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10:11 pm: back home now. will write long update tomorrow. briefly -
  • wearing steel toe-cap boots through metal detectors is a bad idea
  • apfelwein (frankfurt/hesse cider) is bitter but palatable. for some reason, it is offered diluted as well as neat. when i drank some at the funfair i was mocked as if they could not believe a foreigner would have neat apfelwein. this would make sense except it tastes quite weak.
  • some wikipedians aren't geeks!
  • a crazy man wants to start up sign language wikipedias, featuring video footage of people signing articles. this i think will be very interesting to edit!
  • tlh.wikipedia.org has a limited life expectancy
  • richard stallman is still mad
  • i should make openid support for mediawiki
  • jimbo can dance.
yawn

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From:marnanel
Date:August 8th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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we want links for those!
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From:abigailb
Date:August 8th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
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for which?
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From:annie_lyne
Date:August 9th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
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Did Stallman turn up to wikimania?
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From:reddragdiva
Date:August 9th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
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He showed up on IRC, God help us. (For those of us stuck at home only having Wikimania in our pants.)
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From:annie_lyne
Date:August 9th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
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Eek!

Still, it would have been fun to go "Emacs sucks!" or "GNU sucks!" and see what his reaction would be ;)
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From:abigailb
Date:August 9th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
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believe me, his reaction wouldn't be fun at all.
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From:annie_lyne
Date:August 9th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
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You know what?

You're right.
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From:reddragdiva
Date:August 9th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
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People did call him "GNU/RMS", though they didn't refer at all to his recent "GNU/Linux" POV-pushing on the wiki itself ;-)
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From:abigailb
Date:August 9th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
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Someone who I shall not name told me he had asked for access to a parrot.
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From:drjane
Date:August 9th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
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steel toe caps:
they made me take off my big platform new rocks in istanbul: they looked really cool going through the x-ray machine (you could see all the coils in the soles) so I didn't mind too much.

Less happy when asked to remove my 20 hole steel toe caps another time though....
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From:abigailb
Date:August 9th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
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i think in future such shoes will be going in luggage.
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From:abigailb
Date:August 9th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
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a) don't quite follow you

b) apparently 5.5 to 7% according to wikipedia article about it

c) yeah. it was a public board meeting thingy Q&A session, someone asked about fictional languages and Jimbo was talking about how yeah, klingon was indefensible and actually why didn't they just delete it now, and there was general agreement. and asked brion to. who then locked it. using his wi-fi. :)
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From:abigailb
Date:August 9th, 2005 09:51 am (UTC)
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a) I don't see any difference between this and having user accounts. OpenID is just a technical system to make sure that you only have to sign in to one website, and it can then vouch to you for others.

c) I would ignore anything that Mark Williamson says.
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From:abigailb
Date:August 9th, 2005 10:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, but we can still ban them and IP check them and suchforth. It may even be possible to allow people to have local display names in the User: namespace.
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