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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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Joined Twitter 1/27/09

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Metric vs. Imperial https://t.co/rNV6MBX080
2/14
2016
If engineers would run our society, we'd transition to 100 hours/day, 100 minutes/hour. Because logic. Or this: https://t.co/liCyXnGNqf @GrumpusNation "It’s no surprise that Rush is the only band ever cited in the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies." – WHAT https://t.co/CEU9vEnYwg
2/13
2016
Any sufficiently advanced neglect is indistinguishable from malice.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAbsolutely fantastic, fictional poster series 4 the NASA/JPL exoplanet exploration program. https://t.co/lVXzysGrSy https://t.co/JaoSUzlXRf
2/12
2016
Don't set your iOS device's date to January 1st, 1970. Just don't. https://t.co/bsiUUqQQFVGravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them https://t.co/wWziNl2nDJ“we made a measurement that is abt a 1000th the diameter of a proton, that tells us about 2 black holes that merged over a billion yrs ago” @kurafire I nearly believed it for a second. The valley has seen some crazy shit already."I find your lack of Latin disturbing."Rent-A-Minority. https://t.co/RwQccCuNia /cc @KuraFire https://t.co/Ch4Sj89Ret
2/11
2016
"Can you use a magnifying glass and moonlight to light a fire?" https://t.co/qnXFBPhU4q – I'm a physicist but admit I didn't know.Hillary Clinton at Trumps Wedding. https://t.co/56hkSCSLxfAfter 9/11, the ratio of heart shapes in U.S. logos has risen considerably. https://t.co/6cSV1Wo0bMWTF… Tinder pics from the Berlin Holocaust Memorial https://t.co/xUB2C4GV2B
2/10
2016
Advice from a 13-year-old on how to use Snapchat like a boss (this is BONKERS) https://t.co/1wD153Byqt
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2/9
2016
The problem with most automotive marketing photos is I'm more interested in the house than the car https://t.co/Oy4ifvyOK3
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler @mattgemmell The answer is, of course, not simply black and white. https://t.co/fwteamJzmBMir ist der schräge Begriff "Biodeutscher" ja schon lange ein Dorn im Auge. https://t.co/yRo8TYifVH
2/6
2016
@thijs Once you multiply 15% of a TCP packet with 762,000,000 per month, you're talking significant bandwidth. https://t.co/gLpJPkCX5dTake that, creationists! https://t.co/HBc7RBmFcw
2/5
2016
I just don't get why Tim Cook doesn't fire the executive staff & replace them with obviously more competent tech bloggers.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler @tehgrumpydude I still have a trunk of about 200 5.25" from my Apple //e. Last 3.5" use was maybe 10 years ago. Transferring bank data :P @tehgrumpydude I would guess that 35-40 year olds still remember the floppy. Maybe 60-70%. @tehgrumpydude Except that these kids will become primary users of applications in a few years, if they aren't already. @tehgrumpydude I haven't seen a survey among kids before. Only general public.The hunt for the perfect save icon https://t.co/6D1JlSdyP7"Only 14% of the kids [from kindergarten through to 5th graders] knew what the save icon represented." https://t.co/SXkenvfQuD
2/4
2016
It's not you. It's your fault.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe rocket launch countdown was invented by German filmmaker Fritz Lang in 1929 (Die Frau im Mond). https://t.co/9PswOe1G2c
2/3
2016
111 Geschäfte in Stuttgart, die man erlebt haben muss: Und Rikiki ist eines davon! 🎉 https://t.co/BvKFVjauoE https://t.co/zFAj3oSfeA
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2/2
2016
Apple's Broken Narrative https://t.co/RFPhkxa97a @glennf Uber, but for roads, police, military, water… #ohwaitRemember that picture of kids engrossed in their phones in front of a Rembrant? They were using the museum's app... https://t.co/ymcS5FxmCN
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2/1
2016
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1/31
2016
Debates on the internet, basically. https://t.co/yLqXU5yIAM
1/29
2016
@thijs Yep. https://t.co/iojf0xxVLuHow long until we need adblock for our TVs? https://t.co/8bFiTTw3ZB https://t.co/d91ZJnD34e
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1/28
2016
What computer users see in security warning boxes #enigma2016 Very, very true. https://t.co/8V4SlGwKAV
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerWhen <button> is just too simple. https://t.co/mPXUES9lGX
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerIf Instagram had been around since forever: https://t.co/c8KU9aFdwg /via @ucllc https://t.co/xvxzAG8lr3 @ldomide Someone just had a positive experience, it seems :-PAnd car people still keep mumbling "The IT guys won't be able to just walk in." https://t.co/ZZDHaj0tGH"Source code is frequently not available, so code inspection doesn't work, since no party in the world has access to all of a car's code." @grumpusnation They only came with tape decks."A car's OS is such a mess that researchers were once able to get complete control of a vehicle by playing a song laced with malicious code"What do you call a RESTful micro-services architecture? REST in pieces.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe beer tastes bland, but the new logo + packaging for #Budweiser is very, very nice. https://t.co/LxUmP2JCaB https://t.co/oE0yetAImXSee the Twitter bio of everyone who got retweeted by @realDonaldTrump: Follow @TrumpRetweeps TL;DR: 62% are White Supremacists @thijs Had this often enough.
1/27
2016
"If you’re rewarding people by reducing the hostility of their experience, maybe just fix the experience 4 everyone" https://t.co/SHYy0owhbNInteresting: How Facebook designed custom frames for profile pictures. https://t.co/qellklGfUI
1/26
2016
The 5 stages of debugging: 1. What? 2. Why? 3. How? 4. Impossible. 5. Oh.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerDie CSU war auch schon mal weiter. https://t.co/xrqCJxvZuP
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1/25
2016
@rogerjohansson Looks like a Heisenbug. https://t.co/W12bK8wAFGInstructions for Q-tips are "akin to asking smokers to dangle cigarettes from their lips without ever lighting them" https://t.co/168nYMVn51TIL that Q-tips were initially called "Baby Gays".I didn't know CRT monitors were aligned to their supposed geographic usage location. https://t.co/ZgYjcPyewt"A CRT-based monitor purchased in the Northern Hemisphere may not perform correctly if it is moved to the Southern Hemisphere."
1/23
2016
“Real leaders have courage, and on this essential issue—in the face of fierce pushback—only Tim Cook is showing any” https://t.co/z2Hmf19mXn
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerYou can often see the org chart of a car company in the dashboard. And that the steering wheel team hates the gear stick team.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerIt takes guts to use guns. https://t.co/IDbb7u1za2 https://t.co/tAMYxmU5zF
1/22
2016
remember when everyone named their companies "AAA" to get at the front of the yellow pages https://t.co/9xL0b5mnVT
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerIf “clean UI” designers would design real world objects, this would be a coffee mug https://t.co/6nsKCvxyrT
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"Gefühltes Nichtdürfen ist ein Trend." https://t.co/I56XoBRhzs #daswirdmanjawohlnochsagendürfen"Es gibt einen Fetisch des imaginierten Regelbruchs… für Leute…, die sich nicht trauen, tatsächliche Regeln zu brechen."Apple: Fuck customers, we know what's best Blackberry: Fuck users, IT knows what's best Android: Fuck everybody Microsoft: Please fuck me
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1/21
2016
When I think I understood SVG filters well enough to write my own. https://t.co/ngFA5RkrAo
1/20
2016
@thijs 😱Any statistic sounding conveniently simple is probably misleading. #Oxfam https://t.co/DPEIvR3GKW
1/19
2016
Current status, updated: https://t.co/6ia6ilGbA6Current status: https://t.co/HbmvOnTJ65Sylvester Starzenegger. https://t.co/OcY9d4ioH9 https://t.co/2XQA31NtpY
1/18
2016
1995: Every object in your home has a clock & it is blinking 12:00 2025: Every object in your home has a IP address & the password is Admin
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler @rogerjohansson The guys behind the popular Things app had a similar tool in 2004, very similar to Web Inspector. https://t.co/BZ2ixGXflY
1/17
2016
Disgusting: "How Police Officers Seize Cash From Innocent Americans" https://t.co/00ZfRcmbMm https://t.co/jLS9wHayfzUnited Steaks of America. https://t.co/BdcRUAL2yF
1/16
2016
@counternotions Raffgier.
1/15
2016
@tehgrumpydude AFAIK it's when flower shops make the most daily revenue/year. Yes, it's big. As big as your GF's rage if you forget it :P @tehgrumpydude oh boy, it's on FEBRUARY the 14th :PThe Internet of Butts. https://t.co/GOgskphBNXUptime is a measure of how many changes you've made without verifying the machine is still bootable.
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1/14
2016
BREAKING: Sack Reis umgefallen! https://t.co/noeMtEwY5xIdle amusement. https://t.co/Kiyj3Vr5Hx
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerRefreshing: "In Defence of the Hamburger Menu" https://t.co/BpNVmSqm8Z
1/13
2016
SmartTV gets infected with a DNS hijacker: https://t.co/EbGCWTQ8bq #IoT
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerTwitter’s Brainstorming Notes for Potential New Features. https://t.co/MsPrhmbYgrI heard Donald Trump already ordered a new chair for his reign in the oval office. https://t.co/Osryq9HlL7 https://t.co/rFV3ZviGLl
1/12
2016
Circus @ Weltweihnachtszirkus Stuttgart https://t.co/czgDf0fOT3
1/10
2016
@dhh Exactly. But they didn't budge. I predicted that they won't get any quote from any vendor. It's an effort of about 250 person days."We can't say exactly what we want developed but we need it in 4 months for a fixed price. Oh, and could you also quote a cloud version?"
1/8
2016
@r00p Starting relative clauses with "because", "since" or "as"… is there a subtle difference in meaning? @grumpusnation You're welcome! I'm surprised that it took so long to reach you. In Toronto, a package arrived after only 10 days :-P
1/7
2016
@thomasfuchs the previous version couldn't as well
1/5
2015
"Does GMail use more gigs than EMail?"The 16 steps of the writing process Write Drink Rewrite Drink Edit Cry Write Drink Rewrite Cry Drink Write Delete Despair Start over Drink
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12/30
2015
My God versus your God https://t.co/kaCCrl4uWu
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12/28
2015
Just posted a photo @ Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt https://t.co/FCH55qE79q
12/23
2015
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