Comments, observations and thoughts from two bloggers on applied statistics, higher education and epidemiology. Joseph is an associate professor. Mark is a professional statistician and former math teacher.
Friday, October 1, 2010
One more from Dave Barry
Q. What precautions will be taken to insure that there is no terrorist bomb aboard my aircraft? A. The airline agent will ask you a series of security questions shrewdly designed to outwit terrorism, such as: "Did any terrorist unknown to you give you a bomb to carry on board this plane?" Also, if you have a laptop computer, they may ask you to turn it on, thus proving that it is not a terrorist bomb.
Q. But couldn't a terrorist easily put a bomb in a computer in such a way that the computer could still be turned on? A. Shut up.