Sat Jan 21 00:15:26 CET 2006

ChaosMeeting 2006-01-20

Yesterday was another ChaosMeeting of our little group at the Herder Gymnasium Nordhausen.
The presentation of Markus about the "Artificial Intelligence" was skipped and we talked a little bit about MacOS X and the free software project Celestia.

A funny story about Celestia was that it is really difficult to zoom into space. That's why Pascal watched five(?) minutes into black space and waited for Sol. But Sol was gone long time ago because of the high time value.
Another difficult thing was to find the Cassini orbiter in our Milky Way.
We think it's even not implemented in Celestia, but if you find it, please send us a screenshot.

If you are interested in Celestia (a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions), you can have an additional look at the screenshots on its website.

And now: Good night everybody and enjoy your weekend!


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Thu Jan 19 19:50:21 CET 2006

wikipedia.de closed

Hello out there.
Today the domain wikipedia.de was closed, you can access the german Wikipedia only via de.wikipedia.org now.

The reason of that is a "legal issue" because of a Wikipedia article.
An article about Tron in the german Wikipedia execute a conflict between the family of Tron and the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. That's why they closed the domain wikipedia.de

The main point of the conflict is that the german article about Tron includes his full personal name. The family don't want the Wikipedia to publish the full name of Tron.
You can have a look at the edit war of this article.

Some links about this topic:

Blogs from some CCC members about this issue:


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Fri Jan 13 03:24:40 CET 2006

Chaos Radio Express

It's 03:24 MEZ now, and I am listening to Chaosradio Express 013. Chaosradio Express was live from the 22. Chaos Communication Congress with an interview with Jacob Appelbaum.

"Episode 13 of Chaosradio is yet another interview with a speaker at 22C3: Jacob Appelbaum. In a very intense and personal way, Jacob reports on his experiences visiting Kurdistan (Iraq) and the post-Katrina times in Houston and New Orleans this year.", -- http://chaosradio.ccc.de/cre013.html

It is a really nice show with a lots of information about the Iraq and some backgrounds about the Congress. Go forward and listen to it, too!


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