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Old September 6th, 2016, 11:53 AM   #34401
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Wooden ware and pottery fair and handicraft festival in Ribnica (~35 km SSE of Ljubljana). It says in the article there were tens of thousands of visitors. When I went for a lunch, about ten gypsies sat next to me and one of them had a machete with him, so it was a bit uncomfortable.
Ok, interesting! A machete...
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Old September 6th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #34402
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I've appeared several times on the local newspaper. Last time I did so while wearing a T-shirt I worship .
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Old September 6th, 2016, 01:12 PM   #34403
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Wooden ware and pottery fair and handicraft festival in Ribnica (~35 km SSE of Ljubljana). It says in the article there were tens of thousands of visitors. When I went for a lunch, about ten gypsies sat next to me and one of them had a machete with him, so it was a bit uncomfortable.
I would have left and called police immediatly.
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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 September 6th, 2016, 03:23 PM   #34404
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Today in Muggia, Italy. This military vehicle had a handbrake failure.
Ironically, it says 'operazione strade sicure' (operation safe roads).


http://www.triesteprima.it/cronaca/f...mbre-2016.html
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“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
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 September 6th, 2016, 03:30 PM   #34405
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I would have left and called police immediatly.
He bought it on the fair, because it was still packed in transparent foil. I wanted to leave, but stupid waitress forgot to bring me a sausage - twice! It took her so long that the gypsies left sooner than me. Btw, among guests was also mayor of Ribnica's Italian twin town Arcevia.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 04:17 PM   #34406
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Yesterday after the rain, near Zrenjanin:



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Old September 6th, 2016, 08:17 PM   #34407
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at sunday i saw really rare thing - car with old Czech plates. at first I couldn't recognize it, but is was so familiar from somewhere, it took me few secondes before I realized that i saw thousands of them in 1990es. how often they are in CZ?

also, weird thing is that it was Citroën BX in perfect condition, as it was bought 1 hour ago. and it was in some crazy yellow colour, like this one (I don't remember was it GTi or not; mayboe it was the one at the photo - check the plates )
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Old September 6th, 2016, 09:01 PM   #34408
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I think you have misspelled 'czechoslovak' :-D
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Old September 6th, 2016, 09:47 PM   #34409
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Yesterday after the rain, near Zrenjanin:



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Nice, indeed. We can see that the second rainbow has reversed order of colours.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 10:53 PM   #34410
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Nice, indeed. We can see that the second rainbow has reversed order of colours.
That is true. The primary rainbow consist of the rays making a turn of about 138 degrees in a water drop because of total internal reflection. Thus, the primary rainbow is located 42 degrees from the antisolar point. If the elevation of the Sun exceeds 42 degrees, there is no rainbow.

The secondary rainbow is the collection of rays making two turns inside a water drop, and turning about 231 degrees. Therefore it is visible at 51 degrees from the antisolar point. It is dimmer than the primary one because of longer path inside the drop.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 12:39 AM   #34411
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I think you have misspelled 'czechoslovak' :-D
no, it was Czech indeed because it had registration stickers on. now i see according to that it has ben issued in period 1996-2000 (i though that stickers were present also in early 1990es but i was obviously wrong)
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Old September 7th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #34412
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I have a question: is 41% closer to one half (1/2) or to one third (1/3)?
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Old September 7th, 2016, 03:47 PM   #34413
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1/3
Use math, not forum.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 04:48 PM   #34414
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Use math, not forum.
The correct answer is subject to the definition of "closer".

The arithmetic midpoint of the two figures is 0.4167 and the geometric one is 0.4082.

Thus, the question is ambiguous. A surprise?
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Of course matematically it's closer to 1/3: (41-~33.33=~7.67)<(50-41=9)

However, according to the context, it may be more appropriate to say "more than a third" or "less than half", depend if you want that figure to appear high or low:
"More than a third of partecipants agreed": quite a lot of people agreed.
"Less than half of partecipants agreed": not enough people agreed.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #34416
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The correct answer is subject to the definition of "closer".

The arithmetic midpoint of the two figures is 0.4167 and the geometric one is 0.4082.

Thus, the question is ambiguous. A surprise?
What about 40.5%?
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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #34417
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I took a 6134 kilometer vacation / road trip over the past 12 days. The main destination was the Spanish side of the Pyreneees. I've been to Catalunya, Aragón, Navarra and Basque Country.

The map is rough, I've driven much more roads in the Pyrenees (otherwise I wouldn't have driven 6000+ kms) and I've also been to Zaragoza and Vitoria.



An interesting observation is that western Catalonia looks much poorer than Aragón, Navarra or Basque Country. The buildings are ugly, poorly maintained and the general ambiance was lacking, both in villages and larger towns like Balaguer. It didn't seem attractive. Villages and towns in Aragón, Navarra and Basque Country look much more attractive / livable. Some valleys in Basque Country smell like fish though. Lots of processing industry.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #34418
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As I've already said, how you dare to pass through my hometown and don't meet me?
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I have a question: is 41% closer to one half (1/2) or to one third (1/3)?
Regardless of arithmetically or geometrically, 41% is closer to my avatar .
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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:02 PM   #34419
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An interesting observation is that western Catalonia looks much poorer than Aragón, Navarra or Basque Country. The buildings are ugly, poorly maintained and the general ambiance was lacking, both in villages and larger towns like Balaguer. It didn't seem attractive. Villages and towns in Aragón, Navarra and Basque Country look much more attractive / livable. Some valleys in Basque Country smell like fish though. Lots of processing industry.[/QUOTE]

in spain , we should improve the maintaince of many buildings
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Old September 7th, 2016, 08:12 PM   #34420
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Thus, the question is ambiguous. A surprise?
I'm an engineer so I think with numbers and numbers only as they have to be correct. I knew that it is a tricky question for some but for me it is just math.
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