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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


Sad. https://t.co/kJKGo6FIChI've accidentally made this icon for invoking administration mode look like a Pokéball. @twotribes Arabic Encryption System: AES - isn’t this quite commonly used?
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerMore surveillance = sexy for politicians b.c. it's just tech you buy + deploy. Understanding Arabic + reducing paperwork = painful + slow.Terrorist 1: Should we encrypt our communication? Terrorist 2: No, let's speak our local Arabic dialect. They'll never understand us.Needed counter-terrorist measure in Europe isn't more surveillance but more Arabic translators + less bureaucracy. https://t.co/WLzA7WEP5l
8/22
2016
Sophisticated take on the ad-vs-ad-blocker arms race. They conclude that ads ultimately win. https://t.co/hsXiECHcCr https://t.co/pRAQPrCaQ5
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerBeing an adult is mostly just googling how to do stuff & feeling tired all the time.
8/21
2016
How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet https://t.co/xAfioZqjbz“The Internet is the realm of the coward. These are people who are all sound and no fury.”
8/20
2016
CLINTON: "I regret emails." [repeats 1000x] MEDIA: "Why won't you express regret?:" TRUMP: "I regret _____ " MEDIA: "All is forgiven!"
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerFrom the daughter of an alleged billionaire, this is disgusting. Also: Unpaid interns have to be brown for her. https://t.co/ZpmVhM2h4E
8/19
2016
Trump-Related Things Each State Googles More Frequently Than Any Other State https://t.co/egpZUKBG2f https://t.co/gLLgoPM3SK
8/18
2016
Rare picture of Trump's campaign managers dealing with the U.S. media. https://t.co/cf0IUCsJwD"Don't drop a birth control pill in the ocean or you'll make all the fish sterile." - Homeopathy
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerApple: If we're forced to build a tool to hack iPhones, someone will steal it. FBI: Nonsense. Russia: We just published NSA's hacking tools
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8/17
2016
@harrymccracken Yes, same here in Germany. For me and many friends. Ray-Banning doesn't help long.
8/16
2016
@r00p Noteworthy: https://t.co/fRMCqP5Dpd @r00p ROFL!!!! @r00p wassup, Rompert? @codepo8 When I squint my eyes, I can see you somewhere in row #23 https://t.co/h4jpMF67yqWhen a longtime client has been spelling your name wrong for years, despite being exposed to the correct spelling every time he's replying.
8/15
2016
"I know numbers, I have the best numbers, I'm telling you!" https://t.co/296uafdy1g
8/13
2016
Q: “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” A: Humanity has enough to-do apps, for the moment. https://t.co/64EpsgJvdz
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8/12
2016
sigh https://t.co/8wXxhlDiv0
8/11
2016
UPDATE: U.S. Secret Service has had 'more than one' conversation with Trump campaign regarding Second Amendment comment - CNN
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler @r00p Squirrel!!! https://t.co/WgAT9wS8DYTrump: "There can be no other interpretation." Secret Service: "May we have a word with you, Sir?" https://t.co/KrODwXCnlbA photographer's wet dream: Canon's DSLR stockpile at the Rio Olympics. https://t.co/pAxcctB3kG https://t.co/8sG6c24aYQLife expectancy vs health expenditure. The US is a startling outlier, and not in a good way. https://t.co/CGsuoA61s9
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler.@realDonaldTrump makes death threats because he's a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerThe Secret Service is aware of the comments made earlier this afternoon.
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerMany people are saying that Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay are buying the rights for their next disaster movie from the Trump campaign. 💣Trump voter: "I like Trump because he says exactly what he means." Trump: 'Somebody shoot my opponent' Trump voter: 'He didn't mean that'
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8/10
2016
This is an actual Trump "sentence" https://t.co/w221Er7THY https://t.co/Fs9qNC0EFc
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerWhen they say "We strive to make ads more relevant", I hear "If you choked on them until now, we will ram them down your throat soon."Thanks to the Internet of things, your orgasms are now subject to market research https://t.co/3oDvx4kMv2
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerWhen they say "The safety and security of our customers is of utmost importance", I hear "We fucked up badly and your ass is bleeding now." @bynkii They had multiple outages on a smaller scale ("only" 100s of flights cancelled) during the last 2 years.
8/9
2016
Apple claims that my defunct iPhone 6S has "unauthorized internal modifications" on the motherboard. Never have opened it. NSA? CIA? Aliens?
8/8
2016
@r00p https://t.co/JSNv5jjIadWhat I imagine when someone tells me they're a full-stack developer. https://t.co/96jSRHcEIS @r00p https://t.co/WiCrEs3jb4
8/7
2016
We can buy expensive, smartphone-enabled ovens with lots of sensor shit. But a baking tray which doesn't bend over time… nah, who wants thatThe endgame: Hackers attacking your monitor's firmware and manipulating the pixels! https://t.co/noBfYQvT98 https://t.co/W94TelWuw8Top 10 binary numbers: 1 0Some impressions from my recent trip to Edinburgh. https://t.co/IzCLsxMJ0C https://t.co/N5aHKh0WBT @r00p @mudhaus The Japanese used to have nailed it. The brush-y logos… I don't know what he's smoking.
8/6
2016
@mattgemmell Two weeks ago it was all sunny and actually hot 😎 @r00p It's not an idiom. Just an arbitrary, context-free, consonant-rich German word a foreigner might remember when grasping at straws.Listen to the actual people who will vote for Trump. Really, do it. It's worse than you can imagine. And sad. https://t.co/Onw8iStNgg @r00p Fahrrad. @gartenberg Not too much until September. https://t.co/oiZQ159NzR https://t.co/HFj6wUmpcqSpeaking German to a German. /cc @r00p https://t.co/QolZJppSUK @madeupstats Kick a puppy."[German] police officers here will do most anything to avoid shooting someone."What makes American police use deadly force much more often than German police? German police officer answers: https://t.co/KTtiKVLPNW
8/5
2016
The combination of Pokémon GO and silent electric cars will be the end of the Millennial generation.In Clint Eastwood's day you took polio and you liked it. You didn't try to fix problems. You let them destroy society like a fucking man.
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"The only time NATO has ever invoked Article 5… was on September 11, 2001" https://t.co/VUMyXwvEcu https://t.co/vH9m0glvAeThe relationship between Republicans and Trump https://t.co/uklTq2CFGj
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerPro tip for safe traveling by plane: Dress as a catholic priest/nun and recite Hail Mary* *not in Latin because it's a foreign languageLatest flight activity making you a terrorist (besides solving differential equations): Reading a book about Syria. https://t.co/ee6vP6ROKEHTML markup for a single image, 1996 vs. 2016. https://t.co/dHymbO2UHS
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerSeen on facebook. 🤔👏🏻 https://t.co/QDDbSouCZH
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8/4
2016
Holding two babies. https://t.co/HLxtrQkazW"Nobody on the internet ever admits defeat."Go on, angry Americans, it's all going to be alright. At least you made your voices heard. https://t.co/GYTibnNW7t https://t.co/oJ4xowYrQy“Three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked, at one point, ‘If we have them, why can’t we use them?'”Obama's final address 👊 https://t.co/ku1NocP3a1Brilliant https://t.co/VQZ1tiMOeI
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8/3
2016
Blacks, hispanics, disabled, muslims, parents, vets, women, babies… hurting them wasn't enough to stop Trump. Maybe if he kicks a kitten? 🙀 @kurafire Impeachment? They want pitchforks, torches and guns instead! https://t.co/qO5TRtBiEx @aboveavalonplus @neilcybart For a second, I read "Schiller Joins Illuminati Board" 😱If Trump doesn't win, his campaign adviser predicts a "bloodbath". https://t.co/j9LV0Iis2bHillary Clinton: "I'm not here to take away your guns" Apple: "But we do, you gun nuts!" https://t.co/SyVPqdEMh7 https://t.co/gCfV1az526Rebel scum 😱 https://t.co/cU74LEjeZn
8/2
2016
How intensive meat farming in Texas looks like from above. https://t.co/Q0emCA5Zog https://t.co/JbT0EJtBDY @r00p Priorities. https://t.co/mH6lROT3jtThis is what it looks like when your leaders aren't a-holes. @MayorGregor @JustinTrudeau #YesWeCanada https://t.co/TAJpjJAjCx
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8/1
2016
Hillary Clinton gives no fucks. https://t.co/up8bjnp94lI'm old enough to remember the prophecies of how internet access for everyone would mean the end of autocrats and democracy for the world.Apple - Every Second https://t.co/Avr69TSROS
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAs everything else seems to have failed in the last years, maybe we should try handing out free Prozium to everyone. https://t.co/Jij3oZNrqQ
7/31
2016
When I boot up the legacy server. https://t.co/As86mkpRF1Terrorism in Western Europe 1970-2015 https://t.co/JUx7cfDMP6 https://t.co/Tl9w5rJTWT
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7/30
2016
David Frum channels Trump supporters https://t.co/s3uZ3CmOeo https://t.co/XwQRgN6kFZ
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAwesome new @neworder remix from the @hybridscores geniuses! 🔊 😝 https://t.co/ogslysHpeL https://t.co/NURH68LTMuPainting only with refracted light. https://t.co/0Py29iyiPm https://t.co/NDV1SE447eStudy: Fear of crime (however unfounded) rises with the income inequality in a society. https://t.co/1JKHrEdb69S&P went up 100x 1950-2016 Here are all the smart-sounding, tempting excuses to sell. https://t.co/pKFtAz46Ap
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAs soon as I saw this, I knew I must share it... https://t.co/dYIYxPmRp2
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerI swear, if the Secret Service codename for Hillary Clinton isn't "Khaleesi," we have failed as a nation. #DemsInPhilly #DemConvention
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerAmericans don't say 'I alone can fix it,' and we don’t say 'we'll fix it together.' We say: ‘someone better fix this!’
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerProgramming is the best career if you like shouting WHAT THE SHIT ARE YOU DOING at computers many times a day, but actually it's your fault.
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7/29
2016
In the last 10 years, frequency & severity of landline internet outages exceeded mobile internet outages BY FAR. Bandwidths getting closer.this is an astonishing chart https://t.co/RmLFbEgQPb
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7/28
2016
Giant Arrow In Logo Maybe A Logistical Problem https://t.co/uAEGfIcOoQ
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"If you think any problem has a tweetable solution, you’re just wrong."Awesome: "What the fuck is your problem, America??" – The Real Hillary Clinton https://t.co/bp6iAWggF2
7/26
2016
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