Traveling With Expensive Gear (e.g. Cameras) In Checked Luggage
Bruce Schneier points out an interesting solution to traveling with expensive checked luggage, specifically camera equipment. Basically, it boils down to forcing the TSA to treat all of your checked luggage with the same care as they treat checked firearms -- by packing a starter pistol in each of your checked bags. TSA does not want to lose a weapons case.
Like Schneier, I'm really impressed with the solution offered.