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Comment Re:Extra battery? (Score 1) 223

I had the same problem. And I ended up buying the one recommended here:
http://thewirecutter.com/revie...
Although I was careful do buy the right one, I suspect that I got a fake or something because when I used it for charging 2 devices recently, it didn't seem to work right. But my phone battery also was on it's last leg so I have just got the battery replaced and might need to test it again with 2 devices. :)

But apparently, some of the car chargers that say they can output more watts,can't always do it and they don't always work with the way the phones communicate with the charger, so you have to look at which phone you have.

Comment Re:Refugees (Score 2) 173

Well, perhaps refugees coming to USA, but not the ones coming to Denmark. They are a huge expense.
A country where you risk having to live on the street if you don't get make it versus one where you are guaranteed roof over your head for life, seems to attract different kinds of people.

Comment one of the most anticipated games for 2016 (Score 0) 126

"one of the most anticipated games for 2016"
Being unable to play most games because I haven't had a Windows machine for years or a decent console for that matter(thinking about buying one for fallout 4) , I haven't followed the game news in years.
But it sounds like 2016 will be a slow game year.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 965

You know, they will always find a reason. It doesn't matter if France had participated in Desert Storm or anything else. France has reached a level where they can find enough home grown terrorists to perform these acts.

France sadly just seems to 5-10 ahead of other European countries when it comes to these types of problems, at least the last 20 years where I have followed the news. But most of the leaders in the other European countries doesn't have ant guts to anything about it. They run around like headless chickens.
I believe that is why we see the elections are becoming more and more polarized here, where the extreme parties to each side are gaining more votes. Voting within the big colorless grey middle have not improved anything.

I am wondering how bad is has to get before we start to grow some balls, and I feel like there is nothing I can do to speed up that progress.

Comment Re:Welcome to Europe (Score 1) 259

yes, they are harder to get.
When I got my drivers license, I had to have 16 hours of driving lessons, and I believe just as many theory lessons and I think that number has gone up. It cost around 2500$ to get the license 20 years ago and I didn't fail a test, not the official test or the ones the driving school had.
Then I had to go to the written test and then the actual driving test(I did end up having 4 extra driving hours because there was a shortage of police officers to take the driving test with me, so I had to wait 1 month and needed to keep the few skills I had fresh in my mind). The written test was kind of like multiple choice where you saw a picture and then should tick off anything from 1 to 5 things. Some of them were really hard because you had to know what they wanted to tell you with that crappy picture, like ,oh, I have to be aware that the road turns, but not the cyclist in this case because he is on a bike lane separated by grass. and then 5 pictures later I have to be aware of the cyclist because the bike lane was not separated by anything but a white line and iirc they called that "the equipment of the road" that I had to be aware of, which also sounded weird before translation. :)

And they had their trick questions too. In none of the pictures it was OK to use the horn. :D

Comment Re:The magic words being (Score 3, Informative) 113

I can only speak from the view of my small european country. The ISPs got a lot of bad press from their "up to" claims. I don't know if there's actually laws against that sort of advertising now but their sales pitch here in DK has changes, at least with my ISP and they have stopped advertising "up to", I think they only will guarantee 20/5.
I got a chance to test it just last week were I was about to upgrade my line. Now they only sell what they know I can get. last year(before I cleaned up my installation and removed a lot of wireing), they would only sell me a 40/10, but connects at 45/12.
So I called them to change the plan and they tested my line and saw that they now could run 50/10 on it and when I asked into it(that I got 45/12 when instead of 40/10) he said that most likely I would get 55/12, but they clearly would not promise it and I had to drag that answer out of him, and they didn't sell me a 60/10. I later tried their online form for changing my line and it seemed to do a new connection test and even though the order page had selections up to 100/20, I could only select 50/10 in the order form.

But apparently this is not how all ISPs across the EU operate yet. :)

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