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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.
Businesses

+ - Wal-Mart Sells Linux Computer

Submitted by ruffnsc
ruffnsc (895839) writes "Linux, the free operating system that's a perpetual underdog in the desktop market, is showing up in computers in Wal-Mart stores this week for the first time. Should we still call them evil?"
Politics

US Government IT Security 'Outstandingly Mediocre' 86

Posted by Zonk
from the c-minus-for-the-lose dept.
mrneutron2004 writes wrote with a link to an article on The Register, discussing an annual IT security report card handed out to the federal government. The results this year were mixed. The good news is that they graded higher than last year. The bad news? They still just rate a C-". Individual departments did better than others, but overall the results were quite poor. "Although overall security procedures improved the Department of Defense (DoD) recorded a failing F grade. Meanwhile the Department of Veterans Affairs - whose loss of laptops containing veterans' confidential data triggered a huge security breach - failed to submit a report. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, another agency that has trouble keeping track of its PCs, flunked."
Media

Journal: Organizing Video amongst multiple formats

Journal by Powertrip
With my media collection growing as fast as the latest hard-drives, my organizational structure for all my movies and videos is lacking. I am finding that many of my movie files end up being converted to another format to fit my iPod, down-sample them so I can stream them or use on my laptop, or create a new version for the Apple TV. I seem to have 2 to 3 versions of these files now, and my organizational structure is non-existent at best. How does everyone else cope with all the different vi

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