Can the Dutch Pirates get into parliament?

So far, none of the over 40 pirate parties throughout the world have gotten into national parliament. Sweden got into the European Parliament in 2009, Germany has managed several state elections throughout 2011 and 2012, and there are some pirates spread out locally (full list). Next week marks the national election in the Netherlands, in […]

Främjandet av svensk rymdturism (motion till PP:s vårmöte)

Detta är en motion jag lämnat in till Piratpartiets vårmöte 2012. Dit och rösta och kommentera med dig. Den 8 juli 2011 skedde den sista uppskjutningen med NASA:s rymdfärja, efter 30 år i drift, som ett ödets ironi nästan precis tio år efter att den första rymdturisten Dennis Tito for upp i rymden den 28 april […]

China is taking over the space market

China’s space programme has been increasing at incredible velocities in the past decade or so, and by all accounts it will continue to increase in the foreseeable future. They recently became number two concerning satellite launches, launching a total of 19 satellites in 2011, beating the US which launched a total of 18, but still […]

Chinese proficiency report #2

Inspired by my six month report two weeks ago, I decided to start writing reports on my Chinese skills as they (hopefully) expand and evolve. My courses in Chinese for the 2011-2012 year are the following: TEKI01 – Basic Chinese part 1 The first of two basic courses, which take up the greatest part of […]

Brottskod 5101 och rapport om fildelarjaktsåret 2011

Ung Pirat har under januari månad varit mycket produktiva. För några dagar sedan lanserades webbsidan Brottskod 5101, som sammanfattar hur fildelningsjakten i Sverige pågått hittills och hur den går just nu. Sidan tar bland annat upp gamla och pågående fall, kommande rättegångar, vad de olika partierna tycker, hur privatpersoner kan skydda sig från att åka […]

Nightwish – Imaginaerum (2011) track by track first listen review

While Nightwish’ new album Imaginaerum is set for a November 30, 2011 release, for some reason my preordered edition arrived early in the mail, and I got the chance to listen to it right away. So I made som hot cocoa, light up some candles and popped the CD in. Here goes with my first thoughts […]

Studera HT 2011

Du har anmält dig till följande utbildningar: 1. LIU-50162 – Asienkunskap – inriktning Kina (garantiplats Teknisk fysik och elektroteknik – internationell) 60hp Dagtid, Normal undervisning, Helfart (100%), Utbildningsprogram, Linköpings universitet, Linköping 2. LIU-50116 – Civilingenjör i teknisk fysik och elektroteknik 300hp Dagtid, Normal undervisning, Helfart (100%), Utbildningsprogram, Linköpings universitet, Linköping 3. LIU-50112 – Civilingenjör i […]

Music releases of 2011

I entered 2011 thinking most music releases came in 2009 and 2010, and this would be a pretty calm year. I’m slowly realising I was damned wrong. Symphonic metal act Within Temptation will release their first album since 2007, the experimental ”The Unforgiving” on March 25. The album is released alongside a comic book series written […]

Music of 2009

Lots of bands have already announced albums to be released in 2009. Oh my god, I’m having a musical stroke…   Sometime in the spring (I’ll see them live on Sweden Rock Festival in the beginning of June as their first gig for the upcoming tour), progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater will release their so far […]