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Aliya Ghosh (3756957) writes "The following article provides you with many helpful hints and tips to have an enjoyable trip, whether you’re taking the kids to Disneyland, going on a cruise with your partner, or sealing up a business deal with your colleagues. No matter what method of travel you choose, the following article will give you some great advice on different ways to have an enjoyable travel experience.
Carrying an excessive amount of valuables can put you at risk for theft or interrupt the fun of your trip if they are lost or damaged. If you bring many valuables with you, you run the risk of losing them or having them stolen.
One of the most important things you can do to prepare for travel is to itemize what you need to pack. Sometime well before your trip, at least a week or more, write down all of the items that you must pack. Even if you put off packing until the last minute, you can look at your list to avoid taking too much, or worse, forgetting something vital.
Whenever possible, purchase tickets for admission to attractions online, then print them instantly or opt for will-call. There is a small fee associated with purchasing tickets online; however, the time saved at the ticket booth will make it worth the cost. Some places have time blocks that you can enter. This is another good way to avoid lines.
When flying, never assume that the airline will tend to your every need, even on lengthy flights. If you think they will come in handy, pack a travel pillow, a light blanket and comfortable headphones. If you are concerned about not getting anything to eat on the flight, bring along your own snacks also.
When embarking on a cruise, find a hotel nearby that has free parking, and spend the night before the departure. You can check with staff at the hotel for unpublished parking deals.
Sleeping pills or tranquilizers can help you through those long red-eye flights. Many people cannot sleep on a plane because of the unfamiliar surroundings, the uncomfortable seats, and the noise from the plane and passengers. A sleeping tablet may be just what you need, so that you can sleep while the flight is in progress. Refrain from taking sleeping medication before you actually take off. If your flight is delayed, you will likely need to remain wide awake to make other arrangements.
When traveling by air, be sure to wear lightweight and comfortable shoes. You want the shoes to be easily removable as well. Remember that shoes need to come off at the security checkpoint. Being comfortable is the most important thing. Although you can end up walking a lot, you will also end up sitting a lot, so shoes will full coverage and support aren’t required. Ideally, you want to be wearing sandals or even flip-flops.
Deserts offer remarkable and memorable vistas and exotic plant and animal life. The first time you visit the desert, you are sure to be awed by the vast expanses of open space and the breathtaking austerity and majesty. The desert is definitely a mustn’t miss destination.
Be sure to allow for changes in weather, as it can completely change your plans without notice. By using available weather forecasting sites, you can determine projected weather conditions at your destination. This way, you can prepare for unpleasant surprises and plan alternate activities if the beach is too frigid or the ski slope is sweltering.
Apply these tips to your trip and you will find it a lot less stressful. Regardless of your final destination, saving money during your trip is sure to make your time far more enjoyable."

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+ - Send rakhi and gifts in Surat, India online delivery. RakshaBandhan 4 brother an->

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An anonymous reader writes "The word Raksha implies security, whilst Bandhan is the verb to tie. Customarily, amid the celebration sisters tie a rakhi, an arm ornament made of interlaced red and gold strings, around their siblings' wrists to commend their relationship. This string, which throbs with sisterly love and magnificent assessments, is rightly called the Rakhi. This custom not just reinforces the power of profound devotion in the middle of siblings and sisters, additionally transcends the limitations the family the essentialness of Raksha Bandhan is same as diwali celebration. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is stamped by joy and fervor particularly for young people and ladies. Arrangements for the celebration start well in advance.on the Raksha Bandhan day, the merriments begin by the sunrise. Each one gets prepared early and accumulates for the love of the divinities. In the wake of conjuring the endowments of the Gods, the sister performs brother âs arti, puts tika and chawal on his temple and ties Rakhi amongst droning of mantras. At that point she provides for him desserts and endowments. The sibling acknowledges her offerings and promises to deal with her and be by her side in the time of need. As a token he gives the sister a return blessing and desserts. The family get-together itself is the explanation behind festival. Delectable dishes, desserts, endowments, sing and move and what not. Any Indian celebration is inadequate without this."
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Comment: Re:Correction (Score 1) 97

by Evtim (#47505477) Attached to: UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life

I always viewed it this way: IF there is a significant number of intelligent life forms out there, then more likely than not we are "common", i.e. likely to be "in the middle of the distribution". Therefore I am a [skeptical] carbon jingoist. Also, it seems that intelligence requires certain level of complexity of the physical carrier and not many chemical elements can give rise to vast numbers of complex compounds - the mighty carbon beats them all. Due to historical reasons in my language we call the carbon "vaeglerod" which means "giving birth to coal". I always thought it should be called "zivorod" , i.e. "giving birth to life"...

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Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 1) 454

by evilviper (#47505465) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Will Israel promise that if Hamas puts all its rocket launchers, military command and control, and military supplies neatly organised in easily identifiable military bases, Israel won't simply send a missile to figuratively cook all those eggs being put in one basket?

That's idiotic. The idea was to get them away from civilian homes, so when Israel does have to retaliate and destroy them, innocent bystanders aren't killed in the process. Promising not to shoot back would be crazy, and your statement massively misses the point...

Will Israel remove the embargo being imposed of Gaza so that Hamas can buy better weapons that they can use to precisely target Israel military installations rather than have to make do with using cheap mortar and rockets that is just as likely to hit civillian targets as Israeli military installations?

You'd have to first explain why Hamas has a military need to attack Israeli military bases in the first place, as opposed to, say, Israeli tanks and aircraft while they are in Palestine. Or why they need to attack at all, since they two are not at war with each other, and Israel could wipe them out in a matter of days if they ever did declare one.

Comment: Re: Nevada is the only candidate (Score 1) 172

by mirix (#47505461) Attached to: California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

There is zero nickle in a Li-ion cell. Nickel, on the other hand exists in some variants.

Anyway, it looks like the model S uses lithium nickel cobalt aluminium oxide "NCA" LiNiCoAlO2. Aluminium is almost free. lithium compounds are cheap (looks like 5-7k per ton, depending on grade or compound) in comparison to the other metals. Nickel is 18k a ton, and cobalt double that yet.

Both nickel and cobalt weigh around 60g per mole, with lithium a tenth of that, so they also need roughly ten times the mass of nickel and cobalt per mole of LiNiCoAlO2. I guess the lithium is sold as LiOH, which is only roughly a quarter lithium by mass. So to make 1 ton of lithium worth of the compound, you'd need:

4 tons LiOH - $24k
10 tons Ni $180k
10 tons Co $360k
4t aluminium $8k

so the lithium seems to be pretty inconsequential to the overall cost. Mind you those are just metal prices, which I guess is technical grade. If the batteries require better refined metal it probably costs more yet. Then you need graphite for the anode, steel? case, and whatever else bits.

So it looks like the GP is right (barring forgetting cobalt), unless i'm missing something with the chemistry..?

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Comment: Re:Isn't this Apple's entire shtick ? (Score 1) 291

by uvajed_ekil (#47505457) Attached to: Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be
No, Apple products just suck so equally for everyone that people get locked into the brand and don't know or care about the alternatives available to them. iPhone sucks for you? Deal with it until you can buy the new one. iPhone breaks? Get a new one, or keep using it with a shattered screen, like everyone else seems to do. iPod dies a young death? Buy a new one.

Apple makes decent stuff that looks nice in the same way a Honda Accord looks nice - it isn't offensive, or special in any way. But if you care to do a little research you can do much better in most cases and get more for your money. I'm quite satisfied with my LG phone (no need for an ipod), ASUS tablet, and Toshiba laptop - they all do everything a competing Apple product can do, they all do things MY way, they are durable, and I saved enough cash to take a vacation.

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