Category Archives: Technology

Twitter share price below IPO price

Less than two years ago, when Twitter went public, I was the lone voice warning you against buying their shares. Then the share price initially went up like a rocket and I didn’t get a show on CNBC. Now however, the … Continue reading

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Is Cluj-Napoca the cleanest city in Europe?

And another record for Romania! The city with the cleanest air in Europe is Cluj-Napoca. That’s at least what the French “Association Nationale pour la Préservation et l’Amélioration de la Qualité de l’Air” proclaimed. But they only examined the air quality of the 100 largest … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (51) Economic Systems

Communist centrally planned economy: Capitalist free market economy: The main difference seems to be that nowadays, young people do the queuing themselves instead of sending their mothers. That’s progress. (Auf Deutsch.)

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This is a Green Car

This car carries the plants around to offset the carbon dioxide that it produces. (discovered and photographed at Europos Parkas in Lithuania)

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A Bus into the Past

Taking the bus in Transnistria, you are not only going from A to B, but also back to the 1950s or 1960s. With beautiful old curves and colors, for which you otherwise have to turn to Hitchcock films. And some Europeans … Continue reading

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Romania is the Cradle of our Civilization

One of the amusing aspects of moving from a large country (Germany) to a smaller or less populated country (Romania) is how fixated the latter countries are on their image abroad. One of the questions I get asked the most in Romania is: “What … Continue reading

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Why it’s not easy to talk to bloggers

I admit that one of the reasons for setting up my blog was that I had gotten tired of answering the same question more than once, even if asked by different people. The other danger of talking to bloggers is that … Continue reading

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