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UK's Three offers unlimited data and texts (even roaming to US) all for £20 ($31).
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My friends in Costa Rica couldn't believe how much we pay.  They pay the equivalent of a flat $10 USD For everything. BYOP
 
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This is exactly why I am not all that fond of the tourist filled landing area at the St. Maarten Airport. This is Germany but an undershot approach can happen anywhere, anytime.
A sunbather in Germany received the shock of his life when an aeroplane almost landed on him as he was stretched out on the sand
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So, you think you're an expert #traveler?? 13 tell-tale signs, on the #eaglecreekgear #travelblog - http://www.eaglecreek.com/blog/13-unmistakable-signs-youre-expert-traveler by @eaglecreekgear via @flyneapp
To become an expert traveler, follow these key tips.
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10 Things You Do NOT Need to Be Happier in Life #Self #Happiness - http://buff.ly/1HiWPG3 by @thefixupteam via @flyneapp
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The Problem with Corporations via @TheMinimalists - http://www.theminimalists.com/corporations/ by @TIMcommunity via @flyneapp
A lot of people think I'm anti-corporation. I am not. I don't think corporations are innately bad or evil. Corporations are inherently problematic, though, because their primary objective is, by definition, to make money...
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HealthMeUp.com: 8 Reasons Why Coastal Living Is Good for Your Body and Soul. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwrom79x8
Healthmeup.com is a one stop shop for all your health and fitness needs. Browse through our diet and fitness section to learn about how you can control your daily diet, and how you can workout and exercise to lead a healthier lifestyle. Other sections like healthy living, recipes, and weight loss on Healthmeup.com will help you live a better, healthier and well-rounded lifestyle.
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TheStreet Tech: Google's Chromebooks Are Threatening Microsoft's Cash Cow. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw7Zm1viE
Google's rapid domination of the education market with its Chromebooks may set the stage for Chrome-using kids to become Chrome-using adults, which would be bad news for Microsoft Windows.. Hewlett-Packard Co(HPQ)
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Using cars is 6 times more expensive than using bikes—to you and to everyone else - http://trib.al/t7bnKZR by @dailykos via @flyneapp
Frugal A study by researchers at Lund University and University of Queensland applied Copenhagen's cost-benefit analysis to determine whether or not new ...
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Woman found pushing dead toddler in Maryland park swing, authorities says she may have been there overnight - http://apne.ws/1LuwBV1 by @AP via @flyneapp
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Delta is offering airfare deals to people traveling to LGBT Pride weekends in the U.S. - http://trib.al/z5jcAfO by @CNTraveler via @flyneapp
Summer festival season is fast approaching, and Delta Air Lines is targeting travelers heading to LGBT Pride events with special First Class airfares.
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Test engineer
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System Network Test (SNT), In-circuit Test (ICT), Boundary Scan Test (IEEE 1149), Unix, Linux, Perl
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Penang, Malaysia - Palm Bay, FL - Tinton Falls, NJ - Atlanta, GA - Hurst, TX - Tampa, FL
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A world traveling test engineer from Austin
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I was born in Georgia, grew up in Tampa, graduated from high school in the Fort Worth area, attended and graduated from Georgia Tech, and have worked as a test engineer in Florida and Texas.
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Functional test engineer, IEEE 1149.x boundary scan guru, ICT engineer, good with Unix, Linux, Perl, dogs, and cats. I love to travel, solve the hard problems, and enjoy the local cuisine.
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Electrical engineering, 1987 - 1992
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Here’s how badly we’re getting ripped off by our mobile phone providers
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UK's Three offers unlimited data and texts (even roaming to US) all for £20 ($31).

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The pharmacy is great. It's the rest of the store that I dislike. One evening my son and drove to this HEB. It was dark and raining and he parked a little over into a hashed area of the parking lot. But the parking lot was fairly empty and it's not like we were hogging two spaces. Suddenly a large man started pounding on his car and yelling at us. He had his hand on a gun that was holstered. He never identified himself as security and I thought we were being carjacked. I told my son just to back up and get out of there. Luckily my son froze up. It wasn't until a few days later I saw the same man riding a bicycle around the parking lot, armed, with a shirt that read "SECURITY" on the back. Parking improperly was not a reason for him to be reaching for his gun. In Texas people carry weapons. If he does the same to the wrong person he's likely going to get himself shot. I shop at a different HEB whenever possible as I don't feel safe with him there.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Everyone on the staff is caring, knowledgeable, and informative. It is a little disconcerting to sleep in a strange place with dozens of wires hooked to you, but it ended up being a good experience. Dr. Ortiz diagnosed me and I am sleeping better than I have in 20 years. If you think you have a sleep disorder I highly recommend Dr. Ortiz.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a very nice hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast bar is wonderful! The location is okay, not very walkable, but with many restaurants and shops about a mile or two away. The free Wi-Fi is very slow, too slow to support VOIP, and a wired connection is not available. A big negative was the elevators. The hotel has six for guests. Three serve the upper floors, three the lower floors. They really need about twice this many. During peak times there are long waits for an elevator. I experienced two elevator malfunctions. Once it stopped between floors for about 20 to 30 seconds. One morning I was running late, naturally. The elevator reversed direction at the first floor and went to the 23rd. It then started back down, the doors opening at random floors including the women-only floor.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I learned about this restaurant from the TV show "Shark Tank". I'm a big sushi fan so I checked it out. There's nothing bad to be said about it. The prices are very reasonable, no more than any other fast food place. The food is great and an even greater value for the money. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They offer both build your own sushi and recommended dishes. I could spend the next two years just trying all of the various combinations that appeal to me. For those who don't like raw fish they do offered cooked meats and even have vegan options. All of their gluten-free and vegan choices are clearly marked. There's truly something for everyone here.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The hotel is a bit run down. The staff is friendly. But they somehow double charged me for my room and they're telling me it'll be 3 to 5 days more before that can be fixed. Wow, I wish I had a week to cough up payment for a room.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a nice hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. The location is good with a few restaurants and shops within walking distance. The free Wi-Fi works very well, something I find lacking in too many hotels. The only negative was the size of the beds. I'm 6' 6" (198 cm) tall and I felt like I was sleeping on doll furniture.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I have traveled the world and this is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff is absolutely wonderful! The hotel is in a perfect location giving a beautiful view of the harbor and so much is within easy walking distance of the hotel. If we ever return to Victoria we will definitely stay here again!
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago