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Aug
19
comment What are the polite ways to draw attention of a waiter around the world?
@O.R.Mapper: I understand your position.
Aug
3
comment What's the best way to take a cold shower?
@YEZ: Now I'm in trouble! I'm Jewish!
Jul
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Jul
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comment Good aurora viewing areas around Tromso accessible by public transport?
If you have an international drivers license, you could just rent a car. They are not terribly expensive for small economy cars. See my answer detailing exactly that.
Jul
28
answered Tromsø Aurora Borealis tours
Jul
28
comment What's the best way to take a cold shower?
@reirab: Probably a combination of reasons. I was researching rheumatism and noticed that cold showers are good for the back muscles, that was part of it. Luckily, just a few months after I started taking cold showers I had opportune to visit Tromso, Norway in winter to see the northern lights. The ability to withstand the cold was an asset, as my companion was suffering from the cold and he originates from a land where they see snow yearly (Belgium).
Jul
28
comment USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
I never said to be rude. I said to comment on American's rudeness as a trait of people from America! Undeniably that trait is much less prominent than it was a decade ago, but it is one of the qualities (still, unjustly) associated with Americans. I think that the French have a similar stigma, justified or not.
Jul
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Jul
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comment What's the best way to take a cold shower?
Pretty much. I'm trained as a foot soldier, so I am used to just shutting up and taking it! But really, for just a few seconds it's not so bad, and once you get used to that after a few weeks then you can start doing more and more in the cold water.
Jul
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answered What's the best way to take a cold shower?
Jul
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comment USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
I'm not going for humor, I'm going for "look like I don't intend to stay here".
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Jul
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comment USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
I don't mean that the wife should be rude. I mean that she should comment (to her husband, but let the border guard just overhear) that she finds American culture to be rude. The truth is that American culture traditionally has been very rude and vain up until about 10 years ago. In the last decade the government has gotten much worse, but the people have become much more friendly and less vain.
Jul
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answered USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
Jun
19
comment Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?
Note that I do agree that the Qatar flight is safe, I am only dispelling the notion that a "not idiot friendly system" means that it cannot be used by a terrorist, or that they cannot get their hands on such equipment.
Jun
19
comment Is it safe for a commercial flight to have Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan on its flight route?
@DanNeely: Terrorists are certainly not idiots. They may have different values that you or me, but they are not less smart and often more cunning. Many of them have military training and access to military equipment, including heavy equipment if they want it bad enough. The ISIL organization upgraded from Kalachnikovs to anti-aircraft weaponry just this week when the Iraqi security forces fled their posts.
Jun
12
answered Airport security: what if I carry an item with traces of explosive?