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Steve Jobs Tries To Sneak Shurikens On a Plane

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the there's-a-throwing-star-for-that dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Steve Jobs, while on a family vacation to Japan in July, picked himself up some Shuriken, otherwise known as Ninja throwing stars, as a souvenir. In his wisdom he decided to put them in his carry on luggage for the return journey. As it was a private plane he probably thought there would be no issue, but he was wrong. Even private plane passengers have to have all their baggage scanned, and the throwing stars were detected and deemed a hazard. It's alleged that Jobs argued that he could take them on the plane as no one could steal them on his private jet and use them. Security at the airport disagreed and demanded he remove the stars. Jobs, clearly angry at losing his throwing weapons, stated he would not be returning to the country." Undoubtedly this is part of the iNinja project.

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Shurikens on a Plane (3, Funny)

tonique (1176513) | about 4 years ago | (#33576606)

Check out the new hit movie, Shurikens on a Plane!

Re:Shurikens on a Plane (3, Funny)

Anonymusing (1450747) | about 4 years ago | (#33576712)

Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking shurikens on this motherfucking plane!

Re:Shurikens on a Plane (1)

slapout (93640) | about 4 years ago | (#33576780)

Can't wait for the iPhone app based on the movie!

Re:Shurikens on a Plane (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576900)

That's almost as thrilling as "Jobs on a Plane!"

and... (3, Insightful)

spiffydudex (1458363) | about 4 years ago | (#33576638)

this makes the front page why? Its common knowledge...don't bring sharp objects into airports unless you are checking the bag.

Re:and... (4, Insightful)

Pharmboy (216950) | about 4 years ago | (#33576680)

But he is RICH! It is wrong to think that rich people should have to follow the same rules as the unwashed masses.

Re:and... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576762)

Re:But he is RICH!

Yes! Our job in life is to keep Steve Jobs in good iCoke.

Re:and... (5, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | about 4 years ago | (#33576850)

While they were paying attention to the throwing stars in his backpack, he stole the electronics industry of Japan and sold it to China.

Re:and... (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | about 4 years ago | (#33576932)

But he'll market it to US.

Re:and... (5, Insightful)

Darkness404 (1287218) | about 4 years ago | (#33576976)

Its not because he's rich, its because its his own fucking plane and quite honestly he should be able to do whatever he wants to with his own property, just like there are rules in buses and taxis that don't apply to your own personal cars.

Re:and... (2, Insightful)

nine-times (778537) | about 4 years ago | (#33577024)

There are still rules about what you can do in your personal car.

Re:and... (2)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 4 years ago | (#33577258)

No, there are rules about what you can do on the public highways. He's more than welcome to sleep in the back seat of his car and drinking Mad Dog 20/20 out of a brown paper sack, but if he tried that on a city bus, that's a no-no. If he tried driving while drinking said Mad Dog 20/20, then that's putting other people's lives in danger, and again, a no-no.

Re:and... (3, Insightful)

Sir_Sri (199544) | about 4 years ago | (#33577240)

Well except that he's in japan. What you can, or cannot do on your private plane in any other country has nothing to do with what you can, or should be allowed to do in Japan. If you want to fly in japan, you follow japans rules. And really, aren't most american planes private? They're owned by either leasing companies(GE) or the airlines, they have one set of rules of what you can, or cannot do on their planes, and the government has others, and you have to follow them all.

Also, I would think if you wanted to park a plane in your yard you can probably put whatever weapons on it you want, but if you want to be allowed to take off, well then the FAA might have a few things to say about it.

Re:and... (1)

equex (747231) | about 4 years ago | (#33577246)

What if he got hammered on taxfree booze and shuriken'ed his pilots and the plane went down over a japanese school ?

Re:and... (2, Informative)

MBGMorden (803437) | about 4 years ago | (#33577280)

In this case, I do think there is a point to be made that we was taking them onto HIS OWN PRIVATE JET. Any set of laws that doesn't allow the OWNER of a plane to make an exception for certain types of materials when the contents are known is just stupid. What's he gonna do - hijack his own plane?

Don't know about the situation in Japan, but I know that in the US there are some smaller General Aviation airports that are large enough to handle a smaller sized business jet without this sort of hassle. I'd say to fly into those types of destinations for any future trips.

Re:and... (4, Insightful)

mark72005 (1233572) | about 4 years ago | (#33576718)

The point is that even on a private plane, even on YOUR private plane, you are subjected to the same rules. I don't think most people would intuitively know that.

Re:and... (3, Funny)

oldspewey (1303305) | about 4 years ago | (#33576764)

There's an app for that.

Re:and... (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | about 4 years ago | (#33577000)

Yes, but did he have an iPhone, iPad, or iLaptop with a battery?

Those things can be worse [xkcd.com] than any Ninja weapon

Re:and... (2, Interesting)

jittles (1613415) | about 4 years ago | (#33577080)

He must have been using the same terminal. I've had the priviledge of flying on a private, corporate owned, jet. We went thru a general aviation terminal and we did not have to go through any security whatsoever. This was post 9/11. It was also here in the US. Maybe the terminal he was at was used by airlines, I don't know.

Re:and... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33577106)

It's not about what plane he was flying. Do you honestly think they would care about that? He could carry a gun on board if it's his plane. What they cared about was a weapon being transported through a common area...an area where the weapon could have changed hands or wound up on any plane. It's a valid concern and Jobs is an idiot for not thinking. Maybe his new liver went to his head.

Re:and... (1)

v1 (525388) | about 4 years ago | (#33577272)

you are subjected to the same rules

Rules don't just apply everywhere, they have to state where they apply.

Now we're assuming their rules say "ALL planes", and then that would include private jets, and I'm ok with that, but why does the rule have to include private jets?

I'm not arguing about the enforcement, but rather about the rule. Isn't it reasonable to assume owners of private jets are assuming responsibility for their own security against their passengers trying to hijack them?

Re:and... (2, Interesting)

Amouth (879122) | about 4 years ago | (#33576770)

but how do you check your bag for a privet jet?

Re:and... (1)

Kalidor (94097) | about 4 years ago | (#33576854)

IIRC, generally the same place you check-in with the airport to let them know you are there. The plane still gets assigned a "gate" even if that gate is simply a virtual tarmac parking location, so it can be sent along with a gent on a luggage trolly.

Re:and... (3, Informative)

IndustrialComplex (975015) | about 4 years ago | (#33576974)

IIRC, generally the same place you check-in with the airport to let them know you are there. The plane still gets assigned a "gate" even if that gate is simply a virtual tarmac parking location, so it can be sent along with a gent on a luggage trolly.

I've flown on private jets many times. Perhaps at larger airports, but when I went I was never searched, or had any of my luggage inspected. I walked up to the terminal, waved to the pilot, and walked onto the plane. If I was going on a trip longer than a few days, he would load my luggage into the plane, but didn't search it.

That's one of the perks about flying chartered I thought. I walked up, 5 minutes later I was on board and all we waited on was departure clearance.

Does this have something to do with Japan or their export restrictions?

Re:and... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33577248)

Are you talking about domestic or international travel? Obviously there is no luggage checking going on for state travel.

Re:and... (1)

localman57 (1340533) | about 4 years ago | (#33577038)

In many mid sized US airports there is a "General Aviation" gate for private planes which is separate from the high-security area. I dont' know about Japan. He might have had problems with Customs rather than security.

By the way, throwing stars are illegal in many states, including mine: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar47/ch5.html [in.gov] (Search for "star" in the text)

Re:and... (1, Funny)

Mongoose Disciple (722373) | about 4 years ago | (#33576782)

Hey, it's Steve Jobs and this is /.

Someone will post that bringing shurikens onto a plane is a brilliant innovation of the plane user experience, and someone else will post complaining that airport security is a walled garden.

Re:and... (4, Funny)

Pharmboy (216950) | about 4 years ago | (#33576852)

Someone will post that bringing shurikens onto a plane is a brilliant innovation of the plane user experience, and someone else will post complaining that airport security is a walled garden.

You forgot the guy who will claim that GNU/Star is better because it is open source.

Re:and... (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | about 4 years ago | (#33576956)

Annoyed with the market leaders' crash bugs, I have decided only to travel in kit planes that you can build at home from publicly available blueprints.

Re:and... (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 4 years ago | (#33577058)

You forgot the guy who will claim that GNU/Star is better because it is open source.

And they'll claim that people who fly coach value freedom more than those who fly in private jets.

Re:and... (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 4 years ago | (#33577076)

I think they'd be better if we called them GNUrikens.

Re:and... (1)

turbidostato (878842) | about 4 years ago | (#33577016)

"Hey, it's Steve Jobs and this is /."

Yes, it could be worse. Imagine it's the other Steve (Ballmer) the one having at the reach of his hand some throwable weapons that, for once, are not chairs.

Re:and... (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | about 4 years ago | (#33577088)

1: Get Steve Jobs to demo a product - thus making international headlines

2: Call it iShurikens and TM it, regardless of other products already bearing the same name

3: ???

4: Profit!

Re:and... (2, Insightful)

oldhack (1037484) | about 4 years ago | (#33577118)

But it's a good story.

Once in a blue moon, assholes do good despite themselves.

Oh get over yourself (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576644)

You prickly unlikable old goat. If there ever was an argument for anti-aging technologies, it's that old, inflexible brains act like this.

Re:Oh get over yourself (1)

oldspewey (1303305) | about 4 years ago | (#33576792)

I've met plenty of young self-entitled pricks.

Oh boy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576662)

An article about rich people doing stupid things!

Already denied (4, Informative)

Again (1351325) | about 4 years ago | (#33576684)

Denied here:

“Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.”

http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100914/qotd-the-ninja-throwing-stars-they%E2%80%99re-for-my-friend-larry-ellison/ [allthingsd.com]

Re:Already denied (1)

Plazmid (1132467) | about 4 years ago | (#33576978)

Perhaps this is yet another one of Steve Wozniak's pranks...

in Japan, No One Can Hear Steve Cry !! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576686)

Because, really, the iPhoney is for pompous assholes !!

Nothing to see here, move along. (-1, Flamebait)

Locke2005 (849178) | about 4 years ago | (#33576696)

Jobs does have the right to take weapons onto his private plane. However, if he is boarding his private plane from a secured area, he does not have the right to carry the weapons through security, as they could then be transferred to someone else not boarding his plane! The fact that Jobs is too stupid to figure that out does not bode well for the future of Apple...

Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | about 4 years ago | (#33576744)

Yeah. Apple is clearly in the throes of death and Jobs has been a pox on their house.

Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | about 4 years ago | (#33577174)

Faint rumors of Jobs's ill health are a pox on Apple's share value. There - fixed that for you.

Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (1)

nurb432 (527695) | about 4 years ago | (#33576804)

obs does have the right to take weapons onto his private plane.

Actually, no he doesnt. The rules extend to private planes too.

Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33577072)

I own an aircraft. The security rules definitely do not apply to private planes.

Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (1)

catbutt (469582) | about 4 years ago | (#33576822)

The fact that Jobs is too stupid to figure that out does not bode well for the future of Apple...

Yeah I'm dumping my Apple stock....looks like they are in serious trouble. This incident is far more indicative of the future of the company than is his long history of leading the effort to create spectacularly successful products.

Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576948)

Thank god nobody's livelihood depends on your logic. Or, more precisely, lack thereof.

Correction (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | about 4 years ago | (#33577104)

Since the story is almost certainly false, my last statement (regarding Jobs being too stupid to figure that out) is not appropriate and I would like to retract it.

Jobs v Stallman (4, Funny)

dkleinsc (563838) | about 4 years ago | (#33576700)

He needs the shuriken for his upcoming bout with Richard Stallman [slashdot.org] , who's ninja skills are well-known.

Smart thinking (1)

Spiflicator (64611) | about 4 years ago | (#33576710)

He's got to protect himself from inception somehow.

Not the first time he has be hassled by the man. (1)

strangeattraction (1058568) | about 4 years ago | (#33576716)

Once while return from Japan Steve tried to bring back 100 of his "Trademark" black turtlenecks. The US customs hit him up for import duty because of the number of shirts. It sucks being rich.

Meanwile, back in Redmod ... (3, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about 4 years ago | (#33576720)

Jobs, clearly angry at losing his throwing weapons, stated he would not be returning to the country.

And then he threw a Shuriken at the press, just to make the point clear . . .

Jobs with shiriken; Balmer with chairs . . . who wins . . .?

Re:Meanwile, back in Redmod ... (4, Informative)

Pharmboy (216950) | about 4 years ago | (#33576908)

And then he threw a Shuriken at the press, just to make the point clear . . .

Jobs with shiriken; Balmer with chairs . . . who wins . . .?

We do.

Re:Meanwile, back in Redmod ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33577204)

Bravo, sir.

Jobs Elite (2, Funny)

ezwip (974076) | about 4 years ago | (#33576732)

Sorry Jobs, but it appears that you are not on the list of the elite. It sucks doesn't it?

In other news... (5, Funny)

A. B3ttik (1344591) | about 4 years ago | (#33576736)

Steve Ballmer was recently forbidden from trying to sneak chairs onto a plane.

Re:In other news... (1)

DeadDecoy (877617) | about 4 years ago | (#33577108)

In fact, the airline [telegraph.co.uk] in question had to remove all chairs from the plane, making it standing room only. Suffice to say, all of the passengers felt safer.

Well, They're Certainly Shiny Enough. And Edgy. (3, Funny)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | about 4 years ago | (#33576758)

I'm just not sure how I feel about hipsters whipping these out on subway trains the way they do those other cool-affirming gadgets.

In related news... (0)

mandark1967 (630856) | about 4 years ago | (#33576760)

All iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch boot logos in Japan have been changed to mushroom clouds and the devices brick themselves immediately thereafter.

When asked, Steve Jobs stated, "Just send them some free cases."

Now to Tiffany, with the weather.

BREAKING NEWS (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576772)

Steve Jobs in as asshole

Re:BREAKING NEWS (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | about 4 years ago | (#33576982)

is that, like, a company title or something?

yup (1)

shentino (1139071) | about 4 years ago | (#33576774)

This is why airport security is so abusive.

You are waiting to board, most likely have already purchased your ticket, and are in no position to resist without completely ruining your day.

It was a public airport (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576800)

Kansai is a public airport, and the spokesman from Kansai (quoted in the article), said "The airport doesn’t have separate boarding arrangements for private- jet users", so i don't see why Jobs was surprised.

Since it's a public screening point (where presumably the private jet passengers can mix with the regular commercial passengers after screening), they have to apply the same security restrictions to all passengers. Otherwise anyone who wants to get a bomb on a public plane would just charter a private jet, go through security with his bomb, then hand it off to someone in the public terminal.

I'm sure that if he really cared about the items, he could have arranged to have them sent to his plane as checked luggage (it's not as if his private jet was going to leave without him), or he could have found someone willing to mail them to him. Heck, he could have found an apple fan-boy in line in the terminal who would have checked them and mailed them to him from the USA for the chance to shake his hand.

uhh...what? (5, Informative)

blhack (921171) | about 4 years ago | (#33576820)

I just want to clarify that this is absolutely *not* how things work in the United States.

In the US, if you're flying privately, you walk through the lobby of whatever FBO (Which is a company that provides fuel, a pilot lounge, catering, etc.) your plane is parked at, smile at the person behind the desk, get on your plane, and leave.

Jobs was right to think that he could get on the plane with his stars because, usually, he would be able to.

Except for one point: it wasn't the US (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33576988)

Except for one point: it wasn't the US. I realise that this may come as a bit of a shock to you and Steve too, but the US doesn't exist everywhere on the earth. A foreign country is defined for a USian as "somewhere that isn't the US" and when traveling to a foreign country, this involves going to countries who are not the USA.

Therefore what usually happens in the US has NOT ONE THING to do with what happens in, say, Japan.

One would have expected that Steve would have understood. As a rank-and-file 'merkin, it would be hoped you would know, but it isn't expected.

Re:Except for one point: it wasn't the US (3, Funny)

nelsonal (549144) | about 4 years ago | (#33577214)

All I have on my maps are the US and outside of that "Here be Dragons".

Re:uhh...what? (1)

Kalidor (94097) | about 4 years ago | (#33577266)

I guess it depends on the airport. Almost all Class A's and B's .. and most C's too. But beyond that, and yes private jets do occasionally land in smaller airports not so much. There are more than a handful of class C's in the US where this is not the case. That said he's prolly only few into a handful of US Class A airports, but anything international, I would have expected the same thing.

Way to be Timely... (3, Informative)

whisper_jeff (680366) | about 4 years ago | (#33576860)

Way to be timely Slashdot - AppleInsider has already reported that the story is bunk. http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/14/steve_jobs_prevented_from_bringing_throwing_stars_on_private_jet_report.html [appleinsider.com]

Re:Way to be Timely... (1)

thestudio_bob (894258) | about 4 years ago | (#33576966)

Ssssshhhhhh....

The first rule of shorting Apple's stock, is that we don't talk about shorting Apple's stock.

Re:Way to be Timely... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33577202)

It's just samzenpus trying to justify his existence. Remember to tag all samzenpus stories with the impeachsamzenpus tag.

Re:Way to be Timely... (1)

ddxexex (1664191) | about 4 years ago | (#33577278)

Well the thing about that snippet, is that it uses some defensive wording like "But Apple's comment would suggest that the incident involved someone other than the chief executive" and it confirms that someone did try to bring shuriken through security. So it's not completely bunk, just the part about who it was is only possibly Steve and the whole comment about never returning to Japan was probably exaggerated or made up. Ignoring those two major details (the parts that made the story awesome) it is sort of true.

Prototype iPhone 5 (4, Funny)

Shimbo (100005) | about 4 years ago | (#33576870)

Obviously these are prototype case designs for the iPhone 5. Grip it the wrong way and you lose a finger.

Douchebags (1)

ickleberry (864871) | about 4 years ago | (#33576874)

It seems that if you try to take anything other than clothes and the most common of consumer electronics with you they will give you hassle. I was very near having a LED lightbulb taken off me because the ignorant, uneducated fucker running the show had never seen one before. They also routinely take jars of jam because they argue it takes them too long to check if something is real jam as well as send people back because the resealable plastic bag is slightly too big.

They really could do with trimming down a lot of perfectly normal every day items off the prohibited items list, even sharp items because since 9/11 no hijacker will get very far anyway. Fuck it, most people want to carry guns on board only do so because they want to bring the gun to their destination.

I don't understand why anyone would still waste money on a private jet if you are going to be restricted and treated like cattle at the airport anyway.

Slashdot trolls itself, film at 11 (4, Insightful)

BobMcD (601576) | about 4 years ago | (#33576876)

The only possible reason that this particular item would have made it off the Firehose is the flame-inducing material within it. It makes me sad. While I'm no fan of Apple, per se, I feel sorry for the guy. He could have investigate the local laws and policy before challenging them, and will absolutely be returning to Japan at some point, but still this is genuinely trivial.

Maybe 'Idle' material, but 'Apple'? Trolling, plain and simple.

"Jobsworths" (1)

FyRE666 (263011) | about 4 years ago | (#33576888)

Seriously though, he's on his own private plane. What the hell was he going to do, throw them at the pilot?! I think some airport security just enjoy the feeling power. A bit like Jobs I guess.

iPad (1)

phoenixwade (997892) | about 4 years ago | (#33576926)

I bet he could have had the engineers fit half a dozen in a hollowed out iPad, and snuck them on board his jet, since obviosly the reality distortion field only applies to Apple products, not Ninja throwing stars.

Ninja throwing stars! (1)

CherniyVolk (513591) | about 4 years ago | (#33576938)

OK, seriously guys. Steve Jobs has gained a few cool points, given his wealth his own private jet is a given. The arrogance to think that somehow circumvents post-9/11 security at an airport, somewhat understandable. But NINJA STARS! FROM JAPAN! Oh, that's pretty cool. Everyone likes the ninja stars!

Re:Ninja throwing stars! (4, Insightful)

Darkness404 (1287218) | about 4 years ago | (#33577050)

The idea of "Post-9/11" is bullshit. For one it is his own property he isn't endangering others. Secondly, the world isn't safer due to all this security theater and imperialistic wars. The thing that changed on 9/11 is now if someone tries to hijack a plane people are going to tackle them and pin them to the ground. People now associate hijackings with that they are going to die no matter what they do, and not the idea that they should comply with the hijackers, wind up in Cuba and be on a plane home in a day with a wild story to tell to the media. No, if someone even remotely tries to attack a plane the passengers will prevent that. -THAT- is why we haven't had another 9/11.

So how do you get objects in the country? Boat? (1)

UnknowingFool (672806) | about 4 years ago | (#33576946)

I wonder how someone would get things into the country. Not Shuriken per se but like if someone bought an antique jeweled dagger. I'm not saying this is what Jobs did but just wondering. It seems there may be lots of paperwork involved and Jobs just thought he could bypass it or didn't know about it.

Re:So how do you get objects in the country? Boat? (1)

kramerd (1227006) | about 4 years ago | (#33577134)

I wonder how someone would get things into the country. Not Shuriken per se but like if someone bought an antique jeweled dagger.

You have them shipped, provided that the items are otherwise legal. You can even have the items shipped at the airport (major US airports provide shipping services, albeit at airport prices) should you forget that you are carrying shurikens or possibly just a butane lighter.

Re:So how do you get objects in the country? Boat? (2, Informative)

nelsonal (549144) | about 4 years ago | (#33577264)

Checked bags generally allow whatever is legal to import/export with only a few restrictions (live ammo, I believe, must be locked separately from the locked container with the weapon). Declaring a firearm is an excellent way to ensure that your bag isn't lost by the airline.

Makes you wonder...... (1)

birukun (145245) | about 4 years ago | (#33577002)

I wonder what he gets away with when flying within the US?

If only (1, Flamebait)

WillyWanker (1502057) | about 4 years ago | (#33577008)

Now if we could only get him to leave the US this way...

Seriously, they took your toys away so you'll never return to Japan. Boo hoo, like I'm sure they give a shit. Seriously, will this jackass ever grow up?

Maybe he is looking for an excuse to avoid Japan (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33577030)

Maybe he just doesn't like Japanese generally and is looking for an excuse not to go to the country.

Chairs? (1)

oldmac31310 (1845668) | about 4 years ago | (#33577034)

Couldn't he at least have thrown some chairs?

Security Theater (4, Informative)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | about 4 years ago | (#33577046)

Airport security is one of the most ridiculous & arbitrary things I've ever had to deal with. I went to a conference in San Francisco last year, and bought my in-laws a Golden Gate Bridge snow globe. The security goons deemed it a security risk--too much fluid apparently, even though it was pretty small--so they informed me that I could either leave my place in line & mail it, or I could surrender it. I spent about $5 on it, so I wasn't going to spend $10 to mail it, so I told them to keep it. The year before I had brought home a snow globe from Las Vegas without problem. I wasn't paying close enough attention, because they confiscated the rest of presents I had bought as well, including t-shirts & Ghirardelli chocolates. Basically, they stole about $100 from me. I can picture them now laughing as they ate the chocolates while using the t-shirts as napkins...

New from Apple inc. (2, Funny)

RichardJenkins (1362463) | about 4 years ago | (#33577048)

iBitch

Also violates state laws (2, Interesting)

OrangeTide (124937) | about 4 years ago | (#33577074)

California state law forbids manufacture, sale, possession or import of any shuiken, star, diamond, trefoil or other edged weapon used for throwing. So it's just as well it was confiscated at the airport.

But seriously, if you take something prohibited past a checkpoint, even though you will be flying on a private jet, you still could pass the contraband to a person who is flying on another aircraft. Steve forgot to pack his souvenirs and is upset they were taken away. I would prefer it if they offered a service (for a fee) that let you mail the confiscated materials to yourself. Fedex should just open up a small shipping office next to the airport security gates.
I've taken firearms on trips, it's simple, you walk up to the counter and declare that you will be traveling with a firearm. They send you off to another line, verify that it is unloaded, wrapped it up with gobs of tape and dump it with the rest of the luggage. If I can drag some guns along, I'm sure Steve can figure out how to bring some edge weapons along.

Buys a sherkin (1)

geekoid (135745) | about 4 years ago | (#33577078)

why? order one from here.

He does no Ninja never existed, right? they were made up as a scary stage villain during Tokugawa Ieyasu reign.
The same period that started to Idolize the samurai.

And yes, it's stupid to remove a throwing weapon from someone travelling on their own plane.

There is no app for that (1)

Gohtar (1829140) | about 4 years ago | (#33577092)

nope

Shuriken Illegal in California (2, Informative)

NF6X (725054) | about 4 years ago | (#33577110)

I hope he wasn't planning to fly directly to California with them, because they are restricted here.

CALIFORNIA CODES
PENAL CODE
SECTION 12020-12040

12020. (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison:

(1) Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any [...] shuriken [...]

There are many exceptions to that rule listed in the following sections, but I'd be surprised if any of them apply in this case.

iHide... (1)

tekrat (242117) | about 4 years ago | (#33577136)

Apple Product Announcement:

Coming soon from Apple, the iHide!

It looks like a popular brand of MP3 player, but it's actually a lead-lined box big enough to transport throwing stars! And next year, we'll be introducing a tablet-sized iHide for larger items you don't want security to know about.

The iHide from Apple... Because *you* don't need no stinking badges.

Pisses me off to no end. (1)

LordSkout (1427763) | about 4 years ago | (#33577162)

Do you have any idea how excited I got at hearing that Jobs wouldn't be returning to this country? Apple fanbois all over the U.S. would cry themselves to death!

Of course, if this REALLY happened, the headline of "No more Jobs in the U.S." might prove catastrophic! lol

I saw this and thought: (1)

somaTh (1154199) | about 4 years ago | (#33577176)

ITARed [wikipedia.org]

He probably planned to use them on.... (1)

Newer Guy (520108) | about 4 years ago | (#33577180)

He probably planned to use them on the engineer who designed the new iPhone antenna.

Private Aircraft Bags Are Not Scanned (2, Informative)

acoustix (123925) | about 4 years ago | (#33577192)

I fly on my companies private planes all of the time, including international flights and my bags have never been scanned.

Doesn't the airport offer mail-back service? (1)

microbee (682094) | about 4 years ago | (#33577224)

At least I saw this sign in US airports.

and if he tried that usa he may be in jail and may (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | about 4 years ago | (#33577238)

and if he tried that usa he may be in jail and maybe even on the no fly list!

Abusing his wealth (1, Interesting)

Guppy06 (410832) | about 4 years ago | (#33577256)

Next he'll try to buy a human liver.

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