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Apr
22
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@DavidRicherby: Some of the answers about deep sea and space seem to programming on a boat answers, others are subjective, but the question itself and the top couple of answers are perfectly fine.
Apr
21
comment What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?
@MasonWheeler: I have checked. They don't, unfortunately. And Australian passports may well be the most expensive in the world. )-:
Apr
21
comment What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?
@MasonWheeler: I can? When was this coordination between the Australian and US governments reached?
Apr
21
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@Mast: Deepsea Challenger been dismantled? I'm not sure how far away from completion Triton 36000/3, DeepFlight Challenger, or Deepsearch are either.
Apr
21
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@SargeBorsch: Hmm kinda like Flight of the Conchords except that they were original and funny d-;
Apr
21
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Has any attempt been made to objectively quantify it?
Apr
20
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Besides running water, many caves have bats and some have birds. But yes I didn't think of caves at all when I thought of the question.
Apr
20
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
And the occasional hum of the submersible and its equipment d-;
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
It would be great to know if somebody has actually measured decibel rating around Svalbard to quantify just how quiet it is.
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@GayotFow: I was most interested in natural places. I don't know the answer. The idea just popped into my head while I was searching for mnemonic images to help remember Vietnamese vocabulary! Thought it would be intriguing in our "factoid" category. I also thought "I bet somebody has even investigated and measured this". So I am after objective known quantified quietest places. Not just mellow or serene or peaceful places generally since we're not allowed opinions and polling and stuff on Stack Exchange.
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Almost all questions on all Stack Exchange sites are trivia questions to the people who are not interested in them. If I found I was near one of these places I would absolutely consider visiting during my wanderings around the globe. Anyway feel free to ask a question on meta if you feel strongly that we're opening the floodgates to having too many questions or whatever it is.
Apr
19
comment How many visas are required to visit Kazakhstan (from India)?
@AmitAmola: Travelling overland to Kazakhstan from India? That would make this question make sense.
Apr
19
comment Is it safer to travel with another person when hitchhiking in western Europe?
I think this answer is fine in its current state. I did want to mention that in my experience when I travelled by train in Western Europe I found it very anonymous, not friendly. I met loads of friendly people hitchhiking there though. And I met a couple of friendly people on trains in eastern Europe and many friendly people on trains in India, especially the cheaper trains and cheaper carriages.
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@DavidRicherby: Well a bit but we debated factoid questions ages ago and the consensus was that if they're travel related we're OK with them. Also read Joel Spolsky's blog post about the long tail. He's the creator of Stack Exchange and the long tail is having lots of little questions rather than just few big questions, as long as they're on topic. What's the best selling album of 1973 is not a travel question. But if you know what or where it is then asking about visiting it is a travel question. If you're concerned that we don't close any questions as being off-topic then you're new here (-:
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
No it's good now with the disclaimer you added! (-:
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
I tried to anticipate that when I talked about ambient sound measured throughout the year. So I'm looking for quiet on average, rather than quiet at some random time and noisy at some other random time. That would mean a quite "place and time" so I tried to anticipate that and aim for something objective and measurable.
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Apparently the place in Northumberland is part of a military base so it's quiet when there's no exercises taking place, but not so much when they are.
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@MarkMayo: No I said I wasn't originally asking about soundproof chambers, but since that would probably be of interest to geeks for a visit, I allowed for it too, but would also like the quietest umm "regular place" for want of a better way to say it.
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
And can the public visit?
Apr
19
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
It would be hard to measure "most silent" by picking which sounds to be part of the measurement and which to somehow subtract. The question is based on the commonsense idea of simply "least noise of any kind whatsoever". I chose "ambient" to try to describe that, but maybe it just makes it more technical and complicated? \-: