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Yeah, and suddenly its a product, not a buggy prototype.
Just the buggyness of the prototype is manageable most of the time, but the lack of proper integration into the wider ecosystem as well as deployment and monitoring infrastructure is what really starts eating into your time...
 

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Just the buggyness of the prototype is manageable most of the time, but the lack of proper integration into the wider ecosystem as well as deployment and monitoring infrastructure is what really starts eating into your time...

And the paperwork. When suddenly 10 people need to sign your changes, because they are important. 😒

But don't get me started on my management right now. I am mad.
 

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Its a bit early for April Fool?


Do other countries keep an eye on a piece of snow?
 

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Its a bit early for April Fool?


Do other countries keep an eye on a piece of snow?

No. But we are quite busy monitoring the Schneeferner Glacier on the Zugspitze. We are currently waiting for the southern part of it to be officially gone, the remaining patches are no longer considered to be a true glacier, just compressed snow.

But do I count as insane because I was actually looking at a small patch of snow during the summer?

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Its the local eternal ice cave underneath the former celtic Oppidum.
 

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I think as long as you don't start talking to it, you're fine :LOL:
Noo, luckily not.

I just like to make a pause there while hiking, its a great place to get some really cool air in the summer. Even a few steps away from the door, you can already feel the cold wind that comes out of the cave.
 

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No thats fine, just looking. Not sure why you have it locked up and behind bars though?
 

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No thats fine, just looking. Not sure why you have it locked up and behind bars though?

Likely historic today, before there had been fridges, these caves had been used for storing beer after the phenomena was discovered in the 19th century.
 

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Well, thats fine too. you have to look after your beer.
 

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large-scale scientific work of Russian-Norwegian expeditions to study microplastic pollution is currently underway in the Arctic


"Microplastic" word of the month in the arctic
 

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large-scale scientific work of Russian-Norwegian expeditions to study microplastic pollution is currently underway in the Arctic


"Microplastic" word of the month in the arctic

Sound interesting, I really wonder if there is any place on Earth without such pollution.
 

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in 2022, the monster will ply the arctic "Северный полюс"
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in 2022, the monster will ply the arctic "Северный полюс"
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Is that a Russian style copy of the Ulstein X-Bow? It has some weak similarities, but it is way more bulgy that the original and seems to be more a classic icebreaker bow with a rounded, backwards sloping freeboard. Not sure how functional this version is.
 

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Is that a Russian style copy of the Ulstein X-Bow? It has some weak similarities, but it is way more bulgy that the original and seems to be more a classic icebreaker bow with a rounded, backwards sloping freeboard. Not sure how functional this version is.
in fact, it is not even a ship, but a high-tech drifting ice floe, its purpose is to drift without the use of engines (analogue of the ISS only in orbit around the arctic). yes the style is similar to Norwegian ships Ulstein (I like)
 

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in fact, it is not even a ship, but a high-tech drifting ice floe, its purpose is to drift without the use of engines (analogue of the ISS only in orbit around the arctic). yes the style is similar to Norwegian ships Ulstein (I like)

So, its more like a barge? In that case the bow shape makes more sense. For the last big drifting expedition MOSAiC, they used the new German Polarstern II ship, which is a more classic icebreaker spoon bow, specialized for arctic research and resupply.
 

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So, its more like a barge? In that case the bow shape makes more sense. For the last big drifting expedition MOSAiC, they used the new German Polarstern II ship, which is a more classic icebreaker spoon bow, specialized for arctic research and resupply.
yes, the drift principle is the same as the Polarstern II which was frozen into an ice floe but it functions as a polar station starting from the North Pole-1 in 1937 then the station was located right on the ice floe (there was no global warming)

now stations cannot be located on an ice floe since global warming
 
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Went to a local DIY store today. All shelves are full of goods. I can buy everything I need. And there was barely customers. So I'm a little bit confused regarding the news media reporting massive delivery problems, shortage of goods and interminable queues over the counters like the world is going to end soon. Well, out of five, only one counter was open with just three customers in front of me... 🤔
 
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