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On 10/15/2021 at 3:44 AM, chattius said:

Ask Schott for help. Okay I think it is another Schott, but few days ago Schott AG reported that they created a special glas for displays which will survive falls from 3 metres.

I remember Schott from my time at chemical practicum at university (why my maths were forced to do it stays a secret, no other university demanded it, must be historical). Nearly all the high temperature glass pieces were from Schott. The microscope in the vitrine in the praxis room of my wife is a Zeiss with glasses from Schott, build in the 1890ties.

https://www.schott.com/innovation/en/xensation-up/

 

My own day: late evening I will drive to Frankfurt airport to pick up a new Au-Pair/guest daughter. Foreign office asked if we would accept another this year. We didn't signed for one, but we did an okay for the reserve list. Seems our ratings are very high so we were very high in the reserve list. It is not normal Au Pair, more a student doing a year in a foreign place as a practicum for studying diplomacy. She is from Dutch Caribbean, so spoken language is not that a problem.

I can even play the Dutch national anthem on my tuba. Wilhelm, prince of Nassau, was born just 12 kilometres away in Dillenburg. The Wilhem-Tower at Dillenburg. I think it are Dutch, Belgium and German flags for the countries who paid the repair.

So lot of dutch tourists and in average one per year manages to do a crash in the responsibility of our volunteer firefighters. Mainly not used to bridges between hills and very high wind forces. My closest neighbour (less than 1 kilometre) is from Netherlands.

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Im delighted and jealous of you at the same time.. i wanna be the next au pair daughter! 

:lol:

gogo

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Well my system is back online after spending 2 weeks in a box... We're currently working on our "home office".
Moving in over the holidays has been a bit of a pain, especially with very few days off for me... The wife has 2,5 weeks off and I hate that :blush2:

 

Will update when I've got more time. 

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Hah over 2 months have passed and everything's still a work in progress is what it feels like. We keep working on the house, but there's just such a looong list of chores we want to finish up before it feels 'done'. And big ones as well, like redoing the garden front and back. Money just seems to fly out of our accounts lately with little things...

On the plus side, the racing setup is coming along nicely. It's been put together, now it just needs a coat of paint. Probably going to slap some primer on that thing tomorrow morning, so I can have the whole thing ready for my day off!

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We moved to our house after university: 1 kid, second on the way. It was a nearly 300 year old wooden patchwork house with stall, barns and a watchtower. It belonged my grandpa. With 3 siblings and 15 cousins we had to pay nearly 95% of the house even it was from grandpa. It seems like if you finish one major repair the next is coming. And it is under cultural heritage management so repairs or upgrades are a lot of paperwork.

I have mailed all firefighters in surroundings to look for old oak wood from house ruins. I did classes at a freeland house museums to repair old houses. But the most important were the retired carpenters, stone cutter, basked weavers, woodworker, in the village. They had a lot of time and fun teaching me.

One of the first things we did was the garden: hens, potatoes, vegs. Double function: relaxing and saving time and money because of less visits to the supermarket which is 35 minutes for one direction.

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Today is the voting about the Digital Services Act in the European Community. The law would force big internet companies to remove illegal stuff uploaded from others on there servers quickly once informed.  If not penalties can be go as high as 6% of the yearly moneyflow of a company.

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The DSA proposal maintains the current rule according to which companies that host other’s data are not liable for the content unless they actually know it is illegal, and upon obtaining such knowledge don't act to to remove it.[12] This so-called "conditional liability exemption" is fundamentally different[13][14] from the broad immunities given to intermediaries under the equivalent rule ("Section 230 CDA") in the United States.

 

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On 4/22/2022 at 3:38 AM, chattius said:

Today is the voting about the Digital Services Act in the European Community. The law would force big internet companies to remove illegal stuff uploaded from others on there servers quickly once informed.  If not penalties can be go as high as 6% of the yearly moneyflow of a company.

 

On some sites/communities I've read, this has been coming up t a lot, its an extraordinary amount of digital data to organize, manage and protect...

its like were ants playing with suns

:gogo:

gogo

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In one of my modding threads I mentioned that I'm very busy at the moment because I've been promoted.

I work as a stationary traffic controller.
That doesn't sound particularly interesting at first, but it's an enormously varied job in which you travel a lot around the country.

I would even say that I have the best job in the world.

 

Some pictures from my recent tours:

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2 hours ago, Vishanka said:

In one of my modding threads I mentioned that I'm very busy at the moment because I've been promoted.

I work as a stationary traffic controller.
That doesn't sound particularly interesting at first, but it's an enormously varied job in which you travel a lot around the country.

I would even say that I have the best job in the world.

 

Some pictures from my recent tours:

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That sounds interesting, Vishanka, what does a Stationary Traffic Controller do?

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46 minutes ago, Hooyaah said:

That sounds interesting, Vishanka, what does a Stationary Traffic Controller do?

I have no idea if that's even a correct translation of the job title.

Overall, it is an independent control of the parking situation and detection of violations in private parking lots.

There are different control methods and types, sometimes it's just about attendance.

Often we also mount or dismount our penalty signs.
The working hours can be freely arranged, I am paid by the hour and usually have no overtime.

But I do not mind overtime since most of my work is driving around and viewing landscape.

 

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4 hours ago, Vishanka said:

I have no idea if that's even a correct translation of the job title.

Overall, it is an independent control of the parking situation and detection of violations in private parking lots.

There are different control methods and types, sometimes it's just about attendance.

Often we also mount or dismount our penalty signs.
The working hours can be freely arranged, I am paid by the hour and usually have no overtime.

But I do not mind overtime since most of my work is driving around and viewing landscape.

 

Here in the US, we would refer to your position as a parking enforcement officer.

It would appear that you have a dream job,  ma'am.:hooyaah:

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bravo on the hard work! :hugs: I read your answer to Steve regarding the description and im aglow of your job... getting to travel is a blessing, and if the pay is good, two for one!!

So may I ask .. lke what of events trigger you have to make a visit... do you get metrics reported to you about an *imbalance* somewhere and you have to go as kind of monitor to understand why numbers aren't joshing and find solutions and place them or can you give out tickets to people not doing their work?

:)

 

gogo

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Theres three companies in canada that provide telecom service, Bell, Telus, Rogers ( i work for the latter) and yesterday was something never seen before.. and outage across the entire network that lasted more than a day with some areas still not in service yet.

They are *trying to understand what the problem was*

have no explanation for why redudancies which were supposed to be work across Canada didnt, and still no reason yet for why Canada just went..Black

no debit cards working, no networks closing, most of downtown montreal yesterday started closing early because vendors had to revert to good ole cash...

how is this even possible

:eek:

gogo

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