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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I remember seeing people in Georgia driving around with pieces of cardboard that said "Tag applied for." It was pretty funny, never had to buy a car down there so I never knew if that was the real process or not.

I saw that in North Carolina - a piece of cardboard with marker scrawled on it "PLATES APPLIED 4". There were also 4 pairs of Jordans on display in the back window (2 on either side of the sign). This was 10+ years ago and I still remember it vividly as making no sense.
post #3872 of 6244
I mean, that statement is still true even if you applied and got denied 2 years ago...
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Not sure if this  is the best spot, but the police's bigger and dumber brother spent $1.4M on an iPad app that randomly points left or right.

 

http://www.geek.com/apps/tsa-paid-1-4-million-for-randomizer-app-that-chooses-left-or-right-1651337/

post #3874 of 6244
TSA is not law enforcement, despite what some of those dipshits may think with their fake badges.
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

TSA is not law enforcement, despite what some of those dipshits may think with their fake badges.

They're part of law enforcement. Unfortunately, their jurisdiction ends at the airport security line. But for that 100 ft they patrol, they're hot shit.
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post


They're part of law enforcement. Unfortunately, their jurisdiction ends at the airport security line. But for that 100 ft they patrol, they're hot shit.

 

 

"Sir you can keep the deordorant or the cologne but not both"

 

______

 

TSA:  "Sir this is a weapon"

Me:  "A cigar guillotine?  You do realize I can't chop off anyone's head with this"

 

_____

 

 

TSA: "We're going to have to inspect her hair"

 

Me:  "Inspect her hair?  We're heading to a wedding.  She had the salon pin it up purposely so it wouldn't get messed up"  

TSA:  "She's going to have to pull it out so we can inspect it"

 

Me:  "Pull it out?  Do you speak Spanish? No?  Good!"

 

*we missed the  flight and the wedding ceremony altogether but we were right on time for the cocktail hour*

post #3877 of 6244
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

They're part of law enforcement. Unfortunately, their jurisdiction ends at the airport security line. But for that 100 ft they patrol, they're hot shit.

They can't detain or arrest. They perform administrative searches limited to the security of flying on an aircraft. That's why real cops are always around. FAMs are LEOs.
post #3878 of 6244
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post


They can't detain or arrest. They perform administrative searches limited to the security of flying on an aircraft. That's why real cops are always around. FAMs are LEOs.

 

What they lack in being real LEOs, they make-up for in over-zealousness.

post #3879 of 6244
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Not sure if this  is the best spot, but the police's bigger and dumber brother spent $1.4M on an iPad app that randomly points left or right.

http://www.geek.com/apps/tsa-paid-1-4-million-for-randomizer-app-that-chooses-left-or-right-1651337/

People are jumping all over this, but I did read some more level-headed discussion of it somewhere (slashdot?). We don't know what the 1.4m covered. Did it cover procurement and installation of all of the ipads and custom mounts/stands? 150+ airports with TSA precheck, assume each has 2 precheck lanes and that you can get an ipad+mount+installation for $1000...and you're already at at least 300k
Training of staff? yeah yeah, easy job, but how many security line workers are there in america? (and remember, these are TSA workers here...they need a little extra help).
Add in 10 layers of planning exactly how the system works (Is it actually safe to randomly let X% of people through? How do we handle families? What about non-related travel companions?) and 20 layers of government bureaucracy/testing/approval...and you've got a big chunk of money.

Not that that is a great thing that they spend a bunch of money because of this, but I saw plenty of people saying things like "I'd charge a normal person X to write this, a large corporation X*2, and the government X*4 because I'll have to do twice as many iterations and provide twice as much documentation along the way". So I don't know that we can really fault the TSA for being confined to the government process. And they went with IBM...who you know are never cheap, and will definitely know how to milk a contract for money...but aren't some total hacks that will spend 6 months working on the project before they realize they don't even employ any iOS developers and need to hire one before they can do anything further.

edit: and FWIW, I think the whole thing is stupid and that everyone should go through precheck style screenings at maximum.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post


People are jumping all over this, but I did read some more level-headed discussion of it somewhere (slashdot?). We don't know what the 1.4m covered. Did it cover procurement and installation of all of the ipads and custom mounts/stands? 150+ airports with TSA precheck, assume each has 2 precheck lanes and that you can get an ipad+mount+installation for $1000...and you're already at at least 300k
Training of staff? yeah yeah, easy job, but how many security line workers are there in america? (and remember, these are TSA workers here...they need a little extra help).
Add in 10 layers of planning exactly how the system works (Is it actually safe to randomly let X% of people through? How do we handle families? What about non-related travel companions?) and 20 layers of government bureaucracy/testing/approval...and you've got a big chunk of money.

Not that that is a great thing that they spend a bunch of money because of this, but I saw plenty of people saying things like "I'd charge a normal person X to write this, a large corporation X*2, and the government X*4 because I'll have to do twice as many iterations and provide twice as much documentation along the way". So I don't know that we can really fault the TSA for being confined to the government process. And they went with IBM...who you know are never cheap, and will definitely know how to milk a contract for money...but aren't some total hacks that will spend 6 months working on the project before they realize they don't even employ any iOS developers and need to hire one before they can do anything further.

edit: and FWIW, I think the whole thing is stupid and that everyone should go through precheck style screenings at maximum.

 

Agree with everything.  The headline made me laugh though.

post #3881 of 6244
We need to get Greger back in here to partner with ataturk.
Edited by venividivicibj - 4/6/16 at 11:23am
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School cop body slams 12 year old year girl for god knows what.  Cop has already been suspended with pay (read: on vacation).  Not sure of Vanessa's ethnicity but because of her age this may get some traction

 

 

 

post #3883 of 6244
God knows, but we can't with just two seconds of context. I imagine that's the idea...
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I don't regularly agree with Turk on these situations, but I think we need more context than a 30 second clip that starts basically as the body slam starts.

post #3885 of 6244
I assume it's just random pixelation or whatever, but I like how it briefly looks like there's a big pool of blood gushing from her legs when she hits the ground.
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