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  • Location Bremen
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown South Wales (Abertillery then Caerleon)
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  1. Haftpflichtversicherung (liability insurance)

    Unless El Jeffo is feeling particularly benevolent to the cleaner, surely  §249 BGB as quoted is all that matters here. The requirement is for the cleaner to "restore the position that would exist if the circumstance obliging him to pay damages had not occurred". If the cleaner wants to claim some of the cost for doing that back from his insurance then he can, but it's got nothing to do with 'El Jeffo'.       
  2. Landlord delays taking rent (direct debit)

    First tell you bank (Just in case they asked for the money and something went wrong that end). Then arrange with the bank an overdraft big enough to cover any 'panic' if your landlord debits the account twice. Then tell your landlord. If they panic and debit your account then you can always just reclaim it via the bank and sort it out afterwards.            
  3. Runkfunkbeitrag and getting home WLAN

    It's not related. Also you need to pay the license regardless of if you use the service or not.  
  4. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    Yeah setup a vpn server on your UK configuration, and use it like any other VPN. There are a couple of ways you can do that, frtiz boxes have a VPN configuration option which is easy to configure and use, or if you want something a bit more 'DIY' you could get a raspberry pi and use openVPN (from to setup the VPN.  
  5. Client Threatening to withold payment

    Oh yeah, I'm sure you told them all the right stuff and it's just a dumb customer, but I had the idea that if it was more than they were expecting by a large amount that it might explain the 'attitude'. Now that I know that I think you just had a crappy customer. If you saved them 50% on what they wanted to spend in the first place, got them a working system and did it all despite them being dumb about it, then as usual you have gone above and beyond and they should pay up and be grateful.  
  6. Client Threatening to withold payment

    I don't think you have done anything wrong here SP, but given that you have effectively said it was more than  €75, was it also more than the "new sky box" which was what the customer actually wanted to buy in the first place? If so then it might have been polite to point that out, just to set expectations.
  7. Got Evicted Without Notice and Belongings Removed

    Wow, what a story. Thanks for getting back to us SaarFrau this is just unbelievable, glad they are being brought to justice.
  8. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    Fuck off hellfire, you are not a moderator any more than I am.
  9. A little advice on garbage sought

    Plastic, they should have a grünpunkt logo on the side and go in the yellow sack/bin. 
  10. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    Nah I think I'll leave it. You clearly have trouble with the concepts involved. 'Always' is not the same as 'sometimes' or even 'mostly'. If you insist on everything being black or white this stuff will always be tricky for you.
  11. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    I don't accept your premise J0ker. It's not true that 'the guy always gets the blame' and that narrative is part of the problem. Putting your arm around your female friends isn't a problem unless you or your girlfriend make it so. If this affects you then you need to change, if it doesn't then just move on. I'm not trying to convince the world of anything about you, but if the cap fits...  
  12. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    Totally agree Keleth, drunk consent isn't consent and unless you are in a long term relationship with the other person, drunk sex is a pretty risky business for all sorts of reasons.  
  13. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    If you are really interested, then the legal test in the UK on this is 'could a reasonable person have believed there was consent' and the CPS Legal guidance makes interesting reading on the subject, you don't need to have explicitly asked about every single action, but you do need to be able to explain why you believe you have consent, and why it is reasonable to believe that. You also need to understand that consent which is not freely given is not consent, and that is the point in regards Weinstein et-al.  If you can't get your head around this stuff then in my opinion J0ker you really should just 'withdraw and spend your time in the company of men' (But not if they don't want you to :-)),      
  14. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    People defending Spacey right now are a bit thin on the ground, but the general pattern of defending creeps is certainly there. See for example:- People defending Weinstein, People defending Woody Allen,  People defending Roman Polanski   I'm sure there are other creeps and other lists of defenders.   I think trying to make it party political is a bit stupid though. I don't think the colour of the rosette you wear makes any difference as to your attitude to women. Cf. George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton and The Donald. All of them with a bit of a reputation in that area.    
  15. Harvey Weinstein and others sexual abuse allegations

    If you as a manager promote someone because of a sexual favour you are in the wrong. Just as you would be in the wrong if you promoted someone for any other kind of bribe. If everything is otherwise consensual then the person promoted could easily be in the wrong as well, but just because 2 people are being stupid about sex it doesn't change a god-damn-thing about the 'groper/gropee' discussion.   Any time there is a power imbalance and it's used to coerce sex then it's wrong.