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Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-21 13:00:50 »

(ich erspar uns das Bild. Eine Suche bringt schnell Aufschluss... ;D)

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-21 07:23:01 »

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-20 22:57:51 »

Small talk / Re: Theater
« on: 2007-02-20 10:26:12 »
I'm interested as well... sounds nice. Do you know which titles exactly they'll play?

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-20 10:22:34 »

(ich will ja mal kein Spielverderber sein ;D)

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-19 13:57:46 »

  • Webspace
  • E-mail adresses
  • Guys blue box

[ ] Relax - delayed :)

Hey guy, I'm at a syntax seminar today all day long so just drop by!

Small talk / Re: Rattenscharfe Wörter
« on: 2007-02-19 02:21:33 »
Don't bother using wine for this piece of commercial bloatware :D

there's a UNIX/Linux command-line tool called 'an'.

On Gentoo, run:
Code: [Select]
emerge -va anon *buntu and debian , run:
Code: [Select]
apt-get an
didn't test the last command myself but should work.

if you are using an rpm-based distro, that's your fault... go find a repo :)

you can specify dict-files on the command-line, so generating anagrams for every language (even your own ;D) is possible

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-19 01:16:13 »
Kilian, how about packing it as a tarball or the like then sending it to e-mails (at least mine)?

I would have to sign up for Yahoo to create a Flickr ID :-/

hum... searching Google for "free gallery" doesn't give me the right results ;D...
Well, after this week I could sit down and write something simple in PHP or the like.

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-18 08:10:30 »
Das steht afaik mittlerweile im Duden.


(das ist ein deutsches Verkehrsschild)

Small talk / Re: Rattenscharfe Wörter
« on: 2007-02-18 08:05:45 »

Anna, that was a very nice contribution to our community! Evangelist... :D...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-17 01:16:47 »

Hey guys.

You missed a ****ing great party... or... maybe you were even there - in this case: you didn't miss it.

I'm glad Laura isn't my mom!

Have a nice holidays.

Show me the way... to the next...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-16 12:59:56 »
Yes... I'll buy another Hard drive today, and bring my two externals so we'll have enough music :)
I'll be in my office, probably tweaking the new system I'm going to install... so, just drop by, if you want :D

General Linguistics / Re: Chinese! Chinese!
« on: 2007-02-16 11:35:19 »
Well, it's more about "human resources". The thing is (as far as I understood it), Elena's already taking part in Hubert's project, so he doesn't think she'll have the time to give some Chinese lessons.

He said that if we find someone else (graduated) that would be able to give some lessons this would not be a problem. But he doesn't seem to be fond of giving us a share on Elena :)

General Linguistics / Re: Chinese! Chinese!
« on: 2007-02-14 17:35:25 »
Hey, hey, that was not a rant ;)

It's a pity, but for now it seems like this is not going to happen...  :-\

General Linguistics / Re: Chinese! Chinese!
« on: 2007-02-14 15:19:14 »
Bad news...

I just talked to Elena and Hubert and Hubert was pretty pessimistic...

Kilian, how come you spread such rumors?  >:(


Well... could we manage to find someone with a B.A. or the like who is willing to teach at least some language?

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-14 15:17:27 »
Park'n'ride :)

General Linguistics / Re: Chinese! Chinese!
« on: 2007-02-14 07:51:42 »
Sleep is on the schedule! It's... um, let me take a look... it's due to Friday!


I think it's Mandarin, but I'll ask Elena tomorrow... today. Whatever.

General Linguistics / Re: Chinese! Chinese!
« on: 2007-02-14 06:35:20 »
From an Arabic point of view... maybe :P

Small talk / Re: Happenings - Nonlinguistical...
« on: 2007-02-14 04:13:30 »
Hey Johannes, how about Tuska, Helsinki?

I'm just downloading a clip from 2003's festival - this year it's their 10th anniversary...

If we'll go, I'll learn some Finish, of course. :D

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-14 03:02:23 »

Small talk / Re: Rattenscharfe Wörter
« on: 2007-02-14 02:59:27 »
Ha, der faslt a rëachts Glump z'samm. Du G'siacht darfsch gern dei oigns Land uffmache. In 'er Nordsee!

But seriously I'm not the right person to speak or write Swabian... anyone here that could do better than me?

Parties and Events / Re: Clubhausfest
« on: 2007-02-14 02:03:27 »
Hey, it's all over anyways, the decisions were on Monday. The only thing we could do now is to join someone else, but they'll probably already have made their  plans, so let's just wait and see for the next year...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-14 02:01:02 »
Well, let's see if it will be exactly a Goth-party... Katya, I don't mind any dressing up as long as you don't get Germanly drunk on beer and scream and shout "Alaaf!" all the time. You probably won't do that, so it's fine :)

Small talk / Re: Kettenwort
« on: 2007-02-14 01:46:50 »
Freßnapf :D

Small talk / Re: Rattenscharfe Wörter
« on: 2007-02-14 01:41:18 »
Aleks: "doesn't sound like very bad German" ;) I never said it was good German...
Well, next time I'll say it loud and clear: to me it sounds like wrong German... like, somebody getting drunk before the party and then announcing it...

@Kilian: Mah, die Siddaitsche hädde mache missa ihr oigns Land auf...

General Linguistics / Re: Chinese! Chinese!
« on: 2007-02-13 18:26:57 »
Jepiieeee! I'm in as well, no matter the cost!

That's really fantastic news, thanks, Kilian

Small talk / Rattenscharfe Wörter
« on: 2007-02-13 17:46:33 »
Why? Semester's ending soon, nobody wants to deal with university stuff...  :D

No, I'm not a native speaker, but to me it sounds like bad German... or even like: Sematicist's type of bad German, where you try to make the existential quantifier explicit...

There are some additions:

Ungeschlacht (warum bewegest Du Dich denn so ungeschlacht?), Ungetüm ("Zu Hülf! Welch schauderlich Ungetüm nahet uns zu gar finstrer Stund!"), abartig ("hey, alter... voll abartiges Zeug, ey") erzürnt (as a counterpart to "erbost"), eine Windbö (Johannes will be glad to give an example, I'm sure. Btw, Johannes, do you happen to know some further funny technical maritime terms?) etc...

Have to make a real list sometime...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-13 04:53:52 »
Doesn't sound like a bad idea... opinions? Ice is cheap, Limes are not, but we should get away with another 10 €. We Could even demand a "Unkostenbeitrag" (Anna, that's one word for your collection... I'm still looking for those and will send you an e-mail by the time I found a reasonable amount ;) ) of about 0.50 €... how about that?

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-12 15:04:41 »
Aleks: where are the semantics scripts you wanted to print out?
Just where they're supposed to be ;D ... well, they are in the homeworks folder, but I hope that's still OK.

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-12 11:04:06 »
Suddenly all the dark people crawl out of their hide-outs ;) The new Zoo has a gothic and a metal party, first and second friday of each month. Let's try that at some point, but back to SfS business:
I used to go there quite regularly, but it sucked pretty much... well that could have changed... but I wouldn't have a bet on it...

Gotta write a parsing exam now, so we're dealing with SfS stuff later on...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-12 10:03:42 »
250GB just waiting for your arrival, Armin :)

Also some 8GB double layer DVDs that should suffice to get everything on 'em... it's not that much... but quality matters most, after all :D

Hum... if donkey's fast enough I'll be able to deliver some more Progrock/metal...
OK... *that* should really scare people off...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-12 02:03:57 »
Creepy... several people collectively reading my mind.

Gothic SfS party: Not without me! I'll bring some nice music.
Dimmu Borgir? They even have a myspace-Site... some nice songs there... ;)

I can offer Anathema, Equilibrium, Katatonia and several other Depressalia... :)

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-11 18:22:55 »
as you are,
as you were,
As I want you to be
As a friend,
as a friend, as an old enemy.
Take your time,
hurry up
The choice is yours, don't be late.
Take a rest,
as a friend,
as an old memory
Memoriieeeeess... yeah...
Memorieesssss ... yeah...

Laura, I'll join you!
We share the same faith. I'll be barely alive.

Let's make it a gothic costume's party! I'll be there as Dracula after a midnight's excessive orgy...

dowsed in mud,
soaked in bleach
As I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend, as an old memory

Memorieeeeees, yeah
Memorieeeeees, yeah... ... ...

General topics / Re: 500€ for free, for everyone
« on: 2007-02-10 20:35:51 »
The people in AK are just starting to feel quite desperate about the situation... the same here: how can a boycott fail, if there are so many people supporting the general idea? This is just another argument in favor of misanthropy and nihilsm: they're dumb sheep anyways...
Common Johannes, don't take everything so personal... you're not a political Diva, are you?
You don't seem to  support the general idea of the boycott, so I did not mean you, and I only wanted to express how people could feel about this to Anna, as she was disturbed by the aggressive kind of "advertisement" for the whole project - which is, to certain extent, understandable.

Gibt auch nix zu feiern, oder?

General topics / Re: 500€ for free, for everyone
« on: 2007-02-09 16:01:36 »
Yes, I have to agree that we are behaving quite strange...

You can be sure that the money is going to be treated the right way. All those filthy students will never see a single cent on their bank account. The thing is: the money is being paid to an account which is administered by a lawyer and all this is being observed by a notarius... no student will even have a glimpse at your money.

And there's the 'hiding in the masses': approximately 1000 students have already paid the money - the same way university's not able to exmatriculate an amount of n students, nobody can cheat on 1000 students (OK, not nobody - but you get the idea: it is unlikely)

Last but not least: there's the trust me argument: I know some guys of the AK... I almost joined them, they are really not that typical leftie kind.... meaning a letarghic bunch of hobos that sit around all day long and smoke Marihuana and take a billion semesters to finsh their studies, if at all... those would never be able to organize all this...

The people in AK are just starting to feel quite desperate about the situation... the same here: how can a boycott fail, if there are so many people supporting the general idea? This is just another argument in favor of misanthropy and nihilsm: they're dumb sheep anyways...

But it still didn't fail, there's maybe a chance, so let's not give in to that illusion of our minds ;)

PS: while I was writing this, DrNI has already given another good argument... and there's maybe still one left:
The university's going to waste this money for sure... you can as well just throw it out of the window.

General topics / Re: 500€ for free, for everyone
« on: 2007-02-09 14:44:09 »
Armin, you can't force or command anyone to pay, that generally irritates me about the whole "tue was" -- imperatives everywhere.
I'm going to pay today, convince me with arguments and not commands, cause I'm still somewhere in between.
Btw. most of the people I know have either payed already or will pay... That's not very encouraging...
Payed who? And you?

Hm, we were told nobody would be kicked out if not enrolled, but for you the matter may be different.

Look, nobody is forcing you to pay anything to anyone except the university itself which is forcing you to pay 602 bucks. That's one hell of a lot of money... (for me at least...)

I think there have been enough arguments already - you have surely followed the discussion in this thread...
Here's an additional one: if students do not have to pay in the end, we'll have several ten thousand students with some spare 500 euros... that's gonna boost German economy for sure ;)

General topics / Re: 500€ for free, for everyone
« on: 2007-02-09 11:14:05 »
As a movement they expect to attract more people if they have more than one topic. You're supposed to think in inclusive ORs, not in ANDs: If at least one topic attracts you, join them. Many things you only get in packages. That's the way it is.
You may be right that it does not really look like it may be successful - but now it's Friday, 8th of Feb. and it's pretty much the last chance to pay - no matter where to...

And about 10 000 to 12 000 students still did not pay! That's what I heard from the Plenum yesterday.

Alright folks: we heard that all this fees are not going to improve our situation as students, that's what we heard from Hinrichs, and that's what the guys from BBPlenum did say about it as well. So, the one argument: "but it's for improving the educational situation" is down...

If you are not convinced that you should pay this because of political reasons, you should really think about the Treuhandkonto! It's our chance now...

NO excuses!

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-08 18:01:27 »
Let's just have it in the hallway of our beloved Bau...

I'll probably be around here at quite some late hours this weekend, so if I'll see him, I'll tell him :D

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-07 22:34:23 »
Yes, very good idea! As I already mentioned: it's a pity that the AS students aren't playing a big role in the SfS's social and cultural activities ;D

Parties and Events / Re: Clubhausfest
« on: 2007-02-07 22:33:05 »
Hm... OK, BBPlenum is tomorrow, I'll see what is doable... a joint venture may be applicable... but I'm not very sure whether it's going to be for our benefit...

Parties and Events / Re: Clubhausfest
« on: 2007-02-07 14:45:26 »
Hm... maybe we should wait a year and accumulate some money as well as Fachschaft-members... I'm beginning to feel quite skeptical about this...

Parties and Events / Re: Clubhausfest
« on: 2007-02-07 14:19:38 »
3000?  :o ... was that a typo?

We are not able to raise 3000 EUR at the moment... except maybe, the members of the Fachschaft themselves would carry the costs - that seems too much...

Parties and Events / Re: Clubhausfest
« on: 2007-02-07 13:28:59 »
That's nice of you - but there's still nine more to go for that shift...

OK, eight that would be, because I would join.

We should make a quick estimation whether or not we would be able to do it.

Guy, what about you and the other 1st semester students? Who would be willing to help?
I think for the second semester we can count on Kilian, (Johannes?, Laura?), me ... um... and who else?

Other than that, Armin, Ramon?, Jon?, Sladja?... Who did I forget?

That's far from being enough... only about ~10...

Small talk / Re: Happenings - Nonlinguistical...
« on: 2007-02-07 05:22:44 »
M'Era Luna? Didn't know you were that kind ;D... Yes, it's a nice festival if you have a look at the bands, though I won't probably be able to spend my money on more than two, max. three festivals and M'Era Luna may not be among them...

Parties and Events / Re: End-of-Semester-Party
« on: 2007-02-07 03:55:18 »
OK, it did not happen today, as we аll know... ::)

Then, well shall it happen? It does not need to be big and greedy - just some music, a little food from Fachschaft money (probably?)... and all that happening in the hallways of West Virginia (people that didn't come to the Tuition Fee Meeting are out of luck...) like the last time, so we don't have to apply for a room.

It does not need too much organization, and we need only to tell people to come (especially first semester students and some AS folks).

So, do we agree on Friday, 16th of Feb.?

I could come and I'm ready to do my fair share of work for it.

Parties and Events / Clubhausfest
« on: 2007-02-07 03:50:51 »
Hello folks!

The Fachschaft has received a letter of the Vollverammlung where we were invited to make a Clubhausfest.

To those of you that are not familiar with it:
Clubhausfest is a party at the Clubhaus (it's just on the other opposite side of the Wilhemstraße, facing Neue Aula) and it's  somewhat comparable to the Brechtbaufest, but smaller, of course. It's every Thursday throughout the semester and it means one hell of a lot of work for us - but maybe also quite some money. Some Fachschaften are pretty legendary for their Clubhausfeste and maybe we could give it a try.

If we want to, we should apply for a date soon, meaning: before Feb. 12th. (that's next Monday). We have to tell them three dates: our favored one, our second in favor and the third...

There's one restriction to the date however: I advise you to not do it on June 14th, since that's TaCoS's day and we probably won't have enough capacities.

Remember: If we are going to do this, we need all members of the Fachschaft and probably even some more people.

As I said: don't underestimate the workload, but it can mean a lot of fun as well and almost every Fachschaft organizes one or another Clubhausfest and it could again fill our bank accounts - maybe even in a similar way than BB-Hausfest.
But I am not that familiar with the topic and I think Johannes and probably Armin know more about it.

Regards Aleks

(Oh, yes, I forgot to cast my vote: I think we should try to get a date and do it after TaCoS, that is, applying for the end of June or beginning of July!)

Small talk / Re: Happenings - Nonlinguistical...
« on: 2007-02-06 16:47:02 »
Kohlkönigin? What's that? Helmut's Monica?

(OK, I must admit, that was a bad one... ::) )

Errr... back to topic - anybody joining me with Sziget? ... Come on, just have a look at the pictures there from the last time - it's really lot's of fun and any kind of music from Heavy Metal to African Folklore...

General Linguistics / Re: Chair in General Linguistics
« on: 2007-02-06 16:45:35 »
OK, Charlotte and I are already announced, I told Mr Sternefeld and he already sent an e-mail to Hinrichs.

Small talk / Re: Happenings - Nonlinguistical...
« on: 2007-02-06 04:42:55 »
I will most likely be there. A good decision for all blues fans and musicians. But of course not as dirty as something harder. ;-)
That's a nice one!

Can anybody tell me what *that* means? Warten-Bürtenbergians here? Mostkönigin? What's she good for? Did she win a drinking Most competition or does she smell most like Most?

And the girl beside her has the greatest apples, does she? (Ein Schelm, wer böses dabei denkt)...

General topics / Re: 500€ for free, for everyone
« on: 2007-02-06 04:28:56 »
Demonstrations? Lord Oettinger and his following can never ever be threatened by that means. It is merely a means to express one's attitude. Apart from that it is (has become?) a means without effect.
Well, then, open revolt? This is not at all that unlikely.

Johannes, as a democrat, you should remember the situation (well, not exactly remember the situation but remember what you know about it): it was a few decades before we were born... There was a Big Coalition (or shall I translate it as Great?), there was hardly any opposition and although it was making good progress on some mostly economic issues, the people started feeling uncomfortable with it. This was the birth to APO (Ausserparlamentarische Opposition) and eventually, later, even the RAF (I guess everybody knows what that means).
I am not predicting this same miserable faith for the future - again. But it's a Déjà Vu, isn't it? I was hoping that people would see the lack of democracy in their democracy and that they won't just stand aside and look... well, it's still not over, however.

Anna, I was not meaning you when I said that, I know the difficulty of your issue - I was hesitating myself as I am not German and don't have the German citizenship (fortunately, I think (hope) they are not going to take my Aufentahltsgenehmigung for being such a lefty).
And when I called Tübingen's students a horde of cowards, I put a mostly in front of that. I meant those people that only give in - people that do not agree to the decision but are still paying just because the university has threatened them (it has, as we all know, as it threatens people like Anna to kick them out of this country if they're going to fight for their own rights - leaving them, effectively, without any rights).
Those people are cowards in the exact sense of the word to me. I know that's illiberal and I know that this is a very negative word, but how do you call people that are against something and not willing to fight against it even if it would be just that easy? - no risk, but the chance to break a decision made they do not agree with!

There are a quite a few people willing to pay - but mostly, they're not going to pay the fees with their own money so they are to be treated as even greater cowards, and ignorant ones as well...

Johannes' arguments are quite unique among the students here in Tübingen, I guess... didn't hear loyalty to 'our democracy' too often...

And this matter is made to be largely political - that is, unfortunately, the only way to achieve something even in the social sector. The essence of the subject, however, should not be viewed as being a political one but that's not commonly seen by people. They have all kinds of arguments that only say something about the circumstances - they are not rarely concerned with the issue itself - it's all about lacking money, students studying useless courses such as Philosophy or Social Pedagogics, whatever you like..

Basically it runs down to the following question:

Will education be free in this country or will it be not?

Everything else about fiscal speculations and democratic ideologies is not the essence of the subject.
Will this country descend into aristocracy and a two fold society or are we able to prevent the first step down the drain?

That's a very idealistic view at the subject but I think sometimes human kind just has to have some ideas to prevent stultification among us...

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