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Michael Burgstahler @twotribes Stuttgart, Germany

Theoretical physicist gone designer since 1992. Founding member of @thevirtualbrain project, lover of everything @rikiki_bonjour does.

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Animated Supercell Thunderstorms http://t.co/pxuTcz5LZD"…nichts gegen ältere Menschen, aber sie sollen bitte nicht mit ihrem Rassismus unsere Sozialsysteme belasten" http://t.co/zfS6ek5rI0“Vaccines don’t feel right for me and my family”, http://t.co/81JYv6afCL - hippie-religious equivalent of denying climate change.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThere 492 billionaires in the United States, and not one of those goddamned losers has decided to become Batman.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAs always, things are never so easy and obvious: Debunking the myth of 123456 as the most common password. https://t.co/yZ8SaZNMTsHow buffering works. http://t.co/vgvBUukEaK
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1/31
2015
@grumpusnation It arrived this week but I was too swamped to arrange a flattering enough scenery for my proof photo :P@GrumpusNation Awww… look what you have DONE TO ME!! Totally geddyng it :P Thank you, James! http://t.co/X2aDWreP6IWow, I didn't know CSS animations had a "turn" unit. http://t.co/Jb8bPxGAS4 - and here is me wasting my time calculating multiples of 360.
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1/30
2015
Checking my to-do list again. http://t.co/gGwXilprlHRemember "the law of large numbers"? Good times.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler.@codepo8: "Will you now help me fix all my Internet Explorer problems when I complain loud enough on Twitter? No." http://t.co/P6RWLwYr4AYou can't write good software without first hating computers.
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1/29
2015
In Q4/2014, Apple made around 8.3 million dollars per HOUR in profit.Apple isn't run on metrics and tells you all the metrics. Amazon is the other way around.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler“Our Republican females” http://t.co/qREd0reBMZ
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerBad Assumptions http://t.co/n0mxlRVatH Why so many get Apple so wrong so often.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"Apple lost more money to currency fluctuations than Google makes in a quarter.""When catastrophe strikes, as a thoughtful species, we have always asked for leaders to be sacrificed." http://t.co/s3xELGCY5V"Two weeks after Zuckerberg said ‘je suis Charlie,’ Facebook begins censoring images of prophet Muhammad" http://t.co/koBlL5aBCQ
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerApple's earnings report (infographic): http://t.co/Mtf3h21rKb
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1/28
2015
@r00p ah, sorry – wrong thread. You were talking about the bubbles. I agree, that's 30/1.4 territory.@r00p Right, but I also see the limits of the 30/1.4. The super narrow DOF wouldn't allow for these shots. They catch more back/foreground.@r00p Yes. The golden hour might have been a requirement even due to the influence of temperature and sunlight.@r00p Really? I'm amazed by the post-processing and I would guess some carefully chosen lenses + settings are in play.@r00p Yes, I agree. For my untrained eyes, this is like a culmination of the art of professional photography :)"39% of smartphone users even admit to being on their mobiles in the bathroom, which means the other 61% are liars" @lukew
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerI think I've had milk last longer than some JavaScript frameworks.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerOuch. Upgrade all your Linux servers, fast. http://t.co/thrEDbj9a6"This is major. The gethostbyname() calls can often be triggered remotely 4 applications that do any kind of DNS resolving within the code"Project managers = Entropy Crushers http://t.co/0X1GGGOrAJ"Most engineers don’t know what a project manager does, and if they do, they usually don’t know what a good one looks like."Here's a poem about the problems caused when a mathematical concept takes over a poem. http://t.co/sd1nalbtUj
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerSo awesome: blowing bubbles at freezing temperatures and take pictures of the results. http://t.co/A11FALFFGX /cc @r00p
1/27
2015
Say this to Siri from your iPhone's lock screen: "Who’s phone is this?" http://t.co/hRXXoSetHeWhen your mail server sends you an email alert about the mail server being down.
1/26
2015
@grumpusnation Book of Lies, Till the Well Runs Dry@grumpusnation Right between "Burning Rope" and "Dance On a Volcano""Turn It On Again"house music http://t.co/QSHW4XigoT
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"Physicists worry about significance in the mantissa; astronomers about the exponent; economists are just happy if they get the sign right!"
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerChildren & animals. Heart-melting photos. http://t.co/glZrz4Zm2T /cc @r00p@r00p "Ouch!" https://t.co/tzxum6nu3Q
1/25
2015
"I might choose to unleash rubella on 1000s upon 1000s of helpless people, and that’s my decision as a parent." http://t.co/IwoFfeKzWt
1/24
2015
@r00p Oh for fuck's sake… https://t.co/sYk7BDrYF0"We give great lip-service to creativity, but actually place a higher value on strategy." http://t.co/Of7A2T7fbi"confirmation bias leads… to foolishly value the word of the most mediocre strategist above instincts of the most talented creative person""as brands become… globalized, they become too big for specificity… which leads to fluffy "strategies" that result in 'gift-wrapping'…""…most ad agencies have become 'the gift-wrapping department.' We take something mundane and make it look nice."Best GIF ever. Seriously. http://t.co/xSCFFELgivMaybe these vaccine deniers should be charged with aggravated assault. http://t.co/hixR9zZA8a
1/23
2015
Nice recap from @lukew on "making passwords visible by default" http://t.co/bkulduTQiEProtip: for smoother transitions the set transition-duration of a css property should divide by the amount that the property will change by.
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1/22
2015
Computers are like men: They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
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1/21
2015
OMG - best ever metaphor for terrible bug handling process. When Someone Gives You a Bug http://t.co/eQd02YaHNR VIA @steipete @tko
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerWhere people take photos in a city: Locals vs. tourists https://t.co/biFotCXP2L /via @l_amande
1/18
2015
It's surprisingly dark inside of Apple stores - they lack Windows.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerSo, governments request encryption backdoors for law enforcement… We had that in 1993 – meet the Clipper chip: http://t.co/c3sCh5LRVhI think this piece has the most interesting, nuanced perspective on the trend of designers joining Facebook http://t.co/3Z95iEm2ze
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@tehgrumpydude What counts is a context/frame that matters for society, e.g. country-wide results. Finding favorable niches not so helpful.@tehgrumpydude FWIW, researchers are comparing country stats w/ different gun laws. But of course the gun nuts routinely doubt them.The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership http://t.co/t6ot8sZseP"Surveys regularly show that men have sex with women more often than women have sex with men." #bias
1/17
2015
Eating place http://t.co/6rq6g8hQObBar @ Goldbergwerk http://t.co/Ujg1USBzIlSupper club @ Rauschenberger Eventcatering http://t.co/cRiQBYdTxJTerrorists attempted to avoid surveillance of their emails with subject lines like “CONSOLIDATE YOUR DEBT” http://t.co/3JYDzxcK89
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking" http://t.co/rAVvVDCFdkMy girlfriend: "Why do you call them bugs? They're mistakes; you guys make mistakes all the time." Thanks.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p Mandatory household item. http://t.co/cfYknyl9p2One for the grammer nazis. http://t.co/YWSTP1B2VS
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1/15
2015
Murder rate vs Internet Explorer market share. http://t.co/vqYPV1SDcF
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerHow Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices Good read from @DelRey http://t.co/EBXX9g2XiO
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerOH: "Your values are only values if you stick to them when it's hard."
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAdding more and bigger text to a poster doesn't make the message clearer. It only spreads the reader's finite attention thinner.Ind.iecent Full of it: https://t.co/OEjZzoW5IJ Really: https://t.co/dmA4KU1KU5 You don't say: https://t.co/clESfzivdv
1/13
2015
“In the interests of the environment, please print this tweet only if necessary and recycle.”Wonderful: Classic heavy metal album covers, redesigned as retro jazz music https://t.co/aINfxaJ3pB /via @ucllcsome beautiful agency sites. but we may be approaching a singularity in the design of ourselves. http://t.co/ZgvdrMLS81
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1/12
2015
@r00p Looks handy: http://t.co/EAjYLsWLlG :)We suck at HTTP - http://t.co/oN8wBxjOnd <= how little we understand a protocol we use so much #rest #programming
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1/11
2015
@r00p Awww… #blush@r00p i.e. the single aspect I struggle with most :P http://t.co/A4Z3OpiDQc"A World Transfixed by Screens" http://t.co/w6lLYLqSA8 It's interesting to note which brand appears in which photos.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerWhy Airlines Want to Make You Suffer http://t.co/qxEFc6x4it /via @jdalrympleAirlines: "Basic service, without fees, must be sufficiently degraded in order to make people want to pay to escape it."
1/10
2015
How to make ordinary people look like super athletes. Only setup, light, camera – no Photoshop. https://t.co/Pl1wBHUBy6 /cc @r00pDoing a WHOIS on any .fr domain has a secret message. https://t.co/0QBfTNzRLu
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerHow comedy works on Twitter http://t.co/hdoMQaX6Uv
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerCover of next week's The New Yorker. #JeSuisCharlie http://t.co/4xIs9csZuHThe God Login http://t.co/S7sGHeDtgE
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler.@asymco: "…the total count of competitors that Apple has to counter 'or else' seems to number in the thousands." http://t.co/4FaLa1tDqZCanadians are a tough lot. ;-) http://t.co/VQFT1OgUA9
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1/9
2015
TOP AUTO-REPLIES TO RESPOND TO EVERY EMAIL WITH, 2015: 5) lol wtf 4) I KNOW, RIGHT?? 3) ummmmm who is this 2) 🐶🐺🐱🐭🐹🐰🐸 1) hahaha NOT MY JOB
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1/8
2015
"Extremism thrives on other people’s extremism, and is inexorably defeated by tolerance." http://t.co/botQ1P08kV /via @reichensteinNever a truer statement and probably the biggest lesson I learned in 2014: http://t.co/wnvLGOwbk4
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerI had no idea how complicated/flexible the scaling of SVG elements can become :O http://t.co/NkmopxlUVf
1/7
2015
Used inflight internet with @Gogo? A large part of your communication was probably compromised. http://t.co/5pipRCG1QD@thijs You're welcome! Thanks for your well wishes too! :)"As a result, the people covering Apple are either not credible, or seem 2 think that it’s their job to defend Apple" http://t.co/qOwBHhWxcy
1/5
2015
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