* Posts by Pieter

3 posts • joined 16 Dec 2007

Apple preempts Win 7 with fresh iMacs, Macbooks


not nice at all....

you have an i7 on socket 1366 for sure (with 6x2GB of memory, which runs in triple-channel mode) with a TDP of 140Watts (thus enabling a nice automated Turbo-overclock when running single- or dual threaded apps).

Apple blatantly charges $200 for the "upgrade" from i5 750 to i7 860, which is still s1156 thus runs with dual channel DDR3, while the actual price difference between the 2 cpu's is about $90 if bought by the 1000's.

If you REALLY know why you REALLY need a Mac and it's time for a new one, by all means, take the i5 iMac, it'll calculate everything you want faster than you can imagine.

In ALL other cases, please stay away from that machinery and buy yourselves a PC that fits your needs, for half the price or less.

Highways Agency forecasts last year's traffic


Under construction

"Traffic Forecaster is temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties. We are currently working to put this right and expect normal service to be resumed shortly.

We apologise for the disruption to this service and any inconvenience it may have caused."

German air passenger quaffs litre of vodka


the rules...

as an airport Security Officer, I would like to point out that all comments regarding the rules about this issue, must consider the Schengen countries (SC). Info on which countries are and will become SC's, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Agreement

when one takes a flight regardless of the country of departure and arrival, one is subjected to the limit of a maximum of 10 containers of maximum 100 ml's ofo "liquids" taken along in hand luggage. The list of considered "liquids" includes gels, some creams, some types of cheese, pastes (toothpaste e.g.)), lotions, oils and cosmetics.

when taking a connection flight FROM a SC TO another SC, OR from a non-SC to another non SC, no security checks of the hand luggage will be made, as long as one stays within the secure area of the airport (I.e. behind security check).

in any other case (transit from SC to non SC or from a SC to a non-SC), one will have to pass border control (customs) and behind that are, right, the Security people again.

At Brussels Airport (where I work) and many other in SCs, the airport authorities have separate piers for SC and non-SC. This enabled them to have the duty free shops being placed behind the security checkpoint of the SC part and THAT, Ladies and, Gentlemen, is when you can buy whatever you want.


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