Richards rants... and why he sadly is right 
3.1.12, 15:18 - Linux
gepostet von web doc

My #1 newssite (beside the retrocomputing stuff) and its main editor thom holwerda are taking a closer look at what stallmann said the last 30 years and why this sadly is becoming reality ... ... _All_Along

Up until relatively recently, it's been easy to dismiss Richard Stallman as a paranoid fanatic, someone who lost touch with reality long ago. A sort of perpetual computer hippie, the perfect personification of the archetype of the unworldly basement-dwelling computer nerd. His beard, his hair, his outfits - in our visual world, it's simply too easy to dismiss him.

But here we are, at the start of 2012. Obama signed the NDAA for 2012, making it possible for American citizens to be detained indefinitely without any form of trial or due process, only because they are terrorist suspects. At the same time, we have SOPA, which, if passed, would enact a system in which websites can be taken off the web, again without any form of trial or due process, while also enabling the monitoring of internet traffic. Combine this with how the authorities labelled the Occupy movements - namely, as terrorists - and you can see where this is going.

Only a short while ago I would've declared this as pure paranoia - but with all that's been going on recently, it's no longer paranoia. It's reality.

I have to admit...


einmal werden wir noch wach.... 
23.12.11, 09:23 - Dies und Das
gepostet von web doc
das jahr nähert sich dem ende. ich kann leider keine verlogene weihnachtsansprache halten, wie so manch anderer. zum einen weil ich ein grundehrlicher typ bin (der ehrlichste in ganz hessen, ehrlich!) zum anderen weil mir gerade niemand aus mangel an anderen nachrichten eine schmutzkampagne an den hals redet...

ich möchte allen meinen engen freunden für das vergangene jahr danken, insbesondere burnie für die viele hilfe, genauso wie hfcoma und mary lou für deren unterstützung. bessere freunde kann man nicht haben.

die highlights dieses jahr waren:
das chameleon
webos 2.1
der nintendo 3ds
ein neues linux spielzeug handy

die tiefpunkte:
der abschied von meinem geliebten kater
hp's entscheidung webos zu killen
dennis ritchies ableben
die mieseste mediamarkt werbung aller zeiten

ich wünsche euch allen eine frohe weihnacht, den 3 regelmäßigen folgern und den vielen bots die hier immer kräftig voten o_O
merry xmas out there

nintendos botschafter programm, teil 2 
15.12.11, 11:38 - nintendo
gepostet von web doc
in der 2. runde der early adopters entschädigung gibt es wieder ein paar kracher gratis:
F-Zero, Super Mario Advance 3, Zelda: The Minish Cap, Fire Emblem Seima no Kouseki, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Mario Kart Advance, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Metroid Fusion, Wario Land Advance und Made in Wario.

quelle: ... ermin/9905

coole sache!

und das beste spiel steht garn icht in der liste: "Yoshi's Island 3"

engadget war wiedermal schneller: ... -to-3ds-e/
convert videos for nintendo 3DS 
14.12.11, 14:12 - nintendo
gepostet von web doc
since a week or so (with the update to firmware version ) the nintendo 3DS records and plays movies...
it didnt take a week to find a converter, that converts files to the 3DS format:
either a lil script: (or )
or a quick and dirty gui that does the same: ... -beta.html

Hmmm. i really do not have 3d videos and am not able to rip em off yt, but i guess its workin fine \o/

"inflation for dummies" or "does inflation matter in the long run?" 
13.12.11, 08:20 - Dies und Das
gepostet von web doc
a spector is haunting Europe, no not the commies, but


well, 1st of all i am in my deepest inside the opinion that inflation is not something very desirable. not because it is hurting the economy in whole, but the weak participants in special.

inflation occurs on unexpected output.

the "goal" of the European Cenatral Bank is to keep the inflation stabil.

if an economy is "better" than expected it raises inflation.
the central bank has the opportinity to regulate this by raising or lowering th interest rate ('i'). if they notice an upcomming output gap (a surpisingly good economic development), they throttle down economy by raising i.
and versa: if they notice a depression, they lower the interest rate, like you would pour oil in a fire.

now what are the consequences after, in lets say 2 years?
if the pricelevel raises, the rental fees will rise, all men will earn more, etcetc...
so after some time nothing changed in the real income, only the nominal value changed.

do you see the mistake in my sentence? .... the period... the effects are lagged and till the workership notices they need more money, time will pass. this is a renvenue for big firms and the govenment (the debits and the wages are nominal values ;-) ).

so if the ecb states to have an inflation target below 2%, this is for protecting the "small people".

you may insert, that (regarding the phillips curve) a little inflation is good against unemployment. but remember: when you know about the extended phillips curve, its pointless, even more: dangerous (see: stagflation) and if you take a closer look at lucas' critique, you notice that using simple rules to steer an economy will never work. like bob marley sang "you can fool some people sometime, but you can't fool all the people all the time"

What shall we do now?

do not touch the fiscal policy
stating that the centralbank serves the people and not viceversa will not help to lower governmental debts or unemployment. its the simple truth that the ammount of money is only influencing the nominal values, not the real ones. neither unemployment nor growth.

the ec and the euro zone face the handicap that the single countries have different traditional economies and policies. until this problem is not solved i demand to split up the euro zone again. all attempts to keep this system alive will result in even deeper miseries. greece is not able to get on his feeds w/o the support of its citizens. the rest of the euro zone and especially germany has no right to dictate new rules to the proud greece people, who did what they were told to the last decades, what is now told to be wrong (or bad when you read german newspapers).

the Écu was a good idea, like "Hey lets marry to save taxes". but you cannot marry without living together. (unless you need to marry to get the right of residence :-D )

1st think, then act.
this saves a lot, believe me.

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