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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 6th, 2021, 5:35 pm

 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 8th, 2021, 9:32 am

Wondering how to transport my bicycle on the tog. I'm taking 6 priority seats and feeling like an idiot. Billettkontrollørene only smiling at me.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 8th, 2021, 12:41 pm

Don't you have "biking seats" in Norway? The ticket controllers usually ask if you have a personal ticket and a bike ticket here. We even have special seats for the bikes in the Stads-tog around Copenhagen
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 8th, 2021, 7:16 pm

The Dane has spoken...
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 9th, 2021, 12:30 am

Sorry I don't mean to offend, I'm not sure how to phrase  that I'm unaware that norway might not have these, as I'm simply assuming the trains look just like the danish or swedish ones
CBCA->CMSA->FMVA->Ba.Sc.Math-stat->CFA1,2,3->CISI->FRM->CQF->IFoA->than what?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 9th, 2021, 9:21 am

Good for you. We have oil.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 9th, 2021, 10:40 am

Good for you. We have oil.
Can be a liability. I see Economics is not strong point..
The Dutch found gas in the 60s. is was the beginning of the end. It signaled the end of manufacturing.

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In economics, the Dutch disease is the apparent causal relationship between the increase in the economic development of a specific sector (for example natural resources) and a decline in other sectors (like the manufacturing sector or agriculture). The presumed mechanism is that as revenues increase in the growing sector (or inflows of foreign aid), the given nation's currency becomes stronger (appreciates) compared to currencies of other nations (manifest in an exchange rate).
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 9th, 2021, 10:46 am

Don't you have "biking seats" in Norway? The ticket controllers usually ask if you have a personal ticket and a bike ticket here. We even have special seats for the bikes in the Stads-tog around Copenhagen
Anecdotal evidence suggest the Swedes can build anything.
And DK punches above its weight.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 9th, 2021, 12:44 pm

Indeed, Denmark has a "little brother complex". They always want to take part in the big games, but really can't.
Also, I have heard about Dutch disease, but I've also heard very good things about how the Norwegian government is spending the oil money. Quite a nice investment arrangement by the Norwegian government.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKGwGAHznFQ for a brief walk through
CBCA->CMSA->FMVA->Ba.Sc.Math-stat->CFA1,2,3->CISI->FRM->CQF->IFoA->than what?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 10th, 2021, 10:21 am

Good for you. We have oil.
Can be a liability. I see Economics is not strong point..
The Dutch found gas in the 60s. is was the beginning of the end. It signaled the end of manufacturing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease


In economics, the Dutch disease is the apparent causal relationship between the increase in the economic development of a specific sector (for example natural resources) and a decline in other sectors (like the manufacturing sector or agriculture). The presumed mechanism is that as revenues increase in the growing sector (or inflows of foreign aid), the given nation's currency becomes stronger (appreciates) compared to currencies of other nations (manifest in an exchange rate).
Norge ikke er med av Den Europeiske Union, Hr Strekepunkt. Heard about currency devaluation? ;-)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 10th, 2021, 11:47 am

Like "Wealth, virtual wealth and debt"?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 10th, 2021, 2:54 pm

I still haven't figured out how this country works, but settling here resembled the trailer of that movie (which I wasn't able to watch) Hunger Games: "One of you has a change to win and the rest will perish in the process of getting all the resident numbers, a phone number and a bank account. May the odds be in your favour... Per, release the lions!"

But I am here, where I thought I would never be, following the thread of destiny. "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be" :-)
Calmly drinking my linden tea :-)
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 10th, 2021, 9:43 pm

You seem to be getting the hang of Norwegianness! And I like that quote. The one from “The long dark teatime of the soul”, I mean.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 10th, 2021, 9:45 pm

Although my favorite quote from that book is “The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks”
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 12th, 2021, 6:49 pm

Where is Asia? COVID cases dramatically increasing in Asia, but where does that include?

[Whisper: Does it include The Orient? I get the vibe that “Oriental” is on the banned list and now comes under Asian. Which is ok for now.]