Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:17:14 +0100 
and in the sidebar you read: "and...we're on Facebook" :headdesk :headdesk :headdesk

#^Opinion: The one way to control Facebook — delete your account | Science| In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 21.03.2018

Tougher security settings on Facebook just won't cut it, says DW's Zulfikar Abbany. In his opinion, you shouldn't be using Facebook in the first place — and users have themselves to blame in part for data breaches.


 Bonn, GermanyTue, 20 Mar 2018 22:54:54 +0100 
#^Drama near the Beuel wallpaper factory - Boy dies after being buried under stone slab
A ten-year-old boy died after an accident in Beuel on Friday. A heavy stone slab at the edge of a company’s premises fell on him. He died of his injuries in hospital. The public only learned of the accident on Monday.

This happened next to my office building, but I noticed nothing about this on Friday. From the break room window you can even see the area where it happened. Having a kid in the same age, this feels really terrible and shocking such accidents.

Reality is only formed in memory

 Bonn, GermanyTue, 20 Mar 2018 21:26:14 +0100 
#^Germany's founding myths on show in new Bonn exhibit | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 19.03.2018

A new exhibition at Bonn's history museum Haus der Geschichte unpacks half a century of founding myths. Some 900 objects from East and West Germany, as well as from the reunified nation, link pivotal historic moments.

klares Signal

 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:21 +0100 
#^Scholz ernennt Goldman-Sachs-Mann zum Staatssekretär

Ein klares Signal vom SPD-Finanzminister an die Finanzelite
Wenige Tage nach seiner eigenen Ernennung zum Finanzminister hat Olaf Scholz Jörg Kukies, Deutschlandchef der US-Großbank Goldman Sachs, zu einem seiner Staatssekretäre ernannt. Kukies soll sich vor allem um die Europapolitik und die Finanzmarktregulierung kümmern.
 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:59:55 +0100 
Nein, der Scholz braucht jemanden, der sich auskennt, um die ganzen krummen Geschäfte aufzudecken :-D
 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:01:07 +0100 
Bei Goldman Sachs fällt mit der Auftritt von Pelzig in der Anstalt immer wieder ein:

#^SENSATION beim ZDF !!! Erwin Pelzig über Goldman Sachs, ihre Abteilungen und Personal
by exzombieschaf on YouTube

e.GO Pop-up-Store Bonn

 Bonn, GermanySun, 18 Mar 2018 23:31:05 +0100 
#^Mobilität in der Stadt - e.Go präsentiert neues Elektroauto "Life" in Bonn
NRW-Minister Andreas Pinkwart hat den Ausstellungsraum für das Elektroauto e.Go Life in der Bonner Innenstadt eröffnet. Die Forscher der RWTH Aachen hatten bereits das StreetScooter Projekt für DHL entwickelt.

Bis September in der Fürstenstraße 25.
 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:04:59 +0100 
#^Mobility in the city - e.Go presents new "Life" electric car in Bonn
NRW Minister Andreas Pinkwart has opened the exhibition room for the electric car e.Go Life in Bonn city centre. The researchers from RWTH Aachen University have already developed the StreetScooter project for DHL.

Over The Border 2018

 Bonn, GermanySun, 18 Mar 2018 23:10:58 +0100 
#^Over The Border 2018 - Music Diversity Festival

Diversity Returns – Das „Over-the-border“-Festival 2018
From 9 March until 25 March 2018, for the third time around, OVER THE BORDER Festival off ers musicians from around the globe a stage to present their music and their culture. The Festival aims to initiate inspiring and controversial dialogues and to promote exchange and encounters across all borders.
 music  Bonn


 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:07:26 +0100 
#^Restaurant tip - Swiss chef serves burgers
He cooked for many heads of state and even for Sophia Loren - but if she actually had spaghetti (which the Italian movie diva claimed she owes her figure to) is not known: The Swiss man Bruno Staub is taking over the Godesburger at the Moltkeplatz - self-branded as „Germany’s first inclusive burger restaurant“.


 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:58:51 +0100 
#^Philippines gives official notice of International Criminal Court withdrawal | News | DW | 16.03.2018

The Philippines has officially notified the UN secretary-general that it is quitting the ICC. The move comes after it was announced that the court was investigating killings connected with Manila's war on drugs.

#^Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte urges nations to abandon International Criminal Court | News | DW | 18.03.2018

After his decision to quit the International Criminal Court, Philippine leader Duterte has called upon other nations to follow suit. The ICC announced last month it was launching a probe into Duterte's brutal drug war.

Smarte Schule?

 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:35:19 +0100 
Was soll daran "smart" sein? Das ist alles andere als smart.

#^Moskau: Smart City | Weltspiegel

Mit großem Selbstbewusstsein rast Moskau in die digitale Zukunft, während in den Weiten des Landes der technologische Wandel Jahrhunderte entfernt zu sein scheint.

"Ich glaube, es ist eine gute Taktik, die totale Kontrolle über das Kind zu haben. Das System ist ziemlich einmalig. Man kann einfach schneller lernen. Wir können nicht tricksen, es bleibt uns nur, gute Noten zu haben."

Read offline

 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:10:50 +0100 
Wonderful idea, an online offline-only magazine.

#^The Disconnect: Issue One

The Disconnect is an offline-only magazine of commentary, fiction, and poetry.
Marshall Sutherland
 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:21:46 +0100 
Oh, yeah, I forgot to go back and read more of this. Thanks for the reminder!
h.ear.t | tobias
 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:09:15 +0100 

"Ich habe mir doch nichts zu Schulden kommen lassen"

 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:04:48 +0100 
#^Monitor vom 15.03.2018

Die totale Überwachung: Seehofers Pläne für Deutschland | Der Fall Florian C.: Wie Geheimdienste Leben zerstören | Unter Generalverdacht: Kurden in Deutschland | Folterknechte und Menschenhändler: Deutschlands Partner in Libyen
 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:49:12 +0100 
#^Artist against Indonesia deforestation | All media content | DW | 15.03.2018
In the past few years, the destruction of rainforests in Indonesia has reached an alarming level. The main reason behind this increasing deforestation is the plantation of oil palm trees. Ernest Zacharevic, an artist from Lithuania, has a unique way to raise awareness about it.
Letter Bomber
 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:26:29 +0100 
is "raising awareness" really doing anything though? I've been aware for like a decade. It isn't getting any better. I've seen interviews with the government officials in indonesia in charge of fixing the situation and they do not give me any confidence that anything real is being done. Meanwhile, companies stamp "made with sustainable palm oil" on their products as if that does anything. Consumers, even if they look for this, are just putting on blinders to the problem. In global commodities markets, if there is any black market at all, the whole market is effectively tainted. We've seen this with diamonds. We've seen this with rare metals. We've seen this with other commodities. There is no such thing as "sustainable palm oil". Every company needs to change their recipes. Period. There is no other solution.

That's the awareness that should be raised.

new lawn following COP23

 Bonn, GermanyThu, 15 Mar 2018 23:27:48 +0100 
#^Following the Cop 23 climate conference - Bonn Rheinaue gets new lawn
After the World Climate Conference, there is not much lawn left in the Rheinaue. By the end of April, a nursery will have hauled in 59,000 square meters of turf to make it green again.


such complex functions in IDaaS services?

 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:17:35 +0100 

#^IAM in the Cloud » ADMIN Magazine
Offers for identity management as a service (IDaaS) are entering the market and promising simplicity. However, many lack functionality, adaptability, and in-depth integration with existing systems. We look at how IT managers should consider IDaaS in their strategy.
Identity and access management (IAM) is a core IT discipline located between IT infrastructure, information security, and governance. For example, IAM tools help with the management of users and their access rights across systems and (cloud) services, to provide easy access to applications (preferably with a single sign-on experience), to handle strong authentication, and to protect shared user accounts.

#CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management)
Letter Bomber
 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:13:18 +0100 last edited: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:41:03 +0100  
The usual insanity. Zero-sum economics. Everyone not only thinks there is a pie to be had, but they want it all to themselves.

A technical, but also political, problem

 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:08:32 +0100 
#^Clocks in Europe are running late because of the Kosovo conflict | Science| In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 07.03.2018

For weeks, digital clocks in Europe have been lagging behind. The unexpected source of the problem: Kosovo and Serbia, whose power grid operators can't find common ground.
Mike Macgirvin
 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:40:18 +0100 
The unexpected source of the problem: Kosovo and Serbia, whose power grid operators can't find common ground


Betreutes Leben

 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 22:45:49 +0100 
Kann das ZDF diese Sendung nicht mal aus der tiefsten Sendeplatzsenkung raus holen. Echt eine Schande.

#^Betreutes Leben - Wie uns Google, Facebook und Co. beherrschen

Ob Teenager oder US-Präsident, die Welt kommuniziert im Minutentakt über Twitter, Facebook und Instagram. Wir lassen uns über Apps und virtuelle Sprachassistenten Vorschläge für unser Leben unterbreiten.

Wer aber kontrolliert unser Dasein: Die Digitalkonzerne oder doch immer noch der einzelne Mensch? Sind wir noch Herr über unsere Daten? Darüber spricht Richard David Precht mit Udo Di Fabio, ehemals Richter am Bundesverfassungsgericht.

Ist der Geist der Aufklärung verflogen?
In fast allen Lebensbereichen verlassen sich die Menschen heute auf digitale Anwendungen, die nicht nur immer unverzichtbarer sondern auch immer intelligenter werden. Doch welche Auswirkungen hat dies auf unsere Art zu leben? Vieles müssen wir nicht mehr selbst beurteilen, nicht mehr selbst entscheiden. Wir scheinen verwoben in ein digitales Netz aus Prävention und Bevormundung, so Precht, dem wir uns aus Bequemlichkeit gerne überlassen. Dabei scheint uns unser Recht auf Privatsphäre reichlich gleichgültig zu sein, meint er.

Precht fragt: Verlernen wir auf diesem Wege nicht unsere Gesellschaftsfähigkeit? Opfern wir so nicht unser demokratisches Bewusstsein und überantworten uns der digitalen Verheißung, dass es für jedes Problem eine Lösung gibt? Der Geist der Aufklärung scheint verflogen zu sein. Freiheitliche Selbstbestimmung ist in unserer hyper-komplexen Welt zu einer anstrengenden Arbeit geworden. Verlieren wir uns allmählich im Netz oder folgen wir bloß einer zwangsläufigen technischen Evolution, der wir uns nicht entziehen können? Precht fragt: Prägt am Ende die Technik die Entwicklung der Menschheit wesentlich maßgeblicher als es die Politik je vermocht hat?

Weniger Schlangenöl!

 Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:03:45 +0100 
über jeden einzelnen Hack freuen...

#^Kommentar zum Bundeshack: Schluss mit Schlangenöl und Monokultur!

Schon die wenigen bekannten Informationen zum Hackerangriff auf das Bundesnetz offenbaren wieder einmal zentrale Schwächen der IT-Sicherheit der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Alvar Freude hat deswegen sieben Forderungen zusammengetragen.

Return of Mr. Music

 Bonn, GermanySat, 03 Mar 2018 21:33:02 +0100 
Return of Mr Music! | 3 songs bonn
He’s back!  Bernie Gelhausen is re-opening Bonn’s best Record/CD Shop on Saturday (3 March). At 11.11am in Münsterstrasse.

3songs had a sneak preview inside the new Mr Music store and it certainly has cult status written all over it. True, it’s a smaller place than the shop that Gelhausen ran for 25 years in Maximillianstrasse but there will be plenty of vinyl for the old-school collectors, alongside a good selection of CD’s.
 music  Bonn

cognitive science and linguistics

 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:33:39 +0100 
#^'Don't retweet Donald Trump and don't use his language' | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 21.01.2018

While Donald Trump's tweets are routinely attacked as false, this often only helps to spread his message, says cognitive linguist George Lakoff. So DW asked him how to best respond to the US president's fiery language.

Human brains and language are so defective.
Language activates an idea and a circuitry in your brain. And the result of that is every time a circuit is activated, its synapses get stronger. So the more you hear certain things, even if you just hear and understand them, the circuitry gets stronger.
 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:36:41 +0100 
Frequency studies are very productive in linguistic and literary studies. Its results are becoming increasingly interesting in the sociological field. This one that you share has an added importance: the character object of the study. Thanks for sharing it.
 Bonn, GermanyThu, 01 Mar 2018 14:35:45 +0100 
#^MakerSpace Bonn - Eine offene Werkstatt für Bonn. Für alle.

Mit einem kleinen Team haben wir im MakerSpace allerlei Mobiliar und Gerätschaften installiert. Jetzt fehlt nur eins: IHR!

Am Samstag, den 03.03.2018, freuen wir uns daher auf euch ab 15:00 Uhr in unserem nagelneuen
MakerSpace Bonn
in der Kennedyallee 18-20, 53175 Bonn (Plittersdorf), im ersten Stock (kein Aufzug).

Wir sind also nur einen Steinwurf vom Bonner Wissenschaftszentrum (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Deutsches Museum etc.) entfernt und fühlen uns im Telekom Technikgebäude im alten „Wählersaal“ rundum wohl. Die Räumlichkeiten (inkl. Strom, Wasser, Internet etc.) werden uns von der Telekom freundlicherweise gesponsert!