So, everyone and their dog has written or made a reaction or review video about the first trailer and then the international trailer of Ghostbusters (2016) a.k.a. “The Female Ghostbusters”.

If you haven’t seen them, here they are:


Pretty much everything was criticised. From the awful jokes (slime in cracks, wigs), the parody-like elements (Yay, finally someone makes fun of The Excorcist, that’s never been done before!) to general criticism of blatant plagiarism (library ghost), being unclear whether it’s a sequel or a reboot, factual errors (they were never four scientists, they were 2.5 at best [Venkman with his parapsychology shtick being the half one]) to having the black woman be the “street smart” non-scientist. Not to mention the Scooby-Doo type CGI ghosts.

So I won’t get into all of that again. Because in the end I will only end up being called a sexist for not liking what I’ve seen so far, because everyone who doesn’t appreciate failed-crowdsurfing-gags is an evil women hater.*
BTW: To prove how devilish a sexist I am, I deliberately made the headline listing only the male actor. *muahahahaha*

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Dave (1993)


Feb 3rd – €7.99 @ Amazon.de

Running Time: 1h 50m

Price per Hour: €4.36

Flashpoint: The Complete Series (2008 – 2012)


Feb 3rd – €83.99 @ Amazon.de

Running Time: 2d 4h 41m

Price per Hour: €1.59

Battlestar Galactica (1978)


Feb 3rd – €12.99 @ Amazon.de

Running Time: 2h 19m

Price per Hour: €5.61

Hot Pursuit (2015)


Feb 6th – €7.99 @ Drogerie Müller

Running Time: 1h 24m

Price per Hour: €5.71

The Voices (2014)


Feb 6th – €7.99 @ Drogerie Müller

Running Time: 1h 41m

Price per Hour: €4.75

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The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 (2014 – 2015)


Jan 8th – $9.99 @ Amazon.com

Running Time: 7h 59m

Price per Hour: $1.25

Hart of Dixie: Season 3 (2013 – 2014)


Jan 8th – $17.99 @ Amazon.com

Running Time: 15h 28m

Price per Hour: $1.16

Idiocracy (2006)


Jan 8th – $5.00 @ Amazon.com

Running Time: 1h 24m

Price per Hour: $3.57

Raising Hope: Season 3 (2012 – 2013)


Jan 8th – $14.99 @ Amazon.com

Running Time: 7h 56m

Price per Hour: $1.89

Fargo (1996)


Jan 13th – €7.97 @ Amazon.de

Running Time: 1h 38m

Price per Hour: €4.88

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Taking advantage of the Thanksgiving Week / Black Friday / Cyber Monday / whatever offers at Amazon.com I bought quite a number of DVDs again this year from Amazon.com.

But this time I was interested how long it would take on average. I noticed it last year that some packages were delivered quite fast while some only arrived after new year’s (I assume that the customs offices is closed or at least understaffed in the week between Christmas and New Year’s).

So I charted every purchase I made since the beginning of October and when it arrived. Packages that have no orange bar have not been delivered yet.

The first charts simply shows the shipping times from order to shipping and shipping to delivery:

And here I had to fight with Excel to get the chart like I wanted (the empty spaces below the bars is actually a third bar coloured white). I used the date of the first order as a base line and then put the others relative to it:

The statistics freak in me is satisfied for now. 😉

2015 End Statistics:

New Purchase Items: 110 (131 in 2014)
New Movies: 83 (thereof Blu-ray: 61)
New TV Seasons: 84 (thereof Blu-ray: 19)
New TV Specials: 1
New Special Interest: 3

Money Spent: €1,604.02 (€1,552.75 in 2014)
Money Spent on Movies: €679.44
Money Spent on TV Seasons: €874.97
Money Spent on TV Specials: €11.99
Money Spent on Special Interest: €37.62

Avg Spent: €14.58 (€11.85 in 2014)
Avg Spent on Movies: €8.19
Avg Spent on TV Seasons: €10.42
Avg Spent on TV Specials: €11.99
Avg Spent on Special Interest: €12.54

Running Time: 66,424m (46d 3h 4m)
Running Time Movies: 9,550m (6d 15h 10m)
Running Time TV Seasons: 5,5441m (38d 12h 10m)
Running Time TV Specials: 84m (1h 24m)
Running Time Special Interest: 1,349m (22h 29m)

Cheapest Item: In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers (€3.02)

Most Expensive Item: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Complete Series (€133.80)

First Item: Longmire: Season 2 (€0.00 – paid with gift certificate)

Last Item: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (€20.00)

Purchase by Locality:
United States: 28
United Kingdom: 13
Germany: 69

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Butter (2011)


Sep 19th – €3.99 @ Media Markt

Collection no. 1218

Auf Achse: The Complete Series (1980 – 1996)
(Auf Achse: Die komplette Serie)


Sep 19th – €29.99 @ Media Markt

Collection no. 13014 – 13025

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


Sep 19th – €12.90 @ Media Markt

Collection no. 1219

Two Night Stand (2014)


Sep 19th – €9.99 @ Media Markt

Collection no. 1220

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)


Sep 24th – €9.99 @ Drogerie Müller

Collection no. 1221

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Annie (1982)


May 29th – €5.79 (£2.98) @ Amazon.co.uk

Collection no. 1207

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)


May 29th – €7.22 (£3.97) @ Amazon.co.uk

Collection no. 1208

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)


May 29th – €6.53 (£3.49) @ Amazon.co.uk

Collection no. 1209

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)


May 29th – €6.48 (£3.46) @ Amazon.co.uk

Collection no. 1210

22 Jump Street (2014)


Aug 1st – €12.99 @ Media Markt

Collection no. 1211

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Windows 10, like other Windowses before it, bring the language bar with it. My Windows UI is in English by default but I prefer my keyboard the German way. For such use cases Microsoft invented the language bar.

Language Bar Windows 10

Normally the Language Bar is easy disable-able – at least it used to be. I don’t actually need to switch between languages, so I don’t need it.

In Windows 10, it took me some time to find a way to disable it. Here’s how you do it.

This is the context menu when you click on the language bar:

Context Menu Language Bar Windows 10

Forget it, that’s too obvious. There you won’t find what you’re looking for.

Now right-click on the clock!

Context Menu Clock Windows 10

There it is! Now follow this path:

Notifications Settings Windows 10

Input Indicator Windows 10

Done!

As Dumbledore would say: “Another year … gone“. Or on my case: 19 months.

19 months between having more than 8,000 hours of movies and TV shows and now 10,000 hours!

Despite my feeling that I have slowed down in recent months and also despite the fact that I have given away quite a number of movies recently, my purchases have not actually slowed down, but increased (compared to 23 months for 6,000 to 8,000 hours) instead.

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Deutsche Version

“Yield return” is a powerful and handy statement if you want to quickly and easily an iteratable list without creating an Array or a List first:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        var colors = Rainbow;

        Console.WriteLine("colors.GetType(): {0}", colors.GetType());
        Console.WriteLine();

        foreach (Color color in colors)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(color.Name);
        }

        Console.ReadLine();
    }

    static IEnumerable<Color> Rainbow
    {
        get
        {
            yield return (Color.Red);
            yield return (Color.Orange);
            yield return (Color.Yellow);
            yield return (Color.Green);
            yield return (Color.LightBlue);
            yield return (Color.Indigo);
            yield return (Color.Violet);
        }
    }
}
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
LightBlue
Indigo
Violet

The .NET compiler then creates the necessary IEnumerable- and IEnumerator-implementing classes and the state machine in the background and everything is fine and clear.
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