It’s June, with eight races done the 2014 Formula 1 season is well underway and nearing halftime, and just last weekend, had returned to the Österreichring (which is now know as Red Bull Ring). If we are to take a look at the results so far, “Red Bull” is a good introduction, because this very […]Read more "Formula One – The 2014 Season and its surprises that weren’t any"
I used to be a customer with Mannesmann Arcor. Then they got bought by Vodafone. Now I have to deal with Vodafone tech support. Read about an example.Read more "Fun with Vodafone Customer Service?"
I’ll start this by stating that last Sunday’s Formula 1 race at Bahrain was one of the most capturing of its kind in…well, decades? And then I’ll discover that much has changed since my last article on the subject back in 2011 – or has it?Read more "Formula 1 – a first, brief glimpse at the 2013 season"
In the year about to end, I got quite a lot of computer games. Many (actually, most) of them via steam. And most of them at a reduced price. So here’s a bunch of super-quick reviews of some of them. Need for Speed: Shift Type: car-driving action/simulation Price paid: €5 Short comments: Read the detailed […]Read more "A few super-brief computer game reviews"
After the first four races of this year’s Formula 1 season, fans and experts only asked one questions: is there any way to stop 2010 champion Sebastian Vettel from winning the vast majority of races? This year, his undoubted talent was combined with an it seemed unbeatable car. Things changed since the Canada Grand Prix, and not his rivals are starting again to hope for the chapionship.
With eight races to go (and Vettel still having a comfortable lead), I’d like to ask: is it a realistic scenario that Vettel will not win his second championship title in a row?Read more "Is there a way to stop Vettel? – a status analysis on the 2011 Formula1 championship"
Today’s cars typically come with a complex setup of electronic control systems that makes it possible even for an inexperienced driver to safely command high-powered vehicles under typical driving conditions. There are, however, situations which bring those systems to their limit. Among them is driving in deep snow and on icy surfaces. For that reason, […]Read more "Learning to Drive – BMW Snow Intensive Training Sölden"
Dear readers, just a few days ago I already talked about those cases of maximum credible cruelty, as exhibited by German politicians and their tendency to use every event for their own financial benefit – even if it’s the death and unspoken misery of many thousands of people (see here). On that very topic, one […]Read more "Risk Assessment for Politicians 101"
A huge, horrible catastophe. A disaster that for us, sitting in Germany, where the biggest catastrophes are usually stupid politicens, nobody can really get a grip of. Uncounted numbers dead or missing, huge devastation of infrastructure of all kinds, homeless people, and above all that, nuclear power plants on the brink of a complete blowup. […]Read more "An open letter to German politicians (mainly of “Die Grünen”, “Die Linke” and SPD)"
For years, “Kartpalast” in München/Hansastraße has been a well-used kart racing location – mainly because it was the only one in München, because the location sucked for several reasons.
Just one week ago, the site has reopened in Bergkirchen, just west of München – and it features all-new electro karts: eco smugness included! Automotive chassis specialist Rainer Straschill tells you about the experience – and why it still sucks, even only for one reason.Read more "First Test Drive: “Kartpalast” reopening near München"
Is there a government in the world that is more stupid than the German one? Not limited to, but especially the Kohl- and Merkel-led ones? It seems so. Today, SZ (one of the important German-language daily newspapers) had an article about Islamistic schools in Great Britain, which, according to the article, teaches law according to […]Read more "On the Stupidity of the British Government"