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Gedanken (Popkultur)

  • The real problem with being a hipster is that the ideal of non-conformity is inconsistent with the idea of fashion. (Quelle)
  • Name one thing a Millennial - any Millennial - has done to improve America. Edward Snowden (millennial) blew the lid on massive online surveillance (an invention of the boomers). (Quelle)
  • From the yuppie perspective, the scary thing about traffic deaths is that you can't buy your way out of that risk the way you can buy your way out of crime risk. (Quelle)

Gedanken (Technik)

  • Advice not to use broken crypto doesn't become bad advice simply because the good crypto options have crappy UX. If you care about security, good crypto trumps bad UX. If you don't care about security, just use Google Chat. (Quelle)
  • The people who want Twitter to be pure really want a platform without a platform vendor. The web already is that. If you want a commercial and centralized system like Twitter, it can't work like an open system, and it's unreasonable to demand that it does. (via)
  • Building simple composable abstractions and systems is just really hard, and takes a lot of practice and refinement. Unfortunately, programmers don’t necessarily get much practice before their designs become the foundation on which everyone else needs to work (for example, there is very little emphasis placed on designing effective software abstractions in academic computer science programs), and there’s often no easy way to go fix the defects afterward. (Quelle)
  • The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some 50 miles of concrete highway. – Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Chance for Peace