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(Des Moines Register)   If you're 27, you should be old enough to know you don't have to go for a ride on a baggage claim carousel just because somebody dared you   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, carousels, conveyor belts, security breaches  
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2014-01-06 02:22:22 PM  
3 votes:
If your security can be breached by a drunk guy hopping on a baggage carousel, I have bad news for you.  Oh but who am I kidding, you already knew your security was a joke.

/looking at you, TSA
2014-01-06 07:31:37 PM  
1 vote: those bastards who put the bumps on the sections between escalators! You used to be able to slide down and hit the bottom like you were shot out of a cannon! Sure you almost killed people, but that was half the fun!

Industrial safety. Bah, humbug!
2014-01-06 07:15:02 PM  
1 vote:
If you're 27, you should

And if our national IQ was above 27, some dumbass riding a luggage return wouldn't be a "security breech".
2014-01-06 03:40:09 PM  
1 vote:

LemSkroob: Benevolent Misanthrope: LemSkroob: ride this belt:

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They will tell your dumb ass to get off

Ride this belt:

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Enjoy your jail cell

/know the difference

OK, I'll bite.  Apart from design, what's the difference?

The first one is a full-360 assessable device, where the bags are put onto the belt from above or below in the center. You can ride around and around, and while you would be a dumbass, you aren't a security risk.

The second type is older, and is a single belt loop that goes between the bag claim and the back-of-house area where the bags are loaded onto the belt. The key point is, the belt itself passes between non-secure (public) side and the secure side.

This dumbass from TFA was of the second type, and didn't get off the thing before it passed through the wall and thus created a security breach. Which is pretty much the reason bag belts like this aren't installed that much anymore (and never in new buildings).

What's stopping someone from walking in off of the street and placing an unscreened bag on that belt?  Nothing.  Also, it's not very old.  That one you're showing is from (Reagan) National Airport here in DC and it was built in 1997.

Seems stupid to make the area behind that wall part of the "secure zone".
2014-01-06 03:34:34 PM  
1 vote:

firemanbuck: "... rode the moving belt around the secured around and back out the other side."

Principal caught sayof?

How "secured" is it if anyone can just go through it.
This is why it's called "security theater."
2014-01-06 02:17:37 PM  
1 vote:
If we outlaw going for a ride on a baggage claim carousel, only outlaws will go for a ride on a baggage claim carousel.

I don't want to live in that world.
2014-01-06 02:12:50 PM  
1 vote:
Just one more sample of how Security Theater is not working.
2014-01-06 02:03:18 PM  
1 vote:
I'm 33 and I would do that right now if somebody dared me.  I wouldn't even need $5 or whatever, I would just do it because I have never done it, and I am immature and that sounds just as fun now as it did when I was 8.
2014-01-06 01:11:54 PM  
1 vote:
Just because you don't have to doesn't mean you don't want to.

/I did with that once.
//But I was 3.
///And it was a triple dog dare, not just a normal one
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