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1,273 posts, 10:19 hrs
The town most famous for this is Stoke On Trent, where I studied. I was present at the very last traditional bottle oven firing in Longton in 1978, years before I studied there as my aunt lived near…
156 posts, 10:19 hrs
I don't think they did send a bailiff - did they? At the very least, I'd hope the clerk at the court who told the OP how much they "owed" the landlord gets investigated (if there is no proper…
10 posts, 10:18 hrs
I dont really care much if comedy is PC or UN-PC... there will always be someone that the "Joke or sketch" offends.. What is worrying is that the OP waited until there was "no one looking" then…
2,681 posts, 10:14 hrs
Agreed in general As some add-ons become popular, they sometimes start to slow down, also it depends where the target audience is for the add-on is, so you will notice add-ons that are targeted for…
9 posts, 10:14 hrs
If we manage to make an AI that is sentient then it will surpass the human brain capabilities quite fast. Considering time is very long in universe speak (1000 years is almost nothing), then it will…
25 posts, 10:11 hrs
Old topic but we bought our first car in Germany from a used Turkish car dealer in Frankfurt (I mean he was a Turk selling used cars not a used Turk :-)). This was around four years ago and the car,…
53 posts, 10:11 hrs
our main problem is as one reply stated, it must be the sender to make the complaint and no one can be bothered. even when letters from the police in Bonn, our solicitors and our banks, went…
623 posts, 10:11 hrs
Here's a link (from June 2016) explaining what you can do: anwalt.de/rechtstipps/de... There are two possibilities. Either apply for German citizenship without delay, or apply for an…
34 posts, 10:05 hrs
It's usually not worth to contest a ticket for going 10 km/h over the limit in Germany. Once I was caught going about 220 km/h in a 130 zone which I successfully got to be dismissed but I was looking…
6 posts, 09:58 hrs
Hi Anh, I also changed my that driving school for lots reasons. I started to new school to diefahrschule-stopan... Though I failed 2 times in my current school and passed at 3rd the attempt.
3 posts, 09:52 hrs
Good advice from Leon. We had a similar situation when my brother in law passed. It was hard to believe that we still had to put in a 3 month notice with the landlord considering he died but it's…
79 posts, 09:49 hrs
It's so disgusting that this fat pig (he totally looks like a stereotypical fat sleazebag in a position of power who blackmails women for sex) was able to get away with this for decades. It's also…
2 posts, 08:46 hrs
I google mapped your location, you're pretty far away from any of the "larger" cities. Why don't you try googling "Sportvereine Dollendorf" and look at what classes the VHS in Blankenheim has to…
49 posts, 08:45 hrs
You are so sweet! Thanks a lot. It is pretty cool your wife met her boss there :-) I'm not sure what to expect this year since I'm not officially organizing, but like I said, you're all welcome to…
1 posts, 02:59 hrs
HI everyone, I am flying from DC to Munich in December (11th) and will have an (still) empty hard case bike case with me. (Did a one-way transport with the case of a friend). So if anyone happens…
6 posts, 02:22 hrs
Good day! I will be moving to Haßloch in the next few months and seeing this post os from 2011. I would like to know how is Haßloch now in 2017? Is it a good place to live? How is the climate and the…
779 posts, 01:48 hrs
Many years ago, I remember kiddo (about 9 years old at the time) saying that she thought that these stories must have involved the smoking of 'funny stuff'...maybe kid, who knows. 
45 posts, 22:33 yesterday
Tough one, yourkeau. Health insurance, food, transport. 400 is nothing...unless someone wants to be a freeloader, depend on other people and/or live on the street. I lived like that for years in my…
216 posts, 22:17 yesterday
JeffAF and a few on this board are not wise enough, cb6dba , to realise that discrimination/aggressio... racism/ xenophobia etc is NOT restricted to " white " Europeans " v. " black Africans ". No…
921 posts, 20:44 yesterday
Translation: a fireman (ie man ) is a " fighter " (a man? Stereotype?). Can no one see what would be a more logical/sensible approach? If you´re a woman, you´re a firewoman, if you´re a man you´re…
8 posts, 20:34 yesterday
I can't answer the online education question, but ID cards are issued until the child has his or her 23rd birthday, the child marries, the child loses the full-time education status, or the sponsor's…
2 posts, 19:01 yesterday
I just went to a similar process but with Aldi Talk. It costed 12.99€ for the SIM with 10€ credit which you can use to get the 2Gb and 600min/SMS package. I didn't register at the store so I did it…
22 posts, 18:03 yesterday
A friend who home schoooled was moving and the advice given to them was to ask for school money, even if they didn't need it as circumstance could change, so if possible see if the company will…
136 posts, 17:47 yesterday
I find the Linguahouse lesson plans quite good: linguahouse.com/esl-less... Many of the lessons are free, for others you need a subscription which is €36 a year. I don't have a subscription as I…
93 posts, 16:34 yesterday
In the same sense, would setting a wrong photo as a profile picture considered dishonesty? And your answer to the people carrying the map in the street, as in Keleth example, really shows your…
2,624 posts, 15:35 yesterday
one other thing about the fish: I found several places online to buy balacao, but since I can't see what the cut looks like, I haven't gone there yet. I would be really pissed to get a package of…
14 posts, 14:15 yesterday
She does understand English and can read too , only thing is she isn’t confident in speaking ... and about SIM card , it’s bit late now she is travelling on coming Monday.. we have already activated…
4 posts, 13:52 yesterday
You have posted in the NRW thread but your location is not in your profile. Where are you exactly? You have made a decent offer, I'm not saying that it isn't. Good luck!
6 posts, 13:23 yesterday
No, it isn't always full. There are days when those containers are emptied, and you just have to be there to fill'em up right on the day when they're empty. It might take 3 batches to get rid of your…
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