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Old April 10th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #9861
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Old April 10th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #9862
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You don't have that problem?
I do - I meant, what's the explanation and can it be fixed?
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Old April 10th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #9863
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Flickr appears to have blocked SSC once again. Pictures don't show, only the ones still in your cache memory will still show.
Yeah I have also spotted. Why is that? :P
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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:35 AM   #9864
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Probably exceeded the bandwidth limitations. I'm not sure how Flickr does it specifically. I'd think it's per photo, but it's possible that it doesn't like so much bandwidth being used by one domain.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #9865
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Probably exceeded the bandwidth limitations. I'm not sure how Flickr does it specifically. I'd think it's per photo, but it's possible that it doesn't like so much bandwidth being used by one domain.
And that's really dumb because people pay to use their service...so they should be more clear about the conditions on which they decide to ban one site or the other.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #9866
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And that's really dumb because people pay to use their service...so they should be more clear about the conditions on which they decide to ban one site or the other.
Not all of them. I don't pay for their services and I don't think that many people here do. It just provides some statistics and no limitation.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #9867
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Lol, a guy was picking mushrooms in Slovenia and accidentally stepped on a bear. He's in hospital now. Seriously, you're searching for little mushrooms, but you don't see a giant bear in front of you.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #9868
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Lol, a guy was picking mushrooms in Slovenia and accidentally stepped on a bear. He's in hospital now. Seriously, you're searching for little mushrooms, but you don't see a giant bear in front of you.
He had maybe some "bad mushrooms" before for the lunch...
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Old April 12th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #9869
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Can you help me guys? We are going to Essen in Westfalen tomorrow but we can't decide which way is better to take. We are going via Brno and Prague and then I am wondering what might be better - go via Ustí nad Labem, Dresden, Leipzig or via Plzeň, Nürnberg, Frankfurt. I think it is definitely better to go via Dresden but it is worth of it to ask before actually going somewhere.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #9870
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It might be interesting to use route via Chemnitz and Chomutov as well (because of R1 between D1 and R7 being completed)... But recommended route is really via Dresden...
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Old April 12th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #9871
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I have never driven even on D5 or D8.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #9872
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The winter seems to be back in the mountain areas of Romania. In the rest of the country the weather is very cold and rainy .



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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #9873
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I have never driven even on D5 or D8.
Both D5 and D8 are perfect motorways in beautiful landscape Btw, I recommend you D5. Between D1 and D5 you can use R1-Prague Ring Road (you avoid looong route through city centre) and you won't be nervous on missing part of D8 which is really sticky... The time using both variants D5 or D8 is +- the same
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #9874
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Test of motorway gas stations around Europe done by austrian autoclub ÖAMTC found out the Czech motorway gas stations to be the best and the Dutch ones to be the worst ones. Generally, the gas stations in the eastern part of Europa are found to be of better quality than in the western part.

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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #9875
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Well, that doesn't surprise me for two reasons;

1) Eastern European gas stations tend to be several decades younger
2) Dutch gas stations are not built for long-distance traffic as it takes generally no more than 1 - 2 hours to exit the country.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #9876
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Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia are hardly representative for "Eastern Europe". I don't wanna know how most other "EE" gas stations look like. And those good Slovenian stations are all old, two of them almost 40 years. The worst one is actually new.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #9877
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I think rest areas are much better on toll-motorways than on free ones. Like the ones in Austria or even Hungary are better than in Germany.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #9878
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Finally we are somehow ontopic (rest areas)

From my personal experience, I've been in very bad quality rest areas (gas stations) in Romania, Hungary or Bulgaria, but I've also been in very nice and shiny gas station in Romania, Hungary and Czech Republic.

PS: In Czech Republic, on D1 motorway between Prague and Brno there are A LOT of gas stations. On some stretches I saw gas stations every 5 km or something...
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Old April 15th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #9879
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There is a difference between a "rest area" and a "gas station". Many rest areas in the Czech republic are indeed in a very bad shape, especially the old ones, and there are not so many of them. The gas stations are however most of the times rather nice. The whole issue is bit confusing also due to the fact, that RSD contracted many newly build gas station under the condition to serve as a rest areas and they therefore have to be up to certain standard, internationally they are however not perceived as rest areas but as gas stations. Overall the policy is aimed at gas station rest areas, then just to the sole rest areas. There was a ADAC test of rest areas some time ago, and the Czech ones were one of the worst if I remember right.

The best pure rest areas to my knowledge are in Austria and Germany. Rest areas on the private tolled motorways are also rather allright.

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Old April 15th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #9880
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I always found German rest areas (those without gas stations) rather low-standard. Lack of sufficient parking (especially for trucks), rundown toilet block and generally old.
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