The nerd outrage over this is just retarded.
Short version of the story:
A MIT nerd went to pick up a friend at the airport. She went wearing a hoodie that had been modified to have a bunch of LED screens and wires and such sticking out of it while carrying a bunch of clay shaped into a rose. The TSA twigged it for being a bomb and arrested her.
Cue nerd outrage.
Okay. Here’s my problem: this was a stupid, stupid thing to do. This is akin to walking up to a police officer on the street, shouting, “YO! COPPER!” and faking like you’re reaching for a gun.
You. Are going. To get. Shot.
It’s a cut and dried case of Stupid Person Rattling A Cage That Should Not Be Rattled. Sure, it sucks that airports are police states right now.
The best part is that there is surprise that the cops are carrying machine guns. No shit? You think that the tigers in the zoo don’t have claws, maybe?
I don’t have to read Boing Boing articles anymore. I can just skim the headline and know what Cory or Xeni or the other Clones are going to say about it. You’d think they’d have run out of Outrage Points by now.