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Chat - Misc / Re: Darts
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:55:06 AM »
My favourite player is myself.

This is a game to be played in cheap pubs, not a sport.

When I was a university student, I used to play a lot in cheap pubs with friends. Nowadays I rarely play it with amateur meteorology fans on special meetings (once a year on even more rarely). But last week, I bought a small and cheap darts table with my wife, brought to our cellar to play there. A perfect place for it.

Stunts Meetings / Re: Argentinian Stunts Meeting - June 2011
« on: March 21, 2019, 06:03:59 PM »
This year I'm travelling to Argentina for six days (30 June-05 July).

I am really envious...

Now or never... At 36, I'm starting to be afraid that my health/financial/family situation will be rather worse in the future than now. Time to gain the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities...
Btw, my flight tickets (VIE-FRA-EZE-MDZ and back) were ~900 EUR - perhaps not fully unattainable even from HUN. (There will be a very similar opportunity with a solar eclipse in Dec 2020!) Just for seeing the southern skies, Namibia is much cheaper, I see many astro-enthusiasts travelling there. But that country does not seem too interesting for me, and does not get any solar eclipse nowadays.

My only desire was to visit a non-European continent at least once in my lifetime, but that was fulfilled in 2011 by flying to the USA. (+ 2013: on a ship on the Bosporus, 2016: Canary Island) Now I should set a new goal, but South America or Australia/New Zealand would be too unreachable I guess (though I can afford visiting them). I'm not interested in real Asia and afraid of real Africa. Though I would like to see the Southern sky once with at least a binocular.

Stunts Meetings / Re: Argentinian Stunts Meeting - June 2011
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:35:09 PM »
This year I'm travelling to Argentina for six days (30 June-05 July).

I am really envious...

Competition 2019 / Re: Teams 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:21:37 PM »
I don't know how often I will race, but let my results still belong to the mighty Looping Warriors.

Competition 2019 / Re: Guest tracks 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:30:19 AM »
Track is ready!

Thank you! Can you email it to < me >  Also, let me know if there are any cars that you would like to have more or less  bonus points —you have a maximum of 10 point to add, and 10 to remove :)

I've just emailed you with the track!

Competition 2019 / Re: Guest tracks 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:19:29 PM »
New thread for the guest tracks! (see 2018)

Who's up for a track? Book your race below.

Tracks for the competition are designed by its participants. If you have an idea for a track and would like to contribute, just choose an available month below!

  • ZCT210 (starts Sunday 13 Jan) - Akoss Poo
  • ZCT211 (starts Feb) - Overdrjft
  • ZCT212 (starts Mar) - dreadnaut
  • ZCT213 (starts Apr) - Shoegazing Leo
  • ZCT214 (starts May) - Cas
  • ZCT215 (starts Jun) - GTAMan
  • ZCT216 (starts Jul) - Afullo
  • ZCT217 (starts late Jul) - Duplode
  • ZCT218 (starts Ago) - CTG
  • ZCT219 (starts Sep) - Alan Rotoi
  • ZCT220 (starts Oct) - ?
  • ZCT221 (starts Nov) - Zak McKracken

Track is ready!

Competition 2018 / Re: Guest tracks 2018
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:15:08 PM »
In the case I've got one, but it would require some fine-tuning, I trust more CTG's capabilities... :D

Just sent one to dreadnaut. Not an easy one for GAR.

+10: Jaguar (how surprising... :D)
-5: Vette
-5: Ranger

Second (?) year without an Indy race... remember... Stunts racing is not Stunts racing without Indy.

Competition 2019 / Re: Guest tracks 2019
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:39:39 AM »
January or May for me.

Chat - Misc / Re: Useless messages - place for maniacs!
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:55:36 PM »
Huge BÖFF!

« on: April 02, 2018, 11:13:19 AM »
Short Cutfinder was a good joke in the Golden Era of Stunts racing and a long-lasting mystery. I've never thought that it was BJ.

It is hard to call it a ghost. IMO a ghost is a.) interfering the results of other pipsqueaks - not true, since SC's time was never threatened our times OR b.) invoked by competition managers to increase the number of pipsqueaks in his competition - not true, BJ wasn't the competition manager and he had other goals with it.

Chat - Misc / Re: Be failed
« on: October 14, 2016, 02:08:41 PM »
Doctor Poo?

Maybe, once. :-) The PhD thesis is a bit more further, but absolutorium is the goal till June.

All my exams are done. Request for PhD absolutorium issued last week.

Request discussed and accepted on Monday by the Doctoral Committee of the Faculty. PhD absolutorium achieved.

Chat - Misc / Re: Highlights 2016
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:31:56 AM »
Nice and eventful summer!

For me nothing major this year, we are in the process of buying a house, so we spare as much as we can :) No holidays planned next year either for the same reason.

Jun 3 - returning to Shanghai for a business trip, revisiting some of my favorite places
Jul 1 - family day trip to Balatonfüred with an excellent meal at Baricska Csárda
Aug 20 - biking trip in the Karancs mountains near Salgótarján - wonderful, for me formerly unknown part of the country.
Sep 2 - first mountain bike trip with my son! He was very brave, we completed 27km and 650m elevation. Well deserved grilled trout at the end of the trip :)

and lots of small hiking/biking trips in the nearby mountains and fresh vegetables from our community garden.

Fun summer! Now we enter a new age as Barni started school, so we have to wake early every weekday. Not looking forward to that! :)

Sounds good!

Behind the Mátra and the Bükk Mountains, there is really a wonderful and quite undiscovered, unknown part of the country.

Chat - Misc / Re: Be failed
« on: September 07, 2016, 09:40:11 AM »
such a large list of mandatory things to be done

That is a typical Hungarian feature...

Chat - Misc / Re: Be failed
« on: September 06, 2016, 08:12:10 PM »
All my exams are done. Request for PhD absolutorium issued last week.

Is the absolutorium a key "preliminary defence" exam done around halfway through the PhD process? (In Brazil we call that qualficação/qualification.)

PhD absolutorium (University of Miskolc):

6 successful semesters:
8 exams (for example, Physical Chemistry was one of them)
8 other courses of research, ended by a written study of 10-25 pages (literature collection, measurement evaluation etc.)
definite amount and level of publication
definite amount of teaching students
4 semesters of research at the Department
three end-term presentations (oral) and report (written)

After PhD absolutorium:

second language exam (for me, it will be German)
two papers published in journals with Impact Factor (one in Hungarian, one in English)
a master exam called "szigorlat" (complex exam of all related scientific topics)
PhD dissertation with at least 3-4 theses
PhD dissertation defence

I think it is not a "preliminary defence" yet, but it is around halfway according to my observation of other students/would-be-doctors.

Chat - Misc / Re: Highlights 2016
« on: September 06, 2016, 03:06:32 PM »
Highlights since February:

1-3 April: a spring weekend in Felsötárkány and Eger with Ildi and amateur meteorologist friends
14-16 May: a spring weekend in the Slovak Paradise with Ildi, hiking (Vel'ky Sokol, Maly Kysel', Glatz plateau etc.)
11 June: hiking, reaching the Salatin peak (Western Tatras, 2048 m)
8-16 July: summer holiday with Ildi in Bulgaria (Sozopol-Burgas-Varna)
23 July: hiking, reaching the Rysy peak (Tengerszem-csúcs, Meeraugspitze, High Tatras, 2499 m - record)
27-28 August: a weekend in Zsámbék, at my mother's
2-3 September: gulash cooking party, sleeping outdoor in a tent with Ildi

other: Blues Company concert, hiking in the Bükk, cycling in the Bükk and to Lake Rakaca, grill parties, travelling to Debrecen and Gödöllö

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