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Theorists assert that, as a civilization grows larger and becomes more advanced, its energy demands will increase rapidly due to its population growth and the energy requirements of its various machines. With this in mind, the Kardashev scale was developed as a way of measuring a civilization’s technological advancement based upon how much usable energy …
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Yesterday was my first day at the new job. New company, new city, new colleagues, new project... A day full of quite a few new things.
Officially now I'm a Da Vinci external working for Mitsubishi. Not something totally new for me (worked as a contractor before), but with a few extra twists this time.
For once I'm one of the 250 Da Vinci employees coming from about 50 countries around the globe, something that I never imagined I'd be part of. Of course, I will never meet all of them as they work for various clients but even before getting to Germany I had the chance of meeting people coming from at least 4 ethnic backgrounds.
On the other side, Mitsubishi is no stranger to diversity either: there are Romanians, Indians, Africans, Bulgarians and of course Germans and Japanese, just to name the ones that I already interacted with.
I am surrounded by diversity and from the bottom of my heart I welcome it!
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One of, if not the best password managers around!

PS: Use this link to register and we both get one month free premium access. https://lastpass.com/f?2504106
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There's a saying in Romania "trăim în România și asta ne ocupă tot timpul" (loosely translated to English "we live in Romania and this takes all of our time") which I had to verify once more this morning.
Up until 1990, Romania was a socialist republic and all its citizens were given a socialist birth certificate. After 1990, the birth certificates were modified to reflect the new status of the country (I think there were changed at least twice in the last 25 years) but those born before 1990 (like me) were not forced to change their certificates (my parents still have their socialist marriage certificate) as the old ones were still recognized by the authorities. 
But internationally, especially since the Romanian certificates have to obey the EU standards, the old certificates are most probably invalid.
So on the 24th of August I decided to go to the Public Service Department (Serviciul de Evidență a Populației) here in Timisoara and submit all the paperwork (surprisingly, there were only 3-4 documents and it took under 30 minute, photocopying included). Officially, one can only change their birth certificate at the office of the city where the respective person was born or the office of the city where the person currently resides. But in either cases, the new certificate is actually issued  in the city where the document was initially issued no matter the case and, if needed, it is shipped to the office where the change request was submitted. This way, the whole process can take up to 30 days.
So, after unsuccessfully trying to reach the Timisoara Public Service Department office last week, I payed them a personal visit this morning. Only to find out that my birth certificate is still not here and the dear lady couldn't give me any other information. So I called the Public Service Department office in my birth town, found out that the certificate left last Wednesday with the military post and went back in to the nice lady in Timisoara to find out that the post only comes once a week, on Tuesday.
What a relief: the day after tomorrow I have to take another trip through the morning traffic to the Timisoara Public Service Department office in order to pick my renewed birth certificate!

PS: There might have been an alternative, less legal way to get my certificate earlier, but I preferred to stay away from it.
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GIVAWAY: 5 Savvies SU75 screen protector ultraclear for Pebble
Here I am, giving away 5 Savvies SU75 screen protector ultraclear for Pebble (similar to this: http://goo.gl/Wqav75).
There's no rule of the giveaway. First one to send me a PM, gets the skins. 
Sadly for some, this will be limited to Romania. The skins will be sent via national postal service, except for if the winner wants otherwise, case in which the winner pays the shipping.
Good luck!
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The givaway ends this Friday! If I have nobody to give the screen protectors to, they'll probably end with the garbage...
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I'm moving to Germany!
At the end of next week, me and +Agneta Erth, my wife, will be driving our car full of hopes (as she called it), towards Stuttgart.
For reasons that varied and evolved over time, moving away from Romania has been my intention for the better part of my adult life. At a point the target was Canada, then New Zealand, Canada again, then Germany, only to settle, in the last year or so, to either Germany or the UK. Both have various advantages and disadvantages, so I let fate decide where the rabbit will jump from. 
In the end the rabbit bears the black, red, golden flag and knows Schwäbisch.
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Another day in Germany... I just realized that it has been almost a month since we got here. But I can't really say that I felt the time passing. In a way I feel like we arrived yesterday, but also like we've been here since a long time.
The day before yesterday one of the reasons we're here showed itself up: we've been to our first concert. Well not the first concert that we've been to in Germany, but the first since we're here this time.
Thanks to +M Madalina  we had two tickets to +Steve Seagulls's concert. Somewhere downtown Stuttgart, in a very industiral looking underground club, built in the tunnels adjecent to a underground city train station (there's no metro in Stuttgart). These Seagulls are a Finnish band that plays country adaptations of famous songs (mostly rock or metal). Songs like Thunderstruck or Wishmaster have quite a different sound when played with a banjo and a double bass.
So we went quite early, not knowing what to expect from an early evening concert that starts at 8 PM. To our surprise, people only started showing up some 15-20 minutes before the show started, people of all ages, some of which, in our ignorance, we wouldn't have expected to see there.
I must say, it was one heck of a concert, one to tell children about, when you introduce them to music from old pop's youth. There was  a great chemistry between the band and the crowd. The communication between eachother was great.
On another note, the song adaptations wre really interesting, to say the least, some of the songs having a totally different sound from the originals. There were southern country themes, mixed with old english, irish, even balkan and atmospheric or classical music influences. This band's songs are surely making their way into my daily playlist!
The show ended around 9:30 PM and, by 10 PM or so we were already home. It was a great way to spend a Tuesday evening!
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I haven't had much time to write lately. Quite busy these two weeks. But some really interesting things have happened. Sort of a cultural/administrative shock for me as we had to deal with some registrations, something that any newcommer in the first few days after getting to Germany has to do. First of all Germany, the "Mutter Land", imposes her residents to register at their local Town Hall at most two weeks after they've changed their residency. This is quite a deal as other things depend on this: car registration, medical insurace registration and others that I have't had the chance to deal with yet.So for this Anmeldung (as Germans call it) one would have to fill in a form of course, one that is also translated in English (not so "of course", but very welcome), wait a little bit in line in front of an office (we waited some 10 minutes as we went early in the morning) and then present the form, the ID card and a copy of the marriage certificate (if it exists). A nice lady (that also speaks English) checks the information and puts it in the system. That's it! No taxes, no going back and forth between offices! And you get a bag of "goodies" if it is your first time in Germany: all kinds of information flyers and... garbage bags! YES, Stuttgart welcomes people with yellow garbage bags! And not any bags, but the official yellow garbage bags intended for recycling plastic and metal (mostly resulted from packaging). Later I found that the garbage service only collects these bags and, if you put your garbage resulted from packages in a different bag, it might not be picked up. Oh, and only the Town Hall "issues" these bags! Crazy, I know!Then we had to go one level higher to de-register from church. Here, depending on their declared religion, everybody is automatically registered with a church (protestant or catholic, mostly) and have to pay a certain monthly tax. But, giving that we are not really that religious, we decided to de-register. Another form, a small tax (you have to pay a tax to opt out from paying a tax!) and the problem was solved. I must mention that we didn't have to wait and everything was done fast, at the same office. Another day, another good surprise: the registration for the mandatory public health insurance. It seems that around here, it has to be done by the employee but again, to no surprise, it was very short: a form, a few copied documents and no line to wait at (it was a morning and we were the first customers). The shock came when, not knowing that I have to bring it, I couldn't present the Anmeldung: this nice lady trusted me with sending a copy over e-mail. Now we only have to wait for some documents over snail-mail.The bank registration for a new account was a little bit different. We choose 1822direkt because we had some ties to it in the past and it was OK. So, because this is as full online bank service (with cash services provided through Sparkasse'S ATM's), we had to do this by post: fill an online form, download it, sign it and send it to the bank. We had some issues at the post as the worker needed an official document that has my signature on it and for that I could only present my passport which I had to bring from home (at least I had one, thanks to Madalina, otherwise Romania would have given me a good kick in the arse). In the end I must specify that most of the talking was done by my lovely +Agneta Erth in German (otherwise it would have been harder in English, but probably not impossible).
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Stories, information, mishaps, adventures... on our way to Germany and beyond.
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This weekend we managed to move most of our belongings to my parents. This meant about half the volume of a full size van of all kinds of small things that you can find around a normal household, including a huge TV, a desk, a dishwasher and 2 coffee tables. It was quite some effort, especially the unloading, but the worst part was the few weeks preceding: sorting.
When you only have one small car to fill, picking up what you can and should absolutely have to take with you in your new country becomes quite a task. There were moments in which we had to decide weather to pick the ActiFry or the microwave, or to give up or not on the coffee espresso. It was especially hard when we had to give up on things that were unfeasible to take with us to Germany: we gave away most of the pot plants that we raised in the last years, we sold the desk and its chair to my brother, we donated to various family members a few boxes worth of clothes, shoes and other things, we even sold some stuff on local sale sites. The only thing that we couldn't part with, as everybody wanted it at an extra bargain price, was the TV.
It was a very long weekend, that ended very late at night after changing the car's tires to winter ones (thanks dad for reminding me as I totally forgot about this detail!) followed by a 5 hour drive through rain and fog.
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You forgot to mention the emotional roller coaster of parents, grandparents and wife... Saying goodbye is never easy...
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What better start-up to work in than +Symme3D Manufacturing SRL​?

PS: I wish I had the chance to work in a small company...
 
It's time to add more crazy makers to our team! If you fit any of the positions email your resumes to contact@symme3d.com
These jobs are only available on site, in our facility in Timisoara. English is a must.
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