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29 June 2010 @ 12:46 am
So I'm sitting here watching CSI, and this thought hits me. I've been using this thing called a comparator at work--it shines a light and makes a shadow and blows it all up so you can measure small things in very tiny increments (something like .00000?mm or something). Why don't the crime labs have something like that to use to measure things instead of using a little ruler?

Yes, I am this much of a geek sometimes.
babsbybend: sunshinebabsbybend on June 29th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
Maybe they do--after all, look at all the other screwy stuff that's different in fiction v. real life.
Gelseygelsey on June 29th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Very true. I do know that they use bottles we make, though--I've seen them on the show. And those little magnifying lights in the labs? Totally have them at work.

snapesbeatricesnapesbeatrice on June 29th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
What a cool toy!
Gelseygelsey on June 29th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
It kinda is, really. :D
Samantha: dignityfiery_flamingo on June 30th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
Mostly because we don't have the money. :( *sigh* You can get mighty creative on exactly how to position certain bones to get a proper measurement.

Mkay, that'll be my creeping for the day! Bai!
Samanthafiery_flamingo on June 30th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Bah, back again. I mean to say that they do get used. But my lab is too poor. Or some idiot broke it an we never got a new one. Actually, that'd be something to bring up...
Gelseygelsey on June 30th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
I can understand that. Several of ours are in poor repair--two out of four are not used regularly because everyone thinks they suck. So yeah.

Good to know they are used sometimes though!