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If you haven't already seen it enjoy this footage of police in Bulgaria trying to use pepper spray and the wind blowing it back in their faces

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Merkt euch: das "unser" in dem Satz steht nicht etwa für "uns Deutsche" oder für "uns Alle", sondern für "uns alte, weiße Männer".
Bekämpft solche Politiker mit der effektivsten Waffe: geht wählen. Wählt sie weg. Geht auf die Straße. Seid laut.

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30 Jahre Internet - aus dem Anlass mal unsere Wurzeln im Netz, 2002: web.archive.org/web/2002060621
Hat sich nicht viel geändert. 👍

ok, last oscilloscope for today (it's not like I have more, I'm not *that* crazy). I bought this over 10 years ago, I needed a scope and it was cheap (it had some problems). I was lucky, it's a nice model with some useful features, and it just works. I use it for work, projects & stuff. I used to carry it everywhere when I held workshops, which is super annoying (it's really big and heavy) - that's why I eventually just got a seperate one for the hackspace. 😄

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Ich bin auch voll enttäuscht in der langweiligen Version der Zukunft zu leben, wo verdammt sind die gigantischen Sputnik-Monumente?!

ok, es war trashig, aber im positivsten sinne von trashig. 😁 ich habe mal die beste stelle rausgesucht, mit einem wunderbaren song und tollen effekten: youtube.com/watch?v=vJFLn11Lzi

! Ich glaube das wird trashig heute abend, irgendwie kann ich Filme mit solchen Title-Cards nicht mehr ernstnehmen. Sowjetunion, 1963.

Maybe today is a good day to post oscilloscopes. This is also mine, and on permanent loan to @maschinenraum (realistically I'm the only one to use it anyway). I love that I know its history - it was used to calibrate the read/write heads on the mainframe tape storage of a nearby company. Still has the "state property" sticker. I got it from a old guy who worked there and just took it home when they scaled down & fired half of their workers after the reunification. Fuck capitalism and all that.

Swapping the tube was even harder than expected. But it works! Well, somehow. Most controls don't work and the trigger doesn't really...trigger. But that's likely the first time in a long while it has actually done anything. The last calibration seal on this thing is from 1975.

The machine is an trigger oscilloscope from 1965, and the part is a picture tube. The oscilloscope is a tube machine - not a single transistor in there, but 13 tubes! Back then it was a "portable service oscilloscope" - it's massive and weighs over 15kg. Nowadays a cheap microcontroller can easily outdo it. Not really sure what I'm gonna do with it when it works. 🙃 (2/2)

Nice! I received this water-stained carboard box today. Inside is an brand new spare part that probably hasn't left this box since 1964. I've been looking for this for over a year and had pretty much given up - then this turned up on ebay and I got it for 10€. I'm pretty happy, cause now I can finally fix that damn machine. (1/2).

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Die Polizei will, dass wir unsere Demo absagen, weil sie nicht genug Personal haben um uns zu "sichern". Am selben Tag haben auch die Faschisten eine Demo angemeldet, und die waren wohl schneller als wir. 😑 Wir versuchen jetzt einen gemeinsamen Demoblock mit der Gegendemo zu bilden. Hatte eigentlich echt nicht geplant mich heute noch mit Versammlungsrecht rumzuärgern...

tomato plants! i somehow messed up last years seeds and they wouldn't sprout, but luckily i still had about 10 from 2017, and from those i got 7 little plants (and 1 that's definitely not a tomato, but it looks nice anyway)

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Ich bin dafür das der Streisand Effekt von nun an Yannic-Hendricks Effekt genannt wird.

never did an , so why not:
- Aurora or Zelda
- she/her
- anarchist / trans* / pan / vegan / late 20s
- not really good with people, but tries her best
- sort of good with hardware, electronics, analogue audio, industrial machinery, engines
- likes cooking, knitting, gardening, photography, hyenas
- might one day overthrow the government
...thats the basics, kind of. :black_block_blob:

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