Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Why NtG is not allowed to fly?


I'm just saying...

12 comments:

Shark Bait said...

I will gladly apologise to Nick if he can prove that:

1. He has never pointed out to someone that the average laptop battery has more explosive potential than a concussion grenade;
2. Anyone else on this site actually knew that.

Helen said...

Yeah... Never try to reason with someone who is "just doing their job"...and that includes airport security.

Nick the Geek said...

SB, the trick is actualizing the potential. With a laptop battery overloading the cells will usually result in lots of heat but no explosion ... unless you ... hmmm maybe I shouldn't explain how to do that online when Big Brother is watching.

Big Brother said...

Go right ahead. I don't mind at all...

Shark Bait said...

Oh indeed.

But I still think initiating thermal runaway in a power-cell is a lot easier than building an incendary device out of mineral water and aftershave.

Of course I'm just guessing. I would never actually do either. Because that would be irresponsible and wrong.

At least while kids were watching. :-)

Candace Jean July 16 said...

You two yahoos are going to get this blog flagged, you know. Think of the poor Energizer bunny and his fur flying. Be nice. You're frightening me.

Marni said...

Crap! Big Brother found our blog!!! Now what do we do?

Tony C said...

Most commercial planes have a microwave. Your laptop battery or cell phone and a little time is all you need for a boom.

Did I post this Anonymously! Oh crap...

The Man said...

We have indeed found you. Big Brother has indicated that this is a blog that I need to "hold down" for the time being.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Um, how do I get my name removed from this blog? I would just like to state for the record - for Big Brother and The Man - that I had nothing to do with any of this conversation.

And I would never even consider microwaving my laptop. (Poor Mackie!)

katdish said...

I think the geek/freak ratio is becoming out of balance here.

We need some more freaks.

Nick the Geek said...

@Marni,

The same thing we do to everyone else, we annoy the crap out of them with Monkey Butt love.

On a related note, this might be why I always get extra screening when I go to the airport. I'm all, "Hey TSA I'm just picking someone up what's with the pat down?" and they are all "what this? This is just a random screening." Yeah it's not random when it's always me. That's call targeted.