Criminals on the Rampage in Stockholm

Adeola Aderounmu

Violence and crimes have no tribal marks. In the south of Sweden there have been many unsolved murder cases. I will write about this when I’ve laid my hands on the actual data.

In Stockholm criminals are on the rampage.

There are reports that there are as many as 70 break-ins per week in Stockholm. If this trend is not checked quickly this scary data will make Stockholm to rank among the most dangerous cities in the world.

In January alone over 300 houses and apartments were raided. Usually the criminals lay siege when the owners have gone to work or are out of town.

In some cases more than one house or apartments are raided simultaneously. The criminals usually are gone before the police arrive.

Between November 2011 and January 2012 about 149 arrests were made. But the sentences are mild compare to the crimes committed. The maximum sentence for this sort of crime is about 4 months.

If the thief is less than 21 years, he or she may not even go to jail. Community service may be the verdict.

So it is a situation that allows for criminals to increase their network. If someone steals a gold worth several thousand dollars, what is that compare to 4 months jail term? A jackpot I would say.

The consequences of being a criminal in Sweden may be a factor that has now allow crime to increase and the trend may continue.

I think a longer jail term should be recommended for criminals and this is something that the Swedish government should look into.

The opportunity cost of not punishing crime appropriately is that Stockholm will go on to be listed among the most dangerous places on earth.

The choice is always there between what we allowed and what we prevented.

Ideas from [www.dn.se]

Mobile Phone and Consumers’ Trend in Sweden

Adeola Aderounmu

Nigerians love Blackberry. In 2010 when I was using my IPhone in Nigeria, it was not a fancy possession like the Blackberry phone.

A recent survey in Sweden shows a contrary trend. Blackberry is almost absent in the Swedish mobile markets. I mean you can find them in the stores but I can’t remember any advert where Blackberry has been shown on TV or billboards.

HTC, Samsung and IPhones are the dominant smartphones in Sweden. I hope Nigerians will understand that what they fancy is completely different from what swedes fancy.

I am just wondering if Balckberry has any ambition to penetrate the Swedish “crazy love for phone” market.

The most popular phones in Sweden are:

1 Apple   IPhone 4S
2 Samsung   Galaxy S2
3 HTC   Explorer
4 Samsung   Galaxy ace
5 Sony   Ericsson Xperia Ray
6 HTC   Wildfire s
7 Samsung   Galaxy note
8 Sony   Ericsson Xperia arc
9 Sony   Ericsson Xperia active
10 Samsung   Galaxy Xcover

 

Source: Metro Sweden 16-Feb 2012

 

You can see that Blackberry did not even make the 10-list.

It is possible that it will not even make the 50-list. That is how unpopular Blackberry is in Sweden.

Nokia, Made in Finland, is not even on the list of the 10 most popular smartphone in Sweden.

Nokia came out with a series of smartphones recently and maybe they will be able to turn the table around again at the end of this year. But it doesn’t look likely.

 

The Price of Petrol in Sweden since 2002

By Adeola Aderounmu

The price of petrol (popularly called bensin in Sweden) finally hits the USD2/ liter price. This is the costliest ever it has been in Sweden.

In 2009 the price dropped to 12,06/ kr per liter after reaching 12,54 kr/ liter the previous year.

YEAR PRICE IN KRONOR/LITER PRICE IN DOLLARS
2002 9,37 1,39
2003 9, 46 1,41
2004 10,05 1,49
2005 11,13 1,65
2006 11,55 1,72
2007 11,65 1,73
2008 12,54 1,86
2009 12,06 1,79
2010 12,97 1,93
2011 14,09 2,09
2012 14,93 2,22

[Source: Metro Sweden 16 feb 2012]

[The conversion rates could have been different in the early 2000s]

Footnote/Update:

On 18th February 2012 the cost price per liter hit the 15,00kr mark making it the most expensive ever. Statoil was selling at 15,06kr/liter.

HOW TO GET A NEW COMPUTER WITHOUT BUYING ONE

Adeola Aderounmu

This morning I decided to restore my HP laptop back to factory settings. It’s been 13 months after I bought it and I felt that it was running slower than usual.

I thought of buying a new one, that is another computer. There are quite loads of options to choose from. The feeling of owning something new can also be very warm.

But anyway the re-installation is complete and I did a lot of updating with the browser and other settings.

I’m getting the feeling close to that of having bought a new laptop and I also felt like I just saved a few bucks. I don’t know how long this feeling will last because I love buying new things.

Even my HTC Desire HD has been with me for one year and it is almost unbelievable. Only my IPhone 3GS has lasted longer, 2 years now.

This post of course is not related to anything “Thy Glory O’Nigeria..!” I think the name of my blog will remain the same while I expand the horizon. I have already been told by some readers that I have ideas about everything.

I want to write about more things. General stuffs and stuffs about Sweden. I have tried to write about many things on anonymous blogs but now I want to change that scope.

The greatest problem is the time to write about all these things but hopefully this blog will remain alive.
So why not pick up your laptop, look for the advance factory settings and do a re-installation of your system. Remember to do a backup before you start.

There are online backups and there are possibilities to do backups on external drives.

One way to also extend the life span of your laptop is to use external drives for saving your files and documents. This way you continue to have a lot of free RAM which makes your system runs faster or normal.

Cheers!