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Posted on July 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM
Back in the olden (pre-TSA) days I was asked to turn on a massive Toshiba laptop, although to be fair that laptop could easily have contained a bomb and perhaps an armored regiment.
It was running Linux and booted to a command prompt.
No turn it ON he insisted.
It is on!
English didn't seem to be the officer's 1st language (actually speech didn't seem to be his first language)
I eventually worked out he wanted to see pictures, so "startx" and move the cursor around and he was satisfied.
Presumably his training in detecting advanced covert IEDs had been been shown a copy of Windows and told that a moving mouse cursor meant not a bomb.
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