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Wie authentisch ist Operation Walküre?
Wie verhält sich Bryan Singers Operation Walküre zu den historischen Tatsachen?
Am Donnerstag ist in den deutschen Kinos Bryan Singers Stauffenbergfilm „Operation Walküre“ angelaufen. Über die Zulässigkeit dieses Films, seiner Drehorte und seines Hauptdarstellers Tom Cruise hatte es heftige Auseinandersetzungen gegeben. Könnte ein Film wie dieser dem deutschen Widerstand gegen Hitler überhaupt gerecht werden? Ein Film voller Fehler, wie aufgrund von Drehbuchlektüren geurteilt wurde? Würde der Film die Tatsache des Widerstands gegen Hitler weltweit bekannt machen oder nur eine Hollywood-Version liefern?
a Lego Mindstorms robot that solves Rubik’s cube
Tilted Twister solves Rubik’s cube fully automatically.
Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister’s turntable. An ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of the cube faces using a light sensor. The robot turns and tilts the cube in order to read all the faces. It then calculates a solution and executes the moves by turning, tilting and twisting the cube.
I picked this out of a list of best journalism, which may contain more good pieces. Have a look, if you like.
Into the Valley of Death
by Sebastian Junger
A strategic passage wanted by the Taliban and al-Qaeda,
I found this 6-part interview video on a boingboing page, which has some additional, interesting links, so if you find this interesting, you may want to go there and rummage a bit.
Twelve times more than those that put their names to the IPCC report
Over 650 scientists have put their names to a US Senate Minority report that challenges the contention of the UN's International Panel on Climate Change that there is a scientific "consensus" on the causes of global warming.
Today there was a small Christmas market in Hohenbrunn, the neighboring village. It was a sunny day, and so many people got the idea of going there, eating a little, and having a Glühwein, literally translated, a glowing wine or one that makes you glow, a mixture of wine, orange or other fruit juice, and sugar, warmed up.
The local clubs, societies, and small traders had stands selling various kinds of food and drinks, sweets, candles and honey. I ate some roasted sweet chestnuts, which were very tasty.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008
He had been hunted, kidnapped, and told he was filming his own execution. But CNN correspondent Michael Ware had no plans to leave Iraq. Now, it won’t leave him.
by Greg Veis
Read the complete article (Men's Journal)
“I am not the same fucking person,” he tells me. “I am not the same person. I don’t know how to come home.”
I read a blog article that drew my attention to the following speech and article by Yegor Gaidar, one of the most interesting articles I have read in a long time:
A high-speed incoming projectile is intercepted and destroyed by a vertically launched rocket.
Watch the video, which shows the process once in normal speed and once in slow motion.