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I am a theatre technician from Eindhoven, Netherlands. I have a wide area of interests and I travel a lot. Science, art, history and sex are my most wanted items. I am leftish, alternative, atheist and a reality-based, cynical optimist.

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Hein  ·  2806 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Does your head use multiple languages?

I wasn't raised bilingual but we used to watch a lot of television and luckily us dutch don't dub but subtitle everything. So I spoke fairly good english and german before I started learning it at school. My english is still a bit of a mish-mash between english and american english. Later I added french and spanish to my vocabulary, but I noticed that the older you get the harder it is to learn a new language. When I was working in Berlin for a while I started to dream in german. And the use of english is now a very large part of my life that I do that in english too. And sometimes a specific language has the best way of communicating a certain meaning that others don't.

Hein  ·  2814 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is there any equivalent to #goodlongread for movies/documentaries? Should we start one?

This site has some good documentaries, although it has a lot of crackpots (mostly in the conpiracy theory section) in it too: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ My personal favorites are Cosmos by Carl sagan and The History of Britain by Simon Schama.

Hein  ·  2826 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Astronaut Requirements (could you be one?)

Or you could just be very rich, then they'll take you up.

Hein  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Reincarnation Machine: Find out your past lives!

So any people with the same birth date will have the same former lives?

Hein  ·  2981 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Scientists slow the speed of light

Slower as relative to what? My guess is that the observation of the slow photon is in fact a small change in spacetime due to the mass/energy influence of the "mask". The photon was travelling at the speed of light, but time went just a bit faster.

Hein  ·  2996 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Roommate the Prostitute

I can't find any evidence in this story that the girl was in fact a prostitute.

Hein  ·  3003 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In Defense of the Selfie Stick

Watch this: Bonaparte with "Me so selfie".

Hein  ·  3004 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 3 American Habits I Lost When I Moved to Finland

I thought it was strange that the saunas in Finland separated men and women. We don't do that in the Netherlands. The sauna I go to has one day per week for women only and invites families with children on sundays. But the rest of the week it's all unisex. There's no rule against talking but there's an advisement to keep down the volume.

There's so much great music coming out of Sweden these days. This band, Jeniferever, from Uppsala is one of my favoites:

Hein  ·  3055 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Truth About the Wars

Again, no mention of the million dead Iraqi's. If you're going to be sceptical about the war, let's be honest to the people you are inflicting it on.

Hein  ·  3097 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Movie Club - Voting Thread #4

The Great Train Robbery (1978) with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079240/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Hein  ·  3190 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US Army: "We have no idea how to fight in megacities"

By the mid century it will be clear that wars are no longer fought between two armies but that they,ve become a media show where the object is to kill as many civilians as possible and then blame the "other" side. Armies become state sponsored terrorists who keep their populations hostage, with a silent agreement not to shoot other armed forces (because they might shoot back!). Refugees will be the responsability and social/economic burden for your enemy, so if they flee your way, turn them around or kill them. (actually what Julius Caesar did in Gaul.