mcshan

Lives in United States United States
Works as a firearms-long retired.
Joined on Jul 27, 2007

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sh10453: That's why I avoid flying as much as possible. A lot of the TSA personnel are power hungry, arrogant, and simply jerks. I have rarely encountered decent ones.
I'd rather drive, especially if it is within a day or so of driving, and there is no limit on my baggage.

My upcoming trip from Michigan to Dallas, TX is a 2-day drive. So I'll stop for the night half-way rather than dealing with the stupidity of TSA idiots.
Of course that won't work for frequent fliers, or across countries, etc..

Cab drivers and Uber are the same way! Hilarious.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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paul613: In the 1990s, I carried a Minox 35 fixed-lens shirtpocket film camera. The TSA agent would squint through the viewfinder. I would ask, "What are you looking for? This isn't a single-lens reflex camera; there's no mirror box where an explosive could be hiding. The viewfinder is just a straight-shot window."
And each time, the agent would gruffly reply, "Sir, I'm just trying to do my job."

TSA didn't exist until after 2001. Was this Israel? I wouldn't even mention a bomb to security people.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 23:00 UTC

I flew out of Logan (on the list in the story) four days ago. I left two cameras and five batteries in a medium sized camera bag which I left unzipped. There was a slight pause as it passed through the machine and the TSA worker studied the screen. I was then told to open the bag on a nearby screening table. They did a swipe around the handles and I was on my way. The procedure was fast.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 8th comment
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stevo23: Silly.

I hardly think an extra 8 seconds would matter.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 22:49 UTC

I think she told the runner at first to steal second base.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article Scientists 'upload' a horse GIF onto bacteria (10 comments in total)

What a horsecrap story. Don't be surprised to hear your doctor yell "and they're off!" during your next colonoscopy.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:34 UTC as 4th comment

It is an annoying sound but I will take it over girls talking vocal fry.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 22:27 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

I don't see religion as the big issue. The mistreatment of women regardless of the God worshipped would seem to be what is happening. Sad to see so many babies born into these conditions.

The photos are well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 1st comment
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gigabloke: dpreview is dumbing down

At least the guy has a good head on his shoulders.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:00 UTC

Ray Milland and Rosey Grier did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWHNA_j7h5A

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

At least Slater didn't get mad and slap the macaque. PETA would have charged him with spanking his monkey.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 04:05 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply
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Wu Jiaqiu: what happened to the monkey?

He got a little work as an extra in the newest Planet of the Apes and now sells cameras at Best Buy . Fame is fleeting.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
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thoth22: Ridiculous.

Be careful or the art "Thought Police" will get you.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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CaPi: Ah Bs
Whats next? Pulitzer for Surveillance Camera work?
Oh btw did your Volvo Park itself?

What's next? I'm sure colonoscopy footage can't be that far out.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:53 UTC

I can't go with touchscreen only. If it also had physical controls I'd take a hard look at it.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:26 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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bolt2014: Please don't use the term "from the edge of the earth" unless you want "flat earthers" all over us!

No. There are just stupid people out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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bolt2014: Please don't use the term "from the edge of the earth" unless you want "flat earthers" all over us!

steve, There are idiots who believe the moon landings were faked, 9-11 was an inside job, Bigfoot is out there and that Elvis and JFK didn't die. There are some flat earthers who talk about it as a joke but there are stupid people who believe the earth is flat. Here is one who was open to it (go to the one minute mark):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkrkaH_V7fE

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
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bolt2014: Please don't use the term "from the edge of the earth" unless you want "flat earthers" all over us!

There are some flat earthers who do actually believe it.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:53 UTC

No matter where I have gone in the world I have seen a beer can left behind by some ahole.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)

The contest is phone-y.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:49 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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