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post #181 of 195
TSA provides the first head-fi review examining components with an X-ray...


GRATS Guru! I can't believe you got it back! I fear the Cmoy may never come back tho, my friend's cmoy is probably lying in the same exploded bomb vat as we speak. But no worries, you got the Meier back and that's the most impt one!
post #182 of 195
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Originally Posted by stevesurf
I had an interesting situation in which I had packed my digital camera together with my pajamas for a quick trip to FLA last week. There were too many layers in my digital camera bag, so the screener proceeded to take every little item out, and was more interested in my flannel plaid jammies, much to my embarassment.
hehe That's probably because flannel is high flammable, and with untreated flannel a bit of a spark will make your luggage a very nice Molotov Cocktail inside a Class B luggage compartment (as if the FAA's "Class B" does what it's supposed to anyway... )

Not nice.

Ah, the things it seems (handy) to know...
post #183 of 195
Now that I think about it, I'm really surprised they took the amps in the first place. Last year, I drove down to South Carolina to help my brother move into his dorm, then flew back home. Because I had driven down there, I forgot to take my little Swiss Army knife off my keychain. Somehow those are still no-fly items (the thought of doing anything with that thin 1 inch blade is pretty grisly) and they picked up on it when it went through X-ray (also my nail clipper set which they examined but were fine with since it has no dangerous sharp edges).

Instead of outright taking the knife, they asked if I wanted to run outside and leave it in my car, or if I wanted to check the bag instead of carrying it on (I didn't cause I had my iRiver and Etys in it and planned on using them). But they really gave me several chances to do ANYTHING with the knife other than carry it on. When I shrugged and told 'em it was a $5 knife and they could just toss it, they asked if I was sure and suggested some other things instead. I don't think they suggested mailing it to myself from the airport, but that might have been a viable option. Just surprised they took the amps without offering a chance to do something else with them.
post #184 of 195
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Elec
Just surprised they took the amps without offering a chance to do something else with them.

I think the entire hullabaloo was because of my BOMB cmoy

God know what probes they are inserting into that bloke now

My first ever self made amp
post #185 of 195
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
I think the entire hullabaloo was because of my BOMB cmoy

God know what probes they are inserting into that bloke now

My first ever self made amp
Please speak (type) clearly into the FBI microphones
post #186 of 195
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
I think the entire hullabaloo was because of my BOMB cmoy

God know what probes they are inserting into that bloke now

My first ever self made amp
LOL That so needs to go in your sig! "My CMOY was the bomb!"
post #187 of 195
Great news that you got the PCII back!!
Hopefully in a month time when they still haven't managed to find the designator on the Cbomb you'll get that back too.

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Originally Posted by Genetic
Or at least a review....

Amicalement
If the TSA is really as dumb as many say they are then they probably had trouble writing down his address. Let alone a whole review!
post #188 of 195
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lisa
If the TSA is really as dumb as many say they are then they probably had trouble writing down his address. Let alone a whole review!

They didnt write down my address - I filled out some form with my contact information.
post #189 of 195
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Originally Posted by Lisa
If the TSA is really as dumb as many say they are then they probably had trouble writing down his address. Let alone a whole review!
Not sure about the dumb factor.....

Latest highly confidential memo from the TSA administration

After lot of excellent team coordination we are please to officially release a comparative test of these confiscated audio headgears:

Porta Corda (Took it from a tall indian gentleman who was not happy but the code word «Guantanamo» had the usual effect) vs SR-71 (Took it from a little Polish gentlemen with a strange accent.)

You will be able to access these reports very soon in this section:
http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=45

Good work to you all. Now we are on the look out for this elusive amp from that space rocket scientist. It's only a matter of time.

Our moto: If we want to hear it, we will....

Amicalement
post #190 of 195
gsferrari,
so the tsa connoisseurs kept the self-built cmoy and returned the meier? the reason is obvious - sound quality.
so instead of fretting you should be proud of your soldering skills, and keep up the good work

jest aside, i'm glad you got at least one amp back - and as for the other one: in its final seconds it probably went LOUDER than any amp before...
post #191 of 195
This is the longest freaking thread I have ever seen, but I gotta make it a little longer.
Good thing all the places I go to are within driving distance. If I get famous.rich, then my love for great headphones/amps could be in jeopardy. This thread is pretty much self explanatory as to why I never trust airlines or their snide employees.
Can't think of anything else to rant about that doesn't include cursewords except that TSA is a "Son of a Vondruke"!
Late!
post #192 of 195
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
I think the entire hullabaloo was because of my BOMB cmoy

God know what probes they are inserting into that bloke now

My first ever self made amp
Damn, that sucks.

I'm not going to ever travel with my first CMoy. I'm keeping it for sentimental reasons. First amp I ever built too.

-Ed
post #193 of 195
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Originally Posted by aeriyn
They like to body search pretty girls. I get searched every time I go to the airport. >.<
I really hate perverts, I've never beaten anyone, but I might lose my grip and give one a kneebutt sometime
post #194 of 195
Alas, if only a pretty girl would search me,
helps if they're talented too.
post #195 of 195
OK...I see by the most recent comments that this is going nowhere. I'm locking the thread.
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