kill list

kill list

The drone war's never ending kill list can only be compared with the permanence of the Gulag system's kill list. Its high- tech and its historical ultimacy make the drone war a crime without precedent - ignored in the filter bubble we live in.

photography

landscape photography — fujifilm X30 review

The Fujifilm X30 is well-known for its perfect point-and-shoot mode.  –  I love to use this camera just for the opposite purpose. I disabled any Auto operations: white balance, focus etc.  –  the excellent EVF makes it possible.

schlachtfeld internet

die stellschrauben unserer meinung

Die Dokumentation "Schlachtfeld Internet" des Deutschen Fernsehens übt sich im Propaganda- Tonfall des Kalten Krieges.  –  Edward Snowden's Arbeit dagegen widmet sich der Aufklärung. - Ein Missverhältnis .. (it's in German) 

exoplanet

"..this planet will float deserted through space"

Will the godspeed address for interstellar space colonization be like this?: "Good luck! In five thousand years we will meet again. Perhaps then with opposing precepts what humanity should be. So, please stay peaceable!" – Of course it will not.

guanxiu luohans

贯休  guanxiu . the 16 luohan engravings

The boldness of Guanxiu's luohan drawings is artistically exemplary in my view. Even after many steps of reproduction the original artwork speaks to us as unbelievable expressive, vivid and freely developed portraits.

1914

1914 - 2014 . north america's wars in europe

John Kornblum's deceptions about the Ukraine conflict. –  The historical guilt of the Adenauer Foundation. –  The happily defused tinderbox of the Crimean peninsula.  –  The final splitting of Europe under the rule of a strategic think tank.

surveillance state

the light of being human

The origins of my design "Joe the Eyelethead".
The algorithm is the new God of our time, the algorithm that predicts and manipulates the peoples' thoughts, that adjusts any opinion and any social behaviour.

stefanie schneider

stefanie schneider – gone with the retro filter

I'm afraid I've lost one of my last hopes lightness of being could exist in art. I like Stefanie Schneider's photographs and its narrative style for many years. It is consecutive she performs experiments with short film now ..

heaven s fitters

big bang  —  today's physics in deadlock

EINSTEIN WAS WRONG. BUT TODAY'S ASTROPHYSICISTS FLOP No one can conceive where time comes from and what time really is. – Makes it any sense to come up with the idea there must be an energy that drives scaling of space forward?

globe

coastline in sunglint

In 2008 I built a 3D globe model (pure vector, no image mapping). The rendered image shows up Denmark, Skagerrak and in the background Scotland.
The Earth Observatory IOTD from February 25. ...

space scaling

not dark yet  (on dark energy)

Is it really enough to take distance measurements of supernovae or to deduce the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud  to claim: "That's the key to unerstand expansion of the universe." ?  – My skeptical first questioning (a draft).

anonymous

tor is not for watching tv

Eight months ago I used for a while a payed VPN service to watch British TV. Now I was interested in how Tor works, in general and for the case I would really need it, not for watching TV. – But it ended up in trying just that.

bookmarking

how I do bookmarking and note taking

My favorite tool makes use of the filtering system of OS X  (Smart Folders) for filtering the notes/ bookmarks by tags, text strings, by excluding individual tags (boolean) etc. ..
Very fast, very neat, most indispensable.

eff logo

what is the english word for 'netzpolitik'?

The Guardian and Wired use derogatory naming as web pages' category: 'Hacking' resp. 'Threatlevel'.
Ars Technica calls it 'Civilization and Its Discontents' – sounds intellectual but intends downplaying rather...

NX

cad software:  nx and modo

In the final result "3D" is either about engineering or about lighting, shadows, surface texture and perspective projection .. –  not what I want.  This blog post tells (beside listing CAD software) how I got loose from CAD.

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