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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12300 on: August 16, 2017, 04:03:41 AM »
Death in Paradise. A UK crime series. I don't watch much crime, I gave them up when I was about 16.

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« Reply #12301 on: August 17, 2017, 04:45:21 AM »
I really enjoy 'light' murder mysteries. I enjoy watching:

Father Brown
Death in Paradise
Dr. Blake
The Coroner
New Tricks
Inspector Morse
Endeavour
Midsommer Murders
Lewis
Mystery!
A touch of Frost

A bit grittier:
Shetland
Inspector George Gently

Miniseries:
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« Reply #12302 on: August 17, 2017, 08:54:05 AM »
Got a new question.

If you're taking an airplane somewhere for just a few days, do you have to take all your prescriptions in the actual bottles? Can you take what you need in a small pill box and the prescription sheets the drug store gives you, or will that raise suspicions?

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« Reply #12303 on: August 17, 2017, 09:36:40 AM »
Got a new question.

If you're taking an airplane somewhere for just a few days, do you have to take all your prescriptions in the actual bottles? Can you take what you need in a small pill box and the prescription sheets the drug store gives you, or will that raise suspicions?

You could just have the sheets and the box, unless it is something regulated like a heavy narcotic pain medication. For those, you need the bottle.
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« Reply #12304 on: August 17, 2017, 11:57:01 AM »
Got a new question.

If you're taking an airplane somewhere for just a few days, do you have to take all your prescriptions in the actual bottles? Can you take what you need in a small pill box and the prescription sheets the drug store gives you, or will that raise suspicions?

I flew last week with a handful of pills in a ziploc bag. No issue.

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« Reply #12305 on: August 17, 2017, 12:51:37 PM »
Got a new question.

If you're taking an airplane somewhere for just a few days, do you have to take all your prescriptions in the actual bottles? Can you take what you need in a small pill box and the prescription sheets the drug store gives you, or will that raise suspicions?

I flew last week with a handful of pills in a ziploc bag. No issue.

Same here. I always separate my meds into individual packs for each day. If I had to take the original containers there would be a big space problem. Not to mention the fact that I don't want to put my full supply of meds at risk while traveling and taking things out of the original packaging to store at home (and then restore?) just seems awkward.

I know that they advise you to bring the original packaging but I've never had a problem in all the years I've traveled. I know what my meds are and I would be surprised if TSA didn't have a copy of the Physician's Desk Reference handy -- that includes physical descriptions of pills, which are supposed to be unique. My only issue would be that the same generic made by two different manufacturers may have different forms.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12306 on: August 17, 2017, 02:10:49 PM »
Got a new question.

If you're taking an airplane somewhere for just a few days, do you have to take all your prescriptions in the actual bottles? Can you take what you need in a small pill box and the prescription sheets the drug store gives you, or will that raise suspicions?

I generally carry the prescription bottles when possible (I have a mail-order prescription where the bottle just says what's in it, and my name etc. are on a box that it comes in), but nobody has ever asked to see them, even for international travel (Canada and Britain).
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« Reply #12307 on: August 17, 2017, 03:39:13 PM »
Thanks everyone! I probably won't take all the original bottles now. Too bulky for only a few days!

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« Reply #12308 on: August 24, 2017, 03:42:46 PM »
What is "airplane mode" on computers/phones?

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« Reply #12309 on: August 24, 2017, 03:49:38 PM »
What is "airplane mode" on computers/phones?

Airplane mode turns off wi-fi receivers on the device. Having Airplane mode on when you're on a flight means you can use the device to play games (offline of course) and watch movies, without interfering with the airplane's signals.

Having airplane mode on when you're at home means you can mess with people who try to use your computer at home, but can't figure out why they're not connecting to wi-fi.  (My dad does this all the time; turns airplane mode on, and then mom can't figure out why she can't get on the internet.) ;)

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« Reply #12310 on: August 24, 2017, 03:53:23 PM »
What is "airplane mode" on computers/phones?

Airplane mode turns off wi-fi receivers on the device. Having Airplane mode on when you're on a flight means you can use the device to play games (offline of course) and watch movies, without interfering with the airplane's signals.

Having airplane mode on when you're at home means you can mess with people who try to use your computer at home, but can't figure out why they're not connecting to wi-fi.  (My dad does this all the time; turns airplane mode on, and then mom can't figure out why she can't get on the internet.) ;)

Well, more than that, it also turns off the ability to make and receive calls and text messages. It essentially turns your phone into an out-of-service device that is only good for reading or playing what has previously been downloaded to it.

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« Reply #12311 on: August 24, 2017, 05:10:39 PM »
What is "airplane mode" on computers/phones?

Airplane mode turns off wi-fi receivers on the device. Having Airplane mode on when you're on a flight means you can use the device to play games (offline of course) and watch movies, without interfering with the airplane's signals.

Having airplane mode on when you're at home means you can mess with people who try to use your computer at home, but can't figure out why they're not connecting to wi-fi.  (My dad does this all the time; turns airplane mode on, and then mom can't figure out why she can't get on the internet.) ;)

Well, more than that, it also turns off the ability to make and receive calls and text messages. It essentially turns your phone into an out-of-service device that is only good for reading or playing what has previously been downloaded to it.

Yup - no wifi, no mobile data, no phone/text signal, no bluetooth, nothing. It sends/receives no signals of any kind.
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« Reply #12312 on: August 24, 2017, 05:49:46 PM »
Got a new question.

If you're taking an airplane somewhere for just a few days, do you have to take all your prescriptions in the actual bottles? Can you take what you need in a small pill box and the prescription sheets the drug store gives you, or will that raise suspicions?

I suggest  you visit tsa.gov why take some stranger's word for something this important when you can easily go to the authority on the matter?
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« Reply #12313 on: August 24, 2017, 05:53:23 PM »
Airplane mode = "yes, kid, you can play on my phone for a bit" mode for me  :P Not that I think my girls would INTENTIONALLY call/email/text anyone, but it also blocks things my friends might text me from popping up at the top of the screen while they're playing on it. I mean, a lot of my friends are also romance authors... writer questions are not always safe for young eyes  ::)

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« Reply #12314 on: August 24, 2017, 06:28:48 PM »
What is "airplane mode" on computers/phones?

Airplane mode turns off wi-fi receivers on the device. Having Airplane mode on when you're on a flight means you can use the device to play games (offline of course) and watch movies, without interfering with the airplane's signals.

Having airplane mode on when you're at home means you can mess with people who try to use your computer at home, but can't figure out why they're not connecting to wi-fi.  (My dad does this all the time; turns airplane mode on, and then mom can't figure out why she can't get on the internet.) ;)

Well, more than that, it also turns off the ability to make and receive calls and text messages. It essentially turns your phone into an out-of-service device that is only good for reading or playing what has previously been downloaded to it.

Yup - no wifi, no mobile data, no phone/text signal, no bluetooth, nothing. It sends/receives no signals of any kind.

Actually, not quite. Wi-fi and bluetooth (short-range transmission capabilities) can both be re-activated while in airplane mode--you just have to manually turn them back on. Some airplanes now provide in-flight wi-fi, which you can use in airplane mode. Airplane mode does turn off the connection to the cellular network (longer-range transmission), i.e., your voice, text, and data connections through your phone provider. That's the capability that truly can't be used in airplane mode. (In fact, the US Federal Communications Commission previously had a ban on cell phones use in aircraft...to protect the cell network, not the aircraft!) There's a Wikipedia article with references, if you want more info.

As RainyDays said, it effectively turns your phone into a out-of-service device--you can do anything except functions that require the cell network. I actually have an old smartphone now that lives in airplane mode since it no longer has a valid sim-card--as long as it stays at home where it can connect to wi-fi, it still works fine as a web-surfing device.