Get paid for watching peep shows! (airport security)

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  1. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    http://news.com.com/Airport+screeners+could+see+X-rated+X-rays/2100-7348_3-5718163.html?tag=nefd.top
    time to take out the lead underwear...
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Nice. :rolleyes:

    And the actual increase in airport security (drum roll, please)... nada.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    Surely there are some human rights, not to mention morality issues here...

    "You can fly, but only if you [effectively] get naked for us."
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    id just hope that they have a good, no not good but rather f*ing awesome screening process for the people who would be running these things. i dont want a freaking pervert behind one of 'em
     
  5. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    I bet they think we won't mind so much.... especially when they fry our brains with cancer.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    "And this year, the most desirable job in America is........Airport security screener!" :p
     
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    Actually, I can't figure out how this works, and I'm in a program at Uni that deals with x-rays and other forms of radiation (no, not UV or radio)
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    At minimum wage? R-i-i-i-g-h-t. Yeah, they'll get the finest most upstanding citizens, and do a thorough job of screening them, yessir.
     
  9. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Another TSA stupidity.

    What about children? If they are included, seems like a bad thing. If they're excluded, then they become potential mules.

    I fly a lot for business, and I don't feel any more secure than before 9/11. All they've done is cause added delays, infringe on our personal privacy and spend a huge amount of tax payers' money.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I expect there are a lot more middle-aged businessmen who have had too many free lunches flying than hot women... :rolleyes:
     
  11. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    They get paid very well.

    The quality is a bit questionable though. There are lots of stories of theft.

    As for how it works, its a technique called back scatter xray. Normal xrays shoot through stuff. Denser stuff reflects the xrays elsewhere. You put film behind it and you get a negative picture of the dense material.

    Back scatter is where you look at what bounced off. I don't entirely understand the whole thing but the radiation levels are less.
     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Hmm. I may have been reading different articles. I thought that airport security was mostly contracted out to private firms who pay staff $8 - $12 per hour. I have no doubt the firm gets paid well, but the staff would be paid the lowest the market would bear.

    http://www.rppi.org/rr106.html
    "In fact, most federal security is also provided by relatively low-wage contract personnel."

    http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/flight.risk/airport.wages.html
    "The following is a sample of starting hourly wages for airport security screeners in selected U.S. cities and Western European nations. The figures are in U.S. dollars.
    Atlanta: $7 per hour
    Cleveland: $7 per hour
    Seattle: $8.05 per hour
    SanFrancisco: $11.25 per hour
    France: $12.50 per hour
    England $14.50 per hour
    Germany $16.50 per hour"

    http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/flight.risk/stories/part1.mainbar.html
    "The truth is, under current Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, although airlines are responsible for airport security, they bid the task out to private security firms.

    "What happened is we dumbed down the security system, because an airline is going to want to cut cost, specifically when we have a downturn in the economy and they are fighting for their lives," said Sen. Max Cleland (D-Georgia), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

    "So, if you have the airlines responsible for $1.8 billion worth of security at 700 checkpoints in America, they're dumbing down the system," he added. "They go to the low bidder on a contract. Then, the contractor is going to go to the lowest cost person out there -- minimum wage people -- so they can make a little money."

    According to reports submitted to Congress, security screeners are generally paid at or near minimum wage to serve as, in many cases, the last line of defense for safe air travel."
     
  13. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    As long as the sheeple keep going along for the ride with a big smile on their face, expect nothing to change. Expect more freedoms to be stripped in the name of security.
     
  14. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't want that job, even if you got to see hotties...most Americans are fat and ugly. I'd probably get sick. :D
     
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Next time I fly, I'm going to scribble on myself with a Sharpie, "Hello!" and see what happens when they scan me with one of those things.
     
  16. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Haha nice!

    Me too. ;)
     
  17. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    Ain't that the truth! I'm sorry but most Americans I'd rather not see through their clothes.

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    Personally I think it would be funny to take a Viagra right before I get to the airport, so when they screen me I'll have a huge, massive, raging boner for them to look at. Personally I'm not that shy of a person so if looking at my genitals will make the airlines safer, well then they're more than welcome to view and admire my larger than average member. ;)

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  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    except that first, it won't make the airlines safer, and second, you might stop to consider the significant majority of people who don't feel comfortable being (effectively) strip-searched every time they want to fly.

    The sad part is that the FBI is still able to sneak weapons on to airplanes basically at will. All this new security will not stop people who know what they're doing - it will only annoy the rest of us.
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Sick? Probably not....disgusted? Absolutely and its just fat and ugly - imagine a plane load of 60-80 year olds coming back from a cruise......

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  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That was uncalled for.

    ;)
     
  22. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Why do airport screeners scan people ie, old people or people who definitely look like tourists? They only need to scan for Arabs and people of dark complexion.
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Only if you were eating :p

    And come on Lacero, they're not going to do profiling - that just going to open up a huge can of worms and I'm sure you can find all sorts of discussion on this in the Political forum....

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  24. brap macrumors 68000

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    Lacero has such a British sense of humour...
     
  25. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a scene from a b-grade porn. :D The hot female TSA supervisor would come over and say, "I've detected a weapon of mass destruction in your pants. I'll have to detain you for further searching." [cue porno music]
     

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