Travel agencies for train travel in Europe

The booking system for trains in Europe is still inconsistent and error prone especially for international train travel. Therefore, travel agencies still provide valuable services to organize the most convenient and cheapest train travels in the age of the internet. The following travel agencies are serving individual train travelers: https://gleisnost.de https://globrailer.de https://simpletrain.ch https://togreijse.dk https://resebutiken.se Only…

Action Mappers for Civil Rights Actions

The following list presents web sites which collect information on actions for civil rights, e.g. demos, protests, and civil resistance actions. Action mappers can serve as archives of past events and calendars for future events. In addition, some action mappers are associated with social networks, which allow connecting with other activists, e.g. dhub.global is associated…

Why does Germany support Israel so much?

Introduction In the current crisis in Gaza, opinions are sharply divided between the UN and a large global community who condemn Israels actions as an occupation, apartheid, war crimes or even a genocide. On the other side, Israel has staunch allies like the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France. Since the reasons for the support of…

A classification of social networks

Introduction The abundance of social networks poses questions regarding their similarities and differences to identify redundancies, but potentially also missing services in the social network landscape. Similarities Social networks have the basic feature in common of connecting people via electronic channels. Communication can be based on one or more of the following basic types of…

Abolish the Nobel Prize … and use the money to advance science!

The model of scientific progress represented by the Nobel Prize which awards individuals for long-past achievements is outdated and does harm to scientific collaboration, which often requires dozens and hundreds (e.g. CERN) of highly-talented (young) researchers to work together as peers to make new discoveries.  I propose to promote science by using the money of…

A review of the electric cargo bike Douze G4e

Introduction I am reviewing the “DOUZE G4e” two-wheeled electric cargo bike (“long-john”) which I have been sharing with other family members between February 2021 and December 2023, but do not own anymore. I am writing this review to drive forward the development of the DOUZE G4e model in particular and electric cargo bikes, which I…

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