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Welcome to Helsinki Times
Friday, 8 August 2008
Helsinki could be the next big Finn after Nokia and Raikkonnen
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Placebo
Topic: News

 Helsinki is a city of dichotomous charms. On the one hand, it is known as the centre for cutting-edge technology


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Thursday, 31 May 2007
Chaos Communication Camp 2007
Topic: Technology

Chaos Communication Camp 2007
The International Hacker Open Air Gathering
8|9|10|11|12th August 2007
Finowfurt near Berlin, Germany (Old Europe)

You can participate! Bring your tent and join our villages. The Camp has everything you need: power, internet, food and fun. The 100.000 square meter areal features enough space to camp, cozy places to hang out and a nice pool and lake to swim and do nautic experiments.


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Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Helsinki Public Transport: Where's the bus?
Topic: Places in Helsinki
Follow the movements of buses in Helsinki Live with this Public Transport Mashup

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Monday, 21 May 2007
Streaming Live Audio and Video from a Nokia N800 to Second Life
Mood:  sharp
Now Playing: it's not a game
Topic: Technology

Now this is just plain cool.

Learn how to stream live audio and video from a Nokia N800 Internet Tablet into the virtual world of Second Life.

Also the N95 allows you to do amazing things, but wouldn't it scare the hell out of you if people went around their offices dressed like that!? (see video below)


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Saturday, 19 May 2007
Casual man
Mood:  blue
Now Playing: Casual Man
Topic: Music

Also Hungary's entry 'Casual Man' was much liked in Finland, as was Andorra's entry.

Who ever said nothing good came out of ESC? They were wrong.



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Friday, 18 May 2007
Cool searchresults
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Andorra - Anonymous
Topic: Technology
It was nice to notice how our studio comes in third when you search on Yahoo for: "how to soundproof a music studio"

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Sunday, 13 May 2007
Marija from Serbia wins Eurovision 2007 in Helsinki
Mood:  accident prone
Topic: Music
After Lordi it is Marija from Serbia who may call herself this years winner of the Eurovision song contest with the song Molitva.

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Friday, 11 May 2007
Hanoi Rocks is into Fashion
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Fashion - Hanoi Rocks
Topic: Music

Hanoi Rocks has got a new album lined up for release next week, so you'll have a proper medicine waiting for you in the recordshop to relief your ears from too much Eurovision songfestival type of music by then.

Hanoi Rocks is into fashion nowadays and are looking for street team leaders. Ah and they are on myspace nowadays, too.

Did you see the lightshow in the semifinals on eurovision tonight? I'd vote for those guys!



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Monday, 7 May 2007
TransVision06 in Helsinki
Mood:  surprised
Now Playing: Jungle Garden Soundsphere - by Jackson Mulberry
Topic: Technology

Last year "the TransVision 2006 annual conference of the World Transhumanist Association, Helsinki 17-19 August 2006, organized by the WTA and the Finnish Transhumanist Association, was open to remote visitors in the virtual reality world of Second Life."

The theme of the conference was Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement.

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Carthography old and new
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Places in Helsinki

Carthography and old maps really are wonderful areas where one can find old artistry. Take this old map of Helsinki for example, dated 1902.

New maps on the other hand typically contain much more numerical data, plenty of which can be found from these Geohack Map sources of the Helsinki Area.



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Thursday, 3 May 2007
The Avastar - Newspaper of a Virtual World
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Funnies

About the Avastar, from:


"The AvaStar is a professional tabloid newspaper for the residents of Second Life. With the latest news, entertainment, style and advice - the AvaStar keeps its readers informed about the vast, diverse and ever-changing world of Second Life."


So this is a virtual world with its own virtual newspaper containing it's own virtual news from its virtual journalists who carry virtual identities? How virtual does it get? Any idea? You?

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Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Wave Blazer Preview
Mood:  accident prone
Now Playing: Wave Blazer
Topic: Games
Check out the preview of the new mobile game Wave Blazer

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Monday, 30 April 2007
Breathing android created by Japanese professor: Jeminoid
Mood:  rushed
Now Playing: The New Tapes!
Topic: Technology

A Japanese professor of robotics has created an android that has real hair and even breathes like a human being, called Jeminoid.


Already 6 months ago, a similar android was in the news. 


Radiohead wrote a song about it.

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Riots in Tallinn
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: World

By now the whole world must have heard about the riots in Tallinn last weekend. 

Not everyone might know that as a result, the sale of alcohol in the estonian capital has been banned until after May 1, and again from May 7 to 10.



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Sunday, 8 April 2007
iPhone battery dies in 40 minutes
Mood:  cheeky
Now Playing: in the Jungle Garden
Topic: News
John C Dvorak says  the battery on  the Apple iPhone dies in 40 minutes, gets attacked by Apple Fanboys

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Thursday, 29 March 2007
Your Music Recommendations!
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: What you suggest!
Topic: Music

Let's start a special thread to share our musical preferences with eachother. 


If you have any musical tips, favorites or recommendations you'd like to share  this thread is where to do it directly on Helsinki Times! 

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Wi-Fi in Helsinki Public Transport
Mood:  rushed
Now Playing: Superman
Topic: Technology

Here in Helsinki, it's easy to connect to the internet while traveling by Public Transport in Trams and Metros, whether it's by Wi-Fi, WLAN or bluetooth.

 Whereever else in the world you may be, use this service to find yourself a local wi-fi access provider

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Monday, 26 March 2007
The Herald writes about Finland
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: Adham Shaikh - Deep Dream Meme
Topic: Economy

UK based Newspaper The Herald published an article about Finland called 'Learning from the Finnish Article':

"a small business incubator near downtown Helsinki boasts the Virtual Air Guitar. The idea is that sensors in your hands provide the kerrrannggg of a stadium rock chord, but without the Fender Stratocaster to smash up when it's over."

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Finnair adds Mumbai as a new route
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Dub Alchemist - MF Rainbow
Topic: World

Starting June 17th, Finnair will offer direct flights to Mumbai 5 days a week as part of its strategy to focus more on Asian countries.

Already in mid-may there will be daily flights.

"Finnair has acquired a new Airbus A340-300E aircraft in its fleet for flights to Tokyo, Nagoya, Beijing and Shanghai, the release said."

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Wiki wars
Mood:  hug me
Now Playing: Little Wolf Band - Raven
Topic: News

An interesting article from Jenny Kleeman over at the Observer about cybervandalism on high profile websites like wikipedia:

 "Since the death of Steve Irwin - the Australian television naturalist who was struck in the chest by a stingray's barb last year - the entry has become one of the online encyclopaedia's most regularly vandalised articles"

with a striking example of how this can play out in practice:

"If you looked up stingrays on Wikipedia last week, you would have learnt that, as well as living in tropical coastal waters and reproducing in litters of five to 10 offspring, the cartilaginous marine fish also 'hate Australian people'"

In short, Wikipedia has been accused of being unreliable, what do you think?

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