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    Am I reading this right? It'll power for 4 mins...

    Am I reading this right? It'll power for 4 mins at 900W? That seems ample of time for an orderly shutdown.
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    Oh, I enjoyed Gurm, RedRed(?, the Irish guy), KvH...

    Oh, I enjoyed Gurm, RedRed(?, the Irish guy), KvH (yeah, really), BE, ZokesPro to name a few others
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    I think it was GT40 who made it?

    I think it was GT40 who made it?
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    Me too.

    Me too.
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    Actually, it was just outside the real centre at...

    Actually, it was just outside the real centre at the St. Barbara college. In the gym. On the second (i.e. top) floor. No airco, few and small windows to open. It was freaking hot.

    Otherwise, I...
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    That, a UPS, is one of the things I should...

    That, a UPS, is one of the things I should arrange for my Server. I asked around a couple of years back at the forums of Covecube/Stablebit and got some pointers but I'd have to look, don;t remember....
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    So I am in Gent/Ghent/Gand for my first...

    So I am in Gent/Ghent/Gand for my first international (but non-rated) chess tournament. Just spent a week walking around in the Vosges. Doing great and having loads of fun.
  8. Roflmao

    Roflmao
  9. Yes, as early as the 18th century I now...

    Yes, as early as the 18th century I now understand :D
  10. And tanks!

    And tanks!
  11. Nice.

    Nice.
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    Yeah, I know some of them. Got me a series by...

    Yeah, I know some of them. Got me a series by Gawain Jones on the GP.

    I don't do bullet and otherwise rapid I like least. I favor long games OTB and blitz online. Haven't actually been on...
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    Well, I don't really play chess when I am...

    Well, I don't really play chess when I am actually ill. I've played most blitz on playchess.com and there I did have runs of, like, 10 wins or losses so it could go up or down by about 150-200 point....
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    I ran a 2nd time, scored 23 with three strikes,...

    I ran a 2nd time, scored 23 with three strikes, had a bit of time left... to bad.

    At Chess.com my blitz (3m) is 1712, just below the highest of 1721.
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    Got 21 in my first run, was out at 3 strikes (but...

    Got 21 in my first run, was out at 3 strikes (but if I understand correctly also with just 1 sec left). You?
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    Heard about it, will try it someday. I am more...

    Heard about it, will try it someday. I am more into playing tournaments now and trying to study a bit.
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    Oh, was not intended as a stab at all but that...

    Oh, was not intended as a stab at all but that I'd need at least about 80 hours of dedicated time by someone like Jammrock to get a bit up to speed.

    Which reminds me. I was chatting IRL with a...
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    That would require you to quit your job :D

    That would require you to quit your job :D
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    I tried Hyper-V once, last winter/christmas. I...

    I tried Hyper-V once, last winter/christmas. I could not even get a server manager to work on it, LOL. A pity though cause I had plans...
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    Nope. In LHT countries, cars have RHD...

    Nope. In LHT countries, cars have RHD configurations (Left Hand Trafic, Right Hand Driver).

    LOL, confused, yes VJ, you are correct.
  21. Thread: handguns

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    Here is a short description for 15 countries:...

    Here is a short description for 15 countries: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/02/world/international-gun-laws.html
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    These differences may seem stark but I wonder...

    These differences may seem stark but I wonder whether it may in part be caused by differences in funding out of the general budget. It may be that in one country all energy is paid through the...
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    It's not that easy to say how much I pay for...

    It's not that easy to say how much I pay for electricity. There is a fixed charge of about EUR 8/month for distribution. I also receive about 380/year as compensation for taxation of energy. But the...
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    In the Netherlands we have had quite a few fiscal...

    In the Netherlands we have had quite a few fiscal subsidy measures to favor low to zero emission vehicles. Each measure turned out bad. We had one on low emission cars which caused a lot of sales of...
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    Congrats! So what are the plans?

    Congrats! So what are the plans?
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