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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #18361
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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #18362
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AFAIK, there's always been "U" in Latin (f.e. this article in Latin is full of this letter), but "V" was easier to engrave (which is weird, because letters "B, C, D" etc. are also rounded).
False. U and V were distinct phonemes in Latin but were both written as "V". Modern "U" was introduced during the Middle Ages, and from then on, old Latin documents were re-written with the "U". The Latin page you linked uses "U" only for modern reader's sake.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #18363
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In Zaragoza there is now some antique book show, and according to the Zaragoza University website (The show is made by the University library) it was taken back on time, since it ends on current month but it won't start until October 2102 .
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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #18364
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You know that thing that comes up on the side of the word document about recovering documents, one tthe other day said that it was saved in sixteen something. I took a screenshot, but I won't be able to post it till Monday.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:20 AM   #18365
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Eastern Europe strikes again...

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Old January 12th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #18366
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You know that thing that comes up on the side of the word document about recovering documents, one tthe other day said that it was saved in sixteen something. I took a screenshot, but I won't be able to post it till Monday.
Some months ago I sent an email to a local administration in Southern Italy, about a hike I did on top of Mount Vulture. According to the header, their reply mail was sent in 2099
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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #18367
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Eastern Europe strikes again...
Too foggy, can't see on which direction the sun is, so can't guess if they're moving towards Western Europe
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Old January 12th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #18368
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Old January 13th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #18369
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Old January 13th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #18370
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Bullshit news:

Brussels-bound driver ends up in Zagreb!
The daily Het Nieuwsblad reports the unlikely tale of a lady from Hainaut Province in Wallonia (Belgium), who wanted to drive to Brussels but ended up in Zagreb in Croatia after using her GPS satellite guidance system.

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuw...belgium_zagreb

Amazing that such stupid unreal news actually exist.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #18371
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That sounds unlikely to me as well... You know it's a 1-hour drive, and this route crosses multiple borders, change of signage, languages, tolls, high mountain ranges, customs check, etc.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #18372
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That sounds unlikely to me as well... You know it's a 1-hour drive, and this route crosses multiple borders, change of signage, languages, tolls, high mountain ranges, customs check, etc.
It could be real only if she was mentally ill or suffered from memory losses that aren't so uncommon at a certain age. There was an old guy living near me that was stopped by police rougly 100km away from home. He didn't know where he was and where he was going. He brought 300k euro with him (he was from a rich family) and he said that just needed few money for gas.
For those reasons they renew driving licenses to elderly only after strict medical tests.
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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 January 13th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #18373
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Apart the famous Capri/Carpi story and the British girl that drove into rail tracks and destroyed her car thanks to the GPS, I'm personally aware of people asking where's the beach in Karlovac, Croatia. They booked a hotel room in Karlobag.
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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 January 13th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #18374
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Old January 13th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #18375
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That sounds unlikely to me as well... You know it's a 1-hour drive, and this route crosses multiple borders, change of signage, languages, tolls, high mountain ranges, customs check, etc.
and tunnels! you cannot avoid large tunnels traveling from Belgium to Croatia, unless you take the route via Wien and Budapest, which makes no sense. and not noticing these tunnels would be as driving from Hamburg to Malmo and not noticing the bridges or the sea.
my vision: granny probably drove from Belgium to Zagreb, but on purpose - she just wanted to take a ride and did it.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #18376
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Bullshit news:

Brussels-bound driver ends up in Zagreb!
The daily Het Nieuwsblad reports the unlikely tale of a lady from Hainaut Province in Wallonia (Belgium), who wanted to drive to Brussels but ended up in Zagreb in Croatia after using her GPS satellite guidance system.

http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuw...belgium_zagreb

Amazing that such stupid unreal news actually exist.
Blimey! Is it April 1st already?!
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Old January 14th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #18377
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Either the journalists made it up or she did.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 01:04 AM   #18378
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Either the journalists made it up or she did.
A good share of news reported in websites that specifically collect "crazy news", "funny news", "incredible news" for entaintment purpose are viral hoaxes that circulate through out the net by copy-paste. Those reported in official mainstream media are almost all real.

I once read on a newspaper about a bus driver in Rome who got fired because he didn't do a trip during his service because he used the empty bus to pick up his gf at her home.
And once farmer in Sardinia was arrested for having kidnapped and sexually abused the dog of his neighbour. Sometimes incredible news aren't hoaxes.
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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 January 14th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #18379
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