keith2011

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About keith2011

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  • Location Au, Munich
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  1. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      Yes but you are missing the point which is there is a major pollution problem is many of cities and towns in Europe, that is damaging peoples health, now. A major cause is ice vehicles and diesels in particular and that needs to be fixed. There will, I am sure, be a progressive ban that will become a total one,  sooner rather than later hopefully. I would love to someday look back at ice vehicles in the same way as incandescent light bulbs
  2. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    They could start by banning the use of diesel vehicles inside Munich's mittler ring. This morning (like most work days between 7-9 am) outside my building's front door there was a tail back from the traffic light about 1km away, many diesel cars and vans not moving with their engines running and mostly just the driver on board and it really stank of fumes. Certainly not healthy and I feel sure it has contributed to the  bronchitis my wife has suffered for the last 2 weeks and my bad cough following a cold. We have typical November weather conditions here in Munich at present, low cloud, cold and no wind so the pollution just builds up.
  3. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    At this time I think it is worth pointing out that before the emissions scandal came to light  new diesel engine cars were quite a bit more expensive than their equivalent petrol engine versions. The selling advantage being cheaper and better fuel economy and supposedly a longer life and more environmentally friendly. So hardly a poor peoples car any more than the EV of today.      
  4. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

    That foam stuff usually won't get you anywhere its useless, just a joke!
  5. Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

    You maybe right but given that it is not just me (ref. the complaints of several years ago) and the comments by @Metall on the software, I would suggest on balance that TT was the culprit.
  6. Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

      The thing to do is to make sure you do not use your TT password anywhere else, not even on porn sites.
  7. Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

    Yep same here. Interestingly "haveibeenpwned" is not showning TT as having been breached but I have in the past received scam emails with "Hello keith2011" i.e. my unique, for me, TT username.
  8. Money stolen from my bank account

      Totally agree with respect to the lastschrift system but in this case the debit appears to be for purchase of something via a bogus Paypal account in the victims name i.e.but  not a lastschrift fraud but maybe something deeper.
  9. Money stolen from my bank account

      Indeed true but difficult these days unless the Postbank have not yet introduced login confirmation. I am with a different bank but for the last few months (new EC requirement I believe) login online with credentials also requires confirmation via a mobile (SMS or PhotoTan) or some also offer a card reader that generates a TAN.
  10. Money stolen from my bank account

      That is true but, unless it has changed, Paypal deposit two random small amounts (a few cents) in the debit account and those exact sums have to be confirmed before the Paypal setup is complete. That would indicate that the fraudster is at least able to view your bank account as well as having sufficient information to use your identity. Have you ever seen those 2 small deposits on your account? Also have you ever followed telephone instructions from someone claiming to be from Microsoft and claiming your PC had a virus, or something similar? Good advice from @dj_jay_smith but I would certainly be concerned that your PC had been hacked or maybe someone close to you has inadvertently leaked your info or is the culprit.  
  11. Marriage- forms E39/ D180 UK

    I am a British  citizen and I needed the Decree Absolute and a translation from a certified service. Also a recent copy of my birth certificate* (for some strange reason they would not accept the original), not sure about the rest of the stuff you mentioned but definitely not anything additional signed by a judge. Maybe a good idea, if you have the time, to make an appointment with the Standesamt and take along everything you have then they will tell you if anything is missing.   Edit * When I said copy I meant a duplicate from the Registry of B.D.& M. in the town where I was born.
  12. Non-Smoking Bars/Kneipe in Hamburg (Lack of)

    That is exactly what I did in my initial shisha question see quote below:-   "Somewhat off track from the OP and at the risk of going even further astray @lisa13 do you have any idea how the shisha bars in Munich get round the smoking ban? Some even serve food I believe."   My post following the initial response from @lisa13 was merely a further to that and I really don't understand the subsequent clearly annoyed responses.
  13. Non-Smoking Bars/Kneipe in Hamburg (Lack of)

      The same could be said for the OP of this thread and many other postings in this forum. What's the problem with a question requesting opinions and points of view or posting something in the hope of generating an interesting response??? Isn't that what this forum is about?
  14. Non-Smoking Bars/Kneipe in Hamburg (Lack of)

    @lisa13 Thanks for that, not sure though if the law is even dependant on tobacco smoking, given that vaping, where the liquids  used are not tobacco and in some cases are even nicotine free, is also banned.
  15. Non-Smoking Bars/Kneipe in Hamburg (Lack of)

    Somewhat off track from the OP and at the risk of going even further astray @lisa13 do you have any idea how the shisha bars in Munich get round the smoking ban? Some even serve food I believe.