Saturday, 26 September 2015

Benefits of fasting


- The most obvious is that exercise is one of the most effective anti-aging therapies known.
- Not exercising, in my opinion, is as self-destructive as smoking.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Barcelona & tourism

Bloomberg - Barcelona’s New Mayor Wants to Send Tourists Packing

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

What a story - tripped refugee gets a job in Spain

Life keeps writing incredible stories

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Islamic State, backgrounder from Spiegel

Excellent backgrounder on Islamic State, from Spiegel - link.
There is a map of areas currently under the control of ISIS.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

More on German demographic crisis situation:
...companies will be short of 1.8m skilled workers by 2020, and 3.9m by 2040
From FT: Germany’s demographics: Young people wanted (link)
Good reminder:
"Talking" to your child is rarely enough to create a permanent change. Conversations can be a good starting point, but conversations alone rarely influence kids' decisions. Supervision, rules and consequences do.
 8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Spread of religion, video

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Insight and tips about marriage

Original article:

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Tarkovsky's movies available online

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

Saturday, 11 July 2015

First electrical flight The first flight across the Channel in an electric aircraft highlights research by the aerospace industry into future forms of power for airliners

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Srebrenica as a genocide

"Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Srebrenica as a genocide" -

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Renewed talk about scraping the roaming fees in EU

 EU in preliminary deal to scrap mobile roaming fees by mid-2017

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

One of the best cases against capital punishment

Monday, 1 June 2015

100 richest Austrians own 170 billion Euros

Interesting article at Trend about the top 100 richest people in Austria.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Vienna markets app

Vienna historical maps & wiki

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Galcon download

Galcon is a space real-time strategy game where planets generate troops and each attack takes half the troops off the attacking planet and sends them away. 

Recently I got Archipelago on Amazon, which is the same concept but situated at an island archipelago.

Galcon 2

Monday, 11 May 2015

Kärcher DS 6000 Test

The test is in French but the translation is ok and photos are good to get an idea on how it works.
Kärcher DS 6000 : Test complet
Some technical data available in English version here.

The comparison of top models is here.
Kärcher has the best suction and among the lowest power consumption but is also a bit expensive.

How Uber is changing the face of transportation and car ownership

I was an undercover Uber driver :: Cover :: Philadelphia City Paper

"When there's no other dude in the car, the cost of taking an Uber anywhere becomes cheaper than owning a vehicle." That, he said, will "bring the cost below the cost of ownership for everybody, and then car ownership goes away."

Monday, 27 April 2015

Résumé fonts

Bloomberg - The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Résumé

Friday, 24 April 2015

The happiest countries in the world

Bloomberg - These Are the Happiest Countries in the World

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Auto industry getting off oil?

Bloomberg - Big Oil Is About to Lose Control of the Auto Industry

Sunday, 15 March 2015

NZ looking to attract IT talent

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Repair a loose tile

What can't one learn on the Internet today?

How to Replace a Cracked Tile -- by Home Repair Tutor - YouTube

This was quite a well-done video and Jeff's web site has plenty of other useful advice - Home Repair Tutor

Friday, 13 March 2015

Life expectancy in Australia closing in on 100

Bloomberg - Male? Want to Live to 100? Head Down Under

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A game about the siege of Sarajevo now supports War Child charity

I've previously posted a link to the game that was inspired by the siege of Sarajevo. Now the developers have gone a step further to donate a part of their earnings to support children who are suffering because of wars worldwide.

This War Of Mine: Survival game releases DLC to support War Child charity


Monday, 9 March 2015

MH370 One year on

"Highlights - Report on missing Malaysian airliner one year on" -

Monday, 23 February 2015

Australia reveals tough new security measures


Australia's PM announces a national security crackdown that could see dual-nationals stripped of their Australian passports and some citizens barred from travelling. Rough cut.

Australia reveals tough new security measures | Video |

Friday, 20 February 2015

Islamophobia in Europe

Interesting charts from the Economist show the public perception in many countries in Europe.

Daily chart: Islam in Europe | The Economist


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Friday, 13 February 2015

70th anniversary of Dresden bombing

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Birds in Austria

Friday, 6 February 2015

Oh, the irony

... not only in the main topic of the text but also the typo. Ayran has been my favourite drink these days.


Hitler 'had Jewish and African roots', DNA tests show - Telegraph

“Hitler's concern over his descent was not unjustified. He was apparently not "pure" or ‘Ayran’.”

Monday, 2 February 2015

Fantastic response in relation to Charlie Hebdo terror attack

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: These Terrorist Attacks Are Not About Religion | TIME

When the Ku Klux Klan burns a cross in a black family’s yard, Christians aren’t required to explain how these aren’t really Christian acts

Friday, 30 January 2015

EV charging stations on maps

EV charging statins on maps

Insane Button in Tesla

0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds!

Tesla 'Insane' button gives unsuspecting passengers a wild ride

To put the P85D's performance in perspective, average sports cars can go from 0 to 60 mph in just under 6 seconds. Some Formula One race cars have been recorded accomplishing the same feat in 1.6 seconds

Impressive track record of renewables

Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now - Bloomberg Business

Solar power will be as cheap as, or cheaper than, electricity from the grid in as much as 80 percent of global markets by the end of 2017, according to Deutsche Bank's Shah. 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Yugoslavia in Maps 1929-1945

Interesting article with maps and facts in the period between the two world wars.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Putin's Way, PBS documentary

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Food facts - how much of this is true?

The page below contains quite a few information regarding what is considered "healthy foods". I'm wondering how much of this is factual.

The Fat Burning Kitchen - Foods that Burn Fat, Foods that Make You Fat


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Happy Interpreters

Hahah, fantastic video! These are the people we work with. Every day here is a gift.

Happy Interpreters on Vimeo


Thursday, 8 January 2015


I just found that a part of my family originates from I2A1 haplogroup, which confirms that they are the ancient natives of the Dinaric Alps.
So, to continue a more detailed search into the history of this haplogroup, here are some (more) links:
  • Misici,
Useful sources:

Monday, 5 January 2015

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Inside Judaism, Jewish History

A fantastic documentary on the history of Israel and the Bible.

Inside Judaism - Jewish History - YouTube