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Independent Swedish Media

Somewhat off the topics of this blog, as most people in Sweden today are unable to find even a single newspaper that is independent of the parties that are represented in parliament, and as this situation has turned the state into a reality-averse bubble, here’s a selection of relatively independent media.

Comments? = Are comments usually allowed; according to which comment system?
G = Google/Blogspot, W = WordPress, 鉁旓笌 = In-house.

Free? = Is all content free or does some content require subscription?

Ac.? = Are they independent of state financed academic institutions?

Company/Ass. (Brands) Comments? Free? Ac.? Link
Cornucopia? G 鉁旓笌 鉁旓笌
In Beijing W 鉁旓笌 鉁旓笌
Blendow (Dagens Juridik) 鉁旓笌 + 鉁旓笌
IDG 鉁旓笌 鉁旓笌
Spanaren 鉁旓笌 鉁旓笌
I 脰st 鉁旓笌 鉁旓笌
Curie 鉁旓笌 鉁旓笌 Nope
Forskning och Framsteg 鉁旓笌 Nope
FT News Gr. O脺 (Fria Tider) + 鉁旓笌

Comments to this article that mention or suggests news papers or media sites that receive grants from the state (Presst枚d/Partist枚d), that publish whole articles from the monopoly news agency or that are controlled within the so called Public Service [sicut] framework, will be removed as the topic is independent media. Comments that suggest news sites that might really be independent are most welcome, as are corrections.

When will autonomous lorries break through?

As with all discussions of technology that is so new it doesn’t really exist yet, some people compare it to successful inovations (e.g. the Internet) in order to preridicule the pessimists, and some compare it to market failures (e.g. video conferences) in order to make the optimists sound suspect. There is a middle outcome too, that of robotic vacuum cleaners that are slowly gaining market share and that of the paperless office that came somewhat true but didn’t defeat the office stuffed with paper.

An autonomous car turns right in a crossing

The image above exemplifies just a few issues that driverless cars need to be able to handle. It is going to turn right in the crossing and the sun is reflected in the side-window of the green car. An experienced human driver would realize that it is impossible to know whether the car behind the green car blinks left or not, due to the reflection of the sun, so he/she will wait a little. Can a robot ever be sure that a flashing indicator is unlit?
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Two likely Semitic loanwords in Gothic

Reconstructing Gothic, some say, involves a lot of extrapolation. Apart from Latin and Greek, there are not many sources of Gothic loanwords that are reasonably close to Gothic in place and time and that have a preserved corpus predating the Gothic. If there was, reconstruction would be based on interpolation which is more reliable than extrapolation. But there is Hebrew. Here are a few passages involving Gothic and Hebrew “ak” – a contrasting adverb or conjunctive, and the Gothic word for house “gards” compared with the Hebrew word for a temporary dwelling-place for guests “magor”.

????K (ak)
鈥 MS: Italy, 500 CE, text-type: Moesia 350 CE
Matthew 6: 18, except
ei ni gasaiwaizau mannam fastands ak attin 镁einamma 镁amma in fulhsnja
Matthew 7: 21, but only
ni wazuh saei qi镁i镁 mis frauja frauja inngalei镁i镁 in 镁iudangardja himine ak sa taujands yiljan
attins meinis
Matthew 9: 17, but rather
ni镁镁an giutand yein niujata in balgins fairnjans … ak giutand yein juggata in balgins niujans
Mark 1: 44, but
saiw ei mannhun ni qi镁ais yaiht ak gagg 镁uk silban ataugjan gudjin
John 16: 26, 27, for/since
ni qi镁a izyis 镁ei ik bidjau attan bi izyis ak silba atta frijo镁 izyis unte jus mik frijodedu镁
Ephesians 2: 9, 10, for/for indeed
ni us yaurstyam ei was ni wopai ak is sijum taui

讗讱 (ach)
Genesis 9: 4, but/only/except 鈥 MS: 1 000 CE, text-type: 600 CE Masoretic
谞转转讬 诇爪诐 讗转-讻诇 讗讱-讘砖专 讘谞驻砖讜 讚诪讜 诇讗 转讗讻诇讜
Leviticus 21: 23, but/only 鈥 MS: 1 000 CE, text-type: 600 CE Masoretic
讜诪谉-讛拽讚砖讬诐 讬讗讻诇 讗讱 讗诇-讛驻专讻转 诇讗 讬讘讗
Isaiah 45:14, for/for … except 鈥 MS: 200 BC Dead Sea scroll
讜讗诇讬讻讬 讬转驻诇诇讜 讗讱 讘讻讬 讗诇 讜讗讬谉 注讜讚 讗诇 讜讛讬诐

???????????????????? (gards) masculin noun
鈥 MS: Italy, 500 CE, text-type: Moesia 350 CE
Matthew 5: 15, house/room
jah liutei镁 allaim 镁aim in 镁amma garda
Matthew 9: 6, home/place
urreisands nim 镁ana ligr 镁einana jah gagg in gard 镁einana
Mark 3: 25, household
jah jabai gards yi镁ra sik gadailjada ni mag standan sa gards jains

(magor) masculin noun, related to 讙专 (geir) sojourner and 讙讜专 (gour) sojourn
Genesis 12: 10, sojourn 鈥 MS: 1 000 CE, text-type: 600 CE Masoretic
讜讬专讚 讗讘专诐 诪爪专讬诪讛 诇讙讜专 砖诐 讻讬-讻讘讚 讛专注讘 讘讗专抓
Genesis 37: 1, sojourning-place 鈥 MS: ca 50 BC DSS
[讜讬砖讘 讬注拽讘 讘]讗专抓 诪讙讜专讬 讗讘讬讜 讘讗专抓 [讻谞注谉]
Psalm 55: 16, camps?, Greek has 蟺伪蟻慰喂魏委伪喂蟼 鈥 MS: 1 000 CE, text-type: 600 CE Masoretic
讬专讚讜 砖讗讜诇 讞讬讬诐 讻讬-专注讜转 讘诪讙讜专诐 讘拽专讘诐
Haggai 2: 19, barn/granary 鈥 MS: ca 50 BC DSS
[讛注讜讚 讛讝专注 讘诪]讙讜专讛 [讜注讚 讛讙驻谉 讜讛转讗谞讛 讜讛专诪讜谉 讜注抓 讛讝讬转 诇讗] 谞砖讗 [诪谉 讛讬讜诐 讛讝讛 讗讘专讱]

First Post

This blog was started in spring, a couple of weeks before the pesach and memorial of Messiah’s death. Spring is a time of year when mankind remember its strife for liberty. And freedom sure was a characteristic of the theology of Jesus.

Freedom from what? From the power structures and double standards of established contemporary leaders. It did not go without conflict and they had him executed after three years.

When a person is dead, he can no longer influence society directly, so Jesus charged his disciples with continuing God’s ministry. Each year when they assembled to eat unleavened bread, they recalled how people, because they did not really know God, allowed them selves and their children to be misled by their religious leaders (Matthew 9:36) and allowed even the execution of some of God’s messengers (Luke 20:9-19).

When we remember Christ’s death, it does not matter so much if we do it exactly at the start of 14 Nisan, what ingredients are used, how many share the meal or what procedures are followed. What matters is to remember the never ending strife for freedom we have inherited, and a search for God’s true character and will. We have to be brave.