A MIT PhD student talks aboutbieng a geek on a transatlantic flight:
Meanwhile, here I am in seat 45L, aching to blurt out: “just let me check out the system, I’m sure I can help. After all, I am a geek.” But I can’t bring myself to say it. I’m sure they would have been worried. Maybe that I would try to crack the system. Fly the plane remotely from the entertainment center or something. Or they might worry about my three-day stuble and slightly middle-eastern features. And what do I know anyways, I’m just a passenger.