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I'm an Australian developer (working overseas) currently working in marine science on underwater visualisation and analysis software. My day-to-day working language is C++, but I have a particular liking for Delphi, which I've used since version 1 in 1995 (when I would have been, what, 12...)

I started programming on a BBC Master microcomputer (mode 2! So many colours!) before moving to Turbo Pascal for DOS, and then Delphi. My hobby languages these days are Delphi and Objective C.


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Mar
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
DoHop does look similar! Some of the sites people are posting here look like clones of each other... curious. But I've bookmarked that site to return to. Thanks!
Mar
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Mar
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
No, not Bing. Good suggestion though. I got the impression it was quite a small company. I only came across it by accident, and lost the bookmark in a hard drive crash a couple of months ago. I'm asking here since I can't be the only travel.so user to have used it... and if I am, and we can figure out what it was, it will be a useful addition to travel.so's answers since it was such a cool site.
Jan
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
Sure :) First, this site did only this - it is its only functionality, and it was very good at it. (I actually didn't know Skyscanner did that, and it doesn't return the results I remember this site returning. IMO it's not nearly as good!) Second, even if Skyscanner has similar functionality, we don't exist on this site to spruik only one company, do we? Why is a question seeking a different known-to-be-good site closed as a duplicate of Skyscanner? I tried to describe the site, its layout (since it's memorable) etc as well as I could - I don't know how anyone could mistake the two.
Jan
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
Now, maybe I'm not explaining the site's functionality well, in which case please ask for clarifications. I'm always happy to do so :) But closing is not appropriate.
Jan
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
I read. Skyscanner does not have this functionality, nor is it this specific useful site. I'm sure knowing about this site would be very useful for other members of the community (if they're travelers as opposed to just booking holidays.)
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
@Ankur Banerjee: Please reopen; you closed mistakenly. I explained why in the question, though I think you should have read the question before closing.
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comment Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
Thankyou, but it wasn't Adioso. It had a much lighter UI, and seemed to search more or different airlines. I updated the question to describe the site's look a bit more.
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revised Travel site that found the lowest-price tickets from your current location
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Jan
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comment Customs check points in Australia
There can sometimes be sniffer dogs to verify you're not carrying fruit and vegetables, but that's as close to an international-entry customs zone as you'll get.
Dec
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comment One foot in Belgium and the other in the Netherlands!
There is also a spot where three borders join: Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, called the Drielandpunkt. It's very close to Aachen. There are border lines painted like in your photo, and a small marker on the joining point where you can be in three countries at once.
Nov
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comment Making calls from Romania
Romania has the second-fastest internet in Europe, as a quick Google will tell you. Hotels generally have speeds good enough for Skype calls, although depending on the hotel don't expect anything as fast as if you were at a hostel or had your own internet (it seems to be the same as hotels in many other countries.) I use Skype from there with no problems.
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