Notwehr im Nahverkehr: Bürger, fahrt schwarz!

Ein interessanter Bericht eines Betroffenen/ Geschädigten des ÖPNV.

Aus eigener leidvoller Erfahrung teile ich weitestgehend seine Auffassung, dass der ÖPNV endlich dazu verpflichtet werden sollte, für den aus Verspätungen und Zugausfällen verursachten Schaden angemessene Entschädigung zu zahlen.

Den vom Autor des Berichtes propagierten Ansatz zur Erreichung des Zieles sollten die Kunden vermehrt “Schwarz” fahren, teile ich allerdings nicht. Dies würde lediglich wiederum den einzelnen Kunden schädigen, der sich dann mit gerichtlichen Forderungen und Strafverfahren konfrontiert sehen würde.

Mein Ansatz wäre: meidet den ÖPNV wo es nur geht !! D.h. Umstieg auf Auto, Fahrrad, Mitfahrgelegenheiten, private Busdienste wie Flixbus etc.

Wir als Kunden haben beim ÖPNV (Bahn, Bus) nur die Möglichkeit Druck auszuüben, indem wir uns die Unverschämtheiten und die mangelhafte Servicequalität nicht mehr bieten lassen und diese Dienste meiden ! Der daraus bei den Betreibern entstehende Kosten- und Leidensdruck wird hoffentlich mittel- und langfristig zu Verbesserungen führen.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Notwehr im Nahverkehr: Bürger, fahrt schwarz!.
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/schwarzfahren-notwehr-im-nahverkehr-buerger-fahrt-schwarz-kolumne-a-1263363.html

3D printing: KitchenAid adapter for soda stream

img kitchenaid soda adaptor

3D-Print: KitchenAid Adapter for Sodastream

Our KitchenAid Sodastream looks very chic, so beautiful in black / silver:

img kitchenAid Soda

After some Problems at the beginning it works very well now. Bubbles our excellent Bühlertäler tap water. However, it has a small flaw: there is no suitable glass bottle for this model.

Neither Sodastream nor the Kitchenaid manufacturer provide suitable products for this purpose. That’s a pity, so it was obvious to see if there is a suitable adapter with which smaller standard glass bottles with standard threaded fasteners can be docked to the kitchenaid connection.

First I tried the following part:available on thingiverse:

img sodastream v2 threadedpart
That was also very straightforward and easy to print. After testing i found out, only for sodastream with screw thread suitable, so not for our KitchenAid sodastream.

Next thing i tried was this:
img sodastream536857
Also not suitable for our kitchenaid, because the lower edge was missing for the gripping arm.

Unfortunately so, nothing suitable for our device was available on thingiverse.com as stockpart. That’s why I took the appropriate measurements, first from the Kitchenaid / Sodastream bottleneck:

img Flaschenhals kitchenAid

then from the bottleneck of a smaller lemonade glass bottle:

img Flaschenhals Limonadenflasche

With these measurements, I was able to use the CAD software fusion360 to construct a suitable adapter that makes the glass bottle fit the Kitchenaid connection. The result is prepared for 3D printing as an STL file available here on thingiverse.com for download .

As printing material i recommend a material as stable as possible such as ABS or similar to give the adapter the necessary strength and stability. Support material or brims / rafts for print-to-bed adhesion are not required for printing. The print resolution should not be set too low due to the modeled thread, I have made good experiences with 0.15mm at 0.3mm nozzle size.

IMPORTANT !!
Please be careful when using the adapter. The Sodastream is a pressure device, and applying rapid pressure to a device not meant for such things can cause explosions and severe injury !!
I may not be held responsible for any damage or injury that may occur when using the adapter. Use at your own risk !

Germany 2019: Rich are getting richer

Germany 2019: Rich are getting richer

No wonder ??

According to the latest monthly report of the German Federal Bank, the imbalances in the distribution of wealth in Germany have risen again:

  • the richest ten percent of German households own 55 percent of total net wealth,
  • with 40 percent of households holding 42 percent of total net wealth.
  • the 50 percent of households with less money own only three percent of total net wealth.

The full report from Bundebank as well a corresponding article on the subject can be found here:

Current report of the German Bundesbank
Article on the subject on sueddeutsche.de

Howto: Change WordPress homepage-adress to https://

Img WordPress+https

As you may have noticed, this website has been switched to https:// several days ago. This means that ways4.eu is no longer available with https://www.ways4.eu.Instead with https://www.ways4.eu it is available. If you haven’t already done so, please change the bookmarks saved as favorites in the browser accordingly. However, the site is currently still accessible via http, but the response time takes slightly longer: in such cases the https page is called via a redirect that will result in the longer response time. If you are also considering upgrading your WordPress installation to https (better SEO and safer), here’s a well-written guide:

Howto: WordPress on https:// (sorry only in german language)

25 very useful WordPress plugins

25 very useful WordPress plugins

25 Best WordPressPlugins

For any operator of a WordPress presence, WordPress plugins are very useful and popular tools. For example. to optimize the WordPress installation and adapt it to your personal requirements. The following article lists some very rich and sometimes indispensable plugins. They are sorted and described according to various categories such as performance, SEO etc.

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