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If you're going to Comdex/Fall and travelling through LAX with your notebook, note this fact and note it well. Because of the increased security caused by terrorist threats, perceived or otherwise, the security people who make you tip out your coins and keys, are now making you tip out your notebooks too. Once they are out, the locals give them a good going over and a brisk brushing with some type of electronic device. It would, of course, be unkind to suggest that IBM and its ilk is to blame. Because they've produced notebooks which allow diskette drives and CD ROMs to be extracted for weight reasons, they leave cavities... Imagine the chaos at Comdex.

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