The actual business plan was that Clear would do detailed background checks on travellers, who would then be trusted to bypass security completely because they were extra-super-trustworthy.
I just went through the TSA screening process, so this is a topic I’d really like some answers on… like, has even one single shoe bomb been found since they started doing the absolutely silly shoes off shuffle with every passenger at every airport? Has anything even remotely suspect been found in a shoe? Anything?
Maybe I should read “the news” more often, but TSA is a joke. The agent who was checking ID’s joked that she was going to the TSA screener of the year awared today (because she was really fast and super friendly-unlike about 99% of the clowns I encountered during the whole laptop/shoes/conveyor belt act.
When I carried my plastic trays over to my seat, one of the agents followed me and stood very much inside of my personal space while I put my shoes back on and re-bagged my laptop, scooping up my two plastic trays with a slight scowl as though some security risk had just been averted.
Yeah, I love flying.
Look at what I had found! (via shawnblog)
I’ve been in the ever frustrating “gotta get a new phone” mode lately because my free phone benefit from Sprint is coming to an end next month. The new iPhone 3GS, Nokia’s N97 and the upcoming Samsung Pixon12 have had my attention in varying degrees.
The carrier question has been on my mind as well. I’ve used them all in the past and Sprint has been about as good as the others for me over the last couple of years.
Yesterday, it dawned on me that I still had my Nokia N80. I moved recently and had thrown a lot of things out, so I wasn’t sure if or where I might have the phone. I knew I hadn’t sold it and I was beginning to doubt my sanity if, after all, it turned out that I had thrown it out… I mean, it’s old hotness, but it’s a great camera phone!
So, here it is, all cleaned up and ready for either T-Mobile or AT&T with no contract. I just need to find out which makes the most sense for me.
As always, but even more now, I would appreciate your comments if you have any carrier preferences, thoughts, etc.
I live in a crazy time.
Anne Frank, 1929 – 1945
Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
Cordell Hull, 1871 – 1955