[Tagging] Airport power and USB stations

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Jun 19 12:10:05 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 2:28 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> At a lot of tool stores they sell a cheap little metal tab that is a key
> fob, and it has various tabs along its sides that are shaped for standard
> and phillips screws (a tapered tab to fit into one of the slots on a
> phillips screw).
> Put it on your keyring and you can open a lot more sizes of screws than a
> dime or single driver ever could.

I used to do that, but found I had to use a key retractor to avoid having
it tear holes in my pockets.

> Just be aware that getting spotted "tampering" with the outlets -
> especially now since modern airports have hundreds of outlets for personal
> use - could land you in a small security room for a couple hours, or on a
> list.

Portland International seems to be a notable exception (to the point that
most of these protective doors, having been left open by accident by
various people, have been ripped off entirely).
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