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One day I want to write a general AI. In Twisted Python. That must be what Twisted is for.


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comment Where do they speak Dutch?
Some old people in Indonesia still speak perfect Dutch with a 1940s accent. nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nederlands_in_Indonesi%C3%AB is an interesting read.
Oct
14
comment Why is one's place of birth even mentioned in a passport?
I think it's to make it slightly easier to distinguish between two persons with the same name, but nowhere near sure enough to make an answer.
Oct
6
awarded  Critic
Oct
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
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comment Tipping in the Netherlands
@jwenting: I always assume I'm tipping the restaurant. Paying this money out to staff in whatever proportion is entirely optional for them, and I don't think a waiter gets to keep any of it for themselves just because they happen to be the one serving you.
Sep
30
comment Cycle / Bike Hire in Amsterdam
Yes, Euro, just like everything else in the Netherlands.
Sep
30
comment Tipping in the Netherlands
Just want note that you seem to think Amsterdam is a country... tipping in Amsterdam is no different from the rest of the country.
Sep
30
comment Tipping in the Netherlands
Personally if I enjoyed the experience I make it closer 10%, but anything goes. Eating in restaurants is the only thing where tipping is customary, I think. Perhaps a taxi, if you find one whose prices aren't outrageous in the first place, or in a bar where you pay the tab for a group after being there for a while, round up then as well.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
15
comment Netherlands: where to find public water tap?
I think that if you ring a random doorbell and ask if you can fill your water bottles, many people will say yes. As for plugs, vending machines (at train stations etc) are often plugged in, and there's often a spare.
Sep
1
comment How would you refer to / search on this Alpine region?
I believe that is the Allgäu, but I'm not sure if that and your region cover each other exactly
Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
You're right, I didn't read you correctly. We'll keep this in mind :-)
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
Aug
28
comment Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
I know about night trains, but this question isn't about them. I think the experience is very different.
Aug
28
comment Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
I know about night trains and we've been on them, but this question isn't about them. I think the experience is very different.
Aug
28
comment Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
Could someone please explain their close votes?
Aug
28
awarded  Student
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28
asked Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?