[EUR] Continental Europe!

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[EUR] Continental Europe!

Postby thalia » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:06 pm UTC

I'm located in the Poland and Norway-areas, depending on university. Anyone else close by who have thought, on occasion, that meeting other XKCDers might not be terrible (but actually kind of fun)?

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The continuously updated LIST OF EUROPEANS:

    thalia (Norway/Poland)
    Luge (Norway)
    Jesse (England!)
    gordo (Netherlands)
    SlyReaper (England)
    Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
    AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu)
    J+ (Netherlands)
    Zarq (Belgium, the Dutch-speaking part)
    Diemo (Ireland)
    Coin (Uppsala, Sweden)
    boXd (Netherlands)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Luge » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:50 pm UTC

Norway- Stavanger.

Mostly. London when I'm not.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:51 am UTC

I stayed with another xkcd-er when I was in Norway, and it was awesome. Why didn't other people come visit me? I now choose to take this as an intentional slight against me.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:20 pm UTC

Yay, two whole posts!

Come on, there must be more Europeans out here.

Jesse, come back, we'll arrange something. :P
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:32 pm UTC

I'm trying to make that happen, actually, but I'm very in demand globally.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:45 am UTC

Australia must and will host Jesse. That way, we'll never be dictated to again.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:04 am UTC

I wish I was in demand globally. I could be exported.

No, but seriously. If anyone else is viewing this topic and thinking should I/shouldn't I, remember that you aren't committing to anything simply by making your presence known.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby gordo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:27 pm UTC

thalia wrote:No, but seriously. If anyone else is viewing this topic and thinking should I/shouldn't I, remember that you aren't committing to anything simply by making your presence known.


You convinced me. After a long time, I finally registered -- solely for the purpose of making my presence known.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:19 pm UTC

Great! Nice to meet you ish, I've met Dutchmen off the internet before, and they have been really cool.

Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England?)
gordo (Holland)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby gordo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:32 pm UTC

The pleasure is all mine!
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Re: Europe..?

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:34 pm UTC

I hail from the land of Eng, and will happily use an xkcd meetup as a pretext to visit somewhere I've never been before. Which is pretty much all of Europe that isn't France or Spain.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:03 am UTC

I am most definitely English, as evidenced in these hand YouTube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... e=view_all

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Re: Europe..?

Postby Rium » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:43 am UTC

I’m in central europe.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:19 am UTC

Revised list, because we are GROWING. Yes!

thalia wrote:Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England!)
gordo (Holland)
SlyReaper (England)
Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:12 pm UTC

I am pleased that I get the exclamation mark. Truly, I am great.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby AngrySquirrel » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:16 pm UTC

I have hangups about outright stating my location, especially specifics, but I suppose stating that I'm in Norway and will probably make at least an attempt to make it to any European meetups won't get me hunted down by a psychotic lunatic.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:03 pm UTC

Great, AngrySquirrel. Now if you'll just give me your personal identification number and bank account information...

I jest. But Norway is "representing", as the cool kids say :D

thalia wrote:Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England!)
gordo (Holland)
SlyReaper (England)
Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jplus » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:41 am UTC

Netherlands here, and I'm interested too.

Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England!)
gordo (Netherlands)
SlyReaper (England)
Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu)
J+ (Netherlands)

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Re: Europe..?

Postby gordo » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:15 am UTC

I have given up trying to explain the difference between Holland and The Netherlands a long time ago...

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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:16 am UTC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland

Hey, turns out I can learn the difference from a wikipedia article. Guess you're excused from the tedious job of "explaining" it forever. :wink:
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Re: Europe..?

Postby gordo » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:18 pm UTC

Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by part of the Dutch population, especially in the other parts of the Netherlands.


I should just print this out an carry it with me, for when I meet people from abroad.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby Zarq » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:08 pm UTC

Belgium here, the Dutch speaking part.
You rang?

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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

Alrighty, you are added to the ever-growing list =)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Rium » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:08 pm UTC

Okay, so I averaged my best guesses at your coordinates, weighted by handsomeness: link

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In all seriousness, though, I did compute the average, assuming thalia is in Norway. I kinda hoped it would be somewhere near Faid, but … it’s not.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:57 am UTC

Wow, cool. That's a great idea. Maybe we could go for the nearest harbour? Hmm. Do it again with maybe my location as Krakow, Poland? I'm here for a good few months still! Maybe something will change.

Are you in the UK then, Rium?
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Diemo » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:51 pm UTC

Im in Ireland. With enough advance notice Ryanair does cheap flights everywhere, so I could be persuaded to meet elsewhere :)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:59 pm UTC

You are also added. :)

What's everyone's story, then? I wouldn't want to go ahead and meet a bunch of strangers, after all. Be nice to know each other a little beforehand.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Rium » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:20 pm UTC

thalia wrote:Are you in the UK then, Rium?
No, I was just making a bad joke about Jesse’s handsomeness.

If I did the math correctly, thalia being in Krakow means that our center of mass should be in the Netherlands. :) I forgot to include Diemo, though.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby gordo » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:47 pm UTC

Rium wrote:If I did the math correctly, thalia being in Krakow means that our center of mass should be in the Netherlands. :) I forgot to include Diemo, though.

We would have to wait for low tide then.

I'm guessing that including Diemo would move the average a bit west, so still in The Netherlands...? I'm hoping for dry land.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 am UTC

I am super handsome. Quick, someone date me!

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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 am UTC

Oohh, a secret forum. Can I come in?
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:38 am UTC

You're in.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby Coin » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:28 pm UTC

I'm in Uppsala, Sweden and a veteran of several meet-ups in the UK.
Add me! =)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:06 pm UTC

Coin wrote:I'm in Uppsala, Sweden and a veteran of several meet-ups in the UK.
Add me! =)


Added!:) I'm part Swedish actually! It's why I have three first names...

Anyway, should we slowly begin talking about what time would be good and/or feasible for people? I'm pretty flexible with my time next summer as I'll be between uni and what I hope is a job.. so I'm going to take some time for me. :)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Rium » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:21 pm UTC

I don’t have plans for summer yet, so I’m probably fine with whatever date you guys choose.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby AngrySquirrel » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

Ye, I'm probably fine with whenever as long as I have warning very far in advance (3 months at minimum) so I can save up money/get free from work.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:06 pm UTC

I can't do 16th to 18th August or 24th to 26th May. Other than that, I'm totally free in summer.
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Re: Europe..?

Postby thalia » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:05 pm UTC

How long's your summer holiday last, then? All of ye. :)
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Re: Europe..?

Postby Jesse » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:03 pm UTC

I don't get one, on account of actually working. But if people make a date I might be able to do it.

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Re: Europe..?

Postby Diemo » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:40 pm UTC

Jesse wrote:I don't get one, on account of actually working. But if people make a date I might be able to do it.
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