Posting to undo accidental down mod of your post. Sorry!
Posting to undo accidental down mod of your post. Sorry!
List of road participants in the Netherlands [in decreasing order of danger]
- small motors [they are allowed to use the bike lanes], the so called "broomers" - especially kids [16-17yrs] hired for delivery jobs [uber, kangoroo, pizza, post] - these youngsters often do [on the bicycle lane] higher speed than it is allowed on the car road next by....crazy!
- old folk in cars [sorry, it is true; they are driving slow, but also have quite a problem with observing the traffic and reaction times]
- cars in general
- Train, taxi, tram etc. [professionals]
However, all the above is a moot point in every big city. In Amsterdam the rule is only this: EVERYONE has the advantage....somehow this does not result in a bloody carnage, which always surprises visitors of the city....but if it was up to me I would ban the broomers [the noise is horrible as well].
If anything is taboo you can never have discussion about it...never learn from the experience and never prevent it from happening again...also who guarantees that the taboo is " right" . Consider for instance the idea that the pope can make no mistakes....how does that sound with all the pedo scandals....it was a taboo to speak against the clergy, shall we uphold that? What about the proposed new law in Russia to criminalize criticism against the government? Do you like that taboo?
When I can't reach EU legislation web-page dealing with pedo porn because the text contains the words pedo porn [and the ISP filters me out and undoubtedly reports to everyone and their dog what a terrible person I am for trying to read the LAW, then something is REALLY wrong!
Eh, are you crazy? wife = chick? That must be some new use of the word chick I was previously unaware of.
Until you get divorced that is....trust me with an income larger than 80% of the population of one of the most prosperous countries in the world I am counting every penny due to my father [drank the family money; left only debts] and my ex-wife. And I'll have to pay to keep my income and the one of my ex equal for the next decade [new law against the dirty men who make more money that the oppressed women]. In fact they have prevented me to ever have a relationship until I am too old to care....Cheers!
But does it have to be like that? A few years ago I was bitching to my colleagues that the government raised the fees for cigarettes again! I went to a proper site where you can calculate your individual inflation. To my amazement if you have kids the inflation is higher even compared to a heavy smoker living in rented place! The prices of day-care are ridiculous; for someone who grew up in communism where my mom got the 2 yrs full paid maternity leave and then went to continue career and brought more money home than dad all this sounds insane! In a society where everyone has 2 cars and who knows how many laptops, TV's, tablets and phones we cannot spare enough time for for our kids and are struggling to pay the bills! That's like the most massive WTF in the world!
I agree about the overpopulation thing but it seems that even that point is not as clear as I though it was....apparently certain economic prosperity naturally curbs the birth rate....but then the market and government make sure that no matter how many kids you have [including none] you will spend all your money [no use to save them anyway - they made that unprofitable too didn't they?]. The inflation calculator showed clearly that the raise of prices was the highest for things we either cannot go without - housing, energy, fuel, medicare, education or are addictive like smoking and drinking. Whea, what more can I say....that's fucked up!
And I don't understand Americans at all...so what? You are mostly white, mostly Christians and mostly descendant from Europeans....so why did I fell like I am on Mars when I visited the US?
Did you see some of the YouTube videos where Americans are reacting go the mock videos from Europe , i.e. "America first, the Netherlands second"? Guys, I have no idea what is wrong with you, but you do not get allegories, sarcasm, metaphor, humor, wit, irony, comic exaggerations or ANY sophisticated tool of speech/writing....well at least the VAST majority does not.
I mean if the reactions to the Dutch video were so much off, how would you react to the German version. Go and see it; really it is hilarious. Even better find the video where the host of the late night show [the same guy that got sued by Erdogan] talks before and after the video....and maybe you will get it.
Last hint for you: The Dutch guy announcing the video, said "President Trump had loud and clear message to the world - I will fuck all your mothers [youtube shyly translates this as I will fuck you all big time]. Of course he used different wording" - then they show the "America first" moment and get on with the video
Think why this joke was made and why the German video features the [Hitler] leader that "made Germany great again" and why they joke "Germany hosted 2 World Wars. They were the biggest WW in the World! And we won both of them! Bigly! Anyone who says otherwise is fake news!"
The bigly irony is that the Trump supporters will be shafted the most; not that people ever learn.....
Was it real? Are you for real? It was the same scare mongering as we have now against
Every serious analysis coming my way has claimed that it is the LEAST likely that either USA or Russia will launch the nukes. The " smaller " nuclear states are way more dangerous. For the longest time I believed that nothing that has occurred in the West during the cold war can be as blatantly fallacious as the Communist propaganda. I was wrong, you just proved it....you actually believed that shite...
Also, Raegan ending communism? That must be one of the biggest lies of the 20th century...but it sounds good, so why should anyone actually READ something serious about it....
Was Steve Jobs GOD? Was he? Cause it was exactly the same cult of personality as some Americans have for Raegan..
Now that is unbelievable! Of course Europe can trash Russia in no-nuke war. Are you crazy? Do you know what 3 things you need for war? Money, money and money. Russia has less than Italy. Have you any idea what happened during WWII in Europe? Ever heard of Serbian guerrilla fighters, la resistance, the Finns with their skying sniper shooters...ect. Do you think that the Germans could hold for a long time even if the war did not go south for them? Man, only the former "Soviet block countries" are enough to keep Russia marred in a conventional war. What are they going to do - kill ALL people? Because if they don't we will be on their throats no matter what until last man standing. We have seen that movie, thank you very much!
And guess what - this time ze Germans are on our side. Woops! And the French [the most successful military of all times, actually, not cheese eating surrender monkeys
My friend, the Russian military was trashed by AFGHANISTAN [so was the British and the American empire]. Hmmmm, maybe you need also something else apart from money. And whatever it is, we Europeans [the most efficient and ruthless killers in modern history] have a lot of it.
Let them come!
You make it sound like your opinion is somewhat unusual. I got a meager A3 2016 model few months ago after using an HTC for 5 years - naturally the last 2 of those years I used it to call as the enforced SW obsolescence made the phone almost unusable for anything else.
I dropped the phone 4 times int he first week - it was simply too thin and slippery. All my habits that worked for the HTC were not effective anymore [how to handle it; where to put it, ect.] and new ones did not help. So I went back to the shop and got a protector screen and a case. That transformed it into the GSM I always wanted. Reading books, some movie watching and music. Some gaming as well [for the first time on mobile platform for me]. Great!
And then I heard about the jack and was furious. True, most of my music I listen on a dedicated player which together with the ear plugs costs as much as the best telephone out there, so quality is paramount to me. I also have the phone and Koassilator phrase synthesizer - and the ear plugs go into all 3 devices via the jack. A dongle? Never! The plugs have L-shape contact minimizing stress - I don't need anything sticking out from a fragile, thin, slippery phone!
I look now for several weeks during my commute how many people do not have cases and screens on their phones. I found 3 persons out of at least a hundred [almost everyone uses their phone in the train]. Same at work - one guy out of 50-60 people.
So, I think most of us do not buy this whole scam but I am also afraid that sooner or later all companies will switch. For all kinds of reasons [marketing hype, enforced obsolescence, DRM control, vertical integration] but by Bob NEVER do anything that actually benefits your customers. For real!
James Earl Jones - "I find your lack of fate disturbing!"
I wonder, though why not a female voice? I think it is an established fact that both genders listen more carefully to female voices and they are also easier to be heard...
You extrapolate behavior which men exhibit towards other men to women?!?!? You think that the "initiation rites" that every male group [on the playground, in the office, in the football club, the motor gang, the army ect.] does on new members of said group are also applied to women?
What ARE you smoking? I want some of it.....
43 years I am on this planet and I still wait to see examples of "rampant" men bulling/harassing/rejecting/demeaning/abusing women around me. Never happened - primary school, secondary school, university, companies, army, social life...only very few occasions by drunken men in bars or on the street who were a) no danger at all since they'd even have hard time standing straight, let alone attacking a woman and b)immediately put in check by all other men in the vicinity...
I really have no idea where are all those people that see aggression/violence/abuse all the time by all men live but it isn't the planet I am on, that's for sure...
A million times THIS!
I was not aware that such protection exists in the US. Well done! My own state suffers for almost 3 decades now after the fall of the wall because every administration brings its own civil servants who usually spend half the mandate undoing what the previous team did...what a disaster!
and dislocation of a joint. that's what I was told by medics. Stone, joint and labor, in that order (I know what I did here;)
My case was about three hours of 'labor', dislocation shoulder - non stop pain. Did not cry but moaned quite a bit...
Oh, so behind the wall [a long time ago on this earth] we did not listen to any music and did not create any because there was no marketing [and truly there was no marketing for anything]? I think not.
Every time this content copyright stuff comes along I always ask the industry the same thing. OK, so I never own your product, I only bought the right to enjoy it until I live. OK, why then when the tape came along you asked me to purchase IN FULL the Beatles album I bought on vinyl. And then you asked me to pay it again IN FULL to get it on CD. And then you forbade me to make a digital copy so if the CD dies [almost 100% certainty that will happen more than once before I die] guess what. And man, even if you have digital copy they'd change the format in a few years from now and I'd have to convert again [if possible] or....you guessed buy it again IN FULL.
Bottom line: the industry does not honour the contract. Of course I can't sue.
P.S> Did I mention my 600 DVD/Blue ray collection? Those discs die as well - guess how much hassle is to back it all up. No help at all from the people I paid more than 10 000 euro over the years....
Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature. -- Rich Kulawiec