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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes 702

Posted by samzenpus
from the keeping-something-safe dept.
Trachman writes The US Transport Security Administration revealed on Sunday that enhanced security procedures on flights coming to the US now include not allowing uncharged cell phones and other devices onto planes. “During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted on board the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening,” TSA said in a statement.

Comment: Re:Just like seat belts in cars... (Score 1) 584

by EWAdams (#47066817) Attached to: Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

Most of the mechanisms proposed don't depend on fingerprints, but upon possession of a short range radio bracelet, so the sweat issue is moot. But generally speaking I don't want panicky civilians firing guns in any case. The correct default state of a firearm is "unavailable." I'm prepared to make exceptions for people who are professionally trained and STAY in training.

Comment: Re:The Religious Right will have your head on a pl (Score 2) 470

by EWAdams (#46671631) Attached to: It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

None of what you say say changes the fact that the Religious Right is vehemently opposed to teaching critical thinking and is using their political power to ensure that it is not taught in schools. Democrats may read tea leaves, but they don't insist that reading tea leaves be part of the science curriculum.

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