#1
OK I have a few questions about mailing stuff to my best friend in Iraq (he's in the Army, duh). I have a power cord for his laptop cuz his broke, a thumb drive with some TV episodes on it, and a bottle of Captain Morgan.

He says his brother has mailed him booze from here at home so I shouldn't worry about it being confiscated. Anyone have any experience of alcohol being confiscated?

Secondly, will I have to worry about the thumb drive going through any magnetic fields like a metal detector? Will the magnetic field erase the flash drive? Do I need to wrap it in something special? I should probably know this seeing that I'm majoring in Physics but alas, I don't

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#4
put porn on the thumb drive

but make the pr0n in a password protect folder leave a letter explaining the contents of said Pass-folder along with the password and i gurantee you he will love you forever
#5
I don't have a CD burner, and he's got almost a terabyte of porn on 2 hard drives, I think he's all set in that department. Haha he like rents the hard drives out to people, it's actually kinda funny.

I just need to know if I need some sort of electromagnetic shielding material to wrap the thumb drive in in case it goes through any sort of metal detector!
#6
Quote by rcw110131
I don't have a CD burner, and he's got almost a terabyte of porn on 2 hard drives, I think he's all set in that department. Haha he like rents the hard drives out to people, it's actually kinda funny.

I just need to know if I need some sort of electromagnetic shielding material to wrap the thumb drive in in case it goes through any sort of metal detector!

that wouldnt delete anything

its like taking your ipod or Camera through a metal detector

it only detects it
#7
I would hold off on sending the booze......Im stationed in Okinawa and we cant receive alcohol.......we cant even get more than three packs of cigerettes in the mail....
#8
Send us anything you got.
If you have little george forman grills, tiny microwaves, hot plates, laptops, things that are compact like that that you don't use, SEND THEM! WE WILL USE THEM!
Send porn mags or DVD's, hide/tape them under the bottom flaps of a cardboard box. Send regular DVD's. Games, game systems, etc. Just nothing big.
The trip over is very hot, though. If you don't know whether or not it will melt, put it in the microwave for 1min on high. If it melts, we probably won't get it in its original state.
Boxes of skittles from 5th and 6th grade classes used to come that were all melted into one giant ball that was about a foot and a half in dimensions, we cut pieces off it for a week.
Toys. Yes, little children's toys. Transformers, spiderman, anything like that. Don't send GI Joe or Barbie, though. They don't like/appreciate GI Joe/Barbie (I'm sure you can tell why). Patrol hands them to the kids and hopefully the fugly kids dont throw rocks at em.
Mechanix/light, tight/form fitting gloves for shooting or, you know how when you leave your car in the sun for an hour or two and when you touch the roof you get burned? Yeah, well Humvees are metal and it's about 120-130 out there.
Porn again, put it on a flash drive, figure something out. ANYTHING.
Alcohol. Anything. Put vodka in a big industrial bottle of Listerine, add a few drops of green food coloring. This will work with anything clear. Whisky/tequila in apple juice bottles. Be creative.
Chewing tobacco/smokes. CDs even.