[FoRK] Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue Dec 6 06:40:30 PST 2011

Wait, is that true?

o Forces users to pay more attention at a time when safety compliance 
needs to be the highest
o Ensure no on-plane sensors have any disruption for the flight data 

Try putting your cell phone next to your computer speakers sometime and 
see if incoming calls do or do not cause an issue or disruption.

Heck, for that matter, try upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 on a machine and 
see if the Wifi driver doesn't crash any local network router it's 
connected to--even if it's not connected through Wifi.

So the institutional lie is that if they told people it was to make sure 
the FAA had clean forensic data after the crash so that they could 
prevent other like planes from going down and killing people too, then 
people wouldn't do it?


On 12/5/2011 10:38 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> Fake security & false risk aversion, not to mention outright 
> institutional lying, bugs me.
> Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why. 
> <http://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/showpr.aspx?PUBCODE=055&ACCT=0000100&ISSUE=1111&RELTYPE=IN&PRODLETT=OM.html?et_cid=2354456&PRODCODE=000000> 
> http://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/showpr.aspx?PUBCODE=055&ACCT=0000100&ISSUE=1111&RELTYPE=IN&PRODLETT=OM.html?et_cid=2354456&PRODCODE=000000 
> sdw
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