Øredev, NLUUG, plus Amsterdam and London Get-togethers!

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  • RC 2012-11-05 05:16
    The real WTF is "Southmapton"...
  • H. Kohler 2012-11-05 05:33
    Sweden != Sweeden.
  • Alex Papadimoulis 2012-11-05 05:39
    I blame the jet lag. Also, my keyboard. And the clipboard sometimes corrupts what I copy there.
  • Karl 2012-11-05 05:54
    Seeing your session at ØREDEV is in the 'Room: Gangnam Style', you must know that the Gangnam dance is obligatory. Practicing already?
  • Swedish tard 2012-11-05 05:58
    Nice! Now you can go stock up on salmiak candy! And I wouldn't be surprised if everything people offer you is some sort of salmiak, considering your fancy for our wonderful salty stuff.
  • Rodnas 2012-11-05 06:12
    What a date in Amsterdam? Dear Alex, i would really like to get know you better, before we go on a date. For instance, do you like salmiakki?
  • Lockwood 2012-11-05 06:46
    As someone who lives nearer Porstmouth than Southmapton, I must agree! :P
  • captcha:modo 2012-11-05 07:38
    Awesome! I only have to travel 1140km to London, as opposed to 8000km to the US.
  • justsomedudette 2012-11-05 07:49
    RC:
    The real WTF is "Southmapton"...
    AAhh greetings fellow Pomponien :)

    Despite it being surrounded by scummers, I will indeed be attending.
  • Helix 2012-11-05 08:00
    ahh i live in london but currently stuck in saudi arabia!! why why does it happen this way
  • NMe 2012-11-05 08:30
    Hmm, a chance to shake hands with Alex this Friday but only if I travel 150 miles by train. The fact that I'm even considering the torture of public transport is mind-boggling in itself.
  • RR 2012-11-05 10:07
    Dutch train services, number 1 annoyance in Holland...
  • Cbuttius 2012-11-05 10:29
    yeah of course you'd arrange the london one for shabbos
  • Heikki Peltonen 2012-11-05 11:27
    Hopefully someone will bury you in salmiakki.
  • Jazz 2012-11-05 14:17
    NMe:
    Hmm, a chance to shake hands with Alex this Friday but only if I travel 150 miles by train. The fact that I'm even considering the torture of public transport is mind-boggling in itself.


    As a Yank, the fact that you call a European train system "torture" is mind-boggling. You clearly have never attempted to use our poor excuse for a train system to get anywhere on time.

    I've never had a truly bad experience on trains in the UK, France or Germany. Maybe a few minutes behind schedule, but they a) go to the cities I need to go to, b) are pretty punctual, and c) get regular updates to the infrastructure. In the good old USA, you're lucky if a train even exists in the city you want to go to, and even if it does you can count on the one train that stops there each day to be thirty years old and four hours late.

    The precision and the quality of execution of European trains is surpassed only by the trains in Japan, where if they're more than thirty seconds behind schedule, the driver probably commits ritual seppuku right there in the train cab.

    TL;DR: If you live in Europe or Japan, don't complain about your train systems, just come to America and learn how truly terrible train systems can be.
  • Adanine 2012-11-05 17:06
    Did anyone else not know that Alex was an alcoholic? Or just me?

    Makes perfect sense when you think about it...
  • Martijn 2012-11-06 04:25
    Woot, Amsterdam meet. :D
  • NMe 2012-11-06 09:01
    Just because it's worse somewhere else does not mean that it's not bad here. ;)

    Worst part is how we used to have one company run by the government that did both maintenance to the railroads and the public transport bit. Then, the government decided it would be a good idea to privatize the railroads, so now we've got half a dozen companies that each have a monopoly over a different part of the country and a separate company that does maintenance for the infrastructure. And of course none of them actually communicate with eachother.

    Anyway, I still need to figure out if I can find some time to be there. Would very much like to. :)
  • piR 2012-11-06 09:38
    Parisian here, if you pass by Paris you are welcome.
  • random_garbage 2012-11-06 22:44
    Adanine:
    Did anyone else not know that Alex was an alcoholic? Or just me?

    Makes perfect sense when you think about it...


    Well, he did start a company which has a scotch menu for meetings, so that was a clue...
  • Lockwood 2012-11-07 08:23
    justsomedudette:
    RC:
    The real WTF is "Southmapton"...
    AAhh greetings fellow Pomponien :)

    Despite it being surrounded by scummers, I will indeed be attending.

    TRWTF is Fareham, as it doesn't know which it wants to be?
  • tharpa 2014-04-04 11:49
    random_garbage:
    Adanine:
    Did anyone else not know that Alex was an alcoholic? Or just me?

    Makes perfect sense when you think about it...


    Well, he did start a company which has a scotch menu for meetings, so that was a clue...

    Drunken customers spend more.