Arcus's Blog – July 2011 Archive (7)

Terror in Norway - the lasting impact

There have been two major stories emerging from the terror, and these are some of questions I have to answer almost daily from non-Norwegians (apart from "WTF dude?!"):

Why are you so lenient against the bastard? He should have been shot at the spot! -Because we don't like suffering. We hate it.

What the…


Added by Arcus on July 31, 2011 at 8:05am — No Comments

Twin Attacks - A Revolution is the Aftermath

I'm currently following the aftermath and the only word I can find to describe it is mostly inspirational. I'll try to compile a list of the lessons Norway can teach other terror-stricken nations and a list over shameful events.It'll be a long post, you can skip uninteresting paragraphs if i score a critical wall-of-text hit.


I'll start with the worst.

Immediately after the blast everyone though of Islamists. After the shooting started everyone (including…


Added by Arcus on July 25, 2011 at 3:49pm — 4 Comments

Terror in Norway - the suspect

Now this is a real interesting turn. Unlike the Islamists everyone expected, the terror was done by right wing/xenophobic/neo-nazis. Welcome to the politics of Norway.

The place currently being ransacked by the police (Hoffsveien 18, 0275, Oslo):

(The can is anti terror police, call name "Delta")

Here's the building in a bit of better weather. Note the…


Added by Arcus on July 22, 2011 at 8:15pm — 81 Comments

Terror in Oslo

Gallows Humor

Well, if anyone ever doubted that Norwegians start our weekend early and with a bang, this should provide ample evidence to the contrary. ;)


The Story

So it appears that our Government Quarter (Regjeringskvartalet) has been hit by a car bomb. Specifically, the buildings of the Departments of Oil and Energy, Trade and Industry, and Health, in addition to the PMs offices and the HQ of the largest tabloid newspaper. The Supreme…


Added by Arcus on July 22, 2011 at 12:24pm — 95 Comments

I believe in Science Fiction - or - Religion in the year 4011 CE

My interpretation of the state of religion in the year 4011 CE. Seriously. ;)

In the beginning there was the great creator Roddenberry the Almighty, which himself put down in writing his greatest teaching in the Holy book of Star Trek within four short years ending in 1969 CE. The main protagonist of this story is the Captain Kirk, a figure which never miss an opportunity to act emotional instead of rational. Luckily, he is guided by the Holy Spock of pure reason.



Added by Arcus on July 12, 2011 at 2:49pm — 4 Comments

The upcoming Katla eruption (and possible solution to global warming)

It does appear more and more likely that the Katla volcano on Iceland is going to blow any day soon. The worst case scenario is an eruption on the scale of the '91 Pinatubu eruption which decreased the global temperature by about 10% for a few years.

Of course, the difference between a Northern hemispheric eruption vs an equatorial one will produce quite different effects on the climate in Europe and North America. This includes the possibility of a couple years of failed harvests…


Added by Arcus on July 9, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

I have changed the world for better. For realz.

**This post will contain boasting and lots of opportunity for personal attacks, which you may lather on without my giving a damn. ;)


I am quite proud of myself for this weeks accomplishments. After about 1 month of little sleep and much work related stressors, what I was working on came to a massive conclusion on Thursday. (Unfortunately, specifics cannot be discussed due to the sensitive nature of the details.)

I work as a Senior Credit Analyst (the Senior bit…


Added by Arcus on July 2, 2011 at 8:17pm — 7 Comments

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