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Old March 31st, 2015, 06:44 PM   #31181
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Some parts of mainland Antarctica are as far from the south pole as Trondheim is from the north pole.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 06:59 PM   #31182
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Specifically the Antarctic peninsula goes that far above the Antarctic circle.

And I rectify myself earlier after being hit by reality and strong Northwest wind (we call it 'cierzo'), I thought it already ceased to blow.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 09:01 PM   #31183
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Meanwhile 17.5°C in Antarctica.
More or less like today here at around noon. We have had one of the warmest day of 2015 so far.
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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 March 31st, 2015, 09:13 PM   #31184
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I arrived safely on London Gatwick airport. It was quite a bumpy ride at take off and landing.

In the next 5 minutes I'll cross an international border (right now I'm waiting at the very longue queue for passport control).
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Old March 31st, 2015, 09:22 PM   #31185
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Experienced hand sensor, at least on above video
no way. i guess he can only change between solid and dashed line, but it is not compeltely manually definitely. also, how to align the machine to make perfectly straight lines?
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Old March 31st, 2015, 09:45 PM   #31186
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Specifically the Antarctic peninsula goes that far above the Antarctic circle.
I wonder when we'll see permanent human population there.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:27 PM   #31187
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I wonder when we'll see permanent human population there.
There's already, although very little.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Las_Estrellas
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Old March 31st, 2015, 11:44 PM   #31188
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no way. i guess he can only change between solid and dashed line, but it is not compeltely manually definitely. also, how to align the machine to make perfectly straight lines?
They are not perfectly straight on that video - far from perfect. Vehicle has a crosshair to aid alignment. Ofcourse there exist much more sophisticated machinery for painting lines but that on video is not much sophiszticated. You wouldn't believe how some workers can be skilled at operating machinery. Even the best asphalt finishers are commanded manually (with the aid of computers of course) and the straightness of new motorway pavements is mostly in hand of just one person which is operating that finisher.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 01:44 AM   #31189
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Here it says "There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent."
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Old April 1st, 2015, 02:17 AM   #31190
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you get a total of 1 montly sunshine hour in June there
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Old April 1st, 2015, 08:59 AM   #31191
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Here it says "There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent."
No permanent population, meaning that these 1000 or 5000 people change regularly and no one of them lives there permanently.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 01:57 PM   #31192
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That's what I'm saying.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:48 PM   #31193
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An hour ago There could not be better weather for 1st of April. Today has been sunny, windy, rainy and finally snowing (but it was rather kind of melted hail).
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We had sleet here today, and then sun.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 08:14 PM   #31195
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So have you seen any good April Fool's jokes?

Big Foot spotted on a highway camera in British Columbia:


A Komodo Dragon spotted on an ecoduct in Belgium:
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Old April 1st, 2015, 11:55 PM   #31196
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A small grammar issue.

I've recently received a review on my paper and the reviewer criticized a word order of one of my sentence.

Let's imagine there is a method (on whatever) I need to employ. And to employ the method, I need to disaggregate the functional regions into several subregions.

I'd tried to fit this complex thought into one sentence with this coming out:
"Some authors have employed this method, the disaggregation of functional regions into several subregions was required for."

Is that sentence really unclear and grammatically incorrect?

Sorry for bothering you.
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Old April 2nd, 2015, 02:26 AM   #31197
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A small grammar issue.

I've recently received a review on my paper and the reviewer criticized a word order of one of my sentence.

Let's imagine there is a method (on whatever) I need to employ. And to employ the method, I need to disaggregate the functional regions into several subregions.

I'd tried to fit this complex thought into one sentence with this coming out:
"Some authors have employed this method, the disaggregation of functional regions into several subregions was required for."

Is that sentence really unclear and grammatically incorrect?

Sorry for bothering you.
I don't think it's grammatically incorrect, but it is unclear, and I had to read it a few times to get what you're trying to say.

Actually I'd say the 'for' at the end is incorrect, you could either say:

'Some authors have employed this method, for which the disaggregation of functional regions into several subregions was required.'

or

'Some authors have employed this method, which required the disaggregation of functional regions into several subregions'.

Of these two, I'd use the latter. I don't think the several is necessary but it isn't wrong and honestly I'm still not sure what you're getting at really, because I don't know what you mean by functional regions, but I suppose that would become clear in the context.

In factual text in English I think it's always best to write in the simplest way possible (maybe I should say clearest, don't go writing 'sum autors used da method, which meant day ad to split apart da regions into + regions'), the written styles of many other languages are often considered to be long-winded, but that does make written English a bit less, I don't know, characterful sometimes.
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Lithuanian trucker in England "forgets" that in the UK they drive on the left:

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Old April 2nd, 2015, 09:46 PM   #31199
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I don't think it's grammatically incorrect, but it is unclear, and I had to read it a few times to get what you're trying to say.

Actually I'd say the 'for' at the end is incorrect, you could either say:

'Some authors have employed this method, for which the disaggregation of functional regions into several subregions was required.'

or

'Some authors have employed this method, which required the disaggregation of functional regions into several subregions'.

Of these two, I'd use the latter. I don't think the several is necessary but it isn't wrong and honestly I'm still not sure what you're getting at really, because I don't know what you mean by functional regions, but I suppose that would become clear in the context.

In factual text in English I think it's always best to write in the simplest way possible (maybe I should say clearest, don't go writing 'sum autors used da method, which meant day ad to split apart da regions into + regions'), the written styles of many other languages are often considered to be long-winded, but that does make written English a bit less, I don't know, characterful sometimes.
Thank you very much. Yet one last question. The sentence:
"She made a justification of the criterion, she replaced the original one by."

(explanation: there was the original criterion and certain author created and justified the new one to replace the original one).

This is my last grammar question for next 10 years
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Lithuanian trucker in England "forgets" that in the UK they drive on the left:

You are not professional driver if you overlook the one-way-traffic sign
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