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12th Sep 2006, 14:38
Replies: 69
Views: 6,184
Posted By StarWinder

I've been on flights where they clapped and...

I've been on flights where they clapped and others where they [email protected] :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2006, 12:03
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By StarWinder

A fantastic new photo opportunity for Bono, Bob Geldof & Co

As if we did not have enough African leaders with assets exceeding their known sources of income, Thabo Mbeki of ZA is currently constructing a new "retirement home" for himself worth in the region...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2006, 13:10
Replies: 83
Views: 7,253
Posted By StarWinder

Misconceptions

Nowhere does it say in the Holy Quran that Muslims must not drink alcohol. The fact is that Muslims must not intoxicate themselves (and this is essentially a common-sense principle), whether through...
23rd Aug 2006, 05:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By StarWinder

I always love flying in and out of India on EK,...

I always love flying in and out of India on EK, who have forward and downward cameras, and hearing the cabin crew reminding pax that photography at Indian airports and over Indian territory is...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2006, 05:19
Replies: 79
Views: 3,825
Posted By StarWinder

Racial profiling works well in, for instance,...

Racial profiling works well in, for instance, India.

If you're not obviously Indian in appearance, you are immediately asked to pay more for your air fare (at least on IC and 9W) and have to pay...
22nd Aug 2006, 06:48
Replies: 25
Views: 3,684
Posted By StarWinder

HK $ 40,000 per month could be tight, and first...

HK $ 40,000 per month could be tight, and first and foremost you will have to check out the rents. Obviously, location and size of apartments will dictate your rent, so it's a question of proximity...
17th Aug 2006, 07:13
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By StarWinder

Thanks airborne_artist. Downloading...

Thanks airborne_artist.

Downloading Thunderbird as I am writing now.:ok:
17th Aug 2006, 07:03
Replies: 23
Views: 4,621
Posted By StarWinder

hpcock: You obviously assume too little. ...

hpcock:

You obviously assume too little.

Let me tell you that I have actually lived in India, and that since 1979 I have spent almost equal time in China and India.

My Indian business...
17th Aug 2006, 04:17
Replies: 23
Views: 4,621
Posted By StarWinder

Good to see that Kofi Annan has joined Pprune. Of...

Good to see that Kofi Annan has joined Pprune. Of course, the UN has proven its irrelevance repeatedly, so Pprune contributors would obviously not feel too ashamed for not falling into line.
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Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2006, 09:12
Replies: 83
Views: 7,253
Posted By StarWinder

Generalisations always cause problems. In UAE, a...

Generalisations always cause problems. In UAE, a clearly Islamic area, you can find all shades of tolerance and intolerance. For instance, there is no problem finding pork in Dubai, but don't even...
13th Aug 2006, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By StarWinder

Thanks for your advice, Saab Dastard, but - like...

Thanks for your advice, Saab Dastard, but - like Scottie Dog - am unable to find the "Out of Office Assistant".

Cheers
9th Aug 2006, 04:52
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By StarWinder

Automatic response in MS Outlook 2000

I have made repeated attempts at getting MS Outlook 2000 (V 9.0.0.2711) to automatically respond to incoming mail when I am out of the office. I can see that there is a widely used standard response...
5th Aug 2006, 12:17
Replies: 27
Views: 3,371
Posted By StarWinder

Ingwe: I can remember Rhodesia...

Ingwe:

I can remember Rhodesia (subsequently renamed Zimbabwe) as a beautiful, vibrant country, and its demise since Mubage got hold of power is a disaster. Sadly, there is another reason why...
18th Jul 2006, 13:36
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By StarWinder

I for one do not agree that "taxes, etc." should...

I for one do not agree that "taxes, etc." should amount to more than the basic amount.

The other day, I requested air fares for DXB-KHI on various carriers. EK had (not surprisingly) the most...
13th Jul 2006, 09:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,172
Posted By StarWinder

Would that be similar to a "go slow" or "work to...

Would that be similar to a "go slow" or "work to rule"?
Forum: Middle East
12th Jul 2006, 04:32
Replies: 15
Views: 5,506
Posted By StarWinder

Dallas Austin's $ 400,000 legal fees go unpaid

Looks like the bro has forgotten about his ordeal in Dubai already:

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/General/10052747.html

:D:D:D
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2006, 09:47
Replies: 19
Views: 5,875
Posted By StarWinder

Muttley Crew: I share your distain for the...

Muttley Crew:

I share your distain for the typical local landlord, however, the properties that DAMAC have fallen behind with were sold mainly to overseas-based individual investors seeking a...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2006, 04:48
Replies: 19
Views: 5,875
Posted By StarWinder

Drive along SZR and look at the literally...

Drive along SZR and look at the literally thousands of apartments going up all over - some of them with extremely slow progress. I wonder how many have been sold?

A recent report in the local...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jul 2006, 10:19
Replies: 15
Views: 5,506
Posted By StarWinder

Lots of possible explanations, but glad to see...

Lots of possible explanations, but glad to see all point out to the absolute impartiality of the legal system. Since this is a bro' it might just be that affirmative action works better here :yuk:
6th Jul 2006, 19:12
Replies: 25
Views: 4,332
Posted By StarWinder

But nobody can call you on THAT system :ok:

But nobody can call you on THAT system :ok:
Forum: Middle East
6th Jul 2006, 10:49
Replies: 15
Views: 5,506
Posted By StarWinder

Get-out-of-jail cards in UAE: where do you apply?

"Award-winning producer Dallas Austin", who has pleaded guilty to the attempted importation and possession, is now apparently seeking a royal pardon ..... and looks set to get it :yuk:
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6th Jul 2006, 10:37
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By StarWinder

Flew on S2 today from VIDP to VOHY on what seemed...

Flew on S2 today from VIDP to VOHY on what seemed to be a brand new 737-800. Interestingly, CC made no announcements but instead had strange pre-recorded messages going, such as:

"Direct access...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jun 2006, 09:23
Replies: 707
Views: 169,081
Posted By StarWinder

I believe VOIP is available without interruption...

I believe VOIP is available without interruption at all FEZ (Jebel Ali, SAIF, etc.) throughout UAE. Other areas at mercy of Etislut.
27th Jun 2006, 18:08
Replies: 32
Views: 4,570
Posted By StarWinder

BO and pax

I am wondering whether it might not be possible to incorporate a type of BO meter into the current walk-through metal detectors. Travelling particularly in South Asia, it is absolutely disgusting to...
27th Jun 2006, 15:08
Replies: 2
Views: 4,562
Posted By StarWinder

I was also wondering where on earth the report to...

I was also wondering where on earth the report to which the link referred to was written? For instance, the term "a gently climb" is used - hardly the sort of grammar that would instill any sense of...
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