Where are you located

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Where are you located?

USA
46
38%
Canada
16
13%
North America - other
0
No votes
South America
1
1%
Africa
0
No votes
UK
17
14%
European Community (excluding UK)
27
22%
Europe - other
9
7%
Asia
2
2%
Australia, New Zealand
3
2%
Other (please send tickets)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 121

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Where are you located

Post by dukla2000 » Thu May 08, 2003 6:19 am

One thing that has struck me abour SPCR is the relatively high proportion of non-USA folk around, hence the poll for my curiousity. The main aim of the classifications is to pick out the USA, then by geographic continent. The sub-classification thereafter (itemise UK etc) is probably my biased view of the world showing and is not meant to offend. I guess any island like St Kitts & Iceland are 'Other' so please send in those tickets!

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Thu May 08, 2003 7:59 am

Peoples Socialistic Republik of Kalifornia for me.
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Post by Mr_Smartepants » Thu May 08, 2003 8:14 am

Well my parents are from Denmark, I was born in California (the left coast!) and I currently reside in Iceland. My wife is from England and my two daughters have three birth certificates each (US, UK, Iceland) :shock:

Can anyone top that? :lol:
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Post by dukla2000 » Thu May 08, 2003 9:45 am

Ralf Hutter wrote:Peoples Socialistic Republik of Kalifornia for me.
Thats the bit that remains when everything east of the San Andreas fault slides into the Atlantic :?: Probably should have had a separate category for California!
Mr_Smartepants wrote:Can anyone top that
Well - I collect birth certificates but that is for all my ancestors: my children only have 1. They do have a couple of passports and citizenship of 3 countries if necessary. I can however claim that my grandparents were born in 3 different countries (arguably 4 as the folk in Yorkshire figure they are different to England :) ), and my children can claim their grandparents were born in 3 different countries (again arguably 4 as the folk in Bavaria think they are different to Germany :) )

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Post by rpc180 » Thu May 08, 2003 11:14 am

Can anyone top that?
Dunno if I can top it, but...

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Post by JimK » Thu May 08, 2003 4:33 pm

I live in the outer suburbs, North of the city on the Jersey side of the river. But not far enough away to avoid the 0.25% Subway Sales Tax. :x

Born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island, fled North. :)

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Post by MikeC » Fri May 09, 2003 12:45 pm

Only ONE from the UK??? Hmmm, are you Brits not here today or is there a major line down in the Atlantic?
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Post by ez2remember » Fri May 09, 2003 12:48 pm

Come on Brits, I have seen you around. Time to put your vote in.

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Post by Wrah » Fri May 16, 2003 3:31 pm

I would almost say it's typically british to seperate europe into "the UK" and "the rest". UK is europe, when are you guys gonna accept it! :)

Now if you would have put down France and the rest.. I wouldn't have minded. ;)

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Post by Mr_Smartepants » Sat May 17, 2003 4:37 am

Wrah wrote:I would almost say it's typically british to seperate europe into "the UK" and "the rest". UK is europe, when are you guys gonna accept it! :)
As soon as they ditch the Pound and at least start ACCEPTING the Euro, then we'll talk! :lol:
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Post by dukla2000 » Sat May 17, 2003 9:05 am

Wrah wrote:I would almost say it's typically british to seperate europe into "the UK" and "the rest".
That's why I tried to be non-British and split UK/EC/other. (Actually mainly because I thought there was a large UK contingent here and I didn't want that to mask the other Europeans. However as above, they either voted Canada or more likely in complacency didn't vote :( )
Mr_Smartepants wrote:As soon as they ditch the Pound and at least start ACCEPTING the Euro, then we'll talk!
Now be reasonable :D How about if we metricate properly (the laws date back over 100 years and the road signs are all still miles, .... :shock: ). I figure, based on the commitment to a referendum, we are likely to adopt the Euro right after we metricate, and pigs land at Heathrow :lol:
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Post by grambr » Fri May 23, 2003 1:03 pm

A true Brit would never discuss personal issues like revealing his nationality until he had been formally introduced. I don´t know how you do that with a web forum.

Anyway I´m a Brit, but I ticked South America (where I am now)

It seems that I am the only member here !!
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Post by rally » Sat May 31, 2003 2:29 pm

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Post by DryFire » Sat May 31, 2003 2:31 pm

i bet i;m the only person from lebanon here!

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Post by Alistair » Sat May 31, 2003 10:30 pm

DryFire wrote:i bet i;m the only person from lebanon here!
he means the little lebanon... in Illinois.

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Post by DryFire » Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:38 am

i meant lebanon in teh midle east :!: 8)

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Post by frosty » Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:46 pm

Hi Dukla :D

I grew up in Colorado USA worked and lived in Wyoming for a while then moved back to Colo. I have been to only 16 states in the US and to Mexico twice and once about 50 miles from Canada. No I never never ski nor have I ever met John Denver. Too many people I know have been really really screwed up from getting in to ski wrecks.

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I also use my pc to track all my home and auto repairs. I do not consider myself a nerd but I am pretty much a loner and really like how nice you folks all are here. :D
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Post by Trip » Sat Nov 08, 2003 11:46 am

Put down American, but I tell you if we keep invading and messing up other countries, I'm moving to Australia!

If you want to know something interesting, I'm Olde Southern from about the late 1600s of French and British heritage (I can trace it back further too!) Oh, and yeah, I think the Civil War was over money not ehh labor practices :P

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Post by CoolGav » Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:06 am

I voted UK, seeing that I'm an Englishman living in England... I see we're the 4th largest group - but since the EC is many countries it doesn't feel so bad...
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Post by GenghiS_KhaN » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:29 am

I'm from the little country in the middle of Europe called Belgium :)
Probably known to you guys because of the Nato HQ's in Brussels
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Post by Trip » Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:10 pm

GenghiS_KhaN wrote:I'm from the little country in the middle of Europe called Belgium :)
Probably known to you guys because of the Nato HQ's in Brussels
Are y'all responsible for Brussels Sprouts? Uuughhh! :oops: !


heh, :wink:

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Post by GenghiS_KhaN » Wed Nov 12, 2003 4:45 am

Trip wrote:
Are y'all responsible for Brussels Sprouts? Uuughhh! :oops: !

heh, :wink:
hehe, I hate them too but yes they are famous in Belgium :?
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Post by engseng » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:52 pm

I'm from Malaysia. Looks like Asians form a minority here on these boards. I thought Europeans form the majority on SPCR forums. I always Sweden,UK,Holland,Iceland,etc.

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Post by Trip » Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:08 am

Yeah, it seems like all the quiet products are in the US and Germany. I know people from Australia have difficulty, what kindof selection do you have in Malaysia?

Actually, Korea, China, and Japan make a bunch of stuff; is it available in Malaysia?

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Post by Tigr » Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:49 am

I think from Malaysia it is possible to travel to Singapore. And then, in Singapore, they have as much of the electronics as in Japan itself.

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Post by Trip » Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:08 pm

Oh yeah, Singapore. It's supposed to be a really nice little city-state. Heh, it's prob. a lot like Belgium.

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Post by wussboy » Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:34 pm

GenghiS_KhaN wrote:I'm from the little country in the middle of Europe called Belgium :)
Probably known to you guys because of the Nato HQ's in Brussels
There's a Month Python episode where they're trying to come up with insluting terms for the Belgians, and one that absolutely makes me howl is "The Sprouts". That's just too funny.

Hope you guys take that in good fun. I love Europe, cheer for the Dutch in Football, and drink as much Belgian beer as I can get my hands on (although that's tough here in Western Canada :() I do plan to reverse-immigrate as soon as I can get some real education.
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Post by Ana » Sun Nov 23, 2003 10:07 am

Wherever you get people manically fixating on one thing and one
thing only, you get a lot of americans there. Be it cars, guns, religion
or quieting computers, the american is usually the most fanatic :)
Sorry, that was not meant to be a troll, but that's at least how it
seems :)

I'm from Finland, which is NOT a part of the Soviet Union, like so
many people still tend to believe :) Nor is Finland the capital of
Sweden.

My father lives in Bracknell, UK and his wife is originally from the Phi-
lippines. I myself live next to Helsinki and work in private security. My
mother and father are both original Finlanders.`

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Post by mas92264 » Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:47 pm

Ana wrote:Wherever you get people manically fixating on one thing and one thing only, you get a lot of americans there.
Yep, it's called "obsessing." It's an excellent technique to avoid dealing with what's important. :)

Courtesy Microsoft Encarta: "Troll, in Scandinavian mythology, a powerful giant that was an enemy of humans. Trolls lived in caves or in castles on hilltops, robbing and eating..." I've never heard of the word "troll" being used in any other way. :)

And, why does seemingly everyone from Finland have a last name ending with "nen?"

My favorite joke about Americans is the question "What's the capital of Europe?" With the usual answer being London, Germany, Paris or England.

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