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Old January 10th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #18321
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I heard on the radio this evening that more and more counterfeit money is in Germany, especially 20 euro bills.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #18322
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I heard on the radio this evening that more and more counterfeit money is in Germany, especially 20 euro bills.
Ironically, shopkeepers put them in the drawer without even looking at them, while they are very suspicious when they get large notes that are almost never forged.
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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 January 10th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #18323
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They could leave one side equal for everybody and the other different from every country, representing a monument, a symbol or a historical person of that country. Just keep the colour the same to avoid confusion.
I don't think that would be good idea. We have national coins (with numerous commemorative issues) and that should be enough. Imagine how difficult would be for someone to think if the banknote is real or forged while considering at least 140 different national sides. They better stay on the coins only because they are rarely forged because of their low value.

@shopkeepers: in a market where I'm doing my regular grocery shopping (the biggest in Slovenia), all cashiers check all banknotes (from 5€ onward) that they receive with their hands.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #18324
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Meanwhile in my car:


It should last at least next 100,000 km.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #18325
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Hope it won't do like Marshall's Fiero from How I met your mother...
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #18326
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^ as long as it doesn't become too expensive to maintain, it should last. my car has 315k and last year I did last big service. as soon as something goes wrong I won't be driving it anymore.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:52 PM   #18327
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #18328
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I once saw 470k on a bus odometer.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #18329
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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #18330
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I once saw 470k on a bus odometer.
That is nothing. I know a bus driver who managed to reset the odometer back to 0! And I have a photo with 500k.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #18331
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I once saw 470k on a bus odometer.
When my father bought an used truck (9 years old) it had over 900k km on odometer and over 1 billion engine revolutions. This year that truck has 25 years and is still working OK - German MAN quality.

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Hope it won't do like Marshall's Fiero from How I met your mother...
I didn't see the movie, what happened there?

My Accord (made in Japan) is running very good with no major maintenance costs so I'm pretty sure that next 100k km should not be very expensive to reach.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #18332
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When my father bought an used truck (9 years old) it had over 900k km on odometer and over 1 billion engine revolutions. This year that truck has 25 years and is still working OK - German MAN quality.
100k a year or 300 a day? Impressive.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #18333
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I didn't see the movie, what happened there?
it's not a movie lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhcFpbnQghk (just some scene with fiero, not the one he gets rid of it)
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Old January 11th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #18334
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Ironically, shopkeepers put them in the drawer without even looking at them, while they are very suspicious when they get large notes that are almost never forged.
In the biggest retailer of the Netherlands (Albert Heijn) it's policy to check every banknote. Don't know about other shops.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #18335
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So there's "euro" in Bulgarian on the new banknotes (Bulgaria isn't even in the Eurozone), but not in Slovenian and Maltese? Another brilliant one from eurocrats.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #18336
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So there's "euro" in Bulgarian on the new banknotes (Bulgaria isn't even in the Eurozone), but not in Slovenian and Maltese? Another brilliant one from eurocrats.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #18337
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it's not a movie lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhcFpbnQghk (just some scene with fiero, not the one he gets rid of it)
I searched for the scene where the car breaks down at 199999, but couldn't find it.

And hofburg, the one you posted isn't the Fiero, it's Ted's new car. The Fiero is this one:
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #18338
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So there's "euro" in Bulgarian on the new banknotes (Bulgaria isn't even in the Eurozone), but not in Slovenian and Maltese? Another brilliant one from eurocrats.
Slovenian and Maltese, unlikely Bulgarian, use latin script so they can understand euro. Bulgaria could probably adopt it in 4-5 years so new notes are designed for the future.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #18339
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It should last at least next 100,000 km.
If you look at used cars in Estonia, practically none have more than 200 000km on the odometer
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #18340
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If you look at used cars in Estonia, practically none have more than 200 000km on the odometer
In Italy many used cars have odd numbers such 98,000, 99,000 or 198,000. Psycological reasons
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