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For me, fun is taking a program, language, whatever and making it do things it's designer never envisioned it doing. It comes in handy when I'm asked to do something a little outside the norm as part of my job.

My day job

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comment Computers and air travel
encrypt it and then plan on going to the supreme court to avoid being forced to give up the key? I sooo want to ship a computer across the boarder with about 3TB of encrypted white noise data after I throw away the key. I'd even tell them that.
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comment Computers and air travel
"It keeps the CPU thing from getting hot and ex... er. It to stop things from burning up... No, you nincompoop, It's NOT an Incendiary Bomb!!!!"
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If it fits, one of those would work. thrown in a UPS, a drive array, a few more computers the switches needed to hook it all together and it would be a darn tight squeeze.
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comment Computers and air travel
Good Idea with the UPS. Plus it would make the box more stable (they would make good ballast).
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comment Computers and air travel
Laptop hdd's might be built to take x-rays more than 3.5' ones are. OTOH why not build that into them anyway? Good point on the TSA's freak-out criteria.
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All you proof shows is that it's easy to show that it can't be proven that the x-rays caused damage. (that in it's self is a strong argument and your anecdote supports it (+1) but no more) There is motivation to warn people if there is a risk but also a motivation to get people to hurry up and run there stuff through the machine as well.
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comment Computers and air travel
Ditto on the "We X-ray everything" bit. Last time I flew, They were explicitly requiring that laptops go through on there own, not even in there bag. (This seems like an ideal way to make them as stealable as possible :b ) I swear, if they were allowed to, the TSA would run the people thought the x-ray machine as well.
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answered Good tools that fit on a thumb drive