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    Flight to SCL tomorrow. Expensive.

    I might have a few seats available on a flight tomorrow evening from EZE to SCL. There’s a connecting flight from there to Miami with LATAM. I expect the whole thing (including Miami) to cost about 3K USD. If you are willing to pay an absurd amount of money to get to Chile (and/or the US), get...
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    Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrimes in Brazil

    Link: Me, I think this tweet is perfect:
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    Selling a car

    Selling a Honda Fit LX 2009. Automatic transmission. 69K km. Has a couple of external knocks from fender benders; no structural damage. I am the third owner and know both previous owners personally. Was serviced, and had oil changed a few months ago. Passed VTV inspection in August. 330K pesos...
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    The consequences of a low-trust society

    I came across this today via Twitter. While it’s talking about online culture, it occurred to me that it almost perfectly encapsulates the problems with this country. The Internet Has Made Dupes—and Cynics—of Us All Some salient excerpts (emphasis mine): A bit further on:
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    Make all US politicians instantly look Argentine

    It’s quite a thread. Enjoy.
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    Miami $600 Return

    This sounds like a good enough deal as to be worth posting. Anybody wants to buy it from a good man at same price as online (and a nicer experience), is welcome to do so.
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    MacDaddy plug

    Hi, just wanted to report on a very nice experience. I had some issues with my Mac. I fancy myself a bit more proficient with computers than some percentage of people, so I could keep some problems at bay. Eventually I decided I want someone to give my computer a look-over. Josh "MacDaddy"...
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    Blacklist For All Undeclared Mobile Phones

    https://www.clarin.c..._H1ID-i4gf.html http://www.lanacion....lulares-robados So it looks like a new scheme is in the works. It turns out that there already is a blacklist (who knew?) of stolen phones, to which the carriers deny service. The new idea is to weaponize this blacklist, to block any...
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    Web Nerdery Question

    Hi all! Against all my expectations, last time I posted a tech question here, I got a good solution and fast (thanks @camel and @MorganF!) So let's try again: I want to be able to load a web page with a few parameters that go into the URL and that are different every time. Ideally, I'd click...
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    Latam Airlines - Heads-Up

    So I've been discussing this with a couple of members on the forum (you know who you are), I decided to post a public service announcement in case this is relevant to anyone else. LAN and TAM ostensibly merged to form LATAM Airlines a couple years back. I say "ostensibly" because despite the...
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    Any Bash Nerds Out There?

    Hi, from recent threads it's become clear we have some experts in Mac hardware out there - let's see if someone can give a hand with software. I need some help with text variable handling. Specifically, I am looking to put together a bash script that will allow me to drag and drop a file onto...
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    South African Airways - Beware!!

    So a couple months ago I issued a ticket for a family of four, traveling from here to Cape Town with South African Airways (hereinafter SAA). Because SAA doesn't have direct flights from here, they fly on a feeder flight with TAM LATAM (Aerolineas also works), connecting to SAA to Johannesburg...
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    Still Impossible To Source Stuff

    So I have a Logitech wireless keyboard. It works on solar light - has worked for 3 years without a hitch. Recently it's started to give up the ghost - stopped working as soon as the light was off, and then started acting up even with the light on. I saw early on that behind the keyboard was a...
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    Usa Insults Usa

    The headline ejcot ought to have put up. USA 0-4 Argentina Nobody expected the USA to do all that well, but that last goal was pretty embarrassing nonetheless.
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    Of the whole three-ring circus associated with CFK's return to Argentina, this bit about the various chants outside CFK's apartment attracted my attention. Maybe I'm reading too much into this and I simply don't realize that cagón is a normal word to sing in the streets at a political...
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    The Boca Attacker, 8 Months Later Guy had stuck his arm, at a Boca-River game, in the 'tunnel' via which the River players were to emerge and pepper-sprayed them, sending some to hospital. He's complaining about his life being ruined, he can't bear the torment of having to watch games on...
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    Quartz On Cfk('s Twitter) Trolling Of Macri This site has this weird capitalization scheme. Lower-case 'of' - per most style guides - gets capitalized, and conversely all-caps CFK becomes Cfk. Weird. Wanna show thumbs down? Can't - emoji doesn't work here, either.
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    Rental Norms

    Hi, quick question that I wanted to put to the collective wisdom of the forum members, particularly as rental questions seem to be in style. I'm on a standard rental contract, with garantia. Of course an annual rent increase was built into the contract - 20%, not bad, but by no means anything...
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    Aerolíneas Plane In Close Call At Barcelona Airport
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    Was going to ask this for a while... Does tilapia exist in this town?