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#241 Roman Alymov

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 1145 AM

finnish word of the day - helikopterimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas. helicopter engines assistant mechanic-trainee NCO . 


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#243 Ssnake

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 1515 PM

I could identify three out of six.


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#244 Ivanhoe

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 2330 PM

https://quillette.co...child-activism/

Greta is eleven years old and has gone two months without eating. Her heart rate and blood pressure show clear signs of starvation. She has stopped speaking to anyone but her parents and younger sister, Beata.
 
After years of depression, eating disorders, and anxiety attacks, she finally receives a medical diagnosis: Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and OCD. She also suffers from selective mutism—which explains why she sometimes can’t speak to anyone outside her closest family. When she wants to tell a climate researcher that she plans a school strike on behalf of the environment, she speaks through her father.
 
The book Scenes from the Heart (“Scener från Hjärtat,” 2018) recounts these medical difficulties and the events that led to Greta Thunberg’s now-famous “school strike for climate,” in which hundreds of thousands of children have refused to attend school to protest about government inaction over climate change. Greta herself strikes every Friday and spent three weeks sitting outside the Swedish Parliament at the beginning of the school year. Written by her family—mother, father, Beata and Greta—the story is told in the voice of Greta’s mother, the opera soprano Malena Ernman, who was a celebrity in Europe long before her daughter’s fame. Although the book is only available in Swedish for the time being, it is already being translated into numerous languages—a development that reflects the global fascination with Thunberg’s campaign.


Is it too early to call Munchausen By Proxy?
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#245 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 0225 AM

Sounds like a pretty remarkable kid actually. Like a climate change oriented Saga Noren.


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#246 Chris Werb

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 0954 AM

Sounds like a pretty remarkable kid actually. Like a climate change oriented Saga Noren.

 

Best line in a Scandi Noir. Saga is at a bar in a nightclub and goes up to a bloke.

 

Saga: I want to have sex with you.

 

Bloke: Would you like a drink?

 

Saga: I do not want a drink. I want to have sex with you.


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#247 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 1004 AM

Yeah, she played that part so damn well. :D There is a really great video where Sofia Helin plays her presenting a chat show....


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 0005 AM

For you Nordophobes, here is the thread you were looking for...


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 1442 PM

Yeah, she played that part so damn well. :D There is a really great video where Sofia Helin plays her presenting a chat show....

 

 

Uh, I actually find that slightly disturbing. It's almost if Skavlan quickly decides it's getting bit scary  :o


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#251 Martin M

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 0404 AM

https://quillette.co...child-activism/

Greta is eleven years old and has gone two months without eating. Her heart rate and blood pressure show clear signs of starvation. She has stopped speaking to anyone but her parents and younger sister, Beata.
 
After years of depression, eating disorders, and anxiety attacks, she finally receives a medical diagnosis: Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and OCD. She also suffers from selective mutism—which explains why she sometimes can’t speak to anyone outside her closest family. When she wants to tell a climate researcher that she plans a school strike on behalf of the environment, she speaks through her father.
 
The book Scenes from the Heart (“Scener från Hjärtat,” 2018) recounts these medical difficulties and the events that led to Greta Thunberg’s now-famous “school strike for climate,” in which hundreds of thousands of children have refused to attend school to protest about government inaction over climate change. Greta herself strikes every Friday and spent three weeks sitting outside the Swedish Parliament at the beginning of the school year. Written by her family—mother, father, Beata and Greta—the story is told in the voice of Greta’s mother, the opera soprano Malena Ernman, who was a celebrity in Europe long before her daughter’s fame. Although the book is only available in Swedish for the time being, it is already being translated into numerous languages—a development that reflects the global fascination with Thunberg’s campaign.


Is it too early to call Munchausen By Proxy?

 

 

The fascination is (leftist) media made.

 

 

I hold suicide before she is 30 probable.


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#252 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 0419 AM

 

Yeah, she played that part so damn well. :D There is a really great video where Sofia Helin plays her presenting a chat show....

 

 

Uh, I actually find that slightly disturbing. It's almost if Skavlan quickly decides it's getting bit scary  :o

 

 

:D

 

She is pretty great though. Dont quite know what im going to do with myself now The Bridge has finished. :(


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#253 Chris Werb

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 1056 AM

 

 

Yeah, she played that part so damn well. :D There is a really great video where Sofia Helin plays her presenting a chat show....

 

 

Uh, I actually find that slightly disturbing. It's almost if Skavlan quickly decides it's getting bit scary  :o

 

 

:D

 

She is pretty great though. Dont quite know what im going to do with myself now The Bridge has finished. :(

 

 

I suspect the same thing we've been doing with ourselves since our early teens :)


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 1109 AM

Top Trumps? :huh:


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 0645 AM

Copenhagen police station hit as Danish capital sees second blast


2 hours ago
 

An explosion has hit a police station in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, the second blast to hit the city this week.

 

The building was damaged but no-one was injured in the incident early on Saturday, which took place just outside the city centre.

 

On Tuesday, there was a powerful explosion outside the national tax agency, in what the authorities say was a deliberate attack.

 

It is unclear if the two incidents are linked.

 

Police say they are looking for a man who was seen fleeing the scene of the police station blast, who was wearing dark clothing and white shoes.

 

"This was not an accident, but a deliberate act," Chief Police Inspector Jorgen Bergen Skov said, adding that while the investigation was still under way, nothing suggested it was terror-related.

 

"These were attacks against buildings, not people," he said. "But it is too early to say anything about the motive."

 

One person was slightly injured in the explosion at the tax agency earlier in the week.

 

The blast, which happened late on Tuesday, smashed windows and damaged the front of the building.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...europe-49304356

 

Per the photo of the suspect, they're looking for Bigfoot. Or this being Scandinavia, probably a small troll.

 

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 0845 AM

Dark clothing and white shoes? Attack of the Chavs?


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 0914 AM

Dark clothing and white shoes? Attack of the Chavs?

 

I personally have never understood the appeal of white trainers outside a tennis court or a gym hall. They get dirty quickly on the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

from the finlan finland finland department:

 

 

KALSARIKÄNNIT
The feeling when you are going to get drunk home alone in your underwear – with no intention of going out.
 
A drink. At home. In your underwear. And there is a word for it. Kalsarikännit.
 
 
there is even an emoji for it:
 
emoji-kalsarikannit_m.png
 
 
 
and there is a "the voice" emoji:
 
emoji-the_voice.png
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All published by the government of finland no less: https://finland.fi/emoji/(there are many more)
 
 
Certainly more sensible than recent additions to the emoji unicode block.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 0944 AM

There was a time I linked to wear sneakers, but I don't feel young and sporty enough anymore. :D

They caught at least one suspect in the Copenhagen blasts BTW - a Swede. No doubt a revisionist trying to re-establish Swedish rule over Greater Scandinavia.

Swede suspected of Copenhagen blast to be extradited to Denmark

(Reuters) - A man detained in Sweden on suspicion of being behind an explosion near a Danish government agency is to be handed over to Denmark, Swedish radio reported.

The Malmo district court on Friday formally detained the 22-year-old Swede after Swedish police arrested him on Tuesday at the request of Denmark, the public broadcaster said.

Him and another man are suspected of having detonated a bomb outside the Danish Tax Agency on Aug. 7 that injured one person and damaged the front of the building.

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https://www.reuters....k-idUSKCN1V61CA

Edited by BansheeOne, 19 August 2019 - 0944 AM.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 1030 AM

If we are to believe information (read rumour) found on the net then one of the "swedish" suspects is of turkish/bulgarian origin and the other one is lebanese. Why they did it is a bit of a mystery but at least the lebanese swede is supposed to have some leanings towards socialism.  


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 1514 PM

ticket happened in Oregon, but he is a Swede:
 
Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket
Mats Järlström's fight shows you never cross an engineer
By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 21 Oct 2019 at 11:03
 
 
A Swedish engineer's umbrage at a traffic ticket has led to a six-year legal fight and now a global change in the speed with which traffic light signals are timed.
 
After Mats Järlström lost an initial legal challenge in 2014, a federal judge in January this year ruled Oregon's rules prohibiting people from representing themselves as engineers without a professional license from the state are unconstitutional.
 
And now Järlström's calculations and advocacy have led the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) to revisit its guidelines [PDF] for the timing of traffic signals. As a result, yellow lights around the globe could burn for longer – ITE is an international advisory group with members in 90 countries.
 
Järlström discovered a problem with the timing of traffic lights in Beaverton, Oregon, after his wife Laurie received a $260 ticket for a red light violation from an automated traffic light camera in 2013.

 

Järlström, who studied electrical engineering in Sweden, challenged the ticket, arguing the timing interval for yellow lights fails to account for scenarios like a driver entering an intersection and slowing to make a turn. A slightly longer interval, he argued, would allow drivers making turns on a yellow light to exit intersections before the light turned red. Even a small timing increase would help – the automatically generated ticket in this case was issued 0.12 seconds after the light turned red.
 
When Järlström brought the issue to the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, the state board opened an investigation in 2015 and fined him $500 the following year for practicing engineering without a professional license.
 
Thanks to the assistance of the Institute for Justice, a legal advocacy organization focused on limiting the scope of government, Järlström has won not only the right to refer to himself as an engineer, a refund of the surveying board fine (though not the ticket penalty), and the removal of the moving violation from his car insurance premium, but also the opportunity to fix a formula that has governed traffic light timing since 1960.
 
Since the injunction prohibiting Oregon from enforcing its unconstitutional speech restriction, Järlström has been working with other engineers and advocates to change the way traffic lights work. Over the summer, an ITE panel met to hear arguments along those lines and last month it agreed light timing should be reconsidered.
 
"The yellow traffic signal was first conceived in 1920 and in 1960, scientists [Denos] Gazis, [Robert] Herman, and [Alexei] Maradudin presented the foundational science still in use today," Järlström said in an email to The Register. "It is a historic moment to now update the science by extending the 1960 solution to also be applicable to turning maneuvers."
 
Järlström said if the ITE accepts his solution, the duration of a yellow light in the right-turn scenario he described in 2015 would be extended from 3.2 seconds to 4.5 seconds using current input values – driver-vehicle perception-reaction time and maximum safe, comfortable deceleration. Such timing may vary depending on other considerations, but in general the adoption of Järlström's formula should result in slightly longer yellow lights.
 
The ITE staff will develop and formalize the proposed changes to produce a final document called the Recommended Practice that will be submitted to the ITE Board of Directors for final approval in early 2020.
 
Jarlstrom said it has been a long process to reach this point. In addition to his own efforts, he credited the support of Alexei Maradudin, Jay Beeber, Brian Ceccarelli and the National Motorist Association’s Joe Bahen. He also said test equipment made by UK-based Racelogic provided a way to prove his theories.
 
"Our common goal is to improve traffic safety and fairness through our signalized intersections worldwide," said Järlström.
 
In a way, history is repeating itself. The initial 1960 light timing work came about because one of the scientists involved believed he'd been wrongly ticketed. In email correspondence with Järlström, Maradudin explained that he became a co-author of the 1960 paper because another co-author, Robert Herman, invited him to spend time at the General Motors Technical Center to work on traffic light math. Herman did so, Maradudin said, because he had received a red light ticket that he felt was unfair. 

 

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