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Donaldism is what happens, …

Donaldism (Wikipedia de en) ist what happens, if you science the shit out of the work of Carl Barks and Erika Fuchs, using the framework of your chosen profession.

This particular work deals with The Law and Ducktown, and reveals Ducktown to be actual Sin City.

The Wikipedia article of the english Wikipedia is actually quite bad, and in parts outright wrong. The german Wikipedia nails it. That’s rare.

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TIL there is no Google Spaces any more

TIL Google shut down Spaces on April, 17th. That was 2017, though.

I just had a discussion about a bunch of people getting excited about “Chat”, Googles new upcoming Chat client based on Joyn. And we listed Talk, Hangouts, Allo and Duo, as well as Spaces and Wave as being interactive chat-like things that nobody uses.

Joyn is based on a standard from 2008, initiated by the late Nokia. It’s currently on it’s fifth major revision and has zero adoption, zero encryption and an intransparent cost – it’s implemented by each telco, with each telco providing it’s own implementation and gateways, and cost model, which may be charging only for the bytes, or like SMS for each message element. Also, each telcos message server intercepts all messages in the clear, by design.

Anyway, speaking about Spaces, I checked the site and learned that it was shut down on April, 17th. 2017. One year ago. Literally nobody noticed.

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In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree…

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a great repair should be made of the entire computing world. And every child went to their parents to have a look at their installation.

And so it will come to pass that I will show up in the city of Kiel this weekend, actually between Friday and Sunday.

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Trump Method

Starships: They give up, how frustrating.

Supremacy, Kozlov, Epic, 6 Opponents, Moderate, All victories.

Zero Science planets, but one world with constantly rising city count. I am building everything there, and start a secondary Metals world and lacking Science, an Energy world, too.

Elodie (Yellow) almost dies early in the game and goes nowhere. Hutama (Orange) throws the towel and joins Kavitha (Red) of all teams. So do Barre (Green) and finally Elodie, too.

Due to the Energy flood I am having a fleet of 8x 400HP heavies with Plasmas and heavy Armor, Science on Armor and Plasma, too.

I get bored and invade Kavitha, negotiate, get 13k Metals, build wonders, and immediately declare war on Kavitha again, invade, negotiate, get 11k Science, science it into Plasma improvements, immediately declare war again, invade, negotiate, get another 11k metals, and build more wonders.

With my own Metals that’s a 65k Metals round, and a Wonder Victory. Ok, I guess that’s one way to do it.

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