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Technology company MSI resorted to overwhelming force - well, one armed, shaven-headed security goon - to curtail a casual visit to its IFA booth by a Register Hardware reporter.
MSI at IFA: keep your filthy hands off my netbook
And all we wanted to do was ask about the Wind netbook's battery life.
We didn't get to put out questions - we'd barely stepped onto the stand when a couple of suits barked at us in German to get the heck off it, while the company's paramilitaries steered us back onto the show floor.
Is that a gun in your pocket or are... oh, it is a gun
Alas, our German wasn't up to enquiring about the nature of the heightened circumstances that warranted such a show of force - or to ask under what conditions the guards would feel it to deploy their hefty sidearms.
Worried about punters seeking out six-cell power packs, perhaps...
Nothing to see here, move on
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