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The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

ch-chuck Re:Why should it NOT exist? (120 comments)

we are morally obligated to develop this technology before the bad guys get it and use it against us.

about a month and a half ago
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Book Review: The Ingenious Engine of Reality

ch-chuck That explains it (19 comments)

I'm wearing the wrong trousers of reality.

about a year ago
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Google Loves The Internship; Critics Not So Much

ch-chuck Re:Jumped the shark? (103 comments)

the phrase 'jumped the shark' jumped the shark some time ago.

about a year ago
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Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

ch-chuck Like a Segway for your face (321 comments)

someone said it's like a Segway for your face - that person also refered to riding a Segway a being a 'Dork on a stick'.

Having said that, I would actually be wearing one if available - while riding a segway, with my pocket protector and a slide rule attached to belt, glasses taped together from the last bully beating.

about a year and a half ago
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Can Google Base Ads On E-mails Sent To Gmail Accounts?

ch-chuck Re:fago8z (171 comments)

he wrote, just before passing out on the keyboard.

about 2 years ago
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Can Google Base Ads On E-mails Sent To Gmail Accounts?

ch-chuck so that explains it (171 comments)

huh - so thats why i keep seeing ads for cryptographic products and services.

about 2 years ago
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Iran Behind Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks

ch-chuck Re:Maybe... (306 comments)

That worked before.

more than 2 years ago
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Radioactive Tool Goes Missing In Texas

ch-chuck Re:Oh boy! (163 comments)

Wow, what a story. All because a guard blew off work to go see, 'Herbie Goes Bananas'.

more than 2 years ago
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Skydiver Leaps From 18 Miles Up In 'Space Jump' Practice

ch-chuck Re:New Extreme Sport (192 comments)

I can't wait until we see an Ares V rocket launch with Nike etc logos emblazoned on it and the astronauts, like a nascar vehicle and driver.

more than 2 years ago
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The Rise of the Junkweb and Why It's So Awesome

ch-chuck Ivory Tower Inhabitant Dispairs of Human Nature (181 comments)

Film at 11.

Since time began, the educated scholarly class have looked askance at the behavior of the mass of humanity with disdain.
The heathen, clogging up our wonderful invention with meaningless amusements when they could be educating and improving themselves.

more than 2 years ago
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Al Franken Calls for Tight Rules on Facial Recognition Software

ch-chuck I need this (158 comments)

Being horrible with names it would be handy to have an augmented reality glasses at a party to remind me who I'm talking to, what their interests are, plus I think it would be helpful for others to know me also. Of course it will eventually be used so salespersons know what your tastes are and what to push.

more than 2 years ago
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Record Setting 500 Trillion-Watt Laser Shot Achieved

ch-chuck Re:To put that in perspective (252 comments)

There were plans for a TEA laser in Scientific American Amateur Scientist column once that claimed 100KW, which sounded absolutely astounding until you realize the beam pulses are only 10 nanoSeconds long - so an ordinary amount of energy from a 6volt battery charging up a capacitor looks fantastic when expressed as power, or energy per unit of time, cuz the denominator (time) is so small ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Oil Exploration Ramps Up In US Arctic

ch-chuck So long, Arabia (182 comments)

The sooner we decouple from the Muslim extremists the better

more than 2 years ago
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U.S. East Coast a Hotspot of Sea-Level Rise

ch-chuck Re:Good thing I live in North Carolina (266 comments)

Actually - if you read that blog carefully, which I did since I visit the outer banks quite often, they are, still bizarrely, regulating I guess official state reports of expected sea level rise, to be calculated a certain way. Basically, a group of coastal property owners are afraid of devaluing property from overly pessimistic predictions. Kinda like, I remember in the 80s when amazon rainforest destruction was all the rage and all these celebrities were getting on the bandwagon, each one outdoing the other saying how fast it's being destroyed and just tossing out meaningless numbers to try to get people motivated - 'they're destroying millions of acres every second!' - I can see how someone would be afraid of gw activists 'peppering' the predicted numbers to try to get a reaction, just like anti-drug crusaders make drug use sound worse than it really is.

more than 2 years ago
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I reach my workplace, primarily/typically, by:

ch-chuck Re:Electric all the way (566 comments)

Depending on weather forecast, I'll ride an electric bike (about 1200watts using 48v 24ah made from 160 new but obsolete laptop batteries) the 3.5 mile commute. It's fun!

more than 2 years ago
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China Completes Its First Manned Space Docking

ch-chuck controlled from ground (130 comments)

American astronauts wouldn't put up with being spam in a can while everything was controlled from the ground.

more than 2 years ago
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US Regains Supercomputing Crown, Besting China and Japan

ch-chuck PETAflops (132 comments)

and to meet peta meta-requirements, no cute kittens or bunnies were flopped or otherwise harmed in the building of this superb computer.

more than 2 years ago
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Kinect: You Are the Controlled

ch-chuck Re:The Race to Implement Two-Way TV (156 comments)

All they have to do is offer to save money like the loyalty card craze and people will be begging for tv devices to watch them, and make people who hold out look like nuts for not saving money.

more than 2 years ago

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Flying Robot Sniper tested by US Army

ch-chuck ch-chuck writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ch-chuck writes "A step beyong the unmanned aerial vehicle, this one has the remotely controlled ability to shoot back, and it's controlled by an xbox so the modern soldier will feel right at home with all that pre-service training s/he had."

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