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How annoying are mouse clicks on an air plane

It is annoying, I recently annoyed the hell out of a fellow passenger, he was kind enough to request to change his seat in a polite way and that's when I noticed. I was totally unaware of the fact ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

First, if it fits in or as a carry-on and you can manage it, I highly recommend you keep it with you. Many airlines will offer a carry-on limit exemption for medical devices though you may have to ...
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What are these holes for on this European travel adaptor?

Those circled holes will be for various plug style's grounds, however -- That is not a standard socket. That is entirely an invention of the Chinese junk sellers. It has not been approved by any ...
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What are these holes for on this European travel adaptor?

All the middle holes are there for accepting various types of ground (earth) pins. Specifically, the top two holes are there for British plugs (BS 546, BS 1363), while the bottom two are there for ...
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Is LifeStraw a silver bullet water purification solution for travelling in India?

No. Physical filters using pores with 0.2 µm (microfiltration) cannot remove heavy metal contamination (lead, mercury). This is possible with ion exchangers, distillation and nanofilters (see below)....
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What happens if you bring a pocket knife to Europa Park?

Posted from comments as asked. I made a similar mistake at tourist attractions in the past when I forgot mine was in my bag, I had it confiscated from me and it was apparently disposed of. I asked ...
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Is LifeStraw a silver bullet water purification solution for travelling in India?

To add to Thorsten's excellent and quite accurate answer: No, it takes quite a lot more than that to create perfectly safe water. For example, here's my Indian water purification system. I know it's ...
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How do I reset the TSA-unlocked indicator on my lock?

The Swissgear TSA lock instruction manual has some guidance on how to reset the red indicator: To reset & hide the red indicator: To return the red color indicator back to its original ...
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What happens if you bring a pocket knife to Europa Park?

It looks like you won't be allowed in to the park with a knife, and if you try to do so then it may be confiscated by park security and / or you'll be ejected from the park. The list of prohibited ...
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How annoying are mouse clicks on an air plane

While as others have rightly pointed out it may depend on your hardware and your neighbors, I think it's also worth noting it will depend on the game. If you're playing a high-intensity first-person ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

I quite often fly with a CPAP machine in my checked luggage (and less often as carry-on), and I've never had a problem with it. I will be doing so later today, and don't anticipate any problems (...
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How much electronics and other valuables can I bring duty-free when going to India?

It seems the rules were revised amended and corrected to come into effect from 1st April 2016 and the following combines these changes (but may have been changed since): Baggage Rules, 2016 [...
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Are there advantages to a dedicated GPS?

Disadvantages of cell phone GPS services: They rely heavily on cell phone and wifi access points for the initial fix. They are only as good as the maps on them; see for instance google maps vs. apple ...
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Are there advantages to a dedicated GPS?

My GPS works fine when I'm off the cell net. Around here that means highways other than the interstates. Every national park I have visited has at best been marginal for cell service, generally no ...
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What are these holes for on this European travel adaptor?

Your adapter is designed to acept a wide range of plug types, unfortunately this also tends to mean it accepts none of them well. The "for export only" label doesn't inspire confidence either. That ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

You need to be aware that you have a risk of about 2 to 3 in 1000 of a bag being lost or delayed. If not having the medical equipment for a few days would be a serious problem, that may be an ...
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Is LifeStraw a silver bullet water purification solution for travelling in India?

Thorsten has an excellent response re: the filtration failings of the lifestraw itself. I would find sucking on the lifestraw for all drinking water tiring. When I visited rural China, I used a tiny,...
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Is there a power adapter that works for all plug type pairs (A to O)?

Electrical sockets and plugs have more attributes than just the arrangement of pins, the distances between them, pin length and pin form. The different types of sockets and plugs are not only commonly ...
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How annoying are mouse clicks on an air plane

That depends on the plane, the neighbors and the mouse. Some ideas: https://thepointsguy.com/news/quietest-aircraft-in-the-sky/ gives some measurements of airplane cabine noise level, which you ...
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Utili-key "knife" and airport inspection?

I've had my UtiliKey for over 10 years. I keep in my carry-on bag with my keys. It has been all over Asia, parts of Africa and the USA. Today, Narita Security found it and declared it illegal. ...
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Is there a power adapter that works for all plug type pairs (A to O)?

I am aware of one such adapter, called Adapter 1, by an American company called MOGICS. Unfortunately it only accepts US plugs: Otherwise there are plenty of plug adapter kits on Amazon: It's quite ...
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Are there advantages to a dedicated GPS?

I find few reasons for buying a dedicated GPS now. Indeed I know of keen ramblers who use old (i.e. cheap, used) iPhones for back-country GPS positioning, and nothing else. Now many GPS units come ...
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Noise cancelling headphones you can turn the noise cancellation on/off in

All active-noise-cancelling headphones can have the noise-cancellation turned off, to save battery while they aren't being worn. I suppose a really poor design might combine the ANC power and either ...
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RFID-blocking passport pouches

You did not specify the country of your passport, so it might be different for non-US passports. For the USA passport, according to Department of State ("Will someone be able to read or access the ...
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what kind of hat would be most effective for reducing heat?

Panama Hats is known for being breathable, light and durable while providing a decent shade. Despite the name, Panama Hats are from Ecuador but became widely popular in Panama and used all around the ...
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Is there an inflatable pillow that can be inflated by hand : a piston, hand pump or a rotating handle?

I have never seen pillows that have a build in pump but I have seen many pumps that can be used for pillows, inflatable balls, small airbeds and so on. Most of them are foot operated but the smaller ...
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How do I reset the TSA-unlocked indicator on my lock?

On some of them, you unlock and turn the shackle 180° like you are going to reset it. But, instead of pushing the shackle in, you pull up and it will reset the indicator.
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