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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany is the lone European entry in the ISC'12 Student Cluster Competition. As such, they’re carrying a huge weight on their solid Teutonic shoulders. KIT, as Team Germany, is charged with defending home-country student clustering honour against powerhouse teams from China …

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All going well until...

you mentioned SAP.

Fail for obvious reasons.

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Alpine hats?!?!?

Seriously, WTF. The Alps border Germany, but aren't on it. They're in Switzerland/Austria. Karlsruhe is nowhere near the Alps anyway... and just... WTF. But then, that's what cheeky pub backslap jingo funny usually sounds like to me: jealous ignorant and stupid.

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Re: Alpine hats?!?!?

"The Alps border Germany, but aren't on it" -- err, yes they are. The Alps stretch from Austria and Slovenia through Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and France. (and the tiny countries Monaco and Liechtenstein as well)

However, you're spot on here: "Karlsruhe is nowhere near the Alps anyway"

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Re: Alpine hats?!?!?

You can easily drive to mountains from Karlsruhe in less than a day, don't you think? Besides, an Alpine hat isn't just for mountaineering anymore - they're a fashion statement that adds just the right stylish touch to any outfit. In fact, the couture houses are currently adding lines of Alpine hats for their next winter collections. Wait and see, the Alpine hat wil soon be the newest 'must have' accessory. I'm already on the bandwagon and am getting lots of attention for it over here....

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"Almost all of the founders of SAP, for example, are KIT grads"

Not necessarily the best of boasts.

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"All going well..." and "Not the best of boasts" Really?

So how many software companies have you founded and built to the point where they employ more than 50,000 people plus earn more than $17 billion in revenue and more than $4 billion in profits? Moreover, they've been successful for 40 years. Is that such a bad thing or something to be ashamed of?

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No hats!

Sadly it seems they actually do not wear hats :

http://www.emcl.kit.edu/319.php

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