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Comment: Safety theater (Score 1) 405

by Snufu (#48143949) Attached to: Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

The safety spiel is pointless theater. Please suggest one example where the outcome of an emergency would have been significantly different if nobody had listened to the safety speech. They exist only to give a false belief that you can survive a real plane emergency. Air travel is statistically safer than driving, but if a plane goes down, you are dead. Your corpse will yard sale or burn up, usually both, in that order. (Carlin said it best: "In the event of a water landing...doesn't that sound an awful lot like CRASHING INTO THE OCEAN!")

Also, the safety spiel is just a disclaimer to shield airlines from "The tray attacked me!" lawsuits.

The function of flight attendants is to babysit adults for a couple hours and deal with "problem passengers." The safety spiel lets attendants believe their role is more important than it is, so their union wants to preserve the silly exercise.

Comment: Google IE 6 (Score 2) 427

by Snufu (#48021605) Attached to: Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Google Intertubes Exploder 6 (TM) is tightly integrated with your Andoid operating system. Attempting to uninstall it will void your warranty, the screen will get scratched, the phone will prank call your Aunt, the battery will burst into flames, and you will get a bad case of athlete's foot.

I have not yet begun to byte!