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TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old 1135

Posted by samzenpus
from the security-theater dept.
3-year-old Mandy Simon started crying when her teddy bear had to go through the X-ray machine at airport security in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was so upset that she refused to go calmly through the metal detector, setting it off twice. Agents then informed her parents that she "must be hand-searched." The subsequent TSA employee pat down of the screaming child was captured by her father, who happens to be a reporter, on his cell phone. The video have left some questioning why better procedures for children aren't in place. I, for one, feel much safer knowing the TSA is protecting us from impressionable minds warped by too much Dora the Explorer.

Comment: Re:What y'all cheering for? (Score 1) 282

by bleeware (#22754680) Attached to: RIAA Will Finally Face the Music In Court
1:1 upload does not mean the whole file was uploaded, only 'that number of bytes' were uploaded. BitTorrent uploads by picking blocks at random. Consider this: how many rolls of a 6-sided die do you need until all 6 sides are expected to show up? In the general case, something like N log N. So for a 700 piece file, uploading ratio of 2.8 to 1 is more like it and even then, that is only the expected value.

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