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"Well, they're not melted children, that's for sure"


Oct
14
comment How to find cheap accomodation in Sydney
"late this/early next year" sounds like you're hitting the peak season between Christmas and New Year when everything is booked out. Don't expect cheap during this time of the year.
Jun
27
comment Safest way to send an international check or wire transfer?
@Karlson: In theory yes, but a quick search shows that quite a few people have been screwed by PayPal itself and lost a lot of money to them. I would not use "PayPal" and "secure payments" in the same sentence.
Jun
17
comment What to do in Las Vegas without having to sin?
Little known fact: Prostitution (your #4) is not permitted in Clark County, Nevada - and this includes Las Vegas! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Nevada
May
22
comment Crashing a rental car abroad
I disagree. If you have driven on the left side of the road, it's very hard to suddenly drive on the other side. Particular tricky are intersections when no other car is around. Quite often you find yourself turning into the wrong lane just out of habit. It took me at least 3 months to really get used to driving on the other side. It is a bit easier in a city, because then at least are plenty other cars around so you can just follow them.
May
7
comment Rent a car in United States (Las Vegas) paying cash
I am pretty sure you HAVE to pay by credit card so they can still charge you in case of any damage discovered after you brought the car back, or to pay for tickets the rental company receive for the time when you had the car. The credit card is the "insurance" that the company can still get money from you after you walked out of the door.
May
6
comment Useable free wifi in Melbourne?
Buy a 3G stick for $50. More reliable and you don't have to walk across town each time to get internet access...
Apr
30
comment Best world destinations for dating - a website?
I don't know man. It would be nice to also exclude countries where STD rates are above your personal risk level....
Jan
30
comment Can I live in Munich - Germany for a month with 500 Eur
The hostel behind your link says "40 Bed Mixed Dorm" - not sure if i would like to live there for 3 months...
Jan
3
comment What are safe uses of non-potable water?
Agree with Rory. Tap water in most western countries is required to be acceptable for drinking, since it's also used for cooking. The bottled water they sell in supermarkets there is just a rip-off.
Dec
17
comment RV'ing in Canada - where can you stay to get facilities?
I'm sorry. Getting robbed at walmart is surely a more economic and interesting experience to recommend than staying at nice place... ಠ_ಠ
Dec
16
comment RV'ing in Canada - where can you stay to get facilities?
I have to disagree: Walmart car parks are possibly the worst places to stay overnight. link
Aug
20
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
@hippietrail: The engine might not "know" (and doesn't need to) via electronics how much energy is taken from the Alternator. However the more power you drain from the Alternator, the harder the engine has to work turning the Alternator, using more petrol. So yes, there is a (mechanical) feedback from the Alternator for the engine to work harder. I thought there was a physics.se to discus this very topic; no?
Aug
19
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
@Roy: this is plain wrong. The power from the Alternator is not "just there" but has to be generated by the engine first. The more power you take away, the harder the engine has to work. If your 90 Watts for a laptop power supply really make much difference at a 160kW Engine is another question :)
Aug
19
comment What's a good way to generate solar electricity while driving?
How much power does your laptop need? Most of them are between 150 Watts (upper class) and 60 Watts (netbooks); but you would need quite a large panel to charge that - not something you could fit in your pocket or just park on your dashboard.
Jul
22
comment Why is car rental in the US so much cheaper when booking from outside the US?
Yeah i am a bit skeptical too - the usual rate for cars in NZ/AUS is ~USD50/day for the cheapest option (small car, no extras). Some places advertise their cars much cheaper, but if you ask they usually tell you it's only for long-term rentals >1 month.
Jul
15
comment Is it legal to drive in the nude in the USA (specifically Kansas)?
I found the perfect excuse in case you get arrested: imgur.com/gallery/IKZxh :)
Jun
19
comment Are parachutes allowed on airplanes as cabin baggage?
But are you allowed to open the cabin door in mid-air? :)
Jun
19
comment Tourism after the Earthquake in Christchurch
One of the Motels on Bealey Ave. The commercial area between Montreal St. and Victoria St. was pretty depressing, and the city center was closed.
May
7
comment Managing SIM cards from multiple countries
Does that even make much sense? Some prepaid cards i used expired after they haven't been used for a year....
May
5
comment Can I take this on a plane?
You could try to attach a large, friendly sticker: titanic-magazin.de/shop/… It says "certified security" :)