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12-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #13126
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My optimum temperature of operation is about -5C.

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What is the weirdest thing you guys have ever carried on to a plane? Just realised that i forgot to take the bag of rice out of my camera ba. Nobody in security seemed to care, though...

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What is the weirdest thing you guys have ever carried on to a plane? Just realised that i forgot to take the bag of rice out of my camera ba. Nobody in security seemed to care, though...
Myself.

Only flew once. I prefer driving instead.
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I took a long one of those thermometers with floating balls in it - this one is a botu a metre long and has about 10 floats. That was about 6-12 months before the no liquid changes to security. Had to carry it a long way on the ground before the first leg, then two flights and a short ride home. It survived!
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Just passed through security in schipol, they now insist that you take all electronics out of your bag-- i had a laptop, two hard drives, a kindle, a camera, headphones and cell phone. It's getting proper ridiculous.

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Just passed through security in schipol, they now insist that you take all electronics out of your bag-- i had a laptop, two hard drives, a kindle, a camera, headphones and cell phone. It's getting proper ridiculous.
I travel A LOT. It passed ridiculous a long time ago... security theater at its finest.
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My father before retiring worked for flight transportation technical service in France. After september 11 they did an audit to check if the security check were effective. They asked a consultant to see what he could pass through security.

The guy managed to pass an automatic riffle, a large saber and many other things like that...

The security you have in airport is just an administrative process. This is modern "quality" as it best: what is important is that the process is followed, not that is it effective or not. The process prevent many to carry a bottle of water but don't manage to detect automatic riffle. Still it should prevent an unprepared mad guy or terrorist to pass.... And allow to sell more drink in the airport and planes.

My understanding of this is that to prepare some terrorist attack you tend to need time to prepare, you tend to speak of it to your terrorist collegues, you tend to be very aggressive on some views... And all of this show. The autorities detect you far before you'll be ready and then decide what they should do of you. But the guy that suddenly decide to do something alone... This is harder to detect and prevent. The security in airport should do the job... And motivate the guy to do bad things in other public transportation (train, metro...) instead.
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I travel A LOT. It passed ridiculous a long time ago... security theater at its finest.
Yup. There are even times when they ask you to boot up your computer, just to prove that it really is a computer.

Of course, you'll have to wait, and then wait to shut it down again.
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We have grand security here in the North. In order to prevent accusations of profiling, everyone is on an equal footing. Our one hour, no stop Canadian North flight from Cape Dorset to Iqaluit parks about 3/4 of a mile from the terminal; passengers are loaded on a shuttle bus to get to the terminal. Part-way through this process, we pass a little booth from which security pops out to demand our boarding passes. We once sat for fifteen minutes while this guy harassed a 79 year-old Inuk elder in a wheel-chair who couldn't find hers. Finally he decided she and her 18 year-old medical escort were harmless enough and allowed us to continue on the last 200 yards of the trip. To what purpose, really.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ZoeB Quote
My optimum temperature of operation is about -5C.

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What is the weirdest thing you guys have ever carried on to a plane? Just realised that i forgot to take the bag of rice out of my camera ba. Nobody in security seemed to care, though...
2 Columbus 1 1/2lb dry salame sticks, wrapped in foil in my carry on. TSA swabbed them for explosives. In their defense, they did look a lot like sticks of ANFO.
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2 Columbus 1 1/2lb dry salame sticks, wrapped in foil in my carry on. TSA swabbed them for explosives. In their defense, they did look a lot like sticks of ANFO.
I bet they gave you a funny look upon seeing those sticks!

I once tried to hand carry those foldable light reflectors. They were asking what was it for. I could see the look of disbelief when I tried explaining it. They disallowed it and asked me to check it in.

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Is it just my computer or the number of likes (1,867) in this thread doesn't fit the box anymore? Our mods may decide to drop the "7" so as not to destroy the aesthetics of the forum
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I see 1867 on the K-3 index page. Is that what you're referring to?
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I see 1867 on the K-3 index page. Is that what you're referring to?

Yes, but part of the digit "7" is out of the box
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Okay, I see it. Don't worry, when we hit 1871 everything will fit again.
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Okay, I see it. Don't worry, when we hit 1871 everything will fit again.
I wonder what you will do when we hit the 10,000 likes!
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I'll ask Adam to adjust the field size, but that's probably a few weeks away.
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