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Nov 1, 19, 3:37 pm
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Posted By dtc

Oh so true. I'm on video conf calls like 4+ hours...

Oh so true. I'm on video conf calls like 4+ hours a day.

My current headphone strategy is:
1. QC35 for daily use, when not in meetings
2. $40 YAMAY bt headset w/mic boom, when in video conf...
Nov 1, 19, 1:05 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,694
Posted By dtc

Hey Experts, Given the recent fires and...

Hey Experts,

Given the recent fires and blackouts in my region, which also shutdown cell phone service - I thought I'd look into getting a backup satellite phone for emergencies (call to let...
Nov 1, 19, 1:00 am
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By dtc

Good question. My use case was: 1. Call my...

Good question. My use case was:

1. Call my relatives (none of whom live in my region) that I'm not dead. Or that I need them to help me by chartering a hot air balloon to pick me up (that'd seem...
Nov 1, 19, 12:54 am
Replies: 70
Views: 5,209
Posted By dtc

I'd love it if someone could compare the noise...

I'd love it if someone could compare the noise cancellation to the Bose QuietComfort 20. To me that was the gold standard for earbud format Active Noise Cancellation (even if they broke ever year,...
Nov 1, 19, 12:00 am
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By dtc

Any experiences with prepaid Iridium satellite phone services?

Given the recent fires and blackouts in my region, which also shutdown cell phone service - I thought I'd look into getting a backup satellite phone for emergencies, etc.

It looks like a basic...
Sep 28, 19, 1:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By dtc

Do I need Even More Space for a car seat on A321

I was planning to bring a car seat onboard for my almost 3 year old for a flight from SFO-JFK.

I've used it before... but on UAL's 777 to Asia in "Premium Economy" (very air quotes).

Will this...
Sep 6, 19, 6:41 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 6,556
Posted By dtc

People in NYC would also call them ESU ...

People in NYC would also call them ESU

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Police_Department_Emergency_Service_Unit

I'd always thought of SWAT as an LAPD originated thing, but it turns...
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 23, 19, 10:23 am
Replies: 81
Views: 16,565
Posted By dtc

Experts! I was looking at the Trump Waikiki via...

Experts! I was looking at the Trump Waikiki via Costco.

Costco's vacation package was $2400 less than booking the hotel/airfare/car separately.

This seems too good to be true. What's the trap...
Mar 12, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By dtc

Thanks for the responses. Some thoughts: 1. My...

Thanks for the responses. Some thoughts:
1. My primary use cases are reviewing videos (especially HD), slack (which can be surprisingly sluggish!), and a proprietary app that can be pretty CPU...
Mar 12, 19, 12:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By dtc

Question Recommendations for an Android tablet that's high resolution?

My trusty Samsung Tab S 8" is kaput.

I'm looking to buy another 8" tablet - the size works for me.

I was looking around and it seems the market has really dried up! Especially for higher...
Mar 4, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 25,339
Posted By dtc

Any chance you can convince the powers that be to...

Any chance you can convince the powers that be to post email addresses for the hotels on their websites?

I mean, it's great that the Westin and Sheraton I'm looking at post list their fax...
Jan 22, 19, 12:41 am
Replies: 213
Views: 18,116
Posted By dtc

My biggest wonder about this is how parents with...

My biggest wonder about this is how parents with infants/toddlers survived this!
Nov 21, 18, 3:26 am
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By dtc

Question Wheel broke on Victorinox. How to replace fast? In HK?

Hey everyone,

One of the wheels on my Victorinox Werks Travelerô 4.0 Black 24-Inch broke. And I'm in HK. It looks like they have an official repair center, but it's quite far/likely a language...
Forum: Asia
Nov 14, 18, 8:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By dtc

Taxi? Car service? TPE to hotel w/bulky luggage

I'm arriving at TPE midday with some bulky luggage, a car seat, and a stroller - staying near the Taipei Arena

I have a hunch this might be a bit on the large size for a taxi... but I'm not sure....
Oct 17, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By dtc

Er... what's a floor rest safety leg? Or is that...

Er... what's a floor rest safety leg? Or is that auto correct speaking? :)
Oct 16, 18, 4:11 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By dtc

Ah... I just realized something. I use the car...

Ah... I just realized something. I use the car seat rear facing because... welll... that's what I'm used to. (In California, the law requires rear facing until age 2 or unless your baby is way off...
Oct 11, 18, 12:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By dtc

Any experiences with Kids Fly Safe Cares Airplane Safety Harness?

SFO-HKG. United 777 w/10 across. Economy+. 22 month old.

I worry about bringing my car seat on board. It barely fit in the Southwest flight I recently took, and the 777 seats are even narrower...
Oct 8, 18, 11:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By dtc

1. Thanks for the heads up about the Mobile App...

1. Thanks for the heads up about the Mobile App not being available for LPR. I saw that Canadians could use it (my spouse), but I didn't read carefully that it is only for Canadian visitors.

2. An...
Oct 8, 18, 12:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By dtc

Do you have to clear US immigration as a family? (2 US citizens, 1 GC)

I'm a US citizen (Global Entry!). The spouse is a green card holder who always consistently fails APC. Our very fussy infant is a US citizen (non GE).

I've heard that at SFO, permanent residents...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,384
Posted By dtc

Caught host editing listing after checkin. What review should I leave?

tldr: I caught a host editing the listing after checkin, removing an amenity. Airbnb agreed and the end result was a partial refund. Airbnb asks me to write a review. What should I say?

Here are...
Forum: Asia
Sep 7, 18, 12:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By dtc

Any recent Angkor Wat guide recommendations?

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for guides for Angkor Wat, and maybe the floating villages.
I'm hoping to do a 1-2 day morning and evening (not midday) kind of thing.
I did some searching...
Forum: Asia
Aug 13, 18, 12:43 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By dtc

Heh... named individuals always struck me as...

Heh... named individuals always struck me as being suspect. Until I actually wrote a review naming an individual. (Concierge that went above and beyond.) :)

So now I've changed my personal algo to...
Forum: Asia
Aug 12, 18, 1:07 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By dtc

Anyone stayed at Jaya House River Park in Siem Reap? Seems too good to be true

Has anyone stayed at Jaya House River Park in Siem Reap?
The review seem too good to be true.
In fact, one of "fake review" detection websites marked TripAdvisor's reviews for this hotel as being...
Aug 11, 18, 11:51 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 61,105
Posted By dtc

Hey Siem Reap experts! What comparable hotel...

Hey Siem Reap experts! What comparable hotel would you recommend if the PH is sold out? (I was looking forward to staying there for my trip, but it turns out it is indeed sold out during part of my...
Aug 6, 18, 10:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By dtc

I did some searches, but I couldn't find anything...

I did some searches, but I couldn't find anything that referred to Bali.
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