|Play Time:||The Polyphonic Spree - The Quest For The Rest.|
|Stories of the Day:||Grapefruit-sized meteorite strikes house.|
'Electric armour' vaporises anti-tank grenades and shells.
Hypochondriacs have real disease `health anxiety'. Thanks Jim Chaney.
Men Have Biological Clocks, Too.
|Image of the Day:||Battered Moon. Thanks Jim Hendrickson.|
|Media of the Day:||Croc Under Car. Thanks Ant.|
|Auction of the Day:||Panzer Dragoon Saga - Sega Saturn, Near Mint. Thanks Jon. There was this time in band camp...|
|Follow-up:||For Scientists, It's Hard to Love Venus (registration required). There once was a man from Peru...|
|Thanks Mike Martinez|
I've just had to shell out £500 for a new base unit after frying my PSU and corrupting the Boot Sector of my new 180Gb HDD whilst installing a new CPU.Ouch, that had to suck. Worst I ever did was fry a P100 & mobo. Mind you, that was the state of the art at the time.
"We love the idea," says Tim Anderson, an executive director of the Minneapolis?St. Paul International Airport. "It helps move us away from treating everyone the same and searching for the needle in the haystack."
Umm...I thuoght the whole idea of this country was to treat everyone the same...
Yeah, but in this case treating everyone the same means treating everyone like a potential terrorist.
The moment we start lumping average people into certain groups ("This guy signed up, so he's probably ok. But that guy in the other line? He looks shifty."), it becomes a very slippery slope...
I think it might also create an "us vs. them" mentality between normal US citizens. You'd have those who willingly agreed to share their information with the government (AND pay a yearly fee) and those that chose not to.
And guess what Joe Terrorist is going to do? In order to get his wares onto the plane, he's either going to sign up with false information and slip through (in YOUR line, no less!), or he's going to figure out how to falsify the id cards and slip through (in YOUR line again!)...if he has a choice between a high security line and a medium security line, guess which one he's going to want to try and get in?
What is this "game" supposed to do?