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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. Good news

      Thanks @El Jeffo.   Must be my spam filter / firewall / tinder / long legs pix filters not finding the story in English.   It was on the front page of my German local newspaper this week ( in the "and then there was..." section.)    
  2. Driving Restrictions Frankfurt

        I saw an article about local fire services having containers. They push or lift the burning (!) car into the container and smother it with foam / water. 10.000 litres will cover a car and keep it cool.   story
  3. Good news

    So you get stuck north of the polar circle in a serious storm on ice covered roads and your mobile home (amer: RV) can't move even though you've got snow chains.   You've called for assistance everywhere but apart from some service saying "maybe" and "cash €1000" your are well and truely stuck.   Well just create a Tinder account and see if anyone is around who could help...   Full story (German) here     Spoiler: They get rescued within 5(!) minutes by a nearby builder who brings along his his bulldozer  and tows them off the road to a safe place to stop for the night.    
  4. Politics Gen XYZ

    No, each page will have a different Monty Python catchphrase.   Thus empowered, Britons will travel the world knowing they are a laughing stock.
  5. A gift to a doctor

      Anyone consuming large quantities of Haribos, does so at their own risk, as shown in these Amazon reviews :   Use Gummi Bears with care
  6. What made you laugh today?

      Now that's what I call a sub...
  7. Cholesterol values - question for the Doctors

    Well, I am not surprised that my suggestion to ignore the test results met with  derision and disdain from some sides. It took me a while to convince my family members, that I was coming off the statins.   But they support me now.   I won't start a page by page, blow by blow battle to convince anyone. However, as some have already noted - the jury is out on this one.     Just one link - to show willing:  NHS reports: Study says there's no link between cholesterol and heart disease   They report here, in an easy to digest form, that a series of meta studies  (that's studies using data provided by previous studies) can't confirm all the bad headlines.  The NHS line, as I read it, is  pretty much "its not as clear cut as most reporting"   The information is out there - and not just on the internet. I already suggested a book and a German TV documentary. ARD and ARTE are hardly known for airing conspiracy packaged as facts.   Best advice I can offer for anyone affected by this controversy is to keep an open mind, read up as much as possible, then talk to as many professionals as you can, asking the questions that your research throws up.   Then, make your own decisions about how you want to look after yourself.   Good Health !  
  8. Cholesterol values - question for the Doctors

    Well at the risk of being labelled as someone thinking against the grain, my advice is to ignore the  cholesterol  levels and the tests completely   There is still (after 60 yrs of clinical research) no evidence that  cholesterol  eaten can cross the boundary into your bloodstream.   Assuming your German (or French) is good enough, you can watch this  wonderful documentary from ARTE on youtube.   Cholesterol  : The Big Bluff       Alternatively, I recommend reading  Krank durch Früherkennung by Frank Wittig It includes a bibliography of many, many studies backing up his ideas.   I found a Dr in my local town who agrees - and took me off my statins.   I'm not a doc. Nor am I medically trained. But the book and the film convinced me (and my educated and trained doc).   It's an uphill struggle to go against the medical advice - but I havn't seen any  side effects yet. Yes - I have angiograms, heart/breathing tests on the ergometer and other tests at the docs appropriate to my age (over 60). Your partner and even your family will chip in too - mine did. But in the end it's your choice (not some unknown forum addict from the internet ! )          
  9. Learning SAP

      Ahh, I'll go back to sleep then, to dream about anything but SAP.
  10. Learning SAP

    @tor  is there a TT award for awakening the oldest thread ? 12yrs 3mon is quite a sleep time even for TT.   Glad I don't have to learn SAP again:   What sort of SQL language is ABAP - not even got a JOIN in the coding (SAP 3.1 when I was a lad) 
  11. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

  12. What made you laugh today?

          IKEA "story"
  13.   @john g.  The alternative of not getting old is death. From where I stand, (in the land of the living), getting old has significant advantages...   But a quality of life vs. getting old thread (incl. ethical arguments) is surely somewhere else on this erudite forum. Or is waiting for someone else to start.  
  14. 2019, an espresso odyssey

        Look at me, I open my mouth and put my foot in it...   Why does this coffee taste like mud ? Because it was ground this morning.   I'll leave this highly technical discussion to you experts.
  15. 2019, an espresso odyssey

    At the risk of moving off topic to filter coffee,  I bought one of these for my sailing trips. https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00T3WHAT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1   Lightweight, non sliding base making it handy on a sloping galley worktop (but for safety always leave it in the sink), easy to clean - and the coffee tastes good too.   I don't drink out of it - just use it to make coffee and then pour into my mug.   Survived 2 years of use on board.    Back to the espresso track :  Used on of these simple devices for the last 4000nm. Strong, rust free, good coffee flavour - but needs watching on the stove   https://www.amazon.de/dp/B005FBSZCO/?coliid=I3VX42ALPU6NGZ&colid=1FM23FGCT5ODO&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it   Just sayin'