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TSA won't allow uncharged devices on flights

by on08 July 2014

Laptops, phones and tablets

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has made travelling to the US or intercontinental flights via the US to to other continents a bit more unpleasant.

Thanks to a recent decision the TSA might ban you from flying if your phone is out of juice. This might sound like a bad joke but the news was covered by many mainstream media outlets and it spread quite fast in the tech community. The Washington Post calls it "Bad news. Horrible news" and have to agree.

The TSA might ask you to turn on your phone, laptop or tablet and in case they won't turn on, they won't be allowed on board. This means that you will have to pay special attention and conserve power on your phone, tablet and notebook while on the road. Otherwise there’s a chance they won't let you fly.

Many geeks tend to use their phones, tablets and laptops until they discharge and in case there is a layover on some of the airports, the TSA might give you a hard time. This might be good news for some battery and external battery makers so Wall Street is probably about to start investing in this industry, along with the necessary mineral stocks as we speak.

Apparently it is not enough that we need to buy overpriced liquids exclusively at airports, but now some contractor can win a sweetheart contract to install some quick chargers at airports across the nation – and probably make millions as people will rather pay a few bucks for a quick charge, then throw their phones away.

The TSA can probably hire more people in order to now check devices, which means more government jobs and government spending, along with more money for companies who make all sorts of equipment and stuff for this Orwellian agency.
This measure reminds us of a South Park episode and nobody gets the point across quite like Matt and Trey.


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