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About Smaug

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality Spain
  • Hometown Madrid
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  1. Quitting permanent job for freelancing work

    I completely agree with El Jeffo. You are eligible to naturalize as a freelancer (I naturalized as one) but being an employee shows your application in a better light. I would wait until the naturalization certificate is in hand and then consider going freelance.
  2. Coronavirus

      I've never switched my icloud account to a different country, but I have separate accounts based on different countries to deal with this sort of problem. If my bank in Spain, for example, doesn't let me download their app, I log out my German iCloud account and log in my Spanish iCloud account and download the app. My Germany AppStore apps keep working, although they might not update until I switch back to the German iCloud account. I've been doing this for many, many years and never have had any serious problems. The most annoying thing is that every  once in a while a banking app that hasn't been updated for a long time stops working because the bank enforces an upgrade. In that case, I logout the country X iCloud account, and log in the country Y iCloud account and then update all the relevant apps. Apple Pay always works regardless of which iCloud account you are using and the country that issued the credit card, so you can mix cards from different countries and they all stay active.
  3. Germany: Conformism and its consequences

      Invite him to catch the frog himself, or alternatively invite him to explain why it's your job to eliminate wildlife he finds annoying.
  4. President Donald J. Trump

      DT didn't kill George Floyd I think he is responsible for the continuing violence in America. As the official leader of the US, he should be working on a plan that deals with the problems of racism and police brutality in his country. He should also be communicating to Americans how he's going to solve these problems in order to appease and reassure Americans that things are going to change. That's his job. People are angry and staying angry because he's not doing anything about the issue and he hasn't even said he's going to do anything about the it. Instead, he's threatening with violence and repression. Trump shows us every day how stupendously unsuited he is to lead his country.
  5. Police brutality in the USA

      Not just the cameras, but YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp... There's no need for the press to get involved for a witness to spread her story. Anyone can do it.
  6. President Donald J. Trump

    More here: Twitter hides Trump 'shooting' tweet over 'glorification of violence' "When the looting starts, the shooting starts," the President wrote.
  7. President Donald J. Trump

      I agree with you in principle. However, I somehow it is slightly less unacceptable to demean the most notorious selfish, mysogynist, racist, xenophobic bully on the planet than someone else who just happens to be overweight, ugly, or whatever, just be he or she is overweight, ugly... DJT demeans, insults, and bullies people publicly every single day, and sometimes he seems to do that for hours on end.  
  8. Alternative titles of threads

    German-shooting rules!
  9. I would've expected he could at least have rolled out of bed and put on a T-shirt to make the video.
  10. health insurance - urgent

      He didn't work or claim universal tax credit according to the multiple similar threads the OP has started today:  
  11. Bus in Bergedorf

      "Diverse" bus driver. Draw your own conclusions.   Just wanted to make sure we've covered all the bases!     
  12. health insurance - urgent

    Also, visits to doctors, dentists...
  13. Conspiracy theorists

      What really gets my goat is that Yahoo News reports on the absurd musings of a random, clueless member of the public. For one thing, the theories that Bill Gates (who has been disposing of his wealth for decades for charity purposes) has a lucrative interest in a vaccine against COVID-19 are so irrational they shouldn't be aired by any serious news outlet.
  14. Hugs to you Spidey!
  15. Coronavirus

      That thing scares the crap out of me.