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  2. Parking Issue

    Not entirely true since, of course, you have the Garagenverordnung:   You can't e.g. use it to store garden furniture, old couch, etc.
  3. How long can I stay in Germany?

      That ship obviously has sailed, but Brexit aside, normally you're meant to register within 2 weeks (I think - I've heard various different numbers). It took me over 2 weeks because I had to wait for the Vermeterin to come back from holiday and sign the form, but the date on the system is the date I arrived (from the form she signed). We've only had 10 working days this year so it's not unreasonable that someone who arrived at the end of last year would leave it this long and with Corona they're not going to be handing out fines. I agree it might look a bit suspicious, and it would have been better to have made an appointment before, but in the OP's case it's true: he was here before the end the year and therefore should be registered with an arrival date before the deadline for keeping FOM rights.   Once it's gone it's gone forever, so it would be foolish not to try. FOM never meant you have the right to doss around indefinitely, but if he wants to stay then he'll be in a better position with this status than as a third party national.          
  4. Driving with expired driver license

  5. Cholesterol values - question for the Doctors

    3.5W/Kg is nothing to sniff at. should be able to fly up those hills plenty quick. i'm at ~3W/Kg but i'm trying to maintain the FTP, but drop some of the fat, pushing harder just seems to hurt more.   also if you do a structured training plan and remember the rest days that can make an improvement as well  
  6. US Presidential Election Fallout

    "Only the flakiest craziest president speaks like presidents never spoken before"
  7. Coronavirus

      According to these guys from the Stanford Medical School.   Listen to Science.   
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  9. Coronavirus

    New car sales plummet 24% across the EU in 2020.   Those restrictions have consequences and anyone looking a couple steps ahead could see them.   
  10. US Presidential Election Fallout

      This picture is making me fancy a Cadbury's flake
  11. US Presidential Election Fallout

    At 5:55 pm, I will pour a sherry and sit down to watch the beginning of the restoration of my country. 
  12. US Presidential Election Fallout

      Why did you cherry pick one theater, and look at Iraq/Syria numbers only back to 2015?    🤡
  13. Bauplatten help.

    thanks for the reply, I have the glass fibre tape and have used it throughout the house just wasn't sure if the uniflott would adhere to the bauplatten well enough. the sealant looks like a good idea to.
  14. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      That's the one thing they don't have.  ICE companies are truly burdened with their infrastructure, history, dealer network and existing product line.  They are car companies trying to develop software technology; Tesla is a software company that builds cars. NIO does not have that handicap.  They have government support, "acquired" technology and no historical baggage.  They are also physically in the largest potential market. apple could have been afraid of nokia or motorola, but andriod?  where did that come from? I think ICE companies will add EV product, but they will also continue to take cost out of their ICE vehicles and compete on "value"; real or perceived.
  15. How long can I stay in Germany?

    I guess this would be true if he could prove that he tried to make an appointment back in 2020. Here in Cyprus I had the problem of not getting an appointment within the 90 day period you´re supposed to register and they gave me written confirmation that I had made an appointment. That confirmation served as sort of Fiktionsbescheinigung. I´d be very surprised if there was no similar rule in Germany.
  16. US Presidential Election Fallout

    Champagne for me, maybe ice cream and cake: and I'll be flying the flag, too.  
  17. Bavaria and the real estate bubble

    > Due to the value added tax reduction, year-on-year construction prices of residential buildings decreased in November 2020 for the first time since 2002;jsessionid=1254B483482C7545BC7E35D2EA8B85A6.internet8722
  18. Bauplatten help.

    You have to use the tape that Spider Pig linked to. It needs to be flexible so that the uniflott finish doesn't crack. The boards will shift ever so slightly over time, creating a hairline crack. How do I know? because the previous owner of my house didn't do that for one of my walls.    This guy on youtube is an expert on everything drywall :   
  19. Parking Issue

    I had a problem with people parking in front of my garage, and then I put a sign up saying it is private property and trespassers will be towed. I no longer have people parking in front of my garage. You just have to do it the German way, and that means being an annoying bugger like they are. I would knock on the door every time and remind them to keep their car and stuff in their half of the garage and not to cross the line. You are in your right to require that. In this culture you only get respect if you push back. There is no concept of politeness in these matters. It is about "who is right" according to "the rules". If they challenge you just calmly explain that you are paying for your half of the garage and are entitled to use it at your discretion whenever and however you like.   To end things, I would also tell the landlady to put up a divider or you will reduce the rent. And put up a sign as well like I did.   I also have seen private parking spots in my neighborhood with license plates attached to show only the holder of that license can park there.
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  21. Bavaria and the real estate bubble

    Not really. If you sell and cash in, where do you go? A new house will be as expensive. It is only a good investment if you sell it and go either to a cheaper place or if you sell and rent.
  22. Brexit: The fallout
  23. US Presidential Election Fallout

    Not sure why you lot need a reason to crack a bottle of booze open...   I crack one every time the last one is empty... I celebrate the fact i survived corona again...    
  24. US Presidential Election Fallout

    One.More.Day.   I'll crack a nice cold Bavarian beer to toast the Inauguration.
  25. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Anyone else not  shocked or suprised at this retort/reply?
  26. US Presidential Election Fallout

    Did you put the champagne in the fridge already 👯?
  27. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    I wouldn't dismiss it so fast. Yes, the ID3 is not that good and pales compared with the cheapest Tesla. Yes, the ID3 will look even worst within 9 months when the cheaper Teslas start rolling from Berlin. But their CEO has the correct vision and strategy, give him time. His prototype line with Audi is the step in the right direction. I think within 3 years VW will catch up insome points. Range will become an irrelevant selling point by then, so Tesla advantage on that area will go. The problem is that Tesla is a moving target. Even if VW catches up on the battery and SW part, Tesla is years ahead on autonomous driving, for example. But there will be market for both. Other manufacturers like Fiat and perhaps Ford will be gone.
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