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  1. whitenoise

    Sports

    Me? My nose is deep red. I see, you're at the Devils' fan meeting. I doubt he is. Happy Midsummer!
  2. whitenoise

    Sports

    @hunebedbouwer In my case the tournament is competing against long and warm midsummer days. At the moment the tournament is losing. @suomi usa Not sure if you are a Rangers fan. If so, you could consider joining the Church of Kakko. https://www.churchofkakko.com/
  3. whitenoise

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Was that a live stream that was uploaded afterwards by the festival organizers? There may not be much mastering done originally.
  4. whitenoise

    Within Temptation II

    Good post, but unfortunately you misunderstood my message.
  5. whitenoise

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'd say Nightwish vs. Evanescence popularity is about 50-50 in Europe. https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today 5-y&q=%2Fm%2F0lbyt,%2Fm%2F01gtx7,%2Fm%2F03ydv2
  6. whitenoise

    Within Temptation II

    We got to Hitler so soon! For the generation that has learnt their argumentation skills on Facebook, I call for tolerance. Tolerance from both sides. A lack of tolerance is the reason why the debate around us is more than often ridiculous. Calling other people outright bigots or dumb or whatever is not fruitful. A vivid discussion is what I like without calling names. I may be laconic and sarcastic sometimes (=often), which causes misunderstanding outside my tribe, but that's mostly a national defect and I'm afraid I can't help. On the other hand some nations are more direct than others, some are more verbose (from whose messages I sometimes have major difficulties to get the core point), and so on. Hunebedbouwer's critique above is legit and people here were only twisting his message, although he asked the misunderstanders to read it again and he even elaborated it.
  7. whitenoise

    Within Temptation II

    @NighttimeBird But aren't anti-LGBT people a group of people (often a minority) at which intolerance is equally aimed? Fits in the (second) definition.
  8. whitenoise

    Chernobyl

    Criticism and fact-checking: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/06/06/why-hbos-chernobyl-gets-nuclear-so-wrong/#2fb799f8632f
  9. whitenoise

    Within Temptation II

    By that definition, a pro-LGBT person who doesn't tolerate an anti-LGBT person has (or should have) an equal human right to be called a bigot as well, I guess.
  10. whitenoise

    Chernobyl

    Ok, see you there!
  11. whitenoise

    Chernobyl

    In the case you mean the soon-to-be-introduced fifth reactor, it will be absolutely necessary, if we even tried to fulfill our government's strict goal for carbon neutrality. Secondly, the old four reactors need to be shut down at some point in the near future anyway. I remember having seen a Finnish documentary where the engineers who were responsible for the construction of the first of our nuclear power plants visited the USSR in the early 1970's to learn how they operated their plants. From right the beginning it became clear that the way the Soviets did it was actually a good lesson on how not to do it. On the other hand the Soviet engineers chuckled about the Finnish safety-centred approach. They also wondered how the Soviets were able to build so complex structures with so rudimentary tools and instruments. The Soviet Union was a fairly closed country, so how poor it really was came to them at least as a little surprise because the propaganda they spread was totally different. Actually, that is precisely the reason - to minimise the effect of the potential catastrophe on domestic population, and "export" it to neighbouring countries.  Virtually all commercially operated nuclear power plants use water as coolant, so they need big cold water reservoirs. This constraint is usually met by constructing the plant near a coastline or big river. Coincidentally, coastlines and big rivers often mark the borders of the countries (for different reasons, maybe).
  12. whitenoise

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Thank you very much for the info. It's relieving to see that the US officials take the threat of terrorism from Finland seriously. I thought that they would only be concerned about communism. However one question: will our percussion band be eligible to earn money by performing with the ESTA visa waivers? We've got money only for one-way tickets.
  13. whitenoise

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Could you be our tour manager? Also, could you help us with work visas? We don't have much time to wait.
  14. whitenoise

    FINLAND, THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS

    @hunebedbouwer Whenever Finland is mentioned in British media, the employees in the Finnish embassy in London are opening champagne bottles. If it's a longer positive article, they are partying for several days. Fortunately it doesn't happen too often.
  15. whitenoise

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    No, Jukka won't travel to New York with me...