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TSA to ban uncharged mobile devices from flights bound for the US

By Shawn Knight
Jul 7, 2014
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  1. International travelers destined for the US will need to make sure their electronic gadgets are charged before heading to the airport. That's because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sunday announced new restrictions against mobile devices that are unable to...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Looks like the US is turning into the new EU parliment... passing bizzare and outright stupid laws, bills and banning stuff that make no sense what so ever...
     
  3. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 513   +46

    I think its stupid all these checks. Like when the ask mums to open babies milk containers and drink some. Im sure last time I checked the average suicide bomber wasn't a 20 something single white woman!
     
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I hate you, the TSA, anyone that's reading this, and anyone that's alive right now. God damnit.
     
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    I'm gonna arrive at the US with a seperate bag full of phones with no batteries just playdoe where the batteries used to be.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    I'm so glad I don't have to fly. And with regulations like this, I probably won't be flying either.
     
  7. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Enthusiast Posts: 98   +22

    Home of the free? Land of the Brave?
     
  8. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Enthusiast Posts: 98   +22

    Surely, this does not make sense. Why allow any charged items on planes going to the US. They should be taken without batteries as they are obviously a potential power source for a trigger.

    Much easier than having to carry matches in your socks or underpants!
     
  9. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +10

    Real countries don't do this stupid ****.
     
  10. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 306   +62

    It's okay TSA, I brought my portable battery charger!

    I could totally power up my dead devices!
     
  11. Nicragomi

    Nicragomi TS Rookie

    [/quote]In addition to mobile devices, the TSA will also be performing closer checks on passengers' shoes.
     
  12. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 140   +22

    Sandals will no longer be allowed to wear during a flight. TSA needs to look at your smelly shoes!
     
  13. Frank Barnett

    Frank Barnett TS Rookie Posts: 61   +6

    Wow some really dumb comments. Some people need some help that this forum can not provide.
     
  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    Deep cavity check-point, the American way:
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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014
  15. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    Turning into ??? Have you ever read some of the (still active) laws in the US? We are wayyyy past that point.
     
  16. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    Obviously, because the NSA cant implant its secret monitoring software if the device has no power.
     
  17. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,565   +2,373

    You work at the TSA head office, don't you? It's okay: I won't judge you. People need to make a living...sometimes any way they can.
     
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  18. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    lol that's a good way to get sent back to where you just came from or maybe spend the night at the airport.
     
  19. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    No he's right.

    Some of you act like you will go to the airport and actually have some kinda power do ****. They will lock you up faster than you can say mommy and you will be crying like a little school girl.
     
  20. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,565   +2,373

    No, he's just as full of it as the TSA admins. And since when does mocking a government agency translate to being belligerent in an airport?
     
  21. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Agreed the TSA admins are full of it but that's usually what happens when you get a badge and abit of power.

    It doesn't but that is all that can be done is mocking them on the internet, when you step in the airport its "Yes sir or Yes ma'am" so whats the point of trying to be hard on the internet.
     
  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,565   +2,373

    I think you're mistaking ridicule for bravado. The point of Internet mockery is merely to express our displeasure with the agency and the various Supreme Badge Wielders who run and oversee it. It's not the TSA employees* we have an issue with; it's the people behind the curtain. Hell, I've personally witnessed more than a few TSA employees lament to disgruntled travelers that X or Y regulation is complete dog squeeze.

    In any event, it's better to express disapproval to deaf ears than to validate their abuses and inefficiencies with silence.

    *This clearly does not apply to the handful of thugs and frustrated middle-aged Badge Warriors sometimes employed by the TSA.
     
  23. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +346

    Understood davislane1.

    VitalyT photoshopped picture is quite funny.
     
  24. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Just make sure your sandals will powerup and you will be fine.
     
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,706   +1,887

    Well, you have to check people in her demographic as well. Otherwise, the Al Qaeda sympathizer trying to board the plane with a fully armed suicide vest, will have grounds for a discrimination lawsuit.....
     

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