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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Between 1999 and 2001 I went to about 11 or 12 conferences in total. Almost all in different countries. Every time my laptop and palmv went through the scanners (twice including coming home, sometimes more including layovers).

    Not had any trouble with them that I can relate to the scanners.
    • I used to get my laptop hand-scanned, but I stopped a year or two ago. At some airports, no matter how much you whine and complain, the only accomodation the security drones will make is to provide you with a separate plastic bin for your electronic items. Now, I think that's the status quo in the US for electronic items and women's shoes.

      I haven't had a problem with the X-Ray equipment on my electronics. Come to think of it, the only problems I've had are all due to the manufacturer: Palm V's that won

      • I would concur (is that a literate, Me too! :-) that Xrays haven't seemed to affect my laptop nor my pda.

        I've flown like 3 times since 9/11 and the only hassle is to put your computer in it's own bin, maybe turn on your electronics (make sure your batteries are charged!), and keep an eye on your bin if you get the mega-search/patdown. I say this because when I was at the Minneapolis/St. Paul aiport I heard about 3 announcements in 30 minutes pertaining to mixups about laptops. Then again my little vaio has a sticker with,

        "Laziness
        Impatience
        Pride"

        (acquired from gnat at OSCON a couple of years ago) on it so it's hard to mistake it for another.

        I suppose I could put the "Don't fuck with the camel" or "If you don't know Perl you don't know Dick" stickers on it to really make it distinctive :-)