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Links and video of the Week (2008/41)

Looks bad

Yesterday I wrote about the ad “Play Lotto – Lotto is safer than stock exchange!!!” by a local lotto ticket retailer – and the result: Total loss, only one correct number each in two fields, and you don’t get anything for that. Now that doesn’t look good for the stocks… ;)

Safer than the Stock Exchange!

Thanks a lot to the book store/office supplies/lotto retailer Pesch for this investment tip!

Spielt Lotto - Lotto ist sicherer als die Börse!!!

Translation: “Play Lotto – Lotto is safer than the stock exchange!!!”

I immediately followed that recommendation and invested all the money I had left thanks to this financial crisis into four lotto tips. I’ll report tomorrow night after the drawing what the result is. Keep your fingers crossed for me, throw salt over the shoulder, knock on wood, whatever brings luck! ;)

Note: From a legal point of view, this is no investment advice, you’re responsible for your money yourself. Or what was that standard phrase again…?

A hard choice and an error

Before we start with the photos, two web finds from my Montreux trip:

train schedule bookmark


Dear customer, [male and female]
Thank you!
Your team of www.bahn.de
All information without guarantee

Note to self: There’s no use bookmarking the train schedule information that can be reached from the travel information/booking site because they produce this informative error message (with page title “error”) later on.

bahn.de Sep 2008

choose your internet access


Please make your choice:
24h unlimited access to entertainment and internet: 0 CHF
24h internet access: 0 CHF
1h internet access: 0 CHF

A hard choice for picking the internet access options in a Swiss hotel (with intenet included in the room price)… should anyone really prefer the third and default option?

Sep 2008

By the way, the hotel – the Eden Palace – also offered dozens of movies and music albums for free, accessible via the TV that was extensively equipped for such hotel use (and even greeted me by name1 when I first entered my room) – however, it was a relatively small CRT model, no flat screen.

  1. on the display only, of course []