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Mar
27
comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@AlexC GPS signals are well above 1 GHz. Signals at those frequencies effectively travel strictly in a line of sight, which is why you need a clear view of the sky in order to aquire the satellites. The implication of this is that you can only jam, at most, approximately the area you can see from a given altitude. China might have high-altitude drones or satellites with high-gain antennas to cover the Chinese mainland with a GPS-jamming signal, which could overpower the US GPS signal, but it seems doubtful to me that they would do that.
Mar
23
revised Why do we fasten seatbelts for turbulence?
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Mar
23
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Feb
7
comment Is gold an acceptable means of currency exchange?
Krugerrands are gold coins with no fixed fiat currency value which are legal tender. Source: "It is important to note that although Krugerrands are considered legal tender, there is no record of their face value on either side of the coin. The rationale for this is that emphasis is laid on their direct link to the prevailing value of their fine gold content."
Dec
18
comment Appropiate way to safely transportate heavy laptop during flight?
I have flagged the Aviation copy of the question for moderator attention, to have that migrated here and ideally merged. That flag is currently pending review. I expect it'll require moderators from the two sites cooperating as none of the moderators (from what I can tell with a quick glance; yes I'm lazy today :)) have diamonds on both sites.
Dec
18
comment Appropiate way to safely transportate heavy laptop during flight?
Note that this question also exists on Aviation SE.
Dec
16
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Dec
16
comment Do I have to carry snow chains in Europe?
March 32? Surely you meant March 31, but I don't have the rep here to make "trivial" edits.
Nov
28
revised Kenyan citizen refused Schengen visa from Sweden
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Nov
28
comment Kenyan citizen refused Schengen visa from Sweden
@JoErNanO I can't say why, but the original poster of this answer made it community wiki. Revisions page showing this.
Nov
28
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Aug
29
comment Which European cities are connected by convenient night boat?
I'm pretty sure Trelleborg-Rostock is overnight.
Aug
29
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
29
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
28
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.
Aug
28
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Jun
5
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
25
comment Are parachutes allowed on airplanes as cabin baggage?
Related question over on Aviation SE: Why are commercial flights not equipped with parachutes?
Jun
26
comment If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked or cancelled, how could 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).