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Rundflüge über Regensburg und Umgebung

Fri, 2017-04-21 17:33 by Hans-Georg

Rundflug mit einem viersitzigen Flugzeug (Cessna 172)—einmal rund um Regensburg—am Donnerstag oder Freitag Nachmittag.

Kosten für zwei Passagiere pro Person etwa €50 für einen kurzen Rundflug von ca. 15 min oder €100 für einen Flug von oder nach Landshut (siehe unten). Bezahlt wird nach Roll- und Flugzeit. Bitte möglichst zeitig anmelden, am besten sofort, aber wenn irgend möglich, mindestens ein oder zwei Tage vorher. Ich verdiene daran nichts. Das sind nur die Kosten.

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Bitcoin vs. BU scenarios

Thu, 2017-03-23 09:27 by Hans-Georg


This article requires some knowledge about bitcoin. If you do not understand how bitcoin works, read up on it first, but to understand a blockchain fork, quite a bit more learning is required.

Currently, in March 2017, there is a lot of confusion and fear about the coming hostile hard fork between Bitcoin and "Bitcoin Unlimited" (BU), strongly reinforced by the always fear-mongering media.

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Kenya Safari

Tue, 2015-06-09 10:45 by Hans-Georg
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CrisisWatch interactive map

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:19 by Hans-Georg
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Warning: Safaricom auto-subscribes you to costly premium services

Fri, 2014-07-04 15:53 by Hans-Georg

One trick of Safaricom to steal your money is to automatically subscribe every new user to various premium services that nibble away at your airtime slowly enough for you not to notice. Of course they do not tell you and never warn you that you are paying for services you do not know or use.

I noticed it only because I had loaded KSh150 onto the phone, then not used it at all for over a month. The airtime was gone with only a fraction of one shilling left.

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Parental Involvement Is Overrated – New York Times Blog

Tue, 2014-04-15 07:29 by Hans-Georg

Verblüffend und hochinteressant—Ergebnisse einer Studie zur Wirkung elterlicher Bemühungen auf Schulkinder.

Surprising and highly interesting—Results of a study about parental involvement in schooling:


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Roads kill

Mon, 2013-09-23 20:44 by Hans-Georg

The global road death toll has already reached 1.24 million per year and is on course to triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030.

In the developing world, where this pandemic has hit hardest, it will become the fifth leading cause of death, leapfrogging past HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other familiar killers, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study.

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Wahl-O-Mat verändert das Wahlergebnis

Fri, 2013-09-13 12:55 by Hans-Georg

Ich habe mir den Wahl-O-Mat genauer angesehen und befürchte, dass er das Wahlergebnis zugunsten der bekannteren Parteien verschiebt. Insofern sollten sich meines Erachtens die kleinen Parteien zusammenschließen und gegen ihn vorgehen.

Der Punkt ist, dass man zuerst 8 Parteien auswählen muss, bevor man seine Eingaben mit diesen 8 Parteien vergleichen kann.

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The rulers and the ruled

Wed, 2012-10-24 20:47 by Hans-Georg

It is unfortunate that people in general are not mature enough to handle themselves in an upfront and open manner. It is this tendency and this tendency alone which fuels those who wish to rule over others, the need for most to be ruled. It just adds difficulty for those of us who do not need to be ruled to function, having to circumnavigate the rulers while wading through the ruled.

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Safaricom and other data bundles for your smartphone

Sun, 2012-09-30 10:09 by Hans-Georg

This article is written for users with prepaid Safaricom SIM cards in Kenya, but it may be valid in whole or in part for other, similar tariffs as well. The instructions and numbers below are for Safaricom. For other service providers please check their web sites.

Please note that the Kenyan mobile service providers have a tendency to keep changing the URLs and links on their web sites. If any of the links below does not work, please search their web sites for the desired page.