Re: [O/T] No Wonder Kodak Went Broke ...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Martin Brown, May 21, 2012.

  1. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    On 20/05/2012 23:13, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2012-05-20 14:17:55 -0700, Mxsmanic <> said:
    >
    >> Dudley Hanks writes:

    >
    >>> The example is meant to illustrate that corporate greed left a safety /
    >>> security loophole that a terrorist group took advantage of.

    >>
    >> Which loophole was that?

    >
    > Box cutters.


    US airport security was a complete joke before 9/11.

    Afterwards it is still a joke but for different reasons - more akin to
    street theatre to reassure the punters than a serious attempt to get the
    security job done right. Badly trained poorly paid myopic halfwits
    operating state of the art gear is not a recipe for success.

    Even today Heathrow security sometimes finds live ammo in the pockets of
    US citizens in transit through the airport. They really do know what
    they are doing. It was much much worse in the past.

    --
    Regards,
    Martin Brown
     
    Martin Brown, May 21, 2012
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  2. Martin Brown

    J. Clarke Guest

    In article <DVqur.11242$>,
    |||newspam|||@nezumi.demon.co.uk says...
    >
    > On 20/05/2012 23:13, Savageduck wrote:
    > > On 2012-05-20 14:17:55 -0700, Mxsmanic <> said:
    > >
    > >> Dudley Hanks writes:

    > >
    > >>> The example is meant to illustrate that corporate greed left a safety /
    > >>> security loophole that a terrorist group took advantage of.
    > >>
    > >> Which loophole was that?

    > >
    > > Box cutters.

    >
    > US airport security was a complete joke before 9/11.
    >
    > Afterwards it is still a joke but for different reasons - more akin to
    > street theatre to reassure the punters than a serious attempt to get the
    > security job done right. Badly trained poorly paid myopic halfwits
    > operating state of the art gear is not a recipe for success.
    >
    > Even today Heathrow security sometimes finds live ammo in the pockets of
    > US citizens in transit through the airport. They really do know what
    > they are doing. It was much much worse in the past.


    Why are the searching people getting off of planes? Are they afraid
    that they're going to hijack a taxi and crash it into the Tower or
    something?
     
    J. Clarke, May 21, 2012
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  3. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    On 21/05/2012 15:12, J. Clarke wrote:
    > In article<DVqur.11242$>,
    > |||newspam|||@nezumi.demon.co.uk says...
    >>
    >> On 20/05/2012 23:13, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2012-05-20 14:17:55 -0700, Mxsmanic<> said:
    >>>
    >>>> Dudley Hanks writes:
    >>>
    >>>>> The example is meant to illustrate that corporate greed left a safety /
    >>>>> security loophole that a terrorist group took advantage of.
    >>>>
    >>>> Which loophole was that?
    >>>
    >>> Box cutters.

    >>
    >> US airport security was a complete joke before 9/11.
    >>
    >> Afterwards it is still a joke but for different reasons - more akin to
    >> street theatre to reassure the punters than a serious attempt to get the
    >> security job done right. Badly trained poorly paid myopic halfwits
    >> operating state of the art gear is not a recipe for success.
    >>
    >> Even today Heathrow security sometimes finds live ammo in the pockets of
    >> US citizens in transit through the airport. They really do know what
    >> they are doing. It was much much worse in the past.

    >
    > Why are the searching people getting off of planes? Are they afraid
    > that they're going to hijack a taxi and crash it into the Tower or
    > something?


    They check *all* transit passengers before letting them board another
    plane. They are obviously correct to do so since they do find stuff.

    --
    Regards,
    Martin Brown
     
    Martin Brown, May 21, 2012
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