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    There was a time not too long ago when we were directed to turn our smartphones, tablets, and other personal electronic devices off as soon as we got on a plane and the cabin door was closed. The theory was that turning a page on your Nook, playing Space Invaders on a portable gaming system, or listening to your Walkman would somehow interfere with the guidance system and cause everyone onboard to plummet to their death. Though that may not have been the official reason, plenty of airline employees repeated the concern until it was eventually accepted as gospel. Luckily, manufactures began ...

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    I've been doing some flying recently. Not the fun kind, though, with a fighter jet or bungee cord or wax wings. Rather, I've been cris-crossing the country the dull, pedestrian way, packed like a sardine into a metal tube with hundreds of similarly compressed commuters, all of us sneezing on each other, grudgingly eating dry sandwiches for $8 apiece, and wondering what sort of life decisions have landed us is coach class for a six-hour flight. Not that I'm bitter or anything. The one thing that keeps me sane during air travel (other than comedian Louis C.K.'s hilarious reminder that ...

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