Jawed Karim (*Jan 1, 1979) is a German-born entrepreneur best known for being the co-founder of YouTube. Many of the core components of PayPal, incl. its real-time anti-fraud system, were designed and implemented by him. He was born in Merseburg, East Germany, but crossed the border in 1981 at the age of 2 and grew up in Neuss, West Germany. He later graduated from Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota in the USA and attended the University of Illinois for Computer Science. He left campus prior to graduating to become an early employee at PayPal, but continued his coursework, earning his Bachelor of Science. He subsequently earned a Masters in computer science from Stanford. While working at PayPal, he met Chad Hurley and Steve Chen - the 3 founded YouTube in 2005. YouTube’s first video, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by Karim in 2005. When YouTube was acquired by Google, he received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google’s stock prices at the time. Karim’s father is a Bangladeshi researcher at 3M. His mother Christine is a German-born scientist who’s now a research associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.
Tulpen - popular spring flowers Germany. In Deutschland werden am Niederrhein, besonders im Kreis Neuss, die meisten Tulpen angebaut. Aber die Niederlande sind immer noch der weltweit größte Tulpenproduzent.
A57 Abfahrt Neuss/Büttgen
Der P&R Parkplatz ist recht dunkel und dort kann man sich gut verabreden.
Es kommen viele vorbei jedoch ohne direkte Absichten. Keine rumlungernden Spinner..
Ich habe dort selten aber real Pärchen im Auto fickend betrachtet. Ohne weiteren Kontakt aber sehr zeigefreudig.
The US-based International Harvester Company (IHC) was probably best known for their great Scout utility vehicles, but was also a major manufacturer of agricultural machinery. In 1937, they opened a factory in Neuss, Germany, which became the corporation’s most profitable plant until it was closed in 1997.
So why is this old rusty tractor interesting? It was spotted in the depths of the East-German Spreewald forrest, a Biosphere Reserve consisting of more than 200 small canals – and no roads. As you know, Germany was divided for 40 years with the Eastern part beeing basically under Russian rule. Everything „western“ and „imperialistic“ was banned from public life, including automotive brands.
It looks like someone tried to disguise the origin of this tractor: While grille and visible mechanical parts clearly make this an IHC, the engine hood was repainted at some point and all labels were removed. Was it shipped from West Germany into the GDR back in the day? Or was it recently purchased? But who would buy a rusty (and rather oily) International Harvester today and use in the inaccessible Spreewald terrain? We don’t know. But we love the idea of an American behind the Iron Curtain.
Ein weiterer Tipp von einem anderen Parkplatzbesucher.. in Neuss gibt es den Konrad Adenauer Ring. Von dem geht der Stoffelsweg ab. Am Ende ist ein Kreisverkehr. Dort geht es rechts auf den Parkplatz eines Tennisvereins ab.
Ich habe dort abends mal zwei PKW stehen sehen und bei einem waren zwei zu Gange..
Sehr schlecht einsehbar und nachdem der Verein zu ist hat der Platz großes Potenzial..