The answer to the title question is "YES", some are. There are scientific peer-reviewed articles about that kind of thing. If you are interested, click on the link below:

The savant syndrome

  1. Treffert, D. A. (2009). The savant syndrome: an extraordinary condition. A synopsis: past, present, future.
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364(1522), 1351–1357.
    http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2008.0326

An interesting thing about one of the authors of that paper is that he has a FaceBook page here:

Darold Treffert FaceBook Page



Wire Transfer came through, so my Schwab account should be closed now and that headache is over for now.

Unfortunatey, NOW I AM HAVING A HUGE FEUD WITH SPRINT IN THE USA. I HAD A CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE ACCOUNT WITH THEM ALL OF LAST YEAR, 2017. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TERMINATE THAT SERVICE FOR MONTHS NOW, AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE AN OPEN FEDERAL INVESTIGATION ONGOING INTO THAT MATTER. I HAD THIS RIDICULOUS EXCHANGE OF MESSAGES VIA CHAT AND VIA E-MAIL YESTERDAY ABOUT:

  1. When did my service actually end ?
  2. What is my final total bill amount ?
  3. Did I have a contract that I cannot get out of without paying a huge fee and penalty ?
  4. Why am I not even allowed to pay my bill's past due amount online using a valid PrePaid Debit Mastercard registered in my name, 2 actually ?
  5. Why do the government officials who are suppose to represent me in the USA never respond to any of my phone calls, e-mails or other messages that I have been trying to send to them ?

QUESTIONS LIKE THAT THAT CONTINUE TO GO UNANSWERED. I HAVE DOCUMENTATION THAT IS REALLY RIDICULOUS ABOUT MOST OF THIS STUFF, PARTICULARLY NOW WITH SPRINT.

Bumped into my co-star and girlfriend outside of the nightclub. She is actually more fun to talk to when she is not working. I thought it was a little weird that we took the same Metro train on our way home early in the A.M.

I WAS INITIALLY JUST SORT OF CURIOUS ABOUT SIGNING UP WITH A WEB HOSTING SERVICE IN AUSTRIA, BUT NOW, I SHOULD PROBABLY LOOK INTO GETTING A VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER ACCOUNT AS A SHORT-TERM TRIAL JUST SO THAT I HAVE A WAY TO MIGRATE MY STUFF TO A SERVER LICENSED TO OPERATE A BUSINESS IN AUSTRIA ???



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Local Time in Vienna, Austria when this text was rendered: 04/26/2018 01:32:40 pm

Guten Morgen! (Good Morning!)

Google translate is functioning relatively well and I have a Google Developer account, so I will keep using it. There must, however, be other translation engines around somewhere. Excuse Google if there is a factual error or if it sounds funny.

In the near future, I should probably just use an AJAX call or an API to automate the process of translating from Deutsch into as many languages as I want to because that would be much easier than doing in manually, maybe next week sometime when I have more time on my hands. One problem with making that procedure completely automated is that the Google AI engine that is apparently learning how to translate languages would stop learning how to do that and would just arrive at a "steady-state".

There is a translator called iTranslate that I just installed on my iPhone 6, probably created by the people at Apple, Inc.

Staying with translations into languages that are popular, that I have at least a little familiarity with or which are native to people who I have met recently:

  1. I recently met a Universität Wien law student at a Starbucks off of Graben near Stephansplatz in Vienna, Austria, so that is one reason why I added Russian (she is Russian, listen to the audio recording) to the list. I told her the same story that I have been telegraphing all around Europe for months now. She was even aware of that international arbitration law competition that was recently held in Vienna, Austria. I learned about that from a Turkish law student from Istanbul, Turkey while I was just sort of hanging out at the Vienna International Airport because I was thinking about leaving Austria in order to comply with the Schengen Region rules governing travel within the Schengen Region. I cannot believe how many law students they have at that Universität. It must be one of the largest law schools in Europe.

    I even have a pretty interesting audio recording of my interview with the law student from Russia, but I am not sure that I want to post it on my website yet because she might sue me for libel or slander or something. I did listen to it again though and it really sounds OK to release into the public domain.

    As I was just editing this a little I realized that I had not yet included Turkish in my set of translated languages, so I just added that to my list. The list is getting so large now that it might be a good idea to actually automate the translation process soon. That way, I would have more time to actually read through the translations for the languages that I am most interested in.

    I could probably listen to the audio recording below twice per week and not get sick of it.

    Here it is:

  2. Deleted several of my previous posts, which is unfortunate because I could have used some of that stuff in that book that I was thinking about writing. I still might, but it is going to be much more difficult to do that now.
  3. Finally got my wire transfer, which is great. Unfortunately, in societies where money is important, money talks and enables a person to do and sometimes say things that they otherwise would be unable to do or say. That makes a person feel really good for about as long as they have enough money to keep doing and saying those things that make them feel really good.
  4. Had a really interesting encounter with a Bulgarian farming combine driver in transit from Spain back to Bulgaria. He speaks Bulgarian and pretty decent broken English and proably pretty decent 5 other languages, including Russian, Deutsch, Hungarian, Ukrainain, Spanish, etc. It seems that he had some legal problems regarding a work VISA in Spain and is en route back to Bulgarian or Hungarian to obtain some additional papers and documents so that he can go back to Spain to work as a combine driver. I spent several quality hours with him after again going for about 36 hours with a suboptimal amount of sleep. We are friends already really. That is also a pretty good feeling after buying him a cup of coffee for 1,20 Euros and talking to him for about 2 hours. I will leave it at that. That is why the translations of the daily e-mail are out late. He did share some pretty interesting information with me though. I actually suggested that maybe he might want to consider staying in Bulgaria if he could find good work there.



I try to make up for yesterdays by getting an early start on the following days, sometimes, but not always.

Very little editing today. It will probably translate awkwardly into some of those other languages.

I think that I have a place to sleep tonight because I think that I already paid for a bunk bed and have a receipt, but I might want to check out early and go somewhere else.

References for today:

  1. Link to xinhuanet.com news service article about Austria's minimum income system
  2. Link to European Nuclear Safety Regulators' Group
  3. Link to US Embassy in Austria - Article about the US Government's relationship with Ukraine

Einen schönen Tag! (Have a nice day!)



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English Translations Courtesy of Google Translate, with further editing by some BlueWizard from the Planet Pluto

Old Rerferences:

  1. Link to WIKI page about Wilfried Haslauer junior
  2. Link to Nachrichten Page about Wilfried Haslauer
  3. Link to WIKI Page about Austrian People's Party
  4. Link to WIKI Page about Upper Austrian News - OÖNachrichten
  5. Link to qantara.de article about controversial kindergarten study ?
  6. Link to WIKI page about Eastern Anatolia
  7. Link to WIKI page for Karin Kneissl, Austria's Foreign Minister
  8. Link to WIKI page for Sergei Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister
  9. Link to Old Article by Jakob Traby, .pdf format
  10. Link to Story in Infoglitz.com about war games in Vienna Mosque
  11. Link to Book on Amazon about 'Sultan Erdoğan'
  12. Link to ATIB Website ?
  13. Link Website about Pensions in Austria
  14. Link to Left Wing Zeitung Falter Website
  15. Possible Link to previous published works of Christoph Budin
  16. Link to Die Presse Article about Josef Moser
  17. Link to 'WIKI' page about Conchita Wurst / Thomas Neuwirth
  18. Link to European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction's (EMCDDA) website
  19. Link to USA Today Story on Coalition Missile Strike on Syria
  20. Liink to an old Guardian story on the German welcome policy
  21. Liink to WIKI page about Viktor Mihály Orbán
  22. Liink to Der Standard website
  23. Link to Der Spiegel website
  24. BBC.COM Europe League Results
  25. WIKI page for Josef Moser, Federal Minister for Constitution, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice of the Republic of Austria
  26. WIKI page about Minnesota Nice
  27. AUVA Website
  28. WIKI page for Health Minister Beate Hartinger-Klein (FPÖ)
  29. WIKI page for former SPÖ health minister Stöger.
  30. Radetzky March
  31. WIKI page for Kronen Editor and internation affairs expert Kurt_Seinitz
  32. WIKI page for Anna Cäcilia Pföß
  33. WIKI page for Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen
  34. Münster, Germany Incident
  35. WIKI page reference about Political Symbolism
  36. Global Warming Reference Article
  37. Reference for Second Largest Glacier in Austria
  38. Reference for FaceBook Crisis - BBC
  39. Reference for FaceBook Crisis - CNN
  40. WIKI page about Hijabs
  41. Reference for Zeitung Ranking in Austria
  42. Sandra Frauenberger
  43. Pamela Rendi-Wagner
  44. Christian Kern, chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ)
  45. New York Times Report on the Austrian Government
  46. Reuters News Link
  47. WIKI page about Avalanches
  48. Easter at the Vatican 2018
  49. Urbi et Orbi
  50. Weather in Austria, Accuweather
  51. In Dubio Pro Reo
  52. IMAS Survey Report
  53. IS Attack in France Reuters Report
  54. Self-driving car incident in Arizona, USA
  55. WIKI page for Sebastian Kurz
  56. WIKI page for Heinz-Christian Strache
  57. WIKI page about the Criticism of FaceBook
  58. LinkedIn Page for Manfred Schumi
  59. WIKI page for Bernhard Felderer
  60. WIKI page for Georg Walland
  61. WIKI page for Hartwig Löger
  62. WIKI page about LaudaMotion GmbH Airline
  63. WIKI Page about Niki Luftfahrt GmbH
  64. CNN Money Report about BMW Scandal
  65. WIKI page for Programme for International Student Assessment
  66. WIKI Page for Heinz Faßmann, Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research of the Republic of Austria
  67. WIKI page for Claus Pándi
  68. EU Presidency
  69. US Department of Health and Human Services Sleep Guidelines
  70. World-Wide Economic Forecasts - Austria
  71. (X)Ksenia Sobchak
  72. Kurt Seinitz
  73. Russian Presidential Election
  74. Multiculturalism Backlash: European Discourses, Policies and Practices
  75. Austria's rapid reversal in refugee policy
  76. Werner Faymann
  77. Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung, "BVT"
  78. 4th Merkel Cabinet
  79. Latest Terrorist-Related Incident in Vienna, Austria
  80. War in Afrin
  81. Commentary from a terrorism expert, Dr. Nicolas Stockhammer from the University of Vienna
  82. Federal Ministry of the Interior, Austria
  83. Eva Glawischnig
  84. Novomatic
  85. Italian General Election
  86. FPÖ
  87. SPÖ
  88. ÖVP
  89. The GREENS
  90. List of Political Parties in Austria


I am planning to migrate much of my FaceBook content to this web page, sort of a travel blog since I think that I am still technically a tourist on a now nearly 11-month long tour of Europe, including:

  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Denmark
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • Istanbul Turkey Airport


It looks like I may have to revisit Romania or travel to Croatia, Bulgaria, the UK or Ireland.

It is going to take a really long time to profile myself:

Profile Map