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xahteiwi

@xahteiwi@mastodon.social

Humanism, open source, some music, art, and nonsense.

Account is locked; a significant fraction of what I post is followers-only. Got a blank or nonsensical avatar, no visible activity, no pointers to your identity? I'll ignore your follow request. I might choose not to accept it for other reasons, too. 🙂

Sometimes I ask questions here. When I do, I would ask you to please reply with your own thoughts, not an LLM's response.

Toots in English. Tröten auf Deutsch.

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xahteiwi, (edited ) to random German
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Angst ist scheiße. Wut ist besser.

xahteiwi, (edited ) to random German
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Noch eine Anmerkung zum angeblichen Rechtsruck in Österreich: die knapp 10%, die die ÖVP verloren hat, sind nahezu komplett zur FPÖ gewandert, sonst hat sich praktisch nichts signifikant verändert.

Das liegt nur daran, dass die ÖVP jetzt nicht mehr selbst offen extrem rechte Politik macht, wie sie es unter Kurz gemacht hat.

Es sind die gleichen Menschen mit dem selben Gedankengut. Sie wählen nur jetzt wieder blau.

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If you were eligible to vote in the Netherlands in 2005, and you voted Against, I am going to hold this against you for the rest of your sorry life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Dutch_European_Constitution_referendum

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Ich halte mal wieder die Tafel hoch.

Und ich bleibe dabei: das wahre Problem in Deutschland und Österreich sind nicht die Extremisten. Das wahre Problem ist dass in beiden Ländern nach wie vor 25-30% konservativ wählen, und die Konsis sich den Extremisten andienen.

War schon ab 1925 so.

https://mastodon.social/@xahteiwi/111200311772388319

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People who owe their entire adult existence, life in peace and stability, and economic prosperity to the EU and then have the goddamn gall to say "let's fuck it all up for those who come after us" ... it doesn't fucking matter if I try to "understand" them or "relate" to them; they're raging assholes.

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I have never been to Nice, but I need to help a traveller with limited budget out with recommendations for street food, a quick bite, or a good-but-not-too-fancy sit-down place.

Fediverse d'Azur, can you help?

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It says a lot about Germany that some of the best-organised things in its tech industry are named after chaos.

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Kann mir jemand mit einem Link auf eine Studie aushelfen, die die Auswirkungen eines Verbots der intensiven Nutztierhaltung gesamtwirtschaftlich betrachtet?

Also: nicht nur fokussiert auf Verkaufspreise bei Fleisch, sondern ggf. für Lebensmittel allgemein, oder auch im Hinblick auf Kosten im Gesundheitswesen?

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Hier ist eine, die in eine ähnliche Richtung geht:
https://www.uni-augsburg.de/de/campusleben/neuigkeiten/2020/09/04/2735/

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Go vote!

xahteiwi, to random German
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Jede KV-Verhandlung in Österreich sollte diese Grafik vor sich hertragen.

Im Öffentlichen Dienst steigen die Gehälter seit 2015 in einem Ausmaß, das über der maßgeblichen Inflation liegt.

"Die Wirtschaft kann sich vollen Inflationsausgleich gar nicht leisten" ist Unfug.

https://www.goed.at/fileadmin/

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xahteiwi, (edited ) to random
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Here is @eumiro in the middle of one of the more impressive lightning talks I've seen in a while.

At this point he's in the middle of discussing the 7th keyboard layout and with it on his 7th language, and I'm not sure if he was yet past the half-way mark.

https://flic.kr/p/2pVSbsg

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So, here's a fun fact: have you ever wondered how exactly U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt convinced Americans that Hitler was bad, considering he ran a country that was itself deeply racist and heavily antisemitic, had a sizeable fascist movement, and used much similar economic policies as Germany in the late stages of the Great Depression?

He framed it as supporting religious freedom, which the Nazis were encroaching on.

I didn't know that, until I read this bio.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3301907-traitor-to-his-class

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One thing that this book barely mentions, curiously, is the Bitter Lake Agreement (also known as the Quincy Agreement), arguably one of the most influential things that the U.S. did in the 20th century. It shapes the Middle East to this day.

Here, he wasn't so hung up on religious freedom. So y'all want to force Wahhabism on a whole country? That's cool, as long as we can have your oil.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Quincy_(CA-71)#The_Quincy_Agreement#The_Quincy_Agreement)

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@chrisjrn Oh and we didn't even mention eugenics. That was another thing that 1930s Germany and 1930s 'Murica were very aligned on.

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Looking at the world, I'm surprised not more people are pointing out that "AI at human levels" is really putting the bar on the floor.

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@larsmb I think they're tearing up the floorboards and then applying pickaxes, shovels, and excavators prior to bar installation.

xahteiwi, to random German
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Hier bei uns hört man wieder nachts immer die Jungeulen. 🦉

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldohreule

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A Jewish WW2 vet I knew well who was a medic in the Battle of the Bulge passed peacefully on D-Day which feels poetic.

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@rooster May his memory be a blessing.

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You know what's a real management challenge in this industry?

Convincing people that incremental improvements are better than rewrites.

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@karenhjex kicking us off for Day 3 @djangoconeurope 🤩 Awesome keynote, “When I Grow up I Want to be a Database Administrator (said no one ever)”

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@carlton

Yeah but the real question is does it work as indented?

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This is Ernesto. Ernesto is the best speaker communicator that I know of, in any conference I've been to.

If you run speaker communications for a conference, be like Ernesto.

@pycon⁠🇮🇹

https://flic.kr/p/2pVRwWP

xahteiwi, to random
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Hey look, it's me and Rutger Hauer.

https://flic.kr/p/2pVSHjC

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