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Jul 24, 19, 3:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By yandosan

When I was quite into Metal Detecting I would...

When I was quite into Metal Detecting I would often carry my detector aboard (in 3 pieces) to avoid the whole check-in routine.
It was entertaining to watch the reactions of the not-so-bright TSA...
Jul 15, 19, 6:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By yandosan

Another massive database was on mugshots.com. It...

Another massive database was on mugshots.com. It was estimated they had about 15 million mugshots "scraped" from Police booking photos. One of the main guys at mugshots.com was a Marc Epstein, an...
Jul 3, 19, 9:24 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,381
Posted By yandosan

Over the last 20 years I have a few times...

Over the last 20 years I have a few times managed to stumble past Customs by accidentally taking a wrong (or right) turn somewhere along the way.
Been a while though. I'm sure ...
Jun 29, 19, 8:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,913
Posted By yandosan

TSA friendly...upon reflection, I think maybe...

TSA friendly...upon reflection, I think maybe it's just a meaningless expression, a perfunctory, deferential, quasi-Patriotic thumbs up to Big Government and the powers that be. What...
Jun 29, 19, 2:04 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,913
Posted By yandosan

"Using one, you don't have to remove your laptop...

"Using one, you don't have to remove your laptop from the backpack when going through a TSA security checkpoint."

Interesting, I don't believe I have ever heard TSA say "Everyone take out your...
Jun 29, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,913
Posted By yandosan

TSA Friendly School Backpack?

So I just bought a school backpack online. It is labelled as "TSA friendly." What does that mean? It's not made out of hemp?
Doesn't contain any nitrates? Doesn't have any zippers that don't unzip?...
Jun 11, 19, 4:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,450
Posted By yandosan

I used to have to seed my TRS-80 computer with...

I used to have to seed my TRS-80 computer with a number between 1 and 10000 so it could simulate a random number.
May 30, 19, 5:57 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 6,496
Posted By yandosan

The Federal prohibition on marijuana seems...

The Federal prohibition on marijuana seems like quite an albatross around their necks at this point.
Do you want the doctors or the Feds to tell you what's an effective or reasonable ...
May 16, 19, 10:57 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By yandosan

"Whomever is coming up with these policies in DC...

"Whomever is coming up with these policies in DC obviously has no idea how to conduct airport screening and is treating it like a prison intake."

I think the wag-the-dog phenomenon is in play...
May 14, 19, 1:41 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 11,209
Posted By yandosan

" the Customs officers have no restrictions on...

" the Customs officers have no restrictions on what they can do to me"

Let's not go too far. That sounds creepy.
May 13, 19, 9:36 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,293
Posted By yandosan

Now that marijuana is legal for so many...

Now that marijuana is legal for so many people, has the protocol changed?
May 8, 19, 6:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By yandosan

"..convince the officer that he was there to do...

"..convince the officer that he was there to do something strange, but ultimately benign."

These types of interrogations are strange but not quite benign.
Apr 26, 19, 2:44 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,807
Posted By yandosan

I'm confused. If we now (post 9/11) lock the...

I'm confused. If we now (post 9/11) lock the cockpits with a deadbolt and the passengers know to physically attack any hijackers, why do we need this?
Sounds like a billion dollar ...
Apr 18, 19, 5:16 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,196
Posted By yandosan

Actually carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide,...

Actually carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonates, and cyanides are generally considered inorganic. But these are exceptions.
Feb 27, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,040
Posted By yandosan

Not a big fan of the DEA but at least they seem...

Not a big fan of the DEA but at least they seem to have it right on their list. (What a cat and mouse game it has become between chemists and cops)
It's more local cops and local news that misapply...
Feb 25, 19, 4:29 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,040
Posted By yandosan

Well, per google, which is apparently the only...

Well, per google, which is apparently the only source universally trusted, narcotics are
"a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for nonmedical purposes, especially an illegal...
Feb 18, 19, 4:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,567
Posted By yandosan

Anglosaxophobe.

Anglosaxophobe.
Feb 18, 19, 4:09 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,040
Posted By yandosan

We'll never know if some of these reports are...

We'll never know if some of these reports are true.
I'm worried about how cops hijacked the word "narcotics." Pharmacologically marijuana, PCP, cocaine, LSD, mushrooms, amphetamines are not...
Feb 13, 19, 12:40 am
Replies: 67
Views: 4,040
Posted By yandosan

About 30% of this Checkpoint/Security content is...

About 30% of this Checkpoint/Security content is people telling you that TSA isn't allowed to do what it just did to you.
Feb 2, 19, 12:26 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,515
Posted By yandosan

Reminds me of the Bryn Mawr student trying to...

Reminds me of the Bryn Mawr student trying to board a plane who had flour packed inside a condom, used to squeeze during finals as a stress buster.
Tested positive for cocaine and heroin. She did...
Jan 29, 19, 4:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,567
Posted By yandosan

There's probably nothing you can do.

There's probably nothing you can do.
Jan 7, 19, 11:38 am
Replies: 321
Views: 39,260
Posted By yandosan

I call BS. If the "administrative" search...

I call BS. If the "administrative" search leads to prompt investigation by law enforcement officers, then it is effectively a "criminal" search.
Lots of our Constitutional Rights are ...
Jan 7, 19, 11:30 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,885
Posted By yandosan

I did some research. This number applies...

I did some research. This number applies mostly to people caught with toothpaste, liquids, or aerosols.
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By yandosan

I've brought my Bounty Hunter detector on many...

I've brought my Bounty Hunter detector on many flights.
Caught some sarcasm from TSA but nothing there to prevent it.
Replies: 57
Views: 31,046
Posted By yandosan

"Damaged" is a subjective thing, here's ...

"Damaged" is a subjective thing, here's proof:
Recently I had to renew my admittedly weathered passport as it is approaching 10 years.
Went to same day passport renewal in NYC at 7:30...
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