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Thu 09 March 2006

Michael Crichton on Human Nature

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told -- and become upset if they are exposed to any different …

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Sun 05 March 2006

Programming fun

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Finally learning to write decent C with Posix threads, processes, pipes, inter-process communication etc. And some Java with threads too. Quite interesting I have to say, but that may be the influence of the large glass of whisky I consumed this evening; I really love late night hacking/irc'ing/music …

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Sun 05 February 2006

Public transport in Amsterdam: their computer systems

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Gotta love public transport running windows...

The contact-less system for checking in/out of the trams and subways. Out of order, as you can read. In French...

Out of order


The electronical ticket machine, for charging your chip based public transport pass:

Ticket machine


Same machine, close up [gotta love their internationalization]:

Out of order


Same machine, some …

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