Started the day with a fantastic group ride up to the Wulai waterfalls today.
On the way back we did an ice cream stop, where I discovered a most delicious food: peanut-soymilk popsicles. Amazingly tasty, and also amazingly cheap: just 10 TWD (~0.33 USD) a piece.
The new Bavarian police law in action:
DNA check of some people on the way to a demonstration.
(source in German): https://twitter.com/watch_union/status/1042732552988045312
Signed up for an RCC membership in order to rent decent road bikes in Taipei and Hong Kong. The price for rental is ridiculous: 21 EUR/day gets you a brandnew Canyon Ultimate SLX Disc 9.0 with Dura Ace groupset and DT Swiss carbon wheels. And that includes the optional insurance, which brings liability for damages down to ZERO and less than 1000 bucks if the entire thing gets stolen. So they're basically giving them out for free.
First IPFS Berlin meetup on Oct 11: https://www.meetup.com/IPFS-Berlin/events/254816369
"Some people buy an iPhone every year; some are on a two-year cycle; others wait for screens to crack, batteries to die, or apps to slow. Nearly all, though, buy another iPhone, making the purpose of yesterday’s keynote less an exercise in selling a device and more a matter of informing self-selected segments which device they will ultimately buy, and for what price."
Thompson on point, as ever: https://stratechery.com/2018/the-iphone-franchise/
A while back I made a popular meme.
So then I went and made the meme real.
The association of German publishing houses (VDZ) is giving a medal of honor to Angela Merkel for her "lifetime political achievements". GOSH, I WONDER WHY.
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The EU is already in the middle of building an army, and member states are already required to pump up their military budgets and build up capacity, not just for defense but also missions in e.g. Africa. It's called PESCO: https://fm4.orf.at/stories/2891113/ (DE)
I'm sure this originated from you, the citizen. And you had your say in it. And your public news broadcasters had a long debate about this important topic. You know, like in a democracy.
Enjoying the taste of "high quality coffee beans". (EOUTOFBEANS)
No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.
You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.
It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.
linus’ apology Show more
i’m honestly surprised and amazed by linus’ apology. this is a step in the right direction https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFy+Hv9O5citAawS+mVZO+ywCKd9NQ2wxUmGsz9ZJzqgJQ@mail.gmail.com/
“Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest.
Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.”
I have a lot of catching up to do 😳
The lower level of Daan Park station is so airy and calm.
A friendly place for tooting. Run by the Kosmos peeps.