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31. Oktober 2003  
Retropixels kommer tilbake

Som de fleste allerede har merket, har Retropixels hatt pause siden 30. september. Det ble for anstrengende å legge inn nye bilder hver dag, men fra 1. november blir det liv der igjen.

Men ikke bilder hver dag!


Helserapport

For at jeg ikke skal glemme denne perioden skrives følgende innlegg:

På tirsdag klarte jeg å snuble og slo nesa mi til blods! Pen var den ikke fra før, men nå ser den ut som en kjøttkake. Herlighet, håper den snart ser litt mer normal ut.

Ellers sitter forkjølelsen, influensaen eller hva det nå er, og hosten fremdeles godt i kroppen. Til uka er det 7. uke hvor jeg har hatt dette. Forrige uke var jeg sykemeldt og gikk på penicillin og hostesaft uten at det har sett ut til å hjelpe i det hele tatt. Får se til uka om det er nødvendig med et nytt legebesøk.

Ellers hjelper det bra med sympatierklæringer! "Stakkars deg!" høres bra ut!


30. Oktober 2003  
Fornuften seiret til slutt!

iPod: Utrolig lekker. Trykk for st?bildeDet er på tide at platebransjen kaster ut advokatene og begynner å konsentrere seg om å selge musikk. I går ttapte opphavsretthaiene i Phonofile en sak som aldri burde vært ført for retten.

Saken er at Phonofile, som blant annet er eid av rettighetsorganisasjonen Fono, mener det ikke er lov til å linke til nettsiden til programmet Kazaa. Phonofile har nemlig eksklusive rettigheter til å distribuere en haug norske musikkspor elektronisk. Og Kazaa er et fildelingsprogram som gjør det mulig å sende slike musikkspor fra maskin til maskin. Det må dysses ned og holdes hemmelig. Og for all del ikke linkes til.

Mye vits. Kazaa er et av verdens mest nedlastede program. Det er lastet ned, hold deg fast, 230 millioner ganger ifølge produsenten Sharman Networks.

Les hele artikkelen i Dagbladet.

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29. Oktober 2003  
Hva gjør de egenlig der borte?

Trykk for større bildeHva er det egentlig de gjør der borte i Russland, vår kronprins og kronprinsesse? Er det en ferietur eller er det et statsbesøk eller hva er det? Statsbesøk kan det vel forresten ikke være. Det skal vel sta(t)sministeren eller kongen gjøre, eller?

Det er vel helst en liten markering av at vi tross alt har et kronprinspar som desperat forsøker å finne sin plass i landet. Nå er det vel ingen som er i tvil om at vi klarer oss utmerket godt uten dem og det koster vel en helvetes mye penger å sende så mange mennesker som de sikkert må ha med seg på en slik tur.

Nåvel, kanskje de betaler selv? (Ha, ha!)

Nei, Jonny fra Stovner (en fornærmelse mot alle Stovner-boere) og dama hans har vel et behov for å vise oss at de har en oppgave, selv om de fleste av oss bryr oss midt i ryggen om hva de driver med.

Og selv om Kjell Magne Bondevik skulle bli president i republikken Norge så ville vi i allefall bli kvitt ham igjen. Men det gjør vi ikke med disse menneskene.

Nei, leve republikken og vekk med monarkiet! Anakronismer er det alt for mange av.

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24. Oktober 2003  
Evil?

This is Retrospekt!

This site is certified 25% EVIL by the Gematriculator This site is certified 75% GOOD by the Gematriculator

According to the Gematriculator, Retrospekt is 25% evil and 75% good. A little bit disapointing, but we'll work harder to get it right. They claim:

"The Gematriculator is a service that uses the infallible methods of Gematria developed by Mr. Ivan Panin to determine how good or evil a web site or a text passage is.

Basically, Gematria is searching for different patterns through the text, such as the amount of words beginning with a vowel. If the amount of these matches is divisible by a certain number, such as 7 (which is said to be God's number), there is an incontestable argument that the Spirit of God is ever present in the text. Another important aspect in gematria are the numerical values of letters: A=1, B=2 ... I=9, J=10, K=20 and so on. The Gematriculator uses Finnish alphabet, in which Y is a vowel.

Experts consider the mathematical patterns in the text of the Holy Bible as God's watermark of authenticity. Thus, the Gematriculator provides only results that are absolutely correct."

Maybe somone could tell me what is evil, because they claim: They are absolutely correct. Puh!

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23. Oktober 2003  
Another vikingship?

The Oseberg ShipPulse levels are rising among Norwegian researchers who think they may have found the country's fourth intact Viking ship buried in a mound near Tnsberg. The site is just next to the spot where the famed Oseberg ship was found in 1880.

The Oseberg Ship (photo), one of three now on display in Oslo's Viking Ships Museum, was also found in Vestfold County.

Researchers from the University of Oslo have been using radar to examine the Viking burial site. Photos have revealed an oval shape lying about a meter under the pile of stones atop the mound, called a "gravrys" in Norwegian.

Norwegian newspaper VG reported Tuesday that the pictures may denote another Viking longship buried with its owners' possessions in the traditional manner.

Researchers also think the ship may be intact. Clay in the area preserved the Oseberg Ship for more than a thousand years, so it's entirely possible that conditions have allowed the perservation of another ship as well.

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22. Oktober 2003  
No more spam!

Prior to mid-august I received a lot of e-mails that I definitely did not want. So I tried out an offer from knowspam.net.

And during the trial month I was convinced. For $19.95 yearly, they take away all the spam I get!

Until today (that's about a month) they have blocked 3.056 e-mails. So now I only get the real ones and all the "incredible" offers are not cluttering up my mail account.

So if you get spam, don't hesitate. It's worth it!

No Spam with Knowspam.net

(You're still able to look at them and pick up the "real" offers: Like making "it" 4 inches longer and 2 inches thicker!)

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21. Oktober 2003  
Breakdown

The server where my web-site reside had a major breakdown on thursday last week. Since then it's been gone until today, when we're finally back in business. Everything was completely gone and I mean everything. Even the root was gone!

I had to argue several days before I managed to persuade them to restore some old data, and thankfully only two entries in Journal is gone. I don't think I'll be able to recreate them so I won't.

Too much trouble with the host, though. Maybe I'm asking for it when I sit in Oslo, Norway and the server is in Anchorage, Alaska. The time difference is 11 hours!

Maybe it's time to consider moving on to greener pastures.


14. Oktober 2003  
The Nobel Peace Price

Clickk for larger imageIranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2003. Ebadi is Iran's first female judge and a leading figure in the struggle for women's and children's rights in Iran. She is known for representing the interests of persecuted individuals and has braved reprisals for her beliefs.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has often been accused of being too non-controversial in awarding the prize, but this year they actually awarded it to a woman who fights against all odds.

There are no official statements about the award from the Iranian government or the clergy. Hopefully they will not put her under arrest like the Burmese government did with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Read The Norwegian Nobel Committee's decision.


13. Oktober 2003  
Rundt og rundt!

Kolesterol eller ikke kolesterolDet begynner etterhvert å bli vanlig, at det som er farlig eller usunt et år plutselig er helt ufarlig et annet år. Det blir lett problematisk for når man har vennet seg til en diett, så må man legge om vanene fordi det du spiser ikke er sunt lenger.

Denne gangen er det egg. Tidligere ble vi fortalt at for mye egg bidro til å øke kolesterol-nivået i kroppen og det var svært farlig. Men nå er egg tydeligvis ikke farlig lenger. Les bare hva Aftenposten skriver:

Kolesterolinntaksstudier har vist at kolesterolet i kosten har ytterst lite å si for kolesterolnivået i blodet - og dermed for risikoen for hjerte- og karsykdom.


9. Oktober 2003  
Gossip?

Thers are some weeks that pass by when nothing happens and some where the events are stacked. The coming weeks are (fortunately?) of the last kind. I don't believe in horoscopes, but I am getting kind of worried rading this in Bob Brezny's "Free Will Astrology":

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about," wrote Libran Oscar Wilde, "and that is not being talked about." You won't have to worry about the latter problem in the next two weeks. The number of discussions about your character and behavior will probably exceed that of any other 14-day period in the past five years. Fortunately, the astrological indicators suggest that a relatively high percentage of the gossip flying around will be benevolent and even flattering. It will be a good time, therefore, for a marketing campaign or networking blitz.

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7. Oktober 2003  
More e-paper

A dramatically simple idea may finally make "electronic paper" displays a realistic prospect. If so, animated versions of a newspaper could, one day, be unfurled like a roller-blind on a flexible wireless display.

Until now, attempts to make e-paper have been dogged by sluggish pixels -- the paper cannot switch from showing one image to the next fast enough to display video or animations. And their brightness has been disappointing, especially for colour images. But now Robert Hayes and BJ Feenstra at the Philips Research Lab in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, have unveiled an idea that they say overcomes both problems at a stroke.

Read about it in New Scientist.

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3. Oktober 2003  
Sick?

I came across this article in the english edition of the norwegian newspaper "Aftenposten". It's about a policeman who was fired for having sex with women in the office he used to interview asylum seekers.

Taking advantage of people in a terrible situation should in itself be a crime, but no:

The 52-year-old police sergeant is protesting his dimissal, claiming that he was overworked and lost the ability to draw a line between his professional and private lives.

"The police chief is firing a sick man," he complained to newspaper VG.

Indeed!

But he got support:

A psychologist and a doctor have claimed that the man was made ill by too much overtime. Sex, the psychologist said, became "a form of intoxication" that in which the police sergeant himself sought refuge.

As far as I know, being intoxicated has not aquitted anyone from a sentence for any crime, like drunk driving!

The case raises questions as to whether the police sergeant abused his authority over women who faced being deported from Norway. He admits his actions were "stupid," but he's appealed his dismissal in the hopes of regaining his job.


2. Oktober 2003  
John M. Coetzee who?

Click to enlargeSo they've done it again! The Swedish Academy have awarded the Nobel Price in Literature 2003 to a (at least to me) complete nobody. Of course it's the members of the Academy who decide the laureate, but why can't we have an author who is well known outside the Academy's circles?

There were rumours that Margaret Atwood was nominated and there's been a long time since any american writer got it. Why not Bob Dylan? His lyrics has influenced at least two generations all over the world.

But then again, who really cares. We read whatever we like regardless of who gets the price anyway.

Read the Swedish Academy's arguments.


Knocked out

Norway's women's soccer team lost its quarter-finals match against the US early Thursday, dousing hopes of a spot in the Summer Olympics next year. The US squad beat Norway's 1-0.

Bad girls, let's invade the US!

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