Some of you may remember my post about the luggage-screening oopsie at Chicago's Midway airport. The TSA people thought someone got through with a grenade in a carry-on bag. So the TSA closed down the airport and searched it. But there was no real grenade, just a software-generated image of a grenade, used to test TSA screeners. At first they blamed it on a software glitch. Later they admitted it wasn't a glitch, it was operator error.
As a programmer, I was gratified to learn it was operator error, rather than a code defect.
But the French have outdone the TSA. The French, it turns out, were putting real plastic explosives in people's luggage, to test the bomb-sniffing pooches. And one of these test items got by the dogs - and apparently onto a plane in some unsuspecting soul's suitcase.
I blame it on the stinky cheese that the French love. Surely that stinky cheese was present in the airport. I bet this proved distracting to the hardworking French poodles were were trying to concentrate on finding explosives.
Rhyme of the Day:
Ban that cheese.
Keep those poodles alert -
So nobody gets hurt!