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Re: New Laptop Polices

  • From: Joseph S D Yao
  • Date: Sat Aug 12 00:01:08 2006

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 09:31:52PM -0500, Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. wrote:
> Joseph S D Yao wrote:
> >Do modern laptops have disk drives that are that hard to remove?
> Let us say "No, they are not that hard to remove."
> Now what?  (Recall that this thread started with a situation where it 
> was said that carry-on was limited to passport, medicine in small 
> quantities, and precious little else.)

No, you were right about my intent.  If you're flying from the States
you can carry this.  Flying in the reverse direction is the problem -
this week.  (The rules already changed, today; are we sure that disk
drives are still on the Index Proscriptus?  What about RAM drives?)

You could also rush-express it ahead of you, but that's a bit of a
gamble.  Less so if you encrypt it and keep a copy at home.  Sort of
like faxing your disk drive ahead.

And, going along with what I think you later said, if you just leave the
laptop itself at home and stick the disk drive into an identical laptop
provided for that purpose at the destination, you could never tell the

Joe Yao
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