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Kol
07 February 2016 @ 04:00 pm
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Current Location: falmouth
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Music: Ensiferum: Two of Spades
 
 
Kol
06 February 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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Current Location: grand cayman
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Kol
05 February 2016 @ 06:00 pm
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Current Location: cancún
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Kol
04 February 2016 @ 11:00 am
Delain is kicking up the whole thing here in the Alhambra Theater on board the Royal Caribbean MS Independence, and then the whole thing is going to gain speed with Dragonforce, Lacuna Coil, Iced Earth, Rhapsody of Fire et al. Some amazing 96 hours are ahead of us!


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Current Location: fort lauderdale
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Kol
03 February 2016 @ 09:00 pm
All Blacks Sevens walk away with famous victory in Wellington

The All Blacks Sevens came from 14-0 and 21-7 behind to dramatically beat South Africa 24-21 in the Cup final of the HSBC Wellington Sevens.
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Current Location: fort lauderdale
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Kol
01 February 2016 @ 01:00 am
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Current Location: cape town
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Music: Amorphis: On Rich And Poor
 
 
Kol
31 January 2016 @ 09:00 am
Our dear nairiporter has a birthday today. I raise a toast to ya, sweet one! ^__^



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Kol
29 January 2016 @ 09:00 am
The Telegraph has a point: The Six Nations has proved resistant to change, despite developments elsewhere. The fallacy persists that the Six Nations is flawless, that any interference in its format would compromise the sanctity of the product. One might have dared imagine, after a World Cup that dealt European teams the sharpest poke in the eye, that there would be a sober debate about how to enhance the standard of Six Nations fare for this edition. But the committee in charge refuses to buckle.
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Kol
28 January 2016 @ 02:00 pm
It spares the foot joints and burns by up to 1/5 more calories than the conventional way. If you're well familiar with the terrain and you've already got an established route (preferably running in a straight line and without too much inclination), I'd say go for it. It's fun. You could also get sunglasses with rear view, as it's recommended that you refrain from turning your head backwards too often while running, in order to sustain the rhythm. In a few runs you'd notice the difference. The thighs and ass get firmer, and the stomach gets flatter than with the usual running. If you've got company running forwards alongside, that could be great fun indeed. (details)
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Kol
27 January 2016 @ 04:00 pm
This is fun stuff. A new study has attempted to do some more than scratching the surface of the general pattern that most conspiracy theories follow, and boil it all down to a single formula that could predict at which point does a conspiracy unravel. The main factors are the number of conspirators involved, the amount of time since the theory was made, and the chances that the conspiracy could fail. Turns out, the more elaborate the conspiracy, the more likely that it would self-debunk sooner rather than later. (source)
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Kol
26 January 2016 @ 09:00 pm
Forget Schrödinger's cat, some researchers have said. A new principle that they're calling the "quantum pigeonhole principle" could revolutionise our understanding of the conventional principles of nature. As with many other such phenomena in the world of the minuscule, the pigeonhole principle goes against all common sense, by saying that many particles could be put in two boxes, and still not end up in the same box. (source)
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Kol
25 January 2016 @ 04:00 pm
Quite a comprehensive overview of some of the most prevalent preconceived nations about Iran that will obviously need to change in the months and years to come, now that Iran has finally been allowed to open up to the rest of the world once more. The good news is that doing business in Iran will now become a lot easier, and that's a niche that deserves being looked into. Anyway, here's the list: source.
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Kol
24 January 2016 @ 10:00 am
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Current Location: villiersdorp
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Kol
22 January 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Apparently, an ultra-Wahhabi Saudi cleric by the name of Al-Sheikh (how fitting) whom even some of his Wahhabi fellows consider too extreme (go figure) has declared the game of chess unfit for pious Muslims, as it can lead to "bad thoughts", gambling, "hatred", and "violence". Oh well. Those Persians must have been some very nasty sonsofbichiz. (source)

Here's a naughty violent chessplayer for ya, Al-Sheikh. Be scared. Be very scared.
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Kol
It all boils down to short-sightedness and the inability (or unwillingness) to make an adequate effort to identify the longer-term consequences of a given action. When some effort is being put into overthrowing a regime for one reason or another, seldom any thought it being given to the question if "we" have an interest in ending up with a new regime that's even more hostile to "us".

That's the problem with nation-building. These situations are too complex, and the outcomes of regime change is too unpredictable. We don't even begin to try understanding the particularities of those societies - we just see what's on the surface, and we assume that tinkering with the surface a little bit by weakening a regime or toppling it altogether, things would turn in our favour. But of course, reality is rather different. And our own actions then come to bite us on the ass.
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Kol
19 January 2016 @ 09:00 am
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Current Location: cape town
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Kol
18 January 2016 @ 03:00 pm
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Current Location: cape town
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Kol
17 January 2016 @ 10:00 am
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Current Location: villiersdorp
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Kol
16 January 2016 @ 09:00 pm
Today a Planetary Defense Coordination Office, tomorrow a Galactic Intelligence Agency. Hoorah! :) In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to seeing Bruce Willis being unleashed onto those poor unsuspecting asteroids. (source)
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Current Location: villiersdorp
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Kol
15 January 2016 @ 01:00 am
Seems like an anonymous 4chan user either got some awesome sources or rather, way too much time on their hands. Still, not a bad read, and quite enjoyable, at that. Here's a link to what they claim to be the full leaked plot of the Game of Thrones season 6.
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Current Location: cape town
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Kol
12 January 2016 @ 09:00 am
Upon arrival in Heaven, David Bowie met Lemmy Kilmister in front of Paradise Bar. David looked a bit irritated.

"How's it going, pal?", Lemmy inquired.

"All is fine", David said. "Just one thing bugs me. These guys here seem oddly eager to put me into angel garments".

Lemmy signed, raising a cup in his hand, the loose end of a tea-bag hanging on its side.

"You just wait to see what they serve in their bar..."


Rest in peace, guys...
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Current Location: cape town
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Kol
11 January 2016 @ 07:00 pm
New unexpected result at CERN. A new particle has been detected by the LHC. (source) Possible explanations include a trace of the proposed graviton, or a heavier supersymmetric particle to the Higgs boson.

Meanwhile, over CERN, a mysterious cloud vortex saw an UFO flying into it in midday. (source) Given the track record of that particular Youtube channel, a CGI fake most likely.

In other news, Amsterdam has been as drizzly as expected :)
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Current Location: amsterdam
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Kol
09 January 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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Current Location: hveragerði
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Music: Amorphis: Come The Spring
 
 
Kol


This nice lady started singing covers of famous songs as a way to enhance her studies of the English language. What she got in result was Internet fame, one of the trending Youtube channels, and lots of fans. After a short listening, you can't help but get addicted. ;)
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Current Location: hafnarfjörður
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Kol
05 April 2009 @ 08:00 pm





Alright, then. A promise is a promise. This poll here was the final trigger to prompt my comment on my own political stances, at long last. Dont be shocked.

I commented there, but here it is.
 
My political manifestoCollapse )

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[edit] I offered a solution, but under one condition. People's minds should change first, then people's way of perceiving the world, and with that, the prerequisites for my model coming reality would be in place. But not before that. I'm fully aware that we're not ready for that stage of society yet. Not so fast. We've seen what shit can happen when people are hurrying to jump into things they know little or nothing about, too fast.

And yet, the picture i viewed is ultimately the solution. And it WILL come true one day. Maybe not in my lifetime, but still, it will.

Either that or we'll go back to being monkeys. Or we'll just blow this whole place up.
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