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  1. whitenoise

    Heat in Finland!

    @Essexboyinwales Yes, hot by arctic standards. Does this mean that Finland's long-built reputation as a cold country is at stake now in Britain?
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    @Harvest @hunebedbouwer I meant short-term variation around moving averages here up North. A long-term trend is rising temperatures for sure.
  3. whitenoise

    Poepmonsters Pub

    Not that I am a climate change denier, but this is yearly variation for the most part. Two previous summers were bad and now it's been warm, for a change.
  4. whitenoise

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yep, that's what the other bands did as well.
  5. whitenoise

    The Art Debate

    @hunebedbouwer @DownHill What DownHill posted is cover art, but not necessarily real architecture. https://www.discogs.com/Watchtower-Control-And-Resistance/master/106137
  6. whitenoise

    Nightwish Off Topic

    ^Finnish words with the suffix '-lainen' mean a place of living or origin or a nationality; '-(a)inen' often societal groups or statuses; '-nen' characteristics, or '-nen' just added to end to make it a surname without any meaning. Holopainen has no meaning in Finnish. I googled, though, and found out that Holopainen derives from a Slavic word that means a slave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kholop There was no serfdom in the Swedish Empire (which Finland was part of), so the name must refer to a serf immigrated from the East. Hietala. Often in Finnish, the '-la' ending attached to a root word makes it a place. So you can say Hietala is a sandy place. The information on the video is not totally correct, though. Swedish place names often end with 'by'. If we take that route, Marco's last name becomes Sandby in Swedish which means Sanddorf in German. Vuori is Berg in German. The suffix '-nen' is probably just added to the end. Berger would be Vuorelainen. So, I guess we can't go on any further than say it's Erno Berg, unless there are some meaningless suffixes in German names, too. Nevalainen most probably refers to a person that has moved from the area of the Neva River, as said in the video. EDIT: It just occurred to me that the best German translation for Hietala could be Sandhof.
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    Yes, all of those. But I'm not complaining. I know I will look back at this state in February with warmth.
  8. whitenoise

    Poepmonsters Pub

    In the building where I live, a rooftop fan broke down a few weeks ago.
  9. whitenoise

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Your problem is that you're watching a YT video that has been shot in Finland.
  10. whitenoise

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I wouldn't mind to see her more with NW. This looks fun.
  11. whitenoise

    Sports

    But Finnish rally drivers aren't normally as laconic as F1 drivers. That's why we have rally English. For example, Tommi Mäkinen has inspired several mimics: BTW, Rally Finland begins tomorrow.
  12. whitenoise

    Sports

    @suomi usa I think both are equally liked. Valtteri talks too much, though. I'm sure Kimi would wish a Finn was telling the team order, that is, directly.
  13. whitenoise

    Sports

    @hunebedbouwer OK, I thought I was seeing cheering fans mainly in the Red Bull livery There have been talks from time to time to organize a F1 race in Finland for over 25 years. The costs are just so high that it's not profitable.
  14. whitenoise

    Sports

    @suomi usa We're waiting for a Finn driving the car #777 to reach the first position. Did you notice the Dutch joy in the stands when a German driver hit the wall?
  15. whitenoise

    Nightwish Off Topic

    The images in your post are around 10-15 years old.