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47 posts, 15:24 hrs
Indonesia should insist on chess as an Olympics sport, Luke! 👍 A little anecdote ( I know, I know!😂)... I am shit at chess and was in a village near Jakarta many moons ago. Now, I was to be the…
2,066 posts, 14:54 hrs
Nope never poo pooed the idea at all,same as exercise,healthy living etc will help. I have a wife whos´ body doesn´t produce near enough of it so has to take it every month and have heard from her…
151 posts, 13:58 hrs
Thanks to everyone for posting their experiences here. We are now winding down our trip to the US, and we fly back to DE (transfer in CH) later this week. We are a family of 4 (2 fully vaccinated…
9 posts, 13:54 hrs
This one takes me back to a bad place, as much as I like it. Lets just say I was up to no good. Like an old wound in your young years that comes back to haunt you in your older years.
2,212 posts, 13:49 hrs
@MikeMelga Did you buy any accessories (All weather rubber floor mats and mats for trunk and Frunk) from Tesla or are there better options elsewhere? In a lot of youtube videos especially from…
14 posts, 12:51 hrs
No, they got wise to that. Public health insurance spreads the lump sum amount over 10 years, and makes you pay public health&nursing contributions on lump_sum/120 every month, see here:…
2,173 posts, 20:13 yesterday
The price has always been the least important part of Bitcoin. The fact that the EU is trying to punish bitcoin exchanges (bbc.com/news/technology... at the same time as Mastercard is opening up…
1,084 posts, 19:36 yesterday
Hi Ladies, Seems like there's finally some demand for a meetup but no one has truly initiated anything yet. Shall I organize something? Let's try to do one in 2 week's time, on Thursday August…
8 posts, 18:52 yesterday
"in practice" if the band gets paid, you might always have to worry in the back of your head about being caught as a Schwarzarbeiter even if you aren't getting a cut of the pay. But would really be…
75 posts, 17:22 yesterday
I guess so! "Close your eyes. Picture a really noisy lawnmower. Now imagine that same lawnmower flying around above your apartment like a drone a few times per day at unpredictable times!"…
13 posts, 15:23 yesterday
It will make it more difficult for her to get his address. No idea of how that would turn out and whether he'd have to pay for that. She'll probably still be legally entitled to use the last address…
221 posts, 11:38 yesterday
It's 2021 now and supposedly Google Street View will shoot some of Germany. If property owners are so concerned with privacy why not shoot at least the rural roads between towns? I'm eager to see…
368 posts, 31 July
That's a friendly letter. Probably by a cheapskate who sent it second class! Wasn't there once a court case by someone on the Isle of Wight who refused to pay poll tax because he had got a letter…
6 posts, 31 July
As far as I know, the compressors have only one speed and are either on or off. The compressor's job is to turn the low pressure refrigerant from the interior evaporator coils, which now contains the…
7 posts, 31 July
Yup, overreaction. Nope, you can't keep the kid off for a nosebleed. If you record repeated nosebleeds requiring cauterisation to stop them, then you would have a case. Not for keeping the…
4 posts, 31 July
If you live on the edge of town you are not troubled by tourists. Stralsund is a dream town, it used to have the highest church tower in the world. I retired to a small town in the East…
74 posts, 30 July
So my technique did work. Once the magical words "Untätigkeitsklage", "Frist" and "Akteneinsicht" are dropped, my application went turbo speed. So dear PankowerInnen, don't settle for endless years…
9 posts, 30 July
I changed schools aged 14, because just could not get on in an elite school. It really messed up my hair and then some. I was a newcomer, stranger, to an established group of thirty. That was in the…
17 posts, 30 July
I am going to wait and see what happens with France, no point having to quarantine just for travelling through it for possibly 30 mins to get to Calais. Hopefully by the time I want to travel things…
13 posts, 30 July
Hello all- We are an English-speaking family here in the Sindelfingen area. I am looking for some recommendations for my two children 7, 11; for ADHD and Autism related issues. Any recommendations…
50 posts, 30 July
If the car is properly maintained the HU (formerly known as TÜV check) is not a big deal, something around 300 EUR - 1000 EUR in repairs if something comes up. But if it is not properly maintained it…
192 posts, 29 July
Mine had been in this range for many years. I finally broke down and did a "compromise" with my doctor, agreeing to take the lowest dose of atorvastatin every other day, and it worked well to bring…
15 posts, 29 July
Because it costs a lot of time and money, added up over years easily tens of thousands of €uros. Much better to live near work, try to find jobs for both close together. Besides the trains are…
8 posts, 29 July
Thanks. It looks like it's the normal Abmeldung, which I didn't know you could only get when you stopped having a flat in Germany (which makes sense I guess, you'd just get a new Anmeldung otherwise).
7 posts, 29 July
Did you reduce your hours or are you on Kurzarbeit? If you are receiving Kurzarbeitergeld you are required to also report your foreign earnings. I know it was mentioned before, but you really…
11 posts, 28 July
You would have had to have residency for 180 days to switch your license. That wasn’t really possible for me. I had also been living in Australia for 5 years prior to living in Germany. Stupid me…
3 posts, 28 July
Although most have moved on to Facebook groups, haven't really used TT since 2012 or so. It's the best part of Germany, in my opinion, I have visited Czechia a few times as a tourist, yes.
18 posts, 28 July
Hellooo! as the last post was a while ago... has someone had other experiences in the meanwhile? I am giving birth to my second child end of Oct and I am still not sure which hospital is best - also…
7 posts, 28 July
Thanks all! Really appreciated, and some great pointers. Just to provide more details for anyone seeing this thread in the future (I've used this forum so many times in the past so hopefully I can…
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