Monday, 25 January 2010

Who'd have thunk it?

Remember those full-body scanners that will give paedos and perverts a raging hardon?

Well, they'll show your genitals in glorious detail. But guess what they won't show?

5 comments:

Ed P said...

Yep, they're not fit for purpose. What does work is the Israeli approach to security. Please sign my petition about it:
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Airport-checks

Oldrightie said...

Steady on, Jimmy Snot wants a job with this Company soon.

John R said...

It's just more "Security Theatre" to make us think the pillocks in charge actually know what they're doing. Our lords and masters think that so long as it looks good the sheeple will believe they're safe.

Yeah, right, we all know you lot can be trusted (not!).

I'll just fly El Al if it's all the same with you.

Roue le Jour said...

Sorry to piss on a good story, but read the comments. They didn't test the ones that "show your genitals in glorious detail", i.e. the microwave ones, but one of the much cheaper infrared jobbies. Also, the components were in his jacket pocket, which he was allowed to keep on. In real life you have to take you jacket off to be x-rayed separately. But apart from that, spot on.

AntiCitizenOne said...

There's a quote "the perfect is the enemy of the good enough", but I think we often forget the defective is the biggest enemy...

These scanners are not effective in their stated role. I wonder whether there's some other reason (that we're not being told about), or it's just plain corruption behind the rollout of these expensive machines.