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Government marches on! The TSA spent $1.4 million to develop software that does the exact same thing as flipping a coin.
The “randomizer” app itself cost $336,000, the rest of the funds most likely went towards iPads themselves, Rare reports. There were four bids total for the project and IBM won the project. The app’s purpose is to eliminate potential bias when a TSA agent tells passengers which line to go to. Currently on the iTunes app store, there are multiple free coin flip apps which perform the same process as the TSA’s “randomizer.”
The corruption here reeks. Shut the whole thing down, and not only would we be safer, we would each have more wealth to make our lives better.
In a related story, the Department of Homeland Security has paid almost $20 million in salaries to corrupt employees who they can’t fire, so they pay them to do nothing.