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Postby Thorn » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:57 am

theprez98 wrote:I think part of the frustration is that the TSA folks don't know what some of the electronic devices we have are, so they are naturally scared of the unknown. Reminds me of the police officer who pulled me over and then told me that my Ipod (sitting on the dash) wasn't any good because his radar was more advanced than my Ipod.
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If it was on the dash, I can understand the mistake. I've had people ask me about my "round radar detector". It's a GPS.
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Postby Thorn » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:00 am

streaker69 wrote:You probably remember these too.

http://www.mtn.org/quack/devices/shoexray.htm
I'd heard of them, but I don't recall ever seeing one.

[quote="theprez98"]That explains a lot! ]Thanks, I knew I could count on you. :p
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Postby streaker69 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:07 am

Thorn wrote:I'd heard of them, but I don't recall ever seeing one.



Tough getting old, isn't it? ;)
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Postby beakmyn » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:17 am

theprez98 wrote:I think part of the frustration is that the TSA folks don't know what some of the electronic devices we have are, so they are naturally scared of the unknown. Reminds me of the police officer who pulled me over and then told me that my Ipod (sitting on the dash) wasn't any good because his radar was more advanced than my Ipod.
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When we recently went to Canada for work (we had all the paperwork, too) I had the WRT sitting on the dash. The rental agency gave us a tan Chevy HHR with Florida plates (I live in NY). We get up to the booth and there's a 18yr kid there, who had just sent the car ahead of us off to customs. He goes through the normal citizenship stuff and asks up what we're doing. We state we're going to go do work and have all the paperwork and hand him the paperwork. He says "You live in NY?" "Yes", we reply. "The rental agency gave you a car with Floriday plates?", "Yes, we know". Is that a radar detector on your dash? No sir, it's wireless router with GPS. "Oh, ok cause if it's a radar detector I was gonna tell you to unplug you can't have those in Canada". A few moments later he asks again what it is and we tell him. "Can you get internet on that?", he asks. Playing it safe we say no, but we still get sent to customs anyway where we're in and out in 5 minutes and on our way.

In Mexico I'm told it's more of a gamble, so states the client I was with. You drive up to a red/green light, you push the button, if the light turns green you go, if it turns red you have to drive over to customs. I asked him what happens if it turns red and you back and go to another one and try again? He said, he doesn't want to find out.
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Postby skwifi » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:31 am

beakmyn wrote:In Mexico I'm told it's more of a gamble, so states the client I was with. You drive up to a red/green light, you push the button, if the light turns green you go, if it turns red you have to drive over to customs. I asked him what happens if it turns red and you back and go to another one and try again? He said, he doesn't want to find out.


Nothing quite like the good old red/green light at Mexican Customs. Definitely adds a bit of extra fun after a long flight:D

Fortunately it was green for me so I never got to experience the Mexican search.

With any electronics it has mostly been the seperate x-ray, swipe and test for explosives and turn it on in some cases.

I also have a pair a of hiking shoes with a steel plate in the bottom. Nothing like having to put your shoes through the x-ray machine. Mostly just embarrassing when only one comes out and they are looking for the owner of the shoe. You would think they could see me standing there in socks.
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