A quote about bitcoin

(Twitter)

Remember, Bitcoin is a speculative investment vehicle whose fundamental value is mainly rooted in the scarcity of electricity. Its complete destruction of a generation’s ecological progress is not a side effect, but its essence. It should be treated legally like asbestos

We have been here before…

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Hold dig til filosofi, Nottelmann

Lektor i filosofi ved SDU, Nikolaj Nottelmann, har i Weekendavisen skrevet følgende om strafferet:

Det kan nemlig hævdes, at gerningsmanden på grund af sin kulturelle baggrund og isolation fejlagtigt antog, at hendes strafbare handling slet ikke var strafbar, eller i det mindste antog, at den var alment accepteret i det danske samfund. Dette forsvar gør hendes lovovertrædelse og uacceptable adfærd groft uagtsom snarere end forsætlig; hendes gerning var ikke udtryk for en bevidst hensigt om at bryde loven.

Nej.

Forsæt handler ikke om at bryde loven, forsæt handler om gerningen. Var der forsæt til at begå gerningen, og er gerningen ulovlig, er der tale om en forsætlig lovovertrædelse.

Om man tror noget er ulovligt eller ej har intet at gøre med det.

Det Nottelmann taler om hedder retsvildfarelse, og de betingelser hvor det kan give en mildere straf er næppe relevante her.

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Change your passwords, now

  1. People tend to use the same password more than one place
  2. Facebook stored the passwords of users in plain text, discoverable at least by Facebook employees, since 2012

Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

But, in the case of Facebook culture and strategy aligns perfectly; they are that you as a user should not have any privacy.

Change your passwords, now.

Leave Facebook / Facebook Lite / Instragram.

From Brian Krebs:

My Facebook insider said access logs showed some 2,000 engineers or developers made approximately nine million internal queries for data elements that contained plain text user passwords.
“The longer we go into this analysis the more comfortable the legal people [at Facebook] are going with the lower bounds” of affected users, the source said. “Right now they’re working on an effort to reduce that number even more by only counting things we have currently in our data warehouse.”

From Facebook, in light over that quote:

To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them. We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.

 

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A train stop

This train stop in Japan has no exit. It is intended solely for sightseeing, from the platform. A true hop off, hop on destination.

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#3

(Twitter)

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Friends

You probably don’t know these friends of mine, but this exchange on a private forum says so much about them:

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Public shaming

Probably John Oliver’s most important episode of Last Week Tonight yet; including a very good interview with the most public shamed person, Monica Lewinsky:

(Youtube)

And of cource here’s Lewinsky’s TED talk from 2015:

(TED)

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What the Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes tells us

The US Department of Transportion is now investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 MAX planes and so far it would appear that it could be bad. In fact, much of the certification might have been done by Boeing themselves, and there appears to be significant differences between reality and what was certified*.

That might explain how the plane was certified and allowed to fly in USA. What about Europe? Well, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) can rely on FAA approval alone

A chain is as strong as the weakest link.

No matter what conclusion the US DoT reaches I hope EASA investigates this process and reevaluates the future of plan certifications.

*) The suspected cause for the crashes was considered hazardous, would not reset even if pilots took countermeasures and relied on a single sensor.

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Kids striking for climate is adult hijacking

Kids striking for climate is yet another hijacking of the minds of the youth to serve a different political cause.

I am not saying that we shouldn’t do something about climate; nor that it is any more or less important than our challenges with pollution and disease.

But hearing children say “why should we educate ourselves, when we don’t have a future”, I can’t help getting flashbacks to the manipulations put upon us back when I was a kid.

And there is a future. Most likely that future will be much better than the present but with different challenges.

Manipulating our children into thinking they don’t have a future is only in the interest of the radical political groupings, left and right. And it is absolutely in their interest to have a mass of uneducated activists.

What would be in the interest of our children? To get the best education available and learn to better themselves.

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TIL: Omega means large O

Today I Learned that the greek omega “Ω” means large O while omicron “Ο” means small o.

I find this confusing as I thought it concerned casing, but lower case “Ω” is “ω”, while lower case “Ο” is “ο”

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