Can I take a Cintiq digitiser tablet through airport screening without getting it confiscated? The Cintiq requires mains power to work. (It doesn't have a battery, & was never designed to work with one). I think it's understandable that I wouldn't want to check this in as hold baggage. It's easy to mistake the thing for a tablet that "suspiciously does nothing" when not plugged in to the wall. UK-US trip. [more inside]
posted by aesop
on Aug 4, 2014 -
What movies aren't readily available via Amazon, Netflix, or similar, but are worth watching and can be booked for a legal public event in the US? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I found a background check service at one point that showed a summary of each paycheck my employer issued to me, including bonuses and other payments, and I believe my Social Security number was required in order to retrieve the report. I can't locate the service again. Are there any out there that still offer such a service?
posted by scottso17
on May 4, 2013 -
Screening questions (and answers!) for low-level office IT admin staff. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Will there be a place in the lobby to check cell phones at tomorrow's preview screening of The Avengers at the AMC Empire 25 in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Devoidoid
on Apr 30, 2012 -
She's 14 weeks pregnant and happy about it. So far, the only test she's had is a pregnancy test. What did she miss? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Apr 19, 2012 -
The question was asked, What does the library do with donated books?
and one of the respondents said that library staff screen donations and then decide what to do with, or where to send each book. These people were referred to as "Selectors."
I'm curious about the process of 'Selecting' on behalf of a library. What I mean is, How do libraries generally decide what gets added to the catalog (approved for processing) and what gets rejected (sent off to the 'Friends bookstore' or what have you).
I'm sure each library has its own needs to consider but, generally speaking, are there some set of basic guidelines that most Selectors employ in the initial screening process?
posted by mousepad
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I am trying to find a copy of a movie from 1994 in 35mm to screen at a cinema. How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by bdave
on Jun 24, 2011 -
The google-fu fails again: help me find an article by a guy who got tons of stuff past the TSA and wore, like, taliban t-shirts and stuff and proved the ineffectiveness of the system? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I'm a health care professional, and I recently read on a physician's blog that a negative HIV test on your health record may affect life or health insurance premiums. I have a vague idea of why this might be, but if any infectious disease, insurance or other professionals could shed some light on this, please explain!
posted by cothebadger
on Nov 19, 2010 -
Is the TSA going to be relaxing security at airports? Help settle a disagreement.. [more inside]
posted by loquat
on May 3, 2010 -
Where can I find the written laws that regulate amnesty bins at airports? (Amnesty bins are the bins right before the metal detectors in some airports where you can, according to signs, throw away anything that you can't take through security without penalty.) And, related, are these actually legally binding, or just a gentlemen's agreement? Could someone hypothetically put a stolen painting in the bin, and be free of legal consequence of having stolen it?
posted by Damn That Television
on Oct 5, 2009 -
I work in a small office with a small budget where the only full-time employees are my assistant and I, and we have separate offices. Our office has two phone lines. When one is busy, the other rings. Line one is our published office number. We each have our own voice mailbox. The problem is that you only get the "Press 1 to speak to [her], press 2 to speak to [me]" when both lines are busy or no one answers. I want to set up things so that people can select who they would like to speak to before the phone rings on our end. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Aug 4, 2009 -
Teach me about the newer colour display x ray scanners used in security checkpoints. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Apr 13, 2009 -
Anyone know if TSA agents would require you to remove a laptop from a hard shell case
during the x-ray screening process? Or are they just concerned about clutter in bags obscuring their view?
I have the Incase linked above and do not want to have to try and go through the pain of removing the thing in line... or at all for that matter :)
posted by vitrum
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Can I get some kind of license to be a motion picture theatrical exhibitor, which would allow me to dust off my VHS copy of "E.T." and show it to kids downtown for 25c each? ((For free??)) [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Oct 18, 2008 -
Does anyone know where I can show a screening of a short film (15 min.) in New York City on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by tealeaf522
on May 27, 2008 -
Airport Security Filter: Can I bring injectable Imitrex in my carry on bags without causing problems during security screening? I will be going through airports in US, UK, Africa. [more inside]
posted by cptspalding
on May 4, 2008 -
Legally, what would you call refusal to adhere to city/government by-laws to fingerprint or background check volunteer workers? I imagine it's a fairly serious crime. Location in Canada preferably, but US examples welcome. [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Mar 21, 2008 -
I'm applying for jobs that require a local law enforcement background check, and I suspect that it's turning up information that's [really] detrimental to being hired! What kind of information could they be finding? How could I find out what's on my background check? Finally, is there any way to delicately address these issues in job applications/cover letters without digging myself into a hole? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 18, 2007 -
Information on The Reid Report (AAR) pre-employment testing? Anyone take it? Fail it? Have a sample test? [more inside]
posted by rainbaby
on Jul 4, 2007 -
Did I permanently screw up my work history? Last summer I worked a string of three dead-end jobs, none of which lasted more than two weeks. One was a contractor position; the other two were regular jobs that withdrew taxes and social security on a regular basis. I was broke, desperate, and depressed at the time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 13, 2007 -
New body piercings, too recent to remove safely. Want to travel by plane. What should I expect at security? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Dec 4, 2006 -
Employment history filter: I am starting a new job after about a year of intermittent contract work padded between various stages of unemployment. Though I never lied about anything, they might uncover that my past year has in fact been really spotty in terms of work (during interviews, we talked about my contract projects, but they didn't ask about specific dates or durations). Does this make me screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 27, 2006 -
A potential new landlord told me that while my credit report came back a-ok, an issue came up on my "tenant report." I know this to be in error (the alleged "issue" occured before I even moved in to my current place). So do I have a right to view the report on me, like I do for credit? Whom do I contact in order to fix this item? They were very sketchy with the details, and this whole thing has left me even more jaded about renting. What rights do I have in regards to these "issues" and "reports"? Who does them? Are they legit? Do I have any recourse whatsoever? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I want to start screening graphics onto tshirts, patches, hoodies, etc.... [more inside]
posted by whatitis
on Dec 21, 2005 -
What are the right things to look for when screening potential adopters for your cats (or for pets in general)? [more inside]
posted by VulcanMike
on Jul 22, 2005 -
I've been actively trying to create shirts of the quality seen here
. While I'm less concerned with the technical aspects of creating a vintage/fatigued looked -- how does one go through the initial stages of design? (What program is best to design in, how should I approach the silkscreener, fabric acquisition...) [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Jul 11, 2005 -
I'm flying in a few weeks, and I'm majorly worried by some of the stories I've been hearing about physical TSA screenings
. There are certain ways I am not willing to consent to be touched by strangers, no matter what.
Do I have any recourse if I am singled out for a physical search of my person, other than not to fly at all? How can I prepare in advance for potential conflicts?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Screen-printing/Silk-screening: I'm looking to get into it to produce some t-shirt ideas I've had floating around. But I don't want to buy all the expensive equipment. Is it feasible to build your own press, provided with good instructions?
posted by Espoo2
on Sep 2, 2004 -