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Sun May 17

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:55 AM

Re: Hidden City Fares

(The long link may have messed up the formatting. Sorry.)

The airlines are obligated to provide the itinerary they sold you.

That's not correct. Each airline states its "contract of carriage," and they vary. There [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:51 AM

Re: Hidden City Fares

The airlines are obligated to provide the itinerary they sold you.

That's not correct. Each airline states its "contract of carriage," and they vary. There is no legal obligation to provide the specific itinerary on your [more]

Sat May 16

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:14 PM

Re: Hidden City Fares

The airline may cancel the balance of your reservation. So you would not want to do this on the first leg of a round trip.

Also, if you do it once, the airline will probably let it pass. But if you try to do it more than that, the airline [more]

Thu May 14

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MisterFungi replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 6:13 PM

Re: Repeat questions re. data access

Not only that, but you can even make free phone calls on your iPad. I used an app called Free Tone. I used it in Paris. It costs "credits", but you can earn free credits by watching little 10-second ads. I have 100 credits, and I've never [more]

Tue May 12

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:01 PM

Re: Why invest in anything?


It's "pretty much the same" except that it's guaranteed to be larger in the next 20 years...


True. But is there any particular reason to believe that this insight has gone unnoticed by the market -- i.e., that it's not [more]

Sun May 10

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MisterFungi posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:18 PM

WD-40!

I've had a spray can of WD-40 on my workbench forever. I use it a few times/year on my bike or squeaky hinges or garden tools.

Yesterday, DW got the spring-cleaning bug and decided to tackle the gas range/oven. The range has a gas grill kit [more]

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MisterFungi posted to the Android Users board. 1:26 PM

Google Hangouts/Voice/Gmail?

I've honestly tried to figure out how these various Google apps (are supposed to) integrate on my Android phone (HTC, from Sprint) and with my Google account on a laptop, but I still can't figure it all out. From various threads in Android forums on [more]

Sun May 3

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:19 AM

Re: The Day the 60's Died

...rioting is just plain stupid.

Stupid in what sense? As a cold empirical matter, rioting is a weapon of the weak that historically has often yielded political and economic concessions. This is not to say that rioters are acting [more]

Sun Apr 26

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MisterFungi replied to the Baby Boomers board. 7:26 AM

Re: Changing lightbulbs

I want to do this myself for as long as I can!!

Comments?


My comment is: you already have. Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries (and death!) among folks over 50. If you're still comfortable on a little two-step [more]

Thu Apr 23

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:12 PM

Re: Another Article Jews/Women

I have been asked because families have poorly planned and have declined them as well.

How do you know they poorly planned? There are all kinds of reasons why family members end up getting separated in seating, and not all of them [more]

Mon Apr 13

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:24 AM

Re: Airline Seats and Jewish Men

I doubt very much that my wife would object. For one thing, she wouldn't want to sit next to a jerk. (The other guy, not me.) Moreover, it would probably mean that she would get the aisle and I'd be in the middle.

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:48 AM

Re: Airline Seats and Jewish Men

I am on a iPad, waiting for a seat on a flight at MSP, so I cannot readily read all the posts. But I would like to make a couple of points.

First, an article in NYT about this problem indicates that airlines are aware of the issue and do [more]

Fri Apr 10

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MisterFungi replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 4:06 AM

Re: 66 for 66

What make of bike helmet would you wear...

All of my helmets have been Giros, except for the hard white plastic one I had back in the early '80s. It looked like something you'd wear for roller derby.

Wed Apr 8

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MisterFungi replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:40 AM

Re: BRK is a hedge!

Markel's returns are going to be driven to a large extent by the performance of their bong portion of the portfolio.

I think that's more likely for these companies:

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:03 AM

Re: Credit Card Freebies

"No, there’s nothing about having a lot of credit available that can hurt your score,” says Paperno. “In fact, all other things being equal, more revolving credit availability can, for some, mean a lower credit utilization ratio (balances [more]

Tue Apr 7

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:47 PM

Re: Credit Card Freebies

...plus I understand it can affect your credit rating.

True but, from what I have read, in a good way (unless, of course, you use the card to go further into debt).

My understanding is that your credit score is affected by [more]

Mon Apr 6

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:37 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

For folks who have not yet been exhausted by the discussion here, there's a 4-part series in WaPo that I found to be informative. It includes a section about whether the Indiana RFRA (in its original form and in its newly amended form) would protect [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:41 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

albaby writes, "There's no support for the idea that Christians who hate gays would be able to use 'religious freedom' to successfully avoid anti-discrimination lawsuits..."

You lost me there. Even in Indiana, in which gays [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:20 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

If the adherent isn't willing they say-so up-front (and aren't hired). If you accept a position you must fulfill the duties of that position.

I've got a better idea. it's called worker's rights. We bargain over working conditions [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:14 PM

Re: Bill Black in IN's RFRA law

Again I ask, if blatant discrimination were not the purpose of the law, then why enact it?

Maybe you missed the part where I agreed wholeheartedly with you on that. I oppose the Indiana law.

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