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(Guardian)   TSA starts banning all electronic devices larger than an exploding Samsung Galaxy 7 on airlines from 13 countries   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2017-03-20 05:56:47 PM  
42 votes:
imgs.xkcd.com

/obligatory xkcd
2017-03-20 07:27:53 PM  
20 votes:
I have to leave Dr. Theopolis at home

vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net
2017-03-20 09:05:55 PM  
15 votes:

interstellar_tedium: midigod: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Most cargo holds are not pressurized. Lack of oxygen would put out the fire*.

Yes, they are both pressurized and temp controlled, because of some of the "live" cargo they carry (pets, live animals for restaurant menus). Also, some of the larger wide-body aircraft have galley facilities in the cargo hold area that flight attendants have to access during flight.

Not only that there are plenty of simple things that can go off with no oxygen, which I know because I have been helping someone design a rocket (don't ask)


Considering your screen name, I'm sure the answer would be boring.
2017-03-20 08:35:56 PM  
10 votes:
Jesus. Why would anyone travel by plane ever? It's getting more ridiculous than it already was. I've probably been charged a fee by American Airlines for typing "travel by plane" in this post.
2017-03-20 08:44:35 PM  
9 votes:
img.fark.net
2017-03-20 10:39:24 PM  
8 votes:

whatisaidwas: LessO2: This is reminiscent of the GWB era of keeping people scared.  Whenever something went ugly in politics and Karl Rove needed to keep the base scared, all of a sudden there was a "new threat" and the TSA "needed" to do extra security measures.

I think we're at "Orange Alert".

[img.fark.net image 620x350]

/At least since 1.20.17


You mean "Ernie"

img.fark.net
2017-03-20 09:13:58 PM  
6 votes:

theToadMan: How doomed is the US tourism industry with all of this?


It's all part of the War on Tourism.
2017-03-20 08:37:31 PM  
6 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: Jesus. Why would anyone travel by plane ever? It's getting more ridiculous than it already was. I've probably been charged a fee by American Airlines for typing "travel by plane" in this post.


I only travel by dirigible.
2017-03-20 09:28:50 PM  
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2017-03-20 10:34:40 PM  
4 votes:

LessO2: This is reminiscent of the GWB era of keeping people scared.  Whenever something went ugly in politics and Karl Rove needed to keep the base scared, all of a sudden there was a "new threat" and the TSA "needed" to do extra security measures.


I think we're at "Orange Alert".

img.fark.net

/At least since 1.20.17
2017-03-20 08:47:09 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2017-03-20 06:06:16 PM  
4 votes:
I assume this means my Newton....

fark
2017-03-21 12:26:36 AM  
3 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: Jesus. Why would anyone travel by plane ever? It's getting more ridiculous than it already was. I've probably been charged a fee by American Airlines for typing "travel by plane" in this post.


Charlie checked his bags in Austin, flew to New York City,
And connected for Bangor, Maine.
When he got there, the attendant told him, "ninety more dollars" --
Charlie couldn't get off that plane!
But did he ever return, no, he never returned,
And his fate is still unlearned.
He may fly forever in the skies of America,
He's the man who never returned.
2017-03-20 11:42:05 PM  
3 votes:

seelorq: And since then, it has been apparently reconciled by, well, significanttechnological achievement.


Of course, I meant, Significanttechnologicalachievement, from the German, Grossefettetechnologischleistung.
2017-03-20 11:14:19 PM  
3 votes:
I tried to get by the lithium battery thing by having my laptop powered by hamsters on exercise wheels, but now I've got the ASPCA and the TSA giving me a hard time.
2017-03-20 10:28:47 PM  
3 votes:
TSA may be on to something with Samsung lol
2017-03-20 09:17:18 PM  
3 votes:

BumpInTheNight: Oh yah, keep enticing me to visit your vile ass-country with benevolent and well-thought out policies like this.


We are trying to keep you out, hello?
2017-03-20 08:38:42 PM  
3 votes:

ThatBillmanGuy: Jesus. Why would anyone travel by plane ever? It's getting more ridiculous than it already was. I've probably been charged a fee by American Airlines for typing "travel by plane" in this post.


That will be an additional  $25.00. Thank you and enjoy your flight.
2017-03-20 09:56:54 PM  
2 votes:
Thanks Putin.


assholes
2017-03-20 08:41:34 PM  
2 votes:
He's gutting our infrastructure and regressing us back decades in just about every measurable way, but I think he's doing a great job, because he's sticking it to the Mexicans and Moose lambs.
2017-03-20 08:35:35 PM  
2 votes:
Safer and more bigly winninger every day.
MAGA!!!
2017-03-21 04:13:58 AM  
1 vote:

Spermbot: cyberspacedout: interstellar_tedium: midigod: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Most cargo holds are not pressurized. Lack of oxygen would put out the fire*.

Yes, they are both pressurized and temp controlled, because of some of the "live" cargo they carry (pets, live animals for restaurant menus). Also, some of the larger wide-body aircraft have galley facilities in the cargo hold area that flight attendants have to access during flight.

Not only that there are plenty of simple things that can go off with no oxygen, which I know because I have been helping someone design a rocket (don't ask)

Considering your screen name, I'm sure the answer would be boring.

Rockets are never boring.


Depends which way they're pointing.
2017-03-21 01:57:13 AM  
1 vote:

robert byrd non-racist democrat: LessO2: This is reminiscent of the GWB era of keeping people scared.  Whenever something went ugly in politics and Karl Rove needed to keep the base scared, all of a sudden there was a "new threat" and the TSA "needed" to do extra security measures.

Maybe they are enraged over a youtube clip.  Your prophet Barack Hussein Obama PBUH liked to use that one ...........


Ooooo!!! B.HUSSIEN is a scary Moozlum. So edgy. So bold. Suck that little Cheeto harder, and maybe you'll MAGA.
2017-03-21 12:53:25 AM  
1 vote:

robert byrd non-racist democrat: LessO2: This is reminiscent of the GWB era of keeping people scared.  Whenever something went ugly in politics and Karl Rove needed to keep the base scared, all of a sudden there was a "new threat" and the TSA "needed" to do extra security measures.

Maybe they are enraged over a youtube clip.  Your prophet Barack Hussein Obama PBUH liked to use that one ...........


I always liked B. HUSSEIN Obama, personally.

Well, that and Fartbongo.
2017-03-21 12:25:23 AM  
1 vote:

LessO2: This is reminiscent of the GWB era of keeping people scared.  Whenever something went ugly in politics and Karl Rove needed to keep the base scared, all of a sudden there was a "new threat" and the TSA "needed" to do extra security measures.


Maybe they are enraged over a youtube clip.  Your prophet Barack Hussein Obama PBUH liked to use that one ...........
2017-03-21 12:22:27 AM  
1 vote:

Sum Dum Gai: Damn, glad I was traveling last month and not this one.

If I wasn't allowed to bring my Kindle I would have been a very unhappy camper since at that point I'd already been traveling more than 36 hours without any actual sleep.  Plus I wouldn't trust my camera, even in a camera bag, in my checked luggage.  Good lenses are really expensive.


Someone should invent a way to bring reading material in a non-electronic form with you.
2017-03-20 10:42:01 PM  
1 vote:

JohnBigBootay: My peaceful protest is that my cell phone has been on and not in airplane mode for the entirety of more than 100 flights going back more than ten years. It was stupid long before they relaxed the rules and it's still stupid now.

Protip: if there was even a smidgen of an inkling of a possibility that your little electronic thing could take the plane down they would not rely on the honor system to police it.


You should rethink that.  The plane is fine, but do you know how much battery you're going to waste pinging every cell tower from NY to LA?
2017-03-20 10:25:48 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: I didn't know about the exploding Samsung thing until this article. Now the three Samsung commercials about their battery safety I saw tonight make sense.


What's it like on the international space station? That's a pretty old global strory man. I'd put it above just international, like global
2017-03-20 10:18:55 PM  
1 vote:

Madman drummers bummers: theToadMan: How doomed is the US tourism industry with all of this?

It's all part of the War on Tourism.


It's part of the Republican laser-like focus on jobs.
2017-03-20 10:08:01 PM  
1 vote:
My peaceful protest is that my cell phone has been on and not in airplane mode for the entirety of more than 100 flights going back more than ten years. It was stupid long before they relaxed the rules and it's still stupid now.

Protip: if there was even a smidgen of an inkling of a possibility that your little electronic thing could take the plane down they would not rely on the honor system to police it.
2017-03-20 10:03:35 PM  
1 vote:

RandyJohnson: ThatBillmanGuy: Jesus. Why would anyone travel by plane ever? It's getting more ridiculous than it already was. I've probably been charged a fee by American Airlines for typing "travel by plane" in this post.

I was on the way to the airport to go back home on 9/11. Drove the rental car back home.(1000 miles) Have not flown since.

/Still have the ticket


Please. Like 9/11 is going to happen again.

/well the date 9/11 will happen again, meant the terror attack
2017-03-20 09:21:25 PM  
1 vote:

That Guy...From That Show!: BumpInTheNight: Oh yah, keep enticing me to visit your vile ass-country with benevolent and well-thought out policies like this.

We are trying to keep you out, hello?


Trump's slaughter of the domestic tourism industry will be amusing, as someone mentioned above:  You don't fark with Disney.

/white guy
//with a moral compass that isn't pegged south
2017-03-20 09:01:33 PM  
1 vote:

siennaskye: i like how this was a secret order.. that the public - probably american, wasnt supposed to know about it... which we woulda anyways after the 96 hours was up...

also how it only affects non american airlines to and from those countries. i dont even know what to say here....


Might be a good time to throw in a BSAB, shake things up a little.
2017-03-20 08:45:44 PM  
1 vote:

ThatBillmanGuy: Jesus. Why would anyone travel by plane ever?


Because sometimes you have to get somewhere, and don't have time to sail. The question I've been asking is: How are restrictions on flying domestically (that is, not the point of this article, but when are we ever focused on that?) not a violation of the right of peaceable assembly, dammit?

Last I checked, even if the time it takes to go a longer distance than a day's drive was acceptable, neither Amtrak, Greyhound, nor my car could take me to a peaceable assembly in Hawaii.
2017-03-20 08:41:26 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: optikeye: But, allow them in the check luggage?

This is probably the worse place for a potential fire. At least in a cabin you can put it in a fire bag.

Yep. This isn't about "lithium battery safety concerns," though. The real question to ask is "which 13 countries?" See, I'm thinking that there are rather more countries included here than in the two-time loser Trump travel ban, and I'm wondering why...


Why? They freely admitted there are more majority-Muslim countries than in the travel bans, so... kudos to them for finally learning their names.
2017-03-20 06:06:34 PM  
1 vote:
"Saudi Arabia's Saudia Airlines and Royal Jordanian airlines are among the affected countries; the full list has not been revealed to the affected airlines themselves."

Don't worry, people. In a few years, once the details are hammered out bribes hit the bank accounts, Trump air will gladly fly you from the affected countries to the US with a special prescreening already in place, at on 3 times the cost.
 
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