Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yeah, Crime Solving Doesn't Work That Way

Have you ever been watching any of the TV crime dramas and fallen madly in love with either Horatio’s amazing crime solving abilities, Detective Benson’s ass-kicking persona, or Abby’s eccentric forensic ways? Well, that’s not what I'm going to talk about. Or at least, the 1st two aren’t what I'm going to talk about. Ok the middle one isn’t what I'm going to be talking about (because L&O is awesome and anyone that disagrees can just leave…right now). In both CSI and NCIS (scramble the letters a little bit and they are the same show), they show different versions of photo enhancement technologies. You watch it and it makes your eyes water with tears of technological appreciation. Too bad all of that stuff is not even real. Why do you think most photos that are shown from security cameras look like they have been pulled from a camcorder circa 1973? They are pixilated beyond belief and the photos are so unrecognizable that you can't tell if the picture is of a black person or a different black person. If you honestly believed that half that stuff was possible, here is a video making fun of the whole process, for your viewing pleasure:


Via Gizmodo

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