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Old April 6th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #13101
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Millions!
Millions, eh ...



or this one is even better:
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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #13102
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Millions!
No, just 100 because they're very old (I think early 1970s), before the hyperinflation.
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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 April 6th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #13103
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When I was in Turkey, it was the year just before the denomination, so I had millions in my pocket
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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #13104
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I've hot some Euros. They're pretty worthless too. ;-)
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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #13105
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When I was in Turkey, it was the year just before the denomination, so I had millions in my pocket
For us Italians having millions in our pocket wasn't so weird. Until 2001 a million ITL was a little more than 500EUR. Not a sum you had everyday in our pocket but neither a sum that you'll never see like a million of EUR, USD, CHF, etc...
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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 April 6th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #13106
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In Turkey back then you needed about 2 millions to buy an ice-cream or a sandwich A million was about 0,60 Euros
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #13107
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A navigational question:
You are 70 km away from your destination in the middle of jungle, which means (in this case) still about 6 hours of driving on dirt roads. You came across this junction on dirt roads. A sign does not help you because you don't know the script and you have written only romanized version of your destination.

You have only an old map photocopy which doesn't show this road. You don't have GPS (which wouldn't help you anyway), there is none around to ask (and you could wait hour or two for someone to pass by). It is hot. Left road looks better, but goes left, right one is much worse, but on sign it looks like to be right direction (but knowing how this country signage works, nothing is sure).

What do you do? Which path do you take? And why do you choose it?
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #13108
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Flip a coin and hope for the best.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #13109
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That doesn't always work

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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #13110
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Sorry, I forgot to tell:
there are no coins in Laos.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #13111
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whoa, that was a huge photo of shekel few moments ago!
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #13112
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whoa, that was a huge photo of shekel few moments ago!
You mean this one?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ng_on_edge.jpg

I've edited my post really fast with a normal-resolution pic... but if you ask for it
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #13113
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i just have a nose for huge photos' appereance on forum
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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #13114
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Very good then!

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Old April 6th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #13115
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And if we count all five denominations after that (27 zeroes altogether) - then it is worth nothing.
Of course it's worth nothing (unless you sell it) when you can't pay with it since 1990.

As for your jungle question, I would've gone left, because it's a better road and I don't expect a worse road for 70 km.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #13116
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What do you do? Which path do you take? And why do you choose it?
Would ride a bit and try to figure out which road is more traveled, or goes down an inhabited area. With such weather, other traffic is probably lifting some dirt up in the air.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #13117
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From a Slovenian newspaper. Map of Italy. :facepalm:


http://www.delo.si/novice/svet/leto-...arcevanja.html
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Old April 7th, 2012, 11:13 AM   #13118
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Easter in Tallinn - snow and -2C

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From a Slovenian newspaper. Map of Italy. :facepalm:

http://www.delo.si/novice/svet/leto-...arcevanja.html
You almost don't note that very little difference
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Easter in Tallinn - snow and -2C [/I]
holy crap!
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