Holy cow...

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Aug 6 15:39:32 2004

At 09:18 AM 8/6/04 -0700, you wrote:
>On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Joe R. wrote:
>> I went to a HP Calculator conference in England about 6 or 7 years ago
>> (pre-9/11) and I carried a LOT of calculators, parts, accessories and tools
>> with me. I was very concerned about going through security and customs but
>> had almost no trouble. The ONLY thing they questioned was what was the
>> little thing that I had hanging off of a pair wires with nothing else
>> connected. (It was a tiny prototype blue chip LED that I'd connected two
>> wires to in order to power it up). Somehow they'd spotted it via X-ray or
>> something buried under everything else in the case and it aroused their
>> curiosity because it wasn't connected to anything. When I pulled out the
>> calculators and told them that I was going to a calculator conference I
>> expected a lot of questions but they acted like they could care less.
>Which makes me wonder: are there so many nerds running around the world
>loaded down with suitcases filled with old computers, calculators, and
>electronics that the security personnel are unfazed by it?

   I think you hit the nail on the head. They figure that you're just
another Nerd.


>Or are they just numbed by sitting there 8 hours a day looking at the
>personal crap of thousands of people every day?
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