Buy your own TSA-surplus pornoscanner for $8K


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#2

How long before inner city schools snatch them up?


#3

Finally, I can build those X-ray Specs that I read about in the comic book ads for so many years!


#4

I really wanted a full body shot to use for Christmas cards before these things fade away, but I can’t go that high.


#5

Great, the next step in the evolution of dick pics.


#6

I call it RapeScan.


#7

Surplus? How could there be any surplus? As vital as these instruments are for our safety? Surely some down-at-the-heels rural airport could use protection from the terror that stalks us all.


#8

“unknown radiation exposure” ?


#9

I wouldn’t mind one as a toy to play with.


#10

In prisons? Certainly most prisoners would prefer this to a cavity search…But I suspect that these are used on visitors not prisoners.


#11

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think these only search the, uh, exterior.


#12

There have to be some good art applications for these.


#13

Depends on how you install it.


#14

After seeing the images they produce, every time someone calls them a pornoscanner, I can’t help but take it as “I beat off to shop mannequins, and thus, these pictures are like porn for me.”

I mean, I’m not gonna judge, if that’s what gets your motor running then whatever, not my business, but that’s still the idea it produces.


#15

Great fun for frat houses or office holiday parties!


#16

Where do you find shop mannequins with genitalia?

Edit: I’m asking for a friend.


#17

Surely I’m not the only one who pronounces it “Rape-i-scan”…


#18

What about a $800 build-your-own version? I would quite like to see how the sensors are made.


#19

I see the next move by the ACLU would be to provide dosimeter badges to all inmates and staff at that facility for tracking radiation exposure from these devices.

I am sure that a suitably worded “federal search warrant” can be written to acquire this exposure data, and to hold any party attempting to block such attempts, contempt of court with some real sanctions.


#20

When they were being rolled out to airports, the manufacturer refused to divulge specifics (and TSA refused to allow people to do their own tests), insisting that the (ionizing radiation) dose being given to people was harmless and that the devices had had this tested and audited by a third party laboratory. When asked to confirm this, the laboratory in question said it had done no such thing and they did not want their name associated with those claims. Additionally, people being scanned would receive the intended (mystery) dose only if you assume the device was being properly maintained, properly calibrated, and properly operated, when none of those things are hallmarks of TSA operations.
Hence “unknown radiation exposure”.