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Old December 8th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #11881
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AM or PM?
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Old December 8th, 2014, 12:24 AM   #11882
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AM. Otherwise it'd say 18:00
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Old December 8th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #11883
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What a great example of the famous German precision: "Here Germany and Europe were divided until the 18th November 1989 at 6 o'clock"
I think it's because a lot of border crossings opened with ceremony, and don't forget, border controls were still very much in operation at that point. Incidentally, everyone talks about the Iron Curtain, but from what I understand, internal 'socialist' frontiers were also quite tough to cross at times. Poland and the Soviet Union certainly had barbed wire fences and a healthy dose of Soviet paranoia.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #11884
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AM = Ante Meridiem (Before "south" in Latin)
PM = Post Meridiem (Post "south" in Latin)

Meridiem (south) in this case could be considered as "noon" because it is the moment where the sun (in the North hemisphere) is highly located.

In several languages and also in several countries they use to point AM or PM, or they use to have a 24h formats (or something in the middle... for instance I will never say AM o PM but all pannels will be written either in 24h format, either in somehow not to have a mistake)

And... by the way, a long time ago when computers where starting in production systems my father told me he knew about a case that some 24/7 operators had to switch off computer system at "8:00 PM" before New Year Eve and the switched off at..... "8:00 Por la Mañana" (8:00 in the morning). Thus 12 hours without any data and a long time working to repair all computering problems.

After that they gave instructions to write ALL in 24h format!!!!!!!!


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Old December 8th, 2014, 04:25 PM   #11885
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In other messages I've written about "Espace Pourtalet / Espacio Portalet", a binational area for winter maintenance in the Pourtalet Mountain Pass as well as prepare former booths for exhibitions and other activities.


Today I've seen this picture in the news



A machine doesn't fit in the garage!!!



I've surfed on threads and found this picture before works started



http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...134775&page=17

more or less here

https://www.google.es/maps/@42.80587...K8qh-5XjEA!2e0
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #11886
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Does anybody have border crossing photos of neutral Switzerland during World War 1 and World War 2? I wonder how the Swiss borders looked like back then.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 03:21 PM   #11887
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I think it's because a lot of border crossings opened with ceremony, and don't forget, border controls were still very much in operation at that point. Incidentally, everyone talks about the Iron Curtain, but from what I understand, internal 'socialist' frontiers were also quite tough to cross at times. Poland and the Soviet Union certainly had barbed wire fences and a healthy dose of Soviet paranoia.
From what I vaguely remember about the Hungary-Romania border in the mid 80's, it had plenty of barbed wire fencing and at least a mile of open space either side. The Romanian checkpoint was a wooden hut. Needless to say we weren't allowed to take pictures then. I have no idea where the crossing point was but it was either near Oradea or Arad.

The Hungary-Austria border checkpoint was more akin to a Germany-Holland or France-Belgium checkpoint at the time.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #11888
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A very remote Balkan border crossing.

The R21 in Montenegro from Šula to the BIH-border. The crossing is visible from 11:35 till end of video.


The Bosnian M8 right after the Montenegrin border post in direction Foča. The BiH border post (Vikoč) is visible from 2:10, and seems to be abandoned.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:00 PM   #11889
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #11890
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Where the heck have you been driving Why didn't you cross the border at Šćepan Polje?
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #11891
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It is available here. Are you currently on enemy territory?
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #11892
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Looks like German censor
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #11893
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Looks like German censor
Correct .
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #11894
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"German censor"??
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #11895
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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #11896
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A common way of viewing blocked videos in Germany is to use browser add-ons that fake a foreign IP address, which are available for all common browsers and Spotify, in some cases these add-ons even come prebundled with the browser setup.

I suppose most Germans use this? Youtube is kind of useless if 61.5% of the most popular videos are blocked.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #11897
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A common way of viewing blocked videos in Germany is to use browser add-ons that fake a foreign IP address, which are available for all common browsers and Spotify, in some cases these add-ons even come prebundled with the browser setup.

I suppose most Germans use this? Youtube is kind of useless if 61.5% of the most popular videos are blocked.
I didn't know that. With this block, plus the anti-Street View cruisade, Germany has definitively the most backward internet legislation in EU.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #11898
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Germany has at least some streetview, whereas Austria has none. But Austria didn't block this video.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 12:47 AM   #11899
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Germany has at least some streetview, whereas Austria has none. But Austria didn't block this video.
Isn't Austria in the street-view-planned-coverage list?
In the past Vienna was visible on Norc street view, but the service has caesed.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 02:20 AM   #11900
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Austria should be reassured that no basements will be included in Street View.
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