theGman

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  1. What made you smile today?

    This baby. Wonderful.
  2. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      As above. You are preaching to the choir.
  3. Climate change

      Me neither. Technology is the only way out I can see. But who knows whether that is possible, especially in the time frame.
  4. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      That's Germany in a nutshell.
  5. Climate change

      And that's it. That's all it is. In your non-expert opinion you don't believe in climate change. I, however, will accept the conclusion of the experts.   I of course have an opinion on politics and defence, and will offer it. If someone asks me my opinion on Brexit, I will offer it. If someone asks what is the best colour to paint a bedroom wall I will say blue. However, if I am asked which is the best type of fighter plane to use in a dogfight then I will say I don't know, ask a fighter pilot. If I am asked how far is the sun from earth, I will ask an astrophysicist. If I am asked about climate change I will refer to a climate scientist.   You can deflect attention all you want by picking on a schoolgirl, or on me for driving. But it doesn't change anything. There is scientific consensus that the climate is changing and that humans are a cause.
  6. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      ...I assume this to be true. EV's are probably not the end solution. In 50, 100, 1000 or 10,000 years humans will have to live 100% sustainable and I assume EV's won't fit into that. Natural resources (on this planet) are limited. I assume that in the future we'll need to have radical technological solutions to power our lives. i.e. all material is 100% recyclable (or can be quickly degraded and regrown) and all energy is from wind/solar etc.
  7. Climate change

        Pretty much a fart in a hurricane.   The average airline passenger produces about three pounds of trash per flight, according to researchers.   But it's better than nothing. Things just need to move a billion times quicker.
  8. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

      I see this situation like TV's. HD television sets were around long before any HD content was available. But once enough people had them then the content slowly started to flow. The demand and supply sort of guides each other. I assume the same will happen with EV's.   I think it's also a fair assumption that EV's won't go the way of 3D TV's...   The fact is, many countries are starting to give timetables for banning new sales of ICE's. So the infrastructure and all of us are going to have to catch up at some point, whether we like it or not.
  9. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Rens usual bollox aside. The narrow aisles in German supermarkets is flummoxing. Everyone is constantly getting in each others way. Especially as shelf stacking here takes place 100% during opening hours.
  10. @Alteregouc @Boggsdollocks   I've been posting on this thread since page 1 (complete beginner). I am still a beginner, but nevertheless it's been 2 years now and I am currently €1500 up on about €17k invested.   You can follow my "story" on this thread.   But, the short version is that I have a 2 Comdirect depots. One is fully controlled and managed by the bank (cominvest) for which you pay a small monthly fee. The other one is for me to play with. At the beginning I did indeed "play". I've now stopped playing and have settled on a sparplan of 5 ETF's (chosen with the help of justETF) and 2 somewhat random stocks. Comdirect offer a large number of commission free ETF's (you can filter these on justETF) and soo all 5 of my ETF's are commission free (Top-Preis ETFs). Just note, these change around at the beginning of each year.   So that's it. I recommend an ETF sparplan. I can also recommend comdirect, but beware, I believe there is talk of it being sold off or something. Not sure if that's any problem going forward or not. I've just opened a JuniorDepot with them for my son so I'm sticking with them for now.
  11. German Sky TV installation help needed

    I have a free one year sky subscription that came with my new Telekom contract. It is an IPTV Sky contract, however, I do not have a telecom media receiver. Is there any other way of receiving sky in this case?   If not, does anyone know whether the older version of the Telkom receivers (media receiver 400) still work? It looks like I can pick one up from ebay for about €80...
  12. Climate change

      Ignorance is not a virtue. If you do not know what neutrinos are then just stop mentioning them. Using that ignorance to put down others is neither big or clever. These "smart climate people" or "scientists" as they are otherwise known, are the ones inventing the medicines to help you live longer and the technology you are using to write your messages insulting them.  You are the perfect example of what I keep repeating:   "Is it pure arrogance that makes laypeople think they know better than scientists who have spent their lives painstakingly researching an issue? Or a desperate insecurity that makes them unable to stand the respect accorded to experts?"   Jeremy, from his armchair, insultingly brands all scientists of the world cheats, fakes and liars and thinks that's OK.   Balticus apparently finds it funny that people care about the planet and are trying to make it a better place. As they say "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
  13. Climate change

      What is your opinion on sterile neutrinos as an explanation for the observed neutrino anomalies? Is the Daya Bay measurement of the antineutrino flux the end of the road for the 4 neutrino framework?   I'm just asking because climate science is probably more complicated than the physics of neutrino oscillations and therefore I would like a lay person's opinion on this hot topic too.
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

      It flummoxes me Germany's obsession with the big notes. Nobody needs bloody €100 notes unless you are buying a second hand car or shit loads of heroin. I don't even need €50 notes.