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About Eric7

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  1. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    Yeah, that's never a good sign!
  2. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

      Hi John, how big is the hole? Is that something they will be able to laser? As well as the detached retina in my left eye, the retina in my right eye also had multiple "perforations" which were laser welded closed again. It wasn't a particularly nice experience but better than the inevitable detachment!
  3. What about setting up as a GmbH? Then you can work for whoever you want, as much as you want, without worrying about Scheinselbstständigkeit.
  4. BREXIT positives and negatives

    It could be down to arrogance. I know a couple of people here who had the attitude that they had been here so long that they didn't need to bother with any of that residence permit nonsense. Not sure if they are still here...
  5. The mind boggles at how much hair the dog must be losing for the driver to have spotted it straight away. Are you sure the dog isn't ill?   Maybe time for an upgrade, to a dog that doesn't shed.  
  6. Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

    Sounds like you need some sort of "parental control" on all his devices.
  7. Price query about Samsung mobile phones   Mindfactory and Alternate are both reputable dealers that I've ordered plenty of expensive kit from in the past.   For the last few years at least, Samsung has produced 2 versions of their flagship S phones. The US models got the cutting edge Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm while the EU versions got a Samsung chip (Exynos). The gap has narrowed with the latest versions but the Snapdragon has always been ahead when it comes to speed, battery life and even things like the camera processing. The Fold 4 uses the Snapdragon btw, so no worries there.
  8. Price query about Samsung mobile phones

    I assume those are Finnish prices? The Fold 4 can be had for €1369 here in Germany. Almost worth a flight over. I wouldn't really consider the Fold 4 a tablet replacement either, unless you want a really small tablet. I'm waiting for the S23 Ultra in early spring. There are rumours that the awful Exynos chip is finally biting the dust.
  9.   Apparently. The "plan" has changed a few times already though. That would make sense for you for sure. I've already used a ridiculous amount this year (multiple workstations running 24/7) so should be good for next year already.
  10. What's got you flummoxed today?

    What's sobering is that of the 24 countries competing at the World Cup, same sex relations are outlawed in 8 of them:   Senegal - One to 5 years in prison; fine of 100,000 to 1,500,000 CFA (US$170 to $2,600). Qatar - One to 3 years in prison; flogging; death penalty (Sharia law). Iran - Sentences range from 31 lashes (for homosexual acts other than anal sex or thigh sex) to 100 lashes to death. Saudi Arabia - According to some interpretations of Sharia, the death sentence may be handed down for certain homosexual acts. Other penalties may include 100 blows of the whip and banishment for 1 year. Tunisia - Three years in prison. Morocco - Six months to 3 years in prison; fines of between 120 and 1,000 dirhams (US$10 to $110). Cameroon - Six months to 5 years in prison and a fine of CFA 20,000 to 200,000 (US$35 to $350). Ghana - Up to 3 years in prison. "At least 67 countries have national laws criminalizing same-sex relations between consenting adults. In addition, at least nine countries have national laws criminalizing forms of gender expression that target transgender and gender nonconforming people."
  11. The War in Ukraine

    Has anyone got any actual evidence for this "child taking" nonsense? Fantasy tales from the Ukrainians don't count. Russia already has a ridiculous number of overcrowded orphanages, but err, nobody wants those kids so the plan is to steal thousands of different kids from another country.   Mentalists.
  12.   According to BR24, 80% of the usage during 2022 is capped at 40ct kW/h for 2023. The same for gas - 80% capped at 12ct. That's been changed to be from the start of January, instead of the previously announced date of March.
  13. My natural gas rate doubled

      The emergency storage tanks have a maximum capacity of approximately 245 TWh of gas. From December 2021 to February 2022 Germany consumed 360 TWh of gas. Another 98 TWh in March and another 80 TWh in April.   A few unknowns: 1. How much pipeline gas is still coming into Germany from other sources? 2. How much LNG is coming in and how quickly can it be processed and fed into the network? 3. How much has gas consumption already been reduced?  
  14. Only in America

    Swimming is bad enough, more concerning is trans athletes competing against women in combat sports like MMA. I can't believe it's even a discussion to be honest.
  15. The War in Ukraine

    I thought it was agreed that Lukashenko is Putin's poodle?