Airport Security

A few days ago, I saw this coming on XKCD.

A laptop battery contains roughly the stored energy of a hand grenade, and if shorted it … hey! You can’t arrest me if I prove your rules inconsistent!

It’s so annoying that you always have to get everything out of your pockets, and your bag, for “security reasons”. There is no added security. If I really were to blow up the plane, I would have tons of options that wouldn’t be detected. It’s just a matter to let people think they’re secure, at the expense of travel comfort.

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  1. Tommi 1. November, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

    So true, but there’s also an added bonus of weeding out the most obvious nut cases with knives and stuff away.

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