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  1. A room with attached balcony in a shared furnished apartment is available for two girls (only indians) from 9th of January 2020 for long term (KVR POSSIBLE). Location : Fasanenpark (3 min walk from S-Bahn Station, Very close to Infineon Campus)  Rent : €415 per person (warm ; excluding internet and radio tax). Please send PM.
  2. Room for 2 girls near FasanenPark

    Yes, you are right. I posted it as I received it from the owner. Thanks. 
  3. I expect to visit the US shortly. I have to replace my 3-yr old laptop. I use it ONLY for personal work - browsing the internet, WhatsApp, creating and editing Word and Excel files, photos (not even photoshop) and such mundane tasks, nothing technical. Will Chromebook as being advertised now by the likes of Saturn suit my needs? If so, would it be better to buy it in the US? Will Chromebook updates be any issue if I brought it here from the US? I have an ancient iPad 3 from the US which Apple has stopped supporting (updates etc.) I am more comfortable with the OS, User Interface, MS Office or equivalent etc. in English.   
  4. Industrial PhD: Who has the patents

      Many companies that sponsor such research insert clauses in the agreement reached with the Uni that patents belong to the companies. Did you sign any such agreement? 
  5. Isarcard Dec 2019, valid whole day, available Evening of 15 Dec.    Collect from Grosshadern or nearby, 35€   Please send PM.
  6. Telekom or MNet?

    I was a loyal MNet customer until a year ago, when I started to have problems with the slow internet. Their employees were not that helpful when I asked several times (over many months) if they could at least give me an approximate date for that much advertised GlassFiber connection. So I switched to Telekom. Now I see a note in our building that MNet is offering GlassFiber connection and they will help with the Umstellung. Telekom performance is not fantastic, but better than what MNet used to provide. I don't yet know what it might cost to switch. At times their salesmen in MediaMarkt outlets offer free option to switch, but only if you decide instantly. Is it worth switching back to MNet?    
  7. I read somewhere that if one has the equivalent of cash, stocks and  bonds (not including real estate and debt) 200x the average annual salary in the city you live, you are rich. How to find out what is "average" annual salary? In Munich, e.g.
  8. How much is enough for retirement?

    Read many of your posts. I don't ever recall you posting such..err.. compliments:-)) I will not tell him. I must add, Naagendra is a trusted fund manager. I will tell you more if I see more facts in his posts which are relevant to this thread. 
  9. How much is enough for retirement?

    He said this 200x rule is from the Torah, the Jewish book. May be in the book of numbers? My friend is a wealthy investment consultant from India. He is a UK citizen, splits his time between UK and Switzerland.  
  10. How much is enough for retirement?

      >>>  if one has the equivalent of cash, stocks and  bonds then one can retire comfortably. It may just be a thumb rule. I have to look deeper into this rule. Thanks.
  11. I just got this message per WhatsApp: From   https://www.focus.de/gesundheit/news/milch-mit-bakterien-verseucht-aldi-lidl-edeka-netto-kaufland-starten-rueckruf_id_11227150.html   What I don't understand is this: The dates shown below occur in the future, e.g. 18.10.2019/ 20.10.2019 Metro Deutschland GmbH Aro Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019 ALDI Nord Milsani Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 15.10.2019/ 18.10.2019/ 20.10.2019 ALDI SÜD Milfina Frische Milch 1,5 % Fett with the MHD 10.10.2019/ 14.10.2019 What is to be done? NOT buy milk on those days from these shops?  
  12. "Heißluftfritteuse"

    Is this a healthy way to fry? This is coming to Aldi soon, although the link below is for another similar product from Philips:  https://www.amazon.de/Philips-HD9220-20-Airfryer-Heißluftfritteuse/dp/B004WD0I30/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?hvadid=214509857424&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9042412&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1933811001081916062&hvtargid=kwd-300417372669&keywords=heißluftfritteuse&qid=1571071735&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFMN1hPN0EwUFlKNzUmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwNjE2NzYxNUY3N0oyWFo1SDZEJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNjc4ODMzNzNDWFpDUzJURjRLJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==  
  13. Contaminated milk in supermarkets

    In any case, I checked with a Supermarkt nearby and I was told that all the milk that was contaminated was removed from the shelves. I usually don't buy haltbare Milch, none of the "fresh" milk that I have open in the refrigerator is affected. Thanks all.
  14. Contaminated milk in supermarkets

      Yes, I found out it is the date of expiry of the product. At first I thought it may be the acronym for the disease:-))
  15. Telekom or MNet?

      But now they have the rights to lay the fiber optic cable all the way to the door. M-Net may still have to depend on DT for other infrastructure such as cell towers, but that may not directly affect the end customer. In any case, I have signed up to switch to M-Net now. I was quite happy with their service before. Now I just have to wait to when DT will let go of my existing contract with them.
  16. Telekom or MNet?

      I agree with the above. I was with M-Net for a whole decade before i switched. Only the year before I switched was the service quality a little less than I expected. They will now do all that I need for switching back to M-Net.  
  17. Telekom or MNet?

    I switched. Now that M-Net has laid a fiberglass cable right to the door, I get better speed for the same monthly rent, no other costs, low price guaranteed for 2 years no matter how long it takes to cancel the Telekom contract (max a year, may be sooner). Now that I watch Smart TV more often, it helps to have a better speed for the same price.  
  18. EU court considers jail time for German politicians over dirty air   https://www.dw.com/en/eu-court-considers-jail-time-for-german-politicians-over-dirty-air/a-50271112  
  19. Telekom or MNet?

      I am sure M-Net is the supplier. I will confirm this when I see the service person who is going to visit our building soon.
  20. Telekom or MNet?

      I know what you mean, but I can't now give the speed I had measured of MNet then. Since they kept advertising that they had GlassFiber I asked for switching to GF, but they were never sure of a date. Meanwhile the performance was also rather slow (no, no numbers).   
  21. Renting long term apartment advice

    When the flat description includes EBK, it means there is a cooking range (stove and oven), a refrigerator. More may be included. This option seems common. Rest of the furniture is up to you. Unfurnished apartment is always cheaper than furnished, other things remaining equal. When bringing in appliances from the US, beware that here they run on 220V - 240V. At times you can find ways to use even US small appliances such as iron, dunno about larger ones.  
  22. TV channels reset all of a sudden

    I tinkered some more with the set-up. I went to the option "Installation" and somewhere along the line, had to choose between manual search of satellite channels and auto. In the automatic version, I had to select an option of what I think is the satellite, among the options were one Austrian, one Swiss and one was Spanish I thought. When I had earlier chosen Unity Media or such, I lost BBC. I tried again with KabelDeutschland and this time I found BBC. And I have to wade through the list of 200 channels, many repeats of ZDF, Sat1, Pro7 (one HD and one not) including some in Vietnamese, Turkish, Arabic and who cares what else. Worst thing I found is an Indian channel, may be Zee One HD showing ONLY Hindi shows ALL DUBBED INTO GERMAN. Most stomach-churning. Those serials are bad enough in the original, and someone thought of unleashing this torture on German-speaking gullible souls. I am just shocked that there is an audience for this crap large enough to run a whole channel.  In any case, I had to spend much time deleting repeating channels (many scrambled but I found several that I am used, not scrambled, thankful for that) but at least now I know I can watch the same bad news on BBC, too. Misery in another, more familiar, accent is just so sweet, ain't it?  Meanwhile, PYUR responded to my email explaining what they did, I didn't bother to go through the details.
  23. I have a Sony 55XD9305. The entire apartment complex gets cable service from Kabel1 (and the only number listed in the lobby is their Berlin number, with automated instructions to switch to digital transmission, which is NOT the issue). Yesterday morning, on its own, I stopped getting ANY channels, not even German channels. All I saw was "scramble channel" or "weak signal". This had happened at times but only when there was a heavy rain. Can heat cause this condition, too? I tried going into settings and trying to see if I could reset the channels. When I went to "find channels" automatically, I chose what looked like the name of a satellite or such. It searched and showed 200 channels, but BBC is still missing. I didn't accept the changes, I thought good ol' friends here could help me better. Bitte! 
  24. Available on 8.July. Price negotiable.
  25. Available immediately.  €70,00    Send me PM.