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What Examples of Security Theater Have You Encountered?

Randolpho Re:Shortly after 9/11 (1114 comments)

hudsonhawk wrote:
Was I going to hijack the building and crash it into a plane?
If you did, I'm sure you'd do it while singing "Swingin' on a Star" because that's exactly how much time you'd need before the alarm goes off.

Oh, and you'd sing the verses out of order.

more than 6 years ago

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Randolpho Randolpho writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Randolpho writes "Every day, I visit one of my favorite comic strips on the web, Bill Amend's FoxTrot. It's most likely one of your favorites, too. Imagine my surprise when I learned this morning that FoxTrot will be moving to a Sunday-only format! I am saddened by this, as I look forward to FoxTrot every day, and now I have to wait a week for my FoxTrot fix! But there is hope. From the article:
"In addition to Sunday newspapers, we may see FoxTrot entertaining us in other kinds of media platforms," says Lee Salem, president and editor of Universal Press Syndicate.
Perhaps a FoxTrot cartoon series similar to PvP's upcoming PvP: The Series?"

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Georgia Tech Unveils Prototype Nanogenerator

Randolpho Randolpho writes  |  more than 7 years ago Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a working prototype nanogenerator capable of generating as much as 4 watts per cubic centimeter of continuous direct current. The generators are green (to use), drawing power from natural motion in the surrounding environment. They are based on non-toxic chemicals and should be safe for use in biomechanical implants, but that's not their only potential use. From the article:

"If you had a device like this in your shoes when you walked, you would be able to generate your own small current to power small electronics," Wang noted. "Anything that makes the nanowires move within the generator can be used for generating power. Very little force is required to move them."

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