Elfdalian, the Ancient Viking Forest Language of Sweden, Set to be Revived. The ancient Viking language of Elfdalian has been almost entirely wiped out, with only 2,500 people in a tiny forest community in Sweden currently keeping it alive.
Now people fight to revive the historic tongue by bringing it back to schools before it vanishes completely. The Conversation reports that the ancient dialect of Elfdalian ( älvdalska in Swedish and övdalsk in the language itself) was a vigorous language until well into the 20th century. Sounding to listeners like a beautiful and complex language as spoken by the Elven race in fantasy epics, Elfdalian is actually derived from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings.
However, it is radically different from Swedish, writes University of Copenhagen linguist Dr. Guus Kroonen. He explains that it “sounds like something you would more likely encounter in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings rather than in a remote Swedish forest.” Elfdalian is unique among Nordic languages, expressing itself with different tones and sounds. Yezedis. Kalasha: The Sole Pagan Tribe of Pakistan.
International Tribunal for Natural Justice. A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture — Human Parts. If you are a man, you are part of rape culture.
I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to as rape culture. You may be thinking, “Now, hold up, Zaron! You don’t know me, homey! I totally know how you feel. Men are the primary agents and sustainers of rape culture. Rape isn’t exclusively committed by men. How are you part of rape culture? Study Reveals ‘Unhappiest’ Cities In The U.S. A map of the U.S. which shows each metropolitan and rural area’s adjusted life satisfaction.Credit: Image courtesy of University of British Columbia New research identifies the unhappiest cities in the U.S., but finds that some young people are still willing to relocate to them for a good job opportunity or lower housing prices.
The analysis, co-authored by Joshua Gottlieb of the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics, suggests people may be deciding to trade happiness for other gains. The working paper “Unhappy Cities,” released last week by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, relies on a large survey that asks respondents about their satisfaction with life. This measure, which is often interpreted as a measure of happiness, indicates that individuals may willingly endure less happiness in exchange for higher incomes or lower housing costs. Read the full study here. Top 10 happiest metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million (as of 2010): Luxury Tree House Living. A tree house is every child’s dream.
I was fortunate to grow up in a small town in Austria where we roamed the fields and woods freely every afternoon. We played Cowboys and Indians in the woods, building tipi’s and hiding places. We had tree houses constructed of branches and boards, pretty crooked and unsafe at times, but who thought about safety. It was fun. It was imaginary. Designs for Everyone Tree houses have come a long way. Tagged backyard, kids, travel & vacation. New Earth Nation. New Earth Nation.
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We do not have a "central office;" members of CASPIAN's volunteer staff are located throughout the USA. Q: How did CASPIAN get its name? A: In addition to being an acronym for "Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering," CASPIAN is named after Prince Caspian of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" contains a passage where Caspian, the adolescent boy-prince-turned-king (nearly always depicted with a sword in his hand), overturns the table of a despotic local official who has lost his concern for the people of his realm.
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Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java" which contined a file titled NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv, which "turned to be a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc. the personal details fields referring to people appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts.
" First, courtesy of WhatsmyUDID.com, here is a simple process to find out what the specific number is.