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About HH_Sailor

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality Brexit made me German
  • Gender Male
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  1. What made you laugh today?

    OK, one for our older readers....       Full story
  2.   OK - lick your knife... just please don't use it to get the next load of peanut butter from the jar. The others at table won't want your spit on our peanut butter sarnies.   If your table is stable (there's a poem there somewhere) then your elbows won't cause a problem. But our garden table is seriously wobbly.  Elbows off  - or it'll come crashing down. 
  3. President Donald J. Trump

    And I thought only German sentences got to grow that long before hitting the full stop.
  4. Odd news

    One for @Malt-Teaser ...       BBC story
  5. Today I did something stupid

    Put my comfy house slippers on before chasing the wasp out.   Result :  Got stung between the toes.   Feels like a permanent splinter when I walk (but it's not - daughter checked)  
  6. What made you laugh today?

    and a free pass to the semi finals of Britains's Got Talent to those who can...
  7. Eastenders and Eichel

  8. Funny or shocking job interview stories

    Long time ago, I turned up late for the interview with the simple excuse that I'd been to the other XYZ-IT company in the same street - some 200m away.   First company took a while to find th guy who was hiring - and he said he didn't have interviews today. We checked again and realised I should have been at house number 15 and not at 25. Wasn't even a subsiduary or such.   Offices tend to have office names on the front and not house numbers...   All my fault, I know. Just get there early everyone - just like the Germans do!   just in case... 
  9. 'never change a running system'   Although agreeing with that notion, I exchanged the speedport for a fritzbox as it allowed for better integration of wifi repeaters (mesh) as well as network features I use (allowing outside use of my disk space / local cloud).   Didn't gain any speed though...
  10. Don't panic! Test of national catastrophe alarm

      Not many people do, but it's quite possible to run the router from a battery backup system (USV). That keeps the phones up unless the street connection goes.    It's also a way to keep a burglar alarm connected. Or a 'red cross, old folks emergency button' working if the power goes.
  11. What made you laugh today?

    New political force  :  Tantrum Diplomacy       Full story
  12. Why are you unhappy today?

  13. Coronavirus

        Oh dear - what short memory some people have....   A face mask is there to prevent the virus getting OUT and not the virus getting IN. You'd need a very uncomfortable and close fitting FP3 mask for that.   The function of a face mask (nose/mouth covering) is to keep the others safe - not the wearer.  
  14. Don't panic! Test of national catastrophe alarm

        Once upon a time I worked around the corner from Broadmoor Hospital, the high security hospital in UK.   All the really smart, criminally insane inmates could escape at 11:00 on a Monday, as there too was a regular test of the sirens
  15. Don't panic! Test of national catastrophe alarm

    We get that too, used as "end of market" signal on Saturdays.   However - This new annual test will not just be the local siren, but also the messages on the radio, warn Apps (NiNa & Co)   So your phones may start bleeping too...