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12:36 AM
Travelling in Luxembourg, I noticed an unusual feature of the way they store their rubbish bins, and I wanted to know why they do that. I'm a newbie here. Would that be on-topic? It isn't about getting to Luxembourg, it is a question about the regional culture.
 
12:51 AM
There is far too much disagreement about what is and what is not on/off-topic here to be at all sure of a consensus opinion but since IMO not blatantly off-topic I suggest you "give it a go".
 
1:44 AM
@pnuts Thanks. Will do. Worst that can happen is it gets closed, but I didn't want to annoy people.
 
 
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3:28 AM
@AndrewLazarus it seems to me that OP of travel.stackexchange.com/questions/77690/… is already in H-1B status and will need to get an H-1B in Norway while he is there; he would not be able to use his student visa if he's already changed status.
 
 
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12:47 PM
@CMaster the part asking if the water is safe is on topic
 
 
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2:02 PM
@phoog I would guess Optional Practical Training post F visa.
 
 
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5:28 PM
@Oddthinking Well, that was fun, wasn't it?
 
 
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7:16 PM
@AndrewLazarus I'd think the same except "My H1B has been approved"
 
@Willeke I was hoping to post an answer for that favorite tag of mine, but sadly it was too late :(
Lots of bickering on Meta about acceptable/duplicate questions
 
7:36 PM
@phoog I meant to comment on whether the OP was working legally before leaving for Noraw, not on whether he could re-enter with an F-1 visa with OPT.
 
8:00 PM
@JonathanReez, I am sorry I stole your great answer opportunity, but I saw it come in and it was so easy to find the answer. Good point bringer as well.
 
8:11 PM
@AndrewLazarus he's asking about "H1B approval papers/letter of employment/pay stubs" as potential evidence in support of his application; I infer from the pay stubs that he's already started his H-1B job. Anyway, if he ever comes back he can tell us whether he filed a change of status application, which will tell us who is right.
 
9:09 PM
@Willeke you've almost got yourself through 13,000 territory.
 
Yes, going well this way, and still going on.
 
Did you see that question about rental cars in Finland? I am tempted to respond that she should go to Spain.
 
I do not think it is a silly question, if you do not know how local transport is it is hard to judge whether you need a car (or in my case tours) to see more than just the town.
I just improved a question about 'reads' in Norway, turned out to be about 'roads'. Had me guessing for a while.
That church wall text question also got me my first Guru badge :)
 
I agree that it's not a silly question; I was just tempted to post a silly comment.
 
Ah, why not. (OP may not like it)
 
9:19 PM
Hm, I just found that I have three guru badges. I had no idea.
Oh and one "great answer" badge. I really lucked out on that one.
 
And only because it made it to the hot questions list, and I do not know why it did that.
Is the great answer a gold one?
 
I wonder what the criteria are for inclusion on the hot questions list.
 
Views, but I do not know how many it needs. But being in makes it stay in longer as more people come over to have a look.
I just saw an other question I have answered (if late and with a shorter answer than the top voted one) has made it to the hot list.
 
Of course. Maybe it was the enigmatic question title that got it to the list in the first place.
 
I was amazed by the number of votes I got on it.
 
9:23 PM
Which one is that?/
 
How not to get killed on the road with traffic on the wrong side.
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Q: How to cross a road by foot in a country that drives on the "other" side of the road

Andrew GrimmI'm currently in UB, Mongolia, which has a combination of fairly aggressive driving (though I bet the comments section will list worse countries) and driving on the opposite side of the road than I'm used to in Australia. I've sometimes been looking in the wrong direction for traffic while crossi...

I have a lot of personal experience in it. Living continental Europe, visiting UK twice a year and been in Japan, NZ and OZ.
Oh, and Ireland, they drive the wrong side of the road as well.
 
Ah yes, that question doesn't surprise me for the hot questions list.
My real problem with London is that I can read upside down fairly easily, so as I am crossing the street, I see words saying "look left" or "look right" but because I'm reading them upside down I look in the wrong direction.
 
I ignore those words, I am not that sure about left and right without checking where I would look for my watch. I just assume traffic from either side on any road.
 
I remember some town in the Netherlands that had just a pair of eyes and an arrow in one sidewalk tile. I don't remember where that was, but it was far more effective, even for me, a native English speaker. It must have even more of an advantage for those who don't speak English or Dutch, as well as those who haven't learned to read.
Yes, I'm trying to train myself to ignore the words, too, and look at the arrow that normally accompanies them.
 
On my way to work I have to cross a one way road which is fairly busy and I have never seen a car going against the stream, I will still check is both ways before I cross.
 
9:29 PM
I generally look both ways always, but often get into trouble by looking the wrong way first as I'm doing my impatient-new-yorker-stepping-off-the-curb routine.
 
Famous last words: But cars do not come from that direction.
 
When I was 7, I was in a restaurant with my father and I asked if I could go out to the car by myself to get something. I told him I would be very careful to look both ways. When I got back, he said I didn't need to look both ways because it was a one-way street. I said, but someone could be going the wrong way! Sure enough, 5 minutes later, a car comes screaming down the street in reverse.
 
I have broken the bumper on a car (me on my bicycle) that was going the wrong way on a one way street. I am still not sure I really broke it or that the car repair owner (who drove backwards and did not allow for me being there) tried to claim damage which was not my fault at all.
We did not pay, he was seen driving backwards / the wrong way, by an adult. I was about 13 at the time.
He was lucky my bike was not damaged, which could easily have happened.
Good for you to tell your dad that you had to look both ways. And that car going the wrong way did teach him the lesson.
 
He and you both were lucky that you were not damaged.
Or injured, rather.
 
That as well.
Nice chatting with you but work starts in just over 7 hours, (and I need to sleep first.)
 
9:37 PM
When I lived in Amsterdam, my (American) boss opened a taxi door into the path of a bicyclist. He gave his name and address to everyone, thinking that he was doing so as a witness, and that the taxi's insurer and the bicyclist would work everything out between them. He was surprised to get a bill for the repairs.
I was happy to learn the same law exists in New York when I moved here.
Slaap lekker.
(One of the few Dutch phrases I learned from my (Anglo/American) grandmother.)
 
Dank je wel.
 

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