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  1. The Dutch managed to get a surprise gold in short-track (after failing as is mostly traditional in the team pursuit on the long track). We are slowly dropping on the medals rankings.
  2. Your wording is a bit strange. But The Netherlands, yes our head of government leads a coalition that has a majority in parliament. But none of the government members keep their seats in parliament (which is easier with the party-system that the country runs on in practice). Another slight but I feel there is another huge difference between the USA and many other countries, the political nature of the executive bureaucracy. I think (but am not sure) that in most of the western world the executive is balanced by long-serving bureaucrats, which act as an additional counterbalance against radical change. A process which seems weaker in the USA, with its political appointments every new government makes.
  3. Wouldn't that destroy part of the importance and appeal of the movie? Because that seems to mean looking at Wakanda through an outsider perspective rather than from the inside.
  4. Short tracker, not speed skater. Different disciplines, whatever English language colloquialisms say.
  5. And UK police and lawmakers seem to move to limit it. I assume the rise might be related to the crack-down on knives? Data up to 2016, I belief 2017 was worse.
  6. 1 Make very sure nations actually use comparable definitions for things like 'violent crime' when you make claims like these. 2 To a very large extent hunting weapons if I remember correctly, and far stricter regulation of the incredibly disruptive handguns.
  7. Full registration, and make (last known) owners accountable financially for any misuse of their weapons. Allow stores and other sellers to be held accountable. No bans needed. edit: extend accountability to gun ranges and other groups where people shoot.
  8. Tilly is great! Elsewhere I have seen her compared to Kirk (who is at a similar point of his career at this point in time). Smart, nerdy, ambitious.
  9. So far it seems it is not for me. I don't use the voice options on either my phone or my laptop. Part of it is the voice control, which goes against my preferred tactile interaction and visual feedback. But it isn't only the voice operated speakers. I can only look on the whole current interest in smart homes, with the automation of everything (lights, curtains, temperature control, etc) with some bemused interest. It is not for me (yet?).
  10. On the one hand brutal, on the other the first Norwegian skating medal for men in ages. So well done for him regardless. edit: not quite as long ago as I thought, I missed one.
  11. Dutch women speed skaters surpassed expectations, getting al three medals on 3000 m on the full oval. The person with the least amount of expectations weighing them down won that one.
  12. One of the current storybundles is interesting. With some works by Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, Karen Lord and some other writers I am less familiar with. It works similarly to the Humble Bundles with pay as much as you want, but with only 2 tiers ($5, $15).
  13. Only at episode 3 so far, it is fine so far. Slightly weird that this is the 3rd series where Michael Eklund shows up with basically the same hairstyle/acting tics (Wynonna Earp, Dirk Gently, and now this).
  14. An issue with Mongols conquering Europe is the 'why would they' factor. It is not like there was much to get there at that point in time.
  15. Which reminds me that ages ago I read a book exploring the propaganda behind the myths and stories of early Rome that have survived. Shame I can't remember which one it was.