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Having your laptop frisked at the airport

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Well they've pulled the idea of full Internet access on Qantas flights after too many complaints about passengers using the Internet for viewing porn on American A380's.

 

No US Airline has an A380 yet, and aren't due to get any until at least Mid-2009 (possibly later) due to the current delay on delivery an Emirates order. So far, only SQ, Emirates and Qantas have them.

 

A380 Deliveries 2008

 

And Qantas haven't pulled the idea of full access due to porn.

 

'The airline confirmed its new flagship carrier will not have full internet access as initially promised, because of "technical issues" encountered by their connectivity provider OnAir, and not because of fears passengers would access porn'.

 

Qantas denies A380 porn link

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I still use LILO for my bootloader..I never bothered to change it, and the names of my boot options confused the hell out of them. I did not have windows even installed once when I ran through, and the TSA grunt had to call in an expert, who had to assure him that a non windows operating system was not a dirty terroist trick.

Should be interesting when I fly over there early next year. I don't have windows on my laptop, and it boots into console mode.

 

"Feel like searching my laptop? Sure here you go."

 

Not that I have anything on there they would be interested in, and I understand the fact that when you enter a country you have no rights, but really. Surely they should spend their time looking for drug traffickers or something useful.

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Sounds a bit odd that they don't care about your wood and food but care about some preserved arachnids...

 

If I ever take my EEE overseas, I will probably stash all my illegal shit on an encrypted SD card and keep that in my wallet.

 

EDIT: Welcome back (to Aus and Atomic) Juggs, it has been too long.

You could always swallow a few Terabytes of MicroSD cards.

 

Would hurt too much to shit them out.

 

Not when they're in cocaine-padded condoms.

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Sounds a bit odd that they don't care about your wood and food but care about some preserved arachnids...

 

If I ever take my EEE overseas, I will probably stash all my illegal shit on an encrypted SD card and keep that in my wallet.

 

EDIT: Welcome back (to Aus and Atomic) Juggs, it has been too long.

You could always swallow a few Terabytes of MicroSD cards.

 

Would hurt too much to shit them out.

 

Not when they're in cocaine-padded condoms.

 

No... but it might hurt a little if the sharpish edges of a card were to prick a hole in the condom. Not a pretty sight seeing what happens when a condom-full of cocaine runs free in a drug mule's stomach.

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I figure that they can look at anything they like on my Toshiba but I would get a little upset if they wanted to copy something.

Did you ask them what they are looking for??? I would have. They would probably have told you.

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this sort of thing was actually brought up on the eeepc forums, eeepcs and mini laptops are still relativly new, they don't look like a normal laptop so people might be more suspicious of them

 

especially if they have been modded they could look rather suspicious on an xray

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