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This looks like a massive amount of fun.
Peter and Danny attempt to describe the indescribable: what it feels like to be immersed in the Oculus Touch experience.
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Very sweet, indeed.

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Om læring og/eller undervisning i barnehagen.
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"... subtly undermining your self-esteem while pretending to boost it." - I've been curious about what kind of magazine Cosmo is for a long time. Here's an analysis from a person that seems to know about these things. 
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Don't remember exactly. Some things just didn't seem right. 

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Read up on TTIP and TISA! Leaks on the Norwegian governments position in the ongoing negotiations are barely being reported in Norway, despite the dramatic consequences for our countries sovereignty and our democracy. The article describes what is in place now, the ongoing negotiations will move this kind of legislation into our social services!
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Everybody knows about this, but have you sat down with this lately? I did. I found out that, in my head, I had put White Russia where Poland is and Poland where Austria is. When you need to freshen up your geography or plan your holidays it is such a unique and amazing program. 
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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If you asked about Nigeria and Cameroon or Uruguay-Paraguay, I'd have issues. But Europe is easy. May be this is because when one lives in the part of Europe, where borders change every 50 years or so, it is essential to know where the hell you may end up after a while.

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Kråkeslottet barnehage leier ut  2 boliger i underetg. på annekset i Dramsv 87.

Den minste på 25 kvm er ledig fra 1. september.
Dette er en enkel leilighet som  inneholder kjøkken m/spiseplass. Soverom/oppholdsrom,bad og entre.
Det er i utgangspunktet umøblert,men det settes igjen en komfyr,vaskemaskin og et par skap.
Egen strømmåler til boligen.

Boligen passer best for en (max 2 personer)gjerne student.
Den som leier her er tilknyttet samme direktevarsling til brannstasjon som resten av huset .

Dersom noen kjenner en som kan tenke seg denne boligen, så ta kontakt med meg.
Pris vil være 4600.- pluss strøm pr mnd.
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I've spent around 700,- NOK on spaceships while crowd funding StarCitizen. Now I have spent 274,- NOK to get a bottle of greek wine, and covering my families share (3€ per European) in baling out Greece. I am looking forward to both the Greeks having healthcare again, and flying my spaceships! 
CrowdFunding a bailout fund for Greece. By the people, for the people. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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I am on vacation too, so get ready for rather long reply 

When I was hitchhiking to Norway back in 1992 common Russians were one of kindest and supportive people I’v met on my journeys. Without their help I, probably, would not be able to pass through grueling 36 hour marathon of trains and busses in rather undeveloped and unfriendly environment of Murmansk region. I remember their faces to this day – nice, open people. And that makes me wonder how, on earth, they do so badly when it comes to managing their country and their lives. The same makes me wonder about Greece, where such nice and caring people live. Thus, I have to admit, that being a nice person does not necessarily translate in being well functioning society for some reason.
And I have a theory about this reason – sum of parts has different mechanics from interpersonal relationship.

I take Lithuania, tiny country with just 3 million in population, and yet so many different ideas and attitudes towards so trivial aspects such as gay rights, social care, music, religion, sex and everything. Makes me wonder how such different people make the country tick in one or other way. Of course, all of us in EU have democracies, which function better or worse, but it allows to glue different motives in some cohesive system, which allows the society to translate all those different ideas into policies. There are cultural, historical and ethical differences, however, which make these societies different. Take Norway and take Russia – abundance of oil, yet one is prosperous and caring, another is belligerent and autocratic.

So when it comes to Greece, I think that they deserve what they have for some intrinsic reasons rather some mythical outside influences. They elect their politicians, who steal poorly collected and poorly managed taxes. Who make decisions to manipulate statistics to get into Eurozone. Nobody imported their decisions makers from Mars  - only nice and caring greek people have a right to translate their cultural, historical and other values into internal policies. When somebody in LT blames government for doing something bad, I have to admit, that these people in government were not genetically engineered in vacuum. Rather, some of them breathe the same air and attended the same school as me. And it is likely, that their wrongdoings represent something what, regretfully, is a part of common Lithuanian identity.

Greece went bankrupt 5 times in last 150 years. This track record started way before dictatorship of late XX. I suspect that what lies behind these 5 bankruptcies is way more important than awkwardness of EU institutions in handling most recent Greek crisis. Something is wrong fundamentally there in respect to overall culture of running the state. EU can do very little about that. It can demand Greece to implement certain reforms in exchange for bailout, such as cut-off of statistics department from political influence. Funny that EU has to demand that, isn’t it? I agree, that EU did 3 mistakes – admitted Greece to Eurozone while knowing, that Greece statistics were cooked by democratically elected Greek government, that it handled first bailout epically poorly and are doing the same again, and that EU tax payers money were used to refinance the loans of the banks to Greece. The last one I consider as crime.

The rest is the blame on Greece. Why did the borrow so much? Because they could? Well, yes, 6th bankruptcy in 150 years makes the point plausible, excuse the sarcasm there. EU was not present in previous 5 bankruptcies. Blame neoliberal ideology? I do not believe in ideologies. We live in the world when left wingers announce privatizations and right wingers increase taxes. As for Greece, its systematic weakness was well exploited by “neoliberal” banks who, at the same time, were not able to exploit other countries in EU that well. Why Greece is so unique in this vulnerability? Because EU allows that? Bullshit. 

Most annoying of all this is that Syriza had a chance to make a stand as they promised for 9 months and epically failed. I guess Podemos will not be grateful to Syriza, Spaniards should be watching closely now and asking questions how Podemos differs from Syriza.   I still can not comprehend what Greeks think of themselves after referendum and subsequent 180 degree turn of Syriza, which initiated this referendum. Probably, such things are uniquely possible only in Greece. Just do not tell me, that EU blackmailed Greece. Enough of that. Syriza could have started from internal reforms badly needed for Greece and choose to do what exactly? Just do not tell me that they did not have a choice. They had plenty of options and this is their responsibility that they chose this way of handling the crisis. 

I think that the worst for Greece is still ahead. They will be the first EU country which shall receive humanitarian assistance, free medical supplies, etc. Very sorry about that and what is going on there. But what they need the most is the change in culture of managing the country. Unfortunately, importing that from Norway is not possible, and I am not sarcastic in saying that.

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Her er den eneste reportasjen jeg har sedd om lekkasjene fra de viktigste forhandlingene Norge har vært involvert i siden EU-forhandlingene for over 20 år siden.
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I FRONT: Norge støtter omfattende liberaliseringer av finansbransjen i de hemmelige Tisa-forhandlingene. På en rekke spørsmål er Norge blant de mest offensive landene i deregulering av finansbransjen.
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Lær spansk med Xavier S. Natland.
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"Taco es sundt para våres kropp"
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Fun and interesting. My favorite combination.
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.
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Grew up in Sortland, Norway. Studied in Tromsø, Trondheim and Bergen. 
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