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March 13th, 2018, 7:40 am

Crossing the border for a sugar fix
there's a sugar tax in norway, so people make a run for the border when they want to buy candy/soda/cake/...
the article gives the tax in GBP and metric,
43p/liter for sodapop,
And in Norway, all sweets and chocolate, chewing gum and sweet biscuits are now taxed at £3.34/kg (2lb 3oz).
 
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Re: norway

March 16th, 2018, 9:28 pm

How a Norwegian comment section turned chaos into order—with a simple quiz 
https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1276541
 
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Re: norway

March 16th, 2018, 10:28 pm

ExSan wrote:
How a Norwegian comment section turned chaos into order—with a simple quiz 
https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1276541

Pretty cool!
 
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March 17th, 2018, 12:00 am

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Re: norway

March 17th, 2018, 12:57 am

Now, that just looks like an unnecessary excuse for getting drunk.
 
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Re: norway

March 17th, 2018, 10:17 am

bearish wrote:
Now, that just looks like an unnecessary excuse for getting drunk.

In Norway, that entail a remortgage :D
 
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April 1st, 2018, 8:57 am

 
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Re: norway

April 1st, 2018, 9:55 am

Cuchulainn wrote:


Who is behind this?
The big question is who operates the fake base stations in the centre of Oslo. And how long have they been in use?
Only the police, the Police Security Service (PST) and the National Security Authority (NSM) have the autority, according to the Criminal Procedure Act and the Police Law, to utilize such equipment. But no Norwegian official contacted by Aftenposten says the equipment belongs to them. Aftenposten has no reason to believe that the Norwegian government stands behind the transmitter

that seems to be a non-denial denial. No one "says the equipment belongs to them" but they don't seem to have said it doesn't belong to them.
And although "Aftenposten has no reason to believe that the Norwegian government stands behind the transmitter," they also have no reason to believe that they don't and no reason to believe that any other specific government/organization/person is behind it either
 
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April 1st, 2018, 10:49 am

Not exactly investigative journalism at its best.
 
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April 1st, 2018, 1:33 pm

This is a story from 2014. Subsequent reporting suggests it may have been nothing or perhaps legally authorized surveillance. Rather ephemeral at this point.
 
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Re: norway

April 1st, 2018, 2:12 pm

bearish wrote:
perhaps legally authorized surveillance

By the Men in Black?
 
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April 1st, 2018, 2:30 pm

bearish wrote:
This is a story from 2014. Subsequent reporting suggests it may have been nothing or perhaps legally authorized surveillance. Rather ephemeral at this point.

If it was legally authorized then it's OK.
 
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Re: norway

April 1st, 2018, 2:52 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
bearish wrote:
This is a story from 2014. Subsequent reporting suggests it may have been nothing or perhaps legally authorized surveillance. Rather ephemeral at this point.

If it was legally authorized then it's OK.

it didn't sound like "nothing" from cuch's article, and  the aftenpost told us it wasn't the norwegian government
(from cuch's article)
Only the police, the Police Security Service (PST) and the National Security Authority (NSM) have the autority, according to the Criminal Procedure Act and the Police Law, to utilize such equipment. But no Norwegian official contacted by Aftenposten says the equipment belongs to them. Aftenposten has no reason to believe that the Norwegian government stands behind the transmitter/
 
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Re: norway

April 1st, 2018, 3:06 pm

So, hu dunnit?
 
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Re: norway

April 1st, 2018, 3:15 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
So, hu dunnit?

maybe
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