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Virtual Worlds :: Real Violence

VirtuelleWeltenBookThere's a new (german) book from the publisher "Heise" (which is also well known for the most important IT-News-Service of Germany, "Virtuelle Welten -- reale Gewalt". Different authors are reflecting about the connection between violent computer games and real violence. The books stated goal is to show, that the effects of violent games are far more complex than the sketchy assumptions the mass media has done after amok runs like in Erfurt.

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Arabic Groove

Arabic Groove, a Munich-based group, offers a monthly e-mail newsletter on events, speeches, TV-programs and other arabic-related stuff. You can order the newsletter here. Arabic Groove's website itself is available in german, english and french -- not yet in arabic :o)

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Islamic cosmology

On Friday the 29. November 2002 Dr. Jürgen W. Frembgen (the "islam-specialist" at Munich's museum for ethnography) will give a speech on "Islamic cosmologies" at the "Kulturzentrum im Gasteig" (Raum 0115) in Munich, Germany. Dr Frembgen's speech will start at 18.00h. Admission: 5 Euros. Via Arabic Groove

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Ethnography of work[shop]

On the 14. and 15. February 2003 there will be a workshop entitled "Ethnography of work -- Work of ethnography" at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Topics will be "Organization research", "Ethnography and discourse analysis", "Chances of participating ethnography", "Ethnographic Interviews", "Ethnography and information systems", a case study amongst DJs, and many more. The exact location of the workshop can be found here and a description of the way towards, here.

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LIT-Verlag Offers Catalogue

The publisher "LIT-Verlag" offers a catalogue of new books in ethnology and anthropology (and also other sciences). Unfortunately it's not for download, but they will send it for free to you by snail mail. Update: Just forget it. This publisher seems to be to stupid to send it anyhow. After 4 weeks waiting I still haven't got a catalogue.

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Panama Blocks Some Internet Services

The government of Panama decided to block all ports of Internet Providers that are used for making phone calls via internet. The purpose is apparently to stem telephone company revenue losses due to Internet telephony, writes Slashdot.

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A UNIX family tree :: Software's genealogy

I just got this link from a good friend of mine. It perfectly illustrates where todays unix-es come from, where it all started and where the connections are to each other. So there you can see a genealogical tree of unix and see if there is a link between a linux, a solaris and a freeBSD :)

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