hech54

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About hech54

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  • Located Germany
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  • Year of birth 1964

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  1. hech54 added a post in a topic: Kabel Deutschland Mass Outtage   

    From the explanation I heard from the workers who fixed the connection today(YAY)...Kabel Deutschland changed something and "sent something down the line" that many town/village level cables/hardware did not like....I'm guessing maybe a signal booster died or something along those lines.
    We live in a somewhat long, 4 story building and the TV cable enters the building at the center of the building then branches out in both directions...Left side hardware was unaffected, right side(my side) hardware didn't like whatever KD sent and died.
    I imagine that is what has happened to all of the other people who got "zapped" at the same exact time as we did.
    Still better than back home in the states...a bird shits on the (overhead) wire and the cable goes out.
    :)
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  2. hech54 added a post in a topic: Kabel Deutschland Mass Outtage   

    I'm glad we did not go for the Cable Modem package now...
    We have regular T-Online for internet/phone.
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  3. hech54 added a post in a topic: Kabel Deutschland Mass Outtage   

    My (German)wife phoned them on Sunday, my neighbors as well. My wife got the impression that we, the people who ARE effected, are in for a world of hurt.
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  4. hech54 added a post in a topic: Kabel Deutschland Mass Outtage   

    I'm in Wolfsburg.
    https://allestörungen.de/stoerung/kabel-deutschland
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  5. hech54 added a post in a topic: Kabel Deutschland Mass Outtage   

    Why is nobody talking about/covering the huge Kabel Deutschland fiasco happening right now? There are thousands(maybe tens of thousands) of people all across Germany that have been without a TV signal, internet and/or telephone service for DAYS now.
    Since Saturday night at around 11PM until now...people (including me) have had NO television signal whatsoever.
    NOTHING.
    WTF is going on here? Has anyone seen any German news coverage on this?
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  6. hech54 added a post in a topic: Munich bus driver can't understand German   

    Well they have been known to subtitle "southern" German throughout the rest of Germany, maybe HE needed subtitles.
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  7. hech54 added a post in a topic: T-online new data capping   


    GEMA
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  8. hech54 added a post in a topic: Hangout in Wolfsburg this Saturday!   

    Nobody from Wolfsburg enjoys going to Braunschweig. Every time a cop or meter maid sees a WOB (or any other out-of-town) plate, you find a parking ticket on the windshield.
    We have plenty of parking here...with cars from many other cities...thank you very much. :)
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  9. hech54 added a post in a topic: What does "right wing" mean in Germany   

    Look at it this way...right-wing American Republican nutjobs have called Obama socialist, communist, marxist and any other "-ist" buzzword that they never knew the proper definition of...they don't know their @ßß from a hole in the ground.
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  10. hech54 added a post in a topic: What does "right wing" mean in Germany   

    If this doesn't sum up the word "Republican" for you Mandatory...nothing else will.

    The German "Republicans"


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Republicans_%28Germany%29#Ideology

    Just replace the words "European Union" with the words "United Nations", then repeat the word "patriotic" about 1000 times and who/what do you see?
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  11. hech54 added a post in a topic: Will I regret moving to Germany from the U.S.?   


    That's funny. I've heard almost the same concerns and rumors "going the other way"...my German neighbor's daughter being offered a job in America.
    :rolleyes:
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  12. hech54 added a post in a topic: National Geographic Channel   

    I was watching the same exact crap last night...:)
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  13. hech54 added a post in a topic: Abusive trainer at my son's judo class   

    My(German)father in law suggested some sort of martial arts training for my (VERY young at the time) son years ago. THIS is why I laughed at his proposal. WAY too many macho a§§holes involved in this activity.
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  14. hech54 added a post in a topic: Could an armed citizenry have stopped Hitler?   

    Jon Stewart answered this question best:
    "I wish arms used in the ghetto could stop Hitler. But my feeling was...
    France couldn't." - Jon Stewart

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-17-2013/grand-theft-semi-auto---coming-for-your-guns
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  15. hech54 added a post in a topic: Parcel posting from Berlin to the US   


    As long as you are not sending Kinder Eggs, just package it up, apply your customs sticker and send the damn thing via Deutsche Post. US Customs is a complete joke compared to German customs, although as I mentioned before, US Customs seems to have a hard-on for those extremely dangerous Kinder Eggs. That's all US Customs is good at stopping from Germany.
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