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by katastrofa
Yesterday, 10:19 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 121
Views: 32004

Re: What is democracy?

Joe Biden has a good tailor. And of course Draghi who makes for a bella figura. No, no, no. Their clothes are “signalling.” Boris is saying he’s a gentleman. The other men are saying, “I’m an estate agent.” I don’t know what the women are saying but I’m getting the tightening in the scrotum that I ...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 9:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 337
Views: 25794

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Nah, I have enough of blues. Poor dolphins... Yesterday I made myself believe that I would feel better if I occasionally filled up the apparent deficiencies of my vegan diet with fish. It fell on mackerel. Smoked and spattered with rainbow peppercorns - it looked ostentatiously dead. The trickster n...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 337
Views: 25794

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Probably healthier than real tuna: "From 2014 to 2019, 108 tuna samples, canned or unprocessed, were checked at the laboratory of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata (Italy). One canned tuna was non-compliant for cadmium (0.22 mg kg -1 ), and twelve fresh t...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113112

Re: hey sugar dads

Any up-to-date view on this? https://img.rasset.ie/000660fd-800.jpg I was intrigued by the building and googled it. They went rainbow these days: http://visitlisdoonvarna.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/matchmaker.jpg Mafia entered the business in the US I heard. An extended version of human traffick...
by katastrofa
June 22nd, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 720
Views: 99551

Re: norway

Silvery clouds?
by katastrofa
June 22nd, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113112

Re: hey sugar dads

@I would not for a moment categorize prostitution in general as “an easy way to gain income”

In many ways easier than other jobs, and I'm not thinking about being a drug dealer or a mafia hitman.

Seriously, I'd definitely recommend those parents sending kids to Europe.
by katastrofa
June 22nd, 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 337
Views: 25794

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

@going back to the office

NEVER
by katastrofa
June 22nd, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113112

Re: hey sugar dads

I actually got a postdoc offer from Rutgers years back, which I rejected for reasons I now can't comprehend. Another life's huge mistake, huge mistake... I collect them. I remember a colleague there told me that they had robust financial aid for poor students and waived fees if one worked e.g. as te...
by katastrofa
June 22nd, 2021, 8:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113112

Re: hey sugar dads

I'm not sure whose version to believe, but there seem to be many myths around the student loans. They've been popular in many countries for years and didn't inspire prostitution. Relocation to countries with free education - yes.
by katastrofa
June 21st, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: hey sugar dads
Replies: 25
Views: 113112

Re: hey sugar dads

Mitterrand’s lolita? The woman was in her 40s, about 10 yrs his junior; with social status and money of her own. I can't imagine a self-respecting man hosting some social parasite these days. It's 21st century, most jobs don't require physical strength and most skills can be learnt from the Internet...
by katastrofa
June 21st, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 79
Views: 30223

Re: is elon musk for real?

State's slaves... Where I was born people didn't bother registering the child birth, not to mention the car.
by katastrofa
June 21st, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 720
Views: 99551

Re: norway

I saw reindyr last weekend! Norwegian mountains are amazing. Happy duckface in the wind :-D
by katastrofa
June 18th, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 720
Views: 99551

Re: norway

Interesting thing I've learnt from a local today during a countryside walk. We encountered a black small snake sleeping by the road. It turns out that Scandinavian adders can be blackberry sometimes - an adaptation to better absorb light! Still part of the population preserves the lighter colouring,...
by katastrofa
June 17th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 418
Views: 60506

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

Newton and Euler were the same person??