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It’s not unusual to spend an hour travelling to work and the same heading home. But what about the extreme commuters: the people who are prepared to spend three hours or more just to get to their jobs? Over January, I’ve been testing that out by journeying to the furthest extremes of the Sydney train network. Welcome to the land that timetables forgot.
Not only does paying for global roaming mean you are often ripped off, it can be very confusing trying to work out what rates you’ll be charged based on your destination. As of 24 March, Telstra will be making its rates a little less confusing — but it’s still a very expensive way to stay in touch on the road, especially when using data.
Ziferblat is a new cafe concept that provides free coffee, WiFi and snacks in London’s swanky Shoreditch district. The catch is that you need to pay five cents per minute just to be there. A leisurely hour-long coffee break would therefore set you back $3.00 — including the coffee. It sounds like a pretty good deal to us. What do you guys think?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m going to be travelling soon and I need to take my laptop with me. How can I make sure it’s as safe as possible? I won’t always have my own desk, and sometimes I’ll have to work from public places. How can I protect my laptop and the data that’s on it when I use it away from home?
Hi Lifehacker, I’ve just scored myself a Qantas Frequent Flyer membership via my Woolworths Everyday Rewards card. What’s the best way to earn points when booking Jetstar flights? I notice that the prices quoted for Jetstar flights via the Qantas site are often somewhat different to what Jetstar itself suggests. Any tips?