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Kinect Self-Awareness Hack

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the how-about-a-nice-game-of-chess? dept.

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One can only imagine how enraged the Kinect would have been if it found out he had broken the ToS.

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This is horrid (2, Insightful)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35481846)

Even by idle standards.

Re:This is horrid (0, Flamebait)

Derekloffin (741455) | more than 3 years ago | (#35481900)

You sir are way, WAY too kind. :P

Re:This is horrid (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482294)

Aw come on it wasn't bad. I had lols.

Re:This is horrid (1)

lebjoot (560242) | more than 3 years ago | (#35492590)

Ok, this is not news but is not bad at all. It is well done. Have a script, good edition and nice effects. No, it is not easy to make quality stuff. Just watch many youtubers that just hold a trembling cam with one hand while mumbling something about the project. I wish the majority of videos on internet was this level.

Re:This is horrid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35483434)

You are absolutely correct. This is awful!

tb;dw (5, Funny)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 3 years ago | (#35481896)

Too bearded;didn't watch

Re:tb;dw (1)

Cr0t (963724) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482282)

too long did not listen

Re:tb;dw (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482642)

Used a semi-colon, didn't read.

Re:tb;dw (1)

mcspoo (933106) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482936)

Too deaf, no caption, did not watch (TD;NC;DNW)

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35481898)

It's gonna eat you alive !!

slashdot = stagnated (0)

MichaelKristopeit402 (1978292) | more than 3 years ago | (#35481902)

so this is what is left of this internet web site chat room messageboard?

rip off fark and collegehumor? that's your plan?

slashdot = stagnated

Re:slashdot = stagnated (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35483638)

so this is what is left of this internet web site chat room messageboard?

rip off fark and collegehumor? that's your plan?

slashdot = stagnated

Want to be amazed?

Simple solution...

Leave.

that will be all.

-@|

Re:slashdot = stagnated (1)

MichaelKristopeit401 (1976824) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483720)

you believe i will respect your demands? you're an ignorant hypocrite.

you have to offer exactly what you've claimed to be: NOTHING

cower in my shadow some more, feeb.

you're completely pathetic.

What the??? (2, Insightful)

Kiall (873674) | more than 3 years ago | (#35481984)

What the f**k is this? Slashdot has gone downhill over the last two years - this takes the cake though.

Re:What the??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482064)

Apparently everything devolves to digg/reddit/whatever type sites.

It's sad slashdot has ended up headed that direction.

Re:What the??? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482434)

Everything devolves. You must be new to this species.

Re:What the??? (1)

Jake Griffin (1153451) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483530)

Everything evolves. You must be new to this species.

FTFY. "Evolve" means "to undergo gradual change" and does not imply getting "better" (or "worse").

Re:What the??? (1)

AlienIntelligence (1184493) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483700)

Everything evolves. You must be new to this species.

FTFY. "Evolve" means "to undergo gradual change" and does not imply getting "better" (or "worse").

Really? Are you confident you know what evolution is?
I'm pretty sure a planet full of species, would be willing
to disagree with your non-scientific assertion.

-AI

fwiw, I think you made a common mistake and confused
the definition of evolution with the definition of evolution
of species. And I only made this post since you did say,
species.

Re:What the??? (1)

Jake Griffin (1153451) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483780)

Yes, I am confident, as the "evolution of species" includes the extinction of a species through natural selection. Do you consider extinction as "better"? If so, then I think we have a different problem on our hands and you should be institutionalized.

Re:What the??? (1, Interesting)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#35484444)

    Humans are the most destructive species on the planet. If they can't dig it up, cut it down, pave over it, build on it, blow it up, burn it down, or otherwise manipulate it into unnatural fashions, ... well ... it doesn't exist. They've taken remains of long since dead creatures, and used it to pollute the sky, waters, and land. They've taken relatively safe radioactive elements (safe in their naturally occuring form) and processed them into large scale weapons. Even the radioactive elements used for "good", such as power generation, and either dumped in landfills or used to make even harsher "conventional" DU munitions.

    Finding a spot on the planet that hasn't been touched by humans is impossible. Even the depths of the oceans find various debris ranging from unfortunate ships to waste products. Similar can be observed at the extreme "poles", where it is generally considered too cold for anyone to go. Anyone but submarines patrolling under the ice, various camps on top of the ice, and pollution from the air and water.

    So as far as the planet goes, extinction would be the best alternative for continuation of the other species.

    Sucks when someone says it'd be better if we all went off and died, huh?

Re:What the??? (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 3 years ago | (#35485744)

Not to mention how stubborn and illogical they seemingly are. Nearly everything is about profit. How much damage is causes is irrelevant to them. If it helps the imaginary economy and keeps it on life support for a bit longer, go for it!

Most of the pollution wouldn't even exist if they put more effort into finding other solutions (oh, wait, that again requires money, which is the most important object in existence).

Re:What the??? (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487024)

    Well, everything is about profit in some cultures. Unfortunately, those cultures have polluted virtually every other culture there is.

    Humans trying to step back to the "simpler time", where money is not an issue, and self sufficiency is, are looked at as hippies in communes, Amish (to some degree), or fringe nutjobs who are trying to escape the trappings of capitalist life. They frequently are called names and looked down upon. If you've never heard "dirty hippie", "communist" or "socialist" in a derogatory and misused fashion, you've been living under a rock.

    There are (or were) other cultures who bartered and traded rather than having the need for currency of whatever type. To live in modern society, you have to embrace the capitalist society. It is possible to live outside of it, in a group with a sufficient skill set.

    Consider this. If you were in an area which had fertile land for farming, ore for mining, and could build the necessary tools for refining the ore and forging tools, you could live without modern society.

    But, you'll be expected to pay property taxes. That takes currency. You'll be expected to pay income tax, as the tax man will eventually figure out that you're producing commodities that could be sold, and therefor has a value that can be considered income.

    What happens should you decide to do something exotic, like build a car. It's not impossible. When you decide to drive this car on the roads, assuming you've built all the necessary safety equipment? Well, you'll expected to pay the registration fee (currency) , pay for your license (currency), insurance (currency). Lets assume you're manufacturing your own fuels (vegetable oils work fine as diesel fuel), if you don't pay the road tax, you'll once again have the tax man coming down on you.

    In the 2004 movie "The Village", the idea was turned into a movie. Well, a horror drama.

    [spoiler alert]

    A bunch of folks with some serious financial backing bought a huge piece of land, had a wall erected around it with guards. They lived a simple life, isolated from civilization. Property taxes, guard salaries, etc, were paid for from the profits of long term investments, which were managed by someone living out in civilization. So, if you or I were to attempt such a thing, we'd need some serious financial backing, and assistance from those living in the capitalized society.

    A friend of mine decided to give up the trappings of normal society. He went off to live in his truck (a suburban). He had to pay for the vehicle, for registration, insurance, and even then, he had a hard time finding places to sleep at night. Some nights he was awoken by security guards telling him to leave. Some nights it was the local police, citing nonexistent laws stating he wasn't able to sleep in a vehicle anywhere in the area. That didn't provide him with any way to be self sufficient, and even still, he wasn't allowed to make it.

    This trend won't change until there is substantial change throughout society. Don't expect it any time soon. Those with money really enjoy having it. They won't let go of that power anytime soon.

Re:What the??? (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 3 years ago | (#35485722)

Do you consider extinction as "better"?

That depends on the species. Factors could include things such as how much harm they do to the planet or how ignorant, stubborn, or irrational many of them are (regardless of their degree of intelligence in other areas).

Re:What the??? (2)

$0.02 (618911) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487300)

Everything evolves. What evolving means today may not mean tomorrow.

Re:What the??? (1)

Confusedent (1913038) | more than 3 years ago | (#35486582)

Funny, I just joined about two years ago. What are you trying to imply?

Meh (2, Insightful)

The Aethereal (1160051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35481994)

I liked it, but it has no business being on slashdot. It isn't news. (No, I'm not new here.)

Re:Meh (1)

hammer_gaidin (1771328) | more than 3 years ago | (#35485504)

Agreed, get it off.

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35486274)

GREETINGS, not new here.! It's amazing the way you NOTICE TWO THINGS.

Re:Meh (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 3 years ago | (#35486604)

Everything is relative, isn't it, 1160051? ;-)

(Now for some 3-digit guy to come along and confirm that for me...)

Re:Meh (1)

nhtshot (198470) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488158)

How about lower 6 digit?

Consider yourself confirmed

Re:Meh (1)

Merls the Sneaky (1031058) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488602)

I've never felt so accepted in all my life. These people look deep within my soul and assign me a number based on the order in which I joined.

Re:Meh (1)

Yert (25874) | more than 3 years ago | (#35490326)

Wah.

Man proficient with video editing, News at 9 (0)

Heretic2 (117767) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482012)

What's news equivalent of the Razzies?

Re:Man proficient with video editing, News at 9 (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482116)

Man? This is collegehumor, it's a commercial operation. It'd be quite impressive if it were a random youtube by someone, but this is par for the course for the kind of stuff that collegehumor do.

Re:Man proficient with video editing, News at 9 (2)

Heretic2 (117767) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482278)

So I take it "par for the course" = "quality of what one OK video editor could produce after a couple hours." Adding overlays => not that hard.

You, sir, are easily impressed.

Re:Man proficient with video editing, News at 9 (1)

twidarkling (1537077) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483224)

Have you watched a collegehumor vid? You just described them accurately. "What one ok editor could do in a day." I think the only reason it'd be impressive by a youtuber is because a) they're not getting paid to bother, and b) 90% of youtube is of absolute shit quality.

WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (2)

unil_1005 (1790334) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482068)

It would have been better stated thusly: "'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gymbol in the wabe."

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (2)

Desler (1608317) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482074)

You expect anything BUT crap from samzenpus?

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35488100)

Haha after the article ("41% of Facebook Users Willing To Divulge Personal Info" Posted on August 14, 2007 at 11:22 AM PT) article that he posted on March 13... No I don't expect much :-)

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/03/14/0056204/41-of-Facebook-Users-Willing-To-Divulge-Personal-Info

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (3)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482152)

There's a video. So not just a stupid comment. A stupid comment AND a stupid video!

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482210)

There's a video. So not just a stupid comment. A stupid comment AND a stupid video!

No video for me...

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (1)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482430)

It took a while to pop up for me. Chrome 10 on Win7.

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482178)

I can only guess it must be some kind of flash app embedded in the story page. it's completely invisible to me. All that remains is the meaningless summary with no context.

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482386)

I can only guess it must be some kind of flash app embedded in the story page. it's completely invisible to me. All that remains is the meaningless summary with no context.

Say, brother, can you do me a favor?

When you find the flash-to-text patch for my teletype web browser please let me know, I need to install it.

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (1)

snowraver1 (1052510) | more than 3 years ago | (#35484966)

You joke... but such a patch would be pretty awesome.

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (1)

unjedai (966274) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482460)

Me too. Tried it in Chrome, Firefox and IE. Nothing.

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35485558)

Lucky you.

My adobe flash player in firefox 3.x crashed after about a minute of "hanging" my Win 7 PC. I just did the 3 finger salute to figure out what was causing the issue when the player recovered.

Weird, never had the flash player crash on me and request to send a report before.

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482402)

Take the stapler out of your mouth!

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482492)

What are you, Johnny Depp?

Re:WTF == nothing but a stupid comment???? (1)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483414)

My mome raths are outgrabed by this news article!

uhhh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482196)

lol... whut?!

next at 11: a story with content! stay tuned! .
(i hope)

Ok, no slashdot business but... (2)

Anne Honime (828246) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482206)

I laughed my ass off. 'nuff said.

Re:Ok, no slashdot business but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35483206)

Ditto, It was funny and well produced

Re:Ok, no slashdot business but... (1)

eiiiI'monslashdot (1951772) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483496)

and it absolutly has nothing to do with this site. other than that, i guess you can say what u said. but it shouldn't be on this url adress.

CH (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482250)

Oh College Humor. 3

How did this get posted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482354)

As funny as this video is. It is not news so why is is on slashdot?

SkyNet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482450)

...

This is news? (1)

Grapplebeam (1892878) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482456)

Because it looks like comedy. In fact, it is comedy, and not news. It's not news about comedy either, just comedy. Which is tragic.

Whoa. (2)

Tibia1 (1615959) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482564)

As soon as you see the world IDLE you should already be skeptical that you will be receiving any real information. Sometimes this happens. I, too, had lols, and under no circumstance will I complain about that, even if it's "not what I signed up for" here at Slashdot. Besides, even if you guys have an "amazing point", hasn't this been said on here at least x amount of times already? where x = (uninformative submissions) * (0.20 * userbase) * 100; // Real original guys....

Re:Whoa. (0)

Tordre (1447083) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483064)

This is not in idle, it is in games, if it was in idle i would understand... tolerate... filter it out.

Thank Christ for no Flash (1)

Tigger's Pet (130655) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482656)

Can't we have some kind of "STORY" to go with this, rather than just a tag-line and a video. If that was a company advertising (spamming) by that method we'd all be slating them for overusing bandwidth, wasting our time etc...

I saw the headline and immediately thought of Terminator, but was sadly disappointed to end up with one line and a video that I won't watch - is this really news?

Funny (1)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 3 years ago | (#35482724)

Deadpan!

WTH? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35482850)

That was really dumb and not funny.

Nice idle (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35483282)

Slashdot posts lots of kinect hacks. I think that this is appropriate, slashdot-relevant humor for idle. Also I was amused.

NS;DS (No Script; Didn't See) (0)

d6 (1944790) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483378)

Just another big yellow rectangle....

Re:NS;DS (No Script; Didn't See) (1)

Red_Chaos1 (95148) | more than 3 years ago | (#35484608)

You saw a yellow rectangle? Thanks to RequestPolicy I didn't even see *that*. :P

Re:NS;DS (No Script; Didn't See) (1)

d6 (1944790) | more than 3 years ago | (#35485896)

Playing with RequestPolicy right now. - thank you

News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35483402)

Wasn't funny, and WTF was this doing on slashdot?

This is something that belongs on fark or kotaku

Flash? Really? (0)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 3 years ago | (#35483920)

You'd think that of all places, Slashdot would post a downloadable FLV link instead of (or in addition to) an embedded SWF, so that their readers wouldn't have to install Flash just to watch a video.

Re:Flash? Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35486544)

You're a douche, not a freedom fighter. Download flash and quit bitching. "Boo hoo I refuse to use current technology and whine about it. Pay attention to how cool I am! I don't have a TV and want you all to know. I live out of a sack with nothing but a laptop with a satellite dish for internet. I can go anywhere and do anything as long as I don't use proprietary software. Why are you trying to enslave me slashdot? Why?"

This is a local site... (2)

NoSleepDemon (1521253) | more than 3 years ago | (#35484020)

For local people! We'll have no humour here! ... Gosh, my nose is bleeding, won't anyone run a story about that??

never be read but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35484090)

just for fun, if the fact that someone reads this.
This dude has a video not on youtube +1 point
No ads +1 point
Someone made a semipro vid and knows about what is going on in the kinect scene +5 points

Stop Hating on this. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35484112)

Awesome article, and perfectly suited for idle. Well played. :)

Re:Stop Hating on this. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35484350)

Except, it's not in idle.

Wankers! (1)

srodden (949473) | more than 3 years ago | (#35484434)

Don't you people have better things to do with your time than whine about a not-news item being posted on /.? Yeah, it probably should've been tagged as idle instead of games but big deal. If the quality of news is that important to you, try getting out there and making some news that'll make the grade.

Re:Wankers! (1)

balzi (244602) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488208)

Yep.. totally Agree. Why complain about accidently watching some humour that wastes your time, when you chose to waste the time coming to a news site?

Maybe whining would be sensible if you only had 5 minutes each day to read news, and you had a medical condition called chronic-hyper-inverse-news-allergy.
I think not!

This is what happens when I am gone for a week... (1)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#35484888)

It is like they did not even try. I am not going to lie, I wasted 30 seconds that I want back reading that, and wasted 2 minutes typing this that I want back. Now /.!

lol (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35486374)

A Collegehumor link as a /. news item...

Just deleted my bookmark. See y'all around.

Re:lol (1)

drkim (1559875) | more than 3 years ago | (#35486958)

Wait!

Don't leave /. yet!
I just found a video of a cat that's high-larious!

really. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487040)

oh come on...

Well that's just plain disgusting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487188)

Attempted to post a "funny" comment indicating just how awful and ill-conceived letting this story anywhere near Slashdot is - apparently it didn't just moderated, it got deleted (no, really.) So who exactly is pushing for this kind of mindless dross to become the future of Slashdot?

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