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About Smaug

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
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  1. Brexit: The fallout

    @LukeSkywalker No idea, sorry. I usually buy Spanish cheese in Spain because it tends to be so expensive in Germany.   Lidl sells Cinco Lanzas during their regular "spanische Woche". Sadly, you can't buy a plain whole cheese; instead, they sell tapas-sized slices of it in tiny packages. The kind they sell is red-wine flavoured, which is fine, but I prefer the plain one.    
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      And Spain! If you like strongly flavoured cheeses look for: Cabrales (like Stilton on steroids) Cinco Lanzas García Baquero (one of my favorite cheeses ever) Flor de Esgueva (like Cinca Lanzas, it's a Manchego-style hard cheese, but better than Manchego in my opinion). Torta del Casar: so strong it'll make your mouth hurt. It's a soft cheese and you can spread it on toast. It's like Marmite (you only need a little bit because it's so flavourful).  
  3. The TransferWise Borderless Account includes a German IBAN (among others). Maybe that's enough for your needs.   Last time I checked DKB only accepted non-residents who are German citizens.
  4. Pyur telling me I need to switch

    They are lying.  Any action required by subscribing customer for continued service of any utility is ALWAYS communicated in writing.    Sales people tell porkies like this ever day. 
  5. Coronavirus

        I find that extreme. People die from the flu, car accidents, eating peanuts, being stung by bees, etc. every day. There's a number of deaths (I don't dare prescribe a precise number) which is acceptable because preventing them would cause unreasonable cost, inconvenience, and so on. We could make cars nearly 100% safe if they were made not to exceed a speed of 30 km/h but that would have a disproportionate cost on society.   Corona is here to stay. My prediction is that it will change over time, like the cold and flu viruses do, and it will just become part of the annoying respiratory infections we are accustomed to live with. We'll keep getting sick every year and we won't know if it was a cold, corona, or the flu that made us feel miserable for a few days. My main worry is the antivaxx movement. If it keeps gaining traction, more and more people will refuse the flu and the future corona vaccines and that will have a negative impact on not just deaths, but also loss of hours worked and general well-being. We'll see.
  6. President Donald J. Trump

        Has there been one during the last four years that wasn't? 
  7.   I trust a third party can step in and fill in the blanks (pun intended).
  8. Alternative titles of threads

      Or "My neighbor is trying to get me eviscerated"