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Germans are currently paying 8 billion EUR/year in compulsory public broadcasting fees. Billion with a B.

 

Hanging out at in Potsdam today. Ping me if you want to chat about RemoteStorage, offline-first web apps, or @hackerbeach.

 
 

Unlocking a Samsung Galaxy S8 by iris-scanning a low-quality photo printed on paper: https://media.ccc.de/v/biometrie-s8-iris-en

 

Started using Mastodon/The Fediverse™ on April 6. Less than two months later, Twitter feels like a cheap, ad-ridden cable TV channel.

 

Played around with Mycroft this weekend. Unfortunately, its skill set leaves a lot to be desired for me, and responses are awfully slow. But seems like a good basis. And hey, it's all open source, so nothing to complain about really.

 

You can watch National Bird, a documentary about the US drone murder program, in German cinemas this week: http://nationalbirdfilm.com/

 

Probably the perfect lesson for kids who bought digital pets that can only survive on DRM-protected food: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/05/19/second-life-ozimals-pet-rabbits-dying/

 

When I read about Erlang once in a while, I always end up being reminded of this vid, then go watch it and laugh my ass off every single time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yH_j8-VVLo

 

I have a ton of airberlin miles to spend, but it appears upgrading to business class is only possible for like 2 seats per route per month. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

 

Found a legit Isaan Thai restaurant in Berlin. Their menu comes with this disclaimer:

 

Stumbled upon this quick rundown of Kotlin syntax and features. If I were to code for the JVM, I'd likely use this: https://medium.com/@magnus.chatt/why-you-should-totally-switch-to-kotlin-c7bbde9e10d5

 
 

My Saturday so far: writing codes, brewing coffees, taping handlebars.

 

The Dutch gave Mario Draghi a proper and well-deserved grilling, including some banger comments and gifting him a tulip to sum up their feelings about printing 2.5 trillion EUR out of nothing. Too bad this will likely never end up in German and French public media: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-11/you-look-remarkably-calm-someone-who-issues-%E2%82%AC25-trillion-out-thin-air-dutch-politici

 

"Obama Takes Private Jet, 14-Car Convoy To His $3.2MM Climate Change Speech": http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-10/obama-takes-private-jet-14-car-envoy-his-32mm-climate-change-speech

 

Yes: Finally a proper excuse for my yearly Portland visit.

 

1:11 hrs until SegWit activates: http://litecoinblockhalf.com/segwit.php

 

I just arrived at the re:publica party. Ping me if you wanna hang out.

 

I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but any feedback, ideas, proposals are always appreciated, e.g. on https://community.remotestorage.io/ ! Would love to discuss how to integrate the two better.