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Jun 20, 12, 3:14 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,610
Posted By Bungnoid

Several years ago I was stopped at SFO while...

Several years ago I was stopped at SFO while connecting from an international flight for similar reasons, because I had purchased a box of chocolate in the duty-free shop. It was in a small plastic...
May 2, 12, 11:50 am
Replies: 66
Views: 5,862
Posted By Bungnoid

Let's not forgot that there are other types of...

Let's not forgot that there are other types of "radiation" besides electromagnetic and besides waves as well. For example off the top of my head: alpha radiation (helium nuclei) and beta radiation...
May 1, 12, 10:07 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,862
Posted By Bungnoid

All forms of electromagnetic radiation, from...

All forms of electromagnetic radiation, from radio waves up to cosmic rays, are commonly called "radiation."
May 1, 12, 5:28 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,862
Posted By Bungnoid

You can see bones that lie close to the surface:...

You can see bones that lie close to the surface: skull, toe and finger bones, patella (knee cap) & tibia (shin).
Apr 30, 12, 4:30 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,490
Posted By Bungnoid

From the (very limited) data that has been...

From the (very limited) data that has been released, it seems that the MMW scanner only sees the skin, but the x-ray backscatter scanner does penetrate into the body some small distance (Some bones...
Apr 27, 12, 8:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bungnoid

Well, unless the clothing conformed to one's...

Well, unless the clothing conformed to one's contours--all of them--so closely as to be like a second skin, then how could it simulate a "clean scan"? To do that presumably would require an image...
Mar 15, 12, 3:40 am
Replies: 4,410
Views: 738,615
Posted By Bungnoid

Opt-Out At PDX

Yesterday I flew for the second time since "Black October (2010)" and had my second pat-down at PDX. PDX now appears to be an all-body-scanner, all-the-time airport. The lines looked shorter on the...
Mar 14, 12, 1:49 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,974
Posted By Bungnoid

Not necessarily. Another interpretation is that...

Not necessarily. Another interpretation is that most consider the scanners to be the lesser evil compared with the alternative opt-out grope.
Feb 14, 12, 2:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bungnoid

Did this occur before the MMW scanners were...

Did this occur before the MMW scanners were retrofitted with ATR? Or are there still some non-ATR MMW scanners in operation?
Feb 4, 12, 9:35 pm
Replies: 4,410
Views: 738,615
Posted By Bungnoid

What you define as "radiation" seems to be...

What you define as "radiation" seems to be limited to electromagnetic radiation only, but that is not the only kind of "radiation" strictly speaking.
Nov 30, 11, 6:24 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 9,042
Posted By Bungnoid

Same experience at PDX a few weeks ago: when they...

Same experience at PDX a few weeks ago: when they called me through for my grope, they specifically did not want me to walk through the metal detector; instead they opened a small gate for me to...
Nov 19, 11, 2:45 am
Replies: 4,410
Views: 738,615
Posted By Bungnoid

When I flew out of PDX last week, there were MMW...

When I flew out of PDX last week, there were MMW scanners at the D/E Checkpoint, but not at A/B/C. Has that changed already?
Nov 17, 11, 5:57 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By Bungnoid

Transmission probably requires a higher intensity...

Transmission probably requires a higher intensity beam as well, but your overall point stands.
Nov 16, 11, 5:24 pm
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Views: 78,626
Posted By Bungnoid

Perhaps a more accurate statement would have...

Perhaps a more accurate statement would have been: And anecdotal reports coming from people on both sides of the issue seem to be consistent in claiming that the percentage of passengers opting out...
Nov 16, 11, 1:48 pm
Replies: 838
Views: 78,626
Posted By Bungnoid

I still do not understand the concept of the...

I still do not understand the concept of the National Opt-Out Day. Are there large numbers of travelers who are opposed to the body scanners and would participate in NOOD, but on every other day of...
Nov 9, 11, 10:41 pm
Replies: 4,410
Views: 738,615
Posted By Bungnoid

"History will not look back kindly on you and...

"History will not look back kindly on you and what you're doing here."
Nov 9, 11, 3:11 pm
Replies: 4,410
Views: 738,615
Posted By Bungnoid

Confirmed: Scanners Have Come to PDX

Flying today for the first time since this travesty started: the scanners have come to PDX; checkpoint D/E, two MMW/ATR, all passengers being sent through (airport is not busy now). Opted out,...
Nov 1, 11, 11:52 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bungnoid

I notice that the filing states that EPIC's...

I notice that the filing states that EPIC's request for a rehearing by the DC Appeals Court was denied on September 12. This is the first I've heard of this. Does that mean that an appeal to the...
Oct 31, 11, 5:33 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Bungnoid

This question has been posted already recently...

This question has been posted already recently somewhere, as it does seem that all of the latest round of installations have been MMW with ATR. I believe that there was a bill proposed in Congress...
Oct 29, 11, 3:40 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,363
Posted By Bungnoid

Isn't this situation similar: what would have...

Isn't this situation similar: what would have stopped the TSA from denying that one of them wrote on the note? In principle, it's certainly plausible that they could claim that the passenger (or a...
Oct 29, 11, 3:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Bungnoid

What about the privacy and civil rights issues? ...

What about the privacy and civil rights issues? Are those part of the debate in Germany? Technology will improve; a day will come when the scanners are less expensive AND more effective. Then what?
Oct 25, 11, 5:26 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,720
Posted By Bungnoid

The one time I rode the San Joaquin line, the...

The one time I rode the San Joaquin line, the conductor asked EVERY passenger for ID. And he hassled quite unapologetically anyone who could not produce one (although I don't think he went so far as...
Oct 24, 11, 1:35 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,720
Posted By Bungnoid

No, the drug search occurred at one of the...

No, the drug search occurred at one of the intermediate stops--I don't recall which--on an Amtrak bus traveling from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield California.
Oct 23, 11, 5:15 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,717
Posted By Bungnoid

Read and weep: ...

Read and weep:
http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26719305-41/airport-tsa-security-eugene-technology.html.csp
Oct 23, 11, 3:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Bungnoid

They would be useful as a legitimate alternative...

They would be useful as a legitimate alternative in any situation in which a physical strip search would be legally permitted. Perhaps they should be donated to prisons.
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