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Not likely, since that phone number is for the Google Customer Support. You would likely not even get a human :)

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Self-hosted Gitlab. We have more than 20 projects in it but only a few of them can be called large.

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We also use self-hosted Gitlab. Its workflow is generally very sensible, the web interface is great, and it was easy to integrate with a homemade CI server (unfortunately their provided CI server wasn't nearly as easy to set up as Gitlab itself).

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It's First Meta.

https://firstmetaexchange.com/home

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If you are interested in the Columbia events, check out Wayne Hale's blog[1]. He was a flight director/space shuttle program manager and offers a very detailed recollection of the events from inside mission control.

[1] https://waynehale.wordpress.com/

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I know of several businesses here (Europe) that specialize in importing cars from the USA. It is ridiculous how much more expensive a similar Mercedes Benz or a BMW is, compared to the USA. What they do is buy cars that have a couple of thousand miles on them and are ~6 months old. This makes them "second hand" and not new so they fall under different legislation. The cars are shipped inside containers on ships and even after all taxes are paid they still cost much less than the same car (similar mileage and age) bought from here. The only problem these companies face is legalizing the cars in Europe - e.g. blinkers here must be yellow. However, this is also relatively easy to fix by buying the needed parts here and installing them on the cars before registration.

The car manufacturers need to understand that we live in a global economy and what they experience now is something that film distributors already went through more than 10 years ago with DVD region codes. If its profitable to ship something from another part of the world where it is legally bought then people are going to do it.

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It would be kind of hilarious to buy a BMW as "European Delivery", pick it up in Europe, drive it for the maximum period there, then send it back to the USA (cost included), drive it (or store it) for 6 months, then ship it back to Europe. I wonder for which models this actually makes sense.

(US doesn't get many nice models like the 550d, though)

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There are import taxes, there is a cost of shipping it back to Europe and there's a cost of re-certification to European standards. It still makes sense $-ly, but it's a hassle.

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Maintenance/warranty and resale are the main things which dissuade me from doing this (although I'd probably do it for a Model S; probably not for a BMW).

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That doesn't make any sense. BMW and MB are much cheaper in Germany than the US, if you exclude VAT. I know this because some friends stationed near Bitburger bought 2 5-series, had them prepped with NTSB bumpers and lights. Then shipped them, on the Air Force's dime, to the US. 2 years later, they sold them for more than they paid. Duty was 1.5%, sales tax was 4.5%

Unless the cars were built in the US, like the X5, there is no logical way to make it less expensive to re-import into the EU.

Car manufacturers are way ahead of film distributors in the global economy. Outside of luxury cars, most are manufactured in the country they are destined for. Or they setup a bilateral trade agreement (like Mazda and Ford) where carA is made in CountryA, carB is made in CountryB and both cars are sold in both markets.

> If its profitable to ship something from another part of the world where it is legally bought then people are going to do it.

You've never had your cargo held up in customs I assume. Airports don't count.

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Well, BMW/MB might be cheaper in Europe if you get cheaper models and trim levels that aren't available in the US.

As for being cost effective enough to overcome 30% depreciation in two years, frankly it sounds like a bit of a tall tale and I'd like to hear the specifics.

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No, euro models have even better trim.

I just checked the BMW site, 535i starts at 57000euros TTC, and $60000 without sales tax; Germany and US, respectively. Remove 20% VAT and its 45000 euros ($60000). Take it to a location where almost new, luxury cars with low mileage are a rare breed (like an airbase in North Dakota, Alaska, etc.) and 30% depreciation isn't a factor.

If there is any tall tale reselling a car back in its export market is one. Containers cost money, shipping a car costs a lot of money, duties and taxes costs lots of money.

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Gotta love that US wood grain look. Nobody kills a the euro look of a euro car like the Americans.

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Bitburg Baron checking in. Didn't expect to see Bitburg mentioned in this thread. True that many an Airman bought cars and shipped them

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They had no choice - British Sky Broadcasting Group owns the trademark and forced the name change about 6 months ago.

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Then do what Google did and keep using the brand name everywhere else except Britain. You have to do internationalization anyways. It's not like you call it the same thing in Swahili or Mandarin, why not just call it something different in British English and keep the established brand running everywhere else?

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Perhaps you need to add some checks so different lines of text don't overlap on the image when their random positions are too close together.

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Yup, that's definitely coming.

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We do Cordova/PhoneGap development - the best of both worlds. HTML 5 wrapped into a native iOS/Android app. We still use plugins with native code though (Java/ObjC), for receiving push notifications and accessing the camera.

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Not down. Also, information is still there (16:15 GMT).

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The hostname is still not resolving for me. I've tried from both my office connection and my home.

I'm in Bath (England). Anybody else finding it won't resolve?

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Try replacing the fxp with FTP ;)

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Oh, man. That was stupid of me :)

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Most (if not all) WYSIWYG HTML editors like TinyMCE use a contenteditable container (e.g. div) and all current browsers offer spell check in the contenteditable element.

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