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(Daily Mail)   Next generation of body scanners will be able to read to the molecular level. And small enough to be installed almost anywhere. Feel safe, citizen?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 71
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2012-10-07 12:34:05 PM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Does this mean middle aged women such as myself can simply go on a vacation and have a fancy shmancy mammogram within a picosecond at the same time? I'd be OK with a two-fer in that case. If not - quit ogling my molecules, perverts.


Actually, that would be a really cool thing to have. Of course, you'd be telling some holiday goer to go see a doctor cause they have a lump. Bit of a buzzkill.
 
2012-10-07 12:36:23 PM
Maybe I'm just not paranoid enough, but this sounds much less intrusive than the body scanners, not to mention far more convenient. You could shut down the security checkpoints. Of course, that would put people who have no skills at all on unemployment.
 
2012-10-07 12:39:43 PM
I gave up trying to hide my enormous wang after 9/11. Too much effort involved.
 
2012-10-07 12:44:59 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: jshine: Quantum Apostrophe: jshine: Quantum Apostrophe: jshine: Even Idiocracy, with it's premise of rapid decline,

Hmmm.

I doubt there was ever a point in human history when people typed with flawless grammar and punctuation, though -- who knows -- I could be wrong.

Yes, the dreaded apostrophe is beyond the ken of most mortals.

If I cared enough about perfect punctuation on Fark, it would be trivial. In situations where perfection matters (e.g., in my thesis), yes, I check punctuation more carefully. ...but if you read that post and your only comment was that I mistyped "its" as "it's", then you truly have nothing substantive to add to the conversation.

So this is a substantive discussion but you don't think it deserves your full attention, so why should I give it my full attention?


A good question! ...but after a half-dozen replies & counter replies, there must be an answer, so I'm curious: why are you giving my apostrophe (or lack thereof) so much attention?

/this is fun, isn't it? ;-)
 
2012-10-07 12:51:15 PM
Wow! Every molecule and it can be uploaded in PICOSECONDS! This has all the makings of a mcguffin from a Nick Cage movie.

C'mon guys. British tabloids every once in a while is fine, but I get enough of this kind of news in the checkout line at the grocery store.
 
2012-10-07 01:14:07 PM
We live in a highly farked-up country where not enough people have a problem with the government scanning hundreds of millions of traveling bodies with impunity in the name of safety, but far too many would scream bloody murder if it were even proposed that the government support scanning all our citizens every year for medical purposes.
 
2012-10-07 01:23:13 PM
On the plus side, this could mean an end to size limits on bottled liquids. If they're able to scan an object using spectroscopy (and quickly return results), then there should be no reason they can't id a bottle of shampoo from a bottle of plastique.
 
2012-10-07 02:10:31 PM
I see the boot lickers who think "this time, the government won't abuse their power" are out in full force today.
 
2012-10-07 02:10:34 PM

jshine: A good question! ...but after a half-dozen replies & counter replies, there must be an answer, so I'm curious: why are you giving my apostrophe (or lack thereof) so much attention?

/this is fun, isn't it? ;-)


It sure is! If you know of a better way to pass the time while waiting for my muffins to bake, I'd love to hear it.
 
2012-10-07 02:14:41 PM

dervish16108: We live in a highly farked-up country where not enough people have a problem with the government scanning hundreds of millions of traveling bodies with impunity in the name of safety, but far too many would scream bloody murder if it were even proposed that the government support scanning all our citizens every year for medical purposes.


Woa there bub, that sounds a lot like universal healthcare.

/grabs rifle
 
2012-10-07 02:34:45 PM

Vertdang: It's horseshiat, or we'd have it in radiologic oncology already.

/my BS meter is pegged in the red.
//it's nothing more than a laser-based chemical sniffer


Radiological oncology lacks Freedom, safety, or terrorism.
 
2012-10-07 03:10:14 PM
In other news, the B3 bomber is operational.
 
2012-10-07 03:23:33 PM
You know who else had small body scanners that could read on the molecular level...

4.bp.blogspot.com

/Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a TSA employee!
 
2012-10-07 03:59:13 PM

JonnyBGoode: You know who else had small body scanners that could read on the molecular level...


Nice try, but the headline said "Next Generation body scanners."
 
2012-10-07 04:13:23 PM
Just turn those suckers up from scan to delayed kill and you won't need FEMA camps, just a discrete way to move the waste to the Soylent works.

There is a risk the radiation will cause a beneficial cancer and kills other cancers but that threat shouldn't worry the industry.
 
2012-10-07 04:13:40 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-07 04:54:14 PM
the government subcontracted technology company In-Q-Tel

If you don't know what In-Q-Tel is, you owe it to yourself to find out.
 
2012-10-07 05:06:20 PM
And you conservatives said you were against national healthcare.
 
2012-10-08 09:51:06 AM
Shenanigans. The press was punked with this "device" a month ago and it quickly went away as they probably need CERN level scientific attention to make something like this work and interpret.
 
2012-10-08 11:04:30 AM

jshine: Quantum Apostrophe: jshine: Quantum Apostrophe: jshine: Quantum Apostrophe: jshine: Even Idiocracy, with it's premise of rapid decline,

Hmmm.

I doubt there was ever a point in human history when people typed with flawless grammar and punctuation, though -- who knows -- I could be wrong.

Yes, the dreaded apostrophe is beyond the ken of most mortals.

If I cared enough about perfect punctuation on Fark, it would be trivial. In situations where perfection matters (e.g., in my thesis), yes, I check punctuation more carefully. ...but if you read that post and your only comment was that I mistyped "its" as "it's", then you truly have nothing substantive to add to the conversation.

So this is a substantive discussion but you don't think it deserves your full attention, so why should I give it my full attention?

A good question! ...but after a half-dozen replies & counter replies, there must be an answer, so I'm curious: why are you giving my apostrophe (or lack thereof) so much attention?

/this is fun, isn't it? ;-)


In Nitpik von Grammarnazi's defense, the apostrophe does hold the distinction of being the crux of the biscuit.
 
2012-10-08 12:13:55 PM

Gelatinous: the government subcontracted technology company In-Q-Tel

If you don't know what In-Q-Tel is, you owe it to yourself to find out.


Why don't you just say that Q-Tel is exactly what is wrong and criminal with the Military/Industrial Complex.
No bid contracts with obscene profit margins given to cronies, and rant and knash.
 
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