You can't fiddle with your cell phone on a plane anyway. You could cause it to crash.
Good point. But I take my SIM out and change it quite often. A few times a year when I travel. And every couple of years when I upgrade my phone.
I, like the vast majority of the US, am neither a shareholder nor employee of Boeing. Explain to me how this costs me a lot of money.
Do you have a pension or a 401K invested in a mutual fund? If so, you are almost certainly a shareholder of Boeing.
Beyond that, Boeing is a part of the military industrial good-old-boy club. Much more so after they were taken over by McDonnell-Douglas. In that club, rule #1 is: You will not lose money. If you lose an important sale, Congress will see to it that the Pentagon buys as many $500 hammers and $2000 toilet seats as it takes to make up the difference. Guess who pays for that?
This might change some of Boeing's thinking with regard to relocating their commercial operations. Back when I worked there (before McDonald Douglas took over), Boeing Commercial Aircraft was largely a stand alone enterprise. In fact, there was some talk about spinning off the military and aerospace divisions. That changed after the merger and some of the recent reorganizations have combined commercial and military aircraft engineering groups.
But if the rest of the world perceives Boeing as being a tool of the USA's political/military complex, they might want to reconsider tainting their successful commercial jet business with that reputation. The F/A-18 deal is lost. But the company will really be up a creek if they start losing commercial sales as well.
I'd expect the FBI to use its collection of Bitcoin to engage in a number of sting operations. Buy contraband using their Btc and break up the next Silk Road. I'm sure they are getting set up with their own mining operation which would give them an up to date view of the block chain.
Now this makes sense. I was trying to figure out how a DNA test would reveal drug or alcohol use. But it makes sense if you look at it like a scam distributed by spam e-mail. Poor grammar, misspellings and outlandish claims serve to filter out people with some critical thinking skills. People for who such pleas would be a waste of time.
If you think a police dragnet for DNA is legitimate for "making roads safer", you are just a data point on how much crap an authority figure can dish out with a bullshit story.
All this makes me feel like the drummer for Spinal Tap.
100 billion flies can't be wrong!
Popcorn will be $1.3 million extra.
Obama: "We are already aware of your concerns regarding surveillance. You don't think we didn't hear you muttering amongst yourselves beforehand, do you?"
Wait!? That was a password?
The pharmacy figured that scribble was a prescription and they've been having me stuff strange suppositories up my ass for weeks.
What are the fucking electrical engineering doing???
We're trying to figure out how to keep your fucking lights on when you don't like nukes, hydro, coal, or natural gas and the wind stops blowing at night.
1. They'll put the bugs in and tell me where to look.
2. I'll report the bugs.
3. We split the $150,000.