Saturday, August 12, 2006

Death by terror or death by boredom?

Which is a worse fate?

All this palaver with the aeroplanes is like some over protective parent brining in the reins in a totally irrational manner.
Qantas has a list of items banned to travel to the UK and the US.
I do understand the threat of terrorists attacks, but please, no magazines, no books, no food (here comes a starvation diet on my trip to Mexico)?
And is this finally the thing Microsoft needed in its quest to stave off the iPod sales figures?

It doesn't really make any sense. If you think about it, if you can put a bomb in your hand luggage, you can put a bomb in the hold too. A passenger on a plane would be in close enough proxmity (I reckon) to detonate the thing.
I wonder if writing this stuff gets me on some Government watch list?

BoingBoing was also mentioning that in US and British airports, authorities were pouring all confiscated liquids into large vats. So, even if the contents were explosive, mixed together in the same vat would surely be enough to cause some sort of reaction. Obviously someone is on the ball.

It's just getting a little ridiculous. 5 year old kids aren't allowed toys and coming from Australia I certainly don't want to have to sit on a 30 hour journey with my passport to read. I've engineered my travel kit to perfection and now it's all shot to shit.

Surely there has to be some better solution.


Dot Co Dot Il said...

You make a very good point.

Hugh Jazz said...

Death by boredom is a fate worse than a fate worse than death.

Wisey said...

Ohhh...Hugh Jazz reappears.......