Entries by Air7

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 […]

Micro Mobility / Last Mile transportation

20 years ago, I made my choice for “last mile transportation” bought a longboard (skate) and learned how to ride it.I never saw the need to park close to the office or home – and despise people who drive loops on the shopping centre parking until they found a spot close to the entrance.

Boeing crisis – Are 346 people dead because of “Business Decisions” @ Boeing?

So many questions… (Boeing) – Will there be a criminal investigation? Now that there are hundreds of people dead, families destroyed and everyone worried about air-travel? – have the cost savings and “cutting corners” been driven by greed or incompetence? – did the Boeing CEO really pocket a $30 million salary last year? – are the crashes caused by design flaws of the Boeing 737 Max? – is the over 40 years old design of the airframe up for today’s tasks? – have the pilots been trained sufficiently and are there simulators available for this aircraft? – Why did it take a 2nd crash for the world to wake up?- Who will ever (voluntarily…) enter a Boeing aircraft again?

Scott Englund “Never ride alone”

not too bad. Scott Englund “Never ride alone…” trailer Epic visuals and some good Enduro porn. Quote: “This is how I truly live – and most likely how I die.”