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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Yeah, but they are not all Ted Bundy-esque. Killing 2xs or more, on separate occassions, is the category.

    Not that people need not be suspicious of strangers. They should. But I am more likely to be killed by falling space debris than by a serial killer (if natural causes, etc. don't carry me off, that is.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    Computer analysis is great, when it works. But lets not forgot human analysis, especially by those with a very particular set of skills, skills they have acquired through evolution.. SUPER RECOGNIZERS!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_recogniser
    Super recognisers are people with significantly better-than-average face recognition ability. It is the extreme opposite of prosopagnosia. It is estimated that 1–2% of population are super recognisers who can remember 80% of faces they have seen. Normal people can only remember about 20% of faces. They have proved to be far superior to computer recognition systems. The science behind this is poorly understood but may be related to the fusiform face area part of the brain.

    In May 2015, the Metropolitan Police officially formed a team made up of people with a "superpower" for recognising people and put them to work identifying individuals whose faces are captured on CCTV. Scotland Yard has a squad of over 200 super recognisers.

    ..snip..

    Heres a fun video that explains some of it..

    Wow! That is so cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Aren't there supposed to be 300 serial killers roaming the US at any given time, or is that an urban myth?
    That's based off statistics, impossible to determine accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    That's based off statistics, impossible to determine accurately.
    Whut? They have DNA evidence in these cases, linking 2 or more deaths. The suspicion is, the actual number is much higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Whut? They have DNA evidence in these cases, linking 2 or more deaths. The suspicion is, the actual number is much higher.
    No no, specifically the number of psychopaths / serial killers running around the country at any given time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Aren't there supposed to be 300 serial killers roaming the US at any given time, or is that an urban myth?
    More like 35-50. Some estimates are up to 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Yeah, but they are not all Ted Bundy-esque. Killing 2xs or more, on separate occassions, is the category.

    Not that people need not be suspicious of strangers. They should. But I am more likely to be killed by falling space debris than by a serial killer (if natural causes, etc. don't carry me off, that is.)
    Three or more with a cooling off period in between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Okay, let's run that out. You surely know of the decades-long hunt for the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgeway.

    IYO, would this computer analysis being developed have caught him sooner?

    And if yes, then how? What data could the computer (along with CCTV, maybe?) have produced to lead to his arrest after his 9th murder, rather than his 90th?

    BTW, I certainly hope this works! The Cleveland killer is choosing older ladies, in my neighborhood, who are "respectable", aka not working as prostitutes.

    It's upsetting, and I'm shocked it's not now discussed in every local tv news broadcast.
    Well, that's where statistical analysis is so good: figuring out things that are otherwise unreckonable.

    Here is a link to the program I am speaking of, statistics can be applied with sometimes amazing results to pretty much everything.

    Prediction by the Numbers | NOVA | PBS

    Here is a preview I found on youtube, but the other link has the full program.^



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    Computer analysis is great, when it works. But lets not forgot human analysis, especially by those with a very particular set of skills, skills they have acquired through evolution.. SUPER RECOGNIZERS!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_recogniser
    Super recognisers are people with significantly better-than-average face recognition ability. It is the extreme opposite of prosopagnosia. It is estimated that 12% of population are super recognisers who can remember 80% of faces they have seen. Normal people can only remember about 20% of faces. They have proved to be far superior to computer recognition systems. The science behind this is poorly understood but may be related to the fusiform face area part of the brain.

    In May 2015, the Metropolitan Police officially formed a team made up of people with a "superpower" for recognising people and put them to work identifying individuals whose faces are captured on CCTV. Scotland Yard has a squad of over 200 super recognisers.

    ..snip..

    Heres a fun video that explains some of it..

    Wow that's me! Seriously! I also recognize voices well.
    Thanks from Tedminator, Madeline and johnflesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Wow that's me! Seriously! I also recognize voices well.
    yay you! Did you go the link mentioned in Lindy's video? Its suppose to test if you are indeed an X-Men.
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