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(WJNO)   Some guy penetrates JFK Airport's $100 million, state-of-the art security system by swimming to the runway   (wjno.com) divider line 80
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2012-08-13 09:56:24 AM
Back to the drawing board.
 
2012-08-13 09:59:42 AM
I did that in one of the Grand Theft Auto games.

Easy peesy.
 
2012-08-13 10:02:15 AM
Needs more sharks.
 
2012-08-13 10:13:50 AM
How convenient that this story surfaces during Shark Week.
 
2012-08-13 10:20:52 AM
Any security can be circumvented at anytime by anyone either by accident, like this, or through careful planning... Or by just getting drunk and driving a cement truck through the gates.

Security is an illusion and spending money on common sense things to deal with the breaches is much more sane and economical than half the sh*t we spend money on.

But, I guess you can say it creates some profit for the security and construction industry, and makes the scared people feel safer.

Meh...

/Seen Navy SEALs swim the length of the bay just to hop up at the outside bar (completely out of the blue) to order a shot of Wild Turkey and get a phone number for their commander to come pick them up. They had dry clothes on and did not look like they had been swimming. Pretty awesome skills. Not that this guy has those skills... Just a CSB.
 
2012-08-13 11:16:12 AM
FTA This is not the first time an airport's security systems failed.

Thank you, Jim Avila, for that stupendously useless closing fact. I now know nothing more than I did before reading that sentence.
 
2012-08-13 12:12:47 PM

NewportBarGuy: Any security can be circumvented at anytime by anyone either by accident, like this, or through careful planning... Or by just getting drunk and driving a cement truck through the gates.

Security is an illusion and spending money on common sense things to deal with the breaches is much more sane and economical than half the sh*t we spend money on.

But, I guess you can say it creates some profit for the security and construction industry, and makes the scared people feel safer.

Meh...

/Seen Navy SEALs swim the length of the bay just to hop up at the outside bar (completely out of the blue) to order a shot of Wild Turkey and get a phone number for their commander to come pick them up. They had dry clothes on and did not look like they had been swimming. Pretty awesome skills. Not that this guy has those skills... Just a CSB.


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2012-08-13 12:13:23 PM
I smell another Lufthansa heist coming up.
 
2012-08-13 12:16:03 PM
Just another opportunity to shoot the messenger.
 
Skr
2012-08-13 12:16:38 PM

ignite ice: FTA This is not the first time an airport's security systems failed.

Thank you, Jim Avila, for that stupendously useless closing fact. I now know nothing more than I did before reading that sentence.


Yeah it forces you to "read more to get the continuation". I had thought that was an odd closer as well. Full article is only 4 paragraphs more so I don't know why they didn't just put it all there.

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On a related note isn't waterway access and portage a legal requirement for any property on a navigable waterway?
At least in case of distress. I suppose there may be some caveat for government, utilities, and high priority facilities.
 
2012-08-13 12:17:01 PM
We learned from "The Predator" that scanners can't penetrate cold water, so now the terrorists know this, too.
 
2012-08-13 12:17:15 PM
Caroline Munro approves.
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2012-08-13 12:17:46 PM
"...past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras designed to to safeguard against terrorists, authorities said."

Well see, there's your problem right there. He wasn't a terrorist, so the system ignored him.
 
2012-08-13 12:17:48 PM

The_Sponge: I smell another Lufthansa heist coming up.


You know why he swam to JFK? It was outta respect!
 
2012-08-13 12:18:07 PM
Of course he was arrested. He'll inevitably be charged and either fined or jailed because he didn't try his luck swimming out into the darkness instead. Even if they prove his story they'll have to punish somebody to save face. Hopefully not, but the people in charge of this kind of thing don't really think on a human level.
 
2012-08-13 12:18:20 PM
Alligators and piranhas would have prevented this.
 
2012-08-13 12:18:23 PM
One redneck with a nightscope would work better than their current system.
 
2012-08-13 12:18:29 PM
Uh, is it because the system has to be manned by losers? You could have all the infrared cameras and motion detectors, but if you got Cleetus manning the phone, it won't matter much.
 
2012-08-13 12:18:43 PM
Dudes cheating. It's an automatic 4 Star wanted level as soon as you step on the beach.
 
2012-08-13 12:19:26 PM
Little does he know, he has cancer now from all the shiat in the water. The security system will get him... eventually.
 
2012-08-13 12:19:57 PM
Soon he will be penetrated by the TSA.
 
2012-08-13 12:20:29 PM
His dumbarse climbed a barbed wire fence. You don't do that. Walk along fence until you find help. That said, judge should throw it out.
 
2012-08-13 12:20:34 PM
This is not the first time an airport's security systems failed.

Channeling Ric these days, are we?
 
2012-08-13 12:21:16 PM
It sounds like he wouldn't have been in trouble if he didn't scale a barbed wire fence.
 
2012-08-13 12:21:29 PM
And we know he wasn't just testing for weak points in the security system..?
 
2012-08-13 12:22:07 PM
I recall the band 'Swimming the Runway' from the 80's. One of their songs was in 'Finding Nemo'..I think
 
2012-08-13 12:23:27 PM
100 million? I could build a nonworking system for half that.
 
2012-08-13 12:23:29 PM
Great, now they'll spend $1B upgrading the system to included nuclear powered subs and water mines.
 
2012-08-13 12:24:15 PM
And they though landmines were unreasonable during the budget review.
 
2012-08-13 12:24:16 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: The_Sponge: I smell another Lufthansa heist coming up.

You know why he swam to JFK? It was outta respect!



HA!
 
2012-08-13 12:24:17 PM
It's safe to say that this anti-terrorism apparatus is....



*dons goggles and scuba gear*

.......a complete wash.

/Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.
 
2012-08-13 12:24:42 PM
I wonder if this can be reproduced or if it is a freak accident. Someone may have not been looking at the camera at the moment the guy walked by... regardless, most of airport security is there to make us feel better rather than securing us.

The most obvious example of this is the barrel of liquid containers > 3.4oz that are possibly explosive materials. If the TSA actually believed they were explosive, they wouldn't use a plastic open bin to store the confiscated items in a semi-public area. They would put them in a bomb proof vault.
 
2012-08-13 12:26:38 PM

inertcorkhair: 100 million? I could build a nonworking system for half that.


Hell, I'd build a nonworking for half that!
 
2012-08-13 12:29:01 PM
I attended two terrorist training camps, one in Yemen three years ago and another in Afghanistan earlier this summer. If you think any of what they're teaching us involves stampeding into an airport, guns blazing, then you've been watching too many Batman movies. We're attacking in ways far beyond your Hollywood fueled imaginations.

When I returned from Yemen, I immediately set out to execute my orders. I obtained an entry level position as a baggage handler at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. For every five bags that I handled, I threw one into the industrial shredder and placed at least two on flights to Guam. I also would identify the luggage of middle aged businessmen and tuck women's panties into their outer compartment. How can I maintain employment behaving this way? It's easy when my cell has taken over the entire baggage claim handling process. And that's just one area in the myriad of places we've intruded. I hope you like onions, because every hamburger at the airport comes with them now.

You see, after America's violent response to 9/11, my terror organization realized that direct attacks by our members were quite useless in the long term. So, we reoriented our terror training from "terror" to "annoyance." For example, my friend Yusef who maintains the passenger cabins of the planes, systematically loosened each bolt on the seats so that their backs recline an extra 1.5 inches. Annoying isn't it? You see, our goal is to annoy you so much that you snap and do the killing for us. Did you know that the Aurora theater shooter hadn't had his dry cleaning finished on time in over two and a half years? That will drive a person absolutely bonkers.

You may bomb all you like, you filthy serpents and enemies of Islam, but we will rise again, this time from under your skin.
 
2012-08-13 12:29:06 PM
One ping only...
 
2012-08-13 12:30:53 PM
A simple oversight. Most terrorists come from the desert and therefore must be unable to swim.

Now that this jerk has shown a way in, they'll have to spend a few hundred million more to keep the water side safe too!
 
2012-08-13 12:31:18 PM
I think it's pretty impressive that he could climb an 8ft fence after swimming all that way. I can barely climb on to the ladder after just a few lengths in a pool.
 
2012-08-13 12:31:29 PM

Kuta: Caroline Munro approves.
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i'd penetrate her security.
 
2012-08-13 12:32:20 PM

spentmiles: Did you know that the Aurora theater shooter hadn't had his dry cleaning finished on time in over two and a half years? That will drive a person absolutely bonkers.


Very nice!!
 
2012-08-13 12:32:26 PM
spentmiles:

thank you
 
2012-08-13 12:33:44 PM

spentmiles: I attended two terrorist training camps, one in Yemen three years ago and another in Afghanistan earlier this summer. If you think any of what they're teaching us involves stampeding into an airport, guns blazing, then you've been watching too many Batman movies. We're attacking in ways far beyond your Hollywood fueled imaginations.

When I returned from Yemen, I immediately set out to execute my orders. I obtained an entry level position as a baggage handler at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. For every five bags that I handled, I threw one into the industrial shredder and placed at least two on flights to Guam. I also would identify the luggage of middle aged businessmen and tuck women's panties into their outer compartment. How can I maintain employment behaving this way? It's easy when my cell has taken over the entire baggage claim handling process. And that's just one area in the myriad of places we've intruded. I hope you like onions, because every hamburger at the airport comes with them now.

You see, after America's violent response to 9/11, my terror organization realized that direct attacks by our members were quite useless in the long term. So, we reoriented our terror training from "terror" to "annoyance." For example, my friend Yusef who maintains the passenger cabins of the planes, systematically loosened each bolt on the seats so that their backs recline an extra 1.5 inches. Annoying isn't it? You see, our goal is to annoy you so much that you snap and do the killing for us. Did you know that the Aurora theater shooter hadn't had his dry cleaning finished on time in over two and a half years? That will drive a person absolutely bonkers.

You may bomb all you like, you filthy serpents and enemies of Islam, but we will rise again, this time from under your skin.


FINALLY. A Muslin troll on Fark. I grew so tired of the Jew Boy troll, the Jesus Hump troll, and all the other religious denomination trolls hooking people faster than a Times Square whore with a AAA discount. It's refreshing to see militant Islam serving as a troll. Allah be willing, we will see mighty religious struggles here in the name of trolling.

Good luck and stay away from the pate. There's pork in there.
 
2012-08-13 12:33:47 PM
At least they didn't lose real money on the system, what's the fail tag for?
 
2012-08-13 12:34:46 PM

saloman: The most obvious example of this is the barrel of liquid containers > 3.4oz that are possibly explosive materials. If the TSA actually believed they were explosive, they wouldn't use a plastic open bin to store the confiscated items in a semi-public area. They would put them in a bomb proof vault.


My mom flew out to Seattle recently, and has family up there that fishes. She wanted to bring back some of the salmon they caught, so she packed her suitcase with those freezable blue ice block things- and forgot to take one of four out and freeze it the night before she left. Upon encountering airport security, they opened her bag, examined the 4 identical ice blocks, and confiscated the unfrozen one because it was more than 3.4 oz of liquid.

I'd be ok with security theater if it were entertaining. As is, it's like having to pay to sit through a movie you hate.
 
2012-08-13 12:38:08 PM
The way i understood these kind of systems to work, when someone actually does what they are supposed to, is like this:
A $100 million security system (barbed wire, cameras, etc) is supposed to look way scarier than it actually is, this way you weed out your weekend terrorists, people who aren't fully committed or trained. The real "security" behind these systems is that they are supposed to slow someone down enough for a manned response to be enacted should someone actually test the system.

Oh, and fire the security director and whoever was responsible for that section of the runway and give this guy a pat on the back and a new jetski for his trouble
 
2012-08-13 12:42:17 PM
spentmiles

You're clearly a troll, since all of that is nonsense. Back when I was a Navy Seal, we staged many raids on terrorist training camps. (Not that any of them got to the news- we were doing our duty, not trying to get famous.) After we captured their leaders, they told us all their plans, so I started hearing how they work there. Now that I work for the CIA, infiltrating terror cells more directly, I know even more.

Obviously I can't say too much, but no terror cell is planning to use the tactics you describe in an airport or on airplanes. Instead, they're infiltrating the New York Transit Authority to make the subways that much worse, and they get their people cashier jobs at fast food restaurants to enrage you by not being able to handle a simple order (Two bigmacs, no mayo on one, extra mustard on the other, no onions on the first - I mean second - a large fries, but only if they're fresh, a medium Dr Pepper and a large Coke). You got pretty close on the dry-cleaning, but I assume that was just pure chance.
 
2012-08-13 12:42:30 PM
Does this mean there is a jetski just bobbing in the water?
 
2012-08-13 12:42:37 PM
The TSA was probably too busy strip searching a 98 year old invalid to notice.
 
2012-08-13 12:46:32 PM

NewportBarGuy: /Seen Navy SEALs swim the length of the bay just to hop up at the outside bar (completely out of the blue) to order a shot of Wild Turkey and get a phone number for their commander to come pick them up. They had dry clothes on and did not look like they had been swimming. Pretty awesome skills. Not that this guy has those skills... Just a CSB.


They did that on Mythbusters. Worked amazingly well.
 
2012-08-13 12:48:00 PM

asmodeus224: Uh, is it because the system has to be manned by losers? You could have all the infrared cameras and motion detectors, but if you got Cleetus manning the phone, it won't matter much.


Meanwhile, the guy who just figured out how to rob people of their airmiles gets a huge bonus and is promoted. USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-08-13 12:49:42 PM

skinink: "...past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras designed to to safeguard against terrorists, authorities said."

Well see, there's your problem right there. He wasn't a terrorist, so the system ignored him.


Kinda like the system the Israels use.

They ignore 89 year old grandmas with a colostomy bag and 10 year old girls with a lollipop.
And go after the guys that LOOK like terrorist!


/yummy lollipops
 
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