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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
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Love travelling - have visited 30 countries so far...want to see more of the world.

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Jul
15
comment New device checking rules for flights to/from USA
Unfortunately the UK seems to follow the US in a lot of these decisions...
Jul
14
comment New device checking rules for flights to/from USA
If i were an attacker that is exactly how i would think. I'm just puzzled as to exactly what these guys are going to check for.
May
23
comment English speaking Music Schools or private tutors for saxophone lessons in Stuttgart (Germany)
This seems off topic here to me. It isn't to do with travel, but may be applicable on expat, as @Relaxed said
May
20
comment OK we are all adults here, so really, how on earth should I live without bidet?
Actually - with the additional answers here, I think this should probably be merged with the other question.
May
20
comment Why are there holes in ice cubes in airplanes?
This is incorrect - your answer merely lists side effects. DavidG has the correct answer.
May
20
comment Why are there holes in ice cubes in airplanes?
This is the correct answer. The most efficient ice makers (and the majority of industrial ice makers) are not those that cool the surface, but those that use refrigerated metal prongs that stick down into the water pool. As the water freezes around the prongs, they rotate out of the pool and deposit the ice into a vessel.
May
20
comment Can one get deported from the UK if I don't have a transit visa?
When you say intermediate stop - do you mean spent time in UK, or remained in transit in the airport between flights.
May
2
comment Flying with a bass guitar
I'm talking about a bass guitar, however I'd be even more protective of a double bass
Apr
30
comment Will I get in trouble if I drink beer in public in Dubai?
Hilton Dubai Creek, Grosvenor House Hotel to name a couple
Apr
3
comment Is it legal to ask for my information?
You may find that providing incorrect data is actually illegal in some jurisdictions, as the carrier may have to provide this data to customs etc.!
Mar
27
comment Joining the Mile High Club (MHC) - Can I get into trouble?
I guess he means under a blanket :-)
Mar
26
comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
xorsyst - it is expected at a restaurant. The amount may vary, but if the service is good, 10% is the norm.
Feb
6
comment I've got 13 days in Dubai. What should I definitely not miss?
Those are my suggestions.
Feb
6
comment I've got 13 days in Dubai. What should I definitely not miss?
200 dirhams will not get you much. The last couple of times I went I did some skiing, had high tea at the Burj, shopped at the Madinat Jumeirah, visited Atlantis and the various souks. All of which cost a fair bit...
Jan
29
comment Why do UK people stand on the right on escalators?
I now prefer those tube stations which have a lift, escalators and stairs. The stairs are always empty so you can just run up or down them...
Dec
27
comment Are there tips and tricks to overcome a fear of flying?
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Dec
12
comment What should I do to protect data when going across the US border with a computer?
You should have a read of this question on Security: security.stackexchange.com/q/11612/485
Nov
26
comment Driving through every country in Europe
You missed the obvious final step across from Ireland to Scotland, and I'm not sure why you avoided Wales...
Oct
4
comment Am I allowed to own a foreign flag?
wow. Growing up in the UK I find it astonishing that these rules exist and people are concerned about flags. I can't even remember how many I have damaged, torn, converted into clothes, painted, burned, slid down mountains on etc (but all of them were European or commonwealth flags, so no worries about strange rules there)
Sep
29
comment Is it possible to manage without cash, but with credit cards only when visiting San Francisco?
With the exception of Ireland, I never travel with currency. My cards work everywhere I have ever been and cash just annoys me. I would not say the same for AmEx though- it seems to be rejected almost everywhere.