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Is airport screening technology doing the job? Nope

Carolyn Mathas
6/12/2012 06:11 PM EDT

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CMathas   6/15/2012 3:10:23 AM
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mr_bandit   6/15/2012 12:50:37 AM
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Forget the guns - airport security is theater anyway. Any decent engineer can see the holes. If the TSA/govt was serious, they would setup a few test places with the standard equipment *and* follow their procedure to the letter. You don't want a "because we know you are trying, we will strip search everybody" measurement bias. The kicker: if you get something thru, you get cash - $100K to $1mill depending on the "thing". A missed gun? $100K. A nuke? $1mill (well, a simulated one, but it has to be a *good* fake...) Seriously, it would need to be a conventional device that could "bang" enough to do serious damage - which could be the right things *easily* mixed in the bathroom in 30 sec (the current restrictions were because of chems that were not realistic). You get the money after you pass thru, then reveal the "thing" with full disclosure of the method. The govt then adds that check to the sequence. Off-topic, but I would *love* to see 50 guys in kilts - full commando mode - go thru the TSA line. Nothing to hide, and hide *nothing*. The video would go viral in 20 minutes - what a chance to moon the TSA!!

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CMathas   6/14/2012 12:46:25 PM
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That thought crossed my mind as well. According the Frost & Sullivan, they got past that detection equipment in security--but I don't remember reading about 800 gun-wielding flying criminals just in the U.S.

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radioactive   6/14/2012 11:46:07 AM
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How did the guns get detected once on-board? The answer has to be -- move that detection methodology back to security. Duh.

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