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Heute ist das jüdische Neujahr, und #TIL daß unser „guter Rutsch“ zum Neujahr vom jiddischen „a gite rosh“ abgeleitet ist – ein „guter Kopf“ im Sinne von „ein guter Anfang“.

A gite rosh an alle Menschen jüdischen Glaubens!
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What is a call number? | SFU Library


TIL: call number. Doig some translations. My first instinct was to translate it as telephone number, but then I thought, in the context of libraries it probably means something different.
And I was right. It's the "book's address" in a library

https://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/what-call-number

#library #TIL
 
In Aarau gibt es das einzige Gleis null der Schweiz - Vermischtes - Panorama - Aargauer Zeitung

#TIL Es gibt ein Gleis 0. Sehr geil
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Schwengelpumpe – Wikipedia


#TIL: Schwengelpumpe
Kennen tue ich sie, aber ich kannte den Namen nicht
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#TIL: #GIMP filter „heal selection“ can fix the problem that the sensor of my former camera (Canon EOS 350D) was dirty and it seemed impossible to clean it. So a lot of photos have stains and spotches. And although it means I have to go through a lot of photos again, I'm really happy that it is indeed possible to get rid of these stains :-)
#TIL #GIMP
 
TIL: there is an office building called the XYZ Building.

#TIL #uselessfactoftheday
 
#TIL: „Kurzfristige Beschäftigung“ ist für Arbeitgeber gar nicht so kompliziert, wie ich das erst verstanden habe. Person finden, bei der Minijob-Zentrale anmelden, die kümmern sich quasi um den restlichen Papierkram.
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#TIL "Ostracism (Greek: ὀστρακισμός, ostrakismos) was a procedure under the Athenian democracy in which any citizen could be expelled from the city-state of Athens for ten years." [...] "It was used as a way of neutralizing someone thought to be a threat to the state or potential tyrant." [1]The term comes from pottery shards, hence in German it is called "Scherbengerich" - the justice court of shards

[2] [1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostracism
[2]https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scherbengericht
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#TIL: If your #piwigo installation crashes when using the search function in the batch manager, telling something about mb_string in the error message: do apt install php7.0-mbstring.
 
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