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Comment: Re:Coming from Methane (Score 1) 285

by RivenAleem (#47718913) Attached to: Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

This is close to a question I was going to ask, and will do so now.

Have we ruled out all possible natural methods of CCl4 production? Just like how volcano's spew out tons of CO2, there may be methods, like you post for natural production of CCl4 which has acted as an automated regulator of the biosphere. Increased animal population, increased methane production, increased Ozone depletion. This normally happens so slowly that it is more spread out around the globe, instead of fixed over the poles, so it would have a slower global impact, to increase UV pass-through which in turn increases plant growth etc or kills off animals to reduce the methane production.

Humans came along an introduced a massive imbalance, in both methane production and directly introducing CCl4 to the atmosphere. We may have reduced greatly the amount of CCl4 usage, but all the agribusiness is still producing excess methane.

Comment: Re:INTENSE shit! (Score 1) 67

My friend fell down that elevator shaft in "Unforseen Consequences" and his brain just about melted. An hour later, his real-world balance was still fucked up and he had to go to bed.

I don't know if this was your intention or not, but this may be one of the best unintentional advertisements for the product I've seen in a long while.

"My friend fell down an elevator shaft in game and had to quit and have a lie down to recover."

Comment: Re:Old tech (Score 1) 146

by RivenAleem (#47661329) Attached to: Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

For a split second I was thinking this tech would be useful in schools to spot people about to go on a murder spree, but then I remembered that a school would have an ungodly false positive rate. It would be interesting to see if it would be of much use to find people who are being regularly bullied, spot those who are under constant stress in school and reach out to them to provide assistance, long before they go on a murder spree.

Comment: Re:Is there a way to cheat ? (Score 1) 146

by RivenAleem (#47661309) Attached to: Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

Hyper = increased beyond normal range, like hyper-extension (joints) and hyperglycaemic.
Spectral = light emission range.

They are simply using UV or IR imaging (most likely IR, as increased oxygenation in the surface blood will alter the temperature of the skin) and since IR falls outside our typical range of visible light, calling it Hyperspectral imaging is quite correct.

You may be mistaking Spectrum and Spectre here and ending up with a ghost who's ingested too much sugar.

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