Perhaps you saw the news about the latest airport security decree issued this weekend. From a CNN report:
The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday that security screeners at overseas airports may ask U.S.-bound passengers to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren't explosive devices.
They won't allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then undergo additional screening.
Here’s a reaction posted to Facebook by longtime Network World contributor Dave Kearns:
“So rather than paying a fee to recycle old electronics, I can take out the battery and bring them to the airport?”
Brilliant! Provided it doesn’t land you on a no-fly list for life.