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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:16 PM   #1901
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haha that happens here too yesterday i watched on news some guy jumped in river Drava in Osijek... water had thick layer of ice... lol... they call him the seal man
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He was sitting in 500 l barrel full of ice with temperature -18 °C for 75 minutes to break the Guinness world record.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:46 PM   #1902
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He was sitting in 500 l barrel full of ice with temperature -18 °C for 75 minutes to break the Guinness world record.
Did he get the record even though he most likely must have been killed?
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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:50 PM   #1903
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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:52 PM   #1904
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I guess that his hat kept him warm all the time
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Old January 1st, 2009, 11:51 PM   #1905
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Oh yeah, I forgot that 90 percent of body heat leaves through the head
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:01 AM   #1906
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Did he get the record even though he most likely must have been killed?
Here is article with video if you are interested: http://www.sme.sk/c/4244531/slovensk...vy-rekord.html

He simply walked away like if it was the most natural thing in the world.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:09 AM   #1907
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How's the Euro doing in Slovakia? Does it run smoothly? I guess the real results will be visible tomorrow when everybody starts shopping.

Though I see the double prices for next year makes some sense, it's better to not have them, otherwise people keep calculating back to the old currency. People in the Netherlands sometimes do that too, and say everything got more expensive. Yeah, that makes sense since the exchange rate was fixed in 1999, hence 10 years of inflation
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:47 AM   #1908
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How's the Euro doing in Slovakia? Does it run smoothly? I guess the real results will be visible tomorrow when everybody starts shopping.

Though I see the double prices for next year makes some sense, it's better to not have them, otherwise people keep calculating back to the old currency. People in the Netherlands sometimes do that too, and say everything got more expensive. Yeah, that makes sense since the exchange rate was fixed in 1999, hence 10 years of inflation
First day was smooth. (It's national holiday.) For example I still haven't hold in my hands any euros this year. They may be some problems during first week or two, some small shops won't be opened in first days to avoid circulation of two currencies, also some gas stations are still closed, banks and posts basically don't exist now, but this will disappear soon and people will get used to to the new currency very quickly.

Double prices are good idea at least for the first moths. I'm pretty sure some people will calculate back for the rest of their lives. Since the official exchange rate is 30.126 which is close to round 30 it's not problem to anyone.

We can just celebrate:
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You might actually see some deflation as a result of that exchange rate if businesses are convienient and round down. They most probably won't, they tend to only round up (as happened in Germany for example) because that's what benefits them...
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Are you really going to use the 1 and 2 cents? They are pretty much banned over here, but I still got a few when I was in Germany last week.
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Are you really going to use the 1 and 2 cents?
How about paying for things that cost f.eg. 0,99 or 49,99 € ?
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:37 PM   #1912
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Rounded off to 1 and 50 euro
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Yeah, nearly all shops in the Netherlands round off in order not to need these 1 and 2 cents coins. That rounding is done fairly, € 0,46 and € 0,47 will be € 0,45 and € 0,48 and € 0,49 will be € 0,50. So sometimes, it's 2 cents more expensive, sometimes it's two cents cheaper.

When using a creditcard or bankcard, they do not round off the amount. Only with cash payments.
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Yeah, nearly all shops in the Netherlands round off in order not to need these 1 and 2 cents coins. That rounding is done fairly, € 0,46 and € 0,47 will be € 0,45 and € 0,48 and € 0,49 will be € 0,50. So sometimes, it's 2 cents more expensive, sometimes it's two cents cheaper.

When using a creditcard or bankcard, they do not round off the amount. Only with cash payments.
what is situation at gas stations? here in HR they allways round off quite unfairly, so if the bill is 46,58 kn, most of them will make it 47 (ok, 0,42 kn is about 0,05 €, but anyway in normal stores in the worst occassion they will make it 46,60)
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I have to wait the entire day until my new washing machine gets delivered. Mediamarkt couldn't tell me which part of the day it gets delivered, so I'm unable to go anywhere until it gets delivered. And I want to run some errands...
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Lucky you, my computer has crashed and I have to wait a couple of more days for it to get repaired

Luckily I can use my dad's computer when he doesn't need it, so I can do some schoolwork and spamming
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Double prices are good idea at least for the first moths. I'm pretty sure some people will calculate back for the rest of their lives. Since the official exchange rate is 30.126 which is close to round 30 it's not problem to anyone.
After two years I still calculate in tolars, 1 EUR = 239.64 SIT. Anyway, nice to see both Slov**ias in the Eurozone.
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tolar, tollar, dollar. Only 2 characters difference
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