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Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81 I bet the ZX Series of computers gave a bunch of UK folks my age their start into computing. My first was a ZX-81 that my dad and I (Well mostly my dad, I was 10)…
58 posts, 23:37 yesterday
Just to clarify, no we are not infected, per free lateral flow test taken today we have no symptoms and we are fully vaccinated. We were notified by nhs track and trace today that a passenger on our…
15 posts, 20:42 yesterday
Askja volcano (Iceland) is inflating... To add to the "fun" the South end of La Palma island (Canaries) is being rattled by an earthquake swarm. There have been earthquake swarms in the past…
3,390 posts, 20:32 yesterday
TOKYO Foreign matter has been found in five unused vials of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine in two cities near Tokyo and one in Osaka Prefecture, the local governments said Tuesday. The vials…
8 posts, 20:14 yesterday
OK, so two weeks later and no sign of it media markt say it’s with Microsoft and nothing they can do - we just have to wait. They can’t give an estimated date! any words of advice? What are my…
34 posts, 18:36 yesterday
Spich? I live in Troisdorf and this is a Stadtteil of the town. Pretty surprised to read your comment. Troisdorf has a high level of immigration in general. If this was the reason for ruling out…
29 posts, 15:12 yesterday
interestingly, it was only a few years ago when Illinois state police wanted her to stop putting up Bernie Sanders supporting signs on highway overpasses. condolences from Michael Flynn per…
4 posts, 10:53 yesterday
Gotta warm this up again. Travel is now becoming more and more possible. So has anyone used the tax free shopping system post-brexit ? Some shops offer the immediate refund for swiss citizens,…
13 posts, 10:39 yesterday
Hello Everyone, Bumping this thread as I'm wondering if anyone has any experience renting a trailer for a one-way trip from Germany to Spain. Do you know of any companies that offer rental in…
12 posts, 10:15 yesterday
Thank you so much. Yes, there are a few things to sort out but I figured I'll do it once and learn whatever there's to be learned. I'm not a big fan of real estate agents honestly
13 posts, 09:53 yesterday
Ok look, because it means something, have a look at comparable cars here: AutoScout24 Europe's car market for new and used cars Mobile.de – Used and new cars – Germany's largest vehicle…
3 posts, 15 September
or you could stop a Dachau where members of the 45th were accused of massacring German soldiers who were surrendering at the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. Some of the German troops were camp…
13 posts, 15 September
Hello everyone, We have been in Landshut since the end of January 2020. My wife is German, and I and I am from Houston Texas. I am currently enrolled in the Deutsch Integration Course. Curious if…
2,313 posts, 15 September
Call Tesla service, they have it there. Or even better, drive there and talk with the guys. I bought a complete kit with Felgen. In my case it's a 5 minute drive, and on the way home, that's why I…
5 posts, 15 September
Thanks for the link. The car was already in the Fahndungslist. Dont know if it is the same as SIS. They had also impounded the car from the seller and only when the original Belgium owner did not…
10 posts, 15 September
I too would say that your plan to lay a small area of slabs should be ok without permission. Unless, you are removing a well developed tree maybe? Could be worth generally checking with your Gemeinde…
3 posts, 14 September
Only sign up if you can supply proof you have an up-to-date negative test or fully vaccinated or recovered from Corona. 1. ex-essex (Paul) 2. Cragrat. 3.  At the moment the booking is limited…
4 posts, 14 September
offene-werkstaetten.org/... Look there for the werkstatt nearby with the tools/machines you require. We have a local one here in Munich/Bavaria (where everything is better) that has all the…
11 posts, 14 September
Thanks. I think Shaw Academy is in fear of this since they have scammed many people and there is even a petition to the Irish government (they are based in Dublin) to ban the company and charge it…
52 posts, 14 September
In some schools the children in the 2nd class are very involved, responsible for a little entertainment, telling the new ones their experiences, making 'welcome' decorations etc. They are now the…
3 posts, 14 September
Valid point - I've done that route in the distant past and I'd prefer not to do the much longer ferry trip from the Hook to Harwich but I'm considering it again. Main issue is Belgium. Their…
8 posts, 14 September
The distinction isn't that clear-cut between legal issues and tax issues. I asked my Steuerberater, but he said that he (and a Steuerberater in general) is likely not competent to answer questions…
11 posts, 13 September
I finally had some time to look at this link and wow! So helpful! Thank you. I can see that in most states he would not have been able to start school when he did which is reassuring and I imagine…
28 posts, 13 September
There are laws about this, you are not allowed to collect more than you can reasonably consume, you are not allowed to gather certain species. Fines of thousands of € are possible.
8 posts, 13 September
It makes no sense to me. Without the immunotherapy, recovering patients will be subject to all sorts of infections and allergic reactions which the Krankenkassen will have to pay out for.
4 posts, 13 September
Hi!! If anyone needs information about this (I know maybe the OP doesn’t need it but still ). I go to Rhein River Baptiste Church in mannheim, it is a small church, the pastors are from the US and…
58 posts, 13 September
We can be glad we are not in the UK, BoJo intends to challenge Mrs Thatcher by staying in office more than ten years. Not so long ago, I thought he was planning to leave politics and take a much…
1 posts, 13 September
TL; DR: Have any of you tried to send new COVID tests to the US? What was your experience like? As many of you know, COVID quick tests are a hot commodity in the US right now - the cheapest I…
6 posts, 13 September
Thank you for the quick responses. I have not made much progress due to the weekend. To clarify he is a " Rechtsanwalt & Notar  " as per his emails. Just sent off another email request…
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