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Jun 25, 20, 7:57 am
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Posted By lwildernorva

If I were looking for a summary of exactly what...

If I were looking for a summary of exactly what the law is, a newly-graduated attorney might be the most accurate--for that moment in time and in a vacuum. Of course, most folks seeking legal advice...
Jun 24, 20, 8:47 am
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Views: 29,550
Posted By lwildernorva

Didn't at my law school. Other than tax law,...

Didn't at my law school. Other than tax law, which required a Master's in Tax after finishing your three years, I'm unaware of any "major" in law schools anywhere in the US. I guess you could take...
Jun 24, 20, 7:24 am
Replies: 284
Views: 60,348
Posted By lwildernorva

Any thoughts about this charger:...

Any thoughts about this charger: https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Nekteck-Desktop-Charging-Station/dp/B0712252ZQ/ref=sr_1_24?dchild=1&keywords=usb-c+pd+laptop&qid=1593003191&s=electronics&sr=1-24?

I...
Jun 5, 20, 9:22 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,284
Posted By lwildernorva

And since this isn't just a travel technology...

And since this isn't just a travel technology forum, but the one at points-obsessed FT, you may qualify for one of the frequent Amex Offers with the current one offering either 12K Membership Rewards...
Jun 2, 20, 7:23 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,284
Posted By lwildernorva

With a $500-600 budget, you can get a laptop with...

With a $500-600 budget, you can get a laptop with SSD, no need to think as low as eMMC. In that price range, you could definitely get a 128GB SSD with 8GB of memory and a screen size that should fit...
May 31, 20, 7:07 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,284
Posted By lwildernorva

Another vote for SSD. Generally less heat, which...

Another vote for SSD. Generally less heat, which is important for laptop users, and as others have noted, smaller capacity SSDs have come down in price.

And if price is even more of a concern,...
May 20, 20, 7:00 am
Replies: 205
Views: 17,516
Posted By lwildernorva

Oh certainly, but even if those improvements...

Oh certainly, but even if those improvements don't occur, I think both employers and employees are seeing the benefits of remote working--benefits discussed for years but now more evident because of...
May 19, 20, 6:50 pm
Replies: 205
Views: 17,516
Posted By lwildernorva

I'm not certain that the internet connection...

I'm not certain that the internet connection quality in lower-level cities will matter but so much. Yes, better quality is better, but for many purposes, including mine, lower-quality connections...
May 13, 20, 8:53 pm
Replies: 205
Views: 17,516
Posted By lwildernorva

My employer has been using WebEx, a decision...

My employer has been using WebEx, a decision beyond my control and given some of the experiences set forth in this thread, a decision that caused me concern. It has not been a seamless experience,...
May 13, 20, 11:59 am
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Views: 75,870
Posted By lwildernorva

Before all this happened, I had trips planned for...

Before all this happened, I had trips planned for Scotland in July, which depending on other circumstances, could have been moved to August, and for Spain in November. Almost under no circumstances...
Apr 27, 20, 10:01 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 13,785
Posted By lwildernorva

I'd love the service to the third of your fourth...

I'd love the service to the third of your fourth "minor" destinations and agree with the characterization, but ouch! And not to take this too far beyond BA, but I suspect the expansion of...
Apr 17, 20, 7:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By lwildernorva

Oh no doubt. But airlines know they ticked people...

Oh no doubt. But airlines know they ticked people off before this with baggage fees--which took off well after 9/11. There isn't a whole lot of goodwill in that area left. And when this is all over,...
Apr 16, 20, 10:06 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,427
Posted By lwildernorva

He can write. He manages one employee. Yeah,...

He can write. He manages one employee. Yeah, those are transferable skills to a low-level position in many industries.

Look, I've enjoyed Ben's work over the years, and I hardly have any complaint...
Apr 16, 20, 7:43 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 8,118
Posted By lwildernorva

I assume Parker also is trying to sell that...

I assume Parker also is trying to sell that bridge in Brooklyn or swampland down in Florida. Will fanatics like us fly? Of course. But I think the general public, especially those well off enough to...
Apr 16, 20, 7:36 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,427
Posted By lwildernorva

Agreed, but he's in his 20s and lots of athletes...

Agreed, but he's in his 20s and lots of athletes in their 20s make more money than he's ever seen--and are broke well before 40. Plus, many bloggers got into the field after seeing Ben's success...
Apr 16, 20, 7:20 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By lwildernorva

Are you aware of any airlines that in normal...

Are you aware of any airlines that in normal times (not the present crisis) waste any extra space on a plane? Could the airlines order new planes in the future without overhead bins? Sure. And might...
Apr 15, 20, 6:56 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By lwildernorva

If you can still take a personal item, not...

If you can still take a personal item, not really. Plenty of those items still touch underneath seats (I'm assuming carryons touching each other in the overheads so as to spread contagions is the...
Apr 15, 20, 6:51 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,427
Posted By lwildernorva

I don't completely disagree--buy when the market...

I don't completely disagree--buy when the market is low is a pretty good mantra--but this whole blogging as a means of an immense income seemed an unsustainable business, even before the pandemic. I...
Apr 5, 20, 7:49 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,427
Posted By lwildernorva

Even without the metrics, the eyeball test tells...

Even without the metrics, the eyeball test tells you. Sunday night, April 5 at 9:45 p.m, there were six items featured on the FT Forum Trending page, which recently had several pages of 25 entries...
Mar 3, 20, 5:12 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,929
Posted By lwildernorva

I have used giffgaff for several recent trips....

I have used giffgaff for several recent trips. You start by putting some credit (I remember it being 10 pounds GBP) in your account and then can choose a PAYG plan or get a 30-day plan (called a...
Feb 20, 20, 9:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By lwildernorva

It's the most reliable promotion Choice does....

It's the most reliable promotion Choice does. Just as Pointsbreak hotels were for IHG or the Grand Slam was for US Airways or. . . You should get the idea. It's likely coming back, but there's no way...
Feb 6, 20, 9:25 am
Replies: 11
Views: 5,007
Posted By lwildernorva

All of the cell phone companies seem to be saying...

All of the cell phone companies seem to be saying right now that it won't make a difference, but I agree, there's no guarantee that there won't be significant limitations after Brexit is fully...
Feb 3, 20, 8:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 5,007
Posted By lwildernorva

Another option is giffgaff, one of the UK's MVNOs...

Another option is giffgaff, one of the UK's MVNOs operating off the O2 network. If you're in the UK, giffgaff is increasing the data limits for their £20 and £25 Goodybags (the term they use for...
Feb 1, 20, 2:42 pm
Replies: 499
Views: 130,464
Posted By lwildernorva

One more point regarding the giffgaff changes:...

One more point regarding the giffgaff changes: apparently the current roaming limit of 20GB will remain and will not increase at this time. I'll be testing this out in April when I buy a £20 Goodybag...
Feb 1, 20, 1:53 pm
Replies: 499
Views: 130,464
Posted By lwildernorva

Received an email from giffgaff today increasing...

Received an email from giffgaff today increasing the data limits for the £20 and £25 Goodybags beginning February 26, 2020 from 40GB to 80GB. For the £25 Goodybag, you get unlimited but throttled...
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