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    Hey!
    I was looking for a specific subject from the internet when I stumbled upon this forum, and immediately joined in.

    I live in eastern Finland, I'm 16 (I hope this forum doesn't frown upon younger people ) at the moment and really interested in science, but also in music and theatre.


    I'm a second year upper secondary school (the closest equivalent for Finnish school system I think) student: I've taken couple courses of physics, seven math, one biology, one geography, one chemistry and two psychology courses and planning on graduating in two more years with physics, math, psychology, Finnish and English. I have a natural urge to question everything I don't have proof for (as one should I think!): I also think I have interesting questions about a lot of stuff, but only so often the answer is actually something cool and most of the time it's just me not knowing enough about the subject yet.

    My ultimate goals in life would maybe be something like coming part of the self-sufficient society on Mars, helping to build working (and safe) artificial intelligence or helping to develop a way to preserve human consciousness inside a machine thus creating basic immortality.
    Pretty far stretched goals but hey, it's something to go for.

    I like to learn cool things, f.e. Lilium's flying vehicles, Elon Musk's electric cars and the Chinese teleporting particles is something I really enjoy geeking out about.


    I'm probably going to ask questions here that seem stupid to one, but my limited knowledge trying to fight my creative mind is not a healthy combination so I choose to ask stupid questions. Sorry in advance!


    Excited to start here,
    Akarri / Aaron


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akarri View Post
    Hey!
    I was looking for a specific subject from the internet when I stumbled upon this forum, and immediately joined in.

    I live in eastern Finland, I'm 16 (I hope this forum doesn't frown upon younger people ) at the moment and really interested in science, but also in music and theatre.


    I'm a second year upper secondary school (the closest equivalent for Finnish school system I think) student: I've taken couple courses of physics, seven math, one biology, one geography, one chemistry and two psychology courses and planning on graduating in two more years with physics, math, psychology, Finnish and English. I have a natural urge to question everything I don't have proof for (as one should I think!): I also think I have interesting questions about a lot of stuff, but only so often the answer is actually something cool and most of the time it's just me not knowing enough about the subject yet.

    My ultimate goals in life would maybe be something like coming part of the self-sufficient society on Mars, helping to build working (and safe) artificial intelligence or helping to develop a way to preserve human consciousness inside a machine thus creating basic immortality.
    Pretty far stretched goals but hey, it's something to go for.

    I like to learn cool things, f.e. Lilium's flying vehicles, Elon Musk's electric cars and the Chinese teleporting particles is something I really enjoy geeking out about.


    I'm probably going to ask questions here that seem stupid to one, but my limited knowledge trying to fight my creative mind is not a healthy combination so I choose to ask stupid questions. Sorry in advance!


    Excited to start here,
    Akarri / Aaron
    You have excellent English for a 16 yr old Finn. I used to visit Vaasa on the Baltic quite often (to see Wartsila Diesel) when I was working for Shell. I am now retired. I have zero Finnish, I'm afraid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post

    You have excellent English for a 16 yr old Finn. I used to visit Vaasa on the Baltic quite often (to see Wartsila Diesel) when I was working for Shell. I am now retired. I have zero Finnish, I'm afraid.

    "En osaa Suomea" would mean "I can't speak Finnish".
    "Anna anastaa ananasta. Annasta on nastaa anastaa ananasta" would mean "Anna steals pineapple. Anna likes stealing pineapples."
    "Kuusi palaa" means all of the following things: "Spruce is on fire", "Spruce returns", "Your moon is on fire", "Your moon returns", "Six of them are on fire", "Six of them returns" and also "Six pieces".

    And now you know everything you will ever need to know of Finnish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akarri View Post
    Hey!
    I was looking for a specific subject from the internet when I stumbled upon this forum, and immediately joined in.

    I live in eastern Finland, I'm 16 (I hope this forum doesn't frown upon younger people ) at the moment and really interested in science, but also in music and theatre.
    Greetings. Though I am a US citizen, I am of Finnish stock as all my grandparents came over from Finland. My father's side were from Pudasjärvi and my mother's side was from Kangasniemi.(I'm pretty sure that I still have relatives living around there.) While both my folks spoke Finnish, they never taught it to us kids, so my knowledge of the language is pretty much limited to the proper pronunciation of sauna, and a couple of swear words that erupted from my dad on occasion.

    Young and old are all welcome here.


    I'm a second year upper secondary school (the closest equivalent for Finnish school system I think) student: I've taken couple courses of physics, seven math, one biology, one geography, one chemistry and two psychology courses and planning on graduating in two more years with physics, math, psychology, Finnish and English. I have a natural urge to question everything I don't have proof for (as one should I think!): I also think I have interesting questions about a lot of stuff, but only so often the answer is actually something cool and most of the time it's just me not knowing enough about the subject yet.

    My ultimate goals in life would maybe be something like coming part of the self-sufficient society on Mars, helping to build working (and safe) artificial intelligence or helping to develop a way to preserve human consciousness inside a machine thus creating basic immortality.
    Pretty far stretched goals but hey, it's something to go for.
    One of my goals when I was young was to visit the Moon. Since I was 10 at the time of Apollo 11, I was sure that during my life, trips to the Moon would become quite common. I never dreamed that just 3 years later that we'd stop going to the Moon.

    I like to learn cool things, f.e. Lilium's flying vehicles, Elon Musk's electric cars and the Chinese teleporting particles is something I really enjoy geeking out about.


    I'm probably going to ask questions here that seem stupid to one, but my limited knowledge trying to fight my creative mind is not a healthy combination so I choose to ask stupid questions. Sorry in advance!


    Excited to start here,
    Akarri / Aaron
    We'll do our best to help you with these questions.
    "Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feelings for the strength of their argument.
    The heated mind resents the chill touch & relentless scrutiny of logic"-W.E. Gladstone


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akarri View Post
    I have a natural urge to question everything I don't have proof for (as one should I think!): I also think I have interesting questions about a lot of stuff, but only so often the answer is actually something cool and most of the time it's just me not knowing enough about the subject yet.

    My ultimate goals in life would maybe be something like coming part of the self-sufficient society on Mars, helping to build working (and safe) artificial intelligence or helping to develop a way to preserve human consciousness inside a machine thus creating basic immortality.
    Pretty far stretched goals but hey, it's something to go for.

    I like to learn cool things, f.e. Lilium's flying vehicles, Elon Musk's electric cars and the Chinese teleporting particles is something I really enjoy geeking out about.


    I'm probably going to ask questions here that seem stupid to one, but my limited knowledge trying to fight my creative mind is not a healthy combination so I choose to ask stupid questions. Sorry in advance!
    Akarri / Aaron
    Wow. Basically everything you said reminded me of myself. I can totally relate! Don't be ashamed to ask, because that is how we grow.
    Also, it's never too early to start. Bring on the fledglings, and let them learn!
    And I am notorious among my family and friends for geeking out about everything. And I mean that almost literally. I was riding on a trolley for the first time since I was 7, and I started babbling about the forces required to move such a massive vehicle, and estimating our energy cost. They stopped listening real quick.
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