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  1. Bummer, Mietspiegel doesn't apply to furnished apartments.   It's an interesting question why somebody wants to rent out an apartment as furnished but shows pictures of an empty apartment, isn't it?!
  2. DHL parcel box

    I am a little bit flummoxed that somebody wants to ship something and doesn't show up with a fucking box in the first place...   After all, I imagine that the carton of the watch is simply too small to put the address label on it... 
  3. What made you laugh today?

    That was my inclination.
  4. What made you laugh today?

    @wolfrun : Although Trump utters a lot of shite regularly, he is right concerning this issue... Guess why the Europeans took French Guiana as location for their Space Center.   let me quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiana_Space_Centre   It is near the equator, so that less energy is required to maneuver a spacecraft into an equatorial, geostationary orbit.   It has open sea to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures are unlikely to fall on human habitations. Rockets launch to the east to take advantage of the angular momentum provided by Earth's rotation.   [..] the main benefit of Kourou is that the near-equatorial launch location provides an advantage for launches to low-inclination (or geostationary) Earth orbits compared to launches from spaceports at higher latitude. This is because rockets can be launched into orbits with an inclination of as low as ~6°. The lowest inclination a rocket from Cape Canaveral could be launched to is 28.5° (the latitude of Cape Canaveral). Inclination change burns already require significant amounts of delta-v, so needing to change inclination by 28.5° seriously affects a rocket's capability to send satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). As a result of these phenomena, similarly sized Proton and Ariane 5 rockets can send similar payloads to LEO. However, the Proton, launched from high latitudes in Russia, can only send 6,270 kg to GTO while a Kourou-launched Ariane 5 can send more than 10,000 kg to GTO.  
  5. Deposit check in U.S. and avoid transfer fees?

      Erm... Screenshot:
  6. Deposit check in U.S. and avoid transfer fees?

    You might want to read the section concerning "Bank of America" here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_ATM_Alliance    
  7. Kitchen sink drain leaking

    Disassemble... Clean all seal seats... Clean all seals...   (If anything is dodgy (like a broken seal), bring it to the next DIY store and buy a replacement)   Reassemble...   It might be dripping during the process, some surplus origami paper might be of good use here...
  8. Throwing "Gardinen Hamburg" into shouldn't be that hard, one of the first links has 38 addresses of stores:   https://www.hamburg.de/branchenbuch/hamburg/10233034/n0/    
  9. All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded

    It's worse. In "Diesel Gate", nobody can sue the car manufacturers for the loss of a family member.   In Boeing's situation, there are >300 who can.
  10. Smell of Origami paper

    Give it to somebody who rolls his/her own cigarettes?
  11. All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded

    The Seattle Times seems to have quite some connections to Boeing people, very interesting read: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/   Very interesting things about the FAA, too. This brings new light on the Ethiopian decision to send the black box to French authorities and not to the FAA as usual...
  12. All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Grounded

    OK, this is the way I understand so far...   1.) Boeing brought out a new version of its 737 that uses less fuel due to new engines.   2.) This new and bigger engine had to be attached at a place that massively alters the handling of the new 737 compared to older 737s.   3.) This would have required a new training for all pilots, even though they are certified to fly the old 737.   4.) Boeing solved that by having a software that "augments" the handling of the new plane to be closer to the handling of the older ones, and as such declared that no new training is required.   5.) This system seems to rely on just one sensor, and it isn't even mentioned in the manuals.   So, if I get it right, this system has no redundancy and even if the pilots knew how to switch this of  in case of a failure, they're left with a plane of which they never experienced the raw handling in a simulator...   I smell a shit load of trouble coming in for Boeing...  
  13. The increase of inaccurate advice on TT

    Wasn't the down vote button mainly used to downvote correct, but unwanted or unpleasant information?   Stuff like "No, you as an US-American cannot get a work permit as truck driver in Germany" or "This certificate is not sufficient to work as psychologist in Germany" tended to attract reds like a jam jar does flies...
  14. I ask myself the very same question...