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Today, 7:41 am
Replies: 7
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Posted By deniah

It is impossible to predict. In situation like...

It is impossible to predict. In situation like this, you have seen the public health response differ from country to country and week to week, in terms of closures, quarantining, stay-at-home, etc....
Yesterday, 4:35 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,054
Posted By deniah

The only software Iíve seen not run smoothly is...

The only software Iíve seen not run smoothly is the desktop app from Tastyworks. Itís always been a bit unpolished, but lags more in the M1 mac than on windows.

Itís a legacy Intel-Mac app. Iím...
Yesterday, 1:53 pm
Replies: 515
Views: 130,760
Posted By deniah

Definitely no PBD, and no menu offered to peruse...

Definitely no PBD, and no menu offered to peruse the wine list.

Last week when it was single serving plastic shot-sized wine, the purser said the "full sized bottles" were coming back this week. ...
Nov 22, 20, 3:46 am
Replies: 364
Views: 76,528
Posted By deniah

I got this ravpower gan charger, but im not...

I got this ravpower gan charger, but im not convinced it's all that great compared to the old 65W Monoprice PD + USBA charger.
Volumetrically it is not really all that smaller.
Connected to a...
Replies: 261
Views: 32,185
Posted By deniah

Showers available at FRA\A\SEN

Showers available at FRA\A\SEN
Nov 22, 20, 12:42 am
Replies: 515
Views: 130,760
Posted By deniah

IAD-FRA. Crew was very professional. Options...

IAD-FRA.
Crew was very professional.
Options were pasta, beef ribs, or fish.
Fish was good for what it is, and rice was excellent. No complaints about the meal.
Don't think there was mid-flight...
Nov 22, 20, 12:37 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By deniah

LH Service Desk at FRA said the bag drop-off was...

LH Service Desk at FRA said the bag drop-off was inane. 1 quick phone call and she got it routed to my final destination. Saved me a potential 12hr marooning landside if I somehow had to wait for...
Nov 21, 20, 11:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By deniah

At the airport, check in kiosk only showed...

At the airport, check in kiosk only showed Germany as my final destination. The FRA-BUD leg was gone, again.

The attendant came over and jumped straight to her computer. She didnt ask or wasnt...
Nov 20, 20, 9:15 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By deniah

Called in and got an agent to restore original...

Called in and got an agent to restore original routing + swapped LH1342 leg.

Then, I re-read the entirety of the warning email and saw the exemptions.

I think it's presented very poorly, and...
Nov 20, 20, 8:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By deniah

My current itinerary has November 21st 10AM...

My current itinerary has November 21st 10AM departure rather than a 1PM departure.

I'm going to combine jsloan and cfisher advice and do the following:
(1) demand to keep original 1PM departure...
Nov 20, 20, 7:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By deniah

Full reservation made on united.com , eTicketed...

Full reservation made on united.com , eTicketed 016...
LH1336 doesn't appear to operate on Nov 22nd, but i expected UA to notify me since they issued ticket and normally would issue boarding pass as...
Nov 20, 20, 6:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By deniah

Covid related issues with my flights - rant, help?

Long story short:
(1) Flight on UA itinerary canceled without any notification, and UA cannot provide confirmation of such
(2) UA imposing covid-related restriction which is both...
Nov 18, 20, 11:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By deniah

Yes, you can buy a new Canon DSLR Camera No,...

Yes, you can buy a new Canon DSLR Camera

No, you cannot buy a 1600mm Canon mount lens. They don't make one in that focal length.

You could, however, buy a $10,000 800mm Canon lens and it looks...
Nov 18, 20, 9:47 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By deniah

Can you request exemption for higher storage? ...

Can you request exemption for higher storage? 128GB is downright draconian, possibly even worse than the 8GB ram.
If that is your only choice, you're already relegated to "dongle life" with...
Nov 15, 20, 6:01 pm
Replies: 515
Views: 130,760
Posted By deniah

FRA-EWR was identical to beef short rib shown...

FRA-EWR was identical to beef short rib shown above. Aside from the uncooked dough they called bread, the meal tasted good, and if you remove the plastic covers it looked fine on the serving ware.
...
Nov 12, 20, 11:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By deniah

Perchance the name on RCC card is "Doc...

Perchance the name on RCC card is "Doc Brown"?
Nov 12, 20, 3:19 pm
Replies: 515
Views: 130,760
Posted By deniah

Many flyertalkers say that the seat is the...

Many flyertalkers say that the seat is the important component of flying. They only need a lie-flat, everything else is extra, etc. Now's a good time to put ones money where ones mouth is.

I'm...
Nov 9, 20, 5:00 pm
Replies: 1,109
Views: 166,092
Posted By deniah

And it's not just about the food itself. It's...

And it's not just about the food itself. It's about not having to hunt for food, lugging it to the plane, serving it 4 hours into a 10 hour flight. There's more to the food than the nominal cost...
Oct 26, 20, 12:53 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,251
Posted By deniah

With a wired headphone and phone with mini jack...

With a wired headphone and phone with mini jack you'd have to have:
* charging cable for smartphone
* permanent cable for headphone


With a wireless headphone and phone w/o mini jack you'd...
Oct 25, 20, 3:55 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,251
Posted By deniah

No. Good riddance. I switched to bluetooth...

No. Good riddance. I switched to bluetooth headphones years ago and never looked back. Hate the cord entanglement, getting in the way of stuff, microphonics, etc. All the modern wireless...
Oct 24, 20, 9:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,102
Posted By deniah

get a waterproof case for your phone or buy a...

get a waterproof case for your phone or buy a used olympus tough tg-series phone. not too many choies at 100
Oct 23, 20, 7:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,105
Posted By deniah

Microphones dont cancel sound really It's...

Microphones dont cancel sound really

It's about the directionality of what the microphone pickup - i.e. its polar pattern

https://blog.landr.com/microphone-polar-patterns/...
Oct 23, 20, 6:31 am
Replies: 188
Views: 19,251
Posted By deniah

those people are lunatics though. they'll walk...

those people are lunatics though. they'll walk around with dac/amps rubberbanded to their smartphone just to hear korean pop in slightly higher fidelity while riding the train
...
Oct 22, 20, 4:01 am
Replies: 188
Views: 19,251
Posted By deniah

i've used WiFi SDCards, and cameras from 3...

i've used WiFi SDCards, and cameras from 3 vendors with wifi/bluetooth and smartphone tethering. The experience is pretty stone-age and I wouldnt recommend to, say, my parents if the end of result...
Oct 18, 20, 6:29 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,251
Posted By deniah

I'm really curious. What happens to all these...

I'm really curious. What happens to all these devices that gets traded in to the manufacturer?

Of course the very old devices gets sold to a recycler. But the middle aged devices - say iphone 8...
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