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zig
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Dublin,Ireland

I remember the little mermaid in Copenhagen was a major disappointment,i dont know what i expected,but it was a disappointment nonetheless.....but Copenhagen is a nice city,i really like it.

The first time i went to Paris i was very impressed,didnt like the parisians but nice city.

I was in Berlin the year before the wall came down(im 36 btw)and went to the east side of the city,through checkpoint charlie....it was one of the weirdist travel experiences i have had....there were shops with nothing to buy,because everything (practically) was rationed and we didnt have the coupons....we had to buy a certain amount of east german currency to get a day visa,and we reallly struggled to spend the money,because it was useless back in west berlin...food and beer,lots and lots of beer and we came back to the checkpoint drunk and gave the guards the money we had left....but it was a very strange city,but fantastic a year later to see people smashing down the wall.

Also travelled througout Europe another time with a friend on motorbikes,and this was probably my best travel experience ever.

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DrUg_Tit0
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

quote:
Originally posted by St_Andrew
-Big Ben, A small clock tower, really nothing special at all!


Yeah, I totally don't understand what's so impressive about Big Ben. I mean, it's totally not big. It's like a 5 floor building.

And Louvre is not that impressive either (the building, that is). I mean, it is big and wide and everything, but it looks pretty much just like normal block of buildings from that period of time.

Vienna was a bit disappointing also. It looked kinda like a bigger version of Zagreb, and that's about it.


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Dervish
Your opinion matters.



Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Wick, Scotland

^ I thought the whole of London was just underwelming (liked the houses of parliment though detailed all the way up).

Paris was really cool actually and Versigh (incorrect selling I know...) is fucking ace.

Carthage.... well there is fuck all there practicly.


On a side note when I was looking for the correct spelling of "Versigh" I found this

quote:

Festivals and Events
Art of living / Wines
City Breaks
Conference & Incentive
Gay Friendly France
Golf
Heritage and Culture
Holiday Villages
Mountain & Wintersports
Nature & Activity hols
Naturism
Religious Tours
Seaside resorts
Spa Breaks
Special Needs Tourism
Tropical France
Youth Travel
Practical Information
The Magazine
Festivals and Events
Online Reservation


Thats a side bar on the french tourism site....

quote:
So close to Britain yet so different. Did you know that France is one of Europe’s top gay friendly-destinations ?

Come and visit Paris and its thriving gay scene, or tour the other diverse regions of France on this website.

You'll find adventure, romance and flirtatious charm – in typical French style.
>>>LINK<<<

What a gay style?

Hmmm weird selling point.


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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

quote:
Originally posted by St_Andrew
-Big Ben, A small clock tower, really nothing special at all!
-Leaning tower in Pisa, looks weird, but for example the cathedral next to it was so much more massive
-Niagra Falls, they are massive but not really that high, and all the skyscrapers and stuff around kinda takes away the natural feeling
-Golden Gate Bridge, not really less than i imagined, but i dont get why its so famous, its really just one of many beutiful bridges

LOL. Don't you think it would be easier for you just to list the things that lived up to your expectations?

Comments to all your comments: I wasn't disappointed by Big Ben, because for some reason I didn't really expect it to be huge. I thought it was a very beatiful clock tower.
I don't understand how anyone could avoid being disappointed when seeing the little mermaid. That bitch is a disgrace.
The leaning tower in Pisa was awesome. Maybe the Eiffel Tower has it beat as the most interesting, human built attraction I ever saw, but only maybe.

I was a little disappointed with the Empire State building, as it just didn't seem so impressively tall. It is beautiful - especially at night - but not the monster I had hoped for.
I was also disappointed with the Columbus statue in Barcelona, the club scene in Amsterdam, and Florence in general.

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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: New York

Wtf?

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/LAW/04/...rial/index.html

He can't even be normal with his molestation.


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DrUg_Tit0
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

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Wtf?

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/LAW/04/...rial/index.html

He can't even be normal with his molestation.


It doesn't say which head he licked...


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St_Andrew
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Registered: May 2003
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

^^^^ hahaha

quote:
Originally posted by trancaholic
LOL. Don't you think it would be easier for you just to list the things that lived up to your expectations?


Nah, much more things that did live up to my expectations!

quote:
I was also disappointed with Florence in general.


w000t, Florence was awesome imo! i liked it a lot better than venice, more relaxed and not as touristy but still the old awesome italian tuch! I havent been in rome tho so perhaps that would change my mind, i donno!

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Trancer-X
mutatis mutandis



Registered: Jul 2001
Location: Shambhala
Politicus Relaxus

I just want to be the first to state that I think this comingling of COR and PDD is setting a dangerous precedent which could almost be considered on par with preemptive warfare.

Surely, this is what occrider was planning all along.

The PDD is no longer a sovereign entity. (sorry, but I felt compelled to add that Bush-ism)


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St_Andrew
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Registered: May 2003
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4425423.stm

Computers correcting essays?! That's some pretty cool stuff! my worries are that it will discurrage creative thinking tho!

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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: New York
Re: Politicus Relaxus

quote:
Originally posted by Trancer-X
I just want to be the first to state that I think this comingling of COR and PDD is setting a dangerous precedent which could almost be considered on par with preemptive warfare.

Surely, this is what occrider was planning all along.

The PDD is no longer a sovereign entity. (sorry, but I felt compelled to add that Bush-ism)




Muhahaha. You're all too late now. Slowly but surely this thread will slowly take root until it's indispensable like a powerful narcotic. Just think, the drama of the COR with the logic and cogency of the PDD will make unstoppable bedfellows. Then I'll watch with an evil eye as it spreads like a weed to the rest of the forums!!!


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Location: New York

quote:
Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
It doesn't say which head he licked...


Heh touche.


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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

@Andrew: Don't believe it for a second. As I may have mentioned before, my job is research within computer science, with the focus area being - yes - probabilistic AI and decision theory. I took a look at the professors website, and was instantly alarmed by him being a professor of sociology. Now researchers in the humanities rarely come up with ideas within computer science that takes the entire field years into the future. Just as computer scientists don't come up with theories on human behaviour that blows all current theories in the social sciences out of the water. And believe you me, we are very far from having methods that can grade a text automatically. Hell, we cannot even recognize spam automatically too a satisfying degree.
Now the professor is *also* an adjunct in computer science, so not wishing to make a too rash judgement I tried to get a peek at the actual reasoning behind the computer programs. This was not available (that is sooo not scientific to keep that secret), but the professor is from a department of "applied expert systems". In science, the "applied" bit usually means that the people there don't have a clue what they're working with, but considers it a black box. This suspicion of mine ties in nicely with the fact that "expert systems" themselves have been abandoned by the AI community for years, as they are incapable of generalizing beyond the examples they have been constructed to recognize, and are computationally speaking highly inefficient. My guess is that the described computer program searches for some sequences of words in the text and increases a grade counter whenever it finds one such sequence. If the student chooses to answer in an unusual way, the program will output a low grade. Simple as that.
Oh, btw. all the programs the professor has constructed has a ™ added to their name ("Data Collection Selection™", "Measurement & Scaling Strategist™", etc.). How cheesy and unscientific is that!

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