon mit Schätzungen zu tun hat. Indem man aber anfügt, dass die Dunkelziffer wohl höher liege, suggeriert man, dass die vorangehenden Zahlen fundiert seien.

Vielleicht liege ich ja falsch. Aber ich halte es für wahrscheinlich, dass die einzelnen Probleme (Narrow Framing sei dank) prinzipiell überschätzt werden. Denn manche von uns müssten wohl zweimal sterben, um für all die vermuteten Todesfälle aufzukommen.
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To most people the age of the universe (roughly 13 billion years) seems to be a completely unimaginable timespan. We could imagine all sorts of natural phenomena which entail similarly large numbers, such as, atoms in a certain physical body, etc. However, trying to put the age of the universe into perspective, I came across a comparison which, at first, surprised me: Roughly 6 billion people live on this planet. If you sum up all life years lived by all humans living right now, this number is for sure larger than 13 billion. After all, the universe is not that old. ;-)
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The best visualization of the age of the universe I've seen so far is this:http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/putting-time-in-perspective.html
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The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it's no different - GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we've got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
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ROMAN LOPEZ originally shared to Atheism (Religious Buffoonery):
 
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Sorry, I disagree. We know exactly when not to use the particle model–we know its deficiencies. After all, every abstraction is a "placeholder". The difference between science and religion–with respect to the pursuit of explaining real phenomena–is that the former admits it and the latter does not.
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Selbstvertrauen – so seicht es klingt – ist doch nicht die Überzeugung, grossartige Dinge zu vollbringen, sondern allenfalls der Durchhaltewillen, wenn es um die Umsetzung letzterer geht.
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I've got several different self-assigned roles. Here you can find the corresponding mission statements.

Human being
As a human, it is my mission to serve humanity. This includes becoming a responsible and free, but interdependent human being.

It is my mission to find inner calmness and confidence and to share them with other human beings whenever they are in need of it.

It is furthermore my obligation to bring forward human knowledge and awareness in general. It is therefore indispensable that I approach every human being as open-minded as possible.

Optimist
As an optimist it is my mission to bring forward patience in human beings. Optimism is not to be confused with narcissistic fanaticism. Optimism in its pure form is a rational inner believe and respect for both, the laws of the natural world and the will of other human beings, is an inherent part of it.

Computer Scientist
I am a computer scientist. It is my mission to study both, theoretical and practical aspects of this wonderful science, to do research and to share my knowledge wherever its needed.

As an academic, my mission is to find creative solution to theoretical problems.

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As a percussionist, it is my mission to find, study and perform rhythms that open people's hearts, souls and minds.
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