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  1. tgh

    Covid medical and infection thread

    I am really loth to start another thread but all the useful tech info keeps drowning in the general discussion Not sure if another thread is the solution , perhaps earlier contributors could find the thread numbers of useful tech info posted and list the thread number here so a "kind" moderator...
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    Covid _19 The future

    The news in Australia about Covid management continues to be quite wonderful , kudos to everyone. There is , however, little to be cheerful about looking forward, street talk everywhere is getting louder about the "end" and a return to normality ; the implication is that Covid is a rain...
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    An Ill wind and your travel budget

    It is an ill wind indeed that blows nobody any good, so as we are not travelling anytime soon (or maybe even later ) our budgets should be stacking up. Most of us are suffering some level of economic distress.. but has this killed your budget ? What are you going to do about it ? I guesstimate...
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    Since we are all not flying right now [What was your best travel day?]

    We can't fly and our travel wings are clipped ,so we need some inspiration in these difficult times. Here is the challenge.. your best travel day..maximum 24 hours timeframe. Every one of us has been somewhere and done something that for us.. was especially memorable. Please contribute , we...
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    Living with COVID-19

    A thread to consider the reality of living in a society infected with Covid-19 As the reality of broad infection spreads like wildfire through our communities, here is an interesting primer for us to consider everyday dealing with the bug. It was copied from a facebook post. There is very...
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    Airlines are also facing COVID-19 challenges

    Delta Air Lines and Hawaiian Airlines are working with federal and state officials to trace the path of a married couple that has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Hawaii...
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    Cruising choices with an active Pandemic

    We are booked on the Silver Explorer along the Japan coast in June ,including a day in Busan. Today is our 120 day get out of jail day (cancel no charge) The ship has gone from full to plenty of availability and I am tempted to pull the pin . I expect that the cruise as it is will not happen...
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    Please bring back the hug

    The hug was an enormously successful and well used emoticon in the previous software The AFF community is quite close and caring and the icon was extensively used as an expression of warm inclusive sympathy among friends. Please reconsider.. and bring back the Hug...
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    Our amazing world

    It all started with a fb feed from an engineering site that I follow I thought that was uber cool and woke up mr(mrs) google this : Spontaneous synchronization to speech reveals neural mechanisms facilitating language learning all a bit er cerebral but interesting or this : Spontaneous...
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    My Travel Pro Rollaboard is tired. It also recently disgraced itself by falling over (again) and tipping swmbo into the adjacent lounge table. Enough!! I cannot find a cabin bag that keeps the heaviest item (a macbook pro) in balance Every bag I check out has a nifty way of extracting the...
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    and the beat goes on.. (shared with permission)

    Sharing this with the permission of the author… LATAM Air Lines tried to 'steal' from me - On July 8, 2018, through the LATAM Airlines (English language, Canada) website, I purchased a one-way ticket on flight LA893 departing 11:20 LPB (La Paz, Bolivia), arriving 15:20 SCL (Santiago, Chile)...
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    The drought..

    It is not getting enough exposure in the cities , but the bush is doing it hard. Sadly it is all the voiceless animals who suffer the most. There are many voices calling for people to care, this is just one….. Hey I’m not someone who is in to politics or ranting on Facebook. But I have just...
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    Should I bother to collect status/FF points?

    Just booked Bne> Sfo with Air New Zealand. Great price and seems a good flight. For an annual int J flyer, is there any point in collecting the airpoints ? I used my velocity # in the booking but assume there are no crossover arrangements. We harvest a steady stream of qf points, but status...
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    The Happiest guy in the world

    Opinion | The Happiest Guy in the World
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    Buying the Dips

    Anyone else waded in? I have had a little dabble…..
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    Cold Comfort

    In a moment of mental vacuousness, I added a couple of bottles of low priced Syrah to my Xmas discount Riesling order. I knew it was dumb and the opened bottle winking at me last night confirmed the mental vacuosity….( invented word) It ended up in the kitchen frig last night after one painful...
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    Urban Wine Walk _ Brisvegas_ 17/2/18

    Anyone Going ? Reads like fun….
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    The [iPhone] X factor… or..

    a fool and his money are soon parted.. Old 6 is struggling and like the new unlock process (if it works) Just confirmed delivery a few days after the 3rd, so no order backlog yet
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    Christmas dinner in Queenstown

    Has anyone spent christmas in Queenstown or nearby recently ? We will tour around for a couple of weeks dec 17, enjoy Christmas somewhere nice , and fly home. There are lots of reviews but little info about Christmas although the Bunker is already accepting reservations…. Plenty of award...
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    Looking for :

    This might work or be useful as there are some eagle eyes out there. I have lots of regrets, mostly when I find something that seems a great deal, is a great deal ,and I didn't buy enough….. Case in point : Tahbilk 1927 Marsanne ; recommended by Wozza?.. anyway , eventually I found some 08...