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Menschen in Mietwohnungen, bitte:

Menschen in Mietwohnungen, bitte:

“Free as in Freedom”: You have the choice of a) obnoxiously converting people to the Cause or b)

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“Free as in Speech“: you don't have to pay, but you have to insist on your god-given right that you are entitled to. Comes with an obligation to misrepresent what the right is actually about.

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Software Types of Freedom:

“Free as in Beer“: you don't have to pay, but you have to be in the company of unpleasant people who will either try to sell you on something or are busy getting drunk on their superiority.

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If the train takes too long to get to the other side of the river, why not commute to the office with your folding bike and dinghy?

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Q: aber rixx, steh doch einfach auf und hol Wasser!
A:

Q: aber rixx, stell dir doch einfach ne Karaffe hin!
A: ein bisschen Umfallschutz mit Elektronik daneben wär schon nett – muss nur halt nicht schüttelfest sein

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Helft mir mal: Seit dem Umzug trinke ich zu wenig Wasser (Weg zum Wasserhahn ist weiter, lol), deshalb will ich wohl jetzt eine Wasserflasche für am Arbeitsplatz.

Anders als sonst bei Wasserflaschen ist mir da jetzt gar nicht wichtig, dass sie mega dicht ist, sondern eher, dass ich sie schnell/leicht aufmachen kann. Meine haben alle so Schraubverschlüsse, an denen kurbel ich ewig und dann lass ich sie vermutlich einfach zu …

It's 0 days since I've had to click through a Project Gutenberg mirror directory structure. This is one of my those minor but grating annoyances in my life that I could really do without.

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date sorting would have been easier if the months were in alphabetic order.

anuary
bebruary
carch
dapril
emay
fune
guly
haugust
iptember
joctober
kovember
lesember

The book is a completely different beast, of course: The movie only covers the first half, and the second one is more interesting, more important, deeper in many ways, and has defined my perception of the world in some ways. I can write a bit about that if there's any interest.

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uhm okay, that's … an ending

Not a bad adventure movie for kids, pretty comparable to Labyrinth actually. That was fun.

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Moralising intensifies, and Bastian finally gives in to his delusions instead of checking the last pages in the book.

As delusional people do, he gets to play god and create a new world. Cue more flying montages, revenge on bullies and a pretty sudden ending???

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Draco ex machina saves Atreyu again, but phantasia dies regardless, while Bastian noms an apple.

We finally get to see the serene pixie dream empress (oh god the make-up why), and Atreyu confronts her about making him into an op

everybody's pretty upset, fourth wall cracks

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Then he meets the vicious moralising wolf, just like in the stories.

People watch too much telly, so human imagination is dying, "people who have no hope are easy to control". Atreyu hates moralising as much as I do and kills the wolf.

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Atreyu finds ancient illustrations of his story, finds out he is just an op to get Bastian to care about Phantasia.

sadz

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Okay, this is followed by a montage of badly-greenscreened Atreyu flying with Falkor over NatGeo footage or something, to the most dedicated cheesy music I've heard in my life. 🤣🤣

I see why Michael Ende reacted the way he did, it's harder to find hilarious when it's your baby.

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Bastian remains extremely relatable, switching from slumped-over reading to lying on his stomach.

Atreyu finds out he needs a human child for a sacrifi–ehm, to give the empress a new name. Extremely stylish and nightmare-ish scene tbh, this is good.

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Atreyu, don't take advice from strange scientists please. But hey, Urgl is the first onscreen female character in this movie! Might be the last one apart from the empress, too?

Laser-eyed sphinxes that randomly shoot people sound more like a LessWrong thought experiment tbh

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