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2010-09-14 02:03:45 PM  
tallguywithglasseson: Jobs said it wouldn't make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane

Which is what makes it the perfect crime.


Indeed. New terrorist not on any list buys a private plane, brings dangerous weapons past security citing "it doesnt make sense to hijack my own private plane," and then past the security, covertly hands to other terrorists.

Jobs is being a short sighted douche on this one.
 
2010-09-14 02:03:50 PM  
I hate any product or service that has punctuation in its name:

"..officials at an airport barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private plane, SPA! magazine reported in its latest issue."

It reads as if his private plane is named SPA and the writer is very excited about it.
 
2010-09-14 02:04:57 PM  
The Owned race around and impress everyone with their "airplane security", while the Owners take all the extra profit generated by that "airplane".

meanwhile, the workers are all used up with real wages that have changed very little in the last 30 years.

now THAT is Freedom, baby!
 
2010-09-14 02:05:12 PM  
LISA! Let's see IBM do a cheap knockoff of that, eh Steve? LISA will kick their asses, and with hippy power. Sweet, patchouli-scented, PARC hippy power.
 
2010-09-14 02:05:29 PM  
hestheone: ignatiusst: He's never going back to Japan because they made him throw away his shuriken?! We *are* talking about the CEO of Apple, right? Not some 12 year-old boy throwing a temper tantrum?

Screw them, I'm never going there either.

/not that I ever would have. still mad about WWII


Hey, give Japan a break. At least they're trying. (new window)

/applauds that, actually

Anyway, Jobs was held to the same standard as us common folk, so again, good on the Japanese.
 
2010-09-14 02:07:57 PM  
So how do we get him to stop coming back to the US?
 
2010-09-14 02:08:43 PM  
I don't this the Japanese really want him to return, either.
 
2010-09-14 02:08:58 PM  
enjoy Apple v. MS bantering between fanbois of their own deep dark software desire.

/*nix snob
 
2010-09-14 02:12:35 PM  
fonebone45: Don't they know he's clearly above the law??

Considering the fact this is a guy who refuses to have his car registered to protect his privacy, you're more right than you think.
 
2010-09-14 02:14:28 PM  
1. Make up crazy story for dar Interwebs.
2. Subject of story denies it, so assert that denial was anticipated and therefore should be dismissed.
3. Profit.
 
2010-09-14 02:16:35 PM  
zz9: He should have a word with Uma Thurman. She flew from Japan with a samurai sword with no problem.

/Tried to find appropriate Kill Bill pic but failed.


As long as the sword wasn't in her carry on luggage, you're missing that point.
 
2010-09-14 02:16:55 PM  
TheOtherMisterP: I hate any product or service that has punctuation in its name:

"..officials at an airport barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private plane, SPA! magazine reported in its latest issue."

It reads as if his private plane is named SPA and the writer is very excited about it.


Well to be fair, SOZ * SOY * SOX * . . . * AAB * AAA would take way too long to type out.
 
2010-09-14 02:17:03 PM  
He didn't pop smoke and escape???

This story is obviously fake.
 
2010-09-14 02:17:33 PM  
schattenteufel: Why does Japan hate our freedoms?

Because you're on their soil, their rules.
 
2010-09-14 02:18:24 PM  
I have a feeling within the next couple of days we will hear that the Japansese Embassy sent Jobs a shiatton of ninja stars and other rare and antique artifacts to apologize...
 
2010-09-14 02:19:17 PM  
darkmayo: eggrolls: To: Japan
From: Everybody else

Don't piss off the king nerd. Seriously. His followers cannot be trusted to be reasonable.

Unless you really want to be hacked back into the 1800s.

Just a friendly suggestion.

What the Mac Nerds are going to make a scathing but brilliantly edited video and a series of photos and spoken word poetry about how mean Japan is?


I can see that actually happening, it's just a matter of time.
 
2010-09-14 02:20:46 PM  
Was Hattori Hanso involved here?
 
2010-09-14 02:21:00 PM  
Ponzholio: I have a feeling within the next couple of days we will hear that the Japansese Embassy sent Jobs a shiatton of ninja stars and other rare and antique artifacts to apologize...

Oh and maybe tell him what a big penis he has, lets all bow down to the Corporate Overmenschen, while the average disposable income alloted to the workers has dropped 10.7% since 1987.
 
2010-09-14 02:23:16 PM  
meowgret thatcher: Genju: eggrolls: To: Japan
From: Everybody else

Don't piss off the king nerd. Seriously. His followers cannot be trusted to be reasonable.

Unless you really want to be hacked back into the 1800s.

Just a friendly suggestion.

Since when do Apple followers know how to hack much of anything beyond pushing a power button?

Came here to watch the hate piled on Apple. God forbid you shouldn't enjoy Gates-approved crap, you might just get called a socialist.


Oh don't worry, I do say "I hate Windows" at least once a day at work. Usually has to do with it saying a file I want to delete is in use but then doesn't tell me what process is actually using it, or something along those lines.

No, the reason I hate Apple is that they control the hardware so bad that they can't support anything outside of their tight little comfort zone, and then make it look like that's some sort of victory. If not for the better hardware support of Windows (buggy as it may be for some combination of hardware) there would either be a hardware monopoly (assuming Apple takes a huge market share gain over any other UNIX flavor in the absence of MS) or Apple would open up to more hardware and then be just as buggy.

On top of that, they really enjoy raping their user base for such menial design differences. But who wouldn't when each time they get railed they respond with "Please, sir. May I have another?"

static.centernetworks.com
 
2010-09-14 02:23:28 PM  
griffer: What is the deal with nerds and ninjas?

No, you can't study the ancient black arts of Ninjitsu and kick the bully's ass. No, not yours, you skinny little twat. Quit fantasizing.


What's even funnier is these ninjas:
www.almightydad.com
Never existed.

The all black "shadow warrior" ninja was a product of kabuki theater. Kabuki used all black backgrounds so stage hands could move set pieces around and be largely ignored by the audience. Someone had the bright idea of representing a ninja in a play with one of those stage hands to appear to come out of nowhere and attack their opponent. And thus began the long road to pop culture ninjas doing back flips in black pajamas.

However that's not to say they didn't exist. They just looked more like this:
rlv.zcache.com

If you want to be an assassin or commit espionage in feudal Japan, do you want to wear an all black uniform that will stick out like a sore thumb or walk around hidden in plain site dressed as a peasant?
 
2010-09-14 02:27:21 PM  
tender: Apparently the majority of you didn't you see the word 'gullible' written in the headline.

You're an iFan aren't you?
 
2010-09-14 02:28:59 PM  
You can carry weapons on your private plane, as long as you keep your private plane out of the "sterile" area of an airport. Some airports have separate, non-sterile terminals for private aircraft, and it's up to the aircraft owner or his pilot to know which airports can accommodate the owner's desire to carry weapons. Of course, local, non-aviation laws regarding weapons still apply at any particular airport.
 
2010-09-14 02:29:01 PM  
It was probably a gift for Larry Ellison to use in his battles against google and microsoft.
lh6.ggpht.com
/Hot like a tokkuri of sake
 
2010-09-14 02:30:16 PM  
性交の肯定
This says
fugging A in Kanji (or as close as possible).
New Jersey folke greeting;fuggin A!!!
Too bad Steve get a Jobs aint rich like Bill Gates.
Bill Gates has the 430 warmed up and waiting beside the tie down for his very nice conversion.
Beats the hell out of that old Ford Fleetline van you had as a rotten kid, huh Bill?
Unless you just can't afford a corporate Helicopter, or you are sight seeing, or just suicidal surface streets and J-line are nowhere for a busy executive to be seen.
The Microsoft guys probably sent some nice things to the guys out at the airport.
You can bet they got a 性交の肯定 card from Bill(Bad Boy)Gates.
MICORESOFF: BETTERIST COMPUT EVAR! WINdERZ 7 RIIITTTEEE!!!
 
2010-09-14 02:31:21 PM  
MycroftHolmes: Barakku: Have fun with the massive negative publicity backlash, Japanese TSA.

Yep, they were stupid, not allowing prohibited weapons into a secured area, just because the person said they were going to a private jet. No one who has ever had a private jet has even been sympathetic to terrorist causes. I hate stupid Japanese TSA, don't they know that each rule should be enforced based on the name recognition of the person involved.

This got handled right. You should not let weapons past the security checkpoint into a secured area. How do people not get this??????


Some people seem to be under the delusion that their god should get special treatment.
 
2010-09-14 02:33:49 PM  
I like how some people are gullible enough to accept that this incident didn't happen because a magazine made by Apple claims it didn't happen.
 
2010-09-14 02:35:10 PM  
MightyPez: What's even funnier is these ninjas:

Never existed.

The all black "shadow warrior" ninja was a product of kabuki theater. Kabuki used all black backgrounds so stage hands could move set pieces around and be largely ignored by the audience. Someone had the bright idea of representing a ninja in a play with one of those stage hands to appear to come out of nowhere and attack their opponent. And thus began the long road to pop culture ninjas doing back flips in black pajamas.


Really?!? Ninjas never dressed in black under cover of night?

upload.wikimedia.org
~Hokusai, sketches, 1817
 
2010-09-14 02:36:59 PM  
www.fightlinker.com

jobs training in 1977.
 
2010-09-14 02:38:18 PM  
Eirik: Gaseous Anomaly: Airline security would be even less effective (if that's possible), if we create loopholes like Steve-O wants.

"Dude, what's with the guns?"
"It's OK, I'm, uh, flying in my private jet"
"Carry on then"

That's also why they screen pilots - you wouldn't want someone to be able to bypass security by buying a uniform and/or faking an ID. Even though one wouldn't expect an airline pilot to hijack his own flight.

Also, not to put too fine a point on it, but pilots and authorized (or seemingly authorized) personel have crashed or attempted to crash airliners before:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Southwest_Airlines_Flight_1771
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FedEx_Flight_705
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EgyptAir_Flight_990

Granted, screening wouldn't have stopped that last one, but just because you're in command or authorized doesn't mean you're sane.


True
image.guardian.co.uk

i.l.cnn.net

www.topnews.in
 
2010-09-14 02:39:50 PM  
JohnBigBootay: saintstryfe: Probably a fake story.

AppleInsider Update (new window)

Yeah. When I'm trying to debunk an embarrassing story about steve jobs I always make sure to check apple insider (i.e., The Ministry of Truth) for the real scoop.


Stop insulting the iFan's bible.
 
2010-09-14 02:40:46 PM  
griffer: MightyPez: What's even funnier is these ninjas:

Never existed.

The all black "shadow warrior" ninja was a product of kabuki theater. Kabuki used all black backgrounds so stage hands could move set pieces around and be largely ignored by the audience. Someone had the bright idea of representing a ninja in a play with one of those stage hands to appear to come out of nowhere and attack their opponent. And thus began the long road to pop culture ninjas doing back flips in black pajamas.

Really?!? Ninjas never dressed in black under cover of night?


~Hokusai, sketches, 1817


Oh, wait, reading the WHOLE wiki article seems to lend weight to your position.

Carry on.
 
F42
2010-09-14 02:41:01 PM  
MightyPez: The all black "shadow warrior" ninja was a product of kabuki theater. Kabuki used all black backgrounds so stage hands could move set pieces around and be largely ignored by the audience.

The popular notion of black clothing is likely rooted in artistic convention. Early drawings of ninjas were shown to be dressed in black in order to portray a sense of invisibility.[3] This convention was an idea borrowed from the puppet handlers of bunraku theater, who dressed in total black in an effort to simulate props moving independently of their controls.


/ninja!
 
2010-09-14 02:42:15 PM  
FTA: "Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs said he'll never return to Japan..."

What a douche. I hope every country in the world pisses this guy off. Then he can either live with the mole people under the earth or admit what a hissy crybaby he is.
 
2010-09-14 02:43:35 PM  
SharkTrager: fonebone45: Don't they know he's clearly above the law??

Considering the fact this is a guy who refuses to have his car registered to protect his privacy, you're more right than you think.


For real? I wasn't aware of this.
 
2010-09-14 02:47:44 PM  
F42: MightyPez: The all black "shadow warrior" ninja was a product of kabuki theater. Kabuki used all black backgrounds so stage hands could move set pieces around and be largely ignored by the audience.

The popular notion of black clothing is likely rooted in artistic convention. Early drawings of ninjas were shown to be dressed in black in order to portray a sense of invisibility.[3] This convention was an idea borrowed from the puppet handlers of bunraku theater, who dressed in total black in an effort to simulate props moving independently of their controls.


/ninja!


There are two positions for me to take on this. One being my limited knowledge of Japanese theater and the different style, or two being my mistake was intentional to ensnare weeaboos.

A bigger man would admit the truth, but I'm going to go with weeaboo trap anyway.
 
2010-09-14 02:51:03 PM  
griffer: griffer: MightyPez: What's even funnier is these ninjas:

Never existed.

The all black "shadow warrior" ninja was a product of kabuki theater. Kabuki used all black backgrounds so stage hands could move set pieces around and be largely ignored by the audience. Someone had the bright idea of representing a ninja in a play with one of those stage hands to appear to come out of nowhere and attack their opponent. And thus began the long road to pop culture ninjas doing back flips in black pajamas.

Really?!? Ninjas never dressed in black under cover of night?


~Hokusai, sketches, 1817

Oh, wait, reading the WHOLE wiki article seems to lend weight to your position.

Carry on.


I was about to say couldn't it have been both? The disguise for regular assassinations, the black outfit for situtions where they wer doign spy work, maybe some burgarly? But let me look at the wiki article.
 
2010-09-14 02:51:14 PM  
Latinwolf: SharkTrager: fonebone45: Don't they know he's clearly above the law??

Considering the fact this is a guy who refuses to have his car registered to protect his privacy, you're more right than you think.

For real? I wasn't aware of this.


www.cultofmac.com
 
2010-09-14 02:52:44 PM  
ignatiusst: He's never going back to Japan because they made him throw away his shuriken?! We *are* talking about the CEO of Apple, right? Not some 12 year-old boy throwing a temper tantrum?

Same difference.
 
2010-09-14 02:54:44 PM  
Latinwolf: SharkTrager: fonebone45: Don't they know he's clearly above the law??

Considering the fact this is a guy who refuses to have his car registered to protect his privacy, you're more right than you think.

For real? I wasn't aware of this.


I wouldn't believe everything you read in an apple hater thread. There was a Fark thread not too long ago about Jobs driving his benz around without a license plate, and parking like a douche. But I think it might have been because people steal his plates all the time, or he's just willing to pay whatever small fine he would receive. Anyways, does anyone in their right mind think that Jobs has much privacy left with all the haters and paparazzi following his every move? I'm not a fan of his policy decisions, but I kind of feel sorry for the guy in the sense that he can't go out in public without being trampled by hordes of fanboys and haters.
 
2010-09-14 02:57:42 PM  
Latinwolf: I was about to say couldn't it have been both? The disguise for regular assassinations, the black outfit for situtions where they wer doign spy work, maybe some burgarly? But let me look at the wiki article.

The problem with black is a practical one. Unless your being viewed against a moonless starless sky or are walking against a pitch black backdrop, black sticks out. Particularly in a city.

Combined with the fact that these outfits would be considered uniforms. Crawling through the city in a getup like that may make hiding in the shadows easier, but as soon as you're spotted you're cooked. Whereas if you walked around dressed as a merchant or a farmer you can plausibly deny any wrong doing. "Oh, I'm sorry officer, I didn't realize I couldn't be in here. Can I go back to selling my rice?"
 
2010-09-14 03:03:09 PM  
ignatiusst: He's never going back to Japan because they made him throw away his shuriken?! We *are* talking about the CEO of Apple, right? Not some 12 year-old boy throwing a temper tantrum?

what's the difference?
 
2010-09-14 03:05:57 PM  
www.wikipremed.com
 
2010-09-14 03:06:07 PM  
Just because I like the topic of the psychology of war, I'll add some more.

Take this picture:
www.411mania.com

Very similar to what we would think of as the archetypicial ninja outfit. But SWAT teams are anything but stealthy. Having a group of people in uniform, faceless, and charging at you is incredibly intimidating. These uniforms, besides certain practical aspects, are a psychological tactic used to express a show of force and cause panic and fear.
 
2010-09-14 03:17:20 PM  
tallguywithglasseson: Jobs said it wouldn't make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane

Which is what makes it the perfect crime.


No. If he murdered the tie it would be a perfect crime.

/obscure?
 
2010-09-14 03:25:59 PM  
Latinwolf: schattenteufel: Why does Japan hate our freedoms?

Because you're on their soil, their rules.



Yeah, I know. I was being facetious.
 
2010-09-14 03:26:23 PM  
Litig8r: MycroftHolmes: fluffy2097: ZeroCorpse: MorePeasPlease: Doesn't Steve live in CA?

CAL. PEN. CODE § 12020 : California Code - Section 12020

(a)Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison:

(1)Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any cane gun or wallet gun, any undetectable firearm, any firearm which is not immediately recognizable as a firearm, any camouflaging firearm container, any ammunition which contains or consists of any fléchette dart, any bullet containing or carrying an explosive agent, any ballistic knife, any multiburst trigger activator, any nunchaku, any short-barreled shotgun, any short-barreled rifle, any metal knuckles, any belt buckle knife, any leaded cane, any zip gun, any shuriken, any unconventional pistol, any lipstick case knife, any cane sword, any shobi-zue, any air gauge knife, any writing pen knife, any metal military practice handgrenade or metal replica handgrenade, or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sap, or sandbag.

(11)As used in this section, a "shuriken" means any instrument, without handles, consisting of a metal plate having three or more radiating points with one or more sharp edges and designed in the shape of a polygon, trefoil, cross, star, diamond, or other geometric shape for use as a weapon for throwing.

Seriously? You can't own sword-canes, nunchaku, or shuriken in California?


hah. just another day in junior high metal shop back in the 70's. Was a small forest of shurikens on the shop ceiling.
 
2010-09-14 03:31:56 PM  
So, no one read the official Apple response?
Link (new window)
 
2010-09-14 03:33:27 PM  
iTool
 
2010-09-14 03:40:42 PM  
Genju: Oh don't worry, I do say "I hate Windows" at least once a day at work. Usually has to do with it saying a file I want to delete is in use but then doesn't tell me what process is actually using it, or something along those lines.

Try this (new window)

Been using it for years.
 
2010-09-14 03:41:57 PM  
imfallen_angel: Genju: Oh don't worry, I do say "I hate Windows" at least once a day at work. Usually has to do with it saying a file I want to delete is in use but then doesn't tell me what process is actually using it, or something along those lines.

Try this (new window)

Been using it for years.


Love that tool. Infinitely useful on shared network drives where people dump documents
 
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