Monday, August 17, 2015

TSA: how to pass security check if you lost your ID

This just happened to me and when I reached TSA I only had on me 2 only had 2 defunct passports on me and was pre-check through GOES.
Here is what I learned:
In such situation GOES is worth nothing, won't help.
Obsolete passport don't count as ID (makes no sense to me either)
So here is what works according to the TSA supervisor:


  • 3 pieces with your name, one of which should include your photo: obsolete passports, electricity bill, a magazine with your name and address on it, credit card, Costco card
  • Answer some Bank-security type questions like "give me a former address you lived in"
Then you go through pat-down, so if you're not a fan of the body scanner you can skip this box and go to pat down directly.

QLink Ally - it works!

  • it works
  • small
CONSLUSION: With cell phone, wifi and now IoT, EMF are everywhere. If you are sensitive to them and don't know how to change their vibration, you can use this little device.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hamilton Beach 96700 orange juicer (+tip to stabilizing the steel bowl)


  • sturdy
  • simple
  • easy to clean
  • powerful
CONCLUSION: This is an industrial motor in a 5mm thick steel enclosure.

TIP: to stabilize the bowl, line the top of the motor with gripping fabric.