Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tea Water

We sometimes drink tea in the office, Dietmar always does. The water used for this tea until now was flowing through this aerator. Note the rust and lime on it. After I had removed it, the increased water flow released even more brown goo from the pipes which then filled the sink. All in all it did not increase my urge to make tea.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

8000 V, 100 nF

Nice and old. You can still buy it from Plastic Capacitors Inc., but I wonder if the label using this nice script font has remained...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Public Transport

The graffiti artists become more educated every day, or why did they write mother in latin? (or rather: why didn't they translate fucker while they are at it?). Later on, my bus was delayed significantly, maybe it's a long way from =ö^QecdbQßU?

Cup half full...

Today the bakery ran out of small cups, so I started my day with a cup that's half full (optimist) or empty (pessimist)... Or double the size it ought to be (engineer).

Saturday, July 07, 2007

stupid pictures

Pigeon-Defense-System and a full WinNT Logfile.

We have to get rid of Schäuble.

That unpleasant guy in the upper right, Wannabe-Mielke-On-Wheels, our obviously insane Minister of the interior seriously wants germany to have it's own Guantanamo. I'm not kidding you. Furthermore he wants the state to conduct targeted assasinations. Here is the quote from Tagesschau, germanys most promiment news programme:
Damit will Schäuble künftig auch gegen Terror-Sympathisanten und so genannte Gefährder schärfer vorgehen. Zum Beispiel durch die Einführung des Straftatbestandes der Verschwörung, "wie in Amerika", sagte er. Das bedeute, "Gefährder zu behandeln wie Kombattanten und zu internieren". Ob er dabei an Gefangenenlager wie das umstrittene US-Lager Guantánamo in Kuba denkt, sagte Schäuble nicht.
(Schäuble wants to approach terror sympathisers and so-called threatening persons more aggressively, for example by creating the element of crime of conspiracy, just like in the U.S.A, he says. According to him, this means to treat these threatening persons as enemy combattants and detain them. He did not specify if he thinks about something like the guantanamo camp.) As Felix von Leitner puts it, the Dachau concentration camp is still in good shape, maybe we should just re-activate it? All that information about the crimes of the nazi regime that is done there is obviously completely outdated and therefore no more necessary. And while we are at it, we could start a new SS which then can conduct the targeted killings that Mr. Schäuble also wants us to do? (certainly he got inspired by Israel in this regard):
"Wir müssen darüber reden, ob das Maß an Prävention, das unseren Polizeigesetzen heute schon eigen ist, genügt", so Schäuble. Eine Möglichkeit seien Auflagen für Gefährder, die nicht abgeschoben werden könnten - etwa ein Kommunikationsverbot im Internet oder mit dem Handy bis hin zu "Extremfällen wie dem so genannten Target Killing", also der gezielten Tötung von Verdächtigen durch den Staat.
(we have to talk about the question if the preventive measures the law grants the police are enough. One possibility would be to bar these threatening persons from communicating by internet or mobile phone. Or targeted killings in extreme cases.) These discussions really turn my stomach. I mean that man is obviously insane by demanding these acts in the first place but also without a single terror victim in germany since several decades. It's the same idiot that brought us the online searches few weeks ago, even though he has no idea what the internet is in the first place... I'm really disgusted by this appaling disregard for our constitution or basic human rights for that matter. Read the Bundestrojaner-Blog for one of several summaries which sure will start to appear during the day.

Friday, July 06, 2007

stupid government, part 81233

Our beloved government today passed two stupid laws, one concerning copyright, the other concerning computer crime. As they are a bunch of imbeciles both are a great failure and only please the people bribing them and I'll refrain from stating my obvious dissatisfaction with those idiots. Nevertheless the Chaos Computer Club made a nice statement by replacing their homepage with the image you can see left of this post. They state that now the internet has become a nice flower-meadow without any security problems and no internet crime left. It'S just the way the members of parliament that passed the law prohibiting security tools (which might of course also be used in a offensive way) probably think it now has become.