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For the #Winterthur  fans: Where did I take this picture?

It is very near to Winterthur.....

#Switzerland  
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Finally, the International Space Station would be an acceptable place for me. There is coffee.... 
And all this without having to recur on Neelix' version of "coffee" :)
 
This morning aboard the International Space Station, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brewed the first espresso ever in space. After, she enjoyed the beverage viewing Earth from the station's cupola and wrote, "Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised. Fresh espresso in the new Zero-G cup! To boldly brew..."

Read why brews served in microgravity will percolate better science than coffee, thanks to the Space Cup: http://go.nasa.gov/1E7n8NA

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Solari-type display at Olten railway station, Switzerland. Soon to be dismantled. Most other at this station are already replaced by those ugly LCD types.

Manufactured by Omega Electronics.
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Olten? Auf den anderen Bahnsteigen rechts vom Gebäude hat es schon die neuen Displays...hmm..
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ah, steht ja oben dass es Olten ist..;)
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The air condition is broken. It leaks water.

Edit: I was out after approx 12km. The 7km strong uphill killed me. The wings-for-life-car passed me after 1 hour 14 minutes.

(At wings for life you run against a car which starts 30 minutes later. You are out when the car passes you. The more kilometers you have the more points you have / the faster you were)

#wingsforlife #wingsforlifeworldrun #Olten #Switzerland
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After applying some wood stain it looks like this and produces a very hypnotic tic tac.

With only 5 wooden cog wheels and one metal escapement wheel. Simplicity - and it runs without an OS (the gravitational battery lifetime is 24 hours and it is recharged in 5 seconds).
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I still think you're very smart for putting it all together like that. It's very elegant, and certainly, a very clever project.
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Swiss railway signal near Zürich-Oerlikon station.
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Sunday, May 31st, 2015 will be a special day for the #ZVV  transit area (canton of Zürich): public transit will be completely free.

No ticket needed inside the canton of Zürich.

This is to remember and to mark the 25th birthday of the S-Bahn Zürich, May 27th, 1990. 

1988 the Swiss population said YES in a referendum to establish a Zürich metropolitan public transit area. The result was a zone-based tariff system which results in the same price from A to B regardless of which transport offer you take (train, bus, tram, boat).
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+Pascal Gienger​ Although since I moved here, I saw a huge reducing in people smoking. This started when Zurich made ilegal to smoke in restaurants back in 2008. But I believe this will just be effective when a national plan is in approved (it was denied in 2012 :().
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It would be fun they said. It would be amazing they said. And I believed them and I have no idea why I am doing this :-)

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#Africa  in #Winterthur   at #Afropfingsten  .

Sunday May 24th with Sally Nyolo, Dele Sosimi and Keziah Jones.

#SallyNyolo   #DeleSosimi   #KeziahJones  

Sulzerareal, Winterthur. :)
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It runs without a battery!

The kit is available from Selva Technik in Trossingen, Germany - at least it is there where I got it. Took 4 hours to file, sand, build, coarsely adjust, balance - but it runs. Another beautiful dust collector!

People from 1750 approx in the Black Forest region had these clocks in their living rooms, as they were affordable and had no special complications like a bell or a melody - and they were nearly constructed purely of wood (escapement is the exception: it is in metal due to wear & tear and to have at least some accuracy).
Also many poor farmers made those clocks as a side-profession, to gain money to survive. A typical clock similar to this replica took 1 week to produce from raw wood.

After 8 hours the clock went wrong for approx 3 minutes. I will wait another 8 hours to see whether this is stable or not. If yes I have to adjust the height of the pendulum weight slightly.
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+Tejas Richard It is a fine way to learn the basic principle of a mechanical clock - a gear train driven by weights or a spring, and an escapement or ratchet-wheel which controls the steady movement forming the time base (balance wheel, pendulum, tuning fork, quartz circuit ( - Grand Seiko Spring Drive! - )) and the always same minutes to hours gears (1 to12 or 1 to 24 for special world clocks).

Before the tuning fork and quartz era people used so many techniques to make that pendulum system more and more accurate by introducing temperature compensators, and more and more heavy pendulum weights (to make friction less important).

Whole belfrys had those heavy pendulums for centuries!
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Cameroon/Ivory Coast/Senegal Africa enthusiast.

The opinions presented here are my own personal opinions and not necessarily those of my employer.

I like public transit infrastructure and how these systems work.

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My Mum and my Dad gave me life.
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  • جوجل
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  • Universität Konstanz
    2008 - 2012
  • Pascal Gienger
    IT Security Consultant, 2001 - 2012
  • SüdConsult GmbH
    Business IT Consultant, 1999 - 2008
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Schnelle Terminvergabe und sehr höflicher Empfang. Sehr kurze Wartezeiten bei Röntgen, modernes digitales Röntgengerät. Hatte einen sehr freundlichen Arzt zugeteilt bekommen.
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The new "VIP" service includes a decent travel bus with very good seating and a very responsible driver. A small snack and lemonade is included.
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Angenehme Schulungsatmosphäre Ruhig gelegen
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