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Monday, July 16, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Security alert at Miami airport

Miami airport was briefly evacuated after baggage screeners found a possible explosive device - but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Better safe than sorry, to be sure, but my word, what a mess for travel that situation has to be. Further false positives (and this isn’t the first) hardly inspire confidence in the TSA.

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4 Comments

  1. Methods 101: there’s always a tradeoff between making Type I Error and Type II Error. Now if I could just keep straight which one was which…

    Comment by Chris Lawrence — Monday, July 16, 2007 @ 10:20 am

  2. They need snappier names.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Monday, July 16, 2007 @ 10:44 am

  3. Definitely. Or at least names that are descriptive.

    I’ve taught Type I/II 6 times in 3 years and I still can’t keep them straight. Maybe that’s a sign I need a break from teaching methods!

    Comment by Chris Lawrence — Monday, July 16, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  4. […] I noted this morning that a false alarm at the Miami airport caused an evacuation this morning. […]

    Pingback by PoliBlog ™: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts » Update on the Miami Airport Scare: It Was Human Ashes — Monday, July 16, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

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