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post #21 of 31
This makes me extremely worried about flying home with SUGO. Maybe I will just leave it here.
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post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
thats exactly why they'd make it look out of the ordinary

funny security guards, funny apple for making a pointless product...
...and then flat-out lying about it being the thinnest laptop. For shame...
Please find me a laptop with comparable specs that is thinner.
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post #23 of 31
TSA Means:

Thousands Standing Around
Thumbs Stuck up Ass
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post #24 of 31
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Valid suspicions, though. It has no drive and no ports, so it could host something in the unused space, you know. Even if it does boot into OS X, it really makes it look like it's being used as a case for something else.
for what, 10 pieces of paper? lol. theres not much you can put in there. if it was packed with c4 it could still blow up a plane, but not with the hdd and all that stuff in there.
    
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Im getting (or have been for 7 years) completely sick of this crap. Where theres a will, theres a way. You don't stop terrorism with long security lines and wars over seas, the wars make MORE terrorists and the lines just annoy all of us. How many terrorist attacks have been averted because of our stupid security? On site, none to my knowledge, and I'm pretty sure it would make national news that our great system averted a crisis. I mean the 9/11 guys didn't even have bombs, guns, etc. Try stopping that in security.
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post #26 of 31
The Mac Air looks cheap. It looks like a small gram cracker that you can easily break in half just by picking it up or putting it in a bag with other stuff.

I need something I can hold on to, The Mac Air is like an anorexic 20 something with no junk her trunk, Just an empty shell of what it could be.

Thus I can see why the would stop and check.
    
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post #27 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
The Mac Air looks cheap. It looks like a small gram cracker that you can easily break in half just by picking it up or putting it in a bag with other stuff.

I need something I can hold on to, The Mac Air is like an anorexic 20 something with no junk her trunk, Just an empty shell of what it could be.

Thus I can see why the would stop and check.
It's actually a LOT sturdier than even I expected (I'm not liking how we're moving to thinner and thinner instead of SMALLER altogether.) It's not cheap at all.

But you WANT a fat laptop? I mean, I like mine just the way it is, but I don't need it super fat.

In any case, yes, this is a dumb thing on security's part, but I'm glad they're at least keeping an eye out.
post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverwing View Post
Pointless, no. And it is the thinnest laptop.
*cough* mitsubishi pedion

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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post
Please find me a laptop with comparable specs that is thinner.
Meh, if they tried they could make a new one, but this thing from, get this, 1998 is thinner. They win.
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post #29 of 31
The gov't is spending so much money on training these TSA agents on how to spot security threats, that they haven't even kept them up to date on the newest computer tech! Thank god for the younger guy.
post #30 of 31
heres a link on the thinnest laptop. http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/0...ishi-pedi.html
    
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