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Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
From: "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick () ianai net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 22:01:57 -0400
At 07:51 PM 9/12/2001 -0400, David Lesher wrote:
>E-tickets are history, per NPR...
Why? Who cares if they mail you a paper ticket, as long as you are checked
for weapons before getting on the plane? And if they are worried about ID,
mailing you a paper ticket will not help, ID will still have to be checked
at the airport.
This is getting silly. They are talking about removing all the plastic
knives for "security". What's next? No pens? (You might stab
someone.) And certainly no laptops! (You might bash the pilot over the
head.) And I hope you like eating soup & jello, since you cannot have
forks. (You might stick someone in the eye.)
Grrrr. US Airport security was a joke, and we all knew it. Please tighten
it, but do not be ridiculous about it.
Other countries seem to let people fly without these pathetic
rules. Perhaps we should ask them instead of making up silly rules.
Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof Petr Swedock (Sep 12)