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17 Reasons why Electric bicycle shopping is NO fun.

The electric bycicle (e-bike) market keeps growing at progressive rates and is a bonanza for manufacturers and retailers alike. Most brands can’t produce fast enough and the media is full of praise about the technology development, the eco-side of things and of course the profits earned. At some point, the excitement caught on with me, […]

Attitude changes @ Boeing…?

This week’s developments in the Boeing crisis: Weak crisis management at Boeing showed in the lack of transparency and empathy, but more importantly, the publicly communicated strategy of trying to fix the 737 issues with “software” patches. What airlines and passengers were hoping to see, were sincere efforts to make the 737 Max safe, actual […]

Boeing… Boing Boing

After the earnings announcement this week, experts estimate that the 737 Max crisis has cost Boeing about a billion USD. Is that a “fair price to pay” for 346 lives lost and the arrogance and lack of empathy for the victims? Especially since the 2nd crash could have been avoided – if the first one […]

Notre Dame

Starting a new thread on the topic of the recent Notre Dame fire – there are some interesting observations in the aftermath of the catastrophe… News are feeding of bad things: catastrophes, crashes, violence, etc. Seldom enough there is some hope or a positive grain in the news – a positive element or outcome in […]

Command & Conquer – Countdown for “Remastered” high res release

I have been a huge “C&C” fan. With friends we used to spend endless nights fighting epic battles. We mostly used our office network (and computers…) or met in dedicated “internet cafés” – that differentiated themselves with networked gaming hardware and where 99 percent of the customers were playing c&c (while smoking cigarettes or eating […]

First street-legal e-scooter in Germany

Looks like the first street-legal e-scooter just made it’s appearance in Germany… (20km/h, insurance sticker, age minimum 15, “moped” driver license required, helmet not mandatory…) A promising concept, but probaly not a game changer at EUR 2000. Respect for the initiative, well done, Metz. #escooter #micromobility #metz  

TRASH

For many of us, plastic-pollution of the oceans is one of the most gut wrenching topics of our time. We have seen heartbreaking photos of animals killed by swallowed plastic waste or strangled by beer-can nets. And most people are not just sitting back and complain – but actually do join cleaning crews that pick […]

Helmet law

Just read this article (and the comments) about different helmet laws in different US states. I am ALWAYS wearing a helmet when getting on a motorcycle. HOWEVER .. Do we really need the law to enforce it? Sometimes I am doing far more dangerous stuff on a bicycle – without wearing a helmet. . Where […]

Alexa, you slut…

Congratulations…, Amazon’s Alexa is not only bravely tolerating your abuse, it is also making sure that Amazon employees in Romanian chat rooms have something to laugh about: YOU. “When something like that happens, they may share the experience in the internal chat room as a way of relieving stress. Amazon says it has procedures in […]