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Old May 20th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #20301
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #20302
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Tomorrow you have to drive to Riga and the Radison Hotel. Bring your camera and take a photo of yourself together with the Hoff. If you do that I'll give you a like.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #20303
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They are in Tallinn 11.00-15.00 the same day. How can they make it in time?
Tallinn-Riga is only 310km, a 4h drive by car (at normal speeds). Although I'm 100% sure that there are LOADS of police patrols on Tallinn-Pärnu-Ikla highway, ready to stop gumball drivers. And in Estonia, if you drive fast enough, you will be arrested and given a sentence by the court.

A few years ago, a Dutch "rally" similar to Gumball went through Estonia. A Lamborghini driver was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Unlike in many other Eastern European countries, Estonian traffic police doesn't take bribes.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:49 PM   #20304
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Never heard of these Gumbolls, what the hell is it?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #20305
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I've never heard of it. Sounds like a bunch of the Fast and the Furious wannabes.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #20306
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Speaking of that... what happens on tolled motorways (Italy, France, Spain, etc.) if you get to the toll gate and have no money, no credit card or any other means for payment?
happened to me once
i was driving in HR to the south. it was night, i entered the motorway and intended to fill up some gas and take some cash at ATM. but at the rest area i saw a message "no cards received up to 6h in the morning" (it was around 23h). i stopped at the other rest area, again the same thing. i asked cashier what was happening, he told me that it was the same at whole A1 motorway that night, some communication issues. i payed gas with cash and couldn't take money at ATM due to the same reason. i was hoping that cashier would accept the card at toll station. yeah right
so i have fullfilled the form and the bill came to me in one week on my address.
fortunately it was 1h in the night, so no cars were behind me while i was fullfilling that form, which was not short, it took me at least 3 minutes.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #20307
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Same in France.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #20308
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almost happened to me, when going to venice airport I couldnt find my wallet in the car so I thought I forgot it at home. I stopped my car 100m before the toll station and searched the wallet for 5 minutes. as it turns out, it has slipped below the seat and it was well hidden.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #20309
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They let her go and she ran away. Our judiciary is a joke.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #20310
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They let her go and she ran away. Our judiciary is a joke.
It's not much different in your Western neighbour... especially if you have a political position you're very unlikely to spend much time in jail, even if you do nasty things.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:57 AM   #20311
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:12 AM   #20312
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Umm, English, please. Anyway, I'm not hiding her.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:20 AM   #20313
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For non-slovenian speakers, just listen to the melody

UUf she is long gone, probably somewhere on Papua New Guinea by now
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:21 AM   #20314
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almost happened to me, when going to venice airport I couldnt find my wallet in the car so I thought I forgot it at home. I stopped my car 100m before the toll station and searched the wallet for 5 minutes. as it turns out, it has slipped below the seat and it was well hidden.
Well, at least you stopped before the toll... most people arrive there and block traffic.

In Italy at all tolling stations we have "Telepass" lanes, market in bright yellow, for radio tolling without stopping the car (there's a device onboard).
The system was introduced in 1989 and dammit, still it's common to see people without the device getting in those lanes and blocking everyone.
I can't get why the hell should they get there, the signage is excellent and the Telepass system is well known among the public.

Anyway, there's an intercom which lets you talk immediately with an operator, and they have cameras to see plates.
And still those dumbarses try to reverse, which mean at least 4 cars reversing into an highway flow coming towards them, and then performing a blind lane shift.

I'm sick of this, mainly because it's dangerous (and reversing while on highway means a serious fine), next time I get a blocker in front of me I'll call the operator myself...



EDIT: another nice trick about tolling stations In the last years fully automated cash machines were introduced in few stations. Those machines have a tricky way of giving your change back... some coin may just fall down.
First time it happened to me it was in the middle of the night and nowhere, so I just stepped off to collect my coin... and I collected a little metal fortune
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Old May 21st, 2013, 07:47 AM   #20315
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Once I had to deal with a microphone operator on A1 toll plaza.

It as like 2am or something. It was very cold, and I was looking for the toll ticket on my car, having parked very close to the automated machine. I finally found it, put it on the machine, put my card and then a fast-moving motorbike zoomed past me on the right

I had to explain the situation to the operator, it took like 2 minutes for her to open the gate for me.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:15 PM   #20316
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flickr is all new and fancy http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/20/43...th-huge-images

pro accounts will transform in some other forms
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:21 PM   #20317
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I absolutely hate the new design. It's slow, messy and cluttered.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:26 PM   #20318
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Flickr was nice, but the limited upload slot (100 mb per month) was a major showstopper for me.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:38 PM   #20319
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Old May 21st, 2013, 01:39 PM   #20320
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300 MB/month = 280 years until you used up the 1 TB.
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