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  1. All things Tesla

    I can imagine something along the lines of consciousness transfer. If you leave all the religious mumbo jumbo out of the equation and you are able to scan the exact positions of the chemicals and sugars that make up a brain and replicate it in a neural net, then why not?
  2. Or the nervous breakdowns of those in charge of the Blackpool illuminations back in the sixties.
  3. Maria Hörbiger, Germany´s grande ol´ dame of TV.
  4. Where to buy a haggis in Munich

    Get a meat wolf and make your own haggis. Easy enough.
  5. Or in a white cane and dark glasses and call it a service dog.
  6. That would be nice, but you can´t have everything.
  7. British in Bavaria

    There is a small English-German Stammtisch in Schondorf, not too far as the crow flies.
  8. As idiotic as it seems, the Bus driver has the Hausrecht on the bus in the name of the company. He can kick you off his bus without a problem for whatever reasons.
  9. Here is a shocker. Seems that these floating gas terminals will cost....  Wait for it Not three billion, but seven billion... and the infrastructure on land seems to be lacking. On asked why. Harbeck is quoted by saying: "Well it had to be done fast!" Are these people for real?
  10. German Citizenship despite criminal offence

    Oh come on. I have to know... what did you call him?
  11. Airfryers

    Just at this very moment my trusty airfryer is doing three chicken legs and spud quarters spiced up with a fajita, curry, Naga joloka and soy mix with corn on the cob on the side. My one room pokey hole under the roof smells amazing.
  12. Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

    There has been a spat of shock callers recently in Bayern. Call an elderly person, say that they are from the police and that their grandkid or whatever had caused an accident and that a sum is required to get them bail. The largest one was over a hundred thousand in damages. I would so like to get my hands on one of them.
  13. Would you like to get taller?

    ´Roid free human bouncy castle.
  14. Would you like to get taller?

    Oh you embryos. Try and find something for a 1.95 and 160kg weightlifter. T-shirts in XXXXXXL, or roughly half the size of a IMAX screen, or the mainsail on a small boat. And before you ask, I don´t need the seatbelt extender on a plane, but I do have to duck and go through the hatch sideways.
  15. Shall I take Statins?

    That’s not cholesterol...!
  16. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    Or the gulf of Tonkin incident, or the United Fruit massacre. Etc, etc. The list is endless.
  17. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    True, I agree with you here, however just like most, if not all authoritarian governments, Russia knows to the last Byte how much information is available and how to use the information to their own advantage. You don’t have to win or lose a war anymore, you just need to control the narrative.
  18. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    But that depends on how much information is available to Oleg and Olga and how much they care. Especially when they see how protesters get treated like dissidents and thrown in the clink. It´s not like back in the day when Ceausescu ordered troops to shoot civilians and some of the troops turned their guns around. Or even in the last days of the DDR when the NVA were issued live ammo and body bags. Some soldiers then decided that they would not shoot at their own people and would stay in the barracks. No, I think that the generic Russian population is way too pragmatisch for that kind of stuff.
  19. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    I´m pretty sure that the SPETSNAZ would be up for it.
  20. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    I´m pretty sure that the SPETSNAZ would be up for it.
  21. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    Not too sure that this could end in Kiel mutiny like it did in Germany 1918. That one ended in a revolution that swept away the German Empire and brought in the Weimarer Republik. Which in turn brought about a whole new set of problems a bit further down the line. It could lead to the same in Russia and a civil war as the country disintegrates. But if this were the case, then I would suspect that the powers in the Kremlin would sigh, rub the bridge of their noses and send in other troops to mow the mutineers down, hang the ringleaders and ask nicely if anybody else wants to revolt.  
  22. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    Probably, but you are forgetting something, you and others on this venerable forum are intelligent and social creatures, who think for themselves, have an opinion and want only the best for the human race. But you are not military, you are not thinking with the military mind. For a military mind this entire mess made perfect sense in the run up. The Russians must have been absolutely sure that they would be victors in this conflict or they would not have marched into Ukraine. Also the way this war has been conducted makes perfect military sense. The human cost and the material cost is just cosmetics. But here is the thing. Napoleon did not imagine Prussian troops in Paris, The Americans did not for a second think that there would be the last chopper out of Saigon. Hitler´s military planners did not envision the Red army in Berlin. And I don´t think that the Kremlin can imagine being pushed out of Ukraine to the laughter of the entire world. So I see three scenarios for the future of this conflict: One, stagnation on the front, basically a return to the Western front of WW1, or best case, the stalemate between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Two, negotiated settlement with both sides unhappy with the compromise. Three, the Kremlin doubles down and goes balls out, wiping Ukraine off the face of the earth.
  23. Leoparden und Marder for Ukraine

    That would call for direct disobedience from those in charge of the big red button. We know that this kind of mutiny as happened, indeed on both sides. Legend has it that James Blunt put WW3 on hold by defying a direct order to attack Russian troops at Pristina airfield, for instance. Militaries have learned from this so I´m not too sure that this kind of behavior is possible today,