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Jul 1, 20, 5:29 am
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Posted By chx1975

Maybe a few dozen times while across the pond...

Maybe a few dozen times while across the pond this Christmas? I didn't get it from Amazon due to me living ~32 miles north of the 47th parallel :) much cheaper from Aliexpress than an hour drive...
Jun 19, 20, 7:11 pm
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Views: 2,648
Posted By chx1975

The aliexpress order was in September which means...

The aliexpress order was in September which means I have had it for six plus months but it's mostly unused: at home I have a normal waterpik and my last trip was Christmas and for now, travel is not...
Jun 4, 20, 2:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By chx1975

I invite you to comment on...

I invite you to comment on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xM0I9Zi3hOsn3NTfkx9RE32qXgj1e3qHxuzvXfg2_78/edit?usp=sharing or, if you want, I can give you edit permissions. This is my sheet...
Jun 4, 20, 2:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By chx1975

One of my favorite things about most USA...

One of my favorite things about most USA convention centers is the efficiency of having a FedEx Kinko's in there. Indeed email the stuff ahead, fly in, grab the material on spot, so easy. I like...
May 17, 20, 9:54 pm
Replies: 1,713
Views: 120,122
Posted By chx1975

Frankly, for the foreseeable future any sort of...

Frankly, for the foreseeable future any sort of flying for me is absolutely out of question. I am in BC which got away shockingly easily and yet, I am not ready to board a bus for weeks yet much less...
Apr 30, 20, 1:11 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,092
Posted By chx1975

This is extremely application dependent as others...

This is extremely application dependent as others noted. It's a whole different ballgame if you want to run Libreoffice and Chrome at the same time or you want to run Davinci Resolve to edit 4K...
Apr 8, 20, 7:42 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,231
Posted By chx1975

For one, DisplayLink sucks badly. Read my recent...

For one, DisplayLink sucks badly. Read my recent rant (https://www.reddit.com/r/UsbCHardware/comments/frcdgz/usb_type_a_adapter_for_usb_type_c_docking_station/flvaymh/).

Second, if you don't have...
Mar 22, 20, 5:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By chx1975

Please read again what I wrote. Those adapters...

Please read again what I wrote. Those adapters would be against the specification. It's physically possible and I have of course seen many such adapters, afixxed to a cable or loose, but they are all...
Mar 22, 20, 2:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,929
Posted By chx1975

I have never heard of a SIM card with data which...

I have never heard of a SIM card with data which doesn't expire. Mobal has a talk+text SIM which doesn't but that specifically doesn't do data.
Mar 22, 20, 1:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By chx1975

This is not possible. To have USB C PD you can't...

This is not possible. To have USB C PD you can't start with anything else but a C-C cable and the USB C specification explicitly forbids the use of USB C receptacle to legacy USB adapters....
Mar 21, 20, 7:20 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 10,026
Posted By chx1975

Sure but continental Europe, even if just Oslo or...

Sure but continental Europe, even if just Oslo or Coppenhagen (7,686 km) is surely doable. Of course, we will see but certainly there are new possibilities here, like flying to London City or...
Mar 21, 20, 5:10 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 10,026
Posted By chx1975

I have just drawn a 8700km circle from Vancouver...

I have just drawn a 8700km circle from Vancouver and it's insane. Lima, the entirety of France (yes, even MRS is only 8581km), Switzerland, Northern Italy (Venice is 8664), Poland, Russia, Korea,...
Mar 7, 20, 8:49 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,176
Posted By chx1975

I was on hold for less than fifteen minutes, I...

I was on hold for less than fifteen minutes, I got a slightly incompetent person who didn't want to add the leg but I insisted that 1:05 is enough for a connection and they deigned to look closer and...
Feb 24, 20, 7:31 pm
Replies: 286
Views: 60,970
Posted By chx1975

That LG monitor is possibly Thunderbolt and then...

That LG monitor is possibly Thunderbolt and then only TB3 cables would work.
Feb 22, 20, 10:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By chx1975

Eh, taking out all stuff is par for the course,...

Eh, taking out all stuff is par for the course, UK airpors make you do it if you refuse the full body scanner (so always because I will never go through one, the question never was whether I am...
Feb 22, 20, 10:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,508
Posted By chx1975

For UK/EU giffgaff is better.

For UK/EU giffgaff is better.
Feb 17, 20, 4:03 pm
Replies: 286
Views: 60,970
Posted By chx1975

I need to rehaul the wiki, it's been a few years....

I need to rehaul the wiki, it's been a few years.

Freedy 60W+30W+2 * USB A this seems like a great solution to settle on as a single charger. USB IF certified , AC safety certifications (for Korea...
Feb 11, 20, 12:38 am
Replies: 297
Views: 86,348
Posted By chx1975

Oh yeah, I had an agent at the Toronto business...

Oh yeah, I had an agent at the Toronto business check in tell me AC doesn't fly to YXX. I countered her with AC 1695 (https://info.flightmapper.net/flight/Air_Canada_AC_1695). She sheepishly...
Feb 10, 20, 11:27 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 19,069
Posted By chx1975

I got SSSS'd last time and they wanted me to take...

I got SSSS'd last time and they wanted me to take my phone out of its case and uh it's a chx proof case :) lots of metal and a little rubber so taking the phone out of it is not a trivial exercise. I...
Feb 10, 20, 2:58 am
Replies: 823
Views: 139,104
Posted By chx1975

My plane from Paris lands after midnight ( 00:15...

My plane from Paris lands after midnight ( 00:15 ) and leaves for Vancouver at 15:30, I plan to stay at the Yotel, will they transfer my checked in luggage?
Feb 9, 20, 6:05 pm
Replies: 5,643
Views: 795,840
Posted By chx1975

According to Aeroplan availability calendar,...

According to Aeroplan availability calendar, there is no business trip between Paris and Vancouver on Jan 9, 2021. But if you search for it then actually there is. https://i.imgur.com/MH0Ea5C.png...
Feb 6, 20, 12:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 5,012
Posted By chx1975

giffgaff happily ships worldwide. It's a great...

giffgaff happily ships worldwide. It's a great option. This year. Next year.... brexit, y'know?
Jan 31, 20, 9:38 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By chx1975

I am using anveo, the call quality is now quite...

I am using anveo, the call quality is now quite decent. SIP provider too.
Jan 30, 20, 11:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By chx1975

Should I call in about this insanity? Award seats not showing for all segments

I looked at MAN-YUL, I got a nice flight via ZRH. Great! I checked the same from Zurich -- it doesn't come up. Because, frankly, I might just be in Zurich at the time.

I checked CDG-YYZ. It shows...
Jan 24, 20, 3:08 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 58,466
Posted By chx1975

Saying no is too hard, I tell obnoxious people a...

Saying no is too hard, I tell obnoxious people a price they surely wouldn't want to pay. One had the gall to tell me "that's ridiculous" and I asked back "ridiculous?" at that point he finally took...
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