[time-nuts] time-nuts Digest, Vol 93, Issue 96
jfor at quikus.com
Wed Apr 18 16:19:49 UTC 2012
More people, less room for toys!
> Where are you located? Maybe someone else could share the trip cost.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Gottlieb" <nerd at verizon.net>
> To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] time-nuts Digest, Vol 93, Issue 96
>> I've found it easier to just ship items rather than have to deal with
>> inconsistency and hassle of TSA security. You never know what will give
>> problem, even in checked luggage.
>> That is one reason I am driving to Dayton this year (a 12 hour trip)
>> rather than flying commercial. Besides, with the 1 hour drive to the
>> airport, 2 hour before flight arrival there, 1.5 hour flight, 2.5 hour
>> layover, 45 minute flight, 30 minutes to get rental car it's not all
>> much more time!
>> On 04/18/12, Attila Kinali<attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:31:21 -0700
>> Jim Lux <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> Example: the round pointed school scissors in my daughter's backpack
>>> getting on the plane in Rome? They were willing to let her take them,
>>> but we said, nope, just throw them away, because next stop is Zurich,
>>> and we KNOW that they won't make it past the inspection there. I got
>>> tagged in Zurich before for having my toothpaste tube in a gallon bag,
>>> instead of the required "no more than 1 liter" bag.
>> Yes, Zï¿½rich has become a pain. I remember, not too long ago, we
>> went to the airport not earlier than half an hour before take off.
>> And still had plenty of time. Nowadays, i calculate at least 2 hours
>> before boarding. And often have to hurry along the way.
>> It's gotten to the point where taking the train is faster, if you
>> travel to within western europe. Even as far as Paris or Berlin.
>> But.. that's becoming way too OT.
>>> So, carrying that oscilloscope on? If the inspector's fiance(e) just
>>> ran off with a EE/CS major the night before, you're doomed. However, in
>>> general, I've not had many problems with obvious commercially
>>> manufactured gear. And oddly, not much problem with random piles of
>>> protoboards and boxes with wires and cables stuffed into a backpack, as
>>> long as there were no large "blobs" in the X-ray that weren't obviously
>>> batteries on visual inspection. (Friends of mine say that trying to
>>> carry on a small lead acid battery that looks like a brick is often a
>>> challenge..especially if you've wrapped it in tape to hold it to the
>>> circuit board.
>> Ok. Good to know. I might consider flying over to the US for a short
>> shopping tour then... Anyone willing to shelter a time-nut for a
>> Attila Kinali
>> The trouble with you, Shev, is you don't say anything until you've saved
>> up a whole truckload of damned heavy brick arguments and then you dump
>> them all out and never look at the bleeding body mangled beneath the
>> -- Tirin, The Dispossessed, U. Le Guin
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