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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 25, 20, 5:17 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,179
Posted By nerd

you do realize that if the said employees can...

you do realize that if the said employees can prove that, the company will be sued for millions, right?[/QUOTE]Vangrovsky-bot fails the "recognizes humor" part of the Turing test. :)
Jan 21, 20, 8:23 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By nerd

I don't get it -- sometimes conductors tell you...

I don't get it -- sometimes conductors tell you where to sit: long-distance trains, or (for me) on short hops up to Albany.

I guess Amtrak got unlucky regarding to whom this happened, what her...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 18, 19, 8:56 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 16,037
Posted By nerd

Then you fly out a day early. If your wife...

Then you fly out a day early.

If your wife is making low $100,000's then the cost of a tpac J ticket is not cost-effective.
Forum: New York City
Nov 13, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,041
Posted By nerd

Houston is pronounced correctly here - like the...

Houston is pronounced correctly here - like the word "house".

If some rednecks want to pronounce it Hyew-ston, that's on them. :)
Forum: New York City
Nov 12, 19, 2:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By nerd

I've taken the Hard Times and the Shop Life...

I've taken the Hard Times and the Shop Life tours. For a first-time visitor, I'd recommend the former over the latter.
Forum: New York City
Nov 11, 19, 8:31 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By nerd

I agree, but I don't know why anyone would be...

I agree, but I don't know why anyone would be talking about how the AirTrain is jumping to $7.75 when that means it now costs about as much to ride it as it did when it launched in 2003.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 11, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,705
Posted By nerd

But that's not what you wrote: Simit is a...

But that's not what you wrote:

Simit is a pretzel/bagel thing (which does not go in a chafing tray).

Peynir - soft cheese: same
Kaymak - soft cheese: same
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 10, 19, 8:13 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,705
Posted By nerd

It's not a good breakfast buffet if they are...

It's not a good breakfast buffet if they are putting bread/cheese in a chafing tray.
Oct 18, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,765
Posted By nerd

I have a Dell 7480. I plug charger (60W USB...

I have a Dell 7480.

I plug charger (60W USB C PD) into a USB C hub and it works just fine.

Charger: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0712252ZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
Oct 18, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 1,111
Views: 144,258
Posted By nerd

Same here. I just upgraded to Android 10 and...

Same here.

I just upgraded to Android 10 and either the setting is removed, or I can't find it in the new OS, or it only appears when roaming. Hard to tell.
Oct 18, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By nerd

The $/points option is at the top: ...

The $/points option is at the top:

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Oct 17, 19, 4:02 pm
Replies: 1,111
Views: 144,258
Posted By nerd

What version of Android do you have?

What version of Android do you have?
Oct 17, 19, 11:41 am
Replies: 1,111
Views: 144,258
Posted By nerd

Just used Fi for 10 days in Turkey with my Pixel...

Just used Fi for 10 days in Turkey with my Pixel 3. The phone constantly had trouble connecting to a network (major cities).

Support suggested manually toggling 3G <--> LTE, manually selecting the...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 14, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 60
Views: 8,328
Posted By nerd

The world doesn't revolve around people who...

The world doesn't revolve around people who haven't figured out how to multi-task.
Forum: New York City
Oct 5, 19, 3:07 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By nerd

Of course. The fare could have gone up 10 years...

Of course. The fare could have gone up 10 years ago, it can go up today, or we can kick the can 5 years down the road.

Either way, people should not act surprised when the fare has been declining...
Forum: New York City
Oct 3, 19, 5:12 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By nerd

Sure they could do that. But until that happens,...

Sure they could do that. But until that happens, fares need to go up.
Forum: New York City
Oct 2, 19, 8:00 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By nerd

I have nothing against charging private cars for...

I have nothing against charging private cars for access. Regardless, the price of the AirTrain can't remain at 2003 levels.

It's my primary method of accessing JFK and I have absolutely zero...
Forum: New York City
Oct 2, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By nerd

What about the fundamental principle that says...

What about the fundamental principle that says the price of all goods increases every year, including the price of the AirTrain?
Forum: New York City
Sep 30, 19, 1:42 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,615
Posted By nerd

Keep in mind though, when accounting for...

Keep in mind though, when accounting for inflation, the AirTrain today costs $3.95 in 2003 dollars.


Inflation adjusting the $5 fare would give us $7.65 today, so a more accurate headline would...
Sep 24, 19, 9:25 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By nerd

As mentioned above, I would recommend booking via...

As mentioned above, I would recommend booking via the Amtrak app to see if you can get a better points per dollar ratio. (hint, hint...)[/size]
Sep 23, 19, 8:55 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By nerd

I would recommend trying to make a booking on the...

I would recommend trying to make a booking on the Android/iOS app to see if there is a discrepancy in the number of points required. @:-);)
Forum: New York City
Sep 22, 19, 4:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By nerd

What is their budget per night (after all taxes...

What is their budget per night (after all taxes and fees)?
Sep 20, 19, 8:26 am
Replies: 1,111
Views: 144,258
Posted By nerd

But it clearly says that the cost is $45 per line...

But it clearly says that the cost is $45 per line for 4 lines.

What information is omitted?
Sep 19, 19, 7:30 pm
Replies: 1,111
Views: 144,258
Posted By nerd

But they tell you (look at the text you quoted)...

But they tell you (look at the text you quoted) that it's $45 per line for four lines.

Where do you see the disconnect?
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Sep 11, 19, 7:48 pm
Replies: 371
Views: 61,934
Posted By nerd

I read the Secret Santa announcement that's at...

I read the Secret Santa announcement that's at the top of every forum you visit.

Is there a way to mark it as read (it's yellow higghlight) or does it appear there until Xmas?
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