Every day we read news about covid 19, and the supposedly bad situation. But unlike the situation is presented in the media, there is also good news. The more science learns about covid, the better we understand how it should best be dealt with. During the last months, many interesting scientific research papers got published, and many of them actually seem to see the situation less grim as you might think it is.

Already in October, a study from Prof. John Ioannidis, the worlds most prominent epidemiologist, published a large meta study together with the WHO. They analyzed the results of 61 studies about covid 19 across the world and found that the infection fatality rate is about 0.2%. This is about the same rate as for the usual flu. For people younger than 70 years, the rate is only 0.05%. This is actually very good news, as it shows, that covid is far less dangerous than most people expected earlier this year.

https://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/BLT.20.265892.pdf

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Dear Dell team,

I’m a business user and in principle a big fan of your XPS series, especially due to the beautiful small frame, the long battery life and elegant design. I’d actually buy one, though, I totally don’t understand you model policy. The XPS was at least partly marketed as the perfect workhorse for business users. And, if you have low hardware requirements, it may actually be, but only in combination with the matte FHD screen. Let me briefly explain why:

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Dear Mr Topilin!

Firstable, congratulations for such a big success, to win half of the restaurants in the city as customers for your wifi systems. Unfortunately, your success is my grief, as that way I’m kind of forced to use your wifi systems everyday when I sit somewhere for a coffee. Really, it could be a more pleasant experience! So please let me briefly elaborate my grief and suggest some small fixes for the wifi system, that would make the life of especially your frequent end users much easier.

I stumbled upon my archive with university files recently, and decided some of them would be worth putting online, at least as a memory for myself, like my first first schedule at university. There were some quite interesting projects, that we did there. Sometimes alone, sometimes in small groups. In one of the first terms I had an internship at the Hermann-Gutmann-Werke in Weißenburg. The main idea was to learn, how to work with metal, especially steel and aluminium. I did a lot of drilling, milling, sawing, welding, and in the end, I had build a bunch of nice thingys.