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2013-11-15 08:09:45 PM
Clearly the only responses to this should be the banning of chemistry and Axe.
 
2013-11-15 08:24:02 PM
The guy used a CONDOM!??!?  Great, now the GOP is gonna have more ammunition to ban contraceptives! :(
 
2013-11-15 08:24:18 PM
How do you get a leatherman tool past security? I had a damn keychain pen knife taken from me.
 
2013-11-15 08:36:37 PM
Because people are just gonna let you cut a tin can into pieces and use a homemade blow torch to melt pewter into a bullet in the bathroom stall.
 
2013-11-15 08:43:39 PM

doglover: Because people are just gonna let you cut a tin can into pieces and use a homemade blow torch to melt pewter into a bullet in the bathroom stall.


If there's time to engage in anonymous buggery, there's time to build a bomb.
 
2013-11-15 08:49:54 PM

doyner: doglover: Because people are just gonna let you cut a tin can into pieces and use a homemade blow torch to melt pewter into a bullet in the bathroom stall.

If there's time to engage in anonymous buggery, there's time to build a bomb.


That's not a bomb, it's a hazard. I wouldn't want to be standing next to it, but you're as likely to take your own hand off as hit anyone with it. And the security people have real guns.
 
2013-11-15 08:55:41 PM
Let's see... how many hours and days did he have to spend examining the stock of the stores before he found a combination with possibilities, then how many attempts to find those steps, and further yeah I'm sure you could do that in an airport without anyone taking notice.

And in the end you have a "grenade" that isn't powerful enough to damage a plane. Seriously dude you have to have better things to do with your time.
 
2013-11-15 09:06:56 PM
Yay! A Noisemaker. Are you terrified? I'm terrified.
 
2013-11-15 09:14:13 PM

vossiewulf: Let's see... how many hours and days did he have to spend examining the stock of the stores before he found a combination with possibilities, then how many attempts to find those steps, and further yeah I'm sure you could do that in an airport without anyone taking notice.

And in the end you have a "grenade" that isn't powerful enough to damage a plane. Seriously dude you have to have better things to do with your time.


Perhaps.  But it might be enough to inspire someone to use another way--as a delivery system, perhaps.  It would be relatively simple to incorporate a small payload--ricin, for example.  So now you take this guy, and you add the few splenda packets he's replaced with ricin and in his pocket, and he ends up rolling that thermos into the airport's food court or wherever....
 
2013-11-15 09:22:52 PM

BravadoGT: ricin, for example.


Yeah... Ricin. Way to go MacGyver.
 
2013-11-15 09:29:29 PM

BravadoGT: vossiewulf: Let's see... how many hours and days did he have to spend examining the stock of the stores before he found a combination with possibilities, then how many attempts to find those steps, and further yeah I'm sure you could do that in an airport without anyone taking notice.

And in the end you have a "grenade" that isn't powerful enough to damage a plane. Seriously dude you have to have better things to do with your time.

Perhaps.  But it might be enough to inspire someone to use another way--as a delivery system, perhaps.  It would be relatively simple to incorporate a small payload--ricin, for example.  So now you take this guy, and you add the few splenda packets he's replaced with ricin and in his pocket, and he ends up rolling that thermos into the airport's food court or wherever....


Do you even know what common household product ricin is associated with?

I'd offer you $5 to name it, but I can't verify you didn't google so I'm asking now in the hopes you look it up.
 
2013-11-15 09:35:55 PM
Why even bother with trying to sneak things past security when you can just walk up to a crowded checkpoint line and blow up the people there instead. It'd be easier and a lot more kills.
 
2013-11-15 09:37:08 PM
Hell, I can make a bomb out of a couple of burritos...


/and Ricin comes from castor beans, feel free to make some in your kitchen, the directions are all over the internet. Just remember real men dont need sissy things like a rebreather or gloves, a real man can stir the pot with his bare hands
 
2013-11-15 09:37:30 PM
Did he use a ribbed condom for our pleasure?
 
2013-11-15 09:38:32 PM

doglover: BravadoGT: vossiewulf: Let's see... how many hours and days did he have to spend examining the stock of the stores before he found a combination with possibilities, then how many attempts to find those steps, and further yeah I'm sure you could do that in an airport without anyone taking notice.

And in the end you have a "grenade" that isn't powerful enough to damage a plane. Seriously dude you have to have better things to do with your time.

Perhaps.  But it might be enough to inspire someone to use another way--as a delivery system, perhaps.  It would be relatively simple to incorporate a small payload--ricin, for example.  So now you take this guy, and you add the few splenda packets he's replaced with ricin and in his pocket, and he ends up rolling that thermos into the airport's food court or wherever....

Do you even know what common household product ricin is associated with?

I'd offer you $5 to name it, but I can't verify you didn't google so I'm asking now in the hopes you look it up.


I'm not saying the bomb would even have to be that effective.   If someone's goal was just to cause chaos during holiday travel, that would be plenty sufficient.
 
2013-11-15 09:39:09 PM
Wasn't there an XKCD strip in which they talked about somehow getting the batter of a laptop to explode?
 
2013-11-15 09:39:10 PM
I like Frauenfelder, yet this article seems way beneath him.
 
2013-11-15 09:39:25 PM
Yes, good, but is it art?
 
2013-11-15 09:39:36 PM
oh-and I'd guess Castor oil?  Both made from the bean.  Otherwise I have no idea.
 
TWX
2013-11-15 09:39:59 PM
Could that thing even penetrate a cockpit door?  Even with some bits of shrapnel?

It looks to me like it just blew the plastic lid off of the metal part.  Didn't frag anything other than plastic, and didn't really propel anything fast enough to cause more than superficial wounds.

I've had model rockets explode on the pad that were more dangerous than that thing.
 
2013-11-15 09:42:33 PM
I can do that, too. Post- security, pre-flight meal at the Varsity Restaurant - Terminal C, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport w/ chili dog, onion rings & Coke.

/oxygen masks WILL be needed by other PASSengers.
 
2013-11-15 09:44:35 PM

had98c: Why even bother with trying to sneak things past security when you can just walk up to a crowded checkpoint line and blow up the people there instead. It'd be easier and a lot more kills.


Yup just set off a suitcase bomb in the lobby of any major airport and the resulting panic attack would have everyone stripping to their birthday suits to be allowed anywhere within a mile of a airport
 
2013-11-15 09:44:49 PM

Gergesa: Wasn't there an XKCD strip in which they talked about somehow getting the batter of a laptop to explode?


He, he, he. I got "batter" on my laptop once
 
2013-11-15 09:46:47 PM
What matters is being able to find a buzz in a Hudson News or other high-priced kiosk you find at an airport.  Toss up between eating a whole box of Dramamine before your flight (makes you dizzy) or, if you want to burn your money, buying up some Robitussin and gulping down some of that nasty purple drank in an airport bathroom.  If you're flying out of Schiphol, just pick up a space cake or two in Amsterdam, and then eat them in a Schiphol bathroom before going through security.  Or just gulp down a couple of Vicodin before you go through security--drugs are OK if they're from Big Pharma.  Yes, you could gulp down a couple of Long Island Teas in an airport bar, but that's for amateurs...
 
2013-11-15 09:47:35 PM
Nitroglycerin breast implants.
 
2013-11-15 09:49:34 PM

Jakesta: Gergesa: Wasn't there an XKCD strip in which they talked about somehow getting the batter of a laptop to explode?

He, he, he. I got "batter" on my laptop once


Hungry Jack, then Bisquick, and later, it turns Krusteaz.
 
2013-11-15 09:49:41 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Nitroglycerin breast implants.


They'd be more runny, jiggly, and feel more real, but playing with them would be inadvisable.
 
2013-11-15 09:49:52 PM

Psycat: What matters is being able to find a buzz in a Hudson News or other high-priced kiosk you find at an airport.  Toss up between eating a whole box of Dramamine before your flight (makes you dizzy) or, if you want to burn your money, buying up some Robitussin and gulping down some of that nasty purple drank in an airport bathroom.  If you're flying out of Schiphol, just pick up a space cake or two in Amsterdam, and then eat them in a Schiphol bathroom before going through security.  Or just gulp down a couple of Vicodin before you go through security--drugs are OK if they're from Big Pharma.  Yes, you could gulp down a couple of Long Island Teas in an airport bar, but that's for amateurs...


Can't you just bring a bottle of vodka in your carry-on bag? That's what I always do.
 
2013-11-15 09:50:31 PM
Wait until he shows them what he can do with some candles a mirror and two squirrels.
 
2013-11-15 09:51:50 PM
Don't expose the theater behind the security. We don't like whiste-blowers in here in America. If you just don't point out the glaringly obvious, it doesn't exist.
 
2013-11-15 09:52:01 PM
Sooooo; he got a towel, a lighter and a cheap bottle of booze?
 
2013-11-15 09:53:00 PM
Seriously, some turrist should pack some explosives up his butt.  After he gets caught, the TSA would have to do a rubber-finger check on everybody going through security.

/it's OK unless you feel a couple of hands on your shoulders
 
2013-11-15 09:54:04 PM
I watched the video. He built a mediocre firecracker that might cause some semi-serious cuts if the debris was close by. It wouldn't kill anyone but the extremely old/young/fragile and only then in almost point blank range. He'd be better off just shoving the damn battery in a baby's mouth or using the thermos as a bludgeoning weapon directly.

I am quite petrified.
 
2013-11-15 09:54:12 PM

Jakesta: Gergesa: Wasn't there an XKCD strip in which they talked about somehow getting the batter of a laptop to explode?

He, he, he. I got "batter" on my laptop once


Sigh, I left off the "y" in "battery."

Well someday you too shall have a typo and when you do I will be there laughing maniacally.  Naturally, I shall do this while thunder is booming overhead and lightning is flashing across the sky.

Oh, and dramatic music will be sounding in the background.
 
2013-11-15 09:56:05 PM
1. Buy bottles of high alcohol content spirits at the Duty Free
2. Hide in plane's toilets and tear off strips of airline blankets
3. Make Molotov Cocktails...make sure top will allow for liquid to spill if bottles don't break.
4. Shout "Allahu Ackbar, It's A Trap!"
5. Light bottles as quickly as possible and throw them at the passengers.

6. Prophet!
 
2013-11-15 09:56:44 PM

Psycat: Seriously, some turrist should pack some explosives up his butt.  After he gets caught, the TSA would have to do a rubber-finger check on everybody going through security.

/it's OK unless you feel a couple of hands on your shoulders


That's a common misconception, but it's because Uncle Tommy has a special finger he has to use in order to check you better.
 
2013-11-15 09:58:38 PM

mutterfark: Wait until he shows them what he can do with some candles a mirror and two squirrels.


That is in violation of the Hague Convention, the Geneva Convention, and the Shriner's Convention, and should only be attempted by fully-qualified American Legion members.
 
2013-11-15 09:59:28 PM
Wonder if somoene blew that up attached to an airplane window when flying over a large swath of flyover country, would it take out the window and cause the plane to lose pressure and would the plane be forced to land, possibly without an airport nearby?
 
2013-11-15 09:59:53 PM
Confabulat:

Can't you just bring a bottle of vodka in your carry-on bag? That's what I always do.

I would, but I just said "NO" to corporate drugs years ago.  The trick is to chop up 1-2 grams of skunk, soak it in vegetable oil for an hour or so, and gulp down this concoction before heading off to the airport.  And be sure to use Visine because it gets the red out (TM).  You'll be sober during check-in and the TSA anal probe, then the THC kicks in by the time you're at the gate.  Done right, you'll be flying about 3-4 meters higher than the rest of the passengers, you'll find the Sky Mall magazine actually amusing, and you'll be sober by the time you get to your destination.  Or just pop a couple of Tylenol 3s...
 
2013-11-15 09:59:59 PM
 
2013-11-15 10:00:02 PM
A lot of people in here are going to be getting selected for 'extra screening' next time they fly.

*adjusts tinfoil hat*
 
2013-11-15 10:00:42 PM

had98c: Why even bother with trying to sneak things past security when you can just walk up to a crowded checkpoint line and blow up the people there instead. It'd be easier and a lot more kills.


I'm surprised this hasn't happened yet.
 
2013-11-15 10:01:09 PM

BravadoGT: If someone's goal was just to cause chaos during holiday travel, that would be plenty sufficient.


But a cup of sugar or powdered creamer from one of the restaurants or a snack bag tossed in the air and you shout "OH MY GOD IT'S ANTHRAX!" or just randomly "HE'S GOT A GUN! RUN!!!!" and pointing works just as good if not better because less prep time.

This guy is just demonstrating that if we ignore practicality all things are possible, which is something everyone's already known.

I'm sure with 20 hours and some simple tools swiped from maintenance, you could probably build your own propane flame thrower out of things found handily in the kitchens of the restaurants within the terminal.
 
2013-11-15 10:05:58 PM

drgloryboy: Wonder if somoene blew that up attached to an airplane window when flying over a large swath of flyover country, would it take out the window and cause the plane to lose pressure and would the plane be forced to land, possibly without an airport nearby?


I doubt it, and even if it did blow out a window the plane could keep flying at a lower altitude until it reached an airport.
 
2013-11-15 10:06:13 PM

Gergesa: Jakesta: Gergesa: Wasn't there an XKCD strip in which they talked about somehow getting the batter of a laptop to explode?

He, he, he. I got "batter" on my laptop once

Sigh, I left off the "y" in "battery."

Well someday you too shall have a typo and when you do I will be there laughing maniacally.  Naturally, I shall do this while thunder is booming overhead and lightning is flashing across the sky.

Oh, and dramatic music will be sounding in the background.


Dude, don't be so defensive. I thought it was funny. That's all.
 
2013-11-15 10:06:28 PM

doyner: doglover: Because people are just gonna let you cut a tin can into pieces and use a homemade blow torch to melt pewter into a bullet in the bathroom stall.

If there's time to engage in anonymous buggery, there's time to build a bomb.


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-11-15 10:06:29 PM
Awesome, more stuff for our reactionary security to ban.

Seems like he would be better off fashioning something into a stabbing or cutting weapon. Last I checked it was ok to take sharp metal scissors onto a plane. Take those apart and you have a pair of knives. Metal knitting needles are ok too.

The reinforced cockpit doors mean it's still damn hard to take over a plane anymore, that alone makes TSA virtually useless. Makes me laugh how much fuss was made over potentially allowing pocket knives on again. Sure I don't need my keychain Leatherman on the plane, but I use it all the time on the ground. Seems silly to check in a bag on a short trip jus so I can bring my damn pocketknife.
 
2013-11-15 10:07:39 PM

doglover: doyner: doglover: Because people are just gonna let you cut a tin can into pieces and use a homemade blow torch to melt pewter into a bullet in the bathroom stall.

If there's time to engage in anonymous buggery, there's time to build a bomb.

That's not a bomb, it's a hazard. I wouldn't want to be standing next to it, but you're as likely to take your own hand off as hit anyone with it. And the security people have real guns.


Wait, are you talking about the bomb or the buggery?
 
2013-11-15 10:07:47 PM
Be sure to check out his other designs at his website, linked in TFA. The grenade is one of the flashier designs, but there are some other good ones.
 
2013-11-15 10:08:37 PM
 
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