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Re: Fwd: n3td3v has a fan
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:29:33 -0400

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:56:20 BST, n3td3v said:

Security threater is good because it scares potential terrorists from
being caught. It keeps the terrorists on their toes and worrying all
the time.

No, it wastes lots of resources and keeps us from deploying security that
actually works.  There's no indication that the terrorists actually worry very
much about beating security-theater policies, and plenty of indication that the
security theater rules are causing *real* problems - for instance, the recent
event where a pilot's gun went off in the cockpit was likely due to very poor
rules on the part of the TSA:


Usually airports combine security threater and real security together,
and thats got to be a good thing, not a bad thing.

Actually, there's little or no *real* security behind the theater at most
airports.  If there was, why is there a real and persistent problem with
things like cameras being stolen from inside luggage by baggage handlers?

Starting from such wrong beginnings, your essay goes rapidly downhill from

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