Mon Oct 27 08:00:20 CET 2008

c-base

On our Freedom Not Fear weekend in Berlin we went to the c-base at night. There was a "after demo party". I've never been before at the c-base. It was recreative there.
There were DJs who played minimilastic vibes and people with their laptops who talked to each other and some other guys who only sitted down and relaxed.

The whole c-base as location is designed as a big space station. There were computers into the wall, blinking lights everywhere and you feel as part of this station.
It was really impressive.


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Fri Mar 14 00:47:21 CET 2008

wine.png Pi Day

Like every year - today is Pi Day. No need to say more. ;-)
Happy birthday, Albert.


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Thu Apr 26 13:51:24 CEST 2007

girl.png Girls Day

Today it's Girls Day. Universities and manufactures open the door to show the girls the advantages of some special jobs.
Our university also take part into this day for young girls.

Condor and I decided shortly to go to one or two events which were planned for the girls. First we would like to have a look at "In touch with computer science".
We were there but nobody else. Then we went to the Newton house and would like to have a look at the presentation about optronic. Second time were we don't see anybody there.

I don't know if the girls are only not interested in our university, in the programm, in scientific jobs - or if they were all in the laboratory of the media.
Imagine it's Girls Day and nobody is there. :-(


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Wed Mar 14 21:07:19 CET 2007

wine.png Pi Day

Today (2007-03-14) it's the Pi Day. If you were a strong Pi fan you could celebrate this day on 1:59pm (commonly known as 'Pie Minute') just because Pi is rounded out to five decimal places - 3.14159 there.
There exist also an official Pi Day website where you could also submit a comment why you love Pi.

Never forget to mention that today it's also Albert Einstein's birthday.


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Fri Jan 26 22:37:23 CET 2007

Noia_64_apps_kpaint.png Xkcd

I would like to feature a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language today. The comics there are really nice and somehow even funny.

Xkcd has got a lot of sweet and romantic works. Just enjoy them. :-)


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Thu Oct 26 11:25:01 CEST 2006

butterfly.png Summer's back

Seems like summer is back almost everywhere in Germany. I was waken up by the first solar radiation this day. And it seems like it is warm out there.

Enjoy the day and take the very good mood of it inside of you. :-)


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Thu Oct 12 09:40:41 CEST 2006

!.png computer science to touch

Maybe you remeber my blog entry about the year of the computer science. On Tuesday there was a little event of this year here at the TU Ilmenau.

The site of this day listed some presentations and a lot of information material of computer science and this day. So that could be some fun, I thought.

So I went to the auditorium maximum to have a look at some presentations. But the floor were empty. Only one single place were two students sat down and in front of them lie some information paper. Annoying.

"Imagine it's computer science and nobody joins it"[*].

Poor computer science.


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Wed Oct 4 19:31:29 CEST 2006

a.png Forkbomb Blog

hansmi released some days ago the Forkbomb Blog.

It's a shared webblog of some Forkbomb guys. The topics are various. Please have a look at this project and enjoy it.

P.S.: Fefe please, don't hit hansmi. *eg*


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Fri Sep 22 08:14:55 CEST 2006

text.png H4x0r Law

I read yesterday via a blog entry of Fefe about the new law text (heise story), which was created (but not released yet) in Germany about hacker tools.

The new law is about "protection of hackers, data security and computer sabotage". Furthermore it makes clear that hacking is a crime. In addition the creation, (re)distribution or usage of hacker tools is not allowed. (full law text)

I don't believe that we will get more privacy or our human rights back, because of such laws. They are pointless.


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Sat Sep 16 18:59:05 CEST 2006

Noia_64_apps_xemacs.png SoftwareFreedomDay

Symlink wrote that today is the Software Freedom Day 2006.

Several local LUGs and other organizations like Wilhelm Tux or the local KDE team celebrate this day.

An incomplete list of teams can also be found on the SFD website. Enjoy the day.


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Sat Sep 9 23:45:38 CEST 2006

Noia_64_apps_xmag.png Google engineering

I would like to support with this entry a project, which Steffen (cdp_xe) started today. He began with an empty directory an added some material which includes potential vulnerabilities -eh- I mean 404-compatible files. ;-)

He tries with this project to figure out how Google works. The logs of this "vulnerable directory" may answer him some questions about the referer of Google and Co.
The way how the search engines work should (almost) follows the "Long term searching" advice of Fravia.

The whole project was described in the blog entry of Steffen.


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Thu Aug 24 23:48:09 CEST 2006

Pluto gone

As I read in a spreeblick article (original a spiegel one; heise article) Pluto is not a planet any more.

The International Astronomical Union votes today against Pluto. So it is only a dwarf planet and our solar system now contains only eight planets.


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Sat Aug 19 14:23:53 CEST 2006

Paradoxes

Just because I read yesterday an article about one paradoxe, I would like to list some today. Please notice that this list doesn't need to be complete.

Reductio ad absurdum:

A : All beliefs are of equal validity and cannot be denied.
B : If that's the case, then C is correct in his belief, even though C 
believes something that is considered to be wrong by most people, such
as that the Earth is flat.
A : True.
B : Then some beliefs can be denied. 

Liar paradox (which is also part of the discordianism):

The following sentence is true. The preceding sentence is false.

Epimenides paradox:

Epimenides was a Cretan who made one immortal statement: 
"All Cretans are liars."

Quine's paradox:

"yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation" 
yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.

Grelling-Nelson paradox:

Is 'heterological' a heterological word? 
If the answer is 'yes', 'heterological' is autological
(leading to a contradiction).
If the answer is 'no', 'heterological' is heterological
(again leading to a contradiction).

Curry's paradox:

If everything in this box is true, then Santa Claus exists.

However a very big list of paradoxes exists in the Wikipedia of course. Have a look at it and enjoy them.


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Sat Aug 5 17:48:01 CEST 2006

Steal an idea

Frank googled around a little bit an searched for terms that don't fit any of google's search results.

One of them is the term:

'organisiertes Massenkuscheln'
(in English something like) 'mass parties of intimacy'

This is something that happends all the time in clubs or at the love parade for example.
I cannot figure out why google doesn't list that term. ;-)

Special thanks to Frank and Michael for the inspiration to blog this.
At the end - now google has got one entry about this *g*.


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Fri Jul 28 18:49:32 CEST 2006

7th SysAdminDay

Some hours ago I read heise.de and figured out that today is the 7th SysAdminDay. It's a great idea to think about your SysAdmin and thank him/her for all the great work he/her have done.

So let's celebrate this special day once a year like the people will do it in Hamburg with a big SysAdminsDays party.

Listen to SysAdminDay song by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie


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