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Jens Staal
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Attended Umeå University
Lived in Bergsgatan, Järna, Sweden
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Probably guilty....
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Probably, but ten years keeping Glenda into a bubble, looking at how it's dying, doing nothing, saying "real men does not use macros nor firefox, read manuals all the time", ten years seeing z/OS and Linux doing a bad job but loosing time trying to make work acme in MacOSX... All OS'es have newbies, but all of them change too.
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I think the real Norse variants are far more interesting than the bland Marvel representation
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... And roman, greek, celtic myths than in american movies. My favourite from Norse always was Loki. But his theatrical representations in Hollywood smell... and suck.
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I am confused is it Naturskyddsföreningen, which is an NGO or SIDA which is the government aid agency that gave support to the eco terrorists? The NGO has shown some dogmatic anti science tendencies for decades...
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The document shows that either a project application from Naturskyddsföreningen to the Swedish government development aid agency, SIDA, has been received by SIDA , or that a grant from that agency to Naturskyddsföreningen has been approved.

After the list of who is applying, who is responsible for implementation,  and the bit that Mr. David Tribe quoted, there is an interesting bit about expected results:

" Increased food safety in households and society, defending farmers rights to land, seed and technology from transnational corporations and governments. Strengthen and consolidate MASIPAG."

SIDA has apparently funded Naturskyddsföreningens collaboration with MASIPAG for years, see page 24: http://www.sida.se/Publications/Import/pdf/sv/F246r228ndringens-kraft.pdf

According to this SIDA,report,  MASIPAG was founded by farmers and scientists to improve local seed varieties, and to teach organic farming.
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The best persmissive software license ever... and it's cute!
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My ported packages to Plan9 (i386). Most of them work...
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Pretty cool technology... Might be interesting to have up-to-date and targetting more kernels than L4 and Hurd. Perhaps a DDEKit-NT interface could be interesting for the ReactOS people, with the added advantage of getting a bunch of Linux file-system support drivers for Windows...
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I found that after some more googling :)

It would be awesome with universally portable linux drivers :)

(perhaps even for Plan9 ;) )
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I helped my sister-in-law with making her Windows 8 "useable" by adding Classic Shell to it... As a general rule I do not support Windows (simply because I have forgotten how it works - and got surprised how infuriatingly confusing it is...), but she needed it.

If there ever is a next time I have to do something similar, I will definitely consider putting KDE on there instead (also making the step smaller for the person I helped to switch to a proper OS later).
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Yaay! That would indeed be something to consider buying... most commercial games are boring first-person-shooters so this is a refreshing improvement. + it is two of the favourite games from the 90ies coming back: UFO and Civ :)
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Hey I'm a fan of FPS. I want to play Doom3 on Plan9 :p... Humm maybe I'll play with my son some real time strategy game this weekend...
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Never heard about it before... should definitely look into it.
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Sounds intressting. Would be nice to know how it is commpared with other ontologies and languages for ontology.
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looks pretty cool. I don't need a new phone right now however... just flashed CM10.1 on my old one and it runs OK. The geek in me does however want it :)
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Indeed if rational people truly caring about the environment could set the agenda instead of the crazy "environmentalist" movements that actually seem more interested in sustaining their own dogmas than to actually solve problems, the world would be a better place.
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  • Universiteit Gent
    post-doc, 2007 - present
  • Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
    PhD-student, 2001 - 2006
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Bergsgatan, Järna, Sweden - Tellebyvägen, Järna, Sweden - Mariehem, Umeå, Sweden - Nydalahöjd, Umeå, Sweden - Fålhagen, Uppsala, Sweden - Overzet, Ghent, Belgium - Zwijnaarde, Belgium - Muide, Ghent, Belgium - Sibbhult, Sweden - Gottsunda, Uppsala, Sweden
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Grew up (mosly) in Järna, Sweden. Went to senior secondary school in Södertälje (Västergårdgymnasiet, NvTe3K). At Umeå university, I studied "Teknisk Biologi Civ.ing" (= M.Eng Biology), did my diploma work at the unit for Pharmacognosy in Uppsala which led me to a PhD project in plant immunity at the Swedish university for Agricultural sciences. My research in plant immunity led me to become interested in the similarities to the immunity found in animals, which led me to my current post doc in biomedical sciences in Ghent, Belgium. I am now married to a Belgian who studied Swedish. She and I are now planning to try to get back to Sweden (and plant science) and I am currently trying to get a grant for a junior/assistant professorship.
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  • Umeå University
    Biotechnology, 1997 - 2001
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