Ladies and Gentlemen, take off your underwear please

Ever since one idiot set his shoes on fire, the rest of us have to pass through airport security barefoot.

Many experts, including Bruce Schneier, wrote that this is a knee-jerk measure that does little to nothing to improve security, and is mostly a PR thing to show that the administration “did something”. My first reaction back then was: what are they going to do when the next idiot hides a bomb in his underwear (or deeper)?

Now we have a chance to find out, many thanks to Tam for digging out this piece of news.

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Published in: on December 28, 2009 at 6:24 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] to self: do not try to guess how a government agency will react to a situation, the reality will always be stranger than anything you can come up with. Published […]


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