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Jens Staal
Works at Universiteit Gent
Attended Umeå University
Lived in Bergsgatan, Järna, Sweden
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Allt fler gröna politiker och lobbyister försöker misskreditera seriösa forskare och anpassa vetenskapen till sin egen ideologi, skriver SLU-forskarna Jens Sundström och Torbjörn Fagerström. Vi måste stå upp för vetenskapen som den centrala kunskapskällan när det gäller att lösa ...
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Probably guilty....
Hi! I'm new to Plan 9. I'm really excited to work with this new Linux system. I hit some questions. How do I run X11? Where is Emacs? The code is weird. It doesn't look like GNU C at all. Did the people who wrote Plan 9 know about C? I tried to run mozilla but it did not work. How come?
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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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Gillade Norton Commander på den gamla DOS-tiden, men det är svårt att slå Dolphin från KDE. De få gånger jag kör Windows så installerar KDE för windows - framförallt för Dolphin, men även för många andra väldigt bra program.
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Vem minns inte sin första filhanterare? TechWorlds Mikael Söderlind tar dig med på en nostalgitripp bland klassiker som Pathminder och Norton Commander. Har du en favorit? Svara på vår enkät!
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Just built the plasma-desktop 5.0.1 and plasma-workspaces 5.0.1 from AUR and they seem to "stick" during startup. I probably need to re-activate ctrl+alt+backspace to kill mis-behaving X-sessions because now I basically had to make a hard reboot to get out of it.

Does anyone else have similar problems? I had plasma-desktop 5.0.0 without issues (except tearing and general instability)
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I went to a different tty and ran "top" and saw kded take 98-99% CPU (!). Perhaps it is re-configuring something again (strange for such a minor update from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1). I have rebuilt a number of dependencies (kwin, breeze, baloo, libkscreen-frameworks) to also upgrade those to the 5.0.1, but that did not help.
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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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  • Umeå University
    Biotechnology, 1997 - 2001
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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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  • 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