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A Look Inside the 8K Theater Technology At the Newly Renovated Fiske Planetarium

Anemophilous Coward Re:This makes me sad. (44 comments)

I think you guys misinterpreted what he said. The real message was:

Get off my lawn!

(with all respect to the original poster...I'll miss Fritz as well)

about a year ago
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TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

Anemophilous Coward Re:Of course. (1174 comments)

Then there is this brilliant new policy from the TSA:

The statement noted that the agency recently implemented modified screening procedures for children age 12 and younger to further reduce the need for pat-downs of children, such as multiple passes through a metal detector and advanced imaging technology.

I know the results are still not 100% conclusive, but *multiple* passes through the "advanced imaging technology" means more potential x-rays or backscatter radiation applied to our children. So that is how this security theatre works - radiate enough of the population at very young ages so that they develop medical problems sooner and either die or become incapable of physical action later in life.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Anemophilous Coward Good morning, good afternoon... (1521 comments)

...and in case I don't see you later, good night! ...and good luck!

Congrats on the next step in life, take care Taco.

more than 3 years ago
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Mind-Blowing Interfaces On Display At SIGGRAPH 2009

Anemophilous Coward Re:Augmented reality (173 comments)

I believe I read a paper by Mann that didn't use gaze tracking per se, but rather a camera mounted on the headwear itself would be used to recognize people and places. The camera would be effectively in the middle of the glasses you wore, so it captured a fairly wide angle of vision in front of you. The whole apparatus was programmed such that you could store images of people or objects in a database and access them wirelessly.

The whole point wasn't that you had to rely on you gaze anymore - the camera was always on and seeing everything in its field of view. If something or someone came into its view and the software successfully completed a pattern match, then the heads up display would display a note showing the object (e.g. putting a persons name above their head). In this sense, you could be focused on something else and the computer finds an object for you and brings it to your attention. You could look towards a large crowd of people and the computer would find your friends in there before you could. This could be expanded by adding additional cameras/sensors around your head, giving you eyes in the back of your head. A new sense if you will, augmenting your existing ones. Cool stuff for sure.

more than 5 years ago
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Clear Public Satellite Imagery Tantamount to Yelling Fire

Anemophilous Coward Re:Geohashing by building reference (230 comments)

Yeah, in many areas the satellite imagery suffered from Datum mismatching issues with the underlying road/ground data set. They've been slowly fixing this as new sets get updated. Datum differences can lead to all sorts of positional errors.

more than 5 years ago
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State of Colorado Calls Firefox Insecure, IE6 Safe

Anemophilous Coward New site update (530 comments)

Well now it seems the whole site is down. If you go up one directory level you get this message:

"The Colorado Departent of Labor and Employment regrets that this service is unavailable at this time.
(We like Firefox too...and safari.....and chrome...) "

more than 5 years ago
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Best robot company?

Anemophilous Coward ScudCO (581 comments)

...need I say more.

"Happy haiku brother trucker!"

more than 6 years ago

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Custom Time: Gmail's new email feature

Anemophilous Coward Anemophilous Coward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anemophilous Coward (312040) writes "Wow, what a great new Gmail feature, you now are able to backdate your email you send to people. That way it will chronologically appear in the correct place you want it to within their inbox. You even have the option to have it marked as read already. Even more reason to make use of the wonder that is Gmail. Plenty of great testimonies to its usage and explanations into how the technology works can be found at the link above."
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WiiMote used to control MS Virtual Earth 3D

Anemophilous Coward Anemophilous Coward writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anemophilous Coward (312040) writes "Someone has developed yet another fun use for the WiiMote. From the Intro: Virtual Earth is the 3D interface to Microsoft's Live Maps service. Normally this control is loaded via the web browser and allows interaction with a keyboard, mouse, and Xbox 360 controller. In this article, we will take the Virtual Earth control out of the web browser, use it in a WinForms application, and control it with a Nintendo Wii Remote (Wiimote) There is an included video link as well showing the work in action. An older article from last October, but still quite cool."

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