AnswerToLife42

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  1. Why are you unhappy today?

    The world's most experienced plaque-unveiler has died.   Prince Philip is dead
  2. What made you smile today?

    Not one, the German top tourist attraction. Forget the stuff in Bavaria.
  3. Experience or Suggestion for a new Toyota Car in Munich...

    Necessary in Munich. I would prefer a car with ventilated seats. My seat is warm after five minutes, but my back is completely wet after 30 minutes in summer.
  4. Ispropyl Alcohol / Isopropanol -- seeking

      So, the substance would kill the inhabitants of a whole town, but would be safe for horses? Reminds me of botox. Ten millionth of a gram can kill a man, but it can safely be applied on women.
  5. Ispropyl Alcohol / Isopropanol -- seeking

    Except drinking you can do anything with 99% alcohol. Dilute it as you want. It will not get hot like when you dilute concentated sulphuric acid with water. Tap water or destilled water? Tap water contains lime. If you dilute your alcohol with tap water and let the mixture evaporate on a clean surface the lime will stay on it. So, it depends what you plan to do.
  6. We also have an Abus lock. After installation we had the problem that we had to turn the key multiple times before it opened the lock. We complained and were told that eventually the lock will open. Sometimes you have to turn the key 10 times or more. They offered to exchange the lock, but for us it is ok the way it is. We have the lock for more than 10 years now and were allways able to open the door.
  7. What made you smile today?

    No comment:  
  8. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Since March 25th the Seychelles are open for tourists without vaccination. During the last seven days 3800 tourists from Israel, the UAR and India arrived. Today an airplane from Russia with 400 tourist arrived. They had a present on board: 1000 doses of Sputnik V and the promis to bring more. (Seychelles used the Chinese stuff for people younger than 60 and AstraZeneca for the older ones. The incidence rate is still above 200. Obviously the Chinese stuff is not so good. Time to try the Putin stuff)
  9. Daylight saving time - Germany

    More than 50% of France lie in the same range of longitude as the UK. Why don't they use the same time zone? (Of course, I know) DST even in winter. Even worse in Spain. Must be double DST for them in winter.  
  10. Coronavirus

    Some good news on a Friday evening: www.zeit.de "The European Medicines Agency (Ema) has granted approval to two Corona vaccine production sites in Germany and the Netherlands. The plant in Marburg produces the vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer. The company Halix in Leiden, the Netherlands, produces AstraZeneca's preparation. The decision could now ease bottlenecks in the supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the short term, as the pre-produced vaccine doses could be delivered quickly. Both companies have previously produced, but were not allowed to deliver without Ema approval. It is unknown how large the stocks are." Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)   www.hessenschau.de "Biontech plans to produce up to 250 million doses of its Corona vaccine at the Marburg plant this half-year. Once the plant is fully operational, up to one billion doses of the vaccine could be produced annually. This would make the plant in central Hesse one of the largest mRNA vaccine production facilities in the world. Also on Friday, the EMA decided that Biontech/Pfizer's Corona vaccine can be temporarily stored at less cold temperatures in the future. According to the authority, the vaccine can be stored for up to two weeks at temperatures between minus 25 and minus 15 degrees, and thus in standard pharmaceutical freezers. This should make vaccination by general practitioners possible." Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)  
  11. Coronavirus

    www.welt.de: "According to observations by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the role of children and adolescents in the spread of the new coronavirus seems to be changing. The number of Covid 19 cases increased in all age groups, but especially in children and adolescents, according to the RKI's latest online management report. For the majority of cases, the site of infection is not known. Outbreaks currently affect private households in particular, but increasingly also day-care centres, schools and professional environments, while the number of outbreaks in old people's homes and nursing homes has decreased. According to the RKI data, the 7-day incidences among children up to 14 years of age have more than doubled nationwide in the past four weeks - to more than 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at last count. For paediatricians, however, increased testing may play a role in addition to the increasing opening of day-care centres and schools. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)    
  12. Coronavirus

    When we visited the Seychelles in November they had less than 10 active cases. Now they have more than 600 active cases and 150 new infections every day. They started vaccination beginning this year. More than 60% of the population got the first dose and more than 30% the second dose already. I can't understand, why the numbers are still increasing. People younger than 60 were vaccinated with the Chinese stuff, older people with the Indian Astra Zeneca stuff. For me it looks like the Chinese stuff is fake.
  13. Coronavirus

    You can find more information on www.rki.de The detailed information you wanted may be there, but it's difficult to find. As an entry you could use. https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV_node.html;jsessionid=A82DAE509149B76C01B6869DF94B8BBA.internet082 Dashboard under "Fallzahlen und meldung" gives you the overview as a map that you surely have seen somewhere. When I had look at "Tägliche Situationsberichte", in the pdf of today I found: Die 7-Tage-Inzidenz bei 60-79 Jahre alten Personen liegt aktuell bei 62 und bei ≥ 80 Jahre alten Personen bei 57 Fällen / 100.000 EW. Die 7-Tage-Inzidenz nimmt insbesondere in den Altersgruppen <60 Jahre, Kinder eingeschlossen, zu   If you scroll down to "Daten zum Download" you can download the data for all 1400000 cases and do your own evaluation. At a first glance I could not find the breakdown you want. You can switch to English, howver, not all information is translated.  
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    Six of the seven cases in Germany were women. So, why not continue vaccinating men? Women live seven years longer. I would call this a little bit of justice.
  15. Only in America...

    Apparently the effect of a Taser depends on the amount of body fat: Obviously Tasers need different settings for different body sizes: Normal (50000V), overweight (100000V), obese(200000V)   The reason why the officer stpped the car: "Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said Officer Baker stopped a black Chevrolet Camaro owned by a person with outstanding drug warrants. When Baker approached the vehicle, he learned the owner was not the driver and Aaron says the situation “devolved” into a shootout. Holbert, who police identified as the driver, opened fire on Baker, shooting him in the torso. Baker returned fire, Aaron said. After the shooting, Holbert drove away and crashed the car nearby. Officers rendered aid before paramedics arrived."