Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 12:12 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you're modest, think twice before having sex in your van, truck, or RV. Law enforcement uses roving vans with backscatter X-ray technology to peer inside vehicles (the same technology used in airport body scanners). In the Land of the Free, authorities don't request search warrants. More at Forbes here and here. What, you don't want an X-ray bath?
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RE[3]: Radiation?
by Kivada on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 06:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Radiation?"
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All radiation has the potential to cause cancer, the problem is it's impossible shield yourself from all radiation since you need things like potassium which are radioactive.

What they mean by "medically safe" is exactly that, in medicine you often have to cause wounds or poisonous materials to extend someone's life and/or improve their quality of life and thus will have to weigh your options for say:

Give them an X-ray and maybe in 20 years they'll die from cancer caused from it or save their arm and possibly their life(infection can set in) doing the X-Ray to see how we can repair this spiral fracture.

You make these kinds of decisions all day every day without ever noticing them, but with things like radiation exposure we have other options in most cases that are preferable to the radiation like Geothermal, Solarthermal and Wind power over nuclear or coal(contains uranium among other nasties) due to how dangerous and ridiculously hard to clean up and dispose of material and the fact that when shit goes bad it goes incredibly bad. Google coal slurry disaster and mountain top removal disaster. Neither gets any media coverage due to where they happen and the fact that every news network runs ads for "clean coal technology"...

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