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ToDo-List

At this point, I just have to write a status report about the items from my Todo List. I'm a bit active in the open source movement and have several projects underway where I have promised to contribute. Now, of course, this is a bit difficult if the work / company has been using up my creativity for so long completely. On the other hand, I have always delivered in my life what I promised. No idea if I can keep that up if you look at this:

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Utopia

For a very, very long time, humanity has delved into utopias. I once sorted and read a few unread issues of DIE ZEIT and per chance the editions of Utopia (about Thomas More) and Communism came up right one after another. The problem is, however, that these utopias all have one thing in common: they do not work, however tempting their solutions to certain problems may seem. It is bothering me for a quite long time why they are not working and whether just I could build a system that works in reality, but there are a few obstacles. The main problem with the thing is probably that people are by definition not equal.

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Powerless

It is often said that INTJs have the Cassandra Syndrome: able to foresee the future (or even have a plan to ward off possible disasters), but nobody cares. Although I am usually not very prone to mood swings, right now I have a really bad case of Cassandra Syndrome and there's nothing I can do to change that. Except to write in a blog nobody reads. You cannot watch TV either. There were several reports: Once on the garbage mafia in Calabria, climate change and a report on the Brexit, plus a satirical contribution on the health system in the German Channel extra3.

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I cannot stand it when ...

... stories are nonsense. I do not watch that much TV, but lately Interstellar was on TV, and at least the soundtrack is famous. Unfortunately I did not like the story at all and on a closer inspection there are a lot of very big logical mistakes. A key element of the film is time dilation, which allows astronauts to outlive all the people remaining on Earth. Unfortunately, this is physically impossible, especially the scene where they land on the planet orbiting the black hole where minutes turn into years. In principle yes but so - never. The first big faux pas is when the sun is shining. I beg your pardon?! Since when does a black hole is shinning ?! Then I calculated this out of pure curiosity. Yes, a time dilation by a factor of 10,000 is possible, says the General Theory of Relativity. The only question is: how strong has the gravity field to be to obtain such an effect? I have misplaced my calculation, but the result was similar to the surface of a neutron star. With that we are far, far below the Roche border where a solid body loses its cohesion due to the tidal forces, means: Only the gravitational difference between the head and big toe would simply atomize a man, if that's enough ...

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About translations

Normally, even if my native language isn't english, I'd write my blog posts in english like I do it with this one. But because this blog is meant to be one of, perhaps even the very first INTJ Blog in german, i have to write the articles in german and translate them to make the blog bilingual. As INTJ, I'm looking for the most efficient way to do that and at the moment I use Google Translate for the blunt work and edit the result to make it more readable. I know that is not perfect, but I have to weigh time consumption against quality and with only a few readers it must be enough. If that increases, I have to switch to a manual translation from scratch.