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Kirjutasin Geeniuse digiportaalile lühikese artikli Eesti keeletehnoloogiast nutiseadmetes

http://geenius.ee/uudis/piinlikkuse-ajaj%C3%A4rk-vastulause-arvamusloole-keisri-hull-2015
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This is how the Frankfurt Airport is informing the customers about the kilometer long rebooking line via their website, app and Twitter.
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While the efficiency of boarding the airplane has been studied (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_(2014_season)#Episode_222_.E2.80.93_.22Plane_Boarding.22), I haven't found any relevant info on how to most efficiently and least frustratingly disembark.

The airlines seem to leave the decision to the passengers who somehow decide to first disembark the half of the plane closest to the exit. This is also suggested as the right etiquette by some (e.g.
http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Airplane-Etiquette says "let those nearest the exit disembark the plane first";
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/21/how-to-fly-like-a-gentleman/ says "get up row by row"), but without any motivation.

The fastest strategy seems to be to first disembark the aisle, then the back window seats, and finally the front window seats, as this way most of the operations (i.e. getting up to fetch the luggage from the overhead bin and then walking towards the exit) can be done in parallel. 
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Brussels 20k 2016: 1h 56min 54sec, about 4min better than 4y ago.

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Een kleine 40.000 lopers hebben zondag deelgenomen aan de 37ste editie van de 20 kilometer door Brussel. ‘De organisatie kampte dit jaar tot op het laatste...
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The first Estonian president this year has been elected.

http://www.zeit.de/2016/14/alexander-van-der-bellen-vater-fluechtling
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Alexander Van der Bellen kandidiert in Österreich für das Amt des Bundespräsidenten. Im Wahlkampf nutzt er seine eigene Flüchtlingsgeschichte.
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New milestone reached: spent less than 2h completing a half marathon. (18 minutes faster than last year.)

Things that probably contributed to reaching this milestone:

- train at least 8 times in the 2 weeks prior to the race (30 min to 1h each time), before that train ~1x per week
- apply waterproof adhesive bandage on your nipples (search for "bleeding nipples marathon" to convince yourself that this is a good idea)
- wear 2 shirts (one with long sleeves), shorts, and a cap (even if it's freezing cold 8 degrees at 9 o'clock in the morning, after 3km the conditions seem perfect)
- drink an energy gel before and during the race (it's annoyingly sticky on the fingers but seems to have an effect)
- eat only pasta during the day before, e.g. go to the "carbo loading" event at the Rathaus (Kaiserschmarrn might also work)
- have some offline music on your phone to listen to, the internet does not seem to work during the race

http://www.vienna-marathon.com/
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Finish line. The wait is not over yet but it's already clear that my previous record in the total duration of continuous very slow walking will be beaten by a large margin. It's been about 5h45min now.
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25–26 July 2016 — Aberdeen, Scotland. Main | Program | Invited Speakers | Posters/Demos | Info for Participants | Social Media. This workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL) has a broad scope and embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and apply restrictions on vocabulary ...
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In addition to the Die Zeit article here are some findings about Van der Bellen's family history from Estonian researchers. In particular, more data on his mother and uncle.

http://ekspress.delfi.ee/ajalugu/eesti-juurtega-alexander-van-der-bellen-valiti-asja-austria-presidendiks-mis-mehega-on-tegu?id=74534505

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The first Estonian president this year has been elected.

http://www.zeit.de/2016/14/alexander-van-der-bellen-vater-fluechtling
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Alexander Van der Bellen kandidiert in Österreich für das Amt des Bundespräsidenten. Im Wahlkampf nutzt er seine eigene Flüchtlingsgeschichte.
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