Assuming this is real (I didn't personally take the time to research it)...
I have to point out how rediculous Dell's decision making sounds. What kind of terrorist is going to order a computer with the name "combat handguns?"
That is almost as rediculous as thinking a terrorist is going to tell the lady at the ticket counter at the airport that someone else packed his bag and put unknown items in it.
This stuff is being taken way too far without anyone stopping to think how stupid it really is.
I read a news story the other day about a guy walking past a security checkpoint and boarding a plane. He was asked to stop, but didn't hear the "security" official, so he continued on to board the plane.
The plane took off and got 100 miles away from the airport before the pilot was radioed and told to turn the plane around due to a security breach.
If our security was serious and actually worked, then the guy would not have been permitted to "just keep on walking." Nor, would he have been allowed to board the plane...and the plane should have been grounded and not permitted to take off.
It seems that they need to make a decision wether they want ot be serious about airport security or not. If they do, then if someone does not follow the "rules" inside the airport then do NOT allow them to simply walk away. If the security is going to continue at it's present not ver effective (in my opinion) course then just scrap the whole inconvinience (except the very basic security)and make it a "fly at your own risk" situation.
I have more stories of personally witnessing and being involved in completely rediculous security "shows" at various airports, but I've ranted enough.
This is all strictly my opinion, and you are welcome to disagree with me. I won't take it offensively and I will continue to discuss this in an adult like manner.
Thanks for listening.
Dan 84 CJ-7
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