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I got to see this when I was in London. It's beyond cool to be able to see the stone in person.

hyperflare  ·  2927 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what language do you speak?

Do you guys do student exchanges? My school used to do it, but the US students' German was all but non-existent.

hyperflare  ·  2927 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what language do you speak?

Tarquinius? What'd he write, I don't remember him?

(Ovid is the worst roman author though)

hyperflare  ·  2927 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what language do you speak?

    That being said, I often find it difficult to explain certain concepts in Russian in real-life conversations since I mean to use an on-point English phrase to describe it, then stumble as I realize that I can't and spends seconds trying to find the appropriate Russian phrasing, which almost always comes out odd because I apply English structure and lexical equivalents to Russian.

Oh god, I know that feeling! Luckily most of my friends have that problem, too.

hyperflare  ·  2927 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what language do you speak?

Wow, lots of you guys speak German, I'm surprised. I thought the only people that learned German were the French and Finnish, lol (Dutch people don't count, they're basically Germans anways :P).

I can speak German and English, understand a bit of Russian, and I did Latin as a "major" in school. I always joke that I learned more about German in Latin class than I did in German class, but it's true, really. Grammar and syntax are just so much clearer to me thanks to the systematic approach you take to translating these ancient texts. It's also handy for etymology!

And a bit of french, of course. You gotta understand your neighbors, right? :)

hyperflare  ·  2950 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 27, 2016

    A ghost town in Germany (if there are even any; I'm just wildguessing).

There's probably a few in the east, or places that will soon be demolished for open pit coal mining.

That said, all I see on wikipedia are troop exercise places.

hyperflare  ·  2950 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 27, 2016

Wow, this has been a perfect week. I'm basically all-around happy :)

hyperflare  ·  2950 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Boardgames!

Personally, my favourites are games you play with a big group of people - my all-time favourite "board" game is werewolf.

Say you have ten people. Two or three of them would be werewolves, while the others are innocent villagers. Each turn the werewolves cull another villager, and the villager have to vote to execute somebody. Of course, since the wolves pretend they're villagers themselves they try to throw a spanner into the works. There's some special villagers that can gain information on who is a wolf and who isn't, but the meat of the game is in the execution discussion, which are always hilarious.

Since I'm usually the game master it's also the best way I know of learning people's names ;)

hyperflare  ·  2950 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Which web browser do you use/like?

Firefox alll the way. Well, chrome with some shady VPN for netflix, but that's kaputt now so I haven't used that a while.

I'm not a fan of giving google more power than it already has - but the main draws for firefox is still the modularity of the thing.

hyperflare  ·  2950 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TIH: April 28, 1789- Muitny on the Bounty.

why is this mutiny so famous? It's a funny story (how everyone seemed to find that tiny island!), but at first glance I thought this had something to do with Darwin's ship (which for some reason I thought was the Bounty, not as I just looked up the Beagle.

hyperflare  ·  2954 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Woman Uses VR for the First Time and Loses Her Shit over Zombies.

    Wow. Jesus. Haven't seen someone as freaked out from a video game in a really long while. Oddly enough, I've only seen girls in such a state so far. Are guys too masculine/macho to show their fear and/or post it online?

Every guy I know is probably blasé about shooting zombies, because videogames.

hyperflare  ·  2956 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear hubski, what would you like to say to your 17 year old self?

Opposite of street cred - nerd cred?

hyperflare  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TIH: April 21, 753BC- According to tradition, Rome is founded.

Sieben, fünf, drei - Rom schlüpft aus dem Ei!

[Seven, five, three, rome hatches - it's supposed to rhyme]

A cutelittle rhyme we learned in latin class to remember this date by :)

hyperflare  ·  2960 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Best way to brew in aeropress

Amazing how much effort people can spend on optimizing something I don't even think about. Let's swap notes later ;)

(Aeropress is the best for making coffee! Best thing I ever imported from the US)

hyperflare  ·  2960 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A suggestion

following a tag: click the tag, or open it's url or whatever. There should be a "follow #tag" link just above the first displayed post.

hyperflare  ·  2960 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Insomnia bothers

Authoritarian? The reason it's freely available in the US is because they label it as a supplement. Which, considering that it doesn't have any value as such, isn't good either.

The risks of long-term usage aren't yet quite clear (as are the benefits). I'm all for legalising more stuff, and we could probably do it for melatonin, but there's a lot of things that would be less controversial :P

hyperflare  ·  2960 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Insomnia bothers

It's scheduled in a few european countries. I'm in Germany. Uk, Denmark are also restricted.