Oct. 20th, 2008

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An interesting article on airport security. I've heard similar things before, possibly from Schneier as I remember the sentence "Only two things have made flying safer: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers." And I was actually talking to my dad this summer when we were in the airport in Florida about whether the workers in airports have to walk through security every day; I don't remember what my dad was saying, but this article says no.

Looking around the Atlantic site, (as I've found interesting articles tend to cluster in magazines with one week's edition containing five brilliant articles and the next week containing all dull ones) I started reading this article on transgender (... LiveJournal's spell check doesn't recognize transgender...) children. We spent a month or so in my psych class last year discussing gender roles and touching on transgender people, so some of the examples mentioned like Money and the Reimer boys, I already know a lot about, but I found the article fascinating anyway.

And then just a funny article on swear words and obscenity. Although it's mainly funny because of the Carlin video embedded in it.

For John Barrowman fans, some hilarious (and slashy) photos and entries about a recent convention are here and here.

And now to continue not studying for that Greek History midterm I have tomorrow morning.

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