Monthly Archives: Feb 2019

LEGO Technic and System are not the same

Technic holes are slightly smaller than those of System. You can connect a single stud into a single Technic hole and a child can still take them apart. Any more than that and the resistance becomes too great and there … Continue reading

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Software developer or not

The difference between software developers and other people is the inherit distrust we developers have towards computer systems. Like, for instance, when someone talks about electric scooters with electronic brakes. What I hear is, here’s an electric scooter that might … Continue reading

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A veritable spy thriller

Bellingcat’s investigation into the suspects in the Skripal poisoning is very interesting. They have found that the two named suspects are likely GRU officers and found a link to a third officer. While investigating this third officer bellingcat found that … Continue reading

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Vaccine as requirement for travel?

Costa Rica now has a measles outbreak, because an unvaccinated, but infected, tourist visited the country. Measles is extremely contagious and even if you have been vaccinated you are not fully protected. Close, but not 100%. Anti-vaxxers* are a first … Continue reading

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And she did

And she did. (Youtube)

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I hope she wins

If nothing else, then in expectation of the speech she’d make if she won an Academy Award. For some time I’ve enjoyed the works of Olivia Colman, in comedy and drama, and her befuddled acceptance speeches are a joy. Like … Continue reading

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Please sign this petition today

Many people have written extensively why the proposed articles 11 and 13 of the upcoming EU Copyright Directive are bad, worse and the worst, myself included. Despite the opposition, the EU Parliament and EU Commission have decided on the possibly … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s gas station

Apparently Frank Lloyd Wright once designed a gas station.

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Queen

Listening to the music of Queen and watching the biopic about Freddie Mercury, this review from 1979 seems quite a bit off the mark: What trips the group up, as usual, is the music. […] more of the same dull … Continue reading

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When you add a computer, you get a computer

When you add a computer to something, you end up with a computer. So, when you add a computer to a shoe, you don’t get a smart shoe, you get a computer. Shaped as a shoe. Nike’s Adapt BB, a … Continue reading

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