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Two very good dance performances by the group One Step. The five piece string and piano recitals in the Lincoln centre were quite good but other than that, entertainment was third class. The Lido for breakfasts and lunches was HAL's standard level of quality but the guy at the eggs station needs an attitude adjustment. The Drive In's food is just terrible They are tolerable.

Can't comment on HAL's tours because we don't take them. Waaaaaaay over priced. The ship was clean and our cabin attendants were very efficient. Our captain made entertaining and informative announcements. It was a good cruise but had the above been better, it would have rated as excellent.

We tend to use the gym on sea day. Why were there no individual TV monitors on the cardio machines. Another thing. There are an awful lot of Canadians onboard. Why not offer the CBC Newsnetwork We finally attained that 4 Star Mariner status and enjoyed all that free laundry and discounted wine packages. Hopefully that does not change. Northern Isles beauty. The cruise had 5 full days in Iceland, longer than most tours.

My husband and I went early to tour Copenhagen has so many wonderful things to see you could easily spend 5 days just in that site alone. We took a fjord cruise and shopped in Bergen. We booked a private tour to reduce the price. Seydisfjordur was a lovely town with colorful buildings. Next came Akureyri with the huge Godafoss waterfall and the really interesting Laufas Museum of a Church and preserved sod house. In Isafjordur, we took a tour with a local to Flateyri with a waterfall and the most amazing views of lupine flowers all over the county side and hillsides.

The guide has rested eider down for the over ducks on his land. Lerwick and the Shetland Island was amazing, taking a small bus tour with a local, seeing the southern part of the island with amazing views, the Croft House museum, Scalloway museum with year old ruins and Sumburgh Head with Lighthouse and Puffin lined cliffs. A cold was going around the ship and we both picked it up, luckily near the end of the cruise. The on ship experience was very peaceful. They had great EXC tour specialist that gave information.

The shows did vary, some were not as interesting. They did have three large music venues to attend, we found we enjoyed some of the music days better, especially the five piece Ensemble at the Lincoln center room. The in room dining with always great with fresh food and came quickly.

The main dining room, the food was very good and non-gala nights. The Lido market had a variety of food that was just fine. This was a really good restaurant. I recommend purchasing the unlimited laundry, you can bring less clothing. At the end of the cruise the money left on the gift card was applied to your account. Embarking and disembarking went very easy. We took a morning tour with airport transfer to the airport on the last day.

Magnificent Cruise of Northern Isles and the Baltic. Zuiderdam - The Ship Older ship, but renovated in Maintenance is never ending for ships. Each port day we observed, scraping, painting and power washing. And, yet, there still are areas of rust and wear. But, overall, the But, overall, the ship was well maintained. Deck crew worked hard, long days. A few of the public rooms were too small for their intended purpose.

For example: BB King lounge — The lounge was crowded every night. Arrive early to get a seat. The lounge on the Zuiderdam occupies one level. Arrive early to get a seat or be prepared to stand. Staterooms — Our balcony stateroom number was meticulously maintained. The cabin stewards instinctively knew our daily routines, and were never intrusive. Each night we were amazed at the towel animals waiting on our bed.

The room itself was spacious, with plenty of drawer space and storage for our suitcases under our queen-sized bed. Bathrooms and showers are equally spacious, in comparison to other cruise lines. Service — Generally speaking, service was excellent. The embarkation and debarkation process and shuttles were seamless. In ports where tendering was required, the process was well organized.

There were always several tenders in operation, and the lines moved quickly. There was always a friendly face at reception. And, they were eager to assist with any problem. We needed to have our dining hours changed. Not only did the receptionist change the dining hours, she created a new key card, as well, to indicate the change. Most evenings we ate in the Main Dining Room.

We never experienced any problems with service. We were always greeted with smiles. And, the waiters knew their menu. Furthermore, we never waited for bar service. On occasion, the table cleaning service was slow in the Lido Market. Food — As I mentioned, we dined primarily in the Main Restaurant. The menu was varied, and everyone at our table enjoyed the quality or quantity of food. One evening we dined in the Pinnacle Restaurant and were not impressed. The steaks were good, but no better than the main dining room.

Furthermore, the waiters were very slow in cleaning the surrounding tables. For most of the meal we felt like we were sitting in a sea of dishes.

We enjoyed breakfast every morning at the Lido Market. There was always a great variety of food. The tea drinkers in our group were very happy with the assortment of teas; from herbal to British blends — caffeine and non-caffeine. Speaking of tea, afternoon tea was offered in the main dining room on sea days. Scones with jam and clotted cream were offered, as well as various tea cakes and sandwiches.

Burgers and French fries were perfectly cooked to order at the Dive-Bar. Additionally, the Italian food offered free in the Lido Market was excellent. Entertainment — If you are expecting spectacular stage shows, HAL is not for you.

Most nights, entertainment in the main show lounge consisted of singers, comedians, musicians, magicians, and dancers. Some, were well known entertainers, such as Darren Day. While each person in the group was a good singer, the concept of giving oldies and standards a new twist fell flat. All draw large audiences.

The Ocean Bar is the least busy lounge, except during happy hour. During sea days, there was bingo, lectures, bridge, a galley tour, mahjong, chess, ballroom dancing, trivia games, book club, movies and computer classes.

Most people downloaded the daily programs to their phones. Paid computer access was not required to enjoy this perk. HAL is the only cruise line that I know of that offers excursion guide services. This is different from the shore excursions desk. And, HAL understands that not all guests want to book shore excursions through them. The EXE Guides provide valuable information via live lectures about the ports of call to assist guests in their planning.

Besides the lectures, the EXC guides have desk hours for questions relating to the itinerary and ports of call. Excursions: We generally do not book shore excursions with the ship. We prepare our own research, and make reservations before we embark on our cruise. Below is a brief description of our port visits: Bergen, Norway — Strolled into town from the ship. Rode the Funicular up to Mt.

Wonderful views. For the more adventurous, walks, hikes and guided tours are offered. Recommend purchasing tickets on-line to avoid long lines. Although busy with tourists, we walked through the reconstructed old town buildings and outdoor markets. Aalesund, Norway — With the ship docked in town, everything in town is close. And, the first place to visit is the Tourist Cinema located inside a corner souvenir shop, at Lorkenesgata 1. The show lasts 17 minutes. Also recommended is the HOHO bus, which travels to all the major attractions both in and out of the City.

The entire tour takes about 80 minutes. The Aksla viewpoint, as well as the aquarium, are worth a Hop-Off. It is recommended that visitors use their credit card for the HOHO bus. Be sure to visit the Blue Church.

Walk up the stairs alongside the melting glacier. The Gufufoss Steam Falls is a short ride 30 minutes from the town center. This exhibit provides excellent insight to life in the north. Akureyrarkirka Church — by Eyrarlandsveg is worth a visit. It was the grandest church in Iceland when it was built in Lake Myvatin is worth a visit, located an hour from Akureyri. Isafjordur, Iceland — The ship tenders to shore. Despite this being a very small town, a few good museums are located here.

It provides an inside look of life in Iceland. Reykjavik Iceland — The HoHo bus stops at the cruise terminal. It stops at all major sights in town.

Visit the Volcano House. View 2 documentary films about the most powerful volcanic eruptions over the last 40 years in Iceland, located at Tryggvagata For an absolutely stunning view of the City, take an elevator to the top of the church tower of Hallgrimkirkja, located at Hallgrimstorg 1. A private car and driver will meet you at the Cruise Ship Center. The following was visited on this tour: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, the magnificent Gullfoss, Faxi waterfalls, including the fish ladder and the geothermal ovens at Laugavata Fontana to witness bread being baked.

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland — Ship tenders to the small town. Hired Shetland Taxi Company to provide us with a private car and Gordon, our guide, to showcase the island. We stopped at the Croft House Museum. Gordon proudly showed off the amazing hills and coastline of Shetland Island. If your interests lie in archeological sites, there are historic sites all over the island. Do not miss seeing the Shetland ponies or the puffins!

Intergordon Inverness Scotland — We decided to visit the area on our own, and hired Robert, owner and operator, of ness-tours. Robert helped us create a 5-hour personal itinerary, visiting Loch Ness, Inverness, Beauly, Black Isle and the surrounding countryside. Robert is a natural, confident, tour guide and great fun. Copenhagen, Denmark — The ship is docked outside of town. Stromma stops at the dock OceanKaj and visits all the major sites.

We have cruised with Princess over fifteen times. The service, food and drink staff were outstanding on the Sky. The medallion worked great, the staff greeted us and had our drink orders almost instantly. Our balcony cabin on the Sun deck Our balcony cabin on the Sun deck was modest in Interior size but had a nice deck for two reclining chairs. Being right next to the adult pool was very convenient.

Entertainment was wonderful, the Rock Opera was a stand out. Our late dining crew jumped at every request.

The chefs table dinner was truly extraordinary, very lucky to have been chosen. The events crew always had lots of activities for us to participate in. The shops were expensive, especially for jewelry. The daily afternoon tea truly differentiates Princess in the luxury cruise market. Spa service was very personalized and not overpriced. Ability to check our invoice in the room or on our I phone was wonderful. The internet service has to be reset once or twice but the best service I experienced at sea.

All in all the best cruise we have ever experienced on Princess, highly recommended. Helpful Pagelw 1 Review Written. Worse cruise ever! Carnival Elation Caribbean - Eastern. Economical and ports of call. The ship had engine problems so we never made it to the Dominican Republic. The next day the water and winds were too rough to dock at Grand Turk. The ship vibrated on and off The ship vibrated on and off the entire time. The stabilizers evidently were not functioning well because we rocked severely the entire trip.

Several staff were rude. Several leaks from the ceiling were occurring throughout the ship. The pool was closed one day because of repairs. I will question going on any Carnival ship in the future. I would expect a refund but. Finically is too cheap to do that. Good points: food was decent, Bed was comfortable and shower was good and strong. The passengers on this ship were very friendly. More friendly than the staff. Our cabin steward was great. No issues here.

Dining was mostly good. The food was decent and the buffet offered variety. We did encounter one curt waiter in the dining room the very first night however. The activities were adequate. The typical offerings found on any cruise. We did notice that the service at the pool was poor.

We had to clean our own table a couple of times and had to ask for a wet Wright to wipe it off. Seemed like there were only a couple of cleaners and waiters around that area. Service was hit and miss. Good at times and very slow in certain areas. For example there was a sandwich made to order section in the buffet area. At lunch the line was huge and there was only one person making the sandwiches. Help seemed to be short all over the ship. Entertainment was so so. I guess adequate for the price of the cruise and this size ship.

To sum up, it would have helped if the ship was in good repair AND we had gotten to our paid for ports, but the other issues I mentioned needed improvement also. Helpful 3. Russelrhorse 1 Review Written. Toilet on the water. A 5 day cruise that went nowhere. Many execuses why we didn't get to any of our ports.

Recommend not to go on this ship. Needs to be sunk. No compensation from carnival on missing our ports of calls. Stabilizer not working, only Stabilizer not working, only 1 engine was running, shook all the time. Many sick people on cruise. State rooms were nice. Our frig didnt work so no cold water. Wait staff was the only thing that I can say was good for this trip.

Pinky was our bartender and was the best. Comedian funny as he had much to joke about how much of our trip was a joke. I really felt bad for the people that were going to cruising right after we got off. Hope they like to stay on a floating toilet.

Didnt see any efforts when we got off of them fixing any engine problems. No more Carnival cruises for my family. If carnival would have acknowledged the problem with a discounted cruise or something.

Shame on you Carnival. Helpful 5. Princesslish 1 Review Written. Floating trashcan. We just got off of this ship--cruising Jan I do not recommend this ship or carnival at all after this experience. We had 18 people on this ship, and this was the first cruise for many of us. Sometime during Sunday night, the ship Sometime during Sunday night, the ship had "mechanical issues" which maxed out our speed at around 8 knots or less.

When we woke up on Monday morning Amber Cove day , we checked our location on the map on the tv, and we knew we weren't going to make it to port. The captain didn't announce that we weren't going to port until , and we were supposed to port at We were assured that the issue had been resolved and that we would make it to Grand Turk the following day Tuesday.

All of Monday, looking at the map, our ship was headed due West the opposite direction of Grand Turk until about dinner time when we turned around completely and finally started to travel above 8 knots.

Tuesday morning we were scheduled to dock at 8 am Tuesday morning after 8 am, they begin making announcements that the wind was too high and the captain had made two unsuccessful attempts to dock.

He was going to make one final pass to try to dock After about 20 min of cruising, they finally announced that we missed our port again and that they would try to secure a port for the following day. Meanwhile, we checked the weather when we were close to Grand Turk, and the wind was only 13 mph, and we started heading away from the island at around 10am. We also found that another cruise ship not carnival, but carnival owned was able to dock only 1 hour after we left.

We believe that the captain just wanted to prove that he could make it to a port but never had any intention of actually docking there. Meanwhile, this entire time, the ship had been so rocky that people were just vomiting on the floors anywhere and there were barf bags hung near the elevators because so many passengers were sea sick. You couldn't even walk straight because the ship had so much movement. They finally announced on Tuesday afternoon that we would be going to Nassau, which no one wanted to even go to at this point!

If we had wanted to go to the Bahamas, we would have saved the money and booked a cruise only to there! They said we would port from , then they changed it to , then changed it again to Wednesday morning comes, and it's 10 o'clock, and we are not in port. No one was surprised at this point. They announced that we were running behind due to currents, and that we would be there at We finally docked and got off the ship after 11 am. After 4 days of being stuck on the ship!

The whole night we were traveling at around 18 knots, by the way. As we were at the beach in Nassau, you could see our cruise ship along with the other ships docked, and the elation was just billowing black smoke. Obviously something wasn't right with it! Then magically, on the way back to port Canaveral, we were able to travel at 23 knots. We were supposed to be back at 7 am initially, but they changed it to 8. And then we didn't actually port until shortly after, and they didn't even begin debarkation until after 9 am.

The only reason we stopped in Nassau was to avoid fees for not stopping at any ports, in my opinion. This ship should have dry docked when it first started having issues months ago. Yet they continue to cruise this trashcan to make money. I will never travel with carnival again or with any of their other companies. I will say that the staff on board the elation was great!

Especially the servers at dinner and the cleaning staff! Oh, and I forgot to mention that the pool was closed on one of the sea days for maintenance. Our stateroom had obvious vomit stains on the carpet, and the window was extremely filthy!

Helpful 9. Beautiful ship, phenomenal crew. Symphony of the Seas Caribbean - Eastern. Family cruise, 1st cruise for 5yrs old granddaughter. Connecting central park balcony cabins made cruising together extra easy and fun EXCEPT bad design for pool overflow drainage pipe runs just outside cabin and can be heard during Connecting central park balcony cabins made cruising together extra easy and fun EXCEPT bad design for pool overflow drainage pipe runs just outside cabin and can be heard during slightly rougher weather when it's not rough enough to drain pool, even several decks down from the pool.

Crew is phenomenal except for overworked mdr staff, in what now seems to be a common theme across both Royal and Celebrity ships. More and more items are prepared to reduce any additional service that was such a nice touch and went a long way to making the experience special.

For example, souffles served in plastic ramekins with the sauce on the side, same little plastic sauce cups with mint jelly on the plate with rack of lamb. Probably a good thing though since your Walter and assistant waiter aren't available since they're assigned too many tables.

How many different ways can I say, 'never again'? I think I really, truly realized that MSC was not for me when I was lying, practically naked, under a towel at the spa trying to enjoy my Aurea experience massage while my masseuse pressure-sold me into booking another massage. Of course, Of course, there had been many whomp-whomps up to that point - but nothing says 'we don't give two craps about you' like encouraging your staff to throw you a sales pitch while you can just walk away Let me tell you my tale..

My family and I love to travel. And we are actually quite easygoing. Not faux easy-going I've never written a review of anything in my life. This is what MSC has brought me to! Our experience on the MSC Divina tested us at ever turn. The good news is, I can share my experience with you, in the hopes of diverting another mess of a vacation. I have never experienced such customer service incompetence at ever turn our saga begins about a month before the cruse left.

We purchased two Balcony Staterooms with the Aurea Package. We were bringing my parents with us on the trip, so six people in total, between two 'upgraded' rooms. Unfortunately, my dad had some complications related to a heart attack he'd had a while back, and that left him unable to travel a little more than a month before sailing.

This is an important point The 'push us off to another person' portion of the story starts when I tried to call to have my mom and dad taken off the second room, and have our names put on it. They were on the same floor, but kind of far apart. My first hope was that they'd be able to move them to adjoining rooms, so that we could easily use them both. Our plan B was to divide and conquer - so my husband and I would both be in a room, with a kid joining us.

That way, the kids would have their own beds, and we'd have extra space. Neither of these options happened. In fact, we ended up paying for both rooms - complete with the Aurea experience, we were put in the crappier of the two, and reprimanded throughout the cruse for 'not bringing the issue up earlier'. In fact, we did contact MSC immediately. I spoke with them several times leading up to the cruse. Each call resulted in being told different things.

The first girl told me to call back and keep checking on room availability. The second and third calls resulted in our purchasing an upgraded drink package more on that sham in a moment , and the premium internet package for me and my husband. We really did try to make the best of this trip! The final word on my call to MSC about a week before was that everything could be fixed at check in. They'd help us at the ship, never fear.

It was simply a system issue that prevented them from helping us at the call centre. There is no "scientific" definition of ethnic origin, and to try and impose one is to start on a slippery slope towards racism.

So if people want to identify themselves in an ethnic way as "Australian" good luck to them. And no I don't think we should assume anything about what that means ie we can't assume such people are of European decent, for instance. In this context, claiming that people from Europe are European IS original research. The source that is cited does not mention the word "European". Not once. If one looks at the full classification list by sex, 9, people identified their ancestry as European.

AussieLegend, what is your definition of European? More importantly, why should we go by your definition? Does 'European' include Turks?

Aren't some Turks 'from' Asia? But how can one know which Turks are 'European' and which 'Asian' based on the data? Why 'European'? Why not Eurasian, or for that matter, Afro-Eurasian?

The cited data shows responses to the question "What is your ancestry? The data does not mention "ethnicity". Where did you get the data for 'European' anyway? Did you lump all of the 'European' respondents together? You do realize that one can select two ancestries on the census, right? This would mean that the data overlaps, so they can't be tallied together.

Why did you put 'Australian' respondents first? Europeans were larger. WP:Primary sources states: All interpretive claims, analyses, or synthetic claims about primary sources must be referenced to a secondary source, rather than original analysis of the primary-source material by Wikipedia editors. It then names census results as an example. It is difficult to define ethnicity in a way that is both useful and generally acceptable and it is not the function of this document to attempt an extensive definition of the concept.

The Macquarie Dictionary Third Edition, provides the following meanings:. Since the publication of the Borrie Report in April , the multicultural nature of Australian society has further developed resulting in a more sophisticated and enlightened approach to cultural diversity. It is appropriate to challenge any information interpreted or extrapolated from data in a primary source, even if it was given some context in the article.

The data was collated and massaged , apparently, "to satisfy wide community interest in the ethnic and cultural composition of the Australian population and the characteristics of particular migrant community groups. One need look no further than earlier Australian censuses to see 'arbitrary sectarian breakdowns', to put a twist on this section's heading. Inclusion of the breakdown in the article would be highly questionable, requiring secondary sources, it is unacceptable to thrust it upon a reader as infobox content.

The data presented in these garish oversimplifications is, at best, next to useless as encyclopaedic information. The 'ethnic' section of this infobox, in a featured article, is effectively operating as a POV and OR fork and should be removed. Anglo - Of or relating to England or Britain. Australian - Of or relating to Australia. Assimilationist - a proponent of assimilation.

Ethnic nationalism - an ideology where the nation is defined by ethnicity. I think you completely misunderstand the concept of original research , a policy that states, " Wikipedia does not publish original research or original thought.

This includes unpublished facts, arguments, speculation, and ideas; and any unpublished analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position.

Quite simply, since you seem to be having trouble with this, somebody from the continent of Europe is European. It's a well known, uncontroversial fact. It's somewhat ironic that you've asked what definitions I've used since there are wikilinks to the appropriate articles right next to the figures presented. I've just confirmed them for your benefit.

I really don't see why you should have an issue with this. Did you include Turks or not? Don't sidestep the question. These people are not 'from Europe', many of the people who identified with a European ancestry on the census have Australian ancestors going back to the early s or even to the s I know this for a fact, as I know many of these people.

The information in the source document has been summarised into European, Asian etc because, as I've already stated, the infobox is a summary of what's in the article. Detailed lists shouldn't be included. When we did include more detail, there was an issue with people who couldn't understand that there are more Germans in Australia than Greeks now. Well, the way the data is presented now is even more confusing except to Anglo-Celtic supremacists. You are clearly missing the point.

The first and last columns are all that are relevant. The first column identifies the respondent's ethnicity, the last identifies the number of respondents who identify with that ethnicity. Where the respondent's parents were born is not important.

What is important is the ethnic group with which the respondents identify. Yes, and none of them identify as European well, 9, do. You obviously just lumped overlapping categories together. Not many Indians would identify as ethnic Indians on their census. Of course, the Indian census only has caste and tribal identification but if it did have ethnic identification "Indian" would be as rare as those Yugoslavs who identified their nationality the term used in Yugoslavia for ethnicity at the time as"Yugoslav".

Anyway, it has to be either in order of immigration to Australia in which case Aborigines would be first or in order of size in which case Europeans would be first otherwise it's just confusing and you seem to dislike a previous table that confused people who were unaware of the fact that there was major German immigration here in the early s.

Read your own bloody source. It does not say "it determines their ethnicity". I'm talking about the Indian census at the moment. Indians would definitely identify as Indians in the Australian census. I spent most of my twenties sweating on a bicycle, with the singular focus of being fast. I attended the University of Florida, joined the cycling club, never went to a football game, and I can count the number of beers I drank on one hand.

I joined a small pro team after college, spent weeks at a time on the road staying at host houses or sleeping in my car, and it all made sense because it was my job. I was climbing the sacred ladder of sport for competition and glory, and eventually I made it to the WorldTour. In the world of marginal gains, we would worry about inflammation , recovery, and eating breakfast three hours before every ride to ensure proper fueling. One of the guys I ride with is primarily a cyclist, but he also goes on epic backpacking trips.

Apparently, its a site seeking to make people aware that the world is coming to an end, and offering various proofs to back its case up. The page on the Bible Code has no information on various codes that proponents claim to hold water. In fact, the Exodus site has a number of codes that they claim were found in advance of events that they describe.

I tried to get some information from the Bible Code page on Wikipedia, but it really didn't answer my question about how valid could these claims possibly be? Are they worth getting worked up over? Or is it likely that these same people found codes that actually werent valid, and silently removed them from the site? JPG with 4 Elephants and a Tortoise supporting a flat earth is a parody of something i've seen before, but for the life of me i cannot remember what. This is starting to annoy me, does anyone have idea what it is?

Does anyone know what the large paired valleys and peaks in this Alexa rank graph might represent? The valleys correspond to a drop in page views for Microsoft but not Wikipedia , while the peaks correspond to an increase in page views for both.

I noticed some video effects I hadn't seen before: somehow or another, the line of scrimmage is displayed in some camera views, as if it's painted on the field.

Fox has a different effect that they display between plays, and it looks like the players can run over it. Is it some sort of green screen thing? Or what?

Aesthetically, they are quite unpleasant; instead of the skiers zipping down the beautiful white snow, someone's spraypainted ugliness on it. Also, on the ski run, there are sometimes lines crossing the course. What are these about? It means "try to distribute risks evenly". For example, the employees of Enron , who had their incomes, assets in the form of Enron stock , and retirement funds all controlled by Enron, found out how bad it can be when you don't distribute risks evenly.

Had they had their assets in some other form and had their own retirement accounts IRA 's, k 's, etc. Interestingly, there are times when it isn't advantageous to distribute risks evenly.

In the literal example, putting all your eggs in one basket makes perfect sense if you need all of them for a recipe. In that case, breaking one is just as bad as breaking them all. However, if you only need one egg for the recipe, and are really clumsy, it might make sense to transport them one at a time, until you manage to deliever one unbroken. Chris-- Thank you J. Hi, I started a business or created a corporation on California last March but unfortunately I wasn't able to get the funding and the business has never been running and it is non-operative.

I was hoping maybe someone might be able to help me I called IRS about this month's ago and they only told me that I just needed to send a letter telling them that the business is non-operating. Do I need to include this on my tax forms, where would I send the letter, do I include it with my other forms? I would appreciate any help. It would be understandable for an alien civilization to have a world capital, in other words, a capital of their planet.

Therefore say an exploratory ship enters our solar system and finds sentient life on one of the planets. That would be us, on Earth. They download the total sum of human knowledge by scanning our planet, and searches through all of our languages.

They see that a bell is "the ship's soul" in our culture. I learned that a ship's bell is the soul of ships when we went over a unit about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in school several years ago.

Therefore, they deduce that the "soul of our planet" must be on Earth somewhere. Then they find a city named " Seoul ", which sounds so similar to "Soul" that they think, "All right. We found it. We could assume that they regard their world capital as "the soul of their planet". I guess to go out on a limb in terms of typing this , they even decide to try and make contact with the planet's leader. So, could aliens mistakenly believe that Seoul is the soul and capital of Earth?

I've been curious about this for a while now and the thought of this possibility keeps coming back. Aliens coming is definitly possible. People give aliens the ability to find our planet but do not consider how much about our infrastructure.

Now back to your question, could the Aliens find the capital? Well 1 if they were given all human knowledge like you say, "through scanning", then of course they would know how our country is divided. Seoul is a very large city, but UN meetings and things like that could lead one to believe that maybe the is the head of the world, which as anyone on this planet knows is quite the opposite.

That could be many places depending on your school of thought. Africa, Egypt, Jerusalem The important question is not if they would make the mistake of going to Seoul, it's what the Aliens are doing in the first place. Are they going to go War of the Worlds on us and drain our blood onto the streets in the form of vegetation. Or will they do a K-Pax Kevin Spacey thing and just visit for "the produce". I think that it's time for your nap now.

This list may be of some use to you. It's possible that they wouldn't have a concept of a "capital". It might be that their government is centered wherever the ruler happens to be, or that they are governed by some kind of general consensus of the population.

Or something else too alien for us to think of. Maybe this planet is another planet's hell? Sub-question back to you, Shultz. How do you think they would tell who the leader of the 'capital of the world' was? I always thought the'd pick the person with the most piercings Are Joe Scarborough and Chuck Scarborough related?

They share the same name and have ties to the Republican Party - Chuck donated money to Republican candidates while Joe was a congressman from Florida. Also, it is possible that Chuck Scarborough is old enough to be Joe's father - Chuck, born , Joe, born Related or coincidence?

Several people and maybe it was in a Burroughs text, too , when mentioning the Master Musicians, often bring up the little boy, sewn up in goat skins, representing the goat god Bou Jeloud. Allegedly, he engages in sex acts with the some of the festivals participants.

Am I getting it confused with some other pedophilic festival? How do high grade truffles taste like? How do they compare with mushrooms? One problem with computing this sort of statistic is defining what you mean by a "crash". Is it a crash if you bump into the next car while crawling along at less than 1 mph and there's no damage?

Or if it's 4 mph and the only damage is a tiny dent? Or a big dent, or a broken window, or a bashed-in door? Where's the cutoff? You might say the cutoff is whatever the law says about having to report the accident to the police, but that won't be the same everywhere either, not from one country to another or from one US state to another.

And for that matter, do you really want only "car" crashes and if so, is an SUV a sort of car? Okay, the European press release Akamas cites doesn't say exactly what it counts as a "crash", and it switches between talking about "road traffic crashes" and "car crashes" too.

It tabulates all motor-vehicle crashes reported to the police in the US in the stats for aren't available yet , and it says "Fatal - 38,; Injury - 1,,; Property Damage Only - 4,,; Total - 6,, So if that's the statistic you want and if not, perhaps you can find the one you want somewhere in that fat report , then it'd be about 10 times Akamad's estimate presumably the difference is mostly for the sort of reasons I outlined, i.

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Depending on where you live, NoveList might be available to you from home if you have a valid library card. For example, New Yorkers can access NoveList remotely with their library cards. Check with your local library. It too might have a subscription to the database that it can pass on to you. I would appreciate it if anyone could kindly enlighten me on what is Kotomae in the field of Business Management Culture.

Mike -- That's a US thing and posting that here is cultural imperialism. No, don't tell me, I don't want to know. Posting this question suggests I care! What is the Donald Duck comics series called where Donald and Fethry are working for a secret government institution whose job is to fight malevolent extraterrestrial aliens? The characters in the institution include a large, brown-skinned pig as the leader, a tough, hot-tempered female agent and some kind of blue alien with a snout.

I am having a hard time finding information about a method for establishing boundries between self, relationships, friends, aquantances, and strangers. The method I want to use is called circles or boundaries. It is designed like a dart board with five different colored rings. Is their an article or other source that I can find it in?

I really need this for a class project about abuse prevention. My grandpa used to say, anytime someone would say "what do you want How much does a twenty dollar bill weigh? Thank you very much for any help. And money laundering makes the bills really soggy. Best wishes to the groom and his bride to be, The Edge sorry Bono isn't here but i'm sure the rest of the lads hope the big day goes well.

To put this in a layperson's terms: The official exchange rate of the Comoros franc is It will remain at If Comoros were to float its currency, it could go up to per euro or down to 49, per euro or whatever.

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I have no idea where to begin this, but am curious after watching the Olympics. I heard this story at a university students' party from a woman.

She said she had told it to her female friends and they considered it offensive. I, and every other male student present, had a "yes, and? None of us were the least offended. The female students present did not comment but I don't think they were offended either. What is your opinion about this?

I heard of a then year-old Spaniard who had 56 now probably more, or probably his head exploded due to knowledge overload ;D and his IQ was measured at an astounding level; it is quite impressive, so I wondered who had the 'Guiness record', googled for a while but didn't find anything useful. How could anyone earn 56 degrees by 22? Didn't they require the guy to submit a thesis for, at least, some degrees? Didn't he need to take some time-consuming classes, such as spending hours in a lab that one simply cannot do anything else?

Can a student go to two schools at the same time? The article is a bit confusing, and I don't know many military terms like "stay-behind organization" or "black ops forces". See, I don't know, maybe Operation Gladio? I will soon be competing in a contest in which an egg probably "size large" will be dropped from about 7 meters onto a hard floor. I'm to make something to prevent the egg from breaking when it hits the floor to be connected somehow to the egg, not placed on the floor before it's dropped.

Flea , 15 February UTC. Any ideas on what to use for exoskeleton material? The best way to think about this is from several different physics perspectives; you must either: decrease the effect of gravity's acceleration on the egg through a parachute, parasail, etc , decrease the effect of the kinetic energy imparted by the sudden deceleration of the egg by "springy" items like springs, foam rubber, rubber bands, bubble wrap which can absorb energy or else conduct the force of the impact to the egg's surface in a distributed manner possibly through some form of truss , or miniature geodesic dome.

I'm shooting from the hip here because I can't remember what happened when I last did or saw this sort of contest over 20 years ago but I think that the last might be most effective; if the egg could be suitably attached in multiple places to the crossmembers of a proper geodesic dome -sphere, much of the force would be absorbed by flexion of the "sphere" and the remainder distributed to the attachment points. A tetrahedron truss would be a far simpler case of the same effect, though with drawbacks.

Blends of all 3 approaches wouldn't hurt. This is all, of course, dependent on the materials you are allowed to use. I suspect that, by a tremendous margin, the biggest concern is keeping the egg from contacting anything hard e. Second is distributing the force over the surface of the egg, and then as long as that's done I doubt the actual amount of [de]acceleration will matter. Eggs are actually pretty strong, but brittle try manually crushing one. So I worry about suspending the egg with bands, because unless they're extremely taut, I picture the egg continuing on happily once the rest of the structure's stopped and dashing itself against the ground and then springing back to the center of the structure.

So with these in mind my only specific idea is what me et al. So it's equally safe from all sides, and when it hits nothing's going into the egg directly, force goes into the tape surrounding it. Getting the tape off is a hassle, I assume that's okay. Party balloons also work wonders again, subject to any restrictions you may be under as to what you are allowed to use. Ideally, four of them in a tetrahedral configuration, held together by string or better, tape , with the egg in the middle so it doesn't fall out.

The baloons weigh next to nothing, provide a huge surface which will increase drag enormously, slowing down the egg's fall , plus a huge air cushion to take the blow on impact. Of course, this is assuming that you're dropping the egg onto a non-spikey surface, so for those egg-drop experiments onto foot-long razor-sharp spikes, you may need to think of a different solution. Egg drops are so much fun! What about inserting the egg with a thin layer of bubble wrap into the middle of a fairly large stuffed animal with a balsa wood exoskeleton?

The balsa wood would hit the ground first, distribute the shock of the impact to the arms and legs of the stuffed bear, while the egg is safe in the middle of the bear's belly? Flea , 16 February UTC. Does anyone know what was the highest fee paid for a footballer who has never played for his country?

Although the latter was paid in Euros , the fee was calculated at the time to be 7. Slumgum , 15 February UTC. Did hitler die a virgin? One of my clients asked me some questions about GoDaddy and since I dont use it very often, I was wondering if someone could help me here. Here are my questions:.

How do you change the font color of a marquee in GoDaddy? Thank you VERY much for your time!!!!! Zach , 15 February UTC. If you can link me to any helpful websites, or have your own factual knowledge on these questions, i would be so grateful! Assuming you mean in the US, see Plessy versus Ferguson. You might also find useful information at African American history and related articles. But this isn't really what i was asking, i cant explain it Do you guys think that segregation between blacks and whites, and yes, in the US began after the civil war?

Use facts, along with it's bibliography, to back up your argument. By "segregation" i mean, when blacks had "the same things" as whites but not in the same way Anyway, I'm going to be doing a history "exhibit", so most of the things on my dislpay will be pictures about this, my subject but with captions to describe a "story" of the pic.

We bought two oscars one albino tiger sriped and one red. They seem to get along but how do we know if they have bred? There is slimy stuff appearing at the bottom of our tank. There is a filter and all they do is lay around but they are alive. WE are worried that they are not active. Please help us. When I was about 8 years old, I watched a story on Unsolved Mysteries about a young girl who was killed.

It was one of the most frightening things I had ever seen. Although any adult would not consider it anything exceptional, it terrified me for months. What I remember is that the girl was abducted from her house during the night, probably through a window which was picked open, and she was murded. Her body was found, and she was buried in a green coffin, which they showed.

Damn did that green coffin creep me out. This episode would have aired sometime around Does anyone know the name of this girl or of any links about the case? Just what I was looking for. Trouble is, the site gives no source for this figure.

I've googled it but no response. Can anyone help? I have been searching for several weeks on many search engines, trying to find a translator capable of exchanging the english language to pagan and vise verse. I have had no success. Do you have any knowledge of where I may find such a translator? Any suggestions would help, even if there are no guarantees for success. Thank you for your time in this matter.

Can you give any examples of words that are very hard to type? I've got an example myself, but I'll keep that for tomorrow so as not to 'lead the witnesses' or what should I call that here? Turns out the very first reply, by JackofOz, points right at one of the problems with the word that inspired me to this question, the Dutch word staatssecretaris undersecretary of state. It's all letters on the left side of the keyboard except one. But on top of that there are many repeating letters, and even almost a repeating rhythm, but not really, so the fingers get confused.

Maybe this last 'rhythm bit' has to do with me playing the piano.

I didn't recognize the number but it was obvious who it was. How did she get my number, I said to myself. Still talking to myself "DUH, my sister", I said outloud. My cock got hard and a HUGE smile grew on my face as I typed, "maybe!", (while thinking DEFINITELY!) then pushed the send button. Within seconds my phone beeped again.

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