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Economist: “The only way to feel good about American democracy is to set it beside Brussels”

The Economist gets a new Editor, the quote above is from John Micklethwait, the outgoing one in his leader The

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The 14 Books I read in 2014

I started to use Goodreads to track what I am reading (but I prefer to tell you about here).Here is

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Embedding Video with Libreoffice on Linux (Mint)…

… does not work, unless you install libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer.  This is just a note to myself.

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Teaching Systems Engineering Talk with #RMF (#EclipseCon) now online

I just found out that the talk that Andrea Herrmann and I gave at EclipseCon Europe 2014 is now online. 

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FDP, Rest In Peace

Really? New colors for the FDP (liberal party of Germany)? It’s sad, it used to be a party for entrepreneurs

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China forms giant train manufacturer, more than three times as big as next rival

CNR and CSR merge, forming a conglomerate of over 13 billion Euro in revenues.  This is more than three times as

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Twinkle, twinkle…

Finally, the scientifically correct version of the Twinkle, Twinkle song!

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The power of routine: How geniuses use their time

Very cool diagram on how some geniuses, including Mozart, Kant or Franklin structured their days.

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Viel zu leicht davongekommen: Abmahnanwalt Urmann

Geldstrafe, Verlust der Lizenz und 80 Sozialstunden? Der Kerl gehört hinter Gitter! Und das hat er noch nicht mal wegen

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ACM considers open access proponents “IP Communists”

A commentary by Dirk Riehle brought my attention to the latest ACM Editorial, where Mr. Vardi states that "the open

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