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Gaming: The Long Dark

I normally don’t play survival games or walking simulators, but The Long Dark by Hinterland Games, which I purchased back then when it was still in early access on Steam, took me into new realms. You are tossed out into the Canadian wilderness with hardly anything, and your only aim is to survive, find shelter, food, craft tools, hunt for […]

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Making fun of Trump – thanks France

I mean, it is easy to make fun of Trump, he is just too stupid and incapable and uneducated. But what the French president Emmanuel Macron did on Bastille Day, in presence of the usual Trumpies, was just above the usual level of making fun of Trump. The French made Trump watch a French band playing a medley of Daft […]

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Gödel and Daemons – an excursion into literature

Explaining Gödel’s theorems to students is a pain. Period. How can those poor creatures crank their mind around a Completeness and an Incompleteness Proof… I understand that. But then, there are brave souls using Gödel’s theorems to explain the world of demons to writers, in particular to answer the question: You can control a Demon by knowing its True Name, […]

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SJW attitude in science

Recently, Eric Raymond, famous for is “The Cathedral and the Bazaar“, stepped forward to speak out against mixing social agenda, like equal treatment for everyone outside the white straight group, with meritocracy, the evaluation of one solely based on his/her contribution. And without fail, the SJW side of the Internet didn’t take much time to munch down on Raymond like […]

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Two videos that make you happy

Sometimes one feels down and troubled, and instead of a helping hand, watching videos that cheer you up can get you a long way. Two of my favorite videos are one of the “crazy Korean drummer” Kwon Soon Keun (search on youtube), and the election campaign video of Iceland’s Best party, founded by the musician and comedian Jón Gnarr, which […]

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Gaming: The Talos Principle

Over the last weekends I finally managed to finish The Talos Principle, all of its endings. Compared to the actual play time I needed for , namely about 12 hours, The Talos Principle challenged me much longer, about 36 hours. An enjoyable ride through many different and stunningly created worlds filled with many many puzzles that need to be solved. […]

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An amusing lintian error — Lenna

Well, there we are, trying to build another round of TeX Live packages for Debian, just to realize that the lintian error that should have been downgraded to warning (or removed) is still around, due to doubts about the license. Ok. Well, anyway, but what I found is even more funny: E: texlive-extra source: license-problem-non-free-img-lenna texmf-dist/doc/latex/reflectgraphics/lenna.jpgE: texlive-extra source: license-problem-non-free-img-lenna texmf-dist/doc/latex/reflectgraphics/lenna.jpg […]

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A ghost at JAIST

Today I got the booklet: JAIST Outline 2014-2015, and I found a very interesting table at the end of the pamphlet, listing the international staff members. Reading through it, I wondered what has happened to me? An inquiry brought the answer, but I should have guessed…

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オーストリアの特色

(日本語のクラスの宿題なんですけれども。。。) 実はオーストリアは特色がない。特にウイーンに住んでいる人々は世界中で一番普通の人だと思う。もちろん、皆は自国をそのとおりに思っているようだ。その証明を書いてみよう!証明のためにどこでも人気な場所へ行って状態を述べると、皆はウイーンの「不特色」が簡単にわかるはずだ。この人気な場所は「ウイーナカフェー」というコーヒー店だ。 今日長い散歩で疲れた観光客の私達はお店を眺めて休憩を楽しみながら入って柔らかいいすに腰掛けてメニューを見てコーヒーとケーキを選んで、店員さんを待っている。〜待っている〜待っている。あれ?来ない?「すみません」とよんでもなかなか来ない。店員さんはドアーのとなりに立ってうっかりしている。私達は立って手を振ってまた「すみません」とよぶのに、店員さんはゆっくりこちらを見て、笑って、のんびりと台所に消える。のどが乾いた私達はとりあえず持ってきた水筒から水を飲んで待ち続ける。10分後結局他の店員さんが近づいて注文をとる。 となりのテーブルに座っている「現地人」は強い方言で説明してくれる。常連客じゃないんって、このテーブルの担任に待たなくちゃぞ。ーなるほど。 これは世界中で一番普通じゃないでしょう! (先生が二人の直しを有難うございます。)

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How to write spam

Recently I found a nice spammed comment on this blog. It gives long text with variations, things spammers use. Only that the variations were not selected, but all included in the text. That is a funny reading, because we all get these emails often.

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