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About HEM

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    Pontius the Pilot

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Cheshire (Bramhall & Plumley)
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Gliding, Volcanoes, Cooking, Music (Vivaldi to Steeleye Span).
  1. Interesting spam e-mails received

    Over the last few minutes two E-Mails "<my T-Online account> Ihre Telekom Festnetz-Rechnun..." arrived. Both appeared to come from a t-online account but in each case a (different) surname. Clearly bogus.   A Kundennummer is included in the mail but its not mine...   There is also a "button" inviting one to go to a hidden dubious URL.   BEWARE.
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    Similar to the entry fee required for the USA (ESTA).
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Since I only retired in DE as of February thats not going to count - but my UK state pension was as of July 2017.  Ah well - next Winter maybe.   Of course the German FA will want to tax it even if its "tax-free" in the UK per HMRC.
  4. Brexit: The fallout

    Maybe I qualify (born before 5 August 1953, live in the EU, not currently in jail...)
  5. Accused of torrenting copyrighted material

    Don't do that.  First of all it shows that you are alive & kicking & secondly they will know that already - thats what they live from.
  6. Another job for the forensic team at UKE. Luckily my daughter (works there) still has this week as vacation...
  7. I've used Moneycorp over several years & everything has run well.   Edit: I see I wrote the same 4 years ago - I last used them last year & still all worked fine.  Same contact person there.
  8. Traffic fines in Norderstedt

    Improved upon the original...
  9. I believe its your tough luck - but the Finanzamt have got their cut!   Some years ago we were able to purchase company shares at a favourable price - of course the "geldwerter Vorteil" was taxed in DE.  Then the company shares collapsed.  Luckily I had not invested too much but lost a fair bit - but at least the FA was in plus...
  10. Since they all drive at 95 on the Autobahn those signs on the back are pretty meaningless.
  11. Beggars knocking on your door

    They may well have the time to do whatever they want but not the fundage.
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    I thought the pound is set to soar!   On the other hand I heard a suggestion of two pounds to the Euro...
  13. Worst jokes ever

    The first computer dates back to Adam and Eve. It was an Apple with limited memory, just one byte. And then everything crashed..
  14. Returning to Germany

  15. Brexit: The fallout

    Or born outside Britain - both my children are Britsh (& German) and so far have not held a British passport (the German one is cheaper as has been pointed out).