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FFS:
Oh yes, this is ABSOLUTELY where this is leading: smartphones and tablets, laptops, anything with a lithium ion battery can NO LONGER be taken on a flight.

That is exactly where this is going. Mankind can no longer travel with a cell phone or laptop. Totally within the realm of possibility.
6:31 pm — Monday, 17 October 2016
jimothy:
There's a bit of irony if it's true that airline personnel don't know the difference between a Galaxy S7 and Note 7, and as a result disallow Galaxy S7s, as well as Note 7s, onboard.

The irony is that had they named the Note 5 successor Note 6 instead of Note 7 (that is, Samsung never released a phone called the Note 6), they might have avoided this confusion.

Did they go from 5 to 7 to compete with the iPhone 7, as has been speculated, or did they simply do it so their S line and Note line share the same number? Either way, this was another, albeit minor, misstep in this fiasco.
6:47 pm — Monday, 17 October 2016
Vanilla Dry Ice:
Samsung is not a very smart, polished company. Obviously run by a Korean oligarchy who have no clue about anything other than what's in their bank accounts on any given day. "Just keep the coffers filled!" is probably their daily mantra.
8:55 pm — Monday, 17 October 2016
anonymous:
Samsung is going to have to change the name of their phone division. They're the new Phillip Morris.
9:51 pm — Monday, 17 October 2016
To Be Fair:
>They're the new Phillip Morris.

They're smokin'?
10:09 pm — Monday, 17 October 2016
My Optional Name:
>Oh yes, this is ABSOLUTELY where this is leading: smartphones and tablets, laptops, anything with a lithium ion battery can NO LONGER be taken on a flight.

Nah, I'm inclined to agree with Gruber on this, which is they will ban the USE of these devices on a flight.
3:14 am — Tuesday, 18 October 2016
p. p. cummings:
OK, I gotta say I love the pen name "Vanilla Dry Ice," although your comment is rather garbage. NO OFFENSE
4:45 am — Tuesday, 18 October 2016
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