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May
6
comment What gesture to make when hitchhiking in Iran?
@MarkMayo: Damn my inbuilt autocorrect!
Apr
30
comment When visiting on a double- or multiple- entry visa, does China stamp your passport for each entry and each exit?
Actually I got my knowledge of what the embassy will want by asking questions here, but also from info on the wall at the consulate in Saigon, who only issues single-entry visas in any case. I just want to be sure I have as much stuff ready as possible when I actually apply in Vientiane. One of the answers here said I'd have to provide it rather than them checking their database.
Apr
27
comment Curfew - Is walking on the street in Tokyo legal after 11.00 pm if you're under 18?
Why not ask on our sister site, japanese.SE for their help on going out/going out alone?
Apr
24
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
My precise quantifier is least sound of all kinds by number of decibels averaged over a year. I tried to make it as precise and objective as I could come up with. \-:
Apr
23
comment Vietnam Visa - can I leave on the day of expiration?
This then depends on a precise agreed definition of "through" in this sentence structure in English.
Apr
23
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Ducks and geese may well move a location from "the quietest on earth" to "top thousand most quiet" for all we know. Or less.
Apr
23
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@fluffy: Also Derek Miller was not in the quietest anechoic chamber on earth, in the context of which the claim seems to have been made. He was just in an anechoic chamber. I didn't see any claims as to how much it missed the record by or how much difference that made ...
Apr
22
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@DavidRicherby: The "And can I travel there? (-:" was not intended to transform a non travel question into a travel question. The intention was that it preclude silly answers for places that may be quiet that are not reachable, such as space and the deep sea. As you can see, that did not work. )-:
Apr
22
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
@LightningRacisinObrit: And yet only one is the quitest.
Apr
22
comment How to calculate when Ramadan finishes?
I personally always just Google it for a particular year.
Apr
22
comment What is the cheapest way for 2 Australians to travel from New Orleans (or Miami) to Cuba?
Stack Exchange is like Stack Overflow, in that it needs questions that have specific answers that can potentially help other people faced with a similar problem. We only take on recommendation questions if there are peculiar needs or the usual ways to get answers can be shown not to work. You can try asking a separate question for each specific problem you are facing and how you've tried but failed to find the answer. Or you can try a regular forum like Lonely Planet Thorn Tree, Quora, etc that don't have the "anal" rules inherited from Stack Overflow (-;
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.