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(WFTV Orlando)   Another TSA employee tries to claim "Finders Keepers" - for a $2000 laptop (Dumbass, Asinine tags redundant for TSA, happened in Florida, can TSA get their own Fark tag yet?)   (wftv.com) divider line 143
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2013-03-23 12:05:08 PM
2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.
 
2013-03-23 12:14:03 PM
Can we have Sharia Law for the TSA?  Because I think it would help.
 
2013-03-23 01:47:49 PM
TSA Officer Keith McKnight

Stealing is not particularly chivalrous.
 
2013-03-23 01:52:11 PM
How extensive a criminal record is required for being hired at TSA?
 
2013-03-23 01:52:24 PM
Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA
 
2013-03-23 01:53:31 PM
Just because they are willing to steal doesn't mean that they could be easily compromised by foreign or terrorist agents and their privileged positions used by said agents to sneak something or someone past security.  No, I'm sure these TSA folks know where to draw the line between just a little illegal and actually wrong.
 
2013-03-23 01:54:59 PM
can TSA get their own Fark tag yet?)
Been asking that for months.
 
2013-03-23 01:55:49 PM

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.
 
2013-03-23 01:56:23 PM
Still bitter about losing my video camera to some TSA bastard =/
 
2013-03-23 01:57:55 PM
An honest tourist found a bag sitting in Orlando International Airport and turned it over ....

Sounds like a sting.  And the kid, the tourist, the shop owner, and Steve Jobs were all in on it.  Trying to set up and bring down those good, simple folks of the TSA....
 
2013-03-23 01:59:57 PM

Feel_the_velvet: An honest tourist found a bag sitting in Orlando International Airport and turned it over ....

Sounds like a sting.  And the kid, the tourist, the shop owner, and Steve Jobs were all in on it.  Trying to set up and bring down those good, simple folks of the TSA....


Emphasis on "simple."
 
2013-03-23 01:59:59 PM
Just like that who lost his iPad on a plane, then later photos of the thief showed up on his son's computer. Idiots  don't realize that most people have another device that can track them. Although in first instance his iPad is still missing.. Didn't turn on tracker.
 
2013-03-23 02:00:31 PM
The lesson for honest travelers is, if you find something valuable in an airport, turn it in to the airline not the TSA.
 
2013-03-23 02:01:00 PM

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.
 
2013-03-23 02:01:40 PM
You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.
 
2013-03-23 02:03:23 PM

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.




Ignorant is leaving it on the ground at the airporrt. So, 2 strikes against this kid.
 
2013-03-23 02:03:57 PM

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.


You've flown 20 times which is more than you've ever flown before?

/mind blown
 
2013-03-23 02:04:02 PM

Tom_Slick: The lesson for honest travelers is, if you find something valuable in an airport, turn it in to the airline not anyone besides the TSA.


FTFY. :)
 
2013-03-23 02:04:31 PM

Ed Willy: Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA


I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.
 
2013-03-23 02:04:43 PM
As there is no F1 Malaysian Grand Prix thread yet, I will ask this here. Anyone noticed that Bob Varsha is filling in for Lee whatsisname? Did Speed let him out of his contract already.
 
2013-03-23 02:05:16 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.


Well, that escalated quickly.

Fortunately, what's important here is that you found a way to feel superior to both parties involved.
 
2013-03-23 02:05:50 PM
Good on the computer store employee who powered it up with the native OS and let it onto the internet.
 
2013-03-23 02:06:04 PM

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


I had a 2000 dollar laptop once. That was around 8 or 9 years ago though. It was one of the first laptops with a 64 bit CPU in it. It also had a fairly fast DVD burner and a Radeon 9700 with a 1400x1050 display. Those were pretty impressive specs at the time.

Of course it was an Acer so it also started to fall apart after only a year :(

But hey, I wasn't the one that had to pay for it and it was price competitive at the time since 64 bit laptops were almost completely unheard of.
 
2013-03-23 02:06:51 PM
He's black. This is somehow a surprise?

I mean, it's the TSA AND he's black... not exactly unusual..

I mean.. oh f**k it..
 
2013-03-23 02:07:33 PM

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


And when you get to 21 it will still be more than you've ever flown before.  In other news bigger numbers are bigger.
 
2013-03-23 02:07:36 PM

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


My (not a mac) laptop cost that much, and has a similar security program on it.  Paying for a high quality, high power laptop is not that odd.  I'm guessing you are just young.
 
2013-03-23 02:07:36 PM
At least the Canadian kid didn't get his skull bashed in by a monitor, so that is nice.
 
2013-03-23 02:09:28 PM
I'm thinking this isn't the first time he brought something home from work that wasn't his.
 
2013-03-23 02:10:43 PM

stuffy: can TSA get their own Fark tag yet?)
Been asking that for months.


The PSA tag doesn't get much use. That one could be repurposed easily enough.
 
2013-03-23 02:12:14 PM

Ed Willy: Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA


You couls always post on the official TSA blog.

blog.tsa.gov

/tell blogger Bob 'Hi!'
 
2013-03-23 02:12:32 PM

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.
 
2013-03-23 02:13:21 PM
We do need a TSA tag.
 
kab
2013-03-23 02:13:31 PM
TSA keeps you from being terror-wrist fodder, citizen.  Be grateful they don't take more.
 
kab
2013-03-23 02:15:44 PM

UncleStumpy: I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


The sense of entitlement to pay money for a ticket and not be hassled throughout the process of getting on the farking airplane?   That one?
 
2013-03-23 02:19:31 PM
The first piece of budgetary flotsam that should be cut is the TSA. Put every farking one of those bottom feeders out of work, and starve their kids to death so that they become a genetic dead end. In 200 years our descendants will thank us for culling their defective DNA from the pool.
 
2013-03-23 02:19:42 PM

ReapTheChaos: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.


I'm amused. If only because it's less than half what my laptops run me -before- the OS gets decided.
 
2013-03-23 02:19:54 PM
"McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?
 
2013-03-23 02:20:37 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

You've flown 20 times which is more than you've ever flown before?

/mind blown


That's the difference between a flier and a liar.
 
2013-03-23 02:21:28 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.


For $2,000 he got a laptop that called him when it was stolen. Is say that was a good investment.
 
2013-03-23 02:21:37 PM
Is this a TSA problem or a black problem?
 
2013-03-23 02:21:48 PM

weirdneighbour: I'm thinking this isn't the first time he brought something home from work that wasn't his.


Yup this was probably the 1st time he decided to keep the computer he stole.

/The pawn shops around the Atlanta Airport always have a very nice selection of laptops, but I am sure that is just a coincidence.
 
2013-03-23 02:22:14 PM
"I'd" say, too.
 
2013-03-23 02:23:04 PM

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


Not impossible but don't you need a internet connection to do a factory reinstall on Mac's
/iPads are a different story
 
2013-03-23 02:24:33 PM
What's really sad about these things is how hard it is to get caught.

Most things a TSA employee steals is going to be untraceable.  They either don't have GPS or they do but are impractical for people to track.  What percentage of items passing through an airport are able to transmit their location to the actual owner, and is configured to do so?  I mean, it's got to be pretty small.

And then, of those devices....let's say *I* stole a laptop.  I'd wipe it's contents without giving it access to the internet.  Easy enough, right?  Absolutely.  It just happened that either the store had unsecured wi-fi and the laptop was set to connect to any access point it could find, or he just happened to find an employee who took the time to manually boot up, provide the credentials for the network, *AND* the original owner was savvy enough to see it had been connected?

Going from someone saying, 'I lost my bag at the airport' to 'TSA officer #2812 stole that bag' requires a huge sequence of unlikely events.

In order for someone to get caught stealing, it would suggest they've been stealing A LOT.

// Time to start a new government organization to police the TSA.
/// To be honest, I think we got what we deserved.  People don't remember, but after 9-11 just about everyone was happy enough to give away/trample on our rights and freedoms in the name of safety.
 
2013-03-23 02:26:08 PM
One of these days, I am going to get drunk before a flight and stick a Timex up my ass just to see the reaction of TSA agents. When I get interrogated I will just tell them I like to keep my bowel movements regular. Keep the watch guys!
 
2013-03-23 02:27:48 PM

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


Do you realize you're a paying customer? The TSA, and the goverment it serves, are employed by you as well. Damn effing straight you're entitled.
 
2013-03-23 02:28:26 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Time to start a new government organization to police the TSA.


The Coast Guard?

/Doh!
 
2013-03-23 02:28:34 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: TSA Officer Keith McKnight

Stealing is not particularly chivalrous.


Well, he is a Dark Knight
 
2013-03-23 02:28:44 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

Not impossible but don't you need a internet connection to do a factory reinstall on Mac's
/iPads are a different story


No... you CAN do your backups to your "icloud", or you can have the OS create itself a little restore partition. If you have an optical drive you can do full installs from that all day long, whether it's a built in drive or usb.(if you downloaded the os you can burn it to a dvd).


/got my mid2012 macbook pro on a whim for 800$(open box special at micro center =p)
//immediately put 16gb of ram, a ssd I had, and windows 7 on it
///best laptop I've ever owned, actually.
 
2013-03-23 02:29:20 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: TSA Officer Keith McKnight

Stealing is not particularly chivalrous.


Well duh. That's why he was a McKnight instead of a real Knight.
 
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