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Old 01-10-2018, 02:42 AM   #1
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Nils Torvalds joins race for presidency as Swedish People's Party candidate.


father of linus torvalds running for president of finland
here is english article about it :

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/n...e_tide/9975034
 
Old 01-10-2018, 03:00 AM   #2
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I wish him all of the best!

I thought you were talking about "one of the Torvalds" as in: someone related to Linus Torvalds. I wonder if this will bring any publicity to Linux?
 
Old 01-10-2018, 03:12 AM   #3
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Torvalds ... name rings a bell somewhere.
 
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It is always good to see that a liberal politician is running for presidency anywhere. There are too few of them.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 04:25 AM   #5
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It is always good to see that a liberal politician is running for presidency anywhere. There are too few of them.
yeah, although his commie past bugs me abit. commies tried to kill my grandfather during the ww2.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 04:53 AM   #6
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Same here. I'm German.

It was just recently that I found out that outside Europe "liberal" rather means "socialist". If any US citizen reads this topic, please replace "liberal" by "libertarian" in your mind.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:11 AM   #7
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Same here. I'm German.
brother-in-arms

i actually would vote for green party candidate , hoping to see mj legalized here at finland :P
 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:34 AM   #8
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Thank you for the notification. Notably for the information about the Swedish-speaking minority and the status of the Swedish language in Finland. Make more noise, up there... you are doing great, but our own Useless do as if your example did not exist and keep pointing at Germany all the time... Pfffff. Boring.

[I am German , too]
 
Old 01-10-2018, 01:16 PM   #9
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Same here. I'm German.

It was just recently that I found out that outside Europe "liberal" rather means "socialist". If any US citizen reads this topic, please replace "liberal" by "libertarian" in your mind.
Thank you for that, I was getting confused...lol...now its more clear.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 02:20 AM   #10
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father of linus torvalds running for president of finland
not the first time either.
my guess is he already was a politician before linus started his thing.

also, i don't think it's a particulalrly unique name amongst people of swedish descent.

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It was just recently that I found out that outside Europe "liberal" rather means "socialist". If any US citizen reads this topic, please replace "liberal" by "libertarian" in your mind.
thank you for pointing this out.
it's still different from country to country i think, but important to remember that.

in germany, one of the most conservative parties has the word "social" in its name ...
 
Old 01-11-2018, 06:44 AM   #11
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linuses father -> pro NATO candidate.

i was surprised to find that out , maybe he has aged well
 
Old 01-12-2018, 08:20 AM   #12
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linuses father -> pro NATO candidate.

i was surprised to find that out , maybe he has aged well
Or maybe he is staying true to his Taistolaiset roots. Some see discussions of NATO membership as a provocation and an invitation for a certain neighbor to roll over the border.

It could also be some kind of concession even though his son has carefully stayed out of politics. His son Linus is one of the most powerful men in the world these days if you think about how widely his kernel has been adopted. That goes double in this new era of Internet of Threats (IoT).
 
Old 01-13-2018, 03:30 AM   #13
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i bet this guy would like to see that neighbour to roll over our borders.

one spreader of misinformation is a guy called johan bäckman : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Bäckman
 
Old 01-29-2018, 06:37 AM   #14
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voting is over and winner is sauli niinistö by a huge margin.

linuses dear dad were last one with 1.5 percent of the votes. :P
https://imgur.com/a/X9s2b
 
Old 01-31-2018, 12:51 AM   #15
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there we go, mainstream wins again.

at least we got to see his face on posters for a while.
i was on the verge of mentioning to my (non-IT) colleagues who his son is, but the blank expressions on their faces would have pained me too much...


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not the first time either.
what i meant, not the first time i see his name & face on political posters.
 
  


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