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  1. On 10/23/2020, 9:26:42, MikeMelga said:


    On 10/23/2020, 9:26:42, MikeMelga said:



    Meanwhile Daimler is partering with Waymo, who have fsd cars on the road already.


    But I'm not sure whether there is the demand for fsd. Most people prefer to drive than to be the passenger. That's human nature.


  2. On 10/23/2020, 9:26:42, MikeMelga said:

    Yep. No LIDAR, no HD maps, and yet it works!


    Mark this: they just won the autonomous driving race! It will still take 2 years or so to make it robust, Mobileye is probably be as good as they are, but in the end they are the car company with more than 1 million cars on the road ready for it.

    On 10/23/2020, 9:26:42, MikeMelga said:



    2 years away, eh?





  3. Sky sports Germany have the rights to the PL atm but you probably have to subscribe for a yearormaybe 2 and give 3 months notice of quitting.


    Also, the commentary is in German. I'm not sure whether they show all games. DAZN didn't when they had the rights.


  4. 2 hours ago, steilkuste said:

    Hey Guys

    I'm banking with Berliner Sparkasse I need to get hold of statements from 2015-2017

    The online search says there is nothing to find in 2014,15, 16 and the beginning of 2017

    Do they have a record of my statements on line? (I have downloaded the statements from 2018-2020)

    Anyone know of  good way to deal with this?



    I know I can only see two years back online also. Ask at the counter might be the best bet, but there is probably a fee.


    Why do you need them as a matter of interest?


  5. 40 minutes ago, GoldenJoe said:


    You are manipulating the figures. The majority of people with non-German background came from other European countries. 



    But this post

    shows that the arrested people were mainly from other countries. 


    So there is no need to pull the owl on the globe

    I just made the distinction between native Germans and everyone else. If you want to make further distinctions, then the statistics gets complicated:



    If you have more precise figures, feel free to post them.


  6. 32 minutes ago, jeba said:

    I doubt that the majority of Frankfurt residents aren´t Germans. Apart from that Frankfurt isn´t part of Bavaria, the numbers of which I mentioned.

    It says it in the link I posted. I’d have thought you’d be the sort to believe the Daily Mail.


    You quoted an article about Frankfurt in the post I responded to.


  7. 22 hours ago, jeba said:

    On Saturday there were riots in Frankfurt as well.



    This is what creates prejudice. And for clarification: I don´t mean that it´s reported.

    On 6/24/2020, 10:47:53, DoubleDTown said:


    On 6/24/2020, 10:47:53, DoubleDTown said:



    The majority of people who live in Frankfurt are not native Germans, so if the majority arrested are not native Germans that in itself is no statistical evidence that non-native Germans are more likely to be arrested than native Germans.



    Unless you have more precise figures, you have to admit you are jumping to conclusions.


  8. 9 hours ago, DoubleDTown said:


    It's social science.   The same type of methodology used to gather data and make informed decisions about all sorts of things.  Sometimes ethnicity is a valid and useful data point.  Just ask France where they aren't collecting ethnic-associated medical data how useful it is to be blind to ethnicity.


    Wikipedia:  Social science is the branch of science devoted to the study of societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies.

    The term was formerly used to refer to the field of sociology, the original "science of society", established in the 19th century. In addition to sociology, it now encompasses a wide array of academic disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, economics, human geography, linguistics, management science, media studies, musicology, political science, psychology, welfare and nursing studies[1] and social history.


    Looking at youtube videos and saying "Lots of rioters don't look like ethnic Germans" doesn't seem like a very scientific methodology.


  9. May be a cultural misinterpretation between jeba and SC. If someone says "Pop in if you're in the neighbourhood", that counts as an invitation in some places.


    Germans when giving an invitation will usually give you the time, date, address and tell you what sort of sausages to bring.


  10. 6 hours ago, DoubleDTown said:



    I think it's legitimate social science to figure out the background of who participated in the violence.   Anecdotal evidence from the many YouTube videos suggest the participants are not ethnic Germans.  That's just a fact.


    Is that social science or ethnic science?


  11. As Tesla was mentioned, I seem to recall Musk was charged with securities fraud by the SEC



    And he is also facing a 2.6 billion lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duties and unjustly enriching himself with the purpose of Solar City.



    Also, some major shareholders are opposing the reappointment of the Tesla chairperson. So maybe it's not as squeaky clean under the hood as an electric car...


  12. Volkswagen revenue is 250 billion, so according to the "multiply by 5" metric, it should be worth 1.25 trillion.


    However, Volkswagen's market cap is ... wait for it ... 80 billion. So about one third of revenue.


    Google has a high multiple because it has high profit margins, e.g. 30%.


    The auto industry has much lower margins.




  13. After the past few months of quarantine and lockdown etc., and having vacation days to use up, I decided I needed a break, and eventually settled on Weimar. Actually I decided on Weimar as it was the featured city on Tatort a couple of weeks ago while I was trying to decide and it looked reasonably pleasant on TV at least.


    I went to Goerlitz for a few days at the start of the year and I kind of meant to write a review about it on here, and but never got round to it, so now I'm doing it for Weimar but may also include some of my thoughts on Goerlitz.


    First thing that surprised me was that Weimar was smaller than I expected. Because it was namechecked in the Weimar Republic and with its cultural history, I had expected a bigger city, but it has a population of only around 60,000, which has been relatively static since before WWII.


    However, because of tourism, the city centre feels like that of a bigger city and it was pleasantly buzzing during the daytime with plenty of restaurants, ice cafes, etc.. There are also plenty of shops reflecting Weimar's historical cultural heritage selling sheet music, antiques, and concrete furniture (yeah, wtf??).


    So I went to the Bauhaus museum which seemed to contain a little bit of everything: pottery, film, architecture, industrial design, furniture etc. Some multimedia thingies were switched off because of corona, so I don't know what they contain. I didn't see much about the institutional history of Bauhaus, which is probably just as well as if I recall correctly it's just a long litany of internecine political infighting, and external political interference. Also I didn't see much of anything about the individual teachers and graduates, or what they went on to do after Bauhaus, or the longer term influence of Bauhaus - but maybe some of this was in the closed multimedia exhibits.


    I also went to the Neues Weimar museum, which was billed as a modern art museum but there was nary a piece later than 1897. There were some nice pastoral landscapes, and lots of Nietzsche busts, which I didn't know was a thing.


    There are lots of other museums and exhibits, most of which are to do with Goethe, his house, his garden house, his outdoor toilet etc. etc. that I didn't go to, but may be interesting if you're German and have grey hair.


    So that was the centre of Weimar; outside of the city centre, there is basically nothing aside from Plattenbau, a few kebab shops and supermarkets. The locals were mostly hostile. According to Google maps there were about ten pubs in the whole place, which would be expected in an Irish village of 600, never mind a city of 60,000.


    These aspects reminded me also of Goerlitz i.e. lack of pubs and unfriendly locals, but I guess it's a general east German thing. Outside the big cities, the towns and villages of the former DDR are populated by the stinksauer losers of reunification, and when they see tourists coming in and eating in restaurants they can't afford to go to, it probably accentuates their resentment.


    Moving out from Weimar, I had my bike and cycled around a bit. I went to Buchenwald, which was moving.


    I cycled to Jena along the Thuringische Stadtkette cycling route. It took a while to get out of Weimar as it is fairly built up, then it was countryside for probably less than 10k, then there was a nice descent into Jena, but it was a wooded area so there were no nice views.


    I also cycled to Erfurt, but took a different route from the Stadtkette (deliberately of course ;) ) for the first half, and that was really nice as it was up above the town with nice views across the country, then I got onto the Stadtkette route again, but it wasn't particularly well marked or scenic, unless you consider electrical substations and Ikea distribution centres as scenic. However, I could see over Erfurt on the way in and the descent into the city was nice.


    Erfurt city centre was compact but its labyrinthine mediaeval street layout baffled me so I spent half the time looking at the map screen. Erfurt was pretty cool, I'd definitely go back there to explore it a bit more. And when I'm a 75 year old Goethe fanboy maybe I'll return to Weimar. :)



  14. On 5/30/2020, 8:56:55, jeba said:

    Would the Agentur für Arbeit be prepared to communicate via DE-mail in case he can´t give a postal adress? Maybe worth asking if that´s the situation.

    The Agentur don't need to communicate with him but it makes it easier for the authorities in the next country.


  15. 3 hours ago, kaTsu said:

     Thank you so much for your response, Where can I find what ALG I have? Most certainly I'm planning to go home in about 1 month from now. 

    See LeonG's answer above.


    Ask for the U2 form as soon as possible as it takes a while to set up.


    It helps if you have an address where you will be staying in the next country.



  16. If you are an EU citizen and you are on ALG I, ask them for a U2 form which allows you to transfer your benefits to another country for up to 3 months.



    If you are on ALG II, you can't transfer it.


    In either case, if you want to leave the country, just let them know beforehand. The money you get is for time already unemployed, so you don't have to pay it back.