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Now On Video: GCHQ Destroying Laptop Full of Snowden Disclosures

January 31st, 2014 01:32 admin View Comments
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China’s PandaX Project Looks For Dark Matter In the Heart of a Marble Mountain

January 31st, 2014 01:25 admin View Comments
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

January 31st, 2014 01:26 admin View Comments

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Jason Edward Harrington has seen some of the same frustrations, misgivings, and objections that have crossed the mind of probably every commercial airline traveler who’s flown over the last decade in the U.S. One difference: Harrington got to see them from the perspective of a TSA agent. His description of the realities of the job (including learning the rote responses that agents are instructed to reassure the public with) is wince-worthy and compelling. A sample makes it clear why the TSA has such famously low morale, even among Federal agencies: “I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show. I confiscated jars of homemade apple butter on the pretense that they could pose threats to national security. I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots—the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying.” It only gets worse from there.

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

January 31st, 2014 01:40 admin View Comments

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blastboy writes “The potential upside to getting rid of drivers: ‘Today car horns are still a leading source of noise pollution in urban centers. India’s honking problem is so severe that the response to it—from both activists and government officials—mirrors the response to an actual epidemic. Officials in Peru, meanwhile, began treating honking like a serious crime in 2009, threatening to confiscate the cars of people who honk when they shouldn’t.’”

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