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laughingsquid: The Truth About Phones on Airplanes

2013 Jan 7, 11:57


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The Truth About Phones on Airplanes

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Taiwanese News Animation of JetBlue Flight Attendant’s Dramatic Exit

2010 Aug 12, 2:09

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Schneier on Security: The Effectiveness of Air Marshals

2010 Apr 11, 3:51"In fact, more air marshals have been arrested than the number of people arrested by air marshals." Its easy to get awesome stats like this when talking about lawlessness on airplanes given its great infrequency.PermalinkCommentsstatistics humor security bruce-schneier airplane

Emanuel Derman's Blog: Trading Places

2009 Dec 31, 1:50Har har: "I had a fantasy in which the Fed and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) switched roles. If a bank failed at 9 a.m. one morning and shut its doors, the TSA would announce that all banks henceforth begin their business day at 10 a.m. And, if a terrorist managed to get on board a plane between Stockholm and Washington, the Fed would increase the number of flights between the cities."PermalinkCommentseconomics humor airplane emanuel-derman tsa fed government

Reduce Your Chances of Dying in a Plane Crash | Information Is Beautiful

2009 Sep 14, 4:52PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal information visualization plane airplane flight statistics death travel humor

A rare peek at Homeland Security's files on travelers - This Just In - Budget Travel

2009 Jan 12, 12:48Results of a FOIA request for the DHS travel records: "I had been curious about what's in my travel dossier, so I made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for a copy. I'm posting here a few sample pages of what officials sent me."PermalinkCommentsfoia security airplane airport privacy government information

World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> I played WoW, I became a terrorist (story!)

2008 Dec 29, 12:22"This wasn't my fault. Anyone could have dropped his stupid iPod in the toilet. It's really the government here. I mean, at this point the building contained six customs officials, an army of policemen, people from various security agencies, a bomb squad, and a couple of detectives."PermalinkCommentsipod toilet humor airplane plane security terrorism wow

What's New with the Glue Society - Hi-Fructose Magazine

2008 Nov 21, 3:52I like the melted ice cream truck. "Our Australian friends 'The Glue Society', a group of artists, designers and projecteers, have created these amazing series of sculptures and films where they've created chair rainbows on the frozen tundra, a curb-side wrap party, gratuitous nudie pictures for airplanes passing by, a house of crates, and a blow-up doll's vacation paradise."PermalinkCommentsstreetart art prank culture nature photo sculpture ice-cream-truck via:boingboing

xkcd - Blog Archive - The Goddamn Airplane on the Goddamn Treadmill

2008 Oct 10, 1:32Xkcd providing answers to questions that I forgot I had, like what is the answer to the lawn-sprinkler question from Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman. "Feynman used to tell a story about a simple lawn-sprinkler physics problem. The nifty thing about the problem was that the answer was immediately obvious, but to some people it was immediately obvious one way and to some it was immediately obvious the other. (For the record, the answer to Feynman problem, which he never tells you in his book, was that the sprinkler doesn't move at all. Moreover, he only brought it up to start an argument to act as a diversion while he seduced your mother in the other room.)"PermalinkCommentshumor feynman comic blog xkcd physics science math

Theater of the Absurd at the T.S.A. - New York Times

2006 Dec 19, 4:37Article about security theatre at the airport. “Rogues are very keen in their profession, and know already much more than we can teach them.”PermalinkCommentsairport security airplane TSA new-york-times article bruce-schneier

FlightStats

2006 Jul 24, 2:38Track flights in real time. Live info on airports and flights. Handles flights with layovers in an intuitive manner.PermalinkCommentsairplane travel flight plan search tool tools free
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