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2014-01-05 08:34:54 PM
the flash drive was found ominously taped to a bathroom wall.

That combination of words makes me giggle.
 
2014-01-05 08:40:20 PM
q: how do you introduce a virus onto a Homeland Security laptop?
 
2014-01-05 08:44:56 PM

bongmiester: q: how do you introduce a virus onto a Homeland Security laptop?


Mark it "porn" and put it in your pocket before you go through security.
 
2014-01-05 08:48:33 PM
No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?
 
2014-01-05 08:52:14 PM
I hope we get a follow up to find out why the drive ended up taped there. I also hope it's some really whacky story that sounded like a good idea tithe guy at the time, not just an intentional bomb hoax or something stupid like that's.
 
2014-01-05 08:54:06 PM

PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?


I was walking thru my house barefoot when I stepped on one and that kinda hurt.
 
2014-01-05 09:02:19 PM
Someone's dead drop went arry.
 
2014-01-05 09:14:11 PM

PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?


img3.tgdaily.com
 
2014-01-05 09:19:17 PM

hardinparamedic: Someone's dead drop went arry.


Real spy sh*t to tape it up to the wall.

Must be one of Israel's.
 
2014-01-05 09:22:17 PM
An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

I'm thinking one of the crew was hoping for some quality hidden camera perviness.
 
2014-01-05 09:25:14 PM
inagorillacostume.com
 
2014-01-05 09:32:49 PM
pussies
a nation of pussies
 
2014-01-05 09:33:56 PM
If only there were a convenient list of suspects..a "manifest" of sorts with which to find out which skeevy perv tried the old "hastily disguised novelty camera in an airline lavaratory" trick..
 
2014-01-05 09:34:40 PM
OMG IT COULD CONTAIN INFORMATION.
INFORMATION!!!!!
 
2014-01-05 09:35:13 PM
Was that wrong?
 
2014-01-05 09:36:10 PM

PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?


Ummm...  Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.


vudukungfu: pussies
a nation of pussies


Camera in a lavatory?   I thing you mean "perverts".
 
2014-01-05 09:39:31 PM
Better have an F 16 shoot the plane down, just to be sure.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-05 09:39:33 PM
Wow.  Jeff Goldblum must have just gotten off that plane.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-01-05 09:40:22 PM
An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.
Later, senior government officials said the device was taped to part of the bathroom.


Someone has been watching too much Japanese Porn.

If you are going to do something like this, don't be a jerk. Please plant it in a small restaurant where you can not bother over 200 people, and then be charged with federal crime if caught.
 
2014-01-05 09:40:23 PM

kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]


This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.
 
2014-01-05 09:40:33 PM
So, the latest uploads of Mile High Club ain't happening?
 
2014-01-05 09:41:47 PM
msnbcmedia.msn.com
 
2014-01-05 09:41:48 PM
OtherLittleGuy
kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]
This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.


Using a floppy at MIT, that should be a federal offense.
 
2014-01-05 09:42:06 PM

OtherLittleGuy: kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]

This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.


CNN has reported a second modem has hit the pentagon.
 
2014-01-05 09:42:56 PM

PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?


You mean 'in the ass?'
 
2014-01-05 09:43:22 PM

Laobaojun: Ummm... Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.


Yup, leaking information that any good reporter could have found through legwork or simply poking around sure is injury causing.

Reactionary masses sure did flutter, but good luck with that hope in your heart boyo.
 
2014-01-05 09:43:55 PM

DamnYankees: PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?

[img3.tgdaily.com image 250x245]


i.imgur.com
ah my message is here
/hot the the fires of revenge
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-05 09:44:06 PM

vudukungfu: OtherLittleGuy: kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]

This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.

CNN has reported a second modem has hit the pentagon.


Great.  Panic every time some idiot hears a handshaking tone for the next 12 years.

"The University Police department has given an all clear for students, staff, and faculty to re-enter the physics building after finding out the offending noise was an incoming fax."
 
2014-01-05 09:46:25 PM

vudukungfu: OtherLittleGuy: kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]

This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.

CNN has reported a second modem has hit the pentagon.


Damn that's funny. But where is the evidence of said modem?!?
 
2014-01-05 09:47:00 PM

Laobaojun: Ummm...  Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.


Well they shouldn't have handed them out at the CIA Christmas party.
 
2014-01-05 09:48:42 PM

PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?


I hurt myself facepalming a few weeks ago when one of my customers found one in the parking lot at lunch.

Him: "Cool. Free USB stick!"
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-05 09:49:15 PM

macross87: vudukungfu: OtherLittleGuy: kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]

This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.

CNN has reported a second modem has hit the pentagon.

Damn that's funny. But where is the evidence of said modem?!?


There is also a modem in Pennsylvania that everyone in New York will ignore.
 
2014-01-05 09:50:04 PM
the flash drive was found ominously taped to a bathroom wall.

You would think they used thumbscrews instead of tape  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbscrew_%28torture%29  to make it ominous
 
2014-01-05 09:50:51 PM

Laobaojun: Ummm...  Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-05 09:51:09 PM
Do I have to be the one to point out it where it was "stored" before being extricated in the lavatory?
 
2014-01-05 09:51:33 PM

Capo Del Bandito: good reporter could have found


And the NSA could have plausibly denied the word of your civilian reporter. Remember when the guy stood in front of Congress and said the non-denial denial? Snowden released a whole lot of tangible proof, un-pausibly-deniable proof, that the NSA was doing something interesting.
 
2014-01-05 09:53:08 PM

hardinparamedic: Someone's dead drop went arry.


Just look around; you'll find it.

www.catsafterme.com
 
2014-01-05 09:55:30 PM
heh. free thumb drive. maybe weird porn. snag.
 
2014-01-05 09:56:02 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Wanted for questioning.
 
2014-01-05 09:56:51 PM
IoSaturnalia
PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.
Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?
I hurt myself facepalming a few weeks ago when one of my customers found one in the parking lot at lunch.
Him: "Cool. Free USB stick!"


Free USB sticks and free mice are awsome!
 
2014-01-05 09:56:55 PM

PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?



Wanker's elbow. Though technically, it's not the drive's fault.
 
2014-01-05 09:57:23 PM
That's not a dead drop, that's way to obvious. That's possibly the macguffin to draw attention away from whatever actually went down on the plane though.
 
2014-01-05 09:57:46 PM

d23: macross87: vudukungfu: OtherLittleGuy: kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]

This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.

CNN has reported a second modem has hit the pentagon.

Damn that's funny. But where is the evidence of said modem?!?

There is also a modem in Pennsylvania that everyone in New York will ignore.


Where's the football?  We may have launch the ISDNs.
 
2014-01-05 09:58:51 PM

Laobaojun: Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.


Like what?
 
2014-01-05 10:00:43 PM

austin_millbarge: Laobaojun: Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.

Like what?


Many, many noses have been bent out of shape.
 
2014-01-05 10:02:20 PM

Forty-Two: the flash drive was found ominously taped to a bathroom wall.

That combination of words makes me giggle.



I would have went with "malevolently," but that's just me.
 
2014-01-05 10:04:44 PM

Danger Avoid Death: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x332]

Wanted for questioning.


Duct Tape Baby is watching you poop.

And probably pooping along with you.
 
2014-01-05 10:05:00 PM
And this is where I chuckle about how funny it is to think that everyone on board has gone through the pillar of "security" that is the TSA before boarding the aircraft.  Yet, they have to divert, do the 12" extended remix of the dog and pony show to "secure" the aircraft, blah blah blah.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-05 10:05:04 PM
Snarfangel
Forty-Two: the flash drive was found ominously taped to a bathroom wall.
That combination of words makes me giggle.
I would have went with "malevolently," but that's just me.IoSaturnalia


Everyone has their own personal kink, to me the most interesting thing about a camera in a plane restroom would be watching people try to move around.
 
2014-01-05 10:05:14 PM

austin_millbarge: Laobaojun: Snowden's thumb drive has caused an awful lot of injury.

Like what?


Lots of government butthurt.
 
2014-01-05 10:06:16 PM

d23: There is also a modem in Pennsylvania that everyone in New York will ignore.


That was a sprintmail.
The pony express of data transmission.
Easy to hack.
Easy to ignore.

How can people be so heartless?
 
2014-01-05 10:06:17 PM

hardinparamedic: Someone's dead drop went arry.


a·wry
əˈrī/
adverb & adjective
adverb: awry; adjective: awry
1
.
away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course; amiss.
"many youthful romances go awry"
 
2014-01-05 10:09:59 PM
I guess nobody RTFA as usual.

An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

In the bathroom.  You figure it out.
 
2014-01-05 10:18:52 PM

lordjupiter: I guess nobody RTFA as usual.

An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

In the bathroom.  You figure it out.


LOL
even funnier

GOOD THING THEY PANICKED !!!
and landed the plane
we are SO SAFE NOW

did they arrest the owner?
pretty sure that it was someone on the plane or previously on the plane or let on the plane to clean the bathrooms

TADA
I wonder how longer before the follow up article when the catch the bad guy
 
2014-01-05 10:28:16 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

I'm thinking one of the crew was hoping for some quality hidden camera perviness.


Perhaps they should use better camouflage.
 
2014-01-05 10:29:55 PM

lordjupiter: I guess nobody RTFA as usual.
An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.
In the bathroom.  You figure it out.


You could easily find the perp if you were paying attention--he's the guy who quickly stopped using his laptop when it was discovered.
 
2014-01-05 10:35:32 PM
Man the viral marketing for Liam Neeson's new movie is getting way out of hand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiHDJ19A3dk
 
2014-01-05 10:41:42 PM
cryinoutloud
You could easily find the perp if you were paying attention--he's the guy who quickly stopped using his laptop when it was discovered.


You honestly think he was sitting there watching people poop and pee on his laptop just like watching a movie. He would have to to be recording it.

I have heard of some crazy people watching porn on an airplane, assuming it just wasn't just a bad part of an nc17 movie. Doing that on a live bathroom cam I can't believe.

I do think he might have been doing some furious work scrubbing that encrypted partition of the hard drive before landing.
 
2014-01-05 10:49:19 PM
 
2014-01-05 10:49:43 PM
"...an electronic device thought potentially to be a bomb..."

Really? All I would think is, "Cool, free USB drive."

/is aware that they could potentially be viral
 
2014-01-05 10:53:04 PM

IoSaturnalia: PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?

I hurt myself facepalming a few weeks ago when one of my customers found one in the parking lot at lunch.

Him: "Cool. Free USB stick!"


Please tell me he didn't put it in a computer.
 
2014-01-05 10:55:41 PM
Well, good thing it wasn't something dangerous, like a plastic spoon.
 
2014-01-05 10:58:45 PM
PanicMan,
Please tell me he didn't put it in a computer.


Sticking a well wrapped raspberry pi to the wall with some sort of official looking markings would be the way to do it.
 
2014-01-05 10:59:16 PM

PanicMan: IoSaturnalia: PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?

I hurt myself facepalming a few weeks ago when one of my customers found one in the parking lot at lunch.

Him: "Cool. Free USB stick!"

Please tell me he didn't put it in a computer.


That's only dangerous if he doesn't know how to do so safely. Like sticking your dick in crazy, you just have to weigh the potential benefits against the potential damage modified by how good you think you are at negating or ameliorating the latter.
 
2014-01-05 11:02:18 PM
So were talking about a restroom perv. really bad at hiding his camera.
 
2014-01-05 11:22:22 PM
I'll bet they'd divert if you left on the bathroom a Post-it bearing the text "There is absolutely no danger."
And if they found out you were the one that did it, you'd never fly again.
 
2014-01-05 11:28:01 PM
This is actually a tactic used by airline ground crews/ flight attendants for transporting drugs and other nefarious goods.

The USB had bitcoins loaded on it, there was probably several kilos of Kinder Eggs stashed in the cargo bay.
 
2014-01-05 11:32:45 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, good thing it wasn't something dangerous, like a plastic spoon.


armedrobbery.files.wordpress.com

Disagrees.
 
2014-01-05 11:49:17 PM

ArcadianRefugee: PanicMan: IoSaturnalia: PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?

I hurt myself facepalming a few weeks ago when one of my customers found one in the parking lot at lunch.

Him: "Cool. Free USB stick!"

Please tell me he didn't put it in a computer.

That's only dangerous if he doesn't know how to do so safely. Like sticking your dick in crazy, you just have to weigh the potential benefits against the potential damage modified by how good you think you are at negating or ameliorating the latter.


Dipping into the crazy is never, NEVER, safe. Or so I have learned, er um, been told.
 
2014-01-06 12:08:42 AM

karlandtanya: I'll bet they'd divert if you left on the bathroom a Post-it bearing the text "There is absolutely no danger."
And if they found out you were the one that did it, you'd never fly again.


sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2014-01-06 12:21:00 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_dead_drop

Not a good idea to do it on a plane.
 
2014-01-06 12:51:46 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

I'm thinking one of the crew was hoping for some quality hidden camera perviness.


Yup, although I question "disguised as a flash drive".  While I have not seen such devices I own a flash drive that is also an audio recorder.  "Disguised" is not the right word as it really is a fully operational flash drive--that's how you get your recordings off it.  I would figure a video version works the same way.
 
2014-01-06 12:54:11 AM

Forty-Two: the flash drive was found ominously taped to a bathroom wall.

That combination of words makes me giggle.


Yes. I'm still trying to picture that, and also the reverse...what would "innocently taped" look like, and how would you know?
 
2014-01-06 12:54:16 AM

serial_crusher: I hope we get a follow up to find out why the drive ended up taped there. I also hope it's some really whacky story that sounded like a good idea tithe guy at the time, not just an intentional bomb hoax or something stupid like that's.


it was a  micro camera. someone wanted video of folks using the bathroom. went in early in the flight and intended to retrieve it before the flight ended.
 
2014-01-06 12:56:48 AM

Loren: Benevolent Misanthrope: An preliminary inspection of the device showed it was actually a camera disguised as a flash drive, the officials said.

I'm thinking one of the crew was hoping for some quality hidden camera perviness.

Yup, although I question "disguised as a flash drive".  While I have not seen such devices I own a flash drive that is also an audio recorder.  "Disguised" is not the right word as it really is a fully operational flash drive--that's how you get your recordings off it.  I would figure a video version works the same way.


Update:  I found such a device:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2KA0YJ4872

Note that it requires you to insert a MicroSD card for storage, thus it's not a true flash drive.
 
2014-01-06 01:02:22 AM
Look at all these stupid farkers who didn't read the article to see it was actually a pervert's camera.
 
2014-01-06 01:18:41 AM

vudukungfu: pussies
a nation of pussies


When can we be The Home of the Brave[tm] again?
 
2014-01-06 01:35:58 AM
I have a video camera that's also a flash drive that's disguised as a BIC lighter. It was like $14.00 on eBay and that included shipping from China. Kind of a pain to use though, as it only has one button and you have to remember how many times to press it and for how long in order to control the various functions.

Still though, $14.00! Can't watch a monkey fark a football for that kind of money.
 
2014-01-06 02:24:47 AM
We have officially lost the war on terror.
 
2014-01-06 03:27:30 AM

ArcadianRefugee: PanicMan: IoSaturnalia: PanicMan: No injuries related to the incident were reported.

Has a thumb drive ever caused an injury?

I hurt myself facepalming a few weeks ago when one of my customers found one in the parking lot at lunch.

Him: "Cool. Free USB stick!"

Please tell me he didn't put it in a computer.

That's only dangerous if he doesn't know how to do so safely. Like sticking your dick in crazy, you just have to weigh the potential benefits against the potential damage modified by how good you think you are at negating or ameliorating the latter.


I would do this on my laptop, removing the HD first, booting from a known good USB with an older Linux distro. Then I could mount that USB to see what's up.
 
2014-01-06 07:35:53 AM
Meh, I'm old school - taped one of these to a bathroom wall

www.fileformat.info
 
2014-01-06 08:03:45 AM
A BBBBBB..
No A BOMB
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-06 08:19:27 AM

macross87: vudukungfu: OtherLittleGuy: kronicfeld: [inagorillacostume.com image 500x778]

This just in: Cambridge and Boston shut down when a floppy disk was discovered in an abandoned locker in the Barker Library at MIT.

CNN has reported a second modem has hit the pentagon.

Damn that's funny. But where is the evidence of said modem?!?


I keep mentally picturing the literal interpretation of modems hitting the Pentagon, and I'm sitting here giggling.
 
2014-01-06 08:35:59 AM

Enemabag Jones: I have heard of some crazy people watching porn on an airplane, assuming it just wasn't just a bad part of an nc17 movie.


I once made the mistake of watching a movie a coworker had given me.  A few minutes in, there was suddenly fullscreen dong.  And I was sitting in an aisle seat.  Don't think I've ever closed a laptop that fast.

/I don't think anybody (else) noticed
 
2014-01-06 09:25:37 PM

Radak: Enemabag Jones: I have heard of some crazy people watching porn on an airplane, assuming it just wasn't just a bad part of an nc17 movie.

I once made the mistake of watching a movie a coworker had given me.  A few minutes in, there was suddenly fullscreen dong.  And I was sitting in an aisle seat.  Don't think I've ever closed a laptop that fast.

/I don't think anybody (else) noticed


Does this coworker make and sell soap?
 
2014-01-06 09:29:36 PM

HighlanderRPI: Meh, I'm old school - taped one of these to a bathroom wall

[www.fileformat.info image 850x889]


Ooooo, eight inches. Who do you think you are, the John Holmes of the nerd world?

/only got five-and-a-quarter here
 
2014-01-06 10:28:59 PM
And the USB drive was taped to the bathroom wall...
...CONCERT HALL!
 
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