22C3 remarks

December 31st, 2005

As every year the Chaos Computer Club organised a Chaos Communication Congress packed with talks, workshops and private discussions about freedom, information technology, cryptography, software, hacking, cracking, gadgets, art and more. It took place from December 27th to 30th in Berlin and provided the warm and friendly atmosphere usual for this this kind of meetings. […]

EN: The current issue of Nature contains a special report [1] and an editorial [2] reporting the good quality of scientific articles in Wikipedia. A comparison shows that on average the number of errors is not much higher than in Encyclopaedia Britannica. The topic is also discussed in the current entry of Nature podcast. [1] […]

Founder of veganism died

December 9th, 2005

EN: The TIMES ONLINE Obituaries reported yesterday the death of Donald Watson, the founder the Vegan Society. In his youth he made some experiences which convinced him to stop the consumption of meat and other animal products. He became 95 years old and seems to be an excellent proove that a plant based nutrition (if […]

Wikipedia fights vandalism

December 6th, 2005

EN: As a reaction to the wrong information occuring in a Wikipedia entry about the US journalist John Seigenthaler the online encyclopedia has changed its policy. From now on people have to register to create articles, but modifications can still be done by anonymous users. The new rules are experimental and are only applied on […]