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New Site: https://ipinfo.idstein-online.com

Hi everybody, ever wanted to know a quick way to see, what your IP-Address is and where the web thinks you are located based on the IP? Check out here: https://ipinfo.idstein-online.com. The page is still under construction, but already does what it should do. Have fun! Take care! Markus Find information in English on the 2-click solution here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/03/0115241/heises-two-clicks-for-more-privacy-vs-facebook

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Posted in Economy Politics

Brexit – UK referendum to leave the EU

Dear all out there, Today we may have witnessed an historical day, comparable maybe only to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 or 9/11. I stated both these events on purpose, as we do not yet know if this will turn out to be an historical good or an historical bad day in the history books of the future. My guess: it will be more comparable to 9/11 than to the Berlin Wall. Already, a lot of right-wing leaders within the EU announced that similar referendums should be held in their countries, and an independent Scotland willing to…

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Posted in Cooking

Perfect Spread for Toasted Sandwich

Hi everybody, In my last post I explained a simple way to get the perfect toasted sandwich from the oven and hinted that there are some quite simple ways to create great-tasting spreads as a basis for the sandwiches. Well, here is one: Cut 1/4 of an onion to small pieces Add a piece of garlic, sliced Add a pickled pepperoncini (or a piece of pepper/paprika) Add other vegetables according to taste (olives, mushrooms, corn,… whatever you think may taste great) Add as much mustard (I use Austrian Estragon, but every mustard should be fine as long as it is…

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Perfect Toasted Sandwich from the Oven

Hi everybody, Long time, no see… Sorry, a lot of things in my head. Well, recently I dumped my sandwich toaster, a device, appliance, actually, I only used about five to six times a year. Nevertheless, it took up some room in a kitchen cupboard. I had really thought that we needed it, but recently I discovered a very good way to toast sandwiches in a standard oven that is found in every kitchen anyway. Well, here is how it works to make outside crispy and golden, but inside hot and soft toasted sandwiches: Prepare sandwiches as used to (well,…

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Website Suspended Spam

Hi everybody, Yesterday I received a strange E-Mail (Subject: Domain IDSTEIN-ONLINE.COM Suspension Notice) from my host provider, stating that my Domain has been suspended after several complaints about my page. Well, I have not heard anything about that yet, I wondered. Nevertheless, it seemed to come from my host provider Dreamhost and stated my website address. It also gave a link to a page, where the list of complaints could be downloaded. Well after checking the domain name of the link: It’s crap, bollocks! If you ever receive such an E-Mail (currently they seem to be sent for several host providers,…

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Posted in Movies

RIP Wes Craven

On the 30th of August, a great filmmaker has left the earth. If you like horror/slasher movies, you will also mourn the death of Wes Craven, one of the biggest in this category (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Craven). RIP Wes Craven, we will miss you! Find information in English on the 2-click solution here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/03/0115241/heises-two-clicks-for-more-privacy-vs-facebook

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chart.apis.google.com error in Internet Explorer 11

It seems there is a problem with the chain of referrers with IE 11. If I try to connect with IE11 to http://chart.apis.google.com, it seems I am referred to https://chart.apis.google.com – the check of the security certificate here fails and exceptions to the rule are not allowed. If I try to connect with Firefox to http://chart.apis.google.com, I seem to get referred to https://developers.google.com/chart/?csw=1 direcly, which works. If I try to connect to the https://chart.apis.google.com, I also see a fail of the check of the security certificate and the rule permits to add the page to the exception pages. It seems…

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Ways to resolve error code 0xc0000260 when upgrading to Windows 10 on a VirtualBox

Hello everybody, Another post about upgrading to Windows 10, this time on an Oracle VirtualBox. Well, after several failed attempts, the following setting solved it for me: In the settings of the virtual machine, click the “Enable PAE/NX” to activated (find the detailled description with a screenshot here: http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/4032-your-pc-needs-repaired-error-0xc0000260-2.html?s=c8602c42ab3c48baaa23fbbb324e5557. Please be aware though, that for this to work in the BIOS of your host system the virtualisation support has to be activated (e.g. AMD-V, VT-x). After that, the installation was snooth and made not any problems whatsoever! Good luck! Find information in English on the 2-click solution here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/03/0115241/heises-two-clicks-for-more-privacy-vs-facebook

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Ways to resolve error code 80240020 when upgrading to Windows 10

Hello everybody, As probably a lot of people lately, I tried to get some of my devices to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. However, it was not easy, since I was not one of the first in the queue for MS obviously. Well, anyway, there are some descriptions out there how to force your Windows to download the update (if you are not good with Google, take a look here for example: http://www.itechtics.com/download-internet-explorer-all-versions/). Anyway, if you are looking for the error code 80240020, that my Asus convertible displayed after I did this, most pages will just…

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Posted in Economy Politics

TTIP – Or: The miracle of mining money without losers

Hello everybody, Today’s topic is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (short: TTIP): Basically, it is an agreement between the USA and the EU regarding lifting some obstacles that appeared when selling from the USA to the EU or vice versa. On the whole, one should think that this is a good idea. Well, maybe it is, who knows? Nevertheless, there are some points, that made me thinking: Politicians (even the ones in the EU, that we did not actually vote for) are working for the people. So I do not understand, why these negotiations have to be so secretive,…

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