Month: November 2011

This is going to vary strongly from carrier to carrier because as far as I can tell what really matters is how long it’s been since the interiors were refurbished (a process airlines do one plane model at a time) and whether the route is considered important by the airline. Sure, you can make some […]

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A friend recently did this, flying from LON (London) to SYD (Sydney). I went shopping with him and found a hard-shell suitcase. They’re surprisingly light, and Samsonite has claimed theirs is “strong enough to stand on”. We then removed his harddisk drive. This is the most valuable and most fragile part of the computer. It’s […]

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I personally would take some precautions. First of all, make a backup of your data. Leave on in your home and take another one with you so that you can use it in your destination place. Then when transporting a desktop computer, the most fragile part is almost always the hard disk drive. So I […]

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Flying with a desktop computer (as checked luggage)

On an upcoming trip, I will be taking a desktop computer and monitor as checked luggage (on a United/Continental flight). What should I be aware of when doing this? What needs to be done to properly protect all the components? Are there any airline policies I should be aware of? Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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You can use a shuttle service (there are several, look them up here), but you’ll have to pay more for excessive baggage. For two with such a baggage it may be over $100. It would probably be cheaper to just rent a car for a day. You can drive it from SFO to San Jose, […]

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What is this Israeli street food dish?

When I was in Israel a few years back I tried this really great street food. I had gotten the recipe, but now have lost it and don’t remember what it was called. It is a cross between a pancake and a bread. The one I had had za’atar, thin sliced tomatoes, and red onion […]

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According to wikitravel Tromsø is in the “aurora belt” between 6pm and midnight and it is dark before 6pm between mid-october and mid-march. It goes on to say that the best time to visit for the aurora is december to mid/late march. It seems that you are just on the edge of the best circumstances […]

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Personally, I wouldn’t base my decision based on A330 vs 777 but on the Carrier’s service and reputation, and their in-flight entertainment offering. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Moving out of a country does not make you untouchable. Many local governments now employ debt collection agencies to track down and collect long overdue fines. Debt collectors pay no attention to jurisdiction. All they care about is getting their commission upon collecting the debt. Chances are very good that several months or even years […]

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Be careful about trusting the Google Maps walking route, as it wants to send you over Connaught Bridge, which doesn’t have pedestrian footpaths! If you use streetview, you can see the lack of footpaths, but also a handy bridge that Google neglects to show… Instead I’d suggest using OpenRouteService to plan the route, which uses […]

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