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Ears provide new way of identifying people in airports
Telegraph (UK) ^
| Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
Posted on 10/12/2010 11:36:57 AM PDT by rfp1234
Forget fingerprints or the colour of your eyes, airport security could soon be looking at the shape of your ears when deciding whether to allow you into the country
Researchers have discovered that each person's ears have a unique shape and have created a system that is able to scan them. The scans can then be compared with a database of ear shapes to identify whose they are.
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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airports; bigbrother; ears; lendmeyourears; lobeotomy; lobetrotters; science; security
This should be fun.
posted on 10/12/2010 11:37:03 AM PDT
Yes, lots of photos of the President’s ears forthcoming?
On a serious note, won’t it be easy to have ears fixed by plastic surgeons?
posted on 10/12/2010 11:38:20 AM PDT
(Jesus loves me, this I know.)
posted on 10/12/2010 11:39:19 AM PDT
I guess I’m just going to have to buy a pair of “Spock Ears” to wear whenever I fly...
posted on 10/12/2010 11:39:56 AM PDT
(Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
posted on 10/12/2010 11:41:01 AM PDT
(Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
The brits are really pushing the envelope on nanny-ness with their obsession with surveillance.
Orwell sure knew what he was talking about, all those years ago.
Thing is, they do it with manners. When any other nation starts doing, it will be about as tactful as a gang rape. Thinking of TSA stories in that regard...
posted on 10/12/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT
(IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
I'm wondering if that is based on both ears, or one ear. I know several people who have "mis-matched" ears. One of my cousins has a "detached" earlobe on one side, and an "attached" earlobe on the other.
Ryan Stiles (Whose line is it anyway & the Drew Carey Show) has mismatched earlobes.
Just wondering...but then, such a phenomenon would make a person even easier to identify...what are the odds?
posted on 10/12/2010 11:43:31 AM PDT
(You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
...wont it be easy to have ears fixed by plastic surgeons?
Perhaps, but then the other biometric data might not match the new ears.
posted on 10/12/2010 11:43:44 AM PDT
Another multi-million dollar system that can be fooled by simply growing your hair out.
Steven Colbert is another example.
posted on 10/12/2010 11:44:31 AM PDT
posted on 10/12/2010 11:45:40 AM PDT
by Red Badger
(No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
To: Red Badger
I wonder what that would do to their scanner?
posted on 10/12/2010 11:49:52 AM PDT
(When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
I was expecting to already see some examples of "The One"...
However, in 19th century France...there was the Bertillon system that took measurements of facial features for criminal identification, but fingerprints became the accepted system. The management of facial features posed a bit of a problem for pre-computer filing...
See: Alphonse Bertillon [Wiki]
posted on 10/12/2010 11:54:32 AM PDT
I wonder if they would´ve stopped Ho Chi Minh.
posted on 10/12/2010 11:54:40 AM PDT
I'm a frequent flier...Pittsburgh to Atlanta, GA. and they will never get to scan my ears!!!
I have a cochlear implant..on my last trip I requested TSA hand inspect my carry on and not ex ray, as it contained all my supplies for my implant!!! you would have though I asked for a FREE trip ticket!!! I do always carry my physician card, any I've never yet had the experience of being checked by a kind, nice human at TSA, especially at Hatfield Atlanta...the worst!!!!
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Rule number one: if the ears are not visible because of Muzzie head covering, don’t let them into the country. Thanks rfp1234.
posted on 10/12/2010 7:11:15 PM PDT
(The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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