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Comment: I get systematically checked (Score 1) 1160 1160

for a variety of reasons:
* I don't look 'typical' for what the passport says
* I don't or usually don't live in the country that has issued the passport
* The passport for the country is issued in another country than what the passport is for
* I am not American but the tickets I use are often paid with an American credit card. When the (return) flights from Europe to USA were paid with an American credit card, that is an instant check - even when paid by spouse.
* If I was traveling to more interesting continents than just Europe and North America, I bet I would meet the rubber glove .. plane foods makes me sick, so when flying intercontinental and not eating or drinking, that is usually depending on the country, a higher risk for search.

Microsoft Claims OpenDocument is Too Slow 553 553

SirClicksalot writes "Microsoft claims that the OpenDocument Format (ODF) is too slow for easy use. They cite a study carried out by ZDNet.com that compared OpenOffice.org 2.0 with the XML formats in Microsoft Office 2003. This comes after the international standards body ISO approved ODF earlier this month." From the ZDNet article: "'The use of OpenDocument documents is slower to the point of not really being satisfactory,' Alan Yates, the general manager of Microsoft's information worker strategy, told ZDNet UK on Wednesday. 'The Open XML format is designed for performance. XML is fundamentally slower than binary formats so we have made sure that customers won't notice a big difference in performance.'"

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.

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