November 14, 2006

Be smart, not busy.

Who would have thought there was a better way?

These folks have create a mathematical proof that it would be more effective to try to improve searching for weapons, rather than trying to improve/increase the profiling schemes.

If you do the math, improving the detection of plastic explosives and guns would likely be more effective at preventing and deterring terrorist attacks on planes than figuring out better methods for trying to pinpoint terrorists with watch lists and algorithms, according to a mathematical study to be published in December.

I don't think that this alone is proof of the notion. But I think it merits consideration.

Posted by jackhodgson at November 14, 2006 11:07 AM