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Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 5, 12, 12:31 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,072
Posted By boatseller

If you work with a team, you also have to...

If you work with a team, you also have to consider their work. Software is a collaborative effort and collaborating with more than an elevator ride between you just doesn't work. (well, it works,...
Aug 21, 12, 1:58 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,708
Posted By boatseller

To answer the original question: no. That's too...

To answer the original question: no. That's too big a conspiracy for a public agancy like TSA to manage.

But, yes, the machines are still capable of transmitting human readable images. 1. That...
Aug 21, 12, 12:47 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,394
Posted By boatseller

I don't know specifically how TSA or DHS do their...

I don't know specifically how TSA or DHS do their rollups but it is the end of the quarter.

Some bean counter in Arlington probably noticed the number of secondary screenings falling, which brings...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 31, 12, 1:18 pm
Replies: 838
Views: 75,523
Posted By boatseller

First time in Germany, driving to Cologne. ...

First time in Germany, driving to Cologne. Stopped at a rest area with a cafe where the only water you could by was in a glass.

Me, in slow German: Uh..wasser mit eis, bitte.
Counter lady,...
Jul 16, 12, 4:20 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By boatseller

One more than one occasion, I have seen a...

One more than one occasion, I have seen a Screener retrieve, what from a distance appear to be high-end, items from the surrender bin and place them carefully behind the podium or partition,...
Apr 14, 12, 5:58 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,499
Posted By boatseller

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. ...

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. Once someone leaves the Federal Reality Distortion Field, perceptions can change.

If there was an A-ha! moment, it's the day he forgot to take his...
Mar 13, 12, 6:18 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,079
Posted By boatseller

--"TSA learned its lesson," she said. ...

--"TSA learned its lesson," she said.

Running through my Bureaucrat-to-English translation matrix:
"We have programmed ATR to randomly flag only a managable number of travellers. Of those we...
Mar 12, 12, 1:39 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,217
Posted By boatseller

If this was the first time the item had been...

If this was the first time the item had been flagged, just try another checkpoint. Odds would be in your favor.
Mar 9, 12, 1:45 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 18,371
Posted By boatseller

No, no, no. That's the last thing they want...

No, no, no. That's the last thing they want since it appears that anyone who actually tries to circumvent TSA succeeds.

$1 says some poor software designer is getting raked for building ATR on...
Mar 7, 12, 11:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By boatseller

"Take your time. The more it costs to find...

"Take your time. The more it costs to find nothing, the more reason Congress will have to disband the agency."

Oh, and insist they change gloves evertime they switch from 'outside' to 'inside'.
...
Mar 7, 12, 10:51 am
Replies: 158
Views: 18,371
Posted By boatseller

I have no doubt that the professional smuggling...

I have no doubt that the professional smuggling community has known about this since day 6.

I predict TSA will ignore it, or at most issue a statement about their rigorous testing procedures and...
Feb 15, 12, 11:11 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,149
Posted By boatseller

I think this is a good thing. The 3-4 times...

I think this is a good thing.

The 3-4 times I've had to opt-out I've made it perfectly clear to cast members who ask that my primary intent is to tie up resources and drive up the cost of TSA for...
Feb 5, 12, 7:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By boatseller

I'm sure this kind of mishap (the wrong bag being...

I'm sure this kind of mishap (the wrong bag being checked and what not) happens all the time. Here we have an example of the one Good Apple (the x-ray screener) ruining it for everyone.


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Jan 24, 12, 2:34 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,056
Posted By boatseller

Why bother? Every college student know how to...

Why bother? Every college student know how to circumvent the No Fly List for about $200 (http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/from-china-flawless-fake-ids-07182011).
Dec 25, 11, 5:21 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By boatseller

It's about time! Now, I just wonder what they're...

It's about time! Now, I just wonder what they're going to do about all the college students...oh, and criminals too......
Dec 25, 11, 2:26 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By boatseller

I wonder if it's correct to infer that what's...

I wonder if it's correct to infer that what's under the pancake is also invisible....
Dec 25, 11, 2:22 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,762
Posted By boatseller

I wouldn't be surprised if the ATR technique was...

I wouldn't be surprised if the ATR technique was comicly simple, like CS101 simple. BTW, that's not necessarily a critiscism of the implementation.

My guess would be the software, new with ATR,...
Dec 25, 11, 12:40 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,521
Posted By boatseller

No, but when I see this happening, I purposefully...

No, but when I see this happening, I purposefully stash the BP just to disrupt the process (never resulted in a 2dary). Once though I had two copies and passed the virgin one to the 2nd Screener,...
Nov 4, 11, 3:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By boatseller

Hmm..I can choose to believe TSA or CNN...what...

Hmm..I can choose to believe TSA or CNN...what does the Easter Bunny say?
Nov 4, 11, 2:49 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,085
Posted By boatseller

The last, perhaps only, two screeners I have...

The last, perhaps only, two screeners I have thanked was because they were insisting travellers put shoes on the belt. In the bin is just ickey.
Nov 4, 11, 12:49 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 14,394
Posted By boatseller

"Truth is hate speech to the guilty." ...

"Truth is hate speech to the guilty."

-Someone probably said this before, if not, it's mine, all mine!
Oct 25, 11, 3:55 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,334
Posted By boatseller

Unfotunately, this is the biggest obstacle. With...

Unfotunately, this is the biggest obstacle. With the Federal Government responsible, essentially no one is accountable and, more importantly, no one is liable.
Oct 20, 11, 12:19 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,840
Posted By boatseller

The difference is that the power of the baggage...

The difference is that the power of the baggage x-ray provides sufficient resolution for the human operator to evaluate the contents.

With ATR, the AIT devices provice almost no context for the...
Oct 19, 11, 12:17 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,840
Posted By boatseller

Several months ago, I was chatting with an older...

Several months ago, I was chatting with an older lady who had just passed a full pat down. I inquired as to how she got there at which time she revealed that, due to her pacemaker, she had been...
Oct 18, 11, 1:21 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 26,132
Posted By boatseller

Yup, and that chatty txting looks so juvenile. ...

Yup, and that chatty txting looks so juvenile. Imagine what the real smugglers are up to.
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