Schlagwort-Archiv: Freiheit


Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach.

Sacha Baron Cohen, receiving the ADL International Leadership Award (alternative YouTube link)


Aren’t personal property and private property essentially the same thing, though? No! There’s a difference between things that are owned by persons and things that are owned by entities, and although that difference has been obscured by over a century’s worth of “corporations are people” rhetoric from the right, it’s still an important one. Scale matters: It might be reasonable for Bob to say I can’t go hang out in his backyard gazebo while he’s on vacation, but it’s far different for The Bob Corporation to say that I’m not allowed to set foot in a certain forest, beach, park, shopping mall, or abandoned soap factory.

Nick Slater: The Innocent Pleasure of Trespassing


Any bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded.

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited


A prime example is that CERN has enjoyed special conditions for the use of Microsoft products for the last 20 years, by virtue of its status as an “academic institution”. However, recently, the company has decided to revoke CERN’s academic status, a measure that took effect at the end of the previous contract in March 2019, replaced by a new contract based on user numbers, increasing the license costs by more than a factor of ten. Although CERN has negotiated a ramp-up profile over ten years to give the necessary time to adapt, such costs are not sustainable.

Anticipating this situation, the IT department created the Microsoft Alternatives project, MAlt, a year ago.

CERN news: Microsoft Alternatives project (MAlt)


Dat wat je vroeger in de Jordaan had, dat is denk ik dat Noord gevoel.

graffiti in Amsterdam Noord


Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden.

Aber was ist, wenn der andere denkt, dass alle das gleiche denken sollen?

Nico Semsroot feat. Rosa Luxemburg (ca. 18:08)


Alles ist so, daß man in achtundzwanzig Stunden abreisen könnte; unheimisch.

Max Frisch - Tagebuch - Paris, Juli 1948 - Über die Wohnung von Bertolt Brecht - Durchstreichung von mir.

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