minuslars: And people whine about snow days wussifying America.
caddisfly: "This incident serves as a strong reminder for the public to remain alert for unattended packages or suspicious activity," Skinner said. "Any unattended packages should be left alone and not moved by members of the public."No, this incident serves as a reminder that the odds of something left on a bus or train actually being an explosive device is infinitesimal, and that continued paranoia and overreaction by the public and officials makes us all look silly./last week it was a leftover sandwich
Gyrfalcon: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Inside the shoebox was a small black box with wheels attached to the side and taped on top was a straw with a balloon attached to an end... "The (NJ Transit) employee peeked inside the shoebox, saw pipe cleaners and the black box," Skinner said. "Without looking closely he felt it could have been a bomb."[img.fark.net image 425x318]What kind of training do these people GET?!?!?OK, nevermind. Forget I asked.
saturn badger: Back in the day I left my electronics box on a train. I forgot it and went to lost and found at the next station. It had a breadboard with a 555 timer and LEDs. Binary counter project. They just handed it to me. Circa 85. People were not so paranoid then.
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