Steve Jobs ruined computing, part 68,000 

Gavin was so badass!! <3 <3 <3 I miss him so much.. I really wish there will be people to keep his legacy alive, uncompromising with ethics, justice and truth as he was...

via CIJ

Look what we found, when we were unpacking some of the boxes which belonged to our late founding director #GavinMcFadyen! Zoom in and enjoy. Our favourite pin: "Vegetarians against nazis" is being worn by our very own veggie Tom Sanderson. Oh and "Guide dogs against nazis" is ace

Was neues gelernt: Neben dem Bechdel-Test für Filme gibt es auch den Finkbeiner-Test für Artikel über Wissenschaftlerinnen:

"To pass the test, an article about a female scientist must not mention:

That she is a woman
Her husband's job
Her childcare arrangements
How she nurtures her underlings
How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field
How she is a role model for other women
How she's the "first woman to..."

Es ist nie zu spät, sich nach links umzuorientieren.

an "I'm a Mac / and I'm a PC" commercial but the dichotomy is "I'm outside / and I'm inside"

"We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history. […] The books have the same publisher. They credit the same authors. But they are customized for students in different states, and their contents sometimes diverge in ways that reflect the nation’s deepest partisan divides."

An die Finanzverwaltung? Nein, an *alle* Adressen

The city of #Bern wants to keep Google and Microsoft out of their schools! 🎆

Schools are experimenting with Collabora (Nexcloud), Kolab, Mahara, Mattermost and Moodle. ❤️

Some, of course, complain for the minor incompatibilities, e.g., with MS Word, but they should blame themselves for not having used Open-Standards in the first place!

Full article (in German only):

If you know other cities running similar initiatives please reply.

FuckOff #GAFAM

Der Ministerpräsident des bevölkerungsreichsten Landes, dessen Politik mit aller Kraft die Kohle schützt & der „die Planwirtschaft der Energiewende“ beenden will, warnt, dass ein Satirevideo dem #Klimaschutz schade. Absurder kann 2020 nicht starten.…

> We have computed the very first chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1. In a nutshell, this means a complete and practical break of the SHA-1 hash function, with dangerous practical implications if you are still using this hash function. To put it in another way: all attacks that are practical on MD5 are now also practical on SHA-1. Check our paper here for more details.

I kind of like this idea (you know, minus Windows) of having a secondary e-Ink display on the outside for whatever. Notifications would be nice. A touch screen for checking mail. Etc.



How to take an unfunny joke and make it funny.

Ich hätte ja gerne eine Bonbon Pflicht. Himbeer waren die besten.

This is going to be the decade of Federated Social Networking on the Linux Desktop.

tired: 2020 is the new decade

wired: 2021 is the new decade because there was no year 0

inspired: 2020 is the new decade because array indices start at 0

„Da steppt der Bär!“

Der Bär steppt.

hm, vielleicht hattet ihr recht und dem kram ist nicht mal zu trauen, wenn es aus ist

„Ich kritisiere Sonos scharf!“
„Es geht um die Lautsprecherfirma.“

Sonos explains why it bricks old devices with ‘Recycle Mode’ – An irreversible kill switch for a discount is a bad deal for the environment

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