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by Zeppi
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 699
Views: 40297

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Can we finally stop the BS about "2nd wave", "3rd wave", etc.??? COVID-19 doesn't do waves. It is here to stay. When you relax the protection and social distancing measures it will flare up. And when you keep them in place, the virus is checked. Simply as that. This. We got thin...

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by Zeppi
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67162

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

zkojq wrote:
Meanwhile, in other wackjob news, people are burning cell phone towers because they think that the 5G network is spreading coronavirus. :spin:


Things like this really make me feel like it would be a good thing for this pandemic to decimate large parts of the homo sapiens...

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by Zeppi
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164359

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Now that things are "better" (if you trust the Chinese number), look at what CCP is doing. Instead of reflecting on ways to NOT have another pandemic, they just point fingers and try to make up BS to shift the blame. Of course the official chinese numbers are BS, just like the official ru...

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by Zeppi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164359

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

We are all on our own in this crisis, it will be every man to fend for himself. Of course we are. If you purely trust/rely on the government/authorities you've already lost. Looking at the speed this is now spreading I expect things to go chaotic across southern and central Europe during March. And...

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by Zeppi
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164359

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I'm most immediately worried about Indonesia. Dense population, popular tourist destinations, vastly inadequate healthcare infrastructure, and are a known viral breeding ground. (Along with China, Indonesia is considered one of the primary origins of genetic diversity in influenza viruses) And yet ...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164359

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

China's Coronavirus is Much Worse Than You Think We haven't seen anything yet. Things will go really crazy once this virus reaches areas with very high population densities, poor hygienic standards and large parts of this dense population malnourished. Think Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the majo...

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by Zeppi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European green deal
Replies: 73
Views: 3645

Re: European green deal

In cities, it is bad for the living environment: microparticles, just as diesel-fueled car releases. That's also a nope. For diesel cars with DPF's and SCR catalysers the exhaust is actually cleaner than the intake air in cities. As you rightly point out the largest share of microparticles in urban...

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by Zeppi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European green deal
Replies: 73
Views: 3645

Re: European green deal

Electric heat of a family home requires about 15kW of power even at around zero degrees by C - and much more if there is real winter. WHAT?! 15kW? Is that a tent or such a plywood shack americans tend to call house? I heat 240m² with 3.1kW max which is rarely drawn, usually around 1-1.5kW even when...

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by Zeppi
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296566

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

We are constantly told that iran is amazingly well educated and highly advanced. Well, those amazingly well educated iranians were those that were on that plane, not those on the ground controlling the TOR. Iran has been suffering massive brain drain for decades, so what is now left in Iran is most...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14640

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

2. everyone who took the flight before changes to using a car. This is what I consider more likely. I would say that is the most likely outcome, as it is what I have done too. I live in the central south of Germany (a tad southwest of Memmingen if that helps), my company has a lab in Berlin and I n...

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by Zeppi
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”
Replies: 36
Views: 2069

Re: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”

German here, and yeah, this is not only happening in Dresden. It's happening all across Europe even, Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Hungary, Austria, the UK... You just need to look at the last few state elections in Germany, where the far right has won hugely and the former centrist parties are sp...

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by Zeppi
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 744937

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

On the other hand, if the crew had previously been able to read all about MCAS in the FCOM or FCTM they would instead say, "There goes MCAS doing its job." If it works as intended and not sporadically goes into zombie mode you have a case, yes. I'd be weary to fly an aircraft that exhibit...

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by Zeppi
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?
Replies: 43
Views: 5091

Re: iOS or Android in 2019? And why?

Fragmentation is still a big problem in the Android world. That's a thing of the past since Treble/AOSP, IF you are willing to put some work into it. I do the same with my smartphone as I do with my PC/Workstation: I only buy the hardware and do the software myself. In case of the phone just downlo...

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by Zeppi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Earth K2-18b
Replies: 45
Views: 2860

Re: Super Earth K2-18b

I'm pretty certain that with the JWST we'll be able to detect the first truly earth-like exoplanets in terms of size, temperature and atmosphere. Even if only one rock per million galaxies yields intelligent, tool using life, there would still be hundreds of 1000s of them. Indeed. There are probably...

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by Zeppi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 5517

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

That's exactly the point I am trying to make. How many vegans have I met? Hundreds I guess, since most as you correctly say don't throw it at you first chance they get. How many of the annoying type? 70? 80? 90? I really don't keep count, but their numbers are increasing, sharply. You just have to g...

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by Zeppi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 5517

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

@tommy1808 Yeah, luckily we're not there yet. But vandalising property of those that don't follow their faith, and in some cases also accepting the risk of causing injury comes pretty close IMHO. @mbmbos You must have misunderstood, I do not regard all vegans as such. Indeed most just do their thing...

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by Zeppi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 5517

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

A community BBQ is being planned outside Cilla Carden's house with 2000 people have already stated on facebook they will be attending with another 6000 having clicked they are interested in attending Oh that's just brilliant, hahahaha! Always count on the aussies for a good laugh :lol: That said, m...

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by Zeppi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 12364

Re: America the Mediocre

LittleSprocket wrote:
Call me when they put a man on the moon.

Thanks to german tech/engineering... :lol:

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by Zeppi
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 3573

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

IMHO the whole discussion is another total fail by the german polititians. A higher tax won't change anything, people would still buy the cheapest mass produced meat available at the discounters. What would work is an EU wide ban on mass keeping of animals, that would reduce supply and hence increas...

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by Zeppi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751787

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interesting summary on Boeing's corporate culture and cost/corner cutting by a former employee https://old.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/bdfqm4/the_real_reason_boeings_new_plane_crashed_twice/ekyyd9g/ . Of course no way to verify, just thought it would fit into this topic as more an more evidence see...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 7219

Re: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

Judging by the previous events I'd say billions. Progress not so much if any at all, as only those with the most advanced technology/knowledge would be able to survive such an event and preserve it. The human population is already not sustainable (with religions playing a major part in the populatio...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14963

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

MalevTU134 wrote:
Oh no. There's dope as well...

Oh yeah, fair point!
And Iran has pretty good dope trade routes to Europe from their own and Afghanistan's dope production too.

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14963

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Mahan isn't really a regular civilian airline any more, its major shareholder is a "charity" called "Mowla al Movaheddin" which in turn is owned by the iranian revolutionary guard. In the past years it has been used to transport weapons as well has "human resources" to ...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 7219

Re: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

Religion is not to blame. People are. Ah, same as with guns in the US, huh? :roll: There's no such thing as a utopia, but we would be WAY better of without religions, there's just no denying that. List me just one thing a religion has ever done for the greater good of humanity. And please don't giv...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 7219

Re: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

“Islam’s given us nothing but violence” Well, to be fair, it hasn't. And neither has any other religion. All they have done is try to keep the majority of people as dumb as possible in order to maintain absolute power over them and use their twisted world views to incite division, hatred and eventu...

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by Zeppi
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5493

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Driving 500Km in 3 hours at 150km/h speeds is not an average user profile. Never said it was... But it is for me, on a very regular basis. And most of the time is actually spent at 200km/h on that trip, a comfortable cruise speed in germany. Train and flying are not an option either, they take way ...

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by Zeppi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5493

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

For me, and most who go electric, I will never drive a dinosaur car again. EVs are simply BETTER. That depends entirely on your usage profile. I drive both, and while the EV is absolutely brilliant for all short trips below 100km, e.g. to the city, shopping etc., it's absolutely useless for fast lo...

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by Zeppi
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748302

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I've read the whole discussion since the desaster unfolded and decided not to chime in until we have some solid FDR and CVR data available, but now that things have already calmed a little and since I've had somewhat of an eye opening experience yesterday I'll do so now. Longer post coming up, apolo...

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by Zeppi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 30162

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

If that's really the case, why doesn't Pakistan simply dispatch a few choppers to gather some intel, release it publicly, make India look really stupid and then send in a raid party themselves to get rid of the islamists? There has been so much tolerance from Pakistan on those nutjobs that you can r...

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by Zeppi
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Turkey end up like Iran in 1979?
Replies: 26
Views: 1817

Re: Will Turkey end up like Iran in 1979?

I agree. And I really don't see what the issue is, by all means let Russia have Turkey. And Syria. Oh the joy! I don't understand why NATO hasn't kicked Turkey out right after that staged coup. We don't need Russia and we absolutely don't need Turkey for anything. They're all headed for the deck as ...

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by Zeppi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rules for married couples in this life?
Replies: 26
Views: 2564

Re: Rules for married couples in this life?

If you need any "rules" you have the wrong partner, but that's just my humble oppinion...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4992

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Ah yes, the type that drive so close to your rear bumper that you can't even see their headlights any more, preferably in construction sites. And often overloaded vans too. Bloody annoying and dangerous. Trucks do it too, they should have a minimum separation of 50m, yet often are so close to each o...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4992

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

So the general speed limit is off the table for the time being, looks like the leaf munching millenials didn't get their wish this time round :highfive: Speaking about foresight, one key point for safe traffic is predictability. And for traffic to be predictable, it needs to move within restricted p...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4992

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

But, it uses a ton of fuel doing it all the time. Again, depends on the car, engine, transmission. I need 6.5l/100km @ 120km/h, 9l/100km @200km/h, diesel that is, not too shabby. Now with the downsizing hype that has been going on in the last few years, and even larger cars getting those small disp...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4992

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Unfortunately, in the region where I live they are now operated by lawyers Oh wow, well that really sucks. Luckily down south they are operated as intended. Most of the time I drive they're off actually, and when they're on then rightly so. No, I live in Lower Saxonia and work in Frankfurt, commuti...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4992

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

I'm pretty sure I would find a highway with no speed limit a little terrifying. It's all relative. I already feel terrified driving 80mph in a US car on a US highway, yet I feel perfectly safe driving my 7-series BMW at 300km/h on the autobahn A8 between Stuttgart and Munich. Ever heard of lane dis...

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by Zeppi
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12927

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

tommy1808 wrote:
.... well, i guess we should start burning down an Embassy for each guest they disappear.

I say we bomb their cities with expired bacon and porn magazines :lol:

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 96175

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The effects from this chaos are already notable now in UK. Real estate prices are dropping quite sharply, especially in London. Meanwhile they are skyrocketing in Frankfurt as the banks and their employees are trying to move there. I fear UK will suffer a serious recession, maybe even a depression b...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coding and Obesity
Replies: 14
Views: 1716

Re: Coding and Obesity

In fact, prolonged exposure to cold like that can be quite dangerous. Eh, no. We have the same temps here and a metre of snow on the ground, so instead of mountinbiking like in summer I go cross country skiing for an hour or two before it gets dark every day. Long undies and one outer goretex layer...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12927

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Her family might do something but I doubt the Saudi state would, they have already crossed a line, now they're trying to recover from that. Of course her family will be the "executive", but behind the courtains the Saudi government will of course assist them in any way possible, especiall...

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by Zeppi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12927

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

I can only imagine the Saudi embassy in Ottawa is gaining any information it can possibly glean about her location ... I'm quite certain they already know. Gross negligence on the side of the creator of the gofundme also linked a few post above who mentioned the full clear names of the members of h...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12927

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Because due to the inability of certain EU members to allow for an EU solution to the refugee crisis we have given Turkey blackmail material in the form of more refugees they could just send westwards. Indeed, but that could be reversed if it were so desired. People critical of all and every refuge...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12927

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Pretty certain there are agencies (government or otherwise) that help people like her get settled down and get used to non-Islamic culture, the same way other agencies in different developed countries help refugees get placed and settled in cities. There certainly are. I have a bit insight into the...

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by Zeppi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 7303

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

I’d say 90% of my friends are female, and they’re just as, if not more judgmental than men. For example, a woman could say, “I don’t want a balding fat man with no money” and people respond with, “Yes girl, don’t settle for a broke fat man!” Now flip that around to a man saying he prefers a certain...

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by Zeppi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All about Russia
Replies: 28
Views: 2205

Re: All about Russia

Various russian industries are heavily investing in researching renewable sources of energy and construction materials. This decentral heating device fueled by organic renewable compounds will most certainly catch on: https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9222562816/hD0D3486E/ The automotive industry also isn't...

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by Zeppi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An honest man.
Replies: 20
Views: 1469

Re: An honest man.

Two years ago in summer I found a brand new iphone while mountainbiking, it was just laying there right next to the path I was riding along. It was locked so no way to find out who the owner was, so I took it to the nearest village and handed it over to the police there. They were rather surprised s...

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by Zeppi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 5309

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Seychelles, La Digue specifically. Most gorgeous place ever! You can spend all day diving, surfing, horse riding, mountainbiking or laze at the beach if that's your thing :D For vacation I prefer being "off the grid" as much as possible and spend as much time as possible in nature and just...

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by Zeppi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island
Replies: 38
Views: 1847

Re: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island

Impossible. This makes too much sense. Dirty deals with Turkey and lobbying Chinese manufacturers of cheap rubber boats to not sell them to traffickers is way easier. Besides with people like Avramupoulos, Macron or Merke calling the shots, l the Frontex can have 100,000 officers and exactly nothin...

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by Zeppi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island
Replies: 38
Views: 1847

Re: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island

Meanwhile in Australia: "What seems to be the problem mate?" Was going to say just that :D The EU should long have adopted the australian model to counter illegal immigration, we have enough uninhabitet islands in the med to do it. Would swat multiple flies with one clap: Stop migrants dr...

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by Zeppi
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7114

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

What's even better is that he gave us a very good example of how dangerous Christian fundamentalists like him are, and why they need to be kept out of the country better. Bunch of crazed idiots who will not even obey the laws of the country they are in, and then their apologists go prattling on abo...

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