How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The TSA's Scanners

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  1. N965VJ
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    Why couldn't the TSA simply take two scans, a front/back (like they've been doing), pax then pivots 90degrees and a side/side. Wouldn't this eliminate the hole this guy identified?

    On a personal note I don't think Ben Gurion is a good example of an airport point of view, getting interrogated for 30mins before I can even approach the ticket counter I don't think would go over too well with US pax. (at least this is what happened to me before an El Al flight)
     
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    Now they'll sink millions more into "more technical" equipment....
     
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    It would take twice the time to do a scan, and with Automatic Target Recognition the software would have to be re-written to analyze the additional views. The operator interface would also have to be redesigned.
     
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    regardless, they've sunk this kind of $ into the project, I don't see them turning back.
     
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    That's ridiculous. The TSA will need to buy twice as many machines and line them up so you can walk thru twice. Once forward and then sideways. Twice the budget, twice twice the staff, twice the delay! What more could the TSA dream for? (Except maybe replacing all those machines in fours years with double scan machines and 10x the unit cost...):(
     
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    twice the delay I'll give you, everything else not. Why twice the machines & staff? (pax pivots for side shot, same machine & # of staff used)
     
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    Why does so many people say what they do at Ben Guiron is the answer? It's not. They have 10 million passengers a year, whereas the TSA has two million PER DAY go through their tentacles.

    When it takes anywhere from 20 to 120 minutes to be questioned, how in the heck will that work? Besides, having people properly do this requires more than being recruited from a pizza box or a gas pump.

    Secondly, the TSA will NEVER admit wrongdoing in the scanners. The only reason they backed off the puffers was because the repair costs were very tangible, going on the books. False-positives is something that can be swept under the rug so people in Congress won't know about it. And if there's a group of people who knows how to cover its ass due to incompetence, it's the TSA.
     
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    Time to put an end to the Theatrical Security Association.

    Secure cockpit doors so planes can't become missiles ever again, and return to pre-9/11 privatized airport screening, where we can fly with our dignity intact, and have an extra 30 min to catch our flights to boot.
     
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    The good news is that Congress is finally looking into the useless TSA. It took 11 years or so before people in power now realize what a mistake they made and are not afraid to say so. It had been the case that anyone who questioned TSA actions were accused of being soft on terrorists; something that was politically unacceptable. Congress Mica from Florida said the other day he thought (in 2001) that TSA needed 10,000 - not the 50,000 they now have.
     
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    After looking at the excellent video I would also add that putting anything in your socks also escapes detection.
     
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    its all about getting the economy back to a path of growth, isnt it....??
     
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    look at the positive side... the TSA is helping fight unemployment.... not sure about terrorism, but unemployment for sure....
     
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    why does this remind me of Keynes....?

    :p
     
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    True...high school graduates DO need jobs...
     
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    in some countries, having a job has become a "right"..... trust me, it only goes downhill from there....

    :rolleyes:
     
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    That is so unfortunate :mad:
     
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