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  1. 3G in Restaurants?

    I can't condone wishing death on anybody, but I think it's normal that people on the majority side of an argument tend to flip out and go to extremes faster than those in the minority.   I think anti-vaxers are analogous to "Straßenrasers" (speeders). Sure, they can do what they like and probably any one of them won't directly hurt anybody else. But over time there will inevitably be some who cause avoidable loss of life and everybody would be better off if they were just banned from driving. And, of course, they get pissed off at the people who drive 30km/h in 30 zones, but other people get much more pissed off at them driving >60.
  2. I think this goes to show there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. More accurately, though, it goes to show that statistics are only as good as the source data and that interpreting statistics is something people are able to do badly. If you collect data which people voluntarily enter into a website they stumbled across whilst googling "average wage in Germany", then you don't have a representative sample of the German population. In fact, you have a very shit representation of that population! I would tend to trust the data from Eurostat, which put the mean annual income in Germany at just under €30k in 2020. More crucial though, is that the median (much better gauge of "average" when considering income and wealth) is somewhat lower at just under €26k for 2020.   Once you subtract the cost of living, there is not much capacity left for the average German to buy a new electric car, at least not outright.
  3. 3G in Restaurants?

    I'm not sure why you would be surprised that something which is harmful to the ozone layer has industrial and commercial uses. The list of industrial processes which are either beneficial or neutral to the state of the planet is a pretty short one.
  4. 3G in Restaurants?

    Wiki excerpt: Being the third most important long-lived greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide also substantially contributes to global warming.[12][13] [12]"Chapter 8". AR5 Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. pp. 677–678. [13]"Nitrous oxide emissions pose an increasing climate threat, study finds". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. 3G in Restaurants?

    Sure, lively as a kindergarten playground, but significantly less insightful.
  6. We don't know yet if the OP is buying a house or an apartment. What would be the advice if buying an apartment where (at least in my case) the apartment key is the same one which us used for the main door of the shared house?
  7. 3G in Restaurants?

    Can this thread just be renamed to "Mr. Bear's personal blog" so that people stop showing up expecting to find a discussion? At the very least the thread should come with a warning.
  8. Did you yet contact Office B to alert them to the fact that you cannot find accommodation in Berlin? Perhaps you don't want that job / that location anymore anyway, in which case this point is mute. But my first point of call would always be to alert the future employer that there is a high risk of not being able to fulfill the new contract due to not finding housing. Perhaps they can help? Perhaps they would be willing to give you accommodation for a period while you search for yourself? It should come as no surprise to them that somebody from outside of Berlin is struggling to find something, and it seems a pretty solid reason for cancelling the contract with no hard feelings.
  9. High cholesterol level

    I find this fascinating - I'd never heard of a case where one food source alone is so strongly correlated to reduced degeneration. I suspect more studies are needed (even though there are very many already), but in the mean time it sounds like a very good idea for you to keep eating your poached eggs. One obvious suggestion - but perhaps you do this already - leave your toast un-buttered and you will more than compensate for the additional saturated fats you consume in the egg yolks.
  10. Sorry for late reply - Hyundai Kona, but it sounds from the past posts that only Tesla uses the HV battery so much during standstill. Sounds like the benefit of being a car manufacturer that produces only EVs... they properly utilize the fact that standstill consumption is peanuts for the main battery so why not use it?!
  11. UK Driving License "umschreiben"

    My experience is that having the German license only makes hiring a car in the UK much simpler. In the past, because I was using my UK drivers license, I not only had to take the paper license along with me to be shown, but I also had to make some online application at the DVLA to search my driving records and provide a code to the rental company proving that I had no recent driving violations. Has nobody else done this? A complete pain in the arse! Now I just flash my German license and good-is.
  12. The 12V drained on my EV due to a faulty in-car-entertainment system. It wasn't dead, just needed a jump which the ADAC mechanic gave me - same as for an ICE you get a number of get out of jail free jump starts included in your ADAC membership.
  13. Agreed. The only times I've ever exceeded 160 was when I wanted to see how fast the car I was driving could go. I see no practical purpose in a road car being able to exceed 160 (or 150, or 140, or insert other number here).
  14. UK Driving License "umschreiben"

    Nice link @HH_Sailor - I totally forgot that Brexit was the reason for me changing my license in the first place. From the ADAC linked article: "Wer bereits zum Zeitpunkt des Brexits seinen Wohnsitz in Deutschland hatte, hätte bis Ende Juni 2021 seine Fahrerlaubnis in einen deutschen Scheckkartenführerschein umtauschen müssen. Wer das nicht getan hat, fährt ohne gültige Fahrerlaubnis und begeht damit eine Straftat. Der Umtausch ist allerdings auch heute noch möglich. Mit Aushändigung der deutschen Scheckkarte ist das Fahren (wieder) erlaubt." Any Brit living in Germany at the time of Brexit had to change their license to a German one by end June 2021. Anyone who didn't do so has not been legally permitted to drive in Germany since July 2021 and will have committed a crime if they did drive since then without acquiring a license. The article goes on to say that UK drivers license holders have continued to be able to swap their license for a German one without additional testing, although some locations do require an eye test (test of sight).
  15. UK Driving License "umschreiben"

    Mine was September 2019 (I didn't realise it was so long ago!)