Sunday, 28 November 2010
I have not been blogging for a few days, mainly because my laptops and memory sticks have been “funny” for a few days. Well, it was a nasty virus located on (or at least triggered by) the autorun of one of the memory sticks. Now, everything should be back to normal, thanks to Panda USB Vaccine,…. hopefully… I have just reinstalled everything on my main laptop, including my blog reader. This also led me to update my blogroll (right hand column of this site) where I fixed a couple of links and added a few more.
Monday, 15 November 2010
similar to the one between ...
- masters and servants?
- kings and queens?
- birds and ornithologists?
- construction workers and architects?
- body and brain?
- applied and theoretical physicists?
- apples and oranges?
I guess my own view is that it should be 6 and 7, or perhaps 3 as well. 4 and 5 may be ok. I would oppose 1 or 2.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
I slightly off-topic post again. Since I have been living in the
for more than five years, I’m eligible to become a British citizen. I have also just learned that UK changed its citizenship law two years ago, meaning that I could also keep my German passport. Such a dual nationality (and two passports) may be quite handy since I may travel to different countries of the Middle Eastern again and some of them don’t like it if you have a stamp of “their enemy” in your passport. So, then, shall I do it? Well, to become British I need to pass a Life in the UK Test, which actually looks like fun (it’s available here). Anything else: well, there is a fee of GBP 735... With all due respect to the difficult financial position the Germany is in, this seems to me slightly excessive for a simple administrative act. So, I guess, for the time being I will not become British and will continue cheering when UK Germany beats in the World Cup... England
Posted by Mathias Siems at 16:48