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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #33541
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My 12 years old printer just died today... I did my best to make it come alive, but no chance. Then I realised I have had it since times, when there were no cellphones with colour displays and households were full of CRT TVs and monitors. Perhaps it is time to move on.
Come on, now a multi-function printer doesn't cost that much.
But a set of 4 ink cartridges does cost like half of the price of the printer.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:34 PM   #33542
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I never had the need for a printer at home. How much do you really need to print these days? If I have to print something I use the printer at work, which I usually need only 1 or 2 times per year.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:50 PM   #33543
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Apart from work/business related prints and scans, I also print googlemaps' directions to the hotels in foreign destination, reservations, camps' locations, points of interest and sometimes basic phrase-books.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 07:36 PM   #33544
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Apart from work/business related prints and scans, I also print googlemaps' directions to the hotels in foreign destination, reservations, camps' locations, points of interest and sometimes basic phrase-books.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:05 PM   #33545
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Come on, now a multi-function printer doesn't cost that much.
But a set of 4 ink cartridges does cost like half of the price of the printer.
I am already enjoying my new printer right now Definitely got over the old one.

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I never had the need for a printer at home. How much do you really need to print these days? If I have to print something I use the printer at work, which I usually need only 1 or 2 times per year.
I print a lot. I am so-called "Delegate of flat owners" in out apartment house and I need to print announcements, reports of sessions, etc. Last thing I printed were concert tickets (I am lazy to order them and pick them up somewhere or wait for them to come via post office).
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:39 PM   #33546
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i used to have printer. when i would have to print something, i would realize that ink got dried. so i went to the shop, bought ne cartridge, and printed those few sheets.
after 6 months the sam story because i used it 2-3 times per year. no more printer to me.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 01:01 PM   #33547
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I wanted to buy one too, but it wasn't worth it.
When I need something, I just use the printer at work.

I did buy a scanner though, but it was really cheap.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 02:56 PM   #33548
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It's reccomended to print a colour paper at least every couple of weeks, even if you don't need it, to prevent ink cartridges to dry.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 03:19 PM   #33549
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Don't think you need to do that for a Laser printer
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Old February 21st, 2016, 07:09 PM   #33550
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Yeah just buy cheap laser (well now with LED) printer, no more problem with ink costing more than 200-year old French wine

I wanted to say something about my cheap new laser printer
then I realized I bought it in 2006
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 06:25 PM   #33551
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I'm still mystified as to why most of the world wants to learn this completely bizarre language:

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/02/17/...nciation-poem/

...and full of admiration for how good some people are at it.

(I had a boss once who grew up in Odessa. Came to the U.S. as a teenager. Apart from a bit of an accent, you couldn't tell English wasn't his first language. He had his faults, but that amazed me.)
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 10:08 PM   #33552
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Yesterday I was in theatre, on musical (something like Slovak version of Grease). Despite I am a frequent visitor of cultural events, it was for the first time I have been sitting in the very first row. My fault. It was too inconvenient to look at the faces (as the first row was below the stage and it was causing the pain in my back after a while) so more than faces I remember only the colour of undies But music, at least, was very nice.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 10:11 PM   #33553
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I hate theatres. I always find myself waiting for one of the players to forget his lines...
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 11:59 PM   #33554
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I only like theaters for music. I don't have anything against theater as a form of art, but it just don't entice me at all (same for poetry readings or stand-up comedy).
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Old February 24th, 2016, 08:23 PM   #33555
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Stand-up comedies do not interests me at all. But small theatres and modern adaptation of some plays supplemented with music is ok. I like them.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 08:55 PM   #33556
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Does anybody know if there's a thread about road surfaces? I remember having read something about the different kinds of surfaces but I can't remember exactly where, maybe it was some "national" thread.

Anyway, I was wondering which the pros and cons of chipseal are and where it is used. Many roads administrations in Spain (national and regional) have decided not to use it anymore, though my region's uses it a lot, and so do apparently some DOTs in the US.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 11:17 PM   #33557
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Old February 25th, 2016, 05:16 AM   #33558
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Just to go back to the credit card issue : it was (at least under the old government, the stupid bank tax here might have killed this off) normal to be offered credit cards by all sorts of random businesses.

I went to Spain last year, and we needed a credit card to hire a car. I went to the bank, but because my contract at work was expiring in 6 months, they refused to give me one. OK, my wife is self employed, but then they wanted extra documents because of that.

One phone call to my mobile phone operator, and I had a nice card come through the post with exactly what I requested - a credit card with a 100 Euro limit just to cover the cost of the car hire for a couple of days. I also found out that I could take a credit card from IKEA, or plenty of random other businesses.

Went to Spain, went to pick up the car and got asked "how will you pay?". I looked at the guy as if something was wrong with him, and he said "You've taken our super all-inclusive mega insurance package, so you can pay with cash or card. We don't need a deposit or a credit card.". Bah.

Anyway, I got home, and discovered that the credit card had a 14 day cancellation period upon receipt of the card, as long as you paid off the entire bill and cancelled online. Cancelled it immediately and paid nothing for the card in the end.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #33559
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wait, you would have had to pay for credit card? :o

My credit card pays me to have it! (specifically, 1,5 % in cash return of total purchases in a year)
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Old February 25th, 2016, 10:15 AM   #33560
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Yes, you have to pay for it. For me it's 20 euros per year.
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