theodp writes: Screw that eHarmony Compatibility Matching System nonsense. 'Physical appearance is generally considered one of the most important search criteria among users of online dating services,' according to a patent granted Tuesday to five Microsoft Research Asia inventors. Its Image-Based Face Search technology not only allows people to specify the 'gender, age, ethnicity, location, height, weight, and the like' of their prey, explains Microsoft, it also allows them to 'provide a query image of a face for which they would like to search for similar faces.' So, even though you can't have the real Angelina Jolie or Natalie Portman, Microsoft will fix you up with a look-alike. Badda-Bing!
Are you blind?
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You should know today. Or yesterday.
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Working on the assumption that the Insane Clown Posse's song Miracles was indeed a tribute to the wonder of nature and not the cleverest troll ever, some folks from the hackerspace Noisebridge decided to try and educate ICP fans. Surprisingly, most of the fans seemed to enjoy the science lesson, but representatives of the band didn't seem to think it was funny.
Square Enix has announced that it will be publishing Dungeon Siege III, which is in development at Obsidian Entertainment, makers of Alpha Protocol, Neverwinter Nights 2, and the as yet unfinished Fallout: New Vegas. Obsidian will be receiving input from Gas Powered Games, the developer behind the first two installments in the Dungeon Siege series. No release date has been set, but the game is planned for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and it will include a co-op mode.
I like slaving for the man. Where else can I get paid to play Pac-Man?
It only aids the the prosecution of a small number crimes. Most of the crimes that effect the majority of us are spottily investigated at best. Think about the infractions that effect your quality of life and threaten your safety daily. The only value here would be a slight increase in the ease with which a small fraction of relatively rare yet serious crimes are prosecuted.
It kind of makes me wonder if one could craft a 'Rule 34" defense. The images being created/possessed not so much for the sake of titillation, but to prove that if it exists there is pr0n of it.
"I am waiting for my share after I contributed a rocket-propelled grenade for the operation,' she said, adding that she got the weapon from her ex-husband in alimony." Forget about the pirates, where the hell does one get a RPG as part of a divorce settlement. If you're dividing the family arsenal of military grade weaponry during the divorce, investing in a pirate cartel probably seems down right normal.