Just Like Shooting Wamp Rats

If you’re a Star Wars aficionado, you recognize the title of this post. It’s a reference to when Luke Skywalker and all the other pilots are sitting around trying to hit the magical hole that will blow up the Death Star. The hole is very small and the crafts that they’ll be flying are moving very fast. A comment is made that not even a computer could hit the hole in that situation. Why do I bring this up? Bathrooms on a train.
Let me explain. Many of the toilets here are little more than holes in the ground. They are like this on trains. It saves time and effort when cleaning — you can just hose down the whole area. But it means you have to squat down on the ground hugging your knees when performing certain bodily functions. So when you’re on a train going over 100kph, trying to hit a hole that’s about 4″ across….just like shooting wamp rats.

About Beau Woods

Beau Woods is a cyber safety innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council, a leader with the I Am The Cavalry grassroots initiative, and founder/CEO of Stratigos Security. His focus is the intersection of cybersecurity and the human condition, primarily around cyber safety, ensuring connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust. Over the past several years in this capacity, he has consulted with automakers, medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers, cybersecurity researchers, US federal agencies and legislative staff, and the White House.

Posted on January 30, 2007, in China, Round the World and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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