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Comic Artist Detained For Script Containing 9/11 Type Scenarios Screenshot-sm 441

Comics writer Mark Sable was detained by security at Los Angeles International Airport because he was carrying a script for a new issue of his comic miniseries, Unthinkable. Unthinkable follows members of a government think tank that was tasked with coming up with 9/11-type "unthinkable" terrorist scenarios that now are coming true. Sable wrote about his experience saying, "...I was flagged at the gate for 'extra screening.' I was subjected to not one, but two invasive searches of my person and belongings. TSA agents then 'discovered' the script for Unthinkable #3. They sat and read the script while I stood there, without any personal items, identification or ticket, which had all been confiscated. The minute I saw the faces of the agents, I knew I was in trouble. The first page of the Unthinkable script mentioned 9/11, terror plots, and the fact that the (fictional) world had become a police state. The TSA agents then proceeded to interrogate me, having a hard time understanding that a comic book could be about anything other than superheroes, let alone that anyone actually wrote scripts for comics. I cooperated politely and tried to explain to them the irony of the situation. While Unthinkable blurs the line between fiction and reality, the story is based on a real-life government think tank where a writer was tasked to design worst-case terror scenarios. The fictional story of Unthinkable unfolds when the writer's scenarios come true, and he becomes a suspect in the terrorist attacks." It's too bad that the TSA can't protect us from summer blockbuster movies and not just graphic novels.

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Vigile writes: "Even with processors well exceeding the performance needs of most, overclocking is still a practice used by hardware enthusiasts. And even though the art of the overclock has improved dramatically, with all the new options, settings and considerations that go into overclocking a system beyond its rated speeds, the task can be daunting for anyone new to the game. A new educational article over at PC Perspective starts from the beginning with detailed descriptions of the how's and why's behind overclocking. A walk through of picking the right CPU, motherboard, memory and even power supply is included as is a typical BIOS setup and configuration process. This is really a great article for anyone that new, or rusty, to overclocking."

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