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Comment Re:Ah, yes, one of the modern evils... (Score 2, Insightful) 533

I cannot see it working for the family shopping trip, but going to work in good weather should be a breeze.

That depends how you do the family shopping trip. With my large panniers (and normal, non-electric bicycle) I could carry enough food for two people shopping once a week. By adding a rucksack I could carry enough for three with the small inconvenience (my back would get sweaty). A family of five might buy a cycle trailer, or get things that keep delivered, or use a taxi once a week (cheaper than owning a car?), or join a car-club.

If I'm cycling right past the supermarket on my way home I sometimes stop and buy 8 1L cartons of juice and some tins, just to save carrying them some other time. This only takes 5 minutes.

Submission + - 'No scan, no flight' at Heathrow and Manchester (

An anonymous reader writes: It is now compulsory for people selected for a full body scan to take part, or they will not be allowed to fly, no optional pat down. The new security rules have been introduced following the attempt to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day. Also, a rule which meant under 18s were not allowed to participate in the body scanner trial has been overturned by the government. There is no mention of blurring out the genitals, however reports have said X-ray backscatter devices don’t work properly unless the genitals of people going through them are visible.

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