"Yep, part of the weirdness that is statistics is concerned with how certain one wants to be that the answer is the correct one. Stopping all the terrorists 99% of the time just isnt good enough."
The problem is TSA batting average is zero. The number of terrorists detected by TSA = 0, the number arrested = 0, the number convicted = 0.
The number of terrorists detected by passengers on an airplane and missed by TSA = 3 (or similar number)
posted on 11/20/2010 5:35:57 PM PST
("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
I’m not sure we know what TSA’s track record is. We do know they seem to frisk a lot of people who are highly unlikely to be terrorists.
posted on 11/20/2010 6:04:15 PM PST
(Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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