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comment Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
I'm pretty sure Trelleborg-Rostock is overnight.
Aug
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comment Can one carry an internal hard-drive in cabin-luggage?
I'm not arguing about whether what you say is true or false, and having a second copy is good advice in general (I mentioned it myself in a comment to the question), but it seems that this answer doesn't really answer the question of whether taking hard disk drives as carry-on luggage is allowed. On Stack Exchange, answers generally should offer an answer to the question as asked. Maybe you can edit to fix that?
Aug
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comment Can one carry an internal hard-drive in cabin-luggage?
@R.. That's why you should consider encrypting what's on the drive. True, it won't keep them from making a copy if they want to, but it makes it a lot more difficult to get much of anything meaningful out of that copy without making it obvious that they are doing so. (If they are willing to make it plainly obvious, then external HDD case, encryption, etc. doesn't matter.)
Aug
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comment Can one carry an internal hard-drive in cabin-luggage?
You should always prepare for the worst. If you have two sets of this data (backup & master), you may want to consider shipping those separately. Travel with the master in carry-on luggage (according to the answers already given), and ask a friend to hold a package where you have carefully packed the backup drives until you call and ask them to ship it to your new location. That way, only a single copy is in transit at any time. If the data is truly valuable to you, a few additional drives may be a good investment. You can use them for plain storage or backups later. Also consider encryption.
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Jun
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comment Which airplane is the safest?
"Is there a correlation between the price of the ticket and the safety record?" Is the plane less likely to crash because you purchase a business class ticket than an economy class ticket? It's possible that there is a correlation, but it won't be direct; it might well be by proxy of airline maintenance expenditures, though.
Apr
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comment Are parachutes allowed on airplanes as cabin baggage?
Related question over on Aviation SE: Why are commercial flights not equipped with parachutes?
Jun
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comment If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked/cancelled, how can you travel?
Actually, I believe the requirement in the Schengen area is simply proof of citizenship. A passport is one obvious way to prove citizenship, but not the only one. Some countries' ID cards apparently include information about citizenship (though I can't name specific examples).
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revised Are power supplies with different frequencies an issue for charging my phone?
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answered Are power supplies with different frequencies an issue for charging my phone?
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comment How best to prevent data loss while travelling?
@Rudy IIRC Amazon supports both import and export via physical media, although at a cost. I never did look very much into it. If you have huge amounts of data it could be time-effective, but in a travelling situation it's just as easy to mail media to a friend or family member.
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answered How best to prevent data loss while travelling?