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Jul 28th 2011 6:02PM I spend alot of time at construction sites, connecting tiny wires inside dark cabinets. And I've used alot of different headlamps.
My favorite is the $12 Coleman. Multiple LEDs for multiple brightnesses and viewing angles (as well as red LEDs for night viewing, which I've never found any use for). Works like a champ.
$179 for a headlamp? Rubbish. The Coleman is smaller, and if/when it gets lost/stolen/crushed-by-a-forklift you can buy a dozen new ones and a case of beer for less than one Solite.
And when the batteries run down in the middle of nowhere you can slap in your spares, without needing any friggin' USB, for heaven's sake.
Aug 6th 2008 9:55PM The hour-long ferry to Macau is expensive (USD15-30) and after the first 15 minutes a bore. The cattle car experience and horrible immigration facilities is another big downer.
The ferries from TST to HK Island have survived because it's a 10 minute ride costing 25 cents(US), and is almost exclusively taken by tourists.
A more apt comparison is the Chunnel: how have the ferry companies fared since then?
PS: The increasing number of ads on Gadling is also a bore and a downer. Keep it up and your Loyal Readers will likely gad onto the TNBT.
Aug 2nd 2008 1:26AM >>"Well, this is a good time to ask the question, I guess. Would you take a Greyhound anytime soon?"
What a stupid question. This could have happened anywhere - linking it to Greyhound is inane.
The issue is not the safety of a particular common carrier, but about mental illness and our society as a whole. Or, for that matter, about that horribly unstable and dangerous country Canada, where this incident occurred.
If you want to make broad and meaningless statements about isolated incidents, how about the woman traveling on Amtrak, with an elderly parent who died en route. The woman didn't say anything until the train reached its destination, because she didn't want to pay for a hearse. "Would you take _Amtrak_ anytime soon?".
Or the dead woman found this week in an airline lav. "Would you take _Delta_ anytime soon?".
Please, let's all support Gadling's campaign to dumb America down even more....