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(Ars Technica)   The FAA is starting to fold on using electronic devices during plane takeoffs and landings   (arstechnica.com) divider line 12
    More: Cool, Federal Aviation Administration, NYT, Consumer Electronics Association, Association of Flight Attendants, anonymous source, deputy assistant  
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2013-03-25 11:36:35 AM  
4 votes:

vudukungfu: Dude. You can blow up an huge space ship with just an apple lap top.
Saw it in a move once.
they can't put it in a movie if it isn't true.

/Bon JOUR!


The most unrealistic part of that movie is that his mac never ONCE demanded he update Adobe.
2013-03-25 11:33:16 AM  
4 votes:

Citrate1007: They still support child molestation right?


You mean that's not what they meant when they said I could play with my game boy?
2013-03-25 11:29:48 AM  
4 votes:
Dude. You can blow up an huge space ship with just an apple lap top.
Saw it in a move once.
they can't put it in a movie if it isn't true.

/Bon JOUR!
2013-03-25 11:24:05 AM  
4 votes:
I live in constant fear that terrorists will figure out how dangerous cell phones are and stow a bunch that are turned-on in luggage.
2013-03-25 12:53:41 PM  
2 votes:

Wellon Dowd: The passengers on Flight 93 knew what was happending on 9-11 because many of them were on cell phones talking to people on the ground.


Yeah, and you see what happened to them.

/too soon?
2013-03-25 01:42:55 PM  
1 votes:

T-Servo: redmid17: For one thing, he and other industry executives said, standard cabin noise covers up much conversational noise, yet people with cellphones pressed to their ears in that environment somehow do not feel the need to speak louder to compensate.

That's BS. Maybe in some cultures, but in the US? Go to an airport business lounge and listen to the paunchy, middle-aged marketing execs speaking into their phones like they're Titanic-era shipboard speaking tubes... it doesn't take much imagination to figure out what they'd be like on planes. And if you lack that imagination, try a train in the UK.


I call it Al Pacino syndrome.

I'M TALKING LOUD SO IT MUST BE IMPORTANT!!! I'M IMPORTANT SO I MUST TALK LOUD!!!!
2013-03-25 12:06:17 PM  
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: Sorry, I get uncontrollably gassy when forced to listen to the mobile phone conversations of others.


I just blurt out, "I got the condoms!"

It's usually bad news for the conversation, no matter who it is or to whom they're talking.
2013-03-25 11:36:41 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "The potential for change on this front has sparked some politicians to get involved with the FAA."

Now we're farked.
2013-03-25 11:30:20 AM  
1 votes:
They still support child molestation right?
2013-03-25 11:30:01 AM  
1 votes:
Let's see... what is essentially a Faraday cage designed to contain several high-power radios and fly in the upper atmosphere where it is subject to all kinds of radiation we don't see on the ground may be hardened against Joe Bleau's GameBoy.

Shocking.
2013-03-25 11:25:54 AM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Calmamity: As long as cell phones remain verboten.

Or, conversely, as long as knives remain allowed and the rules are further loosened so I can stab any motherfu*ker on their phone next to me.

Cell phone jammer is your friend.


Out of all the electronic devices I can think of as "harmless" on a plane, something that floods some of the RF spectrum isnt one of those.
2013-03-25 10:57:38 AM  
1 votes:
As long as cell phones remain verboten.

Or, conversely, as long as knives remain allowed and the rules are further loosened so I can stab any motherfu*ker on their phone next to me.
 
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