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Re: TSA Kills Dead Devices' Ticket to Ride
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2014-07-08 13:07:52
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In a move that's bound to raise the power management consciousness of air travelers, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Sunday announced a ban on electronic devices that won't power up before they're carried onto a plane. During the security examination conducted by TSA officers before passengers board a plane, travelers may be asked to power up some electronic devices, the agency said. Powerless devices will not be permitted on board the aircraft, and travelers may undergo additional screening.

Re: TSA Kills Dead Devices' Ticket to Ride
Posted by: Kagehi 2014-07-08 13:09:35 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
Ok.. Wait... Let me get this straight.. They want you to do this as some sort of evidence its a working device, not a bomb, or such, so.. if it was a bomb, or the like, now it gets set off in the f-ing airport, by turning it on, instead of on the plane? WTF? Just more proof that these people are total idiots.

Re: TSA Kills Dead Devices' Ticket to Ride
Posted by: Fetrow 2014-07-12 00:16:57 In reply to: Kagehi
Setting it off is NOT the idea. Turning on the device is to show the batteries are actually batteries and not explosives.

Still, it would be much better a small explosive goes off at a security checkpoint and only kill a few people rather than on an airliner and kill everyone on board.
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