1996-10-03 - Re: “Confessing to a felony”

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From: roy@sendai.scytale.com (Roy M. Silvernail)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-10-03 10:31:56 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 18:31:56 +0800

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From: roy@sendai.scytale.com (Roy M. Silvernail)
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 18:31:56 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: "Confessing to a felony"
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In list.cypherpunks, Black Unicorn wrote:

>I challenge you to find an airport today that will not hand inspect
>laptops in checked bagage and either x-ray or hand inspect or both laptops
>carried on.

MSP (Minneapolis/St. Paul) security personnel have let my work laptop
through security 3 times in the last couple of months.  In the past
year, I have carried it through Kansas City, Atlanta, Louisville,
Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio without anything more than an x-ray
screening (which would only turn up a non-laptop, anyway).  On the
occasions I've seen somebody else getting the "boot scan", it's never
gone past the BIOS screen.  Airport security personnel, as a class, are
completely ignorant about computers.  I've gotten more flack for a knife
in my belt buckle. (a lot more, actually, but that's another story...)
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