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comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Unfortunately, sound travels quite well in water. Hundreds of kilometers in fact. The whale singing overhead might well be heard at the bottom.
22h
comment Where is the quietest place on Earth?
Your phone microphone almost certainly isn't designed to reliably pick up silence, nor extremely loud sounds. That is to say, it will likely generate electronic noise internally which will drown out the ambient sound, or it's Analog-to-Digital converter will just flatline at 0 because the analog input is below 0.5 ULP before rounding.
Apr
7
comment Airway companies that overbook flights, and those that don't overbook
Note that an unplanned change in planes may appear similar to overbooking. Not a problem for Ryanair which flies 737-800's exclusively, but most other operators have multiple plane types and only limited spare planes.
Apr
6
comment How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?
I think you dropped a 0 on the speeding penalties: you're unlikely to see fines over 350 euros source.
Apr
5
comment How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?
They're rolling out SW updates to handle longer PIN's, but I'd say the majority of ATM's still assumes 4 digits.
Feb
19
comment Can I have a sword fight in Scotland?
@MarkMayo: They did wear chain mail armor. The idea of "thick armor" also suggests leather, as 3 centimeters of plate mail would be a rather dumb idea. Plate and chain is supposed to stop sharp-edged weapons, thick leather backed by wool is needed to absorb blunt weapon impact. And for a reenactment as intended here, you'd be using blunted swords anyway.
Jan
19
comment Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?
Apparently, KLM is quite aggressively applying this rule. This is because there's a huge discount on their Brussels tickets, where KLM does not have a dominant market position.
Jan
4
comment Switzerland's Customs: Will they accept items from TCM (Chinese Medicine)?
No, that wouldn't be a safe assumption. There are many banned substances in powder form. How would customs tell yours apart? Commercial packaging with a description of the ingredients helps, but probably less so if that description is in Chinese.
Dec
26
comment Is it a sign of being gay if a male wears a white trousers in the UK?
You may think your visit coincided with London's hot season, but what are the chances of those two days coinciding?
Dec
20
comment Are dogs permitted on trains in Netherlands?
Fyra is like Thalys, buy a ticket.
Nov
14
comment What does the expression 'Prepayment' mean in hotel booking terms?
@pnuts: That's less weird than it sounds. You generally provide your creditcard details up front, but you usually are not charged right then. There are exceptions though.
Oct
20
comment Is a UK company granted a duty free allowance?
Isn't the duty-free allowance restricted to personal property anyway? So if the Ltd. buys something and you act as courier for the Ltd., your allowance is irrelevant.
Sep
17
comment Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?
I's suspect the chief issues would be entering Mexico and re-entering the USA, possibly boarding the plane. Leaving the US appears to be a lot easier than that. (Then again, the few times I left the US as a minor were long enough ago that I don't remember all details.)
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
Done on all flights nowadays, before departure.
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
@Relaxed: The question was about terminals. No Schengen airport that I'm aware of has three types: Domestic, International-Schengen and International-Other. The first two are always merged. Thus "domestic" is a sensible label here, it refers to terminals which serve domestic flights and possibly some other flights. And the question is whether in Ireland, some other flights includes flights from NL and FR.
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
@Relaxed: Schengen is restricted to EU/EFTA countries, so Schengen implies no customs. Also, Ireland has no overseas territories.
Sep
15
comment Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?
@Relaxed: No, it's not. Many European airports have Schengen/Non-Schengen departures and arrivals, which is a similar distinction.
Aug
25
comment Indian citizens (2 sisters) want to vacation in Japan for sightseeing. What is required by India and Japan?
I assume you meant: "We do not know anyone in Japan" in Q2. That said, there may be a demand to prove you actually live in India and plan to return there after the trip (i.e. prove you're tourists instead of illegal immigrants)
Aug
19
comment Are there any flights which permits a Sikh to carry a kirpan?
I've read a story about a British Sikh cab driver who found a compromise: by having the sheath permanently affixed to the blade (up to the hilt), he was able to carry it. If you have no intent whatsoever to unsheath it, does it matter whether that's physically possible?
Aug
7
comment Can I bring cheese to the US from Holland?
@traindriver: Not sure which market that would be (there's no real farmer's market) Do you mean the regular saturday market in the city centre? That one obviously caters to tourists, as Delft attracts many tourists. I wouldn't expect the Eindhoven market to offer the same. Then again, OP is from Amsterdam.