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UK to ban laptops on flights ...

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UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Apparently.... according to our favourit truth serum

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4335366/Britain-set-BAN-laptops-flights-Middle-East.html

 

And, what do they say below a pic of a plane landing.....

 

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Tougher rules are expected to mean the devices have to be stored in the hold amid fears that extremists are plotting to use them to conceal bombs

 

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seems like a good idea to put the bombs in the luggage hold...  should be quite safe there...  ? ? ? 

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Buildings should be made of the same stuff as aircraft luggage holds.

Are aircraft luggage holds radio frequency shielded?

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...


Strat wrote:

Are aircraft luggage holds radio frequency shielded?


 

 

Does it matter  ?  

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Just thinking...

Radio controlled bomb in your suitcase.

Remote control in your hand luggage.

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

I'm not much of a traveller be it by plane, bus, or train but from my limited experience I'm surprised there is even enough room to lift the lid off a lap top! Fine if you can grab a table but otherwise, forget it.

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

I think we have lost another one to the DM, looking at you @shutter but I will pray for you.

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Like I said in another reply, on another thread... I do like reading comics !  Cheesy

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...


Strat wrote:

Just thinking...

Radio controlled bomb in your suitcase.

Remote control in your hand luggage.


@Strat.... So why not write a piece of software that triggers the bomb using the internal clock of the said (device) laptop .. ( mobile phone/ipad)

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Should we be discussing this?

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Why not?   if you are " that way inclined "... there is plenty of pages of "How to....... "       on the net...

 

our "friendly banter" won`t be techy enough to be of any use...

 

 

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

I'm sure we have got the security services' antenna twitching.

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

@shutter

Well that's true enough, you've got me there. Smiley

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Given older laptops or business laptops have removable battery packs that can be opened, it's not too hard to pack 'em with stuff that could go boom, but, that said, the stuff that goes boom usually is picked up by sniffer dogs and machinery designed to detect bomb materials, so, they wouldn't even get on the plane, if you're stopped by the airport security, most electronic devices with batteries you have in your luggage or on your person have to be proven as working (so full batteries are a necessity), otherwise it's a big fine and you lose your device... Smiley

 

But of course, the daily fail conveniently forgot about all that, didn't they? Funny

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Change your working practices to avoid the need to carry a laptop or smart phone.

When I worked for a large bank and had to fly a lot on business with a geographically dispersed team of 250 people working for me, I used to hate lugging the laptop through the airport. I came to believe that the person who chose the corporate laptop never had to lug them to the far end of an airport terminal. 

Most of the time I'd just take a A4 sized Black & Red notebook (paper version) and my dumb mobile phone.  I could make notes in the book and if anything urgent arose people could phone me or send me an SMS text. I didn't bother checking email from the hotel bed room. If anything really needed my attention on a PC I'd borrow a desk and PC in the remote office and work there.

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Re: UK to ban laptops on flights ...

Of course, if a business has only one location in the world, and specialised software used for the business' operations, that probably wouldn't work, and besides, modern laptops are so thin and light, they're about the same size and weight as an A4 notebook anyway... Grin