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Comment Consider rest of Citizen line (Score 1) 232

The Skyhawk may not be to OP's liking as it's a bit Flava Flav-esque, but don't let that dissuade you from Citizen Eco-Drive. I've been rocking a titanium Citizen for fifteen years now as well. is an image of one of its brothers. They're built like a tank, never need a battery replacement (though eventually the rechargeable will need changing, but that is possible), and this one has the benefit of having a countdown timer in the digital portion of it.

If you want to go all-out nerd cred, there are upgraded versions that will receive WWVB (and its global peers) timekeeping broadcasts, or even full on GPS time from the satellites. They do have a bluetooth-enabled line called Proximity, but I'm suspect of any consumer technology-tied device with a long projected lifespan, as the lifecycles are totally different.

Comment one word answer: don't (Score 3, Insightful) 338

Fortigate will do what you need out of the box, paired with Fortianalyzer.

The bigger question is WTH you're doing with this. You can't put monitoring software on the devices, but you can look at every last bit they send and receive? Legal issues are a far bigger problem when data is in transit (as in flying across the network) than when it's at rest on the device. You won't even see everything, as a lot is TLS-protected and if it's a phone, it can bypass the fixed network entirely. I somehow doubt that he's making his wife and kids agree to an AUP that allows this sort of monitoring.

Comment Re:Ok to carry drugs now? (Score 1) 285

In a word, no.

The directive means they can't go looking for evidence of crimes that are not primary in their mission. If, during the course of their search to make sure you're not carrying contraband onto an airplane (ie, dangerous shit like knitting needles) they find prima facie evidence of a crime (your coke, a severed head, "interesting" pictures involving a horse), they'll turn you over to local law enforcement.

All this means is that they're limited to investigating air safety. Unless they stumble across something that is clearly illegal (and $4300 cash is NOT that), they cannot do anything. Even if they do find something interesting, they cannot detain you, as they are not law enforcement. Those two things are what the ACLU fought for here. Even though they're a bunch of data-profiling dickwads (and that was why I stopped my sponsorship of them), they do get it right now and then.

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