December 22, 2003
i got 8 out of 10
Try this test if you're really bored today.
If you get all 10 questions correct, you are one sick geek, in MY humble opinion.
5/10 Obviously not a candidate for detective work.
I got 7 / 10 and the only one I didn't guess at was David Berkowitz (Son of Sam).
I'm a good guesser!
5/10. You hardly ever, ever have serial killers in Alaska.
9/10. I missed Randy Kraft.
My original goal was to be a forensic anthropologist or psychologist specializing in serial murder. I've read the profiles or case histories on most of the killers in that test...it's really fascinating. If you want some good articles on each of them, they have great information here.
Should I be embarrassed to admit to 4/10? I enjoy watched the evening Crime TV Channel shows. The science of forensics is fascinating to me. I'll watch some of the other shows that profile serial killers, but I don't like having nightmares, later.
If criminals watched these shows, they'd either never be caught, or wouldn't commit the crimes to begin with.
I'm not into the technicalities of computers, such as hardware or programming language, I just deal with correcting the errors and omissions of the technical writers of the impossible to decipher instructions and books.
Hmmm, nine out'a ten. I promise I'll do better next time Mommy. Please don't make me visit Uncle Wally in the Basement!
9 out of 10. Missed number 10. I still think the cops should take a look at that fucker, I don't care how many programs he wrote.
hell.......just choose 'serial killer" on everyone of them and you get 5 out of 10. That's 50% in my book and enough to make someone think they can run for office, right?
Ms. Anna--the great thing about crime shows--including everything from the fiction to the really well put-together ones like the New Detectives--is that they're full of missing information. In the case of a number of the fictional shows, like CSI, they're often full of downright bullshit.
I don't try to pretend that I know enough to actually do the job--in some cases, you actually have to get hired and do the actual work to learn the fine details. And most of what I've done is read, though I've gotten a little time in a real crime lab before.
This is really handy, because criminals can sit around and watch this stuff all day for years until they think they know everything about the system, and how to get away with anything, and since they're missing bits of crutial information, they'll leave behind something that'll get them caught.
Admittedly, this probably isn't always the case. Afterall, if someone really comitted the perfect crime, no one knows, right?
I don't know whether to brag or bitch, I got 8/10 also.
.......um, if I beat ya to death with a box of Cheerios, does that make me a cereal killer?
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I meant to write Court TV. Love the Forensics shows. CSI is interesting, but how many forensic technicians question the suspects? I didn't think so. The first time I saw CSI Miami, when they sat up the victim on the autopsy table and stuck a dowel through the body to determine the angle of the bullet, I about puked. The original CSI show is sanitized for the 8 p.m. crowd, for sure.
Sam, Acidman's daughter, got 10/10. She beat her daddy's score. What does this tell us, his reader's?
Yes, creepy! I got 9 out of 10... But what the Hell does that mean?
I got 8 of 10, also. I guess it means if we pop the next 10 people we think might be serial killers, we'll be 80% correct. Oops, to to the 20% family.
I got 10 of 10!
But I wasn't the first dammit.
The scary part is I recognized 8/10 from their photos.
Hmm at least 3 of those dudes conducted a TQM seminar I attended a while back...or was it a one minute manager seminar...or was it the time we were all ordered to begin thinking outside the box (be spillage, I guess) but do not violate established policies...Human
Remains Resources, the other white meat...
I got 10 out of 10, no shit. Sick geek is me!!
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