So in the end, we will have Scambots talking to Anti-Scambots. Result: huge waste of energy and increased CO2 emissions. Make #tech #green already!

While I totally love the idea of keeping the scammers busy using a chatbot, in the grand scheme of things this is just wasted energy.

We really need to start thinking about the energy use for these stupid things.

Source: Somebody wrote an email bot to waste scammers’ time / Boing Boing

Skandalös: Tarifvertrag für Gebäudereiniger: Gleicher Lohn in Ost und West

Der tarifliche Mindestlohn steigt ab 1. Januar 2018 im Westen von 10,00 auf 10,30 Euro und im Osten von 9,05 auf 9,55 Euro. In den Jahren darauf folgen weitere Schritte zur Anpassung. Ab 1. Dezember 2020 sollen dann in Ost und West mindestens 10,80 Euro je Stunde gezahlt werden.

Source: Tarifvertrag für Gebäudereiniger: Gleicher Lohn in Ost und West

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem

Rock star escapades from that period have been glamorized for decades with no regard for how disturbing or illegal the behavior was. It became a part of the mythos—a disgusting testament to how little the writers documenting the happenings of the day cared about taking their heroes to task. And it was right there in the music itself: The Rolling Stones sang about underage girls in “Stray Cat Blues” and Chuck Berry glorified the teenage “groupie” in “Sweet Little Sixteen” a decade earlier. But we can’t look

Source: David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem