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I'm primarily a computer and photography enthusiast, but I have a variety of other interests as well, from video games to fountain pens. I take the accuracy and correctness of my contributions very seriously; if there are any problems with my posts, feel free to edit them or let me know in chat if you have any questions or comments.

As a photographer, I use a Pentax K-5 (as well as a K-r as a backup or secondary camera), with a small selection of Pentax lenses. You can also find me on Pentax Forums.


Gravatar derived from D&D red dragon on Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of LittleDrakon, CC BY-SA

Note that I'm not really into tabletop RPGs. I simply felt that this image suits me best.

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comment Amtrak “large sharp objects” restriction: Are small knives included?
The gun restriction was later lifted, replaced with a set of regulations specifying how firearms may be transported in checked baggage, though
Aug
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comment Amtrak “large sharp objects” restriction: Are small knives included?
See web.archive.org/web/20040604003609/http://www.amtrak.com/plan/… (emphasis added): "Prohibited items ... Guns, firearms, ammunition, explosives and weapons of any kind ... Some small personal items, such as scissors and pocket knives (which are not allowed on commercial airplanes), are permitted on board trains." This is an old document dating to June 2004, though, so I'm just not sure if this still holds today...
Aug
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comment Amtrak “large sharp objects” restriction: Are small knives included?
I did get screened for explosives on one trip, but my baggage was not subjected to a metal detector or x-ray scan. The way this restriction is worded would seem to exclude such small knives, covering large, potentially dangerous (in normal handling) sharp implements instead, but I'm not sure how this would actually be interpreted. I kind of remember reading an older Amtrak publication regarding restricted items stating that such small knives are excluded from these restrictions because they are considered "personal items," though...
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accepted Amtrak “large sharp objects” restriction: Are small knives included?
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