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Old February 7th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #24101
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The Netherlands is still experiencing an unusually mild winter. The severity of a winter can be expressed using the Hellmann value. The Hellman value is obtained by taking the figure of the daily mean temperature as a positive. (for example, if the daily mean is -2 C, the Hellmann value is 2). This is then added through the winter, to get the final Hellmann value.

The average Hellmann value is around 100 per winter. The most severe winter was in 1963 with a Hellmann value of 345.9. The last 4 winters had a value between 73 and 95. So far this winter has scored a Hellmann value of 0.0
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Old February 7th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #24102
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In Bavaria the winter seems also mild, we have 10C now...
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Old February 7th, 2014, 03:39 PM   #24103
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Do you think that notebook power cable can accumulate some power? We had power blackout few hours ago and I have observed that notebook battery remained 100 % charged even 10 minutes after the blackout started. Usually it goes down immediately after I eject the power cable.
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It doesn't accumulate power, only the battery do. Simple the device that show the percentage of charged battery isn't so accurate. It happens also with mobile phones. For example it may happens that I switch my phone off with a 10% battery. Then I switch it on and the battery it's, fo example, 20%. I starts using it and it drops to 5% in one minute or two. Or maybe it switch off automatically because it reaches 0%, then I switch on it again and it shows 2%, that it's enough to send a SMS before charging it.
Obviously the real charge doesn't increase if I don't connect it to the electric network but the device doesn't show the accurate percentage.
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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 February 7th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #24105
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In Bavaria the winter seems also mild, we have 10C now...
I've experienced colder weather than that in Munich in fricking JUNE. (Seriously. June 13, 1986. High was 9 degrees. That fact will forever be engraved in my memory. It was also the centennial of the death of Mad King Ludwig. Whom I'd actually never heard of. There was a line outside some church waiting to get into a Mass for the occasion.)

Anyone who wants some winter, as I've already said, is perfectly welcome....
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #24106
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I have to admit I thought this was hilarious when I heard it on TV last night.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #24107
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I have to admit I thought this was hilarious when I heard it on TV last night.
I thought it was hilarious that the news reporter at the Dutch NOS news station tried his best to say 'F*ck the EU' as serious as possible
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:36 PM   #24108
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Some of you here may remember when I was - deservedly - rebuked for saying G-dv....

I've noticed that Flemish sites and newspapers have no problem using "****," or showing pictures of protestors who have it written on their posters. Wouldn't happen here.

Give me a couple of minutes to dig up a video.

Here's where I saw about this.... (If it works) http://on.msnbc.com/LVvXGY
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #24109
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Now here's something:

http://nextimpulsesports.com/2014/02...ic-commercial/
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #24110
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I've noticed that Flemish sites and newspapers have no problem using "****," or showing pictures of protestors who have it written on their posters. Wouldn't happen here.
NL is the same as Flanders:

NOS (With video, which includes the un-bleeped version of the call) : http://nos.nl/video/607508-amerikaan...uck-de-eu.html
RTL Nieuws: http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/buite...nister-****-eu
AD http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1013/Buitenla...k-the-EU.dhtml
Telegraaf: http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/2...ptabel___.html
I could basically post a link to every Dutch news website


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I've never seen the point of bleeping out all the swearwords in the US. Why do they do it?
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #24111
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I've never seen the point of bleeping out all the swearwords in the US. Why do they do it?
With "****" and "shit," I'm sure it's the law, or regulations for broadcasters. (For broadcasters. No rules for print.) And beyond that, societal taboo. (I'd never, ever say them in the presence of my mother, for example.)

"Ass" has apparently become acceptable in the last few years. I'm hearing it a lot lately on the air.

Also, some broadcasters have their own standards. First example that comes to mind is the "Panic at the Disco" song that includes the lines "Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door," and "the bride is a *****." My favorite radio station censors "goddamn" (they leave out "god") and "*****," but I've heard the full version elsewhere....

The New York Times today says Under-Secretary Nuland "used an expletive to describe what should happen to the European Union," or something like that. And that's an example of the Times having its own standards, but I can't imagine any American newspaper printing "****."
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Old February 7th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #24113
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PS: More than you want to know, possibly....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words

Anyhow, it's not as clear-cut as I thought.

(How could I forget this?:

"In a similar incident on October 31, 2008, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley took the stage at Citizens Bank Park during the team's World Series celebration and said, "World champions. World ******* champions!" Utley's epithet was aired live on almost every television station in the Philadelphia television market. The FCC took no action.")
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Sochi winter games are the most expensive in the history, but...
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #24115
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I thought it was hilarious that the news reporter at the Dutch NOS news station tried his best to say 'F*ck the EU' as serious as possible
I love to watch NOS especially the pretty ladies in the morning But I have only watched that channel while in Belgium, and was still channel #1 on the TV (while Belgian channel "een" was like 12 )

FWIW despite my belief in the principles of the EU, I kind of respect Mme for talking like that, she means business I think more than "feuk de EU" it is more interesting the Russians spied on her phone call and posted it, it is like a Snowden inception Angie is probably laughing her ass off

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Some of you here may remember when I was - deservedly - rebuked for saying G-dv....

I've noticed that Flemish sites and newspapers have no problem using "****," or showing pictures of protestors who have it written on their posters. Wouldn't happen here.
In French part of Canada will hear a lot of the word "****" and you could hear on public TV or papers (French language media only!) But, people use the word only as a kind of mild expression, like maybe American "crap" and never to mean intercourse, so it isn't as strong (at all)

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I love to watch NOS especially the pretty ladies in the morning But I have only watched that channel while in Belgium, and was still channel #1 on the TV (while Belgian channel "een" was like 12 )

FWIW despite my belief in the principles of the EU, I kind of respect Mme for talking like that, she means business I think more than "feuk de EU" it is more interesting the Russians spied on her phone call and posted it, it is like a Snowden inception Angie is probably laughing her ass off



In French part of Canada will hear a lot of the word "****" and you could hear on public TV or papers (French language media only!) But, people use the word only as a kind of mild expression, like maybe American "crap" and never to mean intercourse, so it isn't as strong (at all)
Do they use the English "****" while speaking in French?

Green Day concert in Italy. At the end Billie shouts a very obscene profanity in Italian. He does the same at every concert in Italy and every time it's a big scandal because those kind of cursing expressions are censored from Italian media.
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Do they use the English "****" while speaking in French?
Exactly, but it is much more polite than in English. Like someone might say if their car was making a vibration, "mon char yé commencé ŕ ******" (engl. "my car has started to ****"), even the priest would probably say it
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Is true that Slovenes (especially near Italy, @hofburg ) do use Italian cursing words while speaking in Slovenian??
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