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Mar
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comment Is it true that people “can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it.”?
Not that much of a deterrent for a skilled social engineer. Just tell "Oops, sorry, I thought it was mine." with an honest looking face and move on. However, I guess that skilled social engineers can make much more money in other areas than by stealing dirty laundry.
Feb
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Jan
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comment Celebrating the same new year several times over?
I would use "airliners" instead of "airplanes". Airplanes exist which are in use today and are faster than the rotation of the Earth, but they are either military or experimental planes. With a lot of money or friends in the right places you could pull it off.
Jan
2
comment Celebrating the same new year several times over?
Note that by living in a diaspora, one can celebrate twice without moving anywhere: celebrating the New Year of their host country, and celebrating the New Year of their country of origin. Especially if you ended up in a diaspora not because of emigrating, but because of shifting borders, you are more likely to be culturally attached to your old country: I know of at least one example of a border change which also led to a time zone change.
Nov
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Nov
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comment How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
In Europe, espeically in the central and eastern parts, this is very differenlty handled between rural and urban areas. In the city I was used to how cookies and drinks were offered to guests: I offer them, and they either accept or refuse. If they refulse, I maybe offer it once again, but that's it. In villages, they always refuse, you must offer it again, they refuse it again and again, and they expect from you to almost force them to take some.
Oct
20
comment Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
@SalvadorDali : this sounds more like a conspiracy theory. Any proof of this regularly occurring?
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Oct
18
comment Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
@SalvadorDali : If I don't fly, how would they know it? By the time I fail to turn up at the check-in it would be too late to sell my ticket again.
Oct
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Oct
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Oct
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accepted Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
Oct
13
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Oct
9
comment Haggling for autos in India
Would a tactic like "hey, but yesterday I went to the same place from here and it only cost half this much!" work?