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Friday, 29 October 2010 09:10

Apple fanboys not terrorists say Airport security

Written by Nick Farell


Waving in the Air
While it is still giving users of other brands of laptop hell, the US Transportation Security Administration will wave through Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air.

The TSA has announced that passengers may leave their machine in its bag when passing through the checkpoint. This means that the Air will join the Apple iPad as brands of machines that will not be hassled by staff looking for terrorist gear, It is not an exception just for Apple gear. Apparently it is all to do with the size of the screen. Apparently the 13" MacBook Air is still a potential terror tool in the eyes of the US security people. This is despite the fact that one of them costs the same as the gross domestic product of Afghanistan and unlikely to be used by terrorists.

It all begs the question about these daft security checks. Why can officers scan an 11-inch machine when it is in a bag, but require special access to anything larger? The answer that these checks are nothing about security at all, but a deliberate attempt to deter people from travelling and to help make us all paranoid. (In your case, it seems to be working. sub.ed.)
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+7 #1 Warhead 2010-10-29 10:39
"Apparently the 13" MacBook Air is still a potential terror tool in the eyes of the US security people"

One word = LOL :D
 
 
+5 #2 valhar2000 2010-10-29 12:01
Quote:
The answer that these checks are nothing about security at all, but a deliberate attempt to deter people from travelling and to help make us all paranoid.


I don't think it goes as far as that; I think that they do this to show that they are doing something. They don't have any idea how to properly secure flights, anymore than you and I do, but they can't say that, or they will loose their jobs, so they put on a show and hope for the best.

The sad thing is that it works. Very few people dare to stand up to this and call for proper reform. So, we get enormous increases in hassle while being as unsafe as ever before.
 
 
+16 #3 nele 2010-10-29 12:23
Well since 9/11 haven't seen any successful attacks against airliners, but I doubt this has much to do with airport security...

Nobody is even trying to bring them down and why would they? There are plenty of crowded places and vulnerable targets that can be attacked with a much better chance of inflicting casualties and generating fear.

For example - Apple stores at launch day.
 
 
+1 #4 yasin 2010-10-29 16:07
tbf, its too thin to put a bomb in anyway
 
 
0 #5 iicsus 2010-10-29 19:02
Quoting nele:
For example - Apple stores at launch day.



That's just wishful thinking...
 
 
+1 #6 Fud_u 2010-10-30 09:06
Apple hardcore fanboy are terrorist in psychological ways. They are incapable of changes. A slight changes in the atmosphere can send them raging on the forum and blog.

According to IOA (Institue of Anti-fanboy).
 
 
0 #7 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-30 17:05
Quoting nele:
For example - Apple stores at launch day.



Not really! Usually, on crap launch day, apple drones make really long lines outside the store, so a terrorist attack with a stationary bomb won't cut it. They would have to carpet-bomb the sidewalks to actually inflict some damage, you know, to some unfortunates passing by right then, other than that no-one will actually miss drones, especially apple ones.
 

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