[Coco] Coco and airport xray

Phill Harvey-Smith afra at ramoth.org.uk
Sat Apr 7 18:12:48 EDT 2018

On 07/04/2018 22:42, Dave Philipsen wrote:
> As a side note, many people including myself, regularly fly with 
> notebook computers and we've never had problems (that I know of) with 
> floppies, EPROMs, or any of the internal electrical components of the 
> computer.

The other ionizing radiation you and your machine would be exposed to on 
a flight is cosmic radiation which you are normally protected from by 
the thickness of the atmosphere. Of course on a plane flying at 10km / 
30,000feet you have that much less atmosphere between you and the cosmic 
rays so you get a dose.

It's nothing really to worry about (for either you or your CoCo) for 
individual flights however I believe that plane crew are monitored as 
they have repeated exposure.



Phill Harvey-Smith, Programmer, Hardware hacker, and general eccentric !

"You can twist perceptions, but reality won't budge" -- Rush.

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