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Use your right to vote and reboot your democracy.
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The only problem with the elected body in 2008 was they didn't last and got replaced by tea baggers. Congress needs a massive purge.
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They see me rollin' ...

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Every man among the stars, needs a proper mug.

#Nexus6P #starwars
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My personal opinion was confirmed after last night's debate. Trump is a featherweight in politics, can't hold his ground in a debate, lackadaisical and erratic about facts, and unfit to lead a country.

BTW: How many references to his own success and his own business (and how great it is) could you count? I lost count.
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+Lars Fosdal And the mentality of the same..
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Training makes a difference.
US: 19 weeks - Norway & Germany: 156 weeks (Three years)
// Shocking: Proper training pays off!

H/t +Lars M. Hansen​​​
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+Lars Fosdal I hope so too!

When I got pulled over for speeding a few years ago, I was so scared those &*^%&D were gonna shoot my ass, I held my hands out the window so they could clearly see them.

I'm will admit I an frightened.

I just didn't not want to get glocked. It's a bad way to end the weekend.

On the other hand, I saw that statistic that something like 1 in 13 gun killings in the USA where by the police...

I wondered how come that number was so damn low??? In some ways, police killings are not always a bad thing.

I mean, if you got some person going crazy with a gun, you might actually want that statistic to go a little higher. Perhaps a lot higher.

The cops you saw in that video, they get a lot more than the 13 weeks of training that was reported. They hit the streets every day, and they are scared as hell. Sure, there are a few bad apples, and there are plenty of accidents too.

But I see plenty of videos of the cops screaming at a drug crazed guys like a dozen times to "put the gun down", and they are not shooting. BUT THEY SHOULD.

I really question why they don't. They need to!

Most cops their lives on the line everyday, and they do it without ever firing their weapon.

I'm not pro cop, I'm not pro guns either.

But I hear that the real problem is not the gun deaths here in the USA. Go 200 feet south of our border, and take a look at what the drug cartels are doing... they are killing people by the thousands ever year, and often for little or no reason. School kids too. A lot.

It's gruesome what's is going on down there.

But ya don't hear much about it.

And ya know what? Down there, only the bad guys have guns (they are illegal). Somehow, I am starting to wonder if that's the problem.

In the 1970's Archie Bunker once said, if you want to stop the hijackers, arm all the passengers. It's the one that is untried, and it might be the only thing that will work.

The Matamoros drug war is the tip of iceberg, and it makes the USA look like a Disneyland paradise. There, they are warned "stay indoors".

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The thing about smart mofos is that they sound like crazy mofos to dumb mofos. But - dumb mofos also sound like crazy mofos to smart mofos.
I wonder what smart or dumb mofos sound like to crazy mofos?

via +Jacob Dix
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+Jake Kern Of course you're correct, this time around. How can anyone possibly go about their lives, doubting this 'n that, productively figuring things out, learning shit - and not privately doubt their own sanity? Once yez start in with doubt as a motivator, the first and most important doubt is about the doubter himself. Why, for example, do Dumb People just take things for granted? Wouldn't it be so much easier not to doubt? All those absurd axioms upon which most people's lives depend.

As Frank Zappa said "Some wear po-jamas / if only they knew it"
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Are people intimidated by a smart, successful and powerful woman?
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+Lars Fosdal yes, and we did, and we saw the exit polls vs results. And then we saw that they stopped doing exit polls. We can all go vote and feel good about it. I'm interested in replacing Congress and other local offices. Hillary? She's already decided upon. 
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I do love being a gamer, and the games are more and more like interactive movies. It's not been that many years since Wolfenstein 3D, but we have come a long way.
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Personally I prefer they stay games... but yeah nice graphics are nice. For example, Rise of the Tomb Raider was gorgeous, and I had to just stop and enjoy the view on many occasions. 
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A message from Ford, via +Lars M. Hansen :)
Ford fact checks Trump's claim that it plans to fire all of its U.S. employees: 'We will be here forever.'
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The main Media would clarify that fact. If Clinton would have said the exact same thing.
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Rest in peace, Adrian.
Your fight is over.

There is a hole in our hearts today. We fill it with memories of a boy who grew into an extraordinary man, and with gratitude for having known him.
For some of us, it is just another day. For others, like my friend +Adrian Sira, it is all about tomorrow being another day alive. Alive to take care of his son, to paint, and to dance again.

Adrian, for the last five years, has had a very rare and unusual form of cancer that produces both bone mass and soft tissue, and recently had parts of his spine removed and titanium bars "installed" to keep his back straight.

He is such a multi-talented and brave young man - and I wish to see him well again. You should check out his aquarel paintings - amazing!

I love you, Adrian. Keep fighting!


This video is sort of a status update after his big operation - and about what is important to him.
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+Jake Kern​, +Natalie Mootz​, +Diana Studer​ - Thank you. He was a genuinely good guy, and he will be missed by many. 
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Hi, and Thank You for visiting or following me on Google+!

If you are new to Google+ - there are a few points to take note of...
  • Google+ is not Facebook.  Your old friends might not be here (yet), but that is okay, since Google+ exists to bring people together based on their shared interests and not only by social connection.
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  • There are some people you absolutely need to follow.  These people - among many others - share knowledge about how to get the most out of Google+. Browse their posts to find more interesting people to follow! One of them is Denis Labelle . 
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  • There is no wrong way to use Google+ - but we all have our preferences.  Personally, I'm not huge on wisdom memes and posts about how you slept or what you ate - well unless you had a weird dream, or took a #foodporn picture of something delicious, or shared the recipe.  I prefer when people leave Facebook confessions on Facebook.  I also like it when people are civil, reflected and care to post a little bit more than smileys, lols and wtfs.  
  • If you look spamlike - you risk getting blocked. If your profile and posts doesn't look like a real human being - you risk getting blocked. If your profile or page is nothing but reshares of the posts of others - you risk getting blocked. If you post spammish, hateful, insulting or derogatory comments or your commentary strays very far from the topic in a "You appear to be talking to the gallery" way - you risk getting blocked.  

My interests:
  • Software: #programming #delphi #firemonkey #vcl #pascal
    If your primary interest is Delphi Development, please follow the Delphi Developers community
  • Photography: #photography #nikon #d7000
  • Poetry: #poetry #prose #writing

About me:
  • Norwegian by birth
  • Grew up in the Gjøvik area, lived in Oslo from 1990 to 2010, now living at Stathelle, Bamble in Telemark
  • Educated in electronics and software, with music, poetry and photo as hobbies
  • Married, a teen, two young adults, a dog, two cats, computer & camera 
    What spare time?

På norsk:
    • Norsk
    • Oppvokst på Gjøvik, Osloboer fra 1990 til 2010, nå Bambling på Stathelle, Telemark
    • Elektronikk og software utdannet, med musikk, poesi og foto som hobby
    • Gift, en tenåring, to unge menn, hund, to katter, PC og kamera
      Hvilken fritid, sa du?
    Bragging rights
    Know a little about programming in general, and Delphi in particular.
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    Stathelle, Norway
    Oslo, Norway - Gjøvik, Norway
    Software Developer
    Embarcadero Delphi, Oracle/PL-SQL, MSSQL/T-SQL, XML, Windows and .NET.
    • Tine
      Systems Consultant, Industrial IT, 2010 - present
      I am currently part of a three man Delphi team, doing a complete Production Control and Warehouse Management System, which integrates with Lawson's M3 (aka Movex) ERP system. The system consists of a large MS SQL database, a multithreaded Delphi server running as a service with an Indy driven web frontend, a Delphi Windows frontend app, a Windows Touch Truck terminal app, various other system config and control apps, as well as two .NET apps for handheld computers. One of the handhelds is touch based, but the other is a displayless, voice operated computer, worn by the pickers that expedite the orders to clients.
    • IST AS
      Systems Developer, 2008 - 2010
      Learning PL-SQL was a great experience, but maintaining a Delphi 5 app was not. Since IST didn't actually own the app, but did it as a consulting task - it also meant that development was committee driven. An attempt to port the quite advanced Delphi 5 app (it had it's own ORM) to Delphi 2009, stranded on a grid component that they didn't have the source for, and which development had been discontinued - and a project owner that didn't want to take the cost of a partial rewrite. Being stuck at Delphi 5 and not owning the application, was really painful.
    • Sabbatical
      Student, 2006 - 2007
      The severance agreement allowed me to take a break and try to figure out if I wanted to go left and continue in the management direction, or take a right - and return to software development. I decided I wanted to stay on the technical path, as it would mean less politics and be focused on creating stuff. I spent some time on C# and Delphi.NET and various web technologies. When I got headhunted into IST, which was an Oracle and PL-SQL shop - I saw an opportunity to learn more about large databases.
    • Reuters Group plc
      Software Development Manager, 2000 - 2006
      Being both a pointy haired boss and a dilbert developer was both great fun and a great challenge. People handling skills are useful to have, and nothing hones them as having to manage smart and resourceful developers. All in all, a humbling and educating experience, but also a source of frustration as your development time gets torpedoed by other tasks. Reuters First was having growth pains, and we embarked on redesigning the data distribution system from a Windows NT based feed translators and Unix hosted feed concentrators and data routers, to a pure Windows environment using a compressed XML data stream over Tibco Rendezvous' multicast Publish/Subscribe bus. In 2004, We began a refactoring of the Reuters First App and started integrating with the other Reuters Systems, including dropping their COM objects into our app. In 2005 - we got the message that Reuters was concentrating their development sites to just a few main hubs - and the Oslo development team was facing the axe. The team got an invitation to move to Paris, but 5 of 6 team members declined. Most of us were not thrilled about leaving our relatives and business networks, and the signals that we received in Paris were not encouraging. Instead we accepted a handsome severance deal, and completed the refactoring/rewrite of Reuters First and handed it over to a Moscow based company for care and maintenance. For Reuters, that meant going from a team of 6 in Oslo, managing the system well, to needing a team of 15+ in Moscow. Clearly, experience does have it's value.
    • Reuters Group plc
      Sr. Software Developer, 1996 - 2000
      Reuters Norway bought Falcon - lock, stock and barrel. We were beating them on the trader and analyst desks, so since they couldn't beat us, they bought us. The Broker's ABC was fitted with a DDE based data connection to Falcon's System IV, a real time stock market information app, and suddenly we did real time technical chart analysis. System IV was the reason Reuters bought Falcon, and it was renamed Reuters First Nordic, and expanded to cover Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. FDBLib was ported to BDE, and a socket based client/server version was made - without any changes to the APIs exposed by the FDBLib16 and FDBLib32 time series libraries. I created new UX tools for automated and manual data maintenance as well. The updates were scripts that were validated and compiled into a serialized binary stream which was sent to the client's servers to be applied to the client's local databases.
    • Falcon Information Services AS
      Software Developer, 1992 - 1996
      My first task was to port "The Broker's ABC" - a DOS based Stock Market Technical Chart Analysis app to Turbo Pascal for Windows 1.0, and in the process I also designed and implemented a new time series vector format (FDBLib16) which was using Paradox Engine as a storage facility. At the time, it was the only royalty free engine that supported both DOS and Windows. Later, I made ABC into a white labeled app, which we licensed to one of the local Power Exchanges and added support for historical energy and weather data.
    • ABB Alfsen og Gunderson AS
      Software Developer, 1990 - 1992
      As their only pure software developer at the time, I ported and modernized a Timber Drying Kiln control system, written in Compas Pascal on a DEC Rainbow CP/M computer, to MS DOS using Turbo Pascal 4.0, and later as OOP in n TP 5.5, adding multi PLC, multi Printer and multi Display support. I also wrote various other control apps for a number of processing plants.
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    Sentralt, rent og velstelt, tidlig frokost. Har ikke treningsmuligheter.
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    Her kommer alle trønderes melk fra :)
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    Deilig mat! Chill atmosfære. Uformell fastfood med mye smak! Godt drikke som begynner med ø, har de og ;)
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    OK, but aging hotel. Clean and nice, but no A/C meant it was pretty humid in the summer heat. Location is nice for those that love to swim and sunbathe, but walking to Køge is a bit far and you need to bike or drive. Staff is great, food is good - albeit a bit uniform. There is only one menu, and the chef is fond of Thyme.
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