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  2. Yes it does: expiration date of licenses without expiration date is 19 January 2033.   File names are infinite in size, where infinity is equal to 256. Donald Knuth
  3. Fraport Interview

    You already asked this question...   https://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/topic/372267-fraport-interview/#comment-3594086
  4. Jokes

    How many mice does it take screw in a light bulb?    Just two but it's a mystery how they got in there in the first place.
  5. Fraport Interview

    Good afternoon , I need some help i have interview next monday for a job in Fraport , honestly my german is not so good and i already wrote that in my CV which i sent in English language , and they received it  and accept to make an interview with me , my question is , is there any tips anyone can help me with ? is all the interview will be in german or english also ? what exactly the interview going to be ?    Thanks so much for anyone can help 
  6. Registration of residence in Munich (Anmeldung)

    @lisa13   Please read this article to find out when you will have to grace the Kfz-Zulassungsstelle with your presence: https://www.tz.de/auto/fuehrerschein-umtauschen-eu-fuehrerschein-pflicht-hat-sich-geaendert-zr-6540901.html
  7. Turning left at cross intersection

    I bet there is not court decision dedicated to this situation, so in case of collision it is not really obvious how the guilt will be spread among road participants. However   They are not allowed to start moving when you (or other vehicle) are still at the crossing. Actually they are not even allowed to start moving if there is no free room for them after the crossing (this rule is often violated, though), so that the crossing should not be blocked.    However, this being Berlin and drivers have very loose approach to safety, I advice you to do whatever you think is safe for you.
  8.  @kiplette, sorry I was up late writing and was not so clear, what I meant about the after-school activities was the kid has sports in a Verein about 3 days a week.   There are AGs as you suggest, but how to convince a preteen chess or ballet are more interesting than the path of least resistance (Woozle Goozle, Minecraft, Whatsapp, Super Mario Kart etc.) is the next question.
  9. Turning left at cross intersection

    Thanks everyone! Yes, it's in Berlin, and I confirm that there is a dedicated light for turning left It seems to me too, that the purpose of the area for me to wait in, is to avoid collision with bikes going straight. However if I wanted to let them all go, and there's more than a few of them, then I'll risk cars going from my right collide into me, as they have their light go green a few seconds after bikes' light.  Going to the car lane and then merging back to bike lane would be difficult, in a busy street with many cars and bikes.
  10. Registration of residence in Munich (Anmeldung)

    Your magic number is 2033.
  11. Today
  12.   osted 21 hours ago ·  NEXT BADMINTON TUESDAY 22.08.2017 19:30-21:30 The closing time for reservations is Midnight on SATURDAY. Booking: Please sign up below. Please note that all names down at the deadline are committed bookings! Please ALWAYS specify the times you wish play e.g. 19:30-20:30 Important: Please do check back here on the Monday evening after 23:00 for updates before turning up! We may have to adjust your preferred times if too many sign up for the courts we have available! Please copy this post and add your booking.   1. Colin 20:00-21:30 2. Vinod 19:30-21:30 3. Alan 19.30 - 21.30 4 Wei wu 19:30-21:30 5. David 20:00 - 21:30 6. Huawei 20:00-21:30 7. Swati 20:00- 21:30
  13. All-time favorite movies

    Just about to watch another favourite - American Graffiti  
  14. Presents for a German christening

    Sending a card with money is totally okay. Still, for a baptism I find a gift with the child's engraved name, as already suggested, particularly appropriate. It doesn't have to be costly. There are for example (non-silver) children's cutlery sets, e.g. by Zwilling, which you can have engraved.
  15. Should we return to the US?

    I just wanted to add something here, which has been touched upon in a couple of posts, but it merits more consideration especially since the OP said she was experiencing some fear and anxiety about returning to the United States. When you are an expat it is all to easy to idealize your home country, especially if you haven't lived there in a while. When you go back to visit everything is wonderful, all your friends, family, etc. are glad to have you around, etc. Your home country may or may not be better in terms of standard of living, etc. but once you have been an expat for a certain time period - let's say five years or more but that can vary from one person to another, it's entirely possible that you won't ever again feel quite at home in your own country. The country has changed and you've changed. I lived in Europe for seven years when I was in my twenties. I finished school, got married and got a job in Paris. My marriage was not good, the job wasn't either, and I persuaded myself that all my problems would be resolved if I moved back to the States. America started to seem like the promised land to me. I moved back and regretted it immediately. I really felt like a stranger in my own country. This feeling diminished with time, but deep down I missed Europe.  My years in Europe had changed me in many ways and I no longer felt 100% "American." Although I fit in outwardly, had a career, bought a house, etc., I always felt that pull towards Europe, which had been my home during my formative years.  I guess what I am trying to say is that it can be very hard to "go home" although many do so successfully. Be prepared for the possibility that if you go back you may experience reverse culture shock which is very, very disconcerting. Culture shock in a foreign country is expected but it can be an odd feeling to experience it in your native country. There is no right or wrong decision here - everyone has to follow their gut, but just be careful of rose colored nostalgia - it can be deceptive.Best of luck !
  16. MOVING OUT SALE

    wooden dining table and electric range sold
  17. Only in America...

      as I recall she has already been 100% outed on that one.  Unless you're suggesting she really IS native american?
  18. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    I use a Hoxx VPN free account, still working for me, didn't even get asked if I have a licence today...   Just Google Hoxx VPN - there are links for Firefox & Chrome add-ons
  19. My license HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE   yes...yes...   but I'm sure, no,...no...I can't be that lucky for real?  What's the story with that?  I do remember that there was no expiration on licenses until a few years ago.  If my license is not marked with an expiration, am I grandfathered in?  Or do I have to magically figure out when I need to replace it?
  20. Turning left at cross intersection

    really?  even if there is a designated left turn lane for bikes and it has its own light?    
  21. Question for contact lens wearers...

    I don't know anything about "soft" lenses that are custom made - I thought the options went pretty much from monthlies to gas permeables but indeed, my eyes are "simple" so never looked into all that!   for the gritty feeling, I found a HUGE difference when I switched from an all purpose cleaner to a peroxide based cleaner.  truly a 200% improvement in comfort.  I still have to take them out some days to for a rubby-cleaning with multipurpose stuff, but I am truly comfortable with them now for long stretches after switching to peroxide solution (a la easy-sept or similar).  Using MP solution for overnight cleaning, I often could not last more than a few hours before the scratchy feeling started.   sometimes the material used for the lens is a factor as well.  I do very well with b&l and coopervision lenses, but my goodness, the other brands I;ve tried were pure hell.  Why?  no one knows.  but they were very very irritating to my eyes.   good luck!
  22. Only in America...

      Every one of us is a mix, but that does not mean there is no ability to draw inferences.   The perfect should not be the enemy of the good.     While the example above may be correct, you will find few Native Americans with red or blonde hair.    In addition, you will find few Germans with Mitochondrial DNA type A2.      One thing i have noticed about Roberta Estes blog is that she uses old screens from 23andme and from reading the pages you have recommended, it seems that her remarks apply to all tests.   They don't.   She even recommends a couple of tests above the others (in an article written in 2015), but tends to dismiss all of them even if their methods are not identical.   That aside, her blog is interesting to read and i will visit it frequently.   Thanks for that.      23andme brings in data from Human Genome Diversity Project HapMap and the 1000 Genomes project.   It does not rely solely on self reporting from customers.    23andme has only 31 ancestry categories for the whole world.   The company is pretty clear about having problems separating some of the DNA from central Europe and the British Isles.  Less than 10k years ago, there was a land bridge called "Doggerland" and there was migration.     For the example of Elizabeth Warren, a US politician who received a Professorship at Harvard as a "Native American", she is born in 1949, so if she has any Native ancestors since around 1810, maybe something will show up.   
  23. Turning left at cross intersection

    It must be in Berlin, LOL.   There is only §9(4) StVO which prescribes the crossing to be designed so, that all vehicles can turn left simultaneously:   I think your behaviour within the spirit of §9 should be to turn left to the car lane to avoid collision with the cyclists who can go straight at the same time, pass the crossing and then go to the right bike lane.
  24. Question for contact lens wearers...

    No, no multi-focal lenses. We've determined that while yes, I cannot see so well up close with either glasses or contacts, I'm not at that "hold everything at arms length" to read it. So it's still ok. And I read well upclose without my glasses (for now, heh heh).  I also have soft lenses, not hard/gas permeable. Sorry, I didn't mention that.   What bothers me is the rigidity of the toric lense. Yeah, it's thicker because of my strong astigmatism, but with the monthly lenses I never had this issue at all! I've told the owner of the shop this and he seems perplexed that it bothers me so much, so we've ordered different ones (plus when I only use the right eye to see, I can see, but everything is blurred, so he thinks they didn't put the right curvature in the lense). This is included in the price. I've had the lense in all day and it's annoying as heck. I'm constnatly rubbing my eye (yes, it's dusty in my flat after a day of cleaning, but that's never bothered me this much before). If this is how it is, I'd rather go back to the cheap monthlies.   I also asked about "renting" the lenses. It seems this means really you can a new examination every 6 or 9 months without question and then of course a change in lenses (within 2 months I have a guarantee anyhow). With renting it seems it's also cheaper to get a replacement lense if one gets lost.
  25. Well, I would rather ask: have you read Stephen King books? Books about zombie apocalypse? They are also not compatible with rule of law. Burn them!   The same logic: somehow many people, not only MikeMelga, believe that terrorists read books. LOL!   Does ISIS publish books to brainwash people? No! They publish Youtube videos and short hysterical texts in social media. Basically, the same mechanism as Breitbart, Alex Jones and other conspiracy nutjobs. They only difference between ISIS and Alex Jones is that the latter does not preach violence.   Terrorists do not read books! They do not go to the library.
  26. ah, fair enough.  I'm near Dornbusch. 
  27. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Tap - Rippenprellung is just nasty ... it usually takes 6-8 weeks of bad sleep, delicate coughing and almost no good laughing (the 3+ times I've had it) to go away but it does fade.  I've not found much of anything that makes it better and you may even have some clicking (kind of like costochondritis) as it all heals.  Hope you heal fast.   Flummoxed?  The band that I've bought tickets to see in November has so far changed the venue 3 times - larger (local), even larger (farther away), and now tiny (great venue but annoying to get to) ... I wonder just how long I should wait before asking for new tickets / a refund or at least where the heck I should show up.
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