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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Beavis and Butt-Head get a reboot in 2021

As Comedy Central announced in June 2020, Beavis and Butt-Head, world's famous slacker teens taking the world by storm in 1993 are getting a reboot. Comedy Central ordered two seasons from series' creator Mike Judge in collaboration with 3 Arts Entertainment. This includes the possibility of spin offs and specials.

Judge will, as in the original series from 1993, the movie Beavis and Butt-Head do America and season 8 from 2011. The original series went on air 1993 on Viacom's cable network MTV. The series features two teen friends commenting on youth and adolescence while watching contemporary music videos on MTV, and proved to be a cultural phenomenon which spurred strong positive and negative critics, but was an instant hit with MTV viewers, catapulting Mike Judge into stardom.

The reboot marks the return to cartoons for Judge, who previously created the live action series Silicon Valley. He is also well known for his long running animated series King Of The Hill (1997-2010) and the live action series Office Space and the movie Idiocrazy. The reboot is the second time Beavis and Butt-Head return to television. The reboot airs in summer 2021.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Fizz cable internet provider in Canada

Wireless carrier Videotron launched the low budget Fizz brand 2018 for its customers in the province of Quebec in Canada. Fizz offers wireless phone services and internet access for customers in Qubec and Ontario. Fizz started operating LTE services in the same year with a download speed up to 150 Mbps. Fizz also offers a low price cable internet service, using Videotron's infrastructure. No DSL-service is available. If there is o coax cable laid inside the building the technician will bring the cable in from the outside with no cost (AKA free) for the customer.

Fizz is a low cost cellular and internet service provider, a competitor to Fido, owned by Rogers, and Koodo, ran by Telus' counterpart.

Aimed at customers from 18 to 35 year old, the Fizz brand allows to bring over unused data into the following month or forward it to friends; a feature to likely becoming a hit with users. Fizz is fully digital, but has no call center, a cost reduction reflected in the low prices. Customer service is available though per online chat, either directly on their web page or with popular chat messengers of Facebook or Twitter.

Besides cell phone service the company offers high speed residential internet services backed by Videotron. Fizz internet plans start with 10 Mbit/s for 35$ plus tax (that is shy over 40$ including tax!) a month to up to 200 Mbit/s for merely 70$. All plans include unlimited bandwith for downloads and uploads. The modem rent is included in all plans. The customer can choose between self-installation, where a Videotron technician comes and just makes sure the cable is working, and the VIP-installation, where he also connects your wireless devices, such as Android and Apple (iOS) smartphones, tablets and desktop or laptop computers. For the VIP installation a fee of 35$ is added to the first payment.

include unlimited call and text messaging.

Want one of the cheapest and most competetive hight speed internet services in Canada or a reliable cellular service backed by Videotron and on top of that earn 50$ by just signing up? If the previous link does not work be sure to include T3FDM as your Fizz referral code to not miss a bonus of 50 bucks! It's entered right before sending the order to Fizz. The 50$ will be reducted from the third month.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Trip Hawkins and Electronic Arts

Trip Hawkins at a 1985 episode of The Computer ChroniclesWilliam Murray Hawkins III, better known as Trip Hawkins, is an American entrepreneur. He founded the company Electronic Arts in 1982, as well as The 3DO Company and the Digital Chocolate company in later years. He was added to The Hall Of Fame in 2005.

Hawkins was fan of Strat-O-Matic Football started as teenager to produce a knock-off version of it, lending $5000 from his father to finance it. But his business failed. When he received his first computer he created a digital football game. He later designed his undergraduate major at Harvard University in Applied Game Theory and Strategy.

1982 Hawkins was Director of Strategy and Marketing at Apple and left the company to found the video game publisher Electronic Arts, which is successful to this day. The company enjoyed may years as a leader in video game publishing ad produced iconic games like the Madden NFL series of football games after signing with John Madden as consultant and spokesman for Electronic Arts.

When SEGA release the Genesis he saw his opportunity. He didn't want to sign with Nintendo due to its strict licensing policy. He instead hired reverse engineers to create unofficial games for the SEGA Genesis console. Hawkins eventually revealed his intentions to sell his research to SEGA's competitors unless they made him an official partner. SEGA agreed.

Watch a young Trip Hawkins in a segment of the 1985 Computer Chronicles TV show's double feature episode Slowdown Part II

Although remaining chair of EA's board Hawkins made a transition in 1991 to form 3DO, a video game company. When the 3DO console was released in 1993 it was the most powerful gaming device of its day. He eventually resigned from EA's board of directors in 1994. But sales were poor, probably due to the high price. Hopes were further damaged a year later with the arrival of the SONY PlayStation and SEGA Saturn, which were more powerful and still retailed cheaper. 1996 3DO stopped the production of the console and transitioned to be a pure game developer. The company went bust 2003.

2003 Hawkins founded the Digital Chocolate company but stepped down as CEO in 2012. Hawkins lives in Santa Barbara, CA, and was a professor of entrepreneurship and leadership at the University of California from 2016 to 2019.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The coronavirus and its economical impact

With the coronavirus spreading from China since 2019 all over the world, every country is infected. The see more cases of infected citizens daily or more and more deaths. While the curve of infection flattens in China as of March 2020, Italy in Europe surpasses the number of deaths of about 200 casualties per day. With no vaccine available at this time the death toll rises. Two measurements are currently at hand, to stop the spread of the pandemic. Most countries implement the rule of Social Distancing. People shall remain in a distance of two meters, and groups of five or more people and gatherings, like venues are forbidden. Schools and other establishments, where many people gather, are closed. The other is that countries, especially in Europe, closed their borders and limit traffic only for trucks providing essentials. May grocery stores have empty shelves for toilet paper, sanitzers, pasta products and canned foods. Worse, many people did panic buying of goods, leaving following customers with no items.

Impact on the economy

No matter, how long this crisis goes on, companies like car factories and other suspended their business to avoid infections of co-workers. Assuming this crisis goes on for more months, these companies will lose billions of Dollars.

Impact on education

As most schools and universities have closed their gates, with students being in isolation at home, there is no education for months to see. Education will fall back for months or even a year. Development in science, health, physics and other topics might be rolled back by at least one year.

My opinion

I don't say, we're are sent back into the stone age. But stocks for the most important companies were halted. The Dow-Jones sticks at 19,898 points at this writing, a value not seen since late 2016. The decision of the New York Stock Exchange was announced to shift temporarily to an all-electronic trading, starting on March 23rd 2020. A precautionary step to lock down the trading floors temporarily, represents a step to protect the well-being and health of the traders in the floor company, to avoid an infection with the COVID-19 virus. Nevertheless, the economy worldwide will be hit hard. Losses of more than hundred Billion Dollars are expected.

The virus continues to hammer hard large sectors of the international economy. And will continue to do so for some coming months.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Bitcoin scam

You probably found this blog by doing a web search after the following ids after receiving a mail from a Bitcoin spammer.

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19A5rdrxb4MREtyGWo944uRoNDBxBPNNG8
3CVucYjbRnbRKZ7AaSJQS1h64t5mKzqvxp

Bitcoin scam often comes as blackmailing. The scammer sends a mail claiming you have been visiting a porn web site. He adds while enjoying yourself this site hacked your computer and recorded you with your web cam while having fun. There might also be a password in the spam as proof. He threatens to send this footage to other contacts he found in your address book and to other sites in the internet, if you don't pay a certain sum to the given Bitcoin id. But don't worry, this is usually not true, although an internet newbie might believe this. It's just a random shot to make money by scaring mail recipients. Don't pay, delete the mail.

There might be a slim chance that it is true though. If the password he mentions looks familiar, and is not something like 123456, he might actually hacked you. Check your computer for malware. If you find evidence the computer is infected, backup data like documents, videos or audio files to an external drive (USB stick or SD card) and wipe the hard disk clean before installing your operating system from scratch. Yes, that might be painful, but in my opinion better than knowing your are watched.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Compensations for flight delays with Eurowings

If your plane was delayed for more than three hours or canceled it affects your holiday trip. Cancellations and delays are a daily occurrence for many airlines at various airports also by Eurowings, so that many passengers are late or, in the worst case, unable to travel at all. Eurowings is also affected by these delays.

To claim a refund

If your flight was delayed by Eurowings or other airlines, our company will help you to claim your damages. If the airline is more than three hours late or out of service, their passengers are entitled for a compensation. The amount of the sum of a refund lays usually between 250.00 and 600.00 Euro, depending on the distance between the starting and the destination airport.

Support from our lawyers

We are supported by a team of lawyers. We will first check your claims in the event of flight cancellation or flight delays with Eurowings or other airlines. We will then organize a negotiation with the affected airlines involved. After a successful negotiation, the affected passengers are reimbursed of the corresponding compensation amount. It is not important for Passengers friend, which airline is responsible for the delay or the cancellation of a flight. Experiences with flight delays by Eurowings from different customers show, that flight cancellations and flight delays also happen with this company. Affected travelers can claim their damages with Passengers friend. We are also happy to help with questions with the subject of travel in other cases.

To check your claim carefully, enter only the number of your flight with Eurowings on our web page. If you qualify, Passengers friend will take care of everything else and contact Eurowings, to achieve a compensation for you. Passengers, who were affected by flight delays or a flight outage with airlines, such as Eurowings, were reporting positive experiences with our company Passengers friend, to get their compensation. In doing so, our customers also praise the uncomplicated process. Which saves them the paperwork with the airline directly. Here some extracts from our satisfied customers:

"Everything is OK. Passengers friend has quickly agreed with Eurowings and the money was recompensated."
- Katja L. from Lüneburg

"I can really recommend it! Four hours of flight delay during the winter holidays cost us quite a lot of time and nerves, but we were able to make up for the almost 400 euros in compensation."
- Holger T. from Schwerin

"I think this service is great. You pay fees, but it's totally worth it. Passengers friend takes care of everything."
- Andreas M. from Bayreuth

Background information for Eurowings

Within Germany, 16 different airports are served by Eurowings. Including Cologne-Bonn(CGN), Stuttgart (STR) Hamburg (HAM), Dusseldorf (DUS), Hanover(HAJ), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Dortmund (DTM), Nuremberg (NUE), Munich(MUC), Bremen (BRE), Dresden (DRS), Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden (FKB),Leipzig / Halle (LEJ), Berlin-Schoenefeld (SXF), Rostock (Baltic Sea)(RLG) and Usedom (Heringsdorf) (HDF). Eurowings is a company based in Germany, with its headquarters and home base in Düsseldorf. Eurowings is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa company, wholly owned by Lufthansa Eurowings since August 2011. Eurowings also flies to national and intercontinental destinations. Airports of Hamburg and Düsseldorf serve mainly as airports for Germany and other parts of Europe. From the Cologne or Bonn airport, the airline mainly serves long-haul destinations in Africa, Asia and North America. Eurowings flights have been bundled with Germanwings since the October of 2015. These flights are currently also carried out under the name of Eurowings.

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1 Data entry

Find out how high your claim for compensation is.

2 The data check

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3 Claims paid out

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Flight delays and compensations with the TUI airline

Flight delays and flight cancellations during private and business trips are not uncommon. Even airlines like TUIfly can be affected. If the delay is greater than three hours or the flight is cancelled completely, the passenger has the right for a compensation. Contact us for compensation where flights are delayed more than three hours. We will check your claim for any delay or cancellation of TUIfly or any other airline in which you made a trip by air, free of charge and without obligation. The amount of the compensation can be between 200 and 600 Euros, depending on the distance between the departure and destination airports. We work with experts on all aspects of travel law and enforce their claims in the event a passenger experiences a flight delay with TUIfly or other airlines, if necessary in court.

Experiences of our customers using Passengers friend for flight delays

The experience of many air travelers shows that delays and outages occur with every airline. This also affects the TUIfly company. Passengers, who contacted Passengers friend to claim their compensation, report a simple and straightforward enforcement process to enforce their claims.

Little stress

The great prospect of success and a lack of cost risk speaks for the service Passengers friend provides. It is irrelevant, whether the flight is delayed by TUIfly or any another airline. Passengers report an uncomplicated process to claim their right for a compensation with Passengers friend. The customer simply needs to enter the flight number of the flight with TUIfly or other airlines, and Passengers friend will review your claim for compensation.

Testimonials

"I can recommend it. Very straightforward, I did not have to do anything myself. "
- Andreas K. from Potsdam

"Very pleasant contact with Passengers friend! I first had doubts if I would get any compensation, but that worked out really well. Thank you!"
- Sylvia T. from Paderborn

"I had tried on my own, after four and a half hours delay on the return flight from Palma to get compensation, but the airline has gotten rid of me by only offering vouchers for other flights. Passengers Friend was my salvation. "
- Fatma G. from Erfurt

Background information on TUIfly

Destinations served by TUIfly are largely located in Mediterranean regions. Other popular holiday destinations, such as the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Egypt or Madeira, are also on the flight schedule of TUIfly. In Germany, TUIfly airplanes usually serve (as of 2016) 23 different airports. These include Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF), Berlin Tegel (TXL), Bremen (BRE), Dortmund (DTM), Düsseldorf (DUS), Erfurt (ERF), Frankfurt (FRA), Frankfurt Hahn (HHN), Friedrichshafen (FDH) , Hamburg (HAM), Hannover (HAJ), Karlsruhe (FKB), Cologne / Bonn (CGN), Leipzig / Halle (LEJ), Memmingen (FMM), Munich (MUC), Münster (FMO), Nuremberg (NUE), Paderborn-Lippstadt (PAD), Rostock (RLG), Stuttgart (STR), Sylt (GWT) and Usedom (HDF).

Further information about TUIfly

The German airline TUIfly is based in Langenhagen near Hanover, where its base is located. TUIfly was founded in 2007 after the companies Hapagfly and Hapag-Lloyd-Express (HLX) were merged. TUIfly is a 100% subsidiary of the TUI Group. The airline advertises its flights with fair prices and offers as a special service to inform its passengers about any delays on the day of departure.

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Find out how high your claim for compensation is.

2 Have the data checked

We check your claim within a few minutes and take care of everything else.

3 claims to pay

You receive your compensation. If your claim is justified, we will transfer your money. After that the problem is done for you.

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