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5 hours ago, mizapf said:

Then you certainly know where I took that picture from. 🙂

I was born in Tromsø and some 14 years later a got a TI, but then I had been living 12 years in Hammerfest (further north). I Got the TI, but don't remember if I got the Carts later or at the same time. The Big ones was Parsec (played it until I could do it in my sleep!), got MM, but since I did not get any books (to expensive and hard to find) it was not used that much. Got Ex. Basic, it got a lot of use. More after I solved the "f" problem... "But... but... EVERYTHING IS correct, hmmm, what is going on?" Then I learned that f and F is not the same thing. And "f" in Call Char dos not work. (Stupid machine 😛 hehehe, used a long time to solve it and the TI did NOT help me! :()

But I got lucky, I did a boat trip that was more then 4000 km to TRY to get some more "cool" stuff for my TI. I Went down the coast, from Hammerfest all the way to Bergen, then over to Grimsby (England), with my grandma on a ship. (She was working on). Hardly knew any English, but when you are in need of ANY shit you can get to your "stupid computer", then THAT is a TINY problem. I knew the important words like TI, Computer, Games, Where, Money, Buy! I might be a product of the TI speech Synth!

"You are not English?", I proudly answered, "NOPE, where can a find TI stuff?"

The "modern" Viking-raid" gave very little loot! I think I got a cassette and a book. The rest was just shit and WAY to expensive.

So... Can I say that I did a LOOOONG Viking-raid to get TI stuff. I was JUST 1000 years late to the "party". And being a modern "nice" Viking is not good, when you are in need of the latest "shit"! It was a good Viking-raid in other ways. Even had a stop in Bremenhaven (Germany) to late in the evening and "huge" spiders at the docks. So, the Viking looked longedly towards the town and dreaming of TI games (and shit).

Hmmmm, Is this a game Idea! I just change the Iron "Viking" ship to a real on and I have, "The Last Viking - looting again!"??? The long journey for valuables and shit to take home to Hammerfest! Monsters and hard to understand people, with lots of sea, mountains and boat stuff!

But... you will not have the experience of sleeping on top of an engine and finally after a week, your able to sleep. BUT, getting home is it so "quite" after having slept on a engine that never rested... That you can hear the seagull many MILES out at sea as your trying to sleep at home, but cant... it is TOO quiet! But... luckily after a week I could not hear the seagull any more. Pretty sure it was it that kept me awake!

So... I had to keep buying magazines and type in games! Got a few carts after that, some cassettes and books.

But the PC then came to town... And a got myself a "pull-able" PC laptop, just 23 kg or 46 lb. It was a mazing... 4 hertz  (wow 😕 ), 16 colours (wow 😕 ) and built in screen and 2 floppy disk ports.... I think it even had 256k memory  (wow 😕 )

How I regretted not getting a Amiga! But that is another story together with landing on
Liberty Island and never leaving there alive! (ohhhhh how many times I tried to lift off from that Island!)

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Spelling and for sure more editing needed... BUGS!
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Surprise, we still "can snow". I almost thought we could call this word obsolete in German. Compare with the first photo in this thread.

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As you can see, the tree is clearly growing catkins. This may be a bit too early in early January. (Interestingly, "catkin" is the exact analogue to the German "Kätzchen", with "-kin" being the cognate to the German diminutive "-chen" which we can add to any noun.)

 

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Now at the end of the meteorological winter (Dec-Feb), the German Meteorological Service (DWD) reports that this winter was again much too warm here, 1.9 K above the average temperature in 1990-2020, and the eleventh winter in a row that is too warm.

 

Actually, I think I saw about four days of light snowfalls in total, and the whole February did not show freezing temperatures (below 0°C). The picture from Jan 8 was indeed the last time I saw snow here. Right now it's sunny outside, at +9°C. Some people say it's OK for them, lower heating costs.

 

I thought I should throw in a mid-term concern, just for a change to our current sorrows.

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German weather: "We heard some people complained about lack of snow. Here you are, delivered as ordered. Maybe a bit late, but no one shall say we're not taking our job seriously."

 

Disclaimer: Not an April 1 joke.

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Now in contrast, today's weather: My home town behind a rapeseed field. Temperatures around 20°C.

 

 

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Nice! We made it to 20c a couple of weeks ago... but today it's 0 and trying to snow again. ;)

 

Traffic Camera at 16 Avenue and 36 Street NE

 

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For some weird and completely unintended reason, my shot makes me think of the Ukrainian flag.

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On 4/18/2022 at 4:40 PM, mizapf said:

Now in contrast, today's weather: My home town behind a rapeseed field. Temperatures around 20°C.

 

 

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For much of the English-speaking world, the word Rapeseed has been replaced with Canola, as Oilseed Rape is probably the only positive use of the word Rape in the English language. . .

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42 minutes ago, Ksarul said:

For much of the English-speaking world, the word Rapeseed has been replaced with Canola, . . .

 

That is not entirely true. 🙂 Canola is a subset of rapeseed oils that must contain < 2 % erucic acid (among other restrictions). FWIW, the word “Canola” is a portmanteau of “CANada Oil, Low Acid”.

 

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7 hours ago, Ksarul said:

For much of the English-speaking world, the word Rapeseed has been replaced with Canola, as Oilseed Rape is probably the only positive use of the word Rape in the English language. . .

 

Disclaimer: This is not against you.

 

As long as the official name of that plant is "rapeseed", I don't give a * what novel language evangelists believe to be good or bad words - in arbitrary contexts. We have that discussion in Germany as well, with people even trying to modify German grammar to reflect all kinds of ... I digress, sorry. Have to calm down a bit. Doctor says, watch your blood pressure.

 

Good thing that in German we call it "Raps", and it does not sound like anything troublesome.

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4 hours ago, mizapf said:

Good thing that in German we call it "Raps", and it does not sound like anything troublesome.

When I was teaching Technical English at the University of Kaiserslautern, one of the students wanted to know what "Raps Öl" was in English. I carefully parsed out the answer and noted that part of the word (underlined on the blackboard) had a not-so-nice meaning in just about any situation but this one. One of the girls in the class asked what the other usage was, and was a bit shocked to hear "Vergewaltigung" as my very calm answer. The next ten minutes in the class had students asking questions about just about every questionalble English word they had ever encountered, until I had to shut that line down and get them back on track with the day's lesson.

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Posted (edited)

There's only 1 real swedish word, " chocolate".. the rest is mumbo jumbo... bwhhaha... you know I'm just trying to be crazy funny here...

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On 4/20/2022 at 2:52 AM, Ksarul said:

For much of the English-speaking world, the word Rapeseed has been replaced with Canola, as Oilseed Rape is probably the only positive use of the word Rape in the English language. . .

But it is not on "THE LIST" ...

 

 

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On 4/20/2022 at 3:56 PM, GDMike said:

There's only 1 real swedish word, " chocolate".. the rest is mumbo jumbo... bwhhaha... you know I'm just trying to be crazy funny here...

In Swedish it's choklad, so that didn't work.

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1 hour ago, GDMike said:

Mmm, choKlad

If you eat it too quickly you will choke, lad!

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29 minutes ago, OLD CS1 said:

If you eat it too quickly you will choke, lad!

It's all over the place!!! Sticky tacky ChokLaD

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