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Topic: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland? (Read 33858 times)

  • jax
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What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
So what is happening in those barely populated areas linked to the North Atlantic ocean?

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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Possible security risk affects 750,000 Estonian ID-cards
On 30 August, an international team of researchers informed the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) of a vulnerability potentially affecting the digital use of Estonian ID cards. The possible vulnerability affects a total of almost 750,000 ID-cards issued starting from October 2014 [...] The ID-cards issued before 16 October 2014 use a different chip and are not affected.
750,000 ID-cards affected? This is practically everybody. Except me. My card was issued a few months before that date and will expire in a bit more than a year.

(In the country's official news outlet too.)

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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Norway's sovereign wealth fund passed a milestone.

The World's Biggest Wealth Fund Hits $1 Trillion

Though not really because it has done so well lately, rather that the US dollar is worth less.

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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79% of Swedish 2 years olds have used the internet. 

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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79% of Swedish 2 years olds have used the internet.
No surprise there. I'm sure that I "used" TV and radio when I was 2.

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Okay, video tag does not work with this one. Anyway, it's Tallinn almost a century ago. Germans still preferred to call it Reval back then.

https://www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.de/video/248828

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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Nice bridge at 2:20. :P

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Nice bridge at 2:20. :P
Too many obscure harbours in this short film, relevant and visible only for those who enter by cargo ship. (Yes, Tallinn is like Rotterdam with a long series of various harbours and docks.) Tourists mostly see the streetscape and skyline, but the skyline is missing in this film.

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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The movie does advertise to show you the harbor city, so I don't think it's unexpected to see some of the harbor. :P

But yes, except for some shaky footage at 3:10 I don't think there was much of what I'd presumably think of as the city.