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Jackie B
09-15-2009, 08:15 PM
I went across last night around 9:30, and as I was pulling up to the customs booth, a big red light flashed in my eyes. It was so bright, I had blotches in front of my eyes. The guy was fine with me, and asked me the usual questions. At the end, when I asked him what the flash was, he smiled and said "I can't tell you." I laughed and said "Then you'd have to kill me?" and drove away. Afterward it occurred to me, that maybe it was taking my picture to send me a ticket for speeding or something, which I realized I was doing half way across the bridge. :sfie: Does anyone know if that's what the red flash was, or what else it would be?

The 6th Member Of AC/DC
09-15-2009, 08:16 PM
Aliens?

H.E. Pennypacker
09-15-2009, 09:10 PM
they always take your pic

starterwiz
09-16-2009, 08:53 AM
A few years back Sony developed a new camera technology that improves low light pictures. It was found that under certain conditions with lots of red and infra-red light these new video cameras could actually see through clothing.

See the thread aboout boobs. LOL

TheManInBlack
09-16-2009, 10:29 AM
That light was from the face recognition camera

Barry Morris
09-16-2009, 12:33 PM
Remember to put your hand in front of your face, then.

Soonet-china
09-16-2009, 02:17 PM
I crossed the border once too, all by myself

wiener
09-16-2009, 02:35 PM
That light was from the face recognition camera


another tidbit of misinformation from the man on crack...

It's called a backscatter. Backscatter radiation technology uses a series of narrow, low-intensity X-ray beams the size of a laser pointer. The X-rays are reflected from their target to a receiver and then transmitted to a laptop computer in the officer’s cubicle. All U.S Border patrol stations have this new technology and it's used to detect anything that is hidden in your vehicle such as drugs, weapons, stow-aways etc....it's the same technology that the port authority uses to scan massive crates.

GRUMPY
09-16-2009, 03:18 PM
No it is not as MIB is never ever wrong!!! If you don't believe me just ask him.

tired-n-cranky
09-16-2009, 04:07 PM
another tidbit of misinformation from the man on crack...

It's called a backscatter. Backscatter radiation technology uses a series of narrow, low-intensity X-ray beams the size of a laser pointer. The X-rays are reflected from their target to a receiver and then transmitted to a laptop computer in the officer’s cubicle. All U.S Border patrol stations have this new technology and it's used to detect anything that is hidden in your vehicle such as drugs, weapons, stow-aways etc....it's the same technology that the port authority uses to scan massive crates.

Really.. wow.. I could have sworn the backscatter came from the ZBV.. aka Backscatter VAN, not a red light. And last I checked any backscatter system is rather large that isn't in a van, which would be very noticable. Don't believe me, then show me where at the border has any of these systems right now:

http://www.as-e.com/products_solutions/cargo_vehicle_inspection.asp

Now who is the know-it-all there buddy. :)

And oh yeah.. since AS&E owns the backscatter technology, and it is their proprietary system... nobody else would have it.

TheManInBlack
09-16-2009, 04:23 PM
No it is not as MIB is never ever wrong!!! If you don't believe me just ask him.

thank you :)

And yes if you've been scanned by the red night handheld device you were checked with face recognition technology

dancingqueen
09-16-2009, 04:35 PM
It's a conspiracy.
Jackie, pack the kids and go, as fast as you can!"They" are after you

dancingqueen
09-16-2009, 04:37 PM
Now who is the know-it-all there buddy. :)

three quarters of soonet are know-it-alls. Is one more really that shocking? :lightbulb:

wiener
09-16-2009, 04:48 PM
well i don't claim to be a know it all but I can tell you that our casino has facial scanning technology and their ain't no laser shooting out of anywhere to scan someone's face...it's called a camera. I know what a ZBV is and i know that the same technology is now available in a handheld apparatus that is used by customs officers.

tired-n-cranky
09-16-2009, 05:22 PM
But you are missing the most important thing here..she crossed at NIGHT. It is dark out! So they use a light to capture an image of your face. Red light performs much better than white light.

Guest
09-17-2009, 12:02 AM
If you cross over, kep an eye on the boxes before the booth with the dark coloured glass/plexiglass on them. You'll see the flash originate from there.