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    A 4K, 60hz up-scaled, colorized scene from Fritz Lang's 1927 film, "Metropolis"

    I think this is a nice proof of the power of technology, but is it "real"? It is a fully computer-generated approximation of how this may or may not have looked back then in Babelsberg. Also, it is missing the aura (in a Benjamin sense) of the original.
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    The Positivity Thread aka "Today was a great day because....."

    Are you aware of the movie Beerfest?
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    Random Thoughts....

    One thing is not wanting kids, the other thing is getting one not working out. This topic is overdiscussed I think.
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    FG Fitness Challenge

    That's amazing amounts of cycling. I just logged my 300th kilometre this summer on Helsinkis city bikes which, probably for safety reasons, have three low and no high gears. So even counting these kilometres double I am far from real cycling programs like that. All the respect and kudos.
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    Random Thoughts [Home Improvement/Decorating Edition]

    Induction is very limited in terms of which pots and pans you can use and also emits a very annoying super high pitched noise. And that's why most people who are passionate about cooking, also in professional kitchen settings, prefer gas. We tried to get gas cooking into our new apartment but it...
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    Random Thoughts [Home Improvement/Decorating Edition]

    Jealous of your gas cooking plates. Back in Berlin, I (illegally) did my own gas oven install. No leaks because I know what I am doing.
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    I wear only leather shoes. Got running shoes for, well, running, and a pair of black Van's for the one occasion where I don't want to wear leather shoes.
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    FG Fitness Challenge

    New running track has a lot more elevation changes than the old one so suddenly I am happy to see a 27 in front. Still pushing for the return of 25, though... How hard can it?
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    ...meanwhile, the whole world is going crazy about our prime minister getting drunk with friends on a Saturday night.
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    Ringmeet 2023 - Viktoria-Station or bust! August 10th - 14th 2023

    Nope, Volvo has been through three owners in three counties on the same set of plates before I put it on Finnish ones.
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    Ringmeet 2023 - Viktoria-Station or bust! August 10th - 14th 2023

    Since plates can stay with the car even cross-county now, you "only" need an intermediary registering the car on the desired plates for a day before you re-register it locally. When I bought the Volvo, I left the Beckum plates on just to save the expense of Berlin plates.
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

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    Airplane or airport experiences...

    Three minor observation on the current staffing crisis: Oslo airport is designed (or run?) by idiots. So you check in online, you print your baggage tag at a machine at the terminal, you are at the airport extra early because you did not have time to eat and want to have a pint and a snack...
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    Ownership Verified: That time FinalGear bought a Munich Roadster (MX-5) to drive from Germany to Finland

    I have a picture somewhere of me picking the same set of seats up at @DaBoom s workplace for onward transport....
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    Post a pic of yourself

    At the Bergen arsonist's monument...