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Re: norway

Posted: September 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm
by katastrofa
Thanks, Trackstar and Bearish. Indeed the recipe contained too much of the ingredient for it to be truffles. I got the recipe book from a raw vegan restaurant in Oslo. Jeg liker sjampinjong! (men jeg liker sjokolade mer ;-D)

Cuchulainn, печериці (UA) and pieczarki (PL) - from печерa / pieczara (cave) - because the mushroom grows in caves, what?
Ukrainian has also the posh шампіньйо́н (champinion), which brings to mind Spanish countryside - campiña.
Caves in the countryside? For this reason I've always wondered if these are really the same mushroom.

Re: norway

Posted: October 1st, 2019, 12:40 pm
by bearish
Where did the Spetsnaz go? That writer has some credibility, but is notoriously relying on deeply anonymous sources.

Re: norway

Posted: October 1st, 2019, 3:04 pm
by katastrofa
Det er ikke Spetsnaz! Det er jeg :-D

Re: norway

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 5:58 pm
by Cuchulainn

Re: norway

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 6:38 pm
by katastrofa
The fund’s chief executive, Yngve Slyngstad, said that ‘the return on the investments in global financial markets has been so high that it can be compared to having discovered oil again.’
They sort of rediscovered the oil potential: the melting Arctic = oil and new shipping routes. I'm sure everyone here have already put some money into that.

Re: norway

Posted: October 28th, 2019, 6:56 pm
by Cuchulainn
Free boundary value problem .. early exercise.

Re: norway

Posted: November 19th, 2019, 3:49 am
by katastrofa
Stunning new whale watching venue to be built in Norway

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I'm skiing and whale-watching in Tromsø this January. The planned site is on a nearby Andøya.

Re: norway

Posted: November 19th, 2019, 4:32 am
by bearish
At the risk of asking the obvious, do we really think that the whale watching will be better from the slightly raised platform than from the freely available rocks closer to the actual ocean? Let alone than from a boat in said ocean? And, as somebody who was once made to stop by a client in Jakarta since I was going to be in Beijing anyway, I'm not going to fault your geography too much, but it's in the same spirit. You would spend most of a day trying to get from Tromsø to Andøya. 

Re: norway

Posted: November 19th, 2019, 5:23 am
by katastrofa
OK, Andøya is close to Tromsø as the crow (or the puffin?) flies. Unfortunately I'm not a bird, so according to Google maps it would take me 6.3 h by car :-)
Andøya is a great whale sighting spot, which makes it a good place for such a site, IMHO. It's not just for entertainment, but also promoting culture and education. Given the scale of minke whale poaching in Norway, it may soon become a mausoleum. I will go there as soon as it opens!

Re: norway

Posted: November 19th, 2019, 10:02 pm
by Cuchulainn
Alpine (downhill) or Telemark(ziggy-zaggy)?

minke whale poaching in Norway

I thought whaling was official policy??

Re: norway

Posted: November 19th, 2019, 11:45 pm
by bearish
I was going to let it pass. Norwegian whalers actually only landed about a third of their quota this year. The culprit seems to be flagging demand.  

Re: norway

Posted: November 19th, 2019, 11:49 pm
by Cuchulainn
I was trying to see if anyone would take the bait.
But it should be banned altogether. Contaminated meat (Sellafield, microplastics, etc.), I reckon.

Re: norway

Posted: November 20th, 2019, 12:06 am
by bearish
The argument that minke whaling should be banned because the meat is contaminated is eccentric. I'm not saying it's wrong, but probably wouldn't make the top ten list of most anti-whalers. This would seem more plausible for apex predators like orcas. Baleen whales, not so much. 

Re: norway

Posted: November 20th, 2019, 12:16 am
by katastrofa
Alpine (downhill) or Telemark(ziggy-zaggy)?

minke whale poaching in Norway

I thought whaling was official policy??
If you assume that Norway is the only country in the world, or at least that they have the right to deplete the natural ocean resources under the pretext of tradition/science/another lie motivated by the short-sighted greed - despite the International Whaling Commission's ban on commercial whaling.
So much for the Norwegian love of nature - for its financial worth.

Re: norway

Posted: November 20th, 2019, 12:22 am
by Cuchulainn
The argument that minke whaling should be banned because the meat is contaminated is eccentric. I'm not saying it's wrong, but probably wouldn't make the top ten list of most anti-whalers. This would seem more plausible for apex predators like orcas. Baleen whales, not so much. 
I did not make the argument, you did.
OK, so why? AFAIR they wanted to made whale meat trendy?