History: Did Germans rule Britain?

200px-Royal_Arms_of_the_Kingdom_of_HanoverMost of us heard of the Tudors, the House of York, even the Lancasters (thank you, Shakespeare), and learning that a German family ruled Britain for the last 300 years, was, at least for me, a surprise.

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My Remos G-3 Mirage has a new owner

DSC07524Today, my very old friend, the Remos G-3 Mirage airplane, who took me beyond the Polar Circle in 2007, left to his new owner, M. Piaud Richard, in France.

I really hope that Richard will give my Remos more flight hours that I could give in the last years.

 

Book: Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, I was able to travel and soon moved to Salzburg Austria, working for a high tech firm.

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Fun: Deep Thought’s Answer to … Everything

Douglas Adams, or when science fiction meets British humour:

Long time ago, in a far, far away place in the galaxy, a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings decide to build the most powerful supercomputer, that can answer any question.

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Book: Ursula Le Guinn – The Left Hand of Darkness

TheLeftHandOfDarkness1stEdIt took me two attempts to read this The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. The first time it was among some Asimov titles. Asimov’s accessible style made Ursula’s elaborate writing quite a challenge, and I could not go past the few chapters.

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