[Coco] Coco and airport xray
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
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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