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Poll: Should x-ray specs be legal?
  • 56.2% - Yes! If you outlaw x-ray specs, only outlaws will have x-ray specs. 997
  • 43.8% - No. People have a reasonable expectation to not be seen naked. Unless of course they’re trying to fly anywhere. 778
1775 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

SmartDrug


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Gun control laws now seem different to the handful of people paying attention to this poll.

Gun Control laws only serve to disarm those who abide by law.

Contemplate.

When you do things right, people won't know you've done anything at all.

Harui


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Harui

Everyone seems to think that X-ray = naked, when really X-ray = bones and other equally hard objects. So, for instance, if someone tries to look at a lady's boobs, all he will see is a ribcage.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." ~Albert Einstein

curtisuxor


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SmartDrug wrote:Gun control laws now seem different to the handful of people paying attention to this poll.

Gun Control laws only serve to disarm those who abide by law.

Contemplate.

Do most gun fatalities occur from legally or illegally possessed firearms?

smcphetrige


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Harui wrote:Everyone seems to think that X-ray = naked, when really X-ray = bones and other equally hard objects. So, for instance, if someone tries to look at a lady's boobs, all he will see is a ribcage.



+1 Yep...

oclafretep


quality posts: 1 Private Messages oclafretep

Completely agree that X-rays do not mean naked, they mean bones, hard objects, etc...

Why is gun control a topic of contention here? Take your politics out of my Woot poll!

MatadorBID


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If I took this as a real question about xray specs I would answer it a certain way. I instead took it as a allegory on gun control and answered it the other.

eliztowns


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Harui wrote:Everyone seems to think that X-ray = naked, when really X-ray = bones and other equally hard objects. So, for instance, if someone tries to look at a lady's boobs, all he will see is a ribcage.




exactly what i was going to say

Yanroy


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I don't think privacy is the right question to decide the legality of x-ray specs. If they're actually emitting x-rays, you'll be irradiating anyone you look at... thus they should be illegal to use without the consent of the person you're looking at.

If you really want to make it a gun control allegory, I think my above statement works rather well: I think guns should be legal, but you shouldn't be able to shoot them at people who aren't doing anything wrong.

BigDaddy10


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Wait! You can get X-ray specs now? Where? How much? How did I miss that?

ponchoelchico


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curtisuxor wrote:Do most gun fatalities occur from legally or illegally possessed firearms?


Are guns manufactured legally or illegally?

bookofjoshua


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Harui wrote:Everyone seems to think that X-ray = naked, when really X-ray = bones and other equally hard objects. So, for instance, if someone tries to look at a lady's boobs, all he will see is a ribcage.



That is, in fact, not the case. You know those machines at the airport that show you're nakedness to the government to make sure you don't have explosive genitals... that's backscatter... wait for it......X-Ray!!!! Though I believe they are pulling all the backscatter x-ray out in favor of the millimeter wave machines.

vperl


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Is it Tuesday yet ?

What was the question ?

Lint-Licker

wingedsurfgirl


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Yanroy wrote:I don't think privacy is the right question to decide the legality of x-ray specs. If they're actually emitting x-rays, you'll be irradiating anyone you look at... thus they should be illegal to use without the consent of the person you're looking at.

If you really want to make it a gun control allegory, I think my above statement works rather well: I think guns should be legal, but you shouldn't be able to shoot them at people who aren't doing anything wrong.



My thoughts exactly.
I'd also add this:
X-rays highlight the bones, etc, but you will still see the whole body in all it's silhouetted glory. Note: if you are wearing X-ray glasses in public, you would see EVERYONE you looked at this way, not just your intended target. Personally I'd rather not see the majority of people naked.

hosesplus


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SmartDrug wrote:Gun control laws now seem different to the handful of people paying attention to this poll.

Gun Control laws only serve to disarm those who abide by law.

Contemplate.


So the answer is no laws at all, let the crazies and criminals have all the guns they want and the rest of us will be forced to live in armed camps like in Mad Max? Contemplate yourself.

FIGHTING CRIME AND INDIFFERENCE SINCE 8:32 THIS MORNING

ArtWorksMetal


quality posts: 5 Private Messages ArtWorksMetal

When my dentist shoots me with x-rays I refuse to wear the lead vest. Bring it on, I say.

Rarely does a person get shot that doesn't have a gun pointed at them.
Contemplate that.

Asceticism is for those that can't afford Hedonism.

janetmickley


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Lmfaooooo, how can people think they are going to be seen naked with x-ray specs? It will only show bones and jewelry haha.

gorbag


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hosesplus wrote:So the answer is no laws at all, let the crazies and criminals have all the guns they want and the rest of us will be forced to live in armed camps like in Mad Max? Contemplate yourself.



Have you checked the international section of the newspaper lately?

wingedsurfgirl


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janetmickley wrote:Lmfaooooo, how can people think they are going to be seen naked with x-ray specs? It will only show bones and jewelry haha.



I see x-rays constantly... You see more than just the bones and jewelry. The bones and jewelry may stand out, but the rest is there too (faded, but clearly delineated). When is the last time you looked at an x-ray?

MarkES


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I will give up my X-ray specs when you pry them from my cold dead hands.... Or if you just ask politely.