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11 Feb 2019, 12:19 pm

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11 Feb 2019, 12:24 pm

Radiant64 wrote:
Thanks for all the welcomes!

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Hang on a minute. I thought Sweden was cloudy?


It is! At least a lot of the time during this season. It was mostly intended as a humorous adaption of the classic postcard text.

Being this far up north you pretty much get a light half of the year and a dark half. At the moment we're transitioning from dark to sunny, but it's still some way to go. At its darkest we have maybe 5–6 hours of daylight per day, while in the middle of the summer it's pretty much dark just for a couple of hours during the night. In the north of Sweden they have the famous "midnight sun", where in the summer the sun never sets, but I've not experienced that myself.

In general I think the common preconception about weather and climate in Sweden holds rather true during the winter half of the year, whereas the summer is warmer and sunnier than most associate with this latitude. Given that I dislike snow and cold weather I wish proper summer was a bit longer than the two months we typically get, though...


You're a beautiful person. Bless you. :) I wish I had as much as a heart as you. :heart:



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12 Feb 2019, 4:09 am

hello there



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12 Feb 2019, 4:15 am

laticiagibson wrote:
hello there


Welcome from a fellow Houstonian!


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12 Feb 2019, 1:37 pm

Radiant64 wrote:
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I really like Sweden for the footballers and the music.

Interesting! Any music in particular?

Regarding football it's one of the few sports I can muster much interest for, but usually only to a degree where I follow the major international championships, and I've pretty much given up on Sweden's national team though there have been moments of greatness (1994 and ~2003 spring to mind). Nowadays I tend to just enjoy the game, whenever I'm watching, regardless of what sides are playing.

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There are a lot of aspies in computing but you probably already know that.

Kinda noticed. :wink: I always thought it was a bit funny that I got along so well with the autists despite not being one myself...

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Nice to meet an aspie with eclectic interests. :)

Thanks, it feels nice to be welcomed! I've given this some thought, and I think I'm simply very enthusiastic about theoretical knowledge in general. Growing up I was always the type of kid who read encyclopedias for fun. That combined with a general interest in invention and creating things has landed me in a situation where I typically pick up a couple of new obsessive interests/hobbies per year. I never feel as alive as when I'm opening up new cognitive pathways.


That's a good attitude to learning :)

We probably have a lot of footballers in common. Growing up some of my heroes were Larsson and Mjallby.

It turns out a lot of my more embarrassing tastes are Danish (I didn't research that properly, just knew they were Scandinavian, realising now I sound rude for assuming that Scandinavian and Swedish were always the same, sorry).

Less embarrassing is I like ABBA a lot and grew up listening to them.

I follow Ireland internationally, which will surprise people on here because everyone thinks I'm massively Scottish. But a lot less than in that similar sort of era, it's hard to support teams which are underperforming.



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13 Feb 2019, 4:16 pm

I heard sun there sets down at 3:00 pm .. is that why eveeyones blond/e there