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frd   
14 Sep 2009
Travel / Going to Poland - Szczecin, Katowice, Bytom, any suggestions [17]

If you count Bielsko-Biała into Upper Silesia, than it's also a beautiful spot to visit and a good base for mountain trips or a journey further into the mountains along Żywiec (where they make the famous beer : p )...
frd   
14 Sep 2009
Study / Universities with classes in English- southern poland [3]

There's a computer science M.Sc 5 year course at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and I suppose there are similar courses in Universities of Technology in Wrocław/Opole/Częstochowa.

That's what I found in AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (a pretty well known and good technical university):

B.Sc.:

Electronics and Telecommunications (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics)
Mechatronics (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics)

M.Sc.:

Managament (Faculty of Management)
Managament - specialization: Logistic Management (Faculty of Management)
Mechatronics - specialization: Mechatronic Design (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics)
Mining and Geology - specialization: Mining Engineering (Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering)
frd   
14 Sep 2009
Travel / Going to Poland - Szczecin, Katowice, Bytom, any suggestions [17]

I mentioned Silesia - that pinpoints the location of the Bytom I was talking about, it's a Silesian industrial city and it is uninteresting, the only interesting city in Silesia is Gliwice.. but all at all Silesian industrial region is generally dull and boring in comparison with cities like Krakow, Tri-city or Wrocław.
frd   
13 Sep 2009
Travel / Going to Poland - Szczecin, Katowice, Bytom, any suggestions [17]

I live really close by to Bytom, it's a dirty polluted industrial city, it has some nice Prussian architecture here and there but it's all under a thick layer of soot... one of the worst looking city in the Silesian industrial region..
frd   
13 Sep 2009
Life / DO ADULT CHILDREN EXPLOIT THEIR PARENTS IN POLAND? [22]

Polonius3:
In Poland many adult married kids off on their own bring home their dirty laundry for mum to wash and iron.

Now that just doesn't sound normal. Surely?

That actually happens from time to time, youngsters spring out into the life of independence just to realise that they can't cope with simple chores like washing dishes and cleaning - especially if it was their mums or sisters duty earlier. Coming back for a home dinner or to have their laundry washed. I heard about it few times.

But it's a more common thing to happen if there's a young pampered single rather than a young couple.. a couple's income or the amount of lanudry produced by 2 people is enough to buy a good washing machine.
frd   
13 Sep 2009
Life / How much is the Internet service in Poland? [11]

naah.. I don't think that it's faster, but things are changing slowly those fibre optics internet providers are secluded cases in bigger cities - and even with that they are not available on every street. The most popular type of connection is a 1Mbit adsl with a crappy upload. Internet providers based on mobile phones celluar networks just started off - it's a pretty fresh technology here..
frd   
11 Sep 2009
News / 'The Shrine' movie - set in Poland [9]

the Swiss, Swiss people and their damn banks!! the scourge of europe..

Anyways, I don't think this flick portrays Poles at all, if not for the sign at the beginning I wouldn't have guessed : o
frd   
11 Sep 2009
Language / Does "hej" mean hello? [13]

It may be a welcoming "hi/yo" it may be "hey/oi" to get somebody's attention and it might be just a random shout during a song ; )
frd   
10 Sep 2009
Language / Does "hej" mean hello? [13]

I was refering to "Hey Sokoły" not "Hej Bystra Woda", in Bystra Woda it seems it has no meaning, but maybe it has a similar meaning, in the first verse the girls is trying to get the attention of the creak, dark forest and a mountain peak trying to ask them where her beloved "Janicek" is. Later further along the song they all exchanging information ; ) so they are using Hej in the same manner. But generally from what I heard Highlander specifically use Hej in songs to add a certain melody, impact with an exclamation mark.
frd   
10 Sep 2009
Language / Does "hej" mean hello? [13]

It's just "Hey!" with no meaning.

Naaaah, if you followed the lyrics you'd have noticed that as somebody already mentioned "Hey" is there to get the attention of these "falcons", something like "oi". And just after it there's " avoid mountains, forests and pits.." So it was used to get attention before giving advice...
frd   
10 Sep 2009
USA, Canada / Taste of Polonia 2009 Chicago, Illinois [33]

When I was at Père Lachaise there weren't any hippies there. And it was after his tombstone got destroyed - the torso sculpture was missing, but there were no guards around..
frd   
8 Sep 2009
News / Microsoft Poland whitens a black face in its advert [130]

Maybe he was talking about something more like archiving servers, working copy will be local of course, but there are companies using cloud computing like that. And generally I think it's all going in that direction.. remote everything, fi. onLive..
frd   
7 Sep 2009
Life / Buying a laptop in Poland with English O/S [11]

Well it says here : windowshelp.microsoft.com

that changing system locale is possible with all Vista versions. And system locale is the only thing that changes nationality of the system so to speak ; )

From what I remember since XP or probably 2000 too it's possible to fully customize any OS pack into your language option.
frd   
7 Sep 2009
Life / Buying a laptop in Poland with English O/S [11]

You can configure your OS in any language you like, you just need to set the proper locale and keyboard settings.. that's just few minutes in Windows XP or Vista.. I hardly see any problem there..
frd   
7 Sep 2009
Life / HOW WIDESRPEAD IS RECREATIONAL DRUG USE IN POLAND? [30]

Never seen anyone using them, they usually use a "bottle" or "bucket" technique. You take a plastic 2L bottle cut it in half, fill the lower half with water, you take a top half cut out from a 1,5L bottle, put a cap with little wholes on the mouthpiece, in the cap you place tobacco or whatever you want, and while kindling the tobacco or whatever you've put in there you raise the upper half. The smoke leaves between the water and the upper half and is ready to get inhaled in one thrust of the upper part... cheap and ingenious device ;)

heh.. and I'd be scared shitless during the middle part of Echoes ; )
frd   
7 Sep 2009
Language / Praca vs robota [16]

Sometimes you can say "Miałem ciężki dzień w robocie". Which means in your work place. In this example it indicates a normal full time job.
frd   
6 Sep 2009
Language / Praca vs robota [16]

Hmm never heard of it as a Silesian word.. but who knows
frd   
6 Sep 2009
Language / Praca vs robota [16]

Yeah I know.. or "cofać się do tyłu" but if you google it, it's used much more often than similar monsters ; )