After landing, the pilot reported an object - believed to be a drone - had struck the front of the Airbus A320
I think maybe, just maybe, a pilot can tell the difference between a bird and a very different looking man made object. Even if this was actually a bird strike or no strike at all, you can't say that there exists NO danger to aircraft striking a drone. As pointed out above, a drone's battery is much more dense than anything on a bird, and as we know, bird strikes themselves are a real danger to aircraft especially if ingested into the engine(s).
If enough of us stand up there is a chance, if everyone continues to be spineless sheep then we are screwed.
I'm sorry, but there are extremely few people that see these body scanners as bad (actually most people are probably in alignment with the TSA's stance which is that they are efficient [notice I didn't say effective]). If they don't allow folks to opt-out, only those who have been opting-out all along (I'm one of them, and I've never seen another person voluntarily opting-out) are going to be put in the decision of giving in and going through the machine or canceling their trip (probably after being interrogated by the TSA). Virtually no one else is going to protest. By the way, there are many in this thread who are forgetting that the pat down is just as much a violation of your rights as the scanner.
it's equally important that you can actually get the fix *onto* the device
Don't even get me started on how I can't flash vanilla Android onto the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I own because they locked down the bootloader. Moved onto a Nexus device and will never give my money to Samsung as long as they continue with that shit.
that would suggest Greenland has done this about eight times over
Isn't there land based ice melting into the oceans from other places, like say, Antarctica?
If using the regular phone dialer and text messaging is too difficult for you, then maybe you should not be using a cell service.
...or writing articles in a tech blog.
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.