Out of the Blue

I got my first taste yesterday of a BF2 bug I'd heard complaints about, but had not previously experienced. After a firefight I noticed a teamkill message, so I said I was sorry. A few minutes later it happened again, and when it happened a third time, I was positive there were no friendlies in my sights, and I also noticed a team message asking 'why is everyone shooting me?' The thing is, the team message was in red, just like the name over this guy... he was showing up as an enemy. Looking at the scoreboard, I saw myself with a score of negative-11 and a bunch of teammates in the minus column as well. In spite of people repeatedly messaging him that he was mysteriously appearing as an enemy, he was relentlessly punishing every TK. So instead of leaving the server himself, he just forced myself and his other teammates to leave instead. I would gladly give up the whole TK punish function, which may as well default to punish for all the understanding shown in its use, in exchange for a working voting system, as I have never actually seen a successful mutiny or player kick vote.

Punishing Links! Thanks Mike Martinez, Ant, and EvilToast.
Links: Brandon-Bird-O-Rama.
'Bullitt' car chase still tops in Hollywood. Thanks Eye 4N Eye.
Stories: Europe to fall silent for UK bomb victims.
Woman gets $74,000 water bill.
Book stores brace for record Harry Potter rush.
Science! Group Calls for Soft Drink Warnings (registration required).
Newly discovered planet has 3 suns. Thanks Jim. Here's the story, of a planet named Brady!
Media: NiN Video.
Gross coin trick.
Follow-ups: Discovery Launch a No-Go.
Teh Funny: VG Cats.
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Re: Europe to fall silent Jul 14, 2005, 17:22
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I've seen 14 year old girls being examined by far too eager appearing security guards, not always women

From the TSA website:

"Except in extraordinary circumstances, a screener of your gender will conduct your additional screening. You may request that your search be conducted in private."

An updated policy from December of last year seems to indicate that it will always be done by someone of your gender. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to request it sometimes though.

while every single middle eastern male can walk through security unharmed because security fears him shouting racism or ethnic profiling

I'm sorry, but this is bullshit. Go change your name to something middle eastern sounding and see how much more you get searched. I dare you.

Or go do your own research. The TSA guidelines allow them to do additional searches not only on anyone who sets off the alarm, but for "visual observations".

And, from my minimal research it doesn't look like there's been any significant/successful lawsuits against the TSA for screening discrimination -- just hiring practices.

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