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Originally posted by esdad71
“She’s extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used,” Pare told The Associated Press. “And she’s lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue.”
Originally posted by Boondock78
Geek-Protection Stickers? Call for design suggestions!
So, Star's in jail in Boston for forgetting she was wearing some electronics.
I sent this to Xeni Jardin, and she added it to the BoingBoing story:
Star was an intern at Squid Labs this summer, and is an all-around awesome geek who loves to build things. FYI, friends at MIT say she wears the hoodie on a regular basis- it's just unfortunate that she had it on while trying to pick a friend up at the airport.
MIT students don't really do mornings, or worry about what they're wearing, so I can't imagine she'd even think about her clothes before heading out to pick up a friend at the airport before 8am.
When Star gets out we'll have her do an Instructable on 1) how to get arrested at the airport without being shot, and 2) how to package your homemade electronics to look purchased.
Maybe BB and Instructables should start handing out some official-looking stickers and plastic covers to make breadboards look more commercial- it will keep our readers away from automatic weapons.
I just got email back from Xeni saying, "Let's do those stickers!"
Question: what should the stickers look like? What should they say? Make some suggestions, or submit some designs here, and we'll print them up!