False positives are in our best interests

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    In response to The Tennessean story “Accuracy of airport scanners sets off alarms”, Prof.letter educates us little people on how scanner false positives are our friends:
    You'd think he might want to reference the actual false positive rate, being a science professional and all.

    Want to wager Vanderbilt receives research buckaroos to study biometrics or other toys?
     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member


    God, what a wanker.
     
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  3. IIRC, a screener over at the other site was claiming that there was no such thing as a "false positive", simply an anomaly that had to be resolved. I guess this prof didn't get the memo about that.
     
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  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Professor Emeritus wanker, to you, miss.
    being the operative words there.
    Have to accept being felt up, fondled, molested irrespective of the content of the alarm. Have to accept orders barked at us. Have to accept there is no alternative to this insanity if we want to fly today. BS,
    Richard Shiavi.
     
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Love it!!

    And I see that our own scientist/statistician in residence, Bill Fisher, has already commented on Shiavi's letter at the Tennessean. So has Sommer Gentry. I can't cause I'm not on FB, which is the only way they're taking comments. Would urge other TUGers to do so.
     

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