People hate you more if you’re successful. And they will do anything to make you feel bad and guilty for being successful. As you can’t just shoot them in the head to get rid of them, you try to discuss things and find a solution everyone can be happy with. Just like intelligent people do. Let me tell you, that it doesn’t work. Stupidity is like a desease which can’t be cured. Arguing with the stupid is a waste of your valuable lifetime. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. And in the end you’re the bad guy, that everyone hates, even though you didn’t do anything wrong.

Luckily there’s a third solution: Changing your social environment, like relocating or emigrating, right? No, it’s not! I did that several times and ended up with different people who’re the same assholes that I wanted to shake off.

As you get older, suddenly you realize that everything you do in your life is meaningless. You waste your whole life working and arguing with people giving you the needle until you die some day. Everyone elses life will go on. But not yours. Yours is over and nobody will care about you or your personal achievements, because everyone hates you for being you.

Think about it and use your lifetime wisely in order to have the time of your life.

2019-08-09 @ 08:11: Agile software development Coding

… means to fiddle around with something until it fits the use case. Documentation “will be done later” and structured programming “just happens by accident”.

The prosecutor and the judge said it was because I had a lot of USB flash drives, — a lot of computers and a lot of books, they said that these were suspicious.

Source: Ola Bini

I guess, we’re all just one step away from being jailed.

I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office for protection. Like most of the public, I had been subconsciously poisoned by the relentless smear campaign, which had been disseminated over the years. So it took a second knock on my door to get my reluctant attention. But once I looked into the facts of this case, what I found filled me with repulsion and disbelief.

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2019-06-24 @ 07:56: déjà vus Personal

Lately I’m experiencing many déjà vus. Since I’m already used to that, it feels like falling down the rabbit hole most time. Maybe there’s a glitch in the matrix.

President Trump has promised to cure cancer, eradicate AIDS, and ensure that American astronauts land on Mars if he wins a second term. “We will push onward with new medical frontiers. We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases—including cancer and others and we’re getting closer all the time,” Trump said to a cheering crowd at his rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night. “We will eradicate AIDS in America once and for all and we’re very close. We will lay the foundation for landing American astronauts on the surface of Mars.”

Source: The Daily Beast

To my mind there are more important things to do than landing astronauts on the surface of Mars. Like having proper and affordable health care.

A global survey of attitudes towards science has revealed the scale of the crisis of confidence in vaccines in Europe, showing that only 59% of people in western Europe and 50% in the east think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide.
Around the globe, 84% of people acknowledge that vaccines are effective and 92% say their child has received a vaccine. But in spite of good healthcare and education systems, in parts of Europe there is low trust in vaccines. France has the highest levels of distrust, at 33%.
There have been major measles outbreaks in a number of countries, which have spread across the continent, linked to vaccine hesitancy.

Source: The Guardian

This is entirely good news, as it will solve lots of issues in this world. People who vaccinate and those who don’t are like the yin and the yang. We need you!

The Irish government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, as part of a major strategy to protect the environment.
The aim is to ensure that all new cars and vans on Irish roads in 11 years’ time are electric vehicles.
The proposed legislation was among 180 measures in the government’s Climate Action Plan, published on Monday.
The document also includes a target to implement an EU-wide ban on non-recyclable plastic by 2030.

Source: BBC

That will cause a massive raise on the second-hand car market.

Hackers at the Central Intelligence Agency, with the help of colleagues from the British spy agency MI5, developed malware to secretly spy on targets through their Samsung Smart TVs, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks dumped a large cache of documents allegedly coming from the CIA’s hacking unit. Julian Assange’s organization dubbed the release, which it says it’s the first in a series, as “Vault 7,” and billed it as the largest-ever of confidential CIA intelligence documents.

Source: VICE

I said it once and I say it again: Using smart-home technology maybe convenient, but it’s not smart.

Netflix has identified several TCP networking vulnerabilities in FreeBSD and Linux kernels. The vulnerabilities specifically relate to the minimum segment size (MSS) and TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) capabilities. The most serious, dubbed “SACK Panic,” allows a remotely-triggered kernel panic on recent Linux kernels. There are patches that address most of these vulnerabilities. If patches can not be applied, certain mitigations will be effective. We recommend that affected parties enact one of those described below, based on their environment.

Source: https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/06/17/5

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