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  1. vastness of space ->Light-pollution Living away from the city there is no light pollution preventing watching the milky-way. We have two spectives and one telescope with adapters for smartphone or camera. Spectives are really nice for digiscoping: adapting a smartphone to it to shoot photos of animals.
  2. knock-out -> corrupt Whenever there is money involved there is corruption. Axel Schulz was way better than Foreman but money interests made Foreman the winner. Foreman refused a refight. Then Schulz was fighting Botha. Botha was winning but he was proved to be doped with high antipain drugs. Again Schulz wasn't declared the winner. Was this time when I decided to never watch a box match again.
  3. Halley's comet -> Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet Hate to be militaristic. But our bunkers at work were planed for Enzian surface-air missiles. The Enzian was based on the Me163 which was world fastest plane in 1944.
  4. Potatoes in the skin with Quark spiced with young herbs... Sunday was a exhibition of vintage cars and tractors at the museum for farm stuff in Wetzlar. They had the big potatoe oven running which was used to boil potatoes for pigs. Sometimes it are the easy things which taste best. Because of my whiplash, none of my tractors there. Planed to appear with my vintage MB-Trac used for forest work.
  5. Monday evening: Black sky, hail as big as golf balls, rivelets flooded in half an hour, ... my cousine had flooded cellars while our family was sitting on the veranda watching the nearby spectacle in bright sunshine. Was a bit frustrating to see the girls putting our water pumps on the Unimog and driving there while I was forced to do dispatcher at firefighter telephon because of my stupid whiplash. Insurances and laws...
  6. brothers grimm > Look Who's Back Lincoln hunting Zombies, Grimm's witches,.. There are many movies about historical persons doing strange things. There is even a parody about Adolf Hitler waking up in 2014 modern germany. He can't agree with what he sees and tries to change it but most people consider him as a standup comedian with a bit of truth in what he says.
  7. Gerund -> Brother Grimm Understanding a gerund is impossible. We had gerundium and gerundivum at latin classes. In German there is no direct equivalent. Jakob Grimm tried to define a gerundium in German. While researching for their dictionary of the german language they collected fairytales
  8. yee haah -> sayings 'Mal Hü und mal hott' has the meaning of 'to blow hot and cold'It means giving confusing commands to an horse. Our horses used to move trunks are trained to; Brrr = stop Hoaa = forward Hü = left Hott = right So the saying is that you shouldn't command a horse moving a trunk with quick following hü and hott confusing the horse. In a not horse related way: don't change your opinion everytime.
  9. Tomorrow -> car The control test after three days wasn't showing anything new. Recovering is fine. Company car is beyond repair. Tomorrow I will spend the time at a car configurator. Electro seems still a bit too early. I need 600+ km range with 500+kg load at a speed of 180+km/h. I have to transport prototype tools to customers and the tools are heavy. The 180+km/h because with this speed I can do test install and with problems I can drive back with the tool same day. The advantage of the diesel beast was that it had customized brakes and strengthened frame for the load.
  10. Milton -> Whiplash Monday at hospital because the car behind me was old and had way weaker brakes than my company car with its ceramic brakes. I was forced into an emergency braking at 120km/h when the car on the right lane before me with a trailer was hit by side winds on a high valley bridge. And all I got at hospital was tea. Milton is a tea brand here. But I think they had Teekanne at hospital. One week not allowed to work but to relax at home. p.s.: Luckily I had a headrest installed fitting for my size. I managed to stop 10 metres before the sliding car with a family. The company car's inner frame is massive damaged. Think company will write it off.
  11. Dr Strange -> Doktor Faustus and Mephistoteles Goethe's masterpiece Faust is based on the historical Doktor Faustus. Born in Wetzlar and Goethe being there as an apprentice at germany's highest court - we had a lot of Goethe at school. Better make this when our family was again in Wetzlar for some weeks I had to read all the stuff the classmates read in a year in 3 weeks...
  12. linus blanket -> Kolter Hessian slang for something like it.
  13. At our glider club we have someone who is responsible for packing the chutes. But we normally do an extra check ourself. Plan_9-> RTLinux There is actually an operating system based on UNIX and also by BellLabs called Plan9. It has many eastereggs from this movie and others. No operating system for me at work. I have to use real time operating systems. If a sensor says it is to hot or too much static, the triggers for the explosives should be powered off. Just imagine windows decides to do updates and other background loading while a sensor needs interaction in microseconds..
  14. oops -> plan B If Plan A goes oops it's always good to have a plan B. OOPS is a company which sells reserve parachutes, you know when plan A, the main chute; isn't opening. 51 times leaving helicopters or planes without landing. 23 with a parachute, 15 of them free fall. Allways planed and never an oops. If you can calculate that makes 28 jumps from helicopters into the north or baltic sea as basic training for rescue diving.
  15. purple -> imposex Purple snails are predators. They use a sedation chemical. This chemical reacts to oxygen and makes the purple stuff. The snails are again endangered because of a ship paint which causes female snails to turn male. females turning male... Jurassic park's biggest mistake I remember
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