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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : New X-ray vision shows air passengers naked
   posted by DaveyD on 7-Jul-2003 8:44:13 (2854 reads)
The US government is considering using X-ray vision at airport security checkpoints to give a naked image of passengers.

The magnetometers now in use at airports cannot detect plastic weapons or substances used in explosives.

Susan Hallowell, director of the Transportation Security Administration's security laboratory, demonstrated the system which bounces X-rays off her skin.

To the eye, she is dressed in a skirt and blazer. On the monitor, she is naked - except for a gun and a bomb that she hid under her outfit.

"It does basically make you look fat and naked - but you see all this stuff," she said.

The technology is called "backscatter" because it scatters X-rays. Doses of rays deflected off dense materials such as metal or plastic produce a darker image than those deflected off skin.

Backscatter machines are already in use in prisons, to screen visitors, and in South African diamond mines where they are used to check workers at the end of shifts.

But they have never been used in airports. Ms Hallowell said the radiation dosage is comparable to sunshine but she accepts that passengers might not like the idea of staff seeing them naked.

The agency is trying to find a way to modify the machines with an electronic fig leaf - programming that fuzzes out sensitive body parts or distorts the body.

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Re: New X-ray vision shows air passengers naked
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Stuff privacy, Im getting a job at Heathrow!

 
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X-rays bouncing off skin? ####. Pull the other one.

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@Miffy
Just remember that about 50% of the population are male.

@tonyw
Well, they're already in use in African diamond mines.


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Ewwww I just had that crying game throwing up thing happen to me.

 
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Just remember that about 50% of the population are male.


That is why I believe in eqaulity in the workforce . That is why you gotta have a chick working next to ya!

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Here's the proof that it works...


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Ahem, excuase me mr.daveyd, Did you take that picture of your self whilst you were drunk? Man, you need to see a shrink....

 
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Yurk! I wouldn't fancy seeing much of that!

Naked bald women with colostemy bags don't make for an arousing image I'm afraid!


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Think I'll wear lead clothing when going to the airport now.


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Heh, if it bounces off metal, it probably doesn't need to be lead, I forsee stainless steel underwear and chain mail becoming popular.



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Quote:

"It does basically make you look fat and naked - but you see all this stuff," she said.


No, it makes you look as you are dearie.

 
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Poster: Miffy Date: 7-Jul-2003 8:54:43
Stuff privacy, Im getting a job at Heathrow!


Get to the back of the queue!!

One of the Airplane movies had the best version of that X-ray if you have seen it you will know what I mean!


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They're not X-rays. They're "T-rays", frequencies of around 10**12 Hz. Many orders of magnitude less than X-rays (10**17 - 10**19 Hz).

X-rays don't slow down for soft, fleshy stuff, let alone turn around and bounce back.

Here's a link to a non-sensationalist story:

AT&T

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urgh! That's one nasty picture!


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I`ve posted my application to Stansted


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No, it makes you look as you are dearie.


we need a non x-ray nude to compare with the x-ray nude...except I'm not taking a chance on any more nudes from this particular subject.

<--had to wait twenty minutes to recover from my temporary blindness just to type this message.

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Sheeesh! You don't need a job there; you only need $1.00


X-RAY SPECS

Scientific optical principle really works.
Look right through flesh to see what someone
ate the other day. Amaze your friends and
loved ones. Great for #hits and giggles.


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hahahaha!


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