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1996-10-13 00:00:00 - The Thermal-scan Acid Test - (Daniel.Bieman@505.sasbbs.com)


trag@io.com (Jeff Walther) 9 Oct 1996 comments on what Hollie Virgin (ehvirg00@pop.uky.edu) wrote when scratchi@mail.instanet.com (David Bartholomew) typed: >13. Biothermal security scanning exists now (yes, on our own real >world), but it's focussed just on a facial image. However, even >identical twins have very different thermal signatures. A possible >explanation for Quinn and Logan having the same picture is that >the method used on Logan's homeworld isn't as good as the one we >have here. That thermal-scan business was really quite a stretch. Jeff says it best: JW> It doesn't matter how close they are genetically. A thermal scan that can't JW> differentiate between male and female isn't working right. Yeah! And did you notice that the height and body mass appeared the same on both scans? hehehehehe... JW> Little things like breasts and primary sexual characteristics should have JW> given Logan and Quinn very different signatures. I thought so! Wow! This here ice-cube and this here hot dog have the same thermal signature! Golly! --- Stay tuned for our next episode when Frosty the Snowman slides... with Oscar Meyer! ___ Shofar BBS ___ 714-838-3837 ___ Sliders: The QUINN-essential Sci-Fi! ___ -- |Fidonet: Daniel Bieman 1:103/505 |Internet: Daniel.Bieman@505.sasbbs.com | | Standard disclaimer: The views here are the user's own.

1996-10-29 00:00:00 - Re: The Thermal-scan Acid Test - (nobody@REPLAY.COM)


> That thermal-scan business was really quite a stretch. Jeff says it best: > > JW> It doesn't matter how close they are genetically. A thermal scan that can't > JW> differentiate between male and female isn't working right. > > Yeah! And did you notice that the height and body mass appeared the same on > both scans? hehehehehe... Well, you weren't paying attention then... the graphic on the screen clearly showed them scaling down Quinn's body to match Logan's (or was it vice versa?) > > JW> Little things like breasts and primary sexual characteristics should have > JW> given Logan and Quinn very different signatures. > > I thought so! > > I'd think the sexual characteristics would be the deciding factor Mark (sorry about the anon. posting, but I'm trying to keep my email address out of newsgroups to avoid spam)