Friday, June 29, 2012

Barber Lab Quartet - The Longest Time (Coral Triangle Edition) by BarberLabQuartet







LArc en Ciel 「Stay Away」 PV by LArcOfficial







LUNA SEA THE FINAL ACT TOKYO DOME - UP TO YOU by tree101257







2 nice ones from one of my favourites..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/29/surviving_it_crisis/

What I’m writing applies to the any of the very worst of screw-ups, when technology has gone so wrong that the IT director cancels his time at Wimbledon with his friendly vendors.
In these troubled times, even a badly paid dead-end job in RBS IT is something you want to keep hold of. Fixing the problem is at best 25 per cent of the management effort now being expended; the rest is finding scapegoats, shafting people whose job might be up for grabs and dodging retribution.
That leaves the IT pros, (ie, you, dear reader) exposed to angry powerful people protecting their arses at the IT staff's expense. RBS has had a policy of getting rid of experienced people who actually understand the obscenely complex ways of ancient multi-layered systems - otherwise known as shafting people over 30 to “save money”. Hence this may be your first time...


It's an idea which has gained a lot of traction over the years. Many Reg readers (and hacks) nowadays find themselves continually nagged by persons of significance in their lives to the effect that they should be turning such things as TVs, games consoles and computers entirely off rather than leaving them on standby - or even unplugging them or switching them off at the wall when not in use. One of the great achievements of the human race - namely remote control, in particular the ability to walk into a room, flop or sit down, press a button of some sort and cause one's technology to spring to life without any fiddling about - is apparently too expensive and damaging to be permitted.
Meanwhile, curiously, it appears that such things as regular showers, hot drinks and food (previously refrigerated), powerful hair-furtling appliances, clothes and bedding laundered at frequent intervals, heating kept on at high levels throughout the winter etc etc; these are all inalienable human rights.
Does any of this make sense?

yet another antispam..

http://www.clement.safe.ca/menclem.php?&lang=eng

like quite easy huh?

and this is quite interesting...
http://vicerveza.homeunix.net/~viric/cgi-bin/offrss/doc/trunk/doc/home.wiki

Thursday, June 28, 2012

a owncloud update:hey they're pretty cool!

http://owncloud.org/features/
what else can u wan???

other stuff u cld use..
http://www.ofuz.com/blog/2009/06/what-is-ofuz/
http://www.group-office.com/Pricing+and+Sign+up/Server+version

cool parenting?
As a parent, I don't want complete unquestioned authority over my kids' thoughts. I've made a long-standing habit of flat out lying to my kids and getting them to catch me in it. When one of them says, "Dad, I think you just made that up", then I think I've done my job as a parent.

in other news, a.i. personal assistants are apparently going at it in a big way on Google...
google now:
http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/28/google-now-comes-online-well-its-homepage-does/
robin:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/6/prweb9608634.htm

and in yet other news, i'd just like to say that to me, something like this makes total sense to me, i know exactly what it is:
http://cloud.google.com/pricing/compute-engine.html

but i cannot grok head or tail of this..what the hell do i do with it?
http://bubbleideas.com/

once upon a time..

xiang yu placed his troops along the shores of a river and burned the boats, to tell his troops losing was not an option... so my dad said....

http://gizmodo.com/5922154/rim-cutting-5000-jobs-and-pushing-back-bb10-in-disastrous-quarter

meanwhile, in other news, https://www.symphonical.com/ were singled out for mention during google i/o.. i think they're yet another sharing/collaboration/pm thing, but integrates with Google+Hangouts..

McDull Prince de la Bun 麥兜菠蘿油王子 1 8 by simonmahero







FishBall Noodles(Cantonese) by s1461325j







oh. so. google.io was today?

https://developers.google.com/events/io/#last-post-for-this-url-was-more-than-100-days-old
what does the url mean?

and more web-web-development!!!
http://yeoman.io/
http://blog.koding.com/

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

oxygen smells nicer than zumodrive, at the very least.

https://www.oxygencloud.com/privatestorage.html
the evil people at motorola mobility have discontinued zumodrive. why on earth would i want to limit myself to motorola devices? now, even more so than before, i really don't want to have anything to do with motorola.

but then oxygen suffers from the problem that they're not famous. so few other people are integrating with them. unlike dropbox or box.net.
e.g. https://www.siasto.com/

meanwhile..
http://www.splunk.com/view/microsoft-exchange/SP-CAAAGZU
splunk reads AD

http://weknowwhatyouredoing.com/?action=about
there's an api to read bad stuff about you

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/31224633/detail.html
and american airport security theatre goes theatrical again..

teach/compute

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/math_learning_software_and_other_technology_are_hurting_education_.single.html

personally, i'd say gimme the notes and e reading list and see u at the end of the term.
but actually how about computerising teaching at the top schools and moving the teachers to the bottom ones. give teachers to schools that can use a higher teacher-to-student ratio, and the motivated smart kids at top schools can go figure out how to game the teaching tools by themselves.

an interesting bit of news being followed..

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/11/05/natwest_outage/

There is probably no redundancy per-se at this point in time - the systems being upgraded will be separated from the DR site, with the DR site as failback, there will also be snapshots of disks at the production site. Having a failback site doesn't mean that it'll be quick though, it's highly likely that many systems are having changes applied to them, so failing back manually is a complex procedure.
Having been present on several recovery management calls at RBS, I'd say that they will almost certainly be backing out. Fixing forward is not something that is done at RBS, unless there is no alternative. If they go off SOE (Schedule of Events) the decision is more often than not to follow the backout process, if at all possible, as fixing forward brings unknowns into a meticulously planned change.
Anyway, as mentioned, I previously worked for RBS, until my job went to India. We were having problems with the quality of staff in India then and from what I've heard from people still there, it's not got any better. I wonder if this is the new management reaping their just rewards?

Unless it has changed drastically, IIRC RBS (and Natwest, they migrated Natwest customers to the RBS system after the takeover) update main customer accounts in batch (on an IBM mainframe, natch.) overnight via a number of "feeder systems" (BACS, Accounting Interface ,etc.) through a number of "streams" through their main account update system (can't remember the exact name it had, Sceptre? - something like that) which cover a range of branches. These originally reflected the distance of the branch from Edinburgh, so stream 'A' was branches in the far distant north and run first, allowing the van with the printouts to leave earliest as it had the furthest to go. Seem to recall that Natwest started at stream 'L'.
The actual definitive customer account updates were carried out by a number of programs written in assembly language dating back to about 1969-70, and updated since then. These were also choc-full of obscure business rules ("magic" cheque numbers triggered specific processing) and I do not believe anyone there really knew how it all worked anymore, even back in 2001. I remember sitting in a meeting discussing how the charge for using an ATM which charged for withdrawals could be added as a separate item to a customer statement and waving a couple of pages of printouts of the source of one of them. The universal reaction was "wow, can you actually read that?". I can't see them having mucked about with that one too much, since good assembler people are like hen's teeth and it was decidedly non-trivial to make any changes to it, but the accounting rules did change frequently in the feeder systems. My bet is that some change has resulted in discrepancies in the eventual output from these systems, and a combination of retirement and redundancies has left them with very few people who know how it is all supposed to work, and therefore identify the cause of the error and fix it. Or they might have just blown the size limit on one of the output files from the various feeder systems (VSAM IIRC, limit was 4GB, unless they moved to the extended types), or possibly the FICON cable just dropped out of the back of whatever device some of the disk volumes live on.
Anyway, very complex stuff which all has to just work together. Of course, the moral is, complex mainframe systems require staff with the skills, and in this case, the specific system knowledge to keep things smooth. The fewer of these you have, the more difficult it is to recover from problems like this.
My $0.02. Perhaps someone with more recent knowledge will care to rebut?
________________________________________________________________________
I'm AC for very obvious reasons having been one of the recent 1000+ to find their roles now being done from Chennai, however I have been speeking to a few ex-collegues who are still there and can confirm that they say the same as the above poster as in a CA7 upgrade was done, went horribly wrong, and was then backed out (which will have been done in typical RBS style - 12 hours of conference calls before letting the techie do what they suggested at the very start).
My understanding is that most if not all of the batch team were let go and replaced with people from India and I do remember them complaining that they were having to pass 10-20+ years worth of mainframe knowledge on to people who'd never heard of a mainframe outside of a museum. The Indians were keen and willing to try and learn, but with out the years of previous experience will now be deep in the smelly stuff.
The onyl good thing is being the batch and over night processing that failed, all the data will still be in the sysetm awaiting processing so no one should find they money going missing as a result of tis incident.

I didn't believe they could be so dumb as to do an upgrade midweek. These comments tally with what their spokeperson said on Moneybox last Saturday: basically it was the backout on Tuesday that caused the problems. These posts spell out why they needed to do the backout, following an upgrade at the weekend that caused problems on Monday.
The following is taken from a number of posts on the westhamonline dot net forum by a poster called CTM who is currently working on the Natwest/RBS fiasco and who was due to be made redundant 2 weeks ago. The most worrying comment is that 'The backout caused the "queue" of jobs for that batch to be unexpectedly deleted. '
"Ok, since I work on the mainframe at RBSG, I'll let you know some facts - I'm currently on my 5th 12 hour shift in 4 days (and am quite busy so won't be back here for a while)
It is a mainframe problem and not a virus It was not deliberate by the bank
It was a third party product that was upgrading that caused a big whole in the batch schedule
RBS wasn't actually affected directly as the schedule is on a different LPAR - however focus was on NWB & UB and normal everyday errors on RBS side were not getting dealt with
COBOL and Assembler on the Mainframe, like most big banks. But it's not the application code that is the problem as I stated below. CA7 was updated to a new level last weekend. It was causing problems with the schedules on Monday so was backed out on Tuesday. The backout caused the "queue" of jobs for that batch to be unexpectedly deleted.
Not sure why DR wasn't invoked to be honest, but it wouldn't have made much difference as we'd still have been hours behind on our batches.
All transactions made on Tuesday and since WILL be processed eventually.
As for the account thats being sold to Santander - you can just phone the number on your letter and you won't be moved, so stop fucking whining like you've been made to do it. We could have done without the work and expense that was foisted on us! Anyway, there's a pot of gold at the end of the RAINBOW. SWT
Also, in my previous posts, the "not sure" was my own, not the banks - I'm sure that the discussions were had about DR and there must have been a good reason why it wasn't invoked. In truth DR is great in certain circumstances if it works, but in this one it wouldn't have. Obviously i can't go into too much detail here, but although the outsourcing to India did not cause the intial problem, the recovery has prompted questions to be asked as to who thought dumping over 50% of the UK support staff was a good idea - indeed people made redundant less tha a month ago have now been offered short term contracts to come back and help. Unfortunately, the balance sheet and pressure from the government to become independent again hasn't helped in the outsourcing/offshoring decision and I speak as a someone who was due to have been made redundant two weeks ago."

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/analysis/2186972/rbs-wrong-rbs-manager


When I first moved to RBS (taking over an established team and systems) the most serious issue I found was poor source control; nobody knew what code was running in the production system. In fact, there was a high degree of confusion regarding where the code was in general. Some was stored on individual developers' PCs.
If you do not have code under control it makes it close to impossible to do valid testing. It also makes supporting the system or fixing bugs a rather hit-and-miss affair. Sadly, not knowing what code was running in production was not a problem unique to my team – or to RBS.
Releases going into an unknown environment are dangerous enough, but a further (and related) problem I found was the uncontrolled way that releases were being made.
Not long into my role, I had to declare a complete freeze on all changes to my systems (even bug fixes) because of the damage my (inherited) team was doing.
In principle, there were strict controls around releasing code, with every code change requiring sign-off from an authorised business user and an IT manager. But in practice, anyone could release whatever they liked whenever they wanted.
No one really was responsible because around a dozen IT people and a dozen business people could sign off a change. Where responsibility is diffused that much, any change can get signed off.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Sorkinisms - A Supercut by drfunky17







i actually think its quite cool...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

http://notehub.org/

i think pivotx actually has a markdown plugin?
and there's also this cute thingy: http://www.biggerfastermore.com/simple-obtvse-svbtle-clone-on-app-engine

is it me or are web based web languages IDEs becoming a fad?

http://brackets.io/

http://prose.io/

and
this
looks
hilarious..
https://github.com/mattdiamond/fuckitjs/

FuckItJS

Javascript Error Steamroller

FuckItJS uses state-of-the-art technology to make sure your javascript code runs whether your compiler likes it or not.

Technology

Through a process known as Eval-Rinse-Reload-And-Repeat, FuckItJS repeatedly compiles your code, detecting errors and slicing those lines out of the script. To survive such a violent process, FuckItJS reloads itself after each iteration, allowing the onerror handler to catch every single error in your terribly written code.

Installation

  1. Include jQuery, because everything requires jQuery
  2. Include "fuckit.js"
  3. The End

API

FuckIt(path_to_your_shitty_script_file)
This will keep evaluating your code until all errors have been sliced off like mold on a piece of perfectly good bread. Whether or not the remaining code is even worth executing, we don't know. We also don't particularly care.
FuckIt returns a promise that will be resolved once your godforsaken code actually makes it to the finish line. You can use this callback to chain additional FuckIt calls, since we all know calling it once won't do enough damage to the Internet.
FuckIt.noConflict()
Are you using two different FuckIt libraries? Fuck it, use FuckIt.NoConflict. Of course, this won't really help since FuckItJS reloads itself multiple times and will continually overwrite the global FuckIt variable, but hey... at least you can feel like you're doing something smart.
FuckIt.moreConflict()
Are you tired of running from conflict? Are you ready to overwrite every single property on the global window object even if it crashes your browser? Then this method is for you.

Browser Compatibility

Really? Really?

FAQ

1) Is this a good idea?
Of course not. This is quite possibly the worst javascript plugin ever written.
2) Isn't "eval" evil?
See Question #1.

Support

For technical issues: @mattdiamond on Twitter, or e-mail me at mdiamond@jhu.edu
For personal issues: Take a deep breath, it's going to be okay.

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2012, Matt Diamond
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, pulverize, distribute, synergize, compost, defenestrate, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
If the Author of the Software (the "Author") needs a place to crash and you have a sofa available, you should maybe give the Author a break and let him sleep on your couch.
If you are caught in a dire situation wherein you only have enough time to save one person out of a group, and the Author is a member of that group, you must save the Author.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BLAH BLAH BLAH ISN'T IT FUNNY HOW UPPER-CASE MAKES IT SOUND LIKE THE LICENSE IS ANGRY AND SHOUTING AT YOU.

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Hellsing Opening (Full Song) by M00skit0







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Get Backers Opening with Lyric by YumiTumiKurumi







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McDull---Dentist by celavia







so ex-facebook engineers announced MemSQL..

which is supposed to be mysql-compatible and 30 times faster or something like that:

and /. says...

Ok, so both article and video is extremely thin on details, the explanation for the massive performance is pretty much gibberish and their argumentation for ACID compliance is bullshit.
Just leaves me with the question, what are they trying to get out of this BS?

Self-aggrandizement and money. When somebody claims they are better than everybody else, they are usually lying and knowing it.

I wouldn't run my toaster on software engineered by someone from Facebook, let alone a database. I'd have to spend ten minutes searching for my toast, and it would show up the following week.

And then the next week, your toast would have changed from white bread to wholegrain and you're just going to have to get used to it.

Not only would it tell all your "friends" and relatives what you are eating and when but the control for turning notifications off would be deeply buried next to the mains power wire and mysteriously switch itself back on at random intervals.





Sunday, June 24, 2012

Science: Its a guy thing!

http://science-girl-thing.eu/

original made "private" but recorded by the internet:

https://twitter.com/ECspokesScience/status/216142766810468352
and note that "Commission doesn't really do irony"....

why are Microsoft so uncool and unloved?

i mean, as far as hiring goes, they're supposed to be hiring the best and brightest. maybe a few of them went to FB or Google. but MS has had many years of headstart.

perhaps one could extract some clues from this description of the blizzard+activision merger...

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=128252


Thursday, June 21, 2012

麦太世界 _鸡包纸纸包鸡_粤语 (McDull_Chicken in Oil Paper _Cantonese) by FlyingFairy89







McDull in Resturant by TiTiTuTu







Sell Medicine Joke by dualshoc







The best stories.

the rich who steal from us all.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620?print=true

gender inequality.
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-can-8217-t-have-it-all/9020/

poor people are busy being poor.
http://harpers.org/archive/1997/09/0074349

LUNA SEA - to the New Moon [Full] by NaxxyChannel







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Judy And Mary Sobakasu (Warp Tour Final,Tokyo Dome) by PCEngineFan







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Fruits Basket full opening japanese with english lyrics (for my special someone) by Ferovka







【涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱】 God knows... Full - Lyrics 【The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya】 by NicoRockH







Neon Genesis Evangelion OP (FULL) by gokujou







~Blood+ Opening Theme AMV~ by AFIfanatic525







i agree with tc in this article...

http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/21/jumping-off-the-burning-platform-nokia-knew-it-was-stuck-on-wp7-when-it-signed-on/
there is no plan B. there will be no one left with the expertise to ship a new os for a long,long time if wp doesn't work out..

http://www.brickmag.com/why-go-out-heti
i like this..discussion..alot.

http://photography.bastardsbook.com/
personally i believe what a DSLR does is to lower the barrier to entry to learning photography - it costs less to take 1000s of practice shots. after that you can get yourself a nice,cheap praktica mtl3 or something to enjoy and not waste so much film...

http://circonus.com/solutions
like quite power...yet another monitoring thing...

http://refiddle.com/
like quite cute...a regex thing....

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

why ppl still use whatsupgold or nimsoft ah?

http://amon.cx/guide/
its like copperegg but u do it to urself!

http://www.pushmon.com/cms/quick-tour
i dun believe it took that long for us(mankind) to arrive at tis. in contrast to the complexity of stuff like newrelic, this is a very simple idea.

and i was eyeing
http://android.brl-technologies.com/index.php?page=3
a little bit too, actually...

of contacts and google apps..


insightly - free!
rapportive - free!
wishery - free!
base - free forever base version
contactually - free base version
how is it different from writethatname?
and smartr?

 um...
nimble - free for now

streak - free in beta

Monday, June 18, 2012

at any rate, i thot this was hilarious...


Even for Network Engineers, that is completely meaningless.
Anyway, an Ethernet switch or Router has two engines - The low level ('fowarding pane') of which is high speed 'copy packet from port a to port b'. It's not very bright, as that's almost all it CAN do, but it's very fast at that task. Of course, to be useful, an ethernet switch has to have more smarts -- for example, learning which switch port has which MAC on it and things like that. In a normal switch, it can, when confronted with a packet ask a higher level processor "oy! What should I do with this packet?" (expecting that second processor to answer "copy it to port c" or "drop packet" or something very simple like that.) 
OpenFlow decouples these two - normally they're part of the same physical box, and normally completely propritory. With this approach, the second 'what should I do' can now be implemented on different hardware - even a general purpose PC. You can write your own programs to manage how packets are forwarded. 
Exactly what this gives other than a research test-bed, I have no idea.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

IC Almaty, Kazakhstan

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/intercontinental-hotels-group-stay-forum/1357492-ic-almaty-kazakhstan.html



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breaking stays into multiple bookings with spouse for Marriott promo?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marriott-rewards/1357491-breaking-stays-into-multiple-bookings-spouse-marriott-promo.html

Apologies in advance if this has already been covered.

Will be staying at a renaissance property for a few weeks with my spouse and want to capitalize /maximize the stay 2 get 1 free promo, so my thoughts were to book 1 night in my name and the next in hers, breaking our stay into a number of reservations to earn the most free nights.

Have people done this in the past and can I expect any issues or should this go ok?

Also, should my approach be to physically check out each day and check back in (and change rooms) to stay somewhat under the radar

or should my approach be to be upfront with the hotel about my intentions and ask the front desk to block the same room so we don't have to keep changing rooms?

Thanks in advance for any insight.


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Mystery $1K/25K Bonus Points Post to Plat account

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-express-membership-rewards/1357490-mystery-1k-25k-bonus-points-post-plat-account.html

Last year I got the Platinum card, and was able to get in on the bonus IDs and really rake in the points. Last month, May 2012, I see 25K bonus points added to my Platinum account it was tagged:

Platinum $1K Spend/25K MR Pts

Now I'm not complaining at 25K MORE points on top of the huge pile I got last year....but I'm confused what it's for? I didn't sign up for any more bonuses. I don't want to call AMEX in case it was a mistake.

Ideas?


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Too close! Diver nearly loses foot to massive tiger shark

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban_jungle/1163886/too_close_diver_nearly_loses_foot_to_massive_tiger_shark.html

Close calls don't get much closer than this -- this diver nearly had his foot bitten off by a monstrous tiger shark, only barely managing to move his foot out of the way at the last moment.



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Wait 12+more months if upgrading Plat->Reserve before companion renewal cert arrives?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1357489-wait-12-more-months-if-upgrading-plat-reserve-before-companion-renewal-cert-arrives.html

If I upgrade from DL Plat Amex to DL Reserve one month before my DL Plat renewal anniversary (and therefore before my companion certificate arrives this year), do I have to wait for 12-13 more months to get my "renewal" companion cert this time around?

I searched for this question and didn't find an answer - most Reserve upgrade posts are about the MQM upgrade amount etc.


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Best RTW Zone 5 trips you can think of? (10,001-14,000 miles)

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-aadvantage/1357488-best-rtw-zone-5-trips-you-can-think-10-001-14-000-miles.html

Hello,

I am creeping up on 115k and a Zone 5 round the world trip is in order! I think I will likely be sticking to one side of the equator on this trip (and most likely the north side during the spring/summer). It is unlikely that I will be above the 130k hump to do a Zone 6 trip - although it is possible.

I am trying to think of a great way to see the world though. I want to check out Japan, Thailand and the middle east (Dubai seems cool?) for sure. ORD is my departing airport. I am planning on trying to take out France/Spain/Italy/UK with a whole different trip so the need to cover Europe on this will not be necessary - although Greece/Rome/Madrid may be something work checking out.

Unfortunately with 10,001-14,000 miles I am learning that you need to adhere to direct flights or I quickly get priced out of 14,000 miles traveled. Plus getting to Dubai is just a pain since you can only go through Amman, London, or Hong Kong.

So I come to you flyertalk with your thoughts and insights on how you would use 115k AA miles to travel around the world.........in business class?


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Reward flight HKG-LHR

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/virgin-atlantic-flying-club/1357487-reward-flight-hkg-lhr.html

Ok...so I already have a booking in X from SYD-HKG-LHR.

I have 45,000 miles and have just checked for reward flights in upper class for the HKG-LHR leg, they are available for 60,000 points. Now, I can buy 16,000 points to make up the difference and book this UC leg.

My question is would this be possible to just dump the second leg of my original booking (and still use the first part of the booking to get to Hong Kong).


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Itinerary

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/thailand/1357486-itinerary.html

Hi guys,

I don't know if FT will handle long-winded itinerary examinations, but it's so great for everything else that I thought I'd give it a try.

A friend and I are off on an Aeroplan mini-RTW, with BOS-YUL-ZRH-BKK(stop)-HKG(stop)-PEK(stop)-ICN-LAX-PHL-BOS, and we've hammered out the back end of the trip (week in HKG with Hong Kong, and guided DPRK tour from PEK) but we're still working on the front end.

What we have so far is arrive BKK at 05.30 on 31 July from ZRH and connect to Chiang Mai on a morning flight on the same day. I'm considering the first day in Chiang Mai then a write-off due to the jet lag. We thus have 31 July as a recovery day in Chiang Mai and then, for August:

1-3 Chiang Mai, fly back to and overnight BKK on 3 evening
4-6 Bangkok, take southbound train on 6 afternoon (14.45), overnight train
7 arrive Butterworth (13.51), transfer and overnight Penang/Georgetown
8 Georgetown, transfer and depart Butterworth evening (23.00), overnight train
9 arrive Kuala Lumpur (06.00) and overnight
10 depart Kuala Lumpur (23.00)
11-13 arrive Singapore 11 morning (06.30), 13 evening fly back to BKK, overnight BKK airport
14 depart BKK for HKG

So on that itinerary I think there's enough time at 2.5 days for Singapore and 2 days in Kuala Lumpur. I think the 1.5 days in Penang/Georgetown is pretty valuable as well. Of course this leave us pretty short in Bangkok. I'm kind of tempted to move one day towards Bangkok although my friend suggests to leave that day in Chiang Mai. We do have our recovery day on 31 July in Chiang, so if we'd have any strength that day that will still sort of count as day. Is 2.5 days in BKK too short? I'm reading that with the heat one can't really see all that much in a day since you have to just stop midday -- i.e. it's not like Europe where you can power through a whole day.

Any thoughts?

Insights would be really, really, much appreciated. Thanks!


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Will You Call Me Back if a Window Seat Becomes available?

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OK. So, my 17 year old son (no status) needs to get a seat for his flight. I know he can get them on-line .. but want him to get experience talking on the phone so I have him call the Delta general 800#. So, he gets on the phone with Delta and asks if there is a window seat. The nice agent said no ... then my son asked if he could leave his number with the agent and if the agent would call him back if a window seat became available.

I chuckled to myself ....

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Missing Window in the 767-400

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Could you please tell in which rows is missing the window in the 767-400?


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Delta/KLM or AF for Business SFO-IST?

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Hello,

Not sure where to post this question. Don't have any miles but do have a voucher I can use on any of these airlines. Want to book business fare. SFO-IST returning ATH-SFO in October.

Any significant differences? Fares are, currently, about the same.

Thanks for your help!

Kim


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Are these squatters? Foreign workers found sleeping at Jurong West Stadium

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban_jungle/1163870/is_this_legal_foreign_workers_snooze.html

STOMPer Ronald says he spotted these foreign workers sleeping on makeshift mattresses inside Jurong West Sport Stadium at 5am this morning (June 17).



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Pedestrians forced to walk on road because of parked vehicles

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/motoring_goondus/1163862/pedestrians_forced_to_walk_on_road_because_of_parked.html

STOMPer Maria is irked by these motorists who parked their vehicles along the side of this narrow road. Pedestrians are forced to walk on the road as a result, in the path of oncoming traffic.



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STOMPers' lunch at JCube ruined by this creepy-crawly 'guest'

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STOMPer prettybabe52 says her lunch with her family was ruined by the appearance of this cockroach. The STOMPer was so distressed by the sight of it that she lost her appetite.



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Yikes! Yishun home invaded by breeding wasps

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STOMPer Sin Trilogy says he found numerous wasp nests in his home. He is concerned that they are breeding right there in his flat.



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Spiteful prank? Motorbike draped with seven multicoloured bras in carpark

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STOMPer A says he spotted this bike with no less than seven bras fastened onto it at Gek Poh carpark.



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#10 The Hottest @Abercrombie & Fitch Guys, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

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Thumbnail YouTube - 318430 new posts today

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

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Grill all day? No way! Get the full flavor of barbecue beef. It's easy because your slow cooker does all the work.

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Hotels In Singapore On Orchard Road

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Too close! Diver nearly loses foot to massive tiger shark

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Close calls don't get much closer than this -- this diver nearly had his foot bitten off by a monstrous tiger shark, only barely managing to move his foot out of the way at the last moment.



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Man's fingers 'blown off' by exploding China-made cigarette

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban_jungle/1163876/mans_fingers_burned_by_exploding_chinamade_cigarette.html

Here's another reason why smoking is bad for you. Light up a China-made cigarette, and you might well lose your fingers in the process.



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Are these squatters? Foreign workers found sleeping at Jurong West Stadium

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STOMPer Ronald says he spotted these foreign workers sleeping on makeshift mattresses inside Jurong West Sport Stadium at 5am this morning (June 17).



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Pedestrians forced to walk on road because of parked vehicles

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STOMPer Maria is irked by these motorists who parked their vehicles along the side of this narrow road. Pedestrians are forced to walk on the road as a result, in the path of oncoming traffic.



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STOMPers' lunch at JCube ruined by this creepy-crawly 'guest'

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STOMPer prettybabe52 says her lunch with her family was ruined by the appearance of this cockroach. The STOMPer was so distressed by the sight of it that she lost her appetite.



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Yikes! Yishun home invaded by breeding wasps

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/in_the_heartlands/1163836/yishun_home_invaded_by_breeding_wasps.html

STOMPer Sin Trilogy says he found numerous wasp nests in his home. He is concerned that they are breeding right there in his flat.



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Spiteful prank? Motorbike draped with seven multicoloured bras in carpark

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STOMPer A says he spotted this bike with no less than seven bras fastened onto it at Gek Poh carpark.



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Resident has durian feast then dumps stinking shells near lift

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STOMPer Law says a family brought durians home only to discard the shells near the lift of their block when they were done. He says they have been stinking the area up ever since Friday.



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Woman who sneaks dog onto bus reluctant to give up seat it is placed on

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STOMPer Anonymous says this woman not only brought her pet dog in a bag onto a bus, she also was reluctant to give up the seat it was placed on to her child. The woman's boyfriend later claimed that the dog would not be an inconvenience because it was in a bag.



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Spicy Beef Curry Stew Recipe @CDKitchen

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Hong Kong Hotel In Kowloon

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Motel 8 In Washington D.C.

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Cheap Vancouver Bc Hotels

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Quake jolts Manila and nearby regions; no injuries

http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC120617-0000038/Quake-jolts-Manila-and-nearby-regions-no-injuries

MANILA - Philippine officials say a strong quake has jolted Manila and outlying provinces earlier this morning, rousing some people from their sleep. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Renato Solidum of the Philippine...



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4 missing climbers presumed dead on US mountain after avalanche

http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC120617-0000037/4-missing-climbers-presumed-dead-on-US-mountain-after-avalanche

ALASKA - An avalanche on Mount McKinley swept a Japanese climbing team off a hill as they tried to descend on a rope line, leaving four presumed dead. One climber survived after tumbling 60 feet into a crevasse.

United States National Park...



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Greek, Spanish savings flee eurozone crisis

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ATHENS - In Europe's most economically stricken countries, people are taking their money out of banks as a way to protect their savings from the growing financial storm.

People are worried that their savings could be devalued if their country...



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Allegations of black market for Olympic tickets

http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC120617-0000035/Allegations-of-black-market-for-Olympic-tickets

LONDON -The International Olympic Committee has launched an investigation into allegations that Olympic officials and agents have been offering tickets to the London Games on the black market.

The IOC called an emergency meeting of its...



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Balotelli injures knee, doubtful for Ireland match

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KRAKOW (Poland) - Italy forward Mario Balotelli has injured his right knee in practice, and is questionable for the European Championship match with Ireland on Monday (Tuesday morning, Singapore time).

The Italian soccer federation says the...



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Jobless bankrupt 42-year-old NUS engineer thrice retrenched wanted to commit suicide

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I am a fellow Singaporean, 42 years old, who is out of job for the 3rd time now.  I was retrenched on two occasions and recently I was again asked to leave as I was not able to perform as well as the “FT”s and the younger generation in my company. I am an engineering [...]

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is catching 'em all over again

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/16/weekly-webcomic-wrapup-is-catching-em-all-over-again/

Earlier this week, I battled an 8-year-old relative in a game of Pokemon Black using our Nintendo DS systems. To say the least, he's a big fan of Pokemon; he owns a binder full of trading cards and a room adorned with posters. He's nearly completed the Platinum, HeartGold and Black iterations of the treasured series.

You can imagine the excitement and wonder in his eyes when I explained how far back the Pokemon series spans. I even found myself falling into a nostalgic lull while talking about my time with Pokemon Red, and how "there's nothing like the original 151." After informing him that Pokemon Black and White 2 are due next in the series, his remark was, "So... did they pretty much run out of ideas?"

While he's a smart kid, it's easy to forget how perceptive all young players can be. Even though he loves the series in the same way I did years ago (he draws his own Pokemon creations), he noticed that each subsequent game feels like a lot like the last one. He also bashed "ace trainers" in the games, and wondered "how they can even think their bad Pokemon will win." I hadn't even wondered that myself.

While I work on devising a way to actually beat him in a game of Pokemon, I invite you to catch all of last week's webcomics, and then vote for your favorite after the break.

Just Married (Brawl in the Family)
Asteroids (Blow the Cartridge)
Outsider (Legacy Control)
Ellen Page (Digital Pimp Online)
Catching a Pokemom (Dorkly)

Continue reading Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is catching 'em all over again

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[Unlimited Translation Works]Fate/Zero 24

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[SubDESU]Nazo no Kanojo X 11

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How Do Round the World Tickets Work?

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Imagine a getaway that encompasses several destinations in various countries around the world all in one long vacation holiday! This was once an adventure most people could only dream of undertaking, and they were lucky if they could do this once in a lifetime. But with a trend of round the world flights growing and [...]

How Do Round the World Tickets Work?



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4 Pines Brewing: She's gorgeous

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4 Pines Brewing: She's gorgeous

She's gorgeous.
On Feb. 26. 2011, Australia sent the first beer into space.
Brewed down under, drunk in glasses up there.

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4 Pines Brewing: Are you an eye model?

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4 Pines Brewing: Are you an eye model?

Hi beautiful, are you an eye model?
On Feb. 26. 2011, Australia sent the first beer into space.
Brewed down under, drunk in glasses up there.

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4 Pines Brewing: Do you come here often?

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4 Pines Brewing: Do you come here often?

Hey baby, do you come here often?
On Feb. 26. 2011, Australia sent the first beer into space.
Brewed down under, drunk in glasses up there.

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Typographer: Dave Heytman
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Nordic Music Days: Urinal

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Nordic Music Days: Urinal

Nordic Music Days - Stockholm 10-13 Oct 2012

Music festival in four days at four venues - Musikaliska Concert Hall (built by King Oscar II), Slussen (famous for herring), The Halwyl Museum (famous for feather dust collection), Moderna Museet (famous for Duchamp urinal)

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Nordic Music Days: Feather duster

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Nordic Music Days: Feather duster

Nordic Music Days - Stockholm 10-13 Oct 2012

Music festival in four days at four venues - Musikaliska Concert Hall (built by King Oscar II), Slussen (famous for herring), The Halwyl Museum (famous for feather dust collection), Moderna Museet (famous for Duchamp urinal)

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Nordic Music Days: Herring

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Nordic Music Days: Herring

Nordic Music Days - Stockholm 10-13 Oct 2012

Music festival in four days at four venues - Musikaliska Concert Hall (built by King Oscar II), Slussen (famous for herring), The Halwyl Museum (famous for feather dust collection), Moderna Museet (famous for Duchamp urinal)

Advertising Agency: A Perfect World, Stockholm, Sweden
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Nordic Music Days: King Oscar II

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Nordic Music Days: King Oscar II

Nordic Music Days - Stockholm 10-13 Oct 2012

Music festival in four days at four venues - Musikaliska Concert Hall (built by King Oscar II), Slussen (famous for herring), The Halwyl Museum (famous for feather dust collection), Moderna Museet (famous for Duchamp urinal)

Advertising Agency: A Perfect World, Stockholm, Sweden
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Spain PM brushes off IMF austerity advice for now

http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC120617-0000033/Spain-PM-brushes-off-IMF-austerity-advice-for-now

MADRID - Spain will not immediately implement the International Monetary Fund's latest recommendations, which include cutting government workers' wages further, because they are nonbinding advice, the prime minister said yesterday.

The IMF is...



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Best of E3 2012 Awards - Best Vita Game HD

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/732360.html?r=1&type=mp4

Sony's handheld promised a stellar lineup before the end of the year, but which title tempts the most taps? Find out in the GameTrailers Best of E3 Award for Best Vita Game!

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Send giant birds to poop on your friends in SimCity Social

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/16/send-giant-birds-to-poop-on-your-friends-in-simcity-social/

Send giant birds to poop on your friends in SimCity Social

We've taken two major points away from the SimCity Social producer diary above. First off, the game is looking an awful lot like SimCity 2000, which is a good thing in our book. Secondly, SimCity Social makes it possible to send a squadron of massive birds, flying in formation, to take major dumps all over your friends' cities.

We're going to spend literally one hundred percent of our time making that happen once the game launches on Facebook, which is said to happen sometime in the coming weeks.

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Send giant birds to poop on your friends in SimCity Social

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Send giant birds to poop on your friends in SimCity Social

We've taken two major points away from the SimCity Social producer diary above. First off, the game is looking an awful lot like SimCity 2000, which is a good thing in our book. Secondly, SimCity Social makes it possible to send a squadron of massive birds, flying in formation, to take major dumps all over your friends' cities.

We're going to spend literally one hundred percent of our time making that happen once the game launches on Facebook, which is said to happen sometime in the coming weeks.

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Best of E3 2012 Awards - Best Free-to-Play Game HD

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Pinching for pennies? No problem! Check out the top title that comes to you free of charge in the GameTrailers Best of E3 2012 Award for Best Free-to-Play Game!

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Best of E3 2012 Awards - Best Free-to-Play Game

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Pinching for pennies? No problem! Check out the top title that comes to you free of charge in the GameTrailers Best of E3 2012 Award for Best Free-to-Play Game!

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Best of E3 2012 Awards - Best Vita Game

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/732359.html?r=1&type=mp4

Sony's handheld promised a stellar lineup before the end of the year, but which title tempts the most taps? Find out in the GameTrailers Best of E3 Award for Best Vita Game!

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Bodacious Space Pirates - Episode 24

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