Man könnte die Menschen in zwei Klassen abteilen; in solche, die sich auf eine Metapher und 2) in solche, die sich auf eine Formel verstehn. Deren, die sich auf beides verstehn, sind zu wenige, sie machen keine Klasse aus. Heinrich von Kleist

Der Refrain ist die eigentliche Botschaft.

Empty-handed I entered the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going—
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.
a fourteenth-century Japanese Zen monk
I am convinced that the truest act of courage is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others. Cesar Chavez
The material object of observation, the bicycle or [in this case, the global infrastructure], can’t be right or wrong. Molecules are molecules. They don’t have any ethical codes to follow except those people give them. The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed. The test of the machine is always your own mind. There isn’t any other test. Robert Pirsig (via devops.com)


Turns out, we don’t need to separate content from presentation. Just separate the content from the fiddly UI for presentation and things work just fine.

This might also be why programming still happens in text editors. And why separation of concerns sometimes adds to complexity, instead of removing from it.





What did those plutocrats think was going to happen? 


I didn’t think this was real but it isss ahahahaha


(via florianhanke)

SSL added and removed here! :-)

SSL added and removed here! :-)

Although it is possible to find some particular solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations governing fluid motion, all such solutions are unstable to finite perturbations at large Reynolds numbers. Sensitive dependence on the initial and boundary conditions makes fluid flow irregular both in time and in space so that a statistical description is needed. Russian mathematician Andrey Kolmogorov proposed the first statistical theory of turbulence, based on the aforementioned notion of the energy cascade (an idea originally introduced by Richardson) and the concept of self-similarity. As a result, the Kolmogorov microscales were named after him. It is now known that the self-similarity is broken so the statistical description is presently modified.[3] Still, a complete description of turbulence remains one of the unsolved problems in physics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbulence
On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. Charles Babbage
I think it will be wonderful that so many people are growing up in public right now. At some point in the fairly near future, we’re gonna have to really come to terms with the fact that everyone has fucked up in public to some degree and then we’ll hopefully start to give everybody a bit of a break. What entertains me no end is that people look at me and are like, ‘you could be my daughter, you look like the girls my daughter hangs out with’ and they have to rethink the humanity of performers. It’s pretty cool. Stoya in Wonderland Magazine
I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams