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Posts by Polsyr  

Joined: 19 Sep 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 12 Dec 2015
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From: Warsaw, Poland
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Polsyr   
1 Sep 2015
News / Degenerate "rainbow" eyesore to disappear from Saviour Square (Plac Zbawiciela) in Warsaw [296]

billboard to hide it from view

That would need 2 billboards each 65m x 65m = 4225 square meters. Impossible to build from an engineering standpoint at the site.

bins

I think the only one who needs a bin is you sir :) There are neat portable ones, fondly called nocnik in Poland. Grab one and carry it along since so many things seem to make you puke these days.
Polsyr   
1 Sep 2015
News / F-22 Raptor fighter-bombers in Poland thumb nose at Tsar Vlad [6]

Russia has the capability of causing a lot of trouble without getting into aerial wars

That is correct. But still not a match for NATO or even the US alone for that matter. Remember, the US indirectly defeated the Soviet army (which was numerically stronger than current Russian army) in Afghanistan by providing light and medium weapons to ground based insurgents (and these insurgents eventually ended up attacking the US). In simplest of terms, the US has a lot more money to spend on proxies vs. Russia.

such a huge gap?

In terms of ultimate mechanical and aerodynamic performance not so much, but F22 was designed from concept to completion with stealth capabilities while the SU27-30-33-35 family was not, and the F22 has significantly better electronic warfare capabilities, and this is why (in my opinion) it would win in real world battles. It essentially thinks faster, therefore allowing the pilot to take action MUCH faster, often before its opponents have even achieved situational awareness.

4 x F22 practically means the Russians could lose entire small sorties of their most capable fighters with zero or near-zero loss to NATO.
If the Russians throw in 50 x MiG29 then they CAN create a lot of aerial trouble, but they are likely to lose planes at a ratio of 10:1 against NATO specifically because of the electronic warfare superiority mentioned earlier.
Polsyr   
1 Sep 2015
News / Degenerate "rainbow" eyesore to disappear from Saviour Square (Plac Zbawiciela) in Warsaw [296]

The new rainbow at pl. Wilsona will built within the roundabout and span 65 meters from North East to the South West, and reach a height of 65 meters at its peak (meaning perfect half circle). They already surveyed the location, and the foundations (which will be concrete, meaning permanent) are under design.

With a peak height of 65 meters, the new rainbow will be easily visible from ground level as far as pl. Inwalidów, ks. Popiełuszki, Metro Marymont and Centrum Olimpijskie, and it will be visible from rooftops as far as 2-3 kilometers away. Hurray Warsaw!!!
Polsyr   
31 Aug 2015
News / F-22 Raptor fighter-bombers in Poland thumb nose at Tsar Vlad [6]

SU-27 and especially the SU-30

There is no true functional equivalent to the F22 in Russia's possession. The technological gap between the F22 and SU27 family (including 30 and 35) is not inconsiderable. More comparable Russian designs are either in concept or prototype stage (no serial production yet) and all such programs are problematic to say the least. Recently, the lack of certain parts from Ukrainian suppliers is putting entire projects on hold.

On the other hand, putting 4, 40 or even the entire American stock of 187 F22s in this region may change certain aspects of the game but won't be a game changer (my personal opinion) because Putin has strong potential to put his ego before logic.
Polsyr   
28 Aug 2015
Law / Legalization Of Documents in Polish Embassy. [2]

I don't know how it is in Pakistan.

In other places, they used to do legalization on the spot while you wait, but you needed to make an appointment for it. I don't know if anything changed. Call them and ask. For sure you will need to have your documents legalized by your ministry of foreign affairs before hand.
Polsyr   
28 Aug 2015
News / Degenerate "rainbow" eyesore to disappear from Saviour Square (Plac Zbawiciela) in Warsaw [296]

Anyone else heard the rumor that a rainbow (even bigger than the old one) will be erected in Pl. Wilsona? It is supposed to be huge, crossing over from one corner to the opposite corner, so it is basically right in front of you when you exit the metro station.

I hope they install rainbows on every intersection :) they brighten up the day.
Polsyr   
28 Aug 2015
Love / I'm a Polish girl (my boyfriend is British) and I'm proud [58]

Speaking of people that live here :)

We need to remember that two people living in the same town and even the same street can have vastly different experiences due to unique individual circumstances. Harmless example is the bra story. We have one example of someone that buys them in general stores (InPolska) and then there are other women that I know here in Warsaw that NEVER buy bras in general stores and only get them in speciality stores. I don't think this tells us anything particularly useful except that women wear different bras and/or that every woman may have her unique shopping preferences.

Another recurring theme is the subject of Poles dating or marrying foreigners. Every individual is unique and you can't put them all in the same basket. I know some incredibly nice Poles (men and women) and I also know some horrible ones. I can say the same about ANY nationality, and nobody is better or worse than anybody else.

People are people. I am married to a Polish woman, and I don't go around writing blogs about it.
Your perception of marriage is far more important than your perception of the nationality of the person you want to marry or are married to. Problems happen when you become obsessed with the nationality issue.

At the end of the day, marriage needs communication, mutual compromises and a lot of work if you want it to last. That is true for all marriages. I am one of those people that believe marriage is a lifelong commitment. Some other people believe marriage can be opened and closed at their convenience. These are the kind of difference that you really gotta pay attention to.

A Canadian friend of mine (male) had just run into a group of Polish women while travelling in a another country. He wrote to me saying he is totally blown away by how "feminine" they behave. I said to him people are people, and novelty eventually wears off. Everyone and everything is new and interesting when you start, then you have to work on keeping it going. I think I bummed him out, but as they say, keep it real. Today she can be your "Polish girlfriend" and tomorrow she will be your "girlfriend". Put boyfriend, wife or husband in the quotation marks and this is still valid. Unless you are obsessed with the nationality issue, in which case you should report to your local shrink.
Polsyr   
26 Aug 2015
Law / Advice needed on why my Poland National Visa D has been refused? [49]

appeal

Reply to an appeal can take months, and initial reply only states whether appeal will be considered, and if yes, sets a future date for the proceedings. So you might not even hear from them this year all together.

Wrong info on application or false documents = guaranteed rejection. It means something you entered in the application does not match something in one of your documents. Typical example can be, in some Arabic countries, they write the father's name automatically as your middle or second name. Sometimes this is not consistently applied to every document - check the spelling of your name in English on your bank statement and compare to your passport.
Polsyr   
26 Aug 2015
Law / Poland student visa refusal - 'intention to leave' [51]

They don't stamp the passport anymore - as far as I know. The information is saved in a central computerized system these days. All countries in the Schengen zone have access to this data. Non-disclosure of a visa application refusal on future applications is a sure way to another refusal and possible red flag in the system for the purpose of denial of entry, lasting up to several years.
Polsyr   
25 Aug 2015
Law / Car Insurance in Poland (A/C) [32]

As far as I know, what the insurance agent told you is correct. If the car will go back on the road one day then it must remain insured during storage. Anyone else knows otherwise?
Polsyr   
21 Aug 2015
News / Polish-foreigner marriages increasing [48]

That's because you live in Warsaw

@km123 you might be right in terms of daily observations, but I advertised the job on a leading Polish web portal and received application from (presumably) all over Poland. We did say however that the job is based in Szczecin.
Polsyr   
21 Aug 2015
News / Polish-foreigner marriages increasing [48]

Actually, by age 30 there are more women than men, because (in my opinion) young men are more likely to emigrate than young women. There are no accurate statistics regarding how many Poles have moved to other EU countries (remember, no passport control internally except to UK, and while UK may or may not record entry of other EU nationals, other EU countries do NOT records the departure of their own citizens). So existing statistics cover only those that deliberately registered themselves as non-residents. I say there are more women based on nothing more than personal observations. For example, recently I advertised an engineering job, and surprisingly, about 55% of applicants were women, which is highly unusual in engineering jobs by the way.
Polsyr   
19 Aug 2015
Classifieds / Recruitment agencies in Poland to hire workers? [45]

My opinion: recruiters here are garbage by default until proven otherwise - and most likely they will prove themselves repeatedly and without fail to be garbage (as seen from both potential employer and potential employee viewpoint). No ethics whatsoever.

I am under the impression that recruitment here is a standard career path for those that failed in everything else or have no real competence besides a piece of paper from some school that means that they blindly memorized their psychology texts or cheated on their exams.

Sorry if I offended any good recruiters. I am not aware of your existence.
Polsyr   
19 Aug 2015
News / Is Kinga Duda of Poland the most beautiful first-daughter of the world? [50]

The image posted by OP is photoshopped - a lot. Changes to contrast, skin tone and exposure were quite badly applied, and skin "corrector" was wrongly used too. Looks like an amature job. If a graphic designer working for me produced or used this image I'd quite frankly fire him.

Also the image of Putin girls is the product of photoshop. Sorry Pol3, nothing to breathe there :)
Polsyr   
18 Aug 2015
Life / Polish people and racism. [943]

across the river in Canada

Interesting you say that. When I lived in Vancouver, there was a tiny (less than 1,000 strong) Persian immigrant community. Most of them were Persian elite that left Iran when the regime changed. They were generally very wealthy and very well educated. Yet as a minority group they received a notorious reputation for violent crime. Apparently there was a small gang that called itself "Persian Pride". For some reason this particular gang got a hugely disproportionate amount of media coverage, which led to the entire community being badly stereotyped.

Another example of disproportionate media coverage is biker gangs. I have known dozens of bikers and every one of them is a law abiding citizen. Yet you may have noticed that biker groups in general have a bad reputation. It is all about disproportionate media coverage. If bikers were a "race" then most people would be accused of being racist against them.
Polsyr   
17 Aug 2015
Life / Polish people and racism. [943]

however racists are not known for logic. Or intelligence. Or decency.

100% correct...
Polsyr   
17 Aug 2015
Law / Registering Marriage in Poland [16]

Marriage can be registered through embassy or consulate where you live. Both wife and husband need to visit the embassy to sign applications, plus provide documents. The embassy should have a current list of required documents.