Maarsch

Supporters
  • Content count

    137
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Maarsch


  1. Finally got to do the editing on some short stories that have been laying around in rough shape.

    Finished Wolfenstein: The new order and The old blood.

    Launched a satellite in Factorio
    Set up a daily workout and have been sticking to it fairly well (90%+ completion rate over 3 weeks now)

     

    Not looking forward to the step after Kurzarbeit. But while it lasts . . . . . not so bad.

    1

  2. I've used Rewe and it worked quite well. Gotta book 2-3 days ahead of time to get a delivery time to your liking. If you're a better planner than me you can do that a week in advance and it's no worries.

    €3-5 added on delivery charge and they've been pretty good at getting to me in the allotted time frame. They've forgotten maybe an item or 2 and once broke a bag of flour.

     

    If you are planning to use Rewe now. . . . . . good luck. The website allows to book up to 4 weeks ahead and mine is booked solid.

    1

  3. On 3/10/2020, 1:31:47, Maarsch said:

    I'll be buying some every week.

    I don't know how to recognize when it's turning up again. Maybe I won't make as much money on stuff i buy now than I make on things I will buy in 2 weeks. But if/when things go back to normal I'll have made some money.

     

    But it looks like the panic is starting to set in around here . . . so yeah, probably worst is yet to come.

     

    The first part of this post isn't aging well :D

    0

  4. 4 minutes ago, tokeshu said:

     

    Kreis Tuttlingen.

     

    It's really astounding. She's trying to do the right thing and they told her (over the phone) that they don't need to see her. 

     

    They're saying to call 116 117 here. Is that just in Hamburg or in all of Germany?

    1

  5. 22 hours ago, fraufruit said:

    Stupid as shit to sell at this point. Not time to pick up bargains yet, either, IMO.

     

    I'll be buying some every week.

    I don't know how to recognize when it's turning up again. Maybe I won't make as much money on stuff i buy now than I make on things I will buy in 2 weeks. But if/when things go back to normal I'll have made some money.

     

    But it looks like the panic is starting to set in around here . . . so yeah, probably worst is yet to come.

    0

  6. There are thousands of people that take the different ferries to Airbus and surroundings every day, it's generally considered fine.

    It's not the ferry that's the issue, it's getting there.

     

    There is no free parking spots after 06:00 (or 05:30 even) so you'll have to bike/public transport in, show up super early, or try to park in the "neighborhood" somewhere and walk the last 1-2 km (my old boss had a folding bike in her trunk).

    There is the dedicated bus (E86) from Altona that leaves every 7 minutes. There is the 21 from Klein Flottbek(and beyond), the 286 from Blankenese/Othmarschen(and beyond) and the 36 schnellbus from Altona/Blankenese (and beyond).

    Getting dropped off isn't really recommended with the large volume of buses where you want to disembark, but there are enough red lights/foot crossings where I've seen people jump out of barely-stopped cars.

     

    Alternatively, if you can get to Neumühlen/Övelgönne easily - especially by bike - it is an easy skip to Airbus or the ATP area (where the subcontractors are) from there as well.

    And a lot less Airbus (and associated) personnel on that ferry (though far more tourists in the summer months).

     

    Acceptable locations to live are with a decent connection to Altona/Blankenese/those buslines.
    Hell, theoretically the train from Elmshorn is 20 minutes and you exit in front of a bus that leaves every 7 minutes. Your commute would be better than my colleague from Bergedorf, which is technically Hamburg.

     

    My 20 minute commute through that tunnel has regularly taken far longer (I've quit that, might be a lot better now)

    0

  7. Depends on how you want your eggs.

    As binder you can use applesauce or mashed bananas for sweet stuff. Mashed pumpkin for savoury. And soaked ground flax seeds and tofu are neutral.

    If you want to make a meringue  you would whip chickpea juice (yes, really)

     

    If you want it boiled, fried or poached though . . .  I don't know. I'm sure there's a product on the market, but I don't know it.

    3

  8. Watched Knives Out last night.

    Well worth it, very nice.

     

    I'll be watching it again to see what things were signaled earlier in the film as soon as it gets to Netflix/whatever

    2

  9. On 10/25/2019, 10:45:26, Maarsch said:

    I've seen +1 quite a bit in America.

    For your . . . significant other. Which I was also aware of.

    And in modern internet SO.

    However, I was referred to as DH for a bit before I figured that one out.

    And I haven't put in the time to see what the reverse is. Though I assume DW would work.

     

     

    I was wrong. This came up in conversation the other day.

     

    There is Dear Husband (DH)

    Dear Son (DS)

    Dear Daughter (DD)

     

    But no Dear Wife (DW)

     

    Coz only certain women on certain parts of the internet use this.

    And none of them are gay?

    So there's no need for DW.

    0

  10. I've seen +1 quite a bit in America.

    For your . . . significant other. Which I was also aware of.

    And in modern internet SO.

    However, I was referred to as DH for a bit before I figured that one out.

    And I haven't put in the time to see what the reverse is. Though I assume DW would work.

     

    The singular They/Them have been around for centuries indeed. Though there's also modern initiatives.

    Image result for gender pronouns xe

     

     
     
    Pronoun cards 2016-02
    Non-English it's different though. In Germanic and Latin languages there's no old words for this (or at least not something that stuck), but people are working on new ones.
    Then there's cultures where there have been more than 2 genders since forever and I assume they have pronouns to go with it. Which then wouldn't be gender neutral so much as 3rd sex/gender pronouns, I guess.
     
     
    I have a friend who uses they now, but I knew them as her for years.
     I fuck that up on occasion.
    0

  11. I believe pitbulls (or whatever group of dog breeds that actually encompasses) used to be known as "Nanny dogs"

    Very good with kids.

    I've only really known 4 of those (who were indeed all sweet as anything) so I have anecdotal evidence only.

     

    Golden retrievers have the image of family dogs. Families get an "easy dog" which they then don't train as fully as they probably should. And then kids are stupid around dogs (We've been training mine for 2 years but when she's excited and happens to be around the dog she'll still hit him).

    Also, there's just waaaaaay more of em than most other dog breeds.


    They're also not the worst dog to have. Chances of the problem being on the other end of the leash . . . . are good.

    0

  12. What is it that the Germans say again, Jain.

    They have to be sure of the quality of the applicant.

    Quality is more easily proven if you have a Masters degree from a reputable university (a friend of mine had one from an not-reputable one and was invited to do a filler year to plug up holes).

    Showing up with a Bachelor's degree means there is might be a significant gap in knowledge/capability/etc you'll need to prove to them isn't there (Possibly be means of your certificates). Which means getting them around a table. Which  . . . . is very much up to the individual institution/person.

    I'd say +1 to Engelchen's suggestion of finding a professor first, over trying to get an application that is missing a checkbox (MSc) through the application process.

     

    My personal anecdote of how I got an invitation to a PhD program through personal connection is invalid, as that was in Japan

     

    0

  13. Climbing
    D&D
    Computer games
    Reading

     

    I want to do more of the first two, but the latter two are easier to do between other activities.

    I'd love to say travel, but that's not happening much lately

    0

  14. There's only some ways you can invest that. Can't just put it in a savings account.

     

    You can put it in a Bausparplan - where you save to buy a house. I haven't looked into this one but if you cash this in for anything other than buying a house it's kinda shitty, I believe.

    You can put it in a savings-plan. Not just your own savings account - but an official, done by someone else, sparplan. Your bank might have one or the bigger financial institutions will have one. There's "low-risk" ones and "higher risk" (by which I mean super low risk or moderately low risk) ones. This is for a minimum time of . . . .10? years.

    You can put it in a retirement plan. Again, done by someone else. This gets better returns than the one above, but you can't touch it till retirement. Doubles as life insurance sometimes.

    0